Month: October 2014

Wednesday Memes

Wednesday Memes
Posted 29 October 2014 by Kim in Reading Memes / 1 Comment

What are you currently reading? The blurb… Lily Atwood lives in what used to be called Washington, D.C. Her father is one of the most powerful men in the world, having been a vital part of rebuilding and reuniting humanity after the war that killed over five billion people. Now he’s running to be one of […]

Dead Girl Walking

Dead Girl Walking
Posted 29 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Dead Girl Walking is the first novel in the new Royal Reapers series by Ruth Silver, author of the fantastic Aberranti series.  Aberrant is a dystopian/sci-fi/post-apocalyptic series that is absolutely chilling at times, but Royal Reapers is an entirely different kind of series. The world of this book is wonderful, set in midst of kingdoms and royal politics with a […]

Son

Son
Posted 28 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Son is the final book in the series and, as much as I enjoyed this series, this book left me with mixed feelings.  There were new characters and old, which led to both new story lines and resolutions to existing ones.  But some of the messages in this one struck me as a little […]

Messenger

Messenger
Posted 28 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is the third book in The Giver series, this time centering around Matty from Gathering Blue.  We revisit Jonas and Gabe in this book, too, although their part of the story is not the focus.  This, too, is a new utopian/dystopian society, formed from the outcasts from other supposedly utopian societies. There is an […]

Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue
Posted 28 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Gathering Blue is set in the same time frame as the first book in the series, The Giver, but in a different part of the world.  Although it is a companion to the first, it is its own story.  Although the world itself is very different and far more primitive, it is intriguing […]

The Giver

The Giver
Posted 28 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review There is so much to love about this book, and so much that was deeply disturbing.  It is a world that, on the surface, seems as uptopian as one could imagine.  But is it really a utopia?  There are so many aspects to the world of The Giver that, for me, are as far […]

This is Your Afterlife

This is Your Afterlife
Posted 20 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is Your Afterlife is the debut novel from Vanessa Barnevald and I can’t wait to see more from her.  I enjoyed the characters and the story line was rather engrossing, although there were moments that were perhaps a little slow in pacing. There were so many things to like about the main […]

Tethered Wings

Tethered Wings
Posted 20 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This was my favorite book of the series this far.  There is a lot of action, a lot of unexpected moments, and a whole lot of frustration!!  The story twisted and turned so many times and I honestly don’t know where it is going to go next. Emma’s very being is the focus […]