It’s going to be a very busy week ahead for me as I’m approaching the end of semester two at uni. Which means assessments and exams galore! Yay… Because of that, I may be reading a lot slower (or I might procrastinate and actually get through a few books ha!), but that doesn’t mean I’ll be on hiatus. I’ll still be around, lurking most likely in order to avoid my work.
What I’m reading
I’m currently reading The Eye of Minds by James Dashner, the first book in his new series, The Mortality Doctrine. It is SO interesting so far, and I’m only 30% in. I loved Dashner’s Maze Runner series (well, the first one … the other two was a little all over the place), so I was extremely excited when The Eye of Minds arrived in the mail from Random House Australia. Thank you so much for sending me a copy for review! This new book is definitely right up my alley because I’m a huge science-fiction fan now because of Matthew Mathers’ Atopia Chronicles as well as Cyberstorm. The Eye of Minds is set in a virtual world called the VirtNet where basically virtual reality has become a very important part of the world’s everyday lives. A cyberterrorist has begun to hold players hostage however, reducing them to coding themselves out of the game and thus dying in real-life. For the unlucky ones, KillSims sent by this cyberterrorist known as Kaine, may leave the player brain-dead outside of VirtNet. Seriously, how intriguing does that sound! I’m so excited to find out what the heck is going on, so I really need to get rolling on my assignments so I can get back to reading!
Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1) by Simone Elkeles
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
So I finally managed to finish this book and as you can see, I didn’t like it. Unfortunately, the cliches and bad writing was too much for me to handle. Check out my interview and see if you agree.
The Vanishing Moment by Margaret Wild
Allen & Unwin Australia
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
AMAZING. Simply a great read. In only 182 pages, this book managed to evoke so many emotions out of me, I was definitely surprised by it. Don’t let how short it is fool you. You need to read this for its beautiful prose and poignant message.
An interview with Jacob Whaler
I welcomed Jacob Whaler, the author of Stones (Data) on the blog this week as he kindly took the time out to answer a few questions about books, writing and his favourite author.