October Wrap Up

Hello everyone,

Its that time again, time for me to recap the little things I’ve done with reading and writing. So…Lets jump right in! 

Books Read: 

  • The Infinite Sea-Rick Yancey


Synopsis- How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.
Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.
Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

I loved this book. I know that there was a lot of criticism about not much happening in this book. But, I really feel like the best authors keep your interest even when nothing interesting is happening. I found myself speeding through this one and now that its over, I am furiously looking for the next one in the series. I liked that we get to see a large part of the book from Ringer’s perspective who is very different than Cassie. This, I think, gives the book a better balance than the first one (The 5th Wave). Over all I would give this book 4 out of five stars! 

  • Asylum


synopsis-For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it’s a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.
As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it’s no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

I thought this book was a light fun read. Its clear to me that the author attempted to follow along the lines of Mrs. Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children, with the use of old found photos to accompany the mysterious tale of ghosts in an old insane asylum. However, I don’t believe that the author’s writing is nearly as beautiful as Ransom Riggs. As some of you may know, I am a lover of the English language and I can’t deny a book with beautiful sentences. I think because the book seemed to follow along the lines of Ransom Riggs that I expected a more beautiful style of writing. However, once I looked past that, I found that I really loved the story. It is both spooky and intelligent and a perfect read for Halloween! Ultimately I would give this book three out of five stars! 


Author Stats:

Alright so my wife completed content editing of the second edition of TCTG and now the book is with the editor. It is scheduled to be back to me by the end of this month so I hope to have editing fully completed by Christmas. 

words written- 11,500 

followers- 1279

posts made- 6




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