In Override we find that Zoe has escaped and working with the Rez. Override is an action packed sequel...moreFind more of my reviews at Delirious About Books
In Override we find that Zoe has escaped and working with the Rez. Override is an action packed sequel to Glitch.
I actually enjoyed Override more then Glitch. I can only put that down to the character development and the amount of action in this novel. From the close call escapes to the thrilling rescue, down to the sad realisation and loss. It all made for an amazing read.
Zoe grows in this novel both within herself and her power. The other glitchers that are with the Rez go through that same development. With all characters having there own issues, from who they are, to who they have to work with, to them evolving through the novel to the point that they can work together in the most difficult circumstances.
Both Max and Adrien play important roles in the story, with twists I never saw coming and shocking realisations. I can only hope something positive comes from it all.
I can not wait to see what Shutdown, the third (and I believe final?), book in the series is going to bring. If Override is any indication, it's going to be epic. (less)
Exile takes off from Mercy #1 with Mercy now being in Lela's body. Compared to Mercy #1 this book is more confined...moreReview also on Delirious About Books
Exile takes off from Mercy #1 with Mercy now being in Lela's body. Compared to Mercy #1 this book is more confined with a depressing setting. Mercy #1 had much more interaction with other characters and the story was not only about Mercy, but also her host Carmen. Exile shows Mercy's selfish side. She wants to contact Ryan and that's it. "This time it's about me. It's my time now, and if I have to climb over the bodies of lovelorn IT guys to get the answers I'm seeking, then so be it." It was unfortunate, especially considering the circumstances she was in - or more correctly, that Lela was in. However, I can also understand why. I'd want to know what was happening too!
Now I said that Exile's setting was depressing, and it was - Exile is set mainly in either Lela's home with her dying mother, or at Lela's work, The Green Lantern, in a cafe with the same repeat sad, unhappy characters. The advantage of that, and Rebecca Lim's writing ability, was that I felt the characters unhappiness and wanted something more positive for them, just like they wanted something better themselves. I wanted something good to happen. And while something good came out of it, so did some bad things.
I still like Mercy, despite her selfishness in this book, and think she is a strong, though slightly lost and confused, protagonist. I was able understand more about Mercy's past and character and believe that Exile is for this purpose more then a story like Mercy #1. I was able to dislike Luc a lot more in this book too. I had a bad feeling about him in Mercy #1, and Exile has started to confirm that for me.
Ranald was a good new character. He gave me the creeps. I knew something was up with him but I didn't see what was coming. However, I was silently screaming at Mercy for trusting him to set up her profile. I just knew it was a bad idea.
Over all, this book is an easy read which kept my attention and I was emotional in parts but I think that's just me as what Lela's mum was going through made me think of what my Dad must of felt like. For this reason I think I felt for Lela and the fact that she was "taken over" by Mercy which of course then limits her time with her mum. The end was a sad, even though when Azraeil and Mercy had an encounter, I knew what it meant. It was still sad and in a way not fair.(less)
I finished Scarlet by Marissa Meyer today. I have been wanting to read it ever...moreThis review and more of my reviews can be found on Delirious About Books
I finished Scarlet by Marissa Meyer today. I have been wanting to read it ever since I read Cinder mid last year. The Lunar Chronicles is easily my new favourite series and Marissa Meyer, well I think I'll forever read anything that she wishes to write.
I adored the characters. Cinder is still the same strong, loveable character she was in the first book. New editions of Scarlet and Wolf - I loved them both. Scarlet is strong, determined, and stubborn, and Wolf who isn't meant to be sweet and caring, is. Iko is back, though very different with the same charming character I loved in Cinder. Another addition is Thorne, and I'm sure I read someone else mention that he is like Sawyer from Lost (I have no idea where I read that, if I come across it again I'll link their review. Sorry!) and that is just as I pictured him too.
Where some second books in a series serve to be "fillers" to tie the first and third books together, Scarlet most definitely wasn't. Scarlet carries the story on from Cinder and develops it further. With plenty of things happening throughout the story to keep you interested.
Marissa Meyers writing is natural and fluent. She has easily made my favourite authors list. If you haven't read Cinder yet, I highly recommend you do. Then read Scarlet.
No review I do on this book, or series will ever do it justice. I simply can not find the right words or feelings to describe these books to you. Just read them.
Thank you to Penguin Australia for providing a copy for review(less)
This book is different. A great blend of mystery, paranormal and romance (that’s not in your face). It wasn’...moreThis review is also on deliriousaboutbooks
This book is different. A great blend of mystery, paranormal and romance (that’s not in your face). It wasn’t predictable and I was guessing who was behind the disappearance of Lauren.
Mercy is a strong willed, can-look-after-herself type character. While she didn’t know why she was there or who she was meant to help, I think there was a pretty good balance that she was able to help both Lauren and Carmen.
I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series. (less)
I actually enjoyed this book better then the first. Not so much for the writing or story (though the story is as exciting as the first), more for the...moreI actually enjoyed this book better then the first. Not so much for the writing or story (though the story is as exciting as the first), more for the anticipation I got wanting to know what was happening next. It continued to maintain my interest. While the start of the book moved through things a little to fast with limited detail, the middle onwards was more like the first book in the series. Once things started moving and more of the story unfolded it became harder to put down. In fact, I was unable to stop reading it at all today and just had to finish it. With the ending the way it is, I must now go and start the third in the series. ;)(less)