Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Series: None
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: ★★★★
Pages: 438
Published by St. Martin's Press on September 10, 2013
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Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Wow. Wow. Wow. This book was just magical and amazing and I honestly only have one bad thing to say about it. One. Only one. That's amazing, to say the least. And the only bad thing that I have to say is the Simon Snow aspect of the whole book.

I get that this entire novel was based on Simon Snow, but Simon Snow is basically the equivalent to Harry Potter, and no offense to you Potterheads, but Harry Potter is just not for me. So naturally, Simon Snow was just not for me. Eventually, I got past all the Simon Snow and thought about Levi and Reagan, and everything was great again. Rainbow Rowell has a way of creating such realistic characters that I can relate to and understand on a deeper level. My all-time favorite character in this book that wasn't Levi was Reagan. She's exactly what I would want for a college roommate. As for the twins, I thought that the whole Cather/Wren thing was pretty genius (Catherine), but Wren seemed pretty flaky to me. And I understand that Cather used Wren as a crutch her entire life, hiding behind her sister while she quietly wrote fanfiction about Simon Snow. So when Wren and Cath started drifting apart, it naturally took a toll on Cath. Personally, I felt that Cath leaned a bit too much on her twin, but I think that was the point of the book.

As for plotting and writing, Rainbow Rowell can do no wrong in my eyes. Her prose is so majestic (yes, I just said majestic), and it was easy to just read. Sometimes, I just want an easy read where I can fly through the pages without difficulty, and Fangirl is definitely one of those books. It's going to be a longtime favorite; I can see it. And the ending was good. Really good. It didn't give that much closure for the characters, but I don't think these specific characters really needed any. The final book in the Simon Snow series was released and yay! The end.

In conclusion, I honestly would've never read this book if it hadn't gone on sale on Amazon for $1.70 for the eBook version. I hate to admit that since I loved it so much, but I honestly just wouldn't have had the time or money to buy it and read it. I was okay with Attachments, and I loved Eleanor & Park. So I had no idea how I was going to feel about this book. And the fanfiction part turned me off even more. I write on Wattpad, and literally in the past year the fanfiction section of Wattpad has spiked so much just because of One freaking Direction. Fanfiction is just not for me, so I was surprised that I loved this book. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wil Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

6567017Pages: 304
Release Date: 4/6/10
Publisher: Dutton's Children's
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both of them legions of faithful fans.

This book was honestly so great. I went into it thinking that it was going to suck--no thanks to the girl that I borrowed it from--and I left the book reevaluating my life. I'm not even kidding. This book made me think about everything that I do so much. Because honestly, if you don't life your life the way you want to, then what's the point? You've only got one life, so really, don't screw it up.

The characters in this book are amazing. Will Grayson and Will Grayson. In my opinion, the second Will Grayson (the one that David Levithan wrote) was the one that I liked the most, which sounds kind of horrible since the second WG wanted to kill himself and ignored his mom, but still. He was so sarcastic when I was first going into the book, just like I am. So I sort of related to him a bit, and that's what I liked about him.

The first WG (the one that John Green wrote) was sort of a pussy. I mean, come on. Basically all he did was whine about how having a fat, gay friend was horrible. Seriously though. The starting line in WGWG was like 'my dad always said that you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose' and then John Green's WG went on to call his dad a liar and say that he didn't pick his fat, gay friend Tiny, and that Tiny picked him. Then John Green's WG continued to complain about how it's Tiny's fault that he's not cool anymore.

Yes, John Green's WG, you're welcome to fucking fall off your high horse now, because you're ridin' pretty high in the sky.

But nonetheless, I liked John Green's WG. Just not as much as David Levithan's WG.

The other characters that I loved were Tiny, Jane, and Gideon. I loved Gideon the best. He was a minor character, but he definitely was a turning point in the book and he was the one that made the end possible. So yeah. Kudos to you, Gideon.

Tiny and Jane though. If you've read this book, then you'd understand why these characters are my faves.

But like I said in the beginning, I went into this book expecting something horrible and left it feeling like I was unable to comprehend. This book was truly a gem to read, and I'll probably be rereading it eventually once I knock all my other TBR books off my list. I definitely recommend this book, so go read it!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Champion by Marie Lu

14290364Series: Legend #3
Pages: 369
Date Released: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Rating: ☆☆☆☆

The explosive finale to Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!

He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high level military position. But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them once again. Just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything he has. With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

Note: There are spoilers for Legend and Prodigy in this review.

Let's just take a moment to admire the beautiful quality of that cover. It's almost just as beautiful as this book. Now, I have to point out first that the ending wasn't what I expected at all. I honestly thought that Lu was going to pull a Veronica Roth on us. Just saying. But she didn't, and I'm so glad. But she pulled something that broke my heart, and my friends at school thought I was having a seizure or something. (Yes, I read at school, and while reading this ending in class, I was pretty much hyperventilating.)

But putting the end aside--it was amazingly yet heartbreakingly executed--Champion was solid. Real solid. Usually, third books are difficult to keep interesting and yet continue on with the plot. I have to admit that Champion did struggle with this a bit. Sure, it was interesting enough, but there were times where I wanted to read just one point of view. The spilt views is...unique...but sometimes June would be really intriguing me but then Lu would cut the chapter off and move onto Day. Like, no. I'm sorry. I love you, Day, but I want to hear from June right now. And vice versa. But I will say that Lu does well with two points of views, which I'm happy about.

There was this one scene (multiple scenes, actually) where June is in Antarctica with Arden doing her Princeps-Elect duties. The entire prospect of life being a game in Antarctica is so interesting that I almost wish that we could have that right now. The whole system seems to work out nicely with Antarctica. And it's weird to read a book where Antarctica is inhabited and appears to be the leading country regarding economics and defense. I think I'm still a bit stuck on the fact that there is civilization in Antarctica.

I loved the characters in Champion way more than when they were in Legend and Prodigy. For one, June isn't blindly following a government that could very well be deceiving her (which they were, but who cares now?), and Day wasn't...well, I don't know. Day is nice in every book. I just liked him in here more for some reason. Probably because his brother Eden is back.

The bond that Day shares with his brother makes me all warm inside. Day loves his brother so much, and it's apparent in the book. Eden is always in the back of Day's mind when he makes decisions, and to me, that's love. When you think about others more than yourself, that's love.

I think it was a mix of characters, emotion, and the right amount of romance and action that made me love this book all the more. Champion was definitely a strong finish for the trilogy, and I'm glad that I spent the time to read the previous two books. I feel very satisfied with the ending, therefore I can see one or two rereads in the future.

If you've read Legend and Prodigy but not Champion, go and read Champion now! It's definitely worth it. And if you haven't read Legend yet and you decided to read this review even though I said that there would be spoilers (were there? I can't tell), then go and read the first book!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

World After by Susan Ee

Pages: 314
Release Date: November 19th, 2013
Publisher: Skyscrape
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.
When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.
Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.
Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

I only waited a few months for this book but for me a few months was too long. Angelfall is now one of my favorite books and I honestly haven't stopped thinking about it since I read it. Now, having gotten my hands on World After I feel like this series is weaving it's way into a place in my heart.

We left off in Angelfall with Raffie, the sexy, arrogant and addicting fallen angel carries Penryn, who he believes is dead to her family despite the countless human soldiers with their guns pointed at him. However, Penryn wasn't actually dead, just paralyzed, and has to continue her life with Raffie long gone, thinking she's dead.

To save you from any spoilers of this book, I'll continue with my feelings during the read. The only, single, problem I had with this book - I need more Raffie. I'm possibly addicted to him just as much as Penryn was and could read about him brushing his teeth and enjoy it. Seriously, he wasn't in this book much until near the end and even though some cute moments made up for it, I missed the connection and reading about him as much as I did in Angelfall.

I think the two main reasons that this book and the series as a whole is fantastic, amazing and honestly truly great, are the plot and the characters.

The plot is truly unique with twists and turns you don't expect to happen. Raffie's sword bonding with Penryn and training her to what happens at the very end - and I guess everything- with her sister Paige. You just don't see it coming, and when it happens, it's something amazing to read about, even if it's negative.

The characters have to be my favorite part. None of them are forgettable. Penryn and her wit, her mother and the cow prod, Raffie and his demon wings and Paige with her stitches. Each character is unique with their appearance, personality and has their own story throughout Penryn's. Unlike other stories, they aren't on Penryn's journey, every person has their own and they intertwine, which makes it amazing. It's realistic even in a post-apocalyptic world.

This book had me cheering for Paige, for Penryn, for her mom - for everyone, up until the very end. I felt like I was in a movie the entire time and I know I'll be reading this again very soon.

Great job, Susan Ee! Thank you for this wonderful series. :3

For the first book review on Angelfall, click here

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

17383918Series: Divergent #3
Pages: 526
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

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 meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the 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.

Note: No spoilers for the first two books!

I am so dead inside. This book was just so amazing. I don't get how it could be so damn amazing. I mean, when I first read that huge plot twist at the end, I freaking screamed (in the car). I didn't know whether or not this is how I wanted the series to end. It took a whole for me to realize that it's most definitely not how I wanted it to end, but it's a magnificent way to end the series nonetheless.

To me, Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant are about so much more than some characters in a dystopian society. To me, these books represent the choices you make and how they affect you. And Allegiant most of all taught me that I need variety in my life, and that I need to realize I need to be smart, brave, selfless, peaceful, and truthful all at the same time. I can't just be one.

In all, this book series is by far my favorite--ever--not just because of my absolutely love for the characters and this world but for the lesson that I have learned from my experience of reading them.

I was so apprehensive about the wrap up of this series, as I am with every final book in a series, so much so that I read half and then stopped reading for a few hours because I just couldn't handle it if it didn't reach my expectations.

Let me tell you: Allegiant took my expectations, ripped them out of my heart, stomped on them, and then shoved them back inside my body. Yeah. That is how much I loved this book.

In conclusion, this book series was so amazing, and I have a feeling there are going to be many rereads in the future. Hopefully I'll be able to purchase them in hard copy soon. Ebook version of Tris and Four just don't cut it for me(;

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weekly Summary - Nov. 16, 2013

November 10, 2013 - November 16, 2013
This is a new segment in which Tori recounts the past week on her and Lindsay's blog. Tori tries to write about both girls equally, therefore she types in third person. If it sounds awkward, she's sorry.
So the Divergent movie poster was released this week (Tori thinks; she's not sure). But even if it wasn't this week, she still saw it this week, so it counts. Also, she saw the character posters for Tris, Four, Christina, Max, Peter, Eric (JAI COURTNERY, HELLO), and Tori. They're so cool, in her opinion. She's so excited for this movie to come out next year! Let's not forget the trailer.
So yes. Tori's very excited for this movie to come out. So many movies coming out in 2014. So hard to keep track!
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This section really doesn't have much to do about book, but that's okay! This will just be our favorites like makeup, books (oh look, books), music, apps, etc. Tori might even posts some pictures of her collection of phone cases if she particularly likes one for the week.
  • You'll Think of Me by Keith Urban (Tori)
  • Afraid by The Neighbourhood (Tori)
  • A Town Like This by Cady Groves (Tori)
  • 23 by a bunch of people Tori can't remember (Tori)
  • That's My Kind of Night by Luke Bryan (Tori. As you can see, she's sort of in a country phase)
  • Name Dice. Because honestly, Tori always needs names for her story characters, but can never think of good enough names. This app rolls name dice which really helps her with new characters and their names.
  • Overdrive. If you have a library card and a phone and/or tablet, then you should get this app. You can basically just borrow ebooks from your library (if your library is supported. Some apparently aren't, yet). It's convenient.
  • Goodreads. Tori's had this app for a while, but when she got the newest update for her iPhone, she loved it. It's optimized for iOS 7, and the new look and feel of the app is great. (I love it, Tori says.)
I plan on reading three books next week. They're library books from Overdrive, so I really need to get these read before they expire.

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Other than books, there's also NaNoWriMo. God, NaNoWriMo is hard, and it makes me sort of want to cry. 50,000 words in one month seems impossible, but I did it last November, and I did it in April this year, so I can do it again. In April, I was ahead by like 10,000-20,000 words by April 16th, but today I haven't even reached my word count goal of 26,666 words yet, oops. It's just so hard. You guys should go and be my buddy on NaNoWriMo if you're participating as well. You can find me here! Or you can read my NaNoWriMo story on Wattpad here. It's a rough draft, so no making fun of me, haha.
And other than to be read books and NaNoWriMo, look out for some new reviews! My reviews for Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Allegiant should be up this coming week as well as a Waiting on Wednesday. Maybe even an Has This Ever Happened to You? because for some reason the last five chapters in my copy of Unwind are missing. How does that even happen? So I guess I haven't actually finished Unwind yet even though I've reviewed it. I got spoiled on the ending, and my thoughts are still the same, so I won't be changing my review, but I'm pissed because I'm missing the last five chapters. You can't just not have the ending. So I'm going to Barnes & Noble tomorrow to see if they'll give me a new copy. I don't have my receipt, so I doubt it, but one can hope. It's still in perfect condition. I'm OCD about my books. This is the only time that has ever come in handy.
Oh, yes, and Lindsay was busy, so she couldn't contribute to this. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

12813630Pages: 419
Release Date: 9/3/13 
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Rating: ☆☆☆
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

Uh, this book was...something else. I did like it a lot, but there was just one thing that really pissed me off about the whole book. It was the fact that Tana, Gavriel, or some other character would be in the face of danger and the whole scene would be very intense, but then all of a sudden the chapter would end (which is okay) and then the next chapter will be a flashback.

Like, no. This is not okay. This is not okay. It's just simply not okay.

And okay, there was another thing that really pissed me off, but this sort of has to do with my previous fact.

I just really hated the way that this book was so slow. I bet if all those flashbacks were cut out (except for the one about how Gavriel's girl, you know, and how he became a vampire. Those were necessary), the book would be so much better, and the plot would flow so much more nicely. The flashbacks just created such a rocky atmosphere for the novel, and it didn't go well with the rest of the book.

I mean, no offense, Pearl, but if your sister is having a moment with Gavriel, I could really care less about you sitting on the couch, watching TV. Like really. I don't.

Anyway, other than those two facts, this book was decent. Gavriel was the only thing that saved this book from getting three stars on my part. Gavriel was just so hot, and I loved him. Of course it's natural for me to love the main guy character, but still. His background was genuinely sad and it made me feel for him, which is a big factor in characters to me.

I felt equally bad for Tana...the first half of the book. The second half was literally Tana just complaining about how horrible her life was because her mom died. Like, okay, girl, we've been through this. Your mom died. You don't need to relive the moment over and over again.

It was just small things like that that really got to me by the end of the book. Still, I managed to plow through it in one day, which says quite a bit about it. This is definitely a book that I'll read again someday. Who knows? Maybe I'll like it more after I reread it!

If you like hot guys, vampires, interesting characters, or all of the above, then this is definitely the book for you! It was a nice twist on vampires, and I was grateful from the switch from sparkly vampires to raging Cold humans.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer + The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Series: Mara Dyer #1
Pages: 466
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Publisher: Simon and Schushter
Rating: ★★★★★
Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.It can.She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.There is.She doesn't believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.She’s wrong.

Sometimes it takes you over a year to get around to reading a book you bought. Sometimes it also takes your best friend telling you it's good. But in the end, it usually takes self motivation to read all the books on your bookshelf that you haven't read.

I can't believe I put off such an amazing, jaw-dropping book. This gave me the chills and even that couldn't make me put it down. My life was on hold - when I was interrupted while reading the juicy words I would throw a fit. You can't just stop reading a book like this. Even food and bathroom breaks must wait!

And now onto Noah.

Noah. Noah. Noah. Noah. Noah.

This is a video of me jumping on my bed to express my love for Noah:

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Series: Mara Dyer #2
Pages: 544
Release Date: Feburary 28th, 2013
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Rating: ★★★★★
Mara Dyer knows she isn't crazy. She knows that she can kill with her mind, and that Noah can heal with his. Mara also knows that somehow, Jude is not a hallucination. He is alive. Unfortunately, convincing her family and doctors that she's not unstable and doesn't need to be hospitalized isn't easy. The only person who actually believes her is Noah. But being with Noah is dangerous and Mara is in constant fear that she might hurt him. She needs to learn how to control her power, and fast! Together, Mara and Noah must try and figure out exactly how Jude survived when the asylum collapsed, and how he knows so much about her strange ability...before anyone else ends up dead!

This book ended with some really big no-nos. And by that, I mean with some GIGANTIC cliffhangers that made me want to smash my skull into concrete while I impatiently for the next book in the series. I didn't believe Tori when she said the second book was better than the first, but my God, was it ever.

This book. This book. If you haven't read it yet, or the series, for that matter, please, for my sake read it. I'm so in love with this series that I bought the second book right after the first and I'm truly in love.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

764347Series: Unwind #1
Pages: 310
Release Date: June 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Rating: ★★★★
Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god. I just finished this book, and I swear to god this was seriously one of the best books I've read in a long while. It just flowed so nicely as if I wasn't even spending my time reading a book! It was like a movie in my head! It's so hard to find books so beautifully crafted like Neal Shusterman's Unwind, but hey, I found one, and I'm so happy that I did.

That first thing that stood out to me most about Unwind was the way that each chapter was a different point of view. Now, this usually pisses me off, but this book was written in third person. And it was so wonderfully written in third person that I sometimes forgot that it was in third and not first person. No that says something about this book. So I can sum this point up to the writing was just marvelous, and I loved it so much. Why did this have to be so awesome? Just so, so, so awesome.

The second thing that struck me as amazing about Unwind were the characters. All of them were just so stunning, and raw, and real, and I just loved them to pieces (uh, pun not intended). Connor, Risa, Lev, Roland--they all played an important role in this book, and they all played their role well. I honestly didn't find one flat character. The character with the most personality had to be Lev though. His thoughts were just so interesting and his choices reflected the events in his life so amazingly that I just can't even deal right now. Seriously.

Connor though. He was my favorite. I don't know why, but he was such a strong character--not as strong as Lev, but near that much--and his independent nature made me like him even more. The only thing I didn't like about him was his relationship with Risa. I felt like their relationship, although not insta-love, was hashed out of necessity and not emotions. I mean, the minute he meets her, he starts having feelings for her. After he left his girlfriend, Ariana, who is a bitch, by the way. I just wasn't buying it.

And at the end, when they were making out in the bathroom stall like long lost lovers? Sorry. No. I laughed.

But obviously that wasn't too big of a deal for me. The romance wasn't a prominent point in the novel, and so it's easy for me to banish it to the back of my mind.

Something that I can't banish to the back of my mind though are the grammar mistakes throughout my printed version of Unwind. I don't know if it was just this particular print or if it's the copy editor or whatever, but I found so many errors in this book that I wanted to smash my head against my desk (I read the majority of this book at school). I am a die hard language person, and the fact that a published book had so many mistakes pissed me the fuck off.

So yeah. Other than Connor and Risa's relationship and the grammar, I loved this book so much, and I think that the five stars are well-deserved. The idea in this book is unique (to me, at least), and that's another thing that I loved about this book. I would recommend this to almost anybody. Even if you're not too keen on the whole dystopian aspect, Unwind barely feels like any of the dystopians I've read in the past. It feels real.

And I think the best--and maybe creepiest--part about Unwind is that it's so realistic that it could actually happen.

I'm just going to let you think about that for a while.