Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Black Moon: A Review

Insomnia has claimed everyone Biggs knows.  Even his beloved wife, Carolyn, has succumbed to the telltale red-rimmed eyes, slurred speech and cloudy mind before disappearing into the quickly collapsing world.  Yet Biggs can still sleep, and dream, so he sets out to find her.

He ventures out into a world ransacked by mass confusion and desperation, where he meets others struggling against the tide of sleeplessness.  Chase and his buddy Jordan are devising a scheme to live off their drug-store lootings; Lila is a high school student wandering the streets in an owl mask, no longer safe with her insomniac parents; Felicia abandons the sanctuary of a sleep research center to try to protect her family and perhaps reunite with Chase, an ex-boyfriend.  All around, sleep has become an infinitely precious commodity. Money can’t buy it, no drug can touch it, and there are those who would kill to have it. However, Biggs persists in his quest for Carolyn, finding a resolve and inner strength that he never knew he had. 

I can now say I haven’t read a book quite like this. Black Moon is about people becoming insomniacs, spreading like a zombie like disease. There are four POV in this book. Some I liked more then others. Each character has their trials. A main part in this book is that it’s extremely depressing. It’s scary, and vulgar, that was a main point I really liked in this book. There is no ups in this book.

One thing I have to say which I didn’t like is that. Some parts were really unclear but I’m guessing that’s how the author wanted it to be. Some POVs I had to stop and reread. In the book a part of sleeplessness is that they say random things, and do random things.

So as a whole this book was every where. The book isn’t that long but in my opinion it’s super fast paced book, there isn’t a stopping point for any of the characters or story. But when it reaches the end it is  The End. That just left me confused and wondering, thinking hey what happened here, what happened there. It just leaves you questioning what has happened, but giving you no answers since this is a stand alone book.  

I was given this book for my honest review from the blogging for books program. (bloggingforbooks.org)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mini Book Haul

                                                    Book Haul Time!

Sorry for being MIA guys I've just been in the biggest reading slump of my life. And I've been sick and really busy, but I went to my local thrift shop and picked up some pretty exciting books. 

Okay so first book.
The Beast Within by Serena Valentino ($1.00)
Oh a side note has anyone seen the new cast for the live action Disney Beauty and The Beast? If you have what do you think of it. I'm so excited, Beauty and The Beast is my favorite Disney movie of all time. 

Next book.
The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson (.50)

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (.50)
I've wanted to read this book forever, and I mean forever. I saw the movie when I first started junior high. And I knew there was a book for it. And I finally got around to picking it up.

Last one
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran (.50)
I've been sort of on an Egyptian kick lately, especially if it has to do with Cleopatra.

And that is it, hopefully I can get back into the groove. I will have another book review up soon.