Important Information!

Hello everyone 😉 I just wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to post book reviews every Monday and Wednesday, at least for the time being. So, starting next week, you can look for reviews on every Monday and Wednesday (as a little sneak peek, the next review is going to be Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson). I will also post little things daily, so be sure to check those out too 🙂 Thanks for all your support 🙂

-Mariah

P.S. Like I mentioned in my last post (go ahead and check that out!), don’t forget to be here next Monday! I will be announcing a special thing starting March 21 but I would like everyone to know what it is beforehand. Let’s just say it has to do with a very special book series . . . 😀

Don’t forget to leave a comment! They are very much appreciated.

Reboot Review

Hi everybody, it’s me again! I am so happy about how my first review turned out, and I just had to make another.

The book I am reviewing today is Reboot by Amy Tintera. I am really excited to review this because I actually met Amy and got my book signed just a few weeks ago! I had the pleasure of meeting four authors (including Marie Lu, exciting!), and Amy Tintera was such a sweet person.

Reboot Rating: 8/10

Reboot was a really great dystopian novel. I was amazed at Amy Tintera’s viewpoint of the future and was really shocked at times. I did give this book an 8 out of 10 because there were parts where I disagreed with actions or they seemed a little unbelievable. Additionally, the book’s synopsis claimed that the main character, Wren, wasn’t supposed to have human feelings anymore and I didn’t feel like the book really expressed that, it seemed more like Wren did have feelings the entire time, which I thought was weird.

Description:

Wren Conolly was dead for 178 minutes before she “woke up” as a Reboot, a nonhuman fighting machine. The longer a person is dead, the more nonhuman they become. She is the best Reboot and fighter around until Callum Reyes enters. He was only dead for 22 minutes, meaning he’s hardly a Reboot and still practically a human. Somehow, Wren is attracted to Callum (even though she’s not supposed to have human feelings) and picks to train him. Wren then realizes that the humans who are harboring the Reboots give the “Under-60’s” shots, like experiments, and Wren is frantic for an escape. When Callum refuses to kill a person during a mission, Wren is forced to eliminate him. Will she make her escape with Callum or will she have to kill him along the way?

My Thoughts:

First of all, like I’ve mentioned before, Wren wasn’t supposed to have any feelings, yet it’s pretty clear that she does in parts of the books. Also, a little toward the end, I felt like it should’ve been cut off and made two books instead of putting those parts together as one. I felt like the plot almost changed towards the end, really, but it’s only my opinion. Now let me talk about things I liked. I loved Callum’s character (to be honest he reminded me of an annoying kid I know!) and his goofy ways. I think he really helped Wren get out of her tiny shell. I liked Ever, one of Wren’s friends. Ever was fun and cute, and she just wanted the best for Wren. I liked the idea that the Under-60’s sat at a different table than the others, even though there was no rule not to, and Callum didn’t care and he still sat with Wren. All in all, it was a cute book to enjoy.

This is good for people who are:

Reboot would be a good fit for

-dystopian lovers

-romance lovers

-action lovers

-science fiction lovers

-anyone over the age of 12

Basically, . . .

Basically, Reboot is a good book for a rainy day, a day where you can get snuggled under some blankets in front of the fireplace and read. It will hook you in, just saying! This would be an okay book for a book report, if you really think you want to read it, because it feels to me like it almost has two plots in it. Remember to check out the other books in the series too, the second book should be coming out in a few months!

Don’t forget to buy Reboot here: http://www.amazon.com/Reboot-Amy-Tintera/dp/0062217070

Thanks for reading my newest review. I’m still trying to decide what days I should post reviews, so if you can complete that poll from The Program review I would be very happy! Stay tuned 🙂

-Mariah

What did you think about Reboot? Leave your opinion in the comments!

Next Monday’s post is where I will be announcing something taking place starting March 21! Please make sure to check it out on Monday! 🙂

Finished a Book!!

Finished The Dead & The Gone this morning. I’m planning a The Last Survivors (Susan Beth Pfeffer) Week for May 18, for the day in the books that the moon went out of orbit. I’ll review the books, we’ll do a “Moon Orbit Game” (still planning) and a discussion about the book/other stuff. How do you guys feel about that?

The Program Book Review

Hey everyone! How are you all today? It’s time for my first book review. I’ve been waiting for this day for what felt like FOREVER, and finally I can bring it to you.

Before I begin reviewing anything, I just wanted to mention that I’m no spoiler. I won’t tell you what happens at the end, and I won’t give you enough information that you can use it for your whole book report. I don’t want to help you cheat, got it? Just use this as a reference before you buy a book, you can check my rating and description.

As you’ve probably already realized (from the title), the book I am reviewing today is The Program by Suzanne Young, an amazing YA novel that extremely deserves to be my first review. It’s by far one of my favorite books.

So, as my first review, I will try to walk you through everything that I will be trying to do during my reviews. Before I start any type of review, I will always give a rating of the book, a score out of ten. After that, I will write a paragraph depicting why the book got rated what it did.

The Program Rating: 9.5/10

The Program was more amazing than I gave it credit for originally. Actually, my sister picked the book out and I read it because I had nothing else to read. And I was pleasantly surprised. More than pleasantly surprised, I was ecstatic while reading it. The Program had the perfect blend of “Don’t do it!”, “I love you!” and “I hate you!” Through twists and turns, you will fall in love immediately.

Description: (this isn’t the synopsis that the book gives. This is my own description.)

Sloane and James are inseparable, especially since suicide had been declared a national epidemic and their school is being introduced to the Program, a new “cure” for teens to rid of suicidal thoughts by almost removing their memories or past lives. Ever since Sloane’s older brother killed himself, Sloane and his best friend, James, have been together. They don’t show their sadness publicly, for fear that they’ll be sent to the Program. When James is sent, Sloane feels like her life is over. Until she gets admitted as well, and knows her life really is over. In the Program, Sloane meets a boy named Realm who’s very interesting as she tries to clutch onto hopes of remembering James even after she’s out.

My Thoughts:

Okay. I absolutely adored this book more than anything. I was glued to the pages. I don’t feel like it ever got boring, really – through all the romance, terror, and sadness I was able to be hooked to this novel. It’s a mix of romance and dystopian fiction, so if you’re into that, you’ll love this book. I was shocked at the ending, the beginning, and everything in between. Trust me, you’ll like it and this deserves a read from anybody who likes books.

This is good for people who are:

The Program would be a good fit for

-dystopian lovers.

-romance lovers.

-people who love sad-ish books.

-just about anybody over thirteen.

Basically, . . .

(Basically,) The Program is good for an intense read. If you’re looking for hours to kill and get engulfed in a novel, The Program is right for you. And if you want to read this for a book report, it would also be a good fit. Just remember to savor it! (And check out the other books in the series!)

You can find The Program at http://www.amazon.com/The-Program-Suzanne-Young/dp/1442445807

And that ends my first review. Don’t forget to stay tuned to my blog (follow it if you can!) and feel free to check out my other reviews. What do you want me to review next? Leave a comment! (Please use the list from my first post if you can.)

-Mariah 🙂

P.S. I’m going to try to put up reviews twice a week. What days would be the best for you to check them out?

Where do you get your books?

Like I mentioned in my last post (which was only like a while ago), I visited Barnes N’ Noble [not sure I said that right, whoops] to buy a few books. My sister and I got about eight or nine books total with our Christmas gift cards and the total cost came out to a whopping $70-and-something-cents! Is it just me or is that a lot for books? I guess it’s okay enough, especially since our gift cards covered everything. Do you shop anywhere where the prices for books are pretty low? I remember once at a thrift store they sold four books for a dollar. I also visited a store (Ms. Nelson’s) before it closed, everything was 50% off. So, if you have anywhere to shop where books are not-so-pricey, please leave a comment! 🙂

-Mariah

(Don’t forget to be here on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday! I’m going to try to get my first book review up then! (No saying what it’s going to be, you’ll just have to guess!)

New Reviews Coming Soon!

Hi everybody!

I am so excited to start reviewing books. I’m just really busy right now (you know the drill, schoolwork and stuff), so when my schedule starts freeing up, maybe a bit later I’ll get right to reviewing, okay? While you’re waiting (patiently, I hope!), I’ll just give a messy list of the books I’m planning to review, I don’t know if they’re in order.

The Divergent Series (Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant) by Veronica Roth

Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

-The Secrets of Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

-The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

-The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

-Alphas by Lisi Harrison

-LA Candy by Lauren Conrad

-Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

-The Program by Suzanne Young

-What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

-The Maze Runner by James Dashner

-The Legend Series (Legend, Prodigy, and Champion) by Marie Lu

-Reboot by Amy Tintera

The Hunger Games Series (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) by Suzanne Collins

Just a heads-up, I’ve read WAY more books than that! But sometimes I can’t remember all of them, haha. My house is absolutely filled with books, so I’m hoping to reread some of them and review them later. These are the books I’m currently reading or planning to read, I’ll probably be finished in two or three weeks:

-The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

-This World We Live in by Susan Beth Pfeffer

-The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer

(There are, like, four more but I can’t remember them right now and I’m not home. Sorry! I’ll update this post once I can get them. I just went to Barnes N’ Noble on Saturday to stock up!)

So that’s all for now! Sorry that there’s so much. I’m looking forward to review a lot. Don’t forget to share this post and tell your friends, just in case they’re looking for books to read. I’ll see you all in a short while!

Don’t forget to be here on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday! I’m going to try to get my first book review up then! (No saying what it’s going to be, you’ll just have to guess!

Also don’t forget to check out the poll just under this. I just want to see how you guys feel about my blog. Thanks for completing it! 😀

-Mariah 🙂