Mysteries & Thrillers
Review:TALENTED by Sophie Davis.
Dystopia set in the future U.S. Radioactive exposure caused many humans to have special powers. They are called talents. In eastern U.S. talents are recruited and trained to work for the government. Some western U.S. states seceded and are governed by Ian Crane. In those states talents are treated as undesirables.
The story is told in first person by Talia. She can manipulate minds and communicate mentally. She is in talent school, t... Read more
Review:This book is very well written and very interesting. The plot moves along at a great pace so you are never bored. While I have read several fantasy books before, I am not a gamer but reading a book that reads like a game is interesting. I wasn't sure I would like it but it is great. Looking forward to the next one. Read more
Review:Waiver/Potential Spoiler Alert: I am the only person I know who did NOT gush over the "brilliance" of "When We Were Liars." So when I saw that comparisons were being made, I pretty much had the ending before I read the first page. So why, then, did I purchase it? Because Lauren Oliver wrote it. I knew her writing would be well-crafted without being so deliberately stylistic. I knew her characters would be likable. I thought all this would make it better--but it didn't. A plot twist is al... Read more
Review:I was actually pleasantly surprised by this book. That's not a slight against the author, but I had read many reviews saying the book was only so-so and was lacking in substance and character development. Anyway, I actually very much enjoyed The Alchemyst. I wouldn't say it's in my top 5 or anything, but it makes the list of favorites. I enjoyed all the mythology, although I do think that perhaps there were a few too many myths and legends stuffed in without having too much of a point in bei... Read more
I really enjoyed this book. The premise was amazing. I loved that Maddie could read the dates of people's deaths which she didn't even realize until her father passed away. We are taken on her journey of her father's death and the meaning of those numbers. She is someone you will root for from the first page. This author gives us a wonderfully written tale of Maddie and everything she feels and you feel it with her. You feel bad for her, glad, sad, angry and everything else. I can... Read more
Review:A delightfully scary version of an ancient fairytale. Hansel and Gretel with a twist that no mother would read to a toddler but perfect for that mother to read with all the lights turned on. A great "storybook"! Read more
Review:This book is terrible, just like the movie. Stephen King has long ago ran out of ideas but this is absolutely dreadful. Every single character is rehashed from a prior book. The loving writer husband...check. The child character who only serves as a motivating factor for actions but doesn't talk or have any personality...check. The idiot redneck character who ruins everything or does something really stupid while serving as Stephen King's characiture of "right wing" morons (Stephen King is a pre... Read more
Review:I would recommend this book to just about anyone.
This book is amazingly written, it has just the right amount of drama and twists and turns and.......the perfect betrayal. By the end I was like OMG! ?????? Read more