Posts Categorized: Phoebe Strole


Dec 12

Review * The Last Star by Rick Yancey

Reviews 1 ★★

Review * The Last Star by Rick YanceyThe Last Star by Rick Yancey
Narrated by Ben Yannette, Phoebe Strole
Series: The 5th Wave #3
Published by Putnam Juvenile on May 24, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Time: 9 Hours 17 Minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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two-stars
The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.

What I Thought…

UGH!!!!!! I enjoyed both The Fifth Wave and The Infinite Sea but this…. UGH!!!

“I looked into his chocolate fondue fountain eyes.” – need I say more?

Disappointed.

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And really????

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I listened to the audio and tuned in and out, I’m sure I missed things but it wasn’t as riveting as the previous books and in the end I just wanted it to be over.
I’m disappointed that the twist that I thought was coming didn’t actually come because that would have made more sense.

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Overall… don’t bother.

Kimberly


Feb 23

Review * The 100 by Kass Morgan

Reviews 2 ★★★

Review * The 100 by Kass MorganThe 100 by Kass Morgan
Narrated by Justin Torres, Phoebe Strole
Series: The Hundred #1
Published by Little Brown BYR on March 18, 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Time: 7 Hours 21 Minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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three-stars
No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents -- considered expendable by society -- are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves -- but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.

What I Thought…

• I try to follow the book before movie/tv show, but sometimes I give in, and I definitely gave in to The 100. I’m not a huge space person, but EVERYONE was talking about the tv show so I thought, why not? I watched it, enjoyed it, so I thought I would give the book a shot.

• Other than the fact that the tv show has 100 juvenile delinquents being dropped from space it is vastly different from the book. I thought that the first season would basically be book one, it is far from it.

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Kimberly