Book review: This Body won’t break (The O Negative Series #1) by Lea Mckee (Did not finish)

(I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.)

“They aren’t raising you to be valuable members of society, you are nothing but livestock to them.”

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Title: This Body won’t break (The O Negative Series #1)

Authors: Lea Mckee

Format: kindle (review copy)

Genre: YA , Science Fiction-Dystopian

Rating: Did not finish

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

The truth doesn’t always set you free.

Orphaned as a child, Joanna has lived her entire life in the care of the New Terra Alliance. On the verge of turning eighteen, she eagerly awaits her release into what remains of society.

It was a beautiful lie.

Joanna was never meant to leave. She is part of the August Harvest, slated to die before the month’s end. With a rogue soldier’s promise to find her a way out, Joanna dares to hope. But as Harvest Day approaches, she realizes that to truly defeat the NTA, she must extinguish the source of its corruption–the Commander General himself. But Joanna has no idea the Commander lies in wait, hatching a deadly plot of his own.

(Review)

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

Joanna has been an orphan since she was a child, the New Terra Alliance has taken care of her and with her 18th birthday coming soon, she is excited to go out to what’s left of society and to complete Phrase Three.

I actually did like the introduction and early world building of the book. I stopped reading at chapter 6 as I felt that as the story progressed on, the world building was a little lacking and the writing style was confusing for me. I really wanted to love this book since it was a dystopian but I have to give this book a pass, but might try it again in the future.

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Book review: The Last time we were us by Leah Konen (4 stars)

“I remember you’re the one who ruined his brother’s life.”

“Then please, don’t let me ruin yours.”

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Title: The Last time we were us

Authors: Leah Konen

Format: Hardcover (library book)

Genre: YA , Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 4/5 stars

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

A passionate summer love story about a girl, her childhood best friend recently released from juvie, and the small-town lies that have kept them apart. A teen romance debut with a dark edge.

Liz Grant is about to have the summer of her life. She and her friend MacKenzie are getting invited to all the best parties, and with any luck, Innis Taylor, the most gorgeous guy in Bonneville, will be her boyfriend before the Fourth of July.

Local teen convict released early.

Jason Sullivan wasn’t supposed to come back from juvie. A million years ago, he was her best friend, but that was before he ditched her for a different crowd. Before he attacked Innis’s older brother, leaving Skip’s face burned and their town in shock.

“Everything is not what you think.”

Liz always found it hard to believe what they said about Jason, but all of Bonneville thinks he’s dangerous. If word gets out she’s seeing him, she could lose everything. But what if there’s more to that horrible night than she knows? And how many more people will get hurt when the truth finally comes out?

“You’re the one person who believes in me.”

Leah Konen’s southern romance swelters with passion as it explores the devastating crush of lies, the delicate balance of power and perception, and one girl’s journey to find herself while uncovering the secrets of so many others.

(Review)

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

Liz is hoping Innis will be her boyfriend, but Jason suddenly returns from juvie. Everything was different back then, when they were best friends, until he changed for a different crowd and attacked Innis’s older brother, Skip, leaving him burnt.

I really liked the story development in this book. It was heartwarming and inspiring. Has great messages about letting it all go and forgiveness throughout the book. This was a cute and quick read.

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Book review: The Dark Intercept (The Dark Intercept #1) by Julia Keller (Did not finish)

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Title: The Dark intercept (The Dark intercept #1)

Authors: Julia Keller

Format: Hardcover (library book)

Genre: YA , Science Fiction-Dystopian

Rating: Did not finish

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

The State controls your emotions. What would you pay to feel free?

In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he’s hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she’s ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.

(Review)

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

I picked up this book because of the cover which I found interesting.

In the future, Earth is divided into New and Old, the New is where the elites live.

I LOVED the concept, but the writing style and world building of this book didn’t draw me in or interest me in continuing this book any further.

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Book review: Literally by Lucy Keating (3 stars)

“I don’t know how or why you are doing it, but I’d appreciate if you’d stop writing about my life.”

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Title: Literally

Authors: Lucy Keating

Format: Hardcover (library book)

Genre: YA , Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 3/5 stars

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

A girl realizes her life is being written for her in this unique, smart love story that is Stranger Than Fiction for fans of Stephanie Perkins.

Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine.

It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her.

But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word?

The real Lucy Keating’s delightful contemporary romance blurs the line between reality and fiction, and is the perfect follow-up for readers who loved her debut Dreamology, which SLJ called, “a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters.”

(Review)

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

Annabelle’s life is perfect and organised, until she realises that she is a character created by the famous author, Lucy Keating for a new novel.

I love the concept of this book and how it turns out to be the conflict for the protagonist of the book.

I did feel that the execution of the book wasn’t really done well. It was okay, but I wasn’t emotionally connected to the story or the characters and the story development was just okay.

I loved the message of you being the author of your own story.

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Blog tour + Book review: The Supervillain and Me (Morriston superheroes #1) by Danielle Banas (5 stars)

The Supervillain and Me
Danielle Banas
(Morriston Superheroes #1)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 10th 2018
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Young Adult

As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well… super.

Never trust a guy in spandex.

In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees―they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.

That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.

After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes.

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Author Bio:

Danielle Banas, a Pittsburgh native, earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University. After years spent dreaming up characters instead of paying attention in class, Danielle joined the storytelling platform Wattpad, where her work has received millions of views online. When she isn’t writing, she can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Walt Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME is her debut novel.

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(I received a free review copy from Xpresso book tours in exchange for an honest review)

“I’m not who you think I am.”

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The Supervillain and Me (Morriston superheroes #1) by Danielle Banas

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy

Rating: 5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)

Abby constantly lives in the shadow of her older brother, since he’s a superhero, the Red Comet. After Abby is saved by the mysterious supervillain, Iron Phantom, she isn’t convinced that he is a bad guy, unlike the city who claims he is a horrible villain.

When I saw this blog tour, I immediately applied because this book has been on my TBR since last year and I was so excited to read this book, and I literally fangirl-ed myself to death when I realised that I was going to get a review copy for the blog tour!

I actually predicted who Iron Phantom was already, but I really found Iron Phantom and Abby’s interactions really cute. This book also emphasised on how difficult it actually is to be a hero. I did kinda hope that Abby would have gained some special abilities though.

This book was comedic and addictive, I really couldn’t put it down. I really liked the story progression and really liked and enjoyed this book! I finished it in one sitting and I wanted to read more ASAP! (Imagine my horror when I realised I was reading a review copy, and that the book was only going to be released a day before my review while my heart agonised about wanting to read the 2nd book).

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