Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Quillan Games

By: D.J. MacHale

Having dropped the Quillan Games when I was halfway through, I decided to pick it up again and finish it because I wanted to read the rest of the Pendragon books. I dropped this book because I could not stand the suspense and jumped ahead to skim through a couple of pages. I could not believe what happened. I was surprised and shocked at the same time. After some time, I decided that I should finish the book and went to get it from the library again. The Quillan Games was actually really good and the twists and turns that the author weaves into this story makes it go to a whole new level.

Bobby Pendragon has just received an invitation from a territory called Quillan from the owners of a huge game show. Nothing to lose in a game, right? Think again. When Bobby arrives, he notices that the territory is on the verge of destruction and everyone is just struggling to survive. The games that they play are dangerous and if you bet, you have to make sure you win or you die. Bobby has been mistaken for a challenger and is forced to compete in games created and hosted by Veego and LaBerge. Soon, Bobby finds Saint Dane and faces a dilemma on whether or not to risk his own life to find the answers that he has been looking for ever since he has been a Traveler.

The Host

By: Stephanie Meyer
I really enjoyed reading the Twilight sage by Stephanie Meyer so I thought that I would read the Host, too. I think that the Host was very original because it has a unique plot or concept. Though I have to admit that it got boring in the middle with all the information thrown at you but it gets better as the story goes on.
Melanie Styder is one of the last human beings that has kept their minds and fought the invading souls. The souls have taken mostly every human and put their own kind into them, while driving away the human away from its body. Melanie is part of the resistance but soon gets captured by the souls while on a trip to find her aunt and cousin. Like all the other human beings captured, a soul gets put into her body. Usually once a soul is put into a body, the human inside it disappears but Melanie is no ordinary person. She fills the soul inside her with her own memories but she has to get the soul to get on her side before it is too late.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wizard's First Rule

By: Terry Goodkind

For people who have not read the book may know the TV series called Legend of the Seeker, which has been on the air for several months now. That is how I first noticed these books written by Terry Goodkind. Wizard’s First Rule is the first book of the Sword of Truth series and when I first saw it, I was quite astonished at the size of the book. Personally, I usually do not read books that have a small font, which this specific type of book has but I went against my wishes and checked it out. I have to say that this was a great book to read even though in some places there were some mature content but other then that it was fine.

There has always been a boundary separating the Westlands from the Midlands and the Midlands and D’Hara but now the magical boundary separating the Midlands and D’Hara has broken down and the one that separates the Westlands from the Midlands is weakening. Richard Cypher, an ordinary woods guide, has lived his whole life in the Westlands and is ignorant to the Midlands or D’Hara but when a mysterious woman comes to his town, seeking for help, Richard’s life is about to turn upside down. Together, Richard and Kahlan must find the old wizard that helped the world in the past, but when they do, they learn that it is they that can save the people of the evil that is about to take over the world.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Fury and Dark Reunion

By: L.J. Smith

Having dropped The Struggle and The Awakening, the prequel to The Fury and Dark Reunion, because I jumped to the ending and read it and could not believe what had happened, I faced a dilemma on whether or not I should read The Fury and Dark Reunion. In the end, I decided that I should because I wanted to know how the story ended. I was in for a surprise. The second book was really good and I just could not stop reading it. For those of you Twilight haters, however, you might think otherwise because this book is really, really similar to that series. I could not believe at how many similarities there were in this book and Twilight.

Elena has finally become what she wanted and also got what she wanted. Stefan and Damon are brothers but they loathe each other because of what happened so long ago. Stefan, then, soon begins to realize that Damon is not the only evil that has come to the area. Can Stefan and Damon forget their hate long enough just to defeat the Other Power that has come to this town with Elena? Or is their hate going to be in the way of saving everyone and tear this town apart?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dragon's Keep

By: Janet Lee Carey

What would happen if you were born with something so shameful that even your mother would try so hard to get rid of it? This is the book that contains the answer to this question. This is a magnificent book written by Janet Lee Carey and consists of splendid weaving of bright and dark threads with surprises and twists. Janet Lee Carey has good writing skills and knows what fantasy lovers love.

Princess Rosalind was born with a dragon claw on her left hand. No one but her mother knows this and she has been trying so hard to find a cure for this curse. She also is the person that Merlin talked about in the six-hundred year old prophecy. Soon, a bloodthirsty dragon carries her away where she learns the truth behind all of this.

North of Beautiful

By Justina Chen Headley

North of Beautiful is a cool book written by Justina Chen Headley. My friend recommended it to me and said it was a really good book. I agree with her and the way Justina wrote the book was just…beautiful. Usually I do not like reading books about people obsessed with their beauty and all but the way this book written and planned out it was just great. I have to admit though that the beginning of the book was kind of boring but just hang in there and it will get more interesting as the book unfolds.

Looking from behind, you will see a tall and blonde girl with an enviable body. But only with a turn of her face, you will see that she is not the perfect girl you had imagined. On one side of her cheek, she has an ugly birthmark that destroys her otherwise flawless face. Wanting to escape her controlling father, she plans to go to an East Coast college where she can start afresh but an unexpected collision brings her to meet a handsome Goth guy. This meeting creates a whole new path for Terra but is it what she wants?