Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

All Tally ever wanted was to be pretty. That is exactly what she gets when she turns sixteen, there is a catch though, Special Circumstances wants her to find her friend Shay who escaped before becoming pretty. As Tally embarks on the adventure of her life there is a deep secret rooted in the New Pretty town and Tally has to figure out a way to stop the corruption.

I thought this was a really interesting concept and I liked the characters. Tally did start to get annoying about half way through the book, especially with her insta-love reaction and swooning style when she was around David. I am interested to see what happens next and what other secrets New Pretty Town has to reveal.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review: Masque of the Red Death

Masque of the Red Death
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

2.5 Stars

A plague has broken out among the masses and the only way to survive catching the disease is to wear a mask. Araby’s father invented the masks and with her privileged life she is just going through the motions until she finds something she actually wants to live for.

I don't know how to feel about this. Parts of it tugged at my heart and then other parts I just wanted to skip altogether. I really preferred the romantic relationship between Araby and Will; I did not like Elliot at all. I was kind of reading the book solely for the parts with Will in them and besides those I really did not enjoy reading the rest of the story. On the other hand the overall concept caught me and made me keep thinking.

I am not sure if I want to continue on with the story, this is going to take a little more reflection.

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