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Book Review: Populatti by Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper

Published August 30, 2014 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Populatti

Title- Populatti

Author: Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper

Publisher: JKSCommunications

Release Date: May 2 2014

Livi Stanley and her three best friends made formed a social network called Populatti.com, Livi’s friend Crystal was the mastermind behind the whole site! Populatti.com changed not only from a social network sight, but into an exclusive club, members need to be voted in and can be voted out just as easily. Populatti also gives its members information on “Populatti Parties” where only members can attend. At Livi 16th birthday party, the star baseball player Brandon Dash starts to show interest in Livi, which begins to cause some drama for her, and may threat her standings in Populatti.

This was such a great look and I know many readers around the same age of Livi will be able to relate to the story. All Livi wanted to do is to be popular and part of the club, but when the rumors start to fly around she needs to realize who she can trust. Maybe the first she has aren’t really the ones that are on her side. I know many girls go through this during high school and Livi as a character is so relatable. Also the fact that social media now a days has a huge impact on high school and middle school students these days, makes this story even more relatable!

I was pretty unsure how I was going to feel about this book in the beginning but about a quarter of the way through I could not put the book down!!! I am definitely looking forward to reading more from Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper!

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Book Review: This is Falling by Ginger Scott

Published August 28, 2014 by adventuresinbooklandblog

This is Falling (Falling, #1)

While reading, This is Falling, I went through so many emotions, laughing, crying, and becoming anger. Ginger Scott wrote a book at defiantly held my attention; I could not put this novel down and finish reading it within two days!
Rowe Stanton is a college freshman who went through a trauma during her high school years. After being home schooled she is off to college on her own. When Rowe she meets Nate Preeter she begins to come out of her shell, doing things she has never done before. She thought she would never be able to love again and Nate was there to catch once she began to fall. It’s not only Nate that brings Rowe out of shell it is also her roommates, Cass and Paige, and Nate brother, Ty, which help her along the way.
Ginger Scott not only did a great job writing a love story, but she wrote an amazing story about friendship and love.

Book Review: True Calling by Siobhan Davis

Published August 26, 2014 by adventuresinbooklandblog

True Calling, is a dystopian novel based on a Planet named Novo and the Planet is a lot like Earth, but has more advanced in technology. The residents of Novo are former residents of Earth, which have been screen to make sure they are in perfect health. The down fall right now for the people of Novo is that the population is not interesting. In order to solve this problem the government has come up with The Calling. The Calling is a pageant where people are matched up to make the ideal offspring. After they are pair and married they must reproduce at least three offspring. The pageant is televised and
Ariana Skyee is a 17 year old cadet from the planet Novo, was originally from Earth, but cannot remember parts of her past. She begins to have dreams about a man named Zane, she is unable to remember who he is and why she has such a connection to him. Then there’s Cal, a boy who is also part of The Calling, she feels a huge connection to him and the feeling are the same for him. Now Ariana must what is happening on her new and old Planets.
Any readers that enjoyed dystopian novels like; Hunger Games, Divergent, and Delirium, will enjoy this novel as well. I was very interested in the love triangles which in the novel and wanted to know more about Zane and Cal and what everyone’s true intentions where within the story. This novel was a bit of a slow read and took me a little long then a novel usually takes me. I did find myself skimming some parts, but not too much, I was just very eager to see what was going to happen next. I am very excited that this novel is Book one of a series and I ca not wait for book two!!