Sunday, July 06, 2008

A little time on the side.......

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!!

8 comments:

Megan said...

Wow, Celeste! I am always amazed at how much you read! I have a problem when I read where I get so into a book that I neglect all household duties and maintain hallee with mediocraty until the book is finished. I read the Host in less than 3 days...Anyway, have you seen the movie Kite Runner?? That movie traumatized me. I hadn't read the book though. Anyway, thanks for the book reviews, they give me good ideas.

Tiff said...

*jealous*

Wish I read like you do... I USED to be smart.

*sigh*

I should get going on one of these...

Muggle Mom said...

i loved the host. it was hard to get into it since i was fresh off of my twilight conversion, but i did. it was very well-written. SM just has a gift for writing characters that you can fall in love with. the name "wanda" still drives me crazy (and not in a good way) but i guess i'll have to get over that. ;) thanks for the other recommendations. :)

nicole

Julie Nye said...

Thanks Celeste! I have The Book Thief right now and I've been trying to finish Specials, but think I'm going to quit. Oh, and I have Ender's Game out right now too. I just finished Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and liked it even though it's not my usual kind of book. A couple weeks ago I read Water for Elephants and I kept thinking, "I have to tell Celeste to read this because she'd like it." But then I checked your blog and you already had!

b-ryce said...

you are an amazing machine celeste. I don't know how you do it.

I've been working on the same series for a year now. I'm a slow but steady reader. that and the series is the wheel of time...

Hailey said...

I am jealous of all your book-devouring! And Brooklyn is GORGEOUS! I wish I could see her! Too bad I'm not going to visit my mom in Boston this summer--sad me...

Tracy Barrand said...

OM Gosh, you are such a reader. I am so proud of you. I'm doing the 4 stars.

Aqualung said...

Love your book reviews, but I have to agree with Brad. Better with male author and male hero, for example "The Kite Runner" was a great and moving movie and book. "A Few Splendid Suns" was sllooowwww and boring. Couldn't finish it. Flying mythical creatures aren't necessary but some kind of battle or fort is very important.