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April 10, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Loved it the second time around...

Honestly, I didn’t like this book so much the first time I read it. I was completely unsympathetic toward Gen, who loses something pretty significant in the beginning, and I hated how much he sulked and didn’t act like the dangerous thief he is. In fact, I almost completely gave...

April 07, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Not at all impressed...

I found this book to be a big block of high school drama, which was really rather disappointing, since there are ALIENS in this book! With cool powers! The authors (because, yes, it is written by two people who are using Pittacus Lore as their pen name) could go in...

April 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Much better than I expected

I wasn't planning on reading this book, at first, since it sounded a bit boring to me, but I'm glad I picked it up. It was a fun, quick read, always with a plot that's moving forward rather than being pointless or stagnant. While I did enjoy...

March 24, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Possibly my favorite book ever?

I don’t even know where to begin. This book is a cross of everything I look for in a book: beautifully written, characters that are so easy to care about, messages and themes that melted my heart, a plot with hope intertwined in desolation. It was all just so gorgeous....

March 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Much better than I expected

If you'll note the rating I gave to Cashore's other book, Graceling, you'll notice that there is a huge difference between that rating and this rating, because I found this book so much more compelling and beautiful and well-written. After Fire, I went back to read Graceling, wondering what I...

March 04, 2012 (Updated: March 04, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Stunning, intense, emotional...just everything

Put simply: I love this book. I stayed up way too early in to the morning to finish it, I reread it obsessively for the entire summer, I recommended it to all my friends, and I have been dying to get my hands on the sequel. That...

March 02, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
I was hoping for so much more

Doesn't the plot sound absolutely kick-ass? Yeah, I agree. Unfortunately, the plotline overall failed to meet my expectations. Let’s start with Katsa, though. Meet the protagonist: young, beautiful, powerful—and controlled by her cruel uncle, the king. The premise is just reaching to tug your heartstrings. And it...

March 01, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Not a bad idea

The very title of the book suggests all the themes and morals that the author wants you to take away from it; I mean, seriously, a book titled Uglies. That said, on to the review. The writing style was average. Nothing awful, but nothing quite outstanding either....

March 01, 2012 (Updated: April 07, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
One of His Best

If you have never read a book by John Green, I highly recommend reading this one first because it is by far his best one yet. Reading his other books first actually takes away from the story. Why? Because John Green is repetitive. You will find similar,...

February 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Awesome characters and awesome story

The book starts off with Gen, the book's protagonist, locked in a prison, berating himself for his stupidity in allowing himself to get, well locked up. Pretty straightforward. The king's magus comes to Gen with a proposal: steal something for me, and you get your freedom. You,...

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