Series Review: The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Series Review: The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Series Review: The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Series Review: The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay KristoffTitle: The Illuminae Files
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: Oct.2015- Mar.2018

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

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Review: The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

Review: The Twelve Days of Dash and LilyTitle: The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily (Dash and Lily #2)
Author: David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 8, 2016

two-half-stars
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Dash and Lily have had a tough year since they first fell in love among the shelves of their favorite bookstore. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition.

With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends must take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the unique holiday magic of a glittering, snow-covered New York City in December.

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The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily is a really disappointing sequel to Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. This companion novel has far less adventure in and Lily’s character in The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily is so negative. The constant negativity doesn’t make the book seem Christmassy at all. Continue reading

Review: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

Review: Dash and Lily’s Book of DaresTitle: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily #1)
Author: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 26, 2010

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

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Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares is the perfect winter read! It is such a unique  book that is told over the course of about a week. Alternating narrators made me enjoy this book even more! If you have yet to read this incredible book, I suggest you add it to your TBR lists. Continue reading

Review: Another Day by David Levithan

Review: Another Day by David LevithanTitle: Another Day (Every Day #2)
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 25, 2015

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person…wasn’t Justin at all.

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

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Another Day by David Levithn is such a breathtaking book that everyone should grace their shelves with. It has a bit of an eerie concept, but mixed in with a contemporary, making this book an extremely believable magical realism book! One of my favourite things about this book is how it is told in Rhiannon’s perspective instead of A’s like in book one. This really makes Another Day a thrilling companion to Every Day. Continue reading