Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This was a really fun read. It is the second in Ally Carter's Heist Society novels. The first one is all about stealing paintings, but in this it is about stealing the Cleopatra Emerald which everyone says is cursed. Kat and Hale and their gang decide to do it, and it seems that maybe it is cursed after all. What does a con do when they are conned? A fun, teen read. I enjoy their figuring out how they will steal things and get away--so totally beyond my world that it is fun. A good lesson in what you think you can do by yourself and when you really need your friends, too. If you haven't already, check out Heist Society before you read this.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Rebekah is the second in Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis trilogy. I didn't like this one as much as I enjoyed Sarah, the first one. The story of Rebekah's early life and being found by the well were very good, but once she got with Issac it seemed like they were just arguing all the time. It was interesting the author's take on Issac and how he dealt with almost being sacrificed by his father. This plays into a lot of why they argue and what makes Issac how is he. Yes, these men were prophets, but prophets are still men and human and have the whole range of emotions and experiences everyone else had--or sometimes they have way worse than most have had. I am sure dealing with that was not an easy thing for Issac, and that issue brings up a lot of the arguing and discussions that Rebekah and Issac have. Issac never feels like he is quiet good enough, and then it goes in the story of Esau and Jacob. It tells of their growing up, and how Rebekah helps Jacob to trick Issac to give him the birthright. It was a good read, interesting, but I just felt like the arguing/discussions of Rebekah and Issac were a little too much too often. I am anxious to read the last called Rachael and Leah and see how that compares.
Monday, December 12, 2011
CCrossed by Ally Condie is the sequel to Matched which came out last year. It is a dystopia society type novel along the lines of Hunger Games, but way less violent. Is there really freedom when one has not choice? There is a love triangle between Cassia, Ky, and Xander. Cassia decides she will do anything to get back with Ky including leaving the Society and life as she has known. Journeys are made and rivers and mountains are crossed as both Ky and Cassia search for each other and what they really want and where they really want to go. Now that they have a choice, what will they choose? I enjoyed it, and the ending leaves you waiting impatiently for next November when the final book in the trilogy comes out. If you haven't read Matched, then definitely put it on your reading list so you can read Crossed.