Monday, March 26, 2012

Out of Sight Out of Time

Hola. New book! (Mini victory dance!) Out of Sight Out of Time is by Ally Carter. Cammie is back for another installment of her international adventures as a girl spy, but this time, her mission is her own memories. Waking up in what seems to be a convent with a transformed body and no memory of that summer is jarring, especially when you had started that summer hunting down the people who were hunting for you. Cammie has to balance her hectic school life with her conflicting thoughts, and confusing relationships. I love these books! Except for the fact that Carter seems to be taking the Suzanne Collins route; making her main character go slightly mad. I happen to not love this technique because I come to really like the characters and value their well-being, making them go crazy often induces that "Seriously, you are really going to do that?" effect, directed at both the character and the author. Other than that, another great novel. Three and a half stars.

The Bridge to Neverland

Hola...Okay, it has been a month, I have just no time perception. So, the Bridge to Neverland is by, once again, Dave Barry and Ridely Pearson. Aidan and Sarah and two completely average teenager siblings, complete with extreme curiosity. When they discover what seems to be a clue to some great mystery, of course they are intrigued. While following the hints, Sarah and Aidan trek throughout England and the United States, all on a fleeting Peter Pan reference. Will the trail end without an answer or will the finale be as thrilling as the journey? Okay, this book was fine, other than the fact that these kids ran away from home to hunt down some ramdom clues. Teenage inaccuracies aside, I only had two problems with this book. One: the seemed to be a lot of product placement. And two: it was a spinoff of another series to make the first one seem more realistic. The book on its own was fine, but was sort of ruining the Peter and the Starcatchers books for me. Other than that, it was entertaining and well-written. Three stars.