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Review: Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera

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Author: Amy Tintera
Series: Reboot #2
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: May 13, 2014




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.

ReviewReboot was one of my favorite books last year and so naturally I had great expectations when it came to its sequel. While Reboot really set the world Wren lived in and e…

Waiting On Wednesday (93) Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly blog post hosted by Breaking The Spine where readers showcase which books they are highly anticipating. For this weeks Waiting on Wednesday, I chose Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch.


Expected Publication:
July 1, 2014 from Entangled Teen

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In a society where genetically perfect girls are kept as pets, Ella discovers her glamorous life hides a dangerous world of black markets, ownership, and slavery.

Kate Birch’s PERFECTED melds the feel of The Handmaid’s Tale with the historic underground railroad and wraps it in a glamorous—and dangerous—bow.



Ever since the government passed legislation allowing people to be genetically engineered and raised as pets, the rich and powerful can own beautiful girls like sixteen-year-old Ella as companions. But when Ella moves in with her new masters and discovers the glamorous life she's been promised isn't at all what it seems, she's forced to choose between a pampered existence full of gorgeous gowns…

Book Trailer Tuesday (87) Pawn by Aimee Carter & The One by Kiera Cass

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Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on Pawn by Aimee Carter and The One by Kiera Cass

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Pawn by Aimee CarterYOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secre…

Quick Apology

I'm sorry I've been absent the past few days. We had a really bad lightning storm a few days back and it completely messed with my internet. In fact, I still can't get it in my house and am using free Wi-fi down the way to get this up. The internet company thinks they've figured out the problem so hopefully, hopefully it is restored this week!!

Until then I have a few pre-scheduled posts ready to go so that will have to do for now.

Kristin

Freebie Friday (63) Free Science Fiction, Dystopia, Thriller, Mystery & Paranormal Romance E-Books

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series.





Science Fiction & Dystopian Halo by Frankie Rose [Purchase] She has no name.

She has her knives. Her training. Her halo.

The first and second give her the ability to defeat the opponents she is pitted against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until…

Fear… Pain… Anger… Happiness… Desire… Guilt…

Love.

When a newly named Kit escapes the Sanctuary after killing her best friend, the last thing she needs is another knife in her hand. Or Ryka, the damaged, beautiful blond boy, whom she refuses to let save her. The sights and sounds of Freetown are new, yet one thing is familiar…

Booking Through Thursday (44) Playing Favorites

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Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme where participants are asked a series of questions about their reading habits. To join this or future Booking Through Thursdays Click Here.

This Week BTT Asks:
Do you have a favorite book?
 What do you say when people ask you?
And, has your favorite book changed over the years??

As you yourself mentioned, the question flummoxes me as well. I definitely have Favorite books but I wouldn't say I have one that reigns supreme over all the others like some evil overlord. Depending on genre my picks differ and I'll give you a couple examples below in case you're curious.

Favorite Children's Books
The Velveteen Rabbit
Anne of Green Gables
Where The Sidewalk Ends



Favorite Middle Grade/Young Adult Books
Harry Potter Series
The Immortal Rules
His Fair Assassin Series
My Sweet Audrina
Demon In My View

Favorite Fantasy Books
Chronicles of Narnia
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
The Xanth Series

OK, I think that is enough for now. Honestly, it w…

Mini Reviews: Infested by Mark R. Faulkner & Apocalypse(s) by John A. Burks

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Author: Mark R. Faulkner
Genre: Apocalyptic,Horror
Length: Novella
Publication: February 7, 2014

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Knowing it would be his final trip down the river, he wished upon a star to be left alone.
He didn't realise the stars would answer.
ReviewInfested is a book I picked up on a whim on Amazon one day. It was a Freebie and about a spider apocalypse so I figured why the heck not. Well I'm pleased to say that not only was this book good but it also left me wanting much more! 

One of the best parts about this book was the narrator. At first you think he's just some guy taking a lazy stroll down the river until you realize he's far from the innocent day packer he appears to be. In truth, the fact he's so flawed is what ultimately made him likable. He doesn't make apologies for his past grievances and accepts that he did wrong and should make amends. Unfortunately, he never counted on the world turning into one big basket of suck after a series of meteor sho…

Review: Deliver Me by Kate Jarvik Birch

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Author: Kate Jarvik Birch
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Publication: April 15, 2014

One People. One Union. One Future.

Wynne’s entire life is dictated by the Union: the clothes she wears, the books she reads, even the genes she inherited. And like every other girl in the Union, Wynne dreams of being chosen as a Carrier on her 16th birthday—one of the elite selected to carry the future generation within her womb. Wynne and her best friend Odessa are certain they will both make the cut, but when Odessa is chosen and whisked off to a life of privilege, Wynne is left behind to work as an assistant, delivering perfectly planned babies for the Union.

As Odessa slips deeper and deeper into the role of Carrier, Wynne begins to see the Union for what it really is: a society that criminalizes the notion of love, and forbids words like mother and family.

For the first time in her life, Wynne is faced with a choice: submit to the will of the Union, or find a way to esc…

Zurvival Saturday (90) Review: Until the End of the World by Sarah Lyons Fleming

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This week I'll be reviewing the 2013 release Until the End of the World by Sarah Lyons Fleming. I've had this book on my Kindle App since it's release and for whatever reason put off reading it right away. As luck would have it, my internet was on the fritz this past week (satellite wifi/bad weather=no bueno combo) and as I was downloading a bunch of choices from my cloud this was the only title to actually complete before I lost connection yet again. Needless to say, an annoyance turned into a blessing as Until the End of the World was way better than I expected it to be. Read on to find out why!



Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming Series: Until the End of the World #1 Genre: Apocalyptic, Zombies Publication: September 22, 2013
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Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, bro…

Freebie Friday (62) Free Young Adult Contemporary,Fantasy & Paranormal E-Books

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It's time for another edition of Freebie Friday! Each week I compile a list of books that I've found for FREE and share them with all of you! All you have to do is click on the title and it will take you to the purchase page for that book. Unless noted all books are first in the series.






Young Adult Contemporary Almost Kings by Max Doty [Purchase] With their father lost in anger and self-loathing, James "Truck" Wheeler has raised his younger brother Ted as best as he could, considering he's just a teenager himself. In return, Ted idolizes his brother.

Now, during their one year of high school together, Ted will realize there are troubling aspects to Truck and his friends, The Kings. When the boys assign numbers to each girl at school and begin a dark contest, Ted will be caught playing a game that targets his best friends, including the girl he loves: Kallea Whitney.

Summer Unplugged by Amy Sparling [Purchase]
Bayleigh is addicted to her cell phone and her …

Review: The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni

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Author: Dianne K. Salerni
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mystery
Publisher: Harper Collins
Expected Publication: April 22, 2014


In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.

When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he assumes it's the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he's really in the eighth day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people—like Jax and Riley—are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who's been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day.

And there's a reason Evangeline's hiding. She is a descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, and there is a …

Book Trailer Tuesday (86) Endless Knight by Kresley Cole & The Falconer by Elizabeth May

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Book Trailer Tuesday is a Weekly Blog Post hosted by me at Blood Sweat and Books. Each week I choose two Book Trailers to showcase. One Trailer will be for an upcoming book and the other will be one that has already been released. This week I focus my spotlight on Endless Knight by Kresley Cole & The Falconer by Elizabeth May

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Endless Knight by Kresley Cole Shocking secrets.
Evie has fully come into her powers as the Tarot Empress, and Jack was there to see it all. She now knows that the teens who’ve been reincarnated as the Tarot are in the throes of an epic battle. It’s kill or be killed, and the future of mankind hangs in the balance.

Unexpected allies.
With threats lurking around every corner, Evie is forced to trust her newfound alliance. Together they must fight not only other Arcana, but also Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals.

Gut-wrenching treachery.
When Evie meets Death, things get even more complicated. Though fallin…

Review: The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

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Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Adult
Publisher: Harlequin/Mira
Expected Publication: May 20, 2014

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Lost your way?

Your dreams?

Yourself?

Welcome to Lost.

It was supposed to be a small escape. A few hours driving before turning around and heading home. But once you arrive in Lost...well, it's a place you really can't leave. Not until you're Found. Only the Missing Man can send you home. And he took one look at Lauren Chase and disappeared.

So Lauren is now trapped in the town where all lost things go-luggage, keys, dreams, lives-where nothing is permanent, where the locals go feral and where the only people who don't want to kill her are a handsome wild man called the Finder and a knife-wielding six-year-old girl. The only road out of town is engulfed by an impassable dust storm, and escape is impossible....

Until Lauren decides nothing-and no one-is going to keep her here anymore.

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The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst is a book I …