Thursday, April 27, 2017

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

One of my favorite dystopian novels.  A very interesting twist on nobility and court politics.  My only complaint is that the romantic subplots make the main character dizzy.  I wish the author gave her some other Achilles heel.  Otherwise, a great read.

Death Benefits by Sarah N. Harvey

Death Benefits is a book about a boy overcoming the obstacles of his overly annoying grandfather who used to be a famous rock star.

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Very interesting book on a girl who suffers from a mysterious disease with no known cure.  Has emotional parts with action-packed sections.  Recommended to people interested in learning or reading about diseases and cures.

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Very good book teaching about how to pursue your dreams while being an African American lady.

Stack It (app)

Make it rain and buy more money, get to the millions.

Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns was a very inspiring book to me because it tells how you should take risks and be more open and go after your dreams.

A Pocket Full of Murder by R. J. Anderson

Urias Breck is accused of murdering one of the best-known nobles, Govenor Orion.  Urias Breck's daughter, Isaveth Breck, tries to prove him innocent and goes on several adventures with Quiz, her friend.  I thought it was very interesting and the best Battle of the Books book.

(Note: This is a Battle of the Books 2017 title; reviews are welcome!)

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Moses LoBeau and her best friend Dale solve a mystery in their town, Tupelo Landing: Mr. Jesse's murder.  They faced many trials and tribulations.  This book made me think, so I liked it.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Cassie knows things about people as soon as she meets them based on their behavior, personality, and environment.  Her mother went missing when Cassie was just 12 years old.  The police think that, based on the amount of blood, she was killed.  Cassie wants to believe she is still alive.

The FBI wants to have her in their program for teens with special skills.  Cassie agrees when she learns the team works on cold cases - she can finally solve her mother's case!

The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinken

Informational: about Equality.

I read it for school.  The first few chapters are a bore but at the end I was inspired and loved it.

Pixel Gun 3D (app)

Battle to the death as you combine Minecraft and Call of Duty in this game.