Month: August 2012

Book Review: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

Book Review: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

I dunno guys. I dunno. I’m not really sure why I’m still reading this series. I loved I Am Number Four, but The Power of Six was almost the most disappointing sequel imaginable. In this installment, we focus on two main storylines: Four and Nine in America, torn between the urge to confront Setrakus Ra and saving Sam, Sarah, and Six; and Six, Seven, and Ten as they meet up with Eight. Yeah, I think I’m more comfortable with referring to them by their numbers than their “names”. Anyway. At a certain point Six splits off from her group, so we have three POVs ruling […]

Posted August 31, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

The one orange rating may be a little harsh since I didn’t finish it, but I just can’t deal with it, and I really tried. I don’t understand why people are in love with this series. I wasn’t convinced after Across the Universe and while reading this my apathy only grew. Not only do I not feel any sort of connection or liking towards either Elder or Amy, I find their relationship so asdfjkl; annoying. I just found myself rolling my eyes the entire time. It may be that I’ve reached my YA capacity again and need to mix it up with more adult books […]

Posted August 21, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

Book Review: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

The prevailing word that comes to mind when wanting to describe Illuminate is… average. Overall the story is an interesting one and it managed to absorb me and keep me reading, but it has some serious plot holes. What drew me in is the cover. Look at that!! It’s amazing!! Serious love. Haven I loved as a main character because it’s me. She just seemed exactly like me. I saw myself in her and through her narrations and possibly that’s what kept me reading so rapidly. An example: she’s always working super hard and everything to ensure that her future will be great, and sometimes […]

Posted August 19, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Wow. I can’t really believe I finished reading it. Granted, some of the appendices I skipped. But I mean, why would I read about the family trees, calendars, pronunciations? Heh, Tolkien was a bit optimistic about his readers there, but they’re not called appendices for nothing. Once again, the first half, Book 5, was amazing. It slowed down with Frodo and Sam. Really, though it was only three chapters, it felt like ages, because all they were doing was walking among the rocks and thorns. But anyway. I don’t know, I really enjoyed it. Surprisingly so. I think it might be in some part due […]

Posted August 13, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Quite a bit better than The Fellowship of the Ring. I just enjoyed it a lot more, despite the fact that it took me like 3 times longer to read. But hey, whatever, it’s vacation, there’s no rush. While I didn’t remember the movie version of The Two Towers being better than the movie version of the Fellowship, I felt like the book improved rapidly. The pacing was better: there was more action, less descriptive setting sections (they were still there, but notably less). I think what helped here is that Tolkien put all his effort into building up the world in the Fellowship, which […]

Posted August 10, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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