My Thoughts “Let the 75th Hunger Games begin!” There is a lot to say about Catching Fire that I do not know where to begin. This book is a precursor of the things to come in the next book, Mockingjay and it also lays the groundwork for the rebellion. I could not stop listening to this book. Not only is it amazingly written, I get to know all the characters more. Katniss, Peeta, Gayle and Haymitch all reveal their characters here. I also love the little hints sprinkled throughout the first part of the book, giving us a hint of what […]
My Thoughts “And may the odds be forever in your favor…” I don’t know how to start reviewing this book at all! I have been putting off reading this book since – well, forever and I regret it! It was a few years ago when I started reading this book but did not finish it and last Christmas, I actually bought a hardbound set of the Trilogy. It wasn’t until last week (YES LAST WEEK!) that I decided to try it in audiobook format. I wasn’t disappointed. Although I had seen the movie before, it hadn’t ruined my reading Hunger […]
I saw the movie last Friday on IMAX and it was good, all things considered. I liked that the film was closely based on the book as opposed to having it go the other way and I think that works in their favor. I know a lot of readers like me, appreciate movies closely based on our favorite books. Let us start with the actors. I like that Shailene Woodley had an awkwardness in her that Tris had. I also thought Theo James is gorgeous but not brooding enough for the Four in the book. Now, Kate Winslet plays a […]
My Thoughts Divergent is different. When I read it last year (yes, I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed it yet!), I was shocked, to say the least. I mean, I haven’t read anything of the sort before. And yes, I think Four is hot. LOL Okay, now for the real review and enough of my shenanigans. Divergent is different and it is not something that I have read before. Obviously, because I do not read dystopian books as a rule and this is the first dystopian book that I read in this dystopian sub-genre. I have managed to convince my […]
“An edge-of-the-seat alien adventure” Shades of Earth picks up right after the second book, A Million Suns ends with more than half of the Godspeed population boarding the escape shuttle so they can finally land on Centauri-Earth. Naturally, things go wrong when they land with a few of the people dead, and a pterodactyl-like gigantic bird attacks Elder. Both Amy and Elder think that the ship was intentionally knocked off course and both decide not to explore the new world as yet. Amy, in her rush and excitement, had already started de-frosting the Earth-born military personnel who, when they wake up, is […]
First off, I would like to say that I love the cover. This was one of the books from the bookstore that I had to stop and read the blurb just because of the cover. This book is also a good example of the cliche, “do not judge a book by it’s cover.”
That being said, I enjoyed the story. I thought it read like it was written for a younger YA audience, but what the heck, it was OK. It is a unique take of the genre Utopia/Dystopia. I hessitate to call it dystopia since the setting does not happen on Earth and the themes tend to lean toward Utopian.
My Thoughts I was very surprised when I read A Long Long Sleep. I actually read a review on this book while blog hopping (I forgot which blog it was) and I thought the blurb sounded very interesting. When the ebook was available at the library, I immediately checked it out and promptly forgot about it. Fast forward to three days before the book was due and I received an email from the library that the book was due. I started reading it that same day and I enjoyed it. The story is that Rosalinda, daughter of one of the […]