Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Murder of King Tut by, James Patterson

Publishing House: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery
Rating: R
Summary: A secret buried for centuries

Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy. 

The keys to an unsolved mystery

Enchanted by the ruler's tragic story and hoping to unlock the answers to the 3,000 year-old mystery, Howard Carter made it his life's mission to uncover the pharaoh's hidden tomb. He began his search in 1907, but encountered countless setbacks and dead-ends before he finally, uncovered the long-lost crypt. 

The clues point to murder

Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages--to arrive at their own account of King Tut's life and death. The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.

I am a huge history fan. I am fascinated by Ancient Egyptian History so when I discovered this book and saw that it was written by one of my favorite authors I was very interested.

This book is defiantly not for children just because of the fact that some manners discussed in the book would be hard for children to grasp. Examples of this are murder, marriage to a sibling (something common in ancient Egypt), rape, and a wife giving her husband another women to sleep with.

I rated this book as R because of these themes as well as moments of intimacy are briefly described.

This book is very good and truly enjoyed it even with the jumping over pieces. As always the choice to read this book is yours. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by, Carrie Ryan

Publishing House: Delacorte Books
Genre: Young Adult, Horror
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

This book has got to be one of the best I have read in a long time. It is about zombies and lately zombies have been very much over done but this book is amazing.

I rated this book PG-13 for the reason of violence more than anything else. They do a lot of killing zombies and because of the fact that in order to kill a zombie you have to chop their head off there is a lot of blood and guts.

There are a few cuss words if I recall correctly but they are few and far between. However, be forewarned the ending of this book disappointed me a little. I’m sure that is mostly due to my personality type but I found the ending fairly disappointing. Non-the-less I loved the book.

However, as always, it is up to you.