Banished (Banished #1)
This was me about one minute after finishing Banished,
After another minute or so, I was at this stage:
Now I'm here...
I've only been on Goodreads for a little more than a month now. But in that time, I've had some truly amazing books recommended to me. I've read and fallen in love with The Queen's Thief series, Fever series, and The Hunger Games, amongst others. And I owe all of this literary munificence to my Goodreads friends. Now I've found a way to pay them back, and it ...more
first of all - &%#@/&%ç!!! another trilogy/series/whatever!!!!!!! the second one is scheduled for next summer/fall, unforsaken is supposed to be titled it's very annoying to realize you're been reading the first in a serie when you finished it... that explains why 40 pages to the ending i wasn't able to figure out the book's meaning/plot/point... it didn't have one... not yet!! this book is quite introductory fO.o
second - what a gorgeous cover!!!!
and last - i imagine the act ...more
As far as the writing goes it was good, and the story does have some potential, but I just couldn't connect to Hailey. Or to any other character for that matter. Prairie (and I have to be mean here, but Prairie and Clover are so not the names of the characters I want to read about) didn't feel to me as a savior, nor did Gram feel like the great villain she is supposed to be. Not to mention the unreality of Chub becoming a normal kid overnight.
I think that I didn't ...more
The author has a wonderful idea for the book. I loved the characters in the story, but I couldn't get invested in them as much a ...more
The story is nothing new, but the characters are likeable. Hailey is sweet and from her horrible living situation you would expect her to be hard
but she isn’t, she takes care of her 'little brother' Chub who I quickly found out was my favourite character in the book. Her grandma is a whole different story though, mean,
surly, and a drug dealer she is not the ideal role model and I got kin ...more
There are few books in this genre that are not cliche or predictable, and in Banished I think we have found that book.From the very first page, you are hooked. The reader can relate to the confusion and helplessness that our protagonist,Hailey feels as she tries to discover who she is or rather what she is. She is on her own with no cuddling parents or supportive friends except for a Grandmother, the kind without whom one...more
I can't tell if my favorite part is the zombie dog, the lack of an instaromance/love triangle with the mysterious new hot boy who just moved in (there is no new hot boy! What!?), the fact that there are no mean girl/queen bee characters, or the crazy drug-dealer grandmother. It might actually be t ...more
I really like the characters, particularly Hailie and her Aunt Prairie.
As I mentioned, this book is very short. I really felt as though the story could have been better fleshed out as the story felt a little incomplete to me.
I will say that this book has no romance in it which I was pleasantly surprised about from a young adult ...more
Hailey is the caretaker of the family. She cooks and cleans, does her homework, cares for Chub and Rascal, the family dog. Her dream is to get out of town and take Chub with her.
But, then something strange happens...... A gi ...more
As for me, I HATE reading books that have no ending. Waiting for the next book in a series to come out is a huge pet peeve of mine. I am all for books in a series being related, but I really can't stand it when I book just ends without tying up any of the plot twists or resolving anything. Those are the series tha ...more
Let me tell you ...more
I was introduced to Sophie Littlefield by reading her Adult novel AFTERTIME. I absolutely loved it and decided to give her YA a try. The writing was great, I loved the family mythology, and I enjoyed the characters. The narrator Hailey was like-able and had a great head on her shoulders. BUT I had a hard time getting into the story. It seemed to have a hard time getting going and once it did I found myself a bit confused at times about what was ...more
A big plus is that Hailey, the story's narrator, provides the outlook of a realist, without being overwhelmingly cynical.
The downside? It ends with a rather abrupt cliffhang ...more
Her whole life is devoted to her dog and adopted brother, Chub. I like that Hailey is wholesome and likab ...more
Lo stile della Littlefield mi ha ricordato molto quello della Armstrong e della Cole.
Bello, aspetto il seguito!
Sophie is also the author of:
A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY (Minotaur, 2010)
A BAD D ...more