COVERed: Unwholly, Outpost, and Prodigy – Book 2 (in a series) Edition

Genre: Young Adult > Dystopia | Science Fiction

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

Book Release: 08/28/2012

(Unwind #2)

Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa — and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp — people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.

Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.

Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.


Genre: Young Adult > Dystopia | Post-Apocalyptic

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Book Release: 09/04/2012

(Razorland #2)

Deuce’s whole world has changed. Now living topside in a community called Salvation, she has a whole new set of problems. Down below, she was considered an adult, and she contributed to the whole. Now, topside, the people of Salvation think she’s a brat in need of training. She hates school, and she doesn’t fit in with the other girls. They’ve spent their lives learning to cook and sew–suitable woman’s work. Deuce only knows how to fight. To make matters worse, Fade keeps her at a distance, and the band of four has broken into fragments.

Stalker presses for a closer relationship, but Deuce sees him as a training partner, and she’s busy trying to find her place in Salvation. She refuses to accept that she’s wrong for being who she is, but tensions rise as she struggles against the status quo. 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.

Once she’s free from school for the year, Deuce pursues a chance to serve in the summer patrols–those responsible for making sure the growers and planters can work the fields without danger of Freak attack. It should have been routine, little fighting, but things have been changing on surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks are smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t intend to let Salvation survive, and it will take a girl like Deuce to turn the tide.


Genre: Young Adult > Dystopia

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Book Release: 01/29/2013

(Legend #2)

The Elector Primo of the Republic has died, with his son assuming power over what’s left of the USA’s West Coast as it teeters on full-blown chaos. June and Day join up with Patriot rebels so they can rescue Day’s brother and head east for the Colonies. In order to help, though, the rebels want June and Day to kill the new Elector, who may pose an even greater threat than his father.


Okay, so who’s excited like me for these tantalizing book covers, huh?!! I CAN’T HEAR YOU!

The wait was too long for these sequels to come out. But I believe they will be worth the wait. 😀

I missed the unwinds.

I eagerly expects the comeback of the freaks.

and I just want DAY. woohoo!


Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

RATING: StarStarStarStar

Genre: Young Adult > Contemporary > Realistic Fiction | Humor

When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night – dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge – he follows her. Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues.

Literary Awards: CORINE Internationaler Buchpreis for Young Adult (2010), A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year (2008), Edgar Award for Best Young Adult (2009), ALA Teens’ Top Ten (2009), Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2011)


Finally, i got caught up with John Green’s magic! You see, I had a hard time liking Looking for Alaska, i rated it 3 stars but somehow it was already a stretch for me. But Paper Towns changed my disgruntled attitude towards Mr. Green. It was entertaining (and heartfelt in the end) from start to finish. i like Quentin, but i worship Bloody Ben!

I remembered what my high school was like while reading this book. I was fond on looking back and realized i wanted the same things Q/Margo/Ben/Radar/Lacey wanted: requited love, revenge, acceptance, normalcy, and friendship. The hilarious moments of Q and Margo while exacting revenge was such a high! But when Margo disappeared, fun exited and seriousness entered. But Ben and Radar took the boredom away, so it was still good.

It was really awesome to experience Paper Towns. Solidly written and instantaneously funny, i know now what to expect from John Green when i read his novels soon. And yes, Aaron, i believe i am now a fan. =)