Review: Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered by Jennifer RushTitle: Altered
Series: Altered, #1
Author: Jennifer Rush
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316197083
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Source: Bought
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

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Review: Here by Ella James

Here by Ella JamesTitle: Here
Series: Here Trilogy, #1
Author: Ella James
Publisher: Barkley’s Books
ASIN: B007A0I86Q
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Aliens, Romance
Source: Booklending.com
Hearts: ♥ ♥
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Milo Mitchell’s life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life…until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.

Her gorgeous victim is dressed in a Brioni tux and armed with a hanky. He has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and vows to help him solve his mystery. Soon the pair find Nick’s face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have strange, ethereal memories of Milo–who is sure she’s never met him. Suddenly Nick knows things he shouldn’t know and is doing things he shouldn’t do. When the Department of Defense shows up, Nick and Milo run–toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.

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Review: Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Being Jamie Baker by Kelly OlamTitle: Being Jamie Baker
Author: Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields
ISBN: 9780615377544
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
Source: Booklending.com
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥

An accident that should end in tragedy instead gives seventeen-year-old Jamie Baker a slew of uncontrollable superhuman abilities. To keep her secret safe Jamie socially exiles herself, earning the title of Rocklin High’s resident ice queen. But during a supercharged encounter with star quarterback Ryan Miller she literally kisses anonymity goodbye. Now the annoyingly irresistible Ryan will stop at nothing to melt the heart of the ice queen and find out what makes her so special. Unfortunately, Ryan is not the only person on to her secret. Will Jamie learn to contain her unstable powers before being discovered by the media or turned into a government lab rat? More importantly, can she throw Ryan Miller off her trail before falling in love with him?.

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Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian by Jennifer L. ArmentroutTitle: Obsidian
Series: Lux, #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 9781620610077
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Aliens
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

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Review: and all the stars by Andrea K. Höst

and all the stars by Andrea K. HöstTitle: And all the Stars
Author: Andrea K. Höst
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9780987265135
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Note: Recommended for older teens

Come for the apocalypse.

Stay for cupcakes.

Die for love.

Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin him down for the sittings.

None of her plans factored in the Spires: featureless, impossible, spearing into the hearts of cities across the world – and spraying clouds of sparkling dust into the wind.

Is it an alien invasion? Germ warfare? They are questions everyone on Earth would like answered, but Madeleine has a more immediate problem. At Ground Zero of the Sydney Spire, beneath the collapsed ruin of St James Station, she must make it to the surface before she can hope to find out if the world is ending.

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Review: Caszandra by Andrea K. Höst

Caszandra by Andrea K. HöstTitle: Caszandra
Series: Touchstone, #3
Author: Andrea K. Höst
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9780987056429
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction
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Note: Recommended for older teens

Cassandra Devlin doesn’t know what she’s for. But she knows she’s running out of time.

Since Cass was rescued from the abandoned world of Muina, the Aussie teen has proven more than useful to the people of Tare. Expeditions to their home world no longer end in slaughter. The teaching city of Kalasa has been unlocked. After years of searching for answers, they are starting to make progress.

But space is tearing itself apart. Ionoth attack in ever-greater numbers. And “the useful stray” has been injured so many times that the Tarens hesitate to use her for fear of losing her.

With one particular Taren now her most important person, Cass is determined to contribute everything she can – and hopes to find some answers of her own. What is the link between Muina and Earth? Why are the reclusive Nurans so interested in ‘rescuing’ her? And what role in the crisis do the inhuman Cruzatch play?

Can Cass keep herself together long enough to find out?

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Review: Lab Rat One by Andrea K. Höst

Title: Lab Rat OneLab Rat One by Andrea K. Höst
Series: Touchstone, #1
Author: Andrea K. Höst
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9780980878981
Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction
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Note: Recommended for older teens

In the months since Cassandra Devlin walked off Earth onto another planet, she has grappled with everything from making blankets to helping psychics battle the memories of monsters. Not able to find a way home, she has instead gained friends and a purpose. Unfortunately, that purpose brings with it the pressure of being more than a little valuable, and those she has befriended are also her guards, ordered to explore and control her abilities to find out just what it is a touchstone can do.

Test subject was not the career path Cass had been planning.

With no privacy, too-frequent injuries, and the painful knowledge that she must always be an assignment to her Setari companions, Cass can only wish for some semblance of normality and control.

And as her abilities become more and more dangerous, tests and training may be the only thing capable of protecting Cass from herself.

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