Saturday, September 27, 2014

Review: "The Infinite Sea" by Rick Yancey



Wow. This book was intense. Just wow. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey is full of action and adventure, very thought provoking and some of the plot twists completely blew my mind. After loving The Fifth Wave so much, I was apprehensive about this sequel, thought I shouldn’t have been. Though I did not enjoy is as much as I did the first book, it was still mind boggling.

Not many things happen in the first few parts. We get to witness the characters plan and see how they interact with one another. Mostly, the first parts just build up to the climax scene. Some passages in this book made me think twice about humanity and what one human is capable of. 


My new favorite character= Ringer. In the first book, I really did not like her. At first she seemed haughty and arrogant but she shined in this book. The last whole chunk of this book was through her point of view. She’s analytical and she’s quick on her feet. I’m guessing that’s why Vosch chose her as his experiment for the 12th system (a program that “enhances” humans). 

I was actually quite annoyed at Cassie in the beginning because she seemed to be whining way too much. Reading her POV was starting to frustrate me and I was glad when the perspectives changed. I did love that her and Evan reunited though. Those two really deserve it. We didn’t get to see as much Evan as I wanted to but the scenes with him were satisfying enough; he did die almost a hundred times and was pretty much at the brink of death throughout the whole book. 

A moment of silence for poor Teacup and poor Poundcake, children of war. Rest in peace. 

Grace’s character confused me so much. She’s another “alien” who knew Evan before the Waves. Evan says something about a mothership coming to get her. So... why? Is she special? Didn’t seem like it. Hopefully, Ringer will beat the sense out of her and then throw her to Mars. Let’s see how she likes it then, telling Cassie that Sam is dead. How dare she?!?!

The plot twist at the end surprised the Hades out of me. Ringer realizes that there are no aliens, the aliens were NEVER THERE. 

“It’s a… a program, a delusional construct. Inserted into their minds before they were born, switched on when they reached puberty- a lie, it’s a lie. They’re human.” 

THE ALIENS AREN’T REAL!! Which means it were the humans all along, right? Right? Was this just a plan to demolish the present human race and create a mutated and more evolved species? So everyone who thinks they are aliens aren’t really aliens? Is my life a lie? 

The next book better get here quick.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Ten Favorite Childhood Books

Ten Favorite Childhood Books

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery
  2. Anne Shirley, the red haired, feisty, strong and extremely generous heroine remains one of my favorite female characters of all time. I found some scenes very funny when I first read this book. Anne is a very realistic character; she's someone many kids can relate to as they're growing up.
  3. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  4. Nick is probably one of the funniest child characters I have encountered. I loved the whole concept of him inventing a new word. The word frindle itself sounds funny.
  5. Judy Blume books
  6. I used to love Judy Blume's books especially the Fudge series. I don't remember most of what happened but I do remember loving the tone of the books.
  7. Holes by Loius Sachar
  8. Holes is one of the first chapter books I read and therefore holds a special place in my heart. I think the overall story line is very interesting. The fact that these kids went to a rehabilitation camp in the desert to dig holes all day appealed to me for some reason.
  9. Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Parks
  10. Junie is funny, witty and charming. I loved reading through her perspective. She's one of those frustrating children one cannot help but love.
  11. Matilda by Roald Dahl

    Matilda, the sweet and incredibly smart little girl with telekinetic power with a very moving story. The first book characters I remember truly disliking are her parents; they made me so angry! In spite of that, Matilda turned out to be a wonderful child.

  13.  The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  14. These books are full of action, suspense and friendship. The four kids Reynie, Kate, Stickie and Constance all have their own personalities but always look out for each other when needed. Their adventure is a fun one and I thoroughly enjoyed going along with them
  15. Ramona Quimby books by Beverly Cleary
  16. Ramona, like Junie B. Jones, is another very funny child character you cannot help but fall in love with. She has a very active imagination and a great sense of humor. I love almost all of Beverly Cleary books but the Ramona ones are definitely my favorite.
  17. Sammy Keyes by Wendelin Vaan Draanen
  18. While some people were obsessed with Nancy Drew, I was obsessed with child sleuth Sammy Keyes. Sammy is smart, bold, sassy and just awesome. She solves crimes in her small town with some very weird residents. These books are full of comedy as well as suspense. I love them!
  19. Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  20. These books were such a wonderful journey. Violet, Klaus and Sunny are three siblings who had gone through so much but stayed strong and united throughout the whole series. I loved those three characters as friends. This was also the first big series I read so they hold a special memory as well.