Saturday, 13 April 2013

Wake by Amanda Hocking

I’m always fascinated by mermaid and siren stories, as I love the mythical in fiction. Also it’s got romance in it, for both sisters, Harper and Gemma, whose relationship is beautifully crafted. It really seems like a true representation of relationship between sisters in a situation as theirs is. The romance adds a sweet touch to the story as the love is not complicated by love triangles. I enjoyed this book, in particularly the contrasting characters of the practical and responsible Harper and the carefree swimmer Gemma.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Unremembered by Jessica Brody

Very engaging sci-fi novel, full of twists but also spiced with romance. I loved the mystery caused by Sera’s complete loss of memory and her not being on the passenger manifest and her DNA being absent from every DNA database in the world, really managed to draw me in. The teenage girl, renamed Violet, finds herself in a foster family that includes her foster brother Cody, one of the most likeable and exciting characters of the novel. Zen, the boy, who claims Sera to have been in love with him, is also a sweet character, protecting Sera from the, to her, unknown world, and helping her to remember him. Sera’s unawareness of the world adds qualities of a newborn exploring the world to her character which I found very enjoyable. The novel’s ending is left open, however overall it ends well and there isn’t much of a cliff-hanger. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a good book with a great plot.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

What's Up With Jody Barton? By Hailey Long

Book Description- Me and my sister are twins. She's Jolene and I'm Jody. We've both got brown hair, we're both left-handed and we both have these weirdly long little toes which make us look like long-toed mutants. But apart from that, I'd say we're fairly different. Well, actually, we're a lot different . . . It's hard enough being one half of the world's least identical twins, without both of you falling for the same guy. Jolene's turned flirting into a fine art, but Jody? Not so much. And as if a twinny love triangle wasn't messy enough . . . there's something nobody knows about Jody Barton. Something BIG. Told with the trademark warmth and laugh-out-loud humour of the much-loved LOTTIE BIGGS books, this is a book that will make you think, with a gobsmacking twist you won't believe. 

Judgement-  Such a gripping book! I read it in one day because it was really hard to put down. I loved the characters, especially Jody and her family. There were some very funny moments and some very deep ideas, which any child would find valuable.

The way this book was written is 'awesome' - its not just some boring layout. It has pictures and writing of different sizes to reflect how it was spoken. I just wish that the book was longer and I would definately recommend it to anyone!


Sunday, 29 April 2012

Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari

This is one of the books, which you read with pleasure as the way Sita describes Mira and her adventure is wonderful. It made me feel as if I was actually there and when the book ended I was really devastated, but hopefully the next one is on its way!

All these things Ive done- By Gabrielle Zevin

This is certainly a book I loved. It takes place in the 'future' with hard to grasp changes like chocolate being illegal! I don't know what I would do if this was the case.

This is a little bit like Romeo and Juliet where lovers come from two completely different families and are at gang wars. This is very entertaining to say the least. Anya had a decision to make.. her lover or her family? Well you shall read it to find out!

Great book!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2 Sep 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0330453858
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • RRP: £9.99
Last year, Pierce died - just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John: tall dark and terrifying, it’s his job to usher souls from one realm to the next.
There’s a fierce attraction between them, but Pierce knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the underworld. But now things are getting dangerous for her, and her only hope is to do exactly what John says . . .

Judgement: After reading Princess diaries and the airhead trilogy by Meg Cabot, I really wanted to read this book because I loved her previous books and this one seemed to be for slightly older readers by looking at the cover. Meg Cabot's books which i read previously have a female main character and something that happens to her which makes the whole story (eg a simple teenager becoming a princess, two different girls change bodies and now - a girl comes back from the dead?).

After reading this book I can say it is quite different to the previous books I read from Meg Cabot. The style of writing was very interesting to read and quite fast paced. I would recommend Abandon to many friends and I know they would like it, although the main character is a bit annoying sometimes when I read about her outlook on life :).

I don't want to give out any details of the story, but I can say, I really want to read the next book in the series.


Sunday, 27 February 2011

Exodus by Julie Bertagna

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; 4 edition (4 Feb 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 033039908X
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • RRP: £6.99
Mara's island home is drowning as the ice caps melt and Earth loses its land to the ocean. But one night, in the ruined virtual world of the Weave, Mara meets the mysterious Fox - a fiery eyed boy who tells her of the sky cities that rise from the sea. Mara sets sail on a daring journey to find a new life for herself and her friends - instead she discovers a love that threatens to tear her apart...

Judgement: Exodus is a book that is written so imaginatively, that it makes you think, although at times, I felt like there was too much description and not enough action. The solid ground beneath your feet might not be as solid... The book focuses on the future of the world and in particular a girl, who practically knows that her island will drown and that she has to do something to help herself, her family and her friends. She goes on an extraordinary adventure which affects the readers emotions on every page. A great example of Julie Bertagna's true talent with this heart warming story of how a girl can change everything.