Monday, December 17, 2012

Wintertown by Stephen Emond

Lucy and Evan have been best friends since the were kids. Even when Lucy moved away, the duo manages to keep their partnership alive. Lately, though, it seems the two are growing apart. Until Lucy comes to see Evan.

Soon the two are inseparable. What Evan doesn't know, though, is that jealousy is slowly eating Lucy away. She can't stand how perfect Evan's life is. His parents are still together, he has the perfect grades, the perfect friends, the perfect life. Everthing Lucy is trying to escape at home comes creeping back during her time with her best friend. She can't stand herself, but she can't seem to stop. She wants Evan to hurt, like she did. She wants him to know what heartbreak feels like and how much it hurt to be crushed. Can their love survive the season?

I blasted through this book. It took me probably three days to read it, it was that good. It also had pictures, which the inner child in me absolutely loves! It definitely isn't your typical romance novel, that's for sure.

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

And The Hunger Games trilogy comes to an end in this thrilling third novel by Suzanne Collins. In Panem, the city where Katniss Everdeen and her family once called home, the rebels against the capitol are in an uproar, and Katniss herself is to blame. After being captured by the rebels and taken to District 13, a place where just weeks before capture she believed to be uninhabited, Katniss must figure out a way to save Peeta, the boy with whom she won her first hunger games with, from the capitol.
While she is trying to deal with the stress of being the Mockingjay, the face of the rebels, Katniss must also find a way to sort out her love life. The overbearing weight of deciding between Gale and Peeta is finally taking it's toll on her, and she finds herself breaking down more often than not. As the capitol gets ready for war with the rebels, Katniss must decide which is more important. The ones she loves or the entire population of Panem?
This third book brought a great close to the series. Although, I have to admit, it wasn't my favorite out of the three. The book answered any questions that were left unnanswered by the endd of Catching Fire and added surprising twists. Anyone who is a fan of The Hunger Games will love the end to this great series.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

In a world where vampires are lurking in every corner and only few know they even exist, America's sixteenth president will accept the challenge of killing every vampire he can get his hands on. A lot of people told me that they didn't like this book, saying it was boring or didn't follwow Lincoln's life well. I, on the other hand, loved the book. It may be due to my infatuation with Lincoln's amazing yet devasting life, but  I loved this modern twist.
You may think you know everything there is to know about Abraham Lincoln, but you have never seen the United States' sixteenth president like this. After his mother was murdered by a vampire when he was just a young boy, Abraham vowed that he would get revenge by killing every vampire in America. Soon he meets up with a vampire who has the same wish as him and together they wreak havoc on the vampire population.
As Abe carves his way through America, on his way to presidency, a war is brewing. A war between human and vampire. A war Abe has to lead a country, torn apart by greed, thorugh. A war which would go down in history as the war that ripped America in two. The Civil War. 
Sorry, the summary is awful, but I am up to my eyeballs in irritation right now. The amount of annoying my little brother is capable of dishing would amaze most of you. Anyways, this book was good. A word of caution, it is considered boring for most people so beware. Blah, Blah, Blah. Have a Merry Christmas everyone! Hope to see you sometime soon!