5 12, 2016

Review: COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett

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Review: COMMONWEALTH by Ann PatchettCommonwealth by Ann Patchett
Published by HarperCollins on September 13th 2016
Pages: 230
Genres: Fiction, Family Life, Coming of Age, Literary
Also by this author: State of Wonder
ARC provided by BEA 2016, HarperCollins

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#1 New York Times Bestseller
The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.

When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.
Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.

This story follows an epic family that has their story accidentally go public. COMMONWEALTH starts at the christening party for Franny. Bert invites himself to this party and kisses the mother, who is married to his cop colleague Fix. This act destroys two marriages but unites two families. Six kids grow up sharing […]

28 11, 2016

Review: THE DIABOLIC by S. J. Kincaid

By | Monday, November 28, 2016|9 Comments

Review: THE DIABOLIC by S. J. KincaidThe Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
Published by Simon and Schuster on November 1st 2016
Pages: 416
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Thrillers & Suspense, Science Fiction
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Simon & Schuster

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Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

Believe all the hype about this book. THE DIABOLIC is a fantastic futuristic story about a Diabolic named Nemesis who was made to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. Nemesis loves Sidonia and would kill and even die to protect her. When Sidonia’s mother asks her to stand in for Sidonia and pretend […]

12 10, 2016

Review: FRACTURED by Catherine McKenzie

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Review: FRACTURED by Catherine McKenzieFractured by Catherine McKenzie
Published by Amazon Publishing on October 4th 2016
Pages: 349
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological, Contemporary Women
Also by this author: The Murder Game
ARC provided by BEA 2016, Lake Union Publishing

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"Welcome, neighbor!"
Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, "The Murder Game." Since Julie doesn t know anyone in her new town, when she meets her neighbor John Dunbar, their instant connection brings measured hope for a new beginning. But she never imagines that a simple, benign conversation with him could set her life spinning so far off course.
"We know where you live. "
After a series of misunderstandings, Julie and her family become the target of increasingly unsettling harassment. Has Julie s stalker found her, or are her neighbors out to get her, too? As tension in the neighborhood rises, new friends turn into enemies, and the results are deadly."

FRACTURED starts with a woman named Julie who moves from Tacoma to Cincinnati to get away from a stalker. Julie is a writer who wrote a book called The Murder Game. The book is similar to something that actually happened to her in college. One of her college acquaintances became obsessed with her […]

10 10, 2016

Review: SPARE AND FOUND PARTS by Sarah Maria Griffin

By | Monday, October 10, 2016|14 Comments

Review: SPARE AND FOUND PARTS by Sarah Maria GriffinSpare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
Published by Greenwillow Books on October 4th 2016
Pages: 416
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Social Themes, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Monsters, Thrillers & Suspense
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Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand. 
In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own? 
Then she finds a lost mannequin’s hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own. 
Sarah Maria Griffin’s haunting literary debut will entrance fans of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker, and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven.

This story was about a girl who wants to build herself a robot companion. In the far off future computers and technology are all gone. After some sort of virus/sickness, all of the computers were destroyed or disconnected. Nell is being raised by her crazy father, the inventor of so many artificial parts […]

4 10, 2016

Review: DISRUPTION by Jessica Shirvington

By | Tuesday, October 4, 2016|4 Comments

Review: DISRUPTION by Jessica ShirvingtonDisruption by Jessica Shirvington
Series: Disruption #1
Published by Harper Paperbacks on Pages: 416
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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The heart-stopping first chapter in bestselling author Jessica Shirvington's Disruption series.
What if a microchip could identify your perfect match? What if it could be used against you and the ones you love? Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it.Two years ago, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of the people she loved most was taken from her, shattering her world as she knew it. Now, Maggie is ready. And Quentin Mercer - heir to the M-Corp empire - has become key to Maggie's plan.But as the pieces of her dangerous design fall into place, could Quentin's involvement destroy everything she's fought for? In a world full of broken promises, the ones Maggie must keep could be the most heartbreaking.
Ages 14+

Very good, very good! Disruption hooked me right away. This story takes place in a dystopian/sci-fi world where social rating is everything. Everyone wears an M-Band that displays their social love compatibility rating for you and anyone near you to see. This book had so much I love about dystopian YA: Protagonist that […]

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