Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Enemy by: Charlie Higson

After a devastating disease swept the world, everyone sixteen or older is either dead, or a brainless flesh-eating creature. The kids who survive have barricaded themselves inside buildings and only go outside to scavenge for food. The kids who live in the Waitrose supermarket know their options are running out. When a mysterious stranger arrives, offering them a safe haven at Buckingham Palace, they begin their journey towards it. But the real danger might be in the palace not outside.

I recently found a love for zombies. I discovered that it was a pretty easy transition from criminal TV shows and stories. Which is I have taken to reading zombie books. One of my friends had this book when I saw it for the first time. I asked to read it (I might have stolen it) since it seemed like an interesting read. My guess was correct. It was great! The reason it was great was because of how different it was from other zombie books. In The Enemy no character is safe. Any character, main or not, can die. In all the other zombie stories you have a set of characters who you know are going die, and a set of characters who have been created with the intention of being eaten. This brought into the book a new kind of suspense which kept you wanting to continue reading so that you could see if your favorite character made it. Another things that I liked about The Enemy was how Charlie Higson did not limit himself to the point of view of only one character, I would give The Enemy 4 stars.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Books Read 1/3/15 - 7/3/15

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III has three months, five days and six hours to discover America, get back to Berk, save his father, battle Polarserpents, and win the Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. 3 stars.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible but now as the 5th wave rolls across, Cassie, Ben and Ringer have to face the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

I Am Number Four by: Pittacus Lore

In the beginning there were nine aliens. Nine of them who left their planet Lorien when it got attacked by the evil Magdorian. Nine aliens who are currently seeking refuge in the corners of the Earth. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you right now. Nine aliens who look like normal teenagers but have extraordinary skills, paranormal skills. Number One was caught by the Magdorian in Malaysia, Number Two was found in England, Number Three in Kenya. All of them are now dead. John Smith is Number Four and he knows he is next.

I Am Number Four is one of those books, that a lot of people recommended to me, but I never have found the time to read them. I liked I Am Number Four because I like Fantasy. I also found it very engrossing because I really wanted to know how John's story ended. I liked the way Pittacus Lore has named certain things in his book. I won't give it away, but I'm sure you'll notice a pattern after you read it. Man, this book makes me want to be a part of it's story. I really wish I had read this book earlier because I would have discovered such a wonderful story. I would give I Am Number Four (what other number can it be?) 4 stars.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Books Read 22/2/15 - 28/2/15

Lina's bakery isn't doing so good, so when she finds a Goddess Cookbook Lina thinks she has found the answer to her problems, even if it means that she has to call a goddess. 3 stars.

Hera, Athena and Venus have had enough of the Trojan War, and so they come up with a plan to end it. All they need is a modern woman. They end up getting 2 modern women when Kat and her best friend die in car crash. 3 stars.

Esperanza has always had it all, fancy dresses, a beautiful house, and servants. But when disaster strikes she is forced to move to the United States and settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. She has a hard time going from everything to nothing. 3 stars.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Private India by: James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi

Seemingly unconnected people are dying in Mumbai. They are strangled to death and their bodies are left with strange objects arranged around them. Santosh Wagh, the head of Private India, has his work cut out for him. He is racing against time to stop the killer but it isn't easy. He is battling against Mumbai's biggest gang lord, as well as a not so godly god-man. On top of this, there might be a terrorist attack on Private India, that will destroy Private as well as thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens.

There were three reasons to why I picked up Private India. They were: 1) It is written by James Patterson, 2) It's setting is India, and lastly 3) It is a crime thriller. As I have said earlier, I am a huge fan of criminal TV shows. I am also a fan of James Patterson, ever since I Confessions of A Murder Suspect, I have been trying to get my hands on any book that he has written. So, finding Private India was amazing. It was, as expected, incredibly well written, leaving you guessing until the very end. I thought I knew who the murderer was, but then there would be a little piece of information which would change my view completely. I would give Private India 4 stars.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Books Read 15/2/15 - 21/2/15

A book that catalogues all of the misconceptions, mistakes, and misunderstandings in common knowldge. 4 stars.

Three years ago Allison disappeared, her friends mourned her but they were also secretly relieved. They each carried a secret that only Allison had known. Panic breaks out when, they start receiving messages about those secrets. Are they being betrayed? Worse: Is Allison back? 5 stars. My Review

Four girls-Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna have been bad very bad girls, and they carry those secrets. Secrets that could destroy their perfect little lives, and someone named "A" is threatening to do just that. 5 stars.

Four perfect girls are not so perfect. Lucky me. I know these pretty little liars better than they know themselves. It's hard keeping their secrets to myself. They better do as I say... or else. ~ "A" 5 stars.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Last Wave by: Pankaj Sekhsaria

Harish has always been an aimless drifter, but he finds the anchor to his life when he sees the slow but sure destruction of everything that the Jarawa need to survive, he is moved by the need to do something. Along with him come Uncle Pame, a seventy-year-old Karen boatman, and Seema a "local born" a descendant of the convicts who were lodged in the jail of Port Blair. Seema has been to the mainland to study, but unlike the rest of her educated counterparts she has decided to come back to the Andaman Islands As they grow closer through their love for the islands and their attempt to understand the Jarawa, an unknown conflict appears, the tsunami of 2004.

I got The Last Wave as a birthday present from my father. When I read the blurb, I wasn't sure if I would I like it. It turns out I did like it. It taught me a lot about the Jarawa people and the conditions that they are living in. I could tell that Pankaj Sekhsaria had done a lot of research to write the book and bring forth the back story of the Islands. His descriptions were very beautiful and the characters were great, you could feel the emotion behind the writing through the characters. I found the a nice educational experience as well as a good read because of the characters. I would give The Last Wave 3 stars.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Books Read 8/2/15 - 14/2/15

Quentin has always been in love with Margo Roth Spigelman. So when she comes in through his window, inviting him to a night of adventure, he agrees. The next morning, Quentin arrives at to school to find Margo gone. She seems to have left clues for him to follow, like a trail of breadcrumbs. 3 stars.

Daniel McEvoy is an ex-Irish Army sergeant, who is living a "normal" life. Until, one night, Connie, his love interest, is murdered. Zeb his only friend has disappeared. On top of that, Dan is being framed. 3 stars.

1st Wave: Light's out. 2nd Wave: Surf's up. 3rd Wave: The Pestilence. 4th Wave: The Silencers. It's the dawn of the 5th wave and Cassie is on the run from Them. Her two rules are, to stay alone is to stay alive and trust no one. Until she meets Evan Walker. Now Cassie must choose between giving up and getting up. 4 stars. My Review
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