Sunday, November 12, 2017

SST: This Mortal Coil Playlist!

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Hi guys! Today I have a playlist for you, based on the novel This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. If you have the chance, I definitely suggest giving this book a read. Maybe this playlist will convince you! If you click on the song title, it will bring you to the YouTube link where you can listen to the song!

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
I had to include this one because it's literally about a post-apocalyptic world. 'Nuff said.

Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger
This one also kind of reminds me of sci-fi feels. Just like the genre and the world the book is set in!

Bad at Love by Halsey
There was a love triangle, so I thought it was funny to include this one.

Into the Black by Chromatics
Every playlist needs a slower song, and I think this one is perfect.

I Think I Like You by sirenXX
Had to include this one for the love triangle too!

All We Ever Knew by The Head and the Heart

I hope you liked the playlist! Don't forget to check out all the links to hear the songs!




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Synopsis (GR):


Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.


That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.


When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.


Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?






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About the Author:


Emily Suvada was born and raised in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics. She previously worked as a data scientist, and still spends hours writing algorithms to perform tasks which would only take minutes to complete on her own. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen. She currently lives in Portland, OR, with her husband.






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Monday, November 6, 2017

Autonomous by Andy Marino | Review

27919232Title: Autonomous
Author: Andy Marino
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Source: Netgalley

William Mackler is about to go on a road trip of a lifetime. After winning a contest-and nearly dying in the process-he becomes the proud owner of Autonomous, a driverless car that knows where you want to go before you do. #Worthit! To sweeten the deal he gets to pick three friends to go with him on a cross-country trip to see their favorite band. For William, a reckless adrenaline junkie, this is the perfect last hurrah before he and his friends go their separate ways after graduation. But Autonomous is more than just a car without a steering wheel. It's capable of downloading all of the passenger's digital history-from the good, to the bad, to the humiliating. The information is customized into an itinerary that will expose a few well-kept secrets, but it will also force William to face some inner demons of his own. Think you know Autonomous? The real question is, how much does Autonomous know about you?

**Thank you so much to the publisher for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!**

I wanted to love this book; I really did. I just had so much trouble getting into it.

I think my favorite part of the book was the car. The idea of a self-driving car is very interesting to me. Plus, there was a competition aspect.

However, I found it really hard to get to know the characters well enough because I felt that I didn't have anything in common with them or anything. If anything, they annoyed me a little bit.

Despite me not enjoying the book that much, I still think it's worth a shot to read it. You may be different; I just didn't really connect with anyone!

I'm still going to check out anything by Marino in the future because I did like his writing.


Friday, October 27, 2017

The Dark Intercept

33414251Title: The Dark Intercept
Author: Julia Keller
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Source: Netgalley

The Dark Intercept is the first novel in a "riveting" (Emmy Laybourne) science fiction series for teens by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Julia Keller that challenges the voluntary surrender of liberties for the perception of safety.
When the state controls your emotions, how hard will you fight to feel free? 
In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth's Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he's hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she's every known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.
Much like the device itself, The Dark Intercept might get under your skin.

**Thank you so much to the publisher for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!**

I decided to try something new with this review & bullet my thoughts!
  • The idea of two worlds was amazing. How awesome is that? An Old Earth and a New Earth.
  • The idea of Intercept was interesting. I found it so incredibly fascinating and loved learning more about it throughout the whole book.
  • Violet was a great protagonist. She was incredibly smart and I loved following her around and listening to her commentary.
  • The writing style was incredible. I can't wait to read more by Keller in the future.
  • I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I literally love the cover of this one. All the lightening and the city skyscape. It's beautiful.
  • I overall loved this book and I can't wait for book two.