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.
Cricket’s narration vacillates between hyperbole and thoughtful introspection, making the text feel uneven in places; this reflects Cricket’s development, as the narration matures along with Cricket.
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.
Rebel Heart became too romancey for me, without enough action to justify this.
This is noir with added value: Lehane is terrific on family ties and at conveying the buzz of a city powered by immigrant labour of often dubious legality.
Claire’s story stands on its own, but as the final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters.
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.
It didn’t quite compare to the first two books in the series.
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.
I recommend this fun little read to everyone!
Blackwatch is brilliantly fast paced and tightly plotted.
I would highly recommend it! (Just buy it, okay? Trust me.)
I think this book is definitely worth a read and especially if you've ever lived in a small town and dealt with that dynamic with your family.
With its uncannily beautiful robed magicians, vast wild landscapes and fabled creatures, Ravka evokes the Russia of fairy tales.
Caroline and Charles Todd, the mother-son team who write as Charles Todd, remain unmatched in their ability to convey the horrors of trench warfare and the effect on its participants.