Monday, April 29, 2013

The Eternity Cure - A Review

The Eternity Cure - Julie Kagawa (NetGalley)

Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.

My Thoughts:

I was so glad to get the opportunity to read and review this book. I love this author and can't seem to get enough of her books. This one did not disappoint!

What I like most about this series is simply, Vampires are vampires. They are not all goody goody and they have no qualm about killing. Most of them don't. Some like Allison have consciences but even she kills when she has too.  Julie didn't create this plain boring world. Her world is dark and dank and full of monsters. 

I liked that she brought Jackel back and Zeke. She introduced us to some new enemies this time around and boy are they evil. I thought she was going to leave a very big cliffhanger but in the end I think she had second thoughts and while it's obvious there will be another book, I almost wish she had left the cliffhanger. 

Solid book 2 and I would like to read book 3 now. 

Author's Website: Julie Kagawa

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Reboot - A Review

Reboot - Amy Tintera (publisher)

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

My Thoughts:

This book has an interesting premise. You get a virus, you die, if you're young, you might reboot and come back as this stronger, less kill able version of yourself. Depending on how many minutes you were dead also plays a factor in your strength, attachments, once you come back.

The main character is one of the rarer reboots. She was dead over 178 minutes and is the HRAC best reboots. She fast, merciless, never gives them any trouble. That is until she takes on a new reboot trainee Callum. Emotions that were never a problem come into play and she  finds her self doing things so unlike herself.

You of course have the typical good guy/bad guy scenario. Fighting, running, trying to stay alive. This is definitely a dystopian book and I found I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'm curious to see where book 2 leads too. I also hope at some point we get to learn a little bit more about the virus that started it all.

Author Website: Amy Tintera