Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Book Review: The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains.  After the 2nd, only the luck escape.  And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive.  After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them.  The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see.  Who have scattered Earth's last survivors.  To stay alone is to stay alive,  Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.  Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself.  But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.  To give up or to get up.

4/5 stars (really liked it)
I love how this book was divided into sections and the sections were from different point of views.  We see how life is like for Cassie now after the 4th wave and what life was like before everything started.  We also see how her family was broken apart by everything.  I loved the story and the characters.  I can't wait to read the next one.

Book Review: The Accident Season - Moira Fowley-Doyle

The Accident Season - Moira Fowley-Doyle
The Accident Season
It's the accident season, the same time every year.  Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been party of seventeen-year-old Cara's life for as long as she can remember.  Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them,  Cara's family becomes inexplicably accident-prone.  They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items - but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-glowing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed?  And how can they break free?

3/5 stars (liked it)
This was a great book to read in October.  Had a little bit of a spooky factor.  I really liked all the twists and turn that kept me guessing.  I loved all the characters but I wish the mom had been in it a little more.  Overall a fast read.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Book Review: The Fate of Ten - Pittacus Lore

The Fate of Ten (I am Number Four #6)
The sixth book in the thrilling, action-packed, New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series!  For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret.  Now all of that has changed.  The invasion has begun.  If the Garde can't find a way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Lorien:  annihilation.

There is still hope.  When the Elders sent the Garde to Earth, they had a plan--one which the Garde are finally starting to understand.  In the climax of The Revenge of Seven, a group of the Garde traveled to an ancient pyramid in Mexico known to their people as the Sanctuary.  There they awoke a power that had been hidden within our planet for generations.  Now this poer can save the world...or destroy it.  It will all depend on who wields it.

4/5 stars (really liked it)
Not enough of Nine and not enough of Lexa!  Other than that this book was great.  I love how we see John a little more vulnerable.  Also meet new characters such as Daniella.  I love that Adam is so accepted by the Lorien and that he helps out so much.  I like that we saw a little of Setrakus Ra's past and how he came to be the bad person he is.  I can't wait to read the next one because the ending of this book left me screaming "NO!".

Book Review: Blood Fury - JR Ward

Blood Fury - JR Ward A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his cl...