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Mindsiege by Heather Sunseri

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Review, Romance, Series, Teen, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Mindsiege by Heather SunseriMindsiege by Heather Sunseri
Series: Mindspeak #2
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Sun Publishing on December 14th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: Kindle
five-stars

An intruder has seized control of Lexi Matthew’s mind, putting those closest to her in grave danger.
When someone snakes into Lexi’s head and threatens Jack’s life at Lexi’s own hand, she must quickly decide: leave Jack and the web of lies and controversial medical science behind in order to protect him, or stay and fight to regain control of her own mind but risk Jack’s life.
Before Lexi can choose, she’s immersed into the underground world of the International Intelligence Agency, where she discovers the world of cloning and mind control is much larger than she and Jack ever imagined and is growing bigger and more dangerous.
As the band of teenage human clones uncovers more of their supernatural abilities, a dominant force inside the IIA is at work to take over their powers. Can Lexi stop the person who has invaded her mind before the IIA captures them all, or will she sacrifice herself to save those she loves?

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!

Heather Sunseri is an author that I am starting to like very much. She is a good author and this book is a lot better than the first one. We learn a whole lot more in this book than we did in the second one.

I still feels bad for Lexi who lost her father in the first book since all she has left is her grandmother and mother left. The grandmother who barely remembers her and a mother that is basically nonexistent ever since she left them when she was young. Especially after the mother find out what her daughter actually is.

We actually found out a lot more about all of the clones that Lexi’s father helped created when they were younger. In this one the ending was a good one even if I really want to know what happens but I have way too many books to read right now to read Mindsurge.

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About Heather Sunseri

Heather Sunseri was raised on a tiny farm in the smallest of towns in thoroughbred horse country near Lexington, Kentucky. After high school, she attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and later graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in accounting. Always torn between a passion for fantasy and a mind for the rational, it only made sense to combine her career in accounting with a novel-writing dream.

Heather now lives in a different small town on the other side of Lexington with her two children, and her husband, Mike, the biggest Oregon Duck fan in the universe. When she’s not writing, she spends her time tormenting her daughter’s cat, Olivia, and loving on her son’s Golden Retriever, Jenny.


Mindspeak by Heather Sunseri

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Mindspeak by Heather SunseriMindspeak by Heather Sunseri
Series: Mindspeak #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Sun Publishing on June 6th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 396
Format: Kindle
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She was created for a purpose so revolutionary, someone was willing to kill for it.
Seventeen-year-old Lexi Matthews keeps two secrets from her elite boarding school classmates—she’s the daughter of a famous and controversial geneticist, and she can influence people’s thoughts.
But after new student Jack DeWeese heals her broken arm with an anything-but-simple touch, he forces Lexi to face a new reality—her abilities reach much further than speaking to the minds of others.
After Lexi’s father goes missing and she receives threatening emails, she can’t decide whether to fall into Jack’s arms or run and hide.
As Lexi seeks answers to what she and Jack are, she discovers a truth more unsettling than anything her science books can teach. And letting Jack into her life of secrets is not only a threat to her very existence, but it just might break her heart wide open.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!

For this book I thought that it was going to be way different than what it actually is. See I thought it was just someone that was made in a lab and then put into someone to grow up as a normal person until her powers surfaced.

At least that is what I originally thought until I got to a certain point and I was reading a part that made me rethink my first thought of the book. I was actually surprised by that part and I didn’t mind really that I was wrong since that is a good thing to do. I love it very much.

This book is a really good book and I will recommend it to anyone. I will give it five stars.

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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About Heather Sunseri

Heather Sunseri was raised on a tiny farm in the smallest of towns in thoroughbred horse country near Lexington, Kentucky. After high school, she attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and later graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in accounting. Always torn between a passion for fantasy and a mind for the rational, it only made sense to combine her career in accounting with a novel-writing dream.

Heather now lives in a different small town on the other side of Lexington with her two children, and her husband, Mike, the biggest Oregon Duck fan in the universe. When she’s not writing, she spends her time tormenting her daughter’s cat, Olivia, and loving on her son’s Golden Retriever, Jenny.


Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adventure, Dystopia, Fiction, Review, Romance, Science Fiction, Series, Teen, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Allegiant by Veronica RothAllegiant by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #3
Series Rating: five-stars
on October 22nd 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 526
Format: Kindle
five-stars

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature - and of herself - while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

I was sad that this series was ending and the ending of this book just planned sucked. Well I mean it didn’t suck but I was quite sad that Veronica did what she did with this book. This book just like the last two had me guessing and sucked in all the way through.

It also shows that just because you have the technology to control some human beings in a controlled environment that you shouldn’t do that because no matter what human beings always go back to the way that we were. Granted not all the times but most of the times yes. In this book we also see some things through Four’s eyes which I have to say is pretty entertaining. Tris and her brother Caleb learn more about their mother. Okay the part of their mother that she kept hidden from them since she couldn’t tell anyone about her being from the “outside” world and about her life even before that.

We also get to know more about what being a Divergent is really about. Everything about this book is pretty awesome and I say that it is such a good book that everyone should read if they have read the first two.

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About Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)


Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Adventure, Dystopia, Fiction, Review, Romance, Science Fiction, Series, Teen, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Insurgent by Veronica RothInsurgent by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #2
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books on May 1st 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 525
Format: Kindle
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One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian DIVERGENT series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

My take on this book: CAUTION! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

This book, like the first one, is a good book. Or at least I would like to think so. Then again if I don’t like a book I will stop reading it and not read any more of it. Unless I am close to the end of it and then I would finish it just because I need to find out what the ending was. But with this one I didn’t have this problem.

Insurgent starts off with Tris, Four and the rest of them on their way to the outside so that they could stay with Amity. I know that Tris ends up going all around Chicago and the end of the book was such a big shocker for me. I mean I wouldn’t really think of it happening the way it did. But then again the ending was good.

Though if you liked Jeanine then you probably wouldn’t like the ending of the book. The other person I didn’t really like would be Four’s mother because for one she is supposed to be dead but we learned that she wasn’t since she had to fake her death just to get away from her abusive husband. Though that I get. What I didn’t get was why didn’t she take Tobias, who is Four, with her? I mean that wouldn’t have been a selfish thing to do. But then again he would have been in the factionless and wouldn’t have gotten where he is now.

Another thing I disliked was how Four didn’t trust Tris’s judgement on his father, who is an evil person, but if he knows something about the outside world then why not find out what it is. We find out that one of Tris’s ancestor’s on her dad’s side came into Chicago, well besides her mom, from the outside world and that whenever they had enough Divergent people to send them out. Thankfully they found that out after Jeanine was dead from Tris killing her. She didn’t know what to think about that discovery. Since that was a big shocker for everyone in the compound to find out the truth about the Divergent. Well unless they were Erudite people like Tris’s brother. Even if he didn’t know about that being one of his ancestor’s. The only thing he knew was that they wouldn’t allow the Divergent people to leave because they have no clue what the outside world really looks like or if they even need help any more

This book was such a good one that it had me guessing the whole time I was reading it. Which is something that I love about some books.

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About Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)