October 22, 2011

Books 83 & 84 of 2011

From Goodreads.com
Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they've become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy. For Eli, no amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary - and their sanity - Eli can't help but wonder if he's rather take his chances outside. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe - or sorry?

My take:

4 out of 5 stars. Creepy. Read the book, it's creepy. And really sad.

From Goodreads.com:

Whenever Jem meets someone new, no matter who, as soon as she looks into their eyes, a number pops into her head. That number is a date: the date they will die. Burdened with such an awful awareness, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. But while they’re waiting to ride the Eye Ferris wheel, Jem notices that all the other tourists in line flash the same number. Today’s number. Today’s date. Terrorists are going to attack London. Jem’s world is about to explode!

My take:

3 out of 5 stars. I liked the idea of this book more then I liked the actual book. The entire time I kept thinking, "Just go home. You haven't done anything wrong. Stupid kids." I don't think I'm going to search out the next book in the series. I just didn't enjoy it that much.

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