Of dystopias xcitedly thinking that they will be about a post apocalyptic future filled with a great story and world building only to find out that it is a love triangle thinly veiled in an underdeveloped world OR it is basically a romance filled with insta love and inner dialogue about the The Man with the Golden Gun (James Bond role-playing game) [Box Set] ever changing color and dilation level of the love interestsyes OR it is about some special snowflake girlboy who learns they have RckenYoga: Die DVD enormous power and thenasily defeats there nemesis after some inner turmoil of accepting their power For all of you readers who have suffered through those dystopias like me I want to you meet TATETate doesn t have a superpower she isn t really special in any usual uantifiable way she isn t the most beautiful girl in the land she actually has a scar on her lip and she doesn t have a tragic past She has grown up poor but utterly loved by her family In fact most of her thoughts about the future before being chosen by the guild are of what profession she can chose to be able to help her family financially The only thing we find that is truly special about Tate is her will to fight to surviveTate has been chosen by the guild to become a Water Bearer a position so shrouded in mystery that no one outside the guild seems to know Schmerzmedizin - 1000 Fragen exactly what thatntails Tate finds out the hard way when she starts hearing a voice in her head and knows the smile she just saw in the mirror is not her own She must fight with someone Psychologische Homöopathie. else for control of her body and no one has won that battle before To me war used to be merely words in books I read about fighting and death but I had no context Living with General Dagon in my head had taught me that war wasn t powerful words used to convey conflict but it was somethinglse far frightening far deadly I was an unwilling passenger with the General to the battlefield Tate fights with him The Viva Mayr Diet: 14 days to a flatter stomach and a younger you every day just to stay conscious and have any control of her own body They are so different and he has conuered many hosts over the years The General might have the advantage in this fight Him being in her head is degrading and his favorite game is to lull her into thinking she is safe only to show up again when she leastxpects it I clasped my left hand over my mouth The sensation was nauseating The way he used me was such a violation of my free will that I couldn t stomach the idea of letting him speak again What I really liked about this bookTate is never over the top She is a normal teenage girl caught in a horrible situation She is a little shy and unsure of herself but she is also strong Not in a physical sense but in resolve and character she never gets super human strength or can take over the general s Aviation Logistics: The Dynamic Partnership of Air Freight and Supply Chain experiences to beffective in combat or anything like that The only thing that she can rely on to save her from the General is her will and her brain Thank you You do not need to have a superpower to be important in a storyTate grew up loved so she values family and people over things She is devoted to those she loves and will do whatever is necessary to protect her family R High Performance Programming even if it costs her I love that the Shawntelle Madison used a real book The Art of War to help teach Tate tactics and help her to find ways to combat the General Madison changed the title and a few of the words to fit better into her story but the ideas were the same Know thyself and thynemy If you do you should not fear any battle you ncounter with them If you only know yourself for very battle you have won you have also lost If you do not know yourself or your foe you will suffer defeat Scala for Java Developers every single time There is a smidgen of romance but just a smidgennough to keep the
Hopeless Romantic In Me romantic in me bay There are no declarations of undying love or I saw him across the room and my knees buckled nothing too cheesy There are two people working toward a common goal and they happen to have a few feelings for The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur each other over time It was simple sweet and justnough to help Tate by knowing she wasn t alone there are people who wanted to help herI Vermeer to Eternity enjoyed the premise of the story One of my biggest fears is that my mind will go and I won t have control of my body It would be so much worse to be a passenger along for the ride while someone makes decisions for me that I would never agree to Worse still is blacking out and waking up not knowing what my body did while I wasn t there It built up a delicious tension that made my stomach knotThe technology behind how they prepared the water bearers for the transfer of consciousness and how that came about took something very real in nature and tweaked it a bit It was an interesting foundation that I hope the author builds on in following books She gave justnough information to peak my interest and not so much information that I got bored with it or tried to pick the science apartFor me this was a great beginning to a series There is an introduction to the world with a bit of backstory and you are shown what life is like currently The problems with the current society are slowly introduced and there was no info dumping Right now there is a really good foundation to build the rest of the series on and I m
excited to see what will happen nexta few to see what will happen nextA few my fearsThere were some things that are touched on in the book but left a little vague This is the first book though so I hope in next books these are fleshed out a little I have a lovehate thing happening with dystopias currently in that sometimes they start out really strong and then by the third book they crash and burn So that is always my fear with any new dystopian I read since there have only been a few that I have Heaven to Betsy ed until the verynd BUT this isn t Shawntelle Madison s first rodeo She has completed a trilogy before so I m really hopeful that like Neal Shusterman s Unwind series she can complete a really strong story all the way throughOverallI found this an So B. It easy story to fall into with good pacing and interesting characters Tate is my Girl and I will gladly be following her on the rest of the journey Thank you to Crushstar Multimedia LLC via Netgalley for the arc Rather impressive Dystopias tend to feel hit or miss for me so I wasn t sure if the story would live up to its cover But it does When you start reading this it s like there s an atomic bomb that s been unleashed because you will not be able to not pay attention toverything happening It s crazy obsessive I just couldn t stop readingExcept it s not what I liked most about this story What was so well done was the ambience that was both moderately dark and mysterious with a touch of suspense and giving a feeling of reality to the story Tate is one marvellous heroine She s Cabaret exceptional by the way she thinks her assurance and how greatly she wants to survive and make a change Help people However I was never one hundred percent sure why she veritably passed the test which of what I recall lasted something close to one minute What did she do What was with the touch Those are uestions I asked myself throug. Lly is the same handsome boy she is pitted against in General Dagon’s deadly game uinn desires nothing than tond the life of General Dagon who has taken over Tate's mind While romance blooms between Tate and uinn General Dagon plots to ventually take over Tate's body and love might nd before it ven begin.
Free read â PDF, Book or Kindle PUB free í Shawntelle Madison25 DYSTOPIAN STARSDespite the lower rating I wouldn t say this was a bad book not at all actually I loved the imagination the author clearly has The whole thing with the dystopian world the Guild the Water Bearers it was greatHowever did I mention before that I absolutely hate unnecessary romance in a book This was a prime xampleI thoroughly En plein coeur enjoyed the book until Tate fell for uinn that is I mean she wasn tven herself half of the time how the hell could they be in love They didn t The Bookshop on the Shore even talk much They were just both in a crappy situation together and decided this must be love Received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley inxchange for my honest review Actual Rating 355 stars And I m rounding it up because of this book s ORIGINALITYWOW This one was freaking amazing I wasn t really into this at the first 25% of the book but afterwardsjust OMG The blurb made this book sounds mostly about a romance but NO The plot is fantastic Close but no cigar In the sea of young adult dystopian books out there I think this one really stands out The concept is truly fabulous and wholly original I ve not read anything like it in this genre Though it isn t hard to suss out what is going to happen after the first few chapters and the blurb gives it all away I think it is Dance Real Slow exciting if the details of the plot are left to a surprise For the first 30% of the book I was fullyngaged Honestly it is creepy as hell and I was good freaked out I was preparing for this to be a 4 or 5 star read then things started going a little wonky First of all I m just going to throw this out there Not all books are made to be a romance I HATED the romantic aspect of this story What a contrived circumstantial paring Tate and uinn were Just strange I would have much rather this book have no romance at all or have the romance come in book 2 The covert kissing and holding hands when these two have nothing in common and don t talk at all was just ridiculous to me I also thought that resistance was dumb as rocks Seriously rocks Why on The Art of Memoir earth would you tell Tate anything when you know that Dagon could be listening at any time He had moments when he was paying attention and Tate didn t realize why not when she was with the resistance or when she was talking to her servant girls My biggest issue with the book was how underdeveloped the world building was What happens to the people who don t get bid on Do they get killed Become other servants Why would the Guild like stronger people Doesn t that seem risky Because we know things can go haywire because of uinn s story And that side plot with uinn s brother Weird It all just became the same tired YA dystopian stuff that I ve read before What was a really interesting and uniue concept was totally wasted I wanted danger creepiness conseuences difficulty and LESS ROMANCE and I never thought I d be saying that Maybe I ll have better luck with my next one in this genre Copy provided by the publisher inxchange for an honest review 25 starsI wanted to love this one but I just couldn t get into itThe gist of the story is that in this dystopian world a group of people referred to as the Guild basically run The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life everythingWater Bearers are people who are chosen as their servants through a draft like screening process If you get chosen your family gets taken care of and you supposedly live a relatively luxurious life Conspiracy ConspiracyYes yesof course there isWithout spoiling too much whether or not you like this story is going to come down to whether or not you like Tate and her inner monologueI didn t I found her dull uninteresting and somewhat annoyingThere s a romance between her and the General s Blade Dude but there was seemingly no reason behind their feelings towardach other Or at least none that I could seeThey are both in a situation that they don t likeAnd they are both THERE together Ta Da Eh I just wasn t feeling itI also found the rebels to be a bit idioticview spoilerWhy why why the hell would they EVER let Tate into their secret hidey holebase of operations She has their sworn nemy riding shotgun in her headThe xplaination is that Tate knows when the General is awake and can warn them before he shows up Oh come on Do you seriously xpect me to believe that adults who have been fighting the Guild for years are going to trust their lives and all the other rebels lives on whether or not a teenager has mental control of an centuries old vil mastermind Did none of them think the General could possibly trick TateThat s what he s KNOWN forGeneralTricky BastardI also failed to see why they had to meet at the Secret BaseWhy couldn t they have had these meetings with her in a random hotel room somewherebangs head on desk hide spoiler This book just was not for me I couldn t get on the kool aid train Under Tate s skin and in her mind was a very boring place for me The inner dialogue just never clicked into place So many uestions that I had just didn t get answered fast PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition enough I HAS no patience I want all the answersThis book didn t need any stinking romance Why throw in romance tovery young adult book Why are the resistance dumb as a bag of rocks Why am I so nosey It is a good premise for a book and this author doesn t
Write Badly I Just Didnbadly just didn connect with the main character I may just be a bitch I m giving it 2 stars because the writing didn t suck and that cover is awesome 45 Stars Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this bookBid on me My swallow got stuck in my throat I fought to take in a breath as my chest constricted What are you saying Congratulations are in order Tate You ve passed the test The skinnyThe day of the test is upon her Tate a 16 year old girl will Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography either pass or fail If she fails this test she will return to her family and live out her life if she passes she will be taken from her family to begin her service as a water bearer No one knowsxactly what a water bearer is but Tate knows that it involves some sort of service What no one realizes is that being a water bearer will reuire service but in the most horrific way imaginableThe reviewI didn t
think I would like this at first In fact within the firstI would like this at first In fact within the first pages I thought my The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, eyeballs were going to roll out of my head Why The clich s Clich s in the first 5% A bunch of 16 year olds need to take a test The test could be potentially life changing Something surprising happens when the main character takes the test If the main character does pass the test she will be taken away from her family never to see them again These reasons did not bode well for the rest of the book YET very uickly I came to the realization that there was much to the story than I first thought My uestions started to pile up why isveryone touching the main character s hand What is the purpose of the red credit cards I could not guess the answer to these uestions and when they were revealed I was left feeling some pretty intense motions The seemingly tame story. Everyone wants to ither be a member of the Guild or work for them Little does the populace know that the Guild hides sinister secretsFor Tate Sullivan life in her small coastal town is far from glamorous The affluent lives of the Guild members and their servants isn't something she has ver wanted But all sixt. I had been anticipating was consumed by something far demented and disturbingLikesTateTate is the main character of the story and she really kicks ass At certain points in the story I was xpecting her to be overcome by the absolute shit she was fighting against All I wanted to do was shrink to the size of a dandelion seed and float away with the wind Although it would have been so The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl easy and was for many of the other 16 year olds facing the same situation Tate refused to back down Even when there was only a shred of hope Tate kept fighting and plotting I m going to be honest if I were in her situation I don t know if I would have been able to handle it Master Dagon AKA The GeneralMaster Dagon was such an amazing villain He was a total bastard with a capital B I can t really go into too much detail because I will give away important parts of the plot but just know he is a creepy disgusting demented ahole of an OLD FART As a villain he had absolutely no redeeming ualities More than once I wanted to jump into the book and strangle him The dementedness of the plotThis book really got to me I mean really I started to uestion whether something like this could happen in the future of our world I started to think about how twisted people can be including how damn greedy people can be The feelings that Ixperienced reminded me of those that I had while reading Unwind Twisted I tell you twistedDislikesI only had one major complaint besides the clich s at the beginning I felt as if the romance in this book was Exile and Pilgrim extremely strange Without giving too many details away I don t know how a relationship was able to form considering what Tate was going through view spoiler how was uinn able to fall in love with her if she wasn tven her half of the time hide spoiler But sometimes it s the most unexpected plans that lead to the most fascinating places Well you can say that againIt s taken me a few days to review this and I wish I could say it s because I ve been so darn busy but the truth is I was am torn on how I feel about this It s not the best written book out there and the MC isn t a kick ass heroine that will bust kneecaps the way a normal girl would at chocolate ravenously but the actual plot is amazing and uniue Fewer and fewer are born to be a Water Bearer she saidI don t think I am one I tried to pull my hand away I d make a poor servantHer lips which had formed a straight line now offered a chilling smile My dear you are a prize I hope you re not snatched away before I have a chance to bid on youBid on me My swallow got stuck in my throat I fought to take in a breath as my chest constricted What are you sayingCongratulations are in order Tate You ve passed the test Welcome to the Guild a circle of rich noble people who very year like to hold an auction and buy servants or Water Bearers If they pass the test these people will never see their families again and instead go live a life of servitude in the city Everyone other than Zoe and I picked up their suitcases Will we get a chance to say goodbye to our families I finally askedDidn t you read the packet Astrid continued to usher us out of the room I was the last to leave so I followed Zoe You re Aspirants of the Water Bearers You won t Hannah Montana: The Movie ever see your family again No one is allowed to pollute you Tate passes the test and is auctioned off to the General an old horrible man What she doesn t know yet is that she will never be your run of the mill servant My trembling fingers searchedvery contour of my face Touched my lips Pressed into dry cheeks Nothing had changed Yet my life had taken an unexpected turnI d been bought and sold and now I knew the horrific truth General Dagon wasn t deadHe
Lived Inside Of Me Yepinside of me Yep the new servants are actually
#new hosts where #hosts where rich and the noble can transfer their souls into and live foreverMy problem For about 50% I was bored Living inside Tate s head was a chore I have no idea how the General pulled it off and her internal monologues grated on me Every time I tried to come up with reasons for her I kept thinking But still and it sucks so hard when you find yourself bored nough to start cleaningCleaning I never clean unless I absolutely have to It s cool I live at home so it s not like I live in a barn or anything And when it finally did pick up I d lost interest which is an ven bigger shame However I really really loved the idea of this book and I look forward to the next one coming out so we can finally get some answers but Tate killed it for me There was so much she could ve done and said rather than sleep and at and it took her nearly half the book to finally come up with an idea worth reading about Ick3 stars 12914 Now Available This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life I received an advance reader dition of this book from the author via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review45 StarsI picked this book up and was immediately hooked It is a very good thing that I did not have any plans on the day I started this book because this was the kind of book that is almost impossible to put down This book first came to my attention on Goodreads where I noticed it was getting great reviews so I immediately reuested a copy from Net Galley I avoided reading any reviews that gave away any part of the plot and I am so glad that I did because this book really surprised me with the direction it took I loved the characters Tate Sullivan is a tough 16 year old girl She is in no way helpless and is willing to fight when necessary She has not lead a life of privilege prior to being thrust into the world of the Guild Where other girls would be dazzled by fancy dresses and servants Tate misses her family and her previous life Her cousin Zoe whose life has taken an almost identical path as Tate s is ually tough while other girls like Eva are ager to Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts enter the world of the GuildI was so happy to read a Young Adult novel that did not have a major focus on romance There is just a bit of romance in this book I really wish that the romance was not a part of this story I actually think that it took a bit away from the main plot I honestly do not believe that Tate would have been worried about any romantic feelings in the situation she is in just my opinion The bit of romance is really what stopped this book from being a 5 star read for me but it is really so minor in the total story that I think most readers will not be bothered by it at allI recommend this book toverybody I suspect that this story can asily be the next big thing I was only halfway through this book when I told my 14 year old that she needed to read this one I really think that this book is one that can appeal to a very wide audience This is the first book by Shawntelle Madison that I have had a chance to read I can t wait to read the next installment in this series I really njoyed this book and it is available today45 Get Out of My Head StarsIf you are like me you have started some. Een year olds must take a simple test and Tate's result thrusts her into the Guild's world one where they hide horrible plans for those they select Tate must fight the relentless General Dagon for control of her mind body and soul to keep the one precious thing she has always taken for granted herselfHer only