Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Great book series (:

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Goodreads: Falling Kingdoms
Series: Falling Kingdoms #1
Source: Library
Published: December 11, 2012

Official Summary

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained…

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Inhuman by Kat Falls

A series I *really* want to read… 😀
Though the cover closely resembles the Divergent covers… Don’t you think??

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From Goodreads:

America has been ravaged by a war that has left the eastern half of the country riddled with mutation. Many of the people there exhibit varying degrees of animal traits. Even the plant life has gone feral.

Crossing from west to east is supposed to be forbidden, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some enter the Savage Zone to provide humanitarian relief. Sixteen-year-old Lane’s father goes there to retrieve lost artifacts—he is a Fetch. It’s a dangerous life, but rewarding—until he’s caught.

Desperate to save her father, Lane agrees to complete his latest job. That means leaving behind her life of comfort and risking life and limb—and her very DNA—in the Savage Zone. But she’s not alone. In order to complete her objective, Lane strikes a deal with handsome, roguish Rafe. In exchange for his help as a guide, Lane is supposed to sneak him back west. But though Rafe doesn’t exhibit any…

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YA Publishing Trends: Goodbye Dystopia?

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There was a relatively small area of the library dedicated to YA novels when I was young teenager, and an unfortunate amount of what was available was what Karen Coats describes in “Young Adult Literature: Growing Up in Theory” (2011), as “mean girl novels featuring obscenely rich protagonists” (318). Needless to say I gravitated more towards the fantasy section and reread those books over and over again. YA genres have developed and expanded since then, even in the last 5 years. After the mean girl novels was the paranormal obsession, with Twilight ushering in an audience hungry for books on vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures.

Most recently, dystopian novels have returned with a vengeance, the Hunger Games one of the biggest book and box office sales of the past year, and other hugely popular novels such as the Divergent trilogy (which I have not yet had the pleasure to…

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Review: Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

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10756656Genre: YA Dystopian
Published: January 3, 2012 by HarperCollins
Series: #1 (Under the Never Sky)
Length: 376 pages
Source: bought (at Barnes & Noble)

Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered.

This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland–known as The Death Shop–are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild–a savage–and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile–everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to…

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Review: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

might read…

You Can Read Me Anything

Incapable. Awkward. Artless. 
That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail. 

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to manipulate the very fabric of reality. But if controlling what people eat, where they live, and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and used her hidden talent for a moment. Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her dad’s jokes…

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Restoring Harmony – Joelle Anthony

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HarmonyFrom Goodreads.com: The year is 2041. Sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse. One of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities. Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they are financially ruined and practically starving. What should have been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help.

Why I Chose It: My sister gave it to me for my birthday!

The Review:

There are a lot of aspects about Restoring…

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Book Review: The Elite by @KieraCass

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The Elite is the second in a bestselling trilogy. Be sure to check out the first, The Selection, and the novella, The Prince. The third, The One, comes out this May.

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Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win…

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Book Review : Partials

If you enjoy in-depth, drawn out storyline science-fiction, then this series is the one to read!! (:

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Partials
Title : Partials  (Partials Sequence, #1)
Author : Dan Wells
Publisher : Balzer + Bray
Pages : 468 Pages
Year of Publication : 2012
Language : English
Genre(s) : Young Adult, Science-Fiction, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Bought from : Kinokuniya Indonesia (Plaza Senayan)
Synopsis and Cover Pic : Goodreads
Synopsis :
The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage…

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Fracture Me, A Shatter Me Novella by Tahera Mafi

A really addicting series… very dark and action-packed.. it’s a real tear-jerker, this one 😛

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For this, the second novella in the series, we get Adam’s perspective, before ending the series in the last book, Ignite me.  As with the first novella, I was very impressed with how Mafi gave a very different viewpoint and style to really elucidate the differences in the three main characters.

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Where Juliette was indecisive, unsure, Warner was introspective and controlled, Adam is simple and reflexive. And it shows in the writing – Juliette repeating words/phrases constantly, Warner always thinking about what’s going on under the scenes and speaking in a very tightly controlled voice, and now Adam talking from the hip, using swear words, and being much more brusque.

What struck me about this perspective is that Mafi makes Adam the big protector. Now that he has come to realize that Juliette is stronger than he is and not the sad little kitten he met in prison, he is…

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Book Review: Champion

"CHAMPION" (the Third and Final book in the Legend Trilogy) By Author: Marie Lu ____________________________   Oh.Em.GEE!!!! This has to be one of the best dystopian book series/trilogy I've read SO FAR! It has great characters and a neat, heart-stopping story line - as well as an action-packed novel... I absolutely loved it!!!! (in case you couldn't … Continue reading Book Review: Champion