Sunday, March 31, 2013

Series Of April

The series I will be reading and reviewing in April will be The Mortal Instruments. I cannot say I'm surprised. It's a really popular book, which is something that worries me. I never like reading books that get popular because 9 out of 10 times they're actually terrible and just overrated (like Twilight). I'm really hoping that's not the case for these books. I've already put a poll up for May so go ahead and pick a series. If there's a series or book that you want me to review you can post a comment and maybe I'll check it out.

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Red Pyramid By Rick Riordan

I do not recommend this book
The entirety of this is just completely disappointing. This is why I didn't want to read the Kane Chronicles or the Heroes of Olympus because I was afraid they would suck and I would be sad. Well, the Kane Chronicles suck and I am sad. After being such a huge fan of Percy Jackson knowing that this book is written by the same author just makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry.

It's bad. It's really really bad. The only good thing about this book is that it's told by two characters, and I've always kind of liked multiple character narration. Sadie and Carter are brother and sister. After their mom dies Sadie has to live with her grandparents in England while Carter travels the world with his father, who studies Egyptology. Sadie (I hate this name. I hate this name. I hate this name. It is my dogs name. It is not a human name. Sorry if your name is Sadie but I just cant) only gets to see her father and brother like once a year. Now this is where the plot takes a nose dive. I'll give you the basic run down: Oh no dad tried to summon a god and now he's gone. Oh no we have to live with his uncle who also goes missing. Oh no there is a guy named Set who wants to kill everybody. Oh no we are magicians who have stupid powers. Oh no the other magicians want us dead even though we are like twelve and fourteen and we didn't do anything. Are you seeing the badness?

I am really disappointed with this book.

I give this book one star

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey

I recommend this book
Where do I even begin with a book like this. Scott Tracey has managed to do what so little can: Create a sequel that's better than the first book.

 Remember when I said I loved Trey? I do not love him anymore. This book is amazing. Young girls are disappearing in Belle Dam, and for some reason Braden thinks it's his job to save them. The demon Lucien is back, big surprise (sarcasm). Trey and Braden have this back and forth thing going, and I really liked it. One second Trey loves him, the next he doesn't. I find myself beginning to ship Drew and Braden, which is probably never going to happen.

The book is fast paced and keeps the reader wanting more. If you haven't picked up this series yet I urge you to do so. The only main criticism I have is that all the characters seem to have the same personality, but I can forgive it because I like the personality they have. The book actually made me laugh, like, out loud. It is a must read.

I give this book five stars

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Science Of Reading

Hey guys! I really need to start reading that book in my room because I need to post more. So this may sound odd but I have a favor to ask of you. What a lot of people don't know is that I go to a technical high school and my shop is environmental science. Recently we had to do a science fair project but nobody did it, so now we have to do a second one. This time we got to do it on whatever subject we wanted. So here's mine: Is there a correlation between the genre of books people read and their IQ level? Who wants to be part of my project? If you're interested in being a test subject (all you have to do is take an IQ test, everything is anonymous) then please email me at: Thanks for your help. (and no you do not get paid)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey

I recommend this book
Oh my god. This book. At first I did not like the beginning, but the deeper into the book you go the better it gets. Meet Braden, a gay witch. And that really bothers me. Not that he's gay, that's pretty awesome. My biggest problem with the entire book as that Braden is always referring to himself as a witch. Last time I checked male witches are wizards. It literally drove me insane the whole book. However, that's really the only problem that I've come across while reading this.

One thing I love about this book is that Braden is not your stereotypical flamboyant gay guy. All the characters are really well developed.
I absolutely love Trey, Bradens love interest. If Trey was a real person he would be one of those guys that I instantly fall for. I love him. I hate him. I want to hug him. I want to kill him. Yup, he's a good character. Not to mention, the plot is actually good, and the writing style is one I can actually stand.

So what is the plot? It goes a little something like this: Braden is a witch, we already covered that, he lives with his uncle, he runs away to protect him. He finds himself in the middle of two very powerful magical families fighting for, uh, well, him. Did I mention the forbidden love? Those are always fun. So yeah you need to read this. There is one part that made me so overwhelmed I just had to put it down for a few minutes to catch my breath. Granted I should have seen it coming. There were a lot of things I should have seen coming that I didn't. This book is just so good. Why are you not reading it yet?

I give this book four stars

Friday, March 1, 2013

Not A Review: Mockingjay is NOT a bad book!

So I just finished re-reading Mockingjay for the ninth time (not even joking, it's really like the ninth time). And I just want to say: Mockingjay is not a bad book. No, it's not the best in the trilogy, and it's not the most amazing heart stopping book ever. But it's still good. I feel it's one of those books you have to read at least two or three times to really appreciate it. Mockingjay has it's moments of pure brilliance. If you don't like Mockingjay I would seriously consider re-reading it. I didn't really like it the first time I read it either, I don't think anybody really does. But after taking a second look at it I changed my mind. It's not a bad book. It's really not.