Sunday, August 4, 2013
Game of Thrones is a fantastic guided tour through the lives of a vast group of characters. The setting is of a medieval nature, with maps and geographical detail that reminds one of J. R. R.Tolkien or R. A. Salvatore. The plot is deep and the character development stirring, this is only book one of 5(at present time), and contains a story that will not truly be realized until the series has been completed. For those daunted by large books, this one is around 800 pages long. On the flip side of that, those 800 pages fly by, especially for those that enjoy the authors listed above. A warning for those concerned about adult content, this book contains scenes that are sexual in nature, scenes of nudity, and at times detailed violence. Overall, I would recommend this book, with a side note of caution for anyone 14 years old or younger. Finally, if this review felt even more vague than usual, that is because I absolutely do not want to spoil this story for anyone that has not read it yet.
Hello everyone. After a long break from blogging, I have returned to continue reviewing books. My first review will be up soon, and if you have any requests on what you would like me to review next, post a comment with the title and author. I thank all of those that have read and commented on this blog over the past 3 years and I hope to deliver quality content again as I begin my senior year in college.
Friday, April 9, 2010
The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb is a story of the afterlife. The Main character is a guider of spirits. His job is to lead the spirits of the dead from earth to the afterlife. Calder never questioned his job until he meets a woman of ensnaring beauty. Soon Calder is risking everything to have her as his pupil. He risks Earth and the afterlife as strikes a deal with a dying man. This man will ring familiar to those that know of the Russian Revolution, which is the setting of this story. This book is a twist on an event of the past and of one spirits job to fix the chaos he has made. Anyone looking for a book with a historical ring to it along with the imagination of fiction will like this book.
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins is the first book in a new compelling series. Hex Hall is a place where people of a different variety learn how to handle themselves and keep control. It is home to werewolves, fairies, vampires, and witches. A school for teenage magical beings. What could go wrong with that? In the beginning things are as normal as a school like this could be. That is until students end up dead and the new girls vampire roommate is to blame. This series is fun to read and might remind some readers of the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. If the first book is this good, the next book will be dynamite.
The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull takes readers back to the fantasy fiction stories like the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. This story has enough twists and turns to make a roller coaster enthusiast happy. Fablehaven is a story of a world that died centuries ago in mankind's opinion. They were wrong. The creatures of myth and legend are alive and well and hide in plain sight. Fairies, trolls, ogres and countless other creatures come back to the front of attention. A series anchored in good humor, love, action, and redemption make this one of the best series of the decade.
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe is a play about a man who sells his soul. This story may seem similar to Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at first, but they are different in several ways. The most notable difference is how they are written. Faust is written in a poetic form. Doctor Faustus on the other hand is a play. Doctor Faustus goes through a similar experience to Faust but its the flowing of the play that really sets it apart. This is a play that doesn't try to hide behind too many complicated words or old world language. This is a story of a man in trouble and how he tries to get out of that trouble. For anyone who enjoyed reading Faust or Another Faust(see previous reviews), those people will enjoy this story as well.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri is an interesting tale. Its origins tie in with Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Five everyday teens go from lives of poverty, lies, jealousy, and hate to lives that could only be explained as possibly historical. These lives of fame and beauty and knowledge come at a price. A price that they are willing to pay and a price Faust himself knew all to well. This story is filled with twists, conspiracies, and an ending you won't see coming. If you are looking for a new book to read late into the night try Another Faust.