Thursday, 31 October 2013
I have this obsession with zombies that runs deep since I saw the movie 'Resident Evil' years ago. And since it's Halloween today I decided to share some of my 'to be read' zombie books.
Title: Alice in Zombieland
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #1
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: Newsflesh Trilogy #1
Author: Mira Grant
Title: Resident Evil - The Umbrella Conspiracy
Series: Resident Evil #1
Author: S.D. Perry
Publisher: Pocket Books
Title: Zombie Fallout
Author: Mark Tufo
Series: Zombie Fallout #1
Do you like zombies? If so what's on your 'to be read' list of zombies?
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Title: The Hollow People
Series: The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus #1
Author: Brian Keaney
Release Date: September 25th 2007
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
As I was reading this book I became more and more frustrated with myself because I had the chance to buy the whole trilogy at once and I did not. Because this book is quite good. As you get more and more into it, you start connecting to the characters and with the story and you just want to know everything there is to know about this 'no dreams allowed' kind of world.
This book tells the story of Dante a boy who was always told that he was a nobody, just a kitchen boy whose mother was crazy and killed herself... This wasn't quite true though. He ends up meeting a little girl, Bea, who always dreams about a city in ruins and somehow feels safe and not so lonely there. There's only one problem... Dreams are consider an awful thing in the island of Tarnagar.
I absolutely loved the idea of a society where you are not allowed to dream because in this book, dreams are the root of every society's issues especially criminal behavior. In Tarnagar's society when you reach a certain age you must oblige and take this medication that will basically make you a 'no risk taker' kind of person and also block your ability to dream. Dante already took this but he still dreams... And Bea's not too sure she wants to take it.
I must admit though that I found parts of this book quite slow for me, mostly the beginning, it wasn't quite appealing but I kept on reading and I do not regret this decision.
The ending... Oh Jesus the ending, I hate clif hangers with all the power of my being, and this book gives us the biggest clif hanger of them all...
Overall 'The Hollow People' is a good book and I would advise it to everyone who's into unnusual books.
P.S.: I must buy the other books SOON.
Saturday, 5 October 2013
*Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for a honest review*
Author: Erica Crouch
Release Date: June 11th 2013
Publisher: Patchwork Press
As I have stated somewhere in this blog I love books that involve angels and demons, and the way Erica Crouch portraits them in this book was quite perfect.
Besides the amazing plot, I particularly enjoyed the twins relationship. Azael and Pen seem to be so connected that it seems unbelieveable that they can ever be apart from eachother. The way they share thoughts, how they have been fighting together over time... It's just amazing. And towards the end of the book, their relationship becomes threatened and I just couldn't believe what was happening.
Now let's talk seriously...
The ending...Omg the ending. I could not believe what happened. I thought I was dreaming. I had to read it at least three times to make sure I wasn't imagining the words I was reading. I actually almost screamed when I got to it.
It was unbelieveable! I was waiting for a "and they lived happily ever after" kind of ending but I didn't get that. I got a "go to the corner of your room and cry because you'll only find out what happened when the next book is out next year and you will suffer until then" ending.
So damn you Erica Crouch for making such a good book.
Also Michael and Lucifer... I must read and know more about them through Erica's mind. They just seem so perfect through her eyes that if she decided to make a single book about them and how they got locked away together, I would so buy it.
Even though I loved this book, I have a few complaints about it. I got an e-book version of it and it had lots of spelling mistakes but I am sure that by now they have corrected them. Another thing was that I couldn't really see the angels and demons having wings, but this is 'Supernatural's' fault for sure. I understand it makes sense, and that these kind of biblical creatures have always been known for having wings, but in my mind they just don't work.
To sum things up, I absolutely loved this book and I will most certainly read the following one.