Sunday, July 6, 2014

MirrorX by Karri Thompson (Review Copy) + Release Day Blast

Karri Thompson

My Rating:   3 Stars. 

Current Average Rating on Goodreads: 3.66

Synopsis: Cassie Dannacher wakes up in a hospital over 1,000 years into the future after her space capsule is retrieved from space. She soon learns that 600 years prior to her arrival, the earth was struck by a plague, killing over half of the world’s population. Naïve and desperate, Cassie, who longs for home and is having trouble adjusting to the new, dictatorial 31st century government, is comforted by Michael Bennett, the 20-year old lead geneticist at the hospital where she was revived. 

But why is Cassie in genetics’ hospital in the first place, and why do several of the people around her seem so familiar, including Travel Carson, the hot and edgy boy she is fated to meet? Soon she discovers there is a sinister answer to all of her questions – and that they want something from Cassie that only she can give.

So first of all, thank you EntangledPublishing for a free copy in exchange for an honest review! :D You rockk.

*shuffles papers* Now down to business.
To be honest with you, because that was the point of giving this to me; I didn't like that book. There I said it! I did not like that book at all. Then why did I give it 3, you ask. I reply BECAUSE THE CONCEPT WAS COOL OKAY? and I managed to finish it. :P 

If you asked anyone that knew me what kind of book I was reading, they would say "That weird MirrorX clone book she keeps complaining about" XD Probably. I dont know. But yes I complained about it a LOT. Sorrryyyyy :P

I mean it had a good message and all I guess? It was emphasised quite strongly. Life is precious. They said that phrase... *types it in search box* 15 times. It that doesn't seem like that much if you look it like this, but BELIEVE me it gets annoying XD We get it. Life is precious. Repetitive much? It's like their motto or something! Well it probably is but stiiiilll. 

The dialogue: To be frank: Boring. It was SO stiff you don't even know. It's like.. every character learnt English out of a foreign "How to Speak English!" Textbook. You know how like if you learn a foreign language, the sentences they teach you are really.. proper.. and quite unnatural in modern speech? I mean no one talks like that! *pulls hair* HAVE SOME SLANG PEOPLE. Just because you live in the 31st century. These 31st centurions - which was probs the wrong word- are ugh. Or hey maybe stiff is the new natural there ! It IS the future after all so you can't compare it to here... but yeah -_- 

Characters: PAPER CHARACTERS. Absolutely no depth to them. Their personality is like da winnddd for goodness sakes! If you want to write a good book, plan out your characters as well as the plot. For me, the plot is also important (hence the 3 stars instead of 2), but the CHARACTERS are even more important. If the characters are annoying, I will put the book down. And not like "flawed" annoying, because I do agree characters are also people, and for them to be realistic, they need flaws. BUT KVKFGVVKJGVN THESE WERE NOT FLAWS, IT WAS JUST.... THE CHARACTER HAD NO CHARACTER!!!! It would act one way, and then it would act totally differently. Like the author just wrote without analysing and thinking of how this person is. Me didn't likey ANY characters here....:/

General story: It was unique. I'll give you props for that! but the way is was portrayed and delivered just..wasn't right.   

But I didn't :D thank you Blogger and your frequent auto save. I love you. <3 *

Where were we?
Oh yesh. Now i'm not going to tell you the story because i'm lazy and you can just read the synopsis. GUYS STOP SKIPPING OVER THE SYNOPSIS XD *i'm watching you sign*
and I don't think I can tell you anything without giving too much away. (Ignoring the fact I practically spoiled the whole book to the people I complained to... sowwy guys :3 Thanks for putting up with moi  XD)

Oh yeah another point that annoyed me: Cassie kept shouting for no reason -_- Everyone kept shouting! It's an overusage of shout! I don't really like that word in a book.. I dunno why, but it makes the dialogue look too simple. "I shouted. He shouted. We shouted. I starting shouting. He started shouting." Mer. Vocab, people. We have the thesaurus! :D 29 times of the word shout isn't bad- I've seen worse cases- but some words just stand out to me.. and I don't really like that... XD Yes i'm picky I know *sighs*

I don't really know what else to say right now... but bottom line:
It was a relatively good book for an author who hasn't written that many books yet (I think. I can't remember.. I stalked her GR account >:))  , and it had a cool concept with an interesting idea. But it wasn't my style. I love reading futuristic books because we never know what'll really happen and it's really interesting to see all these people's ideas! and Karri Thompson was no exception! Whiiich I can't tell you due to potential spoilers. but Just the writing needs to be improved a taaaaaaad more. I read other's reviews about this and most had the same thing for a complaint: The middle was too draggy and it ended too abruptly. and I agree! That was what I was thinking while I read. Way too much time was spent on it, and then BAM! some twists, and THE END, BYEBYE NOW PLEASE WRITE AN HONEST REVIEW PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

The twists though..
Um. I....liked the effort? :p *winces* I wasn't was like "Oh yeah I just thought of something that could happen. TWIST. Oh yeah something else popped into my head! TWIST.
Me: NO. Just stop. I can tell these twists weren't planned out as much as it could be. Yes it was surprising- the whole meaning of "plot twist", but it didn't work. 

aaand I just botched my bottom line XD
Bottom bottom line:
Interesting sci fi book, could have been written better, dialogues were stiff and unnatural, paper people, failed twists. I don't of any means say it's a bad book; like I don't think this should stop you from reading it, but yeah XD It just wasn't mine. At least I didn't put it down! I've been putting loads down lately..

and seeing if we aren't annihilated by this time, this idea of 3022 really could be real. Scary.

—MissOddball™ Over and Out. *salutes*

buuut we're not over yet! RELEASE BLAST. I actually have no idea how to do this... *goes to Bellzie's old review blast*
Okay that was no help :p I guess i'm on my own.

----------------------------------MIRROR X RELEASE BLAST-------------------------------

  June may be almost over but that doesn't mean the fun is over at Entangled Teen!
We are excited to be announcing the release of two of our new titles, Mirror X by Karri Thompson and Going Down in Flames by Chris Cannon, which readers are already raving about! (Belle is doing Going Down in Flames in a little while, so please look out for that too!) Plus you can pick up both Mirror X and Going Down in Flames on sale for just $.99 right now. (Woo that's cheap. Good deal! I got it for free *sticks out tongue* Ha.) 

About Mirror X:

I was born more than a thousand years ago. 
Put into a cryogenic tube at age seventeen, forgotten during a holocaust that decimated the world, I've finally been awakened to a more serene and peaceful future. (*Cass pops in and whispers* Wasn't very peaceful to meeeeee. To many robots. I hate robots >.<) 

But things at the hospital are new and strange. And it's starting to scare me. 

Everyone is young. Everyone is banded and tracked. And everyone is keeping secrets. (*Cass: I thought you just said serene and peaceful? *raises eyebrow*)

The cute geneticist Michael Bennett might be the only good thing in this crazy new world where "life is precious" but no one seems free to live it. The problem is, I don't think he's being totally honest with me either. (Cass: LIFE IS PRECIOUS. SEE SEE?)

When I'm told only I can save the human race from extinction, it's clear my freeze didn't avoid a dreadful fate. It' only delayed the horror.... (Cass: DUN DUN DUUUUN)

XD Sorry.. I just wanted to add those.. yeah.. *walks awkwardly away*

Find Mirror X Online!
Amazon: Mirror X on Amazon

Ughhh why are there so many links -_-

Author Bio: 

Oh look she so pwetttyyyy! Love da hair :D

Growing up in San Diego, California, Karri Thompson spent much of her years at the beach, reading novels, tanning, and listening to music. At SDSU, she earned a BA in English, MA in education, and her teaching credential. As a wife, mother, and highschool English teacher, she began writing novels, giving all of the compelling plots and unique characters in her head a home. Victorian literature rocks her socks, and when she's not writing, jogging, going to concerts, or watching her son play football, she's reading Dickens. 

(Rocks her socks? Really? o.O)

Find Kerri Thompson Online:

Twitter: @KarriThompson
Facebook: Faaacebookkk


Aaand that is all! Sorry for the long post :P Thanks if you're still here XD

Buhbye *waves*

Oh and I just wanted to add real quick that the cover is beautiful! the whole hour glass thing is pwetty :3


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