Wein’s story ducks and dodges ingeniously, giving us multiple double-takes and surprises, ratcheting up tension and emotional power as the story moves towards its conclusion.
An exhilarating narrative and a future we can fear and believe in.
Zusak's descriptions of a childhood in Nazi Germany were absorbing...This one adds another layer and shows that suffering wasn't limited to those the Nazis sought to invade or destroy. For that reason and for all the ones I outline above, I highly recommend The Book Thief. I can say without hesitation it's the best book I've read all year.
With a fast-paced narrative steadily answering the myriad questions that arise and an ever-increasing air of tension, Dashner's suspenseful adventure will keep readers guessing until the very end, which paves the way for the inevitable continuation.
This book will haunt you. It will make you hurt and it will make you smile, and you’ll be thinking about these characters long after their story has finished.
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!
This is a magnificent journey undertaken by unforgettable characters that will remain with the reader long after the last page has been turned. The last in this modern dystopian trilogy, Mockingjay is every bit as satisfying as the two prior titles in the series.
Lighter than Looking for Alaska (2005), deeper than An Abundance of Katherines (2006) and reminiscent of Gregory Galloway’s As Simple as Snow (2005)—a winning combination.
Divergent plays right into the zeitgeist of dystopian young-adult novels, yet it lacks any kind of originality to put it alongside or above any previous series. This debut ultimately contains all the excitement of a checklist.
Apart from a few overly dramatic metaphors, Lina recounts her story with a straightforward clarity that trusts readers to summon images of starvation, disease and death, and grounds them in a reality young adults can understand.
This is the strength of Chbosky’s writing. He crafts Charlie’s voice in a way that defies context. Charlie is inside every lonely teenager and every adult remembers him fondly. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a gift...
The castes were defined, and there were some rebel attacks and moments of danger, but the dystopian world seemed to take a back seat to the rest of the story.
ll that said, I did enjoy Unraveling and devoured it.
This book is rich in detail of both the essential normalcy and the difficulties of a young person with cerebral palsy.
Even the actual writing is sloppy, in keeping with the overall construction. Gregory says in her author’s note how much fun she had writing this. Perhaps some may enjoy reading it.
Honor's Aunt Gina, her guardian, has an unbelievably accommodating parenting style. The debit card Honor borrowed from her brother is just too convenient. And Honor dismisses supposed best friend Lilah all too easily...A somewhat fluffy read...
There is definitely more of a sense of unity among the victors of all people, and the feel of a pre-war spark and the sense of hope that follows these uprisings. I would recommend this entire series to anyone and would give this book a 10/10.
Readers who love the work of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han will feel intensely for this cast of vulnerable characters who demonstrate integrity, personality, and perseverance as they work to bridge the distances between them.
What makes these books is the romance. Yes, Jeri really knows how to write a great action scene with plenty of suspenseful descriptions. But it's been all about Aura and Zachary.
It's a sweet beautiful love story, and a lovely coming of age story... then throw in the cool science fiction... all mixed with a beloved classic. Awesome.