Want a book entirely different than the latest trends? The New Death is exactly that.
Small stories and poems regarding various things are part of theWant a book entirely different than the latest trends? The New Death is exactly that.
Small stories and poems regarding various things are part of the book. There are 2 paragraph stories to 2-3 pages stories. There is not a skeleton on the stories subject. They just appear. But most importantly the book is fun, ironic and sarcastic. From serious matters like death, to things we do every day, like our relationship with our phones, you can say there are stories for everything. There are also poems based on famous books or what about a poem on a cat?
As you see, the book is just so different than anything else. My favorites ones were the small stories (which weren't more than one page). They were really fast, funny and thoughtful (My favorite one was "The End". I still laugh when i think of it). Then were some poems and then the stories. The stories with the gods(Death, Love, War,etc) were so great and so true!! My reactions to most of the book were like "hahahaa" and then "ohh...so true though..clever".
I won't say i liked all of the stories or poems, but definitely had an entertaining evening. And the book cost only $0.99, so why not? As for Mr. James Hutchings...i think he has gone a little over the insanity line :p...more
DNF Not a bad book. It's actually funny but it really doesn't get me into the HP world :/ It's too different in some ways than Rowling's. Maybe i willDNF Not a bad book. It's actually funny but it really doesn't get me into the HP world :/ It's too different in some ways than Rowling's. Maybe i will try it another time....more
How original and cool the concept of the books seem eh? It really makes you want to read it! That's why i picked it up anyway.
So here we are with whatHow original and cool the concept of the books seem eh? It really makes you want to read it! That's why i picked it up anyway.
So here we are with what seems like something new. Is it though? Yes and no. I mean there are some cliche things and it reminded me other YA books from the point of a more generic theme but still it had the element of difference. The mysteries in the book, really make you to want read and read to see what happens. Plus, Llona is a really great character and quite enjoyable to read about her. She does have some weird moments, but don't we all? I like when a character it's not too perfect.
I can't say the romance was too much of wow after everything i have read but it was nice and the scenes were quite entertaining even though it was the usual forbidden love story, we all see nowdays in books.
If i have something negative to say, it would be on the writing part. There were points it seems so poor done and others that it seemed really professional from someone who has write before. It wasn't bad, but it make me wonder if some parts of the book were written a lot earlier than the others.
In general i would say, it's a good read. I could maybe read one more time. Do not expect the super duper novel, but it worth its time....more
After reading The Book Of Lost Souls, Michelle Muto became one of my favorite authors. Her books are funny and original, so i couldn't really say no tAfter reading The Book Of Lost Souls, Michelle Muto became one of my favorite authors. Her books are funny and original, so i couldn't really say no to Don't Fear The Reaper.
Don't Fear The Reaper is a lot darker than Book of Lost Souls but it keeps a light feeling when you read. We follow Keely's after death time, while she tries to find her sister and avoid going to hell accompanied by a reaper and a demon. I think the strongest aspect of the book are the characters. Don't get me wrong, the story is amazing. It has surprises, action, sad moments, funny moments..it's captivating and for me was impossible to not read all at once. In less than a day was done. But the characters....oh my...
All three main characters are complex. And by that i don't mean difficult to understand. I mean they have full back-stories, depth and for every action they take and every opinion they have there is a reason. You see that their back-story, good or bad, is what made them take the decisions they do.
Keely is a little strange. At first i couldn't really connect with her, because on how different POV of my life i have. But due time, when things explained i could understand her. And the fact, that she learns and grow as a person means a lot. It's a progress that makes sense. She is also a really strong girl, which kick ass when she wants and that makes her more awesome. She might took her life, but she is learning and standing up at her feet again..even if it's afterlife.
Then we have our reaper and demon. Both of them are awesome! They are the most weird duo ever! Banning (the repear) is a real badass! And who said a reaper is a bad guy? He is protective, clever, reasonable sympathetic but when its needed can be harsh too. It's impossible to not like him.
And lastly it's Daniel. A demon with heart and honor? I don't say he doesn't do tricky or bad things. It's his nature, but he is also a good guy who doesn't afraid to sacrifice things for what he thinks it's right.He truly is the guy who will do bad for good. + I do have a soft spot for the name "Daniel".
What else can i say? I know i just fell in love with one more book by Michelle Muto and i can't wait to read the rest of the series. I recommend the series to everyone who like YA....more
There are some books that i liked so much when i've read them, that i wish i had read them earlier. And The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and JuThere are some books that i liked so much when i've read them, that i wish i had read them earlier. And The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June is one of them. I found out about it by mistake. Hadn't read any other review about it. I liked the summary and the cover ( it's so colorful and simple!) really grabbed me that i just needed to see what was really about.
The book is written in the POV of all three sisters. Every chapter a different one, starting by the older to the youngest (April > June). That gives you the chance to see the events, not again from the start, but see what every sister felt and thinking about them. You also get to know the characters really good and understand in a way that after some time you can think exactly like them at each chapter and see the reasoning of their actions even if you agree or not. In general the book, is an easy and light read without unnecessary scenes or floating with descriptions but exactly the right amount of everything that's needed to keep you in.
What really i loved about it though, was the story. Girls have magic powers is not new but the main plot is different than everything i met with magic or fantasy. You see, in this one there is no magic world, prophecies, war, magical creatures, etc. It's just the teen world. School, family stuff, relationships, friendship. And the girls just happen to gain powers. So you have April using her power for taking better care of her sisters, May being invisible when she wants (not much of a people's person) and June knows the secrets of everyone and trying to be popular. Now you will tell me "isn't that a bit swallow?". No, it's not. It's everyday life. You see how close a family can be. How friendship is. How someone is afraid of getting attached. How someone could get into trouble for being naive. Like you get a power, but you don't get to save the world :P
The Extraordinary Secrets. of April, May and June became one of my favorites from the very first chapters. I had fun reading and felt good when it ended. It made me a bit nostalgic of my 14-17 years old time. Plus, it's so easy to re-read it again and again. This one goes at my top books of the year and obviously i recommend it, especially now it's summer and you need fresh and cool reads. ...more