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Hey everyone!!  Sorry that I’ve been MIA for a while I had to write a research paper for school, and I promise, NO ONE wants to read reviews about those books.

Anyway I thought everyone would want to hear about a book I have finally found time to read that is really cool.  I found it through Prism Book Tours.  They have some really cool reviews on books there.  So let’s start talking about this book now. Continue reading

Parched Blog Tour

Hey everyone!  How have y’all been?  Hope each of you had a great New Years.

Thanks to this wonderful website known as Prism Book Tours, I was offered the chance to join the Parched by Georgia Clark blog tour.  Now I can tell you a really good book to read!!

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Synopsis:

      In sixteen-year-old Tessendra Rockwood’s world, natural resources are at an all-time low. Most of the remaining supplies are funneled into Eden, known as the “powerful city of shining abundance,” while citizens of the Badlands eat gelatinous gray porridge and drink reddish iron water. Tess was born an Edenite, but after the death of her scientist mother she decides to combat this inequality by joining a rebel group called Kudzu. Together they uncover a shocking government plot to carry out genocide in the Badlands using artifical intelligence. Unofrtunately, Tess has some complicated ties to the project that test her loyalty. Robots, renewable resources, and romance get tangled together as Tess risks her life to bring justice to Eden.

My Rating:

4 STARS

The Review:

       Parched was a very interesting read at first.  It took me a while to wrap m mind around the way that Georgia had imagined this dystopian place.  After I reached about the third or fourth chapter, it was easier.  As far as the characters go, I thought that the main characters were growing, changing, and learning through the extent of the novel.  Tess was probably my favorite though, (As cheesy as it sounds to have the main character be your favorite…)  I loved how while reading the book I kept seeing her try to have this tough exterior and act like nothing could hurt, while her human emotions continued to show through this wall.

      The plot was good too.  Upon starting to read it, I found that I just kept wanting to read and read and read.  Nothing could distract me from wanting to find out what was going to happen to Tess next.

About the Author:

Georgia Clark is a young adult author currently living in New York City. Her second novel, Parched, is out now through Holiday House.

Georgia was born in Sydney, Australia. Her BA in Communications (Media Arts & Production) saw her becoming active in the student movement and blow way too much money on making short films and music videos.

After graduating she became a professional hipster for a while as Editor of The Brag, an excellent weekly music street press magazine. This also involved being in a band, the seminal electropop trio, Dead Dead Girls. She went on to become an Online Producer for a soapie called Home & Away, and Online Writer for Fremantle Media Australia.

In 2008 her first novel, She’s With The Band was published by Australia’s largest independent publisher, Allen & Unwin. She’s With The Band was released in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2011. It attracted five-star reviews.

Georgia has worked as a freelance journalist and copywriter for ten years. She is published in Cosmo, CLEO, Daily Life, Sunday Life, Girlfriend and more. She has attended writers’ residencies in Martha’s Vineyard and Portugal, and has also received grants for her work.

Georgia moved to from Sydney to New York in 2009 just for fun. Here, she performs improv, creates the award-winning SHO Sync app for Showtime and enjoys meeting new and interesting cheese platters. She writes from the New York Writers Room, which involves macaroons and many, many cups of tea.

Despite the fact Georgia writes and loves thinking about artificial intelligence, science and the future, she doesn’t own a smart phone and never learnt to drive. She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Hope you enjoyed this review!

Until next time,

Kat

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The Reviews!!!

I know these reviews are long awaited and I’m sorry!!  That’s what I get for putting off my summer work until the last minute.  For that I’m apologizing and going to give you TWO reviews instead of one!

 

So the first book up for review is Forbidden by Syrie James and her son, Ryan M. James.

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Rating:

4 Stars

Synopsis:

She should not exist.

He should not love her.

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been having or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn’t factored Claire into his plans. . . .

Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire’s unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

Review:

Forbidden is able to grab the reader’s attention within just a few seconds.  I mean how many people wouldn’t want to have a forbidden love??? Though preferably not the one like Romeo and Juliet.  Hopefully nobody has to die! 😉

Claire is just regular girl trying to fit into a regular town and be able to have a place she can say she lived in for longer than a little while.  She just wants to stop moving around.  All her life her mother has dragged Claire around from city to city.

Alec wants to get away from the life he has been living.  What can be further away from his former life than living a normal life at Emerson?  it’s not like anything can happen there.

The one thing Alec didn’t expect was Claire joining Emerson.  When these two meet, worlds collide.  Literally.

I really loved the characters in this book.  I mean they all have just the right amount of brains, humor, and their own little quirks to where you could just picture the way they would say some things or reply to others.

Unfortunately these two reviews are going to split up into two different post just because the first day of school is tomorrow for me and I need to get some sleep.

Wish me luck,

Kat

This Or That Question:

Never read your favorite book again or your favorite book is the only book you can ever read, even when you can quote every page word for word?