Saturday, September 21, 2013

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

All About It:
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

Show moreWhat I Thought:
Oh. My. God. I-I can’t breathe…Warner, Warner, Warner, WARNER!!! and Juliette!! Oh. My. GOD! I need more! More! More! MORE!!! This book, this sequel is SO genuinely alive every twist, turn, breath, tear, and pain is your own. It is a terrifying life you live while within the four hundred and sixty some odd pages of this book! When I say “I can’t breathe” I mean it LITERALLY not figuratively. I cannot breathe. This book stole my breath and ran millions of miles across decades of times away. I don’t know how I will survive until the final book in Juliette’s story is in my hands and being devoured by my eyes! It sounds insane, I know this, I know it sounds like a ranting and raving fan but SERIOUSLY it is true! Read Unravel Me (but read Shatter Me first…of course) and you will understand just how I feel! I am SO beyond not kidding. This book…these characters…these living, breathing, REAL people are indescribable. I would pay a thousand dollars, right now, on the spot, for the next installment (of course this would require me to actually have a thousand dollar…eh minor details right?). Oh or if not that what about all the monopoly money in the world, that’s got to be worth something? Or, or MY SOUL!! Come on Ms. Mafi think of the possibilities of everything you could do with possession of your very own (pet) soul!! They are endless! Come on what do you say? A soul for the last of Juliette’s and Warner’s story? (Can you tell who my heart belongs too?) PLEASE? I beg of you! ANYONE who is deciding whether or not to pick up this book, DON’T hesitate! It is worth your money and your time! And maybe put in a good word for who the crazy girl who told you so and maybe I’ll get lucky with the ending sooner rather than later! Okay, crazy and rambling, over enthused fanatic is signing off now. Just remember my proposition Ms. Mafi!

 Five (ten if it went up that high) out of Five Fairies


PS: Word of warning if Mr. Warner is not the one to end up with Juliette in the end: I may just have to hire a team of world renowned computer hackers to break into your laptop, HarperCollins’s computer systems, and any servers I have to make it happen, to rewrite the ending, before final print! Okay…maybe I’m just kidding…I would probably just accept the ending any way it goes…maybe/probably….or I just MIGHT have an ability like Juliette’s that could ruin the world where Warner doesn’t get the girl…..Muahahaha! Okay, really, seriously (probably/maybe) just kidding. ;)


Sunday, September 15, 2013

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

All About It:
It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.


A timeless love story, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

What I Thought:
I am not going to lie, I wasn't a fan of this book at first. It started off slow and with characters that grated on my last nerve. However, once the plains came into view (you'll understand soon enough!) everything picked up and changed for the better. Lilac and Tarver changed over the course of their journey. The point of any good book is to tell a story, one that is good, entertaining, fantastical but also one that shows the progression of characters, growing up. "These Broken Stars" did both, and it brought in elements of not only dystopian but of suspense and supernatural as well. All in all, I like this book. I did not love it but I liked it. If you can stick with it through the first part the story beyond is worth it. Tarver and Lilac have so much crap happen, things you wouldn't expect and it blows your mind, keeping you enthralled in the words. I look forward, eagerly, to the sequel. 

3 faires out of Five 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Mortality (The Hitchhiker Strain #1) by Kellie Sheridan

All About It:

After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death.

Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore.

Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough.

ShWhat I Thought:

I have almost no words to describe how much I loved this book. I said, almost! Not telling everyone how amazing this book is would be a crime, though, so I’ll try and do Ms. Sheridan’s work justice! From start to finish (in one sitting, up all night long) I was absorbed in the story and the characters and could not put it down! Savanna, or Savvy as her friends affectionately call her, was an amazing protagonist. You felt what she felt and saw what she saw. While I cannot go into much detail without spoiling a spectacular part of the story, the other point of view we hear from is pretty good too, although I did find myself quaking in anticipation to get back to Savvy’s story line. The romance in this book is frustrating but wonderful and you finish with the first book thinking there could be a love square in the future (although not really…Cole wins because he’s just yummy!) But Zach and ??character (won’t be spoiling this surprise, sorry, well not really READ THE DANG BOOK!!!) might have a shot too! I found the two different waves of zombie infection more than interesting. Most zombie stories do not branch out this much and it makes the new “Zombie Fad” excitingly more enticing and interesting. The journey taken by both main characters is never dull and full of so many twists, turns and heart aching decisions that it is impossible to not become absorbed in the words. I could go on and on BUT I won’t because as much as I could say there is just no way to tell more and not ruin anything. Plus as much as I wish and as hard as I try you cannot fully understand the FANTASTICNESS of Mortality until you read it for yourself. So go out and pick yourself up a copy! Don’t waste any time. Go, go NOW! Okay, I guess you can wait until morning when the stores open…although IS always open. Haha. Seriously, don’t overlook this one. You’ll regret it! The only part I am sorry to report is that the next installment will not be out until later this year. It’s worth the wait though! Thanks for sharing your zombie-fied world with us Ms. Sheridan!

Five out of Five Fairies

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Daynight by Megan Thomason

All About It:

Meet The Second Chance Institute (SCI): Earth’s benevolent non-profit by day, Thera’s totalitarian regime by night. Their motto: Because Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Life(TM). Reality: the SCI subjects Second Chancers to strict controls and politically motivated science experiments like Cleaving—forced lifetime union between two people who have sex. Punishment for disobeying SCI edicts? Immediate Exile or death.

Meet Kira Donovan. Fiercely loyal, overly optimistic, and ensnared by the promise of a full-ride college scholarship, Kira signs the SCI Recruit contract to escape memories of a tragedy that left her boyfriend and friends dead.

Meet Blake Sundry. Bitter about being raised in Exile and his mother’s death, Blake’s been trained to infiltrate and destroy the SCI. Current barrier to success? His Recruit partner—Miss Goody Two Shoes Kira Donovan.

Meet Ethan Darcton. Born with a defective heart and resulting inferiority complex, Ethan’s forced to do his SCI elite family’s bidding. Cleave-worthy Kira Donovan catches his eye, but the presiding powers give defect-free Blake Sundry first dibs.

Full of competing agendas, romantic entanglements, humor, twists and turns, daynight is Megan Thomason’s debut young adult dystopian novel and first in the daynight series
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What I Thought:
I was a little bit weary of this book at first due to its three alternating viewpoints; I was however more than pleasantly surprised. This book was fantastic! I could hardly put it down, and being a junior in college that is not an ideal situation to be in. But, you know what, I DID it and I DON’T regret it. The story line in Daynight is different than any other novel out there, refreshingly so. The characters are original and you fall for all of them. The love triangle of Kira, Blake and Ethan is frustrating but delightful. Everything is included in this story, which I know doesn’t make much sense but saying any more than that would give away HUGE twists and turns that take place. Daynight by Megan Thomason is better in its 324 pages than all the Twilight Saga books put together. The ending will leave you down on your knees begging for more. I cannot WAIT to return to the world of Thera (while the characters may SERIOUSLY disagree with me) created by Ms. Thomason.  

Five out of Five Fairies

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rise by Anna Carey

All About It:
Rebel armies are getting closer, and the fate of The New America rests with Eve. Trapped in the City of Sand and married to a man of her father's choosing, Eve can't forget her love for Caleb-- her passion for the rebel cause. Then tragedy strikes, and Eve must choose who to leave behind, who to save, and who to fight in this final battle for freedom.
(obtained from the ARC of Rise)

What I Thought:

For how much I loved the other two in the series, the finale of the Eve trilogy was a major disappointment.
 Don't get me wrong, the writing was still fantastic and the story so enthralling that once I started in on the ARC (advanced readers copy) I could not put it down and finished in one sitting. However, the ending, the final conclusion and farewell to the trilogy left so much to be desired. It concluded, yes, but it did not leave you feeling like it did. I actually want to cry at how awful the final page was. It was the conclusion and yet it wasn't. To make this trilogy truly amazing, before publication a new ending must be written. Otherwise, it leaves the dedicated reader cold. Add more description. Without it put in, this series in nothing. I cannot say much without spoiling, but PLEASE Ms. Carey for the fans RE-WRITE the ending, make it warmer. Let us SEE it; it is one place in writing the writer should not be bound by the "show don't tell" rule. I want to leave this world of Eve behind with a warm and fuzzy feeling. As it stands right now the ending came to fast. With the fast paced ending there is not enough transition to the end, you leave it feeling dead inside. So before official publication TELL us what the last few paragraphs lead up to, show it in WORDS not vague descriptions. It will make the reader happier, feel more satisfied, and NOT like they wasted their precious time reading something that will never end. If nothing changes, I am sorry I recommended this series to so many people.
So, like a broken record I say, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Ms. Carey, WRITE A DIFFERENT ENDING!! Eve deserves it, you deserve it, the READERS deserve it...Please.

1 faire out of Five