Saturday, February 26, 2011

Best Foot Forward


Review: Best Foot Forward, one of those corny novels about some girl dealing with normal, real life issues. Ya, that's basically what it is, but it so much better than that. I usually do not like these books but this time, I did. It's kind of surprising. I mean, I never really despise any of these kinds of books, but I dont usually like them as much as I liked this one.

Quick Summary: It is the story of Jenna Boller who works in a shoe store. Everything seems normal until there is almost a robbery at the store, then Tanner Cobb comes to work there. From that point on everything changes, and she learns that everyone deserves a second chance.

My Rating:
***

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Am Number Four


So I read the jacket cover of the book. I immediately think the cliché alien-human romance thing. Girl meets alien. Alien trying to be normal and doesn't tell her. She finds out. Big dramatic confrontation scene. Somehow learn to live in harmony. I was wrong. I am not usually in to that alien world thing. Maybe a different planet, but powers just go way over the top. This was so much different though. It contained action, romance, and fear. It was one amazing written book and I congratulate the author.

Brief summary: "Four" has lived his entire life on the run. He has moved around more times than he can count, and he has had many identities. His first and largest move, though, was from the planet Lorien, about a year of space travel away from Earth, and since then he has been chased by the Mogadorians, who are killing the nine children that came to Earth in a certain order. The first three were killed. He is number four.

My review: I loved it. It was amazing, as I have already stated. It contained all of the components of a great story and then some. It also just left enough information out so that you can be eager for the next book to come out. I applaud Pittacus Lore.

My rating:
*****
(Highest)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Scorpia


Quick Summary: Scorpia, the fifth book in the Alex Rider series, continues to follow the protagonist and his life as a teenage spy in England. This time, though, he's being recruited by the other side, Scorpia. In this breathtaking novel, Alex deals with deception, death, and his own past, which he is slowly able to piece together.

My Review: Overall, I thought that this was a very good book. I found it fun, exciting, and at many times, hard to put down. With many twists and surprises, you find yourself entwined in the life of Alex Rider so far down, that you can't get out unless you read the other books in the series. I am confident that I will work on reading the other books as soon as possible.

My Rating:
****