Friday, June 28, 2013

Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)Hey everyone!
I finished reading the first book in a trilogy, Across the Universe by Beth Revis. It's what I would think of if you said, "Science Fiction." There's also a dystopian element, too. But unlike a lot of science diction I read, the dystopian part isn't the whole story/conflict. I really enjoyed it! I would give it about a 4.5/5 stars.

"Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming."

The characters in this book were pretty good! I feel like I didn't fully get to know them in this one, but I have the rest of the trilogy which I'll be reading. I was so happy to have Amy on the ship because she's the only one who's not ignorant and is aware. Elder was also intriguing to me because at times I thought he was ignorant, but then he would be explaining things to Amy. The one thing that bothered me in this book was the Season. I thought it was a cool idea, but I didn't need the details on that one. But otherwise, I thought the whole concept was really cool!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan (Spoiler Free)

Hey everyone!
First of all, I want to apoligize for the lack of posts. Believe it ornot, I still have two days left of school and I've had many exctiting things happen recently. I've also being reading a lot and managed to finish The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Rereading This Summer

Hey everyone!
Since I recently got a lot of books for my birthday and there are tons of books coming out this fall, I'm not planning on buying that many books this summer. But of course I'll be reading! I'm planning on rereading a ton of books this summer, all in series. So far, I know I'm definitely rereading The Mortal Instruments because I don't love them, so I want to get another perspective on them 9 months later. I'm also going to reread the Harry Potter series, because, let's be real, who can resist? I've been rereading THG trilogy over the past few months, here and there, and I want to start on Mockingjay soon. So that's a total of 13 books, which I definitely think I can do! What books will you be rereading or just reading in general this summer?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ask Me Questions and a Review: Macmillan Audio of Cinder (Ch.1)

Hey everyone!
Macmillan Audio asked if I'd like to review a sample of Cinder (which you can hear here!) and I thought it would be a great way to actually get a chance of reading an audio book, since I've never used one before. Therefore, this experience was even more exciting! I want to thank Esther for reaching out to me, as well!
All this being said, I really did enjoy the audio book. Having not used one before, I don't have much to compare it to. However I did love it! The voice was clear and easy to follow, and the pace was perfect for me! One of the reasons I've never listened to an audio book is because I thought it would go too slowly. But this one was really nice! Overall, I do recommend them. You can find Macmillan Audio here.

On the other hand, I also asked you guys to ask me some questions! I did this a little while ago on my beauty blog, but it didn't go so well. So I'm hoping you guys will be willing to ask some! The more the better, so feel free to ask as many as you want! I'm hoping to get some questions within the week or two, but I might mention in a future post if anything changes. So go write down below in the comments!

Thanks for reading! -Kait

(This review was 100% my opinion!)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Hey everyone!
A few days ago, I read The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, the first book in the trilogy. The second book, Never Fade, is coming out this October. I loved this book- one of my favorite dystopian books this year, so far!
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken, Book 1
"When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living."

One thing that I find that can really make a book are the characters. And this book- I loved the characters! Ruby, Liam, Zu, Chubs.... I all loved them. I'm not going to go into specifics, but I think that each of them had their own flaws, yet had awesome attributes, too! The action was great. Some CRAZY things happened in this book. And even when they were driving, the conversations and all were so interesting! The writing was good, too. There were great uses of figurative language, but it was easy to understand. But the things I loved most:
Sorry, but you really don't want to read further if you haven't read third book. Come back when you do!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Hey everyone!
Recently I read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and I really enjoyed it. This review will be spoiler-free!