Monday, March 11, 2013

Review'd: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: 
Title: Requium (Delirium book 3)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Published on March 5th, 2013 by HarperCollins

Barnes and Noble Summary: 

This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States.
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway inPandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.
After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.
As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancĂ©e of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead. Sophisticated and wide-ranging, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion.
DeLibrarie Summary: 
Wow. I need a massage after reading this book... I was gripping it so tightly and as a result my neck is SOOO sore. I love Lauren Oliver... she is freaking unbelievable and if you haven't ever read one of her books you need to remedy this at once! I love everything about this book... I love how it alternates between Hana and Lena's points of view, I love how I hate Hana because of it. I love the Julian- Lena- Alex triangle of emotions. I love how strong and human Lena is. I just love everything. THE ONLY THING that I wish was different was the ending. I wish that there was just a little more of a conclusion... Oliver leaves it a little open ended which makes sense because Lena still has life to live but I was just left wanted a little more at the end of the book. 

Review'd: Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Book Review:
Title: Supernaturally
Author: Kiersten White
Published on July 27th, 2011 by Harper Collins

Barnes and Noble Summary:

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.
But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.
So much for normal.
DeLibrarie Review: 
I really want to love this series... but I just don't. The way that Kiersten White writes is super conversational and entertaining...but I can't handle just snarky witticism for 300 plus pages. It seems like Evie doesn't ever take anything seriously because she handles everything with such a light sarcasm. It's just hard to relate to a character who is so impersonal, and well...unbelievable. I liked Paranormalcy enough but Supernaturally was a struggle for me... it wasn't my usual "OMG... when can I find time to read?!!?" it was more of a "Well... I suppose I should read so I can get through this book." I was never excited about the story and frankly I found it really predictable, cliche and safe. 

Review'd: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Book Review:
Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published February 19th, 2008 by McElderry Books

Barnes and Noble Summary: 
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

DeLibrarie Review: 
I have been meaning to pick this book up for a few years really. Ever since Jace won the Crush Tourney a few years back. I finally decided that it was time to pick up the series when I found out that they were making it into a movie. I have a thing about movies and books... if I see the movie I probably won't read the book but if i read the book I'll definitely see the movie. I can see why everyone loves this series so much. It's such an interesting premise and so fantastically written. I find that so many authors have a great idea and just kind of fail when it comes to the writing style. This is so totally not the case... I literally read this book in one sitting and didn't even realize it until I was finished. I'm really excited to see how the story translates to film!!

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