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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Orphan's Song by Gillian Bronte Adams



Summary:

     Deep within the world of Leira flows a melody that was sung at the beginning of time by Emhran, the Master Singer. Now it is broken, buried, forgotten. But in each generation, a Songkeeper arises to uphold the memory of the Song against those who want it silenced forever.

When Birdie first hears the Song coming from her own mouth, her world shatters. She is no longer simply an orphan but the last of a hunted people. Forced to flee for her life, she must decide whom to trust—a traveling peddler, a streetwise thief, or a mysterious creature who claims to know her past.

With enemies at her heels and war threatening to tear her homeland apart, Birdie soon discovers an overwhelming truth: the fate of Leira may hinge on one orphan’s Song.



         This was a pleasant and gripping read, and I'd recommend it any of my peers. My only complaint was that one of the characters has an accent, and I found it a little annoying and hard to read.

Rating: 4 Stars

Saturday, June 17, 2017

#Famous by Jilly Gagnon




Summary (from goodreads):

      In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?


       This fluffy romance was so cute and funny, I really enjoyed it. It was complete fluff, but who cares? It gave me good vibes and feels.
       My only complaints are that it had a few bad words and it was only fluff, but then, aren't most YA romances?

Rating: Four Stars

   I would recommend this to anyone who loves a sugary sweet, but heart throbbing at times romance.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Remake



Remake
By: Ilima Todd
Reviewed by: Gray


Summary (from Amazon):

Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously.

But Nine isn't like every other batcher. She harbors indecision
and worries about her upcoming Remake Day -- her seventeenth birthday, the age when batchers fly to the Remake facility and have the freedom to choose who and what they'll be.

When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom
Province, including the secret plan of the Prime Maker, she is
pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test
her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will she decide to be?



       This book was really good. In fact it's the best non-classic romance novel I've read in a long time. Although it did get a little too mushy in a few parts for my taste, I thoroughly enjoyed this read. Plus, it was clean. There was no swearing at all, which was re-freshing.

     Rating: Four stars
it would've been five but I wish that instead of the book focusing on the romance, that it had focused on the actual plot, the world, the laws, the science behind it all, because it's very interesting and there's still a lot of unanswered questions that I had that I feel should've been answered in the first book. Hopefully the next two books will focus more on the world.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Book review from guest blogger:



Jake and Lily
by Jerry Spinelli

I'll start off by saying that this book is amazing. It's narrated by twins, Jake and Lily, who are eleven years old. Despite the fact that they're younger, I enjoyed this book very much.
This book is lovely on many levels. Mr. Spinelli gives Jake and Lily totally different personalities, and he sticks by them. Their lives and wording are very consistent with their personalities throughout the book.
This book deals with the bittersweet subject of twins trying to live their own lives. I'm a little biased because I'm a twin myself, but I think only children or people without twins could understand anyway. You could feel their emotions on the subject. Mr. Spinelli managed to intertwine humor with the subject, though, and I was impressed.
The writing of this book in general is very special. Jake and Lily take turns narrating, and it's treated like a journal. Mr. Spinelli has good grammar, spelling, etc., so there were no problems with that.
The more I write about it, the harder it is to find something wrong with this book. Um..... I'm thinking. * thinks harder * Sorry, my peeps. Please don't call me a biased bean that won't accept that one of her favorite books isn't perfect!!!! If you read it and find something, please feel free to share, but I seriously can't.
Lol.
Okay, so I would rate this book:  5 stars


Again, please feel free to comment your opinion.
-GJE

Friday, June 2, 2017

Confessions of a Murder Suspect



Confessions of a Murder Suspect
By: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Reviewed by: Gray

         
     Summary:

     On the night her powerful parents are brutally murdered, their daughter, Tandy, is one of the last people to see her parents alive. Tandy and her brothers are the only suspects, and as she begins to remember flashes of disturbing past events, she's forced to ask herself one terrifying question: What is the Angel family truly capable of? She decides that, even though she isn't sure she loved her parents, and even though she isn't sure that they loved her, that she will find out who killed them... even if it was herself.


       This book was a thrilling bone-chilling mystery. There is some swearing, but barely. My mom read it and loved it after I read it, and she's really big on no swearing, so that just shows how little there is! And there is a scene or two, but also barely anything.
        Personally, I think this book is great! It's very captivating and engrossing to the very last word on the last page!!


        My Rating: four stars
points off for the bad words and for not being as awesome as Warrior of the Son or Harry Potter!