Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Book Review: Partials

Book Review: Partials

First Impression: Partials has been sitting on my shelf for quite awhile. The reason for the hesitance stems from the belief that the book dealt with aliens. Not exactly sure where this idea came from. But after glancing at a few reviews, I was beginning to get excited about this one.   While Reading:  Ok, ok, so my initial thought of aliens was off… but not by much.   Partials takes place in the not too distant future. Our world has gone to war with itself in the Isolation War and in the process created the Partials (bio-engineered humanoids) to […]

Posted April 5, 2012
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Book Review: Everneath

Book Review: Everneath

I want that chick's dress! Seriously, love it. After I got over the dress lust and paid attention to the book… it sounded perfectly wonderful. A twist on the Persephone tale? Count me in!   By this point, I am pretty fluent in the Persephone tale. I think I have read about every variation out there. But Everneath still managed to surprise me. It is the Persephone tale… but not. It is something almost completely different. The breathe of fresh air that I was needing.   The story opens with Nikki, our MC, has emerging after a 100 years (aka […]

Posted January 22, 2012
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Book Review: The Hidden Gal..

Book Review: The Hidden Gallery

Review: The Mysterious Howling I just fell in love with the first book in the series, and was lucky enough to find the second one in audiobook format at the library. I just love the narrator Kathryn Kellgren and the story in the first was phenomenal. Listening to audiobooks is just wonderfully. I feel like I get reading done while I'm driving or doing dishes or folding laundry. I can't praise Kathryn Kellgren enough for her fantastic reading. In this book, the characters simply come alive with her voices. The characters are unique and intriguing and are brought to life […]

Posted October 9, 2011
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Book View: Bumped

Book View: Bumped

Short and Sweet: Bumped is unlike an other dystopian I have ever read. A society facing extinction by virus. More specifically, a virus that causes everyone over age 18 to be unable to conceive. While the cause of extinction wasn't overly shocking, it is the reaction of the people that is. Teens with fake baby bumps. Shirts openly declaring their desire for a child. Even the rewards that are given for having the "perfect" baby were completely out there. And I loved that. Bumped was so different than what I thought it would be. The dystopian world controlling the actions of […]

Posted September 14, 2011
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Book View: The Shifter

Book View: The Shifter

Short & Sweet: Living in a world where her talents are thought of as dangerous, Nya must hide what she can do from all but those she is closest too. When her sister Tali is in peril, she must learn how to use her skill to help bring her sister back from the edge of death while not being captured herself. Nya finds herself doing things she would never have considered with any other option, but she must do what she can to get her sister back. I loved the dynamic between them and how Nya perseveres through the different […]

Posted July 24, 2011
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Book Review: The Unidentifi..

Book Review: The Unidentified

  The Unidentified takes place in the (possibly) near future. In this society, education is no longer able to be funded by the government. For both national and local governments, education, while important, is an expense that they can no longer afford. Enter the Game. Its purpose is to help alleviate the financial crisis by allowing corporate sponsors to use the children for marketing purposes and to "help" society's next generation. But when these sponsors know everything about everyone is anything really safe? I am not going to lie… I had really big expectations for The Unidentified. And when I first got into the book, I […]

Posted February 2, 2011
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