This book is definitely a favorite of mine. It’s full of grammar mistakes on advertisements, posters, t-shirts, and even public street signs, and makes you unsure whether to laugh, cringe, or both. I heaartily recommend this book to grammar efficianatos.
In this Animal Farm reminiscent book, languor monkeys begin the systematic killing of their rhesus monkey neighbors. The protagonist, a languor named Mico, must choose between what is right and what he has been taught to believe when he learns of the secrets and lies at the heart of his troop.
I really enjoyed not only the storyline of this novel, but the author’s writing as well. I definitely recommend this book to fans of George Orwell.
This book is a collection of posts taken from the blog Feakonomics, which is run by Steven and Stephen, and it's full of tirades on everything from why the penny should be abolished to whether the Endangered Species Act actually benefits endangered species to why Pepsi doesn't really want the Coca-Cola formula.
This book made me laugh out loud. I definately recommend it, especially to trivia lovers like myself.
The 6th and penultimate book in Charlie Higson’s The Enemy series, The Hunted doesn’t skimp on any of the action, gore, and terror that I’ve come to expect from this series. This book both delighted and horrified me. My first great read of the summer.
Callum Hunt has been warned to stay away from magic by his father for his entire life. When it comes time for him to take the Iron Trial, a test for potential mages, Call intends to fail spectacularly. Unfortunately, he fails a little too convincingly and is soon swept up in an epic adventure involving corrupt mages, sinister plots, and above all, adventure.
This book presents some of the worst days in history with gleeful humor and the occasional illustration. Full of dark irony (July 7, 1456: Joan of Ark is aquitted of heresy...a quarter of a century after her execution.) and slapstick comedy (September 30, 2006: a Vegas hotelier accidentally knocks a hole in Picasso's La Reve) Bad Days in History delivers a day-by-day look into some of the darkest (and funniest) days in human history.
A classic coming of age novel by the modernist author Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God tells the story of Janie Crawford, a mixed race woman living in the 1920’s, as she discovers her own voice and becomes a fully developed woman through three marriages and numerous personal trials.
The Lost Hero Graphic Novel makes a great addition to the library of anyone who enjoys Rick Riordan’s writing. This graphic novel illustrates the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series with dynamic artwork and dialogue taken right out of the book. I highly recommend this graphic novel!
After a series of cataclysmic events put the Earth on a path that leads to the obliteration of all humankind, 12 people, descended from ancient bloodlines, must race to complete a series of puzzles, set out by a force beyond their comprehension, to ensure the survival of their bloodline. The only rule in this competition is that there are no other rules.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It combines suspense, action, and beautifully flawed and diverse characters. James Frey, co-author of the Lorien Legacies series has really outdone himself with Endgame: The Calling.
Perhaps the coolest aspect of this book is that it contains actual clues, in the form of riddles, pictures, and numbers, that lead to an actual key somewhere in the real world. Whoever finds this key wins a prize of $500,000!
The second novel in the Insignia series, Vortex is just as good as its predecessor. It’s filled with the same action, comedy, and tension that I really enjoyed in the first book.
After completing their first year of training to become an Intrasolar Combantant, Thomas and his friends enter the most critical stage of their training: finding a sponsor. Thomas is unwilling to sacrifice his ideals in order to do this however, even if it means sabotaging his own future. Thomas believes that he can stay one step ahead of the corrupt system, but soon finds out that he’s made the biggest mistake of his life…