Friday, November 2, 2012

Upcoming Book Reviews #1

So here's the first batch of books me and Sarah are planning to read! Hopefully, these reviews will be up in about two weeks. 

I should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

I picked this one to read because truthfully, the summary is great. It sounds action-filled and adventurous, just like my type of book. I've also been hearing tons of great reviews about it on Goodreads, so that's a major plus. Also, the cover doesn't hurt...(:

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Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed--as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows--with every fiber of her being--that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something--but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened--the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life--points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets--and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.

Again, I'm really impressed by these cover-makers. How can they make every book look so good? O: But anyways, I'm half-way through this book and I love how sci-fi it is. This is a really original book and I haven't read ANYTHING like it in the YA genre. Full review to come.


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Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
This will be Sarah's review! Her thoughts directly quoted: The reason for me wanting to read this in the first place wasn't because of the cover, or the author, or even the recommendations. It was simply because it was on sale on the book fair. I was curious what it was about and so I read the back. I got slightly interested and read the first page. The introduction was catchy and humorous so I decided to read it, and I discovered that I was immediately hooked and this was the perfect book for me.

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Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, "You are one of the missing." The second one says, "Beware! They're coming back to get you."

Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere -- and people who seem to appear and disappear at will. The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip's lives.

Do Jonah and Chip have any choice in the matter? And what should they choose when both alternatives are horrifying?

With Found, Margaret Peterson Haddix begins a new series that promises to be every bit as suspenseful as her Shadow Children series -- which has sold more than 41/2 million copies -- and proves her, once again, to be a master of the page-turner.

Yep, this one is Sarah's too. Her thoughts directly quoted: It's pretty cool. I actually wanted to read this because it was a recommendation from a teacher I had. She read it in the classroom out loud while we had our class breaks and I thought it was interesting. The main reason though is because I thought I heard a similar story of that before, though I probably just had a weird moment of deja vu. The cover is pretty interesting, and I have to say, its a simple but entertaining book that are for some of those people who like to slack off from the hard reading and got into the simple and fun.

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And that's all our reviews planned for this month!(:


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