Have had this book for quite a while now, and was holding off from reading it because it sounded great and I was saving it for when I needed a blockbuster. Unfortunately, it wasn't everything that I hoped it would be. The story is set in the future when these huge pillers (Icons) have buried themselves into the Earth and have the ability to give off a pulse that disrupts and kills everything within a very huge radius. On The Day, the Icons emit their blast, everyone dies and those who live far enough from the blast become servants to the aliens who have brought the Icons and control them. There are a few children who just might be the saviors of the Earth, because they possess some qualities that might be able to overpower the Icons.
I found it really slow to get going and a bit confusing to follow. I would only recommend it to really decent YA readers.
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.