Review: I.D. by Emma Rios.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

A dystopian tale that analyzes the conflict between perception and identity through the struggle of three people who consider a 'body transplant' as a solution to their lives.
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Rating: 3/5.

The cover:
The cover is very simple and yet very intriguing too. What drew me first to this graphic novel is the cover.

The story:
This graphic novel is a sci-fi story set in a dystopian world where there is chaos and struggle. The story follows three people and their struggle with their identities and how they want to overcome their issues and problems by undergoing a “body transplant”, changing their bodies by extracting their brains from their current body and planting it in the newest one.

What I loved:
  • The story itself has a good base and it had a great potential.
  • The art is really great and expressive.
  • The scientific aspect to the story is very intriguing and very well exploited.
What I disliked:
  • The story scratched only the surface of what could’ve been a more intriguing storyline.
  • The end wasn’t really an end. It left me with other questions and wondering about one of the characters.
  • The whole graphic novel is in red (writing and drawing) which can be a bit difficult to get used to and might be hard on the eyes a bit since I strain them more to get the details.
  • We don’t know how the characters know each other to begin with and how they met.
  • It felt like the book is more about the transformation method than about the story itself and the characters.

The characters:
The main characters in this story are: Mike, Noa and Charlotte. They each have a different reason for wanting to undergo this change (although Mike doesn’t really want to undergo it as much as study it). The characters get along very well and that makes the story go on very easily. Each with their own personality and yet they’re all friendly and care about each other. At the end of the graphic novel, I couldn’t to not wonder about each character and feel connected to them.

Overall, I.D. is a unique story and has a unique art and coloring, this is a first for me to read a graphic novel like this.
The story is really good but too bad the author didn’t go any deeper with it. We’re left with assumptions and so many unanswered questions about the story, the relationship between the characters and what happened to them later on (especially charlotte).
It would be great if we had a sequel that could explain a lot.
Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review I.D.
Info about this read:
Title: I.D.
Author: Emma Rios: website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads.
Series: /
Release date: June 28th, 2016.
Publisher: Image Comics.
Read it on: June 27th, 2016.
From: NetGalley.

Book blitz: Remember Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram & giveaway.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

 Title: Remember Jamie Baker.
 Author: Kelly Oram: Website, blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.
 Series: Jamie Baker.
 Publisher: Bluefields.
 Publication date: June 10th, 2016.
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Remember Jamie Baker is the explosive and long awaited conclusion to the Jamie Baker trilogy. 
Plagued by memory loss, Jamie Baker searches high and low for the answers to who she is, where she comes from, and why she’s able to do things other humans can’t. A not-so-simple task when she’s hiding from the people responsible for her amnesia—an evil scientific research company that wants to capture her at any cost. 
When Jamie’s quest for the truth reveals a devastating betrayal from the one person she thought she could trust, she’s forced to team up with a secret military organization in order to ensure her safety and stop Visticorp’s horrific human experimenting once and for all.

From: Goodreads.
Excerpts from the book:

“I call it my Me notebook. It’s everything I’ve learned about myself since my memory restarted.”
“Sarcastic, volatile, not a morning person, emotional, impatient…” Ryan laughed and held out his hand to me. “Give me your pen.”
“Why? What are you going to write?”
“I could add a million things to this list, but for now I’d settle even one positive personality trait. You’re always so pessimistic.”
I snorted. “Pessimistic is not a positive trait.”
“Just give me your pen before I have to add stubborn.”
I smirked as I held out the pen. “That one’s already on there.”
“It’s worth repeating.”

He shook his head, chuckling and relaxing as his confidence grew. “You defend yourself when you have to, but you won’t torture me. You’re a hero type. A do-gooder. You’re always so worried about hurting people with your powers.”
I thought about his words and then grabbed his hands. Startled, he tried to pull back and glared when he couldn’t escape my iron grip. “What do you think you’re doing?”
I gave him my own evil smirk. “Guess you don’t know me as well as you thought you did.”
His eyes narrowed on mine, then snapped wide open. He glanced at my hands on his again. “You won’t,” he hissed, but his voice wasn’t so confident anymore.
“You’re right that I’m a do-gooder type. But I’m not as angelic as you think. I’m really more concerned with not hurting innocent people. You…eh…” I shrugged. “As long as you live, I’m okay with a little pain since it will get me what I need.”

I gasped, shocked, and my eyes fell to his arm and the round scar I’d seen their earlier. A bullet wound. I looked at Ryan, and he surprised me even more by grinning. “That’s right, I took a bullet for you, babe.”
“You…” My voice trailed off as I tried to get a grip on the sudden swell of emotions raging inside me. Guilt, gratitude, horror…take your pick. I felt them all.
Ryan squeezed my hand. “That’s a good reason to promote a guy to boyfriend status, don’t you think?”
He was joking about this? He was shot, and he wanted to joke about our relationship? Was he for real?
“Don’t fall for it, Angel,” Johnny G teased. “It was barely a flesh wound. It didn’t even hit anything vital. I’ve been shot twice myself. It’s really not that bad.”

About the the Jamie Baker trilogy:

Most superhero stories start with a meteor shower or a nasty insect bite, but mine actually starts with a kiss." The Jamie Baker series is an electrifying superhero origin story about a girl with extraordinary powers and the irresistible guy who helps her learn to control them.

About the Author:

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.

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