Monday, May 20, 2013

~Book Review~ Under The Never Sky

Under The Never Sky
(Under The Never Sky #1)
By: Veronica Rossi
Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult

Goodreads Description: WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.


Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.
     I loved this book! From the very beginning they have you hooked. A few people breaking in to a part of their dome and then going crazy and killing people and starting a fire, and then Aria getting saved by this mysterious savage? How can you not get excited to read this book?? Plus, not to mention, the freaky Aether storms with killer lightning. 

     Now for Perry, that mysterious savage, who saves Aria's life time and time again. Talk about one hansom sounding guy. I totally loved his character! A strong, stern guy who can't stand the "Moles" but keeps saving one anyways. And how he can't stand her at all but slowly starts to when he gets more comfortable with her. Plus he has some awesome abilities! Who wouldn't love to see at night and be able to smell so well you could actually smell how people felt! That is so awesome! 
     Aria is a great character. Strong, stubborn, but smart too. She was awesome! I loved that she pushed through her pain and exhaustion on the outside so she wouldn't seem weak. Plus, she begins to develop some talent on her own along the way. 
     I love getting to watch Aria and Perry travel together and slowly become closer. That would have never have happened without Roar, one of Perry's best friends that they run into along the way. He was so amazing, and hilarious, fun and caring. He was hands down my favorite character in the book! Also, he is a Audile, which means he can hear amazingly! He is quite the help to Perry and Aria along their journey. 
    Along with Roar is a little boy named Cinder, and his name makes perfect sense too. Talk about the coolest ability of all! He can channel the Aether storms through his body! AWESOME!
   All in all this book was great and I am excited to start the next book in the series because lets just say they leave you with some crazy stuff towards the end! 

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Allegiant Cover Reveal!

Have you been as excited as I have for the third book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth???
Well, it's getting closer! With the cover and title finally released, it is getting harder and harder to wait for this book! Due out in October 2013, I will be preordering this book for sure! 

This is an awesome cover! I had no idea what to expect but I can totally say I am in love with it! 

Also, who is excited for the movie of Divergent???
I know I am! 

Here is an interview with Veronica Roth on the today show revealing her new book, Allegiant! 

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Book Review: ARCLIGHT by Josin L. McQuein

ARCLIGHT (Arclight #1)
by: Josin L. McQuein 
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi thriller
Goodreads Description:   No one crosses the wall of light . . . except for one girl who doesn’t remember who she is, where she came from, or how she survived. A harrowing, powerful debut thriller about finding yourself and protecting your future—no matter how short and uncertain it may be. 

The Arclight is the last defense. The Fade can’t get in. Outside the Arclight’s border of high-powered beams is the Dark. And between the Light and the Dark is the Grey, a narrow, barren no-man’s-land. That’s where the rescue team finds Marina, a lone teenage girl with no memory of the horrors she faced or the family she lost. Marina is the only person who has ever survived an encounter with the Fade. She’s the first hope humanity has had in generations, but she could also be the catalyst for their final destruction. Because the Fade will stop at nothing to get her back. Marina knows it. Tobin, who’s determined to take his revenge on the Fade, knows it. Anne-Marie, who just wishes it were all over, knows it.

When one of the Fade infiltrates the Arclight and Marina recognizes it, she will begin to unlock secrets she didn’t even know she had. Who will Marina become? Who can she never be again?

An incredible book that sucked me in from the very beginning! You will NOT be able to put this book down! 
I don't even know where to begin. This book was just so amazing! It sucked me in to a completely different and terrifying world. I could not put this book down! 

Let's start off with the setting. A compound surrounded by a parameter of lights to keep out the dark. Everywhere is white and beaming. Beyond the compound is just darkness and unknown and death. Ya I would have to say I was biting my nails at the beginning. The "red-wall" is the alarm for when the compound is under attack by the creature called the Fade, and you begin the book with this happening. The way they describe the creatures look, and the sound of their giant claws scratching, it was down right scary. And the story about how the Fade became Fade! How the nanites (little particles meant to repair cells) were created to save humans but ended up taking over! That is so crazy to think about when you look at how far technology has come already!! This book really managed to freak me out and get me thinking about tons! 

The main character, Marina, was just simply amazing! I loved her character the entire book. She started out as a scared, confused girl but not like some characters from other books. She still had a fire about her the whole time. She didn't whine or complain at all but more kept to herself about stuff. She always had a certain strength to her that made me like her. Getting to watch her grow stronger through out the books was awesome! Also, the book keeps you on your seat the entire time, wanting to know what happened to Marina. She can't remember anything that happened to her when she was in the dark, but through out the book you get to see little clips as she remembers little pieces. I don't want to spoil anything, but lets just say WHATTTTT! Was not expecting anything like that! 

Tobin is an interesting character. He starts out very stand offish towards Marina, like he is disgusted with her because his father died trying to rescue her (don't worry, not a spoiler). But then in the crazy Red-Wall scene at the beginning, he rescues her and things begin to change between them. He becomes somewhat of her protecter, but at the same time she is his. It's pretty awesome how both of them need each other at certain times, and not just the guy saving the girl. 

I couldn't help but love Tobin by the end of the book but he wasn't the only guy that stole my heart! Who you might ask? Well you just have to read to find out. Also, if you want to know the CRAZY twist ending you should read the book as well! I recommend this book to everyone! It is officially one of my favorite books and makes me want to read more sci-fi! 
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Book Review: The Elite by Kierra Cass

The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Goodreads Description: Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
     WOW! Words can not even explain how much I love this series! This book was so amazing that I could just not put it down. I am hopelessly in love with Maxon! What an amazing, patient, caring guy! He is just that character you can't help but love and route for. 

     This book was awesome because you got to see a lot more of the world that the royal family lived. It wasn't only focused on the dates between Maxon and the girls. You got to know the royal family a lot more. Finally getting to see the true personalities of the king, the queen, and Maxon. Some of it shocked me! Just talk about craziness! 

     Also, the rebel attacks get intense! I was at the edge of my seat during all of those scenes. You never knew if it was the Northerners or Southerners until things really got going. 

     America did make me frustrated in this book though. She actually frustrates me throughout both books in the series. She can be very childish and selfish sometimes, but so grown up and awesome at other points. She is strong and stubborn but it gets her in quite a bit of trouble all the time. But I also love that her personality is like this because it seems more real. It helps me remember how young these girls actually are. America is a teenager and therefor it makes sense for her to be childish and selfish sometimes, but she is also old enough to know whats right and wrong at other times. 

     It was absolutely impossible to put this book down. I would be amazed if someone didn't like this book. 
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