Unorthodox by Stephanie Deschenes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
UnOrthodox is an action adventure in the tradition of The Terminator. Sophie’s world changes completely when an assassin comes in with a gun pointing at her and kidnapping her.
Sophie learns that her life is a bit more complicated than she knew. The government had been experimenting with human evolution and pushing humans to the next level. As a result there were a number of synthetic humans that have enhancements that are designed to push humans to the next level.
Sophie and the assassin Kael develop as characters throughout the book.
The action is non stop in Unorthodox but Deschenes is able to balance developing her characters beyond typical 2D cutouts you usually find in this genre of action heaven sci fi adventure. Sophie is a truly developed character that will leave an impression on the reader.
Unorthodox falls within the realm of New Adult in terms of age range. It is very enjoyable and fast read. It is best recommended for readers 16 and up.
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I’m about halfway done with this book by local author Stephanie Deschenes. All I can say is wow! I think this may be one of my favorite books of the year. It is well written and gives me Terminator vibes but remains completely its own thing. You can buy it here:UnOrthodox by Stephanie Deschenes
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I spent most of my free time this week writing. As a result I do not have any new reviews to publish. But I have been outlining and drafting my book. I’ve wanted to write a book for a long time. I actually started the first version of this story 20 years ago.
Right now I’m reading three books. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken, Unorthodox by Stephanie Deschenes and Lock and Key The Initiation by Ridley Pearson.
Please stay tuned for more reviews as I can post them. I just started a giveaway of Wayfarer on Saturday. There will be more reviews, giveaways and updates coming soon.
Alexandra Bracken is absolutely brilliant. Her new book is so good that I do not want to finish it. I want to stay in the world as long as I can. But I have a responsibility to write a review of it since Hyperion sent me a coy and that review will be up soon.
Enter to win a copy here: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/f2d859b4c4995a1d#ts-fo
I am going to be writing a book. In order to accomplish this monumental task my reviews may be a little spaced out compared to previous years. I will stil be aiming to publish at least two reviews a month here. I’m actually hoping to launch some of my reviews as video blogs which I can just record and post so I can spend more time writing.
I’ve had this idea for 20 years and I really want to tell this story. All I will say is that it is about how books are awesome.
I will post updates on my writing process here as well as reviews, giveaways and promotions of great books.
I forgot to mention that I was given a copy of Wayfarer by Hyperion in exchange for an honest review.
I also am planning a giveaway soon so stay tuned.
Alexandra Bracken is one of the best authors writing I for teens outside of JK Rowling herself. Her Darkest Minds books blew my mind and her reimaginaning of A New Hope shed a new light on the story that made it seem different.
In Passenger, Etta is a violinist who is thrust on a time travel treasure hunt for an astrolabe that is super special because it can identify the locations of the places where you can travel through time. Passenger leaves on a huge cliff hanger, but I won’t spoil it here because you really should go out and read it.
Wayfarer picks up the story right from the exact moment that Passenger leaves off. I’ve been enjoying I this book for the past week. I am nearly finished and I really didn’t want to rush finishing it for the review to be published on release day. I wanted to be able to continue to float in Bracken’s world. She is one of my favorite authors and I just don’t want this book to end. I’ve read the first 350 pages out of 530 so far. I am beyond impressed. She does not disapoint. I will be publishing my full review when I finish but I wanted to post something for the real ease day. If you haven’t read anything by Alexandra Bracken then you need to pick up her books and read them today.
Wayfarer is locked onto my favorite list for 2017 even without having finished it.
As the year ends I am making a list of my favorite books that I have read this year.
These are my 8 favorite books I read this year. I wanted to do a top 10 but still leave room in case I read something awesome during the last week.
An Ember in the Ashes By Sabaa Tahir
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
The Scourge by Jennifer Nielsen
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith