Starclimber by Kenneth Opel

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Synopsis

Pilot-in-training Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries, expert on high-altitude life-forms, are invited aboard the Starclimber, a vessel that literally climbs its way into the cosmos. Before they even set foot aboard the ship, catastrophe strikes:

Kate announces she is engaged—and not to Matt.

Despite this bombshell, Matt and Kate embark on their journey into space, but soon the ship is surrounded by strange and unsettling life-forms, and the crew is forced to combat devastating mechanical failure. For Matt, Kate, and the entire crew of the Starclimber, what began as an exciting race to the stars has now turned into a battle to save their lives.

Teal Review

This book is written in an old style language, almost like it is from the 50s. Which I believe, after some research, that it is supposed to be set in the time period. I enjoyed that aspect of the writing style, because it was different then what I usually read; however, I also had a hard time with this style because all of the equipment and technology in the book seems to be very advanced for it being set in the 50s.

I enjoyed Matt and Kate’s characters-though Matt is too good for Kate and she treats him like crap!-I still enjoyed them as individuals. This was my first Kenneth Opel book and I found out about half way through the book that this is part of a trilogy! I did NOT know that and probably wouldn’t have read the others in the series…you can read just THIS book in the trilogy without feeling lost or like you are missing some of the information.

I am not sure that I will pick up another Opel book…but this one wasn’t bad!

Happy Reading!

xoxoSarah

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Impossible by Nancy Werlin

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Synopsis

Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that she is the latest recipient of a generations old family curse that requires her to complete three seemingly impossible tasks or risk falling into madness and passing on that curse to the next generation.

Teal Review

When I first picked up this book it was because of the cover (yes 🙂 I am one of those people that judges a book by its cover!) After reading the back of it I thought the idea of a family curse was interesting; until I started reading the book and figured out what the family curse was…it’s weird. I wouldn’t say that this was a book I absolutely hated but I probably wouldn’t read it again. It jumps around and the three tasks that Lucy has to get through are strange and don’t really have any connection! I don’t think I would recommend this to a friend.

The Last Star by Rick Yancey

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Synopsis

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.
But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

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I really didn’t care for this book at all. It was a struggle to get through, however, my NEED to finish this serious won the battle and I stuck through it. While the first one was good and the second one was OK, this one was just really boring and bland until about the last 30 pages. Even though I wasn’t really invested in the story or the characters I CRIED LIKE A BABY after reading Marble Falls. The ending was really though closest reason I gave it three stars instead of two!

 Happy Reading!
xoxoSarah

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

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Synopsis

When a mysterious young women named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of South-port, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past.

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This was my first Nicholas Sparks book and I loved it! It is so sweet and it is such a great romance novel. I LOVED the characters!! I did see the movie first and I think that the actors chosen for the movie where spot on with the description of the characters in the book. I have added many more Nicholas Sparks books to my reading list and I can’t wait to start those! I would recommend this book to a friend and a sibling, my mother and my grandmother, I think it’s just a really good read! It’s heart warming!

Happy Reading!

xoxoSarah