Steelheart is one of several books that I've read lately that have genuinely impressed me with its style, pacing,Damn this book was good. SO, SO GOOD.
Steelheart is one of several books that I've read lately that have genuinely impressed me with its style, pacing, and characters. It's hard to find good YA sci-fi/dystopia books lately, so I was really, really happy with this book. So happy that I wrote a review for it over at WoWaF books because that's where I'm doing my book reviews now. ...more
This book was basically my freshman year of college. Boys, (reading, not writing) fanfiction, and struggling with people around me. I can only imagineThis book was basically my freshman year of college. Boys, (reading, not writing) fanfiction, and struggling with people around me. I can only imagine that this book would still BE my life, except replace 'Simon Snow' with 'Teen Wolf'.
So, so good. I loved that we got little bits and pieces of the Simon Snow books along with Cath's fanficion, I love the conflict, I love Levi and I likeD Nick (view spoiler)[until he ended up being a mega douche who only was in it for himself, pfft (hide spoiler)], but this book was so good. A nice change from what I'd spent the past few months reading. ["br"]>["br"]>...more
This book was great. Fast paced, heartfelt, great action. I read it in increments while I was at work and it was hard to stop when I had to leave. I lThis book was great. Fast paced, heartfelt, great action. I read it in increments while I was at work and it was hard to stop when I had to leave. I loved the way it was written and the storyline. Great. Excellent. Awesome. ...more
Pretty good. Not as scary as Lies which is good because, as I've said a million times before, that book made me want to cry. But I found this one intePretty good. Not as scary as Lies which is good because, as I've said a million times before, that book made me want to cry. But I found this one interesting because we learned more about some certain characters and I've decided who I loathe and who I like. I really hate (view spoiler)[Albert (hide spoiler)] but I really like (view spoiler)[Diana (hide spoiler)], sowe'll see what actually ends up happening in their story arcs. Especially hers. Because seriously what the hell is going on there.
I read this in one day. I couldn't stop, just like with all the others. I'm not as scared as Drake as I was**spoiler alert** Okay. Okay? Okay. Okay?
I read this in one day. I couldn't stop, just like with all the others. I'm not as scared as Drake as I was in Lies, but w o w I have new things to be scared of. I hated turning the page and seeing Penny's name on it because she scared me.
Let's round up all the characters, okay:
Sam: You grew up. Well, a little bit more. I'm glad that you figured out what the hell is going on with yourself, and I'm glad you finally ~*~got some~*~ because you're fifteen years old and really that's all fifteen-year-old boys care about when they're not busy DEFENDING THEIR MAGICAL SNOWGLOBE but really Sam you're cool.
Edilio: God, I love you. You snapped, and it was great. You told Sam how it is. You're just awesome. Way to be, dude. Way to be.
Caine: You know, I like you. You're sassy. Sarcastic. You and I are like the same person except you're a guy and you fathered a mutant gaiaphage baby. So there's that. But you got some comeuppance in Fear. And I think that's important because really, you needed it.
You really needed it. And you and Sam finally, FINALLY, FINALLY worked together. FINALLY.
Astrid: I'm still irritated at you but you're okay. I guess.
Pete: No more Little Pete. No more Petey. Seriously though, every time you showed up, I kept thinking "what the hell is going on here?" because I had no idea.
Drake: you still scare the ever-loving shit out of me.
Diana: No words. Motherly instinct or not, no words.
Orc: I really enjoy Orc's arc and his development. He started off as a jerk and has become such a great character. I picture him in fields picking daisies or something ridiculous like that, and even with the loss of Howard, he's damn determined.
Penny: Fuck you and fuck your power. I'm glad you were only around for two books, but if I know anything about this series, the gaiaphage is going to bring you back and it's not going to be good.
Dekka: You are one strong girl, and I'm glad you're not dead.
Justin: I feel like he's important somehow. I don't know how.
But now I'm intensely curious about how things are going to work out in Light. First, we have to worry about Albert (Oh, I forgot to put him in my list. That's okay, I have choice words for him: I hate him.) with his missiles on the Island. I'm 100% sure that will come into play in the next book. With that in mind, EVERYONE IS WATCHING. It's like the tagline for the Hunger Games: the world is watching. So this just escalated into Hunger Games esque proportions except that they can't do anything about it. And then there's Gaia (god, I hate that name. Creepy.) who's wandering the desert with Drake, the woman-hater and Diana, who I think has jumped ship and will do anything to protect her girl. I have no doubt that Gaia is going to turn into some sort of monster.
Here's my fear: that everyone is going to die in the next book. The fact that this story is told in 3rd person makes that such a high possibility (not saying that it couldn't be done in 1st, but that would be shifting perspectives and it would just be confusing, plus, there are SO many characters that have to be dealt with that 3rd person makes sense) and I would be devastated if it happened, but not surprised. But the titles all seem to tie in to the theme of the novel (duh) so I'm hoping that maybe that won't happen? Or something epic's gonna go down with Sam. But I'm betting that a lot of people, more than in the past five books, are gonna die.
I don't know. I'm so terrified and anxious of the next installment. ...more
I read this book years and years ago when I was a freshman in high school. I still love it. I couldn't get into the sequels (Edenborn and Everfree) buI read this book years and years ago when I was a freshman in high school. I still love it. I couldn't get into the sequels (Edenborn and Everfree) but I can read this book a million times and never get bored. It was so smart and I liked the stream-of-consciousness tone that Halloween narrates in. My friend literally handed me the book and told me to read it. So I did. And it was awesome. It's the kind of book that you shouldn't research too much before you read-discover it as you go. I can see how knowing about it ahead of time can turn some readers off. But when people ask me what to read, this is one of the books I recommend. ...more
What can I say, I'm a Percy Jackson fangirl. Also, the way that Frank was described was just too funny to me. This was a good one. I'll freely admit iWhat can I say, I'm a Percy Jackson fangirl. Also, the way that Frank was described was just too funny to me. This was a good one. I'll freely admit it took me a couple weeks to get through The Lost Hero (which is unfortunate, but I had a very difficult time with it), but I was very excited to get this one and now I think about it, releasing The Lost Hero before this one was a good choice. Introducing us to some new characters to start the new series out.
I hate finishing this book because it's the last in the series and my favourite. Nonstop from beginning to end. Love it. I'll probably read the seriesI hate finishing this book because it's the last in the series and my favourite. Nonstop from beginning to end. Love it. I'll probably read the series again... For the fourth time...over break. ...more
I'm not sure I thought this one was as intense as Gone--at least, not until the very end--but I got a lotAw, damn it, this series has got me hooked.
I'm not sure I thought this one was as intense as Gone--at least, not until the very end--but I got a lot more frustrated with the characters than I did in the first one. Probably because they're kids and I'm past the age of fifteen so I'm like GOD WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS THAT WAY YOU SHOULD BE DOING THINGS A DIFFERENT WAY but that's why this is actually a pretty darn good book. When I was reading reviews for this I saw that some people had problems keeping track of all the characters and I didn't have an issue with that at all--I actually thought that having so many characters really moved things along and made the story interesting. You have to be invested, though. If you're not, some of the characters will fall under the radar and you'll stop caring about them.
Out of the three (that I've read so far), this book was easily the most terrifying. Holy crap. There were times when I had to close the book and go doOut of the three (that I've read so far), this book was easily the most terrifying. Holy crap. There were times when I had to close the book and go do something else because I was so scared. THIS BOOK WAS SCARY, YO. Holy crap. And then the part where (view spoiler)[the FAYZ wall disappeared and oh my god I had to read that part like 5 times because I wasn't sure it had happened (hide spoiler)] I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND I HAVE TWO BOOKS TO READ YET AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO WITH MYSELF WHEN I FINISH THESE AND HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL APRIL FOR Light TO COME OUT. Holy god. Okay. Calm down, Sarah. You have two books to read. You still have Plague and Fear.