Oh wow, this book! When I saw that this book wasn't being published by the same publisher that brought us her Across the Universe series (Razorbill, aOh wow, this book! When I saw that this book wasn't being published by the same publisher that brought us her Across the Universe series (Razorbill, a subset of Penguin), I thought that it was because it must not be that good. But, honestly, I liked it just as much if not more than her other series. Actually I still haven't read the final book in her Across the Universe series (which I'm really motivated to do now!). This book was all I'd hoped for and so much more. The twists were in true Beth Revis fashion, and the romance was more complicated that I thought it'd be. Overall, I really enjoyed this book! Revis is truly a master of sci-fi!...more
This last installment wasn't a complete disappointment, but you're really left hanging at the end, and there was like no romance :( Full review to comThis last installment wasn't a complete disappointment, but you're really left hanging at the end, and there was like no romance :( Full review to come....more
So brilliant! I loved Scarlet's story and how it connected with Cinder's. This series is getting so deliciously complicated! Full review closer to pubSo brilliant! I loved Scarlet's story and how it connected with Cinder's. This series is getting so deliciously complicated! Full review closer to publication....more
I was not expecting to love this as much as I did. I’d heard from more than a few people thatFind more of my reviews on my blog, The Reader's Antidote
I was not expecting to love this as much as I did. I’d heard from more than a few people that it was lacking in the romance department (and I can’t say enough how I need my romance), but Partials was a wonderful surprised, with action that never stopped and made you question what you believe is moral. What helped me is that there were traces of a romance: the dying one between Keira and Marcus, and the possible fling between Keira and Samm. Once Keira finds out more about who she is, she’s not certain about anything, except that she needs to know more.
There was a lot of medical jargon. Thankfully, I’ve taken college-level biology and high school physiology, so I understood a good amount of it. That would be my only warning with this novel; it’s not for younger high school kids because they simply wouldn’t be able to understand most of the medical breakthrough’s that Keira makes. Dan Wells obviously did his research. This book also has a comedic element to it, which took me by surprise. I guess I don’t expect dystopian writers to be funny, but those little moments were a kind of relief. It also made me love Marcus. He so obviously loved Keira, but Keira is what you might call a free spirit. This annoyed me. A lot. But that’s what made her a great character. She wasn’t just going to sit back and take it. And even though she kind of dragged her friends into it all, it’s what she thought was right.
When I started this book, I was immediately reminded of Terminator. The humans made these half-human-half-machines, Partials, to basically fight a war for them. Needless to say, just like in Terminator, this did not turn out well. But instead of the Partials turning on the humans, they spread a virus that they were immune to, but was deadly to most humans. For those who survived, you’d think this would make a nearly perfect world (no sarcasm intended). The stores remain intact but unmanned. All the clothes in the stores are left, so people just take what they want. This takes place in New York, so you can imagine the awesomeness of that! The biggest problem: every baby that’s born since after the disease dies from it. They’re not immune, and the human race is dying. That’s why Keira will do anything to find a cure. Anything.
I can’t wait to see what happens next! Again, this was a pleasant surprise. And now that Keria isn’t who she thought she was, she’s off to get answers from the last place you’d expect Definitely worth a read...more
I really didn't feel that emotionally invested in the main character, but the love triangle was perfectly done and I love the twists Griffin put on thI really didn't feel that emotionally invested in the main character, but the love triangle was perfectly done and I love the twists Griffin put on the story. Full review soon!...more
Before I dived into this one, I’d heard nothing but good things. But for some reason I was still apprehensive. I wasn’t sure where Under the Never Sky would fit into the YA dystopian genre. Despite my resignations, I fell in love with this book! My blogger bestie Anna from Literary Exploration graciously bought me a copy and got it signed by the author! It even says happy birthday, because the signing was on my birthday last month. It was worth the wait.
The romance was perfect. Thank you, Veronica Rossi, for not having the two characters hold that immediate attraction, which on most cases blooms into full-on obsession. Aria and Perry did NOT like each other when they first met. He was a dirty, wild Outsider to her, and she was from Reverie, where the government still rules in these domes and tells people that if they breathe the air outside they will die. After Aria is betrayed, she must find a way to survive the outside world. But Aria and Perry have already met. He saved her from dying in a fire that burned one of the vegetation domes (think Bio-dome, but without the lesser Baldwin brother and Polly Shore), and Perry blames her from having to leave his tribe. And for losing his nephew to the government. But it turns out these two completely opposite people need each other.
The story was unbelievable. I’m still unsure why the one boy is like the lightning that seers the land. I know I’m being cryptic, but it’s hard to say anything about this book without giving the story away. The synopsis doesn’t tell you enough! It was so hard for me to put this down. The addition of the cannibals was interesting. Aria has a run-in with them, and Perry saves her from being eaten. Which means that, not only are they trying to find a place where she can get her eyepiece to work again (for both of their uses), but now they have dozens of cannibals on their tails. This book was non-stop action, and once the romance started going it was so hard to stop. I loved every minute of it.
This is definitely on my list of favorites for the year so far. If you’re looking for another dystopian to add to your list, definitely pick this up. Even if dystopian isn’t your thing, it almost seems like this takes place on a whole other world, so it’s almost like action-packed fantasy with a heart-breaking romance. And the cover is even awesomer in person! Another great addition to the HarperTeen family that has taken refuge on at least one row of my bookshelf....more
OMG SO AMAZING!!!!! I'm so sad to see this series end, but it could not have ended more perfectly! I'm trying to decide if I should review it soon, orOMG SO AMAZING!!!!! I'm so sad to see this series end, but it could not have ended more perfectly! I'm trying to decide if I should review it soon, or read it again when I co-host the read-along I'm planning with Crystal... decisions, decisions... It's definitely worth reading again! Love this series; I cannot recommend it enough!...more