Friday, February 1, 2013

Book Review: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

‘Have you ever walked across the country just to find someone in a photo?’

Reviewed by Dk nor amalia farahin binti pg shamsor bhari from 9x

Blurb: After a U.S Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck, winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have explanation for his good fortune. He sets out to a journey across the country to find her. But Logan is caught off guard by the strong affection he feels in Elizabeth, a divorced mother with her young son in North Carolina. He keeps the story of the photo and his luck as a secret that he thought no one will ever know. As both of them would embark upon a passionate love affair, Logan’s secret will soon threaten to tear them apart, destroying not only their love but also their lives.

Why I liked it: because it contains most of the romantic feelings that every girls wanted. It’s an unexpected journey of love.

Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Other books that you might like: The Best Of  Me

Friday, January 25, 2013

Book Review: Time Riders by Alex Scarrow


Imagine traveling back in time to protect the present...

Reviewed by Elena Endru from 9X

LIAM OP CONNOR should have died in at sea in 1912.
MADDY CARTER should have died on a plane in 2010.
SAL VIKRAM should have died in a fire in 2026.   
Yet moments before death someone mysteriously appeared and said , “Take my hand…..’  But Liam , Maddy and Sal aren’t rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists with only one purpose –to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past.

That’s why the TIMERIDERS exist to protect us.

To stop time travel from destroying  the world…… 

Why I like this book?
I like it because the characters are travel through time.

Rating out of five stars.
3 stars

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Confessions of Shopaholic

Book Review: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella


 Can you imagine what your life would be like if you were haunted by your great aunt’s ghost?

 Reviewed by Noja’ain Maizurah Jaini of 9X

Blurb: Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Perfectly normal twenty-something girl just don’t get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara’s Great Aunt Sadie – in the form of a bold, demanding, Charleston-dancing girl – has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can’t rest without.

Lara’s got enough problems of her own. Her startup company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she’s just been dumped by the love of her life.
But as Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous, and their treasure hunt turns something intriguing and romantic. Could Sadie’s ghost be the answer to Lara’s problem – and can two girls from different times end up learning something special from each other.

Why I like it: I love the adventure of finding the missing, adorable necklace made by the two of them. The book is appropriate for young adults, adults and elderly.

Rating out of five: 3.4/5

Other book that you might like: If I were You & Time Riders.

Book Review: Ramses by Christian Jacq

An exciting journey

Whenever the grandeur of Ancient Egypt is evoked, there is one name which comes immediately to mind – Ramses the second, the pharaoh who reigned for more than sixty years.

Here, he is still only fourteen years old. His father, Seti, is worshipped by his people and has made his empire the most powerful in the world. But who will be his successor? Should it be his eldest son, Shanaar, a calculating schemer; or Ramses, still passionate and impetuous?  Unbeknowst to Ramses, Seti sets about teaching him his supreme duty. But will Ramses escape the machinations of his brother? And how will he choose between Iset the Fair and the mysterious Nefertari?

Why I liked it:
It tells the story of how Ramses became king, why he became king and what he had to go through to have his name in history books.

Rating out of 5 stars: 4.5

Other books that you might enjoy: CHE (Che Guevara)

Book Review: At First Bite by Ruth Ames

Reviewed by: Cheryl Tew Siew Ruin YR9S1

Find out what it is like to be teenage vampire.

Ever since she became a full-fledged vampire, things haven’t been east for twelve years old Ashlee Lambert. After moving from New York City to sunny Los Angeles, She’s excited to make a fresh new start.

But Ashlee never counted on a clique of popular mean girls or awful sunburns. Keeping her secret is suddenly than ever. And when something-or someone -  starts attacking people at her school, Ashlee realizes she’s not the only vampire in town. It’s up to Ashlee to figure out who’s behind the attacks before her cover is blown forever !!

Why you like it : cause it is about vampire

Rating out of five : 2 ½

Other book you might enjoy : This Totally Bites !