I recently read The Lions of Little Rock and I really liked it. I thought that the book was very intellegent, fun, and peaceful. I will definently recI recently read The Lions of Little Rock and I really liked it. I thought that the book was very intellegent, fun, and peaceful. I will definently reccomend this book to a friend becuase I feel like we can all learn from it. ...more
From Bad to Cursed is the sequel to the first book in the Bad Girls Don't Die series, Bad Girls Don't Die. Alexis' younger sisteReviewed by BF, age 12
From Bad to Cursed is the sequel to the first book in the Bad Girls Don't Die series, Bad Girls Don't Die. Alexis' younger sister, Kasey. has returned home from a mental hospital after being possessed by a pugnacious and grudge-holding ghost who wreaked havoc on Alexis' town. Now, she tries to give Kasey a second chance and is ecstatic when she joins the Sunshine Club, where she is able to socialize with other girls who do not hold her unfortunate past against her. It is later on, though, that Alexis realizes that the girls in the club have pledged an oath to a benevolent ghost named Aralt. Trying to make sure that history doesn't repeat itself and that Kasey is not harmed by Aralt in ant way, Alexis and her best friend Megan join the Sunshine Club. The thing is, once they have joined, they cannot remember why they would want to hurt Aralt in the first place and slowly start to slip into his grasp.
The story started up well, but certain parts were dragged out longer then they should have been. The important scenes towards the end were too fast-paced, and the lesser scenes went at a slower-pace and even seemed to take up an entire chapter. I felt like the author should have made the first book a stand-alone book rather than a series, because to me, From Bad to Cursed was too confusing and the characters seemed to lose their touch. The same feeling of suspense from the first book wasn't there, and some scenes felt like they were repeats of others earlier on in the book. I would not recommend this book to someone....more
In the near future, humanity is on the verge of extinction. The youngest citizens, age fifteen, will be the only human beings left until they finally In the near future, humanity is on the verge of extinction. The youngest citizens, age fifteen, will be the only human beings left until they finally die. A deadly virus reared its ugly head years earlier, resulting in the mankind loosing its ability to reproduce. Unless something is done, the Earth could become a barren wasteland. Humanity's only hope is cloning. However, due to several grotesque outcomes, cloning human beings is forbidden. The world is just a clock, ticking and ticking, counting every last second each individual has before he or she dies. The youngest generation is aware of their impending doom. It worries them, yet they make the most of their lives. Mia is an artsy young woman who enjoys volunteering with the elderly. Her favorite person is a mysterious old woman who suffers from Alzheimer's. Xian is a computer genius who can build virtually any type of robot. Her best friend and "pet" is a cute robotic kitten. Jesse, the son of a brilliant scientist, is a fan of cloning. He spends most of his time learning how to properly clone animals and create new species. On a hunt for spare mechanical parts, Xian stumbles upon a tunnel system covered in cryptic markings. Of course, she wants her two friends to help her explore it. Eventually, they join her. Xian, Mia, and Jesse travel through the tunnels and discover an old laboratory, and unravel the mystery of a young girl who went missing several years ago. The future could depend on their journey. However, like most attempts at preserving humanity, it may have been in vain. Either way, they could at least say they were not waiting to die. The Never Weres is a brilliant tale about a world nearing the end. Personally, when I first saw it in the library, I thought it was going to be another graphic novel where the reader shoves his or her opinion down the reader's throat. In other words, I thought it was going to be a giant metaphor for "use my idea to save the world or die." I was wrong. The book was a genuine, thrilling adventure. I have not read such a compelling graphic novel since American Born Chinese. The story is engaging. I love how Ms. Smyth portrays each individual character. Several times I felt like sympathizing with even the most stubborn of characters. After all, It is the end of the world. Knowing that it is only a matter of time before humanity dies would make anyone stressed. My only complaint about the story is that I wish it gave more information about the mysterious virus plaguing earth. Also, certain parts of the plot were too convenient. Those parts took away from the book's charm. The art, however, is too simplistic. It is cute, but I would have appreciated the story more if the characters did not look so abstract. Also, I felt like there was too much going on in the panels. Sometimes, Ms. Smyth used too many ways to show a character's emotion. If a character is proud, she should look it without the aid of millions of grinning faces around her. In a day and age where everything feels like it came out of a Shounen Jump magazine, it is nice to read a different type of story. The Never Weres is a great read for fans of sci-fi and dystopia novels. Despite how serious the events of the book are, it might suit kids in middle school rather than those in high school. It is not a waste of time, and is worth a glance....more
Deviant had a very unique and interesting plot, although it takes a little more than half of the story to figure out who the bad guy was. There were pDeviant had a very unique and interesting plot, although it takes a little more than half of the story to figure out who the bad guy was. There were plenty of suspensuful moments to keep the reader entertained and the author has a unique was of telling events and a style that made the story relatable. There was a twist of love interest, parental conflict, and horror. Overall it was an enjoyable book and I would recommend it to any suspence lover. ...more
In the book there is a boy named Jack who gets a letter in his locker saying there will be a murder with one of his friends and he has 48 hoursto fin In the book there is a boy named Jack who gets a letter in his locker saying there will be a murder with one of his friends and he has 48 hoursto find which friend before the 48 hours is over. So he stays up late looking forwhich friend it is so he looks in the gym and he finds a hintabout it saying that it is his next door neighbor. When he checks if he is there it turns out he is gone. Next day he finds the neighbor in his garage it turns out it was a trick well thought out to capture Jack. The neighbor has wanted to do the very thing for a long time but Jack manages to escapebefore he is caught. This is a very captivating book. I reccomend it to anyone who likes a little mystery....more
Avery Hood’s life will never be the same. Her parents have just been murdered and no one knows who did it or why. Avery is the onlyReviewed by delil1
Avery Hood’s life will never be the same. Her parents have just been murdered and no one knows who did it or why. Avery is the only witness but the only thing she remembers about that night is silver, that she “saw deadly silver moving inhumanly fast”. Now she is desperately trying to put the shattered pieces of her life back together. That is hard enough without an unknown malevolent force trying to kill her, or the mysterious werewolf boy with inhuman silver eyes that Avery seems to have a strong connection with distracting her. When more bodies start piling up Avery discovers that she isn’t the only one who can’t remember what happened the night her parents died. Elizabeth Scott author of Living Dead Girl writing as Ivy Devlin makes an unforgettable debut as a paranormal fiction author with this romantic, mystery novel that will have you guessing till the very end. ...more
Ethan Wate used to think that nothing ever happened in his small southern town of Gatlin. That was before he started dreamingReviewed by Delil1 (TCRC)
Ethan Wate used to think that nothing ever happened in his small southern town of Gatlin. That was before he started dreaming about a girl never met, but didn’t want to lose. Before he met and fell in love with his girlfriend Lena. Before he found out that she wasn’t Mortal, that she was a Caster. And it was WAY before he nearly got killed by a Dark caster. Now he know the truth about a world hidden in plain site, but what about the people he thought he knew? In the second book of the Caster Chronicles, secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested, sides are chosen, relationships get strained, and destinies are fulfilled. I loved this book; it shows that you never really know people as well as you think you do. ...more
Half-World has a good message but it spends for too much time ranting about the annoying life of the main character. One thing to dReviewed by Nick U.
Half-World has a good message but it spends for too much time ranting about the annoying life of the main character. One thing to document the difficulties a chapter might have, and it’s an entirely different story to bore the reader by never making past the obvious I’m sure half-world would have good things to offer, but it too long to get there which to why I took a pass on this. (The difference between manga and novels is shown here) ...more
Seventeen year old Jimmy Kudo is the world’s youngest great detective. After solving a murder at an amusement park he witnesses twoReviewed by delil1
Seventeen year old Jimmy Kudo is the world’s youngest great detective. After solving a murder at an amusement park he witnesses two mysterious men in black conducting some shady business. When he is caught, he is force fed a capsule that was meant to kill him, but some thing went wrong and instead of killing him the drug turned him into a child. Now under the alias Conon Eddigowa he has to put all his deductive reasoning skills to the ultimate test and figure out who did this to him and how to reverse it before his true identity is discovered. This manga is a Sherlock Holmes type mystery with an odd twist.
I would recommend this book to people who like the work of Sir Arthur Conon Doyle, and would like to read of the adventures of a Sherlock Holmes super fan. ...more
Zoey Redbird was a normal 16-yearold girl, pretty, popular, and loved by everyone, that is until the day she got marked. There is onReviewed by delil1
Zoey Redbird was a normal 16-yearold girl, pretty, popular, and loved by everyone, that is until the day she got marked. There is one thing that everyone fears and that’s being marked. Being marked means that you have to leave behind your friends and family and go live at the closest house of night. Being marked means that you are going to become a vampire. Zoey is not just another fledgling, she has been marked as special by the goddess Nyx, and with that come incredible powers and strong enemies. One of whom is the leader of the Dark Daughters, the schools most exclusive club, who is also marked by Nyx. When Zoey discovers that she is misusing her goddess given powers she is forced to look inside herself for the power and courage to stop her. This book tells the beginning of one girls journey to find who she is and discover a way to fulfill her destiny ...more