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You know what's the best thing about subscription boxes? The surprise of opening that box each month and seeing something new. It's like Christmas each and every time. For me, as a bibliophile, receiving books every month really is like Christmas. I know sometimes I can be picky about the books I read and if someone recommends one, a lot of times I might not even bother picking it up because it's not what I would have normally been interested in even if it is a good book, BookCase.Club is kind of takes me out of my comfort zone when it comes to choosing books. I'm more apt to read something that's been sent to me than I am to seek a recommendation out. Why? Well because of convenience I suppose.
I have been getting the Young Adult boxes from BookCase.Club. Yes, I am aware that I'm 32 years old and still reading books for the teenage bunch. One reason is because I've just found them far more interesting. Plus, Young Adult is one genre by itself, however, inside that genre you can find all other genres. This month's box is a good example of that.
Revolution 19 by Greg Rosenblum and Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman are two vastly different books.
At first they called it system-wide malfunctions when the robots stopped fighting at exactly 2:15 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, August 17, 2051. For twenty-two hours the battlefields were silent. Then when the bots began killing again, now targeting their human commanders, they shook their heads and called it fatal programming errors. When, a day later, the skies over cities on six continents grew dark with warships, they began to understand. And when the bombs rained down and legions of bot foot soldiers marched into the burning ruins, killing any humans who resisted and dragging away the rest, they finally called it what it was: revolution.
Only a few escaped the robot war. Those who did lived in secret freeposts, hiding from the robot armies determined to control the human race. Nick, Kevin, and Cass are some of the lucky ones—they live with their parents in a secret human community outside the robot-controlled Cities. But when the bots discover their village and attack, the teens are forced to run. Determined to find out if their parents are alive, the three siblings venture into the heart of the robot City, where one misstep could be their last.
Expelled from yet another boarding school for hacking, sixteen-year-old Rebecca "Bec" Jackson is shipped off to Rome to intern for Parker Phillips, the editor-in-chief of one of the world's top fashion magazines. But when a mysterious accident lands Parker in a coma, former supermodel and notorious drama queen Candace Worthington takes the reins of the magazine. The First Lady is in Rome for a cover shoot, and all hands are on deck to make sure her visit goes smoothly.
Bec quickly realizes that Parker's "accident" may not have been quite so accidental, and when the First Lady's life is threatened, Bec is determined to uncover the truth. On top of that, Bec must contend with bitchy models, her new boss, Candace, who is just as difficult as the tabloids say, and two guys, a hunky Italian bike messenger with a thousand-watt smile and a fashion blogger with a razor-sharp wit, who are both vying for her heart.
Can Bec catch the person who's after the First Lady, solve the mystery of Parker's accident, and juggle two cute boys at the same time? Blonde Ops is a fun, action-packed romp through the hallways of a fashion magazine and the cobblestone streets of Rome by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman.
Revolution 19 isn't a book I would typically read, however, it's from the creators of Homeland and the Final Destination films. For that reason, I can tell it's going to be good. It also is the first in a series of books.
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