Cannonball Read IV

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taralovesbooks’ #CBR4 Review #41: Tilt by Ellen Hopkins

Cannonball Read IV: Book #41/52
Published: 2012
Pages: 608
Genre: Young Adult

Ellen Hopkins is one of my favorite YA writers. She doesn’t dumb her books down like some YA novels and although she knows how to bring the drama, there is still a sense of realism with these kids and their lives.

Tilt is a companion novel to Hopkins’ previous novel,Triangles. Triangles was her first adult novel that was published last year. Tilt reverts back to her normal teenage characters, but this time they’re the children of the main characters in Triangles. 

Read the rest of the review at my blog.


CommanderStrikeher’s #CBR4 Review #25: The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

*Audiobook Review*

The premise of this book sounded intriguing.  In 1996, sixteen-year-old Emma Nelson connects her new computer to AOL.  A box pops up and she logs onto a website called Facebook.  Emma is able to see what she is posting on Facebook 15 years in the future.  She shows the website to her best-friend and neighbor, Josh.  Then they realize that the actions that they are taking in the present are changing their statuses in the future.  OMG you guys!!!

This book is listed as a young-adult novel, but I’m not sure if a teenager today would get all of the min-nineties references that this book beats into your head.  Seriously, they are always listening to Dave Matthews Band or skateboarding, or something else that says, “Hey, remember the nineties?”.  Frankly, it’s annoying.  Actually, there was a lot about this book that annoyed the crap out of me.  I hated Emma, the main female character.  Especially her narrator in the audiobook version.  I frequently rolled my eyes and complained to my roommate about how much I hate sixteen-year-old girls and their annoying boy obsessions.  There was wayyyy too much whiny romantic entanglements and not enough sci-fi.

2/5 Stars.

Caitlin’s CBR4 #17: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

An abused young lady escapes an arranged marriage and winds up at a convent of nuns who train assassins to carry out Death’s orders. That run-on sentence is the basic summary. I personally find assassins to be awesome, and I loved this book full of crazy history and politics and even a little romance. My review is here.

Caitlin’s CBR4 #13: Partials by Dan Wells

Partials was a very cool book. Dan Wells created a very detailed dystopian world. There’s this plague that killed off 99% of the world’s population, and since every human is a carrier, all babies are born with the disease and die within hours. This law called the Hope Act forces all women 18 and over to get pregnant as many times as possible. Our hero, Kira, tries to find a cure by looking at the Partials, these manufactured super soldiers. It’s complicated, but my full review is here.

Caitlin’s #CBRIV Review #9: Fracture by Megan Miranda

I’ve been reading and slowly but steadily reviewing, but I’ve gotten behind on stuff. I decided to take the time to share a couple of book reviews from books I particularly liked. So far, I’ve read 28 and reviewed 23.

Fracture was a tale of a girl who was underwater for an impossible amount of time. Mysteriously, she suffered no side effects, except she can now see when people will die. It was a lot better than I was expecting. I almost didn’t go through with reading it because I expected another so-so paranormal teen romance. The whole review is up at my blog here.

CommanderStrikeher’s #CBR4 Review # 4: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Yet another review of Mockingjay.

I finished reading it a month ago, so my review was a little stale.

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