Saturday, April 5, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (4)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews
 
 
 
I only managed to read one book this week because I was busy making changes to the blog, among other things. I did get a few more books in the mail, though not all of them yet. So my STS is short, but I'm still really excited to be sharing my haul with you guys!
 
 
 
 
I'm so excited about both of these! I've heard nothing but fantastical things, so my hopes are set pretty high.

 
 
I participated in my first ever book swap, and that's how I ended up with Reached. I loved doing the swap, and the other trader was really great! If you do participate in book swapping, then I would recommend that you check out Brandy Graves. She was, like I said a second ago, pretty great! And so now I have the entire Matched trilogy! *throws confetti* Have any of you ever waited on buying a book? That's exactly what I did with Reached. Not sure why I waited so long, guess I just got too busy with other books. lol. That tends to happen from time to time.
 
 
Leave me a link to your STS, and I promise to stop by!  

Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Reboot

Title: Reboot
Author: Amy Tintera
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 7th 2013
Pages: 365
Genre: YA Dystopia
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 4 Starfish

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders. -
Summary and cover image from Goodreads



Reboot was a lot better than I expected it to be! When I first read the synopsis, I scoffed because dead people coming back to life is not my thing. However, even though it sounded like a zombie book, I gave it a try and was shocked that the characters were still very human despite being "reboots".

The plot was fast-paced and kept me interested to the very end. I liked that everything wrapped up and there were no major cliffhangers (I seriously hate those). The whole reboot process was really cool, and like I said before, even though they were technically "dead" I didn't think of them as being that.

When a person dies, the longer that they are dead before rebooting, determines how much human emotion they have left. Our main character, being dead for 178 minutes, doesn't have much emotion left in her. I honestly thought that having no human feelings would make her completely unrelatable to me, but thankfully that wasn't the case. I loved how kick-butt she was. She wouldn't go down without a fight. It didn't matter if both of her legs were broken, or she was shot at a hundred times, she just hopped back up and kept going. I remember thinking to myself, "Dang, this chick is crazy!" Despite being super tough, she had some insecurities, which made her even more likeable and realistic to me.

Callum. I loved him right off the bat. He was SO adorable! I had a stupid grin on my face whenever he and Wren were together. They balanced each other out perfectly.. He was na├»ve at times, and innocent at the beginning, but he became really tough towards the end. I liked that he was a better fighter, but that he still had compassion for everyone around him. Sure, there were many a moment when I wanted to bang my head against the wall because he wouldn't do what he was supposed to, but I understand his reasons for refusing.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The sequel will be coming out in MAY! *squeals* And it will be the finale. I kind of wish these books could become a trilogy because I'm not ready to say goodbye to the characters yet!

If you haven't read Reboot yet, then do it. And then come back in May so we can fangirl over that book too!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Wrap-Up!

I read a total of 10 books in March, however, I only reviewed 7 of them. Looks like I need to do a little catching up! March was not all that busy for me, so I had a lot of spare time to devote to reading. I'm worried April won't be as generous to me, so even though 10 books doesn't sound like very much, it's the most I've been able to read so far.

Here's a recap of this past month:
 
 
Reviews:
 
 
 
Top Ten Tuesday:
 
 
 
Characterize It:
 
 
 
Stacking The Shelves
 
 
 
Extra Stuff:
 
 
 
 
Leave a link to your wrap-up post, if you'd like!
 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (3)

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
 
 
 
Hello everyone! How has your week been? Mine has been kind of slow, and I've mostly been getting books in the mail, hence this post. I've read a GRAND total of three books this week. Yeah, not actually that grand! Like I said, it's been a slow week. But I found something really cool yesterday that I would like to share with you guys. I stumbled across Cuddlebuggery Book Blog, (you should go check them out because they are hilarious) and they did this survey asking their readers what they wanted to see more/less of. The feedback they got was really helpful to me, and I've decided to make some changes to my blog. Therefore, I apologize in advance if I don't post much this week, I will be busy brainstorming ways to make my blog more appealing to my readers.
 
Sorry for my little ramble, but I wanted to give you a heads up on what I will be doing this next week. So without further ado, here is my small STS:
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
What's on your shelves this week? Leave me a link, if you'd like! :) And if you have any suggestions on what you would like or wouldn't like to see on my blog, don't hesitate to tell me! Writing on my blog is fun to do, but I also want to make sure that it's something you guys enjoy reading and are pleased with.
 
Thanks for stopping by!