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review 2018-08-16 10:49
Finding Jack
Never Say Die (Alex Rider) - Anthony Horowitz

Finding Nemo Alex Rider version. 

 

With more actions. 

 

I thought this is the last book. So happy that new one is coming soon.

 

Alex Rider lost Jack in the last adventure. Now he thought he got some vague hints that Jack might still be alive. And it is all a cruel trick on him to let him feel the pain of losing the only adult that care for him constantly.

 

Good that his Sabrina's father took him in.

 

But Alex Rider wouldn't let go of even a small chance that Jack is still alive and he could find her again.

 

Sometimes we read YA because it reminds us of how life look like when we are still young, and the world is both scary and exciting at the same time.

 

I wanted to read book that has less cynicism that reflect the cruel human made reality that we are living in now. 

 

And YA has an additional advantage of usually not ended too badly for the main characters. 

 

Anthony is a good writing for adding humors into the story. And the character building for Alex has done pretty well. Although the villains are usually too forthcoming with their evil plan, that reminds us of most of the animations on TV. iit is not really that distracting. 

 

Action adventure teenage spy stuff is pretty addictive if it is done correctly. 

 

Highly recommended this for a summer read. 

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text 2018-08-16 09:28
Reading progress update: I've read 37 out of 190 pages.
The Solitary Summer - Elizabeth von Arnim

I've read through May, and I had three quotes I was going to share - three! - and Themis-Athena beat me to all three in her progress updates.  Well played TA, well played.  Great minds thinking alike and all that. 

 

Suffice it to say, I'm enjoying the read so far.

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review 2018-08-16 00:57
Keeps Getting Better
Empire of Ruins - Arthur Slade

***Possible spoilers you’ve been warned***

 

This series is so consistent and does not disappoint. So we covered the city, we covered the sea in the second book. Now it’s time to go into the deep jungles and go on an exciting adventure that involves natives, flying ships, an Egyptian temple placed in Australia (I know right?), which results in an Indiana Jones type of adventure but involves secret agents, spies, and horrible clockwork falcons that can kill.

 

You can’t get more exciting than this. It starts off at a good pace and it’s steady. I enjoyed how during the ‘down times’ there is focus on Modo and Octavia’s character development. Modo still has some childish characteristics in him but as the novel progresses he slowly gets over that and the change stands out. You really do feel for him as his appearance starts to affect him, especially with his relationship with Octavia. His encounter with the natives help him to be comfortable in his own skin and I think because of this he starts acting more headstrong and does the talk back to Mr Socrates (which was a great scene to read. Wowwweee Modo, you do that clap back because Mr Socrates sure can’t take it haha)

 

I felt for Modo when he reveals his true likeness to Octavia. I get where she’s coming from though. She had this mental picture of Modo and it was nothing like the real thing so of course she wouldn’t know how to react. It hurt to read though. I couldn’t even imagine how crush Modo would have felt considering how much he feels for Octavia.

 

The plot in itself was super good and filled with action during the last half of the novel. The bad guys run with their tail between their legs in this one (enjoyable to read no doubt) but they come back with a vengeance towards the end. I rather expected the temple to be a little more of a challenge to go through (more traps please) but then perhaps that would prolong the adventure just a little too much.

 

I’m wanting to know what’s going to happen between Modo and Mr Socrates considering they had a falling out in the novel. This is going to get good and I hope the fourth and final novel will close this on a good note. Greatly recommend this series so far, pick it up and enjoy! It’s a great adventure!

 

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text 2018-08-15 18:41
Reading progress update: I've read 28%.
King Perry - Edmond Manning

We lie still, quivering in silence, staring at the black ocean and the San Francisco skyline. He collapses further, sinks deeper. You cannot deny a moment like this, so we remain in perfect, pulsating silence, both of us aware of the incredible sensations happening to both of us.
I kiss him on the neck and say, “All men are kings.”
Perry surrenders; a wisp of sound emerges from his mouth, a firefly-sized gasp.

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text 2018-08-15 18:40
Reading progress update: I've read 22%.
King Perry - Edmond Manning

God, he’s handsome, smiling like that. I lunge to kiss him, and he responds with equal intensity. He wanders behind me, a human helium balloon tethered by my right hand.

 

❤️❤️❤️

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