Find Me is a fast-paced game of Whodunit that (if you’re like me) will have you guessing til the very end. Fans of the PERSEFoNE series and The Girl wFind Me is a fast-paced game of Whodunit that (if you’re like me) will have you guessing til the very end. Fans of the PERSEFoNE series and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will enjoy this murder mystery for sure.
What I really liked about this book was the snarkiness of the main character, Wick. She definitely was not a vanilla character. She had lots of spunk and brought an edge to the book. Her sarcasm, plus the way that all of the scenes were written – with this crazy amount of tension – made the book enjoyable and though I didn’t want to put it down, I had to because I couldn’t read it late at night! Too scary! Even though I’m not tech-savvy, I still liked reading about her searching for the killer over the internet. And yes, I couldn’t read it at night even though the tracking of the bad guy was done mostly over the web.
I’m sure that mystery novel experts and seasoned sleuths figured this one out WAY before I did – but I’m thankful for my ignorance because it made the book so much more thrilling.
All in all – a good debut from Romily Bernard that I’m HOPING will be turned into a series. I think I can guess what the next book would be about!...more
My first thought after finishing this book (in one sitting): WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
Unlike anything I’ve read in the past few months, Reboot was so grippiMy first thought after finishing this book (in one sitting): WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
Unlike anything I’ve read in the past few months, Reboot was so gripping and thrilling that I was unable to put it down until it was done. I found myself flying through the pages, racing to the end and at the same time, not wanting it to end. I mean, just – WOW.
In post-apocalyptic Texas (every other state in America was destroyed due to a virus), reboots are teenagers who come back to life after dying and are then given to the government as bounty hunters except the reboots don’t actually get anything out of it. Ugh, can you imagine following every single order, always listening to someone else, never getting what you want to do – especially as a teenager? Yuck!
What I thought most about during this book (and what frustrated me) was how these reboots are treated so..inhumanly – not only by the government, but by their [former] families. Not an ounce of pity or kindness was given to these teens. Supposedly these reboots don’t feel any emotion, but do you think they act emotionless because of their situation or because that’s how they really are? I mean, if I was treated poorly and like an animal, I would probably just act emotionless out of a survival/defense mechanism.
Which brings me to Callum, sweet Callum. A 22, and such a endearing boy. From the very first scene, I was drawn to his sweet disposition. Every scene with him is filled with this tension – you want to protect him, you want him to grow, you want him to kick butt even though you know he’s a 22. For some reason, he reminded me a lot of Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth. I think it was their kind hearts and adoration they held for their girls.
Reboot is one that fans of Divergent are going to want to pick up for sure. It’s heart-racing, action packed, and had me begging for more....more
Let the Sky Fall combines the swoonworthiness of Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe Road with the action and heroism of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling.
YoLet the Sky Fall combines the swoonworthiness of Melina Marchetta’s On the Jellicoe Road with the action and heroism of Kristin Cashore’s Graceling.
You know what I really loved about Let the Sky Fall? It felt so fresh. Air Elementals?! So creative. Shannon Messenger built up the world of these Sylphs and I was caught up in it. Is it High Fantasy? Definitely not, more like Urban – and I loved it! Action packed and intense – full of suspense from the very first chapter – I loved every page. And the dual POVs helped to see inside the heads of both characters – though I seemed to enjoy Vane more than Audra. She had a bit of a Katniss-get-the-job-done-Everdeen feel in the beginning, and I like my heroines to be a little bit softer than that.
Speaking of Audra and Vane – they have an amazing amount of chemistry that seemed to lift off the pages (haha, pun totally not intended) and I haven’t seen that kind of spark between characters for a while. The last book that I can recall doing that was On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.
Bottom line: If you’re reading our blog, you’ll want to read this book...more
So you want to enjoy this book? Well then – be prepared to work for it. Seriously, not a single thing happens in this book until 90% of the way in. YoSo you want to enjoy this book? Well then – be prepared to work for it. Seriously, not a single thing happens in this book until 90% of the way in. You’ve got to invest in this book and stick with it. In that regard, it reminded me so much of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. If you stick with the book, you’ll up really liking it, but dang, it was painful to get to that point.
For the most part, I tend to listen to the recommendations of my friends – even when the books don’t sound particularly interesting. I’m not a big fanFor the most part, I tend to listen to the recommendations of my friends – even when the books don’t sound particularly interesting. I’m not a big fan of the “classics” (maybe because I haven’t read that many of them?), but decided to give this book a chance because I usually like historical fictions and science fiction as well. And while this book was definitely different and I liked the premise, I didn’t feel like the story was that compelling. I mean, NOTHING happened so I got kind of bored – maybe I needed more of a plot-driven book, but the book was painfully slow.
Even with its slowness and lack of action, there are tons of morsels to take with you after you’ve finished reading.
Scientific progressiveness – in that time period, yes – but also think about science today and how much “innovation” there is. One man’s innovation is another man’s idea of unethical. Just google “vivisection”.
Men, beasts, civility, and savageness – and how all of these can be interwoven and are not always as they seem. How community plays into all of this.
Tons of biblical references. Juliet’s father playing God with creating these “beasts”. Laws and divine law. The idea that humans are by nature corrupt.
Like I said, lots of goodies to think about – but I just didn’t think that this book had the oompf it needed to capture the young adult audience’s attention. With that said, I did read the second book in the series, Her Dark Curiosity, which I found much better than this one....more
Full Disclosure : Cristin and I are both part of the (totally awesome) DC YA Mafya aka a group of mostly writers (but sometimes bloggers) who live inFull Disclosure : Cristin and I are both part of the (totally awesome) DC YA Mafya aka a group of mostly writers (but sometimes bloggers) who live in the DC Metro Area. What I’m trying to say is: we're friends IN REAL LIFE. However, this review is my “professional” (ha!) opinion of her book.
Time travel, you guys! EEP!
Let me be the first to tell you that this doesn't just gloss over time travel theory - Cristin gets into the nitty gritty, which may make readers do a lot of double takes (aka re-reads of paragraphs) to fully grasp things. I'm not going to lie - I had to read, and re-read, and re-re-read passages sometimes but then I was like Scott Pilgrim when it all started to make perfect sense:
My favorite part about this book were the action scenes (especially the one that takes place in DC!). There was so much tension in this book - what will happen - who will make it - who did what - what the what. And I seriously can not wait for the follow up book!
All Our Yesterdays is perfect for fans of Myra McEntire's Hourglass trilogy. Tons of action, fast-paced, and oo lala ROMANCE! It was released on September 3rd, 2013 - so what are you waiting for? Go buy it already!...more
Probably like 2.75 stars? I liked it well enough - there were definitely some issues and oh my gosh, I don't think the main character could have beenProbably like 2.75 stars? I liked it well enough - there were definitely some issues and oh my gosh, I don't think the main character could have been any more annoying. Listened to it on audiobook in one sitting though (mainly due to the fact that my drive was REALLY long). Full review to come!...more