Steelheart

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Summary

Random people become superheroes supervillains. They take over the world. Only six people have the courage to stand up to them. Need I say more?

Review

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Rating

4.8

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Summary

I am an alien. My name is Number Four. I came from the planet Lorien ten years ago, after my planet was destroyed by the Mogadorians. There were nine of us. Each of us got a number, and we could only be killed in that order. We got a scar on our ankles each time one of us died. I have 3 scars. I am next.

Review

False identities, always on the run, and lots of cussing. All elements of a great story.

Rating

4.99

The Selection

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Summary

In Illea, when Crown Prince Maxon comes of age, there is a ceremony called the Selection for him to choose his wife. All girls ages 16-20 are allowed to enter. 17-year-old America Singer  is being pushed by her mom to enter. But she doesn’t want to marry Maxon.

Review

The love part is so confusing and complicated. I can’t wait to read book 2.

Note to parents: Teen book, strongly focused on love.

Rating

4.99

Brain Jack

brain jackjBrain Jack by Brian Falkner

Summary

In a futuristic world, a company called Telecomerica comes out with a neuro-headset that can read one’s thoughts to operate a computer. This is a must-have for expert hacker Sam Wilson. But then he realizes that if any computer can be hacked, what happens when your brain is linked to the system?

Review

I, as someone who knows very little about hacking and cyber security, didn’t know what everything meant, but it isn’t a key part of the story. Otherwise, a great book.

Rating

4.7

Unwanteds

unwantedsThe Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

 

Summary

Every year in Quill, 13 year-olds are sorted into categories: The strong, smart Wanteds study at the university, while the creative, artistic Unwanteds are executed. Alex Stowe has known he’d be an Unwanted since he was 10. But on the day of the Purge, he and the other Unwanteds discover a secret.

Review

The Unwanteds is a good book full of magic, suspense, and deceit; with a little murder.

Rating

4.8

Tomorrow Code

the tomorrow codeTomorrow Code by Brian Falkner

Summary: “Tane and Rebecca aren’t sure what to make of it. A sequence of 1’s and 0’s, the message looks like nothing more than a random collection of alternating digits. Working to decode it, however, Tane and Rebecca discover that the message contains lottery numbers . . . Lottery numbers that win the next random draw! Suddenly Tane and Rebecca are rich, but who sent the numbers? And why? More messages follow, and it slowly becomes clear – the messages are being sent back in time from Tane and Rebecca’s future. Something there has gone horribly wrong, and it is up to them to prevent it from happening. As they follow the messages’ cryptic instructions, Tane and Rebecca begin to suspect the worst- that the very survival of the human race may be at stake.”

Review: A great book. He does a good job explaining the biology terms. The reason for the low rating is that it ends – without a sequel – at the biggest cliffhanger of all time. If I get permission, I’m totally gonna continue that story.

Note: Kinda romance-y. Another thing that maybe I shouldn’t put this here, but I apologize for the big lapse in posting. I’m going to try for at least one review per week.

Rating: 3.8

I’m supposed to cite my sources, so I should tell you the summary came from the inside front cover of the book. This is new. I have thought up my own summaries for all my other posts. I will probably continue to think up my own summaries.

The Hobbit

hobbitThe Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Summary: Bilbo the hobbit has lived his adult life without going much farther than his doorstep. Then, one night in June, thirteen dwarfs and a wizard show up uninvited and make themselves at home. they have a discussion and Bilbo agrees to travel with them and help retrieve their stolen treasure.

Review: A good book, full of adventure, surprises, humor, and goblins.

Note: I read this book when I was six and even then I was not scared easily, so my view is probably biased. However, I think the scariest part was the Gollum.

Rating: 4.5

Magic Marks the Spot

VNHLP1 Magic Marks the Spot

Summary: Hilary has wanted to be a pirate for as long as she can remember. But when her father sends her off to finishing school, her hopes are crushed. The “school” looks more like a prison. Will Hilary escape to sea and become a pirate, or will she stay at finishing school for the next 4 years? Find out in Magic Marks the Spot.

Review: The first few chapters could have been squished together somewhat, but aside from that, it was a very good book.

Note: One minor swordfight.

Rating: 4.5