Reviews written by Viviana Ortiz

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July 31, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Kids Fiction
Esperanza (Hope)

I read this book back when I was a freshman in High School, and really identified with Esperanza Ortega because like her I moved to a different country when I was 12 years old and had to adapt. Love the symbolism on this beautiful and captivating novel, and the...

July 31, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Outstanding Debut

The beautiful land serves its name right because it's just plain beautiful in a creepy kind of way but beautiful indeed. If you love The Passage you will definitely love this novel. Japanese-american nature-explorer, Tak, tries to make amends for the job he was hired to do by a powerful...

July 26, 2013 (Updated: July 29, 2013)
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Epic and Superb Sequel

The story of Alina continues on book two of the Grisha Trilogy where she would discover more about her power and the Darkling's. I absolutely love this book, Alina makes me mad sometimes but she is only doing what she can. The Darkling continues to amaze me. Oh...

July 24, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Unique

Shadow and Bone is the story about Alina Starkov and how her new discover power led to become train to be a Grisha and meet the mysterious Darkling. I just stepped into a dark, mysterious, and scary place and I loved every part of it. This book is...

July 19, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Different Vampire Novel

WARNING!!!!!MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.......MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS A ruthless vampire queen, Lenah Beaundonte longs to become human again after more than five centuries of enduring the suffering of being a vampire. Her (vampire magic bond, who turned her into a vampire) lover, Rhode, is willing to do just that....

July 18, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Mermaids

The story of a brave and sweet mermaid, Luce, who wants to change the ways of her fellow mermaids from death to peace. First of all, I love the cover is absolutely gorgeous. This is the last book on the Lost Voices trilogy. Even though I didn't read...

June 25, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Like it

This is the story of a the love of Henry, who involuntarily has to time travel between his past and future and the woman he love Clare. I really like time traveling books and The time traveler's wife wasn't a disappointment. The author keep moving forward the story even thou...

June 14, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
WOW

Miss Peregrine's Home for peculiar children is amazing with a lot of surprises and great and believable characters. The fact the in contains creepy and weird vintage photographs makes the story way better and makes you want to read it all as quickly as possible( which I Did). Warning Don't...

June 14, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Way better than the first

Laurel the main character gets more involved in the fairy world, Avalon,( when she discovers she is a fairy after blooming her wings which are petals) and Tamani, his love interest from the fairy land, but a the same time she is still with David, her boyfriend from the...

June 14, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Enjoy it but not love it

I really enjoy this book, it a great addiction to all the fae books out there. It moved a little slow for me but it's an unique take on fairy mythology.The books is sweet and some what funny. I like that Pike gave each character their moment in the story.The...

June 14, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Heartbreaking

A story of a child murder and rape narrated by the victim, Susie Salmon, a 14 year old girl, from her heaven. What a great book. Alice Seibold's writing got me hooked within the first pages.I love the way the author describes such an horrifying story without being overwrought. A...

June 12, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
One of the best paranormal books

One the best paranormal story I have read so far. I even wanted to call on sick at work so I didn't have to put the book down. I loved both books of the Spirit Walk series. Walk of the spirits at the beginning give me the sensation I...

June 12, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Inspiring

One book the can be read by any age, and love it. It make me cried the first time I read it. It is amazingly written to make you want to be friends with Stargirl and live in the story. Read it in one sitting and then read it again,...

June 11, 2013
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
The Host (host #1)

A don't want to stop reading book about love, not only love as a couple, but love for the family and the human race. It makes you really think what are the truest valuable things in life. So highly recommended for those who like to discover what makes us human...

June 11, 2013
Overall rating
 
4.7
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beautiful

A heartbreaking and sad but beautiful story about a girl kidnapped by her meth-addicted mother when she was only four years old that will make you think what true love can do to save the people we love. Carey and her mother live in a broken broken-down camper in the...

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