Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hmmm what books to review...

Well I did say that I would post something book related today. I am actually right in the middle of reading a book and my mind is blurred with that story. I guess what I will do is write a nice list of recommended books that I have read recently. Ok I am going to do some ebooks. I don't believe that these are available in actual physical book form.

My Blood Approves series by Amanda Hocking.

1.My Blood Approves 2.Fate 3.Flutter 4.Wisdom

Ok so it's another Vampire story, but it's actually not bad. There are a lot of typos that kinda bother and distract me a little, but it's not a big deal. Of course being a vampire story there is a girl, a human girl, who has this pull toward the vampire. Except Alice is in love with 2 vampires who are "brothers" by the vampire sense. The story unfolds pretty well and keeps you interested. Alice is different somehow and the vampire family is very interested in her. I do find her character a bit annoying, and some of the other characters not quite interesting, but in general not bad books to read. The books just didn't pull me in like a lot of really fabulous books do. I was easily distracted while reading them.I wouldn't say rush out to buy them, (if you have an e-reader) but if you are looking for something to read to fill the space between waiting for books, give them a shot. I think potentially they could have been really good books, but they seemed to just fall a little short. I am in no way giving the books a bad review, I did enjoy them, but they are nothing that I would have bought normally. If I had to rate these I guess I would give them a 3.5 out of 5 stars. I don't tend to like rating things though.

Well since I did a recommended list on some ebooks I should review a book that you can buy if you don't have an e-reader.

I think I will review Awaken by Katie Kacvinski. It is a dystopian novel, and I am pretty sure it's going to be a series(though not positive)

This book takes place in the not so distant future where everything is done by computer. School  (Maddie's father is the creator of digital school), shopping, socializing, even exercise. There are no book made of paper. There are no real trees, they are now synthetic, and it's not very common to actually come in contact with real people anymore. Maddie does play soccer, but that is the only time she is around real people besides her family. She is pretty happy just living her mostly digital life, until she meets Justin online and he asks her to meet him at a study group. She becomes completely drawn to him, and enjoys having real company and being around an actual person. She learns that he belongs to a group that is trying to take down the digital world and get back to "old times". Maddie really likes the people who she has met, but when it comes down to it she has to make a choice between this longing for freedom from the digital world, and her family. This book was so great and I couldn't put it down. The story seems realistic. This is a very highly recommended read.


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