Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reached - Ally Condie

Date Started: 9/8/2014
Date Finished: 9/10/2014

Amazon blurb:

Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect fa├žade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter.

The wait is over.

One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion. With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose. 


Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Playdate - Louise Millar

Date Started: 9/6/2014
Date Finished: 9/6/2014

Meh.

I didn't love this book. I didn't hate it. It was a quick read that amounted to a lot of build up with very little pay off. Yes, all neighbors have secrets...were the ones here really so hard to see? I didn't think so.


Here's the Amazon back-of-the-book summary:
In a quiet London suburb, a group of mothers relies on each other for friendship, favors, and gossip. But some of them shouldn’t be trusted, and others have dark secrets.

When Callie moved into her new neighborhood, she thought it would be easy to fit in. The other parents have been strangely hostile, though, and her frail daughter Rae is finding it impossible to make friends. Suzy, with her rich husband and her three energetic children, has been the only one to reach out, although their friendship has recently felt inexplicably strained. Now the police have suggested that someone dangerous may be living in their neighborhood, and the atmosphere feels even more toxic. Then there’s the matter of Callie’s ex-husband, and the shocking truth behind their divorce . . . a truth that she would do anything to hide.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Crossed - Ally Condie

Date Started: 9/5/2014
Date Finished: 9/5/2014

On we go with the YA saga....this time Ky and Cassia are escaping Society...but to what?!

Amazon summary:

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by Society to his certain death--only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life . . . and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game. On the edge of Society, nothing is as expected, and crosses and double crosses make Cassia's path more twisted than ever.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Giver - Lois Lowry

Date Started: 9/2/14
Date Finished: 9/4/14

Man, what a bummer. I was excited to read this one as it's considered THE pre-cursor for the current dystopian craze. Or at least that's the impression I was under. And it was good...until...