Guest Blogger Review: Guerrilla Internet by Matt Sayer (Jenny's Review)

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Guerrilla Internet by Matt Sayer

Synopsis


The story was about this guy named Charlie, who worked in a company called mBition. One night, his co-worker Joel is murdered and their office is robbed by a man named Kyle who works for "Big Boss". After this, he begins to work with a previous security guard named Mel on the case. They find evidence that allows them to link the crime to several other robberies, including a raid on the EA, a while ago. They manage to find a person named Mike who confesses to having helped "Big Boss" and his henchmen to rob the places. Charlie and Mel then gather more evidence leading them to Japan. So they fly to Japan to look for "Big Boss" and Mike stays in the US where some of "Big Boss's" henchmen had been ordered to kill Mike. Will Mike survive? What will happen to Charlie, Kyle and Mel? Read this book to find out!


Zero Alternative by Luca Pesaro (Jasper's Review)

*I was provided with a free copy of this book through Goodreads
DO YOURSELVES A FAVOUR AND GO GET THIS BOOK NOW. IT WAS AMAZING! A. M. A. Z. I. N. G.


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Zero Alternative by Luca Pesaro

OK, so what is this book about?

This book is an exciting thriller, crime and mystery novel. A little mix of James Bond action and 'Bonnie and Clyde' -esque romance. This book follows the adventure of the ex-Banker Scott "Yours" Walker and his quirky and funny Spanish stripper, mercenary, spy, tech geek, sidekick Layla.
When the new elections in Italy come around, the financial state of the whole world could be ruined if the wrong man is elected. 4 weeks before this election, a software name DeepOmega predicts the outcome, correctly down to the percent. All is good until it's creator, DM, is tortured and killed. Leaving only one person that could have a chance of accessing this software; Walker.
Chased across Europe by a murderous criminal, Walker must make sure the software doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Can he succeed?


Entice by Carrie Jones (Manali's Review)

Entice (Need, #3)Entice by Carrie Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

SO this book was quite a bit better than the previous ones. Also, I'm extremely happy that Nick and Zara and kinda not a couple anymore, because I really like Zara with Astley. I think they're brilliant together. So here is the synopsis:

Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together for ever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, Nick has gone. He has been taken to the mythical place for warriors known as Valhalla. Zara and her friends might be able to get him back, it's just not going to be easy. Meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But even if Zara and her friends do discover the route to Valhalla, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't turned into just any pixie... She's Astley's queen.


Captivate by Carrie Jones (Manali's Review)

Captivate (Need, #2)Captivate by Carrie Jones
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

*WARNING SPOILERS*

So. I kinda hated this book. It was worse than the first one, which I didn't like much either. I can barely find words for how much I dislike this book.

This is the synopsis:

Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixie's are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him...until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen.

There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when they very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined....


Need by Carrie Jones (Manali's Review)

Need (Need, #1)Need by Carrie Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*WARNING SPOILERS*

Okay. So this is my second proper review. Please excuse the bad-ness of this one as well. I'm reviewing this book almost 2 months after I read it, only because I'm going to review the next one, and it won't feel right in my head if I don't do both. I call myself OCD.

So this is the synopsis for the book:

Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.


Paper Towns by John Green (Yan Lin's Review)

       Before I start, I would like to note that like Manali, this is my first proper review, so don't expect this to be anywhere close good.

 Paper Towns                                   *SPOILERS AHEAD*
 
      To start off, the main two characters. Quentin, at first I didn't really have much to think about him, but near the end, I realized how almost some-what addicted to Margo he was. I'm still not sure what to think of that, but moving on. Margo. She just because she doesn't want to be a "paper girl" living in a "paper town", she ends up doing a whole bunch of stuff (like, I don't know...to the opposite part of the country?), which sometimes it can sound like she kind of wants attention (like what Ben said) whether she actually does or not. Though so far, my reactions to the two characters that are basically the "main characters", sound quite negative, it doesn't mean that I don't like them. The way that Margo leaves clues every single time she disappears, and how Quentin figured them out is just brilliant.

Paper Towns by John Green (Manali's Review)

Paper TownsPaper Towns by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*WARNING SPOILERS*

OMIGODS! This is my first review, so please excuse the bad-ness of it. So let me start with saying how brilliant this book is: THIS BOOK IS AWESOME. Now let me continue onto how much I love John Green: I LOVE JOHN GREEN SO MUCH.

So now onto the book. This is the synopsis:

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.
After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.


Another Book to Read! (Note Sarcasm)

I just started Captivate by Carrie Jones...I didn't like the first one much, but now that I've read it, I
have to read the rest in the series... trying not to get too hopeful...
Mmmmmmm.......page 2 and I'm already bored. Nope. Not hopeful. 
Must. Keep. Going.

- Mannytee

Reading Progress for Zero Alternative by Luca Pesaro

Day 1-4/18/2014

Just started the first chapter. It's looking AWESOME!

Day 2(early morning) 2am 4/19/2014-

This book is getting more and more interesting. It seems to be set in a slightly dystopian world; which I love. But instead of making it drastically different from our own, its more like an addition instead of a substitution. And the pot smoking mathematician is...


Day 3(2:30am) 4/20/2014

Ahhhh. It appears this book is getting more and more like a thriller every time I turn the page! And the stripper isn't really a stripper! YAYYAYYAYYAYYAY! Now they can get married and have kids and buy a house and move to Canada and live happily ever after! Errrrr... maybe not. But I'm pretty sure that Scott luuuvs Layla! 90% sure. No.. 80% sure. Umm...50% su-. No nevermind. Don't give on him just yet Layla, he may seem like a cranky old bastard to you but I've read his thoughts...literally. Still.... Please don't die in the next 3 quarters of the book.

Day 4- Binge read rest of book. AWESOME!

Day 5- I wrote a review for ZA today. At 3 in the morning. *sigh* I will post the review on the 25th.

-JASPAR

Some Books I Promised Myself I'd Read


                           -JASPAR

Paper Towns by John Green (Jasper's Review)

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My rating: 3/5

   Hi everyone, so this is going to be my first review posted onto the blog. I'm excited!! So I did write a shorter version of this review on Goodreads you can check it out here.
  So if you've read our welcome post you would know that we do three reviews of most of the books we put on here. This is the first out of three Paper Towns reviews.

 Synopsis from Goodreads


Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and  they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
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Welcome

Hey everyone and welcome to Midnight Book Reviews. This is a new blog that I have created with a couple of my friends. The whole point of this blog is to have a let all you readers have a little more insightful reviews of books from us than from the regular one person blogs. There will be mainly three posters on this blog, Yan Lin, Manali and myself (Jaspar). We are three people with very different views on books. We are hoping to have a review up within the next three days. Our first book? Paper Towns by John Green<-----love this guy! I hope you enjoy this blog for a long time to come.