About the book YA fiction for the 18+ crowd. Sykosa is a sixteen-year-old girl trying to reclaim her identity after an act of violence shatters her life and the lives of her friends. Set at her best friend Niko’s cottage, for what will be a weekend of unsupervised badness, Sykosa will have to finally confront the major players and issues from this event, as well as decide if she wants to lose her virginity to Tom, her first boyfriend, and the boy who saved her from danger.I think this is the first YA book I’ve read that has very mature content. I normally steer clear from books that talk about really serious stuff unless the cover or blurb were interesting enough to reel me in. Also, when it comes to YA fiction, I tend to go for the adventure or fantasy genre because I prefer the fast-paced, light and easy reading of these books. I decided to read Sykosa because I figured I have to review “serious” books once in a while. YES, this is still all about my reading/writing goals. It’s all about me, me, me. HAH. I sound like I’m in high school. Like Sykosa. No, not really.
Remember the world of Harry Potter? You know, the world of magic, wizards, muggles, wizard government, flying broomsticks, good and evil? Of course you do!
If you miss ‘ole Harry’s world and have already read your HP books to pieces, here’s an easy alternative, The Day of First Sun. It has all those fun things, too. This book feels like it was set in Harry Potter’s world, only it isn’t about Harry or any of his friends or any of the other characters we know. Obviously it’s about other people, wizards and non-magical folks alike, and non-human creatures, too. Oh, and it’s set in the U.S. not the U.K. so some of yous can give those British accents in your head a rest. Well, you know, if you want.
About the book
A crime-thriller with an injection of horror
Journalist Hendrix “Aitch” Harrison links bodies stolen from a renowned forensic research lab to an influential drug company.
Aided by Dr. Sarah Wallace, a determined and beguiling entomologist, he delves into grisly world of clinical trials and a viral treatment beyond imagining.
But Aitch must battle more than his fear of technology to expose the macabre fate of the drugged victims donated to scientific research.
When I first heard about the book, I was a little hesitant about doing a review. I read the blurb, took one look at the muy creepy cover, and thought, “Oh man, zombies.” The blurb also mentioned words like sci-fi, crime and thriller, and I haven’t read a single crime thriller in a long time, so I wasn’t exactly in the mood for one. However, I decided to suck it up and give it a go as part of my personal reading and writing goals. WELL, I’m glad that I went ahead with it because it turned out to be even more interesting than I thought. Yes, it has sci-fi, crime, horror, and a little bit about the walking dead, and it was all gewd.
I am a sucker for free Kindle books on Amazon. Every once in a while I check the top 100 free books list and download the ones that seem interesting to me. Most of the books I download fall in the young readers and fantasy categories. I download too many of these books, but I have only read a few of them. Some of the ones I read were so-so, but one or two were actually good. The Golden Acorn by Catherine Cooper was one of the nice ones.
Presenting my next book for the books to movies challenge… Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. Hells yeah. Okay, I know I made a friggin’ list, but I just gotta read this one next. I’ve heard of Battle Royale lots of times but I’ve never read the book or seen the movie, so when I saw this blood red beauty in the bookstore (I was looking for the books on my original list), I just grabbed it. Also, the fact that it was just less than 400 bucks made it real easy. Yeah, I’m kind of a cheapskate even with books – I always try to look for the cheaper edition. Anyway , this is friggin’ purrrfect for the challenge. I AM SO EXCITED. I did a little jig when I unwrappped it. Seriously.
Aha! I haven’t read anything in such a long time that I’ve decided to join a reading challenge! I read about it in a post by Jai and I followed the yellow brick road to the challenge host: Two Bibliomaniacs. The challenge begins June 1st and ends Dec 31st. All you gotta do is read a book and…