Thursday, July 26, 2012

Three Book Reviews

Hello my glorious friends!

Today I have to tell you about three books I've read. One of which that might be claiming a seat on my list of favorite books!

The first one is Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson. This was an amazing and compelling read. The characters kept me going, and the story was quite intriguing. A teenage girl wakes up in a mental hospital to find out she has just committed murder. Odd, really.

I will say that the ending was a little hard to bare, but I think I feel better about it now.

Anderson has written another Youth series, and is planning a sequel to the novel above to come out in 2013.

Next is The Isabel Factor by Gayle Friesen. This was a sweet, but not over the top book. (4 stars) I enjoyed reading the sweet story, that was surprisingly fairly original, though very predictable. (Summer camp, really?) I sat down and read it in one sitting, and didn't ever really feel obligated to stop, I just wasn't very taken with it.

But, I will say that main reason I even picked up the book was the descriptive and well written chapters, so that did make up a little for the average story.

Friesen has written several other YA novels, including her most recent one, The Valley.

Finally, the third book I am going to talk about is the raved about, The Selection by Kiera Cass. I picked up this book after much persistence from several friends, and I will admit that I am not disappointed....

So, a lottery for a chance at the hand of the Kingdom's Prince. Huh, an interesting take on Dystopian writing. It reminds me a lot of Cinder, which I read a few months ago and am anxiously awaiting the sequel.

The writing style was alright, nothing amazing in my opinion. It really was just the plot that kept you going.

Now we come to the part where I disagree with some other reviewers. I was totally content with the ending, even if you truly don't know.

From what I had heard about the ending, I was sort of finicky as I headed towards the end, but I'm fine,

Though I will admit that I may not have been so keen with the ending if I had not known that the sequel is coming out in October.

Cass is also the author of The Siren.

At the moment I am reading the book Dark Mirror by M. J. Putney, (Alter ego Mary Jo Putney, adult author...)

Au revior,


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