Book Title: This Song Will Save Your Life
Author: Leila Sales
Narration: Rebecca Lowman
Genre: YA | Realistic Fiction
Setting: Glendale, Rhode Island
Source: Audiobook (Library)
Main Characters: 5/5
Secondary Characters: 4.2/5
The Feels: 5+/5
Theme or Tone: 5+/5
Flow (Writing Style): 5/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Ending: 5/5 Cliffhanger: Nope.
Steam Factor 0-5: 2.5
Total: 4.5/5 STARS - GRADE=A-
A feel-good storyline paired with excellent narration and I couldn't help but love this. A coming-of-age story about trying to fit in and wanting to just give up on it ever happening. But…the thing is when you're not looking for something…that's when you'll find it.
Does the storyline always seem plausible…not all the time, but it doesn't really matter. It's not really the point of the story. (I mean, seriously, I would never want my 16-year-old daughter walking the streets at night by herself, and I don't care how safe the town is supposed to be.) But hey, I really liked Elise, her quirky family and most of her adorable friends. Along with the narrator, they all made this a rather enjoyable listen on Audio.
⇝Will I read more from this Author?⇜ Yes.
This was such a confusing book to wade through. I felt like I missed the first book in the series, but nope, this is the first book. And I really don't get why Genesis would be all let's let our children die. I don't get why Earth is fighting. I don't get most of the science in this book. And I really wish we had time to develop the characters more."
Everyone plays Warcross. It is the centerpiece of the virtual reality headsets that have transformed how people interact with each other - across the globe, in public and private.
Emika Chen is a teenage hacker who tries to make ends meet with bounty hunting. Like seemingly everyone else, she is obsessed with Warcross and spends all her spare time playing. Everything changes when Emika tries out a new hack during a qualifying match for the Warcross Quidditch cup or whatever and winds up as a minor celebrity when she's caught in the act.
Her stunt lands her a job with the corporation that invented Warcross and the mysterious young CEO enlists her aid in stopping a shadowy group of terrorist hackers.
There are elements to this book that definitely do not work, but Lu creates a techno-thriller that's perfect for young readers. The blow-by-blows of the games, the intrigues on the dance-floor, and a little bit of romance enhance a surprisingly engaging plot.