Reboot by Amy Tintera

“Humans had a brightness to them, a glow that only death extinguished.”

Reboot (Reboot, #1)

Rating: 5 stars

Reboots are teenagers who come back to life after dying. They come back stronger, faster, and less emotional.The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the strongest Reboot in the Republic of Texas and is feared by both her fellow Reboots and supervisors of HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). That is until she meets the ever smiling  Reboot Callum 22 and learns she’s not as emotionless as she thought. Continue Reading ->

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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

“It’s so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it’s taking forever to come. Then it happens and it’s over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.” 

Delirium (Delirium, #1) Rating: 3.5 stars

Delirium takes place in a dystopian  society where love is seen as a disease that needs to be cured by an operation when a person turns 18. The main character, Lena, is almost 18 and is nervous but excited about her procedure… that is until she meets Alex. After reading about 100 pages of Delirium, I noticed some similarities between it and Matched by Ally Condie (a book I wasn’t too fond of)  Continue Reading ->

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

“Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.”

A Monster Calls

Rating: 5 stars

At seven minutes passed midnight, a monster awakens Conor from his slumber. But this isn’t the same monster that has been haunting Conor’s dreams for the past couple of years. It’s ancient and wise. A monster that wants the truth from Conor.

A Monster Calls is a beautiful book. Patrick Ness’s writing style has a certain finesse that demands your attention. It catches you off guard, wanting more. It gets the message across in a concise manner and is done with such skill and expertise.  Continue Reading ->

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Edward got all hissy then. “I won’t let Bella be upset like that again. I don’t care how justified Leah thinks she is! I didn’t hurt her—of course I wouldn’t—but I’ll throw her out of the house if it happens again. I’ll launch her right across the river—” “Hold on. What did she say?” None of this was making any sense.

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) Rating: 2 stars

Breaking Dawn is the last book in the Twilight saga, so you might not want to read this review if you’ve not read the previous books.

*review contains spoilers*

The quote I provided above gives you a glimpse of how ridiculous this book is. Really Edward? You would go to those extremes over something someone said to Bella? I assume this is supposed to be romantic. It’s baffling. Continue Reading ->

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

“Love without choice isn’t love at all.” 

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)

Rating: 4.5 stars

A Million Suns is the second book in the Across the Universe trilogy, so you might not want to read this review if you’ve not read the first book.

It’s only been 3 months since Amy was unplugged from her cryo chamber and already a lot has changed. With the workers no longer controlled by Phydus, uncertainty for Elder’s leadership has fostered and as a result, people are becoming restless on the ship. There may be hope for the ship though when Amy and Elder discover a clue that could lead them to the truth about the ship.

After reading A Million Suns, I now have to go pick up Shades of Earth as soon as possible.  Continue Reading ->

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

“I’m thinking I would like to dance in the rain with this person. I would like to lie next to him in the dark and watch him breathe and watch him sleep and wonder what he’s dreaming about and not get an inferiority complex if the dreams aren’t about me.”

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Rating: 2 stars

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist starts off with a spontaneous kiss shared between Nick and Norah at a local music club, in order to avoid Nick’s ex-girlfriend. As a result, they share an adventure filled first date with uncertainty and confusion in New York City.

I really wanted to like Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and I tried, I really did. It was all in vain though because there were key elements that just did not work for me in this book. Continue Reading ->

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

“There’s nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what’ll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor.” 

Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)Rating: 4 stars

Frostbite is the second book in the Vampire Academy series, so you might not want to read this review if you’ve not read the first book.

In Frostbite, Strigoi are on the move and are going after the royals. Moroi and guardians are being killed off in large groups and tensions are rising at St.Vladimir’s, leaving both Moroi and Dhampirs  in an uncomfortable situation where they will have to work together in order to defeat the Strigoi.

I will admit. I was a little skeptical going into this book. I didn’t like Rose’s character in the first book and from the start of the second book she still appeared to be a childish teenager who had to get her way. Continue Reading ->