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.
(cuss words have been removed; points that I personally REALLY agreed with are in bold)
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…
~Contains light spoilers for Fate/Zero and Death Note~
Normally I would rant about anime to people who cared. Or people that actually knew what the bloody heck I'm even talking about. But in this case, I just need to vent. And since I'm venting on a book blog, that must mean something.
Anyway, Fate/Zero is more or less like Hunger Games, with less dystopian governments and not as much silly names. In place of those is magic and even sillier names.
Every sixty years, the Holy Grail, which in the context of the show, seems to be at least partially intelligent or conscious, chooses seven 'Masters' to hold a war. The winner gets a wish granted. Each Master is, more often than not, an experienced mage. When chosen to take part in the 'Grail Wars', the Masters summon beings called 'Servants', which are basically heroes and legends of old with super powers and silly names. The Servants fall under a number of classes, to which they are referred to as if their c…