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Monday, August 22, 2011

Leviathan

By: Scott Westerfeld
Rated: 4.7

Okay, I'm sorry everyone but I'm still in shock from my Great Aunt's death, and so I am not feeling all that chirpy today so I'm just going to skip the usual summary of the book. If you want to read about it, you can visit the B&N page here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/leviathan-scott-westerfeld/1100329260?ean=9781416971740&itm=2&usri=leviathan
This book was pretty good. I liked how the author was able to blend fact and fiction together so harmoniously. The idea of the Darwinists and the Clankers was completely original, and I liked how this book DID NOT focus solely on the Nazis. In fact, the Nazis were not even mentioned. Maybe they'll show up in the second book? I don't know, I haven't read it yet. Will be reading it soon though.
Anyway, so Mr. Westerfeld did a good job with this book all around. It was really, really good, although not so good that I can say that I'll be reading it again anytime soon.
See I have a list. There's the book I'll read again sometime in the next year, the next 5 years, the next 10 years, and - finally - the next 20 years. This book is probably somewhere in the next 5 years category.
So, this has been the review, I'm sorry that it sucks so bad, and maybe I'll even review it sometime next week. I don't know, I haven't been to next week yet. Bye, bye! :) :( :\

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weekly Interview.2

It's the weekend again, and I have some more news for everyone. As I'm sure you're all aware, I have been writing an awful lot about my book, and I know that I must be annoying the Hell out of everyone. You're probably like: 'Enough with your book, get on with the reviews!' And that's exactly what I'm going to do. Sometime this month - as soon as I find time for it - I will be transferring all of the "ZionsCrossings" data over to a brand-new, stand-alone blog made specifically for that purpose.
So, I've been trying to get the blog back on track, and have started with the Weekly Interviews, as well as the review of "The Last Archangel" by: Michael D. Young. By the way, if you haven't read the book already, you should really get around to doing that. And then there's a special announcement for this weekend.
BoocLooks Needs Bloggers!!! Yeah, that's right; the blog needs more writers. And, if you're interested then e-mail me at: ocourse@osourcce.com
That's it for this weekend's Weekly Interview. My next review will be over "The Magnificent 12: The Call" by: Michael Grant. (Who also just happens to be the author of the "Gone Novels".

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Last Archangel

By: Michael D. Young
Rated: 4.6

Xandir, a rebelious angel who was thrown to Earth for his relationship with a human, has been a destroying angel for nearly the entire history of the world. He was banished from Heaven until the End of Time - being the end of this world - and now's he's out to make this happen.
This book is difficult to describe, in that it has so many plot twists. I mean it's just so complex! But I have to admit that I really enjoyed reading it. Now, I'm a devout Christian, so the very thought of God lying, or of one of His angels rebelling against him absolutely sickened me. But, I made an effort to ignore those details and to enjoy the book. And - the truth is - I did enjoy it. The book that is.
Mr. Young was able to blend fact perfectly with fiction. I just loved how he was able to incorporate Atlantis into the story without ever breaking stride. I mean, like, when I got to the bit about Atlantis I wasn't like: 'Wait, Atlantis? What?' So I was a real fan of that particular piece of writing.
However, I was a little worried about how Atlantis so closely resembled New York City. But this review isn't supposed to be about religion, it's supposed to be about the book.
Xandir was doubtlessly my favorite character - naturally - I liked how he could be both badass, and obedient at the same time. Second in my book was his little cherub friend - I believe it was Jacob or something? Anyway, great book, great characters, amazing writer! If ever the author decides to write a sequel, I will definitely be first in line to buy it. And it's very possible that this just might happen! The author certainly left the end wide open for another installment.
Next time.....well, I don't know what I'll be reviewing to be honest. Well, until then, I'm signing off!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Weekly Interview

(This weekend marks the beginning of a series of posts that I will be doing every Saturday from now on. The posts will have a theme of summing up everything that's happened during the week. Including news on books, movies based on books, books based on movies, and many other things. So, that being said, here is the first Weekend Interview:)
I know that I told everyone that I would be reviewing Pittacus Lore's "The Lost Files: Six's Legacy", but - quite frankly - the book was to small for me to write a stand-alone review of it. So here it is. The book was disappointing. I really did expect more from the creator of the "I Am Number Four" books. The book was just to short, I didn't even have enough time to get really interested in it before I was turning the last pages. So, if you're looking for a really quick read while your waiting for another book to come out, then sure buy it. But if you have any other options, then don't waste your money on it. I give this book a pathetic 3.7.
In other news this week, you may have noticed that the site is beginning to undergo some drastic changes. Such as the addition of pages, and the creation of Twitter and Facebook pages. Also, you've probably noticed that I've redone the site's design. The fact of the matter is that, as the site becomes more popular, it becomes more and more demanding. So, this week, I have added pages, fan-pages, decorations, designs, and popularity to the site. As well as one other thing.
Once again, I have booked the site for another blog tour. Except this time, the book is to be a cross between a dystopian novel, and a paranormal romance. The book is called "Bridger" and I'll be reviewing it sometime in mid - late October. But don't worry, I know that I've been doing a lot of promotional postings for "ZionsCrossings", but I plan to get back to my regular reviews sometime in this coming. And, I'll also be continuing with the promotional postings. But not just for "ZionsCrossings". I'll also be doing some stuff for other authors, whose books have not come out yet. So be looking forward to some Blog Tours. That's it for this week's Weekly Interview. Until next time, Auf Wierdershen!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Special Offer!

Anyone - without a blog - wishing to read the preview of "ZionsCrossings" needs only to follow this blog on either Facebook, or by becoming a member by clicking on the Google Friend Connect button. The first 20 people to subscribe will get a free preview of "ZionsCrossings". Also, you will be given the opportunity to receive a signed copy of the book, once it is released. This will be decided through a raffle. You will have the option to decline the signed copy, as well as the option to accept the signed copy. Thanks, everyone, with your help; maybe this book can become a bestseller.
This offer ends on August 25, 2011.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Form For Reading An Excerpt

  Hey, remember that book that I was advertising a couple of weeks ago? Yeah, well an excerpt will be ready by the middle of August! If you would like to read it, simply fill out the form placed below! Note: You must have an active blog in order to read this excerpt. If you decide to fill out the form, the author would appreciate it if you were to write a brief review, and to then send an email to him with a link to the review. The book is a post-apocalyptic novel set in a world in which the Earth has been bombarded by meteors. The ashclouds and the dust kicked up by the asteroids impacts have started what could turn out to be another ice-age. A teenage girl must survive int this world, as she battles the forces of nature. It is a lot better than it actually sounds I can assure you. Anyone who likes dystopian YA novels should read this!