The Fault in Our Stars
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
A Storm of Swords
The Hunger Games
Clockwork Prince
The Gray Wolf Throne
The Help
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
A Game of Thrones
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Exiled Queen
Kushiel's avatar
A Clash of Kings
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Iron Queen
The Book Thief
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone
Catching Fire

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist.”
Lauren Oliver has such a way with words; she brings everything alive with her beautiful descriptions. I really enjoyed reading this story. I had my doubts about a world without love, but it worked. Maybe because it wasn’t just love between two people, there was no love between friends or parents and their kids. It was actually believable to me; life wasn’t that much different unfortunately.
The ending really surprised me which I love, I hate being able to guess what's going to happen.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys dystopian or YA in general. I can’t wait to read the next book.

4/5 stars

Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank

 I really liked how the demons were good, it was different. That whole idea made the book rather refreshing, demons being good and protecting the humans. How demons praise Christianity because it stopped people from using magic to hunt them. I didn't completely love it, and I'm not sure why. The only thing that kept coming to mind while I was reading it was that it reminded me of Twilight. How the immortal creature didn't want to bring the human into his life. How quickly they fell in love. And of course the choice of names for characters. The main female character was at least strong and able to fight for herself, and even save her man a couple times.

However, this was well written and I'll be reading the next book.

4/5 stars
Just getting this started so bear with me everybody.  I'm figuring this whole thing out and adding all the review for books that I've already written.  Thanks so much for stopping by my page, leave a comment and give me some advice :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan is a typical high school misfit, or at least that's what she thought. When her brother gets switched with a changeling and she learns fey and other mythical creatures are real she goes on a quest to get him back. Along with her best friend who just happens to be the Puck, from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night Dream.
Now she has to face wisps and kelpies, ogres, chimaera and goblins. Not to mention Queen Titania, who would gladly turn her into any number of animals so she can be hunted. And in order to get help she has to make deals, where she may have to give up her youth, her voice or even her first born. And we wont even get started on Ash.

This was a wonderful beginning to a series and I can't wait to read the next book.

4/5 stars

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

**spoiler alert** Ok, so I've heard a lot of people saying the same thing's I was saying before I read this. "ANOTHER Cinderella story, really?" or "I'm really not that into sci-fi". Well, I'm here to tell you to try to get over it and give this book a shot. To be completely honest I wouldn't have looked twice at this book except it was one of the book of the months for a group I'm in. I was pleasantly surprised.

Obviously everybody knows the story of Cinderella, so giving a summary is pretty much pointless.
Though there are many similarities between this story and the ones we're all familiar with; evil step-mother and sister, father dead while she was young, treated like dirt. There are also many differences. Main among them being the whole cyborg issue. As a cyborg not only is Cinder mistreated by her family but also by the whole community. Cyborgs are discriminated against to the point where children aren't allowed to play in the street near her.

Another huge difference is that we don't get to see the happily ever after. Instead we see Prince Kai disgusted that he could have had feelings with not only a cyborg but a Lunar. My oh my, but where and how will this story end? As the story ends on an obvious cliffhanger, we are left to wonder how Cinder will escape her prison, whether she will be able to dethrone the queen of Luna. I will definitely be watching for the next book.

4/5 stars

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

"You are going to die"

A book set during WWII and told by Death himself, you can rightfully assume that as a reader you are going to see characters die. However, the war is more of a background to Death's story of Liesel. This book is instead about the power of words. Death even said that Hitler started the war with words alone.

Liesel steals her first book before she even knows how to read, she's just compelled. After she's taught to read she becomes obsessed with books, reading them and stealing them. She steals a book out of a fire and learns why they want to burn them. Words have power to tell a different story than the one they've been told to believe.

I not only enjoyed the story, I fell in love with the language of the book. Things like words sitting on the table or words giving somebody a black eye. Words were not merely spoken they were felt and seen and tasted. Words are powerful.

I'm going to recommend this book to everyone. Anyone who enjoys reading and words should read this. It's wonderful.

5/5 stars