Monday, August 29, 2011

After

I just finished reading After by Amy Efaw.  It's about Devon Sky Davenport, a hardworking, smart, varsity soccer playing 15 year-old, who is arrested after the authorities find that she left her newborn baby girl in the dumpster to die.  She claims she can't remember she did it and denies even being pregnant.  We find out through her sessions with her lawyer and in her hearing to decide if she will remain in juvenile jurisdiction what emotional pain she's gone through and why she wouldn't even accept the fact she was pregnant.  I'm not going to tell you because that would be just plain mean.


I had heard some really good things about this book so when I returned from France I was eager to check it out.  But sadly I was disappointed.  I didn't like the point of view the author chose to write the book in.  It's kind of this strange third person.  And the plot really wasn't all that compelling, I had to convince myself to finish it because I wanted to write a review on a book that I really didn't enjoy, just to spice things up.  Also the ending is very open ended, there are a million different ways Efaw could have taken it and just leaves it wide open.  That makes me feel like she was being lazy or she lost interest, but I don't really know so don't take my word for it.  I only cried twice in the whole thing and I cry really easily at sad/depressing books like this one so it wasn't really that emotional.






Feel free to disagree, just drop a comment below!


Happy Reading!
I'm glad to be back reviewing again! 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Personal Tumblr

Check it out!! here's my tumblr page:


http://rmarkillie.tumblr.com/

Apology

I know it's been ages since I've posted a book review.  I've been super lazy about that but I've also been super busy with life and the lemons they decide the chuck at you.  I promise though when I get back from France and when school starts again, I'll be posting reviews and such much more often!!


Thanks for reading


Rebekah

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Harry Potter Fanfiction

To all of you who love Harry Potter, check out Harry Potter Fanfiction.  Some of the stories are actually really good.  I like this one called Breaking the Quidditch Code by Mistress.  Another enjoyable story is Gold by mizzxgirl.  You should check them out!


PS I have a story I'm currently working on, on Harry Potter Fanfiction.  If you would care to check out my profile it's:
http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=201859


The first one is about a girl and her adventures at Northwest Academy of Magic.  The second one is a 'next generation' type of story when the children of Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione are all at Hogwarts.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Update!!!

Finally, an update!!


Here is the newest review I have it's a long one, all three of The Hunger Games books.  They are an amazing series so I hope that you will read them.  Like all my reviews I have a little summary so if you don't want me to spoil the story for you I would just read this (because I'm going to include some of my review here).  Like I posted, I'm currently reading A Tale of Two Cities, it's one of my favorite books and writing a review is just giving me an excuse to read it again.


Here's my quick Hunger Games review:


Amazing books.  Read them.


All the books were the kind of books that force you to finish it,  I stayed up all night reading the first one and over spring break I finished the second and third and then reread them all.  Catching Fire was my favorite out of all three and The Hunger Games and Mockingjay tied for second.  The first book sets up the story very nicely, the second one has a very good cliffhanging ending (I don't know how I would have survived the wait between the two) and Mockingjay did an amazing job at tying up loose ends and wrapping the story up nicely.


Well done Suzanne Collins I will have to find some of her other books to try as well.