Monthly Archives: February 2016

Book Title:
Bluescreen
Book Author:
Dan Wells
Book Series:
Mirador, #1
Publishing Date:
February 16th, 2016
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Date Read:
February 24th, 2016

Synopsis

Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. One of those connections is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.

Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, the small, vibrant LA neighborhood where her family owns a restaurant, but she lives on the net—going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. And it’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, non-chemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.

Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, returns with a stunning new vision of the near future—a breathless cyber-thriller where privacy is the world’s most rare resource and nothing, not even the thoughts in our heads, is safe.

My Review

Bluescreen is a gripping science fiction thriller that gives us an interesting look into what our future might end up looking like, particularly if we keep making technological advances at such an accelerated rate. Marisa loves playing the virtual reality … Continue reading

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.A Study in Charlotte Author: Britany Cavallaro Series: Charlotte Holmes, #1 Publication Date: March 1st, 2016 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Synopsis: The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a … Continue reading

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Bluescreen Author: Dan Wells Series: Mirador, #1 Publication Date: February 16th, 2016 Publisher: Balzer & Bray Synopsis: Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Riders
Book Author:
Veronica Rossi
Book Series:
Riders, #1
Publishing Date:
February 16th, 2016
Publisher:
Tor Teen
Date Read:
February 17th, 2016

Synopsis

Nothing but death can keep eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

While recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?

My Review

Having never read Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky series, I was incredibly excited to read this and discover what was essentially a new author for me.  I’ve seen a lot of negative reviews for this book before it was … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Dreamfever
Book Author:
Kit Alloway
Book Series:
Dreamfire, #2
Publishing Date:
February 23rd, 2016
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Date Read:
February 20th, 2016

Synopsis

Finding out that she is the True Dream Walker hasn't gone at all the way Joshlyn Weaver would have expected it to. The only special gift she seems to have is an ability to create archways, which really isn't that special. In addition to her inability to connect with the Dream, she has also started having nightmares that are so terrible she can't tell anyone about them. Not even Will.

Just when Josh thought her life couldn't get any more complicated, the lost dream walker princess returns to claim her parents' right to the throne, right as the Lodestone party threatens to take control of the government during the upcoming Accordance Conclave.

With the clock running down, Josh must rely on not only her friends, but also her enemies, to stop the radicals from taking power and controlling the Dream. But how can she expect to save everyone else when she's struggling to pick up the pieces of her own shattered life?

Dreamfever will have you on the edge of your seat as Kit Alloway takes you even deeper into the world of the dream walkers, and will leave you begging for more!

My Review

About a month ago, I read Kit Alloway’s debut novel, Dreamfire.  When I had finished that, I honestly had to wonder what one earth had taken me so long to read it.  It was a creative, imaginative journey of a … Continue reading

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Hi guys!  Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Guile, by Constance Cooper, hosted by Rockstar Book Tours!  I’m so excited to be part of this tour!  Check out my review below, and enter to win a copy … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Dreamfire
Book Author:
Kit Alloway
Book Series:
Dreamfire, #1
Publishing Date:
February 24th, 2015
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Date Read:
January 30th, 2016

Synopsis

Unlike most 17-year-olds, Joshlyn Weaver has a sacred duty. She's the celebrated daughter of the dream walkers, a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe we all share and battle nightmares. If they fail, the emotional turmoil in the Dream could boil over and release nightmares into the World.

Despite Josh's reputation as a dream walking prodigy, she's haunted by her mistakes. A lapse in judgment and the death of someone she loved have shaken her confidence. Now she's been assigned an apprentice, a boy whose steady gaze sees right through her, and she's almost as afraid of getting close to him as she is of getting him killed.

But when strangers with impossible powers begin appearing in the Dream, it isn't just Will that Josh has to protect--it's the whole World.

Experience the dangers of the dream world in Dreamfire, a riveting, young adult debut novel by Kit Alloway.

My Review

Dreamfire is an interesting YA debut that mixes a little bit of fantasy, a little bit of romance, and a little bit of action to create a gorgeous story with meaningful characters and a plot that will leave you wondering … Continue reading

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Girl Sent Away Author: Lynne Griffin Publisher: SixOneSeven Books Fiction Publication Date: November 4th, 2015 Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  B&N  |  The Book Depository Synopsis: Toby Sedgwick is terrified by his daughter’s increasingly reckless behavior and takes a tough love … Continue reading

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Book Title:
Kingdom of Ashes
Book Author:
Rhiannon Thomas
Book Series:
A Wicked Thing, #2
Publishing Date:
February 23rd, 2016
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Date Read:
February 11th, 2016
Source:
eARC from publisher via Edelweiss - Thank you!

Synopsis

Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed to be a fairytale. But since discovering that loyalty to the crown and loyalty to her country are two very different things, Aurora knows she can only dream of happily ever after. Once the enchanted princess, savior of her people, she is now branded a traitor.

Aurora is determined to free her home from the king’s tyrannical rule, even if it means traveling across the sea to the kingdom of the handsome and devious Prince Finnegan—someone who seems to know far more about her magic than he should. However, Finnegan’s kingdom has perils of its own, and any help he gives Aurora will come at a price.

As Aurora and Finnegan work together to harness her power—something so fiery and dangerous that is as likely to destroy those close to Aurora as it is to save them—she begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before…and uncover the truth about the destiny she was always meant to fulfill.

Brimming with captivating fantasy and life-threatening danger, the sequel to A Wicked Thing takes Sleeping Beauty on an adventure unlike any she’s ever had before.

My Review

If you’ve read A Wicked Thing, Kingdom of Ashes is a must read (especially if you liked the first book in the series).  I finally got to read A Wicked Thing recently (I have no idea what took me so … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing #2) Author:Rhiannon Thomas Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: February 23rd 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Fairy Tales, Romance, Magic, Fiction, Teen Synopsis: Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed … Continue reading

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