Verdict: ***** Summary: Superb. Up there with The Giver & Fahrenheit 451 for easy-read science-fictions. Can't believe it took me this long to finally pick these books up. Loved it loved it loved it.
Verdict: **** Summary: Not as enthralling as Ender's Game but still excellent. Not as enthralling as Ender's Game but still excellent.
Verdict: *** Summary: Well it took me over 4 months to finish, so it certainly wasn't the MOST captivating of Orson Scott Card's books. But I wouldn't say it was terrible. For me, it did fill in a lot of gaps that the 4 main Ender books left wide open. It just didn't do much more than that. No great storyline or real new characters of consequence.
Verdict: * Summary: A wanna-be thriller. Pretty unrealistic at times and the amount of vulgar language only distracted from the rest of the book. A book I was happy to finish
Verdict: **** Summary: Definitely not uplifting, but a quick-read and a sad story of a true-life experience. Definitely not uplifting, but a quick-read and a sad story of a true-life experience
Verdict: *** Summary: Gives a great insight into the lives and struggles of Iranian women. Some of the literary comparisons were a bit dull and it definitely lacks organization (every chapter was in a different place in a different decade), but overall a good read.
Verdict: *** Summary: Well written and interesting -- a nice quick read. I had some fundamental issues with WHY she was on this "self-discovery", which bothered me as I read the book. But that aside, it was worth my time.
Verdict: ***** Summary: Honestly, probably the best book I have ever read. I was nervous going in because it is so long, but it has everything a good book should have. Great characters, great storyline, and it is riddled with political and social issues (90% of which I actually agree with, which helped). Must read!