Monday, May 30, 2011


Matched is a fantastic book written by Ally Condie I highly recomend this book for boys and girls. Its about a girl named Cassia and she lives in a society where they basically dont have free will and have to live by what the government chooses for them. Its really interesting and got me thinking about our society and world.
5 out of 5 there isnt anything graphic except for the girl gets kissed a couple of times but there isnt any detail about it.

Review for The City Of Fallen Angels, book 4 in the mortal instruments series

This book was so good that I wouldn't put it down, from start to finish it was amazing. It as written by Cassandra Clare. The main characters were mostly Simon and Clary in this one. They each have trials and things that they go through and it had me dreaming about it when I had to go to bed. There wasn't anything I didn't like except the fact that the end is a cliffhanger so if you don't like those beware! 

Violence:3 out of 5 a few people are killed. But not to graphic.

Intimacy: 3 out of 5 Clary and jace have a couple of part were they kiss.

 Over all: 4 out of 5. Very very good, highly recommended for all ages.

The Princess Bride

Synopsis(from back of book):
      As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdink, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini--the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik--the gentle giant; Inigo--the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen--the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup's one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.
My review:
     "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles." This book was not quite as good as the movie. However, this might because I am well familiarized the movie and made constant comparisons. Despite these unmet expectations, the book was quite good, and included much humor that was not in the movie, and could not have been transferred into the movie.
     Anyways, moving away from movie comparisons, the character development in the book was well done through a series of short flashbacks(in the case of Fezzik and Inigo) or a simple review of family, personality and habits(in the case of Prince Humperdink, and Miracle Max). The characters also developed in the story. Sadness killed all passion, then joy returned it all and more. Desperation grew, finally overflowing into an outburst of anger, once calmed, a decision of taking matters into one's own hands. A rise and a fall, a tragic past, and many mysterious futures.
    This tale is by no means new, in fact, it is nearly thirty years old. But that allows it to have a kind of tone and ideal no longer present in contemporary books. It feels old, and it fits. I love the feel of a story from long ago. I has the feel of a fairy tale with a streak of reality. It simply stands out from other books, and I love it for that.
     This book is from an age already gone. However, it is still a book worth reading, and if you have not watched the movie, read the book first. I hope you enjoy your wonderful adventure, the "good parts" version of S. Morgenstern's classic tale.

My rating:
      4 1/2 stars
Profanity: Mild or none
Sexuality: Mild
Violence: Moderate(no gore)
Drugs and alcohol: Very Mild

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Review for paranormalcy

I recently read Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. I enjoyed this book much more then i usually do with other books. It is about Evie, a girl who can see through paranormal glamors. There isn't anyone else who can which is why all of the paranormal agencies want her. The fight over her across the country was so great that eventually they all combined and created IPCA the international paranormal containment agency. She goes on bag and tag missions to retrieve the paranormals that haven't been tagged yet. Her life has stayed almost the same since IPCA first brought her in until a mysterious boy breaks in, not only that but the paranormals start getting killed and no one knows why. Now Evie must find out why it's happening, and time is running out.
I easily give this a 5 I literally had dreams about this book. It flows very well and the authors thought in writing this was very creative. I wasn't able to put it down until i was completely done, and when it was over i wished it hadn't ended. I highly recommend it to all readers.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Beutiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is a very interesting book, very different from my usual read.
It is about a boy named Ethan Wate and he has been dreaming of a girl that he has never met or seen before, he is the star player of the basket ball team at his school. He lives in the small town of Gatlin were nothing ever changes, until Lena comes into the town. Ethan and Lena go on an "adventure" falling in love every step of the way. Lena isn't exactally what she seems and neither is anyone in her family. Her birthday is coming up and that day could change everything for Ethan and Lena.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 i recommend it for boys and girls. The Authors have both used history in a way to pull everything in this book together. It is very creative and an addicting read. I recommend for all ages.