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Month: October 2013

Review for Countdown (Newsflesh Trilogy #0.5)

Review for Countdown (Newsflesh Trilogy #0.5)

Countdown (Newsflesh Trilogy #0.5) Yesterday I finished the first book of this series. I absolutely loved the first book, and decided I wanted to know more about the virus.

Luckily Mira Grant also made a 0.5 book that is all about the virus, the first zombies and more.

This book was a bit confusing, with all the biological terms and such, but I still loved it.

Also the fact that we have about 5+ characters and they keep switching between them (if they are still alive) was a bit annoying, since it took me at least a page to find out who was talking now.

Other than that, I would really recommend this to everyone. The first zombie attacks were awesome to read about. How slowly panic took over.

4 Stars

Review for Mees Kees: Bloedjelink

Review for Mees Kees: Bloedjelink

Mees Kees: Bloedjelink Ik zag bij de bieb dat er een nieuwe Mees Kees was, natuurlijk moest ik die meteen hebben. 🙂

En wat was het weer een leuk boekje, met EHBO (waar van alles mis gaat), Levensloop strookjes, groepsgriep en meer.

Ik raad iedereen wel aan om de eerdere boeken te lezen. Er staat aan het begin wel een wie is wie, maar er zijn zekere elementen die gegroeid zijn, zoals de relatie van Mees Kees en Tobias, of wat Tobias zijn thuis-situatie is.

4 Stars

Review for San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats (Newsflesh Trilogy, #0.6)

Review for San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats (Newsflesh Trilogy, #0.6)

San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats (Newsflesh Trilogy, #0.6) Wow, just pure wow. This was just an emotional ride, a ride in a rollercoaster.

This book is about the San Diego Comic Con of 2014, right when the outbreak began.

I never been to the San Diego con (nor ever been in the US), but if we don’t count the zombies, it sounds like a great con, maybe one day I will be able to visit it.

It is told from different POVs and I can tell you each of them were heartbreaking. Really, I cried tears for those that were trapped in there, trapped with zombies, trapped knowing they wouldn’t be able to get out.

I would recommend this to everyone who likes the newsflesh books.

5 Stars

Review for Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box

Review for Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box

Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box This was an interesting short novella. I really liked it, though I found it a bit disturbing that those friends had a game called the Apocalypse game, which meant they had to think of a scenario that would end the world and discuss it.

I am sure there are more fun things to do on Friday night, more fun than making up doom scenarios.

4 Stars

Review for Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)

Review for Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1) Zombies + Politics + Blogging = Epicness!

This book was awesome! I was at first a bit worried as to how it would turn out. But now, I want to read the whole series. It was really wonderful, great and also at times sad.

The world is overrun by zombies, but a lot is already reclaimed or still alive. I really liked that, though I would have loved to know how they got there, how they reclaimed the world bit by bit. How they survived.
Since this book is about 26 years after it all happened.

We have a brother and a sister, Shaun and Georgia (yes those names, you can already guess a lot), they blog. One of them is more of the adventurous type, aka an Irwin, while the other is more of the truth seeking person, aka a Newsie. Then we also have their friend Buffy who writes poems and is the technician.

I really loved the characters. And I was heartbroken when first Buffy dies, and then Georgia. Really they killed the main characters, especially Georgia, who is the real main character. It was quite a shock that they did this. Seriously, I didn’t expect it. Most books leave their main characters to live on until forever.

Shaun was just an idiot at times, prodding zombies, going into danger zones and more, but I really like him. And he is a really great brother.

I didn’t think there was much wrong with the book, it was a great story, and I have also bought the second book and waiting for it to arrive.

5 Stars

Review for Julia’s Droom

Review for Julia’s Droom

Julia's Droom Leuk boek maar ik vond het net iets te toevallig allemaal. Sorry hoor, maar echt teveel toeval in een boek. Net alsof ik een boek over magie las.

Het begin stuk en tot het ongeluk waren goed, ik vond het echt leuk om eens de andere kant van het verhaal te zien, niet alleen het ongeluk maar ook de mensen zelf.

Maar het einde… nee.

3 Stars

Review for The Red Blazer Girls: The Secret Cellar

Review for The Red Blazer Girls: The Secret Cellar

The Red Blazer Girls: The Secret Cellar The Red Blazer Girls are back! New mysteries, new adventures and more.

Various happen in this book, you have a mystery and you also have the closure of the Perkatory (their coffee/place to be) and also the return of Mr. Winterbottom, and how they are trying to get him and his girlfriend to get together again.

I must say this was my favourite book so far. We got all the girls now + Lizz, and I must say this is perfect. The girls really amazing.

This time it is winter/almost Christmas and the girls are searching for presents.
Sophie buys a pen for her dad at an action, and thus the mystery starts when she finds a secret message in the pen. Who is Mister Dedmann, why did he leave the clues, and also how are they going to solve it.

I recently finished Dash & Lily’s book of Dares, and what did I find in this book? Yes, a Reference towards that book!!! That was like instant love when they went to Strands and Sophie found that red notebook!

The mystery and how they solve it is wonderfully old-fashioned. They do everything by searching, hunting for clues and don’t really use fancy gadgets for that.

I am really hoping for a fifth book, because I feel there is space enough for more books.

4 Stars

Review for Geen keus

Review for Geen keus

Geen keus Eerst, een blurb die het laat klinken alsof alles meteen gebeurd terwijl de meeste dingen pas rond 1/3 of aan het einde gebeuren.
Ja Lisanne wordt gepest, en ja ze krijgt dreigbrieven en zelfs een hele grote met foto’s maar ze sluit zich niet radeloos op in haar kamer. :\ Toch wel jammer dat dingen in de blurb worden gezet die niet waar zijn.

Verder was dit boek zeer interessant. Ik vond Lisanne een dapper meisje, en ik vond haar vrienden echt geweldig. Jammer van Kevin, maar ach. Jongens.

De pestkoppen, echt wat een types zeg.

3 Stars

Review for Al Capone Does My Shirts

Review for Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts This was an amazing book. It had moments of humour but also a lot of sad moments.

I absolutely loved Moose, he was a wonderful friend, a great brother and more.

Poor Natalie, autism these days is something that can be helped, it can be lived with, as long as you learn how to handle your autism, how to live with it. Also enough help for the family members, how they can best handle her or help her. And there are enough institutions these days that people can be helped. Sadly in her time (1930s) it wasn’t that easy. It was really heartbreaking to see her, her tantrums, how she fought, how she screamed, how she was so much like a child. A few times I cried a bit. So sad. Not only for her, but for her parents, for her brother, for everyone.

I loved the way the whole book took place on Alcatraz. I also loved the map that came with the book.

The only thing I didn’t like, was Piper. Piper was like the only character in the whole book that I truly disliked. A person who I just wanted to erase from the book. She had a few good things, but mostly she was just mean, sliming her way through life. Acting mean towards those who are different. I really hope that in the next book she will change a bit.

4 Stars

Review for The Illustrated Man

Review for The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man This book is a collection of stories. Which also depends on your version. I heard there are versions with different stories or stories removed.

I didn’t like all the stories, some though short, just weren’t my cup of tea or just didn’t seem interesting. But about 92% of the stories in this collection were great and I really enjoyed it.

Some were scary, some were wonderful, some took a bit of thinking. But all had one theme in common, sci-fi.

I would recommend this bundle to everyone who likes to read sci-fi books. 🙂

5 Stars