No internet? Have no fear! Read a book instead!

I haven’t had internet since Friday. Why? My guess is that a really tall truck passed by and yanked the net cable down. And when they saw what they did, they just toss the cable in our yard…

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-_-… really?

My family (except for me and my dad) were so upset. No net or TV for the whole weekend? How would they survive?

Luckily, I always have a book at hand. I started reading ‘BZRK’ by Michael Grant

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Honestly, this book should come with a warning.

Oh wait, it did…

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It should come with other warnings like, ‘not for the paranoid’ or even a glossary for those of us who don’t know much about biology or nanotechnology.

I’ll explain why in my review.

So yeah, even without internet I can still have an interesting weekend.

-Ellie

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I spent a total of $253TT (aprox $40US) in books….

Not including ‘Clockwork Princess’ by Cassandra Clare and ‘Every Day’ by David Levithan. So, yesterday, while doing errands for my mom, I took the opportunity presented and went book crazy. I saw books that I just could not pass up! Why? I’ll show you, why!

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Fragments by Dan Wells. Did I mention how much I love Dan Wells? Did I also mention that I live in Trinidad? And that new books take a log time to get here?

How could I not get the second book in the Partials series by one of my favourite author?? Right? Right?

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BRZK by Michael Grant. Another one of my favourite authors! Who haven’t read or heard of the Gone Series?? This man is a genius what he does? How could I not buy BRZK?

Ok, maybe I’ve nerding out a bit too much… Nah! xD

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Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi. I loved her first book. I read it out in one sitting. I have to know what happens next, also I believe it was the last copy in the store, I couldn’t pass up the chance to get the book!

And last but not least;

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Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. I remember when I spent endless night looking for an online copy of Delirium, cause they didn’t have any hard-copies of it in our bookstores. I begged people on my other book blog to help me find a copy. Finally, someone sent me a link to it. I was sooo grateful for her help. I read the book in a day or two. It was really good. After I read, I suddenly started seeing actual copies of the book all over. Plus the second book. So, of course I had to get it.

So, was it worth spending that much money on these books? Hell, yeah! I have no regrets, just a bigger book collection. 😀

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I mean, look at them! Have you seen anything so beautiful before? Yes, yes, I know. I’m weird about my books. It’s just, they make me happy when I’m feeling down. They provide me an escape from myself. 

Books saved me. That’s all I can say for now. So, yeah, I’ll geek out about them as much as I want to. (*・ω・)

Have a good day!

-Ellie Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate (book review)

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And girl created boy…

In the beginning, there was an apple—

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker’s head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die—not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect… won’t he?

Now, I’m a huge Michael Grant fan. I instantly fell in love with his work the moment I began the Gone series. And who could forget about Katherine Applegate, the author of one my favorite childhood book series?! The day that I found out that these two wrote a book together, I was ecstatic. I counted down the days it would have been released. Luckily for me, I traveled that year and was able to get my hands on a copy. I couldn’t wait to read it.

This book was not at all what I expected it to be. I’m sure what I expected it to be like. Either way I enjoyed the book up until the end, that is. 

To be honest it barely had anything to do with Adam! Yeah, Adam was featured in the book, Eve was creating him from scratch, but the book (in my opinion) had more to do with Evening and Solo and how the two characters linked with one another. 

The ending surprised me the most. I found that it fell quite flat in the end. I felt that more could have been done with after the fact that the majority of the book kept you on your toes, it kept you interested and for the way it ended, it disappointed me. 

Maybe there’s a second book on the way. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Still it was a well written, page turning, adventurous sci-fi. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down. It keeps you interested with all its science-y stuff and back story. It’s one of those books that make you go “oh really?” when you find out something new.This book is more for all those into sci-fi, genetic modifying and the perfect guy? action. Except for the ending, that book overall was pretty good.

I gave it ★★★★

-Ellie Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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