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review 2017-02-27 18:46
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Passenger - Alexandra Bracken

It was okay.
The story itself involved some freaky time travel, that sometimes I didn't fully comprehend. Along with these people all on the hunt for an heirloom of sorts, that can be used for the greater good evil of those who have it. 
What I did love was the chemistry between Etta and Nicholas. Here were two totally different people that were brought together and became enamored. It was a nice change of pace to the slightly boring story, when these two started to blossom their romance. 
In light of it, I may even read the next book just to see what transpires between them some more. 
Do I think everyone will love this book? No. I do, however, think many will enjoy the love story in it as much as I did.

 

 

Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2017/02/passenger-by-alexandra-bracken-5.html
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review 2017-01-21 00:00
Passenger
Passenger - Alexandra Bracken Really enjoyed this book once it got going. A lot of fun and I enjoyed the time travel aspect of it.
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review 2016-11-18 00:41
Not a good month to read this book
The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken

 

Mini-Review :

 

I think lately dystopian novels about tyrannical and crazy governments targeting a group of its citizens for being different and a "threat"....is just a bit too real for me. I finished this book and I was depressed....impressed with the story and the characters and how it all came together, but still depressed by the realness. When faced with tragedy and fear...many people don't live up to their better natures. When we need them to the most. And that ends up being a disaster for everyone.

 

The basic story of this book: a mysterious disease hits the world and targets only children under 18. Most die, but the ones that survive obtain abilities. Some which are VERY scary. So of course in order to "protect" and public and "find a cure" for this affliction the US government, led by a questionable President, decides to remove these children from their homes and put them in "facilities" that will protect the public from them and of course...protect them as well. Cause they care for these poor children and are trying to "fix them" Huh huh. Needless to say...putting young kids, in basically concentration camps surrounded by guards who fear them, goes about as well as one would expect. Our heroine is one of these kids locked away...who has been hiding her real ability for years, because it is the most dangerous one of all, and she knows she would be "disappeared" if anyone found out. When we meet her, she is about to be found out....

 

Despite being depressed at the end...I did enjoy the book a lot. The characters and relationships were believable, and you rooted for them from start to finish. You feel their disappear and hopelessness and you hope they can dig out some happiness in the hellscape that is their reality. I look forward to reading more...but maybe when I’m in a better mood. I'll give it 4 years. lol

 

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review 2016-07-20 02:35
A New Hope Book Review
Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (Star Wars, Episode IV) by Bracken, Alexandra (September 22, 2015) Hardcover - Alexandra Bracken

I have to say, if I didn't listen to the audiobook of this one I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much. Listening to it was very much like watching the movie. It had the sound affects and the music making it an enjoyable experience. 

 

This book is a retelling of A New Hope, Star Wars Episode Four. It tells the perspective of Leia, Han and Luke. Diving into each of their opinions and thoughts on events throughout the movie. 

 

An interestingly enough adaption but I could have used more new scenes throughout the story. 

 

 

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text 2016-07-03 20:13
June Wrap-Up

In June I finished one book I started in May, did I decided to dnf a book and read two novels (which one of them I technically finished today but that's okay) and one little black classic. These are the books I'm talking about:

- In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #3) 2/5★ review

- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 4/5★ review

- The Gate Of A Hundred Sorrows (short story collection) by Rudyard Kipling 2/5★ review

- Gunfight at the Oldlake Canal by GB Hope (dnf'ed it halfway through)

- Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan 4.5★ review

 

The author was being weird while I was reading Gunfight at the Oldlake Canal and because I didn't love it that much I decided to dnf it. If an author acts weird and not that kind, I can't seperate the book from the author. Maybe I'll pick it up in the future and finish it, but at the moment I have no desire to do so. 

 

You also might be wondering why I still haven't picked up A Court Of Thornes and Roses, but I decided to allow myself to read only one series at a time instead of two. This because I read so slowly atm and I want to remember everytime much more which means finishing a series faster than I did before. I want to start that series after I've finished Percy Jackson and the Olympians. 

 

I read a bit more than in the months before, but in my opinion still not that much (that's also because of tv shows like OINTB and because of a happy personal reason). However, I finally have a future again when it comes to school/work but that'll start in September, so I have now much time to read because I don't have to worry about anything anymore atm. Next month I hope to read The Kite Runner, To Kill A Mockingbird, Along for the Ride, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and much more, but we shall see. 

 

What did you read in June?

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