Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book Review: What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Addie and Eva are hybrids.

They are two souls in one body.

All people start out like this, but eventually one soul is dominant and the other flutters away permanently. Those who do not 'settle' are considered hybrids and are hunted down. That's why Eva and Addie must keep their secret...well, secret. Addie is pretty much the dominant soul - she controls all their body's actions. Eva is on the edge of dissapearing - all she can do is watch and think. She has no control over their body. Addie and Eva can talk in their mind and they fight just like all close sisters do.

They also love each other like all close sisters do.

But is that enough? When their worst fear comes true and threatens to force one of them into nonexistence, will Addie and Eva have the strength and courage to save themselves...and perhaps others like them; other hybrids?

I won this book off of a drawing I entered at the notebooksisters blog. I was super excited, but at the same time a little skeptical. A book about two people -two souls- in one body? Creepy, right? Wrong. Well, it was a little strange (and maybe a tad creepy in some parts) but overall I greatly enjoyed it. The plot is fresh and original and kept me hanging on the edge of my seat. There were times when the story was going a little too slow for my taste, but somehow each word kept me interested. The ending left me yearning for more and I can't wait for the sequel!

Friday, May 17, 2013

20 Book Questions

 I got these questions from nerdybookwormy's blog.

1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
Like a book I haven't gotten around to reading yet? I'd have to say Starlighter by Brian Davis...I've just been so busy with school (lame excuse, I know)

2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next? 
Current: Nothing (shocked silence...), Last: Mark of Athena by Rick Riordon (reading them with my brother, they're okay. Not great), Next: who knows? I'm random when it comes to books! (and everything else in life...)

3. What book did everyone like and you hated?

I don't really have an answer to that - most of the books I read no one's ever heard of lol

4. Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t? 

 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens...I don't know why I can't bring myself to do it!

5. Which book are you saving for “retirement?” 

Well, I have a summer list, if that's what you mean. On that (enormous) list I have Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyers

6. Last page: read it first or wait till the end?

When I was younger I always read the last page, but now I say WAIT TILL THE END!!!

7. Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?.

I never read them.

8. Which book character would you switch places with?

Dasha from The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?

The Goose Girl (first of the Books of Bayern)

10. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way.

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (You can read how I got it here)
11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?.

Not really special but I did give books away at a yard sale

12. Which book has been with you to the most places?

 I always have like a thousand books in my bag and they're never the same :D
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad ten years later? 

I'm still in high school, but I didn't really enjoy A Tale of Two Cities at first, now I kinda do.

14. What is the strangest item you’ve ever found in a book?

A little girl's school calendar 

15. Used or brand new?

Both! I love finding awesome books at yard sales and thrift stores, but I also love the feeling of a brand new never-been-touched-before book.

6. Stephen King: Literary genius or opiate of the masses?

Never read any of his books.
17. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?

Unfortunately, yes. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole was a tad better than the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series it was based on.
18. Conversely, which book should NEVER have been made into a movie?

I've never read them, but I'm just gonna say Twilight because I've seen it and didn't like it one bit.

19. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks being excluded from this question?.

All books make me want to snack on something, I don't know why.
20. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

I have a very open mind to everyone's suggestions and love reading different genres to see what I like best :)

Feel free to copy and paste these questions onto your own blogs! All I ask is you let me know so I can read your answers :D 

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