Thursday, 30 April 2015

Book Review - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | ★★★★★

Mare Barrow is a 17-year old girl living in a divided world. There are the Silvers, they form the upper class of citizens, have special powers and bleed silver blood, and the Reds, they bleed red blood and are the weak and powerless subjects of the Silvers.
“The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind.”
Mare was born red, grew up in poverty and, like all reds, struggles to survive. Together with her sister and her parents she lives in The Stilts, a red town not far from a royal residence. Without a talent or apprenticeship, which are both rare, Reds are forced to join the army by the age of 18 to fight in a seemingly everlasting war, for most of the Red it means death.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Book Review - The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey | ★★★★★

I finally got around to writing a review about my favourite book of 2014!
It´s The 5th Wave written by Rick Yancey. It belongs in the dystopian YA genre.

Cassie (for Cassiopeia) is 17 years old and all alone in the world. It has been weeks since Cassie has seen another person and she may be the only remaining human survivor of a brutal mass extermination.
A few months ago, the Arrival of the Others was a worldwide sensation. Bringing chaos, hope, but also fear to all humans. Ten days after the Others arrived, the 1st wave struck: A global EMP destroyed all electronics from one second to the next, killing half a million people. The 2nd wave was even more mortal: The Others unleashed a massive earthquake and tidal wave which killed everyone living within a 60 miles radius of an ocean coast. Three billion people died.