Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Author: John Green
Page Count: Audio
I've been thinking about this review since the release date. And I can't review it, There are so many things that could be discussed about this book, but nothing to be said about it
The characters aren't perfect, but they are very real.
The plot, is predictable yet will make you cry.
The writing, isn't without flaw, but somehow because of that the story seems more real.
Here are some of my thoughts on the book because of the book.
I don't know how to start this, I don't want to spoil any thing, but man! Grab a box of tissues! and maybe if your of age a bottle of champagne and taste the stars. Seriously this book was heartbreak and amazing! I don't know how to say this book rocks without getting fan-girly
Jan 30 - feb 16
I revived a text message from a friend about a tumor she is having removed, can't sleep, can't let my self think of the fault in our stars, but every little while, Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace seep into my thoughts. And I cry for those fictional characters, because I can't think of her.
I work at a funereal home on occasion, I just had to write a donation card "in loving memory of Hazel Waters." Some how that statement I had to write was full of so much unfulfilled potential, of all those who cannot live, what could of been.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Title: A Discovery of Witches
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Viking Adult
Page Count: 23.9hours
Series: All Souls
I apologetic for the length since a review, one of my close personal friends has had a serious medical issue.
This book title is what drove me to it, as well as when it first came out Bruce at my local book story harassed me to read this for months, I finally caved when Audiable had a sale, and this book was on sale. I am glad I waited to read it, and almost wish I wanted some more time.
I listened to this 24hour audio book in a week, I went from work home and back again, listening to it on my lunch breaks, on my afternoon breaks, anywhere I could, I even listened to it one morning, setting up the play room.
This book is totally enthralling, If I had the physical copy I would not be surprise if I had stayed up at all hours of the night reading, but the bonus of audio and being able to be in a different world, while shoveling the drive, was amazing.
Characters. Diana is a witch who does not want to use her magic, she wants to stay as far away from it as possible. And then she discovers a lost manuscript that all of the other-beings (demons/witches and vampires) want. Enter Mathew, Be still my heart, what I would not do for that boy. Seriously, he is an entralling characters, I want to know about his entire existence he has lived many years and he's been in many battles, and he always has motive behind what he does.
Plot, the plot isn't exactly fast pasted, there is a lot of world building, even thought the book is set in "our" world it is vastly different, from the world we know, as well it is mainly set in London, a place I have longed dreamed of going, so I enjoyed the descriptions of that. But like most well done books, by the end I was "reading" faster and faster, and not putting it down, the last three hours of this book I did not take my head phones out, from the time school let out, until the book was done, and I was searching for anything about the next book in the All Souls Trilogy. (which comes out in MAY!)
A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.
Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.