Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!
This week I am waiting for...

13188676Goodreads Description:
Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.


What books are you waiting on?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

REVIEW: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

In the After (In the After #1)
They hear the most silent of footsteps.
They are faster than anything you've ever seen.
And They won't stop chasing you...until you are dead.

Amy is watching TV when it happens, when the world is attacked by Them. These vile creatures are rapidly devouring mankind. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to escape—and even rescue “Baby,” a toddler left behind in the chaos. Marooned in Amy’s house, the girls do everything they can to survive—and avoid Them at all costs.

After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she’ll lose Baby—and much more.

Rebellious, courageous, and tender, this unforgettable duo will have you on the edge of your seat as you tear through the pulse-pounding narrow escapes and horrifying twists of fate in this thrilling debut from author Demitria Lunetta.

I feel left out in the way that everyone else seems to love this book.
Did I like this book? Yes. Did I love it? No.
I see this book as being separated into two parts:

Shows how Amy survived "the After" so far and how she discovered Baby (A little girl). I enjoyed this part. I liked hearing about how Amy survived this new world and how she and Baby became sisters to each other.
While reading the first part, I thought I just discovered a new favorite.


Part two is much larger than part one.
This part takes place after the rescue and it shows how life is in the utopia of New Hope.
This part also switches in a way that it shows what is happening "presently", after the rescue, and what will happen in the future.
I found this really interesting. I kept flipping the pages because I had to know howAmy got to that point! 

What made me not enjoy the 2nd part is hard to tell. Was it the predictability? The dragging on? Maybe a little bit of both.

Another thing that I would like to mention is that there is a "romance". I put that in quotations because I was never quite sure if the feelings were of the romantic type. There was one kiss and then there's absolutely no mention of it again and no hint of anymore romance. I just think that it might have been better if there was no "romance".


I actually did enjoy most of the book but I just couldn't put myself to like the 2nd part. 
I will be continuing this series!

I hereby give this book...
3 Wheels!
Meaning: I liked it, but it wasn't quite amazing.

Stacking the Shelves #19

A meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where all the book nerds can post about the lovely (or not so lovely) books that they've got this week (or weeks in my case).

I was busy last weekend (again) so instead of my usual two weeks of books, this is three weeks worth!

P.S. If you click the book's link, it will take you to the GoodReads page.

Books I've Read in the Last THREE WEEKS!
A Castle of Sand (A Shade of Vampire, #3)    Blood Feud (Drake Chronicles, #2)    The Host (The Host, #1)    The Departed (MacKinnon Curse, #3)

Original Sin (Personal Demons, #2)    Apollyon (Covenant, #4)    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)     Blood Solstice (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #3)

In the After (In the After #1)    The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, #2)   Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)    Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)

Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #2)    The Shadow Society    Insignia (Insignia, #1)   Vortex (Insignia, #2)

The Other Life (The Other Life, #1)    Salvation (Guardian Angel, #3)    Wicked Kiss (Nightwatchers, #2)    Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)

Unbreakable (Unraveling, #2)    So Close to You (So Close to You, #1)    Starling (Starling, #1)    Torn (Torn Trilogy, #1)

The Mind Games (Mind Readers, #3)

Checked Out From The Library!
Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2)    Goddess (Starcrossed, #3)   The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)    Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy, #5)

Blood-Kissed Sky (Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy, #2)    Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)    Eleanor & Park    UnWholly (Unwind, #2)

Some Quiet Place (Some Quiet Place, #1)

Books Bought
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)    A Tale of Two Centuries (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, #2)    The Boyfriend App    Mars Burning (Saving Mars, #4)

Arclight (Arclight, #1)    Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)

I got most of these from my local used bookstore!

Books Borrowed
The Mind Games (Mind Readers, #3)

Thanks to Lendle & BookLending!

So, what books did you get/read?