I Am Number Four: Pittacus Lore

I was a bit skeptical about this book for some reason. I have NO idea why.

But it’s been on my “Kindle Reading List” for quite some time. It definitely has mixed reviews, but I was always somewhat drawn to the storyline.

Well I finally bit the bullet and read it and… I loved it!

I thought it was a great book. Sort of Superman meets Terminator meets, well I don’t know. But I thought it was a good read and kept me thoroughly entertained. I’m really looking forward to book two.

I totally recommend it and give it 4 stars.

Amazon Summary:
John Smith has just arrived in Paradise, Ohio, just another stop in a string of small towns where the 15-year-old has been hiding out from the Mogadorians. Those terrifying aliens are hellbent on destroying him and the other nine Loric children who have sought refuge on Earth. The Mogadorians are picking off the surviving kids in numerical order. The first three are dead and John’s number is up. Will his Legacies, his defining super powers, develop in time for him to fight against the enemy? I Am Number Four is a breathless page-turner of a sci-fi novel that will have readers rooting for the teen alien who must unleash his fire power to save himself, his human friends, and the planet. This is the first of a slated multi-book series that, judging by this first book, will help reinvigorate a traditional YA genre that’s grown a bit light on strong character development. So, gear-up sci-fi fans, the battle for Earth is on and there’s a new kid in town.

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Mti edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780062026248

Lightening: Dean Koontz

This was a very good read.
It’s one of those books that the twists all kinds of genres. Love, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, drama, etc.

When I picked this book, I was mainly just wanting a good read. Something fun to pass the time and something on the cheaper side.

Dean Koontz rarely disappoints me, as I enjoy his quirky sense of reality in his fictional world.

Overall, TOTALLY enjoyed this book.

Amazon Description:

On the night of Laura Shane’s birth, a stranger appears from the lightning to prevent her delivery’s being botched by an alcoholic physician. Throughout Laura’s childhood the stranger reappears at times of danger. He protects rather than threatens, yet menace seems to follow him. Thirty years later another storm flashes and the stranger collapses, shot, at Laura’s door. Now Laura protects her erstwhile guardian from mysterious hunters. He reveals that he and the hunters are time travelers. Laura, quick-witted and brave, leads the way to a bloody showdown. The paradox in time travel’s tampering with history provides an interesting twist in this gripping thriller by a popular writer.

I’m going to give this 4 stars and recommend it!

The Host- Stephenie Meyer

So I finished The Host by Stephenie Meyer, and I really enjoyed it!
I am a big Stephenie Meyer’s fan as I am a die hard Twlight Series lover. I was given the Twilight Series books last September by one of my best friend’s Tiffani for my birthday. I got them right before a 3 week trip to Europe and started them immediately. It caught me by surprise that I enjoyed them so much, mainly because they were “young adult” novels, but regardless, I was an immediate fan and read through those books at record speed! I got SO into them!

Her new book, The Host came out this past week and has nothing to do with her popular Twilight Series.

The Host is a science fiction novel written for an adult audience. I’m not going to give any story spoilers, so if you are wanting to read the book, you are safe to proceed.

The basic premise is definitely invasion of the pod people-esq, but I found it very thrilling and interesting. The story begins after the invasion. A woman named Melanie is captured who has been involved in the human resistance, (A group of human’s who are in hiding, refusing to implanted by a “soul”-or-alien). They capture this woman and place a soul into her in hopes that 1. they will assimilate her and 2. They can find the location of the resistance to assimilate the rest of the humans she is with. Much to her Soul’s chagrin, the only resistance info they get, is from her. Melanie refuses to relinquish her memories or even her consciousness. She takes on an independent personality inside this soul’s mind, which is not a common thing and there is no real protocol for it besides reassigning the soul and terminating The Host. Obviously Melanie can’t control the actions of her body, but she takes “hearing voices” to a whole new level as she constantly argues with her host and this Soul (named Wanderer) tries to find out the information she needs. Since there has to be an antagonist, this one comes in the form of a really awful/irritating/emotionally charged Seeker who is relentless in her pursuit of Wanderer and trying to figure out what Melanie knows. It’s quite the battle for Wanderer to try and dig through a resistant mind, but that’s not the real trouble. It’s when she gets a hold of memories, they are so powerful that they rock Wanderer’s world. Melanie has memories that are so strong that she can not hide them from Wanderer and these are memories of her passionate love of a man whom she left behind. Without realizing it, Wanderer begins to fall in love with this man she has never met and soon sets off to find him… it’s a fantastic love triangle that actually only involves 2 people! Obviously the story goes from there, twisting and turning as you can imagine… it’s a very good read!

Since I’m not giving away any secrets, I will basically just give my impressions. I really enjoyed the story. I thought it was a fresh twist on something we’ve seen done over and over again.
I myself got really into the book and finished it quickly. I liked the lead character a lot, but I felt the Soul Wanderer was a little too human, even in the very beginning. These Souls are basically supposed to be emotionless.
And how did I feel about the end?? I felt it was fitting, that’s all I will say.

I can’t really say more as I don’t want to give away the story for any of you planning reading it.

Bottom line, I really enjoyed it, so much that it inspired me to write more on my current project!