Sunday, July 22, 2012

Time Riders

Yesterday I finished a fantastic book called Time Riders by Alex Scarrow. This book is in a series of six, and this is the first one.  OK here's the summary!

TimeRiders (TimeRiders, #1)

Three teenagers have cheated death.

Liam O'Connor should have died at sea when the Titanic sank in 1912.
Maddy Carter should have died in a plane crash in 2010.
Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026.

But moments before death, a mysterious man told them to take his hand-and they were whisked away to safety.
Now Liam, Maddy and Sal are working as TimeRiders for a top-secret agency with only one purpose: to stop time traveling from destroying the world.  Yes, it's possible to travel through time, and there are those from the future who will try to change the past for their own immoral gain.  The teens' first assignment pits them against Paul Kramer, a brilliant physicist from the future who plans to lead Nazi Germany to victory in World II- with apocalyptic consequences.  Can they save humanity and fulfill their destinies as keepers of time?

This book kept me in suspense the whole time, it was definitely what I'd call a page-turner.  It was fast paced and I loved all of the characters!  This is really hard to say but this book was 4.9999999999 stars, wasn't quite five but as close to five stars as you can get.  Very good book, I would recommend this to anyone, especially someone really into sci-fi!
My Rating Scale!

 A little more than four hearts on the rating scale!

Alyssa :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Radiant Darkness

Today I finished an amazing book called Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman.  At the end of the book it said  that this was the authors first novel which I couldn't believe at all since it was so good!  Anyway here's the summary:

              Persephone lives in the most gorgeous place in the world.  But her mother, the goddess of fertility, grain and agriculture, named Demeter, is as overprotective as she is powerful.  Paradise has become a trap to Persephone, she feels as if her mother is controlling her every move and won't let her grow up and become a women.  
Just when Persephone feels there's no chance of escaping the life that's been planned for her, a mysterious stranger arrives.  A stranger who promises something more-something dangerous and exciting-something that spurs Persephone to make a daring and possibly deadly choice.  A choice that could destroy all she's come to love, even the earth itself.  In a mysterious land where a singing river can make you forget your name, Persephone is forced to discover who-and what- she really is.

This book really hit the spot for me.  It kept me turning pages constantly.  I also have to note the amazing descriptions the author used.  It was so beautiful and made me feel like I was really there with Persephone!  If you know much about Greek Gods you may know the story of Persephone and who she was captured by, but in this story, the tale has a great twist that I really came to enjoy and love.  I would definitely recommend this book!

This book:  Four hearts on the rating scale!       My Rating Scale!

-Alyssa :)