Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

January 23rd, 2014 Kimberly Review 104 Comments

23rd Jan
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

I actually received the ARC of Uninvited by Sophie Jordan last year and set it aside for review closer to the release date. Then in October I reviewed a wonderful NA contemporary romance called Foreplay by new to me author Sophie Jordan who also writes historical romances for Avon, HarperCollins. When I realized they were the same author I was both nervous and excited. I knew she could write breathtakingly beautiful contemporary romances but could she wow this lover of dystopians? The answer, my friends, is yes! She gave me an intense, bone-chillingly realistic future world with interesting characters. Mini-review: Thought-provoking, eerily plausible and exciting beginning to this duology.

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

January 21st, 2014 Kimberly Review 92 Comments

21st Jan
Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising is a brilliant dystopian and the first in the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown. From the depths below Mar’s surface to the hills of Olympus; Brown melded science-fiction, complex characters and outstanding world-building in this tale that left me spent and begging for more. Mini review: Epic world-building, brutal, and enthralling with whiffs of a darker Hunger Games.

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Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

December 20th, 2013 Kimberly Review 34 Comments

20th Dec
Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

It is no secret that I have mad love for this author and the Shatter Me series. I don’t often purchase all of the side novellas for series I adore, but made exceptions for this series. Until now, I have not been disappointed. Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective, and it left me disappointed. Mini review: character exposed, short yet kept me on edge and advanced the overall story arc.

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The Trap by Andrew Fukuda

November 27th, 2013 Kimberly Review 35 Comments

27th Nov
The Trap by Andrew Fukuda

Since the beginning, I have loved Andrew Fukuda’s twisted Hunt trilogy. His unique take on vampires in The Hunt and then the mind-bending twists of The Prey. The Trap was one of my most anticipated books for 2013 and boy howdy, Fukuda did not disappoint. The Trap was a non-stop, action packed tale, with a conclusion that once again blew my mind. Mini review: smart, spine-chilling, with intense action scenes and revelations that will leave you screaming!

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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

November 25th, 2013 Kimberly Review 124 Comments

25th Nov
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson was an absolute blast to read. This science-fiction dystopian is a superheroes lovers dream. Villains, heroes, technological abilities and action kept me spellbound. This was a smashing beginning to the Reckoners trilogy and one I cannot wait to continue. Mini review: entertaining, and engrossing with fascinating rebels that kept me flippin’ the pages.

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