Book Review

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗 (4.5/5 moons)

Published: October 28, 2014

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 535

“What I’m trying to get at is, as bad as everything seems, I think, at its heart, life is good. It doesn’t throw anything at us that it knows we can’t handle – and, even if it takes its time, it turns everything right side up again…”


SYNOPSIS:

Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America’s children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the “rehabilitation camps” housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

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Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 (5/5 moons)

Published: October 15, 2013

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 507

 

 

“I don’t want to just see someone’s face; I want to know his shadow, too.”


 

SYNOPSIS:

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself? 

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Best of 2018

Another year means another reading year and more books to be added on our TBR pile. I have been doing well with my reading on the first half of the year until I fall into the biggest slump of my life. Even so, I managed to complete my reading challenge in Goodreads.

I read a total of 27 books. Out of 27, I will narrow down my best of 2018 into 5 books. It is because most of the books that I have read this year are series or part of a series. So I will only choose one book if I love that series.

But before anything else, here are the books that I have read this year!

 

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WWW Wednesday – 010219

With a new ending comes a new beginning. It’s already 2019 which means another year of reading new books. And I want to start off with sharing with you my first WWW Wednesday of the year. As always I am very thankful to Sam @Samannelizabeth for hosting this.

If you want to join, all you have to do is answer these three questions:

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

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WWW Wednesday – 120518

It’s the first Wednesday of December & what’s a better way to revive my blog than WWW Wednesday. Doing this weekly really pushed me to read more every week. Very thankful to Sam @Samannelizabeth for hosting this.

If you want to join, all you have to do is answer these three questions:

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

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Reading Slump, Reading Plans & Revival

Reading slump is any bookworm’s biggest nightmare. It is the sudden decline to read or pick a book no matter how hard you try. I have never experience a reading slump before because I’m good at dodging the nightmare the moment that I felt the pull to that dark place. But I have never seen this one coming, I was completely off guard. And it’s been 2 months without a blog post, a book haul or a bookstagram post. I completely shut down.

I didn’t notice that it has been 2 months since I last posted anything book related on my social media account. I was surprised when I checked my last blog post. So now, I’m trying to revive this blog and fight this slump. I will try to make this short and cut to the chase because I want to make this as organize as I can be. There are 3 things that I want to talk about in this blog post: what caused my reading slump, how I’m doing so far with this said slump & my plans to revive this blog.

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Queen of Kenosha

Hello fellow bookworms! A couple of days ago, I received a very exciting book mail! I received a digital ARC copy of this book and the author, Mr. Howard Shapiro, is kind enough to reach out to me for a physical copy. Shall we have a look at the gorgeous book?

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It’s so beautiful! The cover even have the velvety feels to it. This book will be published this October 9, 2018; so make sure to grab a copy!

Here is what the book is about!

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