What if you had the power to undo history and abolish the xenocide of the ancient south Americans? What if you could undo the murder of an entire nation by simply sliding a lever? Would the possiblities of creating a new future out weigh undoing generations and generations of lives? The Pastwatch was a very interesting sci-fi novel. It honestly felt more like a history book then anything. But the ideas of time travel and alternate histories where phenomenal. Orson Scott Card did his homework, he created a perfect history (if there is such a thing). Eliminating war and racist bias.
Is an epic conclusion to a very fantastic series. I feel like the books just got better and better. The Maze Runner was a wonderful concept but I didn't feel like there were any surprises. The Scorch Trials were crazy weird and kinda intense. It was weird to all of the sudden find myself in a Zombie book unexpectedly:). It was super awesome. And the Death Cure was the very best, it had so much emotion, action, and an absolutely amazing ending. It was a beautiful story, very strongly recommended:)
The Mortal Instruments -book one- City of Bones by: Cassandra Clare
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The Story: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .
Opinion: The first book really is gripping. It creates a beautiful world that I would love to live in. She has a wonderful way of creating an existence of creatures and situations that is epic but also very believable. I couldn't get enough of their world.
The Story: After Sixteen year old Tessa Gray's aunt and caregiver dies she receives a letter from her older brother asking her to make the long voyage from her home in New York to London England. Filling her with hope that she can resume her normal life with the comfort of her only living relative. But, when she arrives in London she's greeted by Mrs. Dark and Mrs. Black. The "dark sisters" she finds, are less than agreeable. As they force her to find her undiscovered secret ability she tumbles through a life changing shift of discovering her hidden talent of shape shifting. As the story unfolds she creates new friends and allies called the Shadowhunters. Set in the Victorian London underworld, in the prequel series to The Mortal Instruments, Shadowhunters are barely winning against the forces of evil.
Opinion: Clockwork Angel was phenomenal. Though I did find that the book ended leaving me with more questions than answers. It was beautifully entrancing. The character development was also wonderful! You end up so connected with the odd family of the shadow hunters. The main character Tessa is so relatable and honestly a wonderful heroine. This epic story would make a wonderful movie:) I'd give it a full five stars. I cant wait for Clockowrk Prince!
Specials was interesting. I wasn't loving the direction the second book was going with the story but I was hoping that it would surprise me; it didn't. I didn't hate it but I wasn't impressed either. Westerfeld is a talented author don't get me wrong I felt fully engulfed in their world the entire time, Specials just didn't have the emotional twist that I was expecting. What's almost worse is it felt like he tried to make it such and instead I was just disappointed.
Pretties was a enticing sequel to Uglies. Unfortunately, I did feel like it was just a filler for the third book. I loved it don't get me wrong but it felt almost like a push. I think that Specials (the third book) could either turn this in to a fabulous series or ruin it.
Again though, Westerfeld has wonderful character development. You honestly feel connected to this terrifying world of extreme socialism. Mostly, it allows you fall in love with our world all over again. I felt like Uglies was really more about finding beauty... real beauty. Where this book I feel is more about Tally Youngblood finding her own cure to being "pretty headed". I love the verbiage of the pretties! I think that was a great accent to the pretty society, very pretty-making:)
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