Review of Prodigy by Marie Lu

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PRODIGY by Marie Lu

SUMMARY:

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.

REVIEW: As far as sequels go, I thought this one was great. Not only did it introduce some more issues, but it also was a great segue into the finale! I look forward to it!


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Review of Pandemonium: Lauren Oliver

This was one of those books that once it got going, I didn’t want it to end!
It also has a companion book called Hanna which you can read as an additional little novella.

Anyways, this is a continuation of Delirium which I was just mildly intrigued by, however, this book keeps the story going and I am really looking forward to the third book Requiem.

I give this book 4 stars and recommend it!

Amazon Summary:

I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
push,
push,
push,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and ?ame.
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006197806X

Austenland: Shannon Hale

This was such a fun, easy read.
It’s a romance book about a woman obsessed with Jane Austen.

If you love Jane Austen, I’m pretty sure you’ll love this book!

4 stars and recommend!

Amazon Summary:
Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man—perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition (May 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596912863

Crossed: Ally Condie

Crossed is book number two in  the Matched series.
I liked Matched, but I enjoyed Crossed even more!

I can’t wait for the third installment Reached to come out later this month!

So I give this book 5 stars and totally recommend it!

Amazon Summary:
In search of a future that may not exist and faced


with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia
journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky—
taken by the Society to his certain death—only to
find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues
in his wake.
Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what
she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a
different life across the border. But as Cassia nears
resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an
invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and
a surprise visit from Xander—who may hold the key
to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart—change
the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the
edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses
make the path more twisted than ever.

  • Hardcover: 367 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; First Edition edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English

Review of Diary of a Mad Fat Girl: Stephanie McAfee

This was a wildly entertaining easy read.
It’s a comedy, duh, I’m sure you got that from reading the title.
But I thought it was funny and heart felt and had enough of a plot line to keep me interested.
It’s crass, but not so much so that it’s a turn off.
I totally recommend this book for a funny easy read with 4 stars.

Amazon Summary:

Graciela “Ace” Jones is mad-mad at her best friend Lilly who cancels their annual trip to Panama City for mysterious reasons; at her boss Catherine for “riding her ass like a fat lady on a Rascal scooter;” at her friend Chloe’s abusive husband; and especially at Mason McKenzie, the love of her life, who has shown up with a marriage proposal one year too late. Ace is never mad, though, at her near-constant companion, an adorable chiweenie dog named Buster Loo.
Ace’s anger begins to dissipate as she takes matters into her own hands to take down Chloe’s philandering husband-and to get to the bottom of a multitude of other scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then, she starts to realize that maybe Mason deserves a second chance after all.
With a sharp and distinctive voice, Stephanie McAfee delivers a hilarious and fast-paced tale about Ace Jones and her two best friends-thick as thieves and tough as nails-navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, finding love, and standing up for each other all the way.
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451236491