12.21.2012

DragonFire By: Donita K. Paul

Love this novel; it keeps the character’s personalities. The war that has been building up is full scale, and Paul keeps the novel going smoothly.

12.21.2012

Dragonlight by Dontia K. Paul

I loved the finding of the meech colony, however I am unclear about how The Followers were taken care off. But, This is a good book, it ties into the rest of the series, and the adventure always seems to be the calling for the characters.

 

12.21.2012

Dragon Knight By: Donita K. Paul

I love the way this book is through Bardon’s point of view. Paul does a great job at keeping the adventures going along. I so want to read the next book.

12.21.2012

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

I was iffy at first, however the characters seemed to come to life, and I hated to put down the book. I love the way Ali, Cat and Cole seemed so real and they have an addicting personality. Showalter did a fabulous job at making this book seem so real. I can not wait to read the next book, but I have too.

 

12.21.2012

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

The idea of a librarian having the ability of pulling things out of a book sounded awesome. The book totally lived up to the standard too. Hines did a great job with the plot and the characters were so great and realistic. I totally would recommend this book to any book lover.

12.11.2012

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This book is set in a near future where the planet is heading for a decline. With wars raging, famine, and disease; people escape this grim reality by plugging into the OASIS. This is an advance computer and gaming system wrapped in one that is now used by everyone on the planet. The inventor of this system has been dead for five years. In his passing he issued a contest, one that if you were to find the three keys you would inherit the vast fortune acquired by the creator of the OASIS system. This is where the book picks up: five years after the contest began and with no one having any luck with the clues – until Wade Wilson, or Parzival, his online screen name. Wade is the first to win the first copper key and now everyone is back in gear trying to find the copper key and the remaining jade and crystal keys. This was a really good read. I haven’t seen any other books with this type of story. I was not disappointed.

11.30.2012

Magician King by Lev Grossman

This book is the second part of the The Magicians. The Magician King starts with Quentin and his friends, who are now the king and queens of Fillory, which is the magical kingdom that they read about as children that they have recently discovered is a real place. Although one of the kings of Fillory, Quentin is starting to wonder whether there is not more to being a king than lounging around. He yearns for adventure. As it so happens, after Quentin sets off to collect taxes from an outer island of Fillory, he runs right into it. The book goes on with Quentin and Julia, one of the queens of Fillory being deported back to Earth, and shares her backstory, explaining how she is the way she is. In all this was a really good book.  I am looking forward for the next book in the series.

11.20.2012

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

I probably would have never picked up this book if a friend hadn’t recommended it to me. Once I started reading it, though, it was hard to put it down. With a somewhat mature Harry Potter feel, this book is about Quentin Coldwater. Quentin and the crowd he hangs out with are all really smart. He is near genius levels, but Quentin is just bored and tired with his life. Things begin to change for Quentin when he is scheduled for an interview. This interview is to get into a good school, but the man he his meeting is dead and Quentin finds him. Obviously shaken, the paramedic gives him a letter with his name on it. Walking down the street it slips from his hand and leads him to a magical school. Quentin has always been a fan of a popular magical children’s book and this new world seems to be perfect for him. Meeting new friends and staying at this school for five years starts off as a dream come true, but once again he starts to get bored with his life. This makes for a lot of mistakes then adventure for Quentin and he’s friends. This was a really good book. It shows how if magic was possible people with all this power eventually get bored, having no idea what they are going to do in a world where they don’t have to work or operate under the normal rules that most people have to follow.

10.30.2012

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay is the last book of the Hunger Games series, and my least favorite out of the three. Katniss has found herself to be in District 13, thought to have been wiped out by the capital. She wakes up to find out that she was saved from the games but now Peeta has been captured by the capital. Hesitant to become the symbol for the rebellion, Katniss finally agrees when she knows that Peeta is being tortured. Katniss then starts training to be a part of a group that will be gunning for President Snow, only to find out that she is mostly there to be recorded on camera to inspire the troops. Things go wrong, though, on their mission and they are pulled directly into the middle of battle. This is when the war takes off for Katniss and she must take control of the mission. This was an okay book for me. It seemed to be all over the place and I could not get around how Katniss, a seventeen year old girl becomes the leader of a military troop with the responsibility to kill President Snow.

10.19.2012

Hero by Perry Moore

Several years ago I found this book online and never got a chance to read it since I was still in school. After seeing it one day and ordering it for the library, and now after reading, I’m glad I did. This is the story of Thom. Thom is raised by his dad who was once the world’s greatest superhero, Major Might. For Thom, though, he has never seen that side of his dad since a turn of events has made everyone hate his dad. His mom is nowhere to be seen and has been gone for several years. Thom’s world begins to change when playing for his high school basketball team. On a hot streak and scoring the most points he has ever scored before, there is a heated moment with one of the other players. An incident occurs where the opposing team’s player breaks his leg; so Thom, for some reason, places his hands on the leg that is broken and begins to feel a hot sensation on his hands. Thom heals the boy’s leg before anyone sees it. At the end of the game he is then pointed out as the “gay guy” by the opposing team. This is what Thom has to deal with mostly through the book. Even starting out as a superhero with the team in town he still has to deal with instances where people question his sexuality. There are a series of highs and extreme lows for Thom, but he has to figure them out if he wants to become the superhero he has always wanted to be.

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