Monday, January 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

The next Max Ride book ! I still love this series but I couldn't get into his other YA books (witch and wizard, and Daniel x)

what are you reading mondays

I am currently reading Hexbound (Dark Elite 2) by Chloe Neill
I just finished The Candidates (Delcroix Academy 1) by Inara Scott

I am also reading the Greek Play Medea for my acting class and I'm almost done

The Magnificent 12 The Call by Michael Grant

Until the 3,000-year-old man appeared in the boys' room, middle-schooler Mack MacAvoy had resigned himself to leading a middling, unexceptional life. That was before the ancient bathroom crasher identified Mack as one of The Magnificent Twelve, a group of talented12-year-olds who have been empowered the save the world. Before they can do that, however, Mack must track down these other special children and prepare to do battle. Action, magic, and laughs.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Katherine Tegen Books

I read this because I love Michael Grant's Gone series but it was very middle grade. I like some mg books but with The Call the plot was very basic. The characters were just all right but the writing was still really good. I did like that the perspective switch between the protagonist set in todays world and set in a fantasy world. There wasn't any real character development.  It was funny at times but not as funny as the reviews says for me. It was a fun simple read and I may continue the series to see how it continues and because I really love Michael Grant.

5/10 stars

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

I really enjoyed this book.  Tamsin is a great character. I loved Gabriel but some of her family annoyed me, they acted weird toward Tamsin because she is different from them.  I really like the time traveling aspect of the story. The plot flows very well. Since there is only one sequel, you get a lot of answers in this book and it's not just a set up. The romance aspect was a minor part of the story which I like. It was part of the story and not too over the top.  I loved her writing style.