Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The 100

Title: The 100

Author: Kass Morgan

First Published: September 3rd 2013

Series: The 100 #1

Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia

Available As: Hardcover, paperback, ebook

Pages: 323

My Copy: Physical copy

My Rating: 8.5/10

Goodreads Summary

No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Thousand Pieces of You

Title: A Thousand Pieces of You

Author: Claudia Gray

First Published: November 4th 2014

Series: Firebird #1

Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Romance

Available As: Hardcover, paperback, ebook

Pages: 360

My Copy: Physical copy

My Rating: 9/10

Goodreads Summary

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father's killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine's physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite's father is murdered, and the killer—her parent's handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul's guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father's death is far more sinister than she expected.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

A Gathering of Shadows

Title: A Gathering of Shadows

Author: V.E Schwab 

First Published: February 23rd 2016

Series: Shades of Magic #2

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Available As: Hardcover, paperback, ebook

Pages: 512

My Copy: eBook

My Rating: 9/10

Goodreads Summary
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Glass Sword

Title: Glass Sword

Author: Victoria Aveyard

First Published: February 9th 2016

Series: Red Queen #2

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Available As: Hardcover, paperback, ebook

Pages: 444

My Copy: eBook

My Rating: 9/10

Goodreads Summary
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. 

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March TBR

Hi everyone! It's March now (yeah, I know... this post is a bit late) but it's time for another TBR! Of course, I didn't manage to finish my February TBR... hehe :)

What is on my March TBR?

not a lot of books because of school ;(

1. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I've heard many good reviews about this book and I hope to read it soon! Plus, the cover looks great, doesn't it?

2. We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. This book was recommended to me by a friend and she really enjoyed it. The plot seems interesting, so I might just give it a shot!

3. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab! Yay! I do hope to read it very soon! Kell and Lila! The Londons! YES!

What's coming up in March?

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare! We've all been waiting for it for months! I mean, look at that cover! Plus, Emma Carstairs is in it! I can't wait to read it! Back into the world of Shadowhunters we go!

2. Half Lost by Sally Green, the last book in the Half Bad trilogy. I'm not ready for the series to end *sobs*.

What is on your TBR for March? Any anticipated releases you're looking forward to?