I’ve been looking over at my bookcase for novels to review. Basically, I found a bunch I have loved over the past six months, but none I really wanted to write a review for. So, this is me not writing a review, while writing a review. Confused yet?
GLADIATRIX by Russel Whitfield
I enjoyed it, I really did. I found it on a shelf in a goodwill store, and so I took it home, because it looked lonely. And the cover spiked my interest. . . Turns out, it was an interesting read. Lysandra, a Spartan Priestess, is taken captive when the ship she was sailing on wrecked. She is forced to fight in the arena with other woman, as a stage show before the male Gladiators do their part. She quickly climbs, never losing a fight. To lose a fight, meant death. In this novel, Russel Whitfield does an excellent job with his details, though, I don’t recommend this book to anyone under the age of seventeen. Contains mature content.
EON by Alison Goodman
For the lovers of fantasy, “dragon” fiction- Eon is the book for you. Not only does it contain stunning plot twists, but the writing is superb and you can connect easily with the main character. Eon is a boy who is training to be a dragoneye. A dragon eye holds the power of one of the twelve dragons in the Chinese calendar. Rat, Pig, Ox, Tiger, you get the idea. For each animal, is a dragon. The Rat Dragon, etc. And ever more powerful, the elusive Mirror Dragon, which hadn’t been seen in over five hundred years. This book was great, I could hardly put it down. I remember staying up to an ungodly hour just to finish it, and on a school night. I regretted it the next day during English, believe me.
THE SELECTION by Keira Cass
The Selection is for fans of fairytale weddings, and princes. Well, not exactly. Placed after America has gone under as a County, society is ruled by a monarchy. They strictly follow the caste system, and whatever number you are is what you do. You have to be able to buy your number, or get born into it. FOr America Singer, she was born a five. And naturally, she can only do the work that fives do. When the ruling family’s son is reached mature age, he can finally seek a bride. To do this, they take a girl out of each county at “random”, and have them try and win the prince’s heart at their stay in the palace. What happens?
Even I don’t know They cut the book off, stating that it is BOOK ONE. I’m not happy about that, I wanted to see what happens, I still do. I’m very anxiously waiting until the second one comes out, but I don’t think it’ll be any time soon. Hopefully, by next year.
Until next time,