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I KNOW I KNOW its been a while.. Life… anyway I will be coming soon with more reviews.. I have a couple more to review and about 6 more books to read so def A LOT more to come!! ❤ D

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I know, I know. What am I thinking right.  1) I read James Patterson? 2) A book trying to break into the Harry Potter Phenomenon? 3) It has a TV commercial? I know. I have this thing.. I don’t like books that have TV commercials..lol.. but in my defense I didn’t know it had a commercial when I bought it. And I didn’t realize James Patterson wrote it until I was done reading the back of the book. So after being intrigued by the back I had to ignore the fact that it was Patterson. And finally I just don’t compare it to HP because it isn’t going to be better so.. yea..

Synopsis: Whit and Whisty are ordinary kids.. That don’t know what they really are. Until they are ripped out of there homes and put in the middle of a battle for the world. They are the heros they just don’t know it yet.

Toughts: First of all, the beginning of the book was a little strange. Um how do you not realize that the entire government is taken over by a strange psycho called The One. Yea idk if I can dismiss that with the “we just weren’t paying attention to politics.” excuse. But anyway.. it was a little kiddieish. Some of the lines were kinda annoying. But it was ok. It kept my attention and it ended in a cliff hanger.. I’ll read the rest out of curiosity. But i give it ❤ ❤ ..

D<3

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Graceling Synopsis: There are people born with each eye a different color. When this occurs they are known as gracelings. Graced with some kind of ability, whether it be telling the future, reading minds, feeling storms before they come, or killing. Katsa is a graceling. She has the ability to kill anyone with amazing skills and strength. She is used by her uncle, one of the 7 Kings that rule the 7 nations, to kill at his will. On a mission for her uncle Katsa is introduced to another Graceling Po. This is the beginning of a series of events that will change Katsa’a life.  She will finally get to fight the kind of evil she has hated for years.

What I thought: Katsa is an amazing character. She is a strong female character that the reader will love! Po is also a lovely hero in this story. You will not be able to put it down. You are transported into this world. This books will keep you guessing. The twists and turns are awesome! I give it ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ and 1/2 (<).

Fire Synopsis: Fire is the prequel to Graceling. It is set 30 years before. One Character from Graceling (I can not name him because then I will give something away in Graceling) is in this book. This book is set in the land just East of Monsea. Monsea is the eastern most of the 7 kingdoms. The land beyond is Dells. Dells is a mysterious land that is home to Monsters. Monsters are animals – dogs, cats, birds, lions…etc.. that have colorful skin/fur. These monsters have heightened abilities but mainly only eat other monsters. They also capture there prey because of there stunning yet powerful beauty and allure. There are few human monsters. One named Fire. She is a beautiful and one look at her will have you spellbound, but she refuses to use her powers for evil. The story follows her and the kingdom of Dells while they fight to keep there land safe from invading forces from the North and South. All the while figuring out who this boy with 2 different colored eyes is.

Thoughts: At first I was bummed that it didn’t have any characters or similar a story-line as Graceling. But I was quickly engulfed in the story. Cashore does a great job of taking you out of your world and bringing you into hers. You will love the fantasy, fighting and love in this. You will find yourself rooting for the Dellian people. This is another great book with a strong female lead. If you liked Hunger Games you’ll like this series. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

The third book Bitterblue does not have a release date.

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I am going to start off with the ratings ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ <3.. YES 5 Hearts.. this is one of my favorite reads since Harry Potter. I heard of this book first at Stephanie Meyer’s Blog. Then My cousin Matt told me it was a must read.

Synopsis: Post apocalyptic North America is the setting. There is the Capital that runs the 13 districts. The Districts rise against the Capital resulting in the destruction of District 13. In order to keep the remaining 12 districts in check the Capital holds the Hunger Games every year. Each district has a lottery where one boy and girl age 11-18 is chosen to compete in a fight to the death. The winner wins food for there family for a year. The books follow Katnis of District 12 .. enough said.

Thoughts: I can’t continue on with the Synopsis for fear of giving the genius of these books away. The first two books The Hunger Games and Catching Fire are amazingly put together. The third book, The Victors, will be out 8/24/10. This is upsetting because the 2nd ends with such a horrid cliff hanger. These books contain adventure, science fiction, love… They are very very good books. I suggest these to anyone who is searching for a great read.

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These are Young Adult books. Ted Dekker also has 2 other series The Circle Trilogy and the Paradise Trilogy which are Adult Fiction that tie into these books. When you read them he alludes to both series. You don’t have to read the others but, you like me, will probably want to. I give Dekker props for his continuity. He is able to tie 3 series together and still let them be independent form one another. If I ever get to his others, which I plan to, I will blog about them.

Synopsis: There are 6 books in this series. The last two were add ons that do not have to be read in order to finish it out. I have yet to read the last 2 but they are on my shelf. The books are Chosen, Infidel, Renegade, Chaos, Lunatic, and Elyon. The books are about a reality set thousands of years in the future. Except the people are back to primitive living. Not at all like you would expect. They live in the forests surrounded by dessert. In the Dessert live the Horde, a race that has a disease that effects their skins and minds. The forrest dwellers wash in the healing rivers everyday in order to keep the disease away. They are constantly battleing the Horde, who want to take there land. The hero Jonas is a young kid Chosen along with 3 others to find the 7 lost books of History to save the world. And the journey goes from there…

What I thought: I actually enjoyed these books. I don’t mind YA fiction. Some YA fiction can be childish, but some of written well enough for adults to enjoy. I liked the suspense and story. Like I said before Dekker’s continuity is amazing. I admire authors who are great with that sort of stuff. I have the 5th and 6th book and am looking forward to continuing the series. Although like I said before you don’t need to read 5 and 6 but you want to. It will finish out the series. I also will want to read the AF (Adult Fiction) books as well.. <3<3<3 …3 out of 5

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Breath everyone Breath.. yes I am a tad bit in love with HP..

Anyway no synopsis on these books .. would be way too long.. And you know what they are about.

Here it is: I saw the first 5 movies.. loved them.. so I decided to read the books (yes i was a late reader) before the 6th movie came out.. I read them in 3 weeks I couldn’t stop. Here is why, if you haven’t, you should read them. They are not kids books. Yea i thought they were too.. But really as they go on they get too scary for kiddies lol.. The first few are younger but they still are great reads. The first few you will get through easily they are smaller in size. The books plummet you into a different world. You wish you were there with them. And NOW you can be in HP land in Universal..yay! If you like fantasy you’ll like these books. J.K. Rowling followed in J.R.R Tolken foot steps and created her own world. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

EXPECTO PATRONUM < ok im a nerd

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OK OK I know your rolling your eyes… but before you dismiss this totally just read on.. I am not gonna synopsis this cause well if you don’t know what it is about you should probably be looking into moving to a different rock..

Here is my thought: My brother read these books a while ago and when Breaking Dawn came out he told me I HAD to read them. At first I was like “Joe, why are you reading a book about Vampires? STUPID” .. then he convinced me to start Twilight. Well I read them in a week. Now I didn’t read them because Stephanie Meyers is a genius in writing, but she does put forward a great story. I mean who wouldn’t love Edward.. and who doesn’t relate with Bella.  The books really were good. I couldn’t put them down. Now this isn’t a movie blog but I have to make mention about this hysteria surrounding the movies. First off they are horrid.. They really ruin the books for people. A lot of people see the hysterical tweens screaming for Rpatz and then see the sucky movie and don’t give the books a chance.. So on the books purely I give it <3<3<3 and 1/2 (<) hearts.

BOTHERED

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