This is def for the younger crowd. It was an extremly quick and easy read but the author could have saved about 200 pages because so much was draggedThis is def for the younger crowd. It was an extremly quick and easy read but the author could have saved about 200 pages because so much was dragged out and I really didn't need to know how slow she ate her food and every time she did something that had nothing to do with the story.
I am still going to read the other books because I heard it gets better but I doubt it....more
I liked this because it was very imaginative. It was a very quick read. I would like to see who things turn up in the end. I would never have know itI liked this because it was very imaginative. It was a very quick read. I would like to see who things turn up in the end. I would never have know it was a movie it is weren't for the sticker on the book itself. I never heard anything about it which is strange because it had so a big-named cast.
I would recommend this book to YA's and people who have a vivid imagination....more
I only liked this one a little better than the other 2 because of her decision in the end. I really thought she was gonna go the other way for a whileI only liked this one a little better than the other 2 because of her decision in the end. I really thought she was gonna go the other way for a while. I was getting annoyed with all the BS and stories but then the ending made me feel a little bit better....more
Awesome!!I thought it was awesome. it was def better than the first one. I am very excited about the third and final one - The Girl Who Kicked the HorAwesome!!I thought it was awesome. it was def better than the first one. I am very excited about the third and final one - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest....more
What was I thinking?? I brought the first 2 books because I trusted my fellow readers and when Mockingjay (the third in the series) came out, I went aWhat was I thinking?? I brought the first 2 books because I trusted my fellow readers and when Mockingjay (the third in the series) came out, I went ahead and pre-ordered it. I kept putting it off and promising myself I will get to it but never really doing it. Then, I moved and I let someone borrow my next read and I read it so quickly that I needed something to read and this series was just sitting there begging to be read. I figured it was a YA so I should fly through it but that is an understatement. I truly love it and I am about 39% (according to GR) through the second installment, Catching Fire. I just can't believe I waited this long. I truly and absolutely loved the first and I can feel I will love the rest of the series.
This was and is such a crazy read. It's a little harsh because of all the killing and deaths for a YA but I guess it is simply age appropriate. This is a sick sad society where they put 24 people who are between 12 and 18 years old, into an extreme environment where they are to fight to the death and the last one standing is the victor. there are 12 districts and 2 are chosen at random to take part in this madness, one male and one female, for each district. So the only one who would really kinda know each other personally are the two from each district. Well, once the games begin, boy do they begin!
This is such an intense quick read that I highly recommend to all ages about 15 years-old. ...more
I really enjoyed it for reasons I cannot explain. I hated the Twilight series and I kept thinking what makes this different in terms of reality? I donI really enjoyed it for reasons I cannot explain. I hated the Twilight series and I kept thinking what makes this different in terms of reality? I don't like the idea of science fiction fantasy but for some reason this one brought me to liking it and accepting it. I already have the set of three (the fourth has yet to be released).
I really liked the characters. I like how it played more to the now except it was really hard for me to believe that 16-years-old's knew so much or maybe I knew too little at the age. I also loved that they were in NYC. I love to read about my area because it is better for me to picture it. The ending was a little creepy and I wanted to bring the rating down to 3 stars but I kept pushing forward and told myself that I loved everything else so why lower it? I would rather have given it 3.75 stars but I had to choose.
This book, to me, wasn't suspenseful nor was it a true love story. It was a story with a lot of twists and turns and I thought it was captivating and inviting. Things seemed to be believable although it is obviously not. It is always hard to write reviews when I hate to do spoilers. it is my job to try to sell a book to other people and hope that they will read it but I figure let others make decisions. I read what I want to read and I read what my book clubs choose or take recommendations. I would never force someone to read a book but I would tell them to give it a chance....more
Talk about a cliffhanger! Jeez!! It is going to be a sad day when I finish out this series. This was by far my fave thus far. I hear reviews about MocTalk about a cliffhanger! Jeez!! It is going to be a sad day when I finish out this series. This was by far my fave thus far. I hear reviews about Mockingjay stating that it is really good but not as good as the first 2. I left it home so it is going to be a horrible commute home. But I will be happy when I crack open that spine to the final book in the series.
There are many reasons why I liked this one a tad better than the first: I love how the really bring in more people and give more personalities to the one we already have grown to love. There is a better understanding of the Capitol. The most important, is the rise of the people.
I hear people saying the are "Team Peeta" and "Team Gale" but I am like Katniss, and I just can't choose. I love Peeta for his poise and vulnerability and I love Gale for being strong and forgiving. In a perfect world, can't she have both???
I will start Mockingjay tonight in hopes that I can deal with the devastation of an ending the my most beloved series!...more
OK. So the beginning totally annoyed me! All that "Bubbly" "-missing", "-making" blah blah blah drove me nuts! But the story was OK. I def like Uglie OK. So the beginning totally annoyed me! All that "Bubbly" "-missing", "-making" blah blah blah drove me nuts! But the story was OK. I def like Uglies more than I did this one. I still liked it but I am not going to give it the same rating. I gave it 3/5.
What I love must about this books is the message behind it that beauty is skin deep and the outside should not effect this inside. I am not a young adult (although I sure miss it!) and I know the realities of things but still the whole drinking thing could not sit right with me. It just proves that when my girls get older I am going to have to read their books before they do. Or at least to read it with them. It's like the Twilight Series. All that "sex" drove me crazy. I was fine with it but I did understand that young people would be reading this stuff. Maybe I am just old fashioned (29 is old fashioned?). The Uglies Series is not as bad as Twilight as far as content but Uglies beats Twilight out! I am one of the few who really hated the series!
Anyways....I guess Specials is next in the series. Of course I have other books on my TBR (To Be Read) list but I will get to it soon enough! ...more
So this is the third in the series and I assume Extras would be the last. I gotta admit that this one was better than the second, Pretties but Uglies,So this is the third in the series and I assume Extras would be the last. I gotta admit that this one was better than the second, Pretties but Uglies, was still the best one out of the three.
I gave Specials 3/5 stars because it was a good read and that only. I liked how the incorporated all the regular characters and the ending was very surprising and I liked how it did a massive switch but still I felt the language was annoying. Pretties had it the worst with all the dizzy-making and all bubbly but Specials only really had icy. I feel that the author kinda just created a new language for the average teenager. A friend of mine said she feels like he watched Clueless over and over again and I agree. I also feel that since this is supposed to be like hundreds or thousands of years after our time (I know he mentions it in the book but I forgot how long really) so maybe Scott Westerfeld was simply creating a new language for them all together. Either way, it was a fun read and I will be getting to Extras sometime soon. ...more
I gave both Uglies and Extras 4/5 stars. I thought that these two were the best of the bunch. I didn't care much for the other two. They were very reI gave both Uglies and Extras 4/5 stars. I thought that these two were the best of the bunch. I didn't care much for the other two. They were very repetative when it came to those annoying new word creations. Extras does have it but it is not so much in your face.
This book introduces a whole new bunch of characters as well as bring in the old ones. It even brings in new worlds and hoe each country is still different from one another. Let's just call them "cultures". Extras is mainly set in Japan. All new new characters "speak" Japanese (even though we never hear/read it, we know it). Fame is ver important and everyone has a face-rank number and to be in the top 1,000 is supposed to be considered a celebrity of some sort. Most people acheive this by posting "news" on message boards and the like. The ones with the best stories move up in rank. It was pretty interesting. Money is still not an issue but people did work for merits. The more you've helped (ie: babysitting, volunteering, doing homework) the more merits you earn and these merits earn you things. It's sorta like money but everything is earned honestly and by doing the right things.
I didn't think I was going to like this book because it just didn't seem like I would. Plain and simple. But I did. I loved it! It brings in Greek MytI didn't think I was going to like this book because it just didn't seem like I would. Plain and simple. But I did. I loved it! It brings in Greek Mythology with current events and I just really enjoyed reading this. I liked all the characters and I am excited about the movie and I am also excited about reading the other books within the series.
Not only did I love the whole plot of the story but I loved how it seemed kinda real with they way they spoke and of how people act. If you read it I guess you will understand. You also don't need to brush up on your Greek Mythology because it explains everything.
I recommend it to the majority of people with an imagination!...more
I won an ARC of this from www.goodreads.com and I gotta say that this is one of those don't-judge-a-book-by-the-cover kinda things. The cover and theI won an ARC of this from www.goodreads.com and I gotta say that this is one of those don't-judge-a-book-by-the-cover kinda things. The cover and the title are very misleading. If I would have passed this in a bookstore I would have not even gave it a second look. But because I won an ARC I read it and I loved it! It was such a good read and is something I normally wouldn't have read but I very much enjoyed it. I thought that there was going to be very detailed intimate situations but found that there was just enough romance and that was not even close to be overpowering. Her next book looks the same as this one Deeply, Desperately it is another Lucy Valentine novel and I am most likely going to read it. Truly, Madly is not due out until February 2010 and Deeply, Desperately probably due out in March 2010.
The whole story is about Lucy Valentine who can find items that you have lost by touching your hand. It is like a psychic ability and she wants to put it to some really good use that could help others find more serious things. She searches for a lost boy and a long lost love that enfolds a murder and she also finds romance. As I said this is not something I would normally read but I am glad that I got a chance to and I will read the next of the Lucy Valentine installments. hank you Ms. Webber and I wish you all the luck! ...more
I loved it. for reasons I really can not explain. I just liked the imagination and really liked all of the characters. This is an example of one of thI loved it. for reasons I really can not explain. I just liked the imagination and really liked all of the characters. This is an example of one of those adultish young adult books. More for the 17 year olds. The book is really like an expirenement and of how these young boys are put into the rat cage of a mze and have to attempt to figure a way to survive. It's the whole Darwin theory and they are so young and inexpireneced with life and yet someone Thomas comes in and starts getting flashes of memories and then a girl gets sent and it all chaos. Every month a new boy gets sent but when they send a girl with a not it chages everything a now it's a race to sruvive the maze.
There is more to the story, obviously, but it is creative and fun. Not intense for me but I liked the characters and the storyline and I definitely will continuire on with the series. ...more
OK, I like this whole series even if this is only the second one! I still think the first one was better even though I found myself laughing more at OK, I like this whole series even if this is only the second one! I still think the first one was better even though I found myself laughing more at this one I still felt like this one was more child-like then The Lightning Thief. I gave the first one 4/5 stars whereas, I gave Sea of Monster 3/5 stars. All and all I am very excited to get to the 3rd installment. I love when books have a continuation to the next especially if they are good reads. Riordan has a very fun imagination and I am sure he has done his research on Greek Mythology. It makes me want to start researching as well, but that's he librarian in me! I don't think I will be adding anymore research in my life until school is finished.
But I already put in a request for The Titan Curse and I know if will be some time for it to get to my library (especially since the movie is out now) so it may be some time until you here from me again!...more