Monday, December 1, 2014

Double Ebooks Review

Hello everyone! Welcome back! Today I am going to review three ebooks I received. The authors have given me this book in exchange for an honest review, and there was no bribing involved. So no worries. First I'd like to thank all three authors, because all the books were very fun to read, and I thank you for giving me the chance to read them. I am also sorry it took me so long to get this review up.
First we have

22030244The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris

Rating: 3/5 Worlds

Symbiosis: One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world.
In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas—an out-of-his-league classmate—who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.
Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected—the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, messed-up planet. No, they are its next victims. There is an unknown power out there, and it won’t stop until every person in the world is dead.
A spine-tingling adventure that will have you gasping for breath all the way until the last page, The Last Orphans is the first book in an all-new apocalyptic series. 

Review: This was a really good book! So when I put down three stars, don't think it's bad. I only had three stars because it ended up being 'not for me'. The writing was nice, and the characters were really strong. I think the author did a great job, besides it being really fast. I don't know if it was just me, but this book seemed really fast paced and I was confused sometimes, because something would happen so suddenly, I couldn't understand. I really like Kelly, as she seemed like the perfect balance between emotional and strong. Shane I disliked for the overall fact he was always obsessing on how pretty Kelly was. It was weird. Anyway, I liked the plot idea, although a lot of what happened seemed to mess with my mind, especially the ending. I'm honestly sorry for the short review, but this book wasn't my style and I ended up trying to fight to get through it, and can hardly write a review right now. If you are interested in books like these, survival ones, read it! It's good. :)


23162817Sound of Sirens by Jen Minkman

Rating: 4/5 Worlds

Symbiosis: An ancient land protected by a Tower of Light,
its people ever tempted by Siren song,
and a girl who falls for the wrong boy.
On the island of Skylge, electricity is only for the Currents – the rich ruling class who once came from across the sea and brought the holy fire of St. Brandan to Skylge. Ever since, the light in the Brandaris Tower has protected the islanders. Heeding the Siren's call will drown your body and steal your soul, but the sacred light in the Tower will chase the merfolk away.
When Skylger girl Enna welcomes her brother back from a long sea voyage, he gives her a special present from the mainland – an electronic record only playable on a Current device. The problem is that Royce Bolton, Current heartthrob and the town’s most gifted pianist, wants it too. After she stubbornly refuses to sell the LP featuring his favorite artist, he suggests sharing the record by secretly meeting up in his private summer house. Taken aback yet thrilled, Enna agrees – and discovers that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Current society and the history of Skylge. Why do the Sirens tempt the islanders to give themselves up to the sea? And where does the Currents’ monopoly on electricity really come from?
While struggling with these questions, Enna begins to fall for Royce, risking everything to be with a guy who is clearly wrong for her. She will learn that the sound of Sirens isn’t the most treacherous thing out there to haunt her dreams.

Review: This was actually a really good book! In all there are like... one problem I have with it, which is nice! First of all, the book has an interesting topic, and I love the characters. They all have unique personalities, and it's interesting how the author took music and connected them all together! I felt like falling on the floor and crying, I wanted them to be real so bad. They are great characters, and I feel like I could really get to know them through this book. The only problem is I don't know if I actually like this book or dislike it. The biggest problem for me, or problems, was the romance. Out of no where, too fast, I just didn't like it. I felt that Minkman was trying to make it seem like they just connected by listening to music together, but I feel that it still wasn't right. Romances are hard to get past me, and this just wasn't the best. Not at all. Another problem is that this feels like a prequel, because it leaves so many answered questions. We never even got to see a Siren in the book! Boo! Anyway, there are many questions to be answered, and I'm super happy there's a second book to answer them. Those are really the only problems I have with the book, because it was really good. I loved the mystery, music involvement, and it was just an overall good book. This is definitely one that made me think about what life must be like for them, and the whole electricity thing that is happening with the Currents is making me crazy! I want to know! (See, now the gif above makes sense.) Great book, and I would totally buy it! 
Well, that's the end!
Thanks to all the authors for letting me read your books! I really appreciate it! 
Readers, I hope to have another review up soon! 
In an ebook loving world, Natasha