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ReWired - S.R. Johannes

ReWired
S.R. Johannes
Publication date: August 27th 2017
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult

YA cyber thriller, ReWIRED, by Shelli Johannes-Wells (writing as S.R. Johannes), which offers a fresh and exciting new take on the genre, and could be described as Ally Carter’s HEIST SOCIETY meets THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO for teens.

Sixteen-year-old Ada Lovelace is never more alive and sure of herself than when she’s hacking into a “secure” network as her alter ego, the Dark Angel. In the real world, Ada is broken, reeling from her best friend Simone’s recent suicide. But online, the reclusive daughter of Senator Lovelace (champion of the new Online Privacy Bill) is a daring white hat hacker and the only female member of the Orwellians, an elite group responsible for a string of high-profile hacks against major corporations, with a mission to protect the little guy. Ada is swiftly proving she’s a force to be reckoned with, when a fellow Orwellian betrays her to the FBI. To protect her father’s career, Ada is sent to ReBoot, a technology rehab facility for teens…the same rehab Simone attended right before killing herself.

It’s bad enough that the ReBoot facility is creepy in an Overlook-Hotel-meets-Winchester-Mansion way, but when Ada realizes Simone’s suicide is just one in an increasingly suspicious string of “accidental” deaths and “suicides” occurring just after kids leave ReBoot, Ada knows she can’t leave without figuring out what really happened to her best friend. The massive cyber conspiracy she uncovers will threaten everything she cares about–her dad’s career, her new relationship with a wry, handsome, reformed hacker who gets under her skin, and most of all–the version of herself Ada likes best–the Dark Angel.

With a deliciously twisty plot, the topical bite of Cory Doctorow’s LITTLE BROTHER, ReWIRED delves into technology addiction, internet privacy, and corporate/government collection of data, as it vividly illuminates the universally human questions about ethics, privacy, and self-definition that both underpin these socio-political issues and dovetail with classic coming-of-age themes. Ultimately, ReWIRED is about the daily choices we all make about who we want to be, how much of ourselves we choose to share with others, and the terrifying risks and exhilarating rewards of being ourselves, online and off.

 

My Review

I really enjoyed this book, I loved the plotline and characters, and while it wasn't one of my favorite books that i've read this year, it also wasn't the worst. Which believe me I have read some pretty bad or very boring ones.

Favorite character would have to be Fisher,  Ada's love interest. I also really loved Ada as well, what a very interesting thing she does, in regards to how she can hack the way she does.

A lot of things in the book surprised me but of course there were a lot of things that didn't surprise me at all. I thought it was sad for Ada that her friend died but I wish us the readers could have been introduced to her and then she could have died. Just because to me that would have made me sadder that she was dead. 

It was a very interesting book and it had an ending but also left the plot open for a much bigger plot to explore, later.

I love taking part in these book tours they are so much to take part in and I really enjoy reading the different books that I can request to read and review. 

I really can't wait to see where this series is going to take me next!!!!

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Author Bio:

S.R. Johannes is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling Nature of Grace thriller series (Untraceable, Uncontrollable, and Unstoppable). She is a winner of the IndieReader Discovery Award in YA, an IPPY a Silver Medalist for YA Fiction, a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s Best Young Adult Fiction, and a Finalist in US Book News Best YA Book.
Since leaving Corporate America, she has followed her passion for writing and conservation by working with The Dolphin Project, the Atlanta Zoo, other animal rescue organizations, and by weaving conservation themes into her books.

Currently, she lives in Atlanta, GA with hEnglish-accented husband and the huge imaginations of their prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.

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BCE - In the Beginning - Virtual Book Tour Sci Fi/Space Opera Date Published:
Releasing Sept 5th 2017
 
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The origins of Judeo-Christian religion and mythology come together in this mature science fiction page-turner. To combat overpopulation on the planet Orion, the government releases a birth control virus to keep women from becoming pregnant. Only the brightest and most attractive of their species are allowed to mate. But the virus rages out of control, killing both mother and child. Attempts to develop a cure fail. They only have one option left: search other worlds for advanced societies that may be able to help. The two most intelligent minds on Orion—and former best friends—Lucifer and Zues band together to search for a secret planet. When they finally arrive, they are greeted with unexplainable death and destruction. This planet is not the answer. Something doesn’t add up. They discover an extra unknown planet in the solar system. The new planet is covered in lush land masses and bodies of water. Different species of hominids run—and mate—freely. Fire-breathing dragons guard the land. Lucifer is determined to figure out who or what created this planet. He thinks it just might be the key to saving Orion and the Orionites
. Virtual Book Tour - July 4 - August 31
 
Author Information.
BCE is originally from parts unknown and currently resides in areas of the planet yet to be explored. His favorite pastime is reading old encyclopedias while eating Peanut M&M’s. He does believe that the warehouse depicted at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark actually exists. He has only one goal left in his life that he wishes to accomplish: to live long enough to see the aliens return so he may look over at his beautiful wife in her nursing-home bed and say, “I told you so.”
 
 
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Reading progress update: I've read 52 out of 362 pages.

Wings Unseen - Rebecca Gomez Farrell

So far I am just not feeling this book at all, hopefully that will change. I think the reason why is because so far I am not feeling anything at all for the main characters. 

So we shall see.

Reading progress update: I've read 19%.

The Star-Touched Queen - Roshani Chokshi

Having trouble getting into the book. I think it's just because I really need to read book's for book tours that I am Involved in. And I also think it's because my mind is on figuring out what books I am going to read for Halloween  Book Bingo 2017. Which I am so super excited about. So I decided I will try to read this book later down the road. 

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Children of Neptune (Volume 1) - Makenna Snow

Awesome book. Review to come after I decide what I want to say in my review.

Dream Frequency - S.J. Lomas
    Dream Frequency by S.J. Lomas Genre: YA Release Date: June 2017
Summary from Goodreads:
Christine would never have considered herself new recruit material for a secret U.S. agency. Until recently, she's just been an ordinary girl graduating from high school and wondering if a friendship with Gabriel, a mysterious coworker, would grow into something romantic. When Christine's fascination with Gabriel leads to her discovery of dreamworlds, she learns that she's anything but ordinary. In this thrilling conclusion to Dream Girl, Christine and Gabriel must choose their allegiances and face corruption, conspiracy, and the complexities of love in order to save themselves and everyone who matters to them - or die trying.
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My Review
I have to start off by saying I didn't read the first one in the series, but I didn't get lost due to the fact. I really don't know why but for some reason I didn't love but I didn't hate this book, and that's why I decided on the rating of 3 out of 5 stars. Favorite character would have to be Gabriel, I really enjoyed his points of views better than Christine. I am really having a hard time figuring out what to say about this book for the review. I do have to say I liked how the book end and things that happened I wasn't expecting. So that's why I didn't give the book a lower rating. And I also loved the plotline. I asked and was granted access too an e-book copy of this book. For the purpose of reading it as part of a book tour. I would love to say thanks to all parties involved for this awesome opportunity
. About the Author
S.J. is a cheerful Michigan girl who writes strange and somewhat dark stories for young adults and those who love to read YA literature.
Author Links:
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THE TIGER’S WATCH BY JULIA EMBER BLOG TOUR – DIGITAL ASSETS
Tour Date:
August 10-24, 2017
Link to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35527728-the-tiger-s-watch
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Link to Tour Schedule:
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The Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember Publication Date: August 22, 2017 Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Sixteen-year-old Tashi has spent their life training as a inhabitor, a soldier who spies and kills using a bonded animal. When the capital falls after a brutal siege, Tashi flees to a remote monastery to hide. But the invading army turns the monastery into a hospital, and Tashi catches the eye of Xian, the regiment’s fearless young commander. Tashi spies on Xian’s every move. In front of his men, Xian seems dangerous, even sadistic, but Tashi discovers a more vulnerable side of the enemy commander—a side that draws them to Xian. When their spying unveils that everything they’ve been taught is a lie, Tashi faces an impossible choice: save their country or the boy they’re growing to love. Though Tashi grapples with their decision, their volatile bonded tiger doesn’t question her allegiances. Katala slaughters Xian’s soldiers, leading the enemy to hunt her. But an inhabitor’s bond to their animal is for life—if Katala dies, so will Tashi.
 
 
 
AUTHOR INFO:
Originally from Chicago, Julia Ember now resides in Edinburgh, Scotland. She spends her days working in the book trade and her nights writing teen fantasy novels. Her hobbies include riding horses, starting far too many craft projects, PokemonGo and looking after her city-based menagerie of pets with names from Harry Potter. Luna Lovegood and Sirius Black the cats currently run her life. Julia is a polyamorous, bisexual writer. She regularly takes part in events for queer teens, including those organised by the Scottish Booktrust and LGBT Youth Scotland. A world traveler since childhood, she has now visited more than sixty countries. Her travels inspire the fantasy worlds she creates, though she populates them with magic and monsters. Julia began her writing career at the age of nine, when her short story about two princesses and their horses won a contest in Touch magazine. In 2016, she published her first novel, Unicorn Tracks, which also focused on two girls and their equines, albeit those with horns. Her second novel, The Seafarer’s Kiss will be released by Interlude Press in May 2017. The book was heavily influenced by Julia’s postgraduate work in Medieval Literature at The University of St. Andrews. It is now responsible for her total obsession with beluga whales. In August 2017, her third novel and the start of her first series, Tiger's Watch, will come out with Harmony Ink Press. In writing Tiger's Watch, Julia has taken her love of cats to a new level.
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Book Tour Review that I am Involved with.

Infusion - Alyssa Thiessen
INFUSION BY ALYSSA THIESSEN BLOG TOUR – DIGITAL ASSETS Tour Date: August 14-18, 2017 Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32969842-infusion Purchase Links: Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD Link to Tour Schedule: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-infusion-by-alyssa-thiesen/ Giveaway Details: $10 Amazon Gift Card (INT) Code: a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/c08c9e8e638/? Infusion by Alyssa Thiessen Publication Date: November 13, 2016 Publisher: Peasantry Press Rachel is ordinary. Average. Utterly unremarkable… until her best friend shoots her on her 16th birthday and a stranger brings her from death’s doorstep with an infusion of his own DNA. Then everything gets weird. She heals impossibly fast. She senses the thoughts of others. She sees places and horrifying creatures that couldn’t possibly exist, and her new friend Tyler is convinced she’s destined to save the world from their invasion. Can she trust him? Can she trust herself? How’s she supposed to stop inter-dimensional invaders when she can barely deal with high school? Ready or not, here they come.
Except
If I’d known I was going to die on my sixteenth birthday, I probably would’ve spent a little time on my makeup that morning. As it was, I lay in the field, cold, and all I could think was that I hadn’t even bothered to run a brush through my hair before I left. I mean, at the very least, I could’ve worn earrings. It started to rain, softly at first, and I felt my teeth chattering. No, not felt. Heard. I heard something else, too. Jared sobbing. Loudly. It was funny—I’d known him all my life, and I’d never heard him cry before. Would he be crying so desperately if he hadn’t been the one who shot me?  
My Review I really thought the book was very strange but it was a fun and interesting book. Rachel I thought was an interesting character and what a change of life she had after she was shot by her friend. I also enjoyed her new friend Tyler and thought he was very interesting as well. I thought they were cute together. I really thought it's interesting how Rachel got the powers and why they were needed. The bad things that Tyler, Rachel, and company had to fight where very interesting. There are betrayals that take place in the book. I loved that the book didn't end in a cliffhanger but leaves room for other books to come. I asked to take part in the book tour and my opinions are my own. I would definitely recommend this book and I would read more book's by this author. AUTHOR INFO: When she's not donning her secret identity and saving the world, Thiessen keeps busy writing her next novel, reading something beautiful, teaching high school English, drinking coffee, cycling, and hanging out with her family - husband, kiddies, and miniature schnauzer. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 27%.

Children of Neptune (Volume 1) - Makenna Snow

Very interesting start so far I really love the heroine Jet, and I am loving Will as well. I love that the main character can talk and understand animals. And also that the animals talk back. I love how hard Jet is trying to fit in, and that she has insecurities like everyone else. And I am really loving Jet and Will's interactions, and how he likes to tease her. Trying to figure out some of the other characters such as Charlotte or Charlie as she is called. As well as Morwenna.. I don't trust Morwenna at all that, I guess I will hopefully find out if I am wrong or right in regards to her. Charlie I feel is going to be the one that starts out as being one thing but turns out totally different.

 

 

Really Wish I could have enjoyed it more.

Berserker - Emmy Laybourne

I guess you can't give all books 4 or 5 stars. I thought I would really enjoy this book more, so I guess that's why I am sad that I couldn't give this book such a score. I did finish the book but I skipped about 50 pgs, and I hate doing that.

Owen is such a sweetie and of course he was my favorite, I loved the dream he has and I hope it happens for him. I also really started to like Hanne more but I hate that it took until almost the end of the book for that to happen. I still didn't care that much for her sister Sissel, hopefully in other books she starts to be so less fragile and help around more. Maybe that will come when she gets her power whatever that may be.

I did like the ending and I also hope Owen and Hanne get a happy ending. And I hope the rest of Hanne's family gets a happy ending as well. I also loved that it didn't end in a cliffhanger, but leaves things open ended.

I would love to think the Author and publisher as well as Netgalley for granting me my request for this book. My grade for this book is my own and no one else's.

I think I will read the next one whenever it comes out even with my low rating for the first book. Because I do want to see what happens next in the book.

Reading progress update: I've read 50%.

Berserker - Emmy Laybourne

Starting to w a little bit better, just still not that much action and adventure that I like to have in books that I read. Of course people are getting killed, but I thought there would be more deaths then what their have been. I am sure that more individuals will die before this book is over. 

I do like Owen just like I thought I would, I am not sure if his going to be one of my book boyfriends. I just think his to sweet, and I like a guy that is more sure of themselves, and has a little bit of some bad boy in them. I also like Hanne's family but Sissel gets on my nerves, I hope she gets better in this book, to me so far she seems pretty fragile.

I am still trying to finish this book though, just to see how this one ends.

Reading progress update: I've read 26%.

Berserker - Emmy Laybourne

I hope this book starts to get better soon, so far its been pretty boring besides in a couple of spots. Not sure if I even have a favorite yet. Owen I think so far is the closest, then Stieg would be a very close second. 

I am going to try and read a little bit more, I at least want to get to where Hanne and Owen first meet, I read some reviews and they said that's when the book starts to get much better.

Ok Book but not my favorite.

Red Sister - Mark  Lawrence

I liked the book more at the beginning, the middle was boring to me, and then it got more exciting at the end. The middle to me was so boring that I skipped some to see if it got more exciting at the end. I feel really sad because I really wanted to love the book more than I did, because I read so many great reviews of the book.

I would have to say that I really loved the main character of Nona a lot and I felt so bad about all she went through at such a young age. I think she had a lot of courage for such a young girl. There are a lot of interesting characters such as, Arabella, Jula, Clera, Hessa, Sister Apple, Sister Kettle, and Mistress Blade, etc. 

I did like the book enough that I would give the next book in the series a chance, and hopefully I will enjoy that one more. I liked the plot of the book and I was pretty surprised by something's that happened and something's weren't surprising at all, but rather things that you would excepted to happen. 

So while this book wasn't my favorite book ever, I still enjoyed it enough to continue on, like I mentioned above. 

Pretty interesting but Strange Story.

Daughter of the Burning City - Amanda Foody

I really did enjoy this book even though it was very strange that illusions can be murdered, and even though they do explain how, I still am not sure if I understand it completely.

My favorite character was Luca, something that we found out about him was part of the reason I gave the book only 4 and not 5 stars. It wasn't anything that he did wrong, and that's all I will say on that or this review will go into the spoiler territory. Luca is definitely a new book boyfriend for me.

I liked Sorina but certain things she did in the book I either didn't understand why she did them or she did things to make me mad. I loved that there were illustrations of the  difference illusions with a description of each of them. That last illusion that was murdered was the saddest for me, probably because that one was on the pages longer. So I got to know that one a lot more. The murderer was a little bit of a surprise, but looking back it really shouldn't have been.

I still really loved the book and I would definitely recommend this book to people to read. Oh my favorite illusions would have to be Tree and Crown. 

Reading progress update: I've read 16%.

Daughter of the Burning City - Amanda Foody

This book caught my attention due to the intriguing topic. I am really hoping I will enjoy it, but so far I am not really sure how I am feeling about the book. I don't hate it but I am confused on how the illusions can be killed. Hopefully as I get further along it will be explained ,so I can understand it.

I do like Sorina she is most definitely a different heroine, then the ones I am use to reading about in books. Luca whom I believe might be Sorina's love interest, has been only on the scene for a few pages. But from those few pages he has made an impression on me. He seems like his going to become one of my book boyfriends, at least so far I feel that's going to be the case.

More to come later.

Book Tour Review that I am Involved with.

The Thirteenth Gate () (Volume 2) - Kat Ross
 
 
 
 
Before getting started I am so sorry to the author and Xpresso Book Tours for being late in posting my part of the book tour. Now onto the fun part.
 
 
 
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My Review
The book started out really slow to me, but once it got going it never stopped. I really think my favorite parts would have to be  the Vivienne and Alex's part of the story. I just think that's because I know them more because of the series before this series. I do like Harrison and John parts as well, just not as much. I really love Alex, I don't want to say what his name was in the other series because I don't want to give it away to individuals that haven't read the other series yet, or started this one yet. 
I really love supernatural stuff in my books, so I didn't mind they added it into this series, like some individuals, did have with it.
I can't wait to see what happens next with all parties involved. I did read at the end that the next book won't be for this series but back in the other world again. Kat Ross said it will be out sometime in the fall and it will be called Nocturne. So I am super excited, since the Fourth Element series is one of my favorite series, that I have read in a very long time.
I am so glad that when I requested to take part in this book tour that I was chosen to take part in it. Thanks so much Xpresso tours for this awesome opportunity.
 
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