Friday, April 29, 2011

Blog Hop #6

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-For-Books

This weeks question is:

Which summer release are you most looking forward to?

Answer: I live in Australia, and our summer has just finally finished. I'm not sure of any upcoming releases.

Follow Friday #11

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View.

This weeks question is:

If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten

Answer: The seven Harry Potter books, an Atlas, Vampire Academy and a Dictionary.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Book Review #34 - Paper Towns by John Green

Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificent, adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she opens his bedroom window late one night and summons him to join her on an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to find that Margo has not. Always an enigma, she now becomes a mystery and Q soon learns that there are clues to be followed in his search for Margo.

My Rating: 5/5

This is the first book I have ever read written by John Green, yet after reading this I know it won't be the last.

I was hooked onto the story from the very first page.

The characters, I thought Q was well written and very likeable. His friends Radar and Ben especially were funny and brought another whole dimension to the story.

I'm not sure whether I liked Margo or not. I can understand why she did what she did, but the way she went about it seemed a little selfish.

Book Review #33 - The Other Side of Dawn (Tomorrow Series #7) by John Marsden

Since their home was invaded by enemy soldiers and transformed into a war zone, Ellie and her friends have been fighting for their lives.

Now a resolution may finally be in sight. But as enemy forces close in on her hideout, Ellie discovers that the final conflict just may be the most dangerous yet. And not everyone will survive.

Nobody is safe in this exhilarating conclusion to Ellie's courageous struggle for freedom.

My Rating: 4.5/5

This is the final book in this series. It is definitely one of my favourite series, and this installment is probably one of favourites from the series.

I liked the ending. It was paced perfectly although there were a few questions left unanswered, which leaves the door open for the spin-off series The Ellie Chronicles.

Book Review #32 - The Night is For Hunting (Tomorrow Series #6) by John Marsden

Amidst a brutal war with no end in sight, Ellie and her four remaining friends discover that their hidden refuge becomes a crowded place when they decide to care for an uncooperative crew of orphans.

Things only get worse when Ellie and Homer learn that mysterious visitors have discovered their sanctuary. Has the enemy found them out?

Five ordinary teens brave the worst in this electrifying continuation of their battle to stay safe and sane in a war zone that was once their home.

My Rating: 3/5

This book has less action than the rest of the series. It mainly deals with the teenagers having to look after a bunch of kids which got quite boring after a while.

This was probably brought into the storyline to show how much the characters have matured and how the war has made them grow up, but I thought that it could have lasted a few chapters not the entire novel.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Follow Friday #10

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View.

This weeks question is:

Q. Do you have anyone that you can discuss books with IRL? Tell us about him/her.

Answer: No, because I don't really talk about books.

Blog Hop #5

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy-For-Books

This weeks question is:

"Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her."

Answer: A book I just finished reading is The Other Side of Dawn which was the seventh book in the Tomorrow Series.

The main character was called Ellie, and she was strong, brave, bossy and pretty much the opposite of what I would be like in the position she was in.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Book Review #31 - Burning For Revenge (Tomorrow Series #5) by John Marsden

The journey to Stratton isn't an easy trip, especially when the enemy's headquarters lie somewhere along the way. And that's exactly where Ellie and her friends unwittingly find themselves.

With only five of them against hundreds of armed soldiers, escape seems like a suicide mission. But Stratton is where Ellie's grandmother lives, so the journey must be made - even though the odds aren't good.

Ellie must summon all of her courage and guerrilla instincts to survive the latest high-stakes installment of the action-packed Tomorrow series.

My Rating: 3.5/5

This book deals more with the characters psychological problems catching up with them, infact one of them has a breakdown. They are also taking more risks, and problems are starting to rise amongst themselves.

This book didn't make huge advancements with the storyline, it's more of a stepping stone probably to set up the final two books in the series.

I recommend this series to anyone who hasn't read them yet as this series is one of my favourites.