Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy By: Douglas Adams Tanay Somisetty

Review of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy By: Douglas Adams
Tanay Somisetty

            The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is book you will not regret reading. This classic masterpiece will take you on an adventure you will always remember. Not only is this book extremely funny but it is filled excitement that’ll keep you glued to this book, because that’s exactly what happened to me! The story follows Arthur Dent, a fellow Earthman, who is whisked away on an adventure by Ford Prefect, Arthur’s friend, seconds before the Earth is destroyed to make way for a galactic freeway. The duo travel through space along with fellow Hitchhikers they meet along the way, in search of a myth millions of years old. The witty humor combined with intense mystery and thrill make for a unique reading experience that will leave you satisfied but wanting more. Luckily, if you enjoyed this book there are 5 sequels waiting for you. If you loved other work of arts like the Harry Potter series and the Percy Jackson series then this is the book for you. This novel was intended for everyone of all shapes and sizes but I’ve noticed that teenagers and young adults especially enjoyed this book. Hopefully you’ll have the time of your life reading this, just like I did. 10/10 

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Saleena's reviews 5/4/16

I listened to Denton Little's Deathdate, and it was not anything like what I expected.  It's got a smidge of speculative fiction in it....essentially at an unknown point in the future science is able to exactly tabulate when a person will die, though not the cause.  The impact this has on society is touched on as we meet Denton on the eve of his death at age 17.  The story was interesting, suspenseful and funny; all in all a delightful if you're looking to try something a little bit different; this is the perfect one to try!

In this SF thriller, we find that the destruction of an asteroid that was due to hit the Earth has dire consequences when the small & microscopic debris mixes with our atmosphere, making our water toxic....and deadly.  So, no showers, no water to drink, you can't even go out in the rain.....(scary thought).  The story begins with a girl dealing with the aftermath and reminiscing on how she remembers it starting and how she got here.  I found it to be an engaging and realistically plotted out story.  I will be looking for the sequel.

Holly Black is back exploring the world of the Fae, and boy howdy is it awesome!  Hazel and her brother Ben live in a tiny town that knows the fae exist but pretend that it's all fine; and they even have a tourist attraction of a horned boy in a glass coffin for everyone to look at.  Then things start getting worse, more people are being taken, and someone breaks the unbreakable coffin, and the horned boy is loose.  Is he causing the problems or is he the answer?  Hazel is determined to find out and save the town, all by herself if she needs to; but there are secrets she hasn't told anyone that are about to be revealed...and they will change everything.
I absolutely loved this book.  Hazel is who I wish I could be, strong and capable and badass.....and the plotting of the story builds the suspense to the perfect pitch.   Don't Wait, go read this today!

Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, review by Nina Soukhanovskii

Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.  A Quote to Consider: “With a shiver of foreboding he saw his marriage becoming what most of...