Saturday, January 19, 2013

Inheritance (Inheritance #4) by, Christopher Paolini

Publishing House: Alfred A. Knopf
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will be no second chances.

The Rider and his dragon have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaƫsia? And if so, at what cost?

It took me about a year to read this book just because the size of it was very daunting. However, last month I picked it up and started reading it I loved this series and this book however it is the last one in a series and the ending made me very mad.

Anyway, I gave this book the rating I did because of really only one reason. Violence. There is a lot of fighting in this book because of the fact that practically the entire population of Alagaƫsia is at war. As such there are a lot of battles that take place though out the entirety of the book.

Several people are wounded badly and the wounds are described in some detail. The manner in which people are killed is also described at times. There are a few cuss words are used however, the majority of them are in the alternate languages that fill the book.

I really did like the book and the series I just did not like the way it ended for the sake of it was not the way I wanted it to end. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Matched (Matched #1) by, Ally Condie

Publishing House: Dutton Juvenile
Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult
Rating: PG
Summary: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

I would give a brief summary of the book but I have decided that I would not bother with it because the Summary pretty much sums up what I would tell you. So on to the rating:

I rated this story PG because to the best of my knowledge there are little to no cuss words and while Cassia does defy the rules that is kind of the point. Beyond that there really isn’t anything to worry about.

This is the first book in the Matched series. I read this book when it first came out and again when the second was released. I really did enjoy this book but as always it is up to you to decide if you want to read this book.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1) by, James Patterson

Publishing House: Little Brown
Genre: Science fiction
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Six unforgettable kids—with no families, no homes—are running for their lives. Max Ride and her best friends have the ability to fly. And that's just the beginning of their amazing powers. But they don't know where they come from, who's hunting them, why they are different from all other humans... and if they're meant to save mankind—or destroy it.

It has a while since I have read this book so this may not be as in depth as the other posts I have done in the past.

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment is the first book in the Maximum Ride series. When James Patterson wrote this book he intended it to be for an adult audience so the first 3 books have more language then the last books because he realized that there were more children reading his books and he wanted them to be suitable those readers.

This book is about six kids. Six kids with wings: Iggy, Nudge, Angel, Gazzy, Fang, and Max (Maximum). They were all genetically enhanced in a place called ‘The School’ which they have escaped from at the beginning of the story. One day the kids are attacked by Erasers and Angel is kidnapped. They set out to get her back and discover information on how to find their real parents.

The only reason I gave the book the rating I did was because of the language. However if you can get past that in the first three books it will be well worth it.