Friday, September 30, 2011

books read in.... September

1. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 3/5
Not my favorite. I kinda liked the movie better. Lots of extra stuff not seen in the movie, but I didn't really enjoy all the deep thoughts by all the characters.

2. Across the Universe 4/5
I really liked this book. It had a good storyline and I loved all the twists in the end about the ship and Elder. I actually felt bad for Amy which is good since that is obvisiously what the author wanted. My main problem is that the book did not really explain why Godspeed left Earth. Was there a huge war that was threatening the population, disease, alien invasion? That would have been good info to add. Maybe it will come up in the next 2 books. The "villians" were very clear from the beginning of the book. Obviously Orion was not normal and more than meets the eye, and Eldest was never a good guy. But my one big problem was the conversations. Some of them did not sound like what normal people would say. Still a good book and I'll definitely read the other 2 when they come out.

3. Beauty Queens 3/5
Incredibly sarcastic which I loved , it got a little annoying after a while. Slow start for me, but the middle picked up. I think there were too many storylines going on at one time which made it hard to keep track of everybody. It almost seemed like Bray wanted to put every stereotype and plot idea in there, which was a bit much. But overally I enjoyed it. Would I reccommend it? Not really, but if you have the time and want to read an overexaggerated story then go right ahead.

4. Elsewhere 3/5
This is another dead girl book. It follows Liz through her afterlife, after being runover while riding her bike. She dies and travels to Elsewhere which is essentially Heaven. There people age backwards until they are babies again and must travel back to Earth and be reborn. Overall a pretty good story. A bit whiny, but still.

5. The Day Before 5/5
I loved this book. Seriously. Amber meets Cade while on the beach and they spend a crazy good day together. This is their "last" day of freedom and they spend it growing close. Its a sweet story, but I probably would have liked it more if it was an actual novel instead of in short verse.

6. Luxe 2/5
Not so good. Very long and way to many details about the surroundings. I love to be able to visualize and everything, but the details literally got in the way of the story. A little confusing in the beginning with all the different characters with similar names. Predictable ending, especially since the beginning starts with one of the characters death. Not very interesting and do not know if I will read the sequels

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