Monday, May 25, 2009

11. Gregor and the Marks of Secret

This was the slowest read so far of the series. I don't know exactly what it was missing but it wasn't as suspenseful or page turning as the previous three. On this adventure there really wasn't a "prophechy" they were trying to fulfill. They are trying to figure out what has happened to all the nibblers and the answer lies with the Bane. I do plan on reading the 5th and final installment of the series and I do hope that it is better than this book.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

10. Keepsake Crimes by Laura Childs

This was my first dose of Laura Childs and I was pleasantly surprised. I would have liked to have had the climax a little earlier than the last couple of pages but beggars can't be choosers. I love mysteries and love scrapbooking so this series is a welcomed new look. Again the font is small because of the publisher but it wasn't as hindering as in the past. I look forward to the next scrapbook mystery.

9. Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Oh how wonderfuly it was to re-enter the world of Hannah Swensen and the Cookie Jar. This time we are in the middle of a fair and one of the judges of the baked goods contest is murdered on the midway. There are delicious recipes for all types of gulity concoctions including the deep-fried candy bar.

If you haven't tried one you don't know what you are missing!

8. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

This was the saddest in the series so far. It was quite adventuresome but also sad. This adventure takes Gregor to the jungle to find the cure for the plague that has taken over the underland. Gregor tries and tries different paths.

7. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

This is book 2 and just as exciting as the first. IN this adventure Gregor is sent on a mission to fulfill the Prophecy of Bane. He finds out he is supposed to do away with the Bane, a baby rat. Ripred and Vikus help him to fulfill the prophecy. The next book is bound to be as exciting if not more so.

6. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

My friend Melissa is to blame for turning me on to this series. It is a story of a boy who finds this mysterious "Underland" world below his apartment building in NYC. The characters are amazing and the plot well developed. Theere are only 5 books in this series and I am wondering what will come in the following stories.

5. Breaking Dawn

So I was finally able to finish this one up about a month ago. I don't know why it wasn't as quick of a read as the rest of them but it dragged along for me. I actually read about 500 pages of it and then put it down for months. I let a friend borrow it and didn't pick it back up right away when I got it back. For me this one seemed to be drawn out more than was needed. I think that there is a lot of room to condense the story down into about 600 pages or less. And while it did take me a long time to get into the story and fiinish it up, I do miss them now.

4. One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly

This is the first in the Orchard Mystery series from Sheila. I liked the storyline alot but the size of the text just bhugged the heck out of me. It is very small and apparently th eublisher is who decided on the tine and cramped font. It made it harder to read through as quickly but still worth it.

I especially enjoyed the insinuating love story that I hope will continue in the next book.