sâmbătă, 30 martie 2013

Review:Ixeos by Jennings Wright (+giveaway)

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Book description:

The McClellands are enjoying a lazy summer vacation at the beach when they are lured from our world into Ixeos, an alternate Earth. Finding themselves lost in a maze of tunnels under Paris and surrounded by strangers, they discover that they have been brought to Ixeos for one purpose: to take the planet back from humanoid aliens who have claimed it. With the aid of the tunnels and a mysterious man named Landon, the teens travel the world seeking the key that will allow them to free Darian, the long-imprisoned rebel leader. But the aliens aren't the only problem on Ixeos -- the McClellands have to deal with brutal gangs, desperate junkies, and a world without power, where all the technology is owned by the aliens, and where most of the population has been killed or enslaved. The worst part? There's no way home.

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About the Author:

Born and raised in Rockledge, Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn't spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her science fiction stories.

Jennings attended the University of the South and the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both English and History. She spent time over the years doing various kinds of script doctoring, business writing, editing, and teaching writing, but mostly having and raising her family, homeschooling her children, owning and running a business with her husband, and starting a non-profit to Uganda.

Thanks to a crazy idea called NaNoWriMo Jennings got back into creative writing in 2011 and hasn't stopped since. She's written four novels and a screenplay in less than a year, with more ideas on the drawing board. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, also a writer, and two children, and travels extensively.


I'm pretty sure this will sound a little funny but this is the first time i read a book like this one about so many mixed things.Between aliens  and humans trying to save the world all i could think about was how a few characters solved the misteries some couldn't.Yeah,well ,if only that was on my mind what can i say about the rest?A lot.

Aliens?Well,there is a place named Ixeos,where aliens or Firsts ,destroyed the world we know.Ixeos is not very different from Earth .There are places that look exactly like those on Earth,but the difference is that the Firsts control everything.

From the beginning we learn a little about the main characters and then we get to read about the tunnels in Ixeos.
At first i was confused because i didn't understand what was all about.The ducks-well,that was original- and those three kids-Neahle , Clay and Marty.Yeah,i have to admit that i thought that maybe i won't like what will happen or that the characters accepted their fate too easy,but after a while i started to understand that it wasn't exactly how i thought.And my opinion changed.
It took me awhile to finally figure it out what the subject was about and i admit that it was interesting.

Danger.A little violence.Action-something i can't pass.

What i liked was that the author got to the subject and showed me exactly what i wanted to read.I mean i wasn't dissapointed and i was really curious to read how everything happened.How the people lived in those tunnels.How they survived all this time.How they planned to fight back.Details that are hard not to want to know when you kind of expect  everything to end quickly.I didn't.

It was a little strange ,that i have to admit.Mainly what was strang was how everything started -one moment the world was normal and then BAM everything changed.I can't ignore that but i was excited.That doesn't happen to me all the time.

This was another way to test the humans,right?Well,i wonder what would happen in real life...
From the moment Neahle,Clay and Marty entered in Ixeos they started giving hope to those caught in that place.I know why..but i can't tell.

Everyone was there for a reason.Everyone had a purpose and because of that they were led in that place.

My favorite characters were Neahle ,Clay and Marty.They were smart and kind of incredible.Each of them helped in a way and it was exciting to read about how they worked so hard.Of course,they weren't the only ones who workeed hard,but for me they always were on first place.

It's amazing how the author came up the idea of Ixeos and everything.Strange but at the same time amazing.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book.The idea of reading more about Darian's plans,what the Firsts will do and everything else is too good to ignore.And there are too many things i want to know!So pretty please i want to book fast!

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Un comentariu:

Ralu spunea...

Sounds like a promising book. Thanks for the giveaway!