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Review: 5 to 1

Good evening and happy Wednesday, everybody! I hope you all had a great day!
Today I’m back with a review for my latest read, 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger. It was a very uniquely written book with an interesting plot, but it did have its flaws.
Hope you enjoy my review! 😀


5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction, Dystopian, Poetry
Pages:  244
Publication Date: May 2015
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.
Sudasa doesn’t want to be a wife, and Contestant Five, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. Sudasa’s family wants nothing more than for their daughter to do the right thing and pick a husband who will keep her comfortable—and caged. Five’s family wants him to escape by failing the tests. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Five thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.

Told from alternating points of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Contestant Five’s in prose—allowing readers to experience both characters’ pain and their brave struggle for hope.


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Have you read 5 to 1? What did you think of the writing style? How did you feel about the world building? Were you satisfied with the ending?
Is this book on your TBR?
I’d love to discuss it in the comments down below!

Thanks for joining me today! Enjoy the rest of your week!
Until next time!

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Review: Opposition (Lux #5)

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: 
Young Adult –  Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Lux #5
Pages: 533
Publication Date: August 2014
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read April 2016 & December 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.
She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.
They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.


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Have you read the Lux series yet? Which book was your favourite in the series? Do you have a favourite character?
What did you think of the ending?
If you haven’t read it, is the series on your TBR?
Let’s talk all about it in the comments down below!

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See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)
Covenant Series:

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 

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Review: Nerve

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Genre: Young Adult – Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction
Pages: 304
Publication Date: September 2012
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read July 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
ARE YOU PLAYING THE GAME OR IS THE GAME PLAYING YOU?
Vee doesn’t know if she has the guts to play NERVE, an anonymous online game of dares. But whoever’s behind the game knows exactly what she wants, enticing her with lustworthy prizes and a sizzling-hot partner. With Ian on her team, it’s easy to agree to another dare. And another. And another. At first it’s thrilling as the Watchers cheer them on to more dangerous challenges. But suddenly the game turns deadly. Will Vee and Ian risk their lives for the Grand Prize dare, or will they lose NERVE?


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Is this book on your TBR?
Have you already read it? What were your thoughts?

Have any of you seen the movie yet? How was it?
I’d love to hear what you think down in the comments below!

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Review: Ensnared (Splintered #3)

Ensnared by A.G. Howard
Series: Splintered #3
Genre: Young Adult – Retellings, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 420
Publication Date: January 2015
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read June 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world–a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?


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Is this series on your TBR?
Have you already read it? Which book was your favourite? Are you on Team Morpheus or Team Jeb?
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Review: Origin (Lux #4)

Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult -Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Lux #4
Pages: 364
Publication Date: August 2013
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read April 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.
But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?


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Have you read Origin yet?
How did you like having Daemon’s POV? What did you think of Luc and Archer? Did you predict any of the plot twists?
If you haven’t read it, is the series on your TBR?
Let’s discuss in the comments down below!

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

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Review: Opal (Lux #3)

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre:
Young Adult – Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Lux #3
Pages: 382
Publication Date: December 2012
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read February 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger… and they know it.


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Is this series on your TBR? (because it really should be)
Have you already read it?
Share your thoughts with me in the comments down below!

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See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

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Review: The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave #1
Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance
Pages: 457
Publication Date: May 2013
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read December 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.


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Have you read the 5th Wave yet? What did you think?
Have you read the rest of the series?
Did you watch the movie?
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Review: Onyx (Lux #2)

Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre:
Young Adult –  Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Lux #2
Pages: 366
Publication Date: August 2012
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read November 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.
Something worse than the Arum has come to town…
The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…


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Is The Lux series on your TBR? (If not, go add it right now!!!!)
Have you already read it? What were your favorite parts?
Let’s discuss in the comments down below!

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

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Review: Osidian (Lux #1)


Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 335
Publication Date: May 2012
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read November 2015

Goodreads Synopsis:
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don’t kill him first, that is.


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Do you want to read the Lux series?
Have your already read it? Did you love it as much as I did? What were your favourite scenes?
Let’s discuss down in the comments below!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you all have a lovely evening; see you soon!

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5) 
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)