DNF: This is the Night by Jonah C. Sirott

25579742Publication: November 1st 2015 By: Little A

Genres: Young-Adult, Dystopia

e-ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley

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In a world at war, four youths try to determine what’s really worth fighting for.
For more than twenty years, the Homeland has been immersed in a brutal, unwinnable war. Young men are drafted and sent to fight in a faraway jungle. Those who come back are scarred in body and mind. Lance, two weeks shy of turning eighteen, has watched his older brothers leave and his mother fall apart when they fail to return. He’s never imagined a different future for himself—until he meets an idealistic young woman named Lorrie and impulsively flees town with her.
In Western City North, on the edge of the Homeland, Lance and Lorrie move into the same building as Benny and Joe, two friends up for induction. Along with Alan, a young runaway, they frantically evade Registry agents intent on tracking down draft dodgers. With induction day looming and paranoia rampant, the only way for any of them to stay free is to uncover the truth about their uncertain world—and the forces seeking to control it. Jonah C. Sirott’s breathtaking debut is about hope, survival, and the challenge of pushing past the limits our world draws around us.

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The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

24331486Publication September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow Books

Young-Adult, Dystopia, Science-Fiction

eARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss

My Rating 3 Stars

b009a-dad13-add-to-goodreads-button3For most of her life, Lirael has been training to kill—and replace—a duplicate version of herself on a parallel Earth. She is the perfect sleeper-soldier. But she’s beginning to suspect she is not a good person.

The two Earths are identical in almost every way. Two copies of every city, every building, even every person. But the people from the second Earth know something their duplicates do not—two versions of the same thing cannot exist. They—and their whole planet—are slowly disappearing. Lira has been trained mercilessly since childhood to learn everything she can about her duplicate, to be a ruthless sleeper-assassin who kills that other Lirael and steps seamlessly into her life.

An intricate, literary stand-alone from an astonishing new voice, The Unquiet takes us deep inside the psyche of a strong teenage heroine struggling with what she has been raised to be and who she really is. Fans of eerily futuristic and beautifully crafted stories such as Never Let Me Go, Orphan Black, and Fringe will find themselves haunted by this unsettling debut.

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Mini Review: Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard

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25005214Published September 1st 2015 By HarperTeen

Series Red Queen 0.5 Reviews Red Queen #1

Young-Adult, Dystopia, High-Fantasy, Magic, Novella

Purchased Kindle Book My Rating 3.5 Stars

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Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.

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Mother of Eden by Chris Beckett

22926605Published May 12th 2015 by Broadway Books

Adult, Science-Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia

Paperback provided by Publisher for review

My rating 2stars

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“We speak of a mother’s love, but we forget her power.”
Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden.

Just a few generations ago, the planet’s five hundred inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them.

Now, humanity has spread across Eden, and two kingdoms have emerged. Both are sustained by violence and dominated by men – and both claim to be the favored children of Gela, the woman who came to Eden long ago on a boat that could cross the stars, and became the mother of them all.
When young Starlight Brooking meets a handsome and powerful man from across Worldpool, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no inkling that she will become a stand-in for Gela herself, and wear Gela’s fabled ring on her own finger—or that in this role, powerful and powerless all at once, she will try to change the course of Eden’s history.

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Giveaway: US Only

IMAG0453-1-1Hi guys! I was getting another box of books together for the library and decided to leave these 2 out, Alive by Scott Sigler & Mother of Eden (Dark Eden #2) by Chris Beckett. I’ve read both, and although I didn’t love them, I figured one of you will. Alive is an ARC with the first cover, that I won in a Goodreads giveaway. You can read my review HERE. It’s one of those books that isn’t for me, but you need to read for yourself. Don’t just take my word for it. Mother of Eden review to come soon. This giveaway is US ONLY, due to shipping cost. Sorry INT readers, but I’ll have one soon for you guys. If you’d like to be entered to win these books, just leave a comment below and I’ll use random.org to pick a winner. Giveaway ends July 5th – winner will be notified via email (So please leave it in your comment so that I don’t have to track it down), and will have 48 hours to respond or I’ll have to pick another winner. Goodluck! Sharing this post gains you another entry, just leave the link below so that I can verify.