An Ember in the Ashes

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm


Laia is a Scholar living under Martial Empire and a terrorizing society. When her brother, Elias, is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover and risks her life by assisting the Resistance.  Her mind is set on saving her brother but her heart directs to her in a different path to two boys.  Her decision rest on her mind, body and soul and the fight to keep family together.

Elias is a the Empire’s school finest soldier and he is secretly unwilling to continue in his study at the Empire school.  Elais wants to be free from the tyranny but he is trained to enforce the rules. He and Laia run in together and soon realize thier destinies cross paths. Their decisions will change the fate of their lives and the Empire.


I really enjoyed this book.  The dailogue between the characters was well written and withhold the readers in the close action of the character.  The chapters were exciting and mesmerizing and each chapter was focused on each character which was different for me.  The book was gripping and beautiful with the characters story and how she intertwined the lives and decisions of their life. I give the book a thumbs up and five stars.  It was captivating in it’s Roman empire and the self improvement and courage and each character.  



Paper Towns

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Paper Towns

Book Summary:

Margo is a Senior in high school and craves for adventure.  The book introduces Q (Quentin) who is the narrator of the story.  Paper towns is specifically told from Q’s perspective and is focused on his friends and his surroundings in Florida.  Margo and Q are neighbors and rarely talk to each throughout grade school and high school.  They always hung out with each other before the incident when they found a dead guy in the park around their neighborhood.  Margo is the popular girl that loves to tell stories but some get out of hand when other people talk about her adventures and practical jokes.

As the Senior school year draws to an end Margo rally’s Quentin’s help in the middle of the night to help her with her last practical joke of all.  Quentin hesitates to go with Margo but his friendship and his “hidden love” for her unravels him to become the courageous guy for Margo.  As their adventure through the early morning of practical and revenge joke on her ex-boyfriend, best friends take her and Quentin on a wild journey in the early morning hours.  Breaking into Sea World, going to Wal-mart in the late of night to buy certain items that were conspicuous to the cashier.  Quentin’s quiet world of stability was broken and he did not have to follow rules but that they were meant to be broken.  Margo left after their adventure leaving Quentin clues to find her.  Quentin becomes worried that Margo meant to commit suicide.  After, deciphering her clues and who Margo really was Quentin goes on an adventure with his friends to find Margo and unravel who they really are and that a bond cannot break like no other among friends and the ones you think you know.


I enjoyed this book very much from the quotes of Walt Whitman and Sylvia Glass and Moby Dick.  The literature provides background information to Paper Towns and its’ characters.  John Green is an excellent young adult author that surprises the reader with emotion and knowledge of life events.  I’m excited for this book to become a movie and see how it can compare to The Fault in our Stars.  John Green keep writing to enhance the young adult population to read books that make us think about ourselves and others!


Green, J., (2008). Paper Towns. New York, NY: Dutton Books

The Fault in Our Stars

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Fault in our starsSummary:

The Fault in our Stars is a wonderful, self-identity book.  It relates to people how one is suffering from within and falling in love for the first time.  Hazel is a cancer patient living her life and taking it day by day.  When she meets Gus she is in a whirlwind of adventure.  Full of charisma and sarcasm Gus makes Hazel’s life an opportunity to live for each day.  The relationship between Hazel and Gus is a wonderful and full of enlightenment.  They balance each other out by identifying their weaknees and making the best out of their faults.  They enjoy each other’s company and read thier favorite book to identify their personal life and well-being. Their relationship flourish and they are able to go to Amsterdam using Gus’s wish. Hazel is able to meet her favorite author however, she is displeased witht the outcome of his personality. Guz and Hazel are able to strengthen their relationship and love for one another by seeing the best of the outcome. Now, I won’t spoil the ending but the book is a strong fold of self-identity and social issues.    

I really loved this book because it expresses the outcome of one’s sickeness and making the best out of faults. John Green did a wonderful job exploring how people deal with their faults and how teens view relationships. He made me cry and laugh in the book. The book is extradionary and the reader is able to delve into the pages and read Hazel’s story.

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