Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (book one)

I loved, loved, loved this book. It was an interesting concept. It took me a bit to get into it but something just clicked and I couldn't stop reading.

Incareron, supposedly a paradise to the outside world, is bascially a prison and a hell on the inside. Finn knows he wasn't born on the inside and is desperate to get out. He's a starseer and sees into the future. He makes a trek to find a way out along with three of his friends and some help from the outside world. Come to find out there are many twists to this story. The outside world is bound by the "protocol" keeping everything as it was during a particular century.

The one confusing part to me was what time frame this really did take place in since the protocol kept everything at a certain time period. So it seemed like it took place in the future but they pretended it was the past. That part I never really understood. Really looking forward to book two, Sapphique.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson (39 Clues, #4)

Book four takes Amy, Dan, Nellie and Saladin to Cairo, Egypt. There they continue on the quest to find the 39 clues, set forth by their grandmother. During this story, Amy realizes that Grace (their grandmother) had been giving them information all their lives, to prepare for this quest.

Enjoyed this book and this author's writing style. Loved that it's a quick easy read and enjoyed the setting of Egypt.

Charlie All Night by Jennifer Crusie

Charlie comes to Tuttle to get to the bottom of an anonomyous letter that has been sent to Bill's radio station. When he gets there, he meets Alice, who is a driven career woman, and now his producer.

Quick, easy romantic read. Really enjoyed it!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Virgina receives a package in the mail from her aunt who has passed. Inside the package are thirteen blue envelopes, each detailing something she needs to do. With only a backpack and a specific set of rules, Virginia heads off to London to start her quest.

I thought this was a really cute enjoyable read. I loved reading about all the different places she traveled to and things that happened to her along the way.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham

Story of a girl who gets married at eighteen to help an American stay in England. Ten years later she's ready to marry the man of her dreams when she realizes she never got divorced.

This was a cute, easy to read story. Some of the language is a little hard if you aren't from London or don't know much of the slang that they used. Glad that it had a happy ending of course.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

In this book we are introduced to Nicholas and Pernelle Flamel (of the famed Sorcerer's Stone.....from Harry Potter). They are living as the Flemings, owning a book store and coffee shop in San Fransisco. Their teenage employees (and twins) Josh and Sophie get caught up in Nick's quest to save Pernelle from Dr. Dee and find the codex which Dee has stolen. Nick thinks that the twins are the twins from the Codex, with pure silver and gold auras.

It's an interesting read. I love the references to the Elders (creatures and characters from myth). The story drags a bit here and there but overall a decent read. I would definitely continue reading the series.