Tag Archives: survival

See Me, Review

9 Nov

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Plot: At first this book seemed like it would follow the typical Nicholas Sparks format where a guy and a girl with troubled pasts meet and fall in love, but then the past meets up with the present and they have to work their way through something tragic. I’m not saying that that didn’t happen, however in this book, about half of it was filled with  danger from the past as opposed to it just being something that happens at the conclusion.

A chance encounter on a rainy night leads to Colin helping Maria change her tire on a deserted road. With a little detective work from Maria’s younger sister, it turns out that they know each other, and she helps facilitate another meeting between Maria and Colin. Although rocky at first, things start picking up between them, and they share many details from their past. But when Maria starts receiving threatening notes and gifts, she needs to confront some skeletons in her closet before it’s too late.

Would you recommend this book? Yes, but not for younger teens. There are some mature themes.

4 stars

–Jen

Monument 14: Sky on Fire, Review

15 Dec

Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14, Book 2)

Plot: In this second book in a trilogy, Dean, Astrid, and some of the kids  stayed in the superstore rather than get on the bus with Alex, Niko, and the others.

There is a surprising return of one of the original Monument 14 to the superstore that gets Dean a little riled up as he is trying to get closer to Josie. Alex and the others who left are trying to get to Denver International Airport to get to safety, and run into some people they were not expecting. Their goal is to get to the airport and then get help sent back to the superstore, but will everybody still be in the store when they arrive back?

This book is told in alternating viewpoints as you follow the group who left the store as well as the group who stayed in the store, so it helps to keep the story flowing and is therefore a quick read.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars

–Jen

 

Throne of Glass, Book Trailer

5 Dec

The Rule of Three, Book Trailer

21 Feb

Could you survive?

The 5th Wave, Book Trailer

13 Jan

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, Review

23 Sep

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

Plot: This book is about people telling their stories about how they survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. The survivors told about what it was like on the night it sank, such as how cold it was, how scary it was and how they lost their loved ones.

I loved the book because it was about the Titanic, and I love any stories about the Titanic.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

5 stars

–Alia

 

Insurgent, Book Trailer

9 Aug

*This is one of the nominees for the Teens’ Top Ten 2013!