MY THOUGHTS For a long time, this book was on my "Maybe, or Maybe Not" shelf on Goodreads. ThThis and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd
MY THOUGHTS For a long time, this book was on my "Maybe, or Maybe Not" shelf on Goodreads. This is the shelf where the books I'm really unsure about reading go and, usually, they stay on that shelf. But then I saw many positive reviews running around the internet and begin to think that I should give this book a try! And I am so glad that I did that!
This book has such an interesting concept, what made me so iffy about reading this book? I was originally really interested in this book because of the dystopian/video game aspect, but then I began seeing reviews that mentioned how much 80's pop culture is in this book, which is a lot. This book does not just reference the 80's, this book references the 80's in every single paragraph. This entire book practically revolves around the 80's. I have no problem with the 80's, but my knowledge of the 80's is very limited. See, I am not an 80's child. I was not alive during the 80's and most of my 80's knowledge comes from conversations with my Mom, so I was afraid of reading a book made up of 80's references since I figured that almost all of them would be completely lost on me and that I would be completely clueless as to what was going on in the book.
I, honestly, shouldn't have worried so much, because I absolutely loved this book. Sure, most of the references still went over my head, but I was still able to understand what was going on! And I actually ended up liking all the references, which is odd, since I usually hate it when a book has numerous references in it. But what I really liked was how all the 80's pop culture was involved in all the video game challenges that Wade had to face. I found that so interesting!
This book was just so entertaining I was immersed in this video game world and I was undeniably interested in what would happen next! And the entire idea behind this book was completely unique and original!
IN CONCLUSION Yes, there's a lot of 80's references, but that adds so much more to the book, and even if you're knowledge of the 80's is limited, you can still enjoy this book. It's entertaining and unique! And I've heard rumors that this will be made into a movie, you bet I'm going to go see that! ...more
For the past two years, Emily and Sloane are best friends. That is, until SloaThis and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd
For the past two years, Emily and Sloane are best friends. That is, until Sloane disappears without any warning. Emily is lost without Sloane. Sloane's the social one, Emily's the shy girl. And now that Sloane is gone, Emily doesn't know what to do. But then, the list appears. A list of 13 crazy, risky things that Emily would never dare to do. But what will happen if she follows the list?
To be perfectly honest, I wasn't that excited about this book when I first saw it. Just based on the synopsis it just didn't seem like my kind of book. But I picked it up anyway, since I loved Morgan's other books. And boy was I wrong about this not being my kind of book! I adored this book!
One of the amazing things of this book was how Emily changed throughout the book. At the beginning, Emily is the shy girl. There are scenes where she wants to ask something, but to scared to start a conversation with a stranger. There are also scenes where she stands around awkwardly because being social is not her thing. (I an relate to both of these things by the way. I am a shy girl as well) But when Emily goes outside of her comfort zone by crossing off things on the list, she becomes less shy and earns some friends along the way. And it's really amazing seeing how this happens. Thus bringing me to another thing that I liked about this book: How the list played out. I really liked the list and thought it was a really cute idea, but what I liked even more was how the list was not just "go do this". Sure, that's basically what the list said, but the way that Emily tried to do the things on the list played out in completely different ways than expected. That is what I loved!
I also want to touch up on the friendship between Emily and Sloane. At first, I did not believe that Emily and Sloane were truly best friends. What kind of best friend would leave without any warning? But as the book went on, I realized that they were absolute best friends and that Sloane, while I do think that her reasoning was stupid, she did have her reasons. All in all, they do have a beautiful friendship.
This was such a great read! Full with a fun, entertaining story along with an amazing character transformation and a beautiful friendship! I highly recommend this book and any book by Morgan Matson! ...more
MY THOUGHTS I've been wanting to read this book for a long, long time. I added it to my TBR lThis and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd
MY THOUGHTS I've been wanting to read this book for a long, long time. I added it to my TBR list back in 2013 when it was still titled Can't Get Next to You. The title changed, it got that AMAZING cover (probably my favorite cover of all time) and I wanted it even more! I was insanely happy when I finally got my hands on this book and I'm happy to say, it did not disappoint!
A major reason why I wanted to read this book was this: PARALLEL UNIVERSES! Anybody who knows me, knows that I am a bit obsessed with parallel universes. The worlds that Marguerite travels to are so intricate and well-done. It is very interesting to see how similar and how different the worlds can be to Marguerite's own world! And all the science behind the technology to do this is explained very clearly and it makes perfect sense!
This will probably come as a surprise, but I actually loved the romance! It's odd, since there is a bit of a love triangle. Not much so in this book, but I get the feeling that it will progress later on. I loved the guy that the romance was focused on in this book and I was definetly shipping it! I was annoyed by Marguerite, though, because she was constantly not accepting the fact that she loves him. I want my ship to sail!
IN CONCLUSION Overall, this was probably one of the best books I've read this year! I love the idea of parallel universes! It was so well-done and developed! I rooted for the romance! And the characters were great as well! I, honestly, cannot wait for the next book!...more
(there may be some spoilers) This book takes place in a dystopian (I'm a sucker for dystopian)future where the vampires are in control. I know that most (there may be some spoilers) This book takes place in a dystopian (I'm a sucker for dystopian)future where the vampires are in control. I know that most of you are saying "VAMPIRES! NOT AGAIN!!" but this book is not like other books. No. It does not have stupid cliche moments No love triangle and the girl is not a complete weakling
It is actually the opposite
Now the people are in vampire cities believing that they are some of the last humans left and that all that is past the city walls are rabids (which remind me of zombies). There are two types of people in the city Registers and Unregistered
Registers are marked with a tattoo by the vampires and they get the necessities they need (like food) as long as they donate blood to the vampires every so often.
Unregisters don't have to donate blood but they have to fend for themselves. As you probably guesses, are main character, Allison, is an unregistered. And she absolutely hates the vampires for treating them like cattle. But when she goes outside the walls and gets into an intense rabid attack...she comes extremely close to death. But then a vampire comes and asks her if she would rather die or.... become a vampire.
Now being an unregistered her instinct is to survive so she chooses to become what she hates. The whole book mostly consists of her fighting the monster inside her and trying to hide the fact that she is a vampire.
This was such a beautiful book and by the end of it I was crying. I wasn't crying tears of saThis and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd
This was such a beautiful book and by the end of it I was crying. I wasn't crying tears of sadness, but tears of joy. I can't stress this enough, how beautiful and life-changing this book is. This might be a middle-grade book, but this book is for ALL ages. Everyone needs to read this book. It will change how you look at people and make you a better person....more