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.
This book has incredible cliff-hangers and it is spectacularly described and envisioned. However, I do think it was focused too much on the topic of thoughts, which I didn’t find particularly interesting because I prefer action and drama.
he Book Thief is a marvelous work that will touch readers of all ages. In his use of imagery and language Markus Zusak has created a highly accessible vehicle for some complex issues.
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.
When the situation turns dangerous, Rowell keeps things surprising, and the solution—imperfect but believable—maintains the novel’s delicate balance of light and dark.
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!
there is the romantic intrigue involving Katniss, Peeta and Gale, which comes to a resolution that, while it will break some hearts, feels right. In short, there's something here for nearly every reader, all of it completely engrossing.
I loved this book. There were moments when I was scared, moments when I roared with laughter and moments when I questioned the sanity of everyone.
The author skillfully balances intense action scenes with the emotional internalization of the characters that brings breadth and depth to the story.
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...
ll that said, I did enjoy Unraveling and devoured it.
Unfortunately, it does follow the same formula that many other YA books have.
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.
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.
I actually tweeted Jeri when I was finished the book, saying something along the lines of, thank you for giving the readers a realistic sex scene.
Diana Peterfreund’s latest is a book I will carry inside me for a very long time