As a reader, you get the special privilege of being able to explore worlds and lands that come to life and reality within your heart and imagination. You fall in love with the characters; you cry, laugh, rejoice, fight, battle, survive, hurt, overcome, and journey with them. They all become your best friends. It's truly beautiful. I feel sad for those who do not love to read, and who look at books as obsolete, boring, and dust-gathering objects of pure nothing. Books are keys. They unlock escape routes from reality. They provide readers with the most amazing adventures that they could ever wish for. Books open up to envelop us in places that we never even dreamed of.
Reading is an adventure that everyone should take.
I found a review on Goodreads that perfectly puts into words how I feel about this book.
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On the surface, The Darkest Minds has a lot more going for it than your typical dystopian. It's incredibly dark and disturbing, but more than that, there's a certain realism to Alexandra Bracken's writing that makes the plot believable in a way few other books in the genre are. Yeah I'm frustrated, but not because this book is a generic dystopian - it's not, not because the plot calls for kids being rounded up in concentration camps and shot in the back - though that happens, but because I feel...more"On the surface, The Darkest Minds has a lot more going for it than your typical dystopian. It's incredibly dark and disturbing, but more than that, there's a certain realism to Alexandra Bracken's writing that makes the plot believable in a way few other books i…
Book: The Epic of Marindel: Chosen Author: Nathan Keys Review by Amanda Heck All thoughts, critiques, and opinions expressed here are my own.This is the non-spoiler review. Preface: I have finally sat down to write my review! Wow, what a ride. I began reading Chosen June 12th and finished it July 19th - normally I read much more quickly, but I needed some time to process this masterpiece, especially chapters 37 to 47. It was absolutely breath-taking. Let me begin by adding some background surrounding this review. When I first found out that Nathan was writing a book, I was very much intrigued. Since I was little, I have been devouring stories. I am a voracious reader, and I also love to write, so hearing my future brother-in-law was crafting his own book greatly interested me. However, I was skeptical upon hearing it was 1) Christian fiction and 2) going to be most likely self-published. Yes, I am a book snob. For context, since 2012, I have read between 50 to 60 books a year, all across g…