Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures. I am pretty ambivalent about Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures. It is filled with instalove and a nonexistent plot, and it doesn’t add anything significant to… Read More "Beautiful Creatures"
You shall sail the iron ship with warriors of bone, You shall find what you seek and make it your own, But despair for your life entombed within stone, And fail without friends, to fly home alone. I have to admit, out of the entire series, The Sea of Monsters is probably my least favorite.… Read More The Sea of Monsters
You shall go west, and face the god who has turned, You shall find what was stolen, and see it safely returned, You shall be betrayed by one who calls you a friend, And you shall fail to save what matters most, in the end. The Lightning Thief is the beginning to one of my… Read More The Lightning Thief
There is no lack of post-apocalyptic novels in the young adult genre; as authors have written everything from super-volcanic explosions (Ashfall) to a meteor crashing into the moon (Life as We Knew It). Yet none is more intriguing or engrossing than debut author Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed Monument 14, the first in a trilogy with large… Read More "Monument 14"
The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces. I love dystopian novels; but compared to some other fabulous novels such as The Hunger Games or The Giver, but I felt that The Darkest Minds didn’t meet up to the standards of either of those two fabulous novels unfortunately. Six years ago, there… Read More "The Darkest Minds"
“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much like when Christopher Columbus landed in America. And look how well that turned out for the Native Americans.” Stephen Hawking The 5th Wave is a solid addition to the young adult genre. It is filled with constant, non-stop action and a dash of… Read More "The Fifth Wave"