Tag Archives: trilogy

Tesla’s Attic, Book Trailer

15 Aug

Monsters of Men, Book Trailer

19 Jun

Tesla’s Attic, Book Trailer

23 May

Ruin and Rising, Book Trailer

31 Jan

Monument 14: Savage Drift, Review

12 Jan

Monument 14: Savage Drift, Review (Monument 14, Book 3)

Plot: This is the third and final book in the trilogy. The Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have reunited with their families and are starting to make some plans for the future.

Niko’s family has a farm where he has invited all of them to go, but then Niko learns that Josie is alive at another camp and decides to try to rescue her from poor conditions. The government is a little too interested in Josie and her pregnancy, so she decides to leave with Dean and Jake to try to get to safety with Niko.

Will they make it to Josie before it’s too late? Where will they all end up?

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars

–Jen

 

Ensnared, Book Trailer

2 Jan

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 kidsĀ  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

 

Shadow and Bone, Book Trailer

8 Nov

Mortal Heart, Book Trailer

25 Oct

Crossed, Review

14 Oct

Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched, Book 2)

Plot: This book is the second in a trilogy about a society where you are matched with another person in a database that you are deemed to be compatible with. Cassia thinks it’s perfect that she is paired with her best friend Xander, until another face, an acquaintance named Ky, appears on the screen as well. She is told it’s a glitch, but does it mean something more?

This second installment takes place after Cassia has decided to head to the Outer Provinces to find Ky. The story is told in alternating chapters in Cassia’s point of view and then Ky’s. You see her turmoil as she struggles to gather information on Ky’s whereabouts while also trying not to hurt Xander, who is hiding a secret from Cassia.

You get to know Ky a little better as you see him trying to find Cassia. They each have to decide if they want to return to Society or if they want to become a part of the revolution against it. Each decision comes with its own set of positives and negatives. What will they ultimately choose?

Would you recommend this book? Yes. I didn’t find it to be overly suspenseful; I certainly wasn’t on the edge of my seat wondering what was coming next. But it’s a quick read, and I’ve invested enough time in it by now to want to know what will happen in the conclusion.

3 stars

–Jen