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Planning Ahead

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed my review on Shark Island by Chris Jameson. I was just wanting to share an update involving my plans/ideas for this blog.

I was thinking about next week reviewing a small group of comic books. Alternating between Marvel and DC comics naturally. That will give me time not only to read the next novel I have planned but to keep the flow of this blog going.

Let me know your thoughts and opinion on this idea please. I’m open to new ideas and constructive criticism.

Hope to see you soon for Marvel week!

Elisha’sBookReviews

 

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REVIEW: Shark Island by Chris Jameson

Shark Island

*NO SPOILERS*

When I was at the library this book caught my eye. The stormy skies and the shark fins the dark waters reminded me of when the Discovery Channel runs Shark Week. The impending fear of there being a predator bigger than humans is terrifying in and of itself. This book has this in spades.

The story begins with Naomi who gets attacked by a shark while she was attempting to photograph a herd of seals that were living on the beach. A summer later, she will be traveling with a group of scientists to try and move the seal herd away from the mainland and onto a small island closer to Maine. Armed with her camera and her prosthetic leg, she makes this trek to prove to herself that she is no longer terrified of the ocean.

However, things go terribly wrong when a nor’easter threatens to postpone their trek. Not only are there troubles in the skies, but even more trouble in the waters as not only the seals follow the signal the scientist’s experiment is emitting, but the sharks are following the herds.

 

Now they have to survive on a rapidly flooding island when their boat crashes, and until help arrives. In the meantime,  can they survive the rabid sharks? Read this book to find out!

I enjoyed this epic, thrilling novel. The characters were fully fleshed out and when one of them died I felt sad along with the other characters. In Hollywood, you knew who was going to be monster food based on the fact they were cardboard stereotypes of people. At first, I was worried about how many characters were being introduced in the beginning, I was worried I was going to lose track of “who’s who”. I had no problems keeping up with the characters because they felt like real human beings being trapped in this horrible situation with death surrounding them on all sides.

Even though, I didn’t like the way the book ended (I predicted everyone was going to die or that it was all just a dream) I still loved how my favorite characters survived such a horrific event.

This is one of the more memorable books that I’ve read in a long time, so that’s why I’m giving this my Choice Award. The characters felt real and I could sense the tension and felt the fear that was written on each page.

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Welcome To My Reading Nook!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my Reading Nook. From here I will be sharing the books I’m currently reading, and will give my honest reviews of them. Good, bad, or indifferent. I enjoy reading whatever catches my eye and what sounds interesting at the time.

Just a heads up, I don’t typically read Romances (or where the romance is the main focus of the plot) and I don’t read Young Adult typically.

Some of my favorite books include:

The Harry Potter series- These books were the pinnacle of my high school years. I loved the adventures and the heart that went into the series.

The Nancy Drew books- These books I read throughout elementary and middle school. Even though some of the vocabulary used was out dated, I still enjoyed finding out who was the bad guy.

Watership Down– I read this during my freshman year of high school. This book was unique to me because it’s written from the rabbits’ perspective. Such a heart-felt story about lovable characters and an epic adventure to go alongside it.