Saturday, December 29, 2012

Revolution 19 Review

Revolution 19
By Gregg Rosenblum

Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.

Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.

Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.

What I Liked
This book was such a quick read, it really felt like I flew through it. Things were continually happening throughout the entire book and there wasn't any slow parts. Attacks, survival, fights, running for their lives, hiding, sneaking around, escape, back alley medical procedures and even death. This book really has it all.
I liked this take on robots, it was interesting how they had taken over human protection. Protecting humans against themselves. It would completely suck to be a part of robotics's society, but I guess better that than dead.  
The book rotated through the 3 siblings Nick, Cass and Kevin's point of view through out the story. At times I did get a little confused who's POV we were at, but was quickly resolved. I liked getting each ones take on life and the current crisis they were in.
Cass: The tough artist. The sister. I would have loved more of her character, but what I did read of her I did really enjoy her character.
Kevin: The curious techie. The youngest brother. I also enjoyed his character as well, he had his faults as a young kid, but he really proved himself with it came to tinkering with technology.

Didn't Like
Nick: The oldest brother. He actually annoyed me throughout the book. He is a very brash character that doesn't stop and think before he acts and because of that he gets himself into loads of trouble. But he did provide with some great POVs because of the bad situation he got himself in to.

Worth the read for any male or female who likes robotic dystopian without any romance. The summary says romance, but there is a kiss or two (literally) and some interest, but not anything to categorize it as romance.

January 8, 2012

Revolution 19 trilogy

Would you rather live in the robots society or out in the wilderness?


Friday, December 21, 2012

Shadows in the Silence Review

Shadows in the Silence

Your strength in heart and hand will fall. . . .
Ellie knows that the darkest moments are still to come, and she has everything to fight for:

She must fight for Will.
The demonic have resorted to their cruelest weapons to put Will in mortal danger, and Ellie makes an unlikely alliance to save him and to stop Lilith and Sammael, who seek to drown the world in blood and tear a hole into Heaven.

She must fight for humanity.
As the armies of Hell rise and gather for the looming End of Days, Ellie and her band of allies travel to the world’s darkest and most ancient regions in her quest to come into her full glory as the archangel Gabriel.

And Ellie must save herself.
Her humanity withers beneath the weight of her cold archangel power, but Ellie must hold tight to who she is and who she loves as she prepares for the ultimate battle for Heaven and Earth.

In this final installment in the Angelfire trilogy, Courtney Allison Moulton brings her dark world of epic battles and blistering romance to a blazing bright conclusion.

What I Liked
Ellie: In the first two books I go back and forth between liking Ellie and being annoyed with her, but in this book she finally makes an all around awesome character to love and completely enjoy at every moment. She has finally fully stepped into her roll that she must play and I'm glad she did, she makes for a kickass character in this book.
Will: Still love him. 
Cadan: He is a fun character, I enjoyed him in the last book and I really came to enjoy him in this book. 
Again, lots of great action throughout the entire book. Battles have to be fought to get to the final epic battle. Never a dull moment with wonderful heart wrenching twists still be added to the pages.
It ended fantastically and no characters were left safe for the final battle, I'm glad a Stephenie Meyer wasn't pulled in this book's battle. With that being said I'm also glad for the ending that we did get to read.

Didn't Like
I would have loved to read one more page at the end of the book, just a little more.
Saying Goodbye
I am sad to be saying good bye to this awesome trilogy. Thankfully though I can always reread the series when ever I want, so the goodbye isn't a final one. 

The final book in the trilogy, either you have got to read this last book or pick up Angelfire and start the series. 

January 29th 2013

Angelfire Trilogy 
Angelfire my review
Wings of the Wicked my review
Shadows in the Silence

Have you started this trilogy yet?


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday (23)

Top 10 Tuesdays
Topic: Top Ten Books I read in 2012
This meme is created by The Broke and the Bookish, anyone can participle telling about their top 10 topic items are.

Listed by the date I read them in the year

My Top YA List
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth 

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Burdago

Cold Fury by T.M. Geoglein

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors 

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi


My Top Adult List
Midnight Reckoning by Kendra Leigh Castle

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon

Afterglow by Cherry Adair

Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Night Seeker by Yasmine Galenorn

Shadow Rising by Kendra Leigh Castle

Hearts of Darkenss by Kira Brady 

What is your Top Ten 2012 Books?
Please leave a link so I can check out yours as well


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cover Reveal for Cold Fury and Flicker & Burn + GIVEAWAY

Cover Reveal and Giveaway 
A super special, two-for-one cover reveal…Cold Fury, by T.M. Goeglein, has been redesigned, as well as the second installment in the Cold Fury trilogy…Flicker & Burn!

Cold Fury in paperback will be released on June 13, 2013…and Flicker & Burn comes roaring onto the scene on August 20th 2013!

You can preorder Flicker & Burn now from Amazon

The thrill ride that began in Cold Fury kicks into high gear in Flicker & Burn, as the threats to Sara Jane Rispoli come at her from all directions. She continues the desperate search for her missing family, but this time she’s on the run from creepy beings with red, pulsing eyes and ghostly white skin chasing her through the streets of Chicago in black ice cream trucks – they can only be described as Ice Cream Creatures. They're skeletal and ferocious, hell-bent on catching or killing her, but also a weird link to her family, a clue to where they might be and who has them.

While Sara Jane battles these new pursuers, she learns painful lessons about the phenomenon that possesses her, cold fury. At the same time, she’s uncovering buried secrets about the misdeeds of her family – old murders and blood vendettas – that might be connected to the disappearance of her mom, dad, and brother. The mysteries, violence, and constant state of chasing or being chased could be the undoing of her relationship with handsome Max Kissberg. Despite the love growing between them, Sara Jane can’t tell him the truth about her life, and fears for his safety.

Not only do the Ice Cream Creatures display the grisly amputated finger of her mom to prove their viciousness, and not only does Lucky, the Outfit Boss of Bosses, whistle in Sara Jane for a sit-down with deadly consequences, but her gorgeous cousin, Heather Richards, enters the scene, as well. All that matters to Sara Jane is saving her family and keeping everyone she loves alive and safe. But the forces she encounters, both external and the ones crackling inside of her, fight her every step of the way.

You can find more awesome stuff on his website 

Cold Fury's old cover
In summary, I loved this book and I'm so excited to read the second one!
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