Review: Saven Deliverance by Siobhan Davis

Saven DeliveranceTitle: Saven Deliverance
Author: Siobhan Davis
Series: Saven, book 4
Genre: Dystopia, Science-fiction, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Slightly warm
Page Count and Format: 425 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: February 20th, 2017 by Siobhan Davis
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 

4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The Truth Will Set Us Free.

I’ve been lied to and betrayed my whole life.
Revealing the truth is the only thing that matters.
The truth truly will set us free.

With the political landscape shifting in the galaxy, and the tenuous situation on Earth growing more fraught by the day, Sadie knows time is running out to save mankind. Torn between conflicting agendas, she is forced to make difficult choices that lead to bloody battles and situations she’s not entirely comfortable with.

But this is war, and war means sacrifice.

Ax’s betrayal weighs heavy on her heart and her mind, but it doesn’t override her concern for his welfare. Her desire to protect both the boys she loves is as strong as ever.

Logan has been inaugurated as the new Saven king, but he’s struggling to cope with the pressure of responsibility and the revelation about who Axton is. His people are strongly opposed to Sadie, but she is his forever love and he won’t do anything without her by his side. Faced with impossible obstacles, he is preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love.

When the final battle draws near, and it’s time to fight the enemy head on, who will be left standing? And will there be anything left to fight for?


My Thoughts

I can’t believe that the Saven series has come to an end! Absolutely can’t freaking believe!! This whole series was such an awesome ride and this book provided the perfect ending for the story. The Saven series has definitely become one of my utmost favourite series! You can read my reviews of book 1: Saven Deception, here, book 2: Saven Disclosure, here and book 3: Saven Defiance, here.

*A little spoilery if you haven’t read the previous books in this series.*

Sadie and Logan are on the brink of a war. Not everybody is on their side and the threat that looms over them is too much of a danger for everybody. The Amarettis are getting closer and chaos is breaking out all over the planet. Will Sadie and Logan be able to stop all those trying to destroy them in the final battle?

Oh dear lord? Where do I even start! This series was absolutely mind blowing! I was waiting for this book for sooo long and when I heard it was finally going to release in February, I was ecstatic. But when I finally got the eARC, I was actually afraid as well as excited to start it! But well, I couldn’t resist any longer (after resisting for one day… 😛 ) and started it yesterday and I’m glad to say this book definitely met my expectations but a teeny-tiny part of me is left unsatisfied because I think I had expected something more from the story.

Saven Deliverance picks up from right where it left off. The plot kept me engaged throughout the book, my attention never wavered for even a second. In all of the books in this series, so much keeps happening and this book was no different but I loved how all the loose ties were connected and executed so perfectly. I enjoyed the action so much and I loved how Sadie could stand on equal footing as the others, especially with her incendio gift.

The characters felt more layered and matured. I loved Sadie and Logan so much. The chemistry and the romance between them are solid as ever and their love grew as each day passed.

“My life means nothing without her. Sadie is my forever, Haydn, and if the Saven people won’t warm up to her as their queen, they can find themselves a new king.”

Although I know Sadie would never let Logan do such a thing because she knew so many people were depending on him but he just melted my heart and he’s such a swoon-worthy guy! The other characters were pretty amazing as well and for the first time in my life, I’m actually looking forward to reading those additional optional novellas about them.

I was so relieved to see Haydn and Sadie’s relationship turn back to how it used to have. But I definitely missed a few characters, especially Neve. Ax, on the other hand, I don’t know what to feel about this guy!!! I don’t think I could ever forgive what he tried to do with Sadie even if she could, I am on the same footing as Logan in this matter.

I enjoyed the action sequences so much and I definitely loved the plot twist! The nail-biting suspense kept me on my toes, I couldn’t stop reading this book and I spend my whole day today glued to my e-reader. The ending really melted my heart and I couldn’t have wanted more!

Overall, Saven Deliverance was a great read! The plot was executed neatly and really well. I fell in love with the characters once more. I really loved the romance between Sadie and Logan and I sooo wanted more! The writing was beautiful and even and it was fast paced throughout the book. I can’t wait to read more by Siobhan!

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Review: The Keeper of Portals by V.S. Nelson || Plus Interview!

The Keeper of PortalsTitle: The Keeper of Portals
Author: V.S. Nelson
Standalone
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, [Middle-Grade]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 320 pages, Ebook
Published: January 28th, 2017 by Matador
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

3 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

‘All I have to do is think, walk through a door and I come out another. There is nowhere I cannot get to, nor any lock that can deny my passage.’
The Keeper of Portals lifted a hand and stroked the ancient black wood of the door.
‘I can do all that and yet, after 400 years, I still cannot open this door.’

Everything in the universe is maintained by its own keeper, from the most insignificant insect to time itself. When 15 year-old Martin moves into a stately home that’s dangerously overhanging a cliff, he meets the Keeper of Portals and learns of the mysterious door at the end of his bedroom.

One morning, Martin wakes to discover the Keeper of Portals is missing and the door at the end of his bedroom is open. Martin steps through the door to find himself in the 17th century where he meets Isabel, the house’s maid. Upon discovering two imprisoned keepers, Martin and Isabel gain the ability to control time and travel through portals.

After being attacked by hordes of brainwashed villagers, Martin and Isabel learn that the master of the house has a devious plan, one the keepers are powerless to stop. Martin and Isabel must jump between the present day and the 17th century in order to hide from the twisted master, avoiding past versions of themselves, as powerful keepers thwart them at every turn. But as items from the future begin to bleed into the past and the present day is plagued by malfunctioning portals, Martin and Isabel’s only option is to confront the master – the Keeper of Questions.


My Thoughts

This book was really fun to read, though it had its ups and downs but I loved the overall journey and I’m glad I got to read this book.

Martin has just shifted to his ancestral home with his mother where he meets a strange creature who calls himself the Keeper of Portals. He has the ability to open all the doors in the universe, except the one in Martin’s room. When that door finally opens and Martin steps in, his whole world turns upside down. Will Martin be able to return to his home ever again or will he get stuck in the past forever?

The plot was really interesting but a little confusing at times. I liked how the author didn’t waste much time and plunged directly into the action. This book narrates the story of Martin, a 15-year-old boy who has just moved into the massive new house which belonged to his ancestors. As he begins exploring the house he discovers a strange voice who reveals himself to be the Keeper of Portals. I liked the concept of the Keepers. There were so many Keepers for every little thing.

I enjoyed Martin’s adventure. I felt like I was there with him. He was such a caring and sweet character. Isabel on the other hand, I was not much of a fan of her when the story started but she slowly warmed into my heart. I hated The Keeper of Questions who was Isabel’s master as well, he was really twisted. The world-building was the one fact that disappointing me a little, I wished it was more concise and clear because it was really getting confusing to understand what was going one when Martin and Isabel were jumping from one portal to another.

Martin and Isabel formed a great team. I enjoyed how they tacked everything together. There was barely any romance in this book but I didn’t mind the attraction that shimmered between the two characters. The ending was bittersweet and I really wished it was different but that made this story more realistic and rooted to the ground.

Overall, The Keeper of Portals was an enjoyable read. I enjoyed the plot, though it was complex at times and the characters were really well written. I liked the adventure and the action! The writing was easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes.


I also got the opportunity to interview the author which was a lot of fun! So without further ado, here’s the…

Interview

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m married with two children and live in the English city of Winchester.

2. Describe your story to the readers in not more than 140 characters.

Two teenagers learn to step through portals and control time while battling the Keeper of Question in the 17th century and modern day.

3. Which authors were your inspiration?

I have a lot of favourite authors, but I’m unsure any have really inspired me. Story-wise, there are similarities between Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, but I wouldn’t say they inspired me to write the story, I just decided to do it.

4. What do you love the most about our protagonist, Martin?

Martin is a snarky, reluctant hero whose people skills need a little work. What I love the most about him, though, is that he’s not particularly good at being the hero in the story. For the majority of it, Isabel is the one solving the problems and leaving Martin in her wake. Martin may be the protagonist, but really, it’s all about Isabel.

5. How do you develop your plots and characters?

Bit by bit. My plots and characters are like towers made from Lego bricks. I’ll work on them a bit, put them away from a while, then come back to them and build them up a bit more. Even when I think I’ve finished, I’m still adding bits while at the same time taking away other bits. Things never BANG! and appear for me, it’s always a slow creation process.

6. Do you have any unique or quirky writing habits?

Not at all! How dull… I write at my desk in the sweet time in the evening after my children have gone to bed and before I need to do the same. Like all authors, I have written on planes, trains, in hotels rooms and airport lounges, but most of the time I’m reclined in my chair, feet on my desk with the keyboard on my lap.

7. What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Don’t be shy about your work. Get as many people as possible to read it and listen to their feedback. A book is rarely the product of a single individual. Also, writing is not going to make you rich; so if you’re young and thinking of becoming a fiction writer, make sure you have a separate career to focus on as well!


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Review: Membrane by Michele Corriel || Blog Tour

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Welcome to my tour stop of Membrane by Michele Corriel hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.


Title: Membrane

Author: Michele Corriel

Standalone

Genre: Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 197 pages, Ebook

Published: October 10th, 2016 by Leap Books

Source: I received an eARC of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 3 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

In the multi-verse people may look familiar, but no one is who they seem.

In a small town in Montana, Sophie lives with her quantum physicist mother, and her equally brilliant, but dangerously obsessed, step-father.

Her father disappeared years ago under mysterious circumstances, but Sophie is still haunted by memories of him that seem so real she swears she feels his presence one night as she drifts off to sleep.

Realizing that somehow her missing father is trying to send her a message, Sophie decides to take a big risk.

With her friend, Eli, Sophie must discover what strange experiment her father did and understand the startling impact it has on her world and another, just across the membrane dividing the multi-verse.


My Thoughts

I was attracted to this book because of the cover, it’s so unique and beautiful and the blurb definitely added to that interest, I enjoyed the ride.

Sophie’s father was a famous physicist before he disappeared from the face of Earth. Her mother rarely gives her any time and she is stuck with her obsessive step-father. When Sophie begins to feel that her father is trying to communicate with her, new hope starts building within her. Will she be able to save her father or will she end up putting herself into greater risk?

The plot was pretty enjoyable. I liked the concept of the multi-verse and how things were executed. Sophie wants to get away from her house as far as possible, away from her step father who appears obsessive and slightly dangerous. She misses her father very much who disappeared a long time ago, no one ever found out what actually happened to him. So when Sophie begins to see and hear things, she knows her father needs help.

The things that kept happening definitely piqued my interest. Eli is the only one she trusted. I liked the relationship between them and I definitely enjoyed the romance though I wish I could have seen more of the other two important characters as well. Also, I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if there was a bit more world-building which I found lacking. The ending left a lot of things to the reader’s imagination but I sooo wanted to know what happened next.

Overall, Membrane was a good read. The plot was executed neatly and I liked the characters though I would have liked more flavour to the characters but the plot was definitely enjoyable. It was a pretty quick read and I finished it in one setting. The writing was simple and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?

Yes.


Author Bio:

Michele Corriel lives and works in Montana’s scenic Gallatin Valley, surrounded by seven mountain ranges.

Her work is as varied as the life she’s led, from the rock/art venues of New York City to the rural back roads of the Rockies. With her fourth book just out from Leap Books, she’s also a prolific freelance magazine writer with articles regionally, nationally and internationally. Michele has received a number of awards for her non-fiction as well as her poetry. She also enjoys teaching, presenting writing workshops and speaking on panels across the country.

When she’s not writing you may find her on the golf course, hiking or slogging her way through the snow on what some people like to refer to as “skis.” You might also find her in the kitchen creating exciting new flavors or recreating classics.

Author Links:

Website || Twitter || Facebook

Purchase Links:

Amazon


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Review: Infinity by Jus Accardo

Title: Infinity

Author: Jus Accardo

Series: The Infinity Division, book 1

Genre: Science-fiction, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Slightly warm

Page Count and Format: 320 pages, Ebook

Published: November 1st 2016 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

There are three things Kori knows for sure about her life:

One: Her army general dad is insanely overprotective.

Two: The guy he sent to watch her, Cade, is way too good-looking.

Three: Everything she knew was a lie.

Now there are three things Kori never knew about her life:

One: There’s a device that allows her to jump dimensions.

Two: Cade’s got a lethal secret.

Three: Someone wants her dead.


My Thoughts

This book was such an enjoyable ride and I really, reeeeally need the second book in this series. I want more of Cade and Kori!!

Kori has a habit of doing the exact thing she has been forbidden to do, that’s why her dad hires two soldiers to babysit her when he is away. But trouble comes in the form of Dylan who wants nothing more than to kill her. When her bodyguards tell her the actual reason behind it, she thinks they are out of their mind. But when Dylan chains her to a band in her wrist and gives them the ultimatum to do what he wants or she dies in a couple of days, she is forced to place her trust on them. Will Kori be able to survive?

The plot was pretty enjoyable. I loved how it was executed. Though I have to say the second part of this book was far more enjoyable than the first part and boy did I love the romance between Cade and Kori! Kori’s dad is one of the important figures in the army and due to Kori’s nature he hires some soldiers to take care of her while he’s gone. I liked how the story moved forward and the alternate dimension thing and how everything worked was pretty incredible to read about.

Now, I absolutely fell in love with the characters, especially Cade. The chemistry and the angst between Kori and Cade was just freaking perfect! Both of them tried to stay away from each other but it was crystal clear they felt something for each other despite Cade’s history. I loved these two together and the forbidden element added more spice to the story.

I loved Noah as well, just like Kori, I didn’t know what to think about this guy at the beginning of the story but eventually he warmed up to my heart. I would love to see more about him. Dylan on the other hand, his backstory made me sympathize with him but at the same time didn’t make me hate him any less.

The ending intrigued me, I want to know more why Dylan being Dylan offered a second chance for Kori to have a chance at life when his ultimate aim was to kill her and hurt Cade in the process. I can’t wait to see more of the dimension jumping thingy that is going to be explored in the next book!

Overall, Infinity was an interesting read. The plot was enjoyable and the characters were well fleshed out. The romance between Cade and Kori was electric and I can’t have enough of them! The writing was smooth and it was fast paced. I’m in dire need for book 2!

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Title: Illuminae

Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Series: The Illuminae Files, book 1

Genre: Dystopia, Sci-Fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 599 pages, Hardcover

Published: October 20th, 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Source: Purchased

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558321867

Blurb (from Goodreads):

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.


My Thoughts

“You have me. Until the last star in the galaxy dies, you have me.”

This book blew me away!! Like Literally!! This was so freaking goddamn awesome and I’m in dire need of the next book in this series! I had to wait, so much to buy this book because it was freaking costly but the price dropped for only one day, just one day and I got damn lucky!! I finally picked it up this month and I loved the thrilling ride!

Kady didn’t think her day could get much worse after she dumps her boyfriend Ezra. But that very day her planet is 20161014_161755invaded by the BeiTech and they both become refugees in Hypatia and Alexander’s vessels respectively. With Kady’s hacking skills not only she is able to communicate with Ezra but also learn some horrifying secrets that everybody is withholding. When something goes terribly wrong with the Alexander, Kady decides to take it upon herself to save Ezra. But will she be able to save herself in time?

The plot was unique and freaking fantastic! The whole story is told in emails, documents, reports, interviews etc, which made it a pretty interesting read. Though I did have my doubts if I was going to like the format or not but I LOVED it! This book managed to hold my attention from the very first page to the last and I didn’t feel bored for even a second. Kady and Ezra become refugees like thousand others when their planet is invaded by the BeiTech. And thus their story begins as the enemy vessel, Lincoln tails them to destroy them once and for all.

Kady and Ezra were interesting characters. I loved them so much! The plot twists and turns kept coming which made it a heart stopping read. AIDAN (or the artificial intelligence) was an interesting aspect as well, I had my doubts about it from the beginning and the things it did, scared me so much. It felt so surreal. There were numerous other characters which played a vital role and when things started going down, damn… it broke my heart.

“Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death.”

20161014_161340I felt very angry with Alexander’s commander and some things that he did but I couldn’t keep myself from feeling bad when his ship was breached. Same goes for AIDAN, I think I have a love/hate relationship with that thing. As much as it scared me but it also did the total opposite thing in the end which surprised me to no end!

I loved the relationship between Ezra and Kady, it felt real and I ship them so much! I loved the trust and faith they had for each other. But undoubtedly Kady stole the show along with AIDAN that is. She was such a strong and sassy character. I admired her so much. Things got so intense, especially towards the end, it was hard to keep this book down.

Overall, Illuminae was a fantastic read! The plot was executed in a unique way and I fell in love with the characters. The action and the adventure kept me glued to the book until the end. The writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book! Although this book didn’t exactly end with a cliffhanger, I am dying to know what happens next! I need more of Ezra and Kady! And perhaps AIDAN too!

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Recommend it?

YES!!


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Review: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn

Title: Remember Yesterday

Author: Pintip Dunn

Series: Forget Tomorrow trilogy, book 2

Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 400 pages, Ebook

Published: October 4th 2016 by Entangled: Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries — if only she’d let TechRA study her. But after they kidnapped and experimented on her as a child, cooperating with the scientists is the last thing Jessa would do.

But when she discovers the past isn’t what she assumed, Jessa must join forces with budding scientist Tanner Callahan to rectify a fatal mistake made ten years ago. She’ll do anything to change her past — even if it means aligning herself with the enemy she swore to defeat.


USEEEEEEEEEI was very excited to read the sequel in the Forget Tomorrow trilogy since I read book 1 and I am so glad to say it didn’t disappoint in any way! This was a fast-paced and thrilling ride which I greatly enjoyed! You can read my review of book 1, Forget Tomorrowhere. It’ll be damn hard to write this review without disclosing any spoilers but here goes…

Ten years have passed since the incidents happened in Jessa’s life. She is one of the most valuable citizens in Eden City but she doesn’t want to work with the scientists who experimented on her as a child all those years ago. When Jessa discovers a shocking truth that can change her life, she decides to take a leap of faith but that means aligning herself with the boy she hates the most. Will Jessa be successful in her mission or will it complicate her world more than ever?

When book 1 ended, I was pretty shocked that it ended just like that! Surprisingly I remembered all the key ingredients of that book when usually I struggle to remember details if the sequel comes out even a few months later. Nonetheless, the plot of Remember Yesterday was just was interesting as book 1. We get to learn more about Jessa, Callie’s sister in this book. She has grown with up the underground family and I immediately liked her.

I loved how fast paced this book was. It made it quite hard to put it down and I was awake reading it until 4 am. When the truth was revealed I jumped in joy because I firmly believed that it would happen and I am soo glad I did, otherwise I would have been mighty disappointed. Some facts were a bit repetitive which I found a bit dull but other than that it was a pretty perfect read.

Jessa was a great character, I loved her character growth throughout the book. Tanner was a bit of a mysterious guy, I knew I was going to fall in love with him eventually and I did. Their chemistry was undeniable and I loved the romance between them! The other characters played an equally important role and I loved how things tied up with everybody.

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The twists and turns were equally present in this book as well and I loved it. The ending was pretty sudden but I understood its purpose and now I am sooo excited for the next book!!

Overall, Remember Yesterday was a great read! I loved how the plot was executed and the characters were well fleshed out. The romance between Tanner and Jessa was a bit angsty, exactly how I loved! The writing was beautiful and smooth. I am so looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Review: Waking in Time by Angie Stanton

Title: Waking in Time

Author: Angie Stanton

Standalone

Genre: Time-travelling, Sci-Fi, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 360 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: March 1st, 2017 by Capstone

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Still mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother and shaken by her mysterious, dying request to “find the baby,” Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi’s journey backward through time. Will is a charming college freshman from 1927 who travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives. Communicating across time through a buried time capsule, they try to decode the mystery of their travel, find the lost baby, and plead with their champion, a kindly physics professor, to help them find each other again … even though the professor gets younger each time Abbi meets him. This page-turning story full of romance, twists, and delightful details about campus life then and now will stay with readers long after the book’s satisfying end.


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I love time-travelling and this book was right up to my alley! When I read the blurb, I immediately knew I wanted to read this one and I am glad I got to read it because it was a really good read and I fell in love with it!

Abbi is still mourning the loss of her grandmother while she has just joined college, the one that her grandmother also went to. She made a promise to her in her last days that she doesn’t know how to keep. When she goes to bed her first night, she wakes up in a different time. While wading through her confusion, she learns that she is not alone but she keeps skipping forward in time before she can actually do anything. Will she be able to solve the mystery of her time travelling and return back in time or is she stuck forever?

The plot was pretty interesting. I liked Abbi from the beginning, she was the mourning the loss of her grandmother when she enrolled in college. She had always wanted to join the college her grandmother went to and after she’s gone she thinks she’ll get some closure as well. But when she sleeps, she wakes up in a complete different time. I definitely enjoyed how the story unfolded. Although the time travelling aspect was not explained 100% but it left me satisfied. The professor played a pretty important role and I simply loved how things tied up in the end, it was awesome!

The time travelling aspect was pretty enjoyable. I loved how every time she would wake up in a different time and even more how everything was connected to her grandmother’s promise. As a character, Abbi was pretty interesting and smart and I liked how she handled things. Will was definitely charming. I loved him. He was her companion in time travelling but whereas Abbi moved backward in time, Will moved forward. Their relationship was doomed for the start but the forbidden element intrigued me more. I loved how both the characters fell for each other despite knowing they may never have a future together.

Among all the characters Abbi met during her travelling, I loved Rubi the most and knowing the actual truth about her like Abbi made it much more interesting to read about. It was pretty hard to keep this book down, especially when I nearing towards the end.

Overall, Waking in Time was a unique read! I enjoyed the plot and fell in love with the characters. I loved the realtionship of Will and Abbi and the romance was so sweet. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to read more books by this author.

Recommend it?

Yes!


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Review: Soul Finder by Jacinta Maree || Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my tour stop of Soul Finder by Jacinta Maree hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. You can view the full tour schedule here.


Title: Soul Finder

Author: Jacinta Maree

Series: The Immortal Gene trilogy, book 2

Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, [New-Adult]

Heat Rating: Warm

Page Count and Format: 263 pages, Ebook

Published: September 16th 2016 by Inked Rabbit Publishing

Source: I received an eARC of this book for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:  PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Since being discovered as Soulless, Nadia has become a target for both terrorist groups and government corporations. Now, her only hope for survival rests in the hands of the man sent out to kill her: Diesel, the Mad Dog terrorist.

Diesel is determined to free himself of the never ending curse of reincarnation and the haunting memories that plague his mind. But when his search leads him to Nadia, a greater desire stills him from taking her life.

Unable to see into Diesel’s cracking mind, Nadia instead puts her faith into his strength, fueled by eleven generations of unmatched rage and insanity. Their tight-rope relationship balances the two between life and death, love and rage, trust and betrayal.

Tension pulls at the hems of their dangerous companionship, and as time runs out all madmen must eventually make their choice.


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This book was reaaaally good! Book one was pretty intriguing and it ended with a cliffhanger and I was curious to know what happened next. Soul Finder definitely didn’t disappoint and I enjoyed the ride! You can read my review of Soulless, book 1 here.

Nadia is on the run with Diesel after being experimented and tortured for being a soulless in a generation of reincarnations. But their journey is stopped short as they are taken by another group. When Nadia discovers a shocking truth, she sets out to search for it. Will she be able to reach the core of the truth or will she be captured before that?

The plot was really intriguing. It picks up from where book 1 was left off. We dive back right into action and it’s one my favourite aspect of this series. Nadia and Diesel both escaped the prison where they were beaten, tortured and experimented, especially Nadia. They are both searching for a cure to stop the reincarnation drama because it’s taking a toll on everybody’s sanity and if it’s replaced by another drug, then there’s no hope for humanity left. This book was packed with action and adventure and I loved how the story was executed. The starting of this book was a bit dull but it picked up its pace soon enough.

I did like Diesel and Nadia’s realtionship in book 1 though it was kinda out of place. But in this book Diesel confused me more than ever. I know he went through a lot and reincarnation memories takes a toll on everybody but it was still weird because he felt different. I guess that was the point, though at the very last moment, like Nadia I felt for him.  Nadia was a kickass heroine and I loved her. Hiro was a great addition to the team, although he was pretty naive about the world, I enjoyed how he found a place among them.

Overall. Soul Finder was a good read! I enjoyed the plot and the characters. The writing was smooth and easy to read. The pace differed a little in the beginning but it was mostly fast paced. This book also ended in a kind of cliffhanger and I can’t wait to know what happens next!

Recommend it?

Yes.


Author Bio:

jacinta-mareeBorn in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including YA paranormal, steampunk, horror, new adult, dystopian and fantasy. Winner of 2014 Horror of the year and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impossible.

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Review: The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs

Title: The Lying Planet

Author: Carol Riggs

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Genre: Sci-fi, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 285 pages, Ebook

Published: September 19th 2016 by Entangled Teen

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Promise City. That’s the colony I’ve been aiming for all my life on the planet Liberty. The only thing standing in my way? The Machine. On my eighteenth birthday, this mysterious, octopus-like device will scan my brain and Test my deeds. Good thing I’ve been focusing on being Jay Lawton, hard worker and rule follower, my whole life. Freedom is just beyond my fingertips.

Or so I thought. Two weeks before my Testing with the Machine, I’ve stumbled upon a new reality. The truth. In a single sleepless night, everything I thought I knew about the adults in our colony changes. And the only one who’s totally on my side is the clever, beautiful rebel, Peyton. Together we have to convince the others to sabotage their Testings before it’s too late.

Before the ceremonies are over and the hunting begins.


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This was a really an awesome read! I didn’t quite expect the way it turned out but I am glad to say I loved it! The twists and turns were quite surprising as well.

Jay has worked hard his whole life to succeed in mandatory the testing that happens to everyone once they turn eighteen. The testing places the undeserved to banishment while the ones who score good are sent off to other so called protective areas like the Promise City for their future, only no one has ever returned from those places ever. Jay stumbles upon the horrifying truth just a few days before his testing ceremony. Will the others believe him, will he be able to save them or get caught in the process?

This was a super fun and intriguing read! I wasn’t really expecting how the plot turned out but I am mighty impressed! I simply loved it! It was pretty hard to put this book down and I basically devoured it in one sitting. It’s really hard to discuss this book without spoiling so you guys have to read it to know the full truth! Jay has always been the obedient son, he has worked hard so that he can get good score in the testing and then he’ll be assigned his dream job. But one simple mischance and he stumbles upon the horrifying truth. The plot twist was really well done! I couldn’t freaking believe my eyes when I read it.

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However I felt that the characters could have been more fleshed out. I did like Jay, he was pretty brave when he decided to break the rules and find out the truth. I loved that he was loyal but I don’t know, I would have liked him a lot better if he had been just a teeny-tiny bit less cooped up.

I liked Peyton, she was the only one to believe Jay when he told his friends the truth. I understand their situation but still I would have loved I there was some more chemistry between them. Nonetheless I liked the last portion a lot, although it seemed quite sudden how everyone kinda agreed, I needed a bit more convincing but it was pretty enjoyable!

Overall, The Lying Planet was a fantastic read! I loved the plot and the story was executed neatly though the characters could have been a bit more worked out. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was fast throughout the book! I enjoyed the action and the suspense and I was on the edge while reading this book!

Recommend it?

Yes.


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Review: The Heir and the Human by Siobhan Davis

Title: The Heir and the Human

Author: Siobhan Davis

Series: Saven, book 3.1

Genre: Dystopia, Sci-fi, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Slightly warm

Page Count and Format: 97 pages, Ebook

Expected Publication: September 21st 2016 by Siobhan Davis

Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: PicsArt_1444558511051

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Axton’s existence was a lonely one until his mother brought Sadie into his life. Now, she’s the center of his universe, and he’ll do everything in his power to protect her.

But Griselda’s evil plans cast a dark shadow over their love, threatening the future he so desperately craves. With separation looming, Ax is preparing to sacrifice everything for the girl he loves. It’s a high-stakes gamble, and he needs to stay ahead of the game if he’s to outsmart his conniving mother.

Sadie has been his savior.

Now it’s his turn to save her.

Note from the author:

This is an optional novella in The Saven Series, however, I recommend reading it after Saven Defiance to maximize reading enjoyment.
This novella is narrated exclusively from Axton’s point of view and it details some of Ax and Sadie’s backstory. It also features some of the characters you have come to know and love from the main series.
This is not a standalone story and should only be read as part of the series.


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*Major spoilers for those who haven’t read the previous books in this series.*

I was a little hesitant to read this book at first seeing how Axton wasn’t my favourite character but at the same time I was curious to learn what happened back at the time when Sadie was at Tor. This book definitely didn’t disappoint.

Axton is aware of her mother’s heinous plans for Sadie. If she goes through her plan, Sadie will go through a memory wipe process before she is returned to earth for her mission to destroy Logan. But Ax and Sadie are both in love with each other and they are not ready to lose each other yet. Will Ax be able to save Sadie in time.

This book is narrated from Ax’s POV. We get to see Sadie before she was returned to earth. So many experiments were conducted on her and she had to go through tough training. Seeing Ax and Sadie together was a little weird because I can’t bear to see her with anyone except Logan. From this one thing is clear, whoever Sadie loves and cares about, she is passionately devoted to them. But I liked Ax when she was with Sadie, he was a better person with her.

Nonetheless I did like their friendship but Ax knew everything her mother was doing, maybe not the actual motive behind it but he knew everything beside that. He did try to save Sadie from his mother but I wish he had tried harder because Sadie went through a freaking lot! I loved Sadie’s friendship with Izzy and I was heartbroken to see what happened when they tried to break the rules.

But… there always remains a but when it comes to Ax, I didn’t like how he treated Sadie in the previous book, like she was something to be won over and I could see that particular voice at the end of the novella as well. Even if he becomes a martyr in the end of this series, I don’t think I will ever love this guy but this novella was definitely an interesting read and I’m glad I read it.

Overall, The Heir and the Human was a good read. I liked how everything was executed. The writing was smooth and easy to read and it was fast paced. I seriously can’t wait to read Saven Declaration!!

Recommend it?

Yes.


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