Monday, 16 January 2012

Book Review: Tunnels


Name: Tunnels 
Author: Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
Pages: 464
Genre: Fantasy
Age: Young adults


Summary: 
Although Will lives in a normal house in a normal suburb, there is nothing normal about his life, notwithstanding his hobby; his family is more than a little unconventional. His mother does not interact with the family, only the television to which she appears to be addicted. His father seems only interested in his hobby so it is down to Will's younger sister to keep house and home together. Will is similarly focused only on his hobby and his friendship with Chester participating in Will's digging escapades.


Review:
I didn't read the book, when I first got it, because I didn't find it interesting. It looked boring and wired. But then I changed my mind, and gave the book a chance. And I have to admit I was wrong, the book was good. 


It started out quite boring, the only thing they did was digging. But later the action change into mysteries and excitement. I couldn't stop reading it! 
You think you know everything, but then you realize that everything is a big fat lie! And the end was wonderful! I really loved it! And it caused me to bye the nest book without hesitating. 


I will give this book 5 stars


~Karen


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Book Review: The Maze Runner



Name: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Pages: 375
Genre: Fantasy
Age: Young adults 


Summary:


When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is bland. Buthe's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome hit to the Glad' a large, open expanse.


Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Galde. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. 


Thomas was expected. But the nest day, a girl is sent up, the first girl to ever arrive in the Galde. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. 

Thomas might be more important the he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.


Review: 


I thought this book was really good. The Maze Runner was exciting for the beginning and to the end. If you like fantasy, mysteries and action then you should read this book. 


I recommend this book for young over the age of 15, as the book can be rather brutal on som occasions. But I really liked the action. 


The end was fantastic, although somewhat difficult to understand. I myself had to read this part twice. I enjoyed the twist. I love books with mysteries, because they challenge their readers to solve the riddles themselves. But in this book, the ending show that the solution is way different form what you expected. The Maze Runner was also sad, something that led to tears. 


The book is written in third person, which worked well and made it easy to read. 


To conclude, this book is worth reading. 


I give it 6 stars.


~Karen