Coda

Written by Emma Trevayne.

Okay, to be honest I haven’t finished this book and I’m not sure I’m going to. It’s an interesting story-line but there are a few things I didn’t like about it.

The summary:

Anthem lives in a world where the only music you’re allowed to listen to has been tampered with in such a way that the people who listen to it react to it as though it was a drug. Anthem and a group of friends gather together in secret to practice “real” music. Anthem wishes he could get away and stop listening to the music but if he does the Corp will kill him.

I felt like the story developed too slow, and normally I wouldn’t write a book review until I finished reading the book, but I have a huge reading list to get through, so since I didn’t particularly like this book I figured I should write about what I thought anyway.

I don’t really like books with a lot of swearing in them, and this one had more cursing that a movie about the US Navy. I think this is partly why I don’t really want to finish the book. I also think part of it was just because there were some really confusing points, not in the story-line, but in small details. Like sometimes I couldn’t tell who was talking, or where Anthem was. It was just really hard to follow along with the small parts of the book that make up the story.

I just didn’t really like this book. I’d rate it a 3 out of 10.

Thanks for reading.

Pulse Trilogy

I really liked these books, but they move very slow.

The plot is that this teen–Faith Daniels–has this thing called a pulse, which means she can move things with her mind. But there’s also this thing called a second pulse which mean you can only be hurt when you come in contact with a certain object.Faith and her boyfriend; Dylan. And her friend; Hawk must when a battle against two second pulses in order to save an entire country, from complete destruction.

This is actually a pretty unique book. I liked it, but it took me sometime to get into. I really liked the way the story flowed though, it wasn’t confusing, but there was still suspense. The romance isn’t overbearing, and the relationship between the characters is great!

This book may not be for everyone, but I’d say read it and find out for yourself.

If you have any suggestions for a book I should review next please comment and I’ll do my best to get to it as fast as I can. Although I have a huge reading list right now.

Thanks for reading!

-Abby

 

 

The Maze Runner

I loved this book! James Dashner did a fabulous job.

It’s starts of slow, at first I was kind of like, um…what? But as I got further into the book the story unraveled like every good book should. I think the main thing I liked was the relationship between Thomas–the main character–and Chuck; his best friend. I loved how that interacted with each other. The conflict between Thomas and Gally was really entertaining.

This was a very action packed book, and full of surprises. There was suspense at literally every page turn and honestly I wish I had of thought of all of this stuff first! The hardest part for me was trying to decide how they all got their names, because the characters were named after scientist and I couldn’t figure some of those out.

Now that you get the general idea of what I think of the book. Here are some things I didn’t like about it.

First of all, it was confusing in some spots. Of course I get confused really easy do it might have just been me. I got very lost in some spots and sometimes forgot which character was with Thomas and at what point in time, but again that was probably just me.

That’s the only thing I thought was wrong with the book. I loved it!

Now this is just the first in the series so if you haven’t read it yet keep in mind that there is a HUGE cliff hanger at the end, so stick with the trilogy and enjoy.

 

Legend (book 1 of 3)

Legend (Book #1)
By Marie Lu
Genre: Science Fiction
Summery
This futuristic story shows the lives of two very different people living in a time when the Republic (Americas west coast) is at war with its neighbor; the colonies.

For Daniel Altan Wing (aka Day) the Republic has always been unfair, he has always had to fight for what to survive. Presumed dead by his family Day continuously steals and breaks the law to survive and care for his family (though they don’t know it). Being the most wanted criminal in the Republic, Day dreams of the day when he can escape to the Colonies and be free from the Republics control. But when he is accused of murdering one of the Republics officers his priorities change.

June Iparis lives in very different world from Day. As an officer in training June is willing to push herself to the limits just to graduate. Unlike Day, June will do anything and everything to serve the Republic. When June’s brother is killed she is immediately recruited to catch the main suspect and the one criminal that no one has ever been able to find; Day. But did he really do it? Or is there something bigger going on? When June finally meets Day her feelings toward him change and she must decide whether she should turn him in or follow her heart, her decision may change everything.

What I thought
It was awesome! I could not put the book down. The book was full of endless action and suspense. I have read very few books that I have enjoyed as much as I enjoyed this one. This is a pretty good book even for those teens who aren’t really that in to reading.
Romance: There really wasn’t that much romance but you could sense the feelings between June and Day getting stronger for each other as the book goes on.
Language: As far a teen fiction goes the amount of cursing is minimal that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any cursing but if you’re trying to find books where the language isn’t that strong this is a good book for you.
Violence: there is quite a bit of violence in this but the worst part is probably when Day is brought in for questioning.
Conclusion: All in all this book was pretty amazing. Marie Lu did a great job bringing the world of the Republic to life and showing both Day and June’s side of the story. The book was interesting and definitely different from the other Sci-Fi books I’ve read.

Divergent- Veronica Roth

Genre: Science Fiction.

So this book is pretty popular with teens and honestly the book that really got me into reading in the first place. The book follows Beatrice Prior’s as she makes her decision of what faction to join and what happens after she makes her final choice.

First of all here are the factions

Abnegation: they value selflessness over anything else.
Erudite: They value education and facts over everything.
Candor: They always tell the truth.
Dauntless: the brave ones.
Amity: they value peace and make all of their choices as a group.
And this one’s not really a faction but I’ll pretend it is.

Divergent: someone who fits into more than one faction.

So now you know the factions!

Summary
Beatrice Prior was born into Abnegation but always thought that she wasn’t really cut out for it. She always compared herself to her selfless brother; Caleb. When she takes the test to find out what faction she belongs in she discovers something; she’s a Divergent! She is warned not to tell anybody for her safety.Now she must make the decision to stay Abnegation or risk the wrath of her family and join a new faction. At the choosing ceremony Beatrice chooses to join Dauntless. Being the only person from Abnegation, Beatrice decides she must prove herself to her new faction and changes her name to Tris. Even though Tris has chosen to be in a new faction and changed her name does not mean she has forgotten about her old life and she has a difficult time fitting in to Dauntless where the goal seems to be kill or be killed. Tris eventually uncovers a secret of how Dauntless used to be and a plot that may change life as she knows it.

What I thought.
Divergent is an exciting action packed story. I know I may say this a lot but this was one of the BEST books I have ever read! I loved every page. You will not be bored reading this book.

Romance: The romance between Tris and the Dauntless instructor; Four grew throughout the book and at times could get a little well…gross.

Language: The language in this book really wasn’t too bad but there were a few spots were there was some cursing.

Violence: when Tris is in training to join Dauntless the initiates were encouraged to fight each other and it could often get out of hand. The one instructor; Eric was very cruel and violent towards the initiates and Four. The end of the book was not the most violent part but it was a little gory.

Conclusion:
This book was great! It was full of all the things you could ask for in a teen book. There was a tone of action, suspense, romance, and drama. Divergent was a unique book and I have a feeling I’ll be reading it again and again.