Saturday, February 23, 2013

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Being Divergent was bad enough, now the divergent are being targeted and the factions are fighting each other.  Tris is at the center of the Insurgent movement even though that is not what she wants.  She is confused about how to deal with Four, grieves for her parents, and is not sure of her brother Caleb.  Add in that Dauntless should face their fears and she freezes every time she sees a gun and things just got even more complicated.

Fast paced, intense, and makes you think! Several times I had to put the book down and just rest my mind but would go right back to it again after a short break.

I am looking forward to the next addition to this thought provoking series.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Night Mare by Piers Anthony

A night mare that no longer does well delivering bad dreams has a problem.  Xanth is being invaded by the NextWave of Mundanians, another problem.  The Kings of Xanth are being ensorcerelled, another problem.  How will all the problems be solved?  By following this advice, "Beware the Horseman!"

Of course everyone is beware of the horseman, but none know exactly who the horseman is and that is the flaw in the plan.

Filled with puns which are always fun and layers upon layers of twist and turns this is a very fun read which explains many of the "rules" of Xanth.  The best part of these books is they can be read more than once simply because there is so much to discover that you missed the first time around.

Note, the Accelerated Reader test has a mistake and says Day Mare insted of Day Stallion which will cause you to answer that question wrong.