Honestly, I think this book deserves a three star, but I'm giving it a four because the second book is really good, and you do need to start with this one. My main problem with this is that there is a really sappy cliche romance going on throughout most of this book that just makes me gag, but there are a couple of great battle scenes.
Blood and Gore:
The aliens in this book turn to dust once they are dead so there isn't really any blood, PG.
The main character and his father swear a couple times a chapter, but no f-words.
Just keep with this book, and book 2 is definitely a five star book. Really enjoyed it. Recommended for 12 and up.
I absolutely loved this book! It is so hard these days to find a good clean book that teaches some great morals, and has lovable characters and a strong plot. Easily five stars!
One of the things I enjoyed about this book was the way that Ripple built the world. She never spent too much time explaining the way things were through narrative. It was almost all through dialogue. She made everything fit together well, and the world just seemed right.
The other thing I really liked was how easy it was to relate to the characters. They felt real, and I am now very attached to them.
I highly recommend this book! I couldn't put it down! Also superb job on the narration!
This is a story about the setting, the world that the main character lives in. As many people have commented nothing happens in this book. This is not an action book. However, I still really enjoyed it!
Clarke writes about a world where humans already have many space stations, colonies on the moon, and mars, and even exploration missions to mercury. Clarke clearly understands the way things work in space even though this was published in the 50's. Clarke describes the life of an average boy as he takes a couple weeks of vacation on a space station, not a vacation station though, but a working station.
The title is a bit misleading … if I were to pick a similar title name I would call it Revealed or Unearthed. The fourth book in the Greywalker series reveals many things about Harper’s past and many things about why and how she become a Greywalker. Also some interesting plot lines brought up in the first book and practically dropped for the next two are finally brought up again and more is revealed.
Also I’ve found that the grey is becoming normal, as normal as any paranormal thing can be. I am no longer confused by the oddities of the grey, and find that it makes sense.
Finally, Harper gets to explore other parts of the world beside Seattle. She visits London! Full of great history and lots of paranormal activity in the grey!
Also I had no problem with the narration. I think that Mia Barron does a great job!
So I've been trying to figure out why the Greywalker novels have such low reviews ... I think I've finally figured it out. Greywalker novels don't have anywhere near as much action as say the Dresden files, though I must also say that Kat Richardson doesn't have the humor the Bob the skull brings to Dresden either. Greywalker novels though are much more about the mystery than Dresden and as such have only a few action scenes.
However, this is the best Greywalker novel yet. I really enjoyed Underground. A lot more information is found out about some of the more mysterious characters in the novel, and many interesting relationships spring up. Also the world that Kat creates about the underground world of Seattle is very interesting even if reminiscent of Dresden's Undertown. Great novel really strong mystery and the answer isn't as obvious as the other two. Looking forward to continuing the series.
I liked this book better than the first one. Harper has started to understand the grey a little bit better, and she can actually use it to help her when interviewing people. I saw some people comment that Harper had gained greater knowledge of the grey between books with no explanation. That is true, but it only seems natural since this book picks up quite a bit after the first one ended.
My only problem with this series is still the oddness of the "Grey." I'm still not sure I like what Kat Richardson has created, but it is definitely different.
I still prefer the Dresden Files, but I do like this series better in one aspect. The Dresden Files stopped being quite as much a detective novel as an urban-fantasy novel. Where the greywalker series is still very much a detective novel.
The Chronicles of Nick keeps getting better. In this book, Kenyon continues to give more depth to her characters and they really seem to be actual people they all have that much history and depth to them.
At the same time Nick is growing into his demon powers very fast. The question is can he control them or will they control him?
Can't wait for the next book to come out.
I had mixed feelings about the first book in the Chronicles of Nick Series, but was interested enough to keep reading. Am I glad I did!
This book is when the series actually starts to get interesting. The author really starts to flesh out a lot of the characters and you start to learn more about them, and Nick's own fate. Though Nick himself doesn't really see what's going on yet.
This young adult urban fantasy at it's best! This series almost reminds me of Percy Jackson with an evil twist, i.e. the main character is the person who is supposed to destroy the world not save it.
I'm still unsure about this book, it was a fast read and by the time I got to the end I almost felt like something was missing.
This was a different take from what I've read recently from urban fantasy, a teenage monster hunter. This book is also filled with awesome and fun loving characters. And for that reason alone I'll probably read the next book just to see what happens to the characters.
Also the blurb has a little bit of false advertising. He doesn't get along with his principle, but he never keeps a chain saw in his locker or has to hide it from the principle. Also the majority of this book takes place over one night, which also contributes to the feeling that a lot is happening to fast.
This book would probably be enjoyed more by young adults, but I will warn you that Nick's mom is an exotic dancer so there are a few parts of the book that have some questionable parts for a young adult to read.
The narrator does an amazing job though! Perfect Narration!
EDIT: After reading the next two books in the series, I realized the series is amazing!!! It's just that this book is kind of a slow start to an amazing series!
This is Rick Riordan at his best! I think this is my favorite book in the Percy Jackson universe. Plus I loved finally getting to see parts of the story from Annabeth's viewpoint! That was great!
Many of loose ends were tied up, while still leaving enough to make the wait for the next book horribly long.
I've got to say that I am majorly jealous of Rick's writing skill. All of his books are awesome because of the great characters, great plot line, and his incredible research! But what makes his books shine above the others? His awesome sense of humor. It's amazing how he can add the strangest things to mythology, like having a giant that loves the ballet, or satyr that's obsessed with MMA.
This is my book but below are some review extracts of the eBook version of The Zochtil
“Packed with action and plenty of sci-fi elements, J.A. Dalley creates a universe that draws you in and makes you feel as if you are right there with the characters.”
“I found ‘The Zochtil’ to be very entertaining. The characters are engaging and interesting. The story is a fast-paced, action-packed experience.”
“I never read books but I was able to get into this one and really enjoy it cant wait for the next book to come out.”
“From start to finish Dalley keeps you pulled into the story.”
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