Aug 27, 2011

REVIEW: Feed by Mira Grant

Narrator: Paula Christensen and Jesse Barnstein
Series: Newsflesh #1
Genre: Sci-fi, Horror, Fantasy
Listening Length: 15 hour(s) and 10 min.
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Released: May 1, 2010
I Read This For: Bout Of Books Read-a-Thon

Book synopsis from goodreads

From In 2014, two experimental viruses—a genetically engineered flu strain designed by Dr. Alexander Kellis, intended to act as a cure for the common cold, and a cancer-killing strain of Marburg, known as "Marburg Amberlee"—escaped the lab and combined to form a single airborne pathogen that swept around the world in a matter of days. It cured cancer. It stopped a thousand cold and flu viruses in their tracks.

It raised the dead.

Millions died in the chaos that followed. The summer of 2014 was dubbed "The Rising," and only the lessons learned from a thousand zombie movies allowed mankind to survive. Even then, the world was changed forever. The mainstream media fell, Internet news acquired an undeniable new legitimacy, and the CDC rose to a new level of power.

Set twenty years after the Rising, the Newsflesh trilogy follows a team of bloggers, led by Georgia and Shaun Mason, as they search for the brutal truths behind the infection. Danger, deceit, and betrayal lurk around every corner, as does the hardest question of them all:

When will you rise?

My Thoughts 

The timeline of this book starts around 2039. When the world is taken over by a virus and people are not allowed to enter any place without having a blood-test first and greetings later.

I loved the entire situation from the get go. Georgia and Shaun, two siblings along with their blogger crew they report the news to the world. The world around them is tough but they are fighting it with what they have. By delivering the truth.

The author created a world where Zombie's exist and if you are infected there are no antivirus. The world is scary in there *not that it isn't scary in the real world* and there are moments when you want  nothing more than to hide under your blankets till the horrific scene is over. But it's sucks you in even though the blood and virus spreads faster than a wildfire. Grant's book is very well written and quite impossible to put down till you rich the end.

I must admit that I am not so big on audio-books after this. I feel like if I had read it rather than listened to the books I would have enjoyed it even more. Although both Paula Christensen and Jesse Barnstein has very attractive voice.

This is my first zombie book, and I am glad that I gave this one a try. If you are a sci-fi, Zombie lover I will definitely suggest this, it is a must read. 

I give thiiiiiis

Aug 24, 2011

REVIEW: The Girl In The Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Series: Steampunk Chronicles #1
Genre: Steampunk, Young-adult
Pages: 480
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released: June 1, 2011
I Read This For: Bout Of Books Read-a-Thon

Book synopsis from goodreads

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.

But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

My Thoughts

I started this book first of all because it's steampunk. And second, well look at the cover!! The story details about mechanism was really good which makes the steampunk fan in me very happy. The entire placing and characters were well written and I am always a sucker for a strong female character so for me both Finely and Emily were great. 
Although I did have some frustration while reading because of the changed up of point of views so frequently.
I give This

Four stars for the steampunk world
Three stars for the story

Aug 20, 2011

Bout Of Books Read-a-Thon Startline

I have been away for a looooooooong time, and I think I have forgotten what to write in my post. I feel like the girl in the picture right now. lol. 

I came across this event a few days ago when I was looking for read-a-thon myself. Lucky for me Amanda at On Book A Book Bender, was hosting one and I immediately signed up.

My goals for this read-a-thon 

Make a dent on the huge pile of books that I have.... I know it can not be done, but hey a reader can always dream. Right?

Books I really really want to read during this event

I am trying to catch up on lost times so I might pick up some recent releases from this year, however I am not so picky.

Feed by Mira Grant
Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney
The Girl In The Steel Corset by Kady Cross
I am just aiming for three but if I can finish them I'll add some more, cause trust me adding books is not a problem ;)

How Much Time I Intend to Read

I am free this week, except the errands I have to run which includes going to the mall, but I have my trusty kindle so I am covered for the roads. So I'll be doing this hardcore, lets just hope I finish what I am taking on at least ;D

Also I would probably be posting the reviews as I go.

The following is NOT my own format.Thank you Amanda for letting us borrow this :)


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8/28 —  “wrap-up”

Aug 17, 2011

Ranting and hello!!

After looooong couple of months I am finally back home. But now when I am finally back..... I find myself unorganized. O=O

I am sitting around looking everywhere with a blank stare.....

not so cutely though
I have tons of book that's waiting to be read. And I can't seem to pick just one to read. GAHHHHHH. HELP!

Any book(s) suggestions are appreciated. Paranormal, Erotic, Sexy Men. Even a good YA. PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!!