An 18-year-old peruvian girl with a love for books.
I'm inexperienced in this book-reviewing business.
I changed my chair for a sofa but the purpose is basically the same :-)
I read this book in a few hours. I know it's middle grade, but I really liked it! I liked the characters and the story, plus I love the cover. I can't wait to read the next one.
So I've finally read this book and I loved it!. I really liked the characters (especially Percy) and Riordan's writing style. I also love Greek mythology.
I would recommend this to anyone, is a really enjoyable book.
ILLUSTRATION O'clock: Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900–1931) "Old French Fairy Tales". She managed to illustrate 3 books before dying of tuberculosis.
Download the free book, here: http://archive.org/details/oldfrenchfairyta00sg
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From 50watts: "Missouri-born illustrator Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900–1931) managed to complete just three books in her short life, all of them commissioned by the Penn Publishing Company: Old French Fairy Tales (1920), Tanglewood Tales (1921), and Arabian Nights (1928). She was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of 19, around the time she received that first commission. David Apatoff wrote a lovely appreciation of her work and life at his Illustration Art."
If I could read all day, I seriously would. :P
Since this book came out, everybody has been talking about 'how much they loved it' and 'how good it was'. So I had great expectations for this book; I was expecting it to be a masterpiece, I was expecting to love it as much as I love other books, I was expecting a lot of things from this book. And It didn't disappoint, however it didn't meet all of my expectations.
The first chapters of this book were great and it had me hooked from the beginning, even though it bacame less and less interesting as the story progressed, I couldn't put it down.
Rick Yancey managed to build tension and keep me intrigued throughout all the book, whenever I was sure something would happen, he made me second-guess. What I really liked were the twists, this book was full of them!
I also liked that we could read the story from differents points of view, I think it gave depth to some characters (we knew how they felt, the way they think...), they didn't stay as two-dimensional characters. Character development is really important to me when I read any kind of book and Yancey's characters didn't disappoint, even the little brother wasn't just an object whose only purpose was to make Cassie travel and face dangers in order to keep the reader interested; he had his own feelings and by the end of the book he was a tridimensional character. Unfortunately, I didn't feel as attached to the characters as I was expecting.
But my favorite part about this book was the world Yancey created. It felt so realistic, as if something like that could happen any day. It wasn't like other books-as, say, The Hunger Games- in which it seems that what happens will never happen to us. And the references in The 5th Wave only increaased the realistic feeling of it.
It had some flaws, of course. A lot of things happened in this book, sometimes I felt it was too much. And some stuff reminded me of some books I have read, that's why it became less interesting by the end of it. But what bugged me the most was the ending. I didn't like it, I was expecting something different (I was expecting this book to be a stand-alone). I don't know what to expect from the next book and I not too excited to read it.
I have mixed feelings about this book; when I started reading it, my thoughts were 'this book is great!' but by the end I wasn't as sure. Nonetheless, It deserves the four-star rating I gave it.
I would recommend this book to anyone how enjoys science fiction, it is worth reading. I know I'm glad I read it.
(Note: Please feel free to correct me if I made any mistakes; English is not my first language you see.)
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As we head into the middle of the year we are now going to start seeing all the summer (winter here) blockbusters being released. It feels like there is a new book being talked about every week nowadays but once again I thought I would have my fun and look at some of the books I’ve noticed trending for the past three months. Like always this is not accurate, this is judgement plus culling most books so we can cover more genres.
Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavours and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of–or has the courage to ask.
A guy walks into a bar car and…From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humour and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls is David Sedaris humourous collection of essays that cover a range of topics.
Ursula Todd is born in a snowstorm in England in 1910 but dies before she can take her first breath. During that same snowstorm she was born again and lives to tell the tale; again and again. Life after Life tells the story of Ursula’s lives, as with each new life she makes small changes that send her on a completely different path.
Summer, Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business. Anyone could be next. NOS4R2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep.
Nora Eldridge, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is on the verge of disappearing. Having abandoned her desire to be an artist, she has become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and tidy neighbour always on the fringe of others’ achievements.The Woman Upstairs is a masterly told story of America today, of being a woman and of the exhilarations of love.
A new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In And the Mountains Echoed, we follow its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
One last Sookie Stackhouse adventure; Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte’s Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire’s girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived earthquakes, revolutions and attempts on her life. Dead Ever After is the final chapter in this much loved series.
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno. From the bestselling thriller author that brought us The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demon’s comes the forth book in the Robert Langdon series, Inferno.
The 1st Wave took out half a million people.
The 2nd Wave put that number to shame.
The 3rd Wave lasted a little longer, twelve weeks… four billion dead.
In the 4th Wave, you can’t trust that people are still people.
And The 5th Wave? No one knows. But it’s coming.
Rose Baker seals men’s fates. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. She is The Other Typist, an office girl in a New York City Police Department precinct. Confessions are her job. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings, and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room she is once again the weaker sex, best suited for filing and making coffee.
From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. Entwined with You is the third book in Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series; Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds.
College student Devin Jones took the summer job at Joyland hoping to forget the girl who broke his heart. But he wound up facing something far more terrible: the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and dark truths about life—and what comes after—that would change his world forever.
In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such mega successes: sexy, irresistible characters. romantic and mythological intrigue, and relentless action and suspense.
A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.
The National Book Award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann comes an astonishing new novel, TransAtlantic. Through a series of narratives that span 150 years and two continents comes this magnificent and somewhat ambitious novel. From the first TransAtlantic flight from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland to the American senator crossing the ocean in search for lasting peace in Ireland, this is part fiction part historical literary achievement.
There are some very obvious choices here but that seems to be the books that I have seen being talked about the most. I do cut out a lot of books if I feel like there are too many in the same genre, I want to leave room for books in other genres that people might be interested in. I’ve read a few of these books and have a lot on my TBR already. I would love to hear what you think I’ve missed and what you expect to trend in the next three months.
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters, it was a quick read (just what I needed because of school ugh!) and I liked the message. It kept me interested- I just wanted to know what was going to happen to the characters- and that's what makes a good book to me.