Thursday, October 15, 2015

I am so ashamed/ The Lightning Thief MMGM

Hello my fellow nerds and welcome to The Rad Reader! What is this, my third "I am so ashamed" post?

*hides behind bush*

Don't hurt me!
Anyways, as all human beings know, life gets in the way of things. Even if you have hardly any social life, like me. 
Many things have been going on lately, so I truly apologize for all the grueling hours you spent sobbing in your bed because I haven't blogged. 
Haha. Not.
Anyways, in all seriousness..... Pshh, when would I ever be serious? Ok, now I am getting sidetracked. I humbly beg for forgiveness (thanks, Google for that amazing synonym for apologies)! 
I'm just going to get that review started. Aaand..... roll tape! 
Ok one more thing. This review is for Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I know, I know, most people have read this, but for some reason I have not until now.
*hides behind another bush*
Don't hurt me!


Goodreads says:

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. 

My review:

This is a book, in all, that grabs you and will not let go. 
I liked how the characters were described well, even the minor ones. However, the dialogue is extremely unrealistic. Riordan needs to learn how kids really speak. It made it hard for me to get the sense of what the characters were really like when they were saying things that maybe a grown man say. Same goes for the narrative voice. Percy is in 6th grade, and narrated like again, a grown man. However, kudos to Riordan for creating a main character I don't deeply despise. Percy was very relatable. Except for the fact that he slays monsters, which brings me to another thing. The fact that a 6th grader with no training can kill so many monsters is absolutely mind-boggling. And not in a good way. I liked Percy, but I did not like the things Rick Riordan made him do. 
The plot was mostly creative, besides that it was a total rip-off of Harry Potter. 

In all, it was a pretty good book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes Greek mythology.

And that you for reading that! Please comment or whatever you humanoids do. Also, please do me the favor of having an absolutely fantabulous amazing perfect day!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

I am so ashamed/The Riverman by Aaron Starmer MMGM

I am so ashamed.

I haven't blogged in, like, 5 months.


I have been Busy with a capitol B lately. But I will start blogging again.

Okey dokey! Time for some MMGM!!

The Riverman

Goodreads says:

Fiona Loomis is Alice, back from Wonderland. She is Lucy, returned from Narnia. She is Coraline, home from the Other World. She is the girl we read about in storybooks, but here's the difference: She is real.
  Twelve-year-old Alistair Cleary is her neighbor in a town where everyone knows each other. One afternoon, Fiona shows up at Alistair's doorstep with a strange proposition. She wants him to write her biography. What begins as an odd vanity project gradually turns into a frightening glimpse into a clearly troubled mind. For Fiona tells Alistair a secret. In her basement there's a gateway and it leads to the magical world of Aquavania, the place where stories are born. In Aquavania, there's a creature called the Riverman and he's stealing the souls of children. Fiona's soul could be next.

Alistair has a choice. He can believe her, or he can believe something else...something even more terrifying.

My review:

I am going to be flat-out honest with you here.


I am honestly so surprised it is not as known as it should be! Forget  Hunger Games, forget The Giver! This book is amazing! *deep breath* Ok, serious time now.

Aaron Starmer is a genius! A master with words! He creates this magical land (Aquavania) and turns it into something truly amazing. The characters are so vivid, so lifelike! I just wanted to jump right into the book at live it all. Why? Because I could! Because I could imagine it and feel it and take the plot and grasp it! This is, hands down, my favorite book ever. And it is a trilogy, and the next book, The Whisper,  is out, so I will read that as soon as I can get my hands on it. Long story short, this book will inspire you and pull on your heart strings in a way you have never imagined. This book is not only a good amazing book, but is a inspiration in 320 pages. I highly highly highly recommend The Riverman.

Well, that's that! I sincerely apologize for any spelling/grammar mistakes. Hope you enjoyed my review and byeeeeeeeeeeeee

Monday, January 19, 2015

I am so ashamed...../ Seed Savers MMGM

Um... Hi! I haven't blogged in.... about 3 months. I have been so busy and I just wanna apologize for that..... my mistake. I have read many books in this time, but the one I really want to feature is Seed Savers by S. Smith.

Here is Goodread's plot description:

Two kids, two bikes, and an idea they can change their world.
It’s 2077. There’s no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the internet, and food. In twelve-year-old Clare’s world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales.
Then one day Clare meets an old woman who teaches her about seeds and real food. The woman (Ana) tempts Clare with the notion that food exists other than the square, processed, packaged food she has always known. Under Ana’s tutelage, Clare and her friends learn about seeds and gardening despite suspicions that such actions are illegal. When the authorities discover the children’s forbidden tomato plant and arrest their mother, Clare and her brother flee. Clare has heard of a place called "The Garden State," and with their bikes, a little money, and backpacks, the children begin a lonely cross-country journey that tests them both physically and spiritually. Will they succeed in their quest to find a place of food freedom?  And can they, only children, help change the world? Treasure is a gentle dystopian, frightening only is the possibility that we may not be far from the future it paints.

My review: 

Wow. As a fan of veggies, fruits and all things natural, this book was definitely a shocker- in a good way. The characters- Claire, Ana and Dante being the main ones, are very well described and vivid. 

I liked how S. Smith made the future very realistic. Many things were the same, which is a nice break from the usual post-apocalyptic future found in most books. 

I guess the only cons for me are that it was either way to mellow and nothing was happening, or everything was happening and you couldn't make sense of anything. There was hardly ever that perfect medium.

I hate myself for posting such a short review..... But I am so busy currently.