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Crescendo review by Moirae the fates book reviews. Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on heCrescendo by Becca Fitzptrick
Crescendo review by Moirae the fates book reviews. Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but atleast she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Path hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.
Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperatly searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
This book picks up after book one, I have to say I didn’t like this one. I found myself skimming it more then anything. I thought Nora took a huge step back in this one. It felt like she wasn’t an empowered woman, which really bothered me. There was good though, I did like how Vee’s character developed. I liked some of the new characters we got to meet. There was a big dramatic ending that I didn’t see coming which is always good. But, I still felt like this book really lacked. I do hope that the third book will be better. I felt like there was a lot of this book that could have been edited and I think there was a lot that wasn’t there that could have been. We got to learn more about Nora’s father and his death, which was interesting, but for me it wasn’t enough to make me really like it. I am in the minority though on this one, a lot of people loved the book. I might give it another try later on.
Overall rating: **1/2 2 ½ out of 5
Cover art I like the cover art for this one better then the first.
* Paperback: 416 pages * Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 1 edition (March 21, 2006) * ISBN-10: 0786838655 * Author: Rick Riordan * Cover art: Love it! * * Paperback: 416 pages * Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; 1 edition (March 21, 2006) * ISBN-10: 0786838655 * Author: Rick Riordan * Cover art: Love it! * Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars * Obtained: My personal bookshelf.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
This was a re-read. I really liked this, I forgot how good of a story it was. In someways the movie is close to the book, but for the most part it's very different. You can enjoy each as their own separate thing.
I really like how Riordan weaves his stories. Yes, the book has elements of Greek Mythology, but it's not Greek Mythology. I love the idea of camp half-blood! I also loved the interaction between Percy, Grover and Annabeth. The dialog was great and the character development was fantastic.
If you have a hard time reading books and find yourself feeling bored this is the series for you, it moves very fast and there is always more action around the corner.
It's such a fun and fast read, people of all ages can really enjoy it.
I really liked the descriptions of the camp and each of the cabins. In short, if you love Greek Myths and want a fun fast paced read, then pick up Percy Jackson today! ...more
The Wraith by Goodloe Byron Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
Itching for freedom, Linus leaves home and moves into a trailer park with some ofThe Wraith by Goodloe Byron Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
Itching for freedom, Linus leaves home and moves into a trailer park with some of his friends. There they are free to live as carefree wastrels. But it is not what Linus expects. His best friend Rex abruptly vanishes, his roommate John begins to surround himself with criminals and his job at the local gas station becomes increasingly unstable. At the same time Linus is haunted by his neighbor Clyde, an elderly security guard who seems to appear at any place and anytime, often spending all evening at the window watching them and peering into their lives. (Synopsis provided by goodreads.com)
I want to first start by saying that this is the first book by Byron I have read and it is defiantly not a book for everyone. It is off-beat and there are some adult themes and situations in the book.
This was the first book I have read that is of this particular writing style. (No quotation marks) that drove me nuts. However, even with that, I found myself pulled into Linus’ world. His, story was intriguing and odd. As a fan on the odd, I found this book hard to put down. The oddness of the story reminded me of something that Edger Allen Poe or Stephen King would write. Because I am such a fan of their works, I am really harsh on reading books about the strange or odd.
What I loved about this book was the way that it is written gives the reader a more in-depth idea and picture of Linus, which can be a difficult thing to achieve. I felt that the main character was walking around in a haze if you will. Which, also added to the “cloudy” feeling the book had. But it worked! Byron wove such an great story in this tale.
I didn’t feel that the story was over though, I was left wanting more, there were so many unanswered questions at the end of this book I was left feeling cheated almost. Over all, I would recommend this book to others.
Over all rating:
****4 out of 5 stars.
Cover art: I thought the torn hole look was pretty neat I had never seen that before, the leaves gives it a creepy other-worldly feel.
Obtained: I received a copy from goodreads first reads. Thank you! ...more
Cat’s eyes by Karen Lee Field Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
This is going to be a very quick review.
Twelve year old Kate Dawson is unhappy aCat’s eyes by Karen Lee Field Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
This is going to be a very quick review.
Twelve year old Kate Dawson is unhappy at home. Her widowed mother has remarried and Kate has a stepfather and a six year old half-sister, Emma, who is nothing but a pest. She knows the resentment she feels towards Emma and her stepfather is making her mum unhappy, but Kate is confused by the deep feelings of guilt and jealousy that plague her.
One morning, Emma disappears down a mystical looking well. Irritated but worried, Kate follows and the two girls are thrust into the tunnels of Miu, an unknown place built within the lava tunnels of an extinct volcano. They meet a young Miuan princess and her guard, who are on the run, and the girls are instantly swept into a danger that will test their skills, their friendship and their love. (Synopsis by good reads)
This is a very easy read and more for middle grade I would say then anyone else. It was still an enjoyable story and very light hearted. I did enjoy the adventures that Kate had in this book.
Like other reviewers, I wish that we got to learn more about the Miuan people as a whole, but it didn’t take away too much from the story. This is a good book for a rainy day. I would recommend it for younger kids that want something light but that also has a fun adventure in it.
Over all rating: *** 3 out of 5 stars Cover art: I like the cover art really lets you know what the story is about. Obtained: I won a copy from good reads first reads. Thank you. ...more
Hunger by Jakie Morse Kessler Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”
Lisabeth Lewis has a blHunger by Jakie Morse Kessler Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”
Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons? (Synopsis provided by good reads)
I first heard about this book from The Story Siren. It had such an interesting premise I had to read it. Lisa is 17 and anorexic. This is a very slim book, but also very powerful. Kessler did an amazing job at allowing the reader to know what was going on inside of Lisa’s mind we see this in the form of “The Thin Voice”. Lisa talks to it and it tells her all of her faults and to watch her weight. It needs to be stated that Kessler in no way is glamorizing eating disorders and what they do to a person. She disclosed at the end of the book, that she herself suffered from an eating disorder, which I think allowed her to give a more intimate view of Lisa in this story. During the book we get to see Lisa grow as a person and grow as Famine. We get too travel all over the world and see the hunger that is all over. I really enjoyed how she portrayed the character of Death. He was witty and had a unique personality. I loved some of the different abilities he had. He is a character I am looking forward to seeing more of in upcoming books. Full of wonderful dialog and heart breaking talks between Lisa and “The Thin Voice” Hunger is a must read and Kessler is an author that should be on everyones radar.
Over all rating: ***** five out of five stars
Cover art: I liked the simplicity of the cover art.
What parents need to know: This is a very powerful and very serious topic. There is some talk of sex in this book as well.