Sunday, November 21, 2010

Curtain


In the final story of the well-known Belgian detective, Curtain brings Hercule Poirot and his friend Captain Arthur Hastings to the place of there first mystery, Styles. Although it has been a long time since the murder, it still lingers in the air, and Poirot knows that homicide will happen soon.

Although starting out with a slow beginning, it soon picks up. Most of the novel I found myself eagerly waiting for the murder or trying to prove my beliefs, beliefs that were proven to be wrong, correct. Christie makes you consider every possibility before revealing the identity of "X".

****

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Divergent


In Veronica Roth's first novel, Divergent is one that won't be soon forgotten. It is about Tris Prior living in a divided city, but there is something special about her. Will being a divergent put her in danger or can she live the rest of her life in peace?

Divergent is really one of the best books that I have ever read. I would compare it to Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games. It's that good. I found myself dying to read it, and when I did, my heart would be pounding and I would be gasping every few pages, pages that I could not stop turning. I am sure that we will see more from Veronica Roth.

Divergent comes out May 2011.

My rating: *****

Nomination for 2011 Jackpk Fiction Award

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Pearl

The Pearl. Ah, the famous classic. It is about Kino, a pearl fisher, who finds a giant pearl, but the corrupt evil of the sales brings danger to not only him, but his family.

The beginning of this book boring but very interesting, it's kind of funny because at the end, when it was more exciting, I didn't like it.


**

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sabotaged

Sabotaged is the third book in The Missing series. In this book Jonah and Katherine and Andrea go back in time to when Virginia Dare is around, but they have been sabotaged by a strange man, Second.

I really didn't think that this book was as good as the other two. It was okay, but not the best.

**1/2

This book is in the running for the Jack K fiction award