NetGalley|Book Review: Cipher (The Shadow Ravens 1/3) by Aileen Erin

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Shadow Ravens 1/3
Aileen Erin
YA Sci-Fi Fantasy Romance
Ink Monster, LLC (14 Oct. 2014)
May 13, 2014
DARC
330
NetGalley

In the not-too-distant future, the color of your helix tattoo shows exactly how your DNA was modified-green for super-smart scientists, black for pumped-up warriors, white for the immortal Seligo-but Cipher's red helix is a death sentence. It's a sign of unstable DNA, which is probably the reason she can manipulate electricity. When she was eight years old, Cipher made the mistake of showing her uncle the tattoo. In return, he killed her parents and tried to kidnap her. She's been on the run ever since, and twelve long years later, Cipher is tired of hiding. Survival isn't enough anymore. She wants her life back. Hacking into the Citadel mainframe is a huge risk, but it pays off when she finds a database on red helixes. Before she can copy it, she loses control of her power, charring her last processor, and the only person in the Arizona Voids that can get her back online is her oldest friend, Knightly. She hasn't seen him in person since she started running, and Knightly 2.0 is fully upgraded with a six-pack and knee-melting smile. For a girl like Cipher, trust doesn't come easily, but Knightly makes her yearn for a life she knows she can't have, especially when every secret she reveals endangers them both.

Disclaimer: I received this book for review via NetGalley but this has not affected my feelings about it in any way.

This is the first book in a heroine-led series that is going to be written by three separate authors although it is set in the same world. I loved this book immediately because it literally started with bang as the red helix heroine Cipher’s unstable DNA manifests itself by daring electricity which means she keeps blowing the power grids whenever she’s stressed or panicked. Continue reading

Edelweiss #6/16|Book Information: Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti

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“An entertaining and shocking memoir from a leading feminist writer.”—Booklist
“One of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation.” —Washington Post
“Adrienne Rich wrote, ‘When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.’ InSex Object, Jessica Valenti tells her truth with stunning vulnerability and courage, defying easy answers and daring us to look away. You won’t forget it.” —Irin Carmon, New York Times bestselling author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Deeply moving, honest, and unflinching, Sex Object secures Jessica Valenti’s place as one of the foremost writers and thinkers of her generation. Her personal story highlights universal truths about being a woman, and makes the case for why feminism today is an unstoppable force.” —Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Powerful.. more than the sum of its parts… a bold and unflinching road map of Valenti’s journey to become the woman she is. —Publishers Weekly
Jessica Valenti’s powerful personal story offers unique perspective on how sexism and patriarchy manifest themselves in the daily lives of American women. Sex Object is a necessary read for women and men alike. —Jamil Smith, Senior National Correspondent, MTV News

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