Aug 26, 2013

Review: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis

Shades  of Earth by Beth Revis

Series: Across The Universe #3
Genre: Young-Adult, Science-Fiction
Publisher: Razorbill
Released: January 15, 2013

Book Synopsis 
Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh--to build a home--on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.

But this new Earth isn't the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been for nothing.

My Thoughts 

Well done! This was an amazing read. Beth Revis did this series justice by putting together an well written world as she ended it.

Shades of earth picks up from where they left off. With Elder and Amy taking the shipborns along with the earthborns to the new world. The twist and turn of this new world had everyone worried for their life. Plot wise A+ work. Specially because this book tied all the lose ends. 

There might be a few triggers that might not suit everyone. Other than that Shades of Earth is definitely a step up from the previous two book. If you are a sci-fi fan Across The Universe is definitely one that needs to be checked out. 

I give this

Across The Universe Series

Book #1

Book #2

Book #3  

About The Author 

Beth Revis wrote her first books as a student in classrooms, when the professors did not hold her interest and she jotted down stories instead of taking notes.

Beth writes science fiction and fantasy novels for teens. Her debut novel, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, will be published by Razorbill/Penguin in Spring 2011. Beth is represented by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

Beth also runs a blog on writing Blog and is a participant of a group blog by debut dystopian authors Leaguewriters.

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Jan 24, 2013

Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Genre: Young Adult
Released: March 27, 2007
Read because there is going to be a movie!

Synopsis from goodreads

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? 

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . 

City of Bones creates a different sort of world entirely, introducing all kinds of creatures and hunters giving the reader another world of possibility  from the author. I liked the world Miss Clare created in her Mortal Instruments series. Learning about this creatures and the hunters was well... educational. 

When I read a book, ANY book what attracts me to it is the romance and no matter what sort of fantasy world there is suppose to be one. HOWEVER I detest love triangles with a passion. Specially if it involves the best friend. Frankly no one can live up to the best friend quality, they know you in your high and tide so if I see best friend is going to have a broken heart due to this so called 'love triangle' I run. So no I stuck with the book till the end. I liked Jace but I loved Simon. Am I being bias because Robert Sheehan is playing the role of Simon Lewis in the movie? 

Yes. Absolutely.

End verdict, while I liked the world the romance thingie, didn't do a thing for me. I never though I would actually say this in review though. All my jumble aside, I'll probably continue reading this series just not right away.


I give this

About The Author

Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts. Author's website/goodreads/

Dec 3, 2012

Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues by Diana Rowland

Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues by Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #2
Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Released: July 3rd, 2012

Synopsis From Goodreads
Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia.

Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

My Thoughts

Let's just start with I WANT THE NEXT ONE GIMME GIMME!

You know the feeling when you read something amazing and want more but alas the next installment doesn't come out any time soon? Yeah this was one of those reads for me. That's why I like reading my series when they are all finished. I don't have to agonizing months and then forget why I liked the previous book in the first place. Probably noticed not a fan of re-reading my already read shelf unless it's a cupcake book. 

So all things aside specially the fact of me not getting my fat grubby hands on the next book, this was excellent. Again the book cover, it's always been a put off for me and no Zombies did not look like that from what I gathered. So yeah if you are a fan of Zombies, this is a must read. Put it on your TBR along with it's previous book. 

I give This

White Trash Zombie Series

My Life As a White Trash Zombie

About the author

Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can't rollerblade to save her life.