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.