Review of The Eleventh Plague: Jeff Hirsch

I liked this book.
I thought it was engaging, had good characters and story that kept moving.

I like this genre of books and this book had some higher expectations, but unlike some books with high expectations, this one actually delivered.
My biggest complaint? WAY too short.

I would recommend it.

Amazon Summary:
In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing–and their lives–forever.

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545290155

Review of Pandemonium: Lauren Oliver

This was one of those books that once it got going, I didn’t want it to end!
It also has a companion book called Hanna which you can read as an additional little novella.

Anyways, this is a continuation of Delirium which I was just mildly intrigued by, however, this book keeps the story going and I am really looking forward to the third book Requiem.

I give this book 4 stars and recommend it!

Amazon Summary:

I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
push,
push,
push,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and ?ame.
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006197806X

Review of Fever: Lauren DeStefano

I really, really loved Whither, the first one in this series. I just loved it!
The second book made me happy as well! Yay for this series!

Amazon Summary:

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they’re still in danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the one they left behind.
     Determined to get to Manhattan and find Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan, the two press forward, amid threats of being captured again…or worse.
     The road they are on is long and perilous—and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and men die at age twenty-five, time is precious. 
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144240907X

 

Crossed: Ally Condie

Crossed is book number two in  the Matched series.
I liked Matched, but I enjoyed Crossed even more!

I can’t wait for the third installment Reached to come out later this month!

So I give this book 5 stars and totally recommend it!

Amazon Summary:
In search of a future that may not exist and faced


with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia
journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky—
taken by the Society to his certain death—only to
find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues
in his wake.
Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what
she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a
different life across the border. But as Cassia nears
resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an
invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and
a surprise visit from Xander—who may hold the key
to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart—change
the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the
edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses
make the path more twisted than ever.

  • Hardcover: 367 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; First Edition edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English

Review of Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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INSURGENT by Veronica Roth

SUMMARY:

One choice can transform you, or destroy you. Every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves, and herself, while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

THOUGHTS: Absolutely a fabulous sequel to Divergent! I am so excited about Allegiant coming out next year!!

FIVE STARS
RECOMMEND