Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 14 Books of 2014

Top 14 Books of 2014

-These are in no order and not all of them came out in 2014 these are just my top picks from the books I read in 2014. If you would like to see a review done on any of these books please leave a comment below and I will get on that.

1. Saga Vol. 1
2.  House of Ivy and Sorrow
3. The Road
4. Shatter me
5. Across the Universe
6. Obsidian
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone
8. The Program
9. The Darkest Minds
10. Cinder
11. Clockwork Angel
12. Landline
13. A Monster Calls
14. Divergent

Friday, December 26, 2014

Shatter Me Series

Shatter Me Series By Tahereh Mafi
Shatter me
By Tahereh Mafi

Published: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 340

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior

Unravel Me
By Tahereh Mafi

Published: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 461
ISBN: 0062085530

it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

Ignite Me

By Tahereh Mafi

Published: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 408
ISBN: 0062318780

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian  and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end

Unite Me

By Tahereh Mafi

(Destroy Me & Fracture Me)

Published: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins

Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner’s point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can’t stop thinking about her—and he’ll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow.

Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective and bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me. As the Omega Point rebels prepare to fight the Sector 45 soldiers, Adam's more focused on the safety of Juliette, Kenji,and his brother. The Reestablishment will do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam cares about.

My Review:

Without giving away any spoilers I will say I loved this series. It is written almost as a Juliette's journal, this aspect makes it a super easy book to just fly through. The story itself is very exciting. I love the "super"powers. I love the way the story builds and gets stronger as our main character builds and gets stronger. Shatter me is definitely my favorite book of the series, I just really enjoyed entering this story. My least favorite is Ingite me only because I felt the come down of the climax of the series was a bit rushed and a little too easy. I think the main problems and issues were lost in the romantic issues. Overall I think the series is great I can't rave about it enough, everyone  should read this series. As for the novellas that go along with the series, they are a must read. They show you a different point of view from two of the characters, that in my opinion completely change the story and how I saw the characters.

My Rating:

Where Have I Been?

Hi everyone!
So I went a little MIA for about a month and I am sorry but I have good reason.
I just moved back to the states from Germany (: Although I had a wonderful experience living there I just really needed to come back home. So that is where I have been. With moving a settling back in at home I have had no time to write reviews or read very much. I can promise you all this. I will writing reviews very soon so keep a look out for those and I promise not to go MIA again (:
xoxo Tayler