Sunday, June 26, 2011

Review: Between Shades of Gray

Title: Between Shades of Gray
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Published: 2011 by The Penguin Group
Obtained: Library
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer. But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her along with her mother and younger brother. They are being sent to Siberia. Lina's father has been separated from the family and sentenced to death in a prison camp. All is lost.
 Lina fights for her life, fearless, vowing that if she survives she will honor her family, and the thousands like hers, by documenting their experience in her art and writing. She risks everything to use her art as messages, hoping they will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive.
 It is a long and harrowing journey, and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive?

First Sentence:
”They took me in my nightgown.”

Oh my goodness.
This book was devastatingly beautiful and so inspiring.

Honestly nothing I can say can bring it justice, so this “review” will be very short.

I have read one other book (The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig) about the deportation to Siberia during WWII, but Between Shades of Gray takes it to a whole new level. The Endless Steppe dumbed some stuff down because it was put for a bit of a younger audience (but it was also written about the author’s actual experiences, so it’s completely legit), but Between Shades of Gray was so bold and truthful in every scene. I never felt that angry at the Soviets while reading The Endless Steppe. During this book I was furious. I know we all talk and know about the Germans and the concentration camps and the way they treated Jews, and yes all of that is equally as horrific. But we don’t learn as much about the other imprisonments, deportations, and completely inhumane treatment of humans that also occurred around the same time. This book opens your eyes to the true horror inflicted on people who did nothing wrong.

While it’s a story of despair and heartbreak, it’s also very inspiring and not a complete downer. And even if it was, I would still read it. Why? Because we need REAL stories that wake us up from our amazingly blessed lives and let us see the horrible things humans are capable of.

I would STRONGLY suggest reading this.

Rating: Capture878
Content Warning: Um, read the description of the book. Do you THINK this book is going to be all innocent? Anyways, there’s cursing and the most graphic it gets is maybe when people get killed, and that’s not too graphic. But I feel like if you pick this book up you would realize what you’d be soon reading.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Review: Incarceron

Title: Incarceron
Author: Catherine Fisher
Published: 2007 by The Penguin Group
Obtained: Bought
Finn cannot remember his childhood. He cannot remember his life before Incarceron – a prison that has been sealed for centuries, where inmates live in cells, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. No one has ever escaped. But then he finds a crystal key and a girl named Claudia.
Claudia’s father is the Warden of Incarceron. And Claudia is about to become a kind of prisoner herself, doomed to an arranged marriage. If she helps Finn in his escape, she will need his help in return.
But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know . . . because Incarceron is alive.

First Sentence:
”Finn had been flung on his face and chained to the stone slabs of the transitway.”

With Incarceron, Catherine Fisher wrote something creative. It truly is a very creative book, and she kept adding new things that I completely didn’t expect. The characters were unique and fascinating. The actual plot/conflict/whatever wasn’t really that fascinating…BUT, it’s incredibly long for what it is.

It’s not that the book is that long, it’s 442 pages, but the story drags due to the length. I think she would have been better off making it shorter. But when I ask myself what could she have left out? It’s hard to answer because while I felt like the book would never end, every scene was pretty vital to the storyline.

Also while her characters are unique, they are also rather annoying. The only character who didn’t bug me was Jared, because he was just really . . . cool. Everyone else did stuff that really bothered me. Claudia was relatively nice, but she was a bit bossy and impatient. Finn didn’t bother me too much except that he let people push him around. He rarely stood up for himself and when he did, he didn’t seem to care that much.

So I don’t know. I’ll probably read the sequel (Sapphique) just because of the plotline (which, as I said, was CRAZY! She kept throwing more information at you and switching the truth. So confusing, and yet pretty awesome). I have mixed feelings about it. Let’s just say it wasn’t as amazing as I heard it was.

Rating: Capture878 Just alright. Nothing super amazing.

Content Warnings: Pretty much nothing that I can think of.


Just Bought!–Uncommon Criminals

Well. I’m really happy right now because I just went by Barnes and Noble and got . . . UNCOMMON CRIMINALS by Ally Carter (who is one of my favorites)! It came out on Tuesday, but I wasn’t able to get it until today.


Isn’t it beautiful? And it looks amazing next to Heist Society on my bookshelf.

If you haven’t read anything by Ally Carter, you should go read either her Gallagher Girls book series, or her Heist Society series (this is only the second one in that series).

So yep. This was just a mini-in my mailbox thingy to show off my new book.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Review: Demonglass

Title: Demonglass
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: 2011 by Hyperion
Obtained: Library
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.
That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But then she discovered the family secret, and the fact that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.
Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will either destroy her powers for good – or kill her.
But once Sophie arrives, she makes a shocking discovery. Her new housemates? They’re demons too. Meaning, someone is raising demons in secret, with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?

First Sentence: At a normal high school, having class outside on a gorgeous May day is usually pretty awesome.”


This series is completely addicting. I finished Hex Hall and was waiting for Demonglass to get to my library (which took FOREVER), and while I was waiting, I picked Demonglass up in Barnes and Noble for a few minutes, and read a few chapters. Big mistake. I could not stop thinking about it. Well, finally I got it from the library and promptly devoured it that night.

First off: the cover. I love the reflection theme going on with the two books. The only problems I have with the cover are really little. She never ends up wearing the white dress and she doesn’t have a cat. I guess they throw a black cat on the cover to show the whole witch aspect, but it bugs me. If she had a cat, I could understand it.

In this book, Sophie is sure that she’s going to have the Removal to destroy her powers so that she’ll be sure she won’t ever “demon-out” or whatever. However this is dangerous, so her dad has her promise to go to London for the summer and think about it. While she’s there, with Jenna and Cal, she discovers (with the help of Archer) that some assumed good people are breaking the rules and doing very bad things.

With most love triangles, I can quickly pick the guy I like best, or who compliments the girl the best, and be on that “team” for at least that book, but honestly with this one I had no clue. I love both of them. And it might be because Sophie still really likes Archer, so the reader is compelled to really like him because she does. But then with “the other one” (I don’t want to spoil it..even though you’ll figure it out pretty quickly in the book), I love him, he’s more calm, but I’m really just not sure who’s best for Sophie. The two guys are so different. I almost feel like neither of them is that great for her. Nevertheless, she’ll obviously have one guy by the end of the last book (which better come out soon! This one ends kind of cliffhanger-y).

As I probably said in my Hex Hall review, Rachel Hawkins has a great talent at creating amazing characters. All of her characters are very real and fleshed-out. This book was definitely better than the last one.

This series is super amazing, if you like the whole “magic" genre. And even though Sophie is called a demon, it’s more like a really powerful witch than a legit demon. (Unless the demon goes crazy, which isn’t good.)

Rating: Capture878 

Content Warnings: Passionate kissing, quite a bit of milder language.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday–Always a Witch

Title: Always a Witch
Author: Carolyn MacCullough
Release date: August 1, 2011
The adventures of Tam and Gabriel continue with more time travel, Talents, spy work, and of course, the evil Knights.
Since the gripping conclusion of Once A Witch, Tamsin Greene has been haunted by her grandmother's prophecy that she will soon be forced to make a crucial decision—one so terrible that it could harm her family forever. When she discovers that her enemy, Alistair Knight, went back in time to Victorian-era New York in order to destroy her family, Tamsin is forced to follow him into the past. Stranded all alone in the nineteenth century, Tamsin soon finds herself disguised as a lady's maid in the terrifying mansion of the evil Knight family, avoiding the watchful eye of the vicious matron, La Spider, and fending off the advances of Liam Knight. As time runs out, both families square off in a thrilling display of magic. And to her horror, Tamsin finally understands the nature of her fateful choice.

I just finished reading Once A Witch, so I can’t WAIT for this to be released!!!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: Pirates!

Title: Pirates!
Author: Celia Rees
Published: 2003 by Scholastic
Obtained: Bought
Nancy Kington, daughter of a rich merchant, suddenly orphaned when her father dies, is sent to live on her family's plantation in Jamaica. Disgusted by the treatment of the slaves and her brother's willingness to marry her off, she and one of the slaves, Minerva, run away and join a band of pirates. For both girls the pirate life is their only chance for freedom in a society where both are treated like property, rather than individuals. Together they go in search of adventure, love, and a new life that breaks all restrictions of gender, race, and position. Told through Nancy's writings, their adventures will appeal to readers across the spectrum and around the world.

First Sentence:
”I was of a roving frame of mind, even as a child, and for years my fancy had been to set sail on one of my father’s ships.”

So, Celia Rees is a strange writer. I have read two books by her now, and while the premise, the characters, and the details (often too many, though) have been lovely, her writing itself is confusing. Her pacing, word choice, plot, character development, and endings are hard to understand and make the book weird.

This is rather hard to explain, so you should read one of her books to really understand (I read Sovay and this one). Basically, her plot starts off and you think it’s going this way and than BAM!, it changes direction and heads another way. While in most cases, plot twists or unpredictable-ness is desired in books, the way she writes it is just really confusing because it makes hardly any sense (this happened more in Sovay, and less in Pirates!).

I did enjoy the adventures of the girls, and I thought that (for the most part) she had a good sense of direction in her story, and her characters were pretty well developed. Although the romance between Nancy and William was…absent. Okay, it was there, but they didn’t spend much time together as adults, most of their time together was as kids, and then they never considered loving anyone else. Someone like me can readily accept this as adorable, but more realistic people might be annoyed by it.

Rating: Capture878

Content Warnings: Mild language, attempted rape, and violence.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Review: Restoring Harmony

Title: Restoring Harmony
Author: Joelle Anthony
Published: 2010 by G. P. Putnam’s Sons a division of The Penguin Group
Obtained: Bought
The year is 2041, and sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse—one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities.
 Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they're financially ruined and practically starving. What should've been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn't, Molly's only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there's a handsome stranger who's willing to help.
Restoring Harmony is a riveting, fast-paced dystopian tale complete with adventure and romance that readers will devour.

First Sentence:”When the plane’s engine took on a whining roar, my grip tightened on my fiddle case.”

I had come across this book on some blogger’s list of dystopian books, looked it up, and decided to read it someday. Then one day when I dropped by Books-a-Million to see what books were in their sale bins, I find it for $3! It was meant to be. :)

Anyways, I really loved this book. It was dystopian, and totally believable. The America of no gas, organized crime, lack of food, and empty cities is something very easy to see happening, especially the way she explains it (with rich people buying out oil or something equally plausible). Everything was so real.When Molly is scared in an environment, I was scared by it too.

The whole story is just cute though. Traveling that far for family, trying to get back in time for a wedding and a birth, taking care of the kids next door (who get a long so well with Grandma), repairing a relationship with Grandpa, and then forming an adorable romance with a cute guy. It’s just all so cute! I loved Spill (the “handsome stranger”). I loved his goal and his way of getting it (I don’t want to say too much). Although their relationship was a little strange because of the age gap, I doubt it mattered much to them and their society (only three or four years, but still, at that age, that’s pretty big).

Molly and her fiddle were an element of the story that I was surprised myself by liking. I’m not a big musical person, and so typically when a story has a lot of musical moments and instruments that are like best friends, I get annoyed, because it seems so melodramatic. But it worked in this story. Molly really leaned on the music that she’d been learning since she could walk, and her joy while playing music was contagious.

There wasn’t much I disliked about this book. I was expecting it to be a lot different, so many things surprised me. I suppose it was a bit cheesy, but I like cheesy.

Rating: Capture878
While I really loved it, there wasn’t anything super spectacular about it, it was just very enjoyable.

Content Warnings: Kissing, possibly mild language.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Review: Exile

Title: Exile
Author: Anne Osterlund
Published: 2011 by Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group
Obtained: Bought
Crown princess Aurelia is a survivor. She survived attempted assassination. She survived the king's rejection. She survived her mother's abandonment. And now, in exile, she must survive her kingdom-from hostile crowds to raw frontier to desert sands. But even as unknown assailants track Aurelia and expedition guide Robert, she knows what her greatest risk is: falling love...

First Sentence:”Hoofbeats thundered from behind.”

TIP: If you didn’t read Aurelia yet, you might want to consider doing that, and not consider reading this review.

Anne Osterlund doesn’t let her readers down with this sequel to her wonderful book Aurelia.

In this book, Aurelia is forced to survive pretty much on her own, due to her sister’s and mother’s continual betrayals. She still has Robert to count on, which means the world to her. However, the main issue in this novel is whether or not she can love him. Her being the crown princess and all makes everything complicated. Could it ever work out, or would is she basically just stringing him along in expectation of something that can never happen?
So, as they race through forests, sand dunes, and fields, trying to escape death, they also deal with their hearts.

This story was romantic, exciting, mysterious, and moving, everything a good book should have. The only thing I didn’t like was the ending, but that’s because the sequel is far from coming out. Also, the book was a bit cheesy, but what book isn’t?

Rating: Capture878

Content Warning: Kissing, maybe some language (I forget).


Review: Sorcery & Cecelia

Title: Sorcery & Cecelia OR The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
Author: Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
Published: 2003 by Harcourt Books
Obtained: Bought
A great deal is happening in London this Season.
For starters, there’s the witch who tried to poison Kate at the Royal College of Wizards. She must have mistaken Kate for the Mysterious Marquis (which is curious, since they look nothing alike). And a handsome man seems to be spying on Cecelia, though he’s not doing a very good job of it – so just what are his intentions?
Then there’s the strange spell that has made our friend Dorothea the toast of the town. Could it possibly have something to do with the charm-bag under Oliver’s bed? (Speaking of Oliver, how long can we make excuses for him? Ever since he was turned into a tree, he hasn’t bothered to tell anyone where he is.)
Clearly, magic is a deadly and dangerous business. And we might be in fear for our lives . . . if only we weren’t having so much fun!

First Sentence:”It is dreadfully flat here since you have been gone, and it only makes it worse to imagine all the things I shall be missing.”

These two lovely women have written a marvelous novel reminiscent of Jane Austen books because of the style of language. It’s so believable in its regency London setting because of the writing style and the plot details. This story is like a Jane Austen novel mixed with Bewitching Season (by Marissa Doyle).

The letter format takes getting used to but once the plot really catches on it’s easy to read. I think that the author’s each wrote for one of the characters, one for Cecelia and one for Kate, which gives the girls more distinctive voices.

Alright, the men in this story. I totally called the romances before they happened but that didn’t make them any less amazing. Both men were completely perfect for the girl they ended up with, and it was just so fun watching that progress. In typical regency-era books the girls are so hindered by social rules and can’t express their thoughts but because they were writing to each other they could speak their mind. They still remained very proper about everything though.

As for the magic element of the story, it worked very well, just like in Bewitching Season. While the girls themselves didn’t have a lot to do with the magic (at least Kate didn’t, Cecelia was a bit magic talented), the main plot surrounds the Marquis and his magic, so there a lot of the climatic moments involve magical forces.

Long story short, I loved this book and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

Rating: Capture878

Content Warnings: Kissing, some mild language from the men.


New Rating System

You might have noticed my complaints about my rating system in a few of the past reviews, and even if you did, you still probably want to know why I’m upset. What’s wrong with a 10 point system?

It gives me entirely too many options. I can’t choose when I have so many levels to choose from.(Hence my 7.09-like ratings) So I am trying that other famous system, the 5 point system. However, I’m throwing my own twist on it.

I’m a “thumbs-up girl”. I always give people thumbs-up. Who knows why. But anyway, I decided that’s a “unique” way of rating things, in how many thumbs-up it gets. I had to tweak it a bit to make it look right, but this is my new system. Regardless of the fact that the highest rating a book can receive is 4 thumbs-up, it’s still a 5 point system.

There it is, in all its fancy-text-box glory.

Well, as you can see this gives me less choices and I shall try hard to not give anything half points, as that defeats the purpose of the 5 point scale.

I really don’t feel like going back to change all the old ratings, so as long as everybody can still understand a 10 point system, we’re good.

Awesome, I can’t wait to rate books with this!


DNF–Life As We Knew It

Title: Life As We Knew It
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Published: 2006 by Harcourt Books
Obtained: Library
Miranda's disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. In her journal, Miranda records the events of each desperate day, while she and her family struggle to hold on to their most priceless resource—hope.

It’s always a bad sign when I start to look ahead in a book for any interesting parts. Not that this wasn’t a kind of interesting book, it was. Really. But it read more like an essay entitled “what would happen if the moon’s orbit got messed up”, and wasn’t very fun to read. So I stopped reading.

I didn’t like any of the characters, they were boring and all annoyed me in different ways. Miranda’s obsession with Brandon the figure-skater is pointless (at least in this book) once she ends up with another boy who then leaves. Yeah, I might be spoiling some things if you haven’t read it yet, but honestly, it doesn’t matter. The only reason I can see that this book is considered good is because of the possibilities it illuminates.

I was rather impressed with Pfeffer’s details and the horrors she shows can come through something as seemingly simple as the moon getting closer to Earth. The tides start killing everyone on the coast, the electricity goes out constantly, food is scarce, etc. She definitely thought through this story and knew what would go wrong.

As lovely as her research is, it doesn’t mask the boring characters and their family/friend struggles. So I didn’t finish it because I just couldn’t take the diary format (I’ve never been a fan of books written like diary entries) and the tediousness anymore. Also I couldn’t imagine this story needing two other books!

Anyways, you might like this if you enjoy thinking about the various ways in which random events can change life on Earth. Otherwise, you’ll probably think like me.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Review: Divergent

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Obtained: Bought
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue – Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is – she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are – and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

I bought this purely because of all the hype surrounding it. And let me tell you, I was not let down. Let this be a lesson to you, when every book reviewer is clamoring to say how amazing a book is, it sounds interesting, and some people are saying it’s better than The Hunger Games, walk to a bookstore and buy it. Because seriously, this book is stinkin’ amazing.

I can’t begin to express my feelings towards this book in typed form, because there’s too much to say. However, I do not want to say too much because a lot of the joy I had reading this book was from the fact that I knew nothing about it aside from the above synopsis (which I have to say, does a fantastic job at being interesting and yet not revealing too much).

Everyone who knows me knows I LOVE The Hunger Games. All three are my top favorite books (in order). Okay so, Divergent, made fourth place. Or maybe even third. Basically, it’s right up there, not quite surpassing, but almost being equal with, The Hunger Games.
The problem with all these dystopian books lately is that many are similar. Divergent has some similarities to The Hunger Games, but it’s also very opposite. I don’t want to explain all the details about this society, but they are split up (like the districts) but the rebellion (all dystopian books have rebellion) is sort of opposite. In a way.

Tris is similar to Katniss in many ways, but she is also incredibly different. While Katniss restrains her emotions so often it’s aggravating, Tris relates her emotions and knows them, but fears them at the same time. Blargh, I just tried to explain more of this, but deleted it all. I can’t really explain it.

And Four…is simply amazing. :)

Ending words: Go. Read. This. Now.


Rating: 10/10

Content Warning: Kissing, mild language

Review: Enclave

Author: Ann Aguirre
Published: 2011 by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan
Obtained: Library
In Deuce’s world, an enclave deep underground, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed “brat” has trained to join one of three groups – Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.
As a Huntress, her purpose is clear – to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading the ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.
Fade doesn’t like following orders. Deuce has never known a boy like him before, someone as likely to touch her gently as use his knives with feral grace.
As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat due to their sheer numbers, now show signs of cunning and even strategy … but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. No matter how hard she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.
I kind of adored this book.
At first I was slightly put off by the knives, creepy hands, and drops of blood, that decorate the book jacket in various places. I’m not big into really creepy and gory books. However, this book was definitely more than it’s cover, and I loved it.
The whole premise is futuristic/dystopian set in a future after humans destroyed the Earth. Deuce is raised underground, which is basically subway tunnels, sewers, and the like. Her “enclave” is one of many in the ground. The enclaves trade supplies and generally just try to stay alive. As the story is told through Deuce’s perspective, it’s fascinating to piece together the items she finds from our world, and try to put the puzzle together of what she sees as old artifacts of past life, and we see as normal everyday things. Her society is no way more advanced than ours. It’s almost like a Dark Age after our thriving environment.
The Freaks are strange. They’re creepy, but not “I can’t read anymore, I’m going to freak out” creepy. When Fade and Deuce fight them, it’s not gory or gross, it’s survival and action. My only problem with these monsters is their name. I mean, “freaks"? Seriously? She couldn’t have come up with a bit of a better name for them? (Also the name for children, “brats”, was rather annoying.) Regardless, they were pretty convincing in the threat they posed.
The whole romantic angle of this book is not major. It’s definitely there, but only the romantics who care deeply about that aspect (ME!) are going to be reading mostly to find out what happens in their relationship. The book was mainly about surviving, learning to deal with corrupt leadership, and leaving behind the only world you’ve known. (Yeah, she goes “topside”.)
Every character in this book is amazing. Seriously. Whether you hate them or love them, they stay true to their personality, and stay crazy complex.
I CAN NOT WAIT for the sequel. But it’s not going to come out until 2012, which stinks.
Not sure if this review totally expressed my feelings about the book, so let me sum it up: This is an adrenaline-pumped book with amazing characters and it’s just basically awesome. So read it. :) Unless you’re SUPER squeamish and can’t handle any violence.
Ratings: 10/10
(I gotta work on my rating scale. Ugh)

Content Warnings: Kissing.
Also, females are not treated very well “topside”, so there are references to the mistreatment.
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