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November 22, 2015

TL;DR Reviews. The DNF Edition

TL;DR Reviews



Jaimie from Fiction Fare does a post called Quickie Reviews. I know she isn't the only one but this segment on the blog is influenced by her.




The idea is that there are so many books to read and sometimes writing longer reviews takes too much time even if you adored the books.

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

Synopsis:Don’t call them heroes.
But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. They can do stuff ordinary people can’t.

Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He’s got a voice inside him that’ll say whatever you want to hear, whether it’s true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn’t—like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren’t exactly best friends these days.

Cover: Totally reminds me of the Superman S style. 
Overall Thoughts: I was looking forward to reading this however there was too many POVs for my taste and I wasn't invested in any of the characters by 36%. I pushed myself to read 40% but stopped there.



Dreamland by Robert L.Anderson

Synopsis: Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never questioned her mother, not about the rules, not about the clocks or the mirrors, not about moving from place to place to be one step ahead of the unseen monsters that Dea’s mother is certain are right behind them.


Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town and Dea finally starts to feel normal. 




Cover: Depicts the house in the book really well. One of the reasons I wanted to read it was based on the cover.
Overall Thoughts: I set this aside once I realized how close the idea of dream walking was to dream striding. I had just received Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith in the mail and it was for review so decided it was best to read that. I do hope to pick this one back up to see where Anderson was heading with this though.



The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Synopsis: In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph's reign of terror once and for all.


Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. 




Cover: The hidden panel design is awesome and again a reason I wanted to pick this one up.
Overall Thoughts: the plan was to buddy read this but the problem was I had just finished A Thousand Nights and it felt weird reading two books based around the same story. I think when book 2 comes out I'll pick it back up then.





What books have you read this month that you want to talk about? 

TTFN,
Ashley

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