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Review: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Title: Carrier of the Mark Series: Carrier of the Mark #1 Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance Author Links: Web Twitter Purchase Online PJ’s QUICKIE POV: I am honestly just at a loss for the epic failure of this book. The sad thing about it was how well it started. I was immediately sucked in and excited and then after I had gotten my feet wet I just kept reading and going ‘what?’ ‘huh?’ and ‘I think I might have read this before?’ And I had read it before in a book that you might be familiar with, called ‘Twilight’. I really hate comparing books to ‘Twilight’ because basically you can probably do this to a lot of young adults books from love triangles to the paranormal elements, but the more you look into ‘Carrier of the Mark’ the resemblances between the books are so very similar that you really wonder how the author got this one past the publisher. REVIEW: A girl named Megan moves to a new, small town, well really a new country. She doesn’t know anyone and it is like a whole other world. Being an American and living in a variety of places makes her a novelty so she is quickly sucked in by a popular group. Megan lost her mother at an early age, so her father is her sole guardian. Sometimes in the...

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Review: A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

Home > Review > A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies Title: A Beautiful Dark Author: Jocelyn Davies Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy Series: A Beautiful Dark #1 Author Links: Web Twitter Purchase Online Rating: PJ’s QUICKIE POV: Skeptical. I was skeptical going into this book. I think the synopsis writer didn’t do this book justice. Basically it sounded like an over blown love triangle story with an angel mythos. My copy literally said fans of ‘Hush, Hush’ and ‘Fallen’ should enjoy. I just figured this was just another love triangle YA that substitute angels for vampires, or werewolves or whatever else is the “thing” at the present moment. THUS proving that you can’t judge a book by a synopsis and never can you know if you are going to like a book before you even read it, because frankly I didn’t think I would like this book. Thank you Ms. Davies for proving me wrong. ‘A Beautiful Dark’ was a refreshingly new take on the old ideas. I didn’t have a problem with this love triangle or the angel mythology because of the character depth, formation and the interesting setting. REVIEW: Skye has just turned seventeen and on the night of her birthday she meets two mysterious new additions to her small town that end up getting in a fist fight, she even thinks it might be about her...

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Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Home > Review > Legend by Marie Lu Title: Legend Series: Legend #1 Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, SciFi Author Links: Web Twitter Purchase Online Rating: PJ’s QUICKIE POV: Some fabulous dystopian novels have come out this year and ‘Legend’ is another epic addition. ‘Legend’ has everything a good dystopian needs, an overpowering government, a great divide between the wealthy and the poor and a focus on two uniquely driven but deep, well-drawn out characters. The setting was unique, the interplay between characters was excellent and the plot kept the book moving with enough anxiety that I didn’t want to put this book down! Put ‘Legend’ on your TBR list, you won’t be disappointed. REVIEW: The world of ‘Legend’ is based in what we know of today as The West Coast. A new country has risen up in the shadow of war, it is called the Republic. Ruled by an overlord and a heavy handed military presence, the Republic treats it’s rich like royalty and the poor like vermin. Day and June are from two sides of the perspective. Day born poor and from a very low class family has turned to terrorist like activity after he escapes from a work camp, his actions label him as the Republic’s most wanted criminal. June, from the other side of the spectrum has been groomed for the military since she was very...

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Review: The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

Home > Review > The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch Title: The Eleventh Plague Author: Jeff Hirsch Genre: Young Adult, post-apocalyptic, dystopian Author Links: Web Twitter Purchase Online Rating: PJ’s QUICKIE POV: ‘The Eleventh Plague’ unfortunately was not one of the epic dystopian that was released in 2011. When compared with the titans that are ‘Divergent’, ‘Enclave’ and ‘Ashes’ this novel falls somewhere in the middle, with just a mediocre entertainment value. There are so many good novels in this genre that I felt a little put-out after reading ‘The Eleventh Plague.’ Don’t get me wrong, the premise was interesting, the writing was compelling, what threw me through a loop was the main characters. I felt like we were just following two idiotic teens making stupid choices and getting everyone around them hurt. That didn’t go over well with me. It’s one thing to see transition, it’s another to feel overwhelmed by stupid choices. REVIEW: The world is decimated by an event called The Collapse and twenty years later a fifteen year old boy called Stephen Quinn is trying to get by with his father. He has watched his mother and his strict grandfather die and now after a series of unfortunate events, is about to watch his father slowly die if he doesn’t get any help. He does get help, in the form of a group of people...

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Review: Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Home > Review > Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry Title: Rot & Ruin Author: Jonathan Maberry Series: Benny Imura #1 Genre: Young Adult, Zombie Author Links: Web Twitter Purchase Online Rating: PJ’s QUICKIE POV: The cuddlier side of the zombies. Ok, maybe I said that wrong, more like the more spiritual side of zombies. Jonathan Maberry makes you think about the world after we’ve settled down and people have had time to think about zombies and what they are and how we should treat them. It’s definitely different. It’s very exciting and there is a ton of action, boy-hood romance and a plot line that will get you thinking instead of the usual blood and gore, shoot ’em up, zombie experience. This is one I highly recommend you experience. REVIEW: The family business for Benny Imura is zombie hunting. At age fifteen he has to get a job or his rations are cut. He does not want to join the family business because he can’t understand how his older brother Tom is a zombie hunter and especially why the whole town thinks he is this big, tough, cool guy – when Benny knows the truth, Tom is a coward. It is his brother Tom, he knows him best. Job after job that doesn’t work out though ends his job search with no choice but hunting zoms with Tom....

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