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Day One by Nate Kenyon

I’m a huge fan of books with slightly psychotic characters and weird endings. So I definitely enjoyed this one! It had my eyeballs glued to the page (like to the point where it was SUPER LATE AND MY EYES WERE BURNING but I couldn’t stop reading) and I wanted answers dangit. Aaaall the answers.

Likes:
• A kind of apocalyptic city vibe, where I was 99% sure NO ONE COULD BE TRUSTED.
• John was a really SAD person and I felt for him a lot. His life just got worse and WORSE as the book went on. (as his history unraveled anyways)
• THE ENDING WAS PRETTY MUCH WOAH and there were still several elements that were totally shocking!
• The writing was really easy and comfortable to read and I gobbled the book up super fast.
• It features loads of unreliable technology that keeps you paranoid.

Dislikes
• Some of the technical aspects about computer hacking bored me to death and there were at times where paragraph after paragraphs centered around it.
• Some side characters majorly annoyed me with some of their life choices during this whole scenario..
• Possibly a little farfetched? I get it. A computer that can completely think for itself and control THE WORLD. That’s right, the whole damn world but nothing else in this world seems to be that advanced.
• Oh, and another thing, there are like 8 million people who live in New York and they quite literally disappear in this book and our characters encounter maybe 40 people total.

All in all: it’s definitely a good, creepy and solid apocalyptic mystery! It has a good ending and very sketchy characters (LIKE SERIOUSLY DON’T TRUST ANYONE!)

3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS

Thank you Nate for sending me a copy to review.

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Synopsis:

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

My review:

“Do you know why we will when this war? Why we cannot lose? Because we know how you think. We’ve been watching you for six thousand years. When the pyramids rose in the Egyptian desert. When Caesar burned the library in Alexandria. When you crucified that first-century Jewish peasant. When Columbus set foot in the New World. We were watching you.”

This book was absolutely incredible. I was not expecting to love this as much as I did. The story was addictive and mysterious and I could not put it down.

The characters were the fuel to the novel. They kept the story going. They all had distinct personalities, each displaying different, understandable reactions to the alien apocalypse but beyond that, how these wonderful characters formed their web of relationships was just a joy to read.

5 out 5 stars

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The Heart of Betrayal #2 by Mary E. Pearson

The Heart of Betrayal starts exactly where The Kiss of Deception left off.

Lia and Rafe are now prisoners within the black walls of the rival Kingdom of Venda, a place full of barbarians and assassins and need to plan for escape before the Komizar, the leader of the vendans, catches onto Rafe’s lie and kills them both. Venda is holding far too many secrets for Lia’s curiosity which leads to some dangerous decisions that can change the history of there world forever.

I absolutely LOVE this series and the release of this book made my heart burst! The characters are amazing and rememberable, the plot is incredible, the world is so stunning and unique. Read this series… Now.. No seriously, read it.

5 out of 5 stars.

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The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

Aurora is a beautiful girl who isn’t living the kindest life. She is bullied and mistreated by those close to her but her world is suddenly flipped upside down she she enters a whole new world.

This book has everything a fantasy nut could want and it is a place that once visited, you could never forget. The setting is a place full of wonderment, beautiful bright colors, and fantastical creatures. It’s filled with action and adventure, this book did not disappoint in the least. The author is a fantastic writer who can suck you in and keep you immersed in another world.

I cannot wait for the next installment in the series. I need to know more of Aurora’s story.

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Amy Del Rosso for sending me a copy to review.

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