When I heard that this was going to be a movie staring Lily Collins and Sam Clafin, I had to read it. It was like pulling teeth trying to find a downl...moreWhen I heard that this was going to be a movie staring Lily Collins and Sam Clafin, I had to read it. It was like pulling teeth trying to find a downloadable copy of this online, but eventually I did. During the first 100 or so pages, I couldn't stop reading this. I found myself drawn in and wanting to know more and more about this characters. I was routing for them every step of the way. I think it's impossible not to want Rosie and Alex to end up together. I remember only being on page like 180 and already I had cried 3 times.
This book wasn't all great for me though, during the middle I found myself pulling away from the book. I wasn't as eager to find out what happens anymore. To me, I felt that the plot was slowing down and that the middle was only a bridge for the ending of the book.
But overall, I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the movie to come out.
I feel like I'm the only one who didn't enjoy Crossed. It took me a week or two just to read it because I literally was dreading picking it up.
First o...moreI feel like I'm the only one who didn't enjoy Crossed. It took me a week or two just to read it because I literally was dreading picking it up.
First of all, it's slow paced and boring. Oftentimes I wouldn't to put it down because nothing was going on.
Second, I had a feeling that this book was just a bridge to the third book. I can't think of anything that happened in this book that was important enough to have a whole book to itself. I feel like Condie could of just put the most important details of this book and the third book together. For me, it just dragged on and on until it was the length of a full book.
And what's with the 'Society' and the 'Rising'. Couldn't Condie come up with some names?'
Overall, I was let down with this book but I'm still giving it a three because I didn't hate it.(less)
I could not put this book down. I've had it for a couple of years now and I've never picked it up. Now, seeing as how I'm on a book buying ban, I pick...moreI could not put this book down. I've had it for a couple of years now and I've never picked it up. Now, seeing as how I'm on a book buying ban, I picked it up and started reading. I don't know why I never got into it before. Here's just a couple of things I enjoyed in Riordan's novel.
1. It has everything I look for in a middle-grade novel, action, adventure and fast-pasted. 2. The characters are very enjoyable. Percy was very witty and sarcastic. Annabeth was great to read about. And even Grover was a great character. I've never read a book where I liked all the characters in at least one way, but this book did it. 3. It put a good twist into Greek mythology. Riordan used humor and wits to modernize this ancient stories.
I read this book in 8 hours. I can't wait to pick up a Sea of Monsters and continue with the series.(less)
I really enjoyed The Selection. At first I wasn't really expecting much from it. I heard it was good, but I was still a bit reluctant. The cover is wh...moreI really enjoyed The Selection. At first I wasn't really expecting much from it. I heard it was good, but I was still a bit reluctant. The cover is what threw me off. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful cover, but lately every book has a pretty girl in a dress on the cover. The cover will be beautiful and the writing not so much. Luckily, this wasn't the case. For once, the cover actually tied into the plot. Hallelujah!
I really enjoyed this dystopian novel. I wish it had a bit more background to it though. It doesn't go into detail about how the country got to this point. It just says the country fell apart.
I loved the characters. I enjoyed reading about America. I feel like if I was in her place I would of acted the same way. The prince was great, which I'm glad.
I can't wait to pick up The Elite soon. I really hope it explains more about the rebels and what their motives are.
Did this remind anyone else of Wither by Lauren DeStefano?(less)
So we have Emaline, a small town girl from a beach town, who's trying to figure out what she needs. In this novel we're brought back to Colby where ma...moreSo we have Emaline, a small town girl from a beach town, who's trying to figure out what she needs. In this novel we're brought back to Colby where many of Sarah Dessen's novels take place. during the beginning it seems as if Emaline's life is perfect, she has a perfect boyfriend, she's smart, she has a family who loves her. What else could she need? We soon find out that her life isn't as perfect as it seems.
Here are just a few things I liked about the novel. First of all, I loved how the parents were a big part in this novel. I didn't feel like they were just a person that was there, they were actually involved. You find that a lot with Sarah Dessen. I liked how strong Emaline and Benji's relationship was by the end of the book. You don't always find good sibling relationships in books, for me anyway. I loved Morris and Daisy. I wish we could of saw them a little bit more. Another thing I liked was the concept of the moon and more. I liked how her mom wanted her daughter to have everything she couldn't. It reminded me a little bit of my own mom.
Now for a couple of things I didn't like. I didn't like how Emaline was so fast to move on in this book. She didn't act as if these events hurt her as much as they should. This might be surprising, but I wasn't a big fan of Theo. I mean, I liked him at first but he got a bit annoying after a while. Nonetheless, I wish we could of found out what happened to him.
In the end, I'd give The Moon and More, 4/5 stars. (less)
I must admit, I was a bit intimated when I first picked up this book. It's 800 stinkin' pages! Also, it was an Adult Fantasy novel. It's unlike anythi...moreI must admit, I was a bit intimated when I first picked up this book. It's 800 stinkin' pages! Also, it was an Adult Fantasy novel. It's unlike anything I've ever read before. But nonetheless, I started reading it. It took me a while to get through considering the length. At first I wasn't enjoying it. I was confused and had to re-read paragraphs over and over. Martin kept introducing more and more characters and it was difficult to try and keep track of who was who, and who did what. As the novel went on, it got easier. I started really getting into it during the last 400 or so pages. The ending was marvelous. Everything I was confused about became clear within those last 100 pages. Luckily I bought the rest of the series because I cannot wait to continue on!(less)