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!