I finished Fahrenheit 451. FINALLY!!!! Still working on the Hobbit and I picked up another book called Red Queen. The concept is interesting and so far it is good.
Hobbit is a slow read and Fahrenheit 451 is boring. Hobbit is slow but t is entertain. Fahrenheit 451 is slow and boring. I wish to be done with the book.
Summary: Linh Cinder (based on Cinderella), a cyborg living with her stepmother and her two stepsisters, works as a mechanic in a booth at the market place, where she meets Prince Kai, who requests her to fix his personal android. Can't shed tears or blush due to her android modifications. Thought to be immune to letumosis and has more unknown secrets. Later in the first book, Dr. Dmitri Erland states something breathtaking. Cinder is arrested later. During that time, he gives Cinder a new hand and foot and a mission, to look for him in Africa.
Review: I liked this futureistic take on Cinderalle. I felt like the orginal story was boring and so was Cinderella. Now she is a cyborg who has brains and is an interesting person. Someone finally gave the girl a personality. I also liked that one of the stepsisters didn't hate her. Plus Iko. Iko is hilarious and I just love the little android.
Summary: Scarlet Benoit (based on Little Red Riding Hood) is the granddaughter of Michelle Benoit, a farmer and former military pilot who has suddenly gone missing. On Scarlet's journey to find her, Scarlet teams up with and learns from a street fighter named Wolf that her grandmére may be hiding secrets regarding Princess Selene, the lunar princess.
Review: Little Red gets spunk. She takes on the Lunars and helps Cinder, a fugitive escape the Lunars. We have another revamped Disney girl who turns into a bad ass, and she can "control" a Lunar special Op.
Summary: Crescent Moon 'Cress' Darnel (based on Rapunzel) is a banished hacker who is somehow caught up in Cinder and her crew's plot to overthrow the wicked Lunar queen. However, soon everything goes awry. The crew is separated, and they must do anything they can to reunite and prevent the royal wedding that could put Earth into Queen Levana's hands. And all the while, the plague is mutating, and Queen Levana is watching.
Review: Cress is a super brainy girl who is a shell, a person that the queen cannot control. Sure she is gushy about Captain , but she makes up with it for it with a strong backbone and never giving up even when it seems like all is lost. I really like this series and it's take on the old fairy tales.
*There is another book called Winter. It comes out November 10, 2015.*
I am half way through Scarlet because I was left off early last night. I will be picking up the 3rd book tonight.
Authors: Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson
Rating: 6 out of 10
Summary: This is a collection of short stories from Magnus Bane's point of view. There are stories set in different centuries and all over the world.
Review: The book as a whole was okay. Some of the stories were better than others. There were quite a few laughs. Magnus was one of my favorite characters in the series. He was so flamboyant. He was entertaining. The book didn't hold my attention that well. The only reason I was able to read it quite quickly was because I couldn't use the computer.
*I am going to start reading Scarlet from the Lunar Chronicles.*
I read the first 20 pages of Fahrenheit 451. All that I can say is that it is really confusing and worded weirdly. It might get better as I go on. I had finished the Magnus Bane book. I will review it shortly. But it might not be tonight because I have to work and I worked last night so I am kinda tired. I will get it as soon as possible.
We are going to start reading Fahrenheit 451 tomorrow. And it is taking me forever to read the Hobbit. I'm at the 4 chapter or so. I am going on a trip this weekend so I will have time to read then.
I am going to be reading the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I won't start till the end of the week. I need to finish up with finals before I start reading a book.
I read a book that for life of me I can't remember the title of. I did pick up the sequel and i also picked up the Magnus Bane book.
Summary: The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.
Review: I found this book more interesting than the others. This one had more drama and more turns that made me question everything else i had read. this book is a bunch of twists and turns wrapped in satin and silk.
I just posted 2 reviews. Sorry they were late. I have been busy. There is another review that I owe you. I finished One from the Selection series. I will try to get it in tomorrow. Please don't quote me on it.
Summary: Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times Bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman.
Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future.
But more trouble is brewing. Starkey’s group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they’ll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad—which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future.
Review: I really liked this. I was a fan of the whole Unwind series. This one had more action in it. Cam becomes his own person and decides to take on his creators. Now that is a juicy conflict in and of itself. But there is more going on. We have a two groups of parts pirates that stir up trouble. And to add it all up we have a machine that can make unwinding obsolete. this book is one thrill after the next we parts that make you lose your breath.
Dystopian fiction with its twists on the real world and human nature can either be flat out terrible or an entertaining read, and Ready Player One falls into the later.The author of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline also works as a screenwriter, and is working on the movie adaption of Ready Player One, and poetry slam artist,he was the Austin Poetry Slam winner in 1998 and 2001, was born in 1972 in Ashland, Ohio.
Ready Player One is set in the near future in 2045 in a place called the stacks, which are literally stacks of trailers. Most of the real world is ignore, people prefer to spend their time in OASIS. OASIS is a computer program m much like virtual reality. There are twenty seven sectors with great amounts of planets in each, at least a hundred. Some look like Middle Earth or other fictional worlds. Others are simple bland planets with everything the same, like Ludus. Ludus is the planet of schools were Wade, Parzival, is stuck. Wade wants to win the contest and easter that the creator of OASIS, Halliday, made. Wade like everyone else has been stuck for five years on how to find the copper key. When Wade finally does he discovers he is not the first. However he is the first to get the key and clear the first gate, there are three in total. This sets off a firestorm. Interest in the contest has been revived and the company, IOI that wishes to take over OASIS is keeping a deathly hold on the the people involved in the game.
Wade is your typical American teenage boy, do not let the difference in time fool you. He has acne all over his face and doesn’t really apply himself in school. Plus he has a crush on a girl he can never have. He starts off as a normal guy but becomes a legend. Wade is the first to make a real breakthrough in the competition for the egg. People glorify him and it goes to his head. As Wade gets more famous the less he talks to his best, and only, friend Aech. Wade had started to ignore his friend and this caused great friction between the two. Wade understands this when he meets up with Aech. He realizes that their “conversations were now stilted and reserved, as if [Aech and I] were both afraid of revealing some key piece of information the other might be able to use” (206). Everything created so much friction between Aech and Wade. Yet even with Wade destroying his life I could not bring myself to dislike him. There was always something to like about him, from his brains to his childish crush. Wade is a likeable guy no matter what. As a bonus you can see yourself reflected in Wade. Even if you are not trying to win the biggest competition of your lifetime there are issues ranging from just teenage problems to how others treat you badly that you can relate to.
I like to believe that Cline brought human nature from our world and used it to shape the people in his world. The one thing that was seen from page one to page three hundred seventy two was technology and the addiction people have to it. I see people on their phones twenty four/seven. In the very first pages of Ready Player One Wade is reflecting on the world around him and says, “it was a dawn of a new era, one where most of the human race now spent all of their free time inside a video game” (6). If that does not reinforce the idea that people are obsessed with technology I do not know what does. What happens to Wade also serves as a warning. He destroyed himself when he decided to remove himself from the world. Wade decides that he will not go outside till he has won the egg. This caused his health to take a downward spiral that could have killed him. Besides that people have lost the ability to communicate outside of OASIS. You see that in the real world, no matter what social media may want you to think. Ready Player One shows what happens when you rely on technology for everything.
Ready Player One has something for everyone to enjoy. There is a romance for the love fans out there, no love triangle though. For those people who seem to be obsessed with violence, I joined that guilty party after watching “Game of Thrones”, we have multiple deaths. Sports fan can appreciate the competitive nature of the book and the characters who dwell within it. For all those gamers out there this would be the perfect book for them. The majority of the book in set inside a video game. Lastly, for those older folk who say our generation is turning to rubbish get to relive their childhood with 80s references that pack the book. Quite a few go over my head, more than I would like to admit. This book is a must read for people of any age. Go pick it up and get lost in the dystopian society that likes to keep people guessing. Fans of the scifi genre should also check out his new book, Armada, coming out in 2015.
The unit we are on right now is coming to a close. So I will be reviewing the book soon. I returned Iron Knight. It took a nose dive and I could not continue reading it. I picked up a new book. It is the last book in the Unwind series. I have already finished that. This means i owe you two reviews. I will not review a book if I am not able to finish reading it.
I finished reading Ready Player One. I won't review it till the end of this unit. So about a week. I have started to read Iron Knight again. Two words, HOLY SHIT!!
The choice book I got was Ready Player One. I am on page 200 and should be done with it in the next few weeks. Iron Knight has gotten pushed on to the back burner. I will start reading it again after I finish with Ready Player One.
Summary: The novel opens with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, a seventeen-year-old boy from New York City, telling the story of three days in his life. The whole narrative is a coming to terms with the past, since Holden tells it from a psychiatric institution. It is the adult world that has driven him insane. He just cannot relate to anyone except for his kid sister Phoebe. Everything and all other people seem "phony" to him. Holden is unable to accept life. Since Holden is becoming an adult himself, he is unhappy with what he will represent. He flunks out of three boarding schools in a row, the latest of them Pencey Prep, which is also where the first part of the story takes place. One Saturday night, after an unpleasant experience with his history teacher "Old Spencer," his roommate Stradlater and the boy next door, Robert Ackley, Holden decides to leave Pencey four days early for Christmas break. He knows that he cannot return to his parents because they are not aware that he has been expelled again. Holden spends the next three days wandering aimlessly around New York City. He stays at a cheap hotel for one night, goes to two night clubs, dances with older women, often talks and thinks about sex, even has a prostitute come up to his room. The next day, he talks with some nuns about literature and has a date with his former girlfriend Sally Woodruff. They go to the theater and also go ice-skating. When he asks her to run away with him, she gets mad and they part. He is "depressed," at this time Holden thinks and even talks to his deceased brother Allie. To Holden, Allie represented innocence. With nobody else around, Holden turns to the only person he can relate to, his sister Phoebe. He sneaks into his parent's apartment at night to talk to his sister. He tells her about his dream to be a "catcher in the rye," and that he wants to run away. He then leaves to meet his former teacher, Mr. Antolini. They have a good talk, but Holden leaves in a hurry when he thinks his host makes a sexual advance on him. He spends the night in a train station, then runs around town. Finally, he meets his sister, who tells him she wants to run away with him and that she will never go back to school. Holden sees himself in her, finally changes his mind and decides to go back to his parents. We are able to conclude that Holden then is sent to a mental hospital for treatment.
Review: I hated this book. It bored me to death and was a struggle to read. i know that language was different then, but i would prefer to read Shakespeare. This was one of the worst books I have ever read, besides Twilight and Twilight was better than this shit.Holden is a pig. If i want to read about how sexy someone was I'll go read smut. Holden is one of the most hypocritical, phony, assholes of a character. i hate him and this poor excuse of a book. This is not a book students should have to read.
Rating: 6 out of 10 (check scale for more info)
Summary: Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
Review: A war is going on between the courts and the false king. I am a fan of wars. That doesn't sound good. But the book was good. My favorite character is Grimm, a cat sith. before I did say how Meghan was kind of boring. She was better in this book. She did have to save all of the fey for crying out loud. She does need more dimension though or just plain old good attitude. Attitude is amazing.
Rating: 6 out of 10 (check scale for more info)
Summary: Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
Review: This book did lull a bit but over all it was good. The story line does flow nicely from one book to the next. A main theme or idea is kept throughout all the books but the books are separate. You know what is going on, you don't really need to read them in a series format. Meghan is a bit boring but Ash makes up for that. Sorry but I seem to like the emotional detached semi bad guy. Don't judge me, there is something called Loki. i like where the series is going.
Rating: 6 out of 10 (check scale for more info)
Summary:Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea. America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide. Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
Review: This book had more turns than the previous one. I liked how the ex had a more prominent roll in this one. things kept happening that I wasn't expecting. I like that. When books give you red herrings and they take you on a completely different path make me happy. I love the unexpected. besides, who doesn't? Well probably my uncle, but you don't need to know about the nightmare he is.
Rating: 6 out of 10 (check rating scale for more info)
Summary: American Singer has just received a notice stating that the prince of Illéa, Maxon Schreave, will be holding the Selection, a competition for the prince's hand and a crown. Despite pressure from her mother and sister, May, America has no interest in entering the competition, because she already has Aspen, her secret boyfriend. America decides to have a surprise dinner at the tree house with Aspen. Instead of being happy however, Aspen is upset because he believes he should be the one to provide for her, but is unable to because he is a Six and has no means of providing for her since he already has to take care of his mother and siblings. In the end, Aspen breaks up with America. Aspen's begging America to take up the opportunity at a better life, plus a bribe from her mother, leads America to entering the Selection and later into the palace where she has to compete with 34 other girls to win the prince's heart. America quickly makes friends, such as Marlee Tames and enemies, such as Celeste Newsome within the first week of her stay, but her unique personality catches the attention of the palace staff and the country. However, she still does not want to marry Prince Maxon, but a chance meeting in the gardens causes them to befriend each other. America still loves Aspen, but she starts to fall in love with the prince who is nothing like what she imagined. It doesn't help that Maxon gives America her first kiss, and she begins to think that she could maybe marry him and forget Aspen. It also doesn't help that rebels constantly attack the palace, which helps turn away the weak-hearted competitors, but also makes things tense, especially when the rebels seem to be getting closer. Things also become tense in the competition when America starts to feel jealous of Maxon spending time with the other Selected. America eventually sees Aspen again when he enters the palace as a new member of the guard. He was drafted into the palaces defences where he earned top honors. Aspen's appearance confuses America's feelings even more and she begins to feel like she is still in love with him when he sneaks into her room to see her. Having any kind of romantic relationship with someone other than the prince during the competition is considered treason, and the punishment for treason can be as severe as death. Despite knowing the consequence, America can't help but be with Aspen. After another attack from the rebels that leads to three of the Selected leaving, Prince Maxon decides that he will narrow down the girls to six instead of ten therefore forming the Elite, which is the next stage of the competition for Prince Maxon's heart. When America's name ends up amongst the six chosen to stay, she is surprised how relieved she feels and realizes that she does have feelings for Maxon and could see herself happy with him. With this in mind, she tells Aspen that she cannot continue their romantic liaisons. Instead of getting discouraged, Aspen claims that he will fight even harder to win her love again over Maxon. The book ends with America finally realizing that she is exactly where she ought to be — among The Elite. However America still does not reject Aspen completely fearing being sent home and not having anyone to go back to.
Review: This was an interesting book. It was not solely about finding love. It was also about oppression, war, and friendship. There were dynamics in this book. I loved how fiery America is. I love bad-ass female characters. I hate how some books are always about girls needing to be saved. Hell no, give bad-ass girls who will take down people.
I don't have school tomorrow and at the rate I'm going I won't have homework. I owe you a lot of book reviews. I will list all of them:
Selection by Kiera Cass
Elite by Kiera Cass
Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Plus, I am reading the Iron Knight by Kiera Cass and we are going to be starting a choice book in class soon.
I finished Iron Daughter, Selection, and Elite. Yesterday I finished Catcher in the Rye. That means I owe you 4 book reviews. I will do that shortly. And I am reading another book right now. It is the next one in the Iron Fey series, Iron Queen. Keep a look out for the 4 reviews.
I read a book called The Selection. I will review it and I got the next book in the series, The Elite. I will do a review on it soon, probably this week. I don't have to work as much this week and it is a shorter school week. I am currently reading The Iron Daughter from the Iron Fey series. Also, Catcher in the Rye, a book we are reading in class, is taking forever to finish. So it will be awhile till that review.
You can ask my to review things. I will do it. Don't be afraid to say something.
This my scale for rating books and other things. It might be different from others, but this is how I see it.
0 to 2: Hated it
3 to 5: Can read but not that good
6 to 7: Good
8 to 9: Really good
10: The best