natural chain of events whenever I read a Kiera Cass 1. I'd really like the first book of the series (The Selection et The Heir). 2. Get so hyped up fonatural chain of events whenever I read a Kiera Cass 1. I'd really like the first book of the series (The Selection et The Heir). 2. Get so hyped up for the next books that I crazy stalk other books. 3. Preorder that cheeze! 4. Get my grubby hands on that cheeze! 5. Read next books. 6. Upon reading next books, feel the following but not limited to: indifference, frustration, anger, irritation. 7. Eye roll. Plenty of them. 8. Regret picking up book and wasting $$$ 9. Await next Kiera Cass book.
I hated the ending, which was rushed. Kiera Cass was probably let's finish this up quick so let's make (view spoiler)[two frontrunners gay (hide spoiler)]. Also I was much irritated with Eadlyn who must like so much of the remaining Selected. There's a word for her, but it may be treason to call her that....more
The long and awaited battle between nemesis and gaia was so short,it was two pages. After building anticipation from the previous five books for theirThe long and awaited battle between nemesis and gaia was so short,it was two pages. After building anticipation from the previous five books for their battle, i was expecting more. The battle itself was very anti-climactic and disappointing. It wouldnt have hurt to have added another page.....more
Unique storybuilding revolving around a 16 year old named Darrow.
Imagine a universe (I am not exaggerating, because we are going beyond ERed Rising.
Unique storybuilding revolving around a 16 year old named Darrow.
Imagine a universe (I am not exaggerating, because we are going beyond Earth), where humans are inhabiting every planet and social classes are identified by color. On the bottom of the pyramid are the reds. Though by current 2014 standards, red haired women are hot. On top of the chains are the golds (or as I like to call them, the blondes. And I am sure that redheads are hotter than the blondes. The reds are toiling in the center of Mars for the betterment of the future generation. So that Mars will be ready for people on earth. However, as Eo, Darrow's wife, discovers trees and grass above the surface, their beliefs are shattered as they realize that Mars' surface has been inhabited by humans for generations.
Eo and Darrow are to be executed upon discovering the truth, but Darrow is saved by rebels and is then turned into a gold to infiltrate the system and take it down from within.
The book is good, however, it must come with a disclaimer that it is the first book in a trilogy which is not finished yet. Book 2 comes out in 2015, so good luck waiting! :o...more
Legend by Marie Lu is a dystopian young adult fiction which happens iThis review will also be found on my blog Jasmin l-ves to Read.
Legend by Marie Lu ★★★☆☆
Legend by Marie Lu is a dystopian young adult fiction which happens in a futuristic America, mainly in California. Kids take a test, the higher the score, the better your odds for better jobs. Kids with lower scores are sent to camp. And you don't want to know what they do to you at camp.
This book reminds me of Divergent by Veronica Roth. It is not similar in many ways aside from it being futuristic dystopian fiction, and the test the kids take. But in both books, the test does determine their future. I have absolutely loved Divergent, so Legend seemed to be right up my alley. But no. Legend falls short.
This futuristic California is no longer known for Hollywood. The people have no idea of history. Everything is kept secret, that possession of a penny from our year would cause a lot of trouble. Also, there are plagues, but it's all a giant conspiracy.
June Iparis is a prodigy. She has been born with wealth. She has scored a perfect 1500 on the test. You would think she would have a lot of opportunities, but she ends up a soldier. It seems like the only logical option for her. Her hobbies include climbing walls and getting in trouble. Her brother Metias is killed by the most wanted criminal Day. She is pulled out from school, and been promoted to soldier.
Daniel Altan Wing aka DAY is the most wanted criminal in all of the republic. And he's fifteen for goodness sake. You would think that he has killed hundreds of people, but he's just revolting against the republic and stealing some medicine here and there.
The world painted in Legend is just not logical IMHO. So if I got a high score in the test, why would I want to be a soldier? And why would the officials want to waste these smart kids on the battlefield? Why not make the people who flunk soldiers? I was born with money, why not get someone to fetch me some water? And why would the adults rely on the fifteen year old to catch the "most wanted criminal"? Why the adults send the kids to do their job? And how could June, a rich kid, survive on the slums by herself?
The development of the love story between the June and Day is eye rolling too. It's i-just-saw-you-but-you-are-the-prettiest-i've-ever-seen.
With all my ranting, why did it still end up with three stars? Though the test and characters did not appeal to me much, the science-fiction part of it did work for me. The plague makes me curious enough to pick up the next book.
this book makes me feel so female. why? i have anticipated the ending. i knew that it if it didnt happen that way, the book wouldnt work as well. in mthis book makes me feel so female. why? i have anticipated the ending. i knew that it if it didnt happen that way, the book wouldnt work as well. in my head, the ending was how it should be. and if it ended different, how corny the book would be.
but holy cow!
when it came, i feel so devastated. i take it back. there has to be some other way!
this book has affected me. i love it, but i hate it.
Vampires and zombies. One might think it's sloppy to put zombies and vampires together. Who would win in the battle?
Julie Kagawa is an engaging writerVampires and zombies. One might think it's sloppy to put zombies and vampires together. Who would win in the battle?
Julie Kagawa is an engaging writer. The book wasn't too much of a pageturner, however, it still left me anxious to finish the book, though not in a hurry.
The world built is set in the future, where vampires are living amongst humans. Vampires are the stronger species, so it makes sense that they rule. humans are registered. They have tattoos saying they are property of whoever vampire. And they have to show up for a blood draw on a schedule. If you don't, they raid your house and force you to give the blood, even if it will kill you. There are some brave ones who are unregistered though. The downside of this is, you will not get rations of food or clothes, which the registered gets. You basically fend for yourself. which is hard, because there are no plants to harvest from or cattle to slaughter. Only rats if you're lucky or maggoty bread.
So where do the zombies kick in? The city of New Covington is a vampire city. Outside the walls, there are "rabids" who will be eager to eat anyone with a pulse. If you get bitten by one, you might turn into one when you die.
Allie is an Asian unregistered (though this is in no way depicted in the cover). Being so hungry and desperate, she ventures outside the walls and discovers a basement with layers and layers of cans of food and water. She eats up and brings her friends there to bring whatever they can back into the city before the lockdown. But on their way out, her friends are picked out one by one by rabids. And before she knows it, she's also attacked and in pieces. But there is a vampire nearby, who comes to her aid and gives her a choice: "to truly die, or die a vampire". Allie being a survivor choses life in any form she could get.
Her master is "Kanin". He teaches her the ropes of being vampire. But he is wanted. They were almost caught, but Kanin makes a sacrifice, and tells Allie to go without him. She does, and stumbles into a group of humans and pretends to be one of them. Member of the humans is Zeke, and she feels an attraction to him.
The Immortal Rules seems like a mash of a lot of things. It felt a little like Twilight when Zeke came along. It also felt like a vampire movie I watched where vampires walked the earth and humans were just harvested for blood. It also felt like "I am Legend" where Will Smith was looking for more humans and a cure or city or something. But most of all, it reminded me of Walking Dead. There were so many similarities like how Allie was like Michonne, the katana wielding girl. Or how the Governor was making fights of humans versus the zombies. How you turn once you get bitten and die?
But regardless, The Immortal Rules was still an enjoyable read. I still wouldn't mind a little Allie and Kanin romance. He genuinely cares for her and he won't be as breakable as the human Zeke....more