Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Divergent - Review

Beatrice Prior is sixteen and has to make a tough choice. Years ago there was a terrible war and now society is divided into five different factions, each valuing a specific character trait. Beatrice must take an aptitude test to discover whether she belongs in Abnegation (selflessness), Amity (friendship), Candor (honesty), Dauntless (courage), or Erudite (intelligence). Choosing a faction is the least of her problems. If she fails the initiation, she will be factionless and have no hope for a future. Is she strong enough to handle the consequences of her choices?

A 2012 YALSA Teens' Top Ten nominee.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hulk: Red and Green Review

Hulk: Red and Green by Jeph Loeb

Until i read this book, I had never read the Hulk before. So with nothing else to compare it to, it's a bit hard to rate this comic. It certainly held my attention, and i was able to finish it in around an hour. Those are both points in which I will praise this book. I will also give it points for embracing the rest of the Marvel universe. There were certainly plenty of characters that made guest appearances. Some of which, I was left wondering who in the heck they were. Maybe that just shows how little I truly know about the comic book universe.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Which Books Make You Say GRRRRRRRR........?

While most selections on this Blog are books that we have loved, its always interesting to also discuss books that have annoyed us for one reason or another. I would say Twilight by Stephenie Meyer was extremely annoying. While Edward had many girls swooning, I found his idea of romance completely irritating. Not all females would enjoy being watched as they sleep. What spells romance to some, spells out STALKING to others.

So I challenge you....what book frustrates you???

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

if you liked the hunger games...

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende
Alexander Cold accompanies his grandmother to a remote village in the Himalayas to help locate a sacred statue.

Beyond the Western Sea (Book I): The Escape From Home by Avi
Maura and her younger brother leave their impoverished Irish village, desperately seeking ship’s passage to America.

Friday, May 4, 2012

classic tales

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
This memoir of a youth is filled with disappointment and tragedy, but leads to hard-won independence.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Fiercely independent Elizabeth engages in a battle of wits with stubborn Mr. Darcy in 19th century England.  Will she ever find love?