This was a birthday present from one of my friend Aliah. The front cover that I had of this book was kind of scary.
X-ray and his friends live in the institution known as the Bin. They maybe things terribly wrong with them but they are no fools. Things have been getting worse ever since Dr Dearly was put in charge. They have to get out-but how?
Along comes hard case Nail in his dodgy van and his girlfriend Natalie. Is he soft enough to help them? Or will he turn on them when Dr Dearly starts hunting them?
I have no idea why they put that last sentence in the book as that had nothing to do with the book.
The names in this book were really random, like Tin-Lid and Cough Cough and Chicken Angel and Lights Out, but at least they are original I suppose.
Furthermore, when I was reading the first few pages I had no idea what was going on as I was really confused because they were calling someone Lights Out and then they suddenly called her Lolo and I didn’t get that, I didn’t understand if it was one person or not. I was also confused at the ending as well, but I won’t go into that as I don’t want to ruin the book.
If you are wondering what kind of problems the kids have then X-ray has skin that is very delicate and peels away when he is handled roughly. Chicken Angel has fingers on her shoulder blades. Lights Out has no eyes and Cough Cough has a huge problem with his lungs and breathing.
In the book they were also confused about many ordinary things like the weather outside or their boobs which makes them seem so innocent and sad at the same time and about hard words that they say almost with awe. I have to like them in a weird way as they just seem so pathetic and I feel really sorry for them being so love starved. I found the way that they had for saying things their own way quite endearing too.
They are old for their age in the way that they all know about getting tranked (which is their own way of saying have an injection that makes you go to sleep) and that kind of thing, and act far too young in another way by the way that they are all teenagers and still like to hug each other for comfort and that kind of thing.
I would recommend this book to people over the age of 12. People who like a little bit of horror and I suppose adventure too even though this book is a little slow, it starts to pick up towards the end where there car chases and explosions and lots oh helicopters and that kind of thing.
As you can probably already deduce from the name, there is a lot of swearing in here. The second book which is out now is called ‘Red Seas under Red Skies’ and the third book is coming out the 8th of October 2013 and is called ‘The Republic of Thieves’.
Just a warning, the author takes seven years to write each book, so you have to read these books really slowly. The ending of the second book is a really big cliff hanger and I have been tormenting myself thinking about what happens next.
The Thron on Camourr is said to be an unbeatable swordsman, a master thief, a friend to the poor and a ghost that can walk through walls.
Slightly built and barely competent with a sword, Locke Lamora does indeed steal from the rich (who else would be worth stealing from?), the poor never see a penny. All of Locke’s gains are strictly for himself and his tight knit band of thieves: The Gentleman Bastards.
The capricious colorful underworld of the ancient city of Camourr is the only home that they have ever known. But now a clandestine war is threatening to tear it apart. Caught up in a murderous game, Locke and his friends are suddenly struggling to stay alive…
I found it a bit of a shame that Locke was not outstandingly handsome, but I suppose I can live with that appointment. I also like his name Locke Lamora. I found that I liked his character as well, there was such a human side to him.
I loved the way that he interacted with his gang and the bromance that he had with Jean, especially towards the end. I also liked how the author managed to weave chapters about his past into the future. I was really depressed actually when a lot of people started to die and I won’t tell you who or how because that will be spoiling it.
As you can probably tell from the blurb, this book uses a wide range of vocabulary and has taught me many words. I like the way that they use a few words in a different language as well like garrista and Capa as it makes it all more realistic. I think that those words are Italian though I can’t be completely certain. Unfortunately, this book does tend to go on a bit description wise so you can miss a few pages and still understand what the story line is about.
The second book was much better then the first one.
I would recommend this book to people over the age of 14 until a young adult. People who like adventure, thriller and mystery will like this book.
There are two more books after this one. They are put in order : ‘Destory Me’- this is a novella told from a different persons point of view. ‘Unravel Me’-this book is not out yet.
Ok so brace yourselves here. This is a storyline that you have all probably read before!
Stuff in an asylum for most of her life, Juliette is freed on the condition that she uses her ¨ abilities ¨ in support of the dictatorship that is slowly killing the already sick earth and all the culture and tradition of the people; but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.
Ok I hate the names. I really don´t think that those names suited the character and that kind of ruined the book for me and I wish that Adam could have been described in a better way as I didn´t think that he was so good looking.
His character also did not seem anything special but the bad guy Warner was really interesting and his character was dynamic and diverse and I found him really intriguing. I suppose I find most crazy characters interesting.
But the writing in this book is amazing!
That was what earned it this extra star! I loved the beginning and I thought the way she described some of the things really made you be able to visualize things and the metaphors also made you realize how things looked like and what they were compared to or as.
But once it got to the middle then it seemed too much like any other book about romance and whatnot and I kind of lost interest and I don´t think that I am going to get the next book.
I would recommend this book to people over the age of 11 and for people who like Romance, Drama and adventure.