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{Review} Illuminae – A Unique Sci-Fi

Posted January 18, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

{Review} Illuminae – A Unique Sci-FiIlluminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files #1
Publisher: Knopf (2015)
Hardcover (599 pages)
Rating:
Also by this author: These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light
Reading Challenges: Read 2016

Synopsis

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.
This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

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{Review} The Princess Diaries – An Ordinary Teen is Heir to a European Principality

Posted January 14, 2016 in Reading, Review / 2 Comments

{Review} The Princess Diaries – An Ordinary Teen is Heir to a European PrincipalityThe Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #1
Publisher: Listening Library (2000)
Audiobook
{5 hours and 46 minutes} (283 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: Victoria and the Rogue, Princess in the Spotlight
Also in this series: Princess in the Spotlight
Reading Challenges: 2016 Backlist Books, 2016 Re-Reading, 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there's nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra.
Is she ever in for a surprise.
First Mom announces that she's dating Mia's Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn't have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance?

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2016 Reading Challenges

Posted November 27, 2015 in Reading / 12 Comments

My 2015 Reading Challenges can be found here.

Last Updated: 1 January 2017

It is that time of the year again when I have to start deciding which reading challenges I am choosing to participate in. Here goes. I will update as necessary throughout the year. The challenges are listed in the order I found them/decided that I would participate. Let me know if you plan to join me for any of these.

1. Annual Goodreads Challenge

This year I am again going to set my goal to 100 books. I will most likely reach this early just like I did in 2015. I always anticipate success with this challenge.

List of Books

2. Hard Core Re-Reading Challenge hosted by You, Me and a Cup of Tea

reread 2016

I tend to re-read quite a bit and so I am going to aim for 16 books which means I have a re-reading bug. I’m aiming to reread the Harry Potter series this year and possibly Tamora Pierce. 🙂

List of Books

3. What’s In A Name? Challenge hosted by The Worm Hole

whats in a name 2016

I enjoyed this last year and so I am signing up again. There are six categories and I will need to read a book from each category.

List of Books

4. Royal Challenge hosted by She’s Got Books on Her Mind

Royal Challenge 2016

This challenge looks like so much fun! Basically, the challenge is to read books with royalty or quests in them. I’m going to go big and aim for the Queen level which is 15+ books. This challenge also has optional monthly discussions which I think sound like a lot of fun so I have them listed below as well.

List of Books
List of Optional Discussions I Plan to Participated In

5. Retelling Challenge hosted by The Daily Prophecy

retelling challenge

This challenge is to read retellings of fairy tales, myths, legends, folk tales, ect. I kind of totally love retellings so I am going to aim for Wise Princess level which is 16-20 books.

List of Books

6. Backlist Books Reading Challenge hosted by Pretty Deadly Reviews

backlist books

The goal of this challenge is to read books that are more than one year old. Basically, starting in January of 2016 this would mean books published in 2014 or before. That makes up quite a bit of my currently owned TBR list. There really aren’t levels to aim for but I am going to go for 20 just because.

List of Books

7. 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight

2016-Discussion-Challenge

I am totally a Dabbler when it comes to this challenge as I am so forgetful about posting discussions. I am going to aim for quarterly discussion posts this year which means four discussions. I hope to be able to surpass that number.

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