25 June 2011

Book Review: Solstice


2¢ Worth: The daring and inventive P.J. Hoover creates a blend I never would never have imagined = 50% dystopian + 50% Greek mythology! The result? A fresh, intense, dark, creepy, mysterious page-turner. Solstice is incredibly unique, gripping, and nearly impossible to put down. 5 stars

Whine: Just one! I figured out the secret before Piper and seriously wanted to urge her to catch up.

Whippersnappers: O my my my! This one is best suited for older teens (or adult fiction fans that occasionally dabble in YA) due the the continuous visits to a very vivid and hellish Greek underworld, underage drinking, steamy make-out scenes, nudity, and profanity.

A huge thanks to Ravishing Reads for bringing this book to my attention.
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34 comments :

  1. This sounds like one I would like. Time for a wishlist add! Great review, Juju!

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  2. Wow, sounds like a good book, could do without the swearing and sex, but I can ignore all that. LOL

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  3. Greek Mytho must be the new rage this year, so many books are coming out about the Gods and legends. I love it!! Ill have to add this one too.

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  4. After that tasteful teaser, I am definitely adding it to my list!

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  5. Wow, sounds like a great book! I need to add this to the list. ;)

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  6. Great review, this sounds really great. Thanks for the review I'm going to be putting this one on my to buy list.

    Have a great weekend.

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  7. Love the cover and nice review. Sounds really good and you can't beat 2.99. I'll have to grab this one quickly. Thanks!

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  8. Wow wow, dystopia and Greek underworld? Win win :D

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  9. That is a combo I would not have imagined possible either! Sounds fab!

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  10. I've heard this one is really good. But I appreciate the warning about the content.

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  11. Hmmm...well the combination DOES sounds refreshing, but oye the content! May pass on this one, but great job on the wee-review!

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  12. I find that YA MC's always seem to be behind a bit.

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  13. Added to my wishlist as it sounds very interesting (and I will skip the parts that offend my prudish nature) and I had not heard of it before. Thanks, Juju!!

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  14. Okay, I admit to not wanting to read this one...but now I am totally adding it to my TBR list!

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  15. Ooo this sounds good! I'm such a huge fan of both Greek mythology and dystopian, so mixing them together makes me feel like it might just be my birthday! Looking forward to reading this one!

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  16. Isn't that annoying when you figure out a secret early on and you spend the rest of the book saying to the other characters "Okay, are you going to get it now? How about now? Howwwww about...... now?" I'm glad, though, that you still really liked the book. Sounds really good!

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  17. This sounds interesting. 5 stars. I'm one of those adult readers that dabble in YA so I might just give it a try.

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  18. Wow. What a fantastic review and this sounds so good, which if I'm being honest kind of surprises me. I wasn't sure I'd like it by the description, but your review makes it sound wonderful! I'm off to check it out, thanks!

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  19. 50% dystopian + 50% Greek mythology - sounds fabulous! A great premise!

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  20. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Solstice! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  21. Great review! I’m loving the sound of this one :) So glad I have a copy on my e Reader waiting for me :)

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  22. Dystopian and mythology sounds like a fun combo!

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  23. I have been meaning to ask you what your thoughts are on e books. Do you think they will eventually replace the paperback?? I hope not but I guess you cant stop it! Have a great week.

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    1. That is definitely the word on the bloc but I definitely hope not. I think if it does happen, we are ages from it.

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  24. This definitely sounds interesting! Great review! :)

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  25. This looks like something I'll love. Thanks so much!!

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  26. This sounds great! I'll have to check it out for sure.

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  27. Sounds like it has the good fantasy elements :)

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  28. This books has a little bit of everything now doesn't it? Thanks for your thoughts :)

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  29. i hadn't seen this, i'm totally into the cover.

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  30. Seems like a but of everything, My kind of read

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  31. I love this format for a review JuJu! And now I want to read this. It has a little bit of all sorts of things I'm interested in. Great job!

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  32. I just added this book it my reading list! Can't wait to read it on my NOOK! BDay hurry up!! lol

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