Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Catching up with 2 Book Reviews! (8-24-2011)

The Compound                                           
by S. A. Bodeen

When the United States is under nuclear attack the Yanakakisi family thinks they are lucky to have the Compound. Eli, Lexie, and Terese, along with their parents all make it into the underground shelter. Eddy, Eli’s twin, and their grandmother aren’t so lucky. It is six years later; Eli is now fifteen and still misses his twin. Things in the Compound have started to go wrong. The livestock has all died, the hydroponic lights are flickering, and supplies are dwindling all around, but Eli’s father thought of everything, he has a stockpile of Supplements to feed his family with, should the food run out. Bits of the truth of their situation begin to seep in when Eli discovers his twin’s never-used laptop and a mystifying internet connection near his father’s office. Eli successfully gets online and a curious series of events makes this a must-read book. The book undergoes a transformation from science fiction to a horrific psychological survival story in just a few pages.
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This book actually kept me almost glued to it, I couldn't get enough and when it was over I wanted more. I wish there was a second book. I would like to know about their lives after the compound... I know the book tell us a bit but I wanted more!
Elixir (2010)

Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea's father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea's photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful man—a man she has never seen before. When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father's disappearance, and they discover the centuries old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together they race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their lives—and their futures.
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I was actually dispointed in this book, the soulmate thing was fine but there was no 'real' tension between the three or even clea and sage. I felt the story had a great plot but was missing alot. I wanted a real love triangle a fight between the boys would be nice I mean they both love her but there was almost nothing emotional between the soulmates! I don't know if I want to read the sequel!




1 comment:

  1. Totally agree with you on Elixir. I am torn on if I want to even bother with the second book.

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