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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Help is much appreciated....

Hi guys, I just wanted to say that if anyone wants to write a summary of any books they have read to be posted on here to help others out just shoot me an email at janemockingjay@gmail.com and I will be happy to put them up along with giving credit where credit is due....namely to you. See? We can all be poets when we wanna be hehe!

Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi review

loved loved loved. I re-read the first book before I started on this one, but I have to say that I think this was better than the first. I was so into it that I even had a dream about what I think Aether funnels would look like (massive spiraling lightning bolts that form a tornado), and let me tell you that dream scared the hell outta me! I can't wait to see where the third book leads, because the end of this one definitely left me wanting more.

Variant review

This book was brilliant from beginning to end, and I haven't looked forward to a sequel this much since (dare I say it again?) the hunger games. No matter how hard I tried to figure this one out, the constant twists left me with my eyes bugging out at almost every chapter. If you liked The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, The Uglies, or simply any amazing book that left you wanting more, then this is a definite havetohaveitscrewwaitingforthelibrarytogetitimtotallybuyingit kinda book!

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Good, fast read, but not my favorite John Green book by far. No Fault In Our Stars has this one beat by a mile.

3.5 out of 5 stars

The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer review

This book was amazing up until the last 50 pages or so, and then so many things happened at once that even though I kept reading and THOUGHT I understood, by the end of the book I realized I had no idea what was going on. SPOILER: wait, the boyfriend is some kind of healer? wait, she wants to kill the bad guy but somehow shoots her dad too? wait, what is this weird thing with the animals she can do? wait, this Jude guy isn't really dead? wait, what happened to the weird shop they went to? The list goes on and on, and even though I devoured this book in a day and a half, I'm just hoping that the next one answers some of these questions going thru my head cuz I am totally confuzzled right now...

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe Review

So I re-read this book the other day in anticipation of the sequel that came out this week, and I have to say I loved it just as much the second time around.  When a virus begins decimating the population of an island off the coast of the US/Canada, a girl and her friends have to come to terms with their families and friends dying.   The virus is named the "Friendly Virus" because it makes your inhibitions go away and you become very social, therefore spreading it (pretty smart virus, huh?).  The reason I loved this is because it seems way more believable than all the other virus or disease books I've read that want you to believe everyone turns into a brain eating zombie.

Rating:  I give it 4/5 stars

Pure by Julianna Baggott

Plot Summary SPOILERS

     After the Detonations, the world is in turmoil and people have become fused to objects. Our main character Pressia for example, has a doll head as a hand since she was holding a doll when the explosion hit. Certain people were allowed access to the Dome before the time of the Detonations and were therefore protected. Partridge is the son of Willux, the leader of the Dome forces, and one such protected person.  He has grown up having never seen the outside of the Dome, but once he finds out his mother may be alive due to a slipup from his father's words, he escapes the Dome in search of her where he meets Pressia.
     Bradwell is the leader of a small group of kids over the age of 16 who are in hiding from the OSR, an army who recruits (kidnaps) kids once they turn 16 to turn them into soldiers who will lead an uprising to bring down the Dome.  We find out later that OSR is actually working hand in hand with people inside the Dome.
      El Capitan is one such soldier, along with his brother Helmud, who is fused to his back. He is told by Ingership (the leader of the OSR) to find Pressia and train her as a soldier, when really all he wants is for Pressia to lead him to Partridge, and then in turn to lead him to Partridge's mother.  We later find that Pressia is Partridge's sister, and therefore everything was a ploy by Willux: his son's escape, Pressia meeting Partridge, their search for their mother.
     Lyda is a girl inside the Dome who loves Partridge and is blackmailed into going outside the dome to find him.  She is escorted by Special Forces (see notes further down the line) who take her to find Partridge and Pressia, and joins them in the outlands once the enemies have been killed.
     Willux needs Partridge and Pressia to lead him to his wife in the outlands so he can steal her formula which will cure the cell degeneration that he has caused by trying to create almost superhuman characteristics through a process called coding.  Everyone in the Dome has been subjected to this coding in the hopes that an elite human race would one day restore the Earth and make all the "wretches" (those who survived outside the Dome) their slaves.
     At the end of the novel, we find out that Partridge's brother Sledge, who he was told had commited suicide, is actually a member of a group gone through special coding to make them more animal than human and a type of supersoldier called Special Forces. Sledge kills the other special forces soldiers to protect his brother and mother and then Willux detonates a bomb that was implanted in his brain, killing Sledge and their mother. 
     Pressia, Partridge, and El Capitan join forces and go after Ingership, but his wife named Illia beats them to it and kills her husband.  El Capitan takes over the OSR and becomes a fair leader.  We end the book knowing that Willux is still after the cure his son and Pressia now have, and that there will be a sequel to describe these events.


The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Ok, so here is my first summary.  If you can think of anything to add let me know!

This book begins with our main character, Kaelyn, writing a letter to her bff Leo, who she got in a fight with right before she moved to the mainland from her island town and hasn't spoken to since (although she misses him terribly).  She has since moved back to the island, but Leo is on the mainland at his school so she still can't talk to him.  Kaelyn goes to one of her friend's house one day to work on a school project and ends up leaving because her friend's dad is saying things that are inappropriate and weird.  Kaelyn's dad is a doctor at the local hospital on the island and after a few weeks discovers that this strange behaviour is a new virus they have dubbed "the friendly virus" because it makes ppl lose their inhibitions and want to be around other ppl, therefore spreading the contagion which has symptoms that go from sneezing/itching, to the inebriated state, and then finally death (pretty smart virus huh?)
Later, Kaelyn goes to Leo's gf house and they start scavenging for medical supplies and food in the currently uninhabited summer homes but Kaelyn sees a dead body in a bed and refuses to go back, although her and Tessa remain friends from then on.  Things worsen as more people die, and the government quarantines the island.  This is the beginning of the end.  Groups rise up who begin to loot and destroy buildings, but Kaelyn joins a group with a leader named Gav who is kind hearted and helps distribute food to the folks who are still alive and uninfected but afraid to come out of their homes.
When things really get bad, the government deserts the island and doesn't even do food drops for the people anymore, so ppl are going hungry and getting more vicious, even as more ppl die.  Kaelyn contracts the virus, but ends up surviving, which turns out to be because she was exposed to a less mutated form when she was sick a year earlier and has developed a type of immunity. Her mother becomes sick and dies, along with her uncle (although he wasn't sick: when the gov had the island under quarantine and the riots started they shot and killed him), and Kaelyn takes in her niece Meredith (who I think is 10 or 11, I don't really remember).
Near the end of the book, Kaelyn's dad is killed in a riot by a group who are going to burn down the hospital to rid the island of the infected, and Meredith gets the virus.  Kaelyn goes to the hospital to speak with the only doctor left, her fathers friend Nell, and Nell takes some of Kaelyn's blood and gives to Meredith to try to cure her.
At the end of the book, we see that Meredith is starting to get better, and Kaelyn has begun to fall for Gav. Tessa is now staying with Kaelyn at her house since looters destroyed her home and greenhouse. We go out with seeing a ferry coming across the harbor towards the island with people aboard (including Leo), so it leads you to believe the mainlanders are coming to rescue those still left on the island.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog TheSpoilerAlert. This will be a place for plot summaries from books which will be part of a series. The main idea is to help prevent you from having to re-read the previous book since publishers usually only release a new novel once per year. Honestly, who can remember the details of a book a year later? Ain't nobody got time for that! :) if you have any comments or suggestions, or a spoiler alert that you would like me to place on the blog contact me and I will try my best to accommodate!