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BUDDY READ: Dystopian/Sci-Fi > Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz - Restarting October 15th 2014

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Amanda  (manka23) | 2385 comments Goodreads Blurb:

"From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all."

Anyone is welcome to join!


These Violent Delights (Robin) | 772 comments Can't wait to start, I hear it is good!


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Amanda  (manka23) | 2385 comments I've read a few of her books a few years back and I really liked them. :)


These Violent Delights (Robin) | 772 comments Amanda wrote: "I've read a few of her books a few years back and I really liked them. :)"

I haven't read anything by her yet, I do have her Blue Bloods series on my TBR pile though.


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Tati | 10171 comments I read the first Blue Blood book, and didn't really like it...


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Amanda  (manka23) | 2385 comments I read it when it came out. I thought I'd read something else by her, but I might be mistaken.


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8558 comments Hey guys! I can join on that date but it would be better for me to start on the 23rd so mind if I start a day earlier?? :)


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
I'm joining. :)


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Amanda  (manka23) | 2385 comments Rachel I am fine with you starting a day earlier.


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Ekaterine (thegoddess) | 370 comments I will join you guys!


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Amanda  (manka23) | 2385 comments Wow there are a lot of us. This is exciting :)


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Diamond (diamondnaz) | 486 comments I'm joining in too! I had to find the thread :) that's fine if we start a day earlier. Are we doing a schedule or just read as we go and discuss with spoiler tags?

I LOVE her books! I read the first couple Blue Bloods books,but I also love her adult books, The Witches of East End. They're SO good :) I'm reading the second book now. I saw this on Netgalley and had to pick it up. How many of you are reading the eARC?


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Amanda  (manka23) | 2385 comments I think all of us got it from Netgalley. I think we're just going to do spoiler tags since there are so many of us and we all read at different paces.

Very excited to have so many of us. Thrilled you're joining us too Diamond.

I really want to read Witches of East End.


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Diamond (diamondnaz) | 486 comments Awesome! And you MUST READ IT!! It's beyond amazing. Have you seen the show? The show is excellent. As good, maybe even a tad better than the books (I know, I know...) ^_^


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Amanda  (manka23) | 2385 comments I can't watch a show or see a movie first if there's a book... The only exception is Vampire Diaries.

But I've heard so much about the books that I have to read them first.


Mishma Nixon I'll join too.


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Diamond (diamondnaz) | 486 comments Mmm yeah...but then I need to majorly warn you. The show is NOTHING like the book. There are main characters which are completely excluded, relationships that don't exist in the show, etc. Etc.
Don't get me wrong, I love the books and the show equally (which says a lot for a girl who usually likes the book better). Just don't expect the show to be anything like the books in a lot of ways. It's more like an "inspired by" the book series. Put it this way, they are different enough that If you watched the show first, you wouldn't know any spoilers lol. Let me know what u think of the books when I get to them! I read the first two recently and can't wait for the 3rd


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8558 comments Amanda wrote: "I can't watch a show or see a movie first if there's a book... The only exception is Vampire Diaries.

But I've heard so much about the books that I have to read them first."


I'm the same! I refuse to watch anything if its based on a book that I haven't read yet. The only expectation to that so far has been The Book Thief 'cause I went for a bday and I couldn't exactly refuse the invitation for such a seemingly trivial matter!! :)


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8558 comments Diamond wrote: "I'm joining in too! I had to find the thread :) that's fine if we start a day earlier. Are we doing a schedule or just read as we go and discuss with spoiler tags?

I LOVE her books! I read the fir..."


The only experience I have with the author is the first two Blue Bloods which I didn't like much at all. I have the third here at the moment that I plan on reading. I am hoping this series will be better. :)


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Diamond (diamondnaz) | 486 comments Ooh you're reading Revelations? When? I have been wanting to read that for awhile lol.
I think her style is a lot different in her adult series compared to YA, as in Blue Bloods. I personally didn't hate BB but I didn't love it either, you know! However, I think her adult series is a lot better. Not perfect, but I love how creative it is and I love the characters.
I think most people have said they like witches of east end over blue bloods.


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8558 comments Diamond wrote: "Ooh you're reading Revelations? When? I have been wanting to read that for awhile lol.
I think her style is a lot different in her adult series compared to YA, as in Blue Bloods. I personally didn..."


I don't sometimes soonish. I have it in from the library so it needs to go back soon. Want to buddy read it then? :) I didn't hate Masquerade as much as I did Blue Bloods so I hope the series continues to improve like that.

I haven't read her adult series yet but if they are better then I'll definitely give them a try. :)


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Diamond (diamondnaz) | 486 comments Yeah lets do so! I have a few BRs going on this week but I can squeeze it in whenever since I've literally been wanting to buddy read it with someone for ever.
What day were u thinking to start? Do you wanna PM me and we can figure out the deets? I'm off to bed now, it's super late. But I'll check in the morning :)


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8558 comments Okay. Will do. :)


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Diamond (diamondnaz) | 486 comments It's a good thing I put a reminder on my calendar, or I would've forgotten were starting this tomorrow!!


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8558 comments Diamond wrote: "It's a good thing I put a reminder on my calendar, or I would've forgotten were starting this tomorrow!!"

I am going to start soon. Sorry I am behind but I left my kindle at my granny's place so I haven't had for a couple of days.


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
Starting now. :)


message 27: by Abbie (last edited Aug 24, 2014 02:38AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

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Chapter 1 - (view spoiler)


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Chapter 5 - (view spoiler)


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Chapter 10 - Okay so far!


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
Chapter 20 - This is starting to drag a bit now.


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
Chapter 33 - I just can't get interested in this again. :(


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
Sorry! I've still not started! Will try and start after dinner now.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
that prologue was a little confusing.


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
Yeah, i thought it was quite confusing too.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
Abbie wrote: "Chapter 1 -
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Nope. (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
chapter 5 (view spoiler)

chapter 7 (view spoiler)

chapter 8 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
Abbie wrote: "Chapter 5 - [spoilers removed]"

It really is!


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
chapter 9 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
ALl thEse WEIrd GlitCHeS maKE tHIs haRD To rEAd.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
This just isn't grabbing me. I'm fairly bored.


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "chapter 5 [spoilers removed]

chapter 7 [spoilers removed]

chapter 8 [spoilers removed]"


(view spoiler)


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "ALl thEse WEIrd GlitCHeS maKE tHIs haRD To rEAd."

It really annoyed me too.


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "This just isn't grabbing me. I'm fairly bored."

It didn't grab me either.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
it's just dull. it kinda reminds me of Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi , especially with this talk of 'the blue'


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
chapter 16 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
that was so boring!


Abbie | 27856 comments Mod
I gave it a generous 3. If i hadn't baked halfway through reading this, i would have hated it a lot more!


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 82917 comments Mod
it was so dull! really reminded me of under the never sky.


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Diamond (diamondnaz) | 486 comments I haven't started this yet seems like a few if you didn't love it lol. I already am going into this skeptically tho bc I heard it sucked when it was first published.
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Tati | 10171 comments Once Upon A Time and me will be reading this on October 15! Feel free to join


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