Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

This book came across my desk for review and I immediately knew that I wanted to read it. It’s been compared to The Handmaid’s Tale, which is a tall order, so I was eager to read this one and see what all the fuss was about.

I read The Handmaid’s Tale in college and wasn’t really a fan. I am not a huge Atwood fan and just didn’t love it in that way that I had hoped. Now flash forward a number of years and suddenly The Handmaid’s Tale has taken on an almost cult following.

The political climate and the Hulu adaptation of the book, have made it more popular than ever and I think more and more women are reading and enjoying The Handmaid’s Tale than ever before. I watched one episode of the show and was completely enthralled…..disturbed but enthralled. That said I haven’t finished watching it because it was almost too disturbing.

So when this one came up for review, I was so excited to read it and see how close it came to such an iconic book. Continue reading “Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher”

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Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King

Well it was bound to happen at some point in my literary review career…..the dreaded DNF (did not finish) tag. But little did I know that this would happen to one book that I was convinced I would love.

When I finished the A Song of Ice and Fire AKA Game of Thrones series, I was longing for something similar and just as epic. I can’t tell you how many times The Dark Tower series was recommended…..countless times.

I have it in paperback and on my iPad, that’s how much I wanted to read it. I even waited until the mood was perfect and I was ready to get into an epic. And with the first trailer for the film being released recently, I knew the time was right for me to start this one.

So on a rainy spring Saturday morning, I sat down to start this long awaited novel….and then it happened…..the question looming in my mind…..what the f*ck am I reading?

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Review: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

This novel has literally been all over my social media feed for what feels like years. Every time a new Lunar Chronicles book comes out it’s like it’s everywhere!

So when the last book Winter came out, I saw this whole series clogging my social media feeds with rave reviews. So that settled it, it was time to read this book!

Cinder’s life isn’t terribly exciting…she’s a lowly mechanic and a cyborg to boot.

She works on androids all day and caters to her step mother and step sisters by night. Well when the crown prince, Kai, comes into her little market cart shop seeking help repairing his android, Cinder is completely speechless.

What could the crown prince want with her? Just help repairing his android? Well of course that’s all he wants from her….he’s the prince for crying out loud!

Cinder agrees to repair his android as soon as she can….but then an outbreak of plague, ‘blue fever’ or otherwise known as Letumosis. It’s a deadly disease that the citizens of New Beijing are desperately trying to find a cure for. Cinder’s life is directly effected by the Letumosis and it forces her right into the path of prince Kai once more.

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Review: The Last Town (Wayward Pines #3) by Blake Crouch

The last time we saw Wayward Pines, all hell was breaking loose…..literally! The abbys had arrived in town and everything was in complete and utter chaos.

Ethan Burke called David Pilcher’s bluff and told the residents of Wayward Pines what the town really was and in retaliation, Pilcher opened the gates and let the abbys in. Now the town is under attack and there is no way to stop the abbys.

With humanity down to only 400 people, there aren’t that many people to ‘spare’ and with the abbys making short work of the remaining towns people, Ethan hopes to find a way to stop the abbys and save the residents of Wayward Pines before it’s too late!

Armed with only a few weapons and residents with little combat or shooting knowledge, the odds are against Ethan but he isn’t willing to give up his family or his life just yet.

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Review: Wayward (Wayward Pines #2) by Blake Crouch

After burning through the first book of the Wayward Pines series, I immediately picked up the second book and started reading.

The first book ended with some stunning revelations about what exactly the town of Wayward Pines, Idaho really was.

Ethan Burke was finally coming to terms with his position in Wayward Pines and finally beginning to understand what exactly was at stake should he continue to fight conformity.

But then suddenly there is a murder in Wayward Pines…..the first one….well the first one that wasn’t orchestrated or planned anyway.

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