27 May 2013

Glow


Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan
Series: Sky Chasers #1
Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Verdict: Buy

Not as action packed as I thought it could be but definitely left it open for more in the next of the series which I will definitely be reading. Not sure I believe all of the science but I have been out of school for a while and dont have time to work through it so I will take it for now. Since I just finished watching BSG, I definitely saw some similarities in plot/scenes.

17 May 2013

Dualed

Author: Elsie Chapman
Series: Dualed #1
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Verdict: Buy

It took a little while for me to get into this book, as the world in which it is set did not seem very realistic to me. Indeed, Chapman doesn't do a very good job developing the world and really exploring why exactly Alts are needed. The competition of kill or be killed is explained in the reasoning that there isn't enough room for both Alt versions, but to me that would seem like they wouldn't bothering creating two of everything then in the first place. I am hoping the sequel dives into this more.

But regardless of the backdrop for the novel, it definitely grips you about halfway to 3/4 of the way through and then you hold on breathlessly for the ride. Another book I think would be better suited as a third person narrative instead of first, as it kind of gives away the ending to some extent, but still a wild ride. It also adds humanity into the mix, with the main character's struggle the entire novel on the choice of killing her Alt.

All and all, I will definitely be adding the next one in the series to my to read list.

04 May 2013

Crewel

Author: Gennifer Albin
Series: Crewel World #1
Rating: 4 / 5 star rating
Verdict: Buy

A multilayered novel that holds true to the world it creates. While the world of Arra is complex and the conception of the world put together by weaving through looms is sometimes hard to grasp, it is hard to argue against the originalty of this novel. The ending leaves you just as breathless as the rest, and I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment.