Twitteresque Reviews: The Silent Sister, All Our Yesterdays, The Vault of Dreamers

July 28, 2015 Twitteresque Reviews 13 ★★★★½

Twitteresque reviews are for books where I don’t feel like writing a full review but I want to give you a flavour of how I felt during the book.  All in 140 characters or less!

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The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

Twitteresque Reviews: The Silent Sister, All Our Yesterdays, The Vault of DreamersThe Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
on 1st October 2014
Genres: Mystery, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family

 

Lonely, mysterious and lots of tangled family threads. Dual POV’s and I was hugely invested and emotional attached to both. LOVED!

 

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All Our yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Twitteresque Reviews: The Silent Sister, All Our Yesterdays, The Vault of DreamersAll Our Yesterdays Published by Disney Hyperion on 3rd Sept 2013
Genres: Sci Fi, YA, Fantasy
Pages: 360
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.

Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.

Marina has loved her best friend, James, since they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it... at least, not as the girl she once was. Em and Marina are in a race against time that only one of them can win.

 

You are launched straight into the story and it’s exciting and gritty. Time travel and time paradoxes for the win!

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The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M O’Brien

Twitteresque Reviews: The Silent Sister, All Our Yesterdays, The Vault of DreamersThe Vault of Dreamers Published by Roaring Brook Press on 16th Sept 2014
Genres: Sci Fi, YA, Fantasy
Pages: 432
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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three-stars

The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there

 

Too slow for most of the book. I was bored in parts & intrigued in others. Interesting mix up of reality show and dystopia but I needed a snappier pace. Might not continue.

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Talk to TrishHave you read any of these and what did you think of them? Are there any that you are interested in reading? 

four-half-stars

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13 Responses to “Twitteresque Reviews: The Silent Sister, All Our Yesterdays, The Vault of Dreamers”

  1. Greg

    All of these sound good- I like time travel so the second on ein particular looks interesting. The fact that Dreamers is a bit slow is good to know- maybe will wait on that one. I’ve see it around and was curious…

    Love the short reviews!
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  2. Lark

    I love your Twitteresque reviews. They’re so much fun to read! And sometimes 140 characters is all you need to know whether or not you want to read a book.
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  3. Dee @ Dee's Reads

    Ooh knocked it outta the park again with these twitteresque reviews, trish! 😛 I really wasn’t sure about Vault of Dreamers bc it sounded SO good but I heard it want that great from quite a few trusted reviewers. Now that u say the same, slow pace and all that, eh I’m gonna take it off the maybe pile. I also heard of the others, I love time travel and so that one stays on maybe.. Still not 100% weirdly enough I think it’s the cover that keeps me at a distance.. 😐
    Dee @ Dee’s Reads recently posted…Book Review: Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong (Sea of Shadows #2)

  4. Rita @ View From My Home

    Oh nice! I love these quickie reviews and it has helped me in the past. I read The Silent Sister and also enjoyed it very much.

    I’m glad to hear about All Our Yesterdays since I’m a fan of time travel and alternate universes, etc. I find them fascinating if written well, and I like that you gave it 5 stars, so thanks.
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  5. acps927

    The Vault of Dreamers sounds so interesting but it seems it’s mostly gotten meh reviews, which is too bad. So glad you loved All Our Yesterdays! It was really interesting!
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