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  • Impostors

  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Frey and Rafi are inseparable.... two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi’s twin sister - and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Kristen Albert on 10-16-18

OMG Scott Westerfeld, write more books immediately!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

As a big fan of the first four books in the Uglies series, I was not disappointed by Imposters in the least. My only frustration is that I'm left hanging on a cliff. I will definitely be checking out the next one. For anyone who liked this, the Zeros series is also a good read.

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  • Eve of Man

  • By: Tom Fletcher, Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Ritchie, Josh Dylan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70

Against all odds, she survived. The first girl born in 50 years. They called her Eve...Described by Tom and Giovanna as an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future, Eve of Man is the tale of what happens when you turn 16 and realise you're the most important person in the world. Do you embrace your fate - or do you run from it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE

  • By Rrin Watson on 06-14-18

Fantastic book, great audio

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I thought both the story and the narrators were wonderful. The main characters were very likeable and had depth.

I thought when I started the book that it would go to a darker place (like handmaids tale), but I actually found the book quite optimistic about how humankind would treat the last woman on Earth. Of course, it was dark in the sense that it was brutally honest about the harsh scientific realities of having one fertile woman in the world, but the authors balanced it well with a real hopefulness for humanity.

I would have liked to gotten to know a couple of the side characters a bit better before they were taken away, but I did still get enough to get attached to them and be very sad to lose them.

  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,441

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • cheesy narrator for a meh story

  • By NAOMI C ST AMAND on 07-13-17

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Though the synopsis may sound a bit cliche, I found the book to be anything but. I got invested in the characters, I was surprised, I was happy, I was mad, and at the end I knew I was going to read the next four books. This author continually took me in a direction that I did not expect to go. At the same time, I was never confused or frustrated with the plot. I loved this book as much as The Uglies series by Scott Westerfield (which I also recommend to those who love YA dystopian books like the Gender Game) and thought it was equally as well written for YA readers. Also, the main reader's voice matched her character very well.

  • The Gender Game 3: The Gender Lie

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668

After discovering the shocking secret buried deep within The Green, Violet has a grave decision to make. Trust the woman who saved her, or not? So far, everything about the woman has taken Violet by surprise. Her behavior has been honest and upfront - a refreshing change for Violet. Besides, with one of her loved ones hanging on life support and the other close to falling completely out of reach, Violet doesn't exactly have a lot of choice.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It just never ends

  • By Erin Cramer on 04-29-17

Must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-17

I was very impressed by the readers voices. Perfect choices for the characters. This book really got my adrenaline going. The author has a talent for giving you enough answers that you are satisfied but enough cliff hangers to keep you wanting more. There were many unexpected twists as well!