Action, mystery, survival and a touch of romance, Survival Colony 9 is a book unlike anything I've read before. It's part sci-fi, part dystopian, and...moreAction, mystery, survival and a touch of romance, Survival Colony 9 is a book unlike anything I've read before. It's part sci-fi, part dystopian, and part finding out who Querry Genn really is. I like how Bellin bleed all three of these elements together in his debut. Living in a dangerous, war torn world, Querry Genn lives in a colony called Survival Colony Nine. Constantly on the move, and on the run from the Skaldi, creepy creatures/aliens who are bent on destroying them. Let me just say, these creatures are some of the freakiest creatures I've ever read about. Literally. There is nothing quite like them in the YA world, and I think readers will be both horrified and a little intrigued with them. Bellin has one heck of an imagination. These are definitely not your friendly neighborhood aliens who come in peace and want to make friends.
Querry Genn is a character who's trying to figure out who he really is. An accident six months ago left him with no memory. He is the son of the colony's leader, and he's being groomed to be the next leader. His world is desolate, and creepy as heck. The small group that make up Survival Colony Nine have to work together in order to survive the attacks by the Skaldi. When you're one of the last known humans alive, and you're facing a bleak future, it's hard to figure out who's really the dangerous creatures. The aliens or those within your colony. On Querry's quest to discovery who he really is, he finds out more about his world, the history of his colony, and those who make it up.
This is one MG graphic novel worth picking up! I'm not usually a big graphic novel fan, but I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed that...more4.5 stars
This is one MG graphic novel worth picking up! I'm not usually a big graphic novel fan, but I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed that this book is made up of the various characters's dairies. I'm torn on who I liked more, because each character was fun to read about, though I think Crabby is one that made me laugh the most. You know it's good when you end up picking up a book you received a day earlier, and are up at 1 am laughing hysterically at some of the comics on the pages.
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Jay Crownover has a gift for writing gritty, real, honest characters who at first seem rough a...moreReviewed on the MM's Guilty Pleasures Book Review site:
Jay Crownover has a gift for writing gritty, real, honest characters who at first seem rough around the edges, but the more you read about them, and get to know them, the more you like them, respect them, and understand them. Each of her characters are the way they are for a reason. Not once do any of her characters make excuses for who they are, or what they've done. Just like in real life, I respect a character who knows who they are, owns up to their actions, doesn't make excuses for them, and is completely comfortable in their own skin. Crownover's characters are all that and more. They have a depth to them that feels like I'm reading a real person's story. I love the way each of her characters have vividly come to life while reading their individual stories.
BAX is NOT your stereotypical bad boy. Oh no, BAX is the bad boy you're warned to stay away from. He has grown up on the wrong side of the tracks so to speak, and during that process he's learned how to survive in a brutally harsh world from a young age. He is a no-nonsense kind of guy. He is who he is, and he's not going to sugar coat things. He brutally harsh, honest, and you get what you get with this rough around the edges kind of guy. Some people would call him a jerk, a-hole etc, but there's to BAX than attitude... okay maybe not a whole lot more, but he is who he is for a reason.
BAX is the kind of character that would be so easy to judge him for his brutal ways. Yet I didn't. I'm not quick to judge, and I've learned with Crownover, there's always a reason for why her characters are a certain way.
A great read for kids who love trucks, tractors, and learning what they do. Mighty Dads is a story about what the Daddy trucks and tractors do and how...moreA great read for kids who love trucks, tractors, and learning what they do. Mighty Dads is a story about what the Daddy trucks and tractors do and how they teach their little truck and tractor kids. With no human characters in this story, little fans of trucks and tractors will enjoy the brightly primary colored characters, and the repetitiveness of the story. Mighty Dads is a is a fun read for young kids. It teaches a valuable message of a father's love, and how they teach their kids. This is one of those books that I wish I had when my son was young. He would have loved everything about this book. This is definitely one worth picking up. It's one fans of trucks and tractors will love reading, and looking at the simplistic pictures that easily capture a young readers attention.