Mar 6: "Unravel Me" by Tahareh Mafi. This is a YA dystopian fantasy/paranormal/what-have-you and is the second in an apparent series. Blurb: Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her – people with gifts – and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible. Haunted by her past and terrified of her future, Juliette knows that in her present, she will have to make some life-changing choices. Choices that may involve choosing between her heart – and Adam's life. This is her second book, and it apparently will be an on-going series. I only hope that's the case, because while I loved this story, I hated the ending - it left too much stuff hanging. This story was heart-wrenching and emotional and gripped me from the beginning. I just wish the ending satisfied me. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads, but really thought I would have given it 5, until I reached the end. Will I read the next? Most likely. But if it ends (or non-ends) like this one, then I will most likely wait until I see a series finale before I pick up the next one. One of the reasons I despise most series.
Mar 12: "Hangar 18: Legacy" by Jennette MariePowell. This is labeled a sci-fi romance, but it's not the techy kind of sci-fi (yay!). Blurb: In July, 1947, a craft of indeterminate origin crashed near
The Roswell, New Mexico United States Army
transported the wreckage and the bodies of several extraterrestrial beings to
Wright Field near , where they were examined, placed in
storage, and forgotten. But these beings weren't dead. Now one has awoken, and
he's angrier than hell… Psychic Air Force officer and researcher Adam Keller is
used to sensing the thoughts and emotions of others, so he keeps people at a
distance. But when a desperate, telepathic voice demands rescue, dark thoughts
of death threaten to overwhelm Adam. Then he meets a woman whose attraction to
him – and his to her – quiets, if not silences, the voice. All he has to do is
risk his heart and experience the emotions he's long denied himself. Skeptical
programmer Lisa Stark wants nothing more than to finish the subliminal
messaging software she's worked on for over a year, a project someone wants
badly enough to kill for. Then Adam discovers the voice plaguing him is an
imprisoned extraterrestrial thought dead for decades. Lisa's software is key to
freeing the being and silencing the voice…if she lives to finish it.
I enjoyed the story and loved the main characters. I also loved the fact I knew
the area this is set in (ha ha!). If it weren't for my editing, I would have
finished this book long before now. As it was, I played hooky on Tuesday to
finish it! I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads. Dayton, Ohio
I was a bad girl on Tuesday. I watched a movie ("Premium Rush," pretty good!) because it was due back to the library, and then I finished reading a book. To top it off, I went to see the musical "American Idiot" with my daughter (I enjoyed it, by the way). Yep, not much writing got done, but I'll make it up today.
Unless I decide to watch "Aliens." I've never seen it and it's sitting there waiting to be watched! We'll see how good I am…
Have a good day!