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January 2, 2009

the host by stephenie meyer

Filed under: reviews, Uncategorized — Rachel @ 3:00 am

Melanie Stryder is a wild human. These are rare.What are wild humans? They are humans that do not have souls. Souls are little 3 inch parasites. They inhabit most of the things that live on the many planets. (i.e. things similar to spiders, dolphins, etc.) You guessed it! It’s science fiction.

Wanderer (nicknamed wanda) inhabits Melanie. Wanda is ‘famous’ for her kind. She’s been to many different planets and hasn’t found one she wants to call home. (This is unusual. Most souls find their home planet after they’ve lived on 2 or 3 different planets.)

But something goes wrong when Wanderer inhabits Melanie. Melanie refuses to fade away. She does her best to keep all her important memories from Wanderer.

As Melanie and Wanderer live ‘together’ they somehow find a bond that’s unbreakable. Will they both be able to live? What will become of the other wild humans? (yes, there are more wild humans)

I LOVED this book. (sorry for the spoiler, though. don’t worry, there is so much more that happens in this book that my little review will not have ruined the book at all) Stephenie meyer analyzes human emotions and love. She redefines what it means to be human. This is one of those books that you can’t put down till the weee hours in the morning (on school nights). Overall, i give it 2 thumbs up, a ten, etc.

January 1, 2009

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Filed under: reviews — Rachel @ 3:00 am

this classic novel is something everyone has heard of at least once in their lifetime.

as you all know, alice enters a magical place where there are kings and queens of hearts, gyphons, a mad hatter, a rabbit with a clock and other insanely creative characters.

i thought lewis carroll did an excellent job in creativity and writing.
there are a variety of differences from the book and the movie.
in this book there is no guessing how the book will continue because there are so many random turns and twists. alice may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but she adds her own kind of humor into ‘alice’s adventures in wonderland’ that will have the readers ‘laugh-until-you-can’t-read-the-page-because-you-have-tears-in-your-eyes-from-laughing-at-all-the-things-that-alice-does-or-says’
oh yes. that is right.

to me, this is a personal favorite. there are a lot of books out there about summers, boys, schools, yada yada yada…
but this book brings a new meaning the word ‘random’ or ‘unique’. (no wonder some people call it a ‘stoner book’. its just soo… random and uique. )
its definitely not the normal book.
who likes the norm anway?

alice makes mistakes and tries to get out of the problems while learning the ways of the wonderland. between crying a pool (and almost drowning in it) to meeting a mouse (who almost leaves her because she won’t stop talking about cats and dogs!) this book has the reader travel through an imaginative and creative, one of a kind, classic book.

Thr3e by Ted Dekker

Filed under: reviews — Rachel @ 2:57 am

wow.
this book is definitely a book you should put on your ‘want to read’ list.
thr3e is a great book for those people who read books only by christian authors, who like suspense, or who just like good page-turners.

kevin parson is young man in his twenties who has had a difficult past.
unfortunately, his future doesn’t look very bright either.

he’s riding in his car when suddenly his phone rings. now, this is strange because no one ever calls him. he hasn’t had his phone for very long.
so, of course, he answers his phone.
a man who calls himself richard slater called.
after a little bit of frightening chit chat slater says he’s going to play a little game with kevin.
slater gives kevin three minutes to call the newspaper and confess his sin, or he’ll blow the car up sky-high.

slater is also very fond of riddles and the number three.
slater’s first riddle: what falls but never breaks? what breaks but never falls?

kevin narrowly escapes the first riddle. but can he manage to solve slater’s riddles to save his life? what’s his sin? why kevin?
trust me, there are enough questions the reader is asking to drive anyone nutty.
all these questions are answered in the book.
kevin has to dig deep into his past to solve all of slater’s riddles. (which kevin has been desperately trying to forget)

as you read more of this book you realize what all humans are capable of and more of your sinful nature.

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