Friday, 20 September 2013

127 hours on the moon- Johan Harstad

Series:(Stand alone Novel)
Author: Johan Harstad
Pages: 368 pages
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: 14 years

Synopsis: It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever.
Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune.
Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan.
Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them.

Review: In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true. I loved this book loads, once I got started read this I couldn't put it down until I had finshed the whole book it was amazing from cover to cover. 
The first half of the book was set on the earth and what i found a really good point about this book was that it was set all around the world for example the three many characters where from Norway, France and Japan. witch is very different to other books that are more than often set in America with no mention of another countries. this really set this book out from any other books.
This book made you think what would you do if this was you. It was very believable book even thought the story wasn't because NASA would never allow this to happen or the governments around the world, but it was a story you could still Indulge in and live in the characters shoes. That was one thing I didn't like, it would never happen like that or at all and i could not get it out of my mind the whole time. This book was a little scary at the end of the book and i got creeped out after finshing this a bit because the thought thatMy final complaint was that when the characters meat they were for all different parts of the world, so the spoke different languages but they all understood English perfectly when NASA was talking to them, and as they were all teenagers from non English speaking country's there English wouldn't be that strong.
but overall I loved the book and have recommended this to allot of people, as its really good.

Monday, 1 July 2013

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Author: Stephen Chbosky
Published: 1999 by Pocket Books UK
Pages: 213
Rating: 4 Stars
Age Recommendation: 14 years old

Synopsis:Charlie is a freshman.
And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

Review: I found this book funny and geniuin it was very much how you expected normal people to behave not to much like characters from a book, I found there experence to be very realistic and not put on, with a terrible understanding for what normal teenagers from the nineties would behave like. I loved the story it was very diffrent from what I have readed before. I also found the charaters genuinly funny I had to laugh at bob and patrick because they made you laugh through out the book.
One of my favourite stand alone books ever!!!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Infernal Devices-Clockwork Princess

Series: The Infernal Devices
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 568
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: 14 years old

Synopsis: Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.

Review: This was my favourite book I have read so far this year and the serise was one of the best I have ever read before I my life. There was so much action all the way through for example there was a major part to the story only three chapters in and you could have though that you were reading an ending to a book.The book doesn't slow up from start to finish. i felt so much for the chartors and the love triangle just sweaped you through the book but was not the main focus of the book. The bond between Jem and Will was shown through out this book and im going to compare to 'The mortal instruments' but Jem and wills relationship was so much stronger than Alec and Jace. It really made the story very emotional. The additional characters were also as equally developed and amazing through out this book as the main three characters. There was a little hidden message that you don't see in other young adult books there are it was like Evil can exist in the dark or the light. The ending was so unexpexcted and you sort of thought that you had been cheated out of an ending they were both winners witch dose not happen in other Young Adult books. 
I cant say anything bad about this book really there are really small features that  didn't agree with but it was over all a great book. so instead I will rant about how Cassandra Clare can write this so amazingly well, This is by far one of the best book she has written, in my opinion.but i am currently reading the mortal instruments and I want to no how these books came as a spin off from them there so much better, better characters, story line and I feel it makes so much more sense than the Mortal instruments.
Best book Cassandra Clare has ever written, you have to read this book. 

Monday, 24 June 2013

The Infernal Devices-Clockwork Prince

Series: The infernal devices
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: 2011 by Walker books Ltd
Pages: 510
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: 14 years

Synopsis: In magical Victorian London, orphan Tessa found safety with the Shadowhunters, until traitors betray her to the Magister. He wants to marry her, but so do self-destructive Will and fiercely devoted Jem. Mage Magnus Bane returns to help them. Secrets to her parentage lie with the mist-shrouded Yorkshire Institute's aged manager Alyosius Starkweather.

Review: I loved this book just as much as the first book after the climatic ending to the first book this book carried on where it left off with still so many questions that need to be answered  this book adds more and more questions. There are some excellent plot twists from what you though you knew from Clockwork Angel. This book didn't have as fast pace as the previous book but it kept you turning the page. One of the best parts for me about this book was that the love triangle progressed A lot in this book because of what happens between Jem and Tessa. When Will rids himself of his curse it means that they are able to form a more of a relationship that cannot be and now we no that one person is going to get hurt out of this. I found this book to be a very enjoyable second book because some second books don't always contain to much because it is just the bridge between the world building and character introducing to the last book where all the questions are answered and the action happens but this book was A very good book that didn't feel like you were reading a second book at all.
Some of my very few bad points was that the climax was really early in the book it was almost three chapters from the end and Cassandra Clare's chapters are so long that i found the ending drag a little and could have been more condense
the book didn't have as fast a pase this was because the Magister was not in it for most of the book. This book was about him and his past but he was not in the book at all leaving the bad guy role in this book to Nate.
This is one of my favourite books and series  and you must read them it has an amazing world and is easy to follow.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

The Infernal Devices-Clockwork Angel

Series: The Infernal Devices.
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: August 31st 2010 by Simon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: 478
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: 13 years

Synopsis: Orphan Tessa Gray, sixteen, crosses the ocean from New York to find her brother Nate in Victorian London, her only possession a clockwork angel necklace from her mother. She is ignorant of her power to transform; the Dark sisters are not. They kidnap her for the Magister, who wants to marry Tessa and claim her power.

Shadowhunters, warriors of angel blood, battle demons and keep the peace in the Downworld of vampires, warlocks and other supernaturals. Orphan teen Shadowhunters Jem, Will, and Jess rescue Tessa and agree to help save Nate. Vengeful vampire Lady Camille Belcourt and her current lover, warlock Magnus Bane provide entrée to the Magister's secret Pandemonium Club.

Review: I loved this book it was so good. The wrighting was amazing. The pace was high all the time, there was never dull moment thought out the book. The setting was amazing for the 18 hundreds. There was lots of added little details from the time period. At some points its almost steam punk for example the technology that they have is not from the 18th century but they are shadow hunters and have this technology ahead of time its very futuristic. This book has
lots of great action moments that set your imagination off, that plays in your mind when reading the book. 
My only two criticisms is I found it personally hard to imagine Tessa was an American character but that was properly just me. Another point I didn't like about this book was the main characters age range. They were almost to wise for there age because they were only sixteen to eighteen it didn't really seem to real. She said about the book that contains  Vampires, Warlocks, demons and shadow hunters.
My over all view on this book is that it is one of my favourites this year and I have read on in the end of the serise and its a great first book a
to a series. This book if you haven't read it already should and must be in your TBR pile.


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