Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{Book Review:} Revolutionary by Krista McGee

18806299My Review:
A fast-paced conclusion to a brilliant series!

I have been eagerly awaiting Revolutionary since Luminary released last winter. Ms. McGee left us with so many questions and hardly a sufficient amount of answers! What was going to happen to Thalli and friends? What could happen next? How on earth was it all going to be resolved in one book? Thankfully, Ms. McGee gives us the answers we want and more in Revolutionary.

Thalli has grown and changed all throughout this series. When I think back to Anomaly, she's a completely different character! She's stronger and more obstinate than ever in this installment. Her journey has been rough but it's only polished her and made her better. I enjoyed watching her development come full circle.

Oh, the plot twists! Brace yourselves, people, if you're like me you won't even know which way is up! This conclusion is very well written and keeps your hand fingering the next page, ready to turn at will. I didn't think the series could improve on itself, but Ms. McGee surprised me. That said, this isn't my favorite in the series. I think Anomaly holds that place securely, but it was close. :-)  Fans of this series should not miss out!! Possible spoiler: The ending felt super rushed to me and I didn't quite like it. End possible spoiler.

I recommend to fans of Christian dystopian and sci-fi ages thirteen and up.

I received this book for free from BookLook in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks!!

Back Cover:
All her life Thalli thought she was an anomaly. Now she must use her gifts to fulfill the role she was called to play: Revolutionary.

Back in the underground State against her will, Thalli is no longer the anomaly she was before. She has proven herself to be a powerful leader aboveground and returns with information that Dr. Loudin needs to complete his plan of uniting the world under one leader: himself. But he, too, has information. A secret he has kept from Thalli her entire life. A secret that, once revealed, changes everything about the person Thalli thought she was.

Hoping to help Thalli rise up against the Scientists, both Berk and Alex join her underground, but their presence only brings more trouble for her. Now Dr. Loudin knows just the leverage to use on his captive, and she is forced to choose between the two of them. Is her first love her true love? Or does Alex ultimately claim her heart?

Unsure of everything around her, including her own identity, Thalli doesn’t know where to turn. She knows she needs the Designer, but he seems further away than ever. What she does know, though, is that if she doesn’t do something to stop Loudin, the fragile world above ground will be lost once and for all.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

{Book Review:} With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

18652812My Review:
What a touching story!

Once again Miss Camden brings us a wonderful story with heart and soul. In With Every Breath, our primary characters are seeking a cure for Tuberculosis. This journey and battle against the raging disease is heart-wrenching. We meet characters stricken with this disease only to watch them slowly succumb. These moments are poignant and written with care. The emotional aspect of this story is only made more powerful by...oh. Right. Spoilers! ;)

Both Trevor and Kate completely transform from the people they were at the start of the book. Their development as a romantic couple and as individuals are well-handled. It was easy to identify or at least relate to Kate early on, but it took longer for me to warm up to Trevor's cold facade. Other minor characters came to life off the page; fully giving this world a realistic touch.

Overall, With Every Breath comes just shy of my favorites list. The setting pops off the page, the mystery holds you to your seat, and the characters will warm your heart. If you have read and enjoyed Miss Camden's other novels then I would encourage you to read this one. For those new to Miss Camden, if historical romance is your slice of pie, then I encourage you to read this novel as well. I recommend to readers ages sixteen and older.

I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review of my opinions, which I have done. Thanks!!

Back Cover:
In the shadow of the nation's capital, Kate Livingston holds a respectable position as a government statistician when she encounters a rival from her past, the insufferable Trevor McDonough. A Harvard-trained physician, Trevor never showed the tiniest flicker of interest in Kate, and she's bewildered at the way he suddenly seeks her out. Surprising even herself, Kate agrees to Trevor's entirely unexpected and risky proposal to work side-by-side with him in his quest to rid the world of tuberculosis, a contagious and deadly disease.

As Kate begins to unlock the mysteries of Trevor's past, she realizes there is much more to him than she could have imagined. His hidden depths may fascinate her, but his most closely guarded secrets and a shadowy enemy lurking in the background carry a serious threat to their future.

When the truth of the past comes out, threatening to destroy everything they hold dear, how will Trevor and Kate ever overcome all that stands in their way?