Booksaur: August Reads: Wrap-Up

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

August Reads: Wrap-Up

In which I discuss the books that I read for the month of August.

1. Tower of Parlen Min by Max Xell
    + Fun/exciting parts
    + Book had a great concept
    - The writing was a bit too descriptive

2. Blood Red Road by Moria Young
    + Best read of the month year (so far)
    + Dystopian novel that was refreshing
    + Couldn't put the book down!
    + Saba was an awesome protagonist (brave, strong, independent, suborn)

3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
   + Great writing style--simple and very much enjoyable
   + Dumbledore was a hilarious man
   + Loved the Ron, Hermonie, and Harry trio
   + Quidditch
4. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
   + Love how the book's world parallels our society
   +  Does a great job making you think
   + Justin makes you swoon
   + Very interesting read
   - The ending was a bit anticlimactic for me (see full review)

5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
   + Even though I watched the movie first, this was still refreshing to read; the movie leaves out so much!
   + Harry's courage
   - *facepalm* the adults were too oblivious to Lockhart's lack of knowledge...

6. Shut Out by Kody Keplinger
   + Interesting premise
   + Entertaining short read
   - Characters were somewhat immature especially since they deal with sex
   - Love triangle wasn't really a love triangle (too obvious)

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