Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March books read

Seventh Son: The Tales of Alvin Maker Book 1
Card - 241
Red Prophet: The Tales of Alvin Maker Book 2
Card - 311
Prentice Alvin:
The Tales of Alvin Maker Book 3
Card - 342
Alvin Journeyman:
The Tales of Alvin Maker Book 4
Card - 400
The Tales of Alvin Maker Book 5
Card - 336
The Crystal City: A Tale of Alvin Maker
Card - 340
I really enjoyed this series of Books. They were very well written as Card is known to do, and the story was great as well. The first book took a little bit to get into as the books is written in many parts as the people speak, but once you are used to it, it flows well. The second book focused more on another character than Alvin and left me wanting more Alvin, but was still pretty good. The rest of the books were very enjoyable.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Demigod Files (I really enjoyed this and I am looking forward to the new Percy Jackson book coming out in May)
Riordan - 151

Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret (I started this one last month and had to work hard to finish it this month. I just found the story to not be that engrossing, oh well...)
Skye - 245

Now I am not one who is big on fan fiction, I think most of it is written by overly hormonal girls and that they lack substance and skill. I was however led to a story that I feel is very well written and I have enjoyed the writers style and take on the characters. It is a Twilight fan fiction, but only in that the characters names and general persona are the same. The characters are all human and the story is about Bella overcoming a very difficult event in her childhood that has caused her to be unable to speak. As the book has not been published and is just being read online I used the word count (391,587) and the industry standard of 250 word per page to get the page count. The author writes the chapters with the guys as she feels that teenage guys speak and as such there is quite a bit of language at the beginning of the story. There are also some adult relations in the story. But if you are interested in reading the story, here is the link for it.

Breaking the Silence
Jersey - 1560

Page count for March: 3926
Total for 2009 thus far: 9002


Joy said...

I really don't know how you guys (you and Billie) find all this time to read that many books!! You guys are crazy maniac readers!!

Amberly said...

You are a reading machine!