The Injustice – James Patterson
Social media, documentary films, high school, family
problems, grief, mystery, detective, young adult.
Theo Foster is being charged and expelled from high
school because of a photo he never had posted. Determined, he seeks out who
would frame him, and ruin other’s lives. Theo comes across some disturbing
secrets and uncovers ugly truths that put him and the other lives who was
ruined back in good graces. Theo does the right thing and is happy for doing
the right thing.
I hated how this book started off and ended. I can
tell this novel was poorly written and wasn’t well thought into. This novel was
sad and pathetic in the end. James Patterson should stick with adult fiction
rather than attempting to make young adult fiction. No offense for James
Patterson fans. This one just wasn’t his best work.
Ascenders, High School of the Recently
Departed – C.L. Gaber
Young adult, fiction, after life,
death, high school
After an accident, Walker Callaghan
finds herself somewhere new and unfamiliar with her mother. A place called The
Academy where teenagers go when they unfortunately died young. Walker tries to
understand what is going on and is sort of enjoying this after life high
school. One day her mother goes back to the living because she woke up from a
coma. Sadly, Walker needed to properly say goodbye because she didn’t get a
chance. Someone else wants to return to the living as well. Daniel Reid wants
to return to the living realm to save his brother who didn’t make it back from
the crash where Daniel and his siblings died and came to this after life realm.
Both Daniel and Walker work together into research to get back to the living
realm. It becomes risky when they join a Criminology class, receive an
assignment to go to the other school that is for the bad teenagers who
committed horrendous crimes. They get an answer from a teenager who claims to
have returned to the living realm and came back. Daniel and Walker talk to this
teen and after preparing to return to the living realm. It’s dangerous because
in the living realm the bad parts stayed and the good parts came back to this
realm, the so-called demons, once they sense the part of themselves, they go
after the other part to kill. Only way to fight the demons is with old age
weapons. No modern weapons. Walker and Daniel take a huge risk that can cost
them their lives.
I had gotten this book and the entire
book series at Los Angeles Festival of Books on April fourteenth of this year
because the genre was very unique and something I haven’t read yet. After
reading this book, I instantly was glad I had gotten the trilogy because the
first book made me curious as to what will happen next and now, I don’t have to
do much waiting. I really love this book. I plan to possibly post the next book
in the series as well as the third book also. I highly recommend giving this
book a read. I would say that this book can be read by adults as well.