Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Review:Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Publisher's Summary:

Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular -- until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can't ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life.

Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated...and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime -- for which they must pay the ultimate price.

For those of you who are aware of this already, sorry but I'd thought I'd explain. Simon Pulse has a club, called Pulse It, where they send you a book once a month and you get to fill out a questionnaire about it. It used to be great cause I could review the book I got from them here and my readers could also read it to. But now, Pulse It is filled, so I'm not going to go on about a whole thing about why you should join and how much fun it is, but if you are already a member, send me an email and if you want we can talk about it.

Anyway, Skinned is the best book I have ever gotten from them. It's a sci-fi thriller, so it's right up my ally. It's kind of dark and, I don't want to say disturbing, but it is. Don't read this if you are looking for a happy tale. It's about a girl who gets in a car crash in this futuristic world. They download her into a robot like body. You get to see the repercussions of this and they are quite painful. The book itself is wonderful and has many twists and turns. The first half moves semi-slow because everything has to be explained but the rest is wonderful. You also get to see Lia, a rich spoiled *insert own word here*, evolve into quite the dynamic character. Another reason the beginning is semi slow is because you don't like the main character at this point, she's obnoxious and self centered. That all changes for Lia.

I highly recommend this book for my sci-fi readers and anyone looking for a futuristic romance. It's very good and will have you to the very last page.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Review: Untamed by PC and Kristin Cast

Publishers Summary:
Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – she’s become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.

Okay, so this is my first review in a while. I've been really busy, no joke, and the reviews won't be coming as fast as they used to but, hopefully now they will be steady at least. Thank you to everyone who emailed me and told me they wanted updates, I appreciate it so much.

Now to the review,

To be honest, I didn't love Untamed as much as Chosen. It was a filler novel, if you get what I'm saying. Few things where resolved and more problems where just brought up. I guess it's a set up to the next novel, but I wish this novel had more of a resolution. Zoey and her friends seem to solve one problem from a previous book and BAM, they've got 10 more, which is kind of frustrating because I want them to be happy. I was glad about the whole Erik/Zoey sexual tension type thing going on, and I want to seem more of them in the next one. It wasn't a bad book but I wish there was more problems solved and less problems added. Once again, The Cast's writing gets an A+, they are wonderful