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Release Day: State of Chaos (Collapse Series #2) by Summer Lane – Review

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Genre: YA Dystopian
Published: June 28, 2013
Series: #2 (Collapse Series)
Length: 332 pages
Source: author (review copy)

Cassidy Hart has had better days.
Her dad is missing. Her friends have been captured. And modern society is pretty much gone, thanks to an EMP that destroyed the technological infrastructure of the United States.
Surviving in the foothills of California is a challenge, but with the help of former Navy SEAL Chris Young, Cassidy’s been able to stay alive.
Until now. Omega, the shadow army arisen from the chaos, won’t stop until every single survivor is either under their control or dead. Taken by soldiers and forced into a labor camp, Cassidy must turn the tables on her captors. Escape means everything. Unfortunately, staying out of Omega’s crosshairs is easier said than done.
You can run.
But you can’t hide.
Cassidy’s about to learn that the hard way.”


Wow this book is amazing as the first one, if not, better! I love how there was character development. You could really tell that the characters, especially Chris, became more mature compared to the first book. The writing style is perfect and I love how fast paced the story was. The characters were still witty and there were some awesome action scenes that will make you say YEAH!! KICK HER/HIS *INSERT BODY PART HERE* or sometimes it will just leave your jaw hanging. In this book, Chris and Cassidy are still figuring out who the Omega group is, and who is behind it. Yeah, that’s my 1 sentence vague summary for you all because I really don’t want to spoil it. A little detail would automatically count as a spoiler so NOPE! All you have to know is the characters are VERY kick-assy, funny, and realistic characters. This book involves family, friendship, survival, and trust.

The only thing I didn’t like is I feel like some of the scenes were just impossible for it to happen. The explanation was a bit unrealistic and just too good to be true; I didn’t really buy it. Overall I definitely recommend this series to all of you especially if you’re a fan of dystopian books! There’s A LOT of plot twist especially THE ENDING. Oh my gosh, the ending was a freaking cliff hanger and my mouth was literally hanging. I approve of the romance; there wasn’t any insta-love or love-triangle-fail. This is a series you don’t want to miss out on!

4.5 of 5

Release Day: Exhale by Jennifer Snyder

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Published: December 2, 2012
Length: 303 pages

Inhaling in life is easy. It’s the exhaling—the letting go— that’s the hard part.

Katie Elliot has always known the Conner twins. For years she secretly pined after one, while playfully averting the advances of the other. Once upon a time, she was fine with that. Then came the moment when her twin of preference kissed her and changed everything.

As if realizing love can be complex—even when it’s reciprocated— isn’t hard enough, tragedy strikes, tearing Katie and the boy she’s always desired apart. Finding herself torn between love and guilt, Katie must learn when it’s acceptable to let go—when it’s finally okay to exhale.

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Kyle sauntered over to us with so much added swagger in his step that I thought it was beyond laughable. “Ladies,” he winked, as he placed his movie on the counter for one of us to ring up.

When Jane froze like a complete idiot, gawking at him like he was some celebrity or something, I shifted to the computer.

“A Cheech and Chong movie, really?” I asked, not surprised in the least by his less than stellar movie pick.

“Really.  After you get off, you want to come over and partake before watching this hilariousness?” He asked, leaning against the counter, his bright green eyes glittering in the fluorescent lights.

“I don’t think so,” I said, allowing my distaste for his recreational use of marijuana to lace my words heavily.

“Come on, Kat, just once.  It would be fun. Promise.” He wiggled his eyebrows at me suggestively and I felt my cheeks betray me as they heated with embarrassment for the second time in his presence.

“I’ll pass, Kyle.  Thanks for the offer though,” I insisted. “One night on this movie?”


“That’ll be $3.00,” I said, holding my hand out for the money.

“One of these days, my persistence is going to pay off and you’re going to say yes to me, Kat. When you do, you’re going to be so incredibly surprised by me and my charming ways that you’ll be kicking yourself in the ass for not saying yes to me sooner.” Kyle grinned confidently as he handed me five bucks from his wallet.

I smiled and shook my head as I got him his change.  Sometimes, he could be so freaking arrogant.  That was it, that was what turned me off about him completely—his personality. A person’s personality really played a part in their looks.  Kyle and Derek might both be drop-dead gorgeous guys, but their personalities were what made them so different to me. Unfortunately, for Kyle, I wasn’t into the whole cocky, arrogant guy thing. I was more into the quiet, reserved kind of guy.  Derek’s personality was definitely more to my liking.

“I doubt that,” I sneered. “Here’s your change.  Enjoy your movie.”

{Tour Stop} Mana by Asher Tensei – Release Day + Giveaway

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Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: September 1, 2012
Length: 303 pages

” Eurich is thrown into what seems like an ill-fated destiny. After learning of his legendary magic, he is convinced that he alone must stop the impending doom, but nothing is ever as it seems. Best friends Jason and Raine try their best to help him save the world, but help isn’t what he needs…he needs a way across the barrier.

Though not his choice, Eurich knows what’s going on. The world is headed towards Chaos and it’s because of a weakening barrier that hides Earth from a world that hasn’t been present in millennia.

The world is about to take a sharp turn for the worse. Extra moons are rising in the sky, panic is at an all-time high…and the worse thing about it is—there are no explanations.

Saving the world is just a step away…but is humanity worth him risking his own life?”

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Although Asher Tensei is relatively young, he has already traveled the world as he has been a military brat since the age of four. He has always wanted to share his creative writing, and it was in Germany that he realized people also really enjoyed reading his stories. Mana was composed shortly after and it instantly got the support of a small but enthused local readership. Few could believe that Asher had written a full length novel during his fifteen minute breaks while working at Burger King. He is very passionate about the fantasy genre and graciously gives thanks to the one series that made him realize that writing high concept YA fantasy was something he wanted to do–The Twilight Saga. He maintains, and frequently updates, his site

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