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Book Review: Red Rising, by Pierce Brown

Meet THE VOICE people! An absolute master piece of writing (OMG the voice!) and world-building! Red Rising of course, gets all my check marks: ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building 5.0 SUPERNOVAS! Red Rising (Red Rising #1), by Pierce Brown Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable … Keep reading

What a Week [37]: Book Review – Mercury Striking (The Scorpius Syndrome #1), by Rebecca Zanetti

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened this week in my Reading Bookshelf, <a< span=””> href=”http://www.danielaark.com/writing-desk-2/” target=”_blank”>Writer Desk and Blogging Corner. My featured section for this week is my… Reading Bookshelf Book Review – Mercury Striking (The Scorpius Syndrome #1), by Rebecca Zanetti Reading this book was like being the mom of a spoiled brat! You love him but you still want to spanking him! WTH??? 😀 Here I am, soooo freaking loyal to you and your writing Rebecca and … Keep reading

New Release: Morning Star (Red Rising #3), by Pierce Brown

  I became a big fan of Pierce’s with Red Rising the absolutely best voice I have ever heard! A class act world-building as well. So it is a great pleasure for me to promote the release of the last book of the Red Rising Trilogy… Born a lowly Red in the mines of Mars, Darrow lost his beloved wife to the treacherous Gold overlords. Vowing to fight for the future that his wife believed in, Darrow joins a secret … Keep reading

What a Week [35] – Book Review: The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2), by Rick Yancey

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened this week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writer Desk and Blogging Corner. My featured section for this week is my… Reading Bookshelf Book Review:  The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2), by Rick Yancey   I didn’t think it was possible, but I liked this book more than the first one, The 5th Wave! The ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building all are 5 stars PLUS! About the … Keep reading

New Release: Mercury Striking (The Scorpius Syndrome #1), by Rebecca Zanetti

Oh well… this may be too much for me! I already loved Rebecca’s books when she was writing paranormal romance. Now she is writing my favorite genre dystopian/apocalyptic??? I’m so thrilled that the hero actually has his shirt on! So, I don’t even have to think I’m reading romance [I know, I know… it is romance! 🙂 ] I have way more e-books that I would never be able to read so I don’t buy books and I pre-ordered this one 🙂 Today … Keep reading

What a Week [32]: Book Review – The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey

I absolutely LOVED this gripping, addictive, well-written, action-packed page-turner! 5 starts all the way! It gets all my check marks: ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building. I can’t wait to watch the movie, which will be release next Friday the 22nd! 🙂 About the Book The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1), by Rick Yancey After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the … Keep reading

Book Review: Red Queen (Red Queen #1), by Victoria Aveyard

  A very enjoyable read! Amazing writing, imagery and world-building My page-turner check marks go to: ✓Writing, ✓Plot ✓Characterization and ✓World-building 4.5 stars About the Book Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her? Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood–those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are … Keep reading

Book Review: The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors #2), by Susan Beth Pfeffer

The first book of this series, “Life as we Knew it” was excellent and “The Dead and the Gone” (TDAG)… even better! How this series has not been made into movie or TV show is beyond my comprehension! This book is a masterpiece! It gets ALL my page-turner check marks: ✓Writing, ✓Theme ✓Plot ✓Characterization and ✓World-building 4.8 stars About the Book Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at … Keep reading

Book Review: Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1) , by Susan Beth Pfeffer

This book has become one of my favorites of all times! It gets ALL my page-turner check marks: ✓Writing, ✓Theme ✓Plot ✓Characterization and ✓World-building 4.8 stars About the book I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open.High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like “one marble hits another.” The result is catastrophic. How can her family … Keep reading

Book Review Tour: Compendium, by Alia Luria

I thoroughly enjoyed Compendium! The perfect mix of fantasy, sci-fi and apocalyptic/dystopian elements, enchanting imagery, and an epic story arc. My page-turner check marks go to ✓writing, ✓premise, ✓plot and ✓world-building. 4.4 stars. About the Book On the heavily forested planet of Lumin, the Network has slept, dormant, for over six hundred cycles. Only a select few remember that it resides beneath the crust of the planet, waiting, and for them, the battle for Lumin’s future has raged in the … Keep reading

Book Review: The Fallen Series (Books 1 – 4) by Thomas Sniegoski

Before Angelfall… there was “The Fallen“! My next review had to be about the series (turned into a TV show) that got me hooked on the Angels & Demons theme. No warnings here. This book is very appropriate for young audiences,  though people of all ages will appreciate this exciting apocalyptic series. I read the first four books in less than a week (this is a seven book series). My page-turner check marks go to:✓Writing, ✓Theme, ✓Plot and ✓Worldbuilding. 4.6 stars rating Book Description The Fallen … Keep reading