Friday, November 25, 2011

Recap: November 21-23

Short week this week due to Thanksgiving. For all of you who celebrate, I hope you're having a good holiday!

THE IRON QUEEN by Julie Kagawa

My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
Review:  Tons of action and tension. Excellent read.

I highly recommend THE IRON QUEEN by Julie Kagawa to fans of fantasy and/or romance.

PRETTIES by Scott Westerfeld

Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong. 

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted. 

But beneath all the fun -- the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom -- is a nagging sense that something's wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold. 

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life -- because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive.

Review:  Fantastic sequel in an incredible series.

I highly recommend PRETTIES by Scott Westerfeld to fans of fantasy, sci-fi, dystopias, and/or amazing writing.

THE LOST HERO by Rick Riordan

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.

 Join new and old friends from Camp Half-Blood in this thrilling first audiobook in The Heroes of Olympus series.

Review:  Cool new direction for an existing world.

I recommend THE LOST HERO by Rick Riordan to fans of adventure and fantasy. Bonus points for middle grade.

*Summaries provided by GoodReads

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