Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Hunger Games trivia video.

What is Gale's nickname for Katniss?

What do Katniss and Peeta refuse to eat?

What pet did Katniss give Prim?

Who is Lady?

Find out the answers and whether some of  the cast members know them or not.

The final season of Fringe.

Season premiere promo.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Dan Wells author of Partials.

Dan Wells at San Diego Comic-Con talks about Isolation and Fragments.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Four , Six and now Nine : Lorien Legacies

The Rise of Nine is the last book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes under the pseudonym Pittacus Lore.

Phase by E.C. Newman

Phase (Phase Trilogy, #1) An average school girl , a long-time crush ,a new friend and wolves. Sophie Todd's life is about to change  forever during her senior year.

I liked Sophie  from the very beginning, she is honest with herself and brave ,she sticks up for someone she barely knows and at the same time she is just a regular girl, sometimes awkward and clumsy.

Julie is the new girl in town, a foster teenage  living with the Vardens,gorgeous and with a troubled past.
Ezra Varden , Sophie's crush,doesn't pay much attention to Sophie, just acknowledges her presence which is more than enough for her ,at least at first.

Sophie and Julie become friends and they hang out together at the Varden's and that's where she finds out the true nature of the pack, I mean , family.

The book is really easy to read .It has to do more with High School , bullies , friendship and first love than with  supernatural beings. I think it is a great first book for young people who have never considered this genre before.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Once by Anna Carey

Once (Eve, #2) This is the second book of the Eve trilogy .At the beginning of the book we find Eve living in Califia, a women only community. She had to leave Caleb wounded to save herself. Arden , her former school mate, soon joins her but not for long,since they are both cheated into believing that Caleb is near and they fall into a trap. Arden in sent back to school and Eve is taken to the City of Sand where she learns that .....

 You will have to read the book to know what she learns but it is something she did not see coming at all. From that moment on, I think the book becomes a mixture of dystopia, soap opera and fairy tale.

They live in a dystopian world, the information given to the citizens is controlled and manipulated,they are afraid of the outside world and The city of Sand is an idyllic but fake place.

Some parts of the plot remind me of a soap opera: there is the married man cheating on his wife,secret children,unrequited love and rendezvous at midnight .

Then , the fairy tale part: the king (even self-proclaimed ones are still kings),  the princess and  the palace.

There is no fairy tale ending, though, the book ends with a cliffhanger .

The idea of people , even after the collapse of the world, accepting a monarchy in America seems a bit far-fetched  and  some of the decisions the main characters made were rather foolish . However I found the book entertaining , and  Eve grew on me gradually .I will probably read the third book.

An entertaining read for a hot summer day.

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