Calamity came and with it super powered people called Epics! Epics like Steelheart and Death Point that kill without emotion. They take what they want and there is nobody that can stop them. Nobody fights the Epics. They take what they want and Steelheart took Chicago. He became the king of Chicago, using other Epics as henchmen.
David was just a child when he saw his father murdered by Steelheart. His father always believed that heroes were coming. He even believed that Steelheart could be the hero that he had been waiting for. Now its ten years after his father died and all David has done for the last ten years is prepare and learn how to kill all the Epics, especially Steelheart. The only people that can help him in his quest are the Reckoners. A group of normal humans who fight back against smaller epics, but they are exclusive and impossible to find and even harder to join. But when they come to town to kill one of Steelhearts henchmen David gets his chance, and he knows something that has to let him in. He is the only living person that has seen Steelheart bleed!
EVERYONE needs to read this one! Its fantastic! Sanderson is one of those authors that you know wont let you down! David is a great character that is completely believable. Megan’s character ticked me off with her emotional switch towards David, but it works with the story. I kind of figured out Prof’s secret way ahead of time, but Steelheart’s weakness never would have occurred to me. Cody, Tia and Abraham didn’t really do much for the story except as filler for me and some emotional drama. I don’t really feel like I know them, but the way everyone acts around each other and plays off each others strengths is great. I just wish that David could hang on to a gun. I listened to this on audio and loved it. It made the book come alive. I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone. Even if you aren’t that into the backward superhero story. It is very Dystopian!
America and Prince Maxon have become closer. The attacks on the palace are still happening, but the Selection is still happening. With only six to choose from now Maxon has to narrow things down withing a timeline. He has been trying to give America as much time as she needed to figure things out for herself. But as soon as Maxon learns that America feels the same way about him, he starts to ignore her. America doesn’t know what to think about Maxon after this, but when her only friend is forced to leave in a really bad way everything between Maxon and America changes. With Aspen still close by America has major choices to make.
I read this straight though in one day. I don’t care much for the Prince now, but I get why he is the way he is, with a father like his. I feel sorry for the queen and want to tell America to get out of the palace. I was proud of America when she gave her presentation. The whole Marlee situation was hard to take and the Gregory Illea diaries just got me mad. Who talks like that and happens to be that evil and diabolical all at once? Overall this is turning into a great series. Can’t wait to find out what happens next.
The prince has come of age, which means there will be a selection where thirty-five random girls from around the country will be chosen to join him at the palace while he gets to know them and makes his selection for his bride to be. America is in a low caste. She is a five, an artist and that is the world she knows. The boy she loves is a six and he convinces her to put her name in for the selection. Soon after that he breaks up with her and she is picked to go to the Palace. Heartbroken she leaves and when she arrives she meets the prince and gives him a piece of her mind. eventually she decides that the best thing for her to do is to be his friend on the inside, but that may not be what the prince wants.
Surprisingly a good read. From what I had read about the book it was a lot like the TV show the Bachelor only set in the future with a prince. I’m not to fond of that show so I was hesitant to pick this up. However, local author Ruth Silver is coming to do a Game here at the Main Library later this year and this was one of the series that there will be trivia about so I thought I should be reading it. With the cover I didn’t get that “I have to read this” vibe so I figured I should start it on my lunch hour. Half an hour into the book and I’m hooked. America is not a strong character for a girl to look up to, but that’s because shes human. She likes a boy that she can’t have, Aspen. And is forced to leave home and try to become a princess, something she never wanted. I liked how she was upfront with the prince from the beginning, but I ended up not liking her by the end of the book. I’m rooting for the prince Maxon, but her ex needs to stay ex because he could be a major problem. The attacks on the palace have me wondering more and more about this future and whats could be hidden in the palace.
June was born into the wealthy sector, Day was born in the slums. These two teens have very little in common, but what they do have in common is something neither of them expected. Day has been on the run since he was ten and the government didn’t like his test scores. They experimented on him and left him with the other ten-year-olds that didn’t pass their test in the morgue. Somehow Day survived and he’s been living on the streets ever since, causing trouble for the government that ruined his life. Every time he has struck it had been all planned out, but when his little brother gets sick with the plague Day decides to get the cure from the hospital and hatches a last second plan to help his family. On his way out of the hospital after his plan went sideways he injured an officer to get away. The officer he injured ended up dead (but not by Days hand). The officer was June’s brother and she was told that Day was the one who killed him. Her assignment is to bring Day in for trial, alive.
This was a good story, and not what I was expecting going into it. I listened to the audio of this to get ready for the big Dystopian game we have planned with author Ruth Silver this year. Defiantly worth a read and now I have to find out what happened in the next two books. I really like Day, he is the type of guy that every guy wants to be and every girl wants to date. He is very Batman! June on the other hand seemed a bit too perfect to me at times. Otherwise this was a great book.
Tella Holloway has been moved to the middle of nowhere Montana because her brother Cody is sick and there is nothing the doctors can do for him. So their mom thought the fresh air would do him some good. But when Tella gets a tiny blue box from some unknown person everything in her life changes. The box contains an invitation to the Brimstone Bleed, a race across 4 different climates to get “the cure.” She could save her brother if she was to win, but first she has to qualify by getting to a certain place and getting an egg. Tella soon discovers that there are people in this world that would do ANYTHING to saved their loved ones including hurt someone else. When the race truly begins Tella has been stripped of everything but her underwear, the feather in her hair, and the egg that she was able to get, but surviving the jungle may turn out to be more difficult then she ever imagined. A three month race to save your loved one that is at deaths door…what would you do?
First I have to give a huge thank you to Netgalley.com and the publisher! What a great read! I heard it was hunger games meets the amazing race and boy was it. At first I didn’t really care either way about Tella, but after she chopped off her hair and started to realize that she need to step it up a notch I started to like her. She did have some regression to her old self, but she is a trooper to the end. I still feel like i have no real clue as to who Guy is, but I think that is okay for the story that is told here. Madox, Tella’s Pandora, couldn’t be any better. He is so adorable I just want to eat him up (good thing he can’t hear my thoughts). *wink* This review doesn’t begin to give this story justice. With all the Teen books being turned into movies now I expect this to be the next one to go the way of Hunger Games and Divergent!
With power comes enemies. Lots of them.
Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.
He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.
Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.
With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…
I’ve been meaning to read the third book in this series FOREVER now, and I’m glad I finally got back to it. This series is a guilty pleasure of mine. I don’t know why it has to be but it is. I enjoyed the first two, Storm and Spark, and I thoroughly enjoyed Spirit. Seriously. It was like Kemmerer had an epiphany, and the series got a lot more interesting. I definitely recommend this, as well as the other installments. There quick action/romance packed reads that hardly disappoint. Next in the series is Secret, and if you read the novelette in the back of Spirit, you are going to FLIP!
Macallan and Levi became best friends over their love of a British TV show at the start of the 7th grade. Levi was new to town and he had hair longer then Macallan, but it wasn’t long before their parents started a tradition of weekly dinners with each other. Macallan and Levi became so inseparable over the years that all the other kids their age teased them about being together, but that wasn’t the case for these two. They were best friends! They had their own way of talking that started conversations that nobody else could keep up with. Their friendship even stepped on the toes of whatever relationships they happened to get into with other people. But these two became so close that they know when the other is hiding something. Then one day Levi wont stop complaining about how all the girls he has dated have left him for other guys and that it has to be because he is a bad kisser. This starts the drama that can come between to friends of the opposite sex.
Every time I read anything about this book it got compared to When Harry Met Sally, and since that happens to be one of my favorite movies I decided I had to read this. So when it came up on Netgalley.com I was so glad that they loaned me an e-reader advanced copy. This book is a sweet romance story that kept me smiling. I didn’t want to put it down, my life got in the way of me reading this. Every quip and romantic moment had me on the edge of my seat wanting to know more about these two characters and their romance. The banter between the chapters made the book so much better then it already was. I will now have to go read other books by this author! Loved this one!
The entire city of Kersh are trained fighters. They have to be. It has become their way of life and to prepare them to defend the city if they need to. Each child born into Kersh has a genetic twin, or Alt, raised by another family somewhere in the vast city. Only one Alt can walk away alive. Between the age of 10 and 20 each person should have had their one month to kill their Alt. West Grayer, 15, is one of the last 2 surviving members of her family. When their brother’s best friend Chord receives his orders to kill his Alt they decide to help him through the plan. That one night changes everything in West’s life! And because of what happens that night West has to decide if she will do something she can never take back, become a striker. Can West survive her Alt? Will she ever be able to forgive Chord for what happened? Find out in this first book!
I have mixed feelings about this title. The relationship between Chord and West seemed forced and unrealistic. I didn’t think they were ever that close, but then the feelings are just there. The story kept me interested even when it started to drag due to West’s avoidance tactics. I thought the story ended and that it really doesn’t need to go any farther and every time you meet a new character they are in and out of her life quickly. Over all the story was compelling and kept me with it, but i have to wonder if that is because of the Hunger Games phenomenon.
** spoiler alert ** Tiadone is the first and only declared male of her village. She was born a female but the Madronians will not allow a female to be born first from any mother. A male must be born first. When Tiadone’s mother died having her, Tiadone’s father decided to declare her male to save her from being laid out on the Skree to die. Now Tiadone must live her life as a male and never find love. Lately she has been having womanly feelings toward her best friend Ratho, and as it is time for all the males to provide their service on watch with their rapion (birds) she ends up getting partnered with him for all their duties. And now that her body is becoming that of a woman’s she must hide who she is and find a way to be more male now that her amulet has stopped working.
This is one of those books that I wish someone had warned me about. I think it was a good idea in concept, but it doesn’t work. I kept trying to figure out who these people were. Are they from Earth? Are they Native Americans? Why did the Madronians have wings? Plus Ratho is a completely worthless character. Tiadone has feeling for a few boys and Ratho keeps changing his mind about her on a regular basis. And I didn’t understand anything about the rapion and how they came to be pair bonded with the R’tan. Her dad also didn’t make any since. if he hated lying to his daughter and hated the Madronians and believed in the creator spirit he would have left or started an uprising not just sit there and take it. It’s Fight or Flight, not let me sit there and hit me with everything they got because they are stronger! Tiadone herself is not even a good character. She’s about twelve and completely unrealistic in all her actions and thoughts. If i hadn’t gotten this e-reader review copy from netgalley I would have given up on this book after a few chapters, but I want to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read it and I’m sorry if this review was a bit harsh, but I had to be honest.
If you read this book and like it Please let me know!
You must read book 1 first, but this is just as good and picks up right where Stung left off!!!!
Jacqui (aka Jack) has been disguised as a boy for so long that she thinks of herself as ugly. She has been getting in shape and pretending to be a boy ever since she and her family were denied admittance into the city. When Dean left to take Fiona’s mom to safety after she was kicked out of the city, everything changed. Life hasn’t been the same without Dean around. So after Jack saw Fiona, that first day after Fiona woke up (read book 1), Jack started to make a plan. Jack wants to go in search of her brother, but she doesn’t want to go alone. Fiona, her brother Jonah and her new husband Bowen all decide to join Jack in search of their missing family, but they brought a surprise with them, the cure! Along the way they have to dodge the raiders and the beasts, but one chance meeting with a boy, Kevin, could change Jack’s entire world.
I love this series!!! I can’t say that enough. It really surprised me when it switched to Jack’s story rather then sticking with Fiona, but I’m so glad that it did that. Jack is a much more interesting character. And Kevin is a puzzle until the last possible second. I felt there was a little left hanging in the end, namely what happened with the rest of Jack’s family? But, over all fantastic series and I can’t wait to read more from this author! A big thank you to Netgalley.com for my advanced copy of the book! If you are looking for a fun futuristic series to read that will keep you hooked this is the one to pick up!