Showing posts with label simon pulse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label simon pulse. Show all posts

Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld -A dual review

Monday, November 17, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I was just chillin, minding my own business, and then a blogger friend says, ‘OMG you’ve never read Scott Westerfeld?! You haven’t even read Afterworlds yet?’ *She shoves book in my face* So I take the book, thinking that the book is more like a brick than anything else. I give it back to her and instead download the audiobook. And then my world turned into death gods and the publishing industry.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publish Date: September 23rd, 2014
Format: Audiobook
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy
B&N || Amazon || Indiebound
Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… 

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most. (Goodreads)

Review: Compulsion by Martina Boone

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Why I chose this book:
I had my eye on this back in March when I began seeing a few bloggers talk about it. The story, the setting, the Southern Gothic genre, everything just spoke to me and told me that I must read this book. I entered into every giveaway I saw, but to no avail. Luckily, I ended up being approved on Edelweiss, and I did a little happy dance in my room when I saw the email. And to tell you the truth, I was so happy that I got this book for free, but now I’m going to go out and buy the physical copy anyway once it releases. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

by Martina Boone
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publish Date: October 28, 2014
Format: ARC
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Southern Gothic, Magical Realism
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Review: Valiant by Holly Black

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Why I chose this book:
I originally read this book as a freshman in high school (I am a college graduate now), and I decided to give this series a reread, considering all the growing up I have done over the past nearly decade. I remember not truly enjoy this book; and I will now say that even back then my tastes were still good, because very little changed in my opinion of this novel.

Valiant by Holly Black 
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publish Date: May 31, 2005
Format: Hardback
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Buy: B&N || Amazon || Indiebound 

When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system. 

But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. 
And when one talks Val into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature with whom they are all involved, Val finds herself torn between her newfound affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming. (Goodreads)

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