Sunday, July 5, 2015

Maze Runner!

Have you heard of the Maze Runner series? Probably, it's gotten a lot more popular since the first book in the series has been made into a movie (with the other two in the series to follow). Since the Maze Runner series has gotten a lot more popular, I figured it would be good to tell about my opinion of it. Here's the basic idea of the first book: One day, a kid wakes up with no idea where or who he is. He learns that all of the kids around him were the same way and they have learned to survive while surrounded by a massive maze. But Thomas (the main character), is different than the rest of the kids and things change when he shows up. *Que dramatic music*
Image result for maze RUnner series The plot line of the first book is fantastic, it's super interesting and keeps your attention. The first book, in my opinion, is the best of the series. The second book in the series, Scorch Trails, was great as well, though maybe not as great as the first one, they add different elements to keep the story interesting. But, unfortunately, I feel the books decreased in quality as more were made (like the Hunger Games series), and the last book was not the greatest. Though it still has the characters you learn to love in it and it still follows the path introduced throughout the first two books, it was not as exciting as the other two books, yet it was still a good book. There is also a prequel (the Kill Order) before the first book takes place if you still can't get enough of the fictional world created by James Dashner. If these sound interesting to you, you should check them out. Below are the trailers to the first two books in this series.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Witch and Wizard!

What the heck, let's review another James Patterson series while we're at it. James Patterson writes a wide variety of books from kids to adults from sci-fi to mystery to fantasy. This series is a fantasy series. Witch and Wizard are about siblings who discover they're magical during a mass genocide of magical people. They are locked up, they get help, they escape, they get locked up again, they escape and are on the run, and they learn to use their powers along the way and discovery they are some of the most powerful magical kids in the world. This series consists of four books: Witch and Wizard, the Gift, the Fire, and the Kiss. The first three books were pretty good, but the fourth one wasn't the greatest. (And no, it's not because it's called the Kiss, the story wasn't as good in that one as the others in my opinion). If these books sound good to you, check them out!

Confessions of a Murder Suspect!

So the title itself is interesting enough, this book has an interesting plot with some twists in it. Tandy wakes up one night to the cops knocking at the door claiming they had a 911 call that her parents were dead. But that was impossible! The doors were locked and the only ones in the house were her and her siblings. She goes up to check on her parents to find their dead bodies. This books is a big mystery that just keeps getting more complicated. If a complicated mystery book sounds interesting to you, check out Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson.

The Fault in Our Stars!

This book is one of the books I have read more recently than others I should be blogging about (meaning that I finished it in about 7 hours yesterday), but I figured that since it was in theaters, it was justifiable. So where to begin with this book? It's a romance, and I usually don't like reading romances, plus I knew the whole plot already. It surprised quite a few people when I told them I was going to read it. It was actually a decent book for a romance, it was pretty well written and that made it a quick read. There was also a bit of comedy mixed into it which is always a plus.This books is from Hazel's point a few. Hazel is a 16 year old girl with cancer in her lungs. She is a very smart, philosophical person which makes this book even more interesting. She meets Augustus at a cancer support group while he's there supporting his friend, Isaac ( who she becomes friends with) and gets to know Augustus more. They read each other's favorite books and they both become huge fans of this book and try to get in contact with the author. That's all I'm going to say so I don't ruin the book for you like someone did for me. This book is pretty good, but is really sad and can be called traumatizing at one point. (I'll let you read and see what part that is yourself). I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance books. The author, John Green, has a video blog with his brother on Youtube which is really interesting and he has videos about different subjects for school. So the author of the book seems like a pretty cool guy. I'm going to be seeing this movie with a friend later in the month (Hi friend!), so I'll let you know if it's any good (even though this is a  book blog, not a movie blog, it's book related.) Here's the trailer for the movie below.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lorien Legacies!

Aliens fleeing their planet that is being destroyed by the Mogadorians come to Earth. They are each assigned a number. They can only be killed in that order unless they come in order. There are 10 of them who are just children and their guardians. They have to learn to fit in on Earth and conceal their powers. Sound interesting? That's the Lorien Legacies. I really enjoyed this series and am waiting for the next one to come out. There is a lot of sci-fi in this, so I would recommend it to you if you enjoy sci-fi. My friend and I enjoy talking about these books (Hello friend!), and he actually spoiled the ending of the most recent one, but I still enjoy talking about theories with him. The first book in the series is called  I Am Number Four,  that's where you should start. There are also some books in between like the  I Am Number Four: Lost Files and the first one was made into a movie. You should check them out if they're peaking your interest.

The World's Most Famous Consulting Detective!

Sherlock Holmes. Everyone who hasn't been living under a rock has heard of him. The character was originally created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a brilliant detective who solved mysteries. There is a British television show called Sherlock with Sherlock Holmes in the modern day world. There have been lots of other movies, books, and TV shows created based on this genius, and I'm going to talk about one of them. Andrew Lane writes about Sherlock Holmes when he was a kid, he uses the same time period Arthur Conan Doyle did. These books are really interesting and I enjoy reading them. His books are: Death Cloud, Rebel Fire, and Black Ice. I have enjoyed reading all three of these and am looking forward to reading any more that come out. I would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes.

No Safety in Numbers!

Imagine this: You're walking through a book store and you walk past a book with a 
bright yellow cover and a cool symbol on front. That's No Safety in Numbers,
know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers and I don't much, but if 
the cover looks cool like that, it's going to catch my interest. I had high hopes for 
this book, and wasn't as impressed as I was hoping. Basically, a bunch of people are quarantined in a mall with only so much food. This book had a big surprise at the end, but it didn't impress me enough to continue with the series. If it sounds interesting to you, read it, and then comment telling me what you thought of it and we can have a discussion about it.