Tuesday, 3 April 2012

April 2012 Movers & Shakers

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
 a review:  In this sci-fi thriller for young adults, 17-year-old Janelle is convinced that her classmate Ben brought her back to life from a fatal car accident. She snoops through her dad's FBI files and discovers a strange series of murders involving radiation burns and learns that a clock is ticking down—she has only 23 days, ten hours to find the truth. Suz calls it "incredibly thrilling and highly intelligent....Norris fills her novel full of suspense and the right amount of daring adventure."

 A Land More kind than home (a novel)by Wiley Cash
A review:A faith healing of an autistic child by a snake-handling preacher ends in tragedy: The boy dies in front of his little brother. The resulting investigation stirs up small-town secrets in this Southern gothic tale. Goodreads Author Lydia Netzer calls it a "quiet whirlpool of a novel that will pull you under and hold you fast...so deftly constructed you'll forget you're reading a book and not just listening to the characters talk."
 The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
a review:Destitute and facing a bleak choice, single father Travis Brown leaves his four-year-old daughter with a coffee shop waitress, a woman he barely knows, so he can work an illegal job he hopes will secure their future. The gig inevitably goes wrong, placing all three in danger.Cheryl says  the book highlights "a parent's unconditional love" and calls it "a 'transport' read, where I was so engrossed that I actually felt I was part of the story."

Science Fiction-Best books ever

 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams
Fahrenheit 451 by Ran Bradbury

The Dune by Frank Herbert

Are you a paranormal romance fan?read these books.

a Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
 Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
 Dark Lover by J.R.Ward
 Vampire Academy byRichelle Mead

a thought on Harry Potter books?

I want to start 2012 reading Harry Potter because it’s the first year without it. I admit, I’m a Potterhead or whatever you call it. I got this book last December 2010 and being a bookworm, I’m finished with it in a short period of time. 

I still remember, I was patiently waiting for my Hogwarts Acceptance letter even though my 11th birthday has passed by. It was silly but who’ll refuse to entertain the thought of attending a school for witches and wizards?

This book is a spectacular little romp with funny, courageous, and endearing characters that you can’t help but love. Hermione, the young scholar who starts out prim and up-tight but soon becomes a true friend; Ron, the boy who has little money but who has an abundance of family and loyalty to his friends to make up for it; and then there’s Harry, the boy who starts out sleeping in a closet and ends up being a hero. Harry is kind to those that deserve it, fearless when it counts the most, and wonderfully intelligent. So what’s not to love?

I don’t get it why some people say Harry Potter is evil. I mean, it does encourage me to become a witch. But we all know it’s not going to happen. In my imagination… maybe. But trust me, there is nothing wrong with Harry Potter. None at all.

All in all, J.K. Rowling has the talent.

I don’t want to give away too much. Read it for yourself, it’s one of my favorite books ever.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to start Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

PS: Those who think the topic of Harry Potter or Twilight is worth arguing over, are and is utterly stupid. I mean, they both have different concept, for Pete’s sake

Amazing books that may change your thoughts

 by Khaled  Hosseini
autobiography by A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

I thank my friend Gatha for these suggestions.

Amazing and different books

 a wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle stargirl - Jerry Spinelli  
Harry Potter series
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis
The Hunger Games trilogy


The Hunger Games

about hunger games:One question: Why didn't I read this sooner?!?! The Hunger Games was one of the most addicting books I've ever read. There is so much to say about it! Where to begin....

The plot was fantastic! A fight-to-the-death survival competition? Yes, please! Don't choose this book if you like those "nice, fun books", because this is the complete opposite. It leaves you on the edge of your seat, and I had a lot of trouble putting it down. (In other words, I stayed up until 1:00.) This book was so original, and very well written. Every part was laid out in such a way that you never got confused. (And this is the type of book where, if it wasn't so thought-out, it would be confusing.) The part that really made me mad though, was the ending. It stopped so abruptly, I couldn't help but get slightly aggravated. This is a "be-prepared-with-the-second-book" book. I just didn't realize that until the end. *sigh*

Katniss. She made a rockin' protagonist. She was very loving, but also strongly opinionated and headstrong. Then, there was Peeta. *swoon* :) He loved Katniss with all his heart, but I don't think she ever realized that it was real. Which, was very upsetting to me. And also, he's heroic, funny, and a baker! Then there is the other characters like Haymitch and Effie, who I didn't like that much, and Cinna and Rue, who I did like, but they made pretty brief appearances.

Um, back to what I said about the ending. WHAT THE HELL-O!!! (Sorry about that)
I just didn't realize that Suzanne Collins would end a book that way. I know there is Catching Fire, and then Mockingjay is going to come out in like 11 days, but, still. I wish that it didn't end that way.

But beside that, The Hunger Games was the best. It was everything I hoped for, and then some. I know I am probably the last book blogger in existense to have not read this book sooner, but I am still going to say it: If you haven't read The Hunger Games. READ IT. Like, now. (Or as soon as possible.)

Do you like the band One direction?read this

 an  amazing book