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[Review]Soundless by Richelle Mead

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Description:

In a village without sound…

For as long as Fei can remember, no one in her village has been able to hear. Rocky terrain and frequent avalanches make it impossible to leave the village, so Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink. Many go hungry. Fei and all the people she loves are plunged into crisis, with nothing to look forward to but darkness and starvation.

One girl hears a call to action…

Until one night, Fei is awoken by a searing noise. Sound becomes her weapon.

She sets out to uncover what’s happened to her and to fight the dangers threatening her village. A handsome miner with a revolutionary spirit accompanies Fei on her quest, bringing with him new risks and the possibility of romance. They embark on a majestic journey from the peak of their jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth will change their lives forever…

And unlocks a power that will save her people.

Review:

Series: N/A
Genre:
 Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Release Date: 10 November, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
Purchase: Barnes & Noble • Amazon
ISBN: 9781595147639

Edition: Hardback
Rating: ★★★★★
Review Written: 2 January, 2016

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Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Description:

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 gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.

To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.

Review:

Series: Red Queen #1
Genre:
 Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Release Date: 10 February, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Purchase: Barnes & Noble • Amazon
ISBN: 9780062310637

Edition: Hardback
Rating: ★★★★★
Review Written: 6 March, 2015

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World Events

While I tend to keep everything here about the reviews and tours I do, every now and then there’s some world news that needs to be noted and shared with the community at large. I have a couple of things to share today:

 

  • Dr. Maya Angelou passed away at 8 a.m. EST this morning. Angelou was arguably one of the most influential poets of the 20th century with her most known work being I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first part of her seven part autobiography. Dr. Angelou was a professor at the Wake Forest University. She will be greatly missed.

  • LeVar Burton, known as Geordi le Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kunta Kinte from roots, and the host of the long running show Reading Rainbow has recently started a new kickstarter. Called Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere, the kickstarter focuses on filling a need that is still prevalent in the United States by bringing Reading Rainbow to the internet, creating specialized webisodes for Schools, and delivering it FOR FREE to schools. Arguably one of the most influential things in my life as a child, I highly recomment checking out the kickstarter page for this good cause. The prizes are fantastic. Now if only I had $600 to give so I could have a face-time call with LeVar Burton.