Thursday, December 29, 2011
This week I'm doing a review on The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. This is the sequel to the bestselling book I am Number Four. This book switches perspective between Four and Seven. Seven is an orphan girl living in a convent. Four is still on the run from the FBI as well as Mogadorians. Here is the synopsis from the front flap of the book:
I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.
Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.
I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.
And I'm ready to fight.
My first reaction to this book was good, because I'd already read, and loved, I am Number Four. Not to mention that the cover of this book is amazing. I thought this book was decent, it seemed rushed to me. The only things that kept me reading this book were the characters and the plot. I liked Number Seven, I thought she was innocent and I liked how she looked out for others. I also liked Number four, Number nine, Number ten, Number six, Sam, and... you guys might not want to hear this... Sarah. I know, I know... what she did to Four was wrong, but I think there had to be something that happened that made her do that to him. I still think she's a good person. I like Sam and Six's chemistry throughout the book, and I liked how four and nine were not afraid to kick butt towards the end. Number ten amazed me from the moment I found out who she was. I didn't like Number Seven's cepan... she was a total... never-mind that... I did start to like her towards the end, as for the other nuns... i didn't like them. I gave this book 3/5 stars because the only things I liked about it were the characters and the plot. The dialogue was horrible... and there were other reasons I didn't like this book, but I don't want to go through them. I did like the book though. I think people should read it, there is always at least one book in a series that is horrible, and this is that book. I hope the next one will be really good. :D
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This week I'll be reviewing The Secret Circle: The Captive Part 2 and The Power by L.J. Smith. This is an omnibus of the books that were written in the 90's. This is a story about a coven of witches and their adventures. This book contains the second half of the second book and the entire third book. Here is the synopsis from the back of the book:
CAUGHT IN THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL...
Cassie has joined the most alluring-and deadly-in-crowd imaginable. But power comes with a price, and it's more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two leaders of the Secret Circle, she must ultimately choose between saving all of the New Salem, and her own dangerous love for bewitching Adam, which threatens to tear the circle apart. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie's supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger? Or will she fall prey to the dark forces within?
...WILL SHE SACRIFICE HER LOVE FOR THE CIRCLE TO SURVIVE?
My first impression of this book was good, because I had already read the first book, and I liked it, so I was very excited for this one and I couldn't wait to see how it ended. This book was very good as well, it didn't disappoint. I liked how the characters developed, and I also liked how the plot played out and ended. I was rooting for Cassie and Adam, but I was disappointed at the way it ended (Spoiler: I mean... how could Dianna just do that... and I bet Adam was happy about Dianna just giving him up(sarcastic). I give this book 4/5 stars because I liked it, I didn't like how it ended abruptly and the exact way it ended, but I think everyone should read it. :D
This week I'll be reviewing The Secret Circle: the Initiation and The Captive Part 1 by L.J. Smith. This is an omnibus of the books that were written in the 90's. This is a story about a coven of witches and their adventures. This book contains the first book and the first half of the second. Here is the synopsis from the back of the book:
The circle's power has lured her home
Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witches that's controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she's drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that's both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants—even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.
My first impression of this book was that I wasn't going to like it. I've never really read any books about witches besides Harry Potter (and the witches/wizards from Harry Potter are WAY different than the witches in these books). I then learned that a friend of mine read it, and she told me that I should read it because it was really good. Even after that I didn't want to read it. It wasn't until I saw that the book was being adapted into a show that decided to read it. (I don't know why, but when I find out a book is being made into a movie/tv show, It makes me want to read the book, if it sounds decent, I guess I just like to compare them, and be happy with the result, I don't like when things are changed around to much(Vampire Diaries/Secret Circle) but I still like them anyway). I'm glad I chose to read the books, they are amazing. I loved them, and I loved the witches from this book... about evenly to the witches/wizards in Harry Potter. I liked the plot, and I really liked the characters. I like books with several important characters like this, because I like to see what happens to each of them. I give this book 4/5 stars, because I liked it... but I don't think it was one of my favorites, but you should definitely check it out anyway. :D
This week I'm doing a review on a book I just finished a week or two ago. The book is Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. This book is about zombies, and their fight to be normal and accepted in a futuristic world where humans are the endangered species, and "bonies" are the Apex predator. The humans want to rebuild but can't with zombies attacking them every time they step outside their safe haven. With that being said, here is the synopsis from the back of the book:
R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.
After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.
This book was extraordinary, I enjoyed reading from the perspective of R. He had a lot of thoughts going through his head that he couldn't at all express, so it was nice to know what was happening with R first hand. Learning things about Julie, the human love interest, is great as well. At first she seems really tough and aggressive but later on in the book you find that she's exactly the opposite. I liked how this book showed the perspective of a Zombie. Normally, in zombie movies/books, you just see the perspective of humans, and this book will change your perspective on zombies because it's narrated by one. I liked all the characters, even the antagonists, it was hard not to. They were all so true to themselves and they didn't completely change who they were throughout the book. I liked how Marion made it so that zombies weren't the apex predators. In this world, there are bonies (Which are like zombies, except they don't have flesh, and they also have supernatural capabilities), and by their descriptions and actions, they are worse than any zombie I've ever read in a book or seen in a movie. As you can tell I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I only had one problem with it though... the constant swearing, and the occasional vulgar scene. I'm not saying the author shouldn't have done it, he was just trying to portray the world in which he though zombies would live, and as for the profanity, most Americans do it, that's why he wrote with the constant cussing... to make it feel real and more close to home for the reader. I just didn't like it because it was a constant thing, and I'm not one who likes contemptible scenes in a book, or cuss words in every sentence, but that just means that he had another audience who liked it for those reasons. I give this book 4/5 stars because of the vulgar scenes and the endless profanity. Other than those two things this book is great, and you should definately check it out. It is worth your time.
Additional Announcement: They are making a movie of this book in 2013 I believe, so you can go and check out the cast of the movie on IMDb.com But you should definately read the book before you see the movie.
This week I'm going to review Fear by Michael Grant. This is the fifth book in the Gone series. This is one of my favorite book series' ever. I like the plot, the characters, and the dialogue. I got to read this book so early because I was one of the few people to receive an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy), the reason these are sent out are so the publisher and the author get an idea of what the reactions would be. This was the first ARC I've ever received, and I was extremely excited about it. Here is the synopsis from the back of the book:
This is a blood-pumping, white-knuckle sci-fi thriller of epic proportions. Night is falling in the FAYZ. Even though it's been nearly a year since everyone over the age of fifteen disappeared, the sun has continued to shine on the kids of Perdido Beach. Now, though, the gaiaphage has blotted out the sun and plunged the FAYZ into perpetual gloom. Divided and dispirited, the survivors face their greatest enemy yet - the darkness of their own minds...
My first impression of this book was obviously good, because I've read the earlier books in the series, and this cover didn't disappoint me, I loved that it looked grimy and dark. It definitely captured the mood of the book. After so many years of reading this series, you would think it would get a little predictable... but it doesn't. Everything that happened in this book took me by surprise. This book was shocking from beginning to end. You find out new things about the kids of the FAYZ, the leaders of the FAYZ, and things about the FAYZ itself. This is the first Gone novel to show the perspective of those from the outside. I couldn't believe what happened at the end of this book. The trials Dianna goes through in this book took me by surprise as well. Some of my favorite characters have secrets of their own, like Edilio, I didn't see that one coming and was kind of appalled by it. The idea of a full blackout in the FAYZ was great. I was scared just reading about it, and I didn't think of how helpless some of the mutants would be in the dark. I give this book 5/5 stars because it skyrocketed past my expectations and took me by surprise... I couldn't put it down. I'm anxiously awaiting the next and last book, Light, by Michael Grant. This is my favorite book series. Grant is a great author, and makes writing seem easy. I can't wait. You definitely need to check this book out when it's released in April!
This week I'm reviewing the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. I really liked this book, and I was excited about it because it was the last in the Percy Jackson series, and it was going to be epic. It met all my expectations... maybe a little too much. Here is the synopsis from the front flap:
All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.
While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.
I liked this book a lot. There was tons of action, romance, myths, and secrets revealed. I'll start with the romance, the love triangle is decided upon between Percy, Annabeth, and Rachel. (And the end solution made me happy.) There were many more myths added as well, lots of myths about titans, but one goddess you might no have known about before this book was Hestia goddess of the Hearth. There were tons of secrets revealed, but of course I can't tell you without spoiling. For the action, like I said, there were tons of action. I was looking forward to the action of this book, but it disappointed me. Not because there is too little action but because there is too much. I like reading action packed books, but I don't like spending 30 pages talking about 1 small battle. I also like the dialogue of this book, the author makes every one of his characters funny and sarcastic and I like it. I gave this book a 4/5 stars just because of the tons of action.
This week I'm reviewing The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. I really enjoyed this series and I'm excited to share my opinions with you. Here is the synopsis from the front flap:
As an incoming freshman, Percy isn't expecting his high school orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends will set out on a quest through the Labyrinth-a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.
My first impression of this book was that it had a very nice cover and it leaves you with so many questions, kind of like the second book in this series. I liked this book a lot, there was continuous action that didn't stop throughout the whole book. I liked seeing all the monsters from my favorite Greek myths be brought to life in a current time. The only thing I disliked about the book was that they were in the Labyrinth throughout the whole book, and it had a couple parts where it dragged on. Other than that I thought the book was great. My rating of this book is 4/5 stars. The next review that will be up, will be for The Last Olympian, the fifth and last Percy Jackson book, by Rick Riordan.
Monday, June 13, 2011
This week has been great, I went to Carowinds Saturday, and haven't really done anything the rest of the week. I read some in The Secret Circle (Love It!) and Darkly Dreaming Dexter (REALLY REALLY LOVE IT!) which I can't wait to review for you guys soon. The book review for this week though, is the third book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Titan's Curse (*which is my personal favorite of the series) Here is the summary from the front flap:
When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped.And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared -- a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.
My first impression of this book was great, I loved how it had a Pegasus on the front, which just so happened to be Black Jack, which is Percy's black Pegasus. I loved this book, it was full of action, adventure, romance, mystery, and basically anything else that makes a great Young Adult books. I give it 4/5 stars, just because it was a little too childish for me. This was the first book in the series that had someone important die in it. I loved that first death, it showed Riordan wasn't afraid to kill a character anymore. I loved being in that suspense of not-knowing who would die next. Next week is the book review of the fourth book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Battle of the Labyrinth. Check this series out at your local bookstore/library/etc. Also don't forget to look up the books I mentioned earlier in this post as well.
Monday, June 6, 2011
This is the last week of school for me. Thank God! The Book Review for this week is The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, which is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series. This was a short book so it will be a short review. Here is the Summary from the back of the book:
After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson is finding his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any normal friends. But things don't stay quiet for long.
Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. Only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: The Bermuda Triangle.
Together with his friends, Percy must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family, one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.
My first impression of this book was good, I actually read this book before the Lightning Thief not knowing it was a sequel. I liked the cover, the eye on the cover was very eye-catching. Having read the Odyssey, I recognized a lot of parts from that epic poem in this story. Some examples are the sirens, the cyclops, Scylla and Charybdis, and Circe. I like when I can relate two stories, especially with them being so alike. I give this book a 4/5 stars, just because it was a little too short and childish for me, but overall a fantastic book. Next week I will be doing a book review on the Titans Curse by Rick Riordan, my favorite book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Check this book out as well as the whole series by Rick Riordan.
(There is not a trailer for this book, Sorry!)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This week's review is going to be on the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Rick Riordan has written several other books, but this is the most successful. I read this book series in middle school. I recommended this book to several of my friends, and now I'm recommending it to you guys. Here is the summary from the back of the book:
After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, half human, half immortal. Even more stunning: His father is the Greek god Poseidon, ruler of the sea, making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive. There's little time to process this news. All too soon, a cryptic prophecy from the Oracle sends Percy on his first quest, a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the gods of Olympus.
My first impression of this book was good, I picked it up because I liked the mysterious look of the cover. After picking it up and reading the summary, I saw it was about Greek gods/goddess'. I love Greek Mythology and bought this book immediately. This book is very original, bringing old Greek Myths and putting them in a modern time. It's great, and the idea was brilliant. This book became a movie in 2010 starring Logan Lerman as the lead role of Percy Jackson. It was a good movie, and an even better book series. I give this book a 4/5 stars, just because it was a little childish, there were a couple scenes in which I thought I was reading a 3rd grade book. Other than that it was a good book, next week I will do a book review on The Sea of Monsters, the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, by Rick Riordan.
Here is the Book Trailer:
Monday, May 23, 2011
This week I'm reviewing a book that I finished yesterday, a book that I received this past Monday, a book that still has me in awe. Divergent by Veronica Roth. It's a dystopian book, it's also the first in a series of... I believe... three books. This book has become my second favorite book series' of all time. I loved it so much in fact that I talked with my friend about it all day today. The weird thing about that sentence is that my friend didn't read the book. She kept telling me to be quiet because she wanted to read it but I couldn't help myself, and by the end of the day she was trying to avoid me haha. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book:
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
My first impression of this book was great. I loved the cover the flame in the center of the book was very eye-catching. After reading the synopsis I wanted to read it even more. I found out about this book in February, and I had, what seemed like, a wait that took forever. When I found out it was out, I bought it immediately and started reading right after I bought it. I couldn't finish this novel as fast as I normally could, due to homework and studying for my EOC's that are coming up. Though, this weekend when I found out I was free, I read this book to the end. I loved this book, I give it 5/5 stars, and recommend it for anyone who loves action, romance, and an overall great book. Check it out when you get a chance, and don't forget to vote for the book review for next week.
Here is the trailer for Divergent:
Monday, May 16, 2011
This week I will be reviewing the Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson books. I finished this book yesterday, and I can't stop thinking about it, I loved it. It dragged a little at the beginning but picked up when they started the quest. It's a good mix between Greek and Roman gods/goddesses. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book:
Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.
Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.
My first impression of this book was good, I read the Percy Jackson books (which I hope to be doing Book Reviews on soon) when I was in middle school, so I knew what I was getting myself into with these books, well at least I thought I did. There were so many twists and turns and secrets and new adventures in this book, I mean every time you flipped a page it was a new thing. It was great, and it was nice how Riordan tied everything together in the end explaining a lot of what was kept secret the whole book. He also left many secrets to be answered in the next installment of this series, The Son of Neptune. I give this book a 4/5 stars, because like I said earlier, it dragged a little in the beginning to me. I recommend this book to any one, not just Greek mythology fans, but anyone looking for a great, action-packed, and funny book to read. I look forward to the Son of Neptune book. I don't know what will be the book review for next week... Divergent? The Lightning Thief? Twilight? All to come, but which first??? You decide, post a comment on this blog post, or the fan page on facebook, letting me know.
The Lost Hero Book Trailer:
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
This week I will be reviewing Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon, it's a great series. I reviewed the first book in the series, Infinity, earlier this year. So if you haven't read the first book yet, then you might not want to read this review for Spoiler reasons. I thought it was cool how I put the Book Trailer for Plague up last week. I liked it so much that I decided to do it for every book review. I just thought it would make this blog original, because I haven't seen a book review where they post the book trailer for it as well. So you can be looking forward to the book trailer of Invincible at the end of this post. Here is the summary for Invincible:
Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.
His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.
But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...
My first impression of this book was good, it looked Gothic but not grimy like the other one looked to me. I was really pleased to see that they had another tribal looking circle tattoo thing on the cover as well. I was really looking forward to this book, I really liked the first one, it was funny, sarcastic, action packed, drama filled, and very supernatural. This book was not a let down. It was superb, it was even more funny and sarcastic and supernatural than the first. I loved this book, it kept me laughing for a while even after I finished the book. I give this book 4/5 stars because the last 50 pages seemed rushed to me. I was looking forward to a great final battle, but it ended really abruptly and I was disappointed by that and that alone. Check this book out, and check out the blog next week for a book review on... I really don't know yet but check it out next week to see.
Here is the Book Trailer for Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon
I hope you guys liked it!
Monday, April 25, 2011
This week I'm doing a book review on Plague by Michael Grant. This is one of my favorite series'. This book series is not for the faint of heart. It is a very graphic, gory, weird, and yet totally AWESOME book series. This is the fourth book in the Gone series, if you haven't read the first couple books, or seen the blog posts about them, then check them out. This book was the most graphic, and also the best book of the series. I will post the book trailer of this book at the bottom of the post. Normally I don't like book trailers, but this one was actually really good and matched what the book was about. But anyway... Here is the summary from the front flap of the book:
It's been eight months since all the adults disappeared. GONE.
They've survived hunger. They've survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building. Yet despite the simmering unrest left behind by so many battles, power struggles, and angry divides, there is a momentary calm in Perdido Beach.
But enemies in the FAYZ don't just fade away, and in the quiet, deadly things are stirring, mutating, and finding their way free. The Darkness has found its way into the mind of its Nemesis at last and is controlling it through a haze of delirium and confusion. A highly contagious, fatal illness spreads at an alarming rate. Sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. And Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they'll escape - or even survive - life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?
My first impression of this book was good, I like the reoccurring image of the gone books (the one word titles, and the two people on the front of the book two people on the back of the book thing) This one I was shocked that they had Astrid on the front without Sam, but once I read the book, I saw why this happened. It was because Sam and Astrid were not together in this book, until the last ten to twenty pages. (By "not together", I don't mean not dating, I literally mean... Not... Together) I thought I wouldn't like this, but surprisingly I liked it better that they were apart. Sam did his thing, and Astrid did hers, and there was hardly any drama between them during the whole book. Sam went on a special mission for Albert, (fun fact: my admiration of Albert went rapidly down hill while reading this book)and Astrid was slowly going insane while taking care of little Pete. There was also a terrible sickness that had you literally coughing up your insides. The Darkness' plans have gotten really diabolical. It involves Drake/Britney, Bugs that are nearly indestructible and eat you from the inside out, and Finding Nemesis. (Another Fun Fact: I used to feel sorry for Britney, now I hate her more than I do Drake... I didn't think that was possible) Caine and Diana have a lot of things going on with them. (My normally increasing hate of Caine lightened a bit during this book) Overall this book was the best so far. I give it 5/5 stars because it was really good and had slim to no flaws. Check this book series out it's the best. (Mutants, Talking Animals, Killer Insects, a sickness that has you coughing up your insides... what more could you ask for?) There will be two more gone books after this, Fear and Light, I can't wait for either. Check out the blog next week for a review of Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Here is the Book Trailer I promised:
Monday, April 18, 2011
This weeks book review will be on The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight. This will be the final book review for this series, that is until the next Vampire Diaries book comes out. Yes, I thought this was the last book as well, that is until L.J. Smith announced that she will be starting a continuation of the series with three new books. I myself wish she would just quit. I love her books, but it just seems like this series is ongoing, and I just want it to end. On a better note, I have been reading the Plague book by Michael Grant. Which is really really good, so I am hoping to put up the book review for that, next week, or the week after next. Well getting back on subject, here is the summary from the front flap of the book:
The devil you know . . .
With the help of charming and devious Damon, Elena rescued her vampire love, Stefan, from the depths of the Dark Dimension. But neither brother returned unscathed.
Stefan is weak from his long imprisonment and needs more blood than Elena alone can give him, while a strange magic has turned Damon into a human. Savage and desperate, Damon will do anything to become a vampire again, even travel back to hell. But what will happen when he accidentally takes Bonnie with him?
Stefan and Elena hurry to rescue their innocent friend from the Dark Dimension, leaving Matt and Meredith to save their hometown from the dangerous spirits that have taken hold of Fell's Church. One by one, children are succumbing to demonic designs. But Matt and Meredith soon discover that the source of the evil is darker and closer than they ever could have imagined. . . .
My first impression of this book was great, I loved how it had Bonnie on the front. Bonnie is one of my favorite characters, also one of the only reasons I have continued to read the books. Although I like the cover with Bonnie, I feel like a better candidate for the cover would be Meredith. She had a major role in this book, a lot of her secrets were finally revealed in this book. This book should have been named Secrets or something of that nature due to the fact that so many secrets were revealed in this book. Most were about Meredith but some were about Stefan, Damon, Bonnie, Elena, Matt, and also the town itself. I really liked this book, it kept me on my toes the whole time (except for the last 75 pages or so). With the constant revealing of secrets, this book was put as my third favorite book from this series. The last 75 pages were drawn out, I didn't like how long they spent talking to the council. But other than that, this book was great. I give this book 4/5 stars, because of the last 75 pages. You guys should really check this book out. Come back here next week for another book review, which will hopefully be Plague, but if not that it will be Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This weeks book review will be a continuation of The Vampire Diaries Book Review... Saga? ... any way I hope you guys like this one. I'm sorry that this week I will not be degrading a book, this book was better than Nightfall, but not by too much. Here is the summary from the front flap of The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls:
Elena Gilbert's love, the vampire Stefan Salvatore, has been captured and imprisoned by demonic spirits who are wreaking havoc in Fell's Church. While her friends Bonnie and Meredith explore the evil that has taken over their town, Elena goes in search of Stefan.
In order to find him, she entrusts her life to Stefan's brother, Damon Salvatore, the handsome but deadly vampire who wants Elena, body and soul. Along with her childhood friend Matt, they set out for the slums of the Dark Dimension, where Stefan is being held captive. It is rumored to be a world where vampires and demons roam free, but humans must live enslaved to their supernatural masters. . . .
Elena will stop at nothing to free Stefan. Yet with each passing day the tension between Elena and Damon grows, and she is faced with a terrible decision: Which brother does she really want?
Back in Fell's Church, Bonnie and Meredith have made some dire discoveries. They hastily try to follow Elena and warn her—only to be caught up in Elena's most dangerous adventure yet.
My first impression of this book was pretty good. I liked it because, it had Damon on the cover, and showing him on the cover I somehow knew he must play a very large part in this book. I was correct, he does play a very large part, which I didn't like. I never really liked Damon, mostly because he changed his ways for Elena. My friend Brittany, had loved Damon in the first two books, but by Nighfall she felt like the author had turned Damon "fluffy". I believe this, and think it's hilarious. I like Stefan in all the books, I feel like I can relate to him in some ways, and I liked how he loved Elena from the jump. I can't share a lot about this book besides the fact that Damon is in it a lot and Stefan is not. I liked this book enough to give it 3/5 stars, but that is about the MAXIMUM I will give it. I didn't like it that much because over half the book was in the Underworld, where it was Dark, Nasty, and Sorrowful the whole time. I did like the next book in the series though, which is The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight, which I will be reviewing next week, so be sure to check it out.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
This is the second Book Review for this week, and I believe you are pretty caught up on my life from the previous post... (again I'm sorry about that I have a tendency to ramble) So for this Book Review I intend on focusing ONLY on the book. Here is the blog where I "rag" on a book. My first time actually "hatin' on" a book publicly. I hope you enjoy it from here on out. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book:
Elena Gilbert is alive—again.
When Elena sacrificed herself to save the two vampire brothers who love her—the handsome, brooding Stefan and the sleek and dangerous Damon—she was consigned to a fate beyond death. Until a powerful supernatural force pulled her back.
Now Elena is not just human. She has powers and gifts that were bestowed on her in the afterlife. What's more, her blood pulses with an overwhelming and unique force that makes her irresistible to any vampire.
Stefan wants to find a way to keep Elena safe so that they can make a life together. Damon, however, is driven by an insatiable desire for power, and wants Elena to rule as his princess. When Stefan is lured away from Fell's Church, Damon seizes his chance to convince her that he is the brother she is meant to be with…
But a darkness is infiltrating the town, and Damon, always the hunter, is now the hunted; he becomes the prey of a malevolent creature that can possess him at will, and who desires not just Elena's blood but her death.
My first impression of this book, was actually a good one. It has a flawless looking Elena on the cover, symbolizing that she is alive again. Too bad that my first impression of this book didn't match what I thought after reading it. With the addition of fox spirits, Elena being a baby (literally), the possesion of Damon, the kidnapping of Stefan, and the CONFUSING forest scene with Elena and Damon, I didn't like this book very much. The one part I did like was seeing the previous characters like Bonnie, Meredith, Ms. Flowers, and Matt. If they wouldn't have been in this book, I would have completely hated this book. I give this book 1/5 stars, because of it's lack of satisfaction, and interest. I hope you guys enjoy it, but I definately didn't. The next Book Review will be a little better, it is going to be on The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls. This book was somewhat better, so check it out next week.
I know I didn't do a book review last week, so this week I will do two. Thank God my computer/internet works at home, because at school we have no connection because of the storms going on. Which kind of sucks seeing as i have some online classes. But no worries I finished all my work Monday because online classes are rather easy... well anyway, This weeks book review will be following the last post, it will be The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion and The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall. Also I go to Carowinds this weekend, and I can't wait... Oh wait there I go off topic again... haha. Here's the Summary from the back of The Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion book:
Elena: transformed, the golden girl has become what she once feared and desired.
Stefan: tormented by losing Elena, he's determined to end his feud with Damon once and for all—whatever the cost. But slowly he begins to realize that his brother is not his only enemy.
Damon: at last, he possesses Elena. But will his thirst for revenge against Stefan poison his triumph? Or can they come together to face one final battle?
My first impression of this book was alright, it wasn't nearly as captivating as the first one, but I still bought it, so I'm not complaining. I read this book directly after the first, and I was actually just finishing it when The Vampire Diaries show was premiering, so that was pretty cool going directly from page to screen. I enjoyed this book the most out of the whole series, I wish I could share all my favorite parts and tell you what I thought about certain scenes, but since it is a sequel I'm unable. i give this book 5/5 stars because it was full of action, romance, and loss. It had a lot more of the paranormal aspect than the previous one did, and that I liked very much. I also liked how the author resolved it. Unfortunately it doesn't get better from here. The next book review will be one of me... "ragging"... on the First book of The Vampire Diaries:The Return series. Make sure to check it out. I hate "ragging on books normally but this one I don't have a problem with. So as I said before check out the series and the blog for more info.
Monday, March 21, 2011
This week, I'm getting the second book in the Chronicles of Nick series, Invincible, I also plan on finishing The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight this week. Speaking of The Vampire Diaries, that is going to be the book review this week. The first omnibus of the Vampire Diaries, The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle, is the first two books of the Vampire Diaries combined into one. These books were actually written in 1991 (so NO it's not a Twilight knock-off lol) and L.J. Smith has also written several other great books for Young Adults that I will be reviewing in the near future. Here is the summary from the back of the book:
Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.
Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.
Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her.
My first impression of this book was that it looked interesting. The cover was great, and I loved the little bit of blood on Stefan's bottom lip, it was a nice touch. I'm not going to lie, I wanted to read the Vampire Diaries only after I saw that they were going to make a show about it on the CW. I'm glad I read the books first because they are so much more different than the tv show. This book is a nice paranormal love story that is compared to twilight, but seeing as how the vampire diaries was written first, twilight should be compared to it. But that's besides the point, I really liked this book series, and it had me up several nights flipping pages violently. I give this first book 4/5 stars, just because it took a little too long to get into the paranormal aspect of it, but besides that I loved it. Check this book series out, and also check out the tv show, it comes on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. on the CW. But only check out the show after you read the books. Haha.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I'm a little saddened by today, my copy of The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight, was supposed to come in the mail today... (but it didn't) also it is raining where I'm at. :( So instead of moping around reading a book that has me depressed right now, I decided to go ahead and do the book review for this week. This weeks book review is on Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon. You may know Sherrilyn Kenyon from her Adult books, but this is a book for the Young Adults. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book:
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn't hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?
My first impression of this book was that it looked okay. I was astounded by the cover, but it looked interesting enough for me to pick up and read the front flap of it. By reading the front flap, I saw that I was going to fall in love with this book. I was correct, it was a definately good book. It had everything I liked for example: vampires, werewolves, zombies, and demon slayers. I can't really say that much more without spoiling it, but I will tell you the grade I give it. I give it 4/5 stars. It was definately a good book, but just that... a good book. I hope you guys check it out. Also the second book in this series comes out next Tuesday. I hope you guys like it. :)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Hi Guys, This week I'm doing a book review on a book I just finished this past week. the book is Beastly. You may have heard of the movie coming out this Friday March 4th 2011. The book is a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast that's based in the modern day, and here is the summary from the back of the book:
I am a beast.
Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster.
You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll, stay this way forever ruined unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly.
My first impression of this book was good, because it has a very Gothic look to it. I'm not going to lie, I saw the movie trailer before I wanted to read the book, but in my defense, guys don't really look for books with flowers on them. I loved the idea for the book, it was a very great read. I read it in 3 days (would have been sooner but I had schoolwork)I liked everything except, the fairy-tale happy ending. I didn't like that at all. Everything besides the ending was good though. I give this book 4/5 stars, because of it's too-happy ending. I hope you guys like it as much as I did, and go see the movie this Friday (after reading the book of course)
Hi Guys, I'm just going to jump right into the Review on this one. This is going to be the third and final Review for the Hunger Games trilogy Reviews. the Third and Final book is Mockingjay, and here is the summary from the front flap:
Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12.
My first impression of this book, was that it was going to be the best one in the series, that it would be the one that made the first two look like picture books. Sadly... I was wrong. I didn't like this book. No happy-ending, just an eh... it's an understandable ending. I hated reading it. So many things happened good and bad, I couldn't wrap my head around some of it. I give this book a 2/5 stars, because it was very dreary, and normally I like Sad books, but I wasn't sad because the book was sad, but because I was disappointed. Some people like it a lot more than I do, but I really didn't like it. I hope you do, I would never hope this horrible ending of a book series on anyone.
Hi guys, sorry I haven't been doing the book reviews lately, I've been really busy. I am going to do 3 book reviews this week, to catch up, and make up for lost time in the future. I just got payed today, and I just got finished pre-ordering books from books-a-million. (Vampire Diaries the Return: Midnight, Plague, Invincible, City of Fallen Angels, Defiance, and Night World: Strange Fate) I also plan on going to my local Books-a-million to buy the Firelight book. I've heard good things about it, and so I hope to read it and love it as well. This review will be a follow-up of the Hunger Games trilogy of book reviews. Today it will be Catching Fire, the second book in the trilogy. Here's the summary from the front flap of the book:
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol.
My first impression of this book was that it looked better than the first one, and also it was red (my favorite color at the time) Reading the summary, after reading the first book, I was so exited to start it. I was wondering how it was going to be as good as the first without having another Hunger Games. While reading though, I knew this was going to be better than the first. I was correct, it was a great book. Everything about it had me hooked. i can't tell anymore without spoiling. I give this book 5/5 stars, because it was great and met my expectations and raised them.
Friday, February 11, 2011
I'm doing this weeks book review a little early because I don't know if I will be able to do it this upcoming week. Last week, we finished up the Gone series book reviews. This week we will be starting another book series. This series of book reviews are The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. This is another really good series that I've read more than once. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book.
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
My first impression of this book was that it looked like an okay book. Normally I don't go for the books with the birds on them haha, but when I saw it, I saw the name Suzanne Collins. Immeadiatley I recognized her name from a book series I used to read in elementary school named the Gregor the Overlander series. I used to read this series, it wasn't the best series I've ever read, but I decided to pick The Hunger Games anyway. I read the summary, and I liked it, while reading the summary, I thought it was going to be in a guys perspective, that is until I got to the word "she", I was shocked because this book didn't sound like one that would have a girl main character, but of course this made me want to read it even more. So I bought it, took it home, and immeadiatley started reading it. I found myself reading this book outside in the woods in my back yard to get a closer experience to the book, that's how amazing this book is. It took a while to get in to it, but after you get past that you are hooked, and I stayed up late at night reading this book. One part of the book I could have done without is the pre-game part of the book, and also the "mutants". I can't tell anymore without spoiling, but take my word for it and go buy it. I give this book 4/5 stars, because of the focus on the pre-game show at the begining of the book. This book is a great one to read, and you guys need to check it out.
Monday, February 7, 2011
This is the second book review this week, since i'm making up for last week. This will be the conclusion to the Gone series book reviews (for now) and the name of this book is Lies. It's the third book in the Gone series by Michael Grant. It continues the story from Gone and Hunger (which I also did book reviews on)Like I said before this is my favorite book series. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book.
It's been seven months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.
It happens in one night. A girl who died now walks among the living; Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach; and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most: Drake. But Drake is dead. Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness—or so they thought.
As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake, who is back from the dead and ready to finish where he and Sam left off. And all the while deadly rumors are raging like the fire itself, spread by the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza. They say that death is a way to escape the FAYZ. Conditions are worse than ever and kids are desperate to get out. But are they desperate enough to believe that death will set them free?
My first impression of this book was good. I liked this cover better than Gone and Hunger. I thought this was going to be better than the other two... that was until I opened the box from amazon (where I pre-ordered it) the reason why is because the book was over 100 pages shorter than the other two books. I like when the sequals to the books get longer than the previous, and when I saw this, I was dissapointed from the start. I still read it as soon as I got it though. The first chapter started off good, and a couple chapters in, we get a new mutant. I liked the book, but it was too short for me, I like how we had more mutants, more drama, and more fights (which is always a plus) But it wasn't as good because I felt it was rushed, and too short. I really can't say anything more without spoiling since it is a sequel. I give it a 5/5 because I loved it even if it was too short for my taste, the plot was good, I just wished Michael Grant would have elaborated a little more. I hated that it was short, but the overall book made up for everything. Check this book out along with the first two books in this series. The fourth installment Plague will be released April 5th 2011, followed by the fifth book Fear, and the sixth and last book Light.
Sorry I'm late on the book review, I am going to do two book reviews this week to make up for last week. This book review is going to be the second installment in the Gone series by Michael Grant (which I also did a book review on)and like I said before, this is my favorite book series. Here is the summary from the front flap of the book.
IT'S BEEN THERE MONTHS SINCE EVERYONE UNDER THE AGE OF FIFTEEN BECAME TRAPPED IN THE BUBBLE KNOWN AS THE FAYZ.
THREE MONTHS SINCE ALL THE ADULTS DISAPPEARED.
Food ran out weeks ago. Everyone is starving, but no one wants to figure out a solution. And each day, more and more kids are evolving, developing supernatural abilities that set them apart from the kids without powers.
Tension rises and chaos is descending upon the town. It's the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous.
But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.
The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
My first impression of this book was good, because I already read Gone, and I liked this cover as much as I did the Gone cover. I loved this book, the kids had a lot more mutations, more drama, more fights, and the end was AMAZING! This book was a really good book. I liked it just a little more than Gone, which doesn't normally happen because I normally like the first book in the series best. I really can't say ANYTHING more due to spoilers, but I give this a 5/5 stars. I KNOW you guys will like this one. Check it out.
Friday, January 28, 2011
This week and the next three weeks, I will be doing my favorite series. The Gone series by Michael Grant. Gone, Hunger, and Lies. This will be the first Book Review Series. So check it out for the next three weeks, and you will have the book reviews for Gone, Hunger, and Lies. I also met the author in Charlotte NC and he was a really great guy, and he signed my books. (Thanks Michael :P) Here is the summary from the front flap of the book.
In the blink of an eye.
Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents-unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers-that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.
The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.
My first impression of this book was good. I liked the cover, it seems mysterious. Something about one-word titles draw me closer to them. I loved this book it is my favorite book. It has action, sci-fi, and all sorts of features that make the best book. (Which reminds me a lot of Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, that's what little girls are made of. Hahaha!) Check this book out. This is a book that EVERYONE will love. Get it at your library, then (because I know you will) BUY IT! You will want to read it more than once for entertainment. I can't say more without spoiling, but check it out and see for yourself. I give it 5/5 stars. Don't forget at ALL to pick this book up where ever you see it.
Monday, January 17, 2011
I'm going to be more frequent on the blog. I'm going to do a book review every week, which should be rather easy for me (I hope). This week I'm doing a book review on Crave by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz. This is a great book, but not fully wonderful. Here is the summary from the back of the book:
Born with a rare untreatable blood disorder, 16-year-old Shay knows she will never lead a normal life. She has accepted her fate but longs for the day when people can look beyond her illness and see her for herself. That day comes when her stepfather, Martin, an expert in the field of leukemia research, begins giving her a new type of transfusion. The treatments give her energy, strength, and awesome visions, which stir Shay's desire to live and cause her to want more. She breaks into Martin's office and finds Gabriel, the guy from her visions, chained to a table and sets him free. Kidnapped by him and on the run from Martin, Shay finds her world turned upside down. Crave is a fast-paced, action-packed vampire thriller with an original and refreshing story line. Gabriel's life is beautifully revealed through Shay's visions, and the well-written plot conveys depth and feeling while exploring important issues like friendship, loyalty, trust, love, and betrayal.
My first impression of this book was good. Like the other books on my bookshelf, I judged this one by it's cover. I though it was really cool in how the main male character was on the cover, and how he has purple eyes and a cool phoenix tattoo on his neck. I liked how the heroine of the story is sick and is powerless but at the same time powerful. Read the book and you will understand why I said this. One reason I didn't like this book is that it kind of seemed that Shay was always throwing a pity party for herself. She uses this saying a lot. "Oh, you mean the sick girl" or "The sick girl can't do this" etc. I liked this book and wish I could tell you more without spoiling, but I can't... sorry. I give this book 4/5 stars. Like I said before It was great but not wonderful. It might have been wonderful without the pity party every chapter.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
This is the start of a new year and I'm going to dedicate my first post in the new year with a book review of I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. I LOVED this book, it's one of my new favorites. Here is the summary from the front flap:
In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.
The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.
I AM NUMBER FOUR is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth.
I AM NUMBER FOUR.
I AM NEXT.
My first impression of the book was good. I loved the cover and thought it was really cool how they made every aspect of the cover relate to the book. I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but I always do... if it looks good I read the summary and if the summary sounds good, I pick it up and read it. That's what happened with this book, and I loved it. I loved how it was in first person, and the person telling the story (Number Four) knows what he is, and the book doesn't have a secret that takes half the book to reveal. The book was great, and I can't tell you anymore about it without spoiling so I'm just going to leave the rest alone. I five this book 5/5 stars. You guys should check it out definately.