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Sorry I haven’t posted my other book reviews yet. I’ve been working on my manuscripts. I’m only a few chapters away from finishing one and I’m really excited. Wish me luck!

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Review: The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore

The Fall of Five is the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?

John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.

But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.

The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.

And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.

The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.

Lorien will rise again.

From: http://iamnumberfourfans.com/3495/the-fall-of-five-official-description/

It was actually one of the rare moments where I felt absolutely enraged with a character in a book, the others in the past being Voldemort and Umbridge from Harry Potter. For those of you who have read The Fall of Five, I hope you have the same sentiment. I felt every bit of betrayal, hurt, and anguish. From the title itself, the book doesn’t hold a happy ending. If it said “The Fall of the Mogadorians”, then it would obviously be a happy one.

The sense of betrayal in the story was set halfway through, but as a reader, I tried my best to deny it and hope for the best. Finding out that my hunches were right got me all the more upset. Well, I like how the book actually made me feel these things, like living through the story. The only problem I had with the book and the series is the change in voices. The font styles change with the voice, but sometimes its hard to decipher which of the Lorien or Sam is the one narrating. There were also a time or two where I couldn’t picture the situation as well as the rest of the book, but it could be understood since it’s in the first person point of view and we don’t really get the full view of things. (I wrote my first manuscript in the first person view and I did my best to keep the blurred moments to a minimum.)

All in all, I absolutely love this book and the series. I can’t wait for the next book. I know this one just came out, but is there any news yet on the title and release date?

The next book reviews will follow this week.

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A Solution to Writer’s Block! (Think Again?)

Read books! Right? Well, not really… for me anyway.

In the span of about a week, I read 5 books, The Infernal Devices Trilogy, I Am Number Four: The Secret Histories, and The Fall of Five. I admit I’m a very fast reader, but that’s not the focus of my post. I haven’t been able to write anything for my projects in more than a month, which is also why I’ve been neglecting my blog (shame on me). Well, after a month of sulking and staring at my unfinished projects, I decided to purge myself with a shopping spree of books. My mom was halfway to livid, but she decided to let me be (yay me!).

It did not really get rid of my writer’s block. It might just end up in an adapted form of the books I just read, which is very bad  form in my opinion. It did, however, get my drive back on track. Reading these 5 books put me back in the frame of mind that I do want to get my ideas out into the published world.

The book reviews will follow, I promise!

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Just a quick note:

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, so do your part to prevent suicide from happening. Be a friend and you might just be able to save a life. Who knows, maybe that life will be the reason the world becomes a better place.

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