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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In Your Dreams #1: In Your Dreams (2012)

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In Your Dreams

Zip lived in a small town, where everyone knew everyone else since birth. one day, a sibling joined her class, Kieran and Kayla instantly became the town’s new focus. first day in school, Kieran passed out on Zip’s table from his narcolepsy, where he struggled to stay awake. Zip couldn’t resist falling for him, while he couldn’t resist telling her his deepest secret, which he had the ability to see bits and pieces into the future. when Kieran’s mother revealed that his narcolepsy wasn’t what it seemed, but might be putting them in harms’ way, things instantly got further complicated.

I received free e-books from the author in exchange for reviews. It was such an easy and fast read that I found myself flying through the pages in no time. I was rooting for Zip’s character and before long was rooting for Kieran as well. while I initially thought I would dislike Kayla for her tough personality, I fell for her equally hard as well. half way into the book and comfortable with its characters, I was surprised to find the scale of the plot expanded into something so much more bigger. the satisfaction I felt since then was even more stronger despite how little I want to know about Morgan. relationship wise, it was obvious where the story was heading, but I was equally eager to see how the duo confront their differences as well as the dangers.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Salem's Revenge #1: Brew (2014)

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Brew

Rhett was an orphan, who had moved from one family to another, until he finally felt at home with one particular family. but happiness was short lived, the Salem Revenge took place, killed many humans along the way, his new family among those killed. Rhett escaped, only to find out that witches were real. he was rescued and trained by Mr Jackson, a guy who knew the witches existence since the very beginning and had been prepared. Rhett was glad to be protected, but felt the need to seek out revenge for his family, as well as finding his best friends, Xavier and Beth.

the book was an addictive read from its very first page. I was captivated with the relationship between Rhett and his two best friends, Xavier and Beth. It was somewhat odd that Rhett would go such a distance to avoid violence, but on the contrary, his two best friends would behave the complete opposite. while bird of the same feathers flocked together, it had me wondering what brought the trio together, especially with their extremely close relationship. when it came to the witch historical lessons or witch killing training, I found myself skipping lines just to get to the juicy part. but when the actions were finally available, I was pleased to find it being every bit entertaining as I hoped it will be, especially when it came at me in waves and waves of satisfactions.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Soul Chaser #1: Soul Chaser (2014)

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Soul Chaser

Raven was a Soul Chaser. her job was to die for children. Instead of suffering their horrific death and risk becoming a lost spirit, these children were chosen, where their souls would drift to heaven while Raven took possession of their bodies, living their last moments and facing their death for them. if a soul departed before the child experience death, the child would be reunited with heavens, signaling its complete life. experiencing death itself was what caused the child to became a lost spirit.

I received a free e-book from the author in exchange for a review. the book was a fast read. it felt like an introduction, a beginning of a possible series, giving me a preview of what Raven’s life was about. the idea definitely seemed promising, which have me looking forward to the next installment. while Raven was just performing what was expected of her, I found myself wanting to know more about her all the time. the Soul Chaser system was less interesting for me in comparison, where she was chosen to be a Soul Chaser and will be choosing her successor when the time comes. often I found myself skipping lines just to get to the juicy part of Summer’s routine.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Shade of Mind (2012)

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A Shade of Mind

Bobby was in a car crash. he died and was revived. however, after he woke up, he didn’t feel that he was alone, there was always someone at the back of his head, pushing him towards making a correct choice. as much as he freaked out with the intruder, he kept it to himself and dealt with it as best as he could. he started doing things he would never do otherwise, such as joining the girls’ volleyball team. he had strong feelings towards Angela, one of the girls on the team. when he found out from his new friend, Darren, that Angela’s father died on the same day that the he had his accident, it became clear what triggered those emotions.

I received a free e-book from the author in exchange for a review. the book was an easy read although it was slow at times. the first half of the book flew through easily, capturing my curiosity as it led me through the plot. last quarter of the book though, where the mysteries were already mostly uncovered, things tend to drag a little, seemingly reluctant to provide the big perfect ending sooner than later. the climax was slightly short to my likings but fortunately, still fairly satisfying. I had a great time putting myself in Bobby’s shoes, even though I rooted for Jennifer the most. the twist that kept Bobby’s experience even more entertaining was the bad environment that he grew up in. when the blocked out memories involving his father and sister was revealed, it became the utmost overwhelming scene of the book, as it managed to build its characters with so much more depth because of it.