Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Discussion of the Privileges by Jonathan Dee

I lead my first book discussion today, YAY!!! We read The Privileges by Jonathan Dee. I opened by saying, " I think this book is okay, so I gave it three stars." and one of the ladies sort of laughed and pointed around the table to each of the others saying, " What did you give it?" They all said one star to half a star. They are very opinionated ladies and I had a good time listening to them talk, as I was the youngest person in the room but that was alright.I think my biggest task was keeping them focused on the talking about the book, however we had a great discussion. Overall, we felt the book was boring and left you wanting because it didn't seem to be any consequences for the characters. They had money and the indulged themselves because of it. It was hard to get too emotionally involved with the characters, and left us with this question... what was the point of the book? I do not know honestly and I would not have picked this book up on my own. The book itself was told form the perspective of four people, the Moreys family and at times it was difficult to keep up with what was going on because the dialogue keep bouncing from all the characters views. I realize giving it three stars means I liked it so, I changed it to two stars for how I really felt.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Book Review: Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Willow is gifted. Alex is a CIA assassin. At a young age, he was trained by his father to hunt and kill Angels. Willow is the unusual outcast, who can not only fix a car but tell the future too. The two meet when Alex's next assignment is to kill Willow, but he is surprised to find her energy is not entirely angel but human as well. Always wondering where her gift came from, Willow is blown away by the revelation that she is half-angel. Now on the run with Alex, she is the only one that can defeat the Angels, and they want her dead. Will she discover the key to destroying the Angels in time to save mankind?

I found this book interesting and different from the usual Angel fantasy books. In this story we have two characters that have had hard childhoods that have caused them to grow up faster than they should.  Alex has lost his entire family to the Angels and Willow's mother has been locked away in her own fantasy in her mind. They are drawn together by the fact that Angels do exist and they are killing mankind with an array of diseases. This makes for a fantastic read. 

My Recommendation:Teens age 14-18 who have to deal with loss, or adult responsibilities and to anyone interested in YA paranormal fiction.

Cover Review: Absolutely LOVE it!! 

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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