The Maze Runner: A Review

The Maze Runner by James Dashner [A Review]

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  IF YOU AIN’T SCARED, YOU AIN’T HUMAN.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone.

NICE TO MEET YA, SHANK. WELCOME TO THE GLADE.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
The a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

REMEMBER. SURVIVE. RUN.

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The Titan’s Curse: Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: A Review

photo 3When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and…a ride from his mom.

The demigods race to the rescue to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. But that’s not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up a devious trap, and the young heroes have just fallen prey.”

 

I am not mature enough to not fangirl over this series.

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Dorothy Must Die: A Review

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

photo(1)Synopsis:

I DIDN’T ASK FOR ANY OF THIS. I DIDN’T ASK TO BE SOME KIND OF HERO.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. But I never expected Oz to look like this. A place where Good Witches can’t be trusted and Wicked Witches just might be the good guys. A place where even the yellow brick road is crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas. I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and I’ve been given a mission:

REMOVE

THE TIN WOODMAN’S HEART

STEAL

THE SCARECROW’S BRAIN.

TAKE

THE LION’S COURAGE

AND THEN–

DOROTHY MUST DIE.

            Naturally, this sounds pretty awesome 🙂

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Big Fish by Daniel Wallace Book Review

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace

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“He could outrun anybody, and he never missed a day of school. He saved lives, tamed giants. Animals loved him. People loved him. Women loved him (and he loved them back). And he knew more jokes than any man alive.

Now, as he lies dying, Edward Bloom can’t seem to stop telling jokes–or the tall tales that have made him, in his son’s eyes, an extraordinary man. Big Fish is the story of this man’s life, told as a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts his son, William, knows. Through these tales–hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous–William begins to understand his elusive father’s great feats, and his great failings.”

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Book Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke [Published by Speak]

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaSynopsis:

“You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand….”

Children are disappearing. Groups of young boys and girls form small armies to hunt for a monster. People are seeing things that shouldn’t be there and doing things that shouldn’t be done. 

And it all starts when an irresistible guy named River West shows up in Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town.

Is River somehow connected? Is he just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or is he something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back.

 

 

 

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Stacking the Shelves & Mini Book Review “Odd Thomas” by Dean Koontz

With finals looming over me like a black cloud, I haven’t been able to really think about posting or what I’m going to post, how I’m going to post it, when I was going to post it. Ah! But woe is me, I suppose.

As I’ve admitted in previous posts, I love thrift stores. And in addition to thrift stores, I also love auctions. And this week I ended up bidding on a box full of Stephen King and Dean Koontz books. They’re my guilty pleasure, those two authors. I already own a lot of their books and I was a little worried that when I got this box of goodies, that I was going to end up having a lot of doubles.  Much to my delight, there were only two or three that I found in the box that I already had. And to add the whipped cream and sugar on top, the box also included the next two installments of the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, which I haven’t read yet.

I pretty much exploded with happiness.

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Book Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

 

All the comics in the world couldn’t have prepared you for David’s world in Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. The heroes we have read about, flying through the skies with their metallic capes, abilities to deflect bullets, predict courses of events, and turn things into steel or dust, are not heroes. The only thing they have become are villains. These villains have taken society by a choke hold, rooting fear in every normal persons heart, and driven them into the catacombs beneath the street’s. Above the catacombs, the gone-bad superheroes have taken possession of the city, and they are called Epics.

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