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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C.S Lewis

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I have a lot of books to add, I guess I've read a lot this past month!

Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This was an original plot and a pretty good story, however, there were undertones that really ruined it for me. Also, I felt there was a lot of superfluos stuff at the end that didn't add to the story at all.

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld. The was the second in the Uglies trilogy. I didnt' enjoy it as much as the first book.

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke. I really liked the characters in this trilogy, but I felt like the whole story could of been condensed into something shorter.

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb. This book sounded interesting when I heard about it, but I was disapointed. I really hated how Christians were portrayed.

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forrester. This was okay. Not as great as the reviews made it out to be.

Once Upon a Summer by Janette Oke. I found Janette Oke's Seasons of the Heart saga at Sam's Club a few weeks ago for less than $10.00! I read this series when I was in jr. high and really enjoyed it. I didn't remember much about them, it was almost like reading them again for the first time. Very good, although a little sappy.

The Winds of Autumn by Janette Oke.

Winter is Not Forever by Janette Oke.

Spring's Gentle Promise by Janette Oke.

Black by Ted Dekker. Very good! I really like alternate reality plots and this is a good one.

Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld. I have to say that I thought the plot of these books was so cool and I had some preconcieved ideas beforehand and found the actual story a bit disapointing. Still good, but I guess I liked my own ideas better. :)

Midnighters 2: Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld. Not a bad sequel. I do like the characters in this trilogy more than in his Uglies trilogy.