Warm Bodies Book Review

Warm Bodies
     •written by Isaac Marion
     •i gave it 4 out of 5 stars
     •i didn’t like the ending, it wasn’t how i thought it would be, and for that reason i didn’t give it 5 stars
     •the plot was different, unique, and i found it quite entertaining and i laughed quite a bit
     •the trailer is what originally caught my attention but i am very glad that i picked this book up
     •Summary: It is about a guy named R and he is a zombie. The world they live in is in the middle of a zombie plague, so R lives in an abandoned airport with a bunch of other zombies. None of the zombies have any memories, so they don’t even know who they were before they died – R only knows that his name started with an R. While out on one of their hunts (because they do eat people), he meets this girl named Julie and it’s like love at first sight for him – which shouldn’t happen because he’s dead. He ends up saving her from being eaten and sneaks her back to the airport, and the story goes from there as they fight the plague. 
     •It’s not a typical love story, it had action and comedy in it, and i really enjoyed it. 
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Snow White Book Review

Snow White
     •written by the Brothers Grimm with illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia
     •i gave it 5 out of 5 stars
     •i thought the pictures in this book were amazing
     •it was a nice, short story, but i found it didn’t lack detail
     •Summary: it is about a girl named Snow White and her step-mother is the Queen who is very envious. Snow White is described as having skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony. The Queen does not like this because she wants to be the most beautiful. This sends the Queen on a quest with much determination to kill Snow White. And you’ll just have to read it to find out if she is successful

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Book Review

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
     •written by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia
     •i gave it 4 out of 5 stars
     •i found this story kind of weird and hard to keep up with, but the illustrations helped provide and better mental image. 
     •Summary: It is about a girl named Alice who is just sitting in her yard when she sees a rabbit start talking to itself, and follows it down the rabbit hole. Peculiar things start happening, she can grow taller or shrink smaller based on whatever she eats or drinks, animals and everything can talk to her and eventually she finds her way out but i’m not going to say how. It was very interesting, original, and of course, a classic. 

Pre-Christmas Book Haul

Check out the video here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMkDLHo_bMU

 

Books included in this haul:

Snow White by The Brothers Grimm
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
Elemental by Antony John
Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad
The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Glass by Ellen Hopkins
Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
Horns by Joe Hill
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Torment by Lauren Kate
Passion by Lauren Kate
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Petals on the Wind Book Review

Petals on the Wind
     •written by V.C Andrews
     •i gave it 2 out of 5 stars as well
     •didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one
     •I kept forgetting how old Cathy was
     •not as exciting. More for adults then young adults
     •Summary: the story just continues on with them having escaped the attic and are now starting their new life. They meet a doctor named Paul who takes them in and “adopts” them. Chris goes to medical school, Cathy goes to ballet classes and starts traveling with that and meets a guy named Julian who is quiet the asshole. Without giving too much away, there’s more romance in this book, and a couple of tragedy moments.

Flowers in the Attic Book Review

Flowers in the Attics
     •written by V.C Andrews
     •i gave it 2. and a half out of 5 stars
     •good character development
     • plot was very predictable 
     •there were a couple heartbreaking moments 
     •there were a couple of moments that got me really mad
     •old book so it’s written in old English
     •Summary: Four children; Chris, Cathy, Carrie, and Cory are very happy with their life. Then, while throwing a surprise birthday party for their father, they get the news that he has died. Their mother is now broke and returns to her parents who are rich. The catch is that her parents disinherited her years ago, and now she has to win back their affection. To make sure nothing goes wrong, she and the grandmother lock the four children in a room where nobody can see or here them. From there nothing really suspenseful happens, but it’s interesting to see where the story goes. This book was in the young adult section of the bookstore I go to, but I will warn you it has some very mature content