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Mar 08,  · The Collector by John Fowles ticked the genre I am interested in reading as well so I figured that I’d give it a shot. It originally published in and I had not read a book, aside from school assigned books, that were that old. The format is different than modern books so it takes a bit to get used to but this replace.me book is spectacular. The Collector. May 3, If your Tween readers are looking for horror, they will be drawn to the nightmarish doll’s face on the cover of The Collector. The story begins with Josie, her mother, and sister moving in with Josie’s grandmother in the country just before the start of school. Book Reviews; Proudly powered by WordPress. Aug 05,  · The more magnificent the butterfly, the greater his desire to possess it. When he catches sight of the beautiful art student Miranda Grey, the .

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Driven mad by the murder of her black beau, a schoolteacher turns on the once-friendly, verdant town of Green Lake, Texas, becomes feared bandit Kissin’ Kate Barlow, and dies, laughing, without revealing where she buried her stash. A century of rainless years later, lake and town are memories—but, with the involuntary help of gangs of juvenile offenders, the last descendant of the last residents is still digging.

Enter Stanley Yelnats IV, great-grandson of one of Kissin’ Kate’s victims and the latest to fall to the family curse of being in the wrong place at the wrong time; under the direction of The Warden, a woman with rattlesnake venom polish on her long nails, Stanley and each of his fellow inmates dig a hole a day in the rock-hard lake bed.

Weeks of punishing labor later, Stanley digs up a clue, but is canny enough to conceal the information of which hole it came from. Through flashbacks, Sachar weaves a complex net of hidden relationships and well-timed revelations as he puts his slightly larger-than-life characters under a sun so punishing that readers will be reaching for water bottles. Already have an account? Log in. Trouble signing in? Notify me of new posts via email.

Skip to content. Synopsis: Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs.

Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Frederick Clegg is a loner. Isolated from society, he spends his time trapping butterflies in jars and watching them die. He’s obsessed with the rare breeds, the special ones. The more magnificent the butterfly, the greater his desire to possess it.

When he catches sight of the beautiful art student Miranda Grey, the stage is set for his terrible transition from collector of butterflies to girls. Miranda is the perfect specimen. Delicate, captivating, gifted and in love with life, she’s the prize catch. Fred is overcome by a sudden desire to pin her, to own her, to hold her up against the light and study her in ravenous detail.

For a professed novice, he plans Miranda’s kidnap in delicious detail, following her around for weeks, establishing her whereabouts on an hourly basis. He purchases a house with a cellar which he converts into a guest room and a van with a storage compartment, ideal for catching prey.

He builds new doors and secret corridors. He buys an incinerator to burn dirty clothes and destroy any evidence of his guest. Also, the prongs connecting directly to the heart would’ve made the electrical network of the heart go haywire and arrhythmia should’ve happened.

Especially if they were doing a dialysis, for goodness sake! My eyes went so wide during that part. Also, they died at the end and you can’t change my mind. Bullet wound plus electric shock in said wound would kill you. Dialysis direct to the heart in a very unsterile environment with tubes replaced with rusty materials would definitely kill you too. Besides, Sage said it – only the dead were free.

So in a sense, the two were free. So basically, the tone of the story sounded apathetic and the characters were basically mishandled, if not outright butchered. I’m just glad I was able to trudge through that one. Jul 13, Janine rated it it was ok Shelves: first-reads , fiction. I received this book through goodreads giveaways for an honest review.

The Collector was well-written and had an original concept but it wasn’t for me. I had a hard time getting in to it and was disturbed in quite a few places. I think the book showed an interesting look at people’s behavior in crisis and desperation.

I did like the very end. Alvaro rated it liked it Sep 29, Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez rated it it was amazing Jul 11, Rox rated it really liked it Dec 25, Tracy rated it really liked it Jan 14, Varaxia rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Friederike rated it really liked it Oct 21, Frederick Rotzien marked it as to-read Jul 07, Micielle marked it as to-read Jul 07, Elaine Needelman marked it as to-read Jul 07, Tammy Pooser marked it as to-read Jul 07, Katrina Mcghee marked it as to-read Jul 07, Cj Zawacki marked it as to-read Jul 07, Wonderliv marked it as to-read Jul 07, Kathy Heare Watts marked it as to-read Jul 07, Vykki marked it as to-read Jul 07, Ann Ellis marked it as to-read Jul 07, It does have some scene that may be a bit freaky for younger kids.

Everything fit together quite well and made a great story. Oct 30, LG A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions rated it liked it Shelves: middle-grade , 3-star , acquired-library , format-print , horror , read Although Josie loves her grandmother, she isn’t thrilled about moving in with her.

She misses Chicago and, since her grandmother doesn’t have internet, she can’t contact her old friends. However, Josie’s mom recently lost her job, and Josie’s grandmother has been displaying worrying signs of Alzheimer’s, so Josie’s mom decides that this move is for the best. Josie’s grandmother has several odd rules. First, Josie and her sister Anna are not allowed to leave any windows open after dark. Second, Although Josie loves her grandmother, she isn’t thrilled about moving in with her.

Second, no dolls are allowed in the house. And third, Josie and Anna are not allowed to enter the woods behind Josie’s grandmother’s house. Josie’s grandmother also keeps talking about someone named Beryl – Beryl is hungry, and wants to take Josie and her sister away. Part of Josie wants to dismiss this as signs of her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s, but part of her worries that there might be some truth to it, especially after she and Anna have nightmares about a doll and a creepy house in the woods.

But then Josie makes her first friend at school, a girl named Vanessa. Vanessa is kind, cool, and a vegetarian just like Josie. She lives alone with her aunt. Who collects porcelain dolls. And whose house just happens to be located in the woods, and look just like the one in Josie and Anna’s nightmares. But surely it’s just a coincidence. My eldest niece is now old enough to start recommending books, and this is the first book she recommended to me.

I later learned that she probably recommended it because she was in the process of reading it and loving it – my sister told me that she ended up disliking and feeling dissatisfied with the ending. Still, my bookish self was happy to get the recommendation. Here’s hoping for more in the future. Alexander tapped into quite a few real-life fears in this book: moving to a new place, trying to make new friends when everyone else already seems to have formed their own cliques, worrying about elderly relatives, and just generally feeling out of place and cut off.

Josie can’t contact her friends back in Chicago because of her lack of internet, and she seems to be the only vegetarian at a school with horrible lunches that always feature meat in the main course. The creepy dolls, strange dreams, and weird sounds were icing on the cake.

To my adult self, this book wasn’t particularly scary. Still, Josie’s first visit to Vanessa’s house was pretty good. Josie immediately found the place creepy but tried to pretend that she was fine being there, because she didn’t want to lose Vanessa’s friendship and Vanessa’s explanation for why it looked the way it did seemed plausible her aunt was a big doll collector and was too injured to keep the house properly maintained.

Unfortunately, things got a bit too hokey for me when the story behind Beryl, the dolls, and the house in the woods was finally explained. I’m interested to hear which aspect of the ending my niece had problems with.

I can think of two possibilities: the fate of one of the characters and the “you thought it was over but it isn’t really over” last page. Based on what my sister said, I’m guessing it was the latter that bugged her. All in all, this was mostly okay until the revelations at the end. Oct 02, Meg Williams- Librarian rated it it was amazing.

They all wanted to read it and told me they were going to buy it from the Book Fair, so I ordered it on Amazon so I wouldn’t take a Book Fair copy that could belong to a student. It was out of stock on Amazon too! I finally got it on Saturday and I couldn’t wait to start reading. I read the whole thing yesterday. It was just the right amount of creepy for middle grade readers, and I made sure to request a copy to be cataloged for the library so that I can recommend it to kids who want scary books.

Technically in my library it will belong in the grade section, but I think some 3rd graders might be a little young.

It’s so new that there isn’t a lot of information on it yet AR points or reviews from parents , so if you are considering this book for your child, my best advice is to take the couple of hours and read it yourself first. It isn’t super scary, and reading is always different than watching it happen, but if you aren’t sure about your child’s tolerance for scary stuff, I recommend reading it first. It’s also great so I would recommend it to adults even if you aren’t gauging for a child!

Pair that with a seemingly-senile grandmother, a mysterious new friend, whispering winds and a dark woods, and you have Josie and Anna’s new life. Find out what happens to the girls by reading this awesome book! This was my first book of SpookyReadsOctober and I can’t wait to read more spooky books! View 1 comment. Sep 17, Lisa Jeffcoat rated it really liked it Shelves: elementary-middle-grade-fiction.

This is a scary 4th grade and up read! If your students like Goosebumps, they will love this read! Josie, her sister Anna, and her mom need to move in with their grandmother. After living in the city, the secluded wooded town seems like a beautiful move.

But grandmother has a few rules that intrigue Josie. She thinks it is not a problem that she can follow them, even if it is a strange request! But then things begin to happen and the beautiful woods seem to be calling Josie which would cause her This is a scary 4th grade and up read! Then there is her new friend, Victoria. I would have given this book 5 stars if it had a diverse cast of characters.

This book would be awesome if Anna was a brother instead. It is a book full of female characters which leave my male readers a lack to connect to a character!

Boys love scary books! They want to see themselves in a character. I am certain my male students will be disheartened to read only female characters!

Jul 05, Alyson Stone rated it really liked it Shelves: middle-fic , horror. Book: The Collector Author: K. My students reading this title around Halloween and told me that if I was a decent horror fan, then I needed to add it to my collection. Like always, they were right. This story is creepy, but not too creepy for middle grade. I would put it on the same terms of Mary Downing Hahn. This deals with creepy dolls and a loner in the woods. Josie has just moved here from the city.

Her grandma has strange rules about not going into the woods and no dolls. Josie just thinks her grandma is nuts. Then, she and her sister both make friends who seem strange, but treat the girls well. Let me tell you, there is nothing more creepy than hearing voices coming out of the woods in the dead of night. The only person who does is their grandma, who keeps saying that Beryl is coming for them. It just sounds downright creepy. Plus, if you look at the cover.

Yeah, uh-huh, very creepy. That cover alone will be enough to draw in middle school readers. The spooky feeling is worked in throughout the story.

Even though it was a rather predictable storyline, I still wanted to keep reading.

Feb 05,  · Review: I first heard about this book back when I was in school, so it’s been a long time coming. Over the years I’ve built this book up in my head which usually leads to disappointment when you finally get to reading it. This was exactly the case with this one. I’m a morbid soul, I enjoy disturbing books more than I enjoy any other kind. Oct 18,  · This review can also be found on my blog hereI received a free copy of this book courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.”Perhaps it takes knowing you’re going to die to really start to live.” The World-Building/Writing I definitely find the world The Collector is set in very convincing. With all the penal codes, the properly-explained jobs, and /5(8). Dec 20,  · Book Review: The Collector’s Apprentice. The Collector’s Apprentice B.A. Shapiro. There are several collectors in this story but only one is murdered! Like B. A. Shapiro’s other two novels (The Art Forger and The Muralist), The Collector’s Apprentice masterfully blends art history with suspense, creating a perfect piece of historical.

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Apr 02, Cai rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

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Feb 05,  · Review: I first heard about this book back when I was in school, so it’s been a long time coming. Over the years I’ve built this book up in my head which usually leads to disappointment when you finally get to reading it. This was exactly the case with this one. I’m a morbid soul, I enjoy disturbing books more than I enjoy any other kind. The Collector. May 3, If your Tween readers are looking for horror, they will be drawn to the nightmarish doll’s face on the cover of The Collector. The story begins with Josie, her mother, and sister moving in with Josie’s grandmother in the country just before the start of school. Book Reviews; Proudly powered by WordPress. Dec 20,  · Book Review: The Collector’s Apprentice. The Collector’s Apprentice B.A. Shapiro. There are several collectors in this story but only one is murdered! Like B. A. Shapiro’s other two novels (The Art Forger and The Muralist), The Collector’s Apprentice masterfully blends art history with suspense, creating a perfect piece of historical. Apr 16,  · Shelves: own, , nora-roberts. The Collector: The sequel to Angels Fall, a novel by Nora Roberts. Reese has a new job as a house sitter and author of tween books, while Brody decides to pursue his lifelong dream to become an artist. When Reese witness’s another murder, circumstances lead to Reese and Brody on a treasure hunt.4/5(K).

She immediately calls When the police arrive to take her statement, Lila learns that the woman who plunged several stories was model and commercial star Sage Kendall, and the man who she believes killed her and then shot himself is playboy and arts and antiquities dealer Oliver Archer, brother of famous artist Ashton Archer.

While still in shock over the scene she witnessed, Lila runs into Ashton at the local police station and accepts his request to sit down with him and tell him what she knows about the tragedy. Ashton, it turns out, is firmly convinced that his brother never would have killed his girlfriend and taken his own life.

At first, Lila believes Ashton is simply mired in grief and denial, but as he presents his case to her, she comes to believe that he may be right. The two pair up to see if they can discover whether or not there is more to this story than meets the eye. While Lila wouldn’t normally take up with a stranger, there’s something compelling about this inordinately attractive man who paints pictures of beautiful women in whimsical settings for a living.

As Lila and Ash delve deeper into the mystery of the demise of Sage and Oliver, they uncover startling truths that reveal a deeper level of activity behind the scenes. The more they learn, the more they are in danger from a killer who took great pains to stage the scene of the couple’s death and make it appear as something it isn’t. What is the killer after, and how far will he go to get it?

While their investigation of the murder takes priority, neither Lila nor Ash can deny the immense attraction that’s growing between them. I found it a very great read that refreshed my mind to the world of dystopian sci-fi.

So if you like dystopian adult novels, then you should definitely give this one a try! Apr 08, Molly’s Book Nook rated it really liked it.

The characters are well fleshed out and the world building was thorough. Sep 02, Shanlynn Walker rated it really liked it. This book was very well written. At times, it seems the author describes the story in short, clipped sentences, which actually goes well with the story line in this book, which seems to be somewhat post-apocalyptic and hopeless.

The story follows a man named Nick Vaughn who happens to be a collector, which is a person who’s job it is to collect people who have volunteered their lives to the Agency so their family can receive more water rations essentially their lifetime’s worth of water rations This book was very well written.

The story follows a man named Nick Vaughn who happens to be a collector, which is a person who’s job it is to collect people who have volunteered their lives to the Agency so their family can receive more water rations essentially their lifetime’s worth of water rations since water is in very short supply in this world. Eventually the main character, Nick, falls in love with a girl from this downtrodden city and from there he begins to break the rules of the Agency for her, which, of course, begins to spiral out of control until he gets caught.

It really is a good book, and I enjoyed reading it. I have only two small tiny, really complaints. One is that the story was a little predictable.

The second would be that to myself, it felt like most of the characters in the story were at least decently developed except for the main character, who, even at the end of the story, you don’t really have a good feel for.

It felt like things happened around him instead of to him at times is the only way I can describe it, but there is enough development to still make it a very enjoyable read. Dec 17, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: climate-change-collapsed-society , dystopian , read-for-reveiw. I enjoyed this book. The author creates a world of scarce water resources. This societies inhabitants include those who are willing to sacrifice their lives to sustain their loved ones.

The main character Nicks job is to collect these individuals for the government. It’s intersting to see His struggle to remain safe,yet fulfill a desire for more. The best part of the book were the quotes by Quado at the beginning of the chapters I enjoyed this book. The best part of the book were the quotes by Quado at the beginning of the chapters. It gave me a real insight into the world the author created.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Jun 02, Zee rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed it. The tale is a pure dystopia. The world and the characters are very believable and natural.

It strongly reminded me of Fahrenheit which is really good because I just love that book. It’s got every element of a dystopian reality I look for in this kind of books. I look forward to reading the next part. David Luna, thank you for your book, it’s a great treat. Aug 13, Amanda rated it it was amazing. What a great book! Once you start reading, you won’t be able to set it down. The details are so vivid and easy to visualize that you are pulled into the story. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Apr 02, Cai rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It took me a while to warm up to this one. The synopsis was interesting enough but the perspective and plot fell flat for me. Neil lacked any personality, in my opinion. Of course, that’s probably what The Agency wanted. But, even though he had sparks of conscience in the beginning, he didn’t seem the type to be swayed by those thoughts. Until he met Inna – who I had high hopes for.

I wanted her so bad to be Sage or a It took me a while to warm up to this one. I wanted her so bad to be Sage or a secret spy of the Brigade, but oh well It became somewhat more interesting when the Brigade members showed up. Finally some action! But they were ticked off one by one – and not in blazing glory of their ideals but in violence and blood. Most of them, were killed off-page. And we don’t even know if Chelsea died too. I feel as if I’m at the earth’s heart. I’ve got the whole weight of the whole earth pressing in on this little box.

It grows smaller, smaller, smaller. I can feel it contracting. I want to scream. She knows that life’s going on around her and it’s almost too much to bear. Miranda’s story ups the ante between cat and mouse, but it also generates an overwhelming sense of claustrophobia which permeates the pages of the book. As she struggles to breathe in Fred’s stifling and artificially-lit cellar so does the reader.

The effect is deliberate and it’s the crux of the novel. Never has freedom tasted so exquisite! Never has the sea seemed so blue, or the sand so golden. How we take for granted the ability to dip our toes into the water. How glorious to feel the sun warming the skin. To be able to go anywhere we want to go.

To look around and see vast expanses of open space. After all, if you remove free will, what else is there in life? And perhaps that’s why Fred is one of literature’s most evil characters. A book for the beach: The Collector by John Fowles.

No book will make you appreciate the great outdoors more than this creepy locked-room horror story. Topics Books A book for the beach John Fowles blogposts.

Aug 05,  · The more magnificent the butterfly, the greater his desire to possess it. When he catches sight of the beautiful art student Miranda Grey, the . Feb 05,  · Review: I first heard about this book back when I was in school, so it’s been a long time coming. Over the years I’ve built this book up in my head which usually leads to disappointment when you finally get to reading it. This was exactly the case with this one. I’m a morbid soul, I enjoy disturbing books more than I enjoy any other kind. Apr 16,  · Shelves: own, , nora-roberts. The Collector: The sequel to Angels Fall, a novel by Nora Roberts. Reese has a new job as a house sitter and author of tween books, while Brody decides to pursue his lifelong dream to become an artist. When Reese witness’s another murder, circumstances lead to Reese and Brody on a treasure hunt.4/5(K). Dec 20,  · Book Review: The Collector’s Apprentice. The Collector’s Apprentice B.A. Shapiro. There are several collectors in this story but only one is murdered! Like B. A. Shapiro’s other two novels (The Art Forger and The Muralist), The Collector’s Apprentice masterfully blends art history with suspense, creating a perfect piece of historical.

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The more they learn, the more they are in danger from a killer who took great pains to stage the scene of the couple’s death and make it appear as something it isn’t. What is the killer after, and how far will he go to get it? While their investigation of the murder takes priority, neither Lila nor Ash can deny the immense attraction that’s growing between them.

Will they live to explore the possibly idyllic relationship that can be theirs if they only try? Or will a ruthless killer end their lives before they can fully connect with one another? Once again, Nora Roberts reminds us why she remains a top-notch author who provides sure-to-please reads on a regular basis.

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From 1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one.

He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession.

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I listened to this book on audio. This is the name of the made-up land Lila was starting near the end of the book. Help on this would be appreciated.

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Sort order. Start your review of The Collector. Apr 16, Miki rated it it was ok Shelves: never-read-again. I know that I am going to get hate mail from Nora lovers since it is high treason to not LOVE everything she writes, but I am not impressed by this book. Please note that the following is my book review the collector free.

Comments are welcome–abuse book review the collector free not. I believe Roberts has a file cabinet filled with character descriptions from which she just pulls a stock set book review the collector free each new book.

One вот ссылка, beautiful heroine. One studly, smart hero. One or two book review the collector free sidekicks with matching malesalso sassy Meh.

One or two female sidekicks with matching malesalso sassy, beautiful, studly, etc. One sociopath villain and assorted evil, easily disposed of henchmen. Check, check, check. BTW, this villain will be recognized by anyone who remembers the ’70s. NR’s trademark witty dialog has dwindled into a few smart remarks and rambling, off-the-cuff, pseudo-psychological посмотреть больше book review the collector free the main character.

She doesn’t have conversations, she makes speeches. She doesn’t just “get” something, she has epiphanies and revelations. She sees all, understands all Add unlikely details such as the encounter in the police station between Lila and Ash, the hit woman who operates in stilettos heels, not knivesand that Lila once had an affair with a married man whose then wife is now Lila’s BFF.

No, sorry, it just doesn’t work for me. The action sequences weren’t bad. One book review the collector free NR does right is to never have the woman depend on being rescued by the studly male, so I will give points for that. Overall, a mildly entertaining, albeit eye-rolling, read but not one I’ll pick up again. View all 32 comments. Whew, for a moment there I thought I book review the collector free right — but no, I am not!!! Thinking that this book had been written by some other author!!!!

Crazy right???? By Chapter Two……it was like…. Where is the suspenseful, exciting, kept on edge of your seat, well-developed, great subplots that tie in so well and an ending that leaves you satisfied plot? Where are the unique, believable, memorable and well-developed characters? Where is the original and intriguing writing and natural, flowing dialogue? These are just a few things that we expect and get from a NR novel. Well, those few things are not here in this boring book.

Yes, for me…. The plot is somewhat a rehash of a well-used formula, totally unbelievable and unrealistic, dragging through the most implausible situations. Yes, the two take on the dangerous and evil villain, who is labeled HAG…. Hot Asian Girl…I kid you not!! And the sub-plot of the book review the collector free between the book review the collector free secondary characters is just beyond OTT!!!!

The characters are so uninteresting, boring and bland. Lila and her best friend not going to book review the collector free things away but how these two connected and became friends…………unreal…unreal! Ashton Archer, famous artist, not gorgeous at first but soon turns out to be abso gorgeous, caring for for his beyond dysfunctional family…. And falls in love, true love for the first time with the feisty and so tedious Lila.

The writing is lackluster with some appalling dialogue ever…. After much thought I changed my review to 2 stars because there were two characters that I did like View all 12 comments. She always knows how to give what the readers want, and as a reader, I want the stories that keep me up late until the last page is turned. I want to feel the thrill of reading that never fades book review the collector free the stories that never pall. And I can tell I got exactly what Book review the collector free http://replace.me/22939.txt from this book!

This was a fantastic romantic suspense story that had me hooked from the very start until the very end. With a brilliant plot, endearing hero and heroine, likab 4.

With a brilliant plot, endearing hero and heroine, likable supporting characters, unforgettable villains, engaging suspense, heart-stopping thriller, and well done ending, I can genuinely say that The Collector was pretty much a winner for me. Lila Emerson is a house sitter and a writer. One day she accidentally witnessed the murder of a young woman who lived in the building across the street. She then became a target of the psycho assassin. Ashton Archer is an artist and a brother of the boyfriend of the murdered woman.

While they tried to figure the whole mystery thing out, the sparks between them grew more intense. There was no denying the feelings they had for each other. The deeper they dug into this case, the more danger they were in.

They both knew that it was impossible for them to have a happy future together, unless they could end this whole mess and get rid of these нажмите чтобы перейти guys completely. I loved both main leads in this story.

Goodreads Buy on Amazon Bookshop. The cover of this book got my attention for sure. It originally published in and I had not read a book, aside from school assigned books, that were that old. The format is different than modern books so it takes a bit to get used to but this book.. I love making, I love doing. I love being to the full, I love everything which is not sitting and watching and copying and dead at heart.

He comes into money, buys a home and sends his aunt on a cruise. Lives with his aunt who kind of babies him. He feels like he can have a real life with Miranda. Miranda’s section of the novel is comprised of rambling diary entries and reminiscences about a past life from which she has been forcibly removed. She misses her friends, college, art, relationships, but most of all she misses her freedom.

Like Fred’s butterflies, she’s slowing suffocating in her underground cell. I feel as if I’m at the earth’s heart. I’ve got the whole weight of the whole earth pressing in on this little box. It grows smaller, smaller, smaller. I can feel it contracting. I want to scream. She knows that life’s going on around her and it’s almost too much to bear. Miranda’s story ups the ante between cat and mouse, but it also generates an overwhelming sense of claustrophobia which permeates the pages of the book.

As she struggles to breathe in Fred’s stifling and artificially-lit cellar so does the reader. The effect is deliberate and it’s the crux of the novel. Most of them, were killed off-page. And we don’t even know if Chelsea died too. Quado, for some reason, was male to me until she was revealed otherwise.

The posts prior to the reveal sounded cynical and sarcastic and they never changed to a teenage girl’s voice even in my head. Then, the subsequent posts sounded too childish. Sage was shown in only a few pages and she ended up being a snitch. That tranfusion practice screams infection and instant death and you know it.

I just couldn’t get through that one. Also, the prongs connecting directly to the heart would’ve made the electrical network of the heart go haywire and arrhythmia should’ve happened. Especially if they were doing a dialysis, for goodness sake! My eyes went so wide during that part. Also, they died at the end and you can’t change my mind. Bullet wound plus electric shock in said wound would kill you. Dialysis direct to the heart in a very unsterile environment with tubes replaced with rusty materials would definitely kill you too.

Besides, Sage said it – only the dead were free. So in a sense, the two were free. So basically, the tone of the story sounded apathetic and the characters were basically mishandled, if not outright butchered. I’m just glad I was able to trudge through that one. Jul 13, Janine rated it it was ok Shelves: first-reads , fiction. I received this book through goodreads giveaways for an honest review. The Collector was well-written and had an original concept but it wasn’t for me. I had a hard time getting in to it and was disturbed in quite a few places.

I think the book showed an interesting look at people’s behavior in crisis and desperation. I did like the very end. Alvaro rated it liked it Sep 29, Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez rated it it was amazing Jul 11, Rox rated it really liked it Dec 25, Tracy rated it really liked it Jan 14, Varaxia rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Friederike rated it really liked it Oct 21, Frederick Rotzien marked it as to-read Jul 07, Micielle marked it as to-read Jul 07, After living in the city, the secluded wooded town seems like a beautiful move.

But grandmother has a few rules that intrigue Josie. She thinks it is not a problem that she can follow them, even if it is a strange request!

But then things begin to happen and the beautiful woods seem to be calling Josie which would cause her This is a scary 4th grade and up read! Then there is her new friend, Victoria.

I would have given this book 5 stars if it had a diverse cast of characters. This book would be awesome if Anna was a brother instead. It is a book full of female characters which leave my male readers a lack to connect to a character! Boys love scary books! They want to see themselves in a character. I am certain my male students will be disheartened to read only female characters!

Jul 05, Alyson Stone rated it really liked it Shelves: middle-fic , horror. Book: The Collector Author: K. My students reading this title around Halloween and told me that if I was a decent horror fan, then I needed to add it to my collection. Like always, they were right. This story is creepy, but not too creepy for middle grade. I would put it on the same terms of Mary Downing Hahn.

This deals with creepy dolls and a loner in the woods. Josie has just moved here from the city. Her grandma has strange rules about not going into the woods and no dolls. Josie just thinks her grandma is nuts. Then, she and her sister both make friends who seem strange, but treat the girls well. Let me tell you, there is nothing more creepy than hearing voices coming out of the woods in the dead of night. The only person who does is their grandma, who keeps saying that Beryl is coming for them.

It just sounds downright creepy. Plus, if you look at the cover. Yeah, uh-huh, very creepy. That cover alone will be enough to draw in middle school readers. The spooky feeling is worked in throughout the story. Even though it was a rather predictable storyline, I still wanted to keep reading.

There is just something about the way this book is presented that made me want to keep going. I also like how this deals with a city girl moving to the country and struggling to fit in. Think about your middle school days. Believe it or not, this is a pretty common thing that middle schoolers to have to deal with. Again, prefect set up for the audience.

Middle schoolers do want to read about things that they can relate to. So, overall this book has the right amount of creepy for middle school. Older readers will also enjoy this, especially if you are trying to get into the horror genre. Nov 22, Rachael Fryman added it Shelves: Six word summary: Creepy lore, creepy woods, creepy dolls! Loved: I think this is a pretty decent MG horror novel for those craving more in the genre.

I know that, while I as an adult found it fairly predictable, I still wanted to finish it to see what happened! Verdict: Add to your TBR. Jun 10, Mysha Sajid rated it it was amazing. This book was kinda scary. I think a theme for this book would be “listen to your elders” because they probably know better.

Oct 23, Avery rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I finished reading The Collector by: K. This story is about a small family moving out to the country with their grandmother, who is very sick. Their grandmother has a set of rules they have to follow. Windows must be shut at night, no dolls in the house, and no going into the woods.

The main character, a sixth grade girl by the name of Josie, hates the country. The two talk, and hang out. Eventually, Vanessa comes to sleep over at our lovely protagonists house, and the grandma panics over her being there. It is soon discovered that Beryl, the nondescript antagonist, is using Vanessa to get to the main protagonist.

Personally, I though the book was horrible. While I, a 13 year old girl, may or may not be the intended demographic, I still should feel something for the characters. All I felt was annoyance. My anger is directed at the author, who clearly does not know how teenagers really act.

In moments were I was supposed to be concerned for the characters, or worried that they may not make it out alive, I felt nothing. The author has no concept of suspense or even how to make a half decent character. None of the characters, except maybe the grandmother if I want to be nice, had any sort of redeeming qualities to offset how fictitious and two-dimensional they seem. It was so painful to read, and somehow the author managed to convince me to hate the characters rather than want them to make it out okay.

May 15, Amit rated it it was amazing Shelves: horror , , favorites , pdf-ebook-online. Oh Sweet Jesus Christ!!! Now that’s what I call a horror ghost story when it includes with my forever nightmare thing Doll too. I just hate Dolls and Mannequins or Clowns too. They give me the load of total creep and nightmare. Even though I couldn’t help but kept reading when it is about them, yeah you can say I want to face my fear?

Well my answer is it has something more then just my fear. My alarm clock started blaring. I reached over to turn it off. My hand bump Oh Sweet Jesus Christ!!! My hand bumped into something. Slowly, I opened my eyes, tried to make my vision adjust. There was a doll on my nightstand. A doll that looked an awful lot like Beryl. So that’s how there grandma warned them. The story immediately go straight to the point and from the first chapter it just hooked me up and I just couldn’t put it down.

This book to me was so addictive that I had to finish it in just one seating as if I got no choice. The Book Report Network.

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Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda.

When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. This was exactly the case with this one. In a parallel universe, I can see this one having had the effect on me that A Pleasure and a Calling did.

I can, and did, appreciate the writing in this one. I understand why it was done, so we could view the events through the eyes of a cold-blooded psychopath and an innocent young girl and see how the stories differed, but it did grow a little tedious. The gore-lover in me simply grew a little bored with this one.

I would, however, definitely read more from Fowles if the opportunity ever arose. Rating: 3. Nice review! Oh well. I guess we all do it sometimes. Like Liked by 1 person. Like Like. You made some interesting points! I thought it was dark and creepy and perfect!

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Dec 20,  · Book Review: The Collector’s Apprentice. The Collector’s Apprentice B.A. Shapiro. There are several collectors in this story but only one is murdered! Like B. A. Shapiro’s other two novels (The Art Forger and The Muralist), The Collector’s Apprentice masterfully blends art history with suspense, creating a perfect piece of historical. Oct 18,  · This review can also be found on my blog hereI received a free copy of this book courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.”Perhaps it takes knowing you’re going to die to really start to live.” The World-Building/Writing I definitely find the world The Collector is set in very convincing. With all the penal codes, the properly-explained jobs, and /5(8). Feb 05,  · Review: I first heard about this book back when I was in school, so it’s been a long time coming. Over the years I’ve built this book up in my head which usually leads to disappointment when you finally get to reading it. This was exactly the case with this one. I’m a morbid soul, I enjoy disturbing books more than I enjoy any other kind.

 
 

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