Anticipated Reads of Fall/Winter 2016

crookedkingdom.jpg Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo

The second book in the Six of Crows duology:

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

Release Date: September 27th 2016

GEMINA.jpg Gemina – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The Second book in the Illuminae series:

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminaecontinues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and theHypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

Release Date: October 18th 2016

TALES.jpg Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy – Cassandra Clare et al.

A compilation of stories following Simon Lewis after the events of The Mortal Instruments:

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Release Date: November 15th 2016

HEARTLESS.jpg Heartless – Marissa Meyer

A retelling of the Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favourite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Release Date: November 8th 2016

million A Million Worlds With You – Claudia Gray

The third book in the Firebird trilogy:

A million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.

Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.

So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

In the epic conclusion to Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.

Release Date: November 1st 2016

Sorry it’s been a while guys, we have been EXTREMELY busy. Hopefully we will be back; thanks for reading!

Sincerely,

B ❤

Ruby Red – Kerstin Gier Review

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Ruby Red follows a young girl; Gwenyth who comes from a family of time travelers. The time traveling gene is carried down the line as always given to a female born on a specific date. Everyone assumes Gwenyth’s cousin Charlotte will be the one who carries the gene however, Gwenyth’s and her family’s lives get flipped upside down when they realize she is the one who has the gene, not Charlotte. Thrust into a secret group with another time travelling family, Gwenyth begins to learn more about her family and herself.

I think my feelings for this book wildly have to do with the timing I read it. I really was looking for something like this and so that is why I enjoyed it so much, however, there are many problems.
1. The plot is good. Timing is fine and the flow is also good. Information is given nicely because our main character really doesn’t know anything at all so we learn as she learns about time travel etc.

2. Characters are also fine. They seem real enough, especially the secondary characters. It’s strange but I was actually more interested in learning about everyone other than Gideon and Gwenyth; like James and Robert, Rose and Paul and Lady Arista.

3. The writing in this book is what is a huge let down. It’s very bland and juvenile, but this is not the first language-one-translated-into-language-two book I have read so I recognize the faults that come with a translated text. Dialogue is a bit cheesy whereas in its original form it would be natural. Because I knew that this was translated I was able to ignore a lot of the flops in the writing and just enjoy the story as a whole.

This book is primarily focused on plot rather than characters which is okay but I tend to like character driven books more.

The time travel aspect in the book is very interesting though. I like that is very specific:
– In Gwenyth’s family only a female can carry the gene. In Gideon’s family, only a male can carry the gene.
– you have to be born on a specific day (October the 7th I think)
– you can only travel back in time for up to 4 hours at a time
– you travel back to where you are in the present. For example, if I am in my home and I travel back, I will land in the exact same spot in x-period of time. So if you’re in you’re bedroom on the second floor and travel back 100 years, you better hope your house was already built or you might end up falling all the way down to the ground
– you cannot travel to the future or to a period during your lifetime
– the travelling happens unexpectedly if not drawn out once a day. Think of it as built up energy. In a 24 hour period, you build up the time travel ‘energy’ in your body. If you do not use the chronograph (a device that allows you to choose when specifically you travel back in time) to release set ‘energy’, your body will be forced to release it on its own and so you find yourself time travelling randomly to a random time period.
– only Twelve people will ever have this gene. One for each zodiac symbol of you will. Gwenyth is the last; a ruby.

That is was really had me interested. All the background information about time travelling and about how it works and how people used it is very interesting. Also, the secret that the guardians are trying to achieve by gathering all the travellers blood is mysterious. What is their goal ? Is it all. For Count Saint Germain? Is he trying to reach Immortality? Or is it something else completely.

From the moment Lucy and Paul was mentioned I knew they weren’t going to be bad. I knew that the group currently working with Gwenyth are probably the real enemies and the count is the antagonist whereas Lucy and Paul are trying to help them.

I also enjoyed that this book was so light. I flew right through it in almost one sitting (I have a life sometimes 😉)  it didn’t take itself seriously which is good because of its writing.

Overall, I wish I could have read this in its original language. It’s too bad I do not understand German in the least… Unfortunately, with translations, there is always fear of miscommunication. Something that is directly translated may not carry with it its original meaning.

Danke für Lesen!

3.5/5 stars

sincerely,

B ❤

ps. Sorry if I butchered that translation, it’s supposed to say thanks for reading! XD

New Video! The Coffee Book Tag!

Check out the coffee book tag I just did over on our youtube channel! Don’t mind my super awkwardness..

 

Thanks for watching!

Sincerely,

B ❤

The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater Review

  
Hey bookies! I’m so excited to be bringing you my review of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven King. 

So this book continues pretty much right after Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Its the home stretch people! Piper Greenmantle has awoken a demon and for now it seems to be following her orders but it is an “undower” which means that it slowly starts to kill Cabeswater and all things created by it. Gansey is forced to make a difficult decision, Ronan and Adam learn about what they really want and Blue discovers a piece of herself. 

Maggie’s way of writing is very unique. She always leaves me questioning things and it always feels eerie, but I love that about her. The characters and the world is fantastic. 

[SPOILERS] okay so let’s get down to it. I flew through the first half of this book really quickly because I was hyped up for it and I needed to know what was going to happen. When I got to the half way point I began to wonder how things were going to go down and it wasn’t until the end that I realized there are so many strings left untied. 

Things I liked : 

1. I appreciated Adam’s character a lot more in this book because he is sure of who he is and what he wants. I always liked Blue and Gansey so that didn’t change. Ronan was also very interesting because of his character development. I love the line in chapter 6 when he makes jokes about Blue getting suspended. I would love to read more about Ronan and Blue because I feel like he’s the one she interacts with the least but their chemistry is the most interesting.

2. THE SHIP. I knew that Ronan and Adam were endgame since (almost) the beginning! I’m so happy that they confessed to each other. Oh and obviously Gansey and Blue, they were obvious though. 

3. Laumonier. Oh my goodness! I laughed so hard when I read chapter 10. How Maggie wrote that was brilliant; it makes me wonder if she was under the influence 😅 

Things I didn’t like: 

The ending. I knew that Glendower was going to be dead. I was hoping that he wouldn’t be but it was too good to be true. From that point on the book fell flat. I was so ready to give it 5 stars but then I was left with so many questions: 

1. Does Laumonier 2+3 get revenge on The Gray Man for killing Laumonier 1 ? 

2. Does The Gray Man return to Maura ? Does he start working with Henry’s mom? 

3. What happened with Matthew? He didn’t actually die right ? 

4. Does Blue’s father just stay in his tree from now on ? Does he even live with them anymore ? 

5. Does Blue’s kiss continue to provide death to Gansey ? 

6. Where did the demon go ? It took 4 books to wake him up and a 5 minute fight to defeat him ? 

7. Now that Cabeswater gave up himself to bring Gansey back to life and he has pieces of Cabeswater in him, does that mean Adam is the hands and eyes of some part of Gansey ? 

8. Where did Gwenlilian go ? 

9. What exactly happened with Noah ? Was he trying to tell us that he’s the one that whispered those things to Gansey when he died the first time ? Or was that just him passing on finally? And how come the gang didn’t get to say goodbye to him ? That’s not fair. 

Lastly, I don’t understand Henry Cheng’s character. I understand that his mother is a magical artifact seller/buyer and that the Robobee is important but I don’t understand the importance of him as a character that joins the group at the last minute and becomes so attached to the main characters. I don’t feel the necessity of him joining the picture. 

These unanswered questions do not mean that I do not like the book! I want to know the answers so badly that I can’t ignore the fact that I care that much, which means that I really like the book. I just wished there was a little more.  [SPOILERS] 

So overall, I really enjoyed this book. I love Maggie Stiefvater’s writing style, the plot is totally unique and the characters are well developed. I wish the ending could have been more dramatic and climactic but I definitely recommend this series to anyone who wants something different. 

4 / 5 stars 

Sincerely, 

B ❤

The Hamilton Book Tag!

Hey bookies, I think everyone knows what Hamilton is by now. If not, it’s a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda about one of American’s founding father: Alexander Hamilton. The music is A+ and the play is very educational; since we are not American and knew nothing about this before listening to the musical. Anyways, here is our rendition of The Hamilton Book Tag!

DISCLAIMER : Contains Spoilers for the Harry Potter Series and the Hunger Games Series

The Room Where It Happens
A book world you would put yourself into

Bia:TheRavenCycle.pngWouldn’t it be so cool to live in this world? The characters are all so great and unique that I would love to be friends with them. Also, the magic and eeriness of this world is fascinating!

Cass:

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Who wouldn’t want to be a witch or wizard studying at the infamous Hogwarts? I would just like to ride Buckbeak around all day, study with Dumbledore and read all the books in the Library!

The Schuyler Sisters
An Underrated Female Character

Bia:The Testing

More people have to read this book! It is so good and Cia Vale is a really smart, determined main character that deserves more credit.

Cass:

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I think people just need to pick up a Kelley Armstrong book ASAP, because her characters are so diverse and so easy to adore! The Gathering is set in the same world as The Darkest Powers and each character gives an important essence to the story, plus Maya Delaney is just a character you’ll automatically love. She’s badass, intuitive and spoiler she’s a freakin’ shapeshifter!

My Shot
A Character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them

Bia:

Moira is so badass and she does not let anything get in the way of doing what’s right or protecting her sister and even if you can’t relate to her stubbornness and/or brashness, you will definitely admire her loyalty.

Cass: 

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There’s too much I can say that’ll definitely express how badass Celaena is in the Throne of Glass Series. She always strives to protect the ones she loves and doesn’t let anyone or anything get in the way of her mission. She’s witty and cunning and handles a sword better than any assassin I’ve read about. She to a “T” the sassiest, strongest and loyal character I’ve ever read.

Burn
The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read

Bia:A Walk to Remember

Nicholas Sparks… WHY?! I cried forever after this… No Spoilers but… I mean, if you know Sparks than you probably have an idea.

Cass:sirius

Nothing in this world can express how saddened, broken and defeated I felt when these two went their separate ways. I don’t care if this is the hugest spoiler to ever happen but really, Rowling? I was an absolute wreck after reading this scene.

You’ll Be Back
The Sassiest Villain

Bia:
The Hunger GamessPresident Snow

You may not be thinking about President Snow as sassy… but damn, he is. He put everyone back in the Hunger Games JUST CAUSE. He LAUGHED when Katniss shot Coin. I mean thats’s pretty sassy.

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Queen Levana…. Need I say more? Whether you have a murderous bone in your body, you will wish this character death and her sassy mouth doesn’t help much either.

 

The Reynolds Pamphlet
A book with a twist you didn’t see coming

Bia:
Divergent

I’ll be honest, I did not see that coming. I had a feeling someone would… but not her. Veronica Roth got spunk, I’ll give her that.

Cass: 

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SPOILERS SPOILERS SO MUCH SPOILERS!!!! If you’ve read LM by Cass Clare you’ll know what I’m talking about but forreals?! Those last 10 pages… grr.

Non-Stop
A book series you marathoned

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Love these books! Each one is unique and super cute. I read Anna in one sitting and picked up the other two right away!

Cass:

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How quickly I binged this series, I was a bit hesitation going into this series but boy was I wrong! Read all four books in the series as well as the prequel/ collection of short stories in a week’s time.

Satisfied
A book with multiple point of views

Bia:14. salt to the sea

I’ll just keep mentioning this book until everyone in the world has read it…

Cass: 

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The multiple POV’s of this series really makes you attach yourself to each and every one of the characters. Sarah J Maas kicks ass at kicking ass!

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
A book/series you believe will be remembered throughout history

Bia:Twilight

Whether you were the person who:

  1. Hated the series but never read it
  2. Loved the series but never read it
  3. Hated the series and have read it
  4. Loved the series and have read it
  5. Hated the series but secretly loved it
  6. Or Loved the series but secretly hated it

You have to admit that EVERYONE knows about Twilight. It’s what started Young Adult for a lot of readers today.

Cass:

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I’m a tad biased with this choice, mostly because this series changed my life and really got me hooked on the high fantasy lifestyle. Whether you watched the films, read the series or just wish deep down you were a hobbit you have heard of Lord of the Rings. It will forever be the high fantasy that brought together a multi million franchise, and it will follow me till the end of time.

Stay Alive
A character you wish you could bring back to life

Bia+Cass:Harry Potter

I feel like I need to create a list for… well okay, here we go:

  1. Sirius Black
  2. Severus Snape
  3. Hedwig (I mean really Rowling!?)
  4. Dobby
  5. Fred Weasley
  6. Albus Dumbledore
  7. Cedric Diggory
  8. Alastor Moody
  9. Remus Lupin
  10. Nymphadora Tonks
  11. AND SO MANY OTHERS including (but not limited to) Dean Thomas’s father and Neville Longbottom’s parents and Luna Lovegood’s mom

And that’s all for The Hamilton Book Tag! It was lots of fun, and anyone who wants to do it, consider yourself tagged! (:

Sincerely,

B + C ❤

March Wrap Up (2016)

It’s time for our March wrap up! Cass and I read a lot of books this month and we would like to share some of our thoughts on what we’ve read!

Bia:

 

 

Dr. Moreau            As the first science fiction novel published in England, I was expecting this to be weird… but not THAT weird. We follow a young man whose ship wrecks in the middle of the ocean. He is rescued aboard another ship sailing by and soon finds himself on an island with a once reputable doctor and his assistant. It doesn’t take him long to learn why the doctor is experimenting on an island no one knows about and starts to question his own morals. I’m glad science fiction has evolved since then because if it were all like Dr. Moreau I would be continually freaked out.

3 / 5 stars

summer of chasing mermaids            I was expecting a lot more from this story. Now, that’s not to say that it was bad necessarily, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. We focus on a young girl who lost her voice in a terrible boat accident. For her and her twin sister, singing was everything. After this tragedy, Elise moves away from her home near the Philippines and moves to America to live with her cousin. There she meets a boy (of course, haha) and eventually learns to love him and her new self. I was really hoping to love this story but I couldn’t really connect to any of the characters. That being said, the writing itself was well done and I won’t rule out her other books just yet.

3 / 5 stars

missperegrine            Ransom Riggs really surprised me with this book. Miss Peregrine’s is his first published novel so I went into it expecting some flaws, which obviously there are, but because of this, I was thoroughly surprised. The writing style is quite poetic which reminds me a little of Shatter Me, (makes sense since the authors are married) but it is also very gripping. The story moves along really quickly so I was never bored with what was going on. I was also expecting it to be creepy, and although the pictures definitely contain a creepy factor to them, the story itself was not. Jacob is relatable and all the peculiar children are unique. My only problem with this book is that I didn’t love Emma and Jacob’s romantic relationship. It felt forced and all around, kind of weird. Can’t wait                                                to read book two.

4 / 5 stars

 

 

saving june            I loved this story! The characters are genuine, strong and raw which is exactly what I want in a contemporary. When Harper’s older sister commits suicide her entire world changes. She grew apart from her ‘perfect’ older sister years ago and when she dies, Harper does whatever she can to make it right; which means going on a road trip to California to sprinkle her sister’s ashes over the ocean (a place she always wanted to visit). Tagging along with her is her best friend and a stranger her sister used to be friends with. Along the way, Harper learns more about her sister, learns how to love and more importantly figures out the kind of person she wants to be. I love all the relationships in this book, the constant                                                               bickering between Harper and Jake is always amusing.

4 / 5 stars

Ill meet you there

If you’re looking for a book to make you cry sad, happy and mad tears, then say hello to I’ll Meet You There. This book made me feel so many feels, and it goes something like this:
Girl + Boy: friends/co-workers
Boy: joins the army; girl: stays home
Girl: wants to go to art school; boy: returns home from war sans limb
Girl: starts falling in love; boy: asshole (of course he is)
Boy: realizes he’s an asshole; girl: tries to move on from said asshole
Girl + Boy: have heart-to-heart meltdown
Girl + Boy = LOVE
And all of this together equals my heart in pieces on the                                                        floor… in the best way possible.

4.5 / 5 stars

lady renegades           So, as usual with this series, Harper is badass and reaches sass of unattainable magnitudes. However, she is also very vulnerable in this last book of the trilogy and super strong. I would not be able to handle it all if I was Harper. I cannot say much about this because it is the third book but I can say that Rachel Hawkins’ writing is fun and the plot moves along really quickly. The only negative thing I have to say is that it is too short. I was hoping for more, but I guess that means I enjoyed it so much, right?

5 / 5 stars

nimona            I loved this graphic novel. The art style is so well done, consistent and clean, and the writing is fresh. Together it’s innovative and unique. The author did a great job keeping Nimona true to her age while also making her brave and persistent. I loved the subtle (or maybe not so subtle) relationship between Lord Blackheart and his former best friend Sir Goldenloin. My favourite character is probably the Doctor, a minor role but quite important to say the least. I hope Noelle does more of this kind of work because I really enjoyed it and I want to read more.

5 / 5 stars

rebel of the sands            Debut novel from Alwyn Hamilton and I’m already itching for the second book! The world she created is so incredible, with monsters and powers, and yet it is still so incredible based on our own world, discrimination against those who are different and those who are female. Amani is a strong, independent woman who is so ruthless it left me dumbfounded and I couldn’t help laughing. Jin is… well he’s bae, that’s for sure. I really loved how their relationship grew and Hamilton handled it beautifully. Yes, there was an initial attraction but that was all it was; physical attraction, and she paced the love that followed very well. I can’t wait to read more about this world, and SPOILERS ahead >>>> ……………………………… we get to meet her Djinn father, so I’m                                                                excited how she writes him in.

5 / 5 stars

salt to the sea            THIS BOOK… I have so many words, and yet no words at all. Ruta did such an incredible job writing about a REAL event in our history that is so unfortunate and tragic, and killed millions of people: WWII. More specifically, the people lost on the ship: Wilhelm Gustloff. I wanted to cry the entire time reading this book but I forced myself to be separated from the characters because I knew most of them would die. No one should have to go through something like that, especially people that young and yet, not many people know about the real tragedy that is Wilhelm Gustloff. I feel for those so few survivors whose voice is forgotten, and even more for the numerous lost… who will never have a voice at all.

5 / 5 stars

Lady midnight            I don’t know what to say… I’m still very emotional from reading this. Cassandra Clare ALWAYS DOES THIS TO ME! I just feel like SOS. What I can say is I love this and need book 2 ASAP. ASAP I TELL YOU…. Okay, I’m okay…  (no I’m not….)
Emma + Julian
Emma + Cameron
Emma + Mark
Mark + Kieran
Mark + Cristina
Cristina + Perfect Diego
OH MY GOODNESS, WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE RIGHT NOW…
(I will hopefully make a more coherent review when my thoughts                                                 are… well coherent)

5 / 5 stars

Cass:

This what Cass read: (she currently has no words and so, will get back to you lol)

Thanks for reading! Let us know if you’ve read any of these, and if not, what was your favourite book you read in March!

Sincerely,

B ❤

 

Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Review


OH… MY… GOSH…

This book, holy crap, there are no words.

Let me start off by saying that Kaufman and Kristoff bring this beautiful story of pain and adventure and love, to life using a unique and engaging method. The story follows a seventeen year old girl named Kady Grant who just broke up with her boyfriend. Little did she know that this would be the day her home planet gets attacked. Three ships carrying thousands of survivors make it off the planet except that’s only the beginning. An enemy ship is advancing on them each and every day, the main ships intelligent computing system seems to be failing and the people that are supposed to be in control are hiding dark secrets from their fellow shipmates. Kady doesn’t let anything stand in her way as she relentlessly fights until the very end to save her people and the one she loves the most.

This story alone has me itching on the edge of my seat, but the authors do something really special with they way they portray the story. The entire book is made up of instant messages, journal entries, computer files and camera data. Ordinarily, this would distract the reader from the story itself but not with this book. This unique style of delivery adds something to the story and honestly, I can’t imagine it being told any other way.

I became super infested with the characters especially Kady and my heart went out to her in all her struggles. I read almost the entire book in one sitting, so you know it’s good.

[SPOILERS START:]

Okay, I really enjoyed learning about Kady. I think she was an awesome protagonist. She’s smart, sarcastic and stands her ground. She never gives up but she knows when her tactics are no longer working. I also enjoyed reading about Ezra Mason although we get significantly less of him.

Now, this review would not be complete if I did not talk about AIDEN. For some reason he.. Or it completely freaked me out. I always knew that human beings’ progress and trust in technology would be our downfall but man, AIDEN is really scary. When it actually started to have coherent thoughts of its own it was so eerie, I literally had chills, and I was sitting in front of a fireplace. I hope humanity can learn from books like this that this future is entirely possible and probable at the rate we are going.

I still have conflicting feeling about it though. I don’t like AIDEN by any means, but I don’t entirely hate it either.

Although there are so many sad parts, my heart broke when James McNulty gave his suicidal message. I can’t ever imagine having the strength to do something like that. Even though he is a fictional character, I have so much respect for him for taking his life and his death into his own hands and not letting it become degraded by that sickly virus. I don’t know how Kady could have watched that knowing what he was about to do.

Geez, speaking of the virus. What the heck was that? Hyped up Zombie sickness. That was really scary!

[END OF SPOILERS]

Anyways, I highly suggest this book to anyone and everyone. It has a little bit of everything so I think a magnitude of audiences can be happy. Science fiction is becoming my new favourite genre for YA, I think.

5 / 5 stars

Yours truly,

B