Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My Review of Zom-B Angels by Darren Shan

Wow! Another amazing book! Shan has definitely blown me away with this one!

After wandering for so long through the streets of London, B Smith finally discovers reviveds living in County Hall. these zombies call themselves Angels, instead of calling themselves zom heads like th zombies in the underground complex did.

Dr. Oystein, the leader of the Angels, created a place inside County Hall where any revived could come for refuge. Once B arrived, Dr. Oystein greets her and explains what is going on there. She is then trained to fight and begins to live there with the rest of the Angels.

This book really amazed me by the way that Shan tied in World War II to Dr. Oystein's life story. I was also amazed when Shan also portrayed Dr. Oystein as God and Mr. Dowling as Satan. He did a great job of bringing the two ideas together in one story. It was a grand treat.

Overall, I loved the book as much as I did the other ones and cannot wait to read the next book in the series. I recommend it to anyone looking for a book that will knock their socks off.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Review of Zom-B City by Darren Shan

Another great and interesting read from Shan! Really impressed with his work once again.

I loved how this novel was not as action packed as the first two. It was a lot calmer. It mostly consisted of B walking through the city. It was definitely a nice change of pace.

Overall, I found it just as good as the first two and cannot wait to begin reading the four book. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for another good addition to a fantastic zombie apocalypse series to read.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

My Review of Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

This was a great book. It didn't start off so great, but it eventually got better and I eventually began to love it.

Spinelli did a fantastic job with this book. It really tugged at my emotions throughout most of it.

I loved almost everything about the book. I loved Stargirl and her independence. I loved how she was not afraid to be different and was even willing to change for someone she loved just to make them happy. I loved the positive messages that could be taken away from the book. I loved the romance between Stargirl and Leo. It really made my heart flutter when I read about their first kiss. I also loved most of Leo's personality. I loved how he was willing to encourage her to continue being herself no matter what other people thought.

The one thing that I hated most about the book was how Leo tried to force Stargirl to be normal. He was not happy that no one was talking to him and he wanted to make her normal so that people would start talking to him. He didn't even consider how Stargirl might feel about having to change. He was basically going to leave her if she didn't change. That really made me angry. Also, I was also upset reading about how Leo was wanting to stand by Stargirl's side and encourage her to continue being her original self, but was too afraid to. He was afraid of being shunned and having no one talk to him. He was also afraid that people would judge him as well as Stargirl. That was the part of his character that irritated me most. If he truly loved her like she loved him, then he wouldn't have made her change. He wouldn't have even considered leaving her if she didn't become normal. He obviously didn't love her because in the end, he knows he lost out on a great girl and wonders if he will ever get another chance. Frankly, I hope he doesn't because he had his chance but he blew it big time. He should have let her be the way that she was instead of trying to make her more like everybody else. It was a horrible and rude thing to do to her, considering how much she was willing to do for him, even if it was something she really didn't want to do. He was a total jerk to her and he never deserved her in the first place. Personally, I am glad she took off and never came back. She didn't need the crap that everyone, including Leo, continued to dish out on her on a daily basis.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a touching story about a unique teenager's short experience in high school told through the eyes of someone she loves.

Friday, February 28, 2014

My Review of Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Wow. What a great sequel to the first book. Once again, Shan proves that he is a true master of horror.

After the first book ends, B wakes up as a revitalized zombie. These are zombies who are human-like, but they cannot do many human things, such as breathe, bleed, or blink.

B meets a bunch of other revitalized zombies who are with her inside this complex, where they are all being studied by scientists, such as Dr. Cerveris, and being watched by soldiers, such as Reilly.

Rage seems to be the leader of the group since he is a brute and the other revitalizeds follow his commands.

Rage was the second character that I liked the least out of the book. At the end of the book, when a group of mutants let a bunch of zombies loose on the complex, he kills Dr. Cerveris when the group finally makes it to his room to save him, then takes off on all of them and calls them losers.

Cathy was my least favorite character. She was rude and bitchy, especially to B. I loved when B ripped off Cathy's hair because it definitely took Cathy down a peg.

Tiberius was the funniest out of the group. Granted, he had his tendencies to be quite an ass to B, but he was definitely the second character I liked the most out of the book. He was a complete nerd and referenced well known "nerd" things a lot. His references were what made me love his character. He knew so much about things that I know well and it helped me understand what he was trying to say and also made his character more lovable.

Gokhan and Peder were probably the least noticeable characters in the book. They aren't mentioned a lot and they don't ever really talk much.

B was definitely, once again, my favorite. Her determination to stay strong to her values were what made me love her character even more in this book than I did in the first.

Overall, the book was fantastic and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a really great zombie apocalypse series to read. I honestly can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

My Review of Nancy Drew: The Case of the Lost Song by Carolyn Keene

This may have been a kid's type of book, but it was pretty good for a mystery story.

I originally got this book back when I purchased a Nancy Drew game. The game is called "Nancy Drew: The Final Scene" and it's the fifth mystery in the Nancy Drew game series. The book came free with the game, and I couldn't wait to read it. 

I was hoping the book would be as good and filled with suspense as the game is, and it was. Keene does a great job in the book of creating a good mystery plot that keeps you hooked until you find out who committed the crime.

(Shockingly, I found out that Keene is not an actual author. It's a pseudonym used by various different authors who write Nancy Drew mysteries. It was a total surprise. I always thought that it was a real author, but obviously I was wrong. Whatever author decided to be "Carolyn Keene" to write this book did a fantastic job. I can't say I'm disappointed.)

Overall, it was very interesting. I am a total sucker when it comes to mysteries, and this one does an amazing job at being one. I recommend this to anyone, no matter what age, that wants to read a good, fast, and suspense-filled book.

Friday, February 7, 2014

My Review of Zom-B by Darren Shan

What a fantastic book on horror! Shan truly is the "bestselling master of horror."

This is the first horror story I've read that was actually very interesting. The title drew me in and the story did not disappoint.

The shocking thing to me was that the main character, B Smith, was actually a girl. Shan never mentions that B is a girl until almost the end of the book, so most of the way through, she seems like she is a boy. Shan does a very good job at hiding B's true identity in that way. I was very surprised when I found out she wasn't who I originally thought she was.

The book itself was very fast paced and good. I loved how gory Shan got. It was enough to give you an adequate picture of the scene in your mind, but not too graphic to make you sick to your stomach.

Overall, I enjoyed the book so much and would recommend it to anyone looking for a really good zombie apocalypse book.