Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday... This Shattered World by Kaufman

This Shattered World

by Amie KAufman and Meagan SPooner

13138734The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war.

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Review: Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse by Kazu Kibuishi

6589658Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse Discussion
Title: Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse
Series: Amulet #2
Author: Kazu Kibuishi
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by GRAPHIX
Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse is an ideal book for graphic novel readers who enjoy adventure especially 5th-8th grade students.  It’s fun and never scary or vulgar.

Emily and Navin begin their journey to Kanalis in the hopes of finding an antidote to save their mother. 

I enjoyed this book a lot.  It has more action than the first book, which is great.  I also love how beautifully the city of Kanalis and its citizen are illustrated.
·      I love the introduction of the new character, Leon the Redbeard.  I like him, even though I’m not sure if we should just him yet.
·      I like that we got more background on the Amulet and the Stones.
·      I love Miskit and how loyal he is to Emily and her grandfather.
·      The Elves are super evil; I’m used to evils being good guys.
·      I hate that I have to wait to read the next one.

Click here for the review on the first volume of the Amulet Series.