Drought, by Pam Bachorz is a book I got with my teacher bonus points from Scholastic Books!
I was sucked into this book and couldn't put it down. Not especially because it was so great, but because I kept waiting for something to happen. It kept me hanging...tempting me and then I didn't feel it really delivered. It had an interesting story line of a group of people in a type of cult that were hidden in the woods collecting cups of supposedly "Magic" water. They had lived for 200 years in the woods and were waiting for their savior to come and save them. It reminded me of the Holocost in the sense that they were submissive and waiting for someone else to save them instead of saving themselves...but I was unclear on why they lived for so long and why they were living in the past and it was present times. So I guess I have to say I liked it but felt it could have been developed more.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Spring has sprung, well at least it is suppose to have. We have snow flurries coming and going but I refuse to let winter coem back. Which in my world means...it's time to hit the gym. (Which is code for an hour of uninterupted reading time, Yippee! Yahoo!) But don't tell, everyone just thinks I like to run. :) So in the past two weeks I have been able to finish two books. The first I gave a try because I was working with some revisions on my own book with Nobel Publishing. Nobel is an e-reader publisher and does some adult titles but also has some YA. So to see what they were all about I put a book on my Kindle. Amongst the Ruins, by Saewood Tice was my choice. Now the premise of this is right along the lines of a few other books I've read, world as we know it has come to an end and there are Zombie type people that are the bad guys. People have grouped themselves into tribes that specialize in different war skills. The main character is Shilo a young girl who is protected by her family due to her being fair in a world of brunettes. I actually really liked this story. It moved along well and in a world where woman are looked at as simply a means to have babies, it was fun to read about a strong main character. This publisher tends towards the more steamy of romance, but i didn't find it inappropriate. The only complaint I have is that the editing was not as sharp as I thought it could have been, especially as the book progressed.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Just finished Lone Survivor last night and have to say I can't get the story out of my mind. To the pt. where I have googled the members of the SEAL team just to get more information. I can not be more in awe of the Special Forces and feel I have not really understood the war we are in. Definitly recommend this book. Now the trouble is what to read next?