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#UncriticalJune18 – Shadowhunter Giveaway

Hello everyone!

It’s June and that means I’ve been doing this for one whole year! Wow I can’t believe it has been a year! Time certainly has flown. June is also my birthday month! So why not giveaway a big prize!

You may notice that this months prompt is Shadowhunter themed. I love my Shadowhunters so why not spread the love for them during this special month!

The Grand Prize Winner will win a surprise box packed full of Shadowhunter merch. I’m sure any Shadowhunter fan will love it!

The 2 runner ups will win any paperback book they want from Amazon or Book Depository!

Each day you guys do a prompt enters your name to win the giveaway! Rules and more ways to gain more entries will be on my Instagram post on Critic_Uncritical_Bookworm  

Just encase your not a shadowhunter fan or don’t have that much shadowhunter stuff. There’s also a option each day to do another bookish prompt.

I am so very excited! I hope you all will join in!

Below I will explain each prompt in detail just encase you guys don’t understand one!

Have fun and good luck! ❤

 

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  1. #JuneTBR – What do you plan to read this month?
  2. Angelic//Perfect Books – Lets see the angelic rune or books that are just perfect to you.
  3. Loyal//Loyal Character – Loyal Rune or Loyal Characters
  4. Knowledge//Smartest Characters – Knowledge Rune or Smartest Characters you know!
  5. Shadowhunter Merch – Lets see your fav Shadowhunter or if you don’t have any simply your fav bookish merch.
  6. Magnus Bane//Blue Books – It’s Wednesday so you can celebrate #booksnotbullies as well.
  7. Persuade//Persuavive Characters – Persuade Ruin or some of your most favorite persuavive characters.
  8. Power//Powerful Reads – Power Rune or your most fav powerful read, something that really speaks to you.
  9. Clarvioant Sight//Futuristic Books
  10. Clary Fray//Red Books – Maybe try a giant book spiral if your up to it!
  11. Angels and Demons//Good VS Evil
  12. Love//Your Fav – Love Ruin or Anything that is your favorite.
  13. Fearless – Fearless Ruin or a fearless book or character.
  14. Parabatai//Best Friends – Parabatai ruin or Your Fav Parabatai or Fav Bookish Best Friends
  15. Today is my birthday! I’ll be 25. I feel so old. I know I’m not really, but it sucks. haha. Anyway let’s celebrate! Post anything you want today!
  16. Heightened Speed//Fast Reads – Rune or A book or series that you just blew through.
  17. Stealth//Stealthy Characters – Rune or your Fav stealthy characters, maybe an assiassain? =]
  18. Jace Wayland//Glowing Covers- A post dedicated to Jace or just some beautiful glowing covers. I think of glowing covers when I look at the shadowhunter books!
  19. Strnghth//Strong Characters – Rune or your fav most strong character
  20. Deflect//Books With Twists – Rune or a book you can think of with so many great twists!
  21. Alec Lightwood//Black Books – A Alec post or some black books maybe some black spines.
  22. Shadowhunter Merch! – Yes, Again! Refer to day five for the help info. ❤
  23. #Shadowhunter Saturday – Everything or anything shadowhunter related.
  24. Shadowhunter #shelfie – Is there a dedicated section of your book shelf to the shadowhunter books? Lets see it! If you don’t a regular shelfie it is!
  25. Izzy Lightwood//Flashy Books
  26. The Infernal Devices – Anything and everything to do with this series!
  27. The Dark Artifacts – Anything and everything to do with series!
  28. The Mortal Instruments – Anything and everything to do with series! Do you have any of the Mortal Instruments? You should totally use them in todays prompt! Might get you an extra entry for the giveaway! ❤
  29. Shadowhunter Candles or just ordinary candles.
  30. #JuneBookHaul – What books did you get this month?
  31. #JuneWrapup – What books did you read this month?

 

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#UncriticalMay – Bookish Challenge and Giveaway

Hey everyone!

I’m back at it with another challenge for the bookish community. I tried to make the prompts for this month to be a positive as possible. So lets all try to spread some love and kindness in the month of May and always!

Of course there will be a prize for $10 USD towards a book to Book Depository or Amazon!

Each day you guys do a prompt enters your name to win the giveaway! Rules will be on my Instagram post on Critic_Uncritical_Bookworm  

I am so very excited! I hope you all will join in!

Below I will explain each prompt in detail just encase you guys don’t understand one!

Have fun and good luck! ❤

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1. #MayTBR – What books do you plan to read this month?

2. #BooksNotBullies – Blue Books and Spread Love

3. A Series That Makes You Happy! – What series really makes you feel all the warm and fuzzies?

4. Fav Bookmarks – Lets see all your favorite bookmarks you have!

5. Powerful Characters – What character is really courageous, powerful or brave to you?

6. #SockSunday – Lets see some socks and books!

7. Key To Your Heart – What is the key to your heart? It doesn’t have to be bookish!

8. All Time Fav Character – Literally, who is your favorite?

9. #BooksNotBullies – Yup, Blue Books and Spreading Love again!

10. Character That Makes You Smile! – Who makes you smile the whole way through the book!?

11. Quote To Always Remember – What inspirational quote really speaks to you or helps you through hard times?

12. #ShelfieSunday – Lets see your book shelf!

13. More People Should Be Like This Character – What character do we need more in this world? Who is just so amazing and kind!

14. All The Feels – What makes you feel all the feelings good or bad!

15. Magical – Anything or everything magical

16. #BooksNotBullies – Blue Books – You can never spread enough love and kindness!

17. Inspiring Authors – What author really inspires you to write or to just read all their books!

18. Inspiring Characters – What Characters really inspire you in life?

19. Soft and Cuddly – A soft and cuddly character or maybe a soft and cuddly creature!

20. #SockSunday – Lets see those socks and books!

21. Fav Fandom – Lets see you all time favorite fandom!

22. Fairies – Anything or everything fairies!

23. #BooksNotBullies – Blue Books – Spread Love and Kindness

24. Beautiful Bookish Things – Anything Beautiful to you!

25. Fav Candles – Lets see all your favorite candles you own!

26. #ShelfieSunday – Lets see your book shelf!

27. OTP – Who is your ultimate one true pair or just one of your favs?

28. Ship You Hate Everyone Loves – What couple do you hate, that everyone loves? Or those couples everyone wishes were together, but you don’t.

29. Dedication To Your Fav Color – Make the whole picture in your fav color as much as possible!

30. #MayBookHaul – What books did you get this month?

31. #MayWrapUp What books did you read this month?
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Review: Royal Return(Royal Replicas #4) By: Michael Pierce

38115547The Synopsis:

After awaking in the palace, Victoria learns firsthand what’s been happening to her sisters—and the horrors they’ve had to endure. Now locked within her own body, she’s merely a passenger, forced to ride along as the doctors’ sinister plot unfolds. How many people—including the ones she loves most—will have to die by her hand?
Meanwhile, Prince Byron is the number one suspect in the Queen’s murder, making his efforts to save Victoria and return the crown to Princess Amelia far more dangerous. Is he willing to risk everything to get back the girl he loves?Join Victoria and Byron as they fight for the fate of the Kingdom in the EPIC final installment of the Royal Replicas series!

 

My Review:

If you haven’t already seen my reviews for the first three books in this series, here they are Review: Royal Threat (Royal Replicas #3) by Michael Pierce ,Review: Royal Captives (Royal Replicas #2) by Micheal Pierce ,Review: Royal Replicas by Michael Pierce

I just wanted to start off by saying that I am sad to see this series end. I am so very grateful to have been a part of Micheal Pierce’s review team and to have read this epic journey of a story. Even though I am sad for the end, Micheal Pierce did end it beautifully.

Of course it was so good I read it all in one sitting. The final book is packed full of action, lots of battling and fighting. It had me on edge the whole time, hoping that my favorite characters wouldn’t get killed off. Even though everyones world is falling apart all the characters really try to stick together and ultimately help Victoria and the Princess. The AI was definitely interesting and a different twist to this series and it had a couple of new characters I really liked as well. But Micheal Pierce has always been great at making likeable characters, even the evil ones.

I definitely recommend this series if you love dystopian, action, a little bit of steampunk feel and some romance. Also if you don’t mind lots of violence. You will love this series and Victoria’s journey.

 

About The Author:

Michael writes YA speculative fiction. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife, kids, and two blood-thirsty chiweenies. When he’s not at the computer, he enjoys spending quality time with family, practicing yoga, playing guitar behind closed doors, and listening to audiobooks.

Be sure to follow Micheal Pierce on his:
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Review: Ruined by M.C. Frank

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The Synopsis:

The duke of Ashton sits at the Opera at Vauxhall Gardens, bored out of his mind, and plans murder. He curses the day that brought the little governess, destitute and sad, at his door eight months ago, to upset his careless if a bit meaningless existence.
How could he have guessed the terrible, evil secrets she was hiding? And now that he knows all, the truth appears wilder, even more despicable than even he could have imagined. He hadn’t counted on losing his heart to her, of course, but he did. What he doesn’t know is that a tendril of the shadows of madness and sin that followed Beatrice to his door is still out there, looking for something to devour.
The only one who can save him from the darkness is the girl herself, but he knows he’ll never see her again. He who once prided himself on his indifference to other human beings, feels his chest constrict with pain every time he even thinks of her. Beatrice, smart, gentle, kind-hearted, lovely. Ruined.

 

My Review:

Ruined is a Jane Eyre retelling, but even though I have not read Jane Eyre I extremely enjoyed this story. This will be my fourth book I read by M.C. Frank and once again I was not disappointed.  It was written beautifully and I felt immediately drawn into that era. The style of writing was perfect, it felt like I was reading a true classic.

I loved all the characters, even the bad ones. I loved to hate them. The main character, Beatrice is a extremely strong young women, even though she might not think so. She hides a extremely dark secret from her past, which is shown through some pretty dark flashbacks. The darkness in Beatrice’s story might be difficult for some readers, but I don’t mind because he made you feel for Beatrice and understand her actions more. Dominic dark and brooding and I pictured as handsome. I found him oh so swoon worthy! Beatrice brought out the best in Dominic and it was so adorable to watch. Their relationship had me on edge the whole time. Friendship on and off and bickering like a old married couple and teasing one another I just wanted them to be happily ever after!
I loved how it was both in Dominic and Beatrice POV. It made it easier to see both of what they were feeling and had me even more connected to them. It was smoothly paced and never dull. Full of romance,mystery and action. I loved it! If you love classics, modern classics, retellings, romances, contemporaries and just a great read I recommend this to you.

 

Ruined is available for purchase on Amazon
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#UncriticalApril-Bookish Challenge/Mega Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

I’m back at it with another challenge for the bookish community. Things have been a little dark lately so I decided to spread some love giving away some things!

This month their will be 4 prizes so that means 4 winners!

Each day you guys do a prompt enters your name to win the giveaway! Rules will be on my Instagram post on Critic_Uncritical_Bookworm  

I am so very excited! I hope you all will join in! I think the prompts will be a lot of fun for all bookworms! This months prompts were inspired by Hogwarts, ACOTAR, and Shadowhunters, but you can take the prompts to your meaning as you wish if you’re not fans.

Below I will explain each prompt in detail just encase you guys don’t understand one!

Have fun and good luck! ❤

 

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1. April TBR – Lets see the books you plan to read this month!

2. Currently Reading – Lets see what you are currently reading?

3. Gryffindor – Lets see some Gryffindor or just some Harry Potter Pride!

4. Night – This is inspired by the Night Court from ACOTAR so lets see that Night Court merch or if you’re not a fan anything to do with Night will do! 😀

5. Parabtai – If you’re a Shadowhunter fan you’ll know what a Parabatai is, but if you don’t lets just see your bookish best friend or your fav character best friends!

6. Paint – Lets see anything to do with paint rather it be art or paint itself!

7. Disney – Lets see anything Disney!

8. Time – This one was actually inspired by Doctor Who, but you can do anything that deals with time! Clocks or time travel are a few examples.

9. Slytherin – Lets see some Slytherin or just some Harry Potter Pride!

10. Spring – This is inspired by the Spring Court from ACOTAR so lets see that Spring Court merch or if you’re not a fan anything to do with Spring will do! 😀

11. Angelic – Inspired by the Shadowhunter rune! Lets see it or anything to do with Angels.

12. Vampires – Inspired by Simon Lewis! Lets see some Vampires.

13. Fire – Inspired by the Autumn Court lets see some fire or flame!

14. Ravenclaw – Lets see some Ravenclaw or just some Harry Potter Pride!

15. Day – This is inspired by the Day Court from ACOTAR so lets see that Day Court merch or if you’re not a fan anything to do with Day will do! 😀

16. Rainbow – Inspired by The Rainbow of Velaris! Lets see anything Rainbow!

17. Bat Appreciation Day – Inspired by the Illyrians and it really is Bat Appreciation Day!

18. Hufflepuff – Lets see some Hufflepuff or just some Harry Potter Pride!

19. Warlocks – Inspired by Magnus Bane! Let’s see some warlock magic or your favorite warlock!

20. Inner Circle – Inspired by THE inner circle of the Night Court. Lets see the whole team or just your fav member! Or if you’re not a fan, who is your fav bookish group.

21. Dawn – This is inspired by the Dawn Court from ACOTAR so lets see that Dawn Court merch or if you’re not a fan anything to do with Dawn will do! 😀

22. #socksunday – Socks! Socks! Socks! Lets see some socks!

23. Autumn – This is inspired by the Autumn Court from ACOTAR so lets see that Autumn Court merch or if you’re not a fan anything to do with Autumn will do! 😀

24. Black – Inspired by the quote “Shadowhunters looking better in black than the widows of our enemies.” But you make a photo with anything black if you want.

25. Weapon of Choice – Another one inspired by the shadowhunters, but you can use your imagination on this one!

26. Winter – This is inspired by the Winter Court from ACOTAR so lets see that Winter Court merch or if you’re not a fan anything to do with Winter will do! 😀

27. Wings – Inspired by Angels and the Illyrians! Lets see some wings!

28. Dreams – Inspired by Velaris! What do you dream about? Whats some dreamy characters? Characters that are dreamers? Or just some Velaris merch!

29. April Bookhaul – What books did you get in April?

30. April wrapup – What books did you read in April?

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Review: Burning Doors(The Extraction List #2) By: Renee N. Meland

 

Burning Doors (The Extraction List Book 2) by [Meland, Renee N.]The Synopsis:

Cain Foley committed his first murder before he could even drive a car. Not that he would’ve had anywhere to drive to. When he was fifteen, America was one of the poorest countries in the world, and its’ citizens took their hatred of that fact out on each other through gangs and violence. Children that were barely tall enough for carnival rides peppered the streets selling drugs (or themselves) so they could buy their next meal.

Every night on the news, Cain watched as an angelic blonde woman who lost her own child swore she’d end it. She assaulted America’s televisions with praise for the Parental Morality Law: a set of rules that spells out exactly what it takes to be a parent in the eyes of the government, and the consequences of breaking those rules. He prayed every night that she would come and rescue him before his father took his belt off again. Before she could save him, Cain faced a fatal choice: fight back or die on the basement floor. He chose life. Now on the run, he finds himself being hunted by a police officer with his own special brand of torture. Before he can save even a handful of children who have been swept up in the gang life, he must first cover up not one, but two murders: his father’s, and one committed by a teenage madam who is either the love of his life, or his final undoing. As he feels himself being pushed further and further to the edge, he realizes that surviving his father was just the beginning.

 

My Review:

This is the second book in the Extraction List series and it’s all bout Cane Foley! The dark and mysterious boy that helped out Riley in the last book! If you haven’t already be sure to check out my review of it here Review: The Extraction List By Renee N. Meland

I was pretty excited to have a book all about Cane, because he’s definitely my favorite character of the series. It was one action packed ride that showed Cain’s transformation to the Cain we know in the previous book. While it was a tragic story I really enjoyed getting the history and seeing how he became the badass we know him as. It wasn’t very easy, he went through so so much. Renee Meland definitely squeezed in a long rough ride of a story in such a small book and still it flowed quickly and smoothly. It is full of twists and turns and will have you always on edge.

I was also really glad we got to see how Cain and Jordan became friends and the new characters from his past were also really great. All written extremely well into the dark world that Meland created, but yet it is so realistic. 

I loved this book I highly recommend it and the whole series especially if you love Dystopians! 

 

About The Author:

RRenee N. Melandenee N. Meland resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two dogs. Her favorite obsessions are Rome, learning new recipes, and exploring the world around her. She believes that telling stories is the best job in the world.

Be sure to check out her Website and follow her on Instagram,Twitter and Facebook!

 

 

 

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Review: Wingbound by Heather Trim

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The Synopsis:

Ledger is supposed to fear and despise the Sky People of Ellery. When an Ellerian girl named Alouette with beautiful, white wings sneaks into his village, everything changes. With his village at war with the winged people who live on the floating island that circles their world, he does the unthinkable: he befriends her.

In Ledger’s seventeenth harvest, Ellery returns empty. The Sky People are gone, Alouette is missing, and Ledger must make a difficult choice—continue life as usual in the blacksmith workshop or board the island against the elders’ wishes and find her.

From debut author Heather Trim comes a vibrant fantasy where following the rules isn’t always the right thing to do when you were born to be the exception.

 

My Review:

Wingbound is seriously unlike anything I’ve read before. I mostly read Fantasy so that is saying something. After reading the synopsis I was extremely excited to dive into the book! It had me at sky people and wings. I really like how in the beginning we grow up with Ledger a little bit, through the time he met Alouette and the present. I looked forward to Alouette’s visits each year. Don’t worry though that didn’t take up much time in the story. Heather Trim did a excellent job at telling an amazing story in only around 230 pages and it all flowed nicely.

When Ledger finally decides to go find Alouette it was one of my favorite parts because even Ledger is surprised by who will come with him to help find Alouette! It was very heartwarming and when everyone bands together it was so fun to see them go off on there adventure.

I’m in love with Ellery! Heather Trim created such a beautiful,mystical, unique world. Ellery is unlike any other and so are the people of Ellery. Even though this story is obviously fantasy, everything was so clear and realistic. Trim did a great job at blending the human and Ellerian world together. She just did a great job with everything!

I really liked Ledger because he’s not your usual male protagonist. He’s just so down to earth and I loved that he didn’t really care what society thought and he wasn’t afraid to do what he thought was right. Ledger also goes through ALOT to find Alouette and I respect that. Alouette was not in most of the book, but after the beginning it is not the last we see of her. The ending definitely was a shocking twist for me and I was very surprised. I really hope there will be a sequel soon because I’d love to know more. And I do hope that the ending isn’t going the way I think it is next. I definitely ship Ledger and Alouette. ;]

I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and quick read. And fans of Fantasy will definitely enjoy this. I think it falls under YA, but I think younger and older readers will enjoy this story as well!

 

About The Author:

Heather TrimHeather Trim, an award-winning author, conference speaker and cookie eater, inspires with her unique perspective of spirituality and the world. She lives in Georgia with her husband, Kevin, and five lively children. Heather enjoys bullet journaling, intricate board games, and reading too many young adult novels.

She can be found on her Website,Twitter,Instagram and Facebook!

 

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Review/Giveaway:Active Memory(Mirador #3) By Dan Wells

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The Synopsis:

Active Memory (Mirador #3)

by Dan Wells
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Release Date: February 13, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
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36277567Even in a world where technology connects everyone’s minds, it would seem that some secrets can still remain hidden.

For all the mysteries teen hacker Marisa Carneseca has solved, one has always eluded her: When she was two years old, she was in a car accident in which she lost her arm and a mob boss’s wife, Zenaida de Maldonado, lost her life. No one can tell her what she was doing in that car, or how it led to the feud between the Carnesecas and the Maldonados.

The secrets from the past rise violently to the surface when Zenaida’s freshly severed hand shows up at the scene of a gangland shooting. If Zenaida is—or was—still alive, it means there’s even more about Marisa’s past that she doesn’t know.

And when everyone from Los Angeles gangs to the world’s largest genetic engineering firms becomes involved in the case, it’s clear there’s more happening under the surface than anyone cares to admit.

The truth is out there, and Marisa will have to thread together lost friends, corporate assassins, a gang lord’s digital brain, and what might be a literal ghost from the past in order to find it.

 

My Review:

“The past is in the past, It can’t hurt you unless you let it. So we’re not going to let it.”

This book was amazing, just like the other two before it! I really love Dan Wells writing style and can’t wait to check out his other series!

Here’s my reviews for the first two books if you haven’t already seen them.
Review: Bluescreen (Mirador #1) By: Dan Wells 
Review: Ones and Zeros (Mirador #2) By: Dan Wells

Marisa and The Cherry Dogs are back at it again hacking their way through the world wide web. This time Marisa is finally finding out things that we have been wondering since book one. Why was she in the car with Omar’s Mom fifteen years ago!

I definitely didn’t see the truth arising by the police finding Zenaida de Maldonado’s FRESH severed hand at a crime scene. So Marisa and the gang are on a mission to find out did Zenaida really die or not fifteen years ago. While on their mission they uncover even more secrets connecting her and Zenaida to the world’s most powerful genetic engineering firm.

Along the way Marisa gets a little help from the Mob and her brothers gang which got pretty interesting. Which also leads to more of Omar, which Marisa might start to have feelings for!? What about Alain! We won’t know because sadly he isn’t in this one, but I have a feeling he’d be in feature books. I really hope so! Please tell me there’s more books! I’d love to read more of this world!

“He stopped, and turned toward her. His eyes were as dark as onyx, and she was suddenly struck by the way he looked at her – intense and probing, like was looking at her and into her and through her all at once.”

There’s also some new obstacles
“And I definitely don’t want her to tangle with me.” “The Wonder Mantis”, said Sahara. “The WoMantis,” sad Marisa. ” The Mantissassin,” said Sahara.”
With those names you can only imagine what to expect from that person.

The ending was bittersweet, but I think perfect.

“Be yourself, because it’s obviously working well for you, but don’t be yourself so hard that you forget to be the kind of self that other people need.”

About The Author: 

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells is best known for his horror series I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, of which the first book is now an award-winning movie through IFC Midnight. His other novels include THE HOLLOW CITY, a supernatural thriller about schizophrenia, EXTREME MAKEOVER, in which a beauty company destroys the world, and two young adult science fiction series: the post-apocalypse PARTIALS and the cyberpunk MIRADOR. He has written for television, on the upcoming science fiction series EXTINCT, and wrote and produced the horror comedy stage play A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS. He cohosts the Hugo-winning podcast for aspiring writers called Writing Excuses, which has expanded to include its own writing conference. He also writes short fiction and game fiction, and edited the anthology ALTERED PERCEPTIONS to help raise funds for and awareness of mental illness. Dan lives in northern Utah with his wife, 6 children, and more than 400 boardgames.

Follow Dan Wells on Tumblr,Goodreads,Twitter and his Website

Giveaway!

All three hardcover books from the series and a Cherry Dogs t-shirt  (US Only)

 

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Check out the rest of the Active Memory tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Bookclub HERE!

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Review: Ones and Zeros (Mirador #2) By: Dan Wells

The Synopsis:

30255941Overworld. It’s more than just the world’s most popular e-sport—for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life. It means fame and fortune, or maybe it’s a ticket out of obscurity or poverty. If you have a connection to the internet and four friends you trust with your life, anything is possible. Marisa Carneseca is on the hunt for a mysterious hacker named Grendel when she receives word that her amateur Overworld team has been invited to Forward Motion, one of the most exclusive tournaments of the year. For Marisa, this could mean anything—a chance to finally go pro and to help her family, stuck in an LA neighborhood on the wrong side of the growing divide between the rich and the poor. But Forward Motion turns out to be more than it seems—rife with corruption, infighting, and danger—and Marisa runs headlong into Alain Bensoussan, a beautiful, dangerous underground freedom fighter who reveals to her the darker side of the forces behind the tournament. It soon becomes clear that, in this game, winning might be the only way to get out alive.

 

My Review:

“Great Holy Hand Grenades!”

The sequel to Bluescreen has surpassed it on a whole other level. Add all the Hacker action from Bluescreen with lots of gaming and one mega heist and you get Ones and Zeroes! Dan Wells really brings out the urban decay and shines a light on living in a corporate-controlled society.

This is the second of the series, but Wells gives you enough information in the beginning to understand without reading the first, but the first book was so good I recommend you start there if you haven’t already! Here’s my review for it! Review: Bluescreen (Mirador #1) By: Dan Wells

Marisa’s friend Anja gets the Cherry Dogs into an exclusive event called Forward Motion. Forward Motion is a charity event that lures the best players in the world to one place. This year, that place is Los Angeles. Which means for the first time, all five Cherry Dogs will be in the same place together! Which was pretty fun! You really got to know the characters more in this one and I really connected with Fang. We both love to stay in our shells! Of course it isn’t just going to be a reunion, Marisa and her teammates will have to risk life and limb not only to access the secrets within this powerful organization, but somehow manage to survive and win the tournament!
“The most important thing in the entire world, in the entirety of human experience, is that you can choose which kind of person you are. I want to be the kind that makes a change.”
There’s a few new characters including a terminator like man called Mr. Park who is nearly unstoppable. Mr.Park reminded me of T-1000 in the Terminator movie. Then there is Alain Bensoussan and his partner in crime Renata. I’m definitely shipping Marisa and Alain.
With a ending I didn’t think would happen, I can’t wait to read book three!
“There are people who matter, and people who don’t. There are ones, and there are zeroes.”

About The Author:

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells is best known for his horror series I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, of which the first book is now an award-winning movie through IFC Midnight. His other novels include THE HOLLOW CITY, a supernatural thriller about schizophrenia, EXTREME MAKEOVER, in which a beauty company destroys the world, and two young adult science fiction series: the post-apocalypse PARTIALS and the cyberpunk MIRADOR. He has written for television, on the upcoming science fiction series EXTINCT, and wrote and produced the horror comedy stage play A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS. He cohosts the Hugo-winning podcast for aspiring writers called Writing Excuses, which has expanded to include its own writing conference. He also writes short fiction and game fiction, and edited the anthology ALTERED PERCEPTIONS to help raise funds for and awareness of mental illness. Dan lives in northern Utah with his wife, 6 children, and more than 400 boardgames.

 

I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions or comments feel for to comment below! I’d love to hear them! ❤
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