Weekly Reviews and Recommendations: Week 6
|In honor of World Book Day, here is a (very) small portion of my print books.
I still haven't fully bounced back from my late reading last week, so, unfortunately, I only finished one book between Thursday and Sunday. I'm about halfway through Every Last Word, and I'll probably finish it tonight, but I'm saving it for next week's as a reset. Also, with finals in two weeks and a performance next week, school is going to get a bit crazy, so I can't promise many books. I will finish at least one though. While I don't have much to show for this week on the reading front, I posted two other articles on the blog under my two other categories. To celebrate National Poetry Month, I posted a few poems (http://www.readingwritingandme.com/2017/04/poetry-month-celebration.html) as well as an article on my thoughts on all the social media out there entitled "Which Social Media Sights are Worth It?" (http://www.readingwritingandme.com/2017/04/which-social-media-sights-are-worth-it.html) Also, happy World Book Day!
Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin https://www.amazon.com/Denton-Littles-Still-Not-Dead-ebook/dp/B01208NZVA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492982634&sr=8-1&keywords=denton+littles+still+not+dead
Overview: This second installment of the Denton Little series picks up right where the last one left off. In an action packed conclusion to the duo, we find out more about the virus, Denton's mom, and the infamous DIA. We also get to see some of our favorite characters come back including Felix, Palo, Veronica, Millie, and Felix. Overall: 4
Characters: 4 In this book, we meet our favorite characters again and learn more about the newer ones. There are some changes in the characters, but overall this book is more plot driven. While I didn't see much evolution, I was satisfied with them because, unlike some sequels, Rubin stayed true to their personalities.
Plot: 4.5 This was certainly a high speed, action packed story. The momentum of the end of the last book is carried till the end of this story providing plenty of plot twists and exciting moments. I thought that Rubin crafted a story that fulfilled the first book's promise to the readers while still being unique and exciting.
Writing: 4 This second story did a good job maintaining the voice established in the first book. While still giving plenty of laughs, Rubin was able to expand the scope and depth of the story. He did a good job of asking questions through the plot of the story without making it overly obvious. Great series that gives laughs and action while also allowing thought and contemplation.
(If you want to see my review of the first book, Denton Little's Deathdate, you can check it out here: