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

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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.

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

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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The Final Warning by James Patterson

MR - The final Warning

Synopsis: You would think defeating the boss that all the fighting and hiding would come to an end. Wrong. The flock is trying a different approach. Since, they have been caught flying and other things on TV there is no sense in really hiding who they are. Under the care of Max’s biological mother and father, they try to head toward a safer future. This leads to the whole flock going to a different continent. They are going to save the wrong from something mankind has created itself. Even though there are few people where they are, they are still not safe. They loss their safety quickly and are once again fighting for their lives.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (library)

My Thoughts: Book four in the series. This book is roughly half the size of all the other books so far. I used my little notebook to keep better notes too. There was more character development in this one. Not as much as I would like, but still some is more than none. Some of the kids as develop new abilities, which is exciting. Also, I was able to get this one in hardback (borrowing from library, btw) ! I don’t know if the other volumes are available in hardback. There are several different covers for each books, so it is very likely. Hardback covers are just so much better.

Favorite Quote:

“What happened to your tan?”
“It was dirt.”

Read February 4, 2013 — February 7, 2013

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The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

The Power of Six

I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he’s a mystery. But to me . . . he’s one of us.

Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We’re hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we’ll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I’ve been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.
I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.
And I’m ready to fight.

— From the I Am Number Four website

4 stars

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: Volume two of this awesome series. I had to use the blurb because I can’t remember where the book started and ended. There is just so much action and different things happening all at once. Also, it has been a while since I have read this one. I might do a better review if I re-read it. Once again, this is one of my favorite series. I believe this one ended with a huge cliffhanger.

Read June 27, 2012 — July 19, 2012

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Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

MR - Saving the World

Synopsis: The flock continue to struggle to stay together and alive. There is the constant threat of Erasers and search for answers. Many surprises reveal themselves. One of the flock may be a traitor. Max’s clone makes an appearance. They find random answers from unusual places. The flock splits up. Can they make it on their own?

4 stars

Read Via: Paperback Book (library)

My Thoughts: Third book in the series. This series is becoming harder and harder to review because so much happens in just one volume. I will have to make better notes. This book is exciting because there are many, many things revealed. There are, as always, battles. There is a dash of romance thrown in there as well, which is something new. Sorry for the short review!

Read January 29, 2013 — February 4, 2013

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