Taken by Erin Bowman
In Claysoot, there are no men. Only boys. On the occasion of every boy’s eighteenth birthday, they get taken. Gone. Disappeared forever. They call it the Heist. People think that the boys have been taken over the Wall. Gray Weathersby’s birthday is mere months away. He is prepared to meet his destiny until he finds a letter from his deceased mother that made him question everything. What lies beyond the Wall? Climbing the Wall is suicide, but is it really worth being Heisted instead? What secrets is Claysoot’s government hiding from the people? When Clay’s brother was Heisted, where did he go? Is he still alive?
I give this book a 4/5 because this book builds of suspense and secrets so it was harder to write a review about it. But I feel like it was like The Maze Runner; boys get taken away. I did not enjoy The Maze Runner very much (I returned it on page 14) so I was mildly surprised that I enjoyed this book. ANNNNDDDDD, of course, there is a lllloooovvvvveeee triangle.
There are 3 books in the series and a novella. The books following are: Frozen, and the next one is Forged. The novella is Stolen.
Set in France in the 1620’s, this is a tale of adventure, esponiage, conspiracy, murder, vengeance, love, scandal, and suspense. There is the Comte d’Artagnan, an impetuous young man in pursuit of glory, the evil seductress “Milady,” the powerful and devious Cardinal Richelieu, the weak King Louis with his unhappy Queen, and, of course, the three muscketeers themselves. Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, whose motto of “all for one, one for all” has come to represent friendship. With a plot that delivers stolen diamonds, masked balls, stolen letters, and great bouts of swordplay and fights, this book is infinitely entertaining.
This book was so engaging that I managed to finish it almost in one go in a single day. It was one of the first actually classical book I’ve ever read, and it was GREAT!!!!! I seriously recommend this book to anyone who loves action and historical fiction.
The Kill Order by James Dashner
Mark and Trina roamed the Earth like everyone else before the sun flares hit the Earth destroying everything and everyone. They have survived the flares but will they be able to survive the killer virus that is killing everyone?
This book was not nearly as interesting as the rest of the Maze Runner series. The story and characters were hard to feel connected to and there was nothing that made me want to read more. I rate this book a 2/5
First of all, before starting this review, I think I owe an apology to the library staff who, generously, hosted the Escape Room on August 14th. I had registered for this event, but hadn’t ended up going. I had to go to the hospital for a family emergency at the last minute, and had no time to un-register the class. I’m sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused.
So, on to the book: 🙂 This book was an awesome novel that has just the right amount of horror and murder! I think I’m emotionally drained… Oh, and be warned: This is the 4th book in the series: “The Naturals”. But nevertheless, I read this book without reading the first 3 books, so I guess you don’t really need to read them in order…I loved this book with all my guts! So, this book was about a girl named Cassie who joins the FBI Natural’s program. Her main goal is to find out what really happened to her mother- if she was murdered or not. And Cassie makes a discovery that is just what she suspected: her mother is alive-but she’s held captive somewhere secret. The people holding Cassie’s mother captive are much more powerful than anticipated. Cassie and her team start to little by little uncover the truth about the secret society that has been murdering innocent people-as it seems. But as the bodies pile up, Cassie’s team realize something-they’re not just following the hunter, but they’re becoming the hunted.
I wanted to take my time and savor each word, but like I always do, I whizzed right through. But my main reaction was: THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED BUT SO MUCH MORE! :)💖
I am, honestly, throughly afraid of horror murders, but I just couldn’t resist. This book’s protagonist, Kay, is a star soccer player and has a tight-knit group of friends. But the day when she and her friends find a girl’s body in the lake, Kay’s life is on the brink of self-destructing. She has carefully buried her past away, and the past is the past…right? The dead girl has left Kay a computer coded message…or, as one might say: a scavenger hunt. But Kay starts to realize something. The detectives are starting to suspect Kay more than anyone else. Kay only has a limited amount of time to find the murderer, or her life is at stake. 🙁
I recommend this book to people who are fans of: Pretty Little Liars, Dangerous Girls?Dangerous Boys, and murder mysteries in general! 🙂 So, this book was like a buy-every-copy-available-and-force-all-my-friends-to-read-it stage of awesome. Seriously. Although I didn’t really force anyone to read it. 😉
Kalinda, living in the Sisterhood Temple is plagued by fevers which make her an unlikely candidate for courtesan or a wife. her life is turned upside down when tyrant Rajah Tarek visits the sisterhood and chooses her as wife. She is forced to fight courtesans for entertainment and her fate rests in her burner powers.
The book is full of plot twists and hidden secrets. The book is full of mysteries and action. For people who like reading mystery, this book will be great.
Nowadays, we don’t really struggle to live a good life, but it hasn’t always been like that. I read this book a quite long time ago, so here’s what the book says:
“A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.”
There are some stories that need to be told regardless of how sad or horrifying they might be. This is one of those stories. It shows the perspective of two kids fighting for a good life. 🙂
Holes By: Louis Sachar
This is a very interesting book and has a lot of action. It was very boring at first, but then it became more interesting. At first I only read it because my friends said it was a great book.
Dreamfall by Amy Plum
“Yes, I’m scared. But if this is what I have to do to be able to sleep again, I’m ready to sign my life away.”
Really, this book was a matter of life or death;from the very first page. Cata, Fergus, and 5 other teens have insomnia, and have volunteered to be a part of a new treatment. This treatment has only been tested on one other patient. But when the get put under, nothing goes as planned, and the teens are trapped in a dream-or, really, it’s a nightmare world where their worst fears come true and the teens are forced to bond together to fight their way out. In the real world, the doctors think that the kids are in a coma. But, apparently, not.
I loved the plot of the book and it really made me feel like I need to read this x1000 more times! 🙂
Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. However, nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol, a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book as much as I did the first Hunger Games book. Many parts were boring and I felt that this book did not reach the high expectations I had after reading the Hunger Games. The plot is basic and did not keep me interested. The characters did not develop very much within this book so for me that was a major let down. I would not recommend this book.