Jul 21, 2013

The End Games by T. Michael Martin


The End Games, T. Michael Martin’s stunning debut novel, both horrific and profound, takes place in rural West Virginia after a zombie apocalypse.

Seventeen-year-old Michael and his baby brother, five-year-old Patrick, have managed to stay alive by following the Instructions of a mysterious Games Master. They spend their nights fighting the Bellows, grotesque, flesh-eating creatures.

But the brothers may not survive much longer. The Bellows are evolving. And the others in The Game don’t always follow the rules.

The thrilling plot twists and intense action scenes are combined with insights into human nature and environmental devastation, creating a fresh and unforgettable novel.


I usually don't like zombie stories. I just don't get what's so scary about creepy crawly dead people. I read this book however because all the blogs I follow were saying it's a really good book. I took them to their word and read it.


I don't really mind the zombies because that's not really what I focused on. What I focused on was the relationship between the older and younger brothers. Their love for each other is so astounding that it's almost heartbreaking. I just didn't know how the book would end.

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So in the beginning is where they tell about why it's called the end games. The book description was kind of a hoax if you ask me. They explain at the start that Michael is just making the apocalypse a game for his little brother so that his little brother doesn't freak out and hide inside himself. Which is really sweet. I don't know why they just say that on the description, they tell you early enough anyways.

Jul 18, 2013

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick


Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?


I liked this book. I didn't exactly love it but I liked it. I loved the way they ended things. For a while there they made me think that Nora was going to lose everything and that was it, the end. There is a couple things that I didn't really care for though. One, I didn't like the fact that Vee, even though they amended this problem at the end, kept losing the ones she loved. I mean what the hell. If I was Vee I'd be seriously pissed at Nora, but that's me, and I'm not Vee. Second, there was one thing they said at the end that really pissed me off. It was something about someone's funeral and they were talking about how there was hardly anybody there and they were happy about it.... I'm sorry but nobody, no matter how awful they are, deserves to be that ill thought of that no one goes to their funeral....I mean...that's just harsh. Other than those things.....The book was well written.

Jul 8, 2013

Hush Hush Becca Fitzpatrick

Just finished Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I've read it so many times that I don't feel like re-doing an analysis for it, but when I finish the last/new one I will. SO.....yeah. Just wanted to tell you all that some critics were coming soon.