I have been reading an awful lot of YA fiction lately – partly out of interest, and partly out of reading to my son. I figure I better read to him while he is willing to listen, and Santa brought him the Percy Jackson box set for Christmas. I have recently lost him at story time to his father and Harry Potter, and I confess I am tempted to read ahead and see where the book series goes. I can only be patient for so long. I have previously seen, and been generally unimpressed by, the movie version of this […]
This was a book I finished a couple weeks ago, and when I sat down to finally write the review…I couldn’t remember anything that happened in the book! It took me trying to remember the ending, and then working backwards to piece together the rest of the story. Now, this could be my head cold of doom talking, but I think it just means the book wasn’t that memorable. It wasn’t bad, but any means, just not something that stuck with me.
For Christmas this year I got my 8 year old nephew the Percy Jackson books. I’ve seen trailers for the movies and heard a little bit about the books to figure he’s about the right age for them (and is already reading the first Harry Potter one.) He was happy and went on his merry way. Then a couple weeks ago, my husband is cleaning out stuff in the basement and finds the first book down there! I figure, well, might as well read it so that I have something to talk to the kid about next time I see […]
This is what I wrote upon finishing the book last month: “My emotions have been played like a cheap fiddle at a hoedown AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE. I like, am alllllmost tempted to give this five stars, but I’m gonna sit on that impulse for now (see cheap fiddle hoedown comment above.) So for now, 4.5 stars. Also shut up, YOU’RE CRYING.” I’ve cooled off since then, and I’d probably need to re-read before I can form definite opinions about specific details (mostly because I don’t remember the specific details anymore), but I stand by the opinion that it […]
If you like a good cliff-hanger, then Rick Riordan is the author for you. In fact, the dedication of The House of Hades reads, “To my wonderful readers: Sorry about that last cliff-hanger. Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA. But seriously, I love you guys.” The House of Hades, the fourth book in The Heroes of Olympus series, picks up right where the third book, The Mark of Athena, leaves us hanging, with Percy and Annabeth stuck in Tartarus trying to get to the Doors of Death while Jason, Leo, Nico, Hazel, and Frank sail the Argo II to Epirus to […]