Sunday, 27 February 2011


Reviews... you must be wondering where they are. Am I right? Don’t worry, I’ve had an awesome half term and done some avid reading. I currently writing many reviews and they will soon be up. Here are some of the books that I will review.


Saturday, 12 February 2011

Captivate - Carrie Jones - Review

Book: Captivate
Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Rating: B-

Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people becomes weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town. A turf war is imminent. The new pixie king is moving in quickly. He swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Zara isn't so sure. Despite herself, she wants to trust the new king, but there's a lot more than her relationship with boyfriend Nick at stake. It's her life - and his. 

Captivate was an interesting book. Definitely different from Need, and in my personal view not as good as need, although I still gave it five stars, because it captivated me and within hours I was finished. 

The two new characters are very interesting. Let’s start with Cassidy. 
Cassidy is a new girl who befriends Devyn, who starts spending a lot of time with her. Unfortunately this get’s Issie upset as she thinks that Dev has feeling for Cassidy and not her. Little did they all know that Cassidy was part elfin and could sense that the group were different. She comes across as a shy, timid, and lonely character and doesn’t really play too much of a role in the book, but I have a sneaky feeling we’ll see a lot more of her in entice. 
Astley is the second new character and also a Pixie king who says he is not like the others and wants to change Zara. 

The first half of the book was based around Zara and Nick’s relationship and when the action did happen I didn’t feel there was enough of it. 

My favourite character was actually the Valakyrie. She was very cool. Almost like a mix of fallen angel and vampire, so rock on Jones. I have to admit when Zara was clinging onto Valakyrie it was a melodramatic but I didn’t say I didn’t like it. 

It is very weird the Zara actually changes herself for I boy, because if someone had been taken from e, unless they were family I would not change myself into some creepy blood-lusting creature, to go to a creepy land, and not know if I could change myself back. 

Overall the book was good and a five stars if I hadn’t read need before but because I have Four and a half. 

I am Number Four - Pittacus Lore - Review

Book: I am Number Four
Author: Pittacus Lore
Publisher: Michael Joseph

Rating: A+

John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him. But you can't run forever. So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down. To fit in. And for the first time he makes some real friends. People he cares about - and who care about him. Never in John's short life has there been space for friendship, or even love. But it's just a matter of time before John's secret is revealed. He was once one of nine. Three of them have been killed. John is Number Four. He knows that he is next ... 

This book ticked all the boxes for me. A evil force. A relationship. Very cool powers. And big battle. 

From the moment I started reading it I was enticed. I love how Lore has shown how number three died but it would have been even better if the Prologue had how all of the first three had died. 

The plot was amazing, and I loved how a chapter would leave you hanging and then three chapters later the puzzle would slot together and you would be like ‘Ohhh, how cool!’. The basic plot outlines the facts that John Smith is on the Run form the Mogadorians, and along the way he meets a Girl, and Alien obsessed friend, a couple of mogadorians, a weird dog, number six, and has a big fight. 

My favourite character would have to be either Bernie Kosar or Henri. Bernie Kosar, although not a person (dog actually) you take instant liking to him. He is homey, friendly and totally awesome. I mean what is he: A dog, A gecko, or A giant alien monster (good though)... wait! He’s all of them!!! 
Henri is very fun, and very serious, he pretty much does all the technical stuff in the book whilst John, falls in love, kills mogadorians, and saves the day. 

My favourite part would have to be at the fair where John and Sarah go on the ride together and Mark James tries to kidnap them. Mark is a bit off a player, because in the end he goes to John’s aid and helps fight. 

I loved the style of first person, because you don’t often get that in sci fi books. 

Very well written, and a great start to a fantastic series, five stars from me.