War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

War of the Worlds

Blurb: Man had not yet learned to fly when H.G. Wells conceived this story of a Martian attack on England. Giant cylinders crash to Earth, disgorging huge, unearthly creatures armed with heat-rays and fighting machines. Amid the boundless destruction they cause, it looks as if the end of the world has come.

4 stars

Read Via: Kindle (library)

My Thoughts: For some reason, I had a hard time really getting into this book. I liked it, but I just had trouble staying focused. I believe it would have been amazing to read this novel when it was published in 1897. I took from this book several different things. It reminded me that humans are horribly unkind (putting it lightly) to other animals. This was pointed out in the book, and I think more people need to realize this. Also, I realized that life as we know it can change in a snap. We need to appreciate the present.

Read June 17, 2014 — June 30, 2014

The Forgotten Ones by Pittacus Lore

9780062218797_p0_v5_s260x420Blurb: Adam helped Sam Goode and his father Malcolm escape the Mogadorian base in Dulce, New Mexico. Using the Legacy that One bestowed upon him, he sacrificed himself and brought the entire facility crumbling down on his head.

Miraculously, Adam survives in one piece, and he also discovers something incredible that the Mogadorians had been hiding from the Garde. Separated from his allies, Adam sets out on a quest to find the one thing the Garde have been missing all these years. The very thing that could turn the tide in this war.

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My Thoughts: Yes! My favorite character. I am also excited to see what Adam is doing. I have wanted for this novella for a while and I am sad there won’t be more the story for a while. This novella really didn’t have that much action, it was more adventurous. Still awesome.

Read July 23, 2013 — July 25, 2013

4 stars

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The Last Days of Lorien by Pittacus Lore

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Synopsis: As the title states, this novella (fifth in the series) goes through one person’s last days on the planet Lorien. This character has already been introduced in the main story line, and so we are able to see more of their past.

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My Thoughts: I thought this novella would be told either by collective accounts or in third person. It was interesting to actually see what some Lorien was like. However, I wish there were other points of views.

Read April 9, 2013 — April 10, 2013

3 stars

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The Search for Sam by Pittacus Lore

The Search for SamBlurb: When a rogue Mogadorian meets up with a mysterious amnesiac in Santa Monica, he knows that there’s more to this guy than meets the eye. In fact, he might just hold the key to everything. In I Am Number Four: The Lost Files #4, discover what has happened to one of the people with information crucial to the Garde coming together to fight to save Lorien—and Earth.

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My Thought: Once again, I was surprised by who was leading this book. I was expecting John. I was so happy to get this ebook. I think this was the first one I had to wait for since I started reading, but it was well worth it!!

4 stars


Read December 29, 2012

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The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host

Synopsis: The Earth has been invaded by an extraterrestrial species. However, this invasion is different than one might think. At first, no one knows they are actually beginning invaded. The aliens are taking over people’s bodies and shutting off their minds. Melanie Stryder and her younger brother are a part of the few human left, but not for long. She is captured and become a host. However, Melanie still fights. Wanderer, the invading “soul”, is filled with visions of a back she has never meet and emotions she is not used to having. Together they search for a man they have both fallen for.

5 stars

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: Ugh. My synopsis does not do justice for this book. First, I started reading this book because CK recommended it. I already liked Twilight, but for some reason I tried to stay away from books from the same author. I have learned my lesson with this book. I wasn’t too sure if I would like this huge book. I bought the Kindle edition because I saw how big CK’s paperback edition was. I love a lot of the characters. It is a very interesting romance story. I am so glad my favorite character (I’m keeping it a secret because of spoilers) was able to find his happy ending. I am hoping that Stephenie Meyer will continue on and make this a series. I have hear and read several rumors, but I am not sure. I just really, really want the series to continue.

Read August 2, 2012 — August 19, 2012

I Am Number Four: Eight’s Origin by Pittacus Lore

Eight's Origin

Synopsis: This is a very short telling of Eight’s life. This is similar to the novellas, but much shorter.

My Thoughts: This is a bonus, available on the I Am Number Four website. There are only eleven pages, but it is still worth reading. So far, there is little information available on Eight, so this is nice.

4 stars
Read September 13, 2012

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The Fallen Legacies by Pittacus Lore

The Fallen Legacies

Synopsis: This novella sheds light on the fallen Garde, Number One through Three. The two main characters in this book are very surprising. Two people that you would never thought would be telling the story. I can’t say much more than that without slipping out a spoiler.

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My Thoughts: I LOVE the main character. He probably my favorite character in the whole series. Once again, you will be able to gain a better understanding on what is going on with the big picture in these shared series. I not including a lot of information because I want you to surprised like I was.

5 stars

Read July 24, 2012 — July 27, 2012

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Nine’s Legacy by Pittacus Lore

Nine's LegacySynopsis: This novella goes through Nine’s history in more detail. Probably starting around the same time in his life as Six’s. You are able to see what his Cepan is like and how they lived before things became worse.

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My Thoughts: This is the second book in the Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files series. I thought it was interesting that this group lived so different from all of the other known Garde and Cepan. You can gain a better understanding of why Nine acts the way he is.

4 stars

Read July 19, 2012 — July 21, 2012

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Six’s Legacy by Pittacus Lore

Six's LegacySynopsis: As the title suggests, this book is about Six. It goes into her past, when she was growing up and training with her Cepan, Katrina. It is told from her point of view and gets us a glimpse into her thoughts.

4 starsRead Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts:  This is the first volume of The Lost Files novellas. I actually love this series because it explains more of some times than in the main series. This novella is available by itself on Kindle and iBooks but there is an omnibus version with the first, second and third novella available in print (called I Am Number Four: The Lost Files The Legacies).

Read June 27, 2012

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The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

The Rise of Nine

Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I’d been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.

Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .

I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we’re looking for the others—including John.

But so are they.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York—but I escaped.
I am Number Six.
They want to finish what they started.

But they’ll have to fight us first.

— From the I Am Number Four website

4 stars

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: Book three in the series. This book came out on the first of one of my semesters, so I didn’t have all the time I wanted to read it. I had to use the blurb again for the same reason as before. Hopefully, I won’t have to do it again. I am to do a good review. My review on goodreads doesn’t help much (not a whole lot there). I might have to reread the whole series when the next book finally comes out.

Read August 21, 2012 — September 16, 2012

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