Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2/10/15; reviews by Saleena

Rose Under Fire was amazing....it grabs you & doesn't let go until the end.  Rose is an American pilot in England during WWII.  She disappears after a routine run, and no one knows what happened.  When she does turn up, it was in a concentration camp where she was misidentified as a French spy (which meant she was NOT treated well).  The majority of the book is back and forth flashbacks as she recounts what happened, and what she is going through now as she tries to recover from her horrid experiences.
The characters came alive and even if you haven't read the companion book, Code Name Verity, you will appreciate this...(and btw, go read Verity also....equally spectacular).

This is the sequel of Throne of Glass, and continues the saga of the assassin Celaena.  I liked the first one better, this one was more angsty and political; but then again, as the story deepens, one expects that.  I am looking forward to reading the conclusion of the trilogy.

This is an assigned book, but interesting to learn about Egyptian mythology, and a children's book is great for giving the basics without all sorts of extras.  I don't know if teens would ever read it by choice as it looks very young.

Sorceress is a book in the "Immortal Nicholas Flamel" series, and I found it quite exciting.  On a sour note, for some reason they changed the reader (I was listening to the book) and I didn't find him as good as the person reading vol 1-2....but the story carried through.   I can't wait to continue with the next volume.

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