Saturday, November 1, 2014

Short & Simple Reviews: Jellicoe Road & Preordained

This is a place for books that I didn't fully review.
Maybe I listed my likes and dislikes, had a little short paragraph, or a few sentences to convey my feelings on the book, but whatever the "review" is, all of them are short and simple. (hence the clever name)

Jellicoe Road
I'm dreaming of the boy in the tree. I tell him stories. About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney. I tell him about the war between us for territory. And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river. Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world. Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago. Taylor is leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School. She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs - the enigmatic leader of the cadets, and someone she thought she would never see again.
 And now Hannah, the person Taylor had come to rely on, has disappeared. Taylor's only clue is a manuscript about five kids who lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago. She needs to find out more, but this means confronting her own story, making sense of her strange, recurring dream, and finding her mother - who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road.
 The moving, joyous and brilliantly compelling new novel from the best-selling, multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca.
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It took me awhile to get into this book.
In the beginning the book is very confusing and hard to piece together.
Things do eventually come together and I was treated with an amazing book!

Although, I MUST warn you!
This book made me very emotional!
Be prepared to cry!

I hereby give this book
5 Wheels!
Meaning: A new favorite!

Preordained (Preordained, #1)There are two new boys on campus, and their sexy and scintillating looks have drawn all the girls' attention. However, Kort and Seth have a secret...
 Faith is a shy girl who's withdrawn from the happy-go-lucky social settings of typical college life--still grieving the recent loss of her somewhat crazy father--when she's pulled from her mournful daze by the attention she keeps getting from the two hotties on campus.
 A strange encounter with Kort and Seth reveals their secret..., an otherworldly truth beyond Faith's wildest dreams, and she's left with startling questions about the death of her father, her family's bloodline, and a destiny she never imagined possible.

It took me awhile to get into this book. The pacing in the beginning is very slow, you don't really get to the main point of the story until about halfway through. When the two hot guys showed up, I honestly kept putting the book down. What irked me about them was that every time they showed up there would be all these words to describe how hot they were, because you obviously need to be reminded more than once. This did eventually stop, thankfully, around the time that the book picked up the pace.

At this point I was getting much more interested in the book. Sure, some things seemed a little too religious to me, but I still found it interesting, even though I'm not extremely religious.

This book did disappoint me, but I did eventually get some of what I was looking for. 

I hereby give this book
2 Wheels
Meaning: It was okay.

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