A Book That Shocks your imagination: Michael Vey- The Prisoner of Cell 25

Before I start with the review of this book, I’d like to thank all those who voted for the girls soccer team! Thanks to you we came in first place for the Ruden Report Team of the Week!

About the book:

Michael Vey is a 14 year old high schooler with unique abilities. Ever since he can remember he has had electric powers. It was lonely for him, because he though he was the one with these special abilities. He was wrong.

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He meets Taylor a cheerleader who has the ability to read minds, and together, with Michael’s best friend Ostin, who happens to be a genius, they set off to learn more about  these strange abilities. On the way, Michael’s mom gets kidnapped by a corporation controlled by a dangerously powerful man, who want to posses the electric children to eventually achieve world domination. Michael will have to rely on his friends, his powers and his wits if he want himself and his friends to survive this new and frightening world.

 

My thoughts

This is a truly electrifying tale that hooks readers the moment it begins. The characters are all well developed and you really care for them and you really dislike the people they are up against. The powers are all very interesting, and with the addition of Ostin, you can always gain new interesting facts about electricity, countries, or anything else he is thinking about at the time. If you enjoy reading books with danger, humor, likable characters with admirable qualities, a huge mess of emotions and less than favorable odds to survive, then this is the book for you. Because I had to wait so long between the time I read the books(due to the books not yet being published), there were times when I was between reading books 4 and 5, and 5 and 6 where I was almost going to stop reading, but if you stick with it, it will be worth your while.

Some of the books also leave off on cliffhangers, so if you don’t like waiting between cliffhangers and the next installment, I would recommend reading the books closer to when the next one comes out because these books favor them

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The series is going to be seven books, and the seventh and final book will be available next fall.

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Wattpad and Werewolves

Although I love the feel of coarse paper between my fingers as I go through a paper book, I also love digital books, more specifically, Wattpad books. Never heard of Wattpad? Wattpad is a free website and app, that lets people write or read books online. These books can be fanfiction, short stories, or novels that aspiring authors hope to one day get published.

These books have covers that the author uploads onto the site, and you can follow your favorite authors and see what they read and write. You can also comment and have conversations with people that like the same books, series, celebrities, music, and more. The books on Wattpad are usually published chapter by chapter, write after the author writes. One of the only downsides is that most of the works are not edited, so many grammatical mistakes can be found.

Wattpad gives people the opportunity to share their imagination with others around them who have the same interests. Saying this I feel like Katrina Meyer had the right idea when she said,

“A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to faraway places without ever moving from your chair”.

 

One of my favorite ongoing stories is Unconditionally- The Beginning of Revelation, by mAy_justimagine. This is a supernatural story that mainly focuses on werewolves, but it does have some characters of other races. The characters in this book are all very likeable, and I fell in love with them very quickly. The story is a little slow in the beginning, but things start escalating very quickly. There are a lot of characters, and if you get easily confused telling the difference between characters, then this is not the book for you, but if you can handle multiple characters, being introduced at the same time then you will be fine.

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The author updates once every week, and the chapters are all really long. There are stories on Wattpad that appeal to all types of people, and many of them are really fun to read. It also displays many different writing styles that you can then go on to use yourself.

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Appreciation and Thanks To All Authors

I am going to go a little off topic here.

I love to read, and I would love to write a story, so I sat down, thought about what I wanted to write, and then I began. I like to think about the end results, and how characters react to then, but for the life of me, I could not come up with any dialogue. Why is it that when you read, you can perfectly imagine two different people having a conversation. But, writing dialogue between two people is so much harder. Not only is this hard, but it is also so hard to find a way to get to the end that you want to occur. Never mind plot twists, and character development, I can’t even get one solid plot down at a time.

Therefore, I would like to throw a quick shout out and thank you to all authors! Without you, us non-writers would have nowhere to go when we want to escape our lives, and no friends to turn to when all seems lost.

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Going back on topic:

My book arrived a week ago! I haven’t had much of a chance to read it, what with school, homework, soccer practice and soccer games, so I am only around 70 pages in. What I have read I like so far, but I feel like it has a different feel to it than the other books. In a way it feels lighter and less melancholy.

The first book in the series is called The Throne of Glass. The Throne of Glass is a story about an assassin named Celaena Sardothein, the most feared assassin in all of Adarlan, who is living in the slave, salt mines of Endovier. One day, she is is taken from the mines, and is brought to the Glass castle in Adarlan. There she stands before a Prince with a proposition. He tells her that his father is running a competition of sorts where assassins, thieves, murderers and soldiers all compete to become the kings champion. She is told that if she wins this competition, she will work for the king for 5 years and then she will be set free. As the competition progresses, the competitors start gruesomely dying one by one, and Celaena must stop an ancient wicked creature before it kills them all.

Sarah J. Maas uses stunning and lethal characters, exciting and dangerous creatures, and huge character development to ensnare her readers. Once you start this series, it will be hard to stop. In the future books there will be a few less exciting chapters, but if you bare through them, you are in for an enchanted read. This book is not recommended for anyone under the age of 13

Rating(1-5 bookworms, 1 being awful, 5 being one of the best books that you will ever read)

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Can’t wait!

Image result for empire of stormsTwo days ago the fifth (and I assume the final) book in The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas came out. The wifi in my house is awful so I wasn’t able to order it immediately, but later that night I did(along with another book). Barnes and Noble says that it should get here by Monday the  12. After I read it I will post a review.

I also started The Siren by Kiera Cass, an author who wrote a favorite series of mine, and lots of my friends, The Selection series. Her first series was a dystopian, that also had a theme like the tv show, “The Bachelor”, except in this case, the women all fight over the prince of their land, and the ability to move up the social latter. It is in the point of view of America Singer, a girl towards the lower end of the latter. Unlike most girls, for America, being in the Selection is not something that she desires. To please her mother and friend, America signs up for the Selection, sure that she will not be picked. Against all odds- she is. The story follows America’s journey through the glittering lights and flowing dresses of the Selection.

Cass’ new series however is a much different story that is based on the paranormal lore of sirens. At first I was hesitant to read a book so dissimilar to what I am used to reading(I mean the “siren” part. I read paranormal books all the time.), but I liked the other series she wrote so much that I decided to give it a try.

I have read around 50 pages, and I like most of the characters. I will go more into it once I finish it.

Going back to the topic of Empire of Storms, I always feel so disappointed whenever I finish a book series. Disappointed, not wary. The last time I was wary of finishing a book, it was the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Most of you should know how that ended. Enough said.

 

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I am so excited to be doing this blog! I love reading and I love discussing books. I am also looking for book recommendations(although my reading list is already at least 10 books long. Have any book/manga/online book, that you just have to share with someone? I’m you’re girl! I love reading comments, so don’t be shy!(unless you’re a shy person, and then I totally understand).

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