Reboot is a strong debut from Amy Tintera! I normally shy away from science fiction, but I ended up finishing this book in a day with its fast paced p...moreReboot is a strong debut from Amy Tintera! I normally shy away from science fiction, but I ended up finishing this book in a day with its fast paced plot and interesting concept. In the world of Reboot, a new disease is making humans come back to life after death, but the longer they're dead, the less human they are when returning. Wren didn't return until 178 minutes after her death, which made for one of the longest rebooting times.
It was entertaining reading from the perspective of an "emotionless" protagonist. Wren is a fighter through and through, and is a pretty hard core soldier. She's also quite blunt which made for some fun interactions. One of my favorite parts to read were her interactions with other people and how they're never sure if they should fear or respect her. She often looked at everything in terms of black and white, and it was amusing reading about her trying to make sense of emotional situations. Her entire thought process was turned upside down when she decided to train Callum, a new recruit with a return time of 22. His return time was so quick that he's practically still human.
The relationship between Wren and Callum caused everything to escalate pretty quickly. One moment she's the perfect soldier then the next she's the rebellious soldier. It didn't take long for Callum to get under her skin, and to help her realize how she was being controlled by the corporation. The only problem I had was Wren's development into this rebellious and emotional character, as well as her relationship with Callum.
Although I had some issues with Wren and Callum, I enjoyed reading about them nonetheless. I loved the concept of Reboot and I'm excited to see where it's headed.
TOTAL MIND-EFF. Full review will be written after I wake up. Yes, I finished this book at 2am and am now regretting it because I'm pretty sure I'll ha...moreTOTAL MIND-EFF. Full review will be written after I wake up. Yes, I finished this book at 2am and am now regretting it because I'm pretty sure I'll have nightmares.
*******Updated: FULL REVIEW******* For some strange reason I thought it would be the most incredible idea to pick up Shadowlands at 11pm at night. And this was before I realized that this was about a SERIAL KILLER. The story begins with Rory Miller being attacked and then escaping the serial killer. There was no way I could go to sleep after that, so I stayed up the entire night/morning and finished this mind blowing book. The one fact that was quickly learned about this serial killer was that he never lets a job go unfinished. NEVER.
The story was told in alternating point of views between Rory and the serial killer. I absolutely loved reading about Rory because of how realistic she was portrayed. Her character had the most natural development This is going to sound kind of sick, but I wished there were more POVs from the serial killer. He was a fleshed out character that I wanted to dig deeper into.
Shadowlands really messed with me. I felt as if I couldn't grasp at anything solid. There's a supernatural element in the story that wasn't talked about in depth. I only got a taste of it and I'm extremely eager for an explanation. This was such a fantastic read that was absolutely not appropriate to finish in the middle of the night, but had me thinking and looking out of my window the entire time.
This is highly recommended to fans of The Body Finders series by Kimberly Derting and the Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin, or just fans of thrillers and mysteries!(less)
The story of The Assassin’s Curse begins when Ananna runs away from her arranged marriage. It took me a while to warm up to Ananna. She came off a bit...moreThe story of The Assassin’s Curse begins when Ananna runs away from her arranged marriage. It took me a while to warm up to Ananna. She came off a bit arrogant, but as the story continued, I began to see her grow into her responsibilities. What I loved most about her was her ability to respond to anything and everything. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind.
Before her encounter with the assassin, a strange women gave her potions that was said to help her. Not knowing the full extent of the magic, things went wary and resulted with Ananna becoming attached to her assassin due to his curse. Naji, the assassin, and Ananna were constantly butting heads while on their search to break the curse. It was interesting to see the change in their attitudes about each other as they continued their journey.
There were many parts in the story in which I wanted more detail. I enjoy fast-paced stories, but the days moved so fast that I lost track of how many days have passed.
Overall: The Assassin’s curse told a great story with many adventures and strange character encounters. I will definitely be waiting on the next novel. 3.5 out of 5(less)
So much love for this book. I wasn't sure if I'd like this since I loved Ismae and Duval, but goodness, how I've become emotionally attached to Sybell...moreSo much love for this book. I wasn't sure if I'd like this since I loved Ismae and Duval, but goodness, how I've become emotionally attached to Sybella, too. (less)