As always, I have wanted to read this for a short time. So to avoid revision I dug myself into this! And it’s such a lovely thorough story, and that’s because of the joint effort from the authors! There writing put together just made such a beautiful and enlightening story! Shockingly it only took me a few days to read it, considering the size of it!
Beautiful creatures is about Ethan, a boy who starts to have strange dreams which always resolve around one person; a girl. When he finally meets this girl, Lena, it seems things start to fall into place and I don’t mean in a good way!
The thing with this book is you’re not sure if you want to read it because it’s just so big! You know that it’s going to take a long time. However, there is so much in this book it would be a crime to chop it down! It needs the pages otherwise it would be seen as a weak story! I also loved how it was set in a small town, which made it so much more interesting! Well, it made it more interesting for me because I live in a small town as well and completely understand that ‘everybody knows everybody’ kind of way.
One thing that was disappointing was that at some points during the book it seemed to go off of the main storyline, or what I thought it was because of the blurb I had read, all though blurbs can be misleading!
I think this book is brilliant. It’s a read that just calms you, and make you want to read more! And what makes it even better; it’s currently being made into a film! And from what I can see it’s looking pretty damn’ good.
I found this book in my local Waterstones. I mainly saw it because of how colourful and vibrant the cover is. And when I read the blurb I was definitely interested. However, with being poor at the time, I could not buy it! Although a trip to my local library came in very useful as a found a copy there! So fear not, if your skint just go to the next best thing; the library.
This is not forgiveness – It says it all in the title. Jamie can’t believe that dangerous and beautiful Caro has chosen him to be with her. Although Caro has other ideas about what her relationship with Jamie is. And then Jamie’s brother Rob gets thrown into the mix and that’s when things start to get technical!
I love how the three main characters were all linked together. Well you knew they were all linked in some way, but it was more interesting and had lots of twists due to how they were linked. That was good!
The overall idea I got from this book was that the cover made the book seem very mature, however when reading it the writing style didn’t seem to match up to it. It just seemed very childish, and was definitely different to what I’m used to. Also, the ending seemed to make the book a lot better, because of how shocking it was, even though we got a glimpse of it at the beginning.
Overall, I feel this is a good book, but I didn’t like it too much. It’s mainly because I have such a love for series or lengthier book. It just didn’t really what I liked! However, you may enjoy it! Just because it wasn’t my cup of tea doesn’t mean it’s yours!
When I first saw this book in my local library I was 11 years old, and I avoided it. Mainly because of the front cover – it freaked me out a bit. 4 years on and I can’t believe I didn’t read it. It’s a pretty good book, considering the theme’s it surrounds itself with. This book should be the endorsement for ‘It’s okay to be who you are!’ Or that how I saw it!
Uglies is about a futuristic world, where when you turn 16 you get to turn ‘Pretty’. When Tally’s friend Shay runs off to avoid the operation, Tally gets given a choice by the government; Turn her in and you get to turn pretty. If she doesn’t, she is to remain ugly forever. Will Tally given in to idea of being beautiful? Or remain loyal to her friends?
I absolutely love how Westerfeld created such different characters. When reading a book you obviously expect to see different characters, but with the concept of ‘Uglies’ and ‘Pretties’ you could just tell the difference between them. I also loved how simple the book is, but it’s got an effective and different idea behind it such as Uglies.
When I first started reading this it didn’t feel like a dystopian novel. There was some sort of essence which made it seem too normal. Another thing that was worrying was how could they make such a large book on such a small blurb? It just seemed that I had read the entire book within the first few chapters. However, that view was changed after I got a bit further into the book. Scott Westerfeld certainly had a few tricks up his sleeve.
Overall, this book is a fantastic read, and you should definitely give it a go. I wish I could say more, but the book says it all honestly.
I’ve wanted to read this book for ages mainly because my friend kept going on and on about it and when I asked ‘Can I borrow it?’ She said ‘No, it’s on my Kindle.’ That’s another reason that I should never buy one of those. However, I’ve only really got round to it, because it turns out my local library isn’t that bad, It just lacks material.
When Tessa finds out she’s only got so many months left to live, she makes a list of things she wants to do and on the top of it is sex. We see her in the upcoming months doing the things she wants, but really is it all worth it in the end?
I absolutely loved how when I started reading this book, I felt I was in Jenny’s world. I could see that, through her writing. It was just very different and exciting compared to other people. It made me stop and think about everything. That’s what she does to you! Even though it was Jenny’s world, she made a fantastic Tessa. Her Point Of View of things was beautiful. The way she just went for everything, screamed exactly how I imagined the book through the blurb. Also, I loved the ending. It was just slow and subtle and just perfect. The letter as well just made you think ‘How would you leave things?’
The one thing I couldn’t really understand was that the entire plot of the book (or what the blurb suggested the book was about) happened within the first chapter. That was something that put me off when I started reading it. It just simply said ‘What are we going to fill the rest of the book with now?’
Overall, I found this book to be a great read. It’s funny, insightful and beautiful. It’s definitely brilliant for a debut novel. It’s even got a film release soon starring Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine, so check out the book! Who knows, it might be different to the film? Most likely.
Okay so, I haven’t exactly been posting much so I have a bunch of reviews waiting for you guys! Things have been a little bit hectic, but don’t worry I’ve been keeping up with my reading! Here’s a list of reviews soon to come:
This is not forgiveness - Celia Rees
Before I die - Jenny Downham
Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
I also have a special review on a book that isn’t due to be published until May! I had the luck of reading it back in March!
Black Heart Blue - Louisa Reid
Look out for some more posts soon! I promise I haven’t deserted you!