Category Archives: did not finish

Bee on Books: Elixir by Ted Galdi

Categories: bee on books, contemporary, did not finish, fluttering thoughts, mystery, netgalley, RBR, Ted Galdi, ya
Elixir By Ted Galdi Editions: ebook, paperback Published: July 31st 2014 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Disclaimer: here {if you're affiliated to the publisher/author in a monetary way, mention it} Source: NetGalley In a Buzz: I was disappointed by this book as it sounded really interesting and the main character is everything but a cliche, but too many parts of the story are just not convincing for me. D N F Meet 14-year-old Sean Malone. He has an IQ above 200, a full-ride scholarship to one of the country’s top universities, Read more [...]

DNF: Weather Witch by Shannon Delany

Categories: did not finish, historical, netgalley, paranormal, review, Shannon Delany, steampunk, Weather Witch series, witches, ya
Weather Witch (Weather Witch #1)By Shannon DelanyEditions: ebook, paperbackExpected publication: June 25th 2013 by St. Martin's GriffinGenre: YA Steampunk / HistoricalSource: NetGalleyIn a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing Read more [...]

Did Not Finish: Sapphire Hunting by J. SenGupta

Categories: adventure, did not finish, fantasy, J. SenGupta, RBR, ya
Sapphire HuntingBy J. SenGuptaEditions: ebookPublished: October 29th 2011Genre: YA Fantasy / AdventureSource: review copyShadow figures are stalking the population of an English University town. A Physics student can sense the emotions of others. His two best friends notice he is coming home injured and distracted. He is looking for something. What he has already found is magic that connects this world to a sister-planet, and people who can help him.~ GoodreadsBomy's Flutter: didn't work outHere I am again talking about fantasy / adventure, only Read more [...]

Did Not Finish: CONQUEST by Vik Rubenfeld

Categories: did not finish, fiction, literary, memoir, RBR, Vik Rubenfeld
CONQUESTBy Vik RubenfeldEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished: July 12th 2012 by VPR Publishing (first published November 29th 2011)Genre: Literary / Memoir FictionSource: review copyReid Taylor, bass player for the rock band CONQUEST, tells first-hand about the thrill of starting out with a little-known Seattle band, and growing to global fame. He describes how he found the love of his life, Kristy. And most of all, he reveals how he saw warnings of what would bring about the band's tragic end - everything he did to try to help - and the one person Read more [...]

Did not Finish: A New World: Chaos by John O’Brien

Categories: action, adventure, did not finish, horror, military, post-apocalyptic, RBR, review, zombies
A New World: Chaos (Book 1)By John O'BrienEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished (first published April 9th 2011)Genre: Post-Apocalyptic / HorrorSource: review copyThere is no sanctuary.That was taken away in the blink of an eye. Humanity went out not with a whimper, but a bang.Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his Read more [...]

Did not Finish: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Categories: adventure, Cherie Priest, did not finish, middle grade, RAWBLlinkup, review, ROMR, steampunk, ya
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century #1)By Cherie PriestEditions: audiobook, ebook, hardback, paperbackPublished September 29th 2009 by Tom Doherty AssociatesGenre: Steampunk YA (more Middle Grade, if you ask me)Source: own copyIn the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine Read more [...]
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