Reviews written by Louise Cosgrave

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Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Beautiful

Absolutely brilliant! With Death as the narrator, this book takes you through a few years in the life of a girl living through the second world war. Although world war books tend to be the same, this gives it a different angle. The fact that they talk about books a...

Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

An instant classic

A brilliant and different book. The story of a girl who goes to England from America just before a fictional war after (I assume) 9/11 and what happens to her and her cousins. A great dystopian book that is already a classic.

Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

A great book for boys

I got this book in bookclub and I should probably read it at some point anyway... This was fun. Not as good as everyone said, but it kept me gripped. Good fun and definitely recommended for boys.

Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

A must read

I really loved this book! I am promptly going out to buy my own copy. It deals with such terrible things in such a beautiful way. Highly recommended.

Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

fun, but not worth the hype

I succumbed... and loved it! Who would have guessed? Mae was right, the writing isn't brilliant, and it is full of teenage-angst, but i couldn't put it down... A fun read, but not worth the hype

Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Too much of the same

The only reason I keep reading this series is because I can asily read it on my phone. This one wasn't great, but at least I was reading.

Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

A bit far fetched

A lot of fun, but more of the same. I liked it and it kept me reading. so that's great. A little bit far-fetched though... I will keep reading about Alex's adventures when I don't have something to read (or I want something easy), but it's...

Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Fast-paced

I enjoyed this second installment (again on my iPhone Kindle app). It took me a few hours and I really enjoyed the fast-paced adventure. Bring on the next one!

Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Captivating

Alex's adventures remind me of the Hardy Boys and how I felt when I read them for the first time as a teenager. Sure, it's not great literature, but it's fun, easy and captivating. I will definitely read the rest of them. It was also the...

Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

Quick, fun, hard to put down

This kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole 4 hours it took me to read it... I enjoyed it more than the first two. It is the perfect book for my current insane life.

Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

A fun read

I must say, this was a big imporvement from Eagle Strike. I really didn't know what was going to happen and it was fun!

Young Adult Fiction
Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Brilliant series

I loved this book! So clever, fun and engaging. Skulduggery is a brilliant and original protagonist. I can't recommend the rest of the series highly enough.

Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

Absorbing

I really enjoyed this book for what it was. It kept me up till late, I finished it in one day and it was exactly right. It is a kids' book though and I would have been obsessed with it and gotten lost in it at 10, but now I...

Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Worth the hype - thankfully read it before

he series consumed me. I couldn't put the books down, I hardly slept and when I did, I had nightmwres that I was in the hunger games myself. The long term effect of war and political games on children is so devastating that it made this fictional post-apocalyptical world completely...

Louise CosgraveLouise Cosgrave   February 20, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Brilliant YA

The review I wrote for book one is true for this book as well. It consumed me and was incredible. I couldn't put it down. I love how the political is entertwined in the series.

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