Cliff Hangers – Which One To Read?

I just went on vacation to Arizona. It was amazing! The color of the ground was like rust red and there were prickly pears everywhere. (As stupid as I am, I felt one just for kicks. It’s not very prickly if you touch it between the spines.) I even saw the Grand Canyon! But needless to say, it wasn’t THAT amazing. I mean, it was just this big hole, sort of. I’ll probably appreciate it when I’m old. Like my mom.

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Also: BRING LIP GLOSS TO THE DESERT. IT’S REALLY DRY. LIKE, MY LIPS FELT LIKE THE FLAKY BUTTER DANISHES MY FRIEND ADORES. EXCEPT WITHOUT THE BUTTER.

Anyway, enough about that. Now about this post: I decided to read¬†3 series books and rate them on how much of NOT a cliff hanger it was. (If that even makes sense…)

  1. The Royal Treatment (Princess For Hire Series): Okay, so there’s this teen girl named Desi Bascomb. She works as a sub for princesses who need a break from they royal life. Desi¬†is finally a level 2 sub and gets all sorts of awesome free stuff. Life seems sweet… but after a few days in the job and a run in with a sub gone wrong, she begins to wonder – is Fascade actually the good guy company? After all, they have to get their magic from SOMEWHERE…
  2. Mira In The Present Tense (Jasmine Skies Prequel): Mira, like any other 12 year old girl, is sort of confused. Her Nana Josie is dying (AND PAINTING HER OWN COFFIN), she seems to be drifting away from her best friend, Jide appears to like her, AND girl problems just had to creep up on her now. Can Mira somehow figure out this tangled mess?
  3. H.I.V.E. (H.I.V.E. Series): Otto Malpense hypmotized the Prime Minister. But that doesn’t mean getting abducted and locked in a school of evil is easy for him. Or for Shelby, Wing, and Laura, who are also geniuses who have been selected for the school.¬†They want OUT. So together, they form a plan to escape the super secure building and its ruthless teachers. But is fleeing their best option?

In my opinion, Mira In The Present Tense is the best. The ending is complete with NO suspense. You can’t even tell that there’s a sequel. It leaves you with a warm feeling at the end. And no internal shouting about the unfairness of having to track down the next book.

The Royal Treatment is second. It’s a tad confusing in the beginning when they talk about Desi’s job and past, but you catch on pretty quickly. Only thing is that the Fascade’s magic situation isn’t completely cleared up. So I got the next book. And the first one.

And finally, H.I.V.E. It was a tad boring and the end¬†just tells you that Otto MAY go through some unfortunate events. And that the head of the school MAY know something about someone’s parents. And so on. I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oop. Computer freezing. Better post this now…

Cliff Hangers – Which One To Read?

12 Again

Patrick’s mom has mysteriously disappeared the day before her 40th birthday. All she did was go to her Mom’s house!

His father says she’s on “vacation” but Patrick and his brother, Kevin, don’t buy it. They know there’s something else going on. Murder? Blackmail? Kidnapping?

Meanwhile, Patrick’s mom, Bernadette, wakes up and finds herself a¬†tiny little 7th grader. Even more surprising, her mom – who had been killed in a car accident – is alive! It seems like her 12 year old self, her mom, and their house has been transported to modern times!

Detta is worried about her family and is super confused, but she manages to enroll as a student and makes some awesome friends. She even relearns how to do a cartwheel!

Patrick notices the new girl but doesn’t pay much attention. He just focuses on emailing his mom from¬†his new email account.

Finally, Detta responds to her son. She doesn’t tell him who she is (in fear of freaking him out) but tells him to find some awfully odd things that sound a lot like stuff in¬†his grandmother’s potion recipes.

Can Patrick and Bernadette work together to fast forward the clock of time before it’s too late?

I thought that 12 Again was fairly interesting. I guess it was a mystery story.

12 Again deserves 5 stars and is for ages 11 to 14.

12 Again