Thursday, May 14, 2015

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

This book is really good for fans of the Harry Potter series.  It is very exciting, but I suggest reading the other books first.  After reading it, I couldn't wait to get the seventh book.

The Revival by Stephen King

This book, like most of King's work, will send chills down your spine chapter after chapter.  After each segment, I found myself eager to read more, to find out what on earth the "fifth business" is.  With a compelling plot and unforgettable characters, this thriller is impossible to put down.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

A classic, interesting novel.  The way Juster crafts the book is captivating.  An intriguing take on the world of today.

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

This dystopian novel set in the near future is very far-fetched and at the same time extremely realistic.  The overarching theme of the novel remains abundantly clear as Hirsch's use of allusions, such as Walmart and fast food chains, to remind us that destruction and ruins are not far-fetched ideas and as far away as one would hope.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

In this book that many know, Harry Potter, the Boy who Lived, gets put into the Triwizard Tournament, despite the odds.  The book focuses on his adventures throughout the Tournament, his love life with the Ravenclaw Seeker, and more.

The Death Cure by James Dashner

It's so good - nonstop action.  The drama is so exciting, you need to read this book!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This classic novel is filled with sarcasm and the main character has a real view of the world unlike her superficial family and the company she keeps.  It's a bit hard to understand so it's good to take your time.

The Giver (movie)

This was a dystopian movie where a boy receives memories of the past and tries to recover everyone's memories.  It had adventure and it was interesting.  It was similar to Divergent.