It's been a while since I have read an amazing YA fantasy book. This one has elements that are truly captivating; with amazing world-building, storyteIt's been a while since I have read an amazing YA fantasy book. This one has elements that are truly captivating; with amazing world-building, storytelling and characters. Hands down, Laini Taylor. You've got yourself fan for life....more
Usually people have a weak spot for the request button when it comes to ARCs, but for me it's read now button. ThReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Usually people have a weak spot for the request button when it comes to ARCs, but for me it's read now button. That little green think will be the end of me, trust me. I just cannot resist it. It usually turns out to be a complete waste of my time, but it's rare books like Undertow that give me hope.
As I haven't read the blurb for this, I honestly expected it to be about circus. It's just the cover looks like circus and I somehow though it must be it. But, don't be fooled as this has nothing to do with circus. Trust me on that. This is actually a book about a world being attacked by a new species. This time the threat is coming from the place the scariest to me - the sea. You can speak whatever you want, but I strongly believe there are different kind of creatures down there that we never wish to meet. Here we get to meet them, and it's not really something you want to come true. Well not all of it.
Even though this book is full of new things, as in new creatures and world building. It's also full of suspense and will keep you on edge. But at the same time it surely has a good deal of predictable elements. Lyrics our main character is what you can call your average YA heroin. She has sort of a normal life, but one full of secrets she has to deal with. Then there is Fanthom, a boy from another sort she must not fall for. But she does and it turns into much more than love story. But still each step of their romance was nicely built that I couldn't but fall for it. I cheered and prayed and I'll continue doing so in the sequel.
When it comes to the sequel it has a great deal of tangles to fix and I cannot wait to see it happen....more
Honestly I don't think I can write a full review for it. All in all it was good and it'd be amazing if I was 12-14 and reading dystopia for the firstHonestly I don't think I can write a full review for it. All in all it was good and it'd be amazing if I was 12-14 and reading dystopia for the first time. Looking forward to the movie, though....more
That awkward moment when my review is bound to be shorter than the blurb itself. Sorry but I believe if I told yoReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
That awkward moment when my review is bound to be shorter than the blurb itself. Sorry but I believe if I told you anything more about the story I'd spoil things majorly, so I'll leave it at the blurb and tell you something more about my feelings for the Induction Day.
Firstly you should know that this book is a sequel to Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc., a book that took me by surprise last year and which made me wait desperately for the sequel. Not because it ended with the cliffy but simply I wanted to see where Bianca will travel to next. It took me some time to fully grasp her idea. Yes she did have best thoughts when it comes to that and I would be tempted to do the same if I had a chance, but still it's also completely logical that if things completely changed the history would as well. But luckily for me, once again same as with the travel back to Woodstock the author managed to create a feeling like things have changed without actually doing some major changes.
Another thing that nicely developed in this book was the romance, which started to grow and while nice and really emotional, still with me wanting to jump into this story and slap Tristan once or twice. Bianca gave him more chances than I ever would.
This book while mostly dealing with old elements at the end gave us something new to think about, a new possibility that changed the whole idea and this whole world. Somehow I feel like there is space to do more about it, but still we leave things like this I'd be happy with it. So, maybe one day....more
Welcome to the typical day in my life, when I'm just browsing Edelweiss/NetGalley and suddenly I see a pretty coReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Welcome to the typical day in my life, when I'm just browsing Edelweiss/NetGalley and suddenly I see a pretty cover and why wouldn't I download it! Right, so yeah week as I am I go for it. I did that countless times and (oops) I did it again with this book. I found The Unhappening of Genesis Lee one day at Edelweiss and well here I am writing a review for it.
First element in this story that grabbed me was the whole eidetic memory idea which was always fascinating to me. Now imagine a world or maybe even future where world is developed that much that people actually have the capacity to have internal but also external memory connected to you by technology. Seems freaky and it is for me. It'd be amazing to remember all the good things from life, but there are also bad ones. I do appreciate my brain as it tends to forget about bad things often enough. Like I said freaky and scary but at the same time we never know what future brings.
Even though it freaked me out, this book has also got me amazed and really invested in the story. I really got the whole idea. Another important thing is that the romance here was so good! I loved it and how it was developed. We have had enough first meetings for the lifetime, I believe, but still Kelan and Gena had that chemistry necessary for the book.
Despite freaking me out and driving me crazy at the moments, this book still offered a really interesting idea which is nicely done. A story that I'll think about even some time after reading it.
Taking away human emotions is something I have seen before in dystopian stories, but non of these stories was so darkReview posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Taking away human emotions is something I have seen before in dystopian stories, but non of these stories was so dark and intriguing as Fury. Which made this story even more interesting to me is that I'm hardly ever furious, so seeing Josi explode in the nights of the full moon is how I sometimes feel to.
But let's go from the start. Josephine, our main character here is living in an dystopian world where the government has taken negative emotions out of people. They turned them basically into drones, without giving them opportunity to stand up and fight. But Josi is different, every year in time when blood moon is full she loses her memories and that night is always a mystery to her. Her secret stays with her until there is Luke. A guy who seems like any other drone but still different somehow. Josi must be careful as she knows that the government wouldn't be free if they knew her secret.
Beside interesting character and plot I really like the way this story was written. With constant switch from past to present and discovering story bit by bit I really couldn't put it down. Only thing that bothered me was that we get a part of the story which Josi tells to someone and in that part we have Luke's POV included. It wasn't a bad thing but I really had troubles with that as he was not around. It seems illogical to me and while I did like that we had his POV I couldn't get read of the weirdness.
All in all, I really expect this story to become something even more interesting.
How many times have you seen this cover and just stopped and stared for a few minutes? I stopped counting after sReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
How many times have you seen this cover and just stopped and stared for a few minutes? I stopped counting after some time but despite the fact that I never rate the book solely by its cover, in this case it was hard not to be grabbed by it. So I was thrilled to see the inside of it once I have got a chance.
I'll be frank with you and tell you that of course I haven't read the blurb before reading the book, so when I figured out that this book dealt with parallel universes I was over the moon. That idea for me is even more interesting than time traveling itself. And here it was amazingly developed and constructed. When Marguerite decided to go and chase after Paul I couldn't dream of all the places we'll get to visit. Traveling from past to present and then from one side of the world to another and with all that all the words were so detailed and imaginable. With every new jump Marguerite got to meet herself better and with that to construct all thousand pieces of herself and others around her, those that have always been part of her life.
I was lucky enough to connect with Meg right away and while I was annoyed but one thing she kept thinking about still it was amazing how she got to meet herself through different self. It was as if she discovered layers of herself she never knew about. Not only herself but those of Paul and Theo as well. So as you see there are two boys so yes we can say that this book sadly has that monster called love-triangle, still it was pretty clear from the start who is going to win this battle, which is actually the only thing that bothered me in this book.
Everything aside I loved how it was a really slow-building/burning romance here and I know I have found another book boyfriend in this book (I won't tell you who it is, though. Read it!). At the end, I'm happy to inform you that love triangle didn't ruin this one for me! Just keep trying, you monster! ...more
There is something in dystopian settings which seem so real and possible that lure me in. This is one of them. WiReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
There is something in dystopian settings which seem so real and possible that lure me in. This is one of them. With huge climate-changes happening all over the planet it's really not hard to imagine that the weather will change drastically and that humans won't be able to live in the surface any longer. Well, this book offers you a solution - underground cities. I really hope you're not claustrophobic.
Jansin Nordqvist is a sixteen-year-old cadet living in one of the underground cities within the society highly controlled and divided. As in Utopia everyone knows its place and what one should or should not do. This order is what was a result of people's moving from underground after the hypercanes destroyed any possibility of living on the surface. So now, the government has organized the society and Jansin knows her place. Traveling to surface is something rich members of society get a chance to so the scientist can observe things on the land. Once Jansin gets a chance to travel up she is happily obliges. Only what she's about to learn there is not what the government hoped.
Now we're moving onto a tricky territory as I really don't want to spoil things. You can assume that the government kept many secrets and that Jansin has got to reveal some of them. She discovers life among the rage of hypercanes and her life changes.
Like I said I hope you're not claustrophobic as I really don't know how would I survive under the ground without seeing stars and sky everyday. It's something that people there are used to and how the cities are created under there really blow me away. It's maybe hard to imagine but if you think of it the world builds in your imagination. When it comes to Jansin, she was a great character most of the time, strong, capable and most of all human. But at moments she was too perfect and way too lucky near the end of the story.
What fascinated me here the most was the writing style. Kat Ross really did a great research and all characters possessed the right and suitable voice. And there is also romance which was so sweet and loving to me. It's also action packed and it kept me turning the pages like a madman....more
After finishing Cinder it wasn't really hard to pick my next read. Scarlet was something I needed to read and soReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
After finishing Cinder it wasn't really hard to pick my next read. Scarlet was something I needed to read and so I did. I must admit that at the start I was a bit annoyed when our narrator wasn't Cinder but Scarlet but after chapter or two it was obvious that this girl will also become heroine I'd love to be.
Scarlet's story is one we follow here. We are now in France where she and her Grandma are living on a farm and growing vegetables. Up until one day her Grandma disappears and Scarlet is desperate in finding her. Only she finds someone else, Wolf. With the development of the story we see how Scarlet is connected to this whole mess much more than she believed and that Cinder and she have more in common than they though.
Same like in Cinder, at the start you think that this story is predictable as you have read classic fairy tales this story soon becomes totally new world which brings a lot of unexpected moments and twists and turns.
While I was annoyed that I didn't get to see more of Cinder and Kai soon enough I understood that there is an amazing reason for it - Scarlet and Wolf put another light to this world and make you see the story from different angles, without losing any of the magic....more
There are some things that will make me read a certain books, like recommends from my girls or some really amazinReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
There are some things that will make me read a certain books, like recommends from my girls or some really amazing review, but one thing that makes me go and add book on my wishlist is when Keertana puts that book on her "books that linger" shelf. It makes my heart go wild. Red Rising made its way to that shelf and it also made it to my favorite shelf.
But Red Rising wasn't like that when I started reading. First thing I noticed that this book has a bit different writing. It was a lot of slang in it, and that slang was unknown to me so it took me some time to get used to it and to understand it fully. Once I did I couldn't but turn pages. Another thing is while we cannot place this book in epic fantasy, as it's actually partly dystopia the writing had that note. It was really nicely detailed and while this is not a book that you read in one sitting it for sure is one that lingers.
That dystopian part of this book would be that we're in the future. People have found the way to inhabit other planets of Solar system and we're placed in Mars. There people are color-divided. Darrow, our main character here, is a teen boy from our point of view but there he is already a slave and married. His family, Reds, are slavers in the society, while Golds rule everything. The catch is that Reds don't know what's happening on surface and once Darrow survives some hard times he finds himself on the surface, where world is much different.
Red Rising is also mix of lots of things, mythology, battlefields, politics and it was all nicely crafted that even though you per say don't like politics you are eager to understand it. Also all elements fit together and really made sense. But it's not only men's world here, you also get nice female kick ass girls and with all that a really nice and slow-building romance. My favorite thing is that you also get twist and turns that you didn't see coming.
All in all, this book was like written for my desires, and even though I struggled at the start still this book has got another fan....more
Another grand finale I've been waiting for and sadly once again I wish I could say it blew me away but it seems tReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Another grand finale I've been waiting for and sadly once again I wish I could say it blew me away but it seems to me I expected too much. Ember and Chase's story is something I've been enjoying since Article 5 and I really loved all the twists and happenings in the first two books. Sadly this one wasn't as thrilling but still Kristen Simmons gave us satisfying ending.
On of the things I like about this series is that each book continues where the previous stopped. It feels like you never left the world of the characters and you easily slip into the whole story and you start experiencing everything with the characters. After many troubles in Breaking Point our group is searching for survivors from the safe house. They are tired and drained but still they aren't giving up. But on their way they are thrown into something they never could believe existed.
What I enjoyed the most is how with the characters the whole world grew. Not only main characters but secondary as well. I really liked Rebecca and Sean and their dynamic. But then there is my Chase, my dear Chase *le sigh* I don't think I ever meet more troubled and at the same time loving boy. It was painful to see him struggle but also it was nice to see how his and Ember's love grew.
Problem was the first part of the book which wasn't as strong as the last 100 pages which brought back the story as I knew it and reminded me why I love it so much. I didn't say it was bad but it wasn't as good as I was used to. All in all, I'm gonna miss these people. So farewell....more
Recently while reviewing The Almost Girl I talked about dystopian books becoming realistic and how that scares mReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Recently while reviewing The Almost Girl I talked about dystopian books becoming realistic and how that scares me. Well, let me tell you this one was truly easy to believe in. You might not think the same but who knows what's happening in those wild parts of the world.
Anyhow back to start. So this book is about Edanton, a place in South American jungle where people are supposed to experience "Garden of Eden" and by that they are given set of strict rules which they must follow. The work for the community and have strictly enclosed space they are kept in. Mia, a girl who's been part of this program since age of ten is starting the question the system and the idea of it. When a mysterious boy Gabriel shows up he finds that the truth is far from what they've been presented. When she sees what in reality they're there to do she cannot do anything different but fight and try to find a way out.
All that with greatly pictured idea of people who are used basically as slaves with the shocking ways of controlling the minds. It was hard not to imagine this all in the wilds of Amazon forest and the whole corruption which seems too real.
What I really liked in this story are unexpected twist which moved the story the right way and which kept the pace and you never knew what's happening next. That and the romance was enough to make me love this story with the addition of realty of the story.
All in all, it's just everything I could ask for in dystopian story.
Recently almost all dystopian novels that I've read had something in common. That is the reality of the story whiReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Recently almost all dystopian novels that I've read had something in common. That is the reality of the story which at the same time thrills me because of all the ideas and scares the hell out of me because of the possibility of these ideas coming true. This one is no exception.
Parallel universes have been something that's been fairly popular nowadays and the story here is based on that. Parallel with out world is another world called Neospes, but that universe is way ahead of us when it comes to technology. Their is so advanced that androids are part of the human world and after the android war this universe is in troubles. The only way to save it to secure the monarchy and the only way to do it to go into our world and find Caden. That mission is one that Riven's assigned to and as the best fighter in her world she is not familiar with failure. For the first time she is thrown into unknown and she must fight something she is not familiar with.
The whole idea of a world where technology is so advanced fascinated me so much, the way the technology became a part of people and with everything going on today it's something that doesn't seem that unbelievable. Riven, our main character here is neatly characterized. She is trained fighter and with some other things about her it's so interesting to see how she adopts to our world and most of all to emotions. Not only those towards Caden, but other people as well. Then there is Caden, a boy that's easy to fall for. Basically this has got everything I could ask for.
Probably the only thing that I wished was more developed was the past of Neospes. I'm still really curious about it. Was it once as ours is now? I hope I'll find my answers in the next book.
*Spoilers if you haven't read the first two books in this series (but then again you have them in the blurb as weReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
*Spoilers if you haven't read the first two books in this series (but then again you have them in the blurb as well)*
The Forever Song is one of the most expected books for me this year, especially after finding out that it's a grand finale in this series as I'm used to more sequels when it comes to Kagawa's books. I wish I could say this book was all I wanted but sadly I think I'm getting too old for this.
Allie was one of my dearest vampires in the first book. I loved her humanity and desire to be the being he once was but after she lost Zeke she became that annoying vampire we all hate. Don't get me wrong I don't hate bad vampires and Jackal is one of the example how to create a baddie but Allie is not that, she is not that type of character and I knew that she will get out of that phase sooner or later and that her guilt would make me wanna yell at her. It did happen and when she realized that Zake is actually dead in another sense their relationship lost that innocence and beauty it once possessed.
While Allie was a problem to me here, Kanin was someone I still cherished. I loved him form a book one and it's really nice how the author portrayed him as an master and he really fits the role. I'm also happy that we finally got to see more Jackal and his comments were always funny. Without him this book would get really boring and in fact it did up until the near end when everything started to happen.
All in all, this was the weakest book in this series to me, but at the end it was great to see the great finale.
It's not a secret that I love fantasy, but another thing is that I like that old kind of fantasy. Where you haveReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
It's not a secret that I love fantasy, but another thing is that I like that old kind of fantasy. Where you have old books and good old mystery around. This book has all of that and what's even more interesting it's dystopia at the same time.
This book is divided into two stories basically and they're intertwined. We have a story about a young boy Dephon who lives in a future world. The world as we know it has been destroyed and now the Treptonian government runs what's left of it. Only he doesn't know that he has a power, a power he inherited from his mother and father, but father is ready to face the truth and help him. Until one day one person from the past shows up and gives him The Exemeus. His mother's Exemeus to help him figure things out and what's more important to meet her better as he never had a chance to. As soon as he opened the book he meets someone who is there to lead him through it and become a friend he never had. With a little time left he must learn all there is about his magic and the way to save the world.
While reading his mother's Exemeus we travel into the past and other world - Haylee's world. Where we get to know how did it started and what happened. I can say that Dephon was a sweet boy and was a good narrator, but Haylee was easier for me to connect with. It was easy to flow from one story to another and to connect the dots. While meeting Haylee and Singelton and their love story and then comparing that to the past in which Dephon lives you can see the changes that happened not only in the world but in people.
It's really hard to balance while writing this review. It is confusing when you start the book but the magic starts when you become able to connect the stories and to see the bigger picture, or better said the whole picture. All in all, I can say that I enjoyed in this story that has a wonderful magic in it, with coming of age and a bit of romance. With this I can't wait to see more and hopefully I'll get to see more of outside world (which is probably the only thing I missed here)....more
Few months ago I was lucky enough to host this author and share his guest post on my blog. You can check it hereReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Few months ago I was lucky enough to host this author and share his guest post on my blog. You can check it here and if you do you'll laugh so hard. I realized that this author can be really hilariously witty and the best part of it he transferred that into Nomad or better said Raven which made this reading experience pleasurable.
This story starts in the middle of everything. We met Raven walking on the road without previous memories. She is completely lost in place and time and slowly she discovers that some people are after her so she knows that she must defend which is like breathing to her as she is a soldier. With all advanced technology from future she realizes that she is on a mission to fix things and save future. She came back to kill a future dictator while he is still young and powerless. Of course, things are never as easy as they seem.
Beside a really kick-but character, which I enjoyed being, Nomad has a great idea which is nicely developed. The world building was great and it was so easy to picture the destroyed future in which Raven grew up. There is also romance here, so it wasn't put aside. Add great pacing to all that, and you realize it's a nicely balanced book for all lovers of dystopia and those who are yet to become that.
Only thing is that I wish there was more Jabbie here. I was so curious about his character so I only wish he had been more developed. But nonetheless you won't be able to put this book down and you'll turn pages frantically just to see what happens next. It's addictive....more
It really took me a while to sit down and write this review, but this is one of the series that everyone has reaReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
It really took me a while to sit down and write this review, but this is one of the series that everyone has read and reviewed so I'm afraid that I have noting more to add. Still I'll need my review for later when I decide to continue with this series so here it is.
This first thing that captivated me here was the idea itself. In times when beauty means more than it should and where you get judged just by your look this book played with that phenomena marvelously and it critiques it wonderfully. Not so long ago I have seen a documentary about little girls whose mothers do everything to make them the prettiest girls in the world. No matter what you say, no one can persuade me that it's not sick. Irony is that kids are the only ones who see the real beauty and never judge by the outside and then they are thought to do just that. It's like taking a childhood from the child. I know it's off topic but the beauty of this book is that it shows the real priorities and beauty. Not the outside one but the one inside. It shows in the descriptions of characters who went from ugly to pretty and the change it created in their actions and behaviors. With the transition we see changes made not only outside but inside.
While this series had a great idea and great world-building with really interesting characters and action, still I struggled with the start of the story. It was so slow that I thought I'd give up. Luckily I didn't. Now I hope I'll enjoy the Pretties more....more
How far you'll get with this book depends mostly on how long you can tolerate some linguistic errors, regardless if they're grammatical, syntactic or structural or any other. As you can see I can tolerate it but then again my grammar sucks sometimes so I'm in no position to judge anyone. But also the story is really gripping and I wanted to see what will happen. I'm really happy cause of that.
When I say happy for that I mostly mean that I've got to read the ending of this book. Yes this is a series and everything but then again this ending was the only right thing to do. But besides that this is also a story about angels and considering that they're my favorite creatures I always expect much more. That mistake is mine and mine alone so maybe some people will love this story more. The main problem for me was the characterization of angels. When you create them as villains it creates some bad feelings inside me. I don't have such a problem with Nephilim but then about archangels I do.
To tell you more about the book. We have a girl named Rosa as a pretty good kick-ass character. After some events in her past she decided to become a hunter and with her determination she became one of the best. While living in the world where the world as we know it has been invaded the two tabors are created. Some cities are the cities of hunters while other are the cities of angels. The problems for Rose starts when all of the sudden two angels are in her city. Yes they have glamour but they can't fool Rose. Even though all her instincts tell her to kill them as it's her job she is curious to see why are they there. Something is off. Jason one of the angles is on a quest and searching for someone very important to him.
Besides all the things I mentioned above which were problems for me this book also has some good sides. First one is the whole idea for the story is good. Maybe I'd change some things but this is not my book. The idea is good and I do see potential in it. The author also managed to create something that some author's never do - feelings. But most of the bad things could be fixed with a good editor. Towards the end of the book this became such an amazing thing. I'm really happy that I've had the opportunity to read it.
Rating: 2.5 stars.
***NOTE: Copy of this book is kindly provided by the author Rose J. Bell - Thank you. I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions in this review are personal....more
I can freely say that 2014 is a year of great expectations when it comes to YA lit. So many new authors and notReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
I can freely say that 2014 is a year of great expectations when it comes to YA lit. So many new authors and not to mention the sequels that we're waiting for. Alienated was one on my list and I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book.
Because as usual I don't read blurbs I expected this book to be about parallel universes or better said I had movie titled Upside Down in my head, but as soon as I cracked open this book I knew that we'd go the different way and we did. Surprisingly I haven't read that many books about aliens considering how mainstream they are, but I can tell you that this one promises a lot.
So as usual we have a girl, Cara who is from Earth. She is highly intelligent and outgoing girl. Then there is a boy, Aelyx. He is alien, inhumanly intelligent but cold, because of DNA modifications. Basically on L'eihr the planted he is coming from the normal reproduction is banished and they all get genetically superior features, in almost all sectors, but one - emotional. For them intelligence is main aspect of their society where emotions are leveled to minimum. Once the whole exchange program starts the two of them have to find a way around each other, because they both have greater goals. Cara has to get the money because of their financial situation and Aelyx must go on with the plan he is sent to do.
But fear not my friends, this book is much more than girl meats boy and she falls for the boy and after quite some time boy also falls for her. The great thing about this book is the whole world building. The author nicely created the L'eihr and not giving all information at once but piece by piece she manages to keep your attention and makes you turn pages as fast as you can. One thing that surprised me a lot in this book is humor. I laughed a lot and honestly I didn't expect that.
Only aspect of the story that I was missing, was the whole situation that happened when the first interaction with Earth and L'eihr occurred. Not only out of curiosity but also because it'd help us understand the whole human despise towards the other planted. I do get the reasons, but not the reason they started the exchange program if people were so against it.
Anyhow I cannot wait for the next book and our trip to L'eihr. ...more
Honestly I wasn't planing on reading this series at first cause it sounded like any other dystopian but then theyReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Honestly I wasn't planing on reading this series at first cause it sounded like any other dystopian but then they needed more bloggers for the tour and I decided to give it a try. I can gladly say that that was a good decision. This book has similar idea like other dystopian novels but still it's not typical.
Here we meet our main character Rena who lives in a world where everyone must obey the Overlord's laws. She must be as everyone else and people who are different aren't welcoming. People's lives became dull and monotonous as they live within the borders that are set for them. Rena is sick and tired of that life and she decides to do anything possible to get away from her factory job, gets rich and gains better life. So she starts wondering. Starts searching out of the borders for the things that are left and yet undiscovered as you can sell them for really good price. Only the problems start when her best friend is taken because of her. She must find a way to help her and surprisingly Nevan joins her. They have to pass many dangerous places on their quest.
Edge of Truth was a really thrilling and interesting read. It's action-packed and you can't wait to see what happens next. But, yes there is but, I had some issues with this series. They are mostly because many things are left unanswered here and I had to ask myself why plenty of times. Starting with their hair-styles. They wear dreadlocks and I had no idea why. Also what happened to the world as we know it. I mean I guess something are left in secret for the sequel but I needed some little details to understand this book better.
All in all I look forward reading the second book in this series....more
Apart from all the sequels that are coming out this year for me this one was one of the most expected title. I reReview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Apart from all the sequels that are coming out this year for me this one was one of the most expected title. I really, but really wanted to get that purple sky. But for real, when you leave me hanging with a cliffhanger it drives me crazy and when you add a new planet into all that I go insane.
Gravity, the first novel in this series, was one of those that caught my attention and like I said in my review it wasn't flawless but it was enjoyable. But for me the most interesting thing is that where Gravity had flaws Hover was flawless and vice versa. While I enjoyed the picture of destroyed Earth in Gravity I expected to get the same from Loge. Unfortunately it didn't happen, or I might have expected too much. That's the problem when you promise me a totally new planted (with purple sky) I'll expect too much. Period. At the same time the first book was really action packed, same as Hover but I have got a feeling that the plot here was static. It's hard to explain, but whit all the action in this book the plot didn't move much forward. At the other hand the relationship between Ari and Jackson here bought me. It was so sweet and intimidating that I couldn't help but enjoy. Same is for Jackson. He was an interesting character in the Gravity, but here I saw his good, as well as bad days and that helped me connect with him more. Logically, Ari changed too and they grew together and they fulfill each other perfectly.
Honestly, I can't say that I'm disappointed with this book as I'm not. It had its ups and downs, but for one thing I really expect a lot from the next book. I might have turned blind-eye to some things here and I won't do it again. It means that I want to see Loge in its beauty and ugliness, and not to mention one real fight. Melissa you owe us that.
Needless to say, I got my purple sky at the end of the day.
Rating: 3.5 stars.
NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by publisher - Entangled. Thank you. I'm not paid for writing this review, I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions are personal. ...more
Why everyone thing this is a contemporary story? I have no idea why cause when I saw it for the first time I knewreview also posted at Ja čitam, a ti?
Why everyone thing this is a contemporary story? I have no idea why cause when I saw it for the first time I knew it was a dystopian story. Now when we've settled that let's move to the story.
Dystopian genre is really blooming and I've read a different stories and concepts but this one is also new for me. The story here is about souls. Technically about two souls. The story has it that since the birth everyone has a two souls in their body and during the years one becomes dominant and the other one disappears and that's called settling. Only our main characters Eva and Addie are still two persons in one body or how they call it - hybrids. The thing here is that only Addie knows that Eva exists for all the others there is only Addie...until one day when they make new friendship. Soon enough their lives completely change and they need to get out of the mess they got themselves into.
While What's Left Of Me is a story with a different concept still many events are well-known. The beginning of this book was really great and enjoyable. I easily got into the story. But I can't say the same for the last part of the story, cause then it fell into the pattern that was not so unknown. Still the book left a lot of unanswered questions and can't wait to read the sequel. ...more
I was thinking about writing the whole review about this one but come think about it, there is no need. My friend Keertana already did that and my senI was thinking about writing the whole review about this one but come think about it, there is no need. My friend Keertana already did that and my sentences will never sound grammatically and syntactically perfect as hers do.