This book was very different than what I expected it to be. When I read the summary of the book, it did not think it would have the elements that this book had. It has a lot of science fiction concepts such as time traveling. A rather interesting book I must say.
After the death of her parents, Emerson sees people from the past. At first she thought she saw dead people, which lead her to be sent to a mental hospital, and later on, to boarding school in Arizona. For her senior year, she returns to her hometown, Ivy Springs, to live with her older brother and his wife.
Her older brother hired someone who he believes will finally be able to help Emerson figure out why she sees the things she sees. Into the picture comes Micheal Weaver and the Hourglass.
Rather interesting book. What I really liked that McEntire explained the whole time traveling stuff in a way that made it easy to comprehend. I also really liked Emerson because she is not your typical protagonist. She does sit and wait for things to happen. No, she becomes involved and takes action. I really enjoyed reading this book.
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The first review of the year! I would have done this so much sooner but since I have not had Internet since Tuesday, well… that was a big problem. But now I finally have Internet so I’m finally able to use my laptop. YAY!
Anna is being sent to boarding school in the City of Lights, Paris, after her dad decided to send her there for her senior year of high school. She is not so thrilled because she was looking forward to spending her last year of high school in Atlanta with her best friend Bridgette, and she leaves behind a potential love interest, Toph. Everything changes when Anna meets the handsome and charming Etienne St. Clair.
Obviously, this book is all based on the romance that occurs between Anna and St. Clair and the complications that arise because he has a girlfriend and so on. But what I really liked about this book that it is not fully based on romance. You still are able to see what kind of person Anna is. You still see she is really funny person, what her passion is: film, and some other personal perks that make her who she is.
Another thing that I really liked about this book was that the romance is slowly developed throughout the school year. It is not like they meet and BAM! they instantly fell for each other. No, it is slowly developed and you deal with Anna’s conflicted feelings of falling for St. Clair and knowing he has a girlfriend.
I really enjoyed this book and it’s such a good way to start 2013. :)
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After a deadly plague killed most of the population in the United States and its infrastructure fell, you have the setting for The Eleventh Plague. There is no electricity and people have to roam around in order to find food. Sometimes they are able to trade valuables in order to obtain food.
I really liked the premise of this book had and I somewhat enjoyed reading it. But at the end, I did not feel engaged with this book. At times I felt this book was very boring, especially towards the middle of the novel. By the time I finished this book, I felt a lot of things were lacking but I can’t just pinpoint what.
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As promised, I am going to be doing book review while I’m on winter break. Finals are over, my first quarter at UCSB is over, which gives me the time to read books (FOR FUN) and write book reviews. In all honesty, this book has been a breath of fresh air after reading so much bullshit for my Chicano Studies class.
This is a dystopian novel with a bit of a fairy tale twist to it. There is a little magic involved with to it too. Ludancia is ruled by a queen and the society is split into different class. There is one universal language and each social has there own language too. It is forbidden for people to learn languages other than their own class’s language.
Charlaina, or Charlie, is from the Vendor class and she has a big secret. She is able to comprehend all the other languages. She must be careful because if other people find out about her gift, she could be killed because she must not know other languages. There are twists and events in the book that lead to Charlie finding out why she has this gift and whatnot. This book also has the element that every dystopian novel has: there are people fighting to overthrow the current system of government and the people that are in control.
This book was extremely enjoyable. Something that I really liked was that every once in a while, a new chapter featured a different character’s point of view. It was nice to know what is going on in other character’s mind and it also helped add to the development and mystery of the book. Although I must say, at times, the events that are unraveled tend to be very predictable.
The ending of this book has me very intrigues though. Definitely a series that I will have my eye on to continue reading.
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