Entry 4: What’s Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1) [RECOMMENDED]

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Author: Kat Zhang
Genres [according to Goodreads]:
Fiction > Science Fiction > Dystopia
Romance
Fantasy > Paranormal
Young Adult > Teen
Contemporary
Language: English
Published/Publisher: September 18 2012/Harper Collins
Pages: 343
Format Read In: Hardcover

Summary from Goodreads:

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else–two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced health and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

My Review [SPOILERS AHEAD]

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Entry 3: Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Author: Joan Lindsay
Genres [according to Goodreads]:
Young Adult > Fiction > Literary Fiction > Historical Fiction > Classics
Cultural > Australia
Stand-alone Novels > Short Novels
Mystery
Thriller
Language: English
Published/Publisher: April 28th 1977/Penguin
Pages: 192
Format Read In: Paperback

Summary From Goodreads

In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush. The excursion ends in tragedy when three girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after climbing the rock. Only one girl returns, with no memory of what has become of the others…

My Review [SPOILERS AHEAD]

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Entry 2: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)

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Author: Julie Kagawa
Genres [according to Goodreads]:
Young Adult > Fantasy > Urban Fantasy > Supernatural > Paranormal > Vampires
Science Fiction > Dystopia > Apocalyptic > Post Apocalyptic

Romance > Paranormal Romance
Language: English
Published/Publisher: March 26th 2013/Harlequin Teen
Pages: 48
Format Read In: Paperback

Summary From Goodreads:

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for…again.

My Review

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Entry 1: Midnight Never Come (Onyx Court #1) [RECOMMENDED]

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Author: Marie Brennan
Genres [according to Goodreads]:
Fantasy > Paranormal > Urban Fantasy > Historical Fiction > Fairies
Language: English
Published/Publisher: June 9th 2008/Orbit
Pages: 400
Format Read In: Paperback

Summary From Goodreads:

England flourishes under the hand of its Virgin Queen: Elizabeth, Gloriana, last and most powerful of the Tudor monarchs.But a great light casts a great shadow.

In hidden catacombs beneath London, a second Queen holds court: Invidiana, ruler of faerie England, and a dark mirror to the glory above. In the thirty years since Elizabeth ascended her throne, fae and mortal politics have become inextricably entwined, in secret alliances and ruthless betrayals whose existence is suspected only by a few.

Two courtiers, both struggling for royal favor, are about to uncover the secrets that lie behind these two thrones. When the faerie lady Lune is sent to monitor and manipulate Elizabeth’s spymaster, Walsingham, her path crosses that of Michael Deven, a mortal gentleman and agent of Walsingham’s. His discovery of the “hidden player” in English politics will test Lune’s loyalty and Deven’s courage alike. Will she betray her Queen for the sake of a world that is not hers? And can he survive in the alien and Machiavellian world of the fae? For only together will they be able to find the source of Invidiana’s power—find it, and break it…

My Review

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Blogging for Fun

Hey folks, welcome to my blog!

I blog mostly my reviews for books that I have read. Sometimes I will be elaborate and other times I will have only a short paragraph or two to say. I’m trying to be more structured in my reviews so my earlier entries may be re-done if I liked the book enough to re-read it. I may also sprinkle some favourite quotes, news in the literary world and some fandom stuff.

I read just about every kind of book, and am always looking for recommendations! It would be easier, thus, to list the books I don’t often find myself gravitating towards (but there are always exceptions):

  • Non-fiction
  • Books dealing with dark, heavy subjects
  • Cliche-infested stories
  • Erotica

I got the idea to start this blog from a friend of mine who’d been running her blog for awhile now (though I think she abandoned it recently). I mainly wanted a place where I could easily group my book reviews together. I started a blog on Blogger but I decided to try other sites, and WordPress was a popular choice. I will also post my reviews on Goodreads.

I hope you enjoy my reviews and feel free to contact me through comments; I love a good discussion!

Cheers,

– S&R

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