Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Book Review: The Mark of Athena

Title: The Mark of Athena
Author: Rick Riordan
Format: Paperback (Int'l Edition)
Rating: 4.5 / 5.0

Did I just finish reading this book? It only seemed like yesterday I was just reading The Son of Neptune and here I am now, waiting for the fourth installment.
Like the previous books, MoA had the combination of action, adventure, romance and humor. In my own opinion, this is the best book of the series, so far. We now have four different points of view from Annabeth, Percy, Piper and Leo, each of them going on a different adventure throughout the book. MoA started off exactly where SoN left and immediately kicked off the action and adventure until the very last page.

Although I was annoyed by some parts where there would be a dialogue and something interrupts it when it gets to the most important part. I just wish Mr. Riordan stops doing that now. Nevertheless, I still loved it.

I also loved how the ending was written. It was a cliffhanger, that doesn’t seem like a cliffhanger at all, but left me wanting the next book which makes it a cliffhanger, BAH! Go read it yourselves. Riordan doesn’t disappoint.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Book Review: Feedback

Title: Feedback
Author: Robison Wells
Format: Paperback (Int'l Edition)
Rating: 2.5 / 5.0

 (I'm gonna keep this review short and simple for some reasons.)

To be honest, I was so disappointed in this book. Variant was very promising and the cliffhanger left us screaming in agony. But after reading Feedback, I kinda wish that this series was a trilogy. Feedback lacked a lot of answers. Answers that we were promised would be answered. Sure it was thrilling and heart-stopping at times but I just wasn’t satisfied with it. The ending felt like it was cut midsentence, the love story felt awkward and it didn’t even tell us who Maxfield is. I’m still hoping that this isn’t the end and that book 3 is in the works. J

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Book Review: Variant

Title: Variant
Author: Robison Wells
Format: Paperback
Rating: 4.0 / 5.0

If you love books with the likes of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner, then you’ll be very happy if you find this book in your hands. Aside from the shining, shimmery cover, what got my attention was the theme of this book. Putting a bunch of teens in an isolated place with no adults is my dish. Let’s see if they kill each other, or if they build a government. Oh, let’s try locking them from the outside. Love it!

The book starts off with Benson Fisher, a 17-year old orphan who applied a scholarship to Maxfield Academy in the hopes of finally being in a regular school. But the longer he stays, he realizes that Maxfield is no ordinary private school and that escape could mean death.

It’s the kind of book that makes your heart pound and palms sweat in anticipation of what happens next. It’s a must for all book lovers out there.