Archive for January, 2014

THE HOUSE OF HADES

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Book Reviews

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The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

This is the 4th book in the Heros of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. The series follows 2 groups of demigods (children of the gods and mortals) from both roman and greek mythology that would otherwise be natural enemies yet wind up having to work together in order to stop the world from ending.

Both camp Half Blood for the greeks and Rome are on the verge of war after a unfourtunate misunderstand of being fired upon from a Greek warship. The prophecy of seven however requires that both Greek and Roman demi gods work together to prevent the end of the world.

This book picks up where the first 3 left off. Jason, Nico , Piper, Coach Hedge, Hazel and Frank are on there quest to find the doors of death in the mortal world and must overcome Giants, Sorceres, godly thiefs and all sorts of crazy obstacles to get there. In the mean time Percy and Annabeth are stuck in Tartarus otherwise known as hell, fighting demon cheerleaders, drinking fire and meet a friendly titan janitor named Bob who helps them get to the doors of death in Tartarus.

I love Rick Riordans writing style. Wity, fun, and fast paced. He keeps you interested in the story alwasy wanting to know what is going to happen next. He makes me lauph throughout the entire book. His characters are really quite lovable and you will lauph and cry with them throughout this entire series.

Everystep of the way you can’t help but cringe at the horrors they are facing or lauph at the way the describe the events happenning. It leaves you begging for more every time.

I love reading these books because I am Learning so much about Greek and Roman mythology. I have found my self looking up things I never knew. He blends the Greek and Roman mythology very effectivley in bringing to life his modern world mixed with ancient religion.

I Have always loved ancient mythology of the cultures that have had an such a large influence in the modern world and culture that we live in, reading about these ancient cultures in a fun, enteratining and loveable way really brings these books alive for me

At this point I would not hesitate to recommend anything written by Rick Riordan. I find him to be a extremley enteratining and skillfull writer.

I would give this Book a 9.5/10 book worms

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THE BOOK OF MORMON

Posted: January 24, 2014 in RELIGIOUS BOOKS

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This book billed as another testament of Jesus Christ.  Written by Joseph Smith widely regarded as the first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

This book tells the story of a Jewish family that flees the region of Jerusalem and come to the new world to build a new society ideally following the teachings of God. Once in the new world they split and become 2 different nations the Laminites and the Nephites. The book details the struggles and trial of this family as they cross a harsh wilderness, build a boat and sailed into unknown waters.

The book covers a period of approximately 1,000 years from about 600 BC to 421 AD. Through out the book the 2 nations have several wars and go through a constant cycle of wickedness and righteousness. Prophets preach the word of God. At times the prophets are accepted by some and rejected by some. There trials and struggles are detailed and the rise and fall of these 2 nations makes for some compelling reading. The eventual destruction of one of these nations and the story of the last man of that nation is a compelling read for anyone.

This book is filled with violence and bloody war. Intrigue, politics and natural disasters. The characters that are in this book are real and compelling. The story’s and events portrayed in this book make it a remarkable book with lessons for all. The story’s told in this book rival anything written by the most successful writers in science fiction, fantasy or any other genre of literature. Heart warming tales fill this book from 1 Nephi to Moroni.

Reading this book will change your life for the better. It will inspire you to be a better person and uplift your spirits and help you grow to be a better person.

This book teaches some very good lessons about life, the universe and everything to take from Douglas Adams. There are so many compelling lessons we can learn from the book of Mormon that it is a must read for everyone.

In the near future I will be writing about the origins of this remarkable book on http://gospelperspective.wordpress.com/ so stay tuned to that website and subscribe.

The book of Mormon is available for free at http://mormon.org/missionaries or any LDS church in your area.

DRACULA

Posted: January 23, 2014 in Book Reviews

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Dracula sucks!!!

Your blood. LOL. Sorry could not resist the vampire joke. I know it was corny, cheesy and whatever other word you might want to use to describe a dumb joke. Now on to the the actual review of this Classic by Bram Stoker

Count Dracula from Transylvania has hired a real estate agent fron London England to help him find a new home in England as he plans to move to London. Mr Harker the real estate agent is invited to meet the count at his current home in Transylvania, Romania.

Mr harker is suprised to find the people of this country suprisingly superstitious. They give him crosses and other things to ward of evil. Being ignorant of castle Dracula and the Count he soon learns why all the superstitions surrounding the things which he has been given.

He eventually escapes from the count and makes it back to London where the count has now moved as well. Soon strange things start to happen and a strange sickness begins to aflict the people. There teeth get sharper, they start having odd sleeping patterns and strange wounds appear on there necks.

Needless to say the mystery begins to unfold as Mr Harker and his friends begin to unravel this mystery and find the culprit of this new chaos that is stalking the land.

I really enjoyed this story. It was fun and well written. Enteratining and enjoyable. Suprising because I have never enjoyed the vampire genre and really am not that into the occult undead type of storys. This one however kept me interested.

The pace of the story and development of the characters transformation was well documented and recorded. The book tells the story as a series of jounal entrys and letters to the different characters as they chase down the vampier that has cause all the suffering.

I really enjoyed the lunatic in the assylum. It kept me wondering through most of the story why he was part of the story and what he had to do with the vampire as they seemed completly unrelated to the story in any way. Yet you knew throughout the book that he was somewhow related to the story. As you read you start to understand and it comes together quite nicely.

Overall this was a good read and well worth picking up or downloading to you e-reader. A good story espcecially if you like the occult, gothic type of story

I give this book a 7/10 book worms.

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