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Monday, October 8, 2012

REVIEW: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden
Book #: 1
Pages: 512


In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.
Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

Selena's POV:
I really loved this book. I really did. I'm obsessed with Vampires, and I love dystopian books, and when those two are combined, you just have the perfect book!

Allie is a very tough girl. She fights everyday to live. In the day, they look for food. In the night, they hope they aren't dinner for the creatures of the night. One day, Allie's life is changed, and she is turned into a Vampire. From there, she gets trained about being a Vampire, the proper way to feed, the proper way to fight, and the understanding of her species.

She then meets a small, human group. She decides to spend time with then, even though she knows the huge risk she's taking. During her time with the humans, she meets a boy named Zeke. He's a born leader, always very caring and understanding.

Throughout this book, Allison struggles to between the life she misses, and the life she was forced to have. This book is heart-wrenching and full of suspense, making you turn the page non-stop.

I loved this book. It was just amazing! When I got my hands on this book, I was so excited! I heard so many great things about this book, I just wanted to read it as fast as I could. I love Allison. She's a tough girl, and I love how she's very confident in every she does. Well, at least some of the things she does. This book was a roller coaster of emotions, and I just loved it. It's nothing like I have ever read before. Julie is an amazing author, and is every talented.

I haven't read any of Julie's other novels, but I have heard they are just as amazing. If you're looking for a dystopian book but with Sci-Fi in it, THIS is the book for YOU! Even if you don't like Sci-Fi, you should read this book just to try it out. I really love the society and how it's set up. It's very interesting and creative!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

REVIEW: Wither by Lauren Destefano

Title: Wither
Author: Lauren Destefano
Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy
Book #: 1
Pages: 384


By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children.

When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out? Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

Selena's POV:
I have heard good things about this book, and decided to try it out. It was also at the library, so I just got is anyway. But when I got done with this book, I was just blown away.

In this book, the society is very different. Scientist have found a cure for cancer, and have cure everyone. But what they didn't know is that the offspring of the people who were cured had a very short lifetime, women dying at age 20, men at age 25. Due to this, it had forced everyone into a panic, and worst, forcing women in marriages to have more children.

Rhine is 16 years old when she is kidnapped. She goes to a nice house where she is warm and gets whatever she wants. But she hates everything. She tries to not fall for any of the things they are giving her. At the same time, she wants to escape and find her twin brother who is out there somewhere in the world.

While living at the house, she meets a servant Gabriel, and is suddenly drawn towards him. She wants him to escape with him, but Gabriel is very unsure about that. At the same time, Lindin is drawn closely to Rhine, as she looks just like his last wife. Rhine keeps her distance from Lindin, but finds herself caring and loving him.

I really thought it book was amazing. But it wasn't a book that made me wanna rip my hair out and scream on the top of my lungs *cough, Clockwork Prince, cough*

It was just ... interesting. VERY. Lauren came up with such an amazing society that I felt like I was living it in. It was very realistic, and I just loved it. I also love Lindin. I don't know why, but I just love him.

But I have to say, I was very disappointed in the ending. I thought there would be more to it, but I guess there wasn't.

So if you looking for a good book that is kind of like The Hunger Games or Divergent, this book is for you. I highly advise you to read it. You won't regret it. I promise! :D

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

REVIEW: Infinity by Rachel Ward

Title: Infinity
Author: Rachel Ward
Series: Numbers
Series #: 3
Pages: 256
Rating: .5


The mind-blowing conclusion to the chilling NUMBERS trilogy: Because everyone wants to live forever.

No matter what it takes, Sarah's desperate to escape from the numbers.

Always numbers. Sarah loves Adam, but can't bear the thought that every time he looks in her eyes, he can see her dying; can see her last day.

It's 2029. Two years since the Chaos. Sarah and Adam are struggling to survive. She knows he always envisioned them together "'til death do us part." But will a child come between them? The child she loves. The child he saved.

Little Mia was supposed to die that New Year's Day. The numbers don't lie. But somehow she changed her date. Mia's just a baby, oblivious to her special power. But ruthless people are hunting her down, determined to steal her secret.

Because everyone wants to live forever.

Selena's POV:
I read the first book a few years back, read the second book last year, and now, I finished the whole triology! But I didn't expect this book to be so good, honestly. The second was a bit disappointing compared to the first, but I really loved this book.

We left off with Sarah & Adam right  two years after the chaos, baby Mia and Sarah's brothers with them. They are struggling to live, to survive. The world is nothing right now, and no one can do nothing about it really.

But then we find that people are trying to take Adam's talent; his curse. Throughout this book, they struggle through the ups and downs no teenager should go through. They fight for their life, and is betrayed many times.

I don't realy wanna spoil it for any of you, so I'll stop now. But I have to say, this book was very good. I underesitmated it, and I was just WOWed by it. But I still love the first book. I will always love the first book no matter WHAT.

After I got done with this book, I just felt ... empty. Like, I didn't know what to do after. I know, I feel like that after every book, but this one was different. I just felt like I lost something and I didn't know how to get it back. It was a horrible feeling; I still feel it now!

Numbers was the first book I cried in, honestly. I think I was too attached to the characters. But after this? I just felt empty. Something wasn't right, and I didn't know how to fix it. I didn't WANT the book to end. I wanted something ELSE, but nothing came after the end :(

If you haven't read this book, you should! It's such a great book, and it's a really fast read too. So if you're looking for a quick, fast book to read, pick Numbers by Rachel Ward. I promise you won't be disappointed. ( :

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