Publisher: Greenwillow Books

WoW [104]

Posted April 12, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [104]Blight by Alexandra Duncan
Published by Greenwillow Books on August 1st 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Pages: 528
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Seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres has lived on the AgraStar farm north of Atlanta since she was found outside the gates at the age of five. Now she’s part of the security force guarding the fence and watching for scavengers—people who would rather steal genetically engineered food from the company than work for it. When a group of such rebels accidentally sets off an explosion in the research compound, it releases into the air a blight that kills every living thing in its path—including humans. With blight-resistant seeds in her pocket, Tempest teams up with a scavenger boy named Alder and runs for help. But when they finally arrive at AgraStar headquarters, they discover that there’s an even bigger plot behind the blight—and it’s up to them to stop it from happening again. A fast-paced action-adventure story that is Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake meets Nancy Farmer’s House of the Scorpion.

My Thoughts

Anytime I read dystopian synopsis’ they literally give me chills. Especially this one! It’s weird how much our own world is starting to produce these kinds of fears, genetically engineered everything: CHAOS! I’m getting serious Divergent meets Hunger Games vibes as well, I have big hopes for this one!

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Lizzie
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Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Posted October 13, 2016 by Lizzie in Review / 1 Comment

Review: This Savage Song by Victoria SchwabThis Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity #1
Published by Greenwillow Books on July 5th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 464
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
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There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

My Thoughts

I am always in complete awe of Victoria Schwab. The first of her books that I read was A Darker Shade of Magic, and I should have known how amazing all of her work would keep being! As always, with books I love, this review will be short – AND I will do my best to limit my gushing and use 0f all caps….

To begin, the premise of this book was so interesting. There are three different kinds of monsters that are explained easily through a song that the characters reference multiple times throughout the book. The world they live in is basically ours with a few easy twists to understand, and it builds itself. Literally – Schwab hardly hard to do any heavy lifting – both of the main characters build the world for you instantly. It’s amazing, and terrifying.

I loved the two main characters, Kate and August. They were both so different, with believable quirks and easy chemistry. I think one of my favorite aspects of this book was that Scwab did not feel the need to make the two characters have romantic interest in each other simply because they were a boy and girl in close proximity to one another. Their relationship was complicated, and gut wrenching, and intimate in it’s own right. This allowed for so much more deep individual character exploration and action to take place around the central plot, as opposed to a few different unrelated subplots to keep the romance aspect going. (This also kept the dreaded insta-love no where to be found!)

Overall, the writing is fantastic. Schwab is AMAZING at setting the tone for an story. Her writing is so musical, and her characters immediately come to life from the first few chapters. I really enjoyed how she doesn’t over do the “quirk” factor, as well as keeps them human (if you’ve read this book please give me props for that pun :D) I listened to the audiobook for this one, and I literally sat in my car while parked in my drive way for three hours just because I wanted to keep listening to it. As usual, Schwab kills you at practically every page, and you can’t even be mad because it’s just so damn good. Go read this!! Or listen, because the narrator did a fantastic job giving Kate and August their own voices – literally :D.

 

four-half-stars
Lizzie
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The Girl from Everywhere [Review]

The Girl from Everywhere [Review]

Posted December 27, 2015 by Maria in Review / 1 Comment

Title: The Girl from Everywhere Author: Heidi Heilig Series: The Girl from Everywhere Genre: Fantasy, Time Travel, Historical Fiction Published By: Greenwillow BooksPages: 464 **I received a copy of this from the publisher and author in exchange for an honest review.** Where To Get:   Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City to nineteenth-century Hawaii to places […]

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