Sunday, July 13, 2014

Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy #1) by Susan Kaye Quinn


My Rating
I found this a really good and interesting book. Not only was the idea a really good one but also a really hard one. Reading minds? What a kind of world but it was interesting to see how there is Zero's people who can't read minds, normal people who can read minds then what Kira is who can control minds. It's interesting and Susan Kaye Quinn makes it work really well. It wasn't weird or sloppy or confusing to read!
I liked Kira's character a lot because she continued to think logically but also to jump to conclusions. It was like realistic thinking and she would think one thought that would lead to another so you know how she got to that idea instead of it just being there and you don't know why. Also Kira tries all kinds of things on her own with out even knowing what the limits are or if she should. So she is determined in a way.
The choices Kira makes through out the book are strong choices. Which leads to some interesting places and makes you wonder what if she decided to do something else or take the safe rout to things?
A lot goes on in this book and its interesting to think how it got from the begging to the end. So things were just a rush but it really captured your attention. I'm interested to see where the next book in the trilogy will lead. And what adventures and problems await Kira.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera

After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot Reservation, it isn't what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty leader, Micah, the Reboots are about to wage an all-out war on the humans. Although Wren's instincts are telling her to set off into the wilderness on their own and leave the battle far behind, Callum is unwilling to let his human family be murdered. When Micah commits the ultimate betrayal, the choice is made for them. But Micah has also made a fatal mistake . . . he's underestimated Wren and Callum.

The explosive finale to the Reboot duology is full of riveting action and steamy love scenes as Wren and Callum become rebels against their own kind.

My Rating
First of all I'm curious if this will only be a two book series? If so I wouldn't mind too much because I fill like there is a lot of trilogies in YA dystopian books now a days and it would be nice to have a change.
Though I would also like to know what happens after this? They fought a lot of the main problem so there isn't really anywhere a story can go and be exciting. Or at least it would be hard to do. But to have like a few novellas or something? That would be pretty cool. Like maybe one for the beginning of the series like what Wren's life was before she died? Or maybe one about the girl at the end of this book and what happens to her? Maybe? Idk. I just feel like I need more. These two books are just not enough and I need more.
I liked how there was the two points of view Callum's and Wren's. I liked how Wren became more human and caring, while Callum became more in charge. It's like they rubbed off on each other. 
I felt like something was missing in this book though. You have the connection between Wren and Callum but it felt kind of weak and maybe that was part of it. You had the problems and conflict but it seemed so easily resolved so maybe some of the excitement was lost? I'm unsure as to really what felt off about this book though, it was a slight let down after reading the first book and liking that so much. 
As of now I'm just curious as well there be anymore books in this series.

The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass

The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen--and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.
Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!
My Rating

Just loved. Perfect ending for a perfect series. The love is so there and it's amazing to see how America comes to decide who is right and see how much she loves them.
Through this series you really see America change she isn't the same girl she was in the first book and it's amazing how strong she is. Also we actually see all the characters change. We see more of them as the book go on and we change are opinion about them. Reading this last book makes me think diffrently about Maxon, Kriss, Celeste, Aspen, pretty much everyone, I think differently about them then I did when I read the first book. 
This last book was also amazing because it touched more on the war issue that was happening. I mean it was always there in the back round with the other books but it was a lot more about the romance really. This book is still more about the romance, but in parts it does touch down on that war part with the rebels and what not. 
Also what I loved about this book was it was a lot more family. Like the girls left in the selection become more like sisters. America spends time with her family and her dad tells her all these wonderful things. America and Queen Amberly act a little close. (Maybe more in other books im not sure) and just everyone at the end is like a family member or a friend to America. It was really amazing and beautiful that there was that aspect in the book. 
Also if I didn't say this already the romance is amazing. It's perfect they love each other so much, even though there was time you think they didn't and they avoided each other or didn't talk. It was perfect and beautiful they really loved each other and it makes me happier then anything that they ended up together. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Kahayatle (Apocalypsis #1) by Elle Casey

My name's Bryn Mathis. I'm seventeen years old, and I live in a neighborhood outside of Orlando, Florida. I live alone because my dad died almost a year ago, along with all the other adults in the world. I'm almost out of food and the gangs of kids that roam around my town are getting more vicious by the day. 

It's time for me to leave and find another place to live … a place where I can find food and shelter … a place where they won't be able to find me. 

Alone, it might have been possible; but now I've got company. I'm worried that I don't have what it takes to get from here to my final destination. 

And I have no idea what might be waiting for me when I get there.

My Rating

It took me a awful long time to read this book. Only because it was a eBook and I had 2 ereaders break down on me in that time. My luck was horrible, but I finally got a new nook and was able to finish reading it.
It was a good book. A little weird but good. Bryn the main character is a kick-ass girl with lots of smarts. She knows what she is doing. When she finds Peter she and him try to find safety in a world where there is no adults and kids have started to go crazy. Along the way they find Bodo a German exchange student who got stuck in the US when all the adults die. Together they go off and find safety.
These three together make a good team, they are funny at times but also strong pushing each other along and looking out for one another. 
What surprised me was when I got to the end of the book, I thought "How did they get there?" They had such a journey to where they were and the middle to the end was such a big part of the story that made the begging to middle feel like it was forever far away and something not to worry about. Which was cool so you keep your mind focused on the now and future for Bryn and everyone else. I liked that part of it. 
Also I like how kick-ass Bryn is, she knows how to fight and protect herself she also has enough common sense to get herself far.

Oh also this book is basically a cliff hanger. So be warned if you think its something you might like. I really wish I was able to read the rest of the series soon just so I don't have to deal with guessing as to what happens next. Unfortunately im swamped with books for now so it will be a while.

Savage Drift (Monument 14 #3) by Emmy Laybourne

The stunningly fierce conclusion to Emmy Laybourne's Monument 14trilogy.

The survivors of the Monument 14 have finally made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Dean and Alex are cautiously starting to hope that a happy ending might be possible.

But for Josie, separated from the group and trapped in a brutal prison camp for exposed Type Os, things have gone from bad to worse. Traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue or safety.

Meanwhile, scared by the government's unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid (with her two protectors, Dean and Jake in tow) joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with his lost love Josie.

Author Emmy Laybourne reaches new heights of tension and romance in this action-packed conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy.

My Rating

Another one of my favorite books loved this book in the series it was a great end to  the trilogy. Astrid and her pregnancy. Josie in a type O camp that is awful. Niko trying to save her. And Astrid trying to stay safe herself. It's interesting how it all comes together and how everything works out and it's a great ending for these guys after everything they have been though.
I do wonder though what happens to the rest of the United States as this goes on or if everyone is safe and there is really a happy ending for everyone. I guess you can't know everything though and that's fine.
There is 3 novellas in this series that I have not read but hopefully get the chance to read and hopefully get more about all the stories. 

Oh though I must mention one thing I dislike about this book. 
This picture is in the very back it's one of the maps so you have an idea where they go and what not. Like that idea gives you a perspective. What I don't like is Monument, Colorado was put in Wyoming. -_- I'm sorry this just upsets me. 
The red little dot like thing is where Monument Colorado is so you can tell that someone just didn't take the time to pay attention and they put it in the wrong square shaped state. Easy enough mistake but I really do wish people would pay attention it does make me mad that this happened though!