Sunday, December 5, 2010

Noah’s Castle by John Rowe Townsend

noah's castleNoah’s Castle by John Rowe Townsend 
Publisher:  Walker & Company
Pub. Date: October 22, 2010 
Pages: 224
Age Level: Young Adult    
Obtained: Review

What if money became worthless?

The coming winter was going to be a hard one and not because of the weather.

As England descends into economic chaos, sixteen-year-old Barry Mortimer's life turns upside down when his father moves the family from their cozy home in the city to a grim, brick mansion on the outskirts of town.

Why isn't anyone allowed to visit the Mortimers

My Thoughts:

This book was first publishing in 1975, so there are a couple of things that are outdated toward our young adult fiction. Overall I thought it was an excellent read. The only thing I couldn’t quite get passed was the father’s attitude, but if you think about it he was only really trying to think about his family and their future. It’s a real read and it makes you think about what you would possibly do in that extreme situation and although it’s a little dated, it still gives us the same effect as if it were written in todays time. I give this novel 3.5 out of 5 paws.

3_5paws_thumb1Comment Question of the blog:

What would you in an economic crisis? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Immortals by JT Ellison

theimmortalsThe Immortals by JT Elison
Publisher: Mira
Pub. Date: October 1st 2010 
Pages:  389
Age Level: Adult    
Obtained: Review

It is Samhain—the Blood Harvest. Nonbelievers call it Hallowe'en. The night when eight Nashville teenagers are found dead, with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies. It's a ritual the killers believe was blessed by Death himself.

When children are victimized, emotions always run high, and this case has the public both outraged and terrified: a dangerous combination. Recently reinstated homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows she has to act quickly, but tread carefully.

Exploring the baffling culture of mysticism and witchcraft, Taylor is immersed in a darkness that threatens to unbalance the order of her world, and learns how unchecked wrath can push a killer to his limits.

My Thoughts:

I first read Ellison’s “The Cold Room” when it was first published and abs loved it, so when the opportunity came to review “The Immortals” I immediately jumped at it. I can clearly say Ellison didn’t let me down! This can be read as a stand alone book, but having read the previous books doesn’t hurt. (They’re good and I mean really good so I totally recommend to get all of them Winking smile). It’s very fast paced and greatly written. The plot kept me incredibly interested and I honestly enjoyed learning on what happens on the dark side of Halloween. Ellison def takes us again on a rollercoaster ride full of high emotions and many twist and turns that have us guessing up until the very last page. I give this novel 4 out of 5 paws, and when I say go get it, I mean don’t walk, RUN and get it. It will def get your heart racing!

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the blog:

Do you celebrate Halloween? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,

That Chick That Reads