3 Days, 3 Quotes – Day 3

I was tagged by Abbie @ The Fuzzy bookworm for the 3 days, 3 quotes tag! Thank you so much for the tag and definitely go check out her blog!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

I tag…

(Just ignore this if you’ve already done / don’t want to do this tag! )

Shruti @ This is lit

Faguni @ Fannatality 

Bookish Owlette 

Book review: The Body Market (The Wired #2) by Donna Freitas (Did not finish)

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Title: The Body Market (The Wired #2)

Authors: Donna Freitas

Format: Hardcover

Genre: YA, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Rating: Did not finish

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

Skylar has been betrayed.

By her sister, who was willing to sacrifice Skylar for her own plans, and by Rain, who lied to her about everything.

Perhaps worst of all, Skylar and her friends failed to stop the Real World’s plans for the people who are plugged in. The Body Market is now open for business—and Inara, Skylar’s best friend, is for sale.

Shaken by the betrayal of everyone she trusted, Skylar learns there is a price on her head and that a bounty hunter is determined to deliver her to the Body Market.

But Skylar is through being a pawn in everyone else’s game. She may be the only one who can stop what her family started. And she must do it before everyone in the App World runs out of time.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

Skye has been betrayed by the people she trust the most and the Body Market is open and Inara, Skylar’s best Friend is for sale. When she is kinapped by a bounty hunter who is insistent on delivering her to the Body Market, Skylar is left to fend for herself.

Gosh, just reading about the details of the body market makes me sick to my stomach.

I didn’t enjoy the dual perspective of this book but that wasn’t what made me DNF it.

Okay, what didn’t sit well with me and made me DNF this book was because Skylar is outrageous. I was disappointed enough when she wanted to manipulate Kit’s feelings for her the same way she thought Rain did with her. This was such a big turn off for me. Also, Skylar killed 2 people, who probably no one remembered, but she isn’t remorseful or she didn’t break down AT ALL and now she wants to manipulate someone else? I get that she killed them for survival, but there was no ounce of remorse or guilt at all.

I heard about the love triangle and actually really wanted to continue reading, but Skylar’s character was really such a big turn off that I decided not to continue at all.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

Camp NaNo 2018 Part 4 (Final)

Guys. I finished it. My first draft for Siren Song is DONE!!!!!

It started off as an idea from a dream, and I spent one month writing a first draft and it still amazes me every time because I never knew I could discipline myself to do this. Although this is my 2nd time doing NaNoWriMo, it still doesn’t get easier.

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I’m at a loss for words since when I started, I wasn’t sure where this novel was going. With at least a first draft in place, I can now hope to revise it soon.

Here are the final stats:

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Week 1:

1/4 – 2,614 words (+2,614)

2/4 -5,000 words (+2,386)

3/4 -7,503 words (+2,503)

4/4 – 10,065 (+2,560)

5/4 -12,630 (+2,567)

6/4 -15,140 (+2,510)

7/4 – 17,650 (+2,510)

8/4 – 20,153 (+2,503)

Week 2:

9/4 -22,670 (+2,517)

10/4 -25,187 (+2,517)

11/4 – 25,809 (+622)

12/4 -28,338 (+2,529)

13/4 -30,898 (+2,560)

14/4 -33,414 (+2,516)

15/4 – 35,930 (+2,516)

Week 3:

16/4 -38,456 (+2,526)

17/4 -40,456 (+2,500)

18/4 -43,533 (2,577)

19/4 -46,036 (+2,503)

20/4 -48,625 (+2,589)

21/4 -51,156 (+2,531)

22/4 -53,769 (+2,613)

Week 4:

23/4 -56,286 (2,517)

24/4 -58,803 (+2,517)

25/4 -61,327 (+2,522)

26/4 -63,842 (+2,515)

27/4 -66,368 (+2,526)

28/4 -68,416 (+2,048)

29/4 -70,102 (+1,686)

Here is my cert 😍

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I’ve learned a ton during this time, such as definitely planning and thinking things through.

Here is how I hope the cover will look like:

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Okay, I’m off to celebrate by rereading the Shatter me series and watching Age of Ultron later!

3 Days, 3 Quotes – Day 2

I was tagged by Abbie @ The Fuzzy bookworm for the 3 days, 3 quotes tag! Thank you so much for the tag and definitely go check out her blog!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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“To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.” – Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

I tag…

(Just ignore this if you’ve already done / don’t want to do this tag! )

Kristina @ Books and Dachshunds 

Belle @ mybookcastlee

Merv Reads

Book review: Unplugged (The Wired #1) by Donna Freitas (3.5 Stars)

“I don’t have anything else to lose. ”

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Title: Unplugged (The Wired #1)

Authors: Donna Freitas

Format: Hardcover

Genre: YA, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

Humanity is split into the App World and the Real World—an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy and a dying physical world for the poor. Years ago, Skylar Cruz’s family sent her to the App World for a chance at a better life.

Now Skye is a nobody, a virtual sixteen-year-old girl without any glamorous effects or expensive downloads to make her stand out in the App World. Yet none of that matters to Skye. All she wants is a chance to unplug and see her mother and sister again.

But when the borders between worlds suddenly close, Skye loses that chance. Desperate to reach her family, Skye risks everything to get back to the physical world. Once she arrives, however, she discovers a much larger, darker reality than the one she remembers.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

Skye is looking forward to unplug from the app world after her 17th birthday to see her mother and sister in real life, but when the borders between the worlds closes, Skye is stranded in the app world. She is offered another deal instead, to find Rain Holt, son of the Prime Minister.

The world building was slightly difficult to grasp at first, but after awhile I got it. I liked the story progression, it was full of dramatic betrayal and spine-chilling moments.

I didn’t emotionally connect with the characters or story, but I was interested in reading the 2nd book and potentially finishing the series.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂