Day Seventeen Review: Legend

Legend - Legend

Title: Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Legend (Book One)

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? Day is a wanted criminal. But anonymity has kept him safe ever since he turned to a life of crime. His skills allow him to live on the streets to provide for himself, young tag-a-long Tess and for his family – all of whom think he’s dead save for his older brother.
June is a rising star in the Republic, a prodigy, living a good life till her brother is murdered by Day. She vows to track him down and bring him to justice.
But not everything is what it seems.


Day Sixteen Review: Insurgent

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Title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent (Book Two, click here for book one review)

Who’s it for? Teens, the slightly older end of the category too.

What’s it about? Picking up where Divergent left off, Tris finds herself having to navigate her way through a world gone mad in the wake of the brutal attack that devastated the factions. Half mad with grief and guilt she can’t stop to deal with any of it – and she may yet have to sacrifice more to uncover the truth.

Day Fifteen Review: Partials

Title: Partials
Author: Dan Wells
Series: Partials
Who’s it for? Teens, older teens.
What’s it about? Humanity went to war. But they didn’t fight the war themselves, no, they created the Partials who eventually turned on their creators. The war was brutal and the end was brought about by a virus that killed off 99.9% of the population.
It’s been eleven years since that day and the survivors are stuck in an endless cycle of death – the RM virus is still active and kills off all newborn babies within three to four days of them being born. Kira is desperate to cure the virus once and for all, but little does she realise the consequences of her research…


Day Fourteen Review: Divergent

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Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent (Book One)

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? To save the people their land was split into five groups, each group with its own lifestyle choices and ways of living. On their sixteenth birthday, each teenager is expected to choose which of these groups they will live in forever. But for Tris, her choice will have consequences she could never have imagined as society starts to crumble around them.


Day Thirteen Review: Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Who’s it for? Teens
What’s it about? Standish Treadwell can’t read or write but that doesn’t make him stupid. Stuck under the thumb of a ruthless regime where people can disappear – be erased – without a single word, he and his Gramps are just trying to survive. But when his best friend Hector and his family are taken, Standish knows its time to take a stand.


Day Twelve Review: Broken


Title: Broken
Author: A. E. Rought

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? Emma is in mourning following the untimely death of her boyfriend, Daniel, he had been her everything and she his. But just as she’s picking up the pieces of her life, the mysterious Alex Franks joins the school – his mannerisms, the way he looks at her, it’s like she knows him already. That can’t be possible though – can it?


Day Eleven Review: Pantomime


Title: Pantomime
Author: Laura Lam

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? Micah Grey, a runaway, joins the greatest circus in Ellada – the perfect place to hide. Micah has secrets, secrets no one can ever know or else they’d know that really… he should be in the freak show. Or so he thinks. But the people, the life he left behind when he was Gene – a nobleman’s daughter –  won’t give up so easily, and his secret might have further repercussions than he could ever know.


Day Ten Review: Insignia

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Title: Insignia
Author: S. J. Kincaid
Series: Insignia Trilogy (Book One)

Who’s it for? Teens.

What’s it about? Tom Raines is a gifted gamer, but thanks to an unsettled upbringing has had a sporadic education that’s left him with little prospects. That is till it turns out the US army has taken a great interest in his gaming skills and recruit him to be a virtual reality combatant to help fight World War Three.
Now Tom has real prospects ahead of him but it’s never really that simple.


Day Nine Review: Flying Blind

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Title: Flying Blind
Author: Deborah Cooke
Series: The Dragon Diaries

Who’s it for? Teens, mid to younger end of the group

What’s it about? Zoe Sorensson is a teenager destined for greatness! She’s a Wyvern – the only female dragon shapeshifter in the Pyr – and capable of great things. Or so she’s been told. The reality is she’s yet to master changing her form and ends up attending the Pyr boot camp. But the Pyr are in danger from an old enemy and Zoe realises she has to master her powers or lose everything.


Day Eight Review: The Duff

The Duff (eBook)

Title: The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
Author: Kody Keplinger

Who’s it for? Teens – older teens as there is both continuous swearing and sex (alright, the sex isn’t full on but it’s there and some people prefer warning on that kind of thing).

What’s it about? When out with her friends at a teen bar, Bianca is appalled to be labelled the DUFF (designated ugly fat friend) out of her group of friends by Wesley Rush – high school jock and a moron she’d never hang out with. But when circumstances in her life begin to change she finds herself drawn to him as first impressions don’t always equal the person within.