A huge thank you to HarperCollins and NetGalley for allowing me to review this book.
The cover is beautiful (I think everyone loves the cover) but th...moreA huge thank you to HarperCollins and NetGalley for allowing me to review this book.
The cover is beautiful (I think everyone loves the cover) but the book matches the cover, it's just as beautiful. The story and the writing style was amazing!
Everyone in Range is a reincarnate, except Ana, she's not supposed to exist. She took the place of Ciana when she died. To her abusive mother she's a nosoul. She leaves her abusive home to find the city of Heart, to find answers about herself, and how or why she's become.
Along the way Ana meets, is saved by actually, a boy named Sam. At first Ana doesn't trust him, but she soon finds out that Sam is different than everyone else. Sam is sweet, kind and caring. There was no instinct love at first, it started as a friendship, then evolved into a sweet, natural romance.
I loved Sam. Ana as well, it was hard not to like her. This book has everything fantasy, action and romance. Everything flowed easy, I got warped up in the story. I read this book within a day. I can't wait for more in the series. When is the next book in the series coming out?
Ashfall by Mike Mullin Thanks to NetGalley and Tanglewood Press for letting me read this book.
Alex is you’re average teenager, he thinks his little si...more Ashfall by Mike Mullin Thanks to NetGalley and Tanglewood Press for letting me read this book.
Alex is you’re average teenager, he thinks his little sister is a brat, argues with his mother and would rather play World of Warcraft than do his homework. When his family decides to go to his Uncle’s farm, he stays home. A whole weekend home alone! It’s not going to be as peaceful as he thinks. Out of nowhere something falls through his roof and knocks him out, when he regains consciousness he finds himself stuck under his desk, with his house on fire, he manages to escape, retreating to his neighbor’s house for refuge. Once there he bunks down for a long and uncomfortable night. In the morning he discovers its pitch dark out and there’s a weird white ash covering everything. They soon discover a super volcano in Yellowstone National Park has exploded. Electricity is out, water has stopped, and vehicles don’t work. He stays at his neighbor’s house for a while until resources get tight and intruders break into the house with deadly intentions, making Alex flee. He makes the choice to travel to Warren to his uncle’s farm to find his family. Along the way he faces a homicidal lunatic name Target who cuts a gash into his side, and some gracious people along the way, including Mrs. Edmunds and her daughter Darla, who find him clinging to life in their barn. Alex is nursed back to health and he returns his gratitude by helping on their farm. When tragedy strikes again, they find Darla’s mom dead, Darla decides to accompany Alex along the journey to find his family. Food runs low and in their search for food and water they come across a mother with her children, corrupted FEMA workers, abandoned houses, and communities coming together to help each other. I could tell it was written by a man, not that it was bad or anything, I could just tell. This book is considered as a Young Adult book but I’d say it’s for a mature audience. This book was disturbing in some parts, with all the gore, and violence. It was realistic and heartbreaking in other parts. If you’re like me, an animal lover and don't care to eat meat, this book will turn you against eating meat all together. I don’t normally cry in books but this one I did. It was hard to put down, the end of each chapter left me hanging, I didn’t want to stop, not even to sleep, it kept me up most of the night. The second book Ashen Winter comes out in October of 2012, that means I have to wait until next year for the second book?!? (less)
This was a completely magical book and I was under it's spell! The world that Leigh Bardugo has created was amazing. Everything was so vivid, the sto...more This was a completely magical book and I was under it's spell! The world that Leigh Bardugo has created was amazing. Everything was so vivid, the story line flowed good. It was well written. It had everything that I love in books; action, magic, adventure, an exotic location, some romance (no insta-love)! The characters were amazing! I loved them all.
This book surprised me, I didn't know what to expect before I started it, but I'm sure glad I had the opportunity to read it. Buy the book when it comes to stores I know I will, why because it's pure awesomeness! My only question is: When is the second book coming out?
Thanks so much to Henry Holt and Co. and NetGalley!
About sixty years after Red Lung, a deadly virus killed off most of the world's human population, vampires rule the world. The...more *May contain spoilers*
About sixty years after Red Lung, a deadly virus killed off most of the world's human population, vampires rule the world. The few humans left are considered blood cattle to them. Registereds are well fed and protected from rogue vamps and other dangers while Unregistereds are half starved barely living on the fringes of societies. While the registereds live a privileged life it also has it's draw backs, they must give blood. Being unregistered means that they don't have to give blood, but it also means you are unprotected from danger.
Allison Sekemoto is one of the unregistereds, living in an abandoned school building, with her friends. She has had a hard life. Hunger is nothing new to her. Allison doesn't just sit there and take it though, while out scavenging for food, she finds a whole basement full of food. Going back to get the food means Allison and her gang must go through the rabid infested ruins, but it's a risk they're willing to take and it costs them their lives. Lying on the ground dying a mysterious vampire named Kanin finds her. He gives her a choice, a quick death or to become like him, an immortal. Allison has always hated vampires, for what they are, what they've done, everything about them, but she doesn't want to give up either.
Once she becomes the thing she hates most, a monster, she fights to hold onto her humanity, struggles with the demon that threatens to overpower her.
Kanin is a good teacher, although cold, secretive and standoffish, he has his reasons. He teaches Allie what it takes to survive as a vampire.
But Allison's time with Kanin is short lived. She soon has to leave. She comes across Zeke and his small band of traveling humans. In their quest to find Eden, a city without the threat of vampires or rabids.
From the first page I was drawn into Julie's world. The characters of the book are amazing. Allie was strong and afraid of nothing. She was a fighter. Zeke was sweet, caring and compassionate. The vampires in this book were terrifying and bloodthirsty (think 30 days of Night) and the rabids were horrifying (I thought of The Descend). I love dystopian and I love vampires so for me this was one of my favorites of 2012.
Beg, burrow or steal (well not steal) this book because you will want to read it!