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FFBC Review: Bluescreen by Dan Wells

FFBC Review: Bluescreen by Dan Wells

  Barnes & Noble (B&N):  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bluescreen-dan-wells/1121996225?ean=9780062347879 Bookdepository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Bluescreen-Dan-Wells/9780062347879 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/es/book/bluescreen/id998613086?mt=11 Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/es-es/ebook/bluescreen There are two main types of dystopian novels. In the first, the world is “all used up”. There was some sort of horrible Apocalypse and all the humans that are left are are struggling to survive. In the second kind of dystopian, everything seems really good. The world seems to have all its problems worked out and the population are living happily. However, our main characters know that there is something wrong, underneath everything. Bluescreen is a perfect example of the second type. The best part though, was how much this book scared me. It made me so uncomfortable and challenged the way I think about something as simple and common as my cell phone. In the world of Mirador, cell phones are obsolete. Everyone has something better, a specialized computer is implanted in their brains. Can’t you just imagine that? Everyone carries cells now and claims that they can’t live without them. Implanting something in your head is the next logical step, horrifying though it may be. The best dystopian novels are a reflection of the current times. 1984 makes a statement about unlimited government power and surveillance that is just as true today as it was in 1949.  After reading Bluescreen, I hope that its not just as relevant in 60 years. However, with the direction we are going […]

Posted February 26, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 1 Comment
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Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy Published by Balzer + Bray on September 15th 2015 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 384 Format: hardcover Source: library Buy on Amazon Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always workedÂ…until Will takes a job at HarpyÂ’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isnÂ’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, sheÂ’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all. With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—DumplinÂ’ is guaranteed to steal your heart. I had heard a lot about this book before I finally got the chance […]

Posted December 17, 2015 by Emily in Review / 3 Comments
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