Sunday, April 1, 2012

Month in Review: March 2012

Hi guys! Happy April 1st/April Fools Day >:) Sorry for the lack of posts this month :( I have been very busy with schoolwork and there just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything. Anyways, I'm going to start doing month in reviews which I will showcase everything I read and did during that month! The books you see in each wrap up, you can expect to see reviews in the near future.

This month I only read three books! I know, not a good month for books... I expect to read much more in April. Here are the books I read this month:

Title: Atonement
Author: Ian McEwan
Release Date: March 12th 2002
Date Finished Reading: March 11th 2012
Rating: ♥♥♥[5]
We meet thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis in the summer of 1935, as she attempts to stage a production of her new drama "The Trials of Arabella" to welcome home her older, idolized brother Leon. But she soon discovers that her cousins, the glamorous Lola and the twin boys Jackson and Pierrot, aren't up to the task, and directorial ambitions are abandoned as more interesting prospects of preoccupation come onto the scene. The charlady's son, Robbie Turner, appears to be forcing Briony's sister Cecilia to strip in the fountain and sends her obscene letters; Leon has brought home a dim chocolate magnate keen for a war to promote his new "Army Ammo" chocolate bar; and upstairs, Briony's migraine-stricken mother Emily keeps tabs on the house from her bed. Soon, secrets emerge that change the lives of everyone present....

Release Date: September 1st 1986
Date Finished Reading: March 12th 2012
Rating: ♥♥♥ [4]
"We are at Shine, on the first day, " says Pattie, when, as the youngest member of the group, she is given the honor of naming the new settlement. Refugees from the dying planet Earth, they, along with other ships, have been sent into space in the hope that some of them will survive to continue the human race. But the success of Shine remains doubtful as crops fail and provisions brought from Earth dwindle. Even the excitement surrounding the hatching of the giant moth people from the "boulders" in Boulder Valley doesn't make the group forget the hopelessness of the situation. It isn't until Pattie and her sister Sarah make an important discovery that survival becomes a certainty.

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)Title: The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)
Author: Rick Riordan
Release Date: April 1st 2006
Date Finished Reading: March 30th 2012
Rating: ♥♥♥ [3]
After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson is finding his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any normal friends. But things don't stay quiet for long.

Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia. Only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name: The Bermuda Triangle.

Together with his friends, Percy must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family, one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.
Stay tuned for these reviews! 


1 comment:

  1. I loooooovvveeee the Percy Jackson series. :D It's one of my favorites of all time. Can't wait to see what you thought about it!