Between the ruined world and the mutants, there’s plenty of threats to keep the pages turning. Though genre elements are in place, this page-turner earns an A for freshness.
The 5th Wave is creepy good, steeped with a smidgen of classic sci-fi storytelling at its best and infused with fresh perspectives about what it really means to be human.
This is a natural beach read, but will easily win Howland year-round fans, too.
This well-known story marks the beginning of perhaps the greatest, possibly most influential, and certainly the most world-famous Victorian English fiction, a book that hovers between a nonsense tale and an elaborate in-joke.
Readers that fell in love with Shadow and Bone will be highly satisfied with the continuation of the story and the cliffhanger ending will have you hungry for book three, Ruin and Rising.
...Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.
This last, strange poem of Mr. Sendak’s will likely puzzle young readers, but fans of the author must seek out My Brother’s Book, as it could have been created by only one man in the company of his own literary heroes.
"Reached" practically groans with its wide-ranging ambition . . . readers will mourn what's lost.
Where Blood Red Road (2011) was fast-paced and chaotic, this meandering book just bogs down.
...his idea of plain old crime is sophisticated, literary and barbed enough...that it makes this book a sentence-by-sentence pleasure. You are in the hands of an expert.
This is just about the best way for Lowry to bookend a series she never intended to last beyond a single volume.
But while the story is well-executed, with characters readers will grow to care about, its reliance on well-worn themes of governmental corruption and class warfare may make it difficult to stand out in a crowded genre.
Unfortunately, Frey can't seem to cobble together much of a plot for The Rise of Nine.
Smart readers will find a heroine in girly, intellectual Gigi—all the while winking at her nerdy jokes.
Overall, I thought that the book was very funny and good; it just wasn't for me. However, I would recommend it to teenage girls who want a funny and heart-warming read.
If you are a parent with reluctant readers in the house, I suggest you hand them one of these books.
The plot is so fast paced that I didn't want to put the book down.
Diana Peterfreund’s latest is a book I will carry inside me for a very long time
I think this book could be read by a wide range of audiences.
It's a girl's story who is pulled out of one world and put into another, one all sparkles and another quite the opposite, both of which she can't seem to fit into. It's the type of story that I've always been a sucker for, but has much MUCH more. To say more than I have, would be to ruin it, but READ it or you're seriously missing out!