I was recommended by a friend to read this book and it turned out to be a AMAZING book. Once again I read this in swedish and I think it was a masterp...moreI was recommended by a friend to read this book and it turned out to be a AMAZING book. Once again I read this in swedish and I think it was a masterpiece. Very well-written and those horrified moments in the book leave you with goosebumps..and it's not even a horror book [I don't think it is?] A pure masterpiece and an expert in perspective telling and interwining the story.
I saw many praises and recommendations for Suzanne Collin's books, so I got curious and decided to give it a shot. I didn't know what I have to expect...moreI saw many praises and recommendations for Suzanne Collin's books, so I got curious and decided to give it a shot. I didn't know what I have to expect from this book, but when I finally finished the book in one day, I was amazed. It was a cruel game but so real and excited. I found myself getting so absorbed that I got scared in the middle of the Hunger Games. I feared that either Katniss or Peeta will die, but I'm glad they made it through together.. This book brought up a very current topic about weather we people are forced blindly to follow the rules in this world without a free will.
And any hint of rebellion against the authorities will have consequences, the unequality between the district, the meaning with the Hunger games, are topics we will have in our minds long after we read the book. The question really is -Can't we do anything about it?
Now I'm excited for the sequel in this series. Can Katniss solve her feeling for Peeta and Gale? Who is the right one for her? Who does she truly love? What would happen to Katniss? How does the participation in the Hunger game change her life? Will she be punished for the act she and Peeta did at the end of the game? So many questions to be answered and I can't wait!(less)
Before I watch the movie, I want to find out how good the book is^^ And the book didn't dissapoint me at all. I loved it. Action-packed, and I think I...moreBefore I watch the movie, I want to find out how good the book is^^ And the book didn't dissapoint me at all. I loved it. Action-packed, and I think I got a little influenced by the movie-trailer, so that I can really imagine Alex Pettyfer as John and Dianna Agron as Sarah. They totally fit the character description and I can't wait to watch it live.
I didn't think it would be possible, that I will be much stronger and could control my emotion but it didn't work as I thought. When Henri [or his REAL name :Brandon] died, I couldn't help but feel a bit sad. Henri was John's only family and even he leaves him can be unbearable. But John knows that he has greater things to do! He has a mission to accomplish and that's what's kept him alive. John takes off with Number six, Bearnie and Sam to find the remaining four of the nine aliens to destroy the Mogadorians. But before that it remains to see if John will be able to develope his last legacy, the most powerful one. And Sarah, his true love, will wait for him in Paradise until he comes back to her.
There is a sequel called "The power of six" that will continue John's search through the world for the others and how his fate will be.(less)
It was a exciting sequel to Pittacus Lore's first book in the Lorien Serie, I am Number Four. There were a betrayal (can't confirm it yet, but I think...moreIt was a exciting sequel to Pittacus Lore's first book in the Lorien Serie, I am Number Four. There were a betrayal (can't confirm it yet, but I think it was the case), a new romance blooming up, getting glimpses of all the remaining Loriens' except one, that remains a mystery, action-packed tension through out the story and it just sped up your adrenaline to keep reading until the end. And I get to see a new side in Sam and John's friendship, which is very precious. Number Seven, or rather her name that she have now, Marina, were a girl with a curious mind. She never stopped believing that one day, the remaining six will be together to finish this war with Mogadorians. And because of her faith, the wish came true.
This book was worth reading, although I didn't like how the love line between the 3 main characters were developing, and somehow ruined my stand in the couple I have come to love in the first book. BUT, the author did a good job with it, and he convinced me with the plot and I think I can accept the romance that he has created in this book and where it is heading at in the future. The charcters are just so interesting by themselves that I nearly forgot about the romance in the story, and just focus on the bond between the remaining six Loriens. Great work once again, and I can't wait to read the third book!(less)
This series is truly epic and superior in its genre. This second book in the Hunger Games series didn't let me dissapointed and it was intense like th...moreThis series is truly epic and superior in its genre. This second book in the Hunger Games series didn't let me dissapointed and it was intense like the first book. I didn't predicted to see Katniss second participation in the Games. It came like surprise (but a good one). The last book left us where Katniss and Peeta won the Games and went home to district 12. And Catching Fire picked up where it left us, and they are busy preparing for the the tour to all the districts. But the trick Katniss and Peeta pulled off will not go unpunished. It was kind of bloddy and cruel in this book and I almost cried and got too emotional everytime some awful things happend. I can already imagine what reactions I will get in the 3rd and last novel in the series. The authorities try to suppress and use their force to make all the district obey to their laws, now when many districts are having an uprising. They kill innocent people, force people to obey and bringing terror around all the district and lie about distrcict 13's existence to maintain their governance and control over the districts. And Katniss is the one who symbolize the change, the freshness who can be the key to bring freedom for the districts, that's why the Capitol is targeting her and for that matter, also Peeta and all her supporters. Now Peeta has been caught, what can Katniss do to save him? She still haven't choosed yet (sort of leaning at Gale) but every time she is sure that she will choose Gale, Peeta's actions and love for her will always swaying her decision making her think twice. So who is the one that will be by her side during this big revolution against the Capitol? And will Katniss succed without any losses? Can't wait already for the 3rd and final book: Mockingjay.(less)
Wither is the first book out of three in The Chemical Garden trilogy. The story is set in a futuristic world and an unusual genetic mutation is in foc...moreWither is the first book out of three in The Chemical Garden trilogy. The story is set in a futuristic world and an unusual genetic mutation is in focus. I decided to give it a 3.5 star rating for it's innovative ideas and the writing style.
16-year old Rhine Atts is our main heroine and the story is told from her point-of-view. A new "virus" as the called it, is spread through out the world casuing girls dying at the age of 20 and the men when they reach 25. Because of this, girls were kidnapped for the use of breeding a next generation and Rhine is one of the unfortune girls. Torn apart from her twin brother, Rowan, Rhine along with two other girls became the replacement wifes for Linden, the House Governour. I thought that he was the one behind the whole abduction-thing, but it seems like they all are just pawns in the House Master's endless experiments to find a cure to the "virus". (House Master is Linden's father)
I'm very curious about the cause behind this virus. The common knowledge we have of lifespan is that women live longer than men. But here in the story it goes against this statement. But there isn't any answer to this pandemic since there isn't any cure to stop the deaths. So it remains as a mystery and hopefully we will be able to solve this puzzle when we get to the last book.
A chemical-ish feeling 'haunted' me throughout the whole story that made me feel disturbed and also a weird feeling I can't explain. The characters were always miserable, uneasy, uncertain and sad. The only moment I felt some warmth and love were of Rhine's memories of her life BEFORE she's been kidnapped and her newfound relationship with the servent boy, Gabriel. And sometimes Rhine's intentions just confuses me alot. At one time I could see that she has developed some feelings for Linden, and for a moment I thought she will stay in the mansion and forgot all of her feelings for Gabriel, of her determination to escape. But in the next minute, her thoughts take a abrupt detour and she goes back to plot her escape plan with Gabriel. This makes me wonder did she really made the right choice at the end? I couldn't shake off the little indecisive-vibe that Rhine's is giving me time to time. Will she be more stronger, determine and certain about the things she want and don't want in the last two books?
(view spoiler)[ Now that Rhine has escaped can she find her brother? Will we see more of Linden? There are so many questions to be answered and I can't wait for the sequel. Hopefully it's not as depressing as the first book. And maybe more action and some romantic time for Gabriel and Rhine to fully develop their feelings for eachother? *wink* (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
First of all, I have to say that this book have a gorgeous cover. Like The Hunger games by Suzanne Collins and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, Skinned take...moreFirst of all, I have to say that this book have a gorgeous cover. Like The Hunger games by Suzanne Collins and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, Skinned take place at a dystopia, a futuristic society where dead people can be brought to life again, by transfering the already-there-memories of your life before the death into a machine-like-real-body. Lia didn't choose to live like this after the car accident that got her killed. She didn't act out of her free will to become this machine-like-human (as many says) which they call "Skinners". Her dad were selfish and made that decision for her. But what happened? Her parents despised her for what she have became and her sister did the greatest betrayel ever by take over her life and her clique, inlcuding her boyfriend. She doesn't believe that Lia still exsisted and just think of the new Lia as a machine, a fake copy of her sister. Her excuse for this was (quoting Zoe) :
"Because she would have wanted me to protect what she had. Because if someone's going to replace her, it damn well isn't going to be you."
Very selfish and not understanding AT ALL. Did she think that Lia had a choice? Did Zoe think she had the right to become the saint and stand there to say that Lia is not the sister she had? Does this justify to hurt the "new" Lia because Lia didn't choosed this life? NONE of them actually know what Lia really feels and just thinking about their own feelings and rights/wrongs. Through the whole book none of them have really cared about Lia, except Auden, but unfortunately because his own choice it led to his paralyzation of his lower body. A very tragic accident that brough Lia leaving the "normal" life behind her and joining Jude and his group. I actually thought that Lia and Zoe's sister relationship reminds me little of the relationship between Scarlett and Rosie. Same selfish sister that doesn't care about anyone except for her self. I'm pretty excited about Lia's journey and how she will develop and accepting her new life away from all the discrimination she got since the first day she became a "Skinner". Lia is such a strong character and I'm impressed of how she can handle all these thing by herself and none by her side until later. Can't wait to read the sequel: Crashed(less)
No as good as the first one, but I thought it was a good transition to the final book in the series. One thing I didn't like was (view spoiler)[why th...moreNo as good as the first one, but I thought it was a good transition to the final book in the series. One thing I didn't like was (view spoiler)[why the author have to once again separate Ky and Cassia? I know the Ally doesn't want to give away who Cassia would end up with but it's just dragging on the plot without any contribution to the story as a whole. (hide spoiler)] So hopefully the final book will have more excitement and a worthy ending to all this Society problems. (Reminds me of Robin Wasserman's Skinned series)(less)
**spoiler alert** I knew that I was going to cry, but I never predicted that I couldn't stop crying during the last part of the book. This is the third...more**spoiler alert** I knew that I was going to cry, but I never predicted that I couldn't stop crying during the last part of the book. This is the third and the last book in the Hunger Games series that have captured many peoples hearts around the world by it's relistic and exhilarating story about the girl on fire; Katniss Everdeen. Suzanne did it once again, it was so heart-breaking well written about Katniss and her friends battle against the Capitol, although many died they managed to accomplish their revolution. We can't say it was wrong of them to start a revolution that resulted in so much blood spilled and so many deaths. But we know for sure, if it's wasn't for them even more people will die under the Capitol's claws. Allt those "dirty secrets" will be revealed sooner or later. Katniss (and Peeta) brave trick during the first Hunger Games just speeded it up.
~*~ RIP for Finnick, Prim, Castor, Jackson, Leeg One, Messalla, Boggs, Homes ~*~
The love triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale have finally been solved. I thought that she made a choice that only her can determine if it's right or wrong. It was a very touching moment between her and the one she chose at the end of the book, and I think they deserved it, consider EVERYTHING they have been through together.
Is there really good and evil, right and wrong, black and white that exist in our human world? Couldn't it be something in between? Snow, the cold-blooded president that ruled the Capitol (Black) and the rebel's leader Distrcit 13's President Coin (white??), is there any differences between these two? If so, why did Katniss shoot Coin instead of aiming it at Snow, whom she had a vengeance against? She saw someone that wasn't worth following and be the president of Panem after Snow. She knew that during her ruling, same horrible things will happen again and people will never get freedom and peace. Did she do the right thing? That's up to you to find out when you had read the final ending to the brilliant Hunger Games serie!(less)
The Publishers Weekly said that Enclave is "For fans of The Hunger Games", but I don't think the story have anything alike with The hunger games excep...moreThe Publishers Weekly said that Enclave is "For fans of The Hunger Games", but I don't think the story have anything alike with The hunger games except that the hero and heroin are struggling to survive in their respective environment. The book have it's own level of horror, darkness, intrigue and excitement with a bit of romance in it. I got hooked right away in the story by Deuce and Fade. They are the ones that make me keep reading the book to find out more about this world in ruin and if there is hope left to believe in. The author throwed in a possible love triangle but I think it will get solved in the next book. I have faith in those two people that I think belong to eachother. And I pray that (view spoiler)[Tegan (hide spoiler)] survives, she was a brave girl that doesn't deserves to die. (view spoiler)[But I think none deserves to die that horrible like the Collegue enclave and the Nassaue. The Freaks/Muties/Eaters are seriously the living death and we still don't know what kind of "thing" they actually are. Did the disease have anything to do with it that caused a mutation in humans? I guess we will know the truth in the following books. The world is harsh and the strongest and fittest sur!vies. (hide spoiler)]
I really can't wait to read the second book in the Razoreland series, Outpost! And I just found out that the book will be released the 4th september! THAT'S MY BIRTHDAY! That's a really good birthday present :D["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Another great addition to the series and it triggered alot of thoughts and emotion that lasts after you finished the book. Combined with a sci-fi sett...moreAnother great addition to the series and it triggered alot of thoughts and emotion that lasts after you finished the book. Combined with a sci-fi setting and a philosophy discussion in focus it's sure will make your mind spin and keeping the interest until the end. We catch up from the first book, where Lia were adjusting to her new life as a "mech" and in this installmant she joined the other "mechs" and leaved her old org life behind. But threats are never far behind and the thought to finally have some peace just vanished. Through a political powerplay the faithers organized a group, The Brotherhood, with the pupose to strip off the mechs "humman rights" to objectifie them in to "things" and stop BioMax's attempt to create more mechs. But the outcome were not what they have expected...
I have high expectations of the last book, "Wired" and hope it's as good as these two books :D(less)
The synopsis was interesting so when I saw that my local library have just bought this book I immediately made a reservation. The cover with a real bl...moreThe synopsis was interesting so when I saw that my local library have just bought this book I immediately made a reservation. The cover with a real blue butterfly and the back cover with the handmade butterfly was gorgeous and I though that this will become another dystopian novel that I will love. BUT the reality have other things to say. My final rating will be 3 stars, all because of the last 30 % of the book. My initial rating will be 2 but the ending convinced me and gave it a solid 3 stars. I had a hard time to get engaged in the story. The world building WAS interesting and unique, but the story telling let me down. It isn't that I didn't like the main characters because I do, but the writing and the author's skill to hold a readers interest was lacking. The first 50 % of the book was plain boring, although we got to know a few things about Pressia, Partridge, Bradwell, Lyda and El Captain. It wasn't until Pressia met Partridge that things started to get interesting. But then they go an kidnap Pressia and things started to get slow once again. It was hard to read about them when they are separated from each other. But the emotions that I got in the last 30 % was mind-blowing, and if the author also have put that kind of dynamic at the beginning, the book will be a lot better. This was my impression of the book and overall the end was the most exciting part of the book.
The element of fusing after the detonation was very grotesque but like Bradwell said, scars and all kind of fusings are the things that makes them alive and real. It was horrible and the truth is even more horrifying. This book will leave your mind in turmoil and lots of after thoughts.
PS. and guess again what kind of relationship Pressia and Partridge have! It was not what I've thought at the beginning.(less)
This was a pleasantly surpirse and I enjoyed every minute of it. Two people having equally hard past behind them manage to find eachother and then fin...moreThis was a pleasantly surpirse and I enjoyed every minute of it. Two people having equally hard past behind them manage to find eachother and then find out that they always had an connection throught their parents. Eventhough they live in a harsh and problematic "world", but if they had the will they may become the one to change it. Together.(less)
FANTASTIC! BRILLIANT! THRILLING! EXCITING! ROMANTIC! BRAVENESS! COURAGE! Divergent is in league with the Hunger Games! This is the second series about...moreFANTASTIC! BRILLIANT! THRILLING! EXCITING! ROMANTIC! BRAVENESS! COURAGE! Divergent is in league with the Hunger Games! This is the second series about dystopian that I read after I finished the HG. It lived up to my expectation and gave me more than that! Can't wait for Insurgent! --> that cover is f**king awesome!(less)
This is the final book about Lia Kahn, the girl that had been turned into a skinner aka mech, by downloading her memories to a new "body". We got some...moreThis is the final book about Lia Kahn, the girl that had been turned into a skinner aka mech, by downloading her memories to a new "body". We got some teary eyed moments and Lia did the only thing she could do for the cause of fighting Biomax & the Brotherhood. Quoting another sci-fi author, Scott Westerfeld, it was: "a spellbinding story about who we really are inside".
You never knew what the mechs future was until the end and Robin Wasserman's writing style really get into you heart and make you question your own beliefs in things -it's literally "mind-bending" like another author, Tamora Pierce,said.(less)
Since it was a long time ago since I read "The Power of Six", my interest in this book were not 100%. It took a long time before I finally picked up t...moreSince it was a long time ago since I read "The Power of Six", my interest in this book were not 100%. It took a long time before I finally picked up the book and started to read it. WOW, what a feeling I got! I was just like 20 pages in and that feeling when I read these books came back and I was super excited to continue to read about Four and the remaining Garde members. I found myself remembering a lot of things that happened in the last books, which fueled my interest in the book even futher and that "sort-of-cliffhanger" at the end were not good! I wanted to continue to read about their journey and their battle against Setrákus Ra, and to restore Lorien and return home.
It was a book full of action and it was interesting to learn more about each of the Garde's legacies. I'm so curious of all the things that lies in their Chests and can't wait to see what kind of power is hidden in those. I don't think I dislike any of them six, their "family ties" were the highlight and when they found each other I was so happy for them. My heart filled with excitement and contentment. Only number 5 is still a mystery to us. We don't know the gender or anything about him/her. So my guess is that the next book will include 5's pov.
My thoughts on whether Sarah betrayed Four or not got solved, and I sort of hoped that she wasn't the one that betrayed him. I read a lot of reviews that didn't like her character but I'm one of the few that actually like Four with Sarah :) So it was great to see her again, and she was so brave at the end. I'm so curious of what Ella did to Setrákus Ra that made him release the "hold" that makes all of the Garde's lose their powers. So many questions I want the answers to so I can't wait to read the 4th book, which is untitled so far.
Eight was a great addition to this story and I wonder what kind of relationship will develop between him and Seven (Marina, she was great with her healing powers and managed to overcome the insecurities she had, because of the lack of training). Nine were such a bad ass and had such crazy humor that you can't help but fall in love him. Look how he (view spoiler)[tried to flirt with Six at the end of the book LOL (hide spoiler)]. Little Ella were so cute and the "Stonehenge" incident were just so funny! I almost cried when Crayton (Ella's cepan) died, now all the cepans are dead (don't know about 5's) there are only the 7 of them left.
I'm also worried about the prophecy about 8's dead, would he die in the future or did Ella prevented it in this book? And how true is the prophecy painting? Can they change it?
And we didn't get to see Sam!!!!! I miss him so much T.T Please, save him in the next book!
Overall, an amazing addition to the Lorien Legacies series and I can't wait to read the next book!!! >D
(PS.I love this book because of the family bond the Garde's have for each other, the romance bit were just a bonus.)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)