Sunday, May 3, 2015

Review: The Fault in our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
Dutton Books
From Goodreads:Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
My Review: Okay, this book was amazing I must admit. Yes, I cried. I can not imagine anyone who would not. Such a wonderful love story and tragic ending . I am ashamed to think it took me this long to read this heart wrenching, emotional rollercoaster of a story, but I am glad I did. I will also re-read it, and that is something I do not do often . John Green, this book made me feel like no other book has and I promptly bought the movie. I am also going to read Paper Towns  and going to see the movie too.

Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown
Holly Black
Little Brown Books for  Young Readers             

From Goodreads: Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

My Review :  This book was good but I was not blown away by it. I must admit the story was different than other vampire stories I have read and I did enjoy parts of it. I could not understand why Tana would risk her life for her ex-boyfriend and a stranger she finds chained up. If I was surrounded by corpses I would get the He** out of there not look for survivors. So I had a hard time connecting to the main character. The description of the Coldtown was unique and enthralling. I really liked that aspect of the book and vampires and human interaction was interesting. I will read more of Holly Blacks work but this book left me glad I got it from the library and did not believe all the hype around it.