Tag: 2.5


Review: Icons by Margaret Stohl

Review: Icons by Margaret Stohl
1 June, 2015 / 0 Comments

Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl My Copy: Paperback, 429 pages Publication Date: May, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Source: Traded for Your heart beats only with their permission. Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol’s family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn’t know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside — safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can’t avoid. She’s different. She survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, […]


Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Hausfrau

Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Hausfrau
16 March, 2015 / 0 Comments

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum My Copy: ARC eBook, 241 pages Publication Date: March 17, 2015 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: Random House Source: Publisher via NetGalley Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband Bruno and their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences: German language classes, Jungian analysis, and a series of sexual affairs she enters into with an […]


Poe Challenge #2: The Gold Bug

Poe Challenge #2: The Gold Bug
7 November, 2014 / 1 Comment

For my Edgar Allan Poe Challenge this week, I read The Gold Bug. My Thoughts: I thought it was a good story. But, I feel like it was told in a backwards fashion. I think it would have been better if the happenings were swapped and we followed the story through the perspective of William Legrand. In my opinion, that would have made for a more fun and interesting story. Then we could have tried to figure out the coded message with Legrand and went on the journey knowing that he wasn’t crazy and what his intention was, rather than […]


Poe Challenge #1: The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

Poe Challenge #1: The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall
31 October, 2014 / 0 Comments

For my Edgar Allan Poe Challenge this week, I read The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall. What you’re in for: Astronomy. Depression. Experimentation. Balloon. Adventure. Aliens. Uncertainty. My Thoughts: Edgar Allan Poe is known most for his Gothic literature. However, he actually invented Detective Fiction and is thought to have been the first to write Science Fiction, with this exact story. I am glad that I read this story, considering it is supposedly the first ever science fiction story. And for my challenge, it’s one step toward reading all of Poe’s stories. But, I have to say that I didn’t […]


Review: Don’t Let Go

Review: Don’t Let Go
26 September, 2014 / 1 Comment

Don’t Let Go (PERSEFoNE #3) by Michelle Gagnon My Copy: eBook Publication Date: August 26, 2014 Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Purchased In this pulse-pounding final installment of the Don’t Turn Around trilogy, which in a starred review Kirkus called “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens,” Noa and Peter race across the country in their search to destroy Project Persephone before time runs out. After a devastating loss, Noa Torson is out of options. On the run with the three remaining teens of Persephone’s Army, she is up against immeasurable odds. The group is outnumbered, outsmarted, and outrun. But they […]


Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Blackbird

Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Blackbird
15 September, 2014 / 4 Comments

Blackbird (Blackbird Duology #1) by Anna Carey My Copy: ARC eBook, 184 pages Publication Date: September 16, 2014 (tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Genre: Mystery | Suspense/Thriller | Young Adult This twisty, breathless cat-and-mouse thrill ride, told in the second person, follows a girl with amnesia in present-day Los Angeles who is being pursued by mysterious and terrifying assailants. A girl wakes up on the train tracks, a subway car barreling down on her. With only minutes to react, she hunches down and the train speeds over her. She doesn’t remember her name, where she is, or how she got […]


Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Push

Hits Stores Tomorrow Review: Push
9 June, 2014 / 0 Comments

Push (The Game #2) by Eve Silver My Copy: ARC ePub eBook, 218 pages Publication Date: June 10, 2014 (tomorrow!) Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Genre: Paranormal | Science Fiction | Young Adult It’s either break the rules or die. Miki Jones lives her life by her own strict set of rules, to keep control, to keep the gray fog of grief at bay. Then she’s pulled into the Game, where she—and her team—will die unless she follows a new set of rules: those set by the mysterious Committee. But rules don’t mean answers, and without answers, […]


Review: Rush

Review: Rush
14 March, 2014 / 2 Comments

Rush (The Game #1) by Eve Silver My Copy: Hardcover, 364 pages Publication Date: June 11, 2013 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Source: Library Genre: Paranormal | Science Fiction | Young Adult When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson […]


Review: Reboot

Review: Reboot
28 February, 2014 / 0 Comments

Reboot by Amy Tintera My Copy: ePub eBook, 226 pages Publication Date: May 7, 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Library Genre: Dystopian | Paranormal | Romance | Science Fiction | Young Adult Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Wren’s […]


Review: The 100

Review: The 100
31 January, 2014 / 6 Comments

The 100 (The Hundred #1) by Kass Morgan My Copy: Hardcover, 323 pages Publication Date: August 29, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Source: Library Genre: Dystopian | Science Fiction | Young Adult In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth’s toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland… before it’s too late. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash […]