Review: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

6319969Unwind (Unwind Dystology #1) by Neal Shusterman

Details: Paperback, 335 pages
Publication: June 2nd 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Library
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My Rating: 4 stars

Summary: Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

Review: I have heard nothing but amazing things about this series, so I had pretty high expectations going into this book. I was expecting something incredible, and somehow I was still blown away.

I read this in one sitting. Which isn’t easy for me to do these days because of my eyes, but I just pushed through. I was so into the story and I cared so much about the characters, that I just ignored my eyes and kept going. I had to know what was going to happen next. How would it end? I had to know.

I unfortunately got Unwind from the library and they didn’t have the next book, UnWholly. I hope to buy the entire series soon. I need the next book in my life right now.

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read Unwind and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.

Review: Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre

10596724Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre

Details: Hardcover, 422 pages
Published: October 29th 2013 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: Christmas present
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 5 Stars

Summary: The epic conclusion to the USA Today bestselling trilogy.

The horde is coming.

Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they’re not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn’t run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade’s love.

Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn’t been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them.

This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.

Review: When it comes to the last book in a series, I am usually super disappointed. They are always my least favorite. I can’t believe I can finally say that I’ve found one that I liked. In fact, Horde might actually be my favorite book in the trilogy. I absolutely loved it.

Every single thing about this book was perfect. I read it in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. I just had to know what would happen next and how it would all end for the characters. I wish I could just gush about everything that happened in Horde, but I don’t want to spoil it for those of you that haven’t read it yet. Which by the way, if you haven’t read this trilogy yet, you really need to. It is amazing and a must read. Seriously, stop reading this and go pick up Enclave.

Review: Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre

10193062Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre

Details: Hardcover, 317 pages
Published: September 4th 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: I got it for Christmas
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My Rating: 3 Stars

Summary: Deuce’s whole world has changed.

Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn’t fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight.

To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance. Her feelings for Fade haven’t changed, but he seems not to want her around anymore. Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out.

Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols—those who make sure the planters can work the fields without danger. It should be routine, but things have been changing on the surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks have grown smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t intend to let Salvation survive, and it may take a girl like Deuce to turn back the tide.

Review: Guys, I am having such a hard time reviewing this book. Even deciding what to rate it has been difficult. I usually know exactly what to rate a book, but since I don’t do half stars, I’m struggling with this one.

I loved Enclave the first time I read it (five stars). After re-reading it, I dropped it down to four stars. I still really liked it, I just didn’t love it as much as the first time I read it. Since I still enjoyed it a lot, I was super excited to get into Outpost. I hate saying it, but I was disappointed. I feel like if this was the first book, I would have liked it more. After Enclave, I think my expectations were just too high.

That is why I decided to go with three stars. Normally this would be a four star book, but after Enclave, I just felt this was only good not great. I also wasn’t the biggest fan of Fade in this one. He really got on my nerves.

I am about to start the last book, Horde, and I’m hoping I will like it more. Maybe I will just have to re-read Outpost at some point and see if I like it more.

Note: When I wrote this review it was a two star book for me, but now that it’s been a few weeks, I have changed it to three stars. At the time it seemed like it was just an okay read, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I liked it. It wasn’t even close to being as good as Enclave, but it was still good.