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review 2018-04-11 19:54
Review: Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) - Neal Shusterman

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

 

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.

 

Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?

 

 

I really enjoyed the first book except it was a bit slow paced for my taste. However I did not have that problem with this book. No, not at all this book was fast paced, nonstop, epic journey with more plot twists I thought possible.

This books starts off almost a year where we left of, which I liked since it gave the characters plenty of time to grow into their “new” roles.

In the beginning of the book it is almost as if Rowan and Citra switched roles, their stands and morale of Scythedom. I wasn’t sure about Rowan at first but the more we earned about him and his motives and so on I really came back around loving him.

Citra, man I loved her so much in this book. I loved how she changed things but never really saw the impact she is having and how she slowly  uses that to her advantage.

We also meet Tyger again and to be honest I really never care about him and really didn’t see his purpose beyond filling some pages but man o man was I wrong and I did not see that coming. Nope not in a million years.

We meet some new people along the way and one of them is Greyson and I really enjoyed him, his vie, his history and his overall purpose.

We also learn a lot more about the Scythedom and the Thunderhead, which was also very interesting. But of course we are left with more questions yet.

I’m really curios to know what the deal with Texas is, why are there certain spots like Texas where the rules differ.

Overall this book was insane and just kept shucking me over and over again with twists and turns.

The end though was crazy and I did not see that coming, some of it I thought about other I had no idea. I can’t wait to see how things play out in the next book.

I rate this book a full 5★

 

 

 

 

 

 

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url 2018-04-10 18:34
Giveaway !!

having a Giveaway over at Facebook for a hard copy if Unraveled ;) 

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review 2018-04-10 15:04
Review: Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by Laura Thalassa
Pestilence - Laura Thalassa

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

 

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

 

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

 

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.

 

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

 

 

2 ½ -3   ★

 

I had a hate-love relationship with this book. Well maybe not that drastic but close lol.

I really liked the idea of the book and it had me really intrigued, I liked the sassy snarky character and it was really easy to follow.

What I didn’t like was the insta lust/ love, not really love in the beginning but the lust was there for sure. That was not even the part that bothered me it was more the timing of said lust really was distracting at times. For an example:

He shot her in the back TWICE with arrows, just yanked out the arrows tied her back to the horse and dragged her through the snow for hours so hard that her arms came out of her sockets after she finally passes out from the pain hours later and wakes up and cant care for herself because of all the injuries and he needs to carry her to the toilet, all she can think about is how hard his chest it and how close his lips are to her.

There were a few more situations like that.  Also some others were a bit awkward to read like he being an almighty higher being that is pretty much older than dirt and then he sits there and stares at her like a teenage boy seeing boobies for the first time and then starts awkwardly “suckling” on her nipple. SO yeah not sure if that was all supposed to be a bit funny but it really kind of felt awkward to read.

But then again it had a lot of funny moments in it, but also some dark and thought provoking moments that I really enjoyed.

Overall I ended it up liking it more than I thought I would but not loving it by far and some parts where just way of chart and overplayed.

This all might just me and I’m sure plenty of people can overlook some of the awkward stuff and will love it.

I rate it 2 ½ -3   ★

 

 

 

 

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review 2018-04-04 13:07
Review: Forget You (The Kingman Brothers #1) by Nina Crespo
Forget You (The Kingman Brothers #1) - Nina Crespo

Sophie Jordan dreams about hooking up with Nicolas “King” Kingman—the gorgeous CEO of her company—but as her boss, he’ll always remain out of reach. King knows he isn’t built for happily-ever-afters and only indulges in brief romantic encounters. But when Sophie agrees to fill in as his last-minute date to a charity gala, an unexpected discovery quickly escalates their platonic relationship to one of passion.

 

King is determined to ignore their attraction and, feeling betrayed, Sophie severs ties with him and the company. Everything changes, however, when he’s injured in an accident, and Sophie agrees to help until he closes a major deal. Unfortunately, he’s developed amnesia, and although he doesn’t remember their night together, desire binds them in ways they can’t resist.

 

Time is running out on closing the deal, as well as Sophie moving on to her new career. Will King deny love in favor of winning and lose Sophie forever?

 

 

 

*I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

1 ½ ★

 

 

Sadly there was not much about this book that I enjoyed except that it was fairly short and I can get through it fast. I was going to DNF it but since I agreed to review it and wanted the review to be fair I figured I better read the whole book .

Reading the blurb I really thought it would maybe be a but funny and interesting. But really it was not all the funny and more some bad romance clichés over and over again throughout the book,

I didn’t enjoy the characters. King really was more of an A$$hole than anything and really just seemed comfortable in that role.  Sophie was often very whiny and annoying and half the time her charm bracelets were more interesting than her.

It had some funny moments but not that many or something that stood out, I think I rolled my eyes more than anything throughout the book,

Sadly this book was not for me but I'm sure there are plenty of people who can appreciate King and Sophie more than I did

I rate it 1 ½ ★

 

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Blog Tour for Unraveled by Kate Jarvik Birch with Excerpt, Review and Giveaway !!

 

Today’s stop is for Kate Jarvik Birch’s Unraveled, third and final book in the Perfected Series . We will have info about the book, author, an excerpt from the book and my review for Unraveled. Plus there is a great giveaway ;) 

Happy reading :) 

 

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Ella isn’t anyone’s pet anymore, but she’s certainly not free.

After exposing the dark secrets about NuPet’s breeding program, forcing them to repeal the law that allowed genetically modified girls to be kept as pets, she thought girls like her would finally be free. She never dreamed that it would backfire. NuPet may have convinced the public of their intentions to assimilate pets back into society, but Ella knows it’s a lie.

They aren’t planning mass rehabilitation…they’re planning a mass extermination.

Now, with the help of a small group of rebels, Ella and Penn, the boy she’d give up her life for, set out to bring down NuPet for good. But when her group gets implicated in a string of bombings, no one is safe. If she can’t untangle the web of blackmail and lies that extends far beyond NuPet’s reach, she won’t just lose her chance at freedom, she’ll lose everyone she loves.

 

 

 

 

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No one glanced up at us as we left. We were inconsequential, just two kids leaving a pizza place. And that’s exactly what we felt like—kids. Powerless. Weak. Alone. The bell on the door jingled lightly once more, and we stepped back out into the night. Once again, the sound of jazz music drifted out of the bar next door. I paused, listening to the soulful cry of the saxophone. For a moment, I closed my eyes, focusing on the full, round tone. And then, just as the last note of the song died away, the bomb went off. One single note rang in my ears. High pitched. Whining. The saxophone... It had just been playing, wasn’t it? I could remember the low, sweet crooning, but that wasn’t what this sound was. I shook my head and tried to bring a hand up to my eyes, but something held it clamped down at my side. I tried to wiggle free, but there was something pressing my back, too, making it hard to breathe. I coughed. My mouth was dry, thick with dust and the taste of metal. “Penn,” I croaked. “Penn?” I blinked, trying to turn my head. In front of me the ground spread out like a battle field. Red and blue lights blinked behind a cloud of dust. Dark forms moved left and right, up and down. Long limbs waved to one another. My cheek pressed against something rough. “Penn!” “Here’s one,” someone said. They sounded far away, a voice inside a bubble floating somewhere high above my head. The weight on my back lifted, and a hand slipped beneath me, lifting me from the ground. I choked in a deep gulp of air and balanced on my wobbly legs. Even with the world tipped vertically once more, I couldn’t make sense of it. “Ella!” I turned. The dark outline of Penn stumbled toward me. Behind him, the building crumbled in on itself. Brick and cement.Wire and steel.Here and there a tipped table, a smashed chair. Broken glass littered the ground, glittering with the orange light of flames that glowed inside the hole where a door had just been. A door. A door. The door that had just jingled shut behind me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I remember picking book one up when it came out, not really knowing what to expect and really enjoyed it and thought it was pretty unique and clever for a  dystopian.

Now we are at the third and final book of the series and I’m absolutely thrilled to have been following Ella and her small group of trusted people.

This book was a the perfect conclusion to the series, it was just as nail biting and thrilling as the other two books, if not even a bit more. Everything is wrapped up nicely for the most part. There were a few minor things but that was okay and it was nothing important.

Sadly not everyone makes it to the end and I was at first not sure about it but it was kind of a good fit into the story.

I also really enjoyed Ella in this book, she came such a long way since book one and really has grown into her character. I love that she still has little flaws and sometimes is not sure of herself. It makes her so much more relatable.

The ending was great and I thought it did the entire series great justice.

Overall I did not only enjoy this book but the entire series and I can’t wait to see what Kate Jarvik Birch comes up with next

I rate it 4 ½ ★

 

 

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Kate Jarvik Birch is a visual artist, author, playwright, daydreamer, and professional procrastinator. As a child, she wanted to grow up to be either a unicorn or mermaid. Luckily, being a writer turned out to be just as magical. Her essays and short stories have been published in literary journals including Indiana Review and Saint Ann’s Review. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three kids.

 

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