Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander (The Underland Chronicles, Book 1), by Suzanne Collins

Gregor the Overlander (The Underland Chronicles, book 1)
By: Suzanne Collins
www.SuzanneCollinsBooks.com
ISBN-10: 0439435366
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Gregor and his little sister Boots fall into a world underneath their apartment in New York City, where animals are huge and the people are strange, and a prophecy plunges them into an action-packed adventure.

It contains:

• References to a divorce
• Lying
• Violence (much fighting and death—quite gory for a middle grade book)

Gregor the Overlander is the first installment in a fast-paced, intense—and sometimes gruesome—middle grade fantasy series. Fans of The Hunger Games will find this novel by Suzanne Collins to be quite different from her young adult dystopian trilogy, but with the same page-turning writing.


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Review: The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, Book 2), By Pittacus Lore

Book Review: The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, Book 2), By Pittacus LoreThe Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, book 2)
By Pittacus Lore
ISBN: 0061974552
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While Four and Six play hide and seek with the Mogadorians and U.S. authorities, number Seven is caught in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

The Power of Six picks up almost immediately after I Am Number Four ends and is told from both Four and Seven's point of view. The multiple viewpoints slow down the story and it drags a little at times, but on the whole both story lines are interesting and both characters engaging.

It contains:

  • Kissing (on cheek and mouth, plus a remark about a tongue stuck in another person's mouth)
  • Using powers to heal
  • Some Language (similar to first book)
  • Drinking / drunkenness
  • References to paddling as punishment
  • Torture
  • Injuries (blood)
  • Death and killing (references to hacking off body parts and other vicious killing - but there is no real gore)
Some of the characters make unwise and selfish decisions that seem extraordinarily immature considering everything else these individuals have been facing.

The Lorien Legacies series is young adult science fiction.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Throne of Glass Book 4 Title Reveal!

The title for the fourth book in Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series was released on worldofsarahjmaas.com. And the title is . . .


What do you think of the title? I personally love it, and think it fits perfectly with the rest of the books in the series. Sarah J. Maas explained a bit more about the title on her website sjmaas.livejournal.com. You can read her post here.

Queen of Shadows will be published September 1, 2015. I don’t know about you, but I certainly can’t wait to read it!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

First Four Chapters: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1), by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book in a new fantasy romance series by the author of Throne of Glass. It will be published May 5th, 2015.

Meanwhile, Amazon has released a free e-sampler of the book to whet our appetite. Here are the first four chapters for your very own reading pleasure!
































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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Book Review: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10), By John Flanagan

The Emperor of Nihon-JaBy: John Flanagan

Horace's unexpected disappearance brings together old allies and friends in an adventure that will leave several relationships permanently changed.

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja takes us to new places while incorporating bits of everything we already know about this world. The story is told with the same level of violence, injuries, and romance as the prior books, with no surprising gore or sexuality, and a conclusive ending. The book lagged a bit at times, but it is worth the read.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Behind the Scenes: The 5th Wave Movie

Rick Yancey’s popular young adult science fiction book is coming to the big screen on January 29, 2016. That’s over a year away, folks! To hold you over, here are some behind-the-scenes photos plus official images of the whole cast. Enjoy!

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Chloë Grace Moretz and Zackary Arthur, starring as
Cassie and Sam Sullivan, brother and sister.

chloe grace moretz 5th wave movie behind the scenes

chloe grace moretz 5th wave movie behind the scenes

chloe grace moretz 5th wave movie behind the scenes

nick robinson 5th wave movie behind the scenes
Nick Robinson will be playing Ben Parish.

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Actress Chloë Moretz and director J Blakeson share a laugh.

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Actors Chloë Grace Moretz and Alex Roe filming a scene in the woods.

chloe grace moretz 5th wave movie behind the scenes

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Chloë Grace Moretz training in preparation for The 5th Wave movie.

The cast members:


chloe grace moretz 5th wave movie

alex roe 5th wave movie

nick robinson 5th wave movie

maika monroe ringer 5th wave movie

zackary arthur sammy 5th wave movie

tony revolori dumbo 5th wave movie

liev schreiber 5th wave movie

talitha bateman 5th wave movie

ron livingston 5th wave movie

maggie sff 5th wave movie

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