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The Ark Plan | Laura Martin

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This is a brilliant take on Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. After scientist brought the dinosaurs back, 99.9% humanity was destroyed, and forced into underground bomb shelters, originally made for the chance of a nuclear fallout. Sky, a resident of one of these shelters, receives a message from her disappeared father, and she needs to deliver it. Sky is an interesting character, as she sometimes even pity's the dinosaurs, which is unlike all the other characters. Laura Martin really manages to somehow make earth seem so alien, and weird, and I love it. This is a great read, and I expect lots from the author in the future.

353 Pages

7/10

ABR Rating: B
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The Saga of Darren Shan | Darren Shan

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This is a brilliant series about vampires who live in secret, and are not that similar to the creature of myth. Told by the perspective of a young half-vampire Darren Shan, you are taken on a journey to the secret world of the vampires. The characters are likeable, the story is... slightly bizarre, but overall, they are brilliant, except for the, ending, because that is confusing and weird. However, the first book is heavily focused on the spider Madam Octa, and some people may dislike reading about spiders, but it isn't awful.

You can buy this series in twelve books, or a set of four trilogies.

About 150-200 Pages Each

8/10

ABR Rating: C
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A Fiend in Need | Dirk Lloyd (Jamie Thomson)

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This is another funny book by Jamie Thomson. Better than the first, this book revolves around Dirk and Christopher getting Sooz, the child of night, back to earth where she belongs. Meanwhile Sooz is having her own kind of fun in the darklands. This is an imaginative fun book that is witty and clever. I like how Jamie Thomson pulls out something highly unexpected at every chance he gets, and it is always interesting to read on, even just for the crazy schemes! But a problem with this book is that the story is a bit too bizarre and doesn't seem like the strongest aspect of the book, but other than that, it is a super read.

435 Pages

7/10

ABR Rating: C
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The Extinction Trials | S.M.Wilson

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Don't get me wrong, this is a great book, but  it just isn't as good as a lot. The story introduces you Storm and Lincoln, who live in a mundane almost Hunger Games esque city, and they must face the extinction trials in order to try and take the dinosaurs land. This is an interesting Jurassic Park spin-off gone wild, and it as constant danger and adrenaline. However, this novel does get a bit repetitive and possibly boring after so long. Though the main characters are strong. Stormchaser is a wily passionate girl who wants to save the dinosaurs, and Lincoln is an enigmatic boy who wants to save his sister. Overall, I think this is a solid book, that is worth a  read, but maybe don't buy at full price.  

380 Pages 

6/10

ABR Rating: C
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Monster | Michael Grant

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After the thrilling Gone series, I was excited for this book. I shouldn't have been. It was very disappointing, as it removed all the original characters, except for Dekka, which was most shocking. What also made it worse was that instead of having powers like in the originals, the affected people morph into beasts, and have a really weird storyline. The characters are bland, the story is confusing and it didn't really appeal to me. The cast is mainly adults so it doesn't have the same vibe. However, on the plus side, the other original characters should be in his next book: Villain

425 Pages

4/10

ABR Rating: C
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Gone | Michael Grant

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These are  amazing books with great story, characters, and originality. This series is about how everyone 15 and over has vanished, and where they were is surrounded by a dome: The FAYZ. I love how these books get better and better over time, and I love the character development, and how you really grow to love and understand the characters, and get sad when they die, rather than most books where you don't get that sad when that happens. The series is  also story rich, and it inches closer to the finale, without completely overwhelming the rest of the stories. Another thing I love is  that though it is a fictional story about trapped kids with superpowers,  the problems they face are quite realistic, and Caine and Drake are the perfect villains that you grow to dislike immensely One fault I have with this series is the fact that the first book takes a while to kick off, but after that, it is fantastic.

About 500 Pages Each

10/10

ABR Rating: C
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Eragon | Book and Film Comparison

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The Eragon novel is an amazing adventure, that has a likeness of the Hobbit, but the film is not particularly. The film  misses out many key parts of the book, and some of the characters are completely different, such as Brom, and Ajihad. For example, Brom isn't as shrouded in mystery, and he is snappy, abrupt and just plain odd. another odd thing about the film is that Saphira grows up almost instantly, also the ending scenes are completely off, especially the fight with Durza. A lot of the scenes are jumbled up, and it just isn't as good as the book.

Approximately 99 minutes

4/10

ABR Rating: B
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