Monday, July 16, 2012

Book Review: Glitch

Title: Glitch (Goodreads)
Author: Heather Anastasiu (Website | Blog | Twitter)
Series: Glitch #1
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 7th 2012
Rating: 4.5/5 Noodles
Source: from publisher via netgalley
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository

From Goodreads:
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.
** A copy was provided by St. Martin's Griffin via Netgalley ** 

Dystopian, superpowers and love. A book full of actions, romance and twists. A book with awesome characters. A book with a great story. A book with a beautiful world-building. If you're searching for a great book, then you should read this one. 

A community where secrets were forbidden. A community where people weren't capable of secrets. A community where people can't feel. It is really interesting, isn't it? 

Zoe was the perfect protagonist for this book. She drives the book so well. She was really strong and she is willing to do anything for the people in community. Zoe was the character that you will be instantly connected. But there are some moments that I feel annoyed with her. The moment where she was blaming herself for Daavd. But it doesn't affect my love for this novel, haha. At first, Zoe can't control her power, but as the story goes on, she became stronger and she can now control her power. 

And hello there Adrien! Adrien was the perfect love interest for Zoe. Nah, I don't like Max for her. Adrien was strong and willing to do to help Zoe and the other 'glitchers' and also the whole community. Adrien was the one who open the eyes of Zoe to see the truth about her 'perfect' community. And there was Max, the boy who was obsessed with Zoe. He wants Zoe to love him as he loves her. He was hungry for love and power. All I can say is that I HATE him! Heather Anastasiu made him perfectly annoying. XD

This book was full of actions from first page up to the last page and it was fast paced. All the twists and turns of this book made me a non-stop reader. The world was really awesome. All the creepy technologies added a beautiful touch in this novel. 

Overall, the book was really enjoyable. And the book was the right kind for me. Fantasy and dystopia? Well, I'm in with that one. It was really great, but the rest of the stories were the usual dystopian. Abusive government and the protagonist will join the group of people who were against with the government. But still it was really great and it was one of my best reads so far. :D

Cover: I really loved the cover. The colors are beautiful and the typography is really awesome. 5/5 for cover ;D
My actual rating is 4.5 but I rounded it off, haha. :D

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #6


My haul for last last week, last week, and this week! :)

For Review:

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (Yay! This is really amazing. Review to come^^)
Thanks to St. Martin's Griffin via Netgalley
Bite Me by Parker Blue
Thanks to Bell Bridge Books via Netgalley
Try Me by Parker Blue
 Thanks to Bell Bridge Books via Netgalley
Fang Me by Parker Blue 
Thanks to Bell Bridge Books via Netgalley
Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt 
Thanks to Sand Dollar Press Inc. via Netgalley
League of Strays by L.B. Schulman 
Thanks to ABRAMS via Netgalley
Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore 
Thanks to Thomas Nelson via Netgalley
Breathe by Sarah Crossan (Yay! Can't wait to read this one ^^)
Thanks to HarperCollins Children via Edelweiss

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The Loners (Quaratine #1) by Lex Thomas

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cover Reveal: Vortex by Julie Cross

 Vortex (Tempest, #2)
Vortex (Tempest #2) by Julie Cross
Expected publication: January 8th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
“Time-travel is definitely taken up a notch in the second installment. There are also a few new characters that I really enjoy writing. Readers will learn a little more about Jackson’s dad and some of the mysteries that surround him and his job. After a short prologue, the book opens about three months after the end of Tempest. Three months that Jackson has lived in full — the normal way, no time jumps."
And! There is the new cover for Tempest. 


Waiting on Wednesday #10


Echo by Alicia Wright Brewster
Expected publication: February 2013 by Dragonfairy Press
The countdown clock reads less than thirteen days until the end of the world.

The citizens are organized. Everyone's been notified and assigned a duty. The problem is . . . while the end of the world has been foreseen, no one knows for sure how it will end.

Energy-hungry mages are the most likely culprit. They travel toward a single location from every corner of the continent. Fueled by the two suns, each mage holds the power of the elements: air, earth, fire, metal, water, and ether. They harness the elements to draw energy from the most readily available resource. Humans.

Ashara has been assigned to the Ethereal task group, made up of human ether manipulators and directed by Loken, a young man with whom she has a complicated past. Loken and Ashara bond over a common goal: to stop the mages from occupying their home and gaining more energy than they can contain. But soon, they begin to suspect that the future of the world may depend on Ashara's death.

When We WakeWhen We Wake by Karen Healey
Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
My name is Tegan Oglietti, and on the last day of my first lifetime, I was so, so happy.

Sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl living in 2027 - she's happiest when playing the guitar, she's falling in love for the first time, and she's joining her friends to protest the wrongs of the world: environmental collapse, social discrimination, and political injustice.

But on what should have been the best day of Tegan's life, she dies - and wakes up a hundred years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened.

Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived, which makes her an instant celebrity - even though all she wants to do is try to rebuild some semblance of a normal life. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice: Does she keep her head down and survive, or fight for a better future?

Award-winning author Karen Healey has created a haunting, cautionary tale of an inspiring protagonist living in a not-so-distant future that could easily be our own.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #7

Glitch (Glitch, #1) Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
"Secrets were strictly forbidden in the community. Of course, it had never been a problem before, because we weren't supposed to be capable of secrets."