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text 2015-11-07 15:40
ARC Review: Sweet Liar (Candy Book #2)
Sweet Liar (Candy Book 2) - Debra Doxer,Pam Berehulke

At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Still has the insta.
Cliff Hanger: Nope
Rating: 3 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 8
Plot: 5
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 5
Series Congruity: 7
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 6.5

In Dept

Best Part:
Lots of secrets revealed!
Worst Part: Draggggggggggginggggggggggg
Thoughts Had: Oh snap!!!; Get to the point already!

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
n/a
Recommending: eh.

Short Review: Well lots of secrets are revealed in this novel. I was surprised by most of them! I won't spoil any of course :D

The middle dragged like crazy. Almost nothing happened for the longest time and i was bored. This book claims to be less pages than the first, but it has less events happening.

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text 2015-11-05 15:34
ARC Review: Like Candy!
Like Candy - Debra Doxer,Pam Berehulke

At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Romance
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Instaaaaaa
Cliff Hanger: yah!
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 6
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 7
Ending: 8

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
Spense! And very pretty chapter headings :D
Worst Part: Insta love crazed.
Thoughts Had: Pretty!; Hardcore bitch!; Yucky insta!

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yep.
Recommending: yep.

Short Review: For starters, i wish i had an actual copy of this book, the chapter headings were so cute and i bet they were in color and i want to see them. Secondly, Candy is one hardcore b for sure. I hateddddd the insta love in this book for sure. I get it, guy has some nice abs, don't think i need to be remind every chapter about it. The disease that Candy has stinks, i couldn't image having that issue! I really hope nothing bad happens because of it. It did drag a bit in the middle but the suspense of trying to figure out what her dad was up to, kept me interested.

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text 2015-11-04 15:32
ARC Review: Sugar!
Sugar - Deirdre Riordan Hall
At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Contemporary
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: none
Cliff Hanger: nope
Rating: 3 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover:
7
Plot: 7
Characters: 7
World Building: 5
Flow: 5
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 6
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
The girl got away!
Worst Part: Dragging.
Overall Feels Felt: oh no i have this; oh shittttt.

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
n/a
Recommending: meh.
Misc.:

Short Review: Well upon reading this story, i soon realized i eat to feel better just like Mercy. Which upset me. I was very engrossed in the book, my only issue was that it dragged in the middle and had too much about the food. And how dare you plot twist like that?!? I was very unprepared for that!! I almost bawled my eyes out! Shesh, next time give me some warning before you rip my heart out.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-09-09 17:09
Book Review : The Mark Of Noba By GL Thomas
The Mark of Noba (The Sterling Wayfairer Series) (Volume 1) - G.L. Tomas

 

The Mark Of Noba  By GL Thomas

 

 The Mark of Noba Cover

 

The Mark Of Noba By GL Thomas (Book #1 of The Sterling Wayfairer Series)

Cover by: Alice Bessoni

Available for purchase on Amazon

 

 

In preparation for a slightly long-winded review, I’ve opted to put all the main details at the top of this post instead of at bottom since this story and series has a lot of context to it. I also decided to include the full Goodreads synopsis instead of a short, piecey and inconclusive one below:

 

Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. He’s been slipping into the background his whole high school career—distracted by his mother’s mental health, unsettled by the vivid dreams that haunt him at night, and overshadowed by the athletic accomplishments of his popular best friends. But this year is going to be different. He’s going to break a few rules, have some fun, and maybe even work up the nerve to ask his crush out on a date. But things don’t go exactly as planned. Students are disappearing, Sterling starts losing time, and it all seems to center around Tetra, a girl no one else seems to notice but him. When he finally tracks her down for answers, they aren’t what he expects: He and Tetra hail from a world called Noba, and they’re being hunted by a Naga, a malevolent shapeshifter that’s marked them for destruction. Tetra and Sterling have distinct abilities that can help them fight back, but their power depends heavily on the strength of their bond, a connection that transcends friendship, transcends romance. Years apart have left their bond weak. Jumpstarting it will require Sterling to open his heart and his mind and put his full trust in the mysterious Tetra. If he doesn’t, neither of them will survive…

 

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I was lucky enough to have received my copy of The Mark of Noba through a giveaway from the authors of the book, GL Thomas. With out a doubt, anyone can sit down with this book and not realize they’ve been reading for six or seven hours without stopping. 0__0 I do not want this to turn into an essay or anything, but there were a lot of things that were so great about this book.

 

OVERALL:

 

The GL Thomas duo have fashioned a realistically believable, angsty yet pleasingly comical Young Adult/ Science Fiction story that takes place on an alternate Earth-like planet called Geo.

 

The authors were smart to not only give us First Person POV, but give us the story from both Tetra and Sterling’s POV so the reader is able to immerse themselves in the story from two different angles without any of the mystery or the story being blatantly obvious or ruined. In addition, the reader will not feel ridged or confided to feeling like they’re reading a YA fiction that’s just for boys or just for girls.

 

I thought it was funny that when I got to the back of the book, the writers ask the reader which team they were on, #TeamTetra or #TeamSterling, but as it goes back and forth between the two of them in the book I found that I couldn’t just choose one side. The writers do a great job at exploring each character individually as well as they do a unit.

Dutch & Johnny From Killjoys Tumblr site

 

Without giving too much away, I do not want to say that Tetra and Sterling end up as a couple, because they aren’t. It's just that while reading this book you get to see something so genuine; their relationship and connection is so much more than words. The two of them have this amazing bond {do you see what I did there? ;-) }

 

If you are the type who enjoys reading/watching a thing/a connection between two people grow, I guarantee you that The Mark of Noba is the book for you.

 

 

Moreover, it you are the type of reader who just enjoys reading about characters whose friends, family, or their life in general takes comedic jabs at them, then this is the book for you.

 

Sterling’s character is clearly the reader/audience of the book as we, like him leave normal, or what we perceived as the norm, after officially meeting Tetra in the book. And although the POV goes back and forth between the two, in Tetra’s POV the reader is not privy to all the answers that Sterling (we) has through out the book. With him, we get to revel in his actions and reactions because he’s basically an average senior at CCI (City Collegiate Institute) that you cannot help but root for while simultaneously laugh at.

 

 

Haha, I cannot remember the last time I felt so much second hand embarrassment for someone.  And to be fair, it wasn’t all second hand embarrassment. Reading about Sterling’s life growing up with a Mother whom suffers from schizophrenia is also another enthralling aspect about both him and The Mark of Noba.

 

Tetra’s character on the other hand is clearly the objective voice in the book o for the reader as she contradicts the social standards and restrictions in Geo that parallel our own.

 

Needless to say, often reading Tetra’s POV was one of my favorite parts about The Mark of Noba because she strips away and exposes the baseless and fallacious foundations of nearly every reason or excuse Sterling presents to her for ‘how’ or ‘why’ things were the way that they were on Geo, particularly in regards to gender.

 

Which completely differentiates from Tetra’s home planet, Noba, where its people function in a way that wasn’t rooted with gender barriers, a person—no matter who—is defined by their skill set and their skill set alone.

 

I am known for my over analyzing things---

 

but there were a lot of great things about this story.

 

 

However, there were a few things about this book that I did not like or felt if-y about but they DO include spoilers, so if you want to continue with a spoils-free impression about The Mark of Noba, then please stop here.

 

 

Spoilers for The Mark of Noba

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review 2015-05-22 15:06
ARC Review: A History of Glitter and Blood!
A History of Glitter and Blood - Hannah Moskowitz

I would like to thank NetGalley and Chronicle Books for providing me an ARC copy of this, all opinions are my own.

At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Fae
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Love triangle.
Cliff Hanger: nope.
Rating: 3 Stars.

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover:
9
Plot: 5
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 4
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 7
Ending: 8

Total: 7

In Depth

Best Part:
Pretty pictures!
Worst Part: Misplaced genre
Overall Feels Felt: Pretty pics; Whoa; Cute ending!

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
n/a
Recommending: eh. see short review first.
Misc.: ARC copy.

Short Review: Okay so this book was okay. Honestly they genre should be different maybe. The fae part is only maybe 10%. The rest is sex! THIS WHOLE BOOK IS ABOUT SEX! I didn't know that going in but that's all they talk about. They have to sell their bodies to get more food and that's all that goes down most of the time. If i knew that i doubt i would have requested a copy. So beware of that.

Oh and you really never know who is writing this "book". it's confusing at times and i just gave up trying to figure it out.

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