I read Divergent and Insurgent when the books were first released, but when I started Allegiant, I found other books that kind of jumped the queue on my TBR list. I finished The Well and even though I had many books to read, I was stuck. I still had a copy of Allegiant on my bookcase that I had borrowed from my cousin and decided that I should get ’round to reading it, with Insurgent soon to be released in cinemas.
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Endgame: The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson
SheltonSeries: Endgame #1
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Published: October 7th 2014 by HarperTeen
Pages: 477, Hardcover
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I was very excited for this book, so much so that I pre-ordered it and not-so patently waited for it to come out. I was not disappointed. This follow up to Half A King was a little bit of a surprise in the total shift in protagonist. I was expecting Yarvi to be a larger part of the story. This I thought was going to be a big disappointment; I had grown rather found of the deep, cunning Yarvi. As it turns out, the new characters are awesome, and Yarvi is still around to root for.
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The Martian by Andy Weir isn’t lacking for quality reviews on the Internet, so it was a little surprising to find the book was available for a free read in exchange for an honest review on Blogging for Books. Already a New York Times Bestseller, the book really doesn’t need my two cents worth, but I’m happy to oblige.
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A Taste of Blood Wine, Freda Warrington
The copy on the front definitely captures a lot about this book. “Throbs with lush romanticism,” says The Times. That’s a perfect description right there.
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I love debut fiction, because I really get the author’s passion for the story and the craft of writing while reading the book (most of the time, at least). Debut authors often have nothing to lose, and they have everything to gain, so they put everything into this book. And I definitely saw this passion in Margaret Bradham Thornton’s debut novel, Charleston.
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Summary from Amazon:
[Earth has been almost silent for forty years. The apocalypse left behind only fragments of civilisation, surrounded by a sea of barbarism.
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Book: More Than This
My rating: 4.5/5
Genre: Young Adult
Length: 480 pages
A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.
Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.
How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?
As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
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Book: Partials by Dan WellsGenre: YA, Dystopian
Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population.
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My grandmother and I both share similar tastes in reading–classics and biographies/autobiographies. This Christmas, she gave me a copy of Bear Gryll’s autobiography, Mud, Sweat, and Tears.
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