Okey Dokey time for another book review.. Celeste style....non-detailed, non-literary, non-intelligent, but highly recommend. Or so people lie to me......
***Get It Today!!!
** Pretty Darn Good
* Skip it
**(*) The Host: Ahhhh Stephanie Meyer, I wanted to love this book so much because, you wrote it, and ....... I did!!!. Had some flaws, but I'm a sci-fi girl at heart, so naturally I devoured it. Who cares if all those love sappy girls were disappointed there was no Edward, who cares- you gave me something better- mind controlling aliens!!! I knew that if only we knew each other at BYU, we could have been best friends watching Star Trek together!! I even recommend this book to Brad- and I hardly EVER do that. I have a theory... Brad only likes book with a male protagonist written by a male, and has a flying mythical creature in it. But, I think he would like this one. (nows he's going to write a post defending himself.)
**Uglies, Pretties, Specials by Scott Westerfield- A Young Adult Trilogy. A not too distant future where it is required to get surgery at 16 years old to make you supermodel beautiful. Fun concept, lots of hoverboard action. Wasn't crazy about the 3rd book though.
***Invasive Procedures- Orson Scott Card. If you like Dan Brown books ("DaVinci Code/Angels and Demons"), you'll love this book. A religious cult is performing surgeries to heal genetic diseases, while releasing a horrible virus. Page turning action with great dialogue.
***A War of Gifts- Short story to add on to the Ender's Game Saga. Must read for those Ender Fans. If you haven't read "Ender's Game"- What's the matter with you??
*The Lightning Thief- Juv. Fiction. Disappointing, boring, predictable. To many parallels to Harry Potter and his crew.
*** The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing- African American is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War. A must for historical fiction lovers.
***(*) The Book Thief- I'm adding a extra star, because it deserves it. This is the book you should read.
A young girls life during the events of World War Two. Wonderfully written. Cried laughed, threw the book across the room. Comparable to "Thousand Spelindid Suns/Kite Runner".
*** I Am The Messenger- same author as "Book Thief". A cab-driver begins recieving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help. So hard to put down. Again cried, laughed, no throwing this time, but my heart melted a few times.
So there you go. Happy Reading!
And always interested in what you are reading!!