Review: This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

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Published: November 7th, 2017 by Simon Pulse | Series: This Mortal Coil #1 | Length: 425 pages | Genre: YA post-apocalyptic sci-fi | Source: Received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley and bought my own copy | Content Warning: torture, death

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Summary from Goodreads:

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

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The Impossible Search for Unproblematic Books

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This is a post that I’ve wanted to write for a very long time. It seems like every week, something else happens that gets me thinking about this topic again, making me want to write this post more and more. I’ve put it off for a long time because, quite frankly, I’m not really sure how to write this well enough that my thoughts on this are clear. But I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and do my best to articulate my thoughts on the subject.

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January 2018 Wrap-Up

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It’s time to admit to myself that January did not end up being a great start to 2018 for me, at least in terms of reading and blogging. I was hoping to get a kind of fresh start with the new year, but apparently, the universe had other ideas for me. No worries though – January is over and February provides new opportunities! I just need to keep a positive attitude. 🙂

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Top Ten Books On My TBR For a Long Time

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week features a different theme or prompt for which you come up with a list of ten books or ideas. This week’s theme is books that have been on my TBR for the longest and I still haven’t read. I decided to tweak this just a little bit and turn it into books that have been on my TBR for a long time that I still haven’t read, but really want to read soon. One of my goals for this year is to read a lot of the books I own so I’m hoping that a lot of these books that I’ve had on my TBR for ages will finally be read. Let’s take a look at some of the books I want to read soon (finally).

As a quick side note, I’m not going to really give any explanation for why I’m including these books on this week’s list. The story is basically the same for all of them: I’ve been meaning to read them for quite awhile and am hoping to finally get to them soon.

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February TBR

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January has come and gone which means it’s time to start looking ahead to February. As you’ll see when my January wrap-up goes up, it was a pretty horrible reading month for me. I didn’t finish a single book. *cries* I’m not happy about it. But rather than dwell on January’s lack of reading, I’m going to try and stay positive and think about the books I’m hoping to get to this month! Because of how little I read last month, I’m keeping this TBR pretty short.

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February Releases I’m Excited For

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I’ve been such a bad blogger lately, haha. I keep intending to post things and then life gets in the way and I’m not able to get my post up when I originally planned to. I wanted to get this up yesterday, but that didn’t happen so here I am today.

Anyway, February is only a few days away so I wanted to talk about some of the books coming out during the month that I’m most looking forward to. There are quite a few releases I’m excited about!

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Review: Play Me a Song by Jessica Kale

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Rating: 3/5 stars

Published: May 3rd, 2017; self-published | Series: Play Me a Song #1 | Length: 138 pages | Genre: new adult romance | Source: Bought | Content Warning: biphobia, homelessness, sexual assault

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Summary from Goodreads:

Alicia wishes she could be anything other than regular. Living with her mom, attending night classes and working in a diner, her life is what anyone would consider as ‘ordinary.’

That is, until she meets Gabriella.

A shy girl by nature, Alicia never thinks she could be attracted to a woman. Always used to dating guys, the thought of experimenting with a girl had never crossed her mind, let alone a sassy blonde with as much game as all of her exes combined.

When Alicia meets Gabriella, her whole life is turned upside down. She finally decides to pursue music and give ‘extraordinary’ a shot, but it all comes at a price. Disgruntled mother, friends who let her down, drama in her new world, and all of a sudden regular doesn’t seem too bad.

Now Alicia had to choose: to stay behind and remain average, or to venture into the unknown?

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