Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Gregor the Overlander

Gregor the Overlander
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this. It is definitely targeted at a younger audience than Collins' Hunger Games, but it is still worth reading if you like this sort of thing. Collins does a great job of getting inside the head of young adults. She doesn't over-simplify them. She avoids the whininess of some other authors in the young adult genre. She also creates an unique and interesting world in the Underland. We learn a lot about it, but she leaves a lot there to be explored in later books.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Review: The Kill Artist

The Kill Artist
The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great thriller with lots of action and interesting twists. The added element of the Israeli-Arab conflict makes it stand out from the standard issue spy thriller. I am definitely going to read more in this series. That said, I was not crazy about the ending, and there were minor aspects of the plot that didn't quite work for me.

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