Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Pack - Review by Kaitlyn

Title: The Pack
Author: LM Preston
Genre: Sci Fi/ Fantasy
Page Count:316
Why I read it: received review copy

Shamira is considered an outcast by most, but little do they know that Shamira is on a mission. Kids on Mars are disappearing, but Shamira decides to use the criminals most unlikely weapons against them, the very kids of which they have captured. In order to succeed, she is forced to trust another, something she is afraid to do. However, Valens her connection to the underworld of her enemy, proves to be a useful ally. Time is slipping, and so is her control on the power that resides within her. Yet, in order to save her brother's life she is willing to risk it all.

Kaitlyn's review:
I think that this was a good book, it had some gripping parts in it, some, less gripping. I liked how each character had a lot of personality. I think that this was a good story, but some parts could have been left out. It had a lot of action, but it wasn't constant action which is kind of a good thing because you don't always want constant action.

Some of the things that were likable about this book is the descriptions. The descriptions were good enough that you could easily picture what was going on, what the characters look like, what the characters act like, and even the scenery. I also liked some of the fighting in it. It was a good story and if you look deep enough into it you can see a few good morals.

Some of the things I didn't like so much is like the slower parts. Some of the slower parts were just like the parts that were repeated in a way. Like the parts that happen then ended up needing to happen again, it is kind of hard to explain.

Some things that I noticed were:
This book was written in third person, because I like to write books I have noticed that this is an easier way to write. I think it sounded good third person. It was narrated well enough that you could tell what the person would have said if it were written in first person.

This book had a lot of facts and opinions about Mars. The description of Mars sounded just about right. So there was a lot of facts about looks. But the opinions were mainly about what it might be like if people lived there, like what stores were there, what things were built there, and all that sort of stuff.

The people were a lot like us. They can make friends easily they aren't always independent and that sort of thing. They seemed to have personalities that a lot of us have. They even look a lot like we do by the way the author described them. The only difference is that they are going through some different things then us, like all of there children missing.

This is a good book. I would recommend this book to people who like Mars, fantasy, action, romance, and all that sort of stuff. This book can relate to teens like myself even, it has family problems where you feel unloved and it even has some of the pains that adults may go through. If you like any of the things that I listed, then you should definitely try this book.

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