Thursday, January 20, 2011

Library Literature: Snippet and Reveal

Book up for Reveal:
Title: FIRE (companion book to GRACELING)
Author: Kristin Cashore 
Man or Monster? Curse or Cure? Girl or Manipulator? Love or Rejection? Truth or Selfishness?
Snippet Rating: 
Thumbs up/sideways. I liked this novel at this point. The main character was likeable and well written. 
Thumbs up! Overall, it was a good book. The ending was complete for the most part and I enjoyed the story it told. The imagry was really a big part of the love I have for this book. A part of that comes from the unique qualities of the main character. (She has bright red hair and startlingly green eyes) It's set in a world that is completely believable and yet incredibly exotic. As a plus, I got to see what made the main villian in CHANGELING the man he became. I would recommend this book to high school-ish age and above and especially to anyone who loves vivid imagry that doesn't take over the dialogue and the plot. 

Up for Snippet:
Author: Jackson Pearce
Currently on page: 212
Girls: Sisters. Tangled, entertwined with each other. One and yet two. Together. Forever. Plus one?
Snippet Rating:
Thumbs up. So far it's a great story. I get the feeling that something is about to happen, like this huge thing that's going to push it all over the edge, I just need to keep reading and get Like ASAP. Soooo.....yeah, gonna go now. 

So, read anything new lately? Either of the above mentioned books? What are your thoughts? And as always, I'm looking for the next thing to read-got any suggestions? Let me know in the comments!


Carolyn V. said...

Haven't read either, but they sound great!

Talli Roland said...

I haven't heard of either of them, but maybe I should check them out! Thanks for the reviews.

Demitria said...

I loved Fire, haven't read the other one yet, but sounds good.