Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451


Reviewed By: Amanda S.
By: Ray Bradbury
Rating: It was amazing!

451 is the best dystopian fiction I have ever read by far. We read it in English class, and I was surprised that there were only 2 others who truly enjoyed it. Bradbury successfully paints the picture of a broken man in a broken society, where books are meant to be burned and purely thoughtless things are meant to be delighted in. Will he give in to the conformist ways of this futuristic society, or blaze a path of death and understanding for himself? A definite must read.


I would recommend this to: 14+



Inkheart

Inkheart


Reviewed By: Amanda S.
By: Cornelia Funke
Rating:Didn't like it

As a very overhyped fiction book, of course I had to read it, and to be honest, it was hard because while the concept was great, everything seemed drawn out and dull. To be completely fair, I didn't finish it, so maybe the end was better than the rest of it, but the first 3/4 of the book didn't leave me wanting more. Congrats to Funke for another successful book, but it wasn't a personal favorite. I'd rather read "Dragon Rider" for the 12th time. :)


I would recommend this to: People with long attention spans



What If?

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions


Reviewed By: Amanda S.
By: Randall Munroe
Rating: It was amazing!

This book is absolutely the best thing I have ever read. It's hilarious, yet after reading the first few sections I learned more about science than I have ever learned in a science class. It's a collection of strange "what if?" questions with reasonable and logical answers to each one. I love reading it while flying or riding in a car because it doesn't require a whole lot of attention span, yet its incredibly entertaining. A must read if you're a nerd like me!


I would recommend this to: People who enjoy hypotheticals.



A Light in the Attic

A Light in the Attic


Reviewed By: Amanda S.
By: Shel Silverstein
Rating: It was amazing!

I love poetry and weird thought-provoking ideas, so of course I fell in love with this poet. Shel has a way of speaking as a child but expressing his adult point of views as well in hidden ways. Some of them are worth knowing by heart, and I encourage people of all ages from 5-105 to read at least a few of these. A lovely way of reliving childhood.


I would recommend this to: Anyone!



Dreamless

Dreamless


Reviewed By: Magali J.
By: Josephine Angelini
Rating: It was amazing!

Can Helen ever forget her true love? Helen is the only Scion that can descend into the Underworld. By night, she must wander through Hades and try to break the cycle of revenge that cursed her family. During the Day, she struggles to keep her sanity and without Lucas at her side, she is not sure she can go on. Just as Helen is about to break, a new Scion arrives. Orion, charming and brave, shields her from the dangers of Hades. The Ancient Greek world clashes with the mortal one. Helen's life turns more chaotic by the minute. But will she be able to forget Lucas Delos as the Furies' cry for blood is grows louder?


I would recommend this to: YA/Teens



Monday, July 20, 2015

The Iron King

The Iron King


Reviewed By: Hayley R.
By: Julie Kagawa
Rating: It was amazing!

Your just living a normal life as a 16 year old teen and u find out your little brother gets kidnapped by faeries (Yes that's how its spelled). Does Meghan Chase half human, half fey have the courage and will to go to the Nevernever and save her brother.


I would recommend this to: Teens/Young Adults



Chasing Power

Chasing Power


Reviewed By: Hayley R.
By: Sarah Beth Durst
Rating: Really liked it

Kayla has been running from her dad with her mom since he killed her sister Amanda. Since they were born her mother found out they have Telekinesis now Kayla steals using her power to run away with her mom until she meets the teleporting boy named Daniel who was searching for her for a mission.


I would recommend this to: Teens



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Evermore

Evermore


Reviewed By: Hayley R.
By: Alyson Noel
Rating: It was amazing!

After waking up from a accident that killed her family she goes through a rough time in high school until she meets the new handsome boy Damen and that she finds out she is immortal.


I would recommend this to: Teens



Radiance

Radiance


Reviewed By: Hayley R.
By: Alyson Noel
Rating: It was amazing!

Welcome to the Here and Now where a girl named Riley Bloom has a job to be a soul catcher, does she have what it takes to convince the Radient Boy that has been haunting England for years to the Here and Now.


I would recommend this to: Teens



A Man Named Dave

A Man Named Dave


Reviewed By: Paul C.
By: Devid Pelzer
Rating: It was amazing!

This book was about a kid living the most horible life. Dave's mother was horrible to him. His mother would beat him for no reason, she would blame everything on him even if he didn't do anything. Everytime Dave went to school, the nurse would check his whole body to make sure he was okay. But, one day when Dave went to school the nurse knew exactly what his mother did to him. Dave just didn't want to confess, because he knew his mother would find out, and she would hurt him really bad. So Dave made the nurse promise not to tell anybody. Later that day the nurse called the police and Dave's mother went to jail. Dave lived with a better family for the rest of childhood until he enrolled into the U.S Air Force. Dave Started to live on his own. He proved his mother wrong, he proved that he could make it through life.


I would recommend this to: Kids who think they have bad parents