Tag: DAC2012

May 24
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Reviews 0

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review. Against all odds, 17-year-old Gene has survived in a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population. The only remaining humans, or hepers as they are known, are housed in domes on the savannah and studied at the nearby Heper Institute. Every decade there is a government sponsored hunt. When Gene is selected to be one of the combatants he must learn the art of the hunt but also elude his fellow competitors whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. The blurb...

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May 07
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The plot of Struck is interesting and new. The premise is also believable, that a religious leader could gain so much power and influence after a natural disaster that isolates one of the largest cities in the US. Mia’s addiction to lightening is interesting, and I think the author does a great…

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Apr 25
The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I absolutely love the premise of The Alchemy of Forever! I liked how the concept of immortals who transplant bodies is explained well so that there is never any confusion in the process. This book isn’t about a teenage girl who becomes an Incarnate – it’s about a girl who…

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Feb 29
Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Reviews 0 ★★★

First of all, that cover is gorgeous! I think this is one of my favourite books cover ever – it’s beautiful and evocative, and I love the smoky effect. The plot line of Everneath is interesting, with intriguing ideas about life and death based on Greek mythology. I really enjoyed…

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Jan 31
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is well written and realised vividly. Mara’s PTSD is described so well that I freaked out right alongside her when something happened. I took up this book before I went to bed, intending to read a few chapters before sleeping. I found myself staying up…

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Jan 30
Pure by Julianna Baggott

Pure by Julianna Baggott

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Pure is such a well imagined novel that I found myself thoroughly disturbed at the Apocalypse it describes, and yet I could see similar events unfolding in the near future. The world building in the novel is flawless – everything makes a quirky kind of sense, and there are no…

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Jan 25
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

When I first heard about Cinder, I was sceptical. I haven’t had positive experiences with retellings of fairytales, and a retelling of Cinderella with a cyborg Cinderella sounds silly to me. Once I started reading the book, I found that it isn’t the same calibre as most of the YA…

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