So, I thought this book was kind of beautiful. It’s
about Conor, who is 13 years old and lives with his mother. His mother is
severely ill and Conor has the same nightmare every night. Then a monster comes
and tells Conor different stories. The monster also tells Conor that when he is
done telling stories Conor will tell his own story, and it has to be the truth.
It was a beautiful story. I think that Conor’s reaction was very believable.
And I liked the stories the monster told. I think it’s meant for younger kids,
and I think they would like it.
So, the father of Sci-Fi. FUN! It was a whole lot of
fun. The book is about a man named Pendrick who is shipwrecked and happens upon
an island in the middle of the ocean. The Island is inhabited by Doctor Moreau
and his co-worker Montgomery. They are working on some very creepy projects.
The island is full of their very disturbing people. It turns out these people
are not actually people, but they are animals that Moreau and Montgomery have
been trying to turn into humans. It was really creepy and it’s still
interesting, how long can and should science go? I loved it. More Wells please.
I really liked it. The book is about a girl named
Seraphina who is a royal court musician. She lives in a world where humans and
dragons both exist and they have a sort of volatile peace pact. The dragons can
take human form and pretty much pass as humans. Seraphina lives at court and is
pushed into this mystery when the royal prince is murdered in a very draconian
fashion. There is conspiracy and fun. The world Hartman has created is
brilliant, although I didn’t notice there was a glossary in the back until
after I’d finished the entire book, and that’s stupid. I liked it, but I had
heard hype, and I think I’d just sort of thought it would be sensational. It
was fine, I really liked it and I want to read the next one.
So, I really liked Kushiel’s Legacy and that. And I
liked this one, it’s not her best, but it was a lot of fun. It is about a girl
named Loup, who is the daughter of a regular human woman and a genetically
modified man. Loup has certain different qualities, she’s strong, fast and
tough. She lives in an outpost next to a US army base where people have pretty
much no rights. Loup’s mother dies and Loup is sent to live with a bunch of
misfit orphans. Loup takes up the mantle as the outpost’s patron saint Santa
Olivia and Loup and her friends use Loup’s abilities to avenge the town’s
I thought I’d read a Christmas book this year. This
one is about a town in California and the different people that live there. A
young boy sees a woman kill Santa Clause and prays to God to bring Santa back
to life. An angel named Raziel hears the prayer and comes to Pine Cove to make
a miracle happen. Sadly Raziel is the most inept angel in all of Heaven and
accidentally he makes the town’s dead into zombies. Therefore madness ensues.
Throw in a schizophrenic cult-movie actress, a police pothead, a DEA-agent with
a pet fruit bat and you basically have one of the most hilarious Christmas
books ever. I haven’t read many, but this one was a lot of fun.