Anywhere But Here (The Starborn Ascension #1)

Anywhere But Here (The Starborn Ascension #1)Anywhere But Here by Jason D. Morrow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my goodness! This is a MUST read if you’re into dystopian or zombie books, or just want to read a fast paced action packed story! I couldn’t put it down! I loved the characters and the story line! I know the second book must be better!

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Book Summary:

What if you could see the future with a single touch? What if that touch revealed someone’s death, and that person was someone you loved? Would you do everything you could to change it?

In a post-apocalyptic world, where danger roams in many forms, seventeen-year-old Waverly seeks protection in the town of Crestwood after her boyfriend is ruthlessly killed by lawless raiders. But what she finds is a place wrought with mystery, shady dealings, and more instability than she anticipates.

The Starborn Ascension takes place 57 years before The Starborn Uprising, and can be read independently.

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Iced (Fever, #6)

Iced (Fever, #6)Iced by Karen Marie Moning
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Why Dani Why! This was such an amazing read, I could hardly put it down. I loved how this book mainly focus on our little Dani and her crazy adventure. Don’t get me wrong Mac and Barons are still there, along with all the rest, but this is truly Dani’s book. Trust me you won’t want to put it down.

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The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.

Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.

When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.

Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced.

5 More Perfect Days

5 More Perfect Days (25 Perfect Days)5 More Perfect Days by Mark Tullius

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved going back into this twisted, totalitarian world. I got to visit some of my favorite characters and gain more insight into what was happening with the rebellion. I can honestly say this short story shocked me but I couldn’t put it down. And of course the ending left me wanting more. I hope the next part of the story comes out soon as I’m hooked! Read at your own risk, this story just might shock you and leave you wanting to read 25 Perfect Days.

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Book Summary:

Because 25 Perfect Days wasn’t enough, here comes 5 More. 5 More Perfect Days is the companion to 25 Perfect Days, which was named one of IndieReader’s Best Indie Books for 2013

“”� perfectly disturbing, a walk through a possible future as bleak as George Orwell’s 1984. Scary, realistic, and satisfying” IndieReader review of 25 Perfect Days.

Five interlinked stories, each written from a different character’s point of view, 5 More Perfect Days continues the dystopian nightmare of 25 Perfect Days, with more tales of the sacrifice, courage, and love needed to survive and overcome this nightmare.

˃˃˃ A TOTALITARIAN STATE DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN OVERNIGHT. IT’S A SLOW, DANGEROUS SLIDE. Grab a copy today!

The Testing Guide (The Testing 0.5)

The Testing Guide (The Testing, #0.5)The Testing Guide by Joelle Charbonneau
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was more like an extra chapter for the first book than a short story. However, it sets the storyline for the other books to the series. I know just from reading this that I’ll have to read at least the first book. It seems like another good dystopian themed series.

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Book Summary:

In the scarred and war-battered United Commonwealth, ten-year-old Cia Vale watches her older brother Zeen dream about being chosen for The Testing. He’s graduated at the top of his class, and being chosen, like his father was before him, means a chance to attend The University and help lead the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. Cia is conflicted–she hopes Zeen is chosen, but dreads him leaving home. She also realizes that one day she too must set her mind on being chosen. But does she realize the deadly path she will have to take?
THE TESTING GUIDE is the short story prequel to “The Testing, ” the first novel in the stunning and epic Testing Trilogy.

The Iron Butterfly (Iron Butterfly, #1)

The Iron Butterfly (Iron Butterfly, #1)The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m not really sure how I feel about this story. For me it started off a bit slow, like watching water start to boil. By the middle of the book I was finally able to stop having to go back and reread parts. The story finally made sense, certain events were explained! Then as I read on the characters started to come to life. Their struggles and triumphs started to become my own. By the end I sighed with relief that it was finished. I was done with that world til the next book. However, I don’t know if I’m going to read the next one.

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Book Summary:

Imprisoned, starved and left with no memories, Thalia awakens to find herself at the mercy of an evil cult known as the Septori. Their leader has chosen Thalia as the test subject for a torture device of untold power, designed to change and twist her into something that is neither human nor Denai.

Escaping, Thalia finds an unwilling warrior to protect her and an unlikely Denai to befriend her. After finding a home at the Citadel as a servant, Thalia’s worst nightmare comes to life and she begins to show signs of power. Scared and unable to control her gifts, she tries to hide her past to fit in among the Denai. But the Septori want their latest test subject back and will stop at nothing to retrieve her, dead or alive.

25 Perfect Days

25 Perfect Days25 Perfect Days by Mark Tullius
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to give this book 5 stars, to say it captured my attention is just an understatement. From the first page til the last I was enthralled, entwined, and captivated by the storyline, the characters, and overall flow of the book. This is a story about a future world where Church and State come back together to create the ultimate totalitarian world. Where everything is measured and weighted and if you don’t follow the rules you just might end up in jail or worse. We get to follow the lives of a few families throughout generations to see their fight to take down the Church and State and try to regain the freedom their great-grandparents once had. Not every choice was an easy one and the struggle is real. I wish I would have read this book sooner as I got it from NetGalley as an ARC.

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Book Summary:

A totalitarian state doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s a slow, dangerous slide. 25 Perfect Days chronicles the path into a hellish future of food shortages, contaminated water, sweeping incarceration, an ultra-radical religion, and the extreme measures taken to reduce the population.

Higher taxes, strict gun control, an oppressive healthcare system. Complete media control, genetically modified food, experimentation on citizens. The push of depersonalizing technology, unending wars, government sanctioned assassinations. Is this collection of stories merely science fiction or soon to be fact? Are these policies designed for the greater good or disguised to benefit a chosen few at the expense of the masses? Is this brave new world the best we could do or part of a sinister grand plan?

Through these twenty-five interlinked stories, each written from a different character’s point of view, 25 Perfect Days captures the sacrifice, courage, and love needed to survive and eventually overcome this dystopian nightmare.

Allegiant (Divergent #3)

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Um, um, um….. Wow what can I say about the ending of this trilogy. What a ride I have been on!The twists and turns and ups and downs this book took me on had me thinking, this could be a real life scenario. Now you can go a head and laugh, but it’s possible if the right people were in charge. I wasn’t expecting the book to end the way it did. I just shook my head and whispered “so sad, but that is life”. I can’t say much more besides read the book and the entire series for yourself!

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Book Summary:
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent

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