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DNF Report May 2014: It’s Me Not You

DNF Report May 2014: It’s Me Not You

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DNF Report May 2014: It’s Me Not You (These are from Jan 1, 2014 to May 1, 2014)   Written by: John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard Narrated by: Nicola Barber Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins  Series: The Chronicles of the Invaders, Book 1 The Earth has been invaded by the Illyri, a beautiful, civilized, yet ruthless alien race. Humanity has been conquered, but still it fights the invaders. The Resistance grows stronger, for it is the young people of Earth who are best equipped to battle the Illyri. Syl Hellais, conceived among the stars, is the oldest alien child on Earth, the first to reach sixteen years of age. Her father rules the planet. Her future is assured. And Syl has hidden gifts, powers that even she does yet fully understand. But all is not as it seems. The Illyri are at war among themselves, and the sinister Nairene Sisterhood has arrived on Earth, hungry for new blood. When Syl helps a pair of young Resistance fighters to escape execution, she finds herself sentenced to death, pursued by her own kind, and risks breaking the greatest taboo of her race by falling in love with a human. Now the hunter has become the hunted, the predator become prey. And as Syl is about to learn, the real invasion has not yet even begun… Listened for Review (Random House Audio) Overall Rating: DNF Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating) First Thought when Finished: I gave Conquest by John Connolly 7 hours but I just couldn’t get into the story. It took forever for things to start happening and even at my stopping point only one major thing had happened 🙁 *note* I did really enjoy the narrator though!   Written by: Holly Black Narrated by: Christine Lakin Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave. One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black. Read from April 17 to 19, 2014 Listened for Fun (Library) Overall Rating: DNFAudio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating) First Thought when Finished: I could see a bit of a triangle happening and I wasn’t drawn into the characters. I did find the world fascinating and the writing strong! […]

Posted May 7, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, Audiobook, Reviews / 28 Comments
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