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I’m so sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while! It’s been crazy on vacation during the summer, starting my senior year in high school, and getting ready to apply to colleges! But no worries because I’m back and have a lot of fun stuff planned for you all!

Tomorrow will be Feature Friday and I have something awesome to share!

New reviews will be posted this weekend as well.

Next Friday will be an Author Interview with the amazing, Johanna Parkhurst!

Lastly, I will be hosting a new giveaway next week so stay tuned!!

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!

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Rating: 4.5/5

Goodreads Summary: She was found abandoned. Her name forgotten. Her memory taken. In a decaying world ravaged by an untamable forest, seventeen-year-old Basil had a comfortably secluded life. She lived by a few unspoken rules, NEVER cross into the forbidden wing of the Manor, don’t trust any OUTSIDERS, and to ALWAYS keep her etching covered. Ever since she had been discovered, she always followed these rules…until, Basil’s etching begins to burn, memories start rushing back, and a silver-eyed boy, an outsider, appears. Basil soon uncovers why these whispered regulations were put into effect, not only to protect her but everyone around her.

Review: I absolutely loved Etched! I could not put it down. I was so engaged into Basil’s world that I had trouble coming back to my own world. Crazy what good books can do to you, huh? Britt Nunes is a fairly new author and I just can’t wait to see what lies ahead for her. Etched was explosive, secretive, and oh so enticing. It is so different than other books I’ve read. Britt’s writing is so flawless and flowed very easily. I surely recommend you read Etched!

We first start off meeting Basil. No one knows who she is, how she ended up in the swamp, and most importantly, why she’s etched…Basil is found and rescued by Maggs and Erin, a middle-aged couple residing in the Manor. We learn from Bail’s POV that she doesn’t even know who she is, let alone why she is etched. Readers are not fully explained what it is to be “etched”, but the secrecy is what makes the novel even more appealing. All we know is kids with the etching mark are being taken, which is why Basil needs to hide her etching and hide herself…

The characters, in my opinion, were the best part of the novel. They were all different, but relatable. Maggs, Erin, Basil, and everyone else were such a wonderful group of characters. The writing style of Etched was a bit different than the other books I’ve read. It took a chapter or two to get used to it, but it made the reading experience new and refreshing. Etched has a little bit of everything. There’s action, drama, and even a little romance.

Overall, I adored Etched. It was the perfect balance of Science-Fiction and Drama. The only cons I have on the novel was 1) I understand that Etched would be considered as a Dystopian novel, but I was a bit confused on what kind of world Basil lived in. I know there was different territorites, but if it was explained a little bit more, I would have given Etched a 5. 2) I still had a couple questions at the end of the novel. Maybe the author infused a degree of confusion so the questions will be answered in the second installment, which is why I can’t wait for the second book!

Until next time….

Catcha later bookworms!

 


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What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

REVIEW:

One word: EPIC. This book was…whoa.. speechless. It’s sort of like Divergent meets Hunger Games. Different social classes are divided up by districts. I recommend Legend to anyone who loves YA dystopian books.

Day is from a very poor area of The Republic and steals from the rich to help out his family and community. June on the other hand, has grown up in one of the wealthiest areas and has everything she could ask for and a secure future. Their paths suddenly cross after June’s brother is murdered during a hospital break-in attempt by Day. The Republic’s military uses June’s thirst for revenge and has her track Day and bring him to justice. However, June soon finds out her safe world has not been what it appeared to be at all.

June and Day’s romance was adorable. I totally fell in love with Day. Day is not your average criminal. He has to steal food, money, and medicine to provide for his family, who currently think he’s dead. When June is on an undercover mission looking for Day, she meets a guy. She instantly has connection with him and as time follows, she falls for him. But June’s dream guy is not just any ordinary guy. It’s Day. Because no one knew what Day actually looked like, she was not expecting her crush to be her brother’s murderer. When Day exposes the Republic’s true intentions, June has to decide if she should stay true to the “beloved” Republic or save the lives of millions. What will she decide? Read Legend to find out!

Until next time…….

Catcha Later readers!



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