Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Review


CINDER

BY: Marissa Meyer

Review by: Zairra DC







Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Jewel by Amy Ewing Review!


THE JEWEL

By: Amy Ewing
Review  by: Zairra DC
 
 
 
 
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.
 
 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

 

DOROTHY MUST DIE

by: Danielle Paige
Review by: Zairra DC



I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.

I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and I've been given a mission:

REMOVE
The Tin Woodman's heart,

STEAL
The Scarecrow's brain,

TAKE
The Lion's courage,

And then—

DOROTHY MUST DIE.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Currently reading "Under the Never Sky" by Veronica Rossi



Right now I'm already at two-thirds of the book, and I'm loving it! It's just stupendous! I wasn't able to finish the book right away because of my busy schedule but if there's a will there's a way, right?

The story is just so fast-paced and thrilling I have to take a break every now and then to take it all in. (That's a really good thing!). At first I thought it was just another one of those sappy love stories with the crabby heroines and all, but after giving it a try I found myself in awe of this book and all its Aria-and-Perry goodness. Now I have the other two books of the trilogy tucked in my shelf (yes, I liked it that much).

Can't wait to read "Through the Ever Night" and "Into the Still Blue"!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Hello everyone! So for my first post:

THE SCORPIO RACES

by: Maggie Stiefvater
Review by: Zairra DC




It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.
At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.
Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.