‘Eve’ by Anna Carey – Book Review

My Rating:

Synopsis:

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Links to this book on Amazon and Goodreads

My Review:

I was so disappointed with this book! I reserved it at my local library months and months ago, and I was so excited to read it as there were so many good reviews on it. Plus, it seemed different from any other books that I had read.

The first issue with this book that made me want to chuck it out the window was the crying. Crying! Gah! I have a problem when the main character is always crying. Granted, if i were in Eve’s situation I would probably have a bit of a wail too, but three times in the first 100 pages? It made me want to cry along with her! But i carried on reading because it did make me want to read more and find out what was going to happen to Eve and Caleb.

Also, Eve didn’t sound like an eighteen year old. Probably because she had been taught that boys and men in general were demons. Boys and men in general are really all that eighteen year old girls really talk about aren’t they? Overall, Eve’s general intelligence suggested that she was 15-16.

The idea of a ‘deadly virus that wiped out 98% of the earths population’ is brilliant. You just have to throw in the right characters and sub-plots and it could be the greatest dystopian ever. (This wasn’t it.)

I’m going to talk about the ending now. Shooo! Go away if you haven’t read the end of this book! Scram! you’ve done it now haven’t you? We’re you to talk about the end of this book. I’m going to type and you’re going to read.

At the end when they get to the bridge and it’s a Girls Only zone, why does Eve just let Caleb walk away? I mean….why? Seriously, WHY? At least in Twilight, Bella begged Edward not to go…because SHE LOVED HIM! Eve just realises that Caleb can’t stroll into the city, shrugs her shoulders and saunters through. WHAT??
You can see why that annoyed me. And the whole…’I’m a girl who has never had any contact with boys so therefore they are feral and can’t be trusted, but oh look! A shirtless boy on a horse! I’m in love…kiss me…dreadlocked boy.’ doesn’t really do it for me.

I enjoyed reading it, except for the crying, but looking back it’s just not as good as I’d hoped. Better than Delirium though.

Sorry, Anna Carey and fans! Eve just wasn’t for me. Think I’ll just stick to my Lisa Kleypas romance novels from now on! 🙂

*I read this review of Eve and thought it was hilarious, you have to check it out!*

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‘Adorkable’ by Sarra Manning – Book Review

 

My Rating:   5/5

(Am using a different computer, therefore my images are not working!)

Synopsis:
Jeane Smith’s a blogger, a dreamer, a jumble sale queen, CEO of her own lifestyle brand, and has half a million followers on Twitter. Michael Lee’s a star of school, stage, and playing field. A golden boy in a Jack Wills hoodie. They have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes. So why can’t they stop making out?

My Review:

Adorkable is one of those books that you just want to read over and over again. Unfortunatly, i got this book from my local library so i couldn’t do that, was quite diaspointed when the book ended…I wanted to read more about crazy Jeane!

I’d read the Fashionista series by Sarra Manning when I was younger, but didn’t enjoy them. Probably because I was 10-12 and didn’t understand what they were about. My first books with sex in! Thankyou Sarra Manning you took my innocence away!  But seriously.

Jeane, the crazy clothed, big-boned-blogger. I loved her! She was the best heroine that I’ve read about in ages! (Appart from Cinder.) Shewas tough and quirky and Adorkable.(Ha!)I loved the way she dressed, how she put things togther, how she just didn’t care. Jeane just seemed to get it, the whole ‘it’s uncool because its cool’. I understand! I get it! I’m in! Whooo! I thought that Jeane was very real and I could relate to her. Especily being an England girl myself…yay! (Even though I didn’t realise that until they were in New York. FAIL!)

Michael, the kind-of boyfriend. Well, they were snogging each other. Nowadays that doesn’t count for anything. Because the story wasn’t focused on Michael I felt like I didn’t see him as I saw Jeane. I did like the difference in ‘voice’ between the chapters though. In other books that I’ve read, you couldn’t tell whose chapter it was, until they mentioned the other person….(leaving it there otherwise we’ll be diving into an pool of words that don’t make sense 🙂

The Love Bits:

I thought that the sex was so real. Descriptive…but Sarra Manning didn’t go overboard and turn it into ‘the best ever’. It was two teenagers sharing thier bodies, not for the first time, bit messy…very real.

Even though Michael and Jeane were brough together by cheating..okay…more like flirting exes…they weren;t each others re-bound. They found something and it was really nice. Can’t say any more otherwise i’ll have to mark this review as spoiler.

Loved this book and will be re-reading!
Star 😛

‘Cinder’ by Marissa Meyer – Book Review

 

My Rating:

 

 

Synopsis:  Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. 

Links to this book on Goodreads and Amazon

Actual Review:

I bought this book in early August at Waterstones. I’d seen it a few times on Goodreads and thought the cover looked cool, so I bought it. That £7 was totally worth it!

The Characters:

Cinder was a brilliant character. She wasn’t weak and when I read that she couldn’t cry, I almost wept for joy! (See what i did there? Can’t cry? Wept? Okay.) In contrast, she wasn’t all warrior girl. She had moments of humanity, and that made her more likable and real.

Iko, the android with the personalaity of a human. Although she was a robot, and (arguably) wasn’t a main character, I thought that she was funny and added some humor to the book.

Prince Kai, thoughts on him? Um…not sure. I though that Cinder was a bit too moony over him, and a bit oblivious when to came to him liking her. He didn’t seen to have any fight in him.

Adri, the stepmother. Bother that woman! Who does she think she is? Talking like she owns Cinder? She maybe be 32% cyborg but thats no way to treat a sentient being! So frustrating! But not frusting enough so that it becomes unbarable. Some frustation is good.

Peal and Peony, the step-sisters. Peal was the nice one that contracted letumosis, why is it always the nice one? Neither of the step-sisters where in the story very long, but the way Cinder cared for Peal wad quite touching.

General Plot:

Five Star! (No NOT out of ten, cleverclogs.)

There was the twist at the end that..okay…i was expecting it…but it was still a twist! Seriously cannot wait for Scarlett! 2013? So long! The sequel(s) are deffiantly going on my pre-order list 🙂

Actual Writing:
Brilliant! For a first novel that was some good stuff!

One last thing that I liked, was the font style. Very futuristic!

(Thanks for reading. Follow this blog for more reviews every Thursday…even though this was posted on a Friday :S )

Star 😛

NaNoWriMo 2012 – Are You Taking The Plunge?


 

What is NaNoWriMo? For those of you who don’t know, please click  >> here << because I’m rubbish at telling people things 🙂

For those of you who DO know..well…are you excited? I am! This will be my second year doing NaNoWriMo. I’ve kinda got a storyline sorted out…but it needs things. Like, a title. Character names might also be helpful. Y’know, little things.

I’ve been looking at the Pep Talkers for this year…and I don’t know what I’m looking forward to the most: The Pep Talkers, or the writing! (defiantly the Pep Talkers!)  I’ll put the list of authors below.

Gennifer Albin

Chris Baty

Kate DiCamillo

Tupelo Hassman

Nick Hornby

Marissa Meyer

Karen Russell

Scott Westerfeld

Kevin Wilson

What a list! You can also click >> here <<, to see more information on all these authors on the NaNoWriMo website.

If you are participating this November, comment below and leave your NaNoWriMo user name! PurpleStar97 is mine 🙂

Cristian Mihai wrote a blog post about NaNoWriMo so here is a >> Link << to his post!

Thanks for reading! (Apologies for no review!)

Star 😛