Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My 10 favorite books from 2012


1. The Last thing I remember by Andrew Klavan is AWESOME! It is the first book in 'The Homelanders' series. Charlie West wakes up strapped to a chair just in time to hear some guy give the order for his death. The Last thing Charlie remembers is an ordinary day with is friends as a 18 year old guy with a dream of joining the U.S. Air Force. He went to sleep in his won bead and woke up like this.

2. The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan is the Second book in 'The Homelanders' series and is Epic! Charlie has the Police and a grope of Terrorists after him and he needs answers. Mainly what happened during the year of his life that he can't remember. So he heads home to three faithful friends, Beth Summers and and incredible Karate teacher. (This book is the funniest in the series!)

3. The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan is the third book in 'The Homelanders series. Charlie finds the man he needs to answer all his questions just before the man is killed. Charlie is surrounded by Terrorists and every time he tries to get away a memory flash knocks him out of things just long enough for hims to get deeper into trouble. This book is amazing and I loved every bit of it, especially the end, (the end is really sweet).

4. The Final Hour by Andrew Klavan is the fourth and last book in 'The Homelanders' series. Charlie is stuck in Abingdon State Prison. All he wants is to get out and stay out. His memory is finally back and he knows he has to get out and get to New York before... Well I cant tell you! You have to read it for yourself.

5. The Laughing Cavalier by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. If you like 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' you will like this book. Their are 14 books in the Scarlet Pimpernel series and this book is the first. (the Scarlet Pimpernel is the third but it was written first). The Laughing Cavalier is the prequel to the Scarlet Pimpernel and it (the Laughing Cavalier) is followed by it's sequel "The First Sir Percy" then you go on to The Scarlet Pimpernel.
The book is set in the Netherlands 1623-24. It is a little hard for me to summarize the plot so I'll just tell you a few things that I like about it. The Hero(the Laughing Cavalier) has grown up his whole life on the streets. He goes by the name of Diogenes and he has to buddies who are always with him and he is just always good.
He is asked one day to kidnap a young lady by her brother. He needs the money because he gave hims money to a poor lady and her father to help them out of the cold so he says he'll do it without asking any questions.
Then so much happens that I get to confused tell you about it all. Somewhere in their he gets attacked and hit in the head with a pair of ice skate. ( That really stood our for me). But it is a really good book that is and in the end he saves the girl that he kidnapped.

6. If We survive by Andrew Klavan. This book is really great! Four kids left their homes to go on a uneventful summer missions trip to central America and all goes well until a revolution breaks out in the country.
Will Peterson thought he had problems at home but that was nothing; now he has men shooting at him from every side and their only ally is a young veteran who has longs his faith in everything and everyone.
The last part of the book had my heart betting double time. I loved this book! 

7. Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan is Crazy. Now I know that sounds corny but it is.
Sam Hopkins, at sixteen, is tired of being the P.K. (Preacher's Kid) so he decides to do something  different the only thing is that his want to always do right gets in the way and before long he gets wrapped up in a mess that no one will believe but he know to be true.
I'm not a big fan of mystery tip books. (Books that I don't know whats going on and what the hero has to do to stop it.) This book I was confused the whole time and couldn't figure out what was going on. But after it was all out in the open I really liked the book.

8. Erak's Ransom by John Flanagan is a fantasy and fantasy are not my favorites as far as category  goes, but I really like John Flanagan's books. The Rangers Apprentice series are really fun! This is the fifth book in the Rangers Apprentice series but it was written seventh so their is a 7 on the cover but you are supposed to read it before number 5 and 6.(Just so you know.) This book has Horace, Evanlyn, Gilan, Erak, Halt and of course Will so it is really sweet, funny, exciting books! John Flanagan is funny and his characters are so real I love every one of them.

9. Call of Duty by Steven Wilkins is a really really great biography of General Robert E. Lee. Everyone should read this book! (Although you'll like it more if your a southerner.)
The part where Stonewall Jackson died and the part where Lee surrendered to Grant were so sad. It is an amazing book and if you haven't read it you are missing out.

 10. Writing Fiction For Dummies by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy is the last book on this list but this was one good book! If you have ever wanted to write a fiction book you should read this book. I liked every pit of it. I took notes the whole time I was readying it and because of that fact it took me a really long time to finish; but it was worth it.
If you have never dreamed about writing your own book, well, then, first of all you are missing out, but I don't think you will like this book. Sorry.
If you have had that dream; read this book.

Well that's ten really good books I read in 2012. I loved them all and you might too.

Well Bye,


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