Author: Marie Lu
Start date: October 4, 2017
Finish date: October 12, 2017
✧✧✧✧/5 (Technically 3.5/5 but I rounded up)
(Warning: This review may contain some spoilers)
I’m a gamer so when I heard about another YA release, this time by a female ASIAN author, about a game tournament I was ecstatic. I needed this book in my life.
Marie Lu builds an immersive future world in which technology has completely consumed everyone’s lives. Everything can be done in virtual reality and people spend most of their waking hours in this world; this version of reality doesn’t stray far from what we’re doing ourselves either. Lu spends a lot of time describing the society, the class differences, and the settings that the reader becomes fully engaged with the story right away. Throw in the fact that we have an Asian protagonist and a cast of extremely diverse characters, we have a rare and amazing gem in Warcross.
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Author: Cindy Pon
Start date: July 11, 2017
Finish date: July 18, 2017
✧ ✧ ✧ ✧/ 5
Do you want to live in a smog-ridden world where the longevity of your life is dictated by a corrupt corporation? This is the reality for Jason Zhou where the rich lead comfortable lifestyles while the poor struggle to survive on the streets. The rich are protected from diseases by special suits that are made by the all powerful Jin Corporation, and Jason has had enough. In order to infiltrate Jin Corp, he must pose as one of the elites he despises and befriend the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO.
When I initially learned of a YA novel set in Taipei, my thoughts were as follows:
This is one of the first YA stories I’ve read that is set in my home country. Being Taiwanese myself, I couldn’t believe that there was FINALLY something like this! So THANK YOU to Simon Pulse for publishing an amazing book like this, and for allowing a Taiwanese author to shine in the wonderful world of YA works. My teenage self would have loved to read something like this back in the day.
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Author: Scott Sigler
Start Date: August 21, 2015
Finished: August 30, 2015
✧ / 5
I couldn’t even finish enough chapters to warrant a full hate post for this book. I’ll just start off by saying how much this book annoyed me, which was a shame because the premise sounded very interesting.
This was so obviously written by a man and you notice it right away since the first few pages are dedicated to breasts. Breasts. Galore. I don’t know about you all but yes boobs are quite fascinating and lovely and bouncy, but I’ve never examined my own with such intensity and wonder as these characters have.
There’s not just one or two scenes where these girls are playing doctor and probing their giant breasts (yes I’m exaggerating a little bit but I kind of have to since this is such an annoying book, have I mentioned that yet?) AND also, why does EVERY girl have such gigantic boobs in this? CALM DOWN with your porno school girl fantasy Sigler. These females are running around with their tits bouncing and little school girl skirts flailing about. You just know that Sigler had a hard-on while he wrote this.
Note: This review contains no spoilers.
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