Monday, March 17, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Three by Kristen Simmons

TITLE:  Three
AUTHOR: Kristen Simmons
FIRST PUBLISHED: February 11th, 2014
GENRE: YA, Distopian
SERIES: Article 5, Book 3.
RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

Ember Miller and Chase Jennings are ready to stop running. After weeks spent in hiding as two of the Bureau of Reformation’s most wanted criminals, they have finally arrived at the safe house, where they hope to live a safe and quiet existence.

And all that’s left is smoking ruins.

Devastated by the demolition of their last hope, Ember and Chase follow the only thing left to them—tracks leading away from the wreckage. The only sign that there may have been survivors.

With their high profile, they know they can’t stay out in the open for long. They take shelter in the wilderness and amidst the ruins of abandoned cities as they follow the tracks down the coast, eventually finding refugees from the destroyed safe house. Among them is someone from Chase’s past—someone he never thought he’d see again.

Banding together, they search for a place to hide, aiming for a settlement a few of them have heard about…a settlement that is rumored to house the nebulous organization known as Three. The very group that has provided Ember with a tiny ray of hope ever since she was first forced on the run.

Three is responsible for the huge network of underground safe houses and resistance groups across the country. And they may offer Ember her only chance at telling the world her story.

At fighting back.

Friday, March 14, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

TITLE:  Boy Nobody
AUTHOR: Allen Zadoff
FIRST PUBLISHED: May 23rd, 2013
GENRE: YA, Action, Mistery
SERIES: Boy Nobody, Book 1.
RATING: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Who is Boy Nobody?

The perennial new kid at school:
New town, new name... new mission.

The perfect assassin:
Kill your target and move on.
No fear. No sympathy. No remorse.

But this time is different. The stakes are deadlier. The memories are surfacing. And Boy Nobody is about to find out who he really is.

Monday, March 10, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness

TITLE:  The Ask and The Answer
AUTHOR: Patrick Ness
GENRE: YA, Dystopian
SERIES: The Chaos Walking Trilogy, Book 2.
RATING: 5 out of 5 stars

We were in the square, in the square where I'd run, holding her, carrying her, telling her to stay alive, stay alive till we got safe, till we got to Haven so I could save her - But there weren't no safety, no safety at all, there was just him and his men...

Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode...

Sunday, January 19, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

TITLE:  The Knife Of Never Letting Go
AUTHOR: Patrick Ness
GENRE: YA, Dystopian
SERIES: The Chaos Walking Trilogy
RATING: 5 out of 5 stars
Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?