16 11, 2016

Review: FLASHFALL by Jenny Moyer

By | Wednesday, November 16, 2016|7 Comments

Review: FLASHFALL by Jenny MoyerFlashfall by Jenny Moyer
Series: Flashfall #1
Published by Henry Holt on November 15th 2016
Pages: 352
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure, General, Science Fiction
eARC provided by Henry Holt and Company

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Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.
But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.

This book was pretty amazing. FLASHFALL did for miners, what RED RISING did for Mars. It had the same gritty feeling and strife for people mining in fear. This book is an absolutely splendid read. I was on the edge of my seat completely absorbed in this original story about a world divided […]

6 07, 2015

THE HEART OF BETRAYAL by Mary E. Pearson

By | Monday, July 6, 2015|9 Comments

THE HEART OF BETRAYAL by Mary E. PearsonThe Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #2
Also in this series: The Kiss of Deception
Published by Macmillan on July 7th 2015
Pages: 480
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Dystopian
Also by this author: The Kiss of Deception
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Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape . . . and even less of being together.
Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.
Meanwhile, the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to her, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people . . . and her own destiny.

The Heart of Betrayal, Book 2 in the Remnant Chronicles is finally here! What am I going to tell you without spoiling all the fun? I have to gush a little bit before I get to the review. This book was almost as good as The Kiss of Deception. **This review contains spoilers […]

1 07, 2015

THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson

By | Wednesday, July 1, 2015|8 Comments

THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. PearsonThe Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1
Also in this series: The Heart of Betrayal
Published by Square Fish on June 2nd 2015
Pages: 512
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Dystopian
Also by this author: The Heart of Betrayal
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In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia's life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight--but she doesn't--and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom--to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive--and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets--even as she finds herself falling in love. The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.

I  finally get what all the fuss was about. I admit I held out on reading this series, I just didn’t realize how good The Kiss of Deception was. Now I have to say, “you were right” to every reviewer who told me I needed to read this book. I have already started […]

2 05, 2015

I’LL MEET YOU THERE by Heather Demetrios

By | Saturday, May 2, 2015|13 Comments

I’LL MEET YOU THERE by Heather DemetriosI'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
Published by Henry Holt, Macmillan on February 3rd 2015
Pages: 400
Genres: Adolescence, Family, Love & Romance, Parents, Social Issues, Young Adult
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If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom--that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she's ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise--a quirky motel off California's dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

I have to admit I bought this book for myself because a bunch of bloggers said it was fantastic. I didn’t think I wanted to read it, but blog after blog said it was great. So I broke down and bought it. I am so glad I listened to my blogger friends. I’ll […]

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