Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Talon By: Julie Kagawa

For thousands of years the dragon society Talon has been evading their foes in the Order of St. George and gradually fulfilling their plots of world domination. Little does anyone know, there are dark secrets about Talon, secrets the society would kill in order to keep hidden.

Ember Hill and her twin brother Dante are the only known siblings in all of dragon kind. Almost finished with her training, Ember and her brother are sent away to complete their assimilation and take their rightful places as Talon members. While Dante is more concerned with becoming a full Talon agent, Ember wants to enjoy her last bit of freedom before becoming tied to Talon forever. Soon she befriends a human boy named Garret, he makes her feel in a way she didn't think dragons were capable of. But when Ember starts uncovering dangerous secrets, she may have to choose to leave everything she ever knew behind.
Sergeant Garret Xavier Sebastian, the perfect soldier, has been a member of the Order of St. George almost as long as he can remember. Having killed more dragons than most soldiers at the age of 16, Garret thinks it will be a simple task when he and his partner are sent to find and eliminate a sleeper cell sent by Talon. Then Garret meets Ember. How could this sarcastic, smart, funny girl that taught him how to surf possibly be the ruthless creature of his nightmares. Better yet; how could he possibly kill her?

The main thing I liked about this book was the aspect. I had often imagined dragons that could take on a human form and thought this book was made for me when I first heard about it!

The main thing I didn't like about this book was how it kept you in the dark about a lot of the details. Though this was annoying, it kept me reading more.

Overall I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Shade Of Vampire----Bella Forrest ****Don't recommend to males or people under the age of 15.*****

              When Sofia Claremont was young her mom was crazy and locked her in the closet when her dad was gone. Sofia would stay in the closet all night. One day her mom went away and her dad left her with his friends family. That's when she meets Ben, the one she has always had a crush on. Ben is her dad's friends son. She lived an almost normal life after that. Then one night while she was walking on the beach she met a mysterious man. That's when her life changed drasticly. Will she survive? 

The Heir Written By: Kiera Cass Reviewed By: Batman (Ana S.)

Are you a girl looking for a quick read that has a little romance? Then read The Heir!
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Eadlyn is the heir and future queen of Illea, a dystopian kingdom. Because of her parents' wishes, she agrees to participate in a Selection, just like what her parents did 20 years before. The Selection is where 35 people compete for your hand in marriage, and some people get eliminated along the way until one remains. 35 people come to the palace to compete for Eadlyn's hand in marriage. Eadlyn goes through ups and downs in this New York Times Bestselling novel.

One thing I liked about this book was how it was written in a way where it was impossible to put down. One thing I didn't like about this book was how it ended. It didn't really end in a right way, but I still like the book.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

We All Looked Up By: Tommy Wallach


You think the end of the world will bring out the best in people. You think that everyone will band together and face their impending doom head on. Well you're wrong. Ardor didn't bring compassion, it brought out crazy. Ardor gave people who had never believed in anything an excuse to do their worst. Luckily for some of us, all Ardor did was let us shed our stereotypes. The athlete became a volunteer, the slut became a celebrity, the slacker became a master mind and the overachiever became a star. The only problem? Now that our stereotypes are gone we can really live, but only till the end of the world. Did I mention that that happens to be in just two months?

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The main thing I enjoyed about this book was the aspect of it. I have read many books from a post-apocalyptic view but this is the first book I have read from a pre-apocalyptic view. It was interesting but very depressing.

The main thing I didn't like about the book was the inconclusive ending. No more is needed to be said on that mater.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
"The Glass Castle"

This a great memoir piece.  It reads differently than a narrative as it should, but still has a narrative feel when you read it.  This book is really interesting because the author Jeanette Walls had originally written this book from her adult perspective, but when she first attempted to publish it this way, the book never seemed to catch fire.  So, she years later, decided to re-write it from her childhood perspective.  This time, her book popped and that is what the "Glass Castle" is today.

This story is about a young girl who deals with a family that live like nomads all across America. This book raises the questions:  what makes a home and what does it mean to be homeless?  I will leave the rest for you to find out on your own.

The Underland Chronicles: Gregor the Overlander By: Suzanne Collins

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What just happened? How could any of this be real? How could any of it possible? Gregor was having a hard time believing this. While he and his sister were falling down the grate in their laundry room, he wasn’t thinking where it might lead. Even if he was, he wouldn’t have expected this. Wouldn’t have expected these . . . creatures to be down here. It seems, though, that while Gregor wasn’t anticipating falling down into this Underland beneath the city, these creatures knew it was going to happen one day. How could they have known that? Well, apparently, it was because of some prophecy. That makes total sense, doesn’t it? If extremely oversized animals can walk the Earth, why not throw in a prophecy? Gregor continues to try to find his way through Underland, trying to make sense of this prophecy, and why these giant rats seem to want to kill him.

This book is in a series of five books. The next one is called Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane.

I really like how the main character is witty and sarcastic versus dull and craven, or cowardly. It gives the book humor, as well as making sure that it holds your attention.

The main thing I didn’t like about this book it that it didn’t really talk much about his sister. The author kind of just introduced her, then continues on with the occasional glance.

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.