Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Release Date: September 1st 2015
Source: From the Publisher!
Purchase: Mighty Ape | The Book Depository | Amazon
Read it in: 4 hours
Word Rating: SHATTERING
It’s hard to remember hating anything as much as I hate Affinity; a bone-deep loathing for the faceless unknown and the concrete walls of my own DNA.
Evie is a Shield: designed to kill in order to protect, and the Affinity Project have finally come for her. But Evie isn’t ready for the sinister organisation to take control of her life, her body, her mind. She isn’t ready to follow their rules about who may live and who must die – not when it condemns the innocent. She has one option: risk losing everything and everyone – including Jamie – and run.
3 Reasons Why You Should Pick Up STRAY!
1.) Yes, I'm going to start of this list by tooting my horn by shouting this from the rooftops but I do not care! IT'S WRITTEN BY AN NZ AUTHOR EVERYBODY! I CANNOT SHOUT THAT LOUD ENOUGH!! I know certain people *cough* KELLY AND EMILY *cough* are calling saying that Rachael is Australia's and that she's an honorary Aussie BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE. I'm sorry ladies, but she's
2.) It's science fiction done RIGHT. Here's the thing: I am NOT science fiction fan. It all goes over my head and confuses me and ties my brain in knots! BUT IN HERE, I actually...ENJOYED IT. Omg, someone hold me! WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?!
3.) It doesn't fall into SBS (Second Book Syndrome) AND OH MY GOSH I WAS SO THANKFUL FOR IT! Nothing breaks my bookworm heart more then when the first book in a series is fantastically good and then the second book comes along and just...flops. But this? THIS WAS JUST AN EXPLOSION OF AWESOMENESS! After finishing the first book in this series, SPARK, a few months ago, I really liked it but wasn't in lovelove, but this book?! SO MUCH LOVE MY HEART IS JUST EXPLODING WITH IT ASDFGHJKL.
Besides all my ranting ravings, I did have a few problems with STRAY, mainly the slightly slow start and the way the ending ended so fast and with something happening to a certain someone that destroyed me but also made absolutely NO sense for why it was done??!!! BUT BESIDES THOSE MINOR DETAILS THIS WAS COMPLETELY AWESOME. I neeeeed book #3. Pleeeeease, someone, give it to me!
|ACTUAL RATING 4.5!|
::Thank you Walker Books Australia for the review copy!::
What's a book that recently blew your mind and made you gibber in all it's awesomeness?! And PLEASSSE TELL ME: Will you be picking up this series maybe?? And to the people that have already read the series so far, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT?! What's your favourite book?! (Mine is Stray, in case you didn't guess..)