Viral Nation (Viral Nation, #1)

Viral Nation (Viral Nation, #1)Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Why, oh why didn’t I pick up this book sooner? I really wish I did. I got this book from Netgalley.com and just put it on the back burner just thinking it’s another zombie book. Boy was I surprised when I started reading it. I was hooked and the more I kept reading the more I didn’t want to come back to reality. I felt like I was part of the action. Walking along side Clover and feeling disappointed when she didn’t get into the Academy. Felt the pain of the suppressant getting injected into my neck. Felt the panic of maybe getting caught. I love a book that can make me feel like I’m right there with the character and this book is one of them! This is a must read and it’s not your typical dystopian YA novel.

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Book Summary:

After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes before they can be committed.

Brilliant but autistic, sixteen-year-old Clover Donovan has always dreamed of studying at the Waverly-Stead Academy. Her brother and caretaker, West, has done everything in his power to make her dream a reality. But Clover’s refusal to part with her beloved service dog denies her entry into the school. Instead, she is drafted into the Time Mariners, a team of Company operatives who travel through time to gather news about the future.

When one of Clover’s missions reveals that West’s life is in danger, the Donovans are shattered. To change West’s fate, they’ll have to take on the mysterious Company. But as its secrets are revealed, they realize that the Company’s rule may not be as benevolent as it seems. In saving her brother, Clover will face a more powerful force than she ever imagined… and will team up with a band of fellow misfits and outsiders to incite a revolution that will change their destinies forever

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Tasagalt – Cross of the South (Arash, #3)

Tasagalt - Cross of the South (Arash, #3)Tasagalt – Cross of the South by Elke Schuster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

***ARC Review***
Love, Love, LOVE!!! I couldn’t put this book down, not one bit! I was delightfully held captive til the very end. Better than the last two books! The book picks up where the last one left off. Livia has now been an Arash for 6 months, and is enjoying her time with the “family”. Everything seems peaceful and happy until Livia and the crew decides to look for her mom. Along the way trouble comes and rips the family apart. I love seeing Livia grow into a strong character and how she reacts to all the chaos around her. I can’t say much more due to spoilers. All I can say is MUST READ!! I can’t wait til the next book comes out!

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Book Summary:

He is evil and cruel, killing humans as well as immortal Arash in cold blood, yet an invisible bond seems to link Livia to Eamon.
She seems to have it all, but the search for her mother Rebecca sets disastrous events in motion. Suddenly it’s Livia who guards dark secrets, who hides the truth from her friends. Hurt to the core by Cassius’ infatuation for another girl, which causes him to turn even against his closest friends, she alienates herself from her Arash family and becomes an outsider once again. Will she inevitably lose everything – her love, her family, her life – by defying all Arash laws? Or will her courage and impulsiveness open up unimaginable worlds before her?

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)Killing Floor by Lee Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! What a rush! I started out reading book #16 of the series, and now I’m glad I read the very first book! I like how it introduced Reacher and how it explains how he got his name. It describes him perfectly. Once I started reading I didn’t want to put it down. I kept on having to steal moments just to read. Trust me this is a very fast paced book and was very easy to read. It kept me interested from start to finish. Whenever I start to think I had the plot figured out, it twisted in a way I never saw coming. This is a must read!

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Book Summary:

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

Veiled Rose (Tales of Goldstone Wood #2)

Veiled Rose (Tales of Goldstone Wood #2)Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A wonderful sequel to Heartless! I was hooked from the first page to the last! Rose Red is an amazing female main character and Lionheart is not far behind. I enjoyed this book way more than the first. The story continues with the dragon brother and sister. Both are fighting for their “prizes” that they won in a game. I liked how the book tied into the first book at the end. This book takes place a few years before the Dragon reached Princess Una in Heartless.

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Book Summary:
Rose Red trusts no one with her secret. She hides in the forest, her face veiled in rags, shunning the company of all save her old father and her nanny goat. Her life is bleak and lonely.

Until she meets a privileged young man sent to spend his summer in the mountains. Leo, a lonely lad, befriends Rose Red, and together they begin hunting for the Mountain Monster which, rumor says, stalks these lands.

But the hunt which began as a game holds greater risk than Leo supposes. Rose Red can scarcely guess at the consequences should he insist on continuing his search. Dare she trust him with her secret? Or tell him what dwells at the top of the mountain in the cave only she can find?

Above all, when Leo asks Rose Red to leave the mountain and follow him to the low country, dare she agree and risk the wrath of a Monster that is all too real?

High Heat (Jack Reacher #17.5)

High Heat (Jack Reacher, #17.5)High Heat by Lee Child
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this short story. It’s about a 16 year old Reacher, who still kicks butt! This one takes place when he was New York City, heading to West Point to visit his brother. He runs into this girl that is in trouble and he steps in to “save” her. Little does he know she is not who she protrays to be. From there the story just takes off, and I was on another Reacher adventure in the city that never sleeps.

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Book Summary:
July 1977. Jack Reacher is almost seventeen, and he stops in New York City on the way to visit his brother at West Point. The summer heat is suffocating, the city is bankrupt, and the mad gunman known as Son of Sam is still on the loose. Reacher meets a woman with a problem, and agrees to help her . . . but then the power grid fails and the lights go out, plunging the lawless city into chaos. What does a visiting teenager do in the dark? If that visiting teenager is Jack Reacher, the answer is plenty.

Never Go Back (Jack Reacher #18)

Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, #18)Never Go Back by Lee Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh holy WOW Batman! I didn’t want to put this book down at all. This is my favorite Reacher book so far! I was hardly able to share this book with a friend that was also reading it. This book sucked me in and didn’t spit me out til it was done with me :)I love books that just capture my attention right away and doesn’t loose it. For the size of the book, it was a fast read, the flow is fast, and everything connects just perfectly, like a well filmed movie. I can’t wait to get lost in another Reacher adventure.

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Book Summary:

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Reacher is there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.

But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

When threatened, you can run or fight.

Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.

Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces—and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.