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Reboot by Amy Tintera | Audiobook Review

Reboot by Amy Tintera | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS “Reboot – a different kind of zombie!” While I was browsing for books to read, I came across Reboot by Amy Tintera.  Since I’m not that active in the YA book community, I hadn’t heard of anything about this book.  So I came into this book knowing nothing about it, apart from the blurb. I was blown away by this book.  It’s because I personally haven’t read anything like this before.  Reboot is a YA dystopian novel about people dying and then coming back to life (rebooting) as super humans.  These people, they call them Reboots, are stronger, […]

• Posted August 31, 2015 • 1 Comment

After the End by Amy Plum | Audiobook Review

After the End by Amy Plum | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS “If Miles couldn’t drive, he’d be a complete dead weight.” Juneau After the End, the first book in a series written by Amy Plum is about what happens after World War III in 1984.  Interesting, right?  Well, I was intrigued by the plot and Plum’s story did not disappoint. I was intrigued by the fact that this community thrived for about thirty years in the Alaskan wilderness without anyone finding about them.  Or, even without the other people in the settlement finding out about the real world. The heroine Juneau has grown up in a small commune at […]

• Posted July 8, 2015 • 2 Comments

Champion by Marie Lu | Audiobook Review

Champion by Marie Lu | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS “The ending was just……!!!” So, I am in a bind as to how I felt about this book.  On the one hand, I really enjoyed it.  The plot was fast paced and felt like a quick listen, too (it had lesser chapters than the usual YA novel) and despite the fact that it had fewer chapters, the last book of the trilogy managed to answer a few questions. That being said, I HATED the ending.  I mean  and June !! So I just can’t get past it. Let’s talk about June.  In this book, she becomes the Princeps-Elect and […]

• Posted June 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

Prodigy by Marie Lu | Audiobook Review

Prodigy by Marie Lu | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Prodigy, the second book in the Legend series, picks up right after the first one, Legend ends – with both June and Day on the run from the Republic.  They make their way to Las Vegas, where the Patriots (the rebel group out to overthrow the Republic) are supposed to be based.  With Day injured, barely able to escape his execution, they meet up with the leader of the Patriots, and also meet up with Tess and Kaylee!  At the same time, the Elector Primo dies and his young son (very young son) takes over as the current […]

• Posted June 11, 2015 • 0 Comments

Legend by Marie Lu | Audiobook Review

Legend by Marie Lu | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS “A surprising read!” I really didn’t have any expectations when I started reading this book.  In fact, I thought it was going to be another Divergent/Hunger Games dystopia book and thought it would be too cookie-cutter for my taste.  BUT I was really surprised that I enjoyed it!  Sure, there were a few flaws that made me rate it 4 stars but….. Day! Legend is really full of kickass, badass, fighter FEMALES!  In this book alone, 3 were prominent fighters.  Not to mention that the heroine, June IS a freaking child fighting prodigy!  At this point, Legend diverted from […]

• Posted June 4, 2015 • 0 Comments

Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi | Audiobook Review

Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS “Just like Heroes, the TV series” First of, let me just say that the covers of this series are just AH-MAY-ZING!  I mean, just WOW! The Shatter Me series is 3 books and 2 novellas (haven’t read those yet) is an audiobook I picked out when I was waiting for my holds to be available from the library.  I really did not have many expectations of this series but the blurb sounded really interesting, and did I mention those gorgeous covers?!  When I started listening to it,  I was taken in by the awesome narration (more on that […]

• Posted April 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan | Audiobook Review

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS “Interesting enough” Uninvited is the new YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian series by Sophie Jordan with similarities to the movie Minority Report with Tom Cruise.  Except with teens.  And hormones.  And spoiled brats?  Anway, I was interested in the premise – a futuristic society governed by a company that had coerced convinced the government that they are able to isolate the HTS (Homicidal Tendency Syndrome) gene, identify the individuals carrying that gene and stopping them even before they commit the actual act.  Interesting, right?  Well, I thought it was a little bit interesting at first but then it started to become a […]

• Posted March 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

Cress by Marissa Meyer | Audiobook Review

Cress by Marissa Meyer | Audiobook Review

Before starting my review, I would like to apologize to my readers for posting a blank post for this review a few weeks back.  With my pending vacation (I am still on said vacay), I was unaware that I set this review to post when I haven’t even written it!  So, please pardon my flightiness! My Thoughts Warning: This review may contain spoilers Since I read Scarlet, I have been super excited to read Cress because let’s face it, Thorn is a very interesting character!  In fact, I was hoping that Thorn would be the hero in this book.  I was not […]

• Posted October 9, 2014 • 1 Comment

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer | Audiobook Review

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer | Audiobook Review

My Thoughts “Unique.  I couldn’t put it down! A must read!” Scarlet is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series and it is my favorite (I’ve also read Cress) so far!  I absolutely love this retelling of Little Red Riding Hood!  Ms. Meyer has a way of merging both stories – Cinder ( a retelling of Cinderella)  and Scarlet.  It is seamlessly done and very well written. Scarlet focuses on the story of  Scarlet Benoit (Little Red Riding Hood) and Wolf in relation to the whole series.  Scarlet’s grandmother, Michelle Benoit an Imperial Pilot (or something) has gone missing […]

• Posted August 31, 2014 • 6 Comments