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Unstoppable Review

Hey guys!

I finished another NetGalley!

Unstoppable by Melody Grace was an interesting read.  The story drew me in from the get go, and had me up until all hours of the night.  I’ve never read any of the other books in the series, but this one made me want to.  I loved seeing how Teagan and Ryland’s relationship progressed, and how they were able to help each other.  There were a few times that I felt a little bit doubtful about their feelings; they were obviously attracted to each other, but it felt like things were mostly physical with them.  I both loved and hated when things started going awry.  I wanted to see just how much of a test their relationship could handle, and I wasn’t disappointed.  I really loved getting to hear about Brit and Hunter, Dex, Ash, and Blake, and Zoey.  I really hope that Zoey and Blake get a book, because I can see the two of them ending up together.

Have a great day!

DeereReaderGirl

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Day 21

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I finished a NetGalley that I was super excited about the other day!

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Needless to say, when I got approved for Day 21 by Kass Morgan, I screamed my head off in excitement.

 

 

 

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Day 21 is the sequel to The 100, which I read and LOVED!  In this book, things are going poorly with the remainder of the hundred.  At the end of the first book, Bellamy and Clarke had gone off in search of Octavia and the camp was attacked.  This book picks up where the last one left off.  

I really thought that this book was excellent.  I love that the books are so different from the show.  Sometimes I just wanted to smack Clarke, Wells, and Bellamy with the book, because they’re being so moronic, but that makes them feel more real.  I didn’t really enjoy the parts that talked about what was going on on the ship.  I was more interested in what was going on on the ground.  There was a twist at the end of the story that I did not see coming up until the end and I thought it was AWESOME!!  I’m really excited for the next book!

Happy reading!

DeereReaderGirl

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Appaloosa Summer

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I finished an awesome NetGalley the other day!

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Tudor Robins’ Appaloosa Summer was superb!  I couldn’t put the book down and when it was over I screeched because I wasn’t ready for it to be over yet.  

Meg was in the midst of jumping in a competition with her horse, Major, when he dropped dead.  Meg is really torn up about what happened to Major.  She isn’t sure she ever wants to jump again, but when given the chance, she rides a horse and it makes her feel good, but not like it did with Major.  Much to her mother’s chagrin, she gets a summer job away from home.  While away for the summer, she meets handsome farm boy, Jared.

I ended up not liking Meg’s mom for most of the book.  She just really got on my nerves for whatever reason, but close to the end of the book she got better.  Jared.  Boy did I love Jared.  He’s pretty much my ideal guy, even though he doesn’t seem to have fanboy tendencies.  The dude can drive a tractor, that’s an important skill to have.  Slate, Meg’s best friend, is crazy!  She thinks tractors are boring.  I know from personal experience that tractors are anything except boring, but maybe that’s just in my family where if something doesn’t break it’s a miracle.  

I really liked learning more about Jared and seeing how Meg grew as a person.  I was so, SO thrilled that there wasn’t any huge misunderstanding or drama to add suspense or whatever to the book.  I liked that the things that happened in the book could actually happen in real life, too.  I cannot wait for the next book in the series!  Check this book out guys!  I can’t see anyone giving it less than three or four stars!

Happy reading!

DeereReaderGirl

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Glitch

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I finished a NetGalley last night.

I had seen Glitch by Brenda Pandos on Goodreads every once in a while, so when it showed up on NetGalley I knew that I wanted to read it.  This book was not what I expected at all, and at this point, I’m not even sure what that was anymore; I wasn’t expecting zombies and Sasquatches, that’s for sure.  Abby lives in a world where everyone wears a watch that  shows how much time you have left until you die.  Abby is very OCD about her time left; she does everything she should and tries to never get stressed out or take risks.  One day during a softball game, she falls down the side of a hill or something and meets this guy with blue eyes who gives her a note and sets her world spinning off it’s axis.  In Abby’s world, people are not supposed to have blue eyes and they aren’t supposed to have or use paper.

The idea for this story was really good, but there were just some things that didn’t jive for me.  Abby waffles a lot, like more so than any other heroine I’ve ever read.  The zombie thing was also really weird.  First they “exist,” then they don’t, but then they actually do.  The oracle/time travel thing was also really weird, and the Abby/Anna thing?  Weird, weird, weird.  Also, the way the book ended really drove me nuts.  I was plan on reading the sequel anyway, but after how it ended, there was no way I couldn’t after that.

Happy reading!

DeereReaderGirl

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Hero Duty

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Sorry I haven’t done a real update in a while!  I’ve been super busy, but I’m making up for it today!

I recently finished another book from NetGalley.

Though I really enjoyed Hero Duty by Jenny Schwartz, I had mixed feelings about it.  Sometimes there were emotions and actions that would come out of nowhere and I’d be sitting there like, “Wait!  What just happened?!  Where did that even come from?!”  Overall, the story was enjoyable.  Basically, Jessica goes and hires Brodie, an ex-seargant, to be her emotional bodyguard.  As best as I can figure out, Jessica had anxiety in addition to her phobia.  Her dad has just died, and her step-mother and step-brother are essentially emotional terrorists.  I really liked seeing how everything would turn out.  I know that there was a book before this one, but I think they can be read as stand-alones.  I do feel like I would have been less confused about Brodie’s brother if I had read It’s Love, Dude first.

I think that most people would enjoy this story.  There were some instances of mature content, but those were easy to get around.

Happy reading!

DeereReaderGirl

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The Curse Breakers

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Another NetGalley bites the dust!

Yesterday I finished The Curse Breakers, which is the sequel to The Curse Keepers, by Denise Grover Swank.  I was so upset with the way TCK ended so I was curious to see how TCB would handle everything that went down.  I really enjoyed the story, and I love David, but I’m pretty sure that Collin and Ellie are going to end up together in the end.  When Ellie was having trouble finding Ahone’s symbol, I wondered why she didn’t just go to Tom’s grandpa since he was able to identify the symbols that were on Ellie’s door.  I’m really excited for the third book in the series, because I can’t wait to see what Ms. Swank comes up with next!

Happy reading!

DeereReaderGirl

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Forbidden

Hey guys!  

I just finished a fantastic NetGalley this evening!

The book I read was Forbidden by Lori Adams.  When I got this book, I was really excited to read it, but then I saw that it was getting some pretty negative reviews, which had me worried.  I was especially worried because one of the reviews favored a book series that I don’t really enjoy all that much, but those reviews didn’t stop me from reading this book, and I am glad.  I liked going through Sophia’s experiences with her, and I liked trying to figure out the different mysteries she was dealing with.  First, I really didn’t like Michael, but the boy grew on me.  I wish that I had a Michael of my own.  I was glad to see that in this series there were serious consequences if an angel were to develop feelings for a human, instead of it all just being kosher or a non-issue.  Against my better judgement, I actually liked Dante for a while.  Who doesn’t like star crossed lovers?  At the same time though, I was mentally berating myself, because he is a DEMON for crying out loud, and I definitely shipped Sophia with Michael.  There for a while in this book, although I was interested, I felt that things could have not gone on as long as they did.  The only thing that I didn’t really like about this book was that we didn’t get to really know about Dante and Sophia’s past life.  All we really knew was that they had been in love and that he died for her and had been tracking her through all time trying to find her.  I wish that we could have learned more about that, but we can’t have everything.

This book made me fangirl a lot.  I was squealing.  I was curling my toes.  I was berating characters for being idiots.  Seriously though, at one point I kept yelling at the book and my parents thought I was having an actual problem, but then when they figured out that I was having book issues they went on a walk so that I could rant at the book to my heart’s content.  I would definitely recommend this book.  It isn’t the same as the Hush, Hush  series by Becca Fitzpatrick, but if you enjoyed that series I’m pretty sure that you would enjoy this series.

Happy reading!

DeereReaderGirl

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