I needed some young adult in my life after reading Lolita.
WHOOOOOAAAA what a horrible way to phrase that.
And yet I left it so you could read it and be mortified with me and for me.
Anyway: I love YA novels that have heart. And murder. Lots and lots of murder. And mystery. But mostly murder.
Is something wrong with me? Who knows. But this book was SO. DAMN. GOOD.
This book is about how Eden who had a pretty good life (talking good parents, nice house, just above middle class upbringing) until the revolution happened and then she was left with only a handful of relics and clues from her dad about where a secret island is. That which is a sanctuary to all those who reach it. Far from the horrible daily grind of living in a hellish world.
This book was part thriller, part female empowerment, and part suspense.
And I believe there was a hot ginger in there somewhere that had me happily trailing along through this book.
Read this if you were into The Hunger Games. Because it’s sort of like that but somehow more mature? I don’t know.
Can’t wait to read more!
We’ve made it out of the Roald Dahl vortex. Thank God.
I was originally reading this book because I had been interested in it for awhile and then the movie was coming out, so naturally, I was trying to prep myself for the movie!
And then I never went and saw the movie.
I hold all the logic in my hands, don’t I?
Anyway, this book freaked me out. But only because there were pictures of what everyone looks like in it and the pictures are creepy as all hell. Nobody likes old timey circus photos Ransom Riggs! NOBODY.
On the whole though, this book was really good. I liked Jacob, and the back story of why he can see things others can’t, I enjoyed the entire plot, the writing was great, I really look forward to reading more of these. (And finally watching the movie.)
Maybe I’m just saying that because I can’t take anymore kid books though.
Heyo, I forgot to post yesterday! Here we are!
Percy is back!
I love myself some sarcastic and heroic Percy Jackson sass.
Percy, like Jason in the first book, wakes up in the wrong place and doesn’t remember who he is. The only thing he remembers is Annabeth. He loves her and has to get back to her.
(Insert girlish squeaks of romantical joy.)
Enter Hazel and Frank, two centurions from a mysterious town of Roman demigods. It’s like Camp Half-blood, but you can grow up there and live a life into adulthood, go to university, raise a family, and Percy is thinking this is a great plan even though he knows he isn’t meant to be there.
A Prophecy of Seven was made about seven demi-gods having to stop Gaea from rising. Her giant sons were just the start of their troubles.
I really liked this one, not just because I got to see Percy again, but because for some reason, I really like Frank. He’s a giant Chinese baby-faced kid who is clumsy and a bit of an oaf and says the wrong things and acts the wrong way and then he just blows up and becomes a badass.
He reminds me of Neville Longbottom.
Great second addition to this series.
The tale of a young boy and his dragon. You would think that I would be super into it. I love heroic tales, I love dragon tales, and I love dragon tails. (Word play, get into it.)
Maybe I’ve just read too many amazingly mind blowing fantasy books, but this wasn’t one of my favourites. I give it a solid 3 out of 5 because it was great writing, just not the story I wanted to be reading.
Naturally, I’ll still read the rest of the series because I’m just like that. But I get the feeling it’s going to be just a notch above Golden Compass. Where I didn’t want to keep going but I forced myself to finish them anyway because I’m OCD like that.
Truly meant for boys around the age of 12-16. Will definitely be passing these on to my little cousin.