book report / dark matter & the knockoff

 

DARK MATTER BY BLAKE CROUCH

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (5 out of 5 stars!!)

I loved this book and finished it in four days. I just could not stop reading. This is easily one of my favorite books this year. I didn’t know anything about this book until it popped up on my Instagram feed, read the quick summary and purchased the book instantly. Not typically a genre I would choose and I’m so glad I found it.

This is a book that will make you ponder about life and stays with you for a long time. The story was fast paced and full of action. I’ve never read a plot like this before and it was very interesting. There is a love story interwoven in the plot, and the romantic in me enjoyed that the most.

“We’re more than the sum total of our choices, that all the paths we might have taken factor somehow into the math of our identity”

“Every moment, every breath, contains a choice. But life is imperfect. We make the wrong choices. So we end up living in a state of perpetual regret, and is there anything worse? I built something that could actually eradicate regret. Let you find worlds where you made the right choice.” Daniela says, “Life doesn’t work that way. You live with your choices and learn. You don’t cheat the system.”

 

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THE KNOCKOFF BY LUCY SYKES AND JO PIAZZA

The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza (4 out of 5 stars)

I would describe this book as The Devil Wears Prada meets Silicon Valley. If you are into technology or fashion or blogs or all of the above (that’s me), then you will enjoy this book.
I listened to this book on audio version and I think that added to the humor in the story, because of how each character was read by the narrator. The audio version included many accents, such as British accent for the main character and California valley girl for some of the interns.

This is a fun and lighthearted book even though some of the some story lines/characters were a little cliche. This would be a good vacation read.

“Imogen sometimes wondered if people weren’t letting social media dictate their entire lives. Did they choose to go to one party over another because it would look better on Instagram? Did they decide to read a store just so they could tweet about it? Have we all become so desperate to share everything that we’ve stopped enjoying our lives?”

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