Friday, July 22, 2011

Review for 'Nine Lives of Chloe King' the book



Chloe King is a normal girl. she goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy . . . or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds out that perhaps she isn't so normal after all. There's the heightened night vision, the superfast reflexes---oh, and the claws.

As she discovers who she is---and where she comes from---it is clear she is not alone. And someone is out to get her.

Chloe has nine lives, But will nine be enough?

My review:

I started watching the show on ABC and thought it would be nice to read the book. So, I bought it today along with another series. As I Began to read, one of the things that struck me was the beginning. The beginning is different in the book than the show. In the show, she is pushed off. However, in the book, she is with her friends Amy and Paul in the tower. From there, she falls out the window. Her mother finds out about this and isn't very happy. The book just makes the character more than what the show portrays her. She is a sassy, rebellious teenager. It also seems (as usual) that the book has more to offer. There is a lot of things that the show doesn't have. But then again, the show did cut out some of the language that the book has.

Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gone Fishing

Sorry, I wasn't around to update this. I had a friend give me his MS, so I can read it over. He's still in high school and he's trying to enter into a contest for a scholarship. I guess the host is Scholastics. They will publish the winner of the scholarship, so I've been busy trying to help him. The kid has potential, which is fantastic to see. Of course the story itself needs a bit more work, but that is how we learn. Still, I wish I knew about that while I was in high school, but alas, not much I can do now, but try on my own. Take a few classes, trial and error, but above all, just keep writing. I'm now up to 183 pages, so watch out 200! Here I come! It would be glad to reach it again. Now if only I can stretch myself up to 300 or 400 even. That would be nice. Well, time to sign off. Bye!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Authonomy Addict

I think I need some counciling because I love being on Autho to see what new and exciting authors can do. A lot have amazing talent and I love going there to read. There really are treasures that make me wonder why they aren't already published. One that I've been keeping tabs on is Leah written by Rose Wall. Here's the blurb:

Leah is starting college, but the nightmares are getting worse. A chance enounter results in the discovery of worlds and beings beyond your wildest dreams.

The World’s Apart series is envisaged as a collection of three books. The location for the whole series is a small Warwickshire town: reflected across alternate realities, all of which are controlled by a mysterious group called The Savants, who guide events by influencing key characters and their Life Choices, as well as controlling who is allowed to travel between the dimensions.

We begin the story with Leah, a nineteen year old girl, still mourning the recent loss of her mother. About to continue her education, her father makes the decision to uproot them both to a new location, for a fresh start. Here Leah meets a mysterious stranger whilst exploring the ruined castle near her new home. Nightmares she has experienced before intensify as this relationship deepens: but this seems to have an awful affect on Leah’s relationship with her bereaved father.

As his behaviour becomes increasingly bizarre, Leah’s fears worsen. Then an accident – was it chance?- results in her needing hospitalisation, where her father’s attempts to control her mind with drugs become apparent.

Her new friend’s real identity becomes apparent in the climax, as a final confrontation with Leah’s father reveals to her the truth.

But you don't have to take my word for it, read it yourself. Once it's finished, it will be given a rating by me. Until then, can't wait until more comes!