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Rivals and Retribution by Shannon Delany (13 to life #5)

Published September 18, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Rivals and Retribution by Shannon Delany (13 to Life #5)

In Rivals and Retribution, the fifth book in the 13 to Life series by Shannon Delany, Pietr and Jessie will find themselves caught in a pack war with a new breed of werewolves.

Jessie Gillmansen is in trouble again and she’s in for the fight of her life–and Pietr’s! With Marlaena’s dangerous wolf pack putting more pressure on the Rusakova family, change is inevitable and when it comes, it brings a heavy price that forces Alexi into action to save his youngest brother’s heart, head, and life. In the stunning conclusion of this celebrated paranormal series two werewolf families fight for control of the small town of Junction, control of each other and–most elusive of all–control of themselves. From Goodreads.

Now I didn’t realize that this was it for the series until not too long ago. I am quite sad to see the characters go to be honest with you. But I am pretty sure that Shannon will continue to write books and publish them so I know that I will fall in love with some of her other characters!

Poor Jessie and Pietr!! I feel like that is not said enough, they go through soooooo much to be together and this book is no exception. It begins with Jessie being kidnapped by Marlaena’s group and it gets worse from there. I mean I didn’t think there was much more that could happen to them so when they got Jessie back, and they found out that the antidote didn’t actually hold, well all hell broke loose.

Marlaena’s pack is staying with the Rusakova pack and apparently something HUGE happens between Pietr and Marlaena. Yea I am not telling you what it is exactly but there were times that I thought I might cry, okay I lied I totally sobbed because of everything, I honestly don’t think Jessie got a lot of credit for being an awesome heroine. She was loving and tough and smart. She cared about everyone’s feelings and didn’t want anything bad to happen to anyone even Marlaena after everything she did to her.

The ending of the book was just what I wanted it to be and I am pretty sure that if it ended any other way, I would have been fuming. Now I am not going to lie, the very last of it I am not sure what that meant so don’t ask me. But I am pretty sure it wasn’t good. Yea it was a very good and confusing ending. Nothing like keeping the reader on their toes, Shannon.

I gave this final book in the series 4 out of 5 stars!

The Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (Glitch #1)

Published July 26, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (Glitch #1)

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy. From Goodreads.

I got this book from Netgalley a few months ago; I don’t know what I was doing waiting to read it. I loved it so much I didn’t want to put it down to sleep last night. Zoe and Adrien were sooo cute; I just wanted her to be happy after everything that she learned.

I love how Zoe thinks that she is in this all alone but after an almost disastrous run in with one of the Uppers, Adrien is almost always there to make sure that she is safe. It was amazing that she was learning all her emotions and how felt about everything. I like how they are basically super heroes in a way, they all have different Gifts. Adrien can see the future, Max can shift into anyone in a way its shifting, Molla has X-Ray vision (awesome I know) and Zoe has telekinesis, I think her ability might be the coolest.

The book is about trusting friends, trying to find yourself and being family. Reading this book made me realize how we all basically take what we feel for granted and I know I would be devastated if I was basically made into a zombie.  Throughout the story you learn with Zoe as she finds out familial love, love love, hate and hurt, betrayal, fear, anger and everything else.

Even though I was totally Team Adrien, I have to say that I felt bad for Max. He just wanted Zoe so bad but he didn’t seem to realize that they didn’t seem right for each other. Now what he did to Molla was really messed up, I felt so bad for her. Especially at the end of the book, which I won’t tell you what happens because I am sure you are going to want to read it yourself.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.