...it’s hard not to be swept up in his vision and root for everyone one of these characters to survive the hardships Weir puts them through.
In my reviews of King’s previous two books, I’ve criticized their length, annoyed with their narrative bulk and frustrated by their excessive back stories, but in this book the tangents are tight, the characters compelling and the suspense, well, it will take your breath away.
The twists will lead readers to finish the last page and turn back to the beginning to see how the pieces slot perfectly, unexpectedly into place. A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching.
An exhilarating narrative and a future we can fear and believe in.
The strength of The Book Thief is its wit and understated horror...It is an impressive book and I appreciate Mr. Zusak’s ability, but a few lesser moments of the author trying to get the audience to tear up would have worked in its favor.
I highly recommend this book to absolutely everyone, you have to read this. It's exciting, adventurous and scary.
I love the way she writes normally in normal-ish situations. I think she likes to write set in the past-Eleanor and Park is set in the 80's and Attachments is set in 1999. Overall I think she is just a fabulous writer and I wish I could put words on a piece of paper like she does.
Overall, if you’re looking for a fun, action-packed and wholly unique sci-fi adventure which stands out from the crowd, Cinder is the book for you. I know I’ll definitely be continuing on with the series!
Mockingjay gives the real feel of life within a war, where nothing is the same and you're haunted by the memories of two Hunger Games...This is the book that I had to force myself to take breaks from as the intensity and story completely captured me and I found it near impossible to continue with the rest of my life.
This book is recommended for teenagers and adults of all ages, as the message Lee conveys should be read and understood by everyone.
...the long passages focusing on Ender are nearly always enthralling--the details are handled with flair and assurance...
“Divergent” holds its own in the genre, with brisk pacing, lavish flights of imagination and writing that occasionally startles with fine detail.
Sepetys’ flowing prose gently carries readers through the crushing tragedy of this tale that needs telling.
The novel also ends on a rather unsatisfactory note, with a cliffhanger that isn’t all that suspenseful and with nothing clearly resolved for America.
This book is beautifully crafted and written with understanding for those people who have disabilities. The description and the story are well thought out and there are parts that make you cry and parts that make you laugh.
Despite the fact that the book flows in a very mundane manner, it is accessible to both children and adults. It helps a child understand the tough part of relationships and love, while it teaches adults that every child is special and one of a kind.
Much more is revealed as this brilliant fiction works thrilling variations on, and consolations for, its plangent message: that “in the end, everyone loses everyone.” Yes, but look what Foer has found.
A compelling case for reforms that support family values in the continuing “march toward true equality.”
Characters from the previous volume reappear to good effect...Collins has also created an exquisitely tense romantic triangle for her heroine. Forget Edward and Jacob: by book’s end (and it’s a cliffhanger), readers will be picking sides—Peeta or Gale?
Beautifully written, consistently surprising, and utterly assured, The Lovely Bones makes re-creating half a dozen genres simultaneously look like an effortless afternoon's work.