22
Jun
katybudgetbooks:

This is a fun, fast-paced, science-y science fiction for teens. I know that for my kid, we have a little trouble finding books are thrilling enough, and this one fits the bill. There’s a little romance in there, if that’s something you’re looking for, but it’s not overwhelming, in case it isn’t. It’s a great book that I feel like anyone would enjoy.
-Anna

katybudgetbooks:

This is a fun, fast-paced, science-y science fiction for teens. I know that for my kid, we have a little trouble finding books are thrilling enough, and this one fits the bill. There’s a little romance in there, if that’s something you’re looking for, but it’s not overwhelming, in case it isn’t. It’s a great book that I feel like anyone would enjoy.

-Anna

14
Nov
adventureswithinthepages:

Title: False Memory
Author: Dan Kroko
Rating: 5 stars
Summary:  Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except Peter, a boy who isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability.Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city. But adjusting to her old life isn’t easy—especially with Noah, the boyfriend she can’t remember loving.Then Miranda uncovers a dark truth that sets her team on the run. Suddenly her past doesn’t seem to matter… when there may not be a future.
Review: This was a fast-paced action/science fiction story that I simply could not put down. Teens who can send out waves of psychic fear? Brilliant. Miranda, Noah, Peter, and Olive were all total ninjas, so the fight scenes were extra awesome. I couldn’t stop reading this book because there were so many twists and I had to find out what happened next. I can’t wait for next year when the second book comes out!
Original Posting: 9/3/12

adventureswithinthepages:

Title: False Memory

Author: Dan Kroko

Rating: 5 stars

Summary:  Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except Peter, a boy who isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability.

Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city. But adjusting to her old life isn’t easy—especially with Noah, the boyfriend she can’t remember loving.

Then Miranda uncovers a dark truth that sets her team on the run. Suddenly her past doesn’t seem to matter… when there may not be a future.

Review: This was a fast-paced action/science fiction story that I simply could not put down. Teens who can send out waves of psychic fear? Brilliant. Miranda, Noah, Peter, and Olive were all total ninjas, so the fight scenes were extra awesome. I couldn’t stop reading this book because there were so many twists and I had to find out what happened next. I can’t wait for next year when the second book comes out!

Original Posting: 9/3/12

5
Sep
‘Because this world is like the one we just left - sick. One day it will reach critical mass and become a cancer that will spread to other worlds. Call it preventative surgery on the collective universe. Call it saving you from yourselves.’
That’s it, right there. We’re just a tumor to them. And I see it too. Maybe our world has more bad than good. We kill one another over stupid things, or we let people die. We are selfish. They aren’t wrong in those respects. And maybe the people of my world are too stubborn to change. We might always be this way, until the world destroys itself.
— Dan Krokos, False Memory (via canadianbeast-dancer)
27
Jul
adventureswithinthepages:

Title: False Sight
Author: Dan Krokos
Rating: 5 stars (out of five)
Summary: All Miranda wants is a normal life. She’s determined to move past the horrible truth of her origin as a clone so she can enjoy time with her boyfriend, Peter, and the rest of her friends at school. But Miranda quickly learns that there’s no such thing as normal - not for a girl who was raised to be a weapon. When one of her teammates turns rogue, it begins a war that puts the world in jeopardy. Now Miranda must follow her instincts - not her heart - in order to save everything she’s fought so hard to keep. with the image of a terrible future seared into her mind, what will she have to sacrifice to protect the people she loves?

Review: I love the technology Krokos comes up with in this series. The memory downloads, giving kids the psychic power to cause fear; it’s fantastic.I particularly enjoy the Roses’ (the name for the kids with powers) abilities because it’s something I haven’t ever seen before and also it shows just how powerful of a weapon fear can be.
Even though Rhys and Sequel are new to the group, they and Miranda, Peter, and Noah quickly form strong bonds. They become a family, willing to risk each willing to risk their lives for one another. Peter and Miranda’s relationship is well-written and low-key, which allows it to be enjoyable and leaves the action at the forefront of the story.
Just like the first book, False Sight absolutely blew me away. It’s chock-full of action and plenty of twists, but with steady pacing. Also, it has explosions. From clones to parallel universes, this sci-fi thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats.
A big thanks to BookPeople for the ARC

adventureswithinthepages:

Title: False Sight


Author: Dan Krokos

Rating: 5 stars (out of five)

Summary: All Miranda wants is a normal life. She’s determined to move past the horrible truth of her origin as a clone so she can enjoy time with her boyfriend, Peter, and the rest of her friends at school. But Miranda quickly learns that there’s no such thing as normal - not for a girl who was raised to be a weapon. When one of her teammates turns rogue, it begins a war that puts the world in jeopardy. Now Miranda must follow her instincts - not her heart - in order to save everything she’s fought so hard to keep. with the image of a terrible future seared into her mind, what will she have to sacrifice to protect the people she loves?

Review: I love the technology Krokos comes up with in this series. The memory downloads, giving kids the psychic power to cause fear; it’s fantastic.I particularly enjoy the Roses’ (the name for the kids with powers) abilities because it’s something I haven’t ever seen before and also it shows just how powerful of a weapon fear can be.

Even though Rhys and Sequel are new to the group, they and Miranda, Peter, and Noah quickly form strong bonds. They become a family, willing to risk each willing to risk their lives for one another. Peter and Miranda’s relationship is well-written and low-key, which allows it to be enjoyable and leaves the action at the forefront of the story.

Just like the first book, False Sight absolutely blew me away. It’s chock-full of action and plenty of twists, but with steady pacing. Also, it has explosions. From clones to parallel universes, this sci-fi thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats.

A big thanks to BookPeople for the ARC