An Abundance of Katherines

A Novel by John Green 

Storyline: When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy–loving best friend riding shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

Okay.. so let’s start off with the main character. He’s a weird genius-ish child that doesn’t seem to know how to actually live life. He’s whiny and annoying and he really loves anagrams and girls named Katherine – for whatever odd reason– aside from him some of the other characters in this book are tolerable at best. Who actually talks like the characters in this book? No one, that’s who. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read all his books before and I’m pretty sure I usually like John Green I just really hated this book… it was boring as hell and to be honest I couldn’t really find a plot to the story, it seemed kinda pointless overall, leading to a pointless and undeserved ending. I didn’t like it. and I wouldn’t recommend wasting your time on it. 

I rate this book 

3/10

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Somewhere in San Diego

A Novel of Suspense by Dennis Macaraeg and Sequel to Somewhere in the Shallow Sea 

Storyline: A thriller about best friends, scientific data, hired guns and a harrowing race with a past lover to stay alive. Marine biologist Danny Maglaya must meet with his best friend and fellow scientist Blake Mason to upload the data demanded as ransom by the kidnappers of Blake’s fiancée. The task might have been simple, but every time the two scientists try to rendezvous, two contract assassins show up. With Danny and Blake’s phones hacked and each move they make monitored, the only way to survive is to outwit the men wanting to eliminate them. With an ingenious but risky solution, Danny teams up with his ex-lover to piece together secrets that only she, Danny and Blake know. A series of perilous events follows as Danny and his old flame, Valerie, race through San Diego County, solving clues about Blake’s whereabouts and about their possible future together. Will their love for each other be the catalyst for success or will the bitter pain of their breakup be a recipe for disaster?

Ok, so this book picks up a few years after the last book, and I’ve gotta say…These guys get into a lot of trouble over their invention/compound/data thing?… I mean do they remember what they went through last time?? Seriously after the last book I would have ditched that stuff so fast! Now there’s new consequences to making the invention and new people who want it, who will stop at nothing to get what they want!! But not only is there one obstacle, there’s two!!! It’s full of fast paced non stop chase scenes with so much action, mystery and suspense! Will they save her in time? Will they have to give up everything to get her back!? Those were questions that I needed answers to the whole time. I liked this one even better than the first one!  
 

I rate this book 

8/10

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Tides of Change 

Book One of The Atlantis Chronicles by Susan Maciver

Storyline: Having survived one horrific cataclysm, a society as ancient as time now thrives untouched and undiscovered in blue waters once ruled by Poseidon. Unknown to any but their Healer, a devastating secret threatens Atlantis with yet another extinction event. The matriarchal healing line, descended from Poseidon no longer has an heir. In a desperate bid to ensure the continuance of their small, underwater community, Na-Kai eva Evenor, Most Sovereign Healer of Atlantis, unleashes a power the Healers have been expressly forbidden to use from the beginning of time. Rising from the hidden depths of Atlantis, Na-Kai’s telekinetic web of energy shimmers to a halt atop the jagged, volcanic cliffs of the exotic Greek island of Santorini. Compelled from her hotel room to the very edge of the dark, windswept cliffs, Daria Caiden is trapped in the grasp of Na-Kai’s relentless thought-form. Forced to dive from the precipice, Daria is pulled deep into the sapphire waters below. Floating in midnight quiet, she releases her last breath, and waits to die. In one shattering moment, events are set into motion that will bring about catastrophic change. Changes that no one could foresee.

I actually liked this book quite a bit.. the story was quite fun to read about, there were a ton of unexpected twists and turns throughout the book! At first I thought the Evan guy was some creepy stalker boyfriend type which weirded me out but it all made sense in the long run! The characters are all quite loveable and you can’t help but to become invested in their story! I was a little confused at first with some of the elements, and how exactly they tied into the story – I felt like at the beginning there was a lack of explanations– but eventually the whole Telepathic, Colour changing and Bioskin stuff all slowly started to make sense. The writing style made it feel like it started off REALLY slow.. but it eventually picked up to a really nice pace. the only problem I had that bothered me was the fact that there was a lot of unnessisary big and fancy words to describe stuff.. instead of just using normal simple terms – which I would have preferred, to make the whole reading experience better, and less work.– but overall it was a great book and I would absolutely recommend it! 

I rate this book 

7/10

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The Bitter Taste 

A Collection of Short Stories by Various Authors 

Storyline: Dive into the worlds of eight sensational writers as they create engaging short stories that will have you spellbound the moment you jump in. The Bitter Taste is a collection of short stories written by eight writers from across the globe. Each story has been written to render different renditions of the title.

Alright.. well the stories were interesting, I mean most of them didn’t really see any point to them. Each story was supposed to be a rendition of the title…so I guess every story was supposed to be a ‘Bitter Taste’, but I didn’t really get it. Some of the stories were okay I liked about three of the eight short stories featured in this book, but most of them were just odd and pointless. It was all different authors so the writing styles for each story are a bit different. Two of the stories I really didn’t like the style they were written.. but the one thing every story had in common was Typos, there were a lot of typos in this book. Like as if no one cared to bother editing and beta reading it. Overall it was ok, I only liked less than half of it, and I’d probably not read it again.  

I rate this book 

3/10

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Strange Medicine 

A collection of short stories by Mike Russell 

Storyline: We recommend the following prescription: Strange Medicine – weird and wonderful stories for all that ails you. Strange Medicine is a fantastic collection of extraordinary tales of transformation by UK weird-fiction author Mike Russell. If you love the strange, surreal and unusual or if you are just looking for something different, Strange Medicine is for you.

Ok, so I read one of Mike Russels books a bit ago and it was strange and intruiging..The creativity in his stories are astounding…The stories are almost so crazy and outlandish that they almost kind of actually make sense.. Something about his books are so captivating in an eerie, creepy way. I can’t explain what I love about them, but something about it is just so.. so… gah! I’m horrible at explaining this! Because this book just flabbergasts me, in the best way possible of course. The author has a way of telling basically a whole books worth of story in a short story, his writing style is incredible and brilliant. I can’t say enough good things about Mike Russel’s work! If you like all things odd and strange and even mildly disturbing…I highly suggest this book. 

I rate this book 

8/10

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Clockwork Angel

The First book in The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare 

Storyline: When Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London”s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks, and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa”s power for his own. Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length…everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world…and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

I’ve read this series before (awhile ago) and I remember loving it so much! I remember being a total wreck after this series.. but after reading this first one I’m not sure how that happened because I’m no where near in love with it at the moment. it must have been books two and three that I got attached to, it must get better along the way I’m guessing? Because this first one spends too much time explaining stuff and seems like it’s building up a lot, but nothing seems to happen quickly and at times it seems to drag on, some of the chapters felt pointless and long for no reason..and just meh. The writing as always with a Cassandra Clare book was amazing, she has such a smooth and flawless writing style. And the plot is intriguing, just the way she went about unfolding the plot in this first book isn’t as exciting as I’d have liked…But I’ve read The Infernal Devices before and I loved it so I’m gonna hold out hope and push through to the next book because I remember this series being awesome so I need to see if I was just being delusional or if it was in fact the second and third book that I loved so much. 

I rate this book 

6/10

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Mercy Redeemed 

A Novel by Kimm Reid 

Storyline: Loosely based on a true story. Mercy Redeemed is a love story, yet, a story of a tragic past that doesn’t want to let its young victim go.  We find the main character has brought the ghosts of her past, into her present. It is only when young Mercy finds out the truth about her tragic past that she is able to find the strength to fight and overcome the demons that seek to torment her quite literally to death. With layers of tragedy, and no possible way for her to pull out of the trap before it consumes her life, she searches for death.  It’s the only way of escape, isn’t it? Mercy Redeemed has twists and turns, and has a way of pulling at the heartstrings of its readers and entangling them in its web of emotions. 

Alright! Well at times I felt the writing style could have been done a little differently, the book (at times) gave away plot twists before they would happen more dramatically, but since it already told you what was going to happen it wasn’t as dramatic at those points.. 
The story line of this book however, was enthralling. It was a gut wrenching, absolute emotional roller coaster.. It does include some difficult topics…such as Mental health, Abusive Relationships, Self Harm as well as Molestation and Suicide.     

The main character, is a very unfortunate girl living with so much crap in her life. It makes you want to just scoop her out of the book and cuddle her. watching her overcome so much is so intense. it’s very real. It’s such a deep story, and it’s heartbreaking to know that so many people have to live and deal with scenarios similar to the story in this book. I had to put I down a few times and process everything, the emotions I felt while reading this were so intense! I was sobbing hysterically at points. I think this is a very powerful book, which brings awareness and hope to readers. I would absolutely suggest this book! 

I rate this book 

8/10

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