This is a new weekly feature on Pure Imagination inspired by The Story Siren’s YAC but I’m going to do something a little different and just post the reviews of the books I loved or reviews that made me want to read a book, made me laugh or maybe sometimes made me shake my head in disagreement. Here are the reviews for the week of October 26, 2009.
Yan at Book by Their Cover reviewed Defining Twilight.
“This book is innovation, clever, and fun at times. Pick up your copy of Twilight and correspond the word to the sentence and there is your context clue. It makes the person read and help them learn at the same time. Don’t be too judgmental that it had the words “TWILIGHT” on it…..”
Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings reviewed Queen of Song and Souls by C.L. Wilson
“I experienced such a wide range of emotions reading this book that by the time I was finished with it, I was emotional exhausted, in a good way. While I was reading my emotions ranged from being anxious, angry, happy, a deep sadness, surprised, thoughtful, and worried…..”
Natalie at Mindful Musings reviewed Wicked by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
“First of all, Wicked was a lot darker than I expected it to be. However, that same darkness is what made me enjoy it. I’ve read a decent amount of books concerning the wicca, warlock, and witch traditions, but few authors dared to delve into the darker part of them. I was amazed by how much research and time had to go into writing this book–from all the quotes to rituals to history. Being a bit of a history nerd myself, I was really able to appreciate it…..”
Katie at Sophistikatied Reviews reviewed Gone by Michael Grant
“I loved absolutely everything about it. The plot, where everybody aged fifteen years and older unexplainably disappears, the mutated creatures, the angst and forming of wars between the remaining children .. everything…..”
Carla at The Crooked Shelf reviewed The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
“The characters in this book are the reason why I loved this so much. Even though the story is told in third person narrative, each person’s views and feelings shine out of the pages. Nick was the perfect character to lead this amazing tale. Through his eyes we can see this world full of love and of feelings and of connections, and know what he is missing. Understand why he gets puzzled around people who care for others, appreciate how truly special love can be and how much of a role it plays in normal every day existence…..”
Vania at Reverie Book Reviews reviewed The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz
“While “Revelations” had a hard hitting impactful end and climax, “Van Alen Legacy” left me with an anticlimactic story. That is not to say that is boring, or slow- on the contrary it is quite entertaining but I did feel some things were forced and lacking real emotion ( I won’t quite say what so I don’t spoil anything) or left me expecting more drama (again, sorry, avoiding spoilers). There was just a lack of a truly gripping climax….”
Jenn at Book Crazy reviewed Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
“In Shiver, I laughed, out loud, I cried like no one was watching (even though they were, sometimes), I felt my heart break with the characters, as well as leap out of my chest. Shiver, is a book that will be with me for quite sometime, a story that did my heart good to read, because even though it’s just a book, it reminded me that true love can exist…if your willing to look hard enough, if your willing to work hard enough!….”
**Thanks to everyone that helped me on Twitter for names of this post. I kinda combined some of your ideas! Thanks!