I received an ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
MY THOUGHTS For some odd reason, I was expecting a dystopian book. I guess I didn't really read the synopsis. But I ended up being surprised and enjoyed this book so much more than I thought I would! Turns out, this book had two of my favorite things: Aliens and Time Travel.
I admit it, the main reason why I love this book so much is that it incorporated these two amazing things, but they were incorporated in a way that was so interesting. The idea behind this book is both unique and disturbing. The aliens in this book have basically been experimenting with Earth for thousands of years changing the past and changing lives so often that it is unraveling the Earth. I've heard of aliens time travel (Doctor Who happens to be my favorite TV show), but I've never read a book like this and I found it very interesting. Overall, the book was very fast-paced and exciting, trying to see if Win and Skylar can actually help fix the planet.
As far of the characters go, I liked them. I couldn't fully connect with Skylar, mostly because we're so different, but I felt for her (especially about her brother).
There was hardly any romance in this book. There is a hint that maybe more in future books, but this book focused on the actual plot, which I approve of.
The only problem I had was that a few things didn't quite add up. The world-building, while I loved the ideas, felt weak. For example: I never really understood why the aliens kept experimenting. Was it for the fun of it? And I felt like I didn't get enough answers. I also had issues in the beginning in how quickly Win trusted Skylar with these alien secrets. I got over it, but it's kind of strange.
IN CONCLUSION If you love books with Time Travel or Aliens, definitely pick up this book! I thought it was great and I am definitely continuing the series! I'm also going to check out other books by this author!...more
THE RUN-DOWN On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in tACTUAL RATING: 3.5
THE RUN-DOWN On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.
When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula's desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.
MY OPINION When I realized that this book not only takes place in space, but it also has aliens, I had to read it! If I book takes place in space, I will automatically want to read it. But if there is also aliens...
While the book did not have a focus on aliens, the book showed aliens as just other characters. Since the book takes place on a space station full of aliens, basically everyone is an alien. Which brings me to what I loved about this book. There had to be so much imagination involved in creating all of these species and this futuristic world. So, what was it that prevented me from upping the rating on this book? I loved the first half of the book. I was intrigued by what was going on and curious to see what would happen. But my feelings went a bit downhill when the other humans arrived. With the arrival of the other humans, I didn't begin to dislike the book, but I began to get confused. The characterization of the other humans was so strange. I couldn't tell what their personalities or motives were (but I probably was supposed to not know the motives). I basically had no idea what was going on with them most of the time. The romance was also weird. I couldn't even tell if it was a romance. It's hard to explain, but from the beginning of the romance, it didn't seem like he liked Tulla, and there wasn't even much romance in the book. The characterization and the weird romance are really all that I disliked about the book, but since those are both tied to the humans and the humans were such a large part of the book, it did hurt my feelings toward the book.
IN CONCLUSION This was a really interesting, enjoyable read. I loved the imagination involved in this book and the fact that it took place in space! The only things that hurt my feelings towards the book was the confusing humans and the romance. But overall, I did like this book and will be reading the sequel....more
Don't judge me for giving this book so many stars I mean, it has aliens & superpowers!!!!!! THAT'S TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!! Now if only it had timDon't judge me for giving this book so many stars I mean, it has aliens & superpowers!!!!!! THAT'S TWO OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!! Now if only it had time travel......more
AFTER READING: OH MY CHEESE!!!!!! This book was even better than I expected!!
BEFORE READING: This book sounds so ABSOLUTLELY AMAZING!! XD First off it hAFTER READING: OH MY CHEESE!!!!!! This book was even better than I expected!!
BEFORE READING: This book sounds so ABSOLUTLELY AMAZING!! XD First off it has aliens! ALIENS!! There are very few cool teen books with aliens in it I have only read 1 maybe 2 books with aliens in it ALIENS!! XD And it's also dystopian!! That's my favorite genre YAY! but here's the sad part..... ITS NOT OUT YET!!!!! *cries* Why? Why must I wait so long? come to me october! come to me soon! so I can read this O-mazing book! Come soon so me and the other readers may read this book!
P.S. I feel sorry for you poor souls who read my "reveiw"
EDIT: What?! WHAT?! WHY DOES IT SAY NOVEMBER?! IT WAS SUPPOSED TO COME OUT TODAY AND NOW IT SAYS NOVEMBER?!!!!!!! NOVEMBER?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For some odd reason I didn't think I was going to like this book very much. I thought it was going to be another one of those "It was okay..." books (For some odd reason I didn't think I was going to like this book very much. I thought it was going to be another one of those "It was okay..." books (I've been reading a lot of those lately). The synopsis thing didn't interest me much (until it said 'disintegrated') it just didn't sound like my kind of book. But then I looked on the side and saw ALIENS and I HAD TO READ THIS BOOK! (okay, I admit it. I have an unhealthy obsession with aliens) But... THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! When I started the book I wasn't really that interested but I ended getting sucked in as the book went along. I was seriously interested in what was happening. I thought the whole Synesthesia was cool. I thought it was cool that she saw colors, shapes, smelled smells and such for certain things. Being how I am an art person obsessed with rainbows (yes, another unhealthy obsession) I thought it would be cool to have this. And I have read A Mango Shaped Space which also had Synesthesia and thought it was cool when I read that. It was a good book by the way. It had no aliens, but it was a really good book. It also made Synesthesia somewhat cooler(In my opinion). But back to the main point... In the beginning of the book it was just meh to me and over time I grow really interested. And it happened fast by the way, even before the aliens (but of course when the aliens came up I was jumping up and down with joy). I could not put this book down (Much to the dismay of my teachers which I don't understand because they're the ones trying to get people to read but you have to do it on your own stinkin time!) The only thing I didn't like about this book is the ending. I didn't hate it (hates too strong of a word. And it's not like a major character died a few chapters from the end just to "easily" end a love triangle and then make half of the characters be wolfs for the rest of their lives!!! *cough**cough*nightshade*cough**cough*). The ending just irked me. I just didn't like the fact that Faraday had to stay behind on his home "planet" (spoiler alert! sorry). I just wanted Alison and Faraday to see each other again (imagine my happiness when I found out that there is going to be a sequel!!!!XD). I guess I could also be irked that Tori left but I was actually okay with that. It could be because I somehow understood her need to leave or just that she wasn't in the book as often as Faraday (and she just wasn't as awesome). All in all I gave this book 4.5 stars (It would've gotten more if the ending didn't irk me. It will get 5 stars if the sequel is totally awesome) Anywho.... I just realized another awesome fact about this book! XD NO LOVE TRIANGLE! HOORAY!
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