Sunday, November 11, 2012

'Til The World Ends by Julie Kagawa

'Til The World Ends (Blood of Eden #0.5)
Good Reads Summary
'Til The World Ends by Julie Kagawa
Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa

Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden—as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What’s worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she’s beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems...

Thistle & Thorne by Ann Aguirre

After a catastrophic spill turns the country into a vast chemical wasteland, those who could afford it retreated to fortresses, self-contained communities run by powerful corporations. But for Mari Thistle, life on the outside—in the Red Zone—is a constant struggle. To protect her family, Mari teams up with the mysterious Thorne Goodman. Together, they’ll face an evil plot in both the underworld of the Red Zone and the society inside the fortresses that could destroy those on the outside... for good.

Sun Storm by Karen Duvall

Sarah Daggot has been chasing storms since she was a child. But after the biggest solar flares in history nearly destroy the planet, she becomes a Kinetic, endowed by her exposure to extreme radiation with the power to sense coming storms—in the cosmos and beyond. And she’s not the only one. Sarah believes the Kinetics are destined to join forces and halt the final onslaught of the sun. She’ll vow to keep trying to convince the one missing link in their chain of defense, the enigmatic Ian Matthews, up until the world ends


My Thoughts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This review is for Kagawa's Dawn of Eden and Aguirre's Thorne and Thistle

Dawn of Eden
by Julie Kagawa 
2.5/5

Oh,  so now I remember why I don't often pick up novellas! that is to say there's a lot happening in so short a span. This one is no different, but I am not complaining too loudly as this one's allowed me a glimpse into a certain K's dying world. K as in Kanin of Immortal Rules, the sole reason that that particular book was a total win for me.

This, as expected, is a quick story that starts with a strong woman struggling to continue on doing what she thinks right. It's when she's almost at the end of her rope that a new guy comes in... mysterious, good looking and sticking out like a sore thumb with all the secrets his not spilling. Typical set up, right?

Things then progress quickly as they go on the run, homeward bound. Once there, the bit drama bit got a bit thick for my taste. I confess things got a bit heavy handed with drama and the speech making.. but parts were interesting, foremost being the mysterious individual who dropped into their life so suddenly, imparting some knowledge then leaving just as suddenly as he first appeared on the scene.

This was a quick read and overall just OK.

Thistle and Thorn
by Ann Aguirre
3.5/5

Why, Hello Thorne and Thistle! These two have piqued my interest and have me hoping there’s to be a full version soon-ish.

The two are just my kind of leads. Where Thorne Goodman is complicated and mysterious, Mari Thistle‘s pretty straight forward in what she wants to happen. She’s simple in wanting to keep her family safe; he’s motivated by reasons that are unclear for most of the story. It’s that last that renders him only more mysterious.

In particular, I enjoyed like that slow sizzle that almost turned scorching, but didn’t quite get there… because the both of them had me wanting where things were going. I mean you think you know it’s going that way… but you’re just not sure, if that makes sense at all? Then there’s the mess they’d both found themselves in, facing off as they were against a crazy-ass, boss man. Things got interesting, to say the least.

Thank you Net Galley!


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