2
Dec

anastasiakirke:

Monthly Reading Wrap-Up | Oh, hey, it’s been a while. Unfortunately, between NaNoWriMo, edits, travelling/moving overseas, and life generally, I didn’t have a lot of time to read the past couple of months. Finished my Harry Potter full series re-read though! The last three books were even more heart-wrenching than I remembered—and Deathly Hallows… well, let’s just say that I hate it when things have to end.

Also read Dan Krokos' False Sight, the sequel to False Memory, which was just as intense as the first one, with an ending like a punch in the gut. And finally, after hearing about Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey, I knew I had to read it—ever since I encountered Keri Hulme’s The Bone People, I’ve been intrigued by contemporary treatments of Maori mythology. Between Healey’s diverse cast, her kick-ass teenage heroine, and the novel’s world-shaking plot, I’d say it’s a book well worth reading. (It also managed to punch me in the gut a couple of times).

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

30
Sep
Meet author Dan Krokos at Cuyahoga County Public Library on Tuesday, October 15!


Celebrate Teen Read Week with author and Brecksville native Dan Krokos. After pumping gas for nine years, Dan decided to commit his time to writing and follow his dream of becoming an author. Within four months he sold his debut novel and signed a three-book deal with a major publisher. Join us as Dan shares his journey to publication and discusses his two science fiction series for kids and teens, THE PLANET THIEVES and FALSE MEMORY.

Meet author Dan Krokos at Cuyahoga County Public Library on Tuesday, October 15!

Celebrate Teen Read Week with author and Brecksville native Dan Krokos. After pumping gas for nine years, Dan decided to commit his time to writing and follow his dream of becoming an author. Within four months he sold his debut novel and signed a three-book deal with a major publisher. Join us as Dan shares his journey to publication and discusses his two science fiction series for kids and teens, THE PLANET THIEVES and FALSE MEMORY.

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)