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January Book Haul

Bought at Chapters

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
1001 Ways to Confidence by Anne Moreland

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Bought at local bookstore

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters & Jane Austen

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Bought at TheBookDepository.com

Prodigy by Marie Lu

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Waiting on Wednesday: Prodigy

…hosted by Breaking the Spine

Prodigy by Marie Lu
Publishing: January 29, 2013 by Putnam Juvenille
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Synopsis:

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. 

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

Thoughts: 

I know this comes out in less than a week… but I’ve pre-ordered it and it is one of my most anticipated books of this year! The first book was amazing and I cannot wait to continue the story in this compelling dystopian world. Definitely one to pick up (as well as the first in the series) if you love dystopian / action / dual narratives / strong female characters. *eeee only 6 more days til this one… well, actually… a bit longer since I ordered this from online… argh*


What are you “Waiting On” this week?

Review: Legend by Marie Lu

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

    

Rating: 

Cover Art: Very simple but definitely works for the book. Love the gold on silver take!

Review:

I absolutely devoured this book in a day. There are very few books that keep my attention for that long and this one made the list! It is a dystopian society and the story is filled with action, suspense, mystery and, of course, romance. It is a dual narrative and can seem like the two kids are the same person at times, but by the end of the book they are completely developed characters you enjoy reading the perspective of.

I love that June is a strong female character. Her intelligence, observation skills, and general life knowledge – I feel – is admirable for a girl her age. Not only that, but she’s confident, rebellious and likes challenges and to do things her way. Day is a regular citizen who lives on the streets and has made his name infamous amongst government officials. He’s similar to June in his intelligence and skill set, however, differences are apparent at times throughout the novel. Both sets of narration was quite enjoyable to read; the story goes from one end of the region to another, from night to day, from one side of the wall to the next.

The story was very, VERY good. AMAZING even. The transition from one event to another was smoothly done and everything, in the end, connected sooo well! I was really impressed with how this story developed and drew me in. It’s a page turner for sure; I just kept wanting to know what was going to happen at the end of each chapter I could not put the book down.

Such a BRILLIANT book in all aspects. This time I’m glad there IS a sequel, I do not want this story line to end!

June Book Haul

Goodreads Giveaway

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid (Giveaway hosted by Harper Teen, thank you!)

Bought in-store at Chapters

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

Bought online at Chapters.ca

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick [Review]

Bought online at BookDepository.com

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Paper Towns by John Green

Bought online at BookCloseouts.ca

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente
Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Free at a used book sale

The Artemis Fowl Files by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Graphic Novel)

Borrowed at the library

Legend by Marie Lu