Archive for August, 2013

Dead tossed waves Forest of Hands and teeth is the first book in this series, different story line with zombies in it and protagonist female character made this book worth reading. Even though Dead Tossed waves is a good read, it is not as good as the first book. Here the main character of this story is lacking in the kick ass crazy department where in first book Mary gave justice to her character I didn’t find Graby ( the main character of 2nd book) doing the same thing. I found her as dependent cry baby who felt betrayed by everyone.

Graby lives a simple and safe life surrounded by ocean and forest. It is not that easy as it seems becuase this ocean and forest full of zombies always want to eat some flesh out of living things. But security and predicted life style makes it better place to live. But her friends are not like her, they always seek for adventure and fun. One day as a result of this fun and adventure her first crush is bitten by a zombie and half of her group is zombie and are dead. But that’s not all, she comes to know about lot of things like a secret her mom was keeping from her about her birth and forest,  a cult of religious zealots who worship the zombies. Graby can’t hide in her shell of protection forever, this secrets will drag her to forest to save her loved ones.

‘m torn with the rating I gave this book. It deserves more then three stars but I wouldn’t say I ‘really liked it’. I gave 4 starts to the fist book but this book as it was missing a lot of things i can’t say I really liked it. It was just a ”OK” sequel to keep you going with the series. My ratings: 3 out of 5.

imagesI liked the first book in Vampire Academy Series, my rating was 4 out of 5. So thought of reading the second book in the series: Frostbite. Comparably second book was bit boring and not that exciting.

Bad ass Rose Hathaway is back with more action. As we know that she has hots for  Dimitri and he too has same feelings for her, in previous book they decided to stay away. Because  Dimitri didn’t want their affair to be a problem while himself and Rose were guarding Lisa. In this book you can see how Rose and  Dimitri are struggling to stay in control.  Rose is into lot of boy troubles as usual.  Dimitri is planing to start a family with someone and Mason is completely in love with her and there is a new guy trying to hang around with her. Up of all these her mother, whom she hates the most is in Academy. But this problems are nothing becuase Strigoi are closing in and they have already killed many Royals. Its time to teach them some lesson. But when her 3 friends run away on their own to take the matters in hand Rose has to go to extremes to save them.

It is a good time pass read, not as good as the first one. But still I have hopes of reading the third book in the series. My ratings: 3 out of 5.

This is  not a test ”This is Not a Test”  is not really a zombie book. Although it has zombies in it, they are just the constant threat in the book. They are there outside eating every living thing they can find. But This is story of 6 students who are trying to survive. I loved the way zombies are there in this book but still not a big part of it.

Sloane, protagonist  character of this novel has no desire to live. She feels betrayed by her sister who left her.Sloane ran away from abusive father in the beginning of zombie attacks. But she somehow got along with 5 other students and made it to high school. It is secure in high school with water, food and shelter but Sloane never wanted to survive. As the days passes her desire to die and end it at once increases. But she is forced to survive with 5 people who want to live at any cost. Their fate is decided by what is happening out side as they hear about the surviving camp nearby its their decision to go there or be inside the high school. Desperate romances to get momentarily escape from presence, death bids and revenge makes the story interesting. Will Sloane ever see her sister and father back? What is there to hold on when everything is gone? The ending is very skeptical, it  left me hanging there and made me think what is the end?

My rating: 3 out of 5. It is good YA read if you are interested in Zombie apocalypse.

The Fury ”The Fury” is the 3rd book from The Vampire Diaries. These books are real quick read, I took hardly 4 hours to read this book. This book starts off exactly from where the second book stopped. No one has big role in this book, everyone is involved unlike 1st and 2nd book. The ultimate secret is revealed in this book.

Damon and Stefen are fighting, which draws Elena but instead of fighting Damon and helping Stefen she does the exact opposite. Elena is not human anymore and she doesn’t remember anything, now she is attracted to Damon. But neither Damon nor Stefen knows what’s wrong with her. But there is something that they doesn’t know! There is another strong power in town which is driving all sort of animals crazy. Animals are attacking people and something is about to come out from hiding. What happened to Elena? Will she remember about her love to Stefen and go back? Is Damon is the one who is playing around or really there is something strong lurking around in darkness?

This book ends in a happy but sad ending. It was exact ending what I was expecting, but then there are more books in this series, so the story goes on 🙂 I have watched only few episodes of Vampire Diaries season 1, have to start watching it again. As I am done watching Walking Dead season 1,2 and 3 (waiting for season 4 , which comes in October) , Teen Wolf Season 1( giving it a break before starting with 2nd season). Some episodes from Pretty little lairs season 1 and Glee season 1 ( God! so much to watch)

My rating for this book is 3 out of 5. Time pass and interesting read, recommended for YA paranormal fans.

The Host I was little hesitant to read this book, becuase science fictions about alien and other planets are not my type. But this book was in my reading list from a long time and simply wanted to take a break from my usual reading about romance, vampires, and zombies. This was a real break for me. I took more than four days to finish this book ( considering the fact that I was reading this book at my work place during the breaks I get) and felt it was purposefully dragged  more than necessary. I am not a fan of Twilight series, but I am not a hater too. I read twilight series, liked it and watched the movies as well.

The host is entirely different concept. Its about alien species invading the earth and living inside humans like parasites. Once that happens usually human souls fade away and alien souls dominate the entire body. There is no violence, no hunger, no lies around, but there are no humans either. But a group of humans are still on run trying to save what left of the humans. Melanie Stryder was on run while she got caught but she refuses to fade away. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who now has Melanie’s body is confused as she can not process Melanie’s memories and report it to the seekers. But as Melanie slowly  shows the Wanderer her memories of her lover Jared and her brother Jamie. Wanderer starts to feel for them and they both sets of in search of them. But will humans accept Melanie when wanderer is inside her and she is one of aliens now? Will she succeed to get to her brother and Jared? What will be seeker’s reaction when she comes to know that Melanie and wanderer escaped?

Its a beautiful romantic story, but dominated by science fiction. You can find lot of similarity between Twilight and The Host if you compare it closely. ( High spoilers alert, read it only if you have read the book****)

  • Both, Twilight and The host has got 2 hero’s, Edward and Jacob in Twilight, Jared and Ian in The Host
  • Heroine is as confused as Bella from Twilight becuase she has feelings for both (I don’t blame her when there are 2 handsome men)
  • Even though wanderer is free to love Ian she still feels for Jared, and Melanie kind of has feelings for Ian in a strange way. Just like how Bella still felt for Jacob.

I watched the movie too, it was excellent. It is good read if you are interested in science fiction. My rating: 3 out of 5.