Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep review ~ Kami


I read the first book in this series and liked it a lot. I gave it five stars. I haven't read the second book yet and this is book number three. I really like the blend of modern conveniences and magic in these books. I don't feel like I missed too much by reading this book after the first in the series. I hadn't meant to skip the second book and intend to catch up, because I really like these characters and the story. Oscar and Tiny are my favorite characters. Victor has been stealing magic from monsters and gathering it up in black blades. This is what must happen in the second book that I missed. Victor Draconi wants to kill off the other families. Lila wants revenge on Victor and Blake because they murdered her mother.  This is a fun young adult magical adventure. 4 stars.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Central by Raine Thomas review ~ Kami


I am kind of cheating here because I haven't read the first book though I actually own it. No excuse there. I just really loved this cover. It is so pretty. From the description I figured out that each book of the trilogy has a different protagonist and they are sisters.  So the three sisters are half human and half magical beings with supernatural powers that live on another plane of existence. I thought that was an interesting concept. These Estilorian people were considered gods or angels in the past and they don't have emotions.  One Gloresti dude is matched with one of the girls to be her guardian protector. I sensed some romantic possibilities to come between Olivia and James.  I was confused by the terminology and felt that there should be a glossary at the beginning of the book. Parts of the book I liked but other times I was getting bored and my focus was drifting away. 3 stars.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Genius:the game by Leopoldo Gout review~ Kami


I went into this book thinking that it would remind me of Ready Player One and I was right, it did.  It reminded me of it because this book is also about a young computer genius. In Ready Player One the protagonist is a gamer, in this book the protagonists are a technical engineer, computer programmer/hacker/coder and an activist. The high school student Rex is a brilliant computer programmer and he and his friends are on the run, presumably from the government or some worse kind of entity, in the beginning of the book. Hacktivism and genius, the revolution has begun.  The book starts out with the three main characters meeting for a competition of genius.  The contestants are young techie prodigies. The writing is really good, the story is fast paced and the characters are likeable. A SciFi techie young adult adventure. I enjoyed it a lot. 4 stars

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Other Side of Gravity by Shelly Crane review ~ Kami

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I like this author. I like SciFi and my favorite book genre is YA dystopia so it came as no surprise that I was enjoying this book from the first page. Sophelia is an escaped slave in a hellish future where the gap between the haves and have nots has widened considerably. If you don't follow the rules you can be killed by the corrupt government. The poor work in the mines with barely enough water and food to survive. People have to even pay for the oxygen they breathe. And if you can't pay your taxes then you are sold into slavery. Maxton lives a life of crime working for the black market.  These two characters meet and they work together to survive. Some swoon worthy sweet and gentle romance happens between the thrilling fight for survival.  I liked the characters a lot and this book was really exciting. I was on edge and nervous at times while reading because I was drawn in so deeply into the story. 4 stars.