I am a hardcore fan of the Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic video game series so when I heard there was a comic-book series that tied in with the video games, I was thrilled. It wasn't quite what I expected but I loved it.
The "pilot" volume was a great start to a great series. Zane is a likeable hero, Jarael is his awesome side-kick/love interest, Gryph is hilarious and gets funnier as the series progresses but my all time favorite character is Lucien. Lucien is evil and I like to hate him because he's so bad but he was created very well. What makes Lucien different from your typical bad-guy is that Lucien (and the rest of the galaxy) sees him(self) as a hero that is doing the right thing. His high-ranking status in the Jedi Order makes him come off as being an honorable and heroic man, making his cruelty and desire for violence and bloodshed easily overlooked. KOTOR presents the interesting idea of Jedi corruption, where a Jedi uses his power and status for evil.
It was a great read which I would strongly reccomend.
The Name of the Game was Murder is, without a doubt, my favorite mystery book at the time of writing. The first couple of chapters are hard to get through and are incredibly dull but if you can force yourself through the first two or three chapters, the book begins to go uphill and gets very enjoyable. The plot is incredible and kept me guessing until the end. My favorite thing about this book is all the twists and turns the plot takes. Right when you think you have it all figured out, something crazy happens and you're back at square one. An excellant read I would strongly reccomend.
Locked in time is one of my favorite teen books. The plot is focused on what it's like for an adolescent to be stuck in a situation where one parent is dead and the other parent has remarried into a new and unfamiliar family. At the same time, the overall story is about murder, greed and money, three things esential to a creepy mystery book like Locked in Time.
In the story, Nore (the main character) discovers some interesting secrets about her step-mother Lisette and her step-siblings Gabe and Josie. Suddenly, Nore is drawn into a murderous conspiracy that is over a century old and finds her life in grave danger.
I would reccomend Locked in Time to anyone who likes good mystery stories. I find it to be a great book and I re-read it from time to time.
I read The Catcher In The Rye and I found it a mix of wonderful and aweful. The story preaches a very good message about growing up and how we lose our innocense. It talks about how the world never changes but the people in it do. The overall moral is somewhat sad but also moving and enlightening.
On the other hand, Holden (the main character) is extremely frustrating in the way he exaggerates the things other people do. He is a very unreliable narrator and I don't think I could ever put up with him if I met him in person (thank goodness he's fictional). He also tends to change his view on life, an example is how he starts a fist fight in the beginning of the story but a few chapters later, he denounces violence and claims to be a pacifist.
All in all, The Cathcer In The Rye has a good message put presents it in a frustrating way. I would recommend it only if you are good at putting up with frustrating teenagers.
I had my doubts about reading Rule of Two, but despite being a sequel (which I find to be typically worse than the original), Rule of Two was in many ways better than Path of Destruction. New characters were introduced, like Zannah, Bane's new apprentice, and Hetton, a Sith who Bane did not destroy on Ruusan. The plot take several different shifts and kept me from getting bored. I enjoyed Rule of Two very much and I would recommend it very strongly to someone who has read Path of Destruction.