Scary School was a hilarious story filled with a mix of fantastic characters that I have grown to love.
Charles "New Kid" Nukid is in for a big surprisScary School was a hilarious story filled with a mix of fantastic characters that I have grown to love.
Charles "New Kid" Nukid is in for a big surprise when he starts at Scary School. This school is no ordinary place. Its filled with Vampires, ghosts, a T-Rex and a mix of many other scary creatures. Scary School has a mix of short stories with an underlying main story. Oh, and did I mention its narrated by an eleven year old ghost named Derek! I really loved this book. Although it is a mid-grade book, It had me laughing out loud throughout the entire thing. The characters are so interesting and I very much enjoyed getting to know each of them.
Scary School also has a ton of great illustrations done by Scott M. Fisher. They are done very well and it was great to get a visual of each character. It totally added to the book!
Overall I give Scary School 4+ Hoots! A very original story with a great mix of characters and a great fun read. I loved the humor in this book and all the great pictures. If your looking for a fun book to read or something for your kids, This is the book for you! Look out for the sequel to Scary School, Monsters on the Marsh. Due to release June 26th, 2012!...more
ReVamped is a new and fresh take on the world of Vampires... I loved it!
Adams created a wonderful world of Vampires that have come out of the coffin.ReVamped is a new and fresh take on the world of Vampires... I loved it!
Adams created a wonderful world of Vampires that have come out of the coffin. They are now famous and treated like celebrities. ReVamped reminded me a bit of the Sookie Stackhouse books, but for Young Adults! It was a very light read. I was able to finish it in one sitting. The idea that Dawn ( The main character) must go to the small town of Angel Creek to "ReVamp" The new Vampire protectors of the town is a very fun and original idea. I really enjoyed the way Dawn had to take a bunch of Vampires that were lacking in skill and turn them into protectors. She really had a tough time getting them to work together and it was quite humorous.
The Characters in ReVamped were all very different. I really enjoyed reading from Dawn's POV. She was a strong Vampire who could kick some major butt, but was also very sheltered and naive in the way of the world... and boys. I also really likes Sebastian and Ethan, Dawn's two love interests. They both seen to be genuine characters and I look forward to reading more about them both. The 4 new Vampire recruits were a bit less likable. I do wish they had a bit more character building in the book but I did enjoy the way they grew in the story. Except for Brooke, I didn't like her. She seemed too fake and her character was a bit overdone in the stereotypical scene.
Overall I give ReVamped 4 Hoots! I really enjoyed Dawn's story. I wish there was a bit more details added in and at times the book seemed a bit ruched especially during the climax of the story. All in all ReVamped was a great debut book and I look forward to the next book in the Angel Creek series! ...more
Intangible is a unique story filled with a mix of mythical creatures, their secret world called the Relm and twins Sera and LRead my full review here!
Intangible is a unique story filled with a mix of mythical creatures, their secret world called the Relm and twins Sera and Luke who have no idea any of it exists.
Meyers created a very unique world where all sorts of fairy tale creatures lurk in the shadows. Intangible had a good plot with good twists and turns and plenty of likable characters. I really enjoyed the mix of mythology in this book. Meyers was able to add different aspects of a fairy tale world without it becoming too overwhelming.
I enjoyed the characters in Intangible. Sera and Luke's relationship was strong and I felt they were genuine. They looked out for each other and were a team. Each one would do anything to protect the other and at times jumped into trouble to do so. I also enjoyed Fey ( Luke and Sera's best friend) She was a likable character although I wish she had a bit more of a story in the book. She kind of took a back seat and I would have liked to know a bit more about her. I also really liked Jonas. He was a very mysterious character, but was also very real. He knew when things were right and he stood up for what he believed in. I however did not like Marc ( Sera's love interest.) He was always a bit sketchie and had way to many ulterior motives. He was just untrustworthy to me and I really didn't like him.
All in all Intangible was a good light read. It was not to fast paced and did read a bit slow at times, but still kept me intrigued. The dialogue felt a bit forced at times, like the use of words like "crass" by a group of teenagers. But beyond those minor things I really enjoyed Intangible and feel it was a fun read. I give Intangible 4 Hoots. I am looking forward to finding out what happens next. ...more
Partials was a unique Dystopian tale. Packed with the threat of engineered Humans who still lurk in the outskirts of humanity, TheSee full review here
Partials was a unique Dystopian tale. Packed with the threat of engineered Humans who still lurk in the outskirts of humanity, The Voice who is trying to start a civil war and one girl brave enough to try and save the world.
Dan Wells brings a very unique twist to the Dystopian world. Partials is a mix of a post apocalyptic world mixed with science fiction. I really enjoyed following Kira through her medical training. There was a bit of a medical aspect to this book but I didn't feel the medical terminologies were to foreign or were to hard to understand. Wells did a fantastic job at giving us a detailed concept without overwhelming the story.
The setting in Partials was one of my favorite. I loved the fact that the world around Kira ( the main character) was still rotting and she was basically living in a world that was slowly withering away. With one central town that was once Long Island, the survivors have made due the best they could. Having the Senate in charge to maintain order and the Hospital where teenagers work because there is no other options. It all seems like a well rounded society.
The characters in Partials were fantastic. I really loved the group. Kira, was by far my favorite. She is smart and fiercely loyal to her cause. She works in the Hospital as a medic in training and it is her job to take notes on the maternity floor. She is constantly surrounded by dying babies and all she wants to do is save one. She will do anything to figure out a cure to RM. Even if that means risking her life and the lives of all around her. Marcus, Kira's boyfriend was also a great character. He was adorable and so in love with Kira. I thought his character was a very real one. He said things and did things that were genuine and it was one of the main reasons I liked him so much. All he really wanted was to be with Kira and keep her safe. Not an easy thing to do. I also really enjoyed Jayden and Xochi, both were strong characters who followed Kira because they were loyal to her. Even the background characters played a part in the story and contributed to it in there own ways.
All in all Partials was a great story with a very imaginative plot and great characters. The only thing that could have made it better was a bit more details on the characters in the beginning. I felt that I really didn't know what the characters looked like. Besides the basic skin color of Kira that was all I had to go in. Other then that the story was one of my favorites this year and I am looking forward to the next installment. I give Partials 5 Hoots. A very addicting book that I could not put down.
Pure is a spectacularly detailed story, with unforgettable characters in an amazingly original post- apocalyptic world.
Pure is one of those book I waPure is a spectacularly detailed story, with unforgettable characters in an amazingly original post- apocalyptic world.
Pure is one of those book I was super excited for. I an riding the Dystopian train right now and Pure fits right it. I loved how original this story was. The detail of each setting was breathtaking and I became so absorbed with the world Baggott had created.
The Detonation has created a world of subhumans who have become fused with whatever they were close to at the time of the detonation. Each character is so original and has such a story based on there fused bodies. I loved learning why they were fused to these certain objects that are now a part of them forever. Many have called this book quite grotesque but I thought the fusing was a completely original idea and I quite enjoyed learning why this was happening and how it effected each character.
Pure is told from four point of views. Pressia lives outside the Dome with her grandfather. She has had to take on most of the responsibility of survival due to her grandfathers declining health. She is a strong personality with amazing survival skills. I loved reading her perspective on this new world. Partridge lives inside the Dome. Saved from the Detonation, Partridge lives a relatively normal life. Goes to school, has a safe and secure life. Until he discovers that his mother may be alive and he has been lied to for most of his life. I really enjoyed Partridge. He is quite naive in the way of the world outside the Dome. But does not come of smug. I like that he knows he is not the strongest nor the best at surviving. He is ok to let others lead. I like that about him. The other two POV;s are told from El Capitan, an officer outside the Dome and Lyda, a classmate of Partridge, who lives inside the Dome. Both are very interesting characters and I enjoyed reading from there POV's and getting to know their characters.
Overall, Pure is one of the most originally written stories I have read. It is full of terrifying creatures, unforeseen plot twists and unforgettable characters. By the end of the book I was left wanting more. I give Pure 5 Hoots. If you are looking for a completely original Dystopian story, Pure is for you. I can not wait to find out what happens next. ...more