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The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan
The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4)

MrsChocolateMalfoy, November 2, 2013

When I first picked up this book, I was very apprehensive. Of course I wanted to know what happened to Percy and Annabeth after that terrible, and literal, cliff hanger at the end of the Mark of Athena, but I didn't expect Riordan to be so good at writing dark. This book is possibly one of the darkest books he was written. From the description of Tartarus that originates from both classic myth and his own imagination to the descriptions of some of the gods, the book was very well written.
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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars

MrsChocolateMalfoy, November 2, 2013

This book easily made it into my top five favourite books (place number one still goes to Anthony Horowitz’s Oblivion). It’s deep, funny, light-hearted, depressing, and everything in between. It plays with your emotions so much throughout the book. You, as the reader, actually almost feel like you’re in the book. I would recommend this book to everyone. I repeat; everyone. It is a book that, within the time that I spent reading it, completely changed my view on the world. There isn't one person who shouldn't read this book, no matter the age.
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Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Unwind

MrsChocolateMalfoy, November 2, 2013

This book has a very chilling effect on the read. The most shocking thing about this book is that it is so well written that it actually seems like it could be happening right now. Everything else in society is fairly normal like it is now, with the exception of unwinding and a few other minor details. Shusterman does an excellent job at portraying this concept without creating an entirely differently world in the process. It was a very shocking read and, to some extent, did change my perspective on the world once I had finished it.
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby

MrsChocolateMalfoy, November 2, 2013

Originally, I was forced to read this book for IB Lit, but a few chapters in, it no longer became a "forced book" to read. This book, much different than Buhrmann's film adaptation, is a brilliant piece full of symbolism, romance, and classic "roaring twenties".
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Gatekeepers #05: Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz
Gatekeepers #05: Oblivion

MrsChocolateMalfoy, August 13, 2013

This book... How do I describe Oblivion? Oblivion is flawless-
Okay, enough about quoting Mean Girls. Honestly though? This book is possibly one of the best books that I have ever. It was a long wait for it to come out (I had to order the UK edition because I couldn't wait half a year for the book to come out in the US), but it was well worth it. This book takes place in a world in the middle of an apocalypse, a world controlled by the Old Ones. I can't say too much due to the fact that almost everything you say is a spoiler and takes away from the intensity of it, but I can say that Horowitz has done it once again! This book in particular takes the main problems we face today: World hunger, wars, drug smuggling, pollution, etc... and makes it about a thousand times worse. It's not only a great read, but also a book so deep that an English teacher would have a field day trying to get a class to read it. It was written to be read after the previous four books, or as a stand alone. Yes, Horowitz is that skilled. It's wonderfully written and really makes you question the world you live in.
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