Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Evolution of Mara Dyer #2

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)
The Evolution Of Mara Dyer

By: Michelle Hodkin 

Published: October 23, 2012
Pages: 528



The truth about Mara Dyer's dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.She can't. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren't. She couldn't imagine that after everything she's been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She's wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?

   My head is still reeling from this book! I honestly haven't decided if I love it or hate it. It kept me guessing, and entertained, I just question if it left too much in the dark. I had high hopes for this book, due to the fact that the first book was amazing, in my opinion. I just don't think the second book followed the first book like I was expecting...

   I guess my biggest problem with this book, was the fact that I didn't feel like the plot was progressing very much. The structure of it didn't make too much sense. It seems like it just kind of got more confusing and more layered. I had so many thoughts, and questions that were left completely unanswered.

   I'm not the type of girl that has to have a book with a bunch of romance, but I was a little disappointed with there being hardly any Noah. Noah Hot Shaw was kind of like a ghost in the book to be honest. Which I guess is okay because there was other matters at hand, but I feel like there maybe could have been some other action. It seemed the whole book was wrapped up so tightly over one thing, and literally nothing else. 

   As I have said before, I haven't officially decided what I think of the book, on one hand I was totally hooked, and couldn't put the book down, but on the other hand I had issues with the plot base. If any of you have read this book, I would love to hear about y'alls opinions!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dorothy Must Die

Dorothy Must Die 
By: Danielle Paige
Published: April 01, 2014
Pages: 452

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still a yellow brick road - but even that's crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas.

I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I've been trained to fight.-

   This may come as a surprise, but honestly I could never stand watching the movie the Wizard of Oz. I'm not sure if it was because I was forced to watch it what felt like hundreds of times, or because of the movie itself. The plot was never interesting enough for me to enjoy, and I found the whole thing boring, kind of like waking up and going to school everyday boring.

   Now I'm sure you're wondering why I decided to read this book if I hated the Wizard of Oz? Well when my cell phone was revoked, and I was to spend the entire weekend with my mother, and this was the only remotely teen appropriate book left at target, I really didn't have much of a choice.

   Having said that, I'm really glad I got the opportunity to read this book! I started reading this book with a closed mind, but after about 40 pages, I was hooked. The main character Amy was witty, and different. I could relate to her, and found her to be realistic. This book is like the Wizard of Oz hyped up on Monster. I would have never thought I would have liked this book this much. If you love action, and adventure I would mark this one to read. I can't wait to see where the story takes me next.