The series is also referred to as the “Marty and Grace” series, as the series stars two thirteen year old twins Grace and Marty O 'Hara who lose their parents after they get in an accident. Their parents left to work on an assignment for a magazine that focuses on nature. Marty has an eidetic memory, is extremely curious, and enjoys going on adventures that involve extreme risk. These last two things can get him into trouble, and have in the past. He is athletic, has no fear, and is artistic. He loves drawing comics and playing practical jokes. Grace has quite a bit of intelligence, but has phobias (some of these include spiders, escalators, and enclosed spaces). She is small, a writer, enjoys foreign languages and math; she stays far far …show more content…
“Cryptid Hunters” by Roland Smith is the first novel in the “Cryptid Hunters” series and was released in 2004. After Grace and Marty 's parents die, they move in with their Uncle Wolfe, who they did not know even existed before. The man, who they find to be intimidating, is an anthropologist that has spent his entire life looking for creatures that are believed to be extinct (mysterious, cryptid creatures) for a long time or creatures that have not even been confirmed to actually exist. Fans of the novel like the way you get to see inside Grace and Marty 's personalities, and the way that these two kids are just like any other, if not a little more unusual. You will find yourself glued to the pages until you have finished reading the novel. The adventures will make it so that you only breath about every once in a while and you will like the characters you are reading about, even if you are an adult. The novel is vivid in description and it is almost as though you are able to make a movie of things in your head. Some felt that they were along for the ride with the heroes, Grace and Marty, in this one and they enjoyed every moment of …show more content…
Readers found that parts of the novel were slow moving and dull. Some did not think that the villains were as evil as they should have been. “Tentacles” by Roland Smith is the second novel in the “Cryptid Hunters” series and was released in 2009. Uncle Wolfe 's latest project is to go to New Zealand to find a giant squid, and the gigantic freighter he has rented for the trip may just be haunted. Someone on the trip is determined to sabotage their trip. Grace and Marty may just be the next victims, if they keep poking their noses into things. Fans of the novel found that the way the novel is written, you never want to put it down and the action keeps things moving and is quite entertaining. The novel pulls you in and makes you love each of the main characters in it. This is a great series for anyone to read, and it is audience friendly for whoever reads them. There is quite a bit of suspense that will make the novel exceed readers 's expectations, and the twists and turns keeps you guessing and lets nothing be predictable. Some like the way this group of people bands together when they really need to and keep things together so they can all stop the
Fans of the novel enjoy the way Clark brings the characters to life, and the novel is just the thing for fans of urban fiction. Some found that the novel keeps the series going very well, and it makes them want more and more about these characters. These novels of Clark 's are page turners, that you will finish pretty quickly. Many cannot wait to get their hands on the next novel in the series. Some were kept on the edge of their seats with all that happens in the novel. Some noted, that unlike most women in urban fiction, these here are college
The first main character is Samantha Keyes, also known as Sammy. Sammy has a great personality. She's very spunky,creative and curious about everything. She will always try to invest into something and learn more about it. She lives with her grandma, because her mom went to hollywood to try to become successful as an actor. She has some really close friends, like Dot and Marissa, but a lot of people at school don’t get her and make fun of her. The next main character is Ritas Keyes or “Grams”, Sammy's grandmother. Sammy
I found the book to be easy, exciting reading because the story line was very realistic and easily relatable. This book flowed for me to a point when, at times, it was difficult to put down. Several scenes pleasantly caught me off guard and some were extremely hilarious, namely, the visit to Martha Oldcrow. I found myself really fond of the char...
There are several things that I like about this book. First off, I love historical fiction, and this is the genre of this book. Also, despite the author being too descriptive, the book went at a steady pace. For me, pace usually determines whether I will read the book or not, and I never really hesitated, or thought about changing books.
It’s a novel that has a little bit of everything for everybody. The only reason I didn’t give the it a 10/10 is because it’s hard to nail down who the main characters are (even though I would argue that with so many great characters, there really doesn’t need to be a main character), and there are some sexual scenes in the novel I found to be semi-unnecessary, which might make some people dislike the whole story. However, I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who want a genuinely fantastic story to read, people interested in a novel full of vibrant, realistic, and sometimes flawed (in a good way) characters, or anyone with some time to kill for long stretches, because they won’t want to put this book
What I did not like about this book was all of the wasted space and time. The book itself had a really good story but could have been told much better. I found that after the problem was stated at the start of the book it all just turned into Terry going after the same useless leads over and over again. The author could have left all of that out of the book and it would have been much more exciting instead of getting the feeling of dragging on until near the end when it picks up again.
The style of the book is what made it so special. It was VERY easy to understand, and at the same time it was exciting. Some readers may think a tragic, but yet romantic novel is hard to understand, but what they don’t know is that all books are easy to read. You are just stopping yourself too soon to learn it. This book had no problems with being beautifully written and understandable.
I liked the book because they had a very strong plot and the characters seemed to fit together very nicely. The plot did not have very many weaknesses although it does not fully explain why Ky was reluctant to join the rebellion or his backstory which could have been helpful to know. Ally Condie explained the scenery very well, so much so that you could almost see and feel it. She also did a great job switching the narrative from the characters so that you got a sense of all of
In retrospect, this book is fun to read, interesting, and page turning due to its amazing characters, unpredictable plot, and imaginative setting. The combination of those three elements make the story better than average. Since this is the second book of a trilogy, the third book will be a great ending if it continues having these same elements. Even though there is strong language used, this book is a recommended read for mature, science fiction loving people.
I think my favorite thing about this novel was the realistic ending. Some books try to just give you a fairy tale but this book had an ending that mad you think in the end if I was in the same position would I do the same thing. I didn’t like the fact that the novel portrayed mental illness in a way to say that it needed to be hidden and protected. I thought this novel was very believable for the time period that it was set in. I think the ending to this novel was perfect it was an accurate ending to this
series for two reasons. The first reason is because it ties up all the questions I had from the other books. This book really was a good ending, for me at least. And the second reason is because it’s just a great book. It has mystery, suspense, humor, action and many more things that keep you from putting the book down. On a scale of one to ten I would rate this ten and it is also my number one favorite book (so far).