Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 15 and up Definitely one of the better “science” fiction books I’ve read, simply because the science in this book seems viable and not too far fetched. The book is written mostly in journal entries, which upholds the bleak tone of the author while keeping the reader engaged. This book has no romance, little to no self-reflection and reminiscing, and is pretty much all about one astronaut’s will to survive. It skips the cliche ending with reunions between family members and astronauts, and simply focuses on the intellect that a … Continue reading Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Book Review: The Deathly Hallows Lectures by John Granger

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Harry Potter!!! Age Recommended: Everyone! Think you know Harry Potter? Think again. This book focuses on the last book of the Harry Potter installment, The Deathly Hallows. Divided into 7 chapters, each chapter aims to help you dig deeper into a section of the Harry Potter finale, with discussions on topics such as Alchemy in Harry Potter, Christianity in The Deathly Hallows, and even whether or not J.K.Rowling is one of the greatest authors in history (there are more reasons supporting this than one would think). The sheer depth of this novel is … Continue reading Book Review: The Deathly Hallows Lectures by John Granger

Book Review: The Queen by Kiera Cass (A Selection Novella)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up I felt that this book wasn’t really relevant to the whole series besides adding some background to the story of the current queen. However, I still enjoyed the book! The story was very well written and I loved all the characters. I wouldn’t recommend reading this book before reading the series but it’s definitely fun reading after! ———————————————– Amberly is one of the contestants of the Selection. She has loved the prince for as long as she can remember and getting selected was a dream come true. When … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen by Kiera Cass (A Selection Novella)

Book Review: Jack by Gary Dorion (Book One of a trilogy)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Genre: Historical Fiction Age recommended: 10 and up I didn’t really like this book until about halfway through where the historical aspect of the book came in. Until then, I felt that the book was extremely redundant and that the first 50 or so pages were completely unnecessary. —————————– Jack Stone is an extremely mischievous boy living in Charleston, Georgia during the pre-Civil War era (1860). He almost never attends school and enjoys pranking his teacher, whom he is supposed to refer to as Master. Master is a white man whose views of the … Continue reading Book Review: Jack by Gary Dorion (Book One of a trilogy)

Book Review: Pleased to Meet You by Annaluisa Socher

I was recently invited to review books for Bookrature. This is a new platform that allows authors to publish and sell their books online directly to readers. I’m excited about the opportunity this presents to discover new authors, read their books and share my reviews with all of you. ======= Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 10 and up This story was extremely short and action-packed. I feel that the author could have further developed some of the supporting characters further. However, the storyline was fascinating and I feel that a lot of people are likely … Continue reading Book Review: Pleased to Meet You by Annaluisa Socher

Book Review: The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Genre: Historical fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up The reason for the low rating of this book was that the book constantly switched between three stories and it was necessary to pay close attention to detail in order to not be at a loss. The book itself, however, was well written and I enjoyed it. I’ve previously read and reviewed two other books by the same author, both of which I enjoyed very much: A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey. I highly recommend them, if you haven’t read them yet. ——————————————– The story begins … Continue reading Book Review: The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron

Book Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter (Book 1 of the Embassy Row series)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre; Fiction Age Recommendation: 13 and up I came across this book on the list of top young adult books in 2015 on seventeen.com: http://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/g1333/best-ya-novels-coming-out-2015/. This book was very well written but I felt that it was a bit redundant at times. Moreover, the descriptors in this book weren’t very accurate and a lot was left up to one’s imagination. However, the author did clarify a few things later in the book, which oddly made things more confusing. Overall, this book was captivating and I enjoyed it immensely. (pic creds to Amazon.com) ———————————————– Grace … Continue reading Book Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter (Book 1 of the Embassy Row series)

Book Review: Changeling by Cate Tiernan (Book 8 of the Sweep Series)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Supernatural Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up I liked this book a lot, and this was one of the only books so far in the series where the end satisfied me and didn’t make me need to read the next book. However, I do want to know what happens so I will be reading the next book anyway.   🙂 —————————————– Morgan has found her father. He is not who he seems to be. Morgan thought her father was her late mother’s husband, but it was actually her mother’s lover. Morgan learns that … Continue reading Book Review: Changeling by Cate Tiernan (Book 8 of the Sweep Series)