ReadByZoe Readathon

So I had quite an huge TBR for this readathon and I honestly thought I did really well.

TBR

  1. Splintered by A G Howard
  2. They both die at the end by Adam Silvera
  3. Warcross by Marie Lu
  4. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  5. The becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkins
  6. Coldmaker by Daniel A. Cohen
  7. Eye Spy II by Tessa Buckley
  8. The Unity Game by Leonora Meriel – partial
  9. The end we start from by Megan Hunter

PAGES READ (22 hours to go)

So, I started this readathon late because I messed up the time differences, but my first book was Splintered by A G Howard, followed by TBDATE, Eye Spy II (from the author), The end we start from and a few pages from the Unity Game (also from the author).

Splintered by A G Howard – 371 pages

They both die at the end by Adam Silvera – 368

Eye Spy II Haunted by Tessa Buckley – 160

The unity game by Leonora Meriel – 50

The end we start from by Megan Hunter – 144

TOTAL = 1093 PAGES

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Eye Spy II Haunted by Tessa Buckley

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Book Review

Title: Eye Spy II Haunted

Author: Tessa Buckley

Genre: MG/Mystery/Detectives

Rating: ***

Review: After reading Eye Spy a little while ago I was eager to jump straight back in with Eye Spy Investigations. We meet Donna and Alex in their regular lives as they head to school when an old friend Jimmy returns to their school. Jimmy’s family won the lottery and he now lives in a big house but got himself kicked out of his private school and returns to the public high school; Lea Green, although he does let slip that his house might be haunted. Immediately Donna and Emerald jump on the chance to investigate although Alex makes it clear he doesn’t believe in ghosts.

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The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

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Book Review

Title: The End We Start From

Author: Megan Hunter

Genre: YA/Science/Family

Rating: ***

Review: The end we start from is writing in a style I have never come across before and it was intriguing. The characters have no names although there are referred by letters. During a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, an unnamed woman along with her husband R give birth to their first child, Z. After the slightly traumatic birth the woman, R & Z head to R’s parents home to introduce them to their first grandchild.

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Splintered by A. G. Howard Re-Read Review

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Book Review

Title: Splintered

Author: A. G. Howard

Genre: YA/Fantasy/Romance

Rating: *****

Review: We learn immediately in the opening chapter of Splintered that Alyssa is directly related to the Alice from Alice in Wonderland although it comes with a curse of her the voices of plants and bugs immediately after the women of the family reach puberty. Alyssa’s mother is currently in an asylum because of it and Alyssa herself is trying to lead a normal life ignoring the fact that she is different. It is clear from the beginning that this is going to be a darker version of the classic tale and a mysterious moth is going to play a huge part and I am not sure the moth is a good character after it tries to kill Alison, Alyssa’s mother. For the first few chapters this book is already fast-paced, action packed and so tense.

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Fix Me by Lisa M. Cronkhite Review

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Book Review

Title: Fix Me

Author: Lisa M. Cronkhite

Genre: YA/Social/Romance

Rating: **

Review: The opening to Fix me was brilliant, we meet Penelope and her friend Rose as they get high on a hallucinogenic drug called Fix. It is while she is high that Pen can see and interact with her best friend Nate, despite the fact she knows he isn’t real she acts and talks about him as though he is. We learn that Penelope’s sister Tabatha fell to her death off the very same roof where she got high for the first and the same rooftop she is taking Nate to. While she loves Nate, she knows it is impossible as she created him inside her mind, but she is still nervous about how Nate is going to react to the news of her quitting Fix for good, quitting him for good.

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff Re-Read

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Book Review

Title: Nevernight (re-read)

Author: Jay Kristoff

Genre: YA/Fantasy/Horror

Rating: *****

Review: After reading Nevernight and Godsgrave once before, I was so excited to re-read this book. Last time I just listened to the audiobook but this time I listening to the audiobook and reading the physical copy. I think I am liking this book more the second time around as I already understand how the world works and the characters, so it is easier to get into this time around. I also love Mia so much she is witty and sharp and just the kind of person I’d like to meet in real life. I can honestly say that Mia’s life isn’t uneventful, hardly a moment goes by where she isn’t getting into some form of trouble. While Mia’s backstory is tragic she, unlike some other female leads, doesn’t mope about feeling sorry for herself but harnesses that hurt and anger into something semi-productive. The first meeting between Mia and Tric is 100x times better knowing what is to come so we can watch their relationship build and take it in without wondering whether they are going to get together constantly.

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