Book Review: The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Hi guys! I hope you’re having a great Monday. I’m here to discuss one of the books I just finished.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review thanks to the publisher. This does not reflect the way I read and review this book.

Title: The Fever King

Author: Victoria Lee

Publisher: Skyscape

Release date: March 1, 2019

Source: Hardcover, US

My rating: 4/5 Goodreads stars

In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.

The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear.

Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.

This book starts right off in the action. I loved how much I was sucked into this world. It takes a lot of the real-world issues we’re dealing with and discussing and offers a perspective we don’t hear often enough. I think this is one of the best things it does. The book discusses serious issues like immigration and offers a complex argument that shows both sides. It addresses how there are multiple sides of the issue that need to be addressed, but also doesn’t say there is a right or wrong way to handle the issue.

I’m not even just talking about the cool magic in this world. As you read on, you uncover more pieces of the world and what you think you know, through Noam, unravels until you’re not sure who to believe anymore.

One of my favorite things about this book was how it complex the characters were. Even now that I’ve finished it, I don’t know how to feel about Lehrer. He was a chaotic something, and I don’t think his full intentions were shared with the reader.

I do wish some of the other people on Level IV were developed more, but I understand in the scope of the book only Dara and Ames were pertinent to the story. I hope to see more of them in the future! I want to know how they deal with the fallout of book 1.

The writing was excellent. It was a debut novel, but you could tell that Lee and her editor(s) spent a lot of time combing through this novel. I also really liked the style of writing. It’s in third person but focuses on Noam’s voice especially. Because he was the main driver of the novel this made perfect sense.

Overall, I highly recommend this book! It was fun, fast-paced, and the magic and world were awesome.

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Hi, and welcome to a rainy Sunday here in Michigan! I hope you’re having a good weekend so far. It has been quite busy here around campus with Halloween coming up. I’m changing it up here a little to bring you a review of a book that came out this past month. Thank you to The Novl for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected the way I read and review it.

Title: Phantom Wheel

Phantom Wheel (A Hackers Novel)
Goodreads | Amazon

Author: Tracy Deebs

Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR

Release date: October 16, 2018

Source: ARC

My rating: 3/5 Goodreads stars

Believing they have been recruited by the CIA, six teen hackers arrive in LA for a hacking aptitude test with the promise of a college scholarship and a job with the CIA after graduation. But one of the teens, Owen, walks out, refusing to participate. The other five decide to stay and complete the tests. When they finish, they leave feeling equally accomplished and unnerved.
Then silence-until they receive a text from Owen: You’ve been played. He’s uncovered evidence that the hackers created “Phantom Wheel,” the most devastating virus ever made. Jacento, the corporation behind it all, plans to use this virus to gain unprecedented access to personal data. And that’s just the beginning of the devastation. Can the teen hackers stop Phantom Wheel-and protect their own secrets from being revealed-before it’s too late?


This book starts a little slow, but it picks up after the five remaining hackers perform their hack. It is heavily plot driven and full of action. This was probably the best part of the book — it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

It’s told from three perspectives, and while this is really nice to see inside their heads, I felt that their voices bled together a little. I got a little lost trying to figure out who was telling the story sometimes. Overall, they were compelling and fun to get to know. I wish I had gotten to hear from the other characters too, but I can see being six voices being hard to keep track of.

I loved the setting and how detailed it was. I felt like I was right there with them as they untangled the web of lies.

As compelling as the story was, it wasn’t quite the right book for me. I wanted to like it more than I did, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it.

I highly recommend this to people who love sci-fi and high stakes. It was a fun read nonetheless.

Happy reading,

Sophie

Book Review: Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs

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Book Chat: Anticipated March Releases

Hi there! I know this is coming a bit late for an anticipated releases post, but I do want to talk about all of the amazing books coming out this month. So many came out on March 6, and unfortunately I haven’t been able to get them all. :/

However, I will get to them eventually! I have a few that I’m really excited to read here with me, and some that I’ve already read that you definitely need to keep your eye on.

March 6

March 13

March 20

March 27

Wow, that’s a lot of books. I didn’t realize it until I typed it all out. A few books I want to highlight are The Astonishing Color of After and The Final Six. I got the chance to read those early, and they were amazing. I fell in love with the writing of both authors. Astonishing is full of lyrical, haunting magical realism. The Final Six is a high stakes sci-fi novel that I couldn’t put down!

What’s something you’re looking forward to this month? Have you read any good March releases yet? Tell me in the comments below!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

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Sneak Peek Sunday: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

Hey guys!! I can’t wait to share this book with you. This book is coming out this Tuesday along with some other amazing releases (ummm, hello Children of Blood and Bone!!). Today I’ll be talking about The Final Six by Alexandra Monir. I was sent a copy for review, however that does not affect my review.

Title: The Final Six

The Final Six
Goodreads | Amazon

Author: Alexandra Monir

 Publisher: HarperTeen

Expected release: March 6, 2018

Source: Hardcover, US edition

When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population rests on the shoulders of the final six who will be scouting a new planet. Intense training, global scrutiny, and cutthroat opponents are only a few of the hurdles the contestants must endure in this competition.

For Leo, the prospect of traveling to Europa—Jupiter’s moon—to help resettle humankind is just the sense of purpose he’s been yearning for since losing his entire family in the flooding of Rome. Naomi, after learning of a similar space mission that mysteriously failed, suspects the ISTC isn’t being up front with them about what’s at risk.

As the race to the final six advances, the tests get more challenging—even deadly. With pressure mounting, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo, and the two grow closer with each mind-boggling experience they encounter. But it’s only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.

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I think from starting this book to the end, I put it down only a few times to go to class or watch the occasional BTS video. I loved it so much! It was a quick, fast-paced book that flew by once I got into it.

There are two POVs and I really like how it was written. The two perspectives gave a bigger perspective to the motion of the book and how they reacted to the same situation differently.

I think if I had to pick a favorite it would be Naomi. She’s weary of the whole process, but once she arrives in Houston she doesn’t lose a minute trying to get to the bottom of things. I admire her gumption and how she trusted herself despite the numerous people against her.

My favorite thing about Leo was how supporting he was. It was something to see him recognize Naomi’s strength and knowing that the best way to be friends with her was to help her.

There was a lovely cast of supporting characters too! I loved Asher. He was a pilot from Israel, and he was awesome all around. Because all of the characters come from different countries there was a given diversity to the book as a whole. I like how it wasn’t something that was forced, and I love how it wasn’t the point of the book.

The plot as a whole was great. It was so fast paced, and I felt like there was always something to put you on edge. I can’t believe the time in the book was so fast. It made things in the real world seem so slow! I loved the scientific aspect of the book too. I wonder how much research Monir did for this book.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to people who are looking for an adventure or someone who loves sci-fi.

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Blog Tour: Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay

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This tour was conducted with FFBC. Due to the doxxing and threatening/toxic behavior displayed by the tour company toward Black bloggers, I am removing any and all affiliation with them on my platforms. This is unacceptable. However, I am leaving my reviews/posts up for the benefit of the authors I supported. Thanks in advance for your understanding!

Hi guys! I am so excited to be part of the tour for this amazing book! Today I’ll be talking about Your One & Only by debut author Adrianne Finlay. Without further ado, let’s jump right in!

Your One and Only

by Adrianne Finlay
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 6, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Synopsis:

Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack?While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. Her fascination with Jack doesn’t help. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

About the Author

Originally from Ithaca, New York, Adrianne Finlay now lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa with her husband, the poet J. D. Schraffenberger, and their two young daughters. She received her PhD in literature and creative writing from Binghamton University, and is an associate professor of English at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.
She is also an avid soap maker, and sells handmade soap locally to raise money for type 1 diabetes research.
https://semisweetsoaps.com/

Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

Review

THIS. BOOK. I can’t get over how awesome this book was! I wish I could say it echoed pieces of A Brave New World, but I honestly don’t know because I’ve never read that book (missed that part of the required curriculum in high school, my dudes).

I like how intricately plotted this book was! It was two parts world, two parts character, and 100% amazing. (Sorry for the cliche, but I can’t help myself.) I loved the how the Homo Factus communed with each other and how they “perfected” the genes. It’s interesting to see how they evolved over time and how Samuel-299 (aka Sam) was pushing for genetic diversity.

As you get further into the plot, you see how this lack of diversity is sucking the life out of their community. Many of the cultural elements of human life are lost with each passing generation of these clones. This is what makes Jack such an amazing character. He adds depth to the world. He reminds them what it’s like to be human and not just carrying out what they have done for years upon years.

Carson-312 reminded me a little of Biff from Back to the Future. He was a big bully without much going on in the head, but Carson-312 was too smart for his own  good.

Follow the Tour

January 30th

Pink Polka Dot Books– Welcome Post

January 31st

February 1st

Literary Meanderings– Guest Post
Justicereads– Review & Favorite Quotes
Vicky Who Reads– Creative Post

February 2nd

Wishful Endings– Interview

February 3rd

February 4th

February 5th

Giveaway

Prize: 3 copies of YOUR ONE AND ONLY by Adrianne Finlay (US Only)

Starts: 1/30

Ends: 2/9

Here’s the link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d9681b86278/

Be sure to check out this amazing book this coming Tuesday!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

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Blog Tour: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber Review, Playlist, + Giveaway

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This tour was conducted with FFBC. Due to the doxxing and threatening/toxic behavior displayed by the tour company toward Black bloggers, I am removing any and all affiliation with them on my platforms. This is unacceptable. However, I am leaving my reviews/posts up for the benefit of the authors I supported. Thanks in advance for your understanding!

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Hi there! I hope you’re doing well this holiday season. I’m so excited to share this book with you.

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #1)

by Mary Weber
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: June 6th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Synopsis:
Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi’s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth’s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi’s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she’s convinced he’s been taken to the ice-planet.
Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.
For Miguel, Earth’s charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight’s bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford.

About the Author

Mary

Mary Weber is the multiple-award-winning author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series (all by HarperCollins). An avid high school, middle school, and conference speaker, Mary’s passion is helping others find their voice amid a world that often feels too loud. When she’s not plotting adventures involving tough girls who frequently take over the world, Mary sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Comic-Con, and the ocean.

Mary’s debut, Storm Siren, was featured in the Scholastic School Book Fairs, and her novels have been endorsed by bestselling authors Marissa Meyer, Jay Asher, Wendy Higgins, CJ Redwine, and Jonathan Maberry.

You can also find Mary’s fun interviews in the paperback of Marissa Meyer’s NYT bestselling, CRESS, and in Jay Asher’s 13 REASONS WHY movie tie-in edition. Most recently, you can see her and her family as extras in the NETFLIX Original Series, 13 REASONS WHY.

She gets nerdy at @maryweber.com, FACEBOOK @MaryWeberAuthor, INSTAGRAM @MaryWeberAuthor, TWITTER @mchristineweber, and GOODREADS. Come say hi!!

Review

This was an interesting read. It’s told in alternative perspectives, and I liked both narrators. Miguel and Sofi (NAME TWINS) were generally good story tellers, but I preferred Sofi to Miguel.

Something that I liked most was the development of the Delonese and their relationship with Earth. It was an interesting dynamic of one where a planet (somewhat) peacefully while advancing Earth technologically and environmentally (wrt climate change and global warming — it’s an ice planet).

A main focus of the book is the sibling relationship between Sofi and Shilo. I absolutely loved it, and as someone with 4 siblings, it reminded me a lot of my own. It was great to see that this was at the forefront of Sofi’s mind and her main motivation — not a love interest. This made the book refreshing and even more relatable.

Miguel is bilingual and I love the way it’s portrayed through his perspective. It gives you a look into what it’s like to think in two languages. I don’t have much personal experience with it (I am somewhat conversational in Spanish), but I felt that I could understand someone who does. It isn’t something that is often seen in novels in general, and I think the way Weber did it was very well done.

Let’s just say the ending was out of left field! I can’t wait for the second book!!!

Favorite Quotes

I didn’t have many notes on the quotes of the book, but I think this one says it all:

“We are one,” Danya translated. “In soul. In beliefs. In harmony. In favour.”

Follow the Tour

December 11th

December 12th

Bibliobibuli YA – Guest Post
JusticeReads – Review + Playlist
Hauntedbybooks13 – Promotional Post

December 13th

T’s Stuff – Interview
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Post

December 14th

Marrok Macintyre – Guest Post
Wishful Endings – Review
Literary Meanderings – Promotional Post

December 15th

A Bookish Abode– Review

December 16th

postcards for ariel – Interview
Lisa’s Loves(Books of Course) – Promotional Post

December 17th

The Mind of a Book Dragon – Review + Favourite Quotes
Library of a Book Witch – Review + Playlist

Giveaway

Sofi Snow prize pack

Prize: Everything in the picture — Backpack, earbuds, hardcover copy of the book

US/Canada only

Starts: 12/11

Ends: 12/29

Here’s the link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d9681b86274/

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Sneak Peek Sunday: Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Hi guys!! I’m back with a new book being released this month. Here I am today with Invictus by Ryan Graudin, and I cannot wait for all of you to read it too!

Title: Invictus

Author: Ryan Graudin

Invictus

Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Reads

Expected Release: September 26, 2017

Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

In this heart-stopping adventure, Ryan Graudin has created a fast-paced world that defies time and space.

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I don’t know about you, but Ryan Graudin is one of my all-time favorite authors. She was first introduced to me through Uppercase when I received her book Wolf by Wolf in the November 2016 box. It was phenomenal. I’m a history geek and I couldn’t get over how beautiful the reimagined history was.

This book is another wild ride through history — and I fell in love. The characters, the settings, the writing, the everything — I couldn’t get enough of it. I had to spit my feelings into an initial review on Goodreads:

I may have stayed up pretty late to finish this book but it was TOTALLY WORTH IT. I absolutely love Graudin’s writing. I was first introduced to it through Wolf By Wolf, and since then she has been an auto-buy author for me. I had the amazing opportunity to read an advance copy, which I have two of and *may* do a giveaway of. (However that may be a while as I have no extraneous money laying around at the moment…)

There was a part of the novel where it took a sudden turn, and there was a big reveal that I wasn’t sure to think about. It was like peeling back a third layer to find something completely new, and in the end I really loved the depth it added to the book as a whole.

Quite an amusing trip through history that I recommend for anyone. It includes a little bit of everything that you will love! Be sure to check this title out on

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

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Sneak Peek Sunday: Warcross by Marie Lu

Let’s talk about how awesome Marie Lu is. She is the author of The Young Elites and Legend series, and now Warcross. This is classic Lu, and one that won’t disappoint. I even had the privilege of interviewing this lovely lady, and you can find it in the August/September issue of Justine Magazine as well as online here.

Title: Warcross

Warcross (Warcross, #1)

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Expected release: September 12, 2017

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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I CANNOT stress how much I’m excited for everyone to read this book!! I was lucky enough to score a signed ARC at BookCon, and I finally got around to reading it this past August.

The first chapter was a bit of a slow start, but right after that it picks up. Emika is such a fun character, and I love how Lu writes her as a whole. She is one of my favorites written thus far of 2017. It was a blast getting to know her with each page turned.

Lu’s entire cast of characters is pleasing to read about. They are rich in diversity including people of color, abled and disabled, etc. as some of the players central to the plot. I LOVED seeing Emika, but also keep an eye out for one of Daniel’s relatives! The representation isn’t something that is forced into your face, but subtle and well done to normalize seeing these people in books. Lu isn’t seeking to prance her progressive characters into the center stage, but to weave them into the fabric of storytelling so they have their rightful places in literature.

The setting of the book is also wonderful. I love how she took the modern world and gave it the tech upgrades that fit seamlessly. It is rich in detail with memorable icons that we know today while providing new take on them to make them more Warcross-like. This is the world that we could become if we follow the technological track that we’re on, but only one of many possibilities. There is a depth to this world, an underbelly that we are exposed to, and they co-exist in ways you wouldn’t suspect.

The game of Warcross itself was a little confusing at first. Once I got a handle on what the point of the game was and how to play, I loved delving into each world that Tenaka and his team created. They were worlds from a video game you wish existed. I can only describe it as something like Smash Bros but with so many different elements of every video game that can be combined to create a game that is both thrilling and exciting at the same time.

I can’t wait for everyone to read this one! Put it on your tbr and make sure it comes right to your door on release day!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

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Book Review: Starflight by Melissa Landers

Another review here! This is finally the last one I have before being all caught up (until I finish the two I’m reading now of course). This book was sent to me through Uppercase Box in the February package. It was signed by the author, and came with a few other goodies. Check out the entire box review through the second link above 🙂 Melissa Landers also wrote the Alienated series, but this is the first of hers that I’ve read. I am very pleased with her writing, and I’ll have to check out her other series when I get the chance!

Here’s the description on the flap:

Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for 21793182it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.

When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…

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Have you seen the movie Overboard? If you haven’t you definitely should – it’s quality, and it’s some of the inspiration for this book. I learned that through the little extras included with Uppercase.

I’ve read a lot more sci-fi than I thought I liked this year. It’s good, and I did not give it enough of a chance last year. This genre is so exciting and interesting. Anything can happen in it. Solara and Doran’s world is one that is vaguely familiar, but twisted around and constructed in such a different way that makes it really interesting. I love that life originates on Earth, but it’s a luxury to live there. I think living somewhere else than Earth would be really interesting.

Solara is awesome. I like her creativeness and her ability to think on her feet. I would like to think I’d be as tough as her if I was in her situation, but I’m not sure. I like the sure and true things. I’m also one for rules. Her badassery is rival to that of Adele’s from Wolf by Wolf.

Doran’s turn of character was nice. It wasn’t immediate, and he did have moments of weakness. It was something that was needed and added to the story.

The relationship between Solara and Doran is one I totally ship. It wasn’t rushed – it took months to develop. Sometimes I feel like the relationships in these YA books are so fast! You meet the boy/girl at the beginning of the book and it seems like two days later they’re already in love! The time lapse never seems quite believable.

The rest of the crew I grew to love like Solara did. They’re my family, too. Cassia and Kane are definitely people I’d want to be friends with. Captain Rossi is an awesome father figure. He is someone I felt like I could look up to and be guided well. Renny is just an awesome guy. I’d have him swipe me some books 😉

THE PLOT TWIST THOUGH!!! I did not see that coming. It was out of left field! It was good though. One I wish was developed and included more in the plot!

Okee dokee, I’ll let ya go now! Happy reading!

Sophie 🙂