Flight 753 has been found on the runway with all engines dead and every passenger inside the plane is dead aswell. What happened to all the passengersFlight 753 has been found on the runway with all engines dead and every passenger inside the plane is dead aswell. What happened to all the passengers and how did they all die? Also, what is this sudden mysterious virus that is sweeping over the city of New York?
The description of the vampires within this novel was well written as there was lots of description and they were terrifyingly written about. These creatures sound so scary and are not things you want to meet in a dark alley at night. The most horrifying thing about them is the stinger which they release from their mouths when they are about to finish off their prey. They are by far the scariest vampires I have ever read about within a novel. If you were expecting vampires like the ones in Twilight then this is definitely the wrong novel for you to be reading.
Ephraim Goodweather was a great main character as he wanted to find out about this disease and find a way to cure it. He also wanted to protect his ex-wife, Kelly, and son, Zack, from being infected also. However, things don't always go as you want them to. Abraham Setrakian and Fet were also good characters as they had a lot of skills for killing the vampires. Setrakian was filled with all the vampire knowledge of how to destroy vampires and hopefully find and kill the Master. However, finding the Master and killing him are the hardest things as he is not that easy to kill. You didn't find out much about Nora, but she seems like a good character from what we know about her. Although, you did find out that she has been in a relationship with Ephraim and she would make a good mother figure to Zack.
The writing in this novel flowed really well and it was an easy read. A lot of the descriptive writing was really graphic and in some parts terrifying. For example, some of the death scenes were very descriptive and contained a lot of violence and horrific reading. This is not a novel for younger readers because of all the violence that is involved within the writing. The TV show should also not be watched by younger viewers as that does get quite graphic at times and includes some violent death scenes.
The TV show is quite different from the book as they have changed a lot and added a lot of stuff to it. For example, Zack did not get attacked by Matt in his own home, that was added into the TV show. Also, the character Vaun does not appear in the books. There is a character like Vaun in the books, but he has a different name. TV shows are always changing stuff from the books to make them their own and to give them different twists and turns so they can run for many seasons. If a TV show always followed strictly to the books then it would only last for 1 or 2 seasons.
Overall, I really enjoyed this novel and give it 4.5/5 stars. It was easy to read as some of the chapters were really short. This is a definite must read if you love vampire novels, horror stories, love the TV show The Strain or love Guillermo Del Toro. I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy to find out what happens to Ephraim, Setrakian, Nora, Fet and Zack. Will the vampires eventually all be wiped out? I'll have to read the next 2 books in the trilogy to find out. ...more
Who is the real Margo Roth Spiegelman and why has she suddenly disappeared? Will Quentin be able to find her and is she still alive? Does she even wanWho is the real Margo Roth Spiegelman and why has she suddenly disappeared? Will Quentin be able to find her and is she still alive? Does she even want to be found? How can you find someone who doesn't really want to be found?
This was a good novel once again by John Green. However, having only read 2 of his novels so far I did enjoy The Fault In Our Stars a lot more than this novel. There were not as many funny moments in this novel as there were in TFIOS. However, I did enjoy reading the road trip parts in this novel as it is good to see what everyone does on a road trip and how they get along with each other being stuck in a car for 20 or more hours.
Quentin was a great main character as he just wanted to find out what had happened to Margo and find out if she was alive or not. He had a great relationship with his 2 best friends Radar and Ben. I also liked Lacey as, even though Margo did a prank on her, she still cared enough about Margo to go on the road trip to try to find out if she was alive and well. It was funny reading about Radar's parents black Santa collection their house.
The writing was great and flowed really well throughout the whole novel. It was an easy read and I got through it all quite quickly as it was also quite a short novel. Therefore some of the chapters were quite short. However, in the copy I own some words were missed out which meant that some sentences didn't entirely make sense, but that was probably just a printing error. I love the way John Green writes as he always puts description into everything he writes about, such as when he is describing a place or a building.
The film was quite different to the book. For example, the part where they start singing Pokemon in the minimall was an improvised scene so that was not in the book. Also, Angela does not go on the road trip with them. Lastly, in the film they went on the road trip then raced back for prom, but in the book they had already had prom and left during their graduation ceremony. I love in the film where Lacey says she is a Charizard girl after the boys have finished singing Pokemon.
Overall, this was a really good, easy, quick read. I give this novel 3.5-4/5 stars. If you want a quick read and you loved the film then definitely give this novel a read. Or just give it a read if you love John Green's other novels. I shall be reading more of his novels in the future. ...more
Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer, but he becomes trapped on Mars after a freak accident. Will he make it off Mars alive? How will he survive onMark Watney is a botanist and engineer, but he becomes trapped on Mars after a freak accident. Will he make it off Mars alive? How will he survive on Mars? Will anyone rescue him in time?
I really enjoyed this novel and it has become one of my favourite novels that I've read this year. I'm not a big science fan, but I loved reading all the scientific elements of this novel. The scientific elements helped us get inside Mark Watney's mind in his battle for survival. We learnt about everything he needed to do in terms of food, water and how to make Mars a livable planet for him to survive on. There was also a bit of maths thrown into some parts of this novel.
Mark Watney is a great character because of his personality, sense of humor and the way he would do anything to survive. One of my favourite quotes from Mark is 'In your face Neil Armstrong', so I'm glad this quote has made it into the movie. In the movie Mark Watney will be played by the brilliant Matt Damon. Mark always tried to see the positive side to things by making jokes and finding ways to fix any problems that occurred. Some of his ideas were really funny to read about, like towards the end of the novel he wanted to become like Iron Man to try to get back to Hermes.
I also liked reading the parts about the people on Earth who were doing everything they could to get Mark Watney back alive. You also got points of view from the crew of Hermes and how they were feeling after leaving Mark behind. The staff at JPL had to do a lot of work to figure out how to get Mark home and this was portrayed in the writing of the novel. It was easy to follow the whole way and easy to read. Some of the scientific words were hard to pronounce, but it helps you learn more.
Overall, this is one of my favourite novels of this year. I give this novel 5/5 stars. I've never read a novel before about people trapped on different planets so it was a really interesting read for me. I can't wait to see how different the film is from the novel and to basically see how good the film is. Hopefully I will enjoy the film just as much as I enjoyed reading this novel. If you love novels about different planets, battles for survival or science novels then this is definitely a must read for you. ...more
Who will survive the final battle on Earth between the Colonists and the Earthborns? What really happened to Clarke's parents and will she ever find oWho will survive the final battle on Earth between the Colonists and the Earthborns? What really happened to Clarke's parents and will she ever find out? Will Bellamy be executed for getting the Chancellor shot and fleeing to Earth on a dropship with the other colonists? It all comes down to this epic thrilling conclusion to The 100 trilogy.
This was a great ending to The 100 trilogy. I loved all the action that happened throughout the novel including all the fight scenes. Was good to see how each character was surviving in their own different ways as they battled for survival on Earth. Lots of new characters were introduced in this novel as they landed on Earth from the other dropships after escaping from the colony.
Clarke and Bellamy were still my favourite characters as I liked to read about their struggles, what they would do to protect the people they love and how they survive in different ways. Glass was still my least favourite character, but I loved reading about her struggle for survival when she went off on her own with Luke to make their own lives on Earth. Wells proved he was a worthy leader of the group by everything he did for them by helping them to survive, find food, battle for their freedom and battle for their lives.
The story flowed smoothly and the writing of the novel was great. It was definitely an easy and quick read. I didn't get confused between the flashbacks and the present storyline during the novel. The story only had 3 real settings throughout the whole series, but that was fine with me as you didn't get too confused between where each piece of action was taking place. The 3 main settings were the Colony in space, the Colonists camp on Earth and Mount Weather where the Earthborns live.
Overall this was a brilliant trilogy of novels. I give this novel 5/5 stars. My overall rating for the whole trilogy is 5/5 stars. I loved this dystopian trilogy. It was similar to the Hunger Games, but without the games for survival. If you love dystopian and battle for survival novels then this would be a good book series for you. This is also for fans who love the TV show of the 100 and want to see how different the TV show is from the actual books. There will be a lot of differences between the 2, but this trilogy is definitely worth a read. ...more
The 100 start being attacked, but who are the Earthborns and what do they want? What is more dangerous life on Earth or life on the ship? Will BellamyThe 100 start being attacked, but who are the Earthborns and what do they want? What is more dangerous life on Earth or life on the ship? Will Bellamy and Clarke find Octavia? The battle for survival on Earth starts now, but who will survive?
This was a good sequel to The 100. It contained lots of action packed moments like the first book did. I started to like Glass a bit more this time as it was important to learn about life on the ship. There was a fight for survival on the ship as well as a battle for survival on Earth. We also learnt exactly what happened to Luke's friend Carter and why this happened. I did not expect that ending to Glass's story at the end of this novel, that was quite surprising. Reading about what happened to people on the ship such as Sonja, Luke, Camille and the Chancellor was important as it leads up to the final novel.
I liked the romance which blossomed between Clarke and Bellamy throughout the novel. There was also a romance blossoming between Wells and Sasha. I did like reading these parts of the novel as there weren't too many of them. These scenes also lead into other parts of the novel such as the search for Octavia and finding where the Earthborns live. Bellamy was still my favourite character as he was brave, willing to do anything for his sister and tried to make sure the 100 survived by finding them food. Clarke also found out something important at the end of this novel which also leads into the final novel.
Overall, I gave this novel 5/5 stars as it was quite action packed and was really easy to get through. Took me a few days to finish this novel, but I loved it. I still have yet to watch the TV show, but I shall be starting that soon hopefully. Will next be starting the 3rd/final novel in this trilogy. Can't wait to see how the trilogy finishes and what will happen to each of the characters in their battle for survival on Earth.
The 100 is about a group of children who are sent to Earth after a cataclysmic event basically wiped out the entire Earth population. Some parts of thThe 100 is about a group of children who are sent to Earth after a cataclysmic event basically wiped out the entire Earth population. Some parts of the Earth have been mutated by the radiation levels and the leaders on the ship sent the children to Earth to find out if it was safe for everyone to return. But are they alone on Earth or not?
I liked how each chapter was told by a different character. The four main points of view are Clarke, Bellamy, Wells and Glass. Each chapter was really short so it was easy to read a lot at one time. I thought it would be hard following the current events and the flashbacks, but it flowed really smoothly throughout the novel and it was easy to remember everything that was happening. The one character I didn't really like reading about was Glass.
I know it was important to read about what was happening to the other people left behind on the ship after the 100 got sent to Earth. However, her chapters seemed a bit pointless to me as it was mainly about her will they won't they love life with Luke. From her chapters though we did find out what was happening to the Chancellor after the events at the start of the book with the dropships.
2 characters I loved reading about were Clarke and Bellamy. They were brave individuals who would do anything to protect the people they care about. They would also stand up for their friends/family members. Wells was a good character also as he would do anything for Clarke. Bellamy's sister Octavia was a bit annoying in my opinion as she always acts like the weak little girl who wants other people to do everything for her. Hopefully my opinion of Octavia will change in the next books.
I do not know how different the TV show is from the book as I have yet to watch the TV show. Will be starting that soon though hopefully. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I give it 5/5 stars. I can't wait to read the 2nd book and I will be starting that shortly. Then will read the 3rd book straight after I finish the 2nd one. If you love dystopian books then this is definitely the novel for you and especially if you love the 100 TV show. ...more
Love Rosie is a feel good contemporary romance novel. Rosie and Alex are best friends who have always been in love with each other, but won't tell eacLove Rosie is a feel good contemporary romance novel. Rosie and Alex are best friends who have always been in love with each other, but won't tell each other how they feel. This was an easy read because it is told through emails, letters and text messages. Plus, it covers a huge period of the main characters lives, from hen they are children to when they are much older. I have yet to watch the film so I do not know how different the film is from the novel.
Alex is a really likeable character who would do anything for the people he loves. Rosie is also likeable too, but she would complain a bit which did kind of annoy me. For example, she would always say that she likes Alex then get mopey and sad when he got with other girls and got married to someone else. They both tried to be successful in their lives and get good jobs and have good family lives. However, not everything goes the way you want it to go as life isn't that straight forward.
Overall, I rate this book 4/5 stars. If you want a really easy contemporary romance read then this is definitely the book for you. I liked how this novel didn't follow all romance guidelines such as boy meets girl, they fall in love, they get married, have a family, etc. Stories which follow those guidelines get boring and repetitive which is really annoying. Novels need to have their own storylines and not follow every other novel. ...more
A Walk Among The Tombstones is about Kenan Khoury whose wife has been kidnapped, ransomed and returned to him dead. His brother Peter hires Matt SchudA Walk Among The Tombstones is about Kenan Khoury whose wife has been kidnapped, ransomed and returned to him dead. His brother Peter hires Matt Schudder, a private investigator, to find out who did this horrific crime, why and how can they be stopped. It has recently been released as a movie starring Liam Neeson as Matt Schudder and Dan Stevens as Kenan Khoury. However, the ending of the book is totally different from the ending of the film.
This isn't one of my favourite books but it was still a really good novel. I love crime novels such as this one. The action started right away in the first chapter with Kenan's wife being kidnapped and returned to him at the end of chapter one. Kenan was a likeable character in a way because all he wanted to do was find out who killed his wife. He's a drug dealer but was that a reason why his wife was killed?
Matt was a great private investigator as he would use all his resources and do everything he could to bring the killers to justice. However, I didn't really enjoy the AA meetings parts as that kinda dragged on after reading it a couple of times throughout the novel. Peter really annoyed me most of the novel because he tended to talk a lot about the AA meetings and then hardly ever going to them. He tended to moan quite a lot aswell. However, he did really care about his brother Kenan.
I have yet to see the film, but I am sure it is a good film. It contains a brilliant actor in Liam Neeson. People in the UK might know Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey.
Overall, this was a good novel even if some parts did bore me at some points and drag on repeatedly. I gave this novel 4 out of 5 stars. Give this a read if you have seen the film and loved that or if you just love crime/thriller novels....more