Mostly Reviews

The Maze Runner by James Dashner July 23, 2011

Filed under: Book-Reviews — Veronica Morfi @ 17:56
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

When Thomas wakes up inside an elevator, the only thing he can remeber is his name. Every other memory is deleted.

But he is not the only one. When the doors of the elevater open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by other boys who welcome him to the Glade. The Glade is an enclosed structure with a jail, a graveyard, a slaughterhouse, living quarters, and gardens. And no way out.

Just like Thomas, no one knows how they ended up there or why. The only thing they know is that every morning the walls around the Glade open and kids -Runners- try to find the way out of the Maze. Every night the walls close again. Every 30 days a new boy is send to them.

The arrival of Thomas was expected, but the next day another kid arrives and this one is a girl. Even a bigger surprise is the message she has to deliver.

Maybe Thomas is more important than he could imagine. If only he could unlock the secrets burried in his head and solve the mystery of the Maze.

The story never gets boring, there is always something going on, yet it’s not tiring. And at the end of the book a big surprise is waiting the readers that is driving them to get the next one of the series.

 

City Of Secrets (Stravaganza #4) by Mary Hoffman July 3, 2011

First I have to say that I love Italy, so when I first got my hands on the first Stravaganza book I was really excited and it was great.
This one is the 4th one of the series and it travels us to a 16th century Padua of another world.
Matt is sad in his 21st century London life, with dyslexia and self-confidence problems, when he finds a book that travels him to Padova in Talia. There he meets a professor in a uni that tells him he is a Stravagante and he can travel with his talisman between the two worlds.
He also meets another stravagante Luciano, who is actually a dead boy from his school and lives his life in Talia. In his world he comes across all the Stravaganti from all the previous books and together they help him adjust in his new life.
Everything seems great, a new life in a world where Matt can read, new friends and a new city, until the di Chimici decide to trace Luciano and make him pay for killing a member of their family. All magic becomes forbidden in Padua and the adventure begins!
The book is simple writen, enjoyble and full of magic scenes. I loved it! And I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!