Sunday, September 16, 2012

Everyday by David Levithan

Wow! I literally just finished the books and thought I would write. Not sure how I feel. A little sadness, a little contemplative. That's such a crazy idea, to wake up everyday in someone else's body, wish for it to end, to stop traveling and be somewhere for once. But, for A this is not the reality. I love my ground. I love that no matter what happens I have my family, it's hard to imagine a life without all of that. A life that has never known that. There are people who approach those aspects in their lives but always waking tomorrow still in that same life. What if everyday you fell asleep and woke up in someone else's shoes? I'm not sure who that would make me. Well worth the read. Bravo Mr. Levithan, bravo.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Voluminous Vampire Viscera . Department Nineteen by Will Hill

Department Nineteen (Department Nineteen, #1)It's been a while since I've read any vampire books. Zombies are more of my thing. Saw this book at the book store and thought the cover art was awesome, I mean, just look at it (another book I judged by the cover, and it worked, of course the back of the book and the jacket description helped). It helps to have read Bram Stoker's Dracula, or at least the graphic novel version before heading off into Department Nineteen because there are many a tie ins to the original book. (Seeing as I have accomplished both these tasks, I feel I am qualified to proceed.) Think of it as a sequel that comes 100 year later. I was honestly thoroughly entertained by the exploding vampires and guts, and it didn't hurt that you get some hang time with old Victor (aka Frankenstein) as well (gotta love old Victor) This is a great start to a promising new series and looking forward to getting my hands on book two. BTW these vampires don't glitter and make glitter babies with the main character, there is a little vampire crush in the main characters life but she's the rip your heart out type, literally. Will girls like it? Not sure, I'm not a girl, but it worked for this guy and considering my history....might sink your teeth into this one. Muuuhahahah. (too cheesy?)

Friday, September 7, 2012

The dark rose, and then fell. The Dark Is Rising Sequence

The Dark Is Rising (The Dark Is Rising, #1-5)Finally finished The Dark Is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper. It was an entertaining series and it has some great moments throughout. Even though you know how it will end from the very beginning (good always wins doesn't it?) following the kids in their discoveries, battles, and adventures is still fun. When I got to the end of the fifth book I was definitely sad to see them go. I realized I had come to like the characters and, like a week at camp, was sad to go our separate ways. Yep they will miss me too. I don't think this series will keep the interest of the most difficult of young readers but has a lot in there for those of us that are YA at heart. There's always next summer, another camp, and another group of characters somewhere else.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

So many books, so little time.

Man, it's been a long time. I've been reading but with a new baby in the house the blogging took a back seat. What great books have I read recently? Still convinced after reading the 3rd book in The Enemy series that it's the best series to get middle school boys reading. John Green has done it again with The Fault In Our Stars. That book made me laugh and cry and laugh and cry at the same time. John Green is a beast. I read Rotters by Daniel Krause and thought it was entertaining and worth a read. Cinder by Marrisa Meyer was great and deserves to get Caster Rated approved. Can't wait until the second book comes out. Gotta love my zombie books by mentioning Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry for your testosterone fix. I have to mention that Divergent by Veronica Roth was awesome and I have Insurgent in line to be read. Hopefully I'll get a chance to review some of the really great book I have read over the last year soon. Stay tuned.