BOOK REVIEW: The Engine Driver (A Dystopian Short Story) by Tracy Marchini

The Engine Driver (A Short Dystopian Story) Book Cover The Engine Driver (A Short Dystopian Story)
Tracy Marchini
Young Adult, Dystopia
Squirrel Books
September 25, 2011
eBook

Sixteen-year-old Brig has never been allowed to hear a sad song in her entire life.

Like everyone else in her community, the personal Playlist Treatment Plan that plays in her head is designed to control her emotions - from when she's happy or sad, to when she falls in love. But for Brig, who suffers from depression, a song in a minor key will never be played.

When her friend, Annaby, is chosen to go to Musician’s School and is given a Permit to Carry a musical instrument, Brig knows that she has just this one chance to hear a sad song, a love song – or a song that matches what her depression feels like, instead of what her feelings should be.

The Engine Driver is a YA dystopian short story of 21 pages. Also includes a sample of Effie At The Wedding.

Liebster Award

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The Liebster award is a chain award that was created by bloggers and is a tradition to make new friends in the blogging community.

I was nominated by Kate from Crazy Antics Reviews for this wonderful blog award. I first saw some blog awards three years when I started reading blogs regularly and being nominated in one is so exciting! So thank you Kate for the nomination. 🙂

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Clean Sweep ARC Challenge

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I have a confession to make: When I first started to blog regularly I requested far too many books to review. I was new to the book blogging world and getting ARCs, even though they’re e-ARCs, sounded really exciting to me. I thought that I wouldn’t get approved on some of the titles because I’m just a newbie blogger so to be sure that I would still get a couple or so of books to review, I signed up on too many blog tours and requested a bunch of books. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you view it, I got approved to almost all titles that I requested. I was so happy because I felt like my blog is starting to grow and having an approved book to review felt like my blog is a ‘legit’ blog to me. But then it started to dawn on me that I requested far too many books and now it’s my responsibility to read and give it a review.

So now I’m joining Clean Sweep ARC Challenge that will be taking place in the month of May. The challenge is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a brilliant idea because I want to slim down the books I have to review before school starts again in June. I’ll let you guys know what books I plan to read before May. If you have the same problem as mine, then check out the original post. There will reading challenges, a Twitter party and a giveaway! Sounds a lot of fun so check it out. 🙂

The Book Courtship Tag

If you don’t already know guys I’m addicted to BookTube. I’m always looking and watching for new bookish videos. If I’m not a book blogger, I think I’m going to be a booktuber. I actually want to be a booktuber more than being a book blogger but since I don’t have a good camera and enough self-confidence so I just chose to be a book blogger.

While hanging out on booktube the other day, I found a super cool book tag to do and it’s called The Book Courtship Tag! Let’s do this fun tag now shall we? Read more

BOOK REVIEW: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1) by Susan Ee

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Penryn and the End of Days #1
Susan Ee
Young Adult, Post-Apocalypse
Skyscape
August 28, 2012
eARC
NetGalley

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

BOOK REVIEW: Voices (The Reincarnation Series #1) by R. E. Rowe

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Reincarnation #1
R. E. Rowe
Young Adult, Paranormal
Tree Lover Press
February 22, 2015
eBook
Xpresso Book Tours

In a small town in Arkansas, two lives that seemingly have nothing in common will converge and change each other forever. A brilliant but tormented street artist and an ex-track star whose career was cut short by a heart condition.

Aimee DeLuca had a promising athletic career before her heart gave out during a high school track and field contest. Aimee struggles to find her way after spending time with a deceased grandmother during a near death experience. Reizo Rush is a street artist whose torment fuels his desire to add color to the gray walls of the city. But Reizo's tagging and the two voices only he hears land him in perpetual trouble with both his teachers and the law. During a chance encounter, the two quickly find out they have much more in common than love. When they stumble upon a century-old storm cellar hidden underground on Aimee’s uncle’s ranch, they unearth a cellar full of artifacts and a hundred-year-old Will. Once the news of the discovery leaks out, a drug-dealing teen and a mysterious soul named General are determined to bury the truth along with anyone who gets in their way.

BOOK REVIEW: The Blast by Sarah Perlmutter

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Sarah Perlmutter
Young Adult, Post-Apocalypse
January 25, 2014
eBook
YA Bound Book Tours

After a series of blasts force Beatrice Hicks and her family into their prepper bunker, they emerge to discover they are among the survivors of a nuclear apocalypse. Fighting against rogue groups and coping with deaths are just some of the adjustments Beatrice must make to survive, but how will she maintain her humanity after the blast?