Book Review: Gone (Gone #1)

Book Title: Gone (Gone #1)
Author: Michael Grant

“Sam had a DVD in his hand. He said, ‘Yesterday I sent Edilio to the power plant to get two things. First, a cache of automatic weapons from the guardhouse.’
‘Machine guns?’
‘Yeah. Not just for us to have, but to make sure the other side doesn’t get them.’
‘Now we have an arms race,’ Astrid said.
Her tone seemed to irritate Sam. ‘You want me to leave them for Caine?’
‘I wasn’t criticizing, just… you know. Ninth graders with machine guns; it’s hard to make that a happy story.’
Sam relented. He even grinned. ‘Yeah. The phrase ‘ninth graders with machine guns’ isn’t exactly followed by ‘have a nice day’.’”
Gone by Michael Grant

Final Verdict: An interesting sci-fi book that will appeal to teenagers/adults and men/women alike.

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Book Review: I am Number Four

Book Title: I am Number Four
Author: Pittacus Lore

“There were NINE of us who escaped…
Number ONE was killed in Malaysia.
Number TWO was murdered in England.
Number THREE was hunted down in Kenya.
Before they come for the others, they’ll come for me…
John Smith, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Final Verdict: A book to read mindlessly. Thinking only means you see the large plot holes and the lack of depth in the characters.

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Movie Review: The Host

Movie Title: The Host
Director: Andrew Niccol
Notable Stars:  Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, Chandler Canterbury

Ian: “You don’t feel bad at all. I’d have killed her.”
Jared: “It doesn’t matter. It’s not human.”
Ian: “So we stop acting human?”

Final Verdict: Wait until the movie shows for free on the TV. That way, if you feel the same way I do, you won’t lose money paying to watch this movie. It has to be the worst movie I’ve seen in a long while and definitely worse than any of the Twilight Saga.

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Book Review: The Host

Book Title: The Host
Author: Stephanie Meyer

Body and soul. Two different things” The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Final Verdict: If you like romance with a bit of science fiction in the background then you will enjoy this book. If you’re like me, and prefer a lot of action, I’m not sure this book will be very satisfying.

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Book Review: Adaptation

Book Title: Adaptation
Author: Malinda Lo

When she sat down again she felt unsettled, as if the ordinary world had been knocked off-balance and everything was now listing slightly to one side.Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Final Verdict: Take the Plunge. If you don’t like conspiracy theories and a little sci-fi give it a pass, but everyone else should run and get it!

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