Monday, August 25, 2008

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

I have heard a lot of negative buzz in regards to Breaking Dawn. Honestly, it was my favorite book in the Twilight Saga. I had to ration the last half of the book to make it last as long as possible. I really enjoyed the entire series. I wasn't even through the first chapter of Twilight before I became completely wrapped up in the Cullen's world. I believe that people have heavily criticized the series because they were looking for a great literary masterpiece. The fact of the matter is this is just a good story. There is nothing precisely remarkable about the series, except that it's a good story. So if elegant prose or symbolism are what you seek, look further. For those willing to get immersed into an imaginative and magical world, I highly recommend Breaking Dawn as well as the entire Twilight Saga.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

What instead of World War III we survived World War Z: the living vs. the un-dead? This is the question that Max Brooks poses in his novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Brooks travels the far reaches of the globe to interview those who have survived this horrific war. Generally, the interviewees reflect on the war, beginning from how the war originated to how they were able to survive. Many also share the stories of people who were not as fortunate as they. This book got a lot of rave reviews. I found it interesting and utterly believable, but was not as immersed as some. Perhaps I had built up the story from my preconceived notions, therefore, not giving it a fair chance as I otherwise might have. All-in-all, I enjoyed Brooks' presentation of a not-so-unlikely Zombie war and would recommend it for those who enjoy all things zombie-related.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer


Favorite quote from the book:

"He thought for a minute. 'All right.' Forget time limits. If you want me to be the one-then you'll just have to meet one condition.'

'Condition?' My voice went flat. 'What condition?'

His eyes were cautious-he spoke slowly. 'Marry me first'."


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I just finished the first book in the "Twilight" series. All I have to say is it's AMAZING. I don't even want to see the movie. I'd rather just allow the book to play out as it did in my imagination. *insert side note: So MANY movies ruin the way you picture books as you read them* If you haven't already read it, do so immediately (admittedly, it' does have a target audience).

I am extremely eager to read the rest of the series.