Prized is the second book in the Birthmarked trilogy and it is a thrilling read from start to finish. It is definitely a book for advanced readers, and I would also suggest it's best suited to girls. The book introduces several new characters who contribute significantly to the development of the plot. I was hooked on Prized for multiple reasons. First, there's Gaia's suitors and her responses to their advances. I felt the angst of having to make a decision, and I liked them all!!! If romance doesn't do it for you, then there's the scientific problems with the community of Sylum, and what can be done to solve the mystery of acclimation sickness and the infertile expoolers. Finally, there's the political problems associated with a community where women make the decisions but are outnumbered by males nine to one. I do not want to give any spoilers because this was a fantastic read. I cannot tell you when I've enjoyed a second book as much as I did this one? WARNING: You definitely need to have read Birthmarked before reading Prized. What are you waiting for?!?!?! Go borrow or buy it now! Thank me later.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.