The Maze Runner: A Review

The Maze Runner by James Dashner [A Review]

Beautiful Series

 

  IF YOU AIN’T SCARED, YOU AIN’T HUMAN.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone.

NICE TO MEET YA, SHANK. WELCOME TO THE GLADE.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
The a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

REMEMBER. SURVIVE. RUN.

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Dorothy Must Die: A Review

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

photo(1)Synopsis:

I DIDN’T ASK FOR ANY OF THIS. I DIDN’T ASK TO BE SOME KIND OF HERO.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. But I never expected Oz to look like this. A place where Good Witches can’t be trusted and Wicked Witches just might be the good guys. A place where even the yellow brick road is crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and I’ve been given a mission:

REMOVE

THE TIN WOODMAN’S HEART

STEAL

THE SCARECROW’S BRAIN.

TAKE

THE LION’S COURAGE

AND THEN–

DOROTHY MUST DIE.

            Naturally, this sounds pretty awesome 🙂

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Awakening by Shannon Duffy Blog Tour! Review & Giveaway

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Awakening

by Shannon Duffy 

Release Date: 04/07/15

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

A thrilling, futuristic sci-fi novel set in a unique and thought-provoking world, from author Shannon Duffy.

Desiree Six (because she was born on a Friday) believes in everything the Protectorate stands for. She likes the safety and security of having her entire life planned out—her career, her mate, even the date of her death. She doesn’t even think to question when Darien, her childhood friend and neighbor, is convicted of murdering his parents. They had seemed like such a loving family. But if he was convicted, then he must have done it.

Then Darien shows up in her room late one night. He has escaped from the Terrorscape—a nightmare machine used to punish all Noncompliants—and needs Desiree’s help. What he tells her rocks her world to its core and makes her doubt everything she’s ever been told.

With this new information, will Desiree and Darien be able to escape the Protectorate before it’s too late?


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Book Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke [Published by Speak]

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaSynopsis:

“You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand….”

Children are disappearing. Groups of young boys and girls form small armies to hunt for a monster. People are seeing things that shouldn’t be there and doing things that shouldn’t be done. 

And it all starts when an irresistible guy named River West shows up in Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town.

Is River somehow connected? Is he just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or is he something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back.

 

 

 

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Book Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

 

All the comics in the world couldn’t have prepared you for David’s world in Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. The heroes we have read about, flying through the skies with their metallic capes, abilities to deflect bullets, predict courses of events, and turn things into steel or dust, are not heroes. The only thing they have become are villains. These villains have taken society by a choke hold, rooting fear in every normal persons heart, and driven them into the catacombs beneath the street’s. Above the catacombs, the gone-bad superheroes have taken possession of the city, and they are called Epics.

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Shame Post: Series I WILL NOT be finishing :/

So, here’s the scoop: There are a lot of series I have not and do not plan on finishing. I thought long and hard about this after my last post, the part where I promised to give the Matched Series another chance. I looked through my bookshelves and then scrolled through my amazon book shelf and found a lot more series I haven’t even attempted to finish. The first emotion I felt? Absolute shame.

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Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Sponsored by MIZB at Should Be Reading.

I love thrift stores. I’m one of those girls who makes a bee-line straight passed all of the major clothing stores and ducks into a consignment shop. There is just absolutely nothing wrong with thrift stores. I remember when I was a kid, even when I was a teenager, I was so embarrassed to be buying my jeans at a local Goodwill. My family didn’t have a lot of money and this was just the way things were. All of my stuff was hand-me-downs from relatives or off of the rack from Goodwill. I had few brand new things, but as a child I was naive. Now I see the potential in things. Now I can see how some clothing from ten years ago, is in style now.

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