Another great book from Chevy! I love her books. Everyone just grabs me from the get go and I have the hardest time putting them down. Matter of factAnother great book from Chevy! I love her books. Everyone just grabs me from the get go and I have the hardest time putting them down. Matter of fact it i wasn't so tired last night, I would've been up half the night finishing it.
This time we get to see the story unfold through the eyes of the doctor from the past two books and it's her story this time and it's such a tragic one as well. Tragic past, memory gaps, family issues, drug addicted daughter, and a patient that awakens all these traumatic events from her childhood. Which sends her on a quest to recover lost memories of her time at a commune. Aaron is the perfect creep. Everything about him made my skin crawl. It's almost scary how realistic her characters can be.
What i like most about her books is the mystery, psychological aspect. You are never quite sure what's up or who to trust. Fantastic!...more
Maybe It's my ever growing love and fascination with Japan but I really loved this book!
I loved how the author gave me a YA story set somewhere otherMaybe It's my ever growing love and fascination with Japan but I really loved this book!
I loved how the author gave me a YA story set somewhere other than America and she couldn't have picked a better backdrop in my opinion. I love how I felt like was was taken to Japan while I was reading it and the myth's woven into the story.
Kate's last name is really fitting. She is pretty "green" when she gets to Japan and add grieving to the top of it, I'm surprised she adjusted as well as she did. She had her annoying moments during the book and there was a time or two when I was ready to slap her myself but all in all, I found myself growing attached and protective of her. Her friends Yuki and Tanaka were awesome and I hope we get to see them a bit more in the next installment. Tomohiro is the perfect replica of the bad guy who isn't really a bad guy. The kind all the girls find themselves oohing and awing over. His character is so cliche at times but dang if the author didn't end up getting me attached to him as well. I wasn't expecting that. Throw in the Yakuza gang and the other Kami and we have what appears to be a well shaped story forming.
I feel the first book was more about Tomo and Katie's connection and less about the "meat" of where Amanda is taking these books. I eagerly await to see how their story moves forward in the next book....more
I wasn't sure at first how this book was going to go for me. I found it easy to read and the characters flowed well, it just took a bit to figure outI wasn't sure at first how this book was going to go for me. I found it easy to read and the characters flowed well, it just took a bit to figure out where the writer was heading with the story. Once it did though, I admit It got my attention and reeled me in.
Cia is a strong character who may be a tad too trusting at times, but I found myself connecting with her. I mean who wants to see the bad in people. Don't we all want to believe that everyone is a good, honest person? Thomas I don't know I can't quite put my finger on it but the character makes me wary and I'm not sure I trust him. The testing folks are just plain creepy. Always there, always watching and knowing. It's like big brother peering over your shoulder constantly.
In the end, I found I really enjoyed the book. I'm sure I'm not the first reviewer to say it's very reminiscent to Hunger Games and I'm sure I won't be the last. That aside, the story itself is interesting and I'm keen to find out what happens next. ...more
This book has an interesting premise. You get a virus, you die, if you're young, you might reboot and come back as this stronger, less kill able versiThis book has an interesting premise. You get a virus, you die, if you're young, you might reboot and come back as this stronger, less kill able version of yourself. Depending on how many minutes you were dead also plays a factor in your strength, attachments, once you come back.
The main character is one of the rarer reboots. She was dead over 178 minutes and is the HRAC best reboots. She fast, merciless, never gives them any trouble. That is until she takes on a new reboot trainee Callum. Emotions that were never a problem come into play and she finds her self doing things so unlike herself.
You of course have the typical good guy/bad guy scenario. Fighting, running, trying to stay alive. This is definitely a dystopian book and I found I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'm curious to see where book 2 leads too. I also hope at some point we get to learn a little bit more about the virus that started it all....more
A wonderful journey of far away lands, love, friendships, and most importantly, self discovery.
On her trip to Europe Allyson meets and does the one tA wonderful journey of far away lands, love, friendships, and most importantly, self discovery.
On her trip to Europe Allyson meets and does the one thing she never does. She lets loose. She throws caution to the wind and travels to Paris with a guy she met for only moments the night before. Williem is a free spirit who seems to just roam though life. I think it's an interesting but lonely way to live. During the course of the day and night Allyson falls in love with Williem. By morning, he was gone..
What we get next is a year of watching Allyson mourn hide and with the help of some friends she very slowly makes at college. We get to watch Allyson discover who she really is.
I enjoyed this book. The characters were vivid and interesting. Allyson drove me a bit crazy at times but I think that's because of her youth and immaturity. Considering that, watching her grow as a person was interesting. I think Dee was my favorite character. He is the guy she picked in her Shakespeare class to partner with. He is flamboyantly wonderful and I would love to have a friend like him. I like Williem too even if we only met for a short while. I look forward to reading his story next year.
If you're a fan of Gayle Forman, you won't be disappointed. If you've never read one of her books, you should. ...more