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Title: Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost

Published by: Month9Books

Release date: April 6th, 2016

The future is bright for 16-year-old Ava Holland and the residents of Evereach. They don’t have to worry about old age or even getting sick. In their world, humans regenerate, heal, and live for hundreds of years. Mortality isn’t something to fear. Disease has been all but eradicated. Everything changes when Ava watches her brother die and he doesn’t regenerate. Ava’s genetics are called into question by the government, scientists, extremists, and Ava herself. Could her genes hold the answer to mortality? Is she an anomaly or something to be feared? Determined not to become anyone’s guinea pig, Ava doesn’t stick around to find out. She wants answers too, but the only person who can help her is 17-year-old Michael Bradley, the boy who killed her brother. If either of them have even the slightest chance of survival, they must find the genetic keys hidden in Ava’s DNA before it’s too late.

Why I want to read it: It sounds fascinating, right?  Although I can’t imagine living forever…

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MY REVIEW:  Fear my Mortality, from the cover to the premise everything was super intriguing. That is why I requested it and was lucky enough to receive a copy to read and review. Even the first chapter captures your attention, especially how little death meant to them and how the only person that seemed to be concerned was Ava. I thought the whole concept of the book was a good one. It is usually mortals who fear death, knowing that that will be the end for them. So it was interesting to see the idea that someone that considers themselves immortal fears that being immortal can be or was a concept of the mind or something that was created. So that fear of not living forever starts to creep in and when fear takes a hold of you, a lot of crazy things can happen and it does.

From the beginning, it starts out with a bang. A car hits a little boy and his mother is more upset about the driver’s insurance than the fact that her son is mangled underneath a car. That opening scene got my attention, and my curiosity of what will happen next kept me interested. The whole concept of the book was so interesting. It’s a world where all humans are immortal and killing is considered a sport that people partake in regularly. It’s like the purge but on a regular basis.

 At the center of this world, you have Ava, the main character whose whole world turns upside down on the night of her Implosion, a ceremony to celebrate her first death, when her brother dies before her eyes and doesn’t come back to life. Before she knows it, she’s running for her life and trying to escape the grasp of those who want to do tests on her to find out whether she’s a mortal too and of course the usual suspects, those who want to kill her. This book has a blend of dystopian threads, futuristic science and tech, and just the right amount of romance that doesn’t overtake large part of the story, Fear My Mortality is sure to capture fans who like books with dystopian themes, who like face paced books with a great combination of action, suspense and curiosity.

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UNDER THE NEVER SKY

REVIEW: UNDER THE NEVER SKY

Review: Under the Never SkyTitle: Under the Never Sky
Author: Veronica Rossi
Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, YA
Source: Purchased

WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.

DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.

Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s also wild – a savage – but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.

MY THOUGHTS

This dystopian novel is filled with action and adventure. Aria lives in one the domes where she can be apart of different “Realms” with the use of her Smarteye. These Realms are created with the use of computer programs and the users can go to different created worlds, all while staying in their rooms. The Smarteye makes their brain think they are actually in these other Realms. What they feel in the Realms is just slightly muted than what they would actually feel if they did it in real life. However, trouble is brewing in the domes. Aria has been banished to the outer wasteland where she meets Perry.

Both Perry and Aria are on a search for someone they care about and they must now work together in order to find them. They definitely don’t get along when they begin their journey. Perry will only refer to her as a Mole and she continually calls him a Savage. They’re very different in their viewpoints and character. Luckily (or perhaps not so lucky), their journey is long and difficult so they learn to trust and rely on each other. Aria shows surprising strength for a Dweller. She doesn’t give up or complain about her circumstances and wants to learn about how to survive in this new world. She’s always curious, asking questions about everything and even picking up rocks because she is noticing the differences between the real world and the world in the Realms. All the while, Perry is like:

talk too much

This book is dual POV, so we get to not only know what Aria is thinking but Perry as well. Perry is strong, protective, and caring. He wants so badly to be Blood Lord of the Tides, but holds back because of the love he has for his nephew. He doesn’t like Aria, because she is a Dweller, like the Dwellers that took his nephew. Even so, he continually finds himself drawn to her. Caring and thinking about her, when he knows he shouldn’t.

The building up of the romance in this book was great. They have the time to get to know each other and learn to trust. They comfort each other and learn from each other. I love when two characters can help each other grow as individuals when they are falling in love. Perry doesn’t know how to express his feelings, and I thought it was very cute when he talked and spent time with Aria in Marron’s village. Both Perry and Aria are experiencing their first real romance together, and  I thin that makes it so much sweeter. Perry and Aria also meet Roar, a friend of Perry’s, on their way to the village. He was a very funny and charming character. Definitely hoping to see more of him in the future books!

By the end of this first book they do reach their destination, but the results are not what they expected. The author created an original and interesting world in this book, leaving more journeys for the characters to embark on in the coming books. Their story is far from over. I’m excited for the next adventure that Perry and Aria will take. I’ve added the next two books in the series to my to-read shelf and will hopefully be picking up the second book soon!

Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles 0.5, 0.6, 1.5, 3.1, 3.6)

Published February 2nd 2016 by Feiwel & Friends
The enchantment continues….

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

February Reads

Assassin’s Heart (Assassin’s Heart #1)

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

Published February 2nd 2016 by HarperTeen

Hollow

pub date: 5/8/12

Welcome to the house of Hollow. 
In a dystopian future, sixteen year old Leah Munro has been sold to a rich woman in a crippling mansion. Soon Leah discovers that there is something mysterious going on around the home, and with the help of three other girls, she attempts to uncover what is truly happening… what lies beyond all of the plexiglass windows and the hideous screams in the middle of the night? Leah will soon find out