Monday, January 28, 2013

Children of No One by Nicole Cushing

Children of No One by Nicole Cushing
[expected publication: March 26th 2013 by Darkfuse]
[49 pages]

This isn't really what I expected. I expected it to focus much more on the labyrinth and the children--instead we get some sort of short story about two crazy dudes trying to get the title of King Crazy. I don't know, it was just so meh. There was a lot of potential here, so much to see with the children and the maze. Despite my disappointment it IS well written. There's enough weird things going on to keep you on your toes.

The ending was pretty good as far as the endings go (I like the boy thinking himself as a prophet, etc). Its worth the read, being only 49 pages, but don't expect a whole lot here if you're in it for the creep factor or the maze.

2013 Challenges - To be updated!

1/4 books
Books 450 pages or more > Level: The Chubby Chunkster

0/10 books
Nonfiction, Non-Memoir > Level: Diploma

6/50 books
Library Books > Level: Just Insert the IV

5/18 books
Dystopia > Level: Revolutionary

13/75 books
ebooks > Level: Hard Drive

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

And All the Stars by Andrea Höst

And All the Stars by Andrea Höst
[Published September 30th, 2012 by Andrea Höst. 204 pages.] 

Review: It's so hard not to give this five stars for the ending alone, but in the middle there was a time in which I grew bored and felt myself not wanting to read it as much as I had in the beginning. Thus the four star rating. Once I got through that snag though, everything happened in brilliant quick succession and I don't regret it for a minute.

This is a breath of fresh air in a highly saturated genre. Höst twisted it and gave it a unique spin. It's worth the read, even if you're just sick of post-apocalyptic stories--here's one that takes place in the heat of it.

That last part of the book sucked me in so completely, I swear the last time I looked at the clock it was ten, and when I finally resurfaced, dazed, it was midnight. Thank you Andrea Höst, for a dazzling trip.