Video Reviews By Mo


Video Reviews By Mo


Monday, June 29, 2015

IMPERVIOUS by Heather Letto

is a book about a dystopian future where everything is a virtual. this story follows a rebel who fends for herself looking for a way out while falling in love This book is about a future where almost everything is virtual and how a rebel deals with losing her brother, surviving falling in love and trying to figure out where the exit to this trap that they are in. Fran is an interesting character although I did get confused at some points the plot was good, her thoughts were scattered but went together with the story unlike most books where the main character would get off topic and ruin some stuff this actually went with the plot. I definitely did not get bored and got into the story the moment I started it. While the ending to me seemed a bit wobbly it overall ended nicely and did not disappoint.
I would recommend this to ages 10 and up
I would say maybe a 4.9 only because I think the description and the story didn't match up till the end as I mentioned earlier I got confused on some parts but like I said this book was worth the read.
Impervious (The Ascension Series) (Volume 1)
The residents of Impervious survived the War of Annihilation. And though the city is chock-full of pleasures to tantalize and entertain, a beast lurks in its corners. The Beast—a mysterious and terminal illness—has killed off most of Generations One, Two and Three. And as Gen-Four prepares to take the stage a provocative, yet questionable, new method to avoid an untimely death becomes a cultural rage. Fran is counter-cultural, living off the grid in true Rebel fashion. Her life is far from opulent as she scurries through dark tunnels, searching for hot meals and ditching the holographic security team. Yet, it’s a healthy trade-off. Unaccountability means the Council can’t steal her sliver of hope in the Epoch. She grasps painfully onto this splintered sliver, until a new hope is born. Through a miraculous discovery. Yet the Beast remains hot on her tail.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Girlfriend Trouble

Girlfriend Trouble Mikey and Lian both feel out of place and are relentlessly bullied. Mikey is an ordinary boy in high school, however, after his parents’ divorce and dealing with the fact that everyone besides his best friend doesn’t like him, he has these dreams about a girl who calls out to him. The female protagonist, Lian, stutters because of her parents’ death and lives with an adopted mom. She is terrified of the first day of school. At school she is mocked for her stutter. On top of that, a teacher believes she needs to go to a special needs school. Soon after, she meets Mikey a boy who stands up for her. Lian opposes the head cheerleader’s confrontations influencing the bully to right her wrongs. Mikey’s dream is culminated in the last chapters when his dreaming becomes a reality. Opinion This book was interesting in most stories you have a shy girl falls in love with a popular boy or the other way around. however in this book its about a boy who is in the middle of a parent's divorce and believes he will never find a girlfriend cause of his ugliness. A girl who stutters and is put down because of it. together they fall in love and teach a bully a few things. I think it was a different point of view to romance books. I enjoyed it. The characters i think developed well with the story and neither the story nor the characters seem to make everything go slow.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Chosen by Cheryl J. Rodriguez.

Book One in the White Stone Trilogy
by Cheryl J. Rodriguez

Trouble has come into the lives of those living in a large farming community. There are those who seek absolute control over the farmers, those who believe in being free to make their own decisions about their lives and their work. This trouble begins with the theft of the town’s food supply and the murder of the town’s pastor. Ethel is a young girl, a mushroom hunter who ends up getting swept into the struggle. She and her friends Grace and Truman stumble on the tragic scene of the murdered pastor and travel to the center of their town to investigate rumors of rioting.
After saving their Queen’s life they begin a quest to get to the bottom of the trouble that appears to be infecting other towns. A mysterious man by the name of Reechangle makes promises of safety to those who will just follow him, but at what price does that safety come? Ethel, Grace and Truman become fugitives as they learn more about Reechangle and his agenda for the people of their town.

My opinion

Chosen is a good book, but I didn’t get pulled into the story right away. I think that Ethel took awhile before she was able to fight back which is good because it shows she had struggles with becoming the character she is in the end. It seemed that Ethel was the only character that went through significant change. Perhaps the sequels will focus more on the other two characters. This was a very interesting book and I look forward to reading the sequels.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Define Trying By Bronsen Hawkins

Breslin deals with drama in his own family after the death of his father while trying to deal with the drama at his high school. He falls in love with Daisy, a bookworm who is the captain of the school’s dance team. He is pulled through lies and manipulation brought on by the head cheerleader. Breslin is confused when he sees his girlfriend kissing the head cheerleader’s boyfriend. Having a girlfriend becomes even more stressful when he is beaten up by Daisy’s ex-boyfriend.
Plot: The plot contained conflict as well as twists and turns that I was not expecting.
Characters: The characters were interesting and had elements of depth. Breslin’s character was affected by his father’s death and that played out in his actions. He also had thoughts that were entertaining to read.

The lack of quotation marks in parts of the book was distracting but overall it was a good read. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Rosewoods Taking the Reins By Katrina Abbott

Though I do not wish to offend the author, this story did not meet my standards of what I would consider a well-developed plot and characters. For example, the author describes the main character, Brooklyn, as shy, quiet, and unsure of herself. The character changes from a timid girl to a confident one in a matter of a few pages. There are times when she flirts with boys she just met. Although in real life people can change how they act around others, this character development takes both time and effort. There is nothing major in the story to push the character towards becoming more confident.
Next, one would think that in an all-girl’s school of rich kids there would be conflict and differing personalities, like the spoiled kid, the queen bee, and the nice girl. I wanted to read more about conflicts the character would encounter in her environment but instead she seems to get along with everyone she meets. In a book without an enemy, the plot becomes uninteresting. There did not seem to be a strong enough antagonist or harsh event to introduce those conflicts or twists that every story should have.
Readability: The Rosewoods was a speed read. I finished reading the book in an hour.
Characters: The characters were one dimensional. They could be improved by giving them flaws that affect the main character.
Plot: The plot could be improved by making the people more realistic and adding conflicts between those people.

   *Nothing said in my opinions is meant to offend the author or fans of the books. I speak only from my own honest opinionated heart. I understand the time and love that is spent in creating an original story. Since I come from a family of writers. <3 Mo

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Zaken Takeover By Reet Singh

Zaken Takeover By Reet Singh

Zaken Takeover is about aliens who are on a mission to extract information from earth, the planet they wish to capture. This mission involves kidnapping a high school boy and probing his mind. I’m not sure whether his mind would be worth probing, many of his thoughts are scattered and sometimes unnecessary to carry the plot. Although the story is littered with small bits of promise like the alien’s honor to his grandfather, I felt as if the plot was lacking in the twists and turns that I expect from a young adult book. However, I have learned that if aliens ever came to earth, I could use a shrink ray and shrink them. The prime audience for Zaken Takeover is 7-12 year olds.