loss and instant revenge…

Thirst: Red Dice – Christopher Pike

Vampires, fantasy, young adult, fiction.

Rating 7/10

Sita mourns the loss of her lover, Ray, after she had thoroughly took down Eddie Fender and ended Yakasha completely. Before Yakasha died, he offered Sita his power to make her stronger. She is grateful for that and uses it to help herself and Joel Drake, an investigator that helped her locate Yakasha’s body. Both are on the run now from law enforcement due to the acts of terrorism they saw but, Sita was taking down a great and terrible evil. In the middle of ethe escape, her accomplice Joel, was taken into the government facility and she has to rescue him. Her worst fears come to light and it is a rush to save Joel.

I did not really like this book as much as I did with the first two. This book was good and made sense just did not like the new plot. Did not make entire sense to had turned Joel into a vampire for an unjust reason. I understand that Sita lost her love of her life but replacing that person with another but that was a horrible way of grieving. Nonetheless, Sita isn’t perfect and that is what I like about her. This author continues to build the lore slowly when the information was needed which is great. The information is sparsely spread out for the reader to dissect and interpret to the plot line. I do not like information unloading all at once. I prefer breadcrumbs. Overall, I do like the series it is just this book I wasn’t a fan of.

Divided Blood War

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

Young adult, science fiction.

Rating 8.9/10

Within Mare’s world, people are divided by the color of their blood. Reds and Silvers. Reds are the working and merchant class whereas silvers are royalty with powers. Mare is chosen to work inside the palace. She discovers the impossible and is shocked. When an event happens, Mare discovers and experience a sudden change and is thrown into the Silver world. She must play her part or suffer the consequences. She slowly learns to trust no one.

I loved this novel and wished it was longer. This was trending on my Instagram and was wondering what’s the deal? I bought it and was surprised and grateful to have read this novel.  It has a slow beginning but nonetheless I loved this young adult novel. This novel doesn’t compare to other science fiction young adult books I’ve read. I love the whole idea of this novel but there could’ve been some adjustments. More explanation of the world that Mare was living in and focus in more of how there is a separation between the Reds and Silvers. Maybe the sequel to the book would explain that. Overall, I understand why this book was trending.