Zoe’s introspective and surprisingly humorous voice will strike a chord with readers as they dwell on the space between guilt and innocence.
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.
The Mad Hatter's youthful, disheveled appearance makes him resemble a modern hipster, and the pop-up trial scene features a flying pack of cards. A clever and inventive interpretation.
Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace to an end that may surprise them and will definitely leave them panting for the series’ conclusion.
...Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.
The sharply felt humor and yearning that infuse both the verbal and visual narratives will kindle profound emotional responses in hearts of any age.
"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.
Meticulously researched from beginning to end, this literary tour de force is certain to become a modern day classic.
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 think this book is perfect for boys and girls alike who love to let their imaginations take them to new places.
Blackwatch is brilliantly fast paced and tightly plotted.
There was a lot of suspense. I could never put it down.
Read Safe Within to see what happens to Elaine and Mick as the truth is exposed.