The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson

The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson

The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson

Good evening everyone,

November is almost dripping and although I did not complete my TBR I read enough this month.

I’m here today to give you the review of The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson, sent me by Netgalley, which I’ve finally managed to finish reading.

I liked it enough. I did not expect it to be so engaging. I confess that I requested it because I liked the cover. At first I did not read the plot. But once approved I had to read it and I was quite satisfied.

The place where Sorrel, the protagonist, lived was destroyed by mutants and his brother and his best friend disappeared.

After being fainted she is helped by people who take care of her. However, despite having saved her, now they do not want to let her go away, they want to find a stable place for Sorrel in their village, but she can’t afford it, she has to save David and Eli.

The two boys were kidnapped by mutants and held prisoners. Even though David tries to escape, he does not succeed and returns in prison with many of his fellow citizens.

This is a all-to-discover book, intriguing, for all ages, from the hypnotic scenes from whose pages you won’t want to get off until the end.

It’s not one of those books where there is an adventure after another, but that’s the value of this book. It has the right pace to make you fall in love with the protagonists from the first page as each book should do.

The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson

To the next time with an article that will not be a review, so if you have any ideas let me know,

Miriam

The New Dark by Lorraine Thomson

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Good morning everyone,

Even though it was not part of my TBR I decided to take a break from the books to read for Netgalley and I decided to read Jennifer L. Armentrout’s “Deity”, the third book of the Covenant series.(1. Half-blood, 2. Pure.)

This book was amazing, much, but much better than the first two. I fall in love with Aiden and Alex more and more, I love to read about them together. Although their love is impossible, they are still such a spectacular couple.

In this book everything happens. It was too short in my opinion. I can not wait to buy and read the fourth volume. Continua a leggere

Blog Tour Review: Valley of Time by Jeremy D. Holden

Blog Tour Review: Valley of Time by Jeremy D. Holden

Blog Tour Review: Valley of Time by Jeremy D. Holden

Good morning everyone,

I’m here today to give you the review of Valley of Time by Jeremy D. Holden, the sequel to Sea of ​​Doubt, also sent to me by Smith Publicity. This review is also one of the stops of the Blog Tour of this book.

Of course, despite being the Blog Tour, I have to be honest about this book. I did not loved it, just as I did not love the first, but there were many things in the book that I really liked. I would have preferred a lot more adventure but you can not have it all in life.

Unlike the first book, here the protagonist must promote space travel and the opportunity to meet extraterrestrial life.

What bored me a lot, making me almost lose hope, was the first half of the book, which is pretty much a copy of half the first book. In these pages, the protagonist and all the characters are re-introduced.

At first it may look like a copy of Sea of ​​Doubt, but I assure you that apart from some small details, it is not at all. It’s totally different and beautiful at the same time.

Certainly, as mentioned in the first volume, it does not fit in perfection with my genre, but I thank Smith Publicity for sending it to me, it was worth it, also because the story told by the author raises many questions and doubts related to our world, the space, questions that we would never have thought of.

The plot hides a goal that the author has managed to reach.

Blog Tour Review: Valley of Time by Jeremy D. Holden

I do not feel like giving more than three stars, but that does not mean that it would not be worth it. Every judgment is subjective.

Let me know in the comments what your last reads were.

To the next time,

Miriam.

Blog Tour Review: Valley of Time by Jeremy D. Holden

Artemis by Andy Weir |No Spoiler|

Artemis by Andy Weir |No Spoiler|

Artemis by Andy Weir |No Spoiler|

Good morning everyone,

Two days ago came out in all the US and UK books shop one of the most anticipated books of the year, Artemis.

I had never read anything about Andy Weir, and I just recently saw the movie “The Martian” but I’ve heard a lot of him, always positive, from friends, reviewer and booktuber and I’m very glad to have had the opportunity to read Artemis, his new book, released two days ago in the US and Uk. So I can fully confirm all the things I’ve read and heard about him.

Andy Weir is a phenomenal author as few. I can assure you that despite both stories being set in space are completely different. Andy’s inventive is great. This book is great!

The story is set on the moon, in its first and only city, Artemis, on which have been built structures that allow people to live in, from the most luxurious to the poorest bubble. The story is told by protagonist Jazz Bashara, a young criminal.

Although Jazz’s father has a shop, she prefers to be independent, but she earn to live doing commissions, which, most of the time, are illegal.

But her life and her stay on the moon are endangered when she decides to accept a job where she has to destroy structures that feed the whole city, for a million Slugs (Artemis official currency).

Jazz is fearless and wants money at all costs, but even though she accept she does not know what she’s going through, Rudy has been trying for years to catch her for her crimes, and this may be the time when she is sent back to earth where almost surely she won’t survive because the gravity of the moon is 1/6 of the Earth’s.

But it’s up to you to find out what’s happening to the beautiful Jazz and to those who she knows and who also care about her.
If you have not yet gone to buy this book I tell you to do it right away, you will not regret it at all. Artemis is the most beautiful sci-fi I’ve ever read.

To the next time,

Miriam.

Artemis by Andy Weir |No Spoiler|

Sea of Doubt by Jeremy Holden

Sea of Doubt by Jeremy Holden

Sea of Doubt by Jeremy Holden

Hello everyone,

Today I’m here to talk you about this book send to me by Smith Publicity. The book is Sea of Doubt by Jeremy Holden.

To be honest, I didn’t love this book, I liked it. It’s well written, I can’t say it is not, but I didn’t adore the story. I can see from the way to tell the story that the author is a very great writer, I just didn’t love the plot. It might be because it’s not really my genre, or maybe I read this book too fast to fully understand the meaning.

But as I always say, even if I didn’t love the book, that doesn’t mean you won’t love it either. When you read a book, every feeling you feel are personal, so I might not love it, but you might, so give it a chance, and then came back here and tell me what you felt.

I live you the plot:

After leaving behind a brilliant, but emotionally exhausting career in advertising, Mal Thomas wants nothing more than to enjoy the peace and serenity of the home he and his wife share in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. That serenity is interrupted when, seemingly out of nowhere, Mal gets a call that pulls him back into his old world, and on a path to undertaking an extraordinary assignment: Alfredo Baptiste, the world’s most powerful and mysterious industrialist wants Mal to promote the alleged second coming of the Messiah. As Mal and his team of cynical “Mad” men and women confront their own doubts about the validity of Baptiste’s seemingly ridiculous claim that his adopted son Sebastian is this new Messiah, they can’t resist the challenge, and find themselves thrust into a world of greed and revenge. In a fast moving and often sardonic narrative that crisscrosses New York, North Carolina, Miami, and Buenos Aires, Sea of Doubt has its roots in our endless obsession with fame and pop-culture. As Mal’s team develops an unstoppable global campaign, a worldwide media feeding frenzy ensues, causing people to set aside all logic and reason, leading to tragic consequences. Baptiste’s motivation is ultimately revealed in a twisted and unexpected ending as parallel worlds and a seismic conspiracy explode in an ending that will make you wonder how you didn’t see it coming earlier. Sea of Doubt provides a window into human nature and media driven mass persuasion, forcing us to look at consequences of the choices we make. Ultimately Holden shows us how belief in ourselves is what really matters. You will laugh out loud at the absurdity of the challenges that Mal and his team find themselves confronted with, while at the same time being forced to examine the role we all play in enabling the media to shape our thinking, and dictate our lives.

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Sea of Doubt by Jeremy Holden

 

To the next time,

Miriam

Sea of Doubt by Jeremy Holden