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Oh man. So I finally finished the Cold Awakening Trilogy by Robin Wasserman. It like…started to become my life. I felt like I was friends with the characters and that it was almost my world too. I didn’t know what to do with myself when it ended.
That being said, the ending of this great trilogy stumped me kind of. I got it, but at the same time, I felt like I didn’t get it. I think I liked it, but at the same time I am not sure. I think it was an appropriate ending, but at the same time I wish it was a happily ever after. I can’t decide how I felt after. I just can’t.
I love the entire premise of this series. If you have all your memories, thoughts, feelings, personality, but that you is now housed in a machine, are you still considered human? Do you still have a soul?
Feeling very affected by this trilogy!
I actually read this back in March, because I got my hands on an unedited version. And unless the edited book is a lot better, I was just not impressed with this! Which is why I completely forgot about writing a review for it.
The premise….is so cool. It is in this futuristic world, where all the middle aged people died, and only teens and really, really, really old people are left. All teens must be in the care of an older person or they are sent to “orphanages” which are more like prisons. Teens are not allowed to work either, so unless you have a caretaker, you are on your own to try and live illegally outside of the orphanage.
So in order to make money and live, the main character, Callie, rents out her body to old people who want to have fun again. Callie “goes to sleep” and the old people who can keep a secret and pay a lot of money, get to be in charge of her body and feel like they are young again.
Why was this book not so good? I can’t quite put my finger on it, besides feeling like…”That was it?” when it ended. The story was semi believable, and kind of just an overall let down. This book could have been AMAZING. The entire idea is amazing! But I was just not impressed.
Daisy is a part of a government program that is testing a drug called “Revive.” This drug is able to bring you back to life. It is still in its test phase so it is super secret, and no one knows about Daisy or the program except those directly involved. Daisy gets relocated because she accidentally died during a gym class and all her former friends and teachers have no idea that she was “revived” and would probably be pretty freaked out to see her walking around all alive again.
Super interesting plot. Not super amazingly crazy good book. Pretty good. Just not REALLY REALLY REALLY good.
A few twists. Tidy ending.
I quite enjoy Robert Cormier. He writes for teens, yet very seriously grapples with subjects for the mature young adult. I wanted to read this book before sticking it onto the Summer Reading Suggested Reading List because it sounded interesting.
A loner of a boy, Jason, is the last known person to have been with seven year old Alecia, who was murdered. Everyone suspects him, so they bring in an expert to get the boy to confess.
The expert, Trent, has never not had a suspect confess. And he doesn’t plan to start with Jason, despite Jason’s protests at innocence. And interesting twist at the end will haunt you!
Totally into this series! I can’t believe we didn’t have it in the library system until just recently when a teen of mine suggested I buy it. LOVE IT. Think Adoration of Jenna Fox but different and more exciting and edgier. And a trilogy. As if it could get ANY better anyway.
Lia, was in a super horrible car crash, and wakes up to find her parents have replaced her body and brain with robotic, computer parts. The society she lives in thinks she is a freak and she eventually loses all her old friends. She no longer has to eat food or breathe, but she thinks she IS still a human. She still has all of her memories, her personality, her thoughts, her feelings.
Read this series to find out more about Lia’s story!!!!
This book was a nice, easy read. Nothing earth shattering between its cover. A nice predictable little love story. Girl misses flight to her father’s wedding to a woman she doesn’t know, girl sits next to hottie English boy on new flight, girl thinks hottie English boy is..well..hot, etc etc etc. Everyone grows as people, and so on and so forth. I don’t want to give away too much here!
If not somewhat unbelievable, teen girls will eat this right up! Easy summer read.
3/5 stars I suppose.
This book was okay. It was mostly confusing and long and abstract and had all this info but I guess the story was kind of interesting. Not my fave. It was kind of like Wasserman would just do the exact opposite of what you would expect and craziest things she could think of at every point in the story. There kept being unforeseen twists, so many that they lost their excitement and were just annoying twists that kept going on. The main character just allows this random guy to follow them around after he stalked them from America to Prague……yeah not likely. And the fact that they are trying to find this Lumen Dei so that they would have leverage against this secret group so the secret group would like get them out of trouble with the police…..ohhh right okay. Not very realistically amazing. If everything you just read is confusing you, trust me, this is the simplified dumbed down version.
I am in the middle of Frozen, which is also by Robin Wasserman and I like it wayyyyyyy better. Shame, I think this one was kind of a fail. Oh well!