Title: Torn Sky
Author: Tracy Banghart
Publisher : Alloy Entertainment
Publication Date: August 4th 2015
Genre: Dystopia, Retelling, YA, Romance
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Links: GoodReads Amazon
The end is near . . .
When Aris Haan brought down Safara’s biggest war criminal, she’d thought it was a turning point in the war. Victory was on the horizon, as was a peaceful future with her Promised, Milek.
But a deadly new threat has emerged: a Safaran bomb that could wipe out all of Atalanta in one catastrophic blast. Aris is tasked with finding the weapon before it is completed, a mission made more difficult when she starts to suspect that there is a Safaran spy in her unit. Friendships are tested, loyalties are strained, and suddenly Aris no longer knows whom she can trust.
In the epic conclusion to the Rebel Wing series, Atalanta’s fate rests on Aris’s shoulders. Can she find the bomb before it destroys everything—and everyone—she loves?
I was so happy when Alloy Entertainment sent me an ebook copy via NetGalley,in exchange with an honest review.
Before starting the book, I saw how many people were disappointed with this novel, and started doubting if I was really going to enjoy it. Guess what, I LOVED IT !
The first book (Rebel Wing) , and the sequel (Storm Fall) , were beyond amazing! It was no surprise for me to discover how amazing is this series finale !
Did it have a slow beginning, yes! But after 9%, I couldn't stop reading from all of the events and sub plots that just kept on coming back to back.
Torn Sky is the perfect mix of Romance and Action. I got to see Aris's and Milek's relationship develop, and we finally get to see Dysis happy ! ;)
The last 20% of the book left me with lots of emotions rushing through my mind.
One thing that really caught my attention is how this book focuses on Women Strength ; how they can accomplish anything they want, even if the law is against it.
I love how Tracy ended the series, and resolved every single thread of a plot. This Mulan retelling dystopian series is just so amazing. I can't believe that this series is over ! I enjoyed reading this final installment
I will be keeping an eye for what Tracy releases next;I am waiting to be hooked by her next novel.
I give it 4.5/5 stars
Haven't heard about the series ?????
Check out my reviews on Rebel Wing and Storm Fall
About the Author:
Award-winning author, Army wife, and mom Tracy Banghart has an MA in Publishing and an unhealthy affection for cupcakes. Her quiet childhood led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several serious book boyfriends.
Title: Storm Fall ( Rebel Wing #2)
Author: Tracy Banghart
Publisher: Alloy Entertainment
Publication Date: December 16th, 2014
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance
Format: e ARC
My Rating: 5/5 stars (A)
In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love . . . and not everyone will survive.
Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn’t matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.
Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield—as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it’s even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris’s stationpoint. And she’s falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There’s no room for love in war.
Then Aris discovers that Safara’s leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta’s hero. And she must find them before they find her
I received Storm Fall from Alloy Entertainment via NetGalley in exchange with an honest review.
So we all know how sometimes the second book in a series is a huge let down to the readers, well Storm Fall does not fall under this category ! I absolutely loved this as much as the first book, if not more.
The Book begins with a new law being added, which is ( Women can volunteer to enter the Military). Of course, Aris volunteers , because the Military is now her life. Of course, there is also Milek ! However, he is not the reason why she is going back. She loves the fact that she can save people. Returning there as a women won't be easy. Almost everyone look down at her , or even worse, harass her.
The Plot thickens as Sadara's leaders feel that they are threatened by Aris, and would stop at nothing to bring her and Atlanta down.
As if the action was not enough, the interaction between characters develops , and adds new conflicts to the story. We also get more Ariek ( Romance) , which is awesome.
I really enjoyed Storm Fall as much as I loved Rebel Wings. Perhaps even more; I mean it contains more action and more romance!
I give it 5/5 stars and an A according to my own rating scale !
Title: Imitation ( Clone Chronicles #1)
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Publisher: Alloy Entertainment
Publication Date : July 29, 2014
Format: E ARC
My Rating: 4/5 stars (B)
Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me.
Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face.
Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now.
When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?
I received an e ARC of Imitation from Alloy Entertainment via NetGalley in exchange with an honest review .
Imagine that for every important and wealthy person , there is probably an imitation made for him/her. As in a spare clone copy trained to be whoever they look like in case of any crisis. Sometimes there are used as Organ donors . They all live in Twig City, and it is Ven's turn to serve her duty. However she is not very sure that she wants to.
I loved the plot of this story, it packs elements such as action, mystery, and romance all together.
Facing the maker will be an unforgettable experience . I was and still am lost on if he is the bad or the good guy.
When it comes to the romance ,I liked it. However , I felt like the guy of interest showed up way too much. It is like whenever I wished that he appears, he did. I know that this might be a good thing for some, but for me, I prefer being a bit tortured before seeing to specific characters together.
Guess what, Imitation is being made into a T.V show, which is amazing ! Now I get to see Twig City and all of the awesome characters ,as well as the villains.
I enjoyed Imitation , and will be continuing the series.
I give it 4/5 stars and a B according to my own rating scale.
Title: Rebel Wing ( Rebel Wing #1)
Author: Tracy Banghart
Publisher: Alloy entertainment
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Genre: New Adult, War, Dystopia, Sci-Fi, Romance
My Rating: 5/5 ( A)
The Dominion of Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality.
Left behind, Aris has nothing to fill her days. Even flying her wingjet—the thing she loves most, aside from Calix—feels meaningless without him by her side. So when she’s recruited to be a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping she’ll be stationed near Calix. But there’s a catch: She must disguise herself as a man named Aristos. There are no women in the Atalantan Military, and there never will be.
Aris gives up everything to find Calix: her home. Her family. Even her identity. But as the war rages on, Aris discovers she’s fighting for much more than her relationship. With each injured person she rescues and each violent battle she survives, Aris is becoming a true soldier—and the best flyer in the Atalantan Military. She’s determined to save her Dominion . . . or die trying.
For fans of Divergent, Code Name Verity, and The 100, Rebel Wing is an epic sci-fi adventure that explores just how far one girl will go for love and country.
I received an eARC of Rebel wing from Alloy Entertainment via NetGalley in exchange with an honest review .
The beginning of the story itself is a kind of a retelling of Mulan. We follow the story of Aris,a girl who loves to fly and can hardly wait to be promised by the love of her life Calix.
However things do not go according to plan when Calix is chosen to join the Military and leave Aris unpromised. feeling heart broken, she lost her love for flying and when she was offered a chance to join the military as flyer, she takes it.
But women aren't allowed to enter the Military , and entering means being highly fit. Could Aris overcome her fragility and make it in? Will she reunite with Calix? Could she actually fit in and help rescue other people? I know, it sounds kick Ass right?
I loved the transformation that Aris has gone through, which was from being dependent on everyone to being strong enough to stand for what she believes. The Author did that in a very impressive way through out the book.
I was able to connect to how each character was feeling very easily. It was as if I was right there;like I was in their shoes.
This is book that I had a really hard time to put it down. The book was a perfect escape route from my exams. Each reading session left me eager to read more and quite refreshed to carry on with my studying.
I loved this book and I believe that it is going to be one of my favorite series. It has this perfect mix of character development, action, and love.
I give this book 5/5 stars and an A according to my own rating scale !