Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Leven Thumps: The Gateway to Foo (Book 1) *****

By Obert Skye
Sci-fi Fantasy


This series is hilarious! So imaginative and fun. Leven Thumps starts out just like Harry Potter did, both parents dead and two idiot relatives to care for him. He has no friends. He sleeps on the porch. He's their personal slave. He lives in a desolate town called 'Burnt Culvert',Oklahoma.
Winter Frore has similar issues. Her father ran off right before she was born. (Her parents were married). Her mother, a rude, lazy, obese slob, doesn't want her. When Winter discovers curious powers, she runs away and catches a train to Oklahoma. Why, she doesn't know or care. She just wants to be away.
When Leven finds out about Foo, a made-up world that makes it possible for man to hope and dream, and when Winter discovers her true purpose, their fates become intertwined. With the aid of other friends, can they ultimately stop Sabine, an evil man, from destroying Foo?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Catching Fire ****

By Suzanne Collins

VIOLENCE *** 1/2
DEATH *** 1/2

This is book 2 in the Hunger Games trilogy. I thought it was a good sequel. Very exciting with new twists and dangers around every corner. I enjoyed it, but I personally liked the first book a lot more.

The Hunger Games are over. Katniss and Peeta are safe at home at last...but are they? After The Games they go on a 'victory tour' to each district and have to face the fake appreciation and gratitude from the loved ones of the children they murdered in The Games. Among all this strife and grief, Katniss is stuck between Gale and Peeta. Who will she choose? The boy with the bread, or the boy in the coal mines? Little does Katniss know that her deadly move at the end of The Games triggered a rebellious fire in the hearts of those who oppose the Capitol, and if she can't quench it...her loved ones lives are at stake.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wuthering Heights ****

By Emily Bronte
326 pages


Well. I finished this book about a month ago and I never got around to posting a review so...here it is :) I really liked it, it was very exciting and kept you turning the pages. It is a little confusing at the beginning, but I got the hang of it after a while.

Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff are destined to love each other no matter what their differences in society and personality are. While Heathcliff is treated as a slave, Catherine is pampered and is told that she can no longer have anything to do with Heathcliff and that she would have no chance of a fine life if she loved him, so they are brutally separated. Feeling betrayed, Heathcliff slowly starts to form his plan of revenge and how to get his beloved Catherine back to him...