Sunday, March 27, 2011

Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz

I've 'rode' these books from the beginning to the end, starting in sixth grade. (You see what I did there, don't you?) In my honest opinion, they kept getting better as each one came. Alex grew, and with him, the threats grew as well.

Although Alex had many enemies, his biggest enemy was Scorpia, which stood for Sabotage, Corruption, Intelligence, and Assassination. He's forced them down before, but they won't stay down for long. The first part of the book is written through Scorpia's point of view, and, I won't lie, it was written so well that I actually wanted them to succeed. The second half, of course, is Alex. He is sent by M16 to live and attend school in Cairo. They tell him that all he must do is check out a school in Cairo. He finds out that his mission is much bigger than that.
Horowitz did something new with this one! Jack Starbright and Mr. Smithers joined Alex on his mission, because, honestly, all he was doing was going to school, right? I love how Horowitz incorporates the two characters and makes you meet them in a new way.
The end of this book will have you wondering: Who is REALLY the enemy?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wanna do me a favor?

Hey, loyal blog readers. If you wanna do something super nice, you could check out my writing on inkpop, and if you like it, add it to your picks.

It's called Through His Eyes and it is a novel in verse.

It's about a girl living in the aftermath of her brother's suicide. If you want to know more, read the description posted on inkpop, it's much lengthier.

So please, I beg you, check it out!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Burned by Ellen Hopkins

So here's the deal: I love books in free verse, and Hopkins is by far the best.

That said, let's look at her book BURNED.
Burned is more of a romance than any of her other books.

It follows the story of Pattyn Von Stratten, a girl in a strict Mormon family who begins questioning her faith after an innocent sex dream. She wonders if she is held accountable for her dreams, if she can ever make it into heaven.

Well, after being caught in a questionable position with a boy, her life begins to spiral out of control. And her mother, about to have her first boy, shouldn't have to handle the stress, should she? So her parents send her to live with her Aunt Jeannette, or Aunt J as she calls her. Aunt J is nice and loving, but she has also been scarred emotionally by Pattyn's father. She helps Pattyn to find love, happiness, and herself.

This book has the best ending of any romance novel I have ever read before. Read it, and all of Hopkins' other books.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, March 4, 2011

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

For the month of March, the Teen Reader's Book Club over at Goodreads is reading two books: I Am Number Four and Delirium. Being the overachiever that I am, I finished IANF yesterday. It's a great book, I must say.

The book is mostly about planets being raided for resources. Of course, the big part is being chased by Mogadorian aliens, but it's really about that. Basically, 'John Smith's' planet was destroyed and he had to come to earth. There's this Loric charm on him and these nine other kids.

The charm's really cool. They can't be killed out of order. Why? Because that'd make the story more interesting, of course. There's some other nifty things about the charm, but I won't go too deep.

Another thing about this book is that it's a love story. It's about his love for Sarah, and, if you ask me, his love for Henri, his guardian.

The Mogadorians are some pretty freaky dudes. They are pretty vicious. They want to kill the Loric people on Earth. They're trying.

The book begins with Number Three's death, and the scar that means somebody died carves into John's leg. He has to move, so Henri and him go to a place called Paradise, where his life sort of changes.

The movie's really good as well, but there are some parts that are very different.

Check back later, sorry for the sort of scattered review. I'm really tired but I wanted to review it tonight.