Thursday, May 5, 2016

Books Read in April 2016

Discliamer: This post contains spoilers to The False Prince if you would like to avoid these spoilers, don't read the summary for The Runaway King. It is the last summary.
The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists by: Peter Laufer
Peter Laufer was tired of answering the question, "What will your next book be about?" Without thinking he answered, "Butterflies" as an analogy for peace and contentment. This simple answer led him to discover that the world of butterflies might not be as peaceful as he once thought.
4 stars.

Every Day by: David Levithan
A wakes up in a different body everyday and he doesn't know how to stop it  but he has resigned himself to his fate. He has his rules, don't interfere in their lives, don't get attached, and live like a guest and leave. But all that change the day he wakes up in Justin's body and meets his girlfriend Rhiannon and all of a sudden A is breaking all the rules.
3 stars.

Another Day by: David Levithan
Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She's accepted it and has made some rules for herself in regards of her temperamental boyfriend Justin. Don't make him mad, don't be needy, and don't get your hopes up. But then one day everything changes, Justin seems to understand her and they share a perfect day. One that Justin doesn't remember. Confused, Rhiannon begins searching for answers and all the clues point towards the answer that Justin wasn't really Justin that day.
1 star.

The Madman's Daughter by: Megan Shepard
Juliet has built a life for herself after losing both her parents. She works as a maid and tries to forget the scandal that tore her life apart. But there are rumors of her father being alive and that he's continuing his supposed gruesome experiments, she has to go look for herself. She discovers her father's madness, he has created animals that resemble and act like humans. On top of that one of his creations is running wild, killing. She's torn between horror and curiosity and the possibility that some of the madness runs in her blood.
3.5 stars.

The Mysterious Benedict Society by: Trenton Lee Stewart
An ad in the paper asks, "Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" Many children come but only four succeed for an extremely dangerous mission which can only be completed by children at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is: there are no rules.
4 stars.

The Runaway King by: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Jaron's kingdom is teetering on the brink of war. He doesn't know what he must do but an assassination attempt forces him to desert his kingdom in order to save it. Is it possible for him to go too far? Will he ever return or will he have to sacrifice his life for his kingdom?
3 stars.
Note: If you would like a detailed review of any of these books, please comment the title and I will get it posted as soon as possible.
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