Thursday, March 28, 2013

First Book, First Post

So I have been avid reader since I first read the words "See Jane Sit“...Okay those probably weren't the first words I read, but you get the idea. From Arthur to Amelia Bedelia, from The Little House In The Big Woods to The Baby Sitters Club, from Fear Street to Anne Frank. I loved them all. Every word, Every page, Every twist and turn, Every joke, Every heart breaking moment. Until I turned 18 and hung out with the wrong people books were my drug, my escape from reality. See I was the first pancake, the one you could mess up, because you had two more you could do it right with... so for most of my teenage years, books were my life. So when I thought about what I wanted to write about reviews were the obvious answer. So this is Me, I have a big mouth with no filter, I tell it how it is even when it sucks. I'll probably do Not just book reviews, but movie and music reviews as well seeing as they are my other two loves. So bare with me, most days I'll be writing from my kindle for since I an constantly on the go, so expect a few mistakes while i figure this out... Here goes nothing....

Amazon synopsis:

If Eden doesn’t kill you, the Park Service will.

In the post-apocalyptic future, a fifteen-year old boy stumbles on a paradise where the few remaining humans live on the run from deadly drones controlled by a mysterious Park Service. Now this boy must learn to survive in a world he never dreamed existed while searching for answers to why everything he was taught is a lie.

Now I first saw this book on an advertisement on Facebook. The ad proclaimed it was the next hunger games... I laughed at their lying... Sorta skimmed through it's amazon page and then forgot about it..until yesterday. Yesterday I found for $3.99 and thought what the bad could it be.

This is the first I've ever heard of Ryan Winfield, and having read some of the reviews for his book" Bixby bridge" and it must be pretty on to the nitty gritty.

I finished this book today disappointed and unwilling to buy the next book in the trilogy when it comes  out. The main character Aubrey is boring and very wishy washy. I found myself wanting more depth to the character he created. Jimmy “Aubrey's nomadic best friend" was supposed this young man who had lived like the early Native Americans all of his young life, yet he comes across as a overly sensitive school girl. I wanted adventure and heart break. Guts and Gore. Yet felt let down when the scenes, that could have been that and more, were written like you were reading it straight out of a text book. I wanted more than flashes of greatness... because there were flashes...but seldom and hard to find. At Times it seemed like it would never end...yet when it ended I felt like there should have been more. 

And so I leave you with an inspiring quote from a sometimes uninspiring book. "These aren't just books, they are windows into a mind“ (please excuse my paraphrasing)


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