Thursday, May 21, 2015
This novel has many different voices, as well as jumping around on the time line from an unspecified future, all the way back to an Arctic exploration mission in the 1880's. I found it confusing to keep track of the disparate events and kept trying to find a way to tie them all together....and when I figured it out, kept hoping I was wrong, but...nope....essentially, there is just a lot happening, and overall I didn't find time to really care about any of the characters. Ariel is nominally the main character as we see him in the "current" future as well as seeing his past in an unspecified country as a war refugee. I tried to care about him, and sometimes I did, but overall, the odd ending and all the random events conspired to keep me just enough off balance that I ended the book feeling disappointed and confused.
at May 21, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Book Review of City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Book One Of The Mortal Instruments Series)
by Ravjit Kaur
Do you love werewolves? What about vampires? Ever heard of demons? Well, then this book is definitely for you. Filled with action-packed scenes, this great sci-fi novel will keep you on your toes until the very end.
Clarissa (Clary) Fray was oblivious to the world of paranormal creatures until the night she witnessed an otherworldly murder at the Pandemonium Club in New York City. She meets moody Isabelle and kooky Alec, the brother and sister. Then, there’s Jace. Who she can’t quite figure out. Quickly realizing that she’s something other than human, she lies to her best friend Simon for her sudden disappearance. Whirled into the world of the Shadowhunters, warriors that kill demons and keep werewolves and vampires in line, she struggles to understand why she is so important. When her mother gets taken by demons and she gets attacked by them, more questions arise. What would demons want with a human like Clary? And what does this have to do with the mysterious Valentine that everyone seems to hate? When the Mortal Cup(one of the Mortal Instruments) and Jace are taken by Valentine, Clary sets out with a werewolf pack, determined to get them and her mother back. When she finds Valentine, a shocking discovery about her own father and Jace sends the world spinning out of control. Will Valentine get away with betraying the Shadowhunters, leading an uprising, and kidnapping her mother? Or will Clary and Jace fight to get their old life back?
This is a wonderful book to read. The characters’ interactions are funny, witty, and hilarious to read, and the rivalry between the two sides is undeniable. If you want to know the story, then I would recommend reading this book. Don’t forget about the rest of the series! #2 City of Ashes, #3 City of Glass, #4 City of Fallen Angels, #5 City of Lost Souls, and #6 City Of Heavenly Fire.
at May 19, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Saturday, May 09, 2015
Ok, HAD to read the reboot of Ms Marvel; and it's as good as it was purported to be....Kamala lives in Jersey City, NJ and is having the normal kid problems....and immigrant kid issues (parents are strict muslims and being a girl, there are a lot of things she can't do); then she sneaks out for a party...and ends up with Ms Marvel's superpowers. NOW she is not only getting a reputation from her parents as a rebel but she's trying to balance learning about her powers & saving the world all while maintaining her secret identity. This is really cool and I LOVE that the main character has some personal issues that haven't been dealt with before, and that they are dealt with in a logical and sensitive manner. Definitely Check this title out!
at May 09, 2015
Thursday, May 07, 2015
This is the first in a new Graphic Novel series and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a sort of survival thing, and it is...but it's survival on an alien planet after they've all been mysteriously transported to an unknown location....the whole school. So things are fracturing into groups vs groups and who is following which path with no idea which is the right path. I can't wait to see where it goes!
at May 07, 2015
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Sadly, I wasn't impressed with this book. The cover looked cool and I love a good ghost story; but there just wasn't enough substance to the book. I kept putting it down & restarting it; and since there is a hanging ending, I'm guessing there are others planned to follow; but I won't be reading them. This is supposed to have started as a Youtube sensation (it's on the promotional material); so maybe I'll check it out & see if it plays out better visually than it did in literary form.
at May 06, 2015
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