Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Genre: Horror zombie fiction

Format: Audiobook

Pages: 384

Published 2009

"Viktor had been very sad about their grandfather's death, but Flora had intuited that it was less the person he grieved for than the fact of death itself. Death meant that people actually disappeared. That everyone was going to disappear."

This is about zombiesthat come alive from a strange weather that causes a major electrical outage in stockholm. The plot focuses on the reactions of society and many conflicts that arise between swedish authorities and the relatives of the undead. The horror is less in the uncanny animation of corpse but in the realities of grief, loss, and our own inevitable morality. An important theme is the bond between mother and child. This was a different take on the zombie horror genre. The humans are trying to intergrate Zombies in social settings. I will say this book is weird because the zombies don't eat flesh and it is not graphic. An scientist is reasearching the Zombies. The ending of the book was sad and amazing at the same time. This novel also had some flaws in it. I rated this a 4 out 5 stars. The audiobook was very good and I loved the actor who performed the book. 

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Vengeance Road By Erin Bowman

Genre:Ya Western

Format: Hardcover

pages: 327

Published September 1st,2015

Revenge is worth its weight in gold.

This is about a girl named Kate.Her father dies at the beginning of the novel. She believes he father was murdered by a gang called the rose riders. She sets out on a journey of revenge. This book is a fun read. I loved Kate who dresses up as a boy at the beginning of the novel. Kate is a strong female character who independent and she grew up being rough. My favorite character was Lil, who was an indian, who helps Kate. This book had two twists. The first twist was a surprise The second twist was a surprise awell but, it got resolved quickly. I was surprised that I enjoyed this book so much. I was my first western book. This book was full of action and had me turning the pages.I would recommend this book for relentant readers because it has so much action in it. 

Ghost House

Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Format: Audiobook

Pages:320

Published Auguat 26,2014

"As the vison faded, the past and present seemed to merge." 

This book is about a girl named Chloe. Her Mother recently died and now chloe can see ghosts again. She has been able to see ghosts since she was a kid. There is this one ghost that follows her . His name is Alexader. They fall in love instantly. I don't know about you but I wouldn't be in a relationship with Alex. I did like the part with Carter. We get to experince the thing he did to Isobel. Who is a ghost as well. I like Chloe's brother and her grandmother, who was strange but, in a good way. Chloe and Alex and Isobel were bland characters and the story overall wasn't that good. Nobody died in the novel and their wasn't much action. I like the voice acting of the audiobook and the twist, which was horriflying. But most of the story was confusing and their was nothing happening. I rated this book a 2.5 stars. There was know horriflying feature and it was boring. 

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

Genre: Dystopian Science fiction

Format: Paperback

pages: 225

Published January 24th, 2006

"I have great honor," The Giver said. "So will you. But you will find that is not the same as power."

This is a coming of age story about a boy named Jonas. Jones is 12 years old and on his birthday he gets a job. Jonas is chosen for something special and that is the reciver of memory. This book reminded me of 1984 except child friendly. I liked the characters of Jonas and the Giver. They were both strong characters. Jones was fighting for choice for the people and fought for emotion. This book people don't feel happy,sad, angry,or mad. There is no pain. Everyone is the same. There is also a baby boy that enters Jonas family life. His name is Gabrel. He becomes a key part of the story. I liked this book but it did make me sad and it left questions unaswered. For example, the birthmother, does she have sex with designated guys or does she become fertilized or implanted? Also Why do they call death being released and How did this way of life begin? This is a good dicussion book for a book club. I rated this a 4 out of 5 because I did enjoy this. I will continue with the series.

Starflight by Melissa Landers

Genre: Science Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Pages:362

Published Febuary 2,2016

"Family. She hadn't realized it until now, but that's what the people on this ship were to her. At some point during this haphazard journey, she'd fallen in love with a bespectacled kleptomaniac, a star-crossed seducer and his displaced princess, and most of all, an infuriating blue blood who used to call her Rattail. She'd learned that home was a fuid thing, and whether on a planet, on a satellite, or on a rusted bucket of a ship, this crew was her home."

This is a science fiction novel about a girl named Solara. She is a convent and she needs to get to the outer Limits to find a job. In order to do so, she ends up working for Doran, a rich and spoiled brat. One day Doran see her tatoos and attempts to throw her off his ship. Solara instead drugs Doran and enters another ship called the Banshee. I loved this book. It reminded me of Firefly and Farscape. Both of these shows are qurky and funny. I loved the I hate you, I love you, now change relationship betweem Doran and Solara. I loved the side characters. The captian who was part machine, the badass princess,the cook , and the thief. My favorite character was the thief,Remy, he stole everything including the princess's shaver. I loved Solara's character. She was a badass. My favorite scene was when she jumped out of her dress and landed in the jet naked next to Remy. I also loved the fighting scene between Doran and a space pirate and how Doran hit him in the balls. I highly recommend this book if you love pirates, space operas and comedy science fiction.

 

The Last Olympian

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The Last Olympian

Genre: Middle Grade Mythology retelling

Format: Paperback

Pages: 381

Published May 5th 2009

"With great power...comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later."

This is the last bookin the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This book is all about Kronos and his attack on Mount Olympus, which is located in Empire State Building. Basically it is the end of the world. I liked this book. It was kinda sad. This book tells the backstory of Luke. He is kinda sad and lost. There were four deaths in this book. One at the beginning and three were close to the end . My favorite character was Rachel because she becomes an Oracle. My favorite scene is when Percy and Nico meet May (Luke's mom) and she thinks they both are Luke. It was funny and sad because you learn about May and how her visions hurt her. She can see through the mist too. This series id recommended for children twelve and up. It incorporates Greek mythology within the story. 4/5 stars  

Ghost Boy by Staffored Betty

Genre: Middle Grade, Coming of age, paranormal

Format: E-book

Pages: 152

Published August 31,2018

I recived a free e-book at netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

"Oh God! Dad, I love Abby. I love her. Don't ask me to shut her out. Just all the rest. And remember, the psychologist said I wasn't crazy. I'm just different" "No, Ben, he was being kind. You're just not quite right in the head. Not crazy. But, well, more than different. I'm worried about what it's leading to."

This is a coming of age about a boy named Ben. He starts seeing ghosts. He tells his friends and they start making fun of him and start calling him "Ghost Boy." He tell his mother and father about how he can hear his grandmother. His mother believes he has a special gift. His father is not so excepting and he ends up putting Ben in a milatary school. I loved the writing in this book. If I had read this in middle school. I wouldn't have understood it. The language is more mature. I liked that the parents were in the novel and that they talked about Ben's problems. There is a ghost girl in the book and she follows Ben. Ben develops feelings for her and they have a deep connection. I loved the twist at the end. It was sad and heartbreaking. This book has bulling, drugs and friendship and love (not romantice) I also loved the message of helping people and not judging who they are. I recommend this for teenagers 13 years old and above. It is a great read and very inspirational.

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Chidren of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Audiobook

pages: 525

Published March 6, 2018

"I won't let your ignorance silence my pain."

This is a story that follows Zelie Adebola, who sets out on a task to restore magic in the country of Orisha.The novel introduces King Saran and his raids across Orisha. Before the raids, maji and K'osidan were always competing for power. King Saran killed all the maji, rid the lands of magic and silenced most of the prayers to the gods he did not recognize as his own. This novel takes place eleven years after the raids  following Zelie, a diviner, one of magical blood. Chosen by the Gods,Zelie, Tzain and Amari are sent on a journey to collect three sacred artifacts and bring them to the Holy Temple. By completing this quest, magic will return. They must evade King Saran's forces and reach the Holy Temple before solstice. This book is told in three perspectives; Zelie, Amari and Inan. This book has action, romance, and of course magic. I loved the beginning. It hooked me into the story. My favorite character is Amari, because she develops courage thoughout the novel. There is a lot of deaths in the novel and a bunch of minor characters as well. My favorite part was when Amari notices her brother, Inan fighting on the wrong side of the battle. I loved the writing and descriptions. I wanted more development of the magic system. I also think the narrations are similar to each other. I wish the audiobook had three narrators instead of one. The narrator used the same voice for each character. I rated this book a 4 out of 5 stars because I loved the writing. 

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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

Genre: Survial Horror, coming of age, supernatural

Format: Paperback

pages: 264

Published November 1st 2005

"It was like drowning, only from the inside out"

This is about a girl named Triaha, who is nine and big for her age, and she goes hiking in the forest with her family. SHe gets lost. This is about her journey to survive in the woods. I loved this book. It has been a while since I read this book. This is scary! Trisha encounters starvation, upset stomach, and animals. She learns how to pick berries and nuts and she eats a small fish. She also hallutionates Tom Gordon and has make believe conversations. I loved the use of baseball terms thoughout the story. My favorite scene is when she discovers the deer in pieces. I loved the discriptions in this book and King writes so beautifully. I recommend this to 12 year olds and up if they like survival horror. I rated this book a 5 out 5

The Eye of Jade by Diane Wei Liang

Genre: Family drama/ Mystery

Format: E-book

Pages: 256

Published February 1st 2008

"The Mayas used jade as a weapon because it's a strong stone, stronger than steel. But in China, white jade is more valuable, it's called the stone of Heaven."

This book is about a young woman named Mei  Wang. Mei is a private investigator. Mei's family friend "Uncle" Chen hires her to find a Han dynasty jade. The hunt for the eye of jade leads Mei through banquet halls and black alleys, seedy gambling dens and cheap noodle bars near the forbidden city. This book was not what I was expectiong. This book was more of a family drama then a mystery. The mystery came at 33% of the novel. There is a lot of background information about Mei's love life in collage and her relationship with her mother. The novel goes back and forth between her life and the mystery. The mystery also was not as interesting and dealt with the history of Beijing. This book had really good writing. I gave this a 3/5 stars. 

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The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Gernre: mystery, Horror

Format: Paperback

Pages: 274

Published February 1990

"If I am the phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me."

This is the story of the strange occurences of the paris opera house. Their is a young woman named Christine Dade and she starts hearing a voice, who eventually teaches her to sing. Then a young man Raoul comes to visit the opera and sees Christine. Raoul is an old friend and becomes the love interest. The Phantom starts getting jealous of Raoul. I liked this book. While I was reading it, I was transported to the musical. I loved "Erik" the phantom and I wanted more of his story. This story was told by the new managers of the opera,Raoul,Christine and the Persion. My favorite scene was where Christine goes underground with the Opera. In the end the phantom dies, but of natural causes and the ending is happy. This book is about love, dealing with loss and facing your fear. 

The Goblin Emperor

The Goblin Emperor By Katherine Addison

Genre: Political Fantasy

Format: Audiobook

Pages:446

Published April 1st 2014

"In our imost and secret heart, which you ask use to bare to you, we wish to banish tem as we were banished, to a cold and lonely house. In the charge of a man who hated us.And we wish them trapped there as we were traped." "You consider that unjust Serenity?" "We consider it cruel," Maia said "And we do not think that cruelty is ever just."

This book is about a boy named Maia, who is the son of the emperor. He unexpectedly ascends to the throne after his father and half brother are killed in an airship crash. This book had political intrige and social intrige. I didn't really like this book because of the main character, Maia, didn't do anything. He was seculded and sheltered and he had no clue on how to be an emperor. There is a mystery to who killed Maia father and brothers. The mystery was my favorite part. I listen to this on audible and the performace was good. I also had a hard time following the story.

 

Sadie

Sadie By Courtney Summers

Genre: True Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Format: Arc

Pages: 311 

Published September 4,2018

Thanks to Wednesday books for sending me a ARC in exchange for a honest review

If she dies, she takes the truth with her.

This is about a girl named Sadie, who is looking for Mattie's (her sister) killer. This book has adult context in it. Drinking, drugs and sex. It has pedapella in it and child abuse. This book is told in 2 perspectives. The first is a podcast called "The Girls." West McCray is the narrator/ Interviewer and he is trying to find sadie, the girl who has been missing 3 mouth ago. The other perspective is Sadie. Sadie is a sad, abused girl ans her goal is to find Darren, who she believe killed Mattie. Sadie is also an unlikeable character and an unreliable narrator as well. I loved this book! It was an emotional roller coster. My favorite part was when sadie finds Darran's fake IDs and his trophies. Her name is amoung them. I also loved the ending. You don't know that Sadie is alive or dead. My favorite Character would be Sadie. She is defendly broken and she also stutters, which was a fun twist. Sadie is Judged by everyone and she is abused by her mom's boyfriends and she is ingnored by her mom. SHe also has strenthand she doesn't give up easily. I recommend this for ages 17 and above.