This video has been long promised, but has now finally appeared. Today I’m talking not only about the two Veronica Mars novels, but also about how Veronica Mars has transcended mediums so well. I don’t think a lot of people have read the novels because they’re so different, but … trust me. They good.
Phew, that title is a mouthful … but then so is my review. I have a LOT of thoughts regarding both the book, Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker, and the movie, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot starring Tina Fey. I think I might have liked the movie if I hadn’t read the book, but I had read the book and already gotten intense whiplash from that experience and THEN immediately watching the movie means that my neck may never be the same again. I know this a little on the longer side, but it’s still under 12 minutes despite my ranting so I’m proud.
Hello again! It is time for Betwixt the Book’s weekly wrap up. Once again, we’re talking about all our context this week, from The Pied Piper Calls to My Life is a Notebook to the YouTube channel. Also per usual, there is some sneak peeks about what’s coming up this next week AND a bonus mini-haul from Gretchen!
- Gretchen’s Worth It Wednesday: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
- Michaela’s ARC Review of the Uncommon Bodies anthology
Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).
Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.
The perfect soldier is done taking orders.
Thanks to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for this eARC! This title is now available.
Actually, I’m not sure if I should give this one four stars or four and a half stars. 4.25 stars isn’t in my rating system, per se, but if it was that’s what I’d rate this book. Here’s why: