Sunday, May 29, 2011

Book Review: Redwall by Brian Jacques

Redwall by Brian Jacques
Four-star Rating
Redwall Abbey is a peaceful place of noble mice. Out of suddenness, a legendary rat called Cluny the Scrounge, evil as always, appears to invade Redwall and kill all the animals that are to stand against him. The mere news that Cluny is alive has already brought tremble on the animals living peacefully along with the rules of Redwall.

Matthias as a warrior of Redwall is afraid of no one. Though he knows that the only way to defeat Cluny and his army is to restore the lost sword of legendary hero of Redwall—Martin. Matthias will find a way to restore the sword even if it’ll cost his life just for the sake of protecting Redwall.

I did not really think I would come a point of reviewing another book for this month after I make a review for Playing Hurt. I did not even think I could finish this book by now. The only reason that hinders me from reading before was my stupid work.

Brian Jacques is quite good at giving equal parts for every character in this book. Every hero seems to be distinguishable through their own personalities and talents. And with giving equal parts, I think the problem was I find hard to accept Matthias as really the main hero of the book when some of the likable characters in this book had fought and turned out to be braver than him and yet the main dig of the story is Matthias as the main hero.

However, I liked this book because anyhow though there were some brutalities in this book; Jacques made this book to be readable by kids as well through effectively making different kinds of animals as different kinds of races in lieu of races of people or magical creatures.
This book has nevertheless a non-stop action that would really match up LOTR.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Book Review: Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler

Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler

Whoah! For almost as if a decade I have written again a review. I think I must thank Kai for letting me part of the Playing-Hurt Blog Tour because in the first place I could not have written this review if not only for the tour.
Chelsea Keyes used to live as a basketball superstar in Fair Grove High School but the world seems turned against her when an accident takes back what she got. Fortunately, her boyfriend Gabe is always there to comfort her despite of what happened. When Chelsea meets his trainer, Clint , would she still able to pay back what Gabe has given her even though little by little she’s cheating him?
I haven’t really read a lot of YA Contemporary and I’m currently not in the mood of reading a book. So to sum up those two, equals I didn’t really like the book. However, the books is an easy read one. Yes a plus point but I find it a little slow.  I didn’t find the two point of view of the main characters interesting. I once lost of it the first time I read it.
I’m in the process of jumping over my depression but reading this book as if halted my motion of overcoming it. This book arrived really in a bad timing. Though, I won’t say that I hate this a lot because honestly, if not only of the current situation I’m into, I could have given this book a four star.