Posts Tagged ‘young adult science fiction’

SpecialsSpecials is the third installment in ”Uglies” series. I liked the first two books but after reading this one I felt as if the series will never end! Tally, the protagonist female character of this book changes herself into every possible personalities available. First she was ugly then pretty and now she is special.

Tally is a special now, she has undergone this surgery to make herself super fast, skilled killing machine specially built to keep the uglies down and   pretties stupid. These special people are called as cutters, their main goal is to find New smoke and destroy it. But Tally is engineered to feel superior, she feels annoyed even in her pretty boyfriend’s company. She wants to change him into a special too, for that she follows a plan. A plan where her boyfriend can be turned into special and new smoke can be found and destroyed.

One of things I really enjoyed is how different Tally becomes in each book. From Ugly to Pretty to Special, her entire personality shifts and changes constantly as she undergoes not just plastic surgery, but mental surgery. But at the same time special Tally was annoying, it’s terribly frustrating knowing she’s been brainwashed, but she refuses to believe it. The way she looks down at her boyfriend made me hate her. But all together it was a bittersweet ending to the trilogy. Oh! wait, can I call it trilogy cause there is  4th book in the series- Extras. My rating: 2 out of 5. I would like to read and see what is there in the next book, but not right now.

Fragments Fragments by Dan Wells is the second installment in the Partials series. I liked the first book in the series but this one was plain boring. I wanted to cry out loud while reading this book! Why would anyone take a great book like partials and make a sequel like this? The only thing kept me going while reading this book was hope and my love for the first book.

After discovering the cure for RM, Kira walks out to get more information about partials and RM. She wants to find out the reason why it all started and also she wants to know what she is. But soon she will find out more than what she wanted to know. Partials are soon going to die due to their expiry date and even humans will die soon if the partials are gone with out the cure for RM. Kira takes a journey to the truth and soon finds out what started it all.

This book keeps you waiting, and waiting, and waiting for something really interesting to grab you and it never happens. Falls completely flat and the character developments is dull. My rating: 2 out of 5.

mazerunnerI am back from my short vacation to beautiful Bali ( Indonesia), island of strong Hindu culture and heritage. Now I have 15 books in my ”read” list to be reviewed. I have read 78 books so far towards my Goal of reading 100 books ( Good reads 2013 reading challenge). Relaxed by wonderful holiday I am ready to read more books 🙂

The Maze runner is young adult science fiction, where teenagers are locked inside the maze, with out any memory of out side world. Thomas is new guy in the maze, he wakes up in his lift without any memory of past. But he remembers his name, when the lift opens he is not alone. He is welcomed by group of boys to Glade covered by stone walls. No one remembers anything except their names.Here every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. This system never failed, until Thomas showed up. Because very next day lift delivers another person but this time it is a girl. First girl to ever arrive in Glade. Thomas feels familiar  feeling towards her. Thomas might be someone important than he could ever guess!

It is wonderful tale of fiction. I recommend this to ”Hunger Games” fans,it will not disappoint you. Movie adaptation by the same name is releasing by 2014. Dylan O’Brienas Thomas is in main role. I liked him from Teen wolf series, he is really good!

 Dylan O'Brien in Maze runner