Monday, January 19, 2015

The Glitch in Sleep by John Hulme and Michael Wexler

The Glitch in Sleep by John Hulme and Michael Wexler is the first installment of a thrilling trilogy about a world called The Seems which is responsible for making our world work. The Seems keeps everything in check with different departments for different things like weather time and even sleep! But when something goes wrong a Fixer is called to contain and take care of the problem. A 12 year-old kid named Becker signs up for job at The Seems. After becoming a Fixer, Becker’s first mission is to find the Glitch which was wreaking havoc in the Department of Sleep.

Not knowing who let the Glitch loose he stumbles upon The Tide, an underground organization bent on destroying The Seems and taking over the world. Can Becker stop the Glitch or will his first mission be his last? I would rate this book a five out of five because of the character development and the way the authors painted each image into your mind. I would recommend this book to any middle or high school Sci-Fi lover. The way the authors entwine science into fiction in this fast-paced book makes it a very good read.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina

A captivating book.  It is an autobiography, written in first person, about a hotel manager who saved many lives during the Rwandan genocide.  Both intense and thrilling, this book is truly worth a read.

Guardians of the Galaxy (movie)

I recently watched Guardians of the Galaxy and it is by far one of the greatest movies I have ever seen.  The characters come together to protect a community of people and they face many internal and external conflicts.  Teamwork and the importance of true friendship are two main assets which create a phenomenal plot for this movie.  In my opinion, this movie is a must-watch!


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (movie)

The movie was an exhilarating finish to the trilogy.  Apart from the hilarious situational irony and the stark foreshadowing, The Battle of the Five Armies is an awesome movie that everyone should watch ASAP.  One caveat, however, is that people should (obviously) watch the first two movies of The Hobbit before watching the third one.  And then they should watch the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. At once.  Have fun!  Remember to eat and sleep.

Atlantia by Ally Condie

This was a really cool take on mermaids and dystopian type novels.  It was unlike anything I'd ever read and was a great story.  It follows the story of people who live underwater and have never seen the "Above."

Thirteen Gifts by Wendy Mass

I really liked Thirteen Gifts because its setting really contrasts with its plot.  Nothing ever happens in this little town, and suddenly a lot of strange things are happening.  It is really interesting, and very mysterious.  For mystery lovers, this is a good choice for you!

The Poet by Michael Connelly

In this adult thriller, follow death reporter Jack McEvoy on his road to finding the person who killed his brother.  As Jack discovers the gory details, connections are made, and reveal a sick serial killer with a fascination for Edgar Allan Poe.  This book had many twists and turns; it kept me hooked to the very last page.

Edward Scissorhands (movie)

This is a movie that centers around a man who has scissors for hands.  He doesn't fit in at first but people are very interested in him.  He has a pretty interesting adventure trying to live in his new world.

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

I absolutely loved the different personality traits of all of the characters and the details.  The way S. E. Hinton creates such an amazing setting and story pulls you into the novel.  Very good!