Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Have you ever read a book and wondered why the main character bothers you but you can't figure out why? I just finished reading Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Don't get me wrong I loved this book. It was incredibly well written and made me want to go to Paris. But there was just something wrong with Anna. I don't know what it was. I mean she broke out of her shell and became a stronger person. She met friends and decided that maybe her dad wasn't so bad. I liked that, but there was just something about this book that made me go hmmmm. I thought for sure it would be a book that I would study. And you all know you do it. You find a book that is so well written you make it your bible. You highlight paragraphs and using sticky notes to mark pages that you want to emulate. Has anyone else read this book? What did you think? I'm I the only one that feels this way, therefore there is something wrong with me. I don't know.
Monday, August 8, 2011
If you are looking for a fun, quick read then look no further. The Key to Kilenya is a fast paced fantasy young adult coming of age book. Wow, that was a mouth full. I found this book hard to put down and can't wait for the second book to come out. So now I'm going to tell you a little about it.
Alright here I go. Jacob is a fourteen year old boy who has powers that he doesn't know about. When he is chased into another world, he finds that even he has the strength and the ability to do what it takes to get the Key of Kilenya back from the evil hands that have stolen it.
I really like Jacob. Granted he can be a little pig headed at times, but what fourteen year old isn't. Being the youngest of nine, I always compare myself to my older sisters. They're more beautiful, talented, etc. Jacob has an older brother, Matt, who can do everything better than him. I think at times we all feel this way. My respect for Jacob increased as he found his own strengths and began using them.
This is a great book for all ages. Author Andrea Pearson has done a fantastic job of creating a world unlike any other.
If you would like to learn more about Kilenya and it's author go here.
To purchase an ebook or hard copy go here.