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Star Wars Battlefront II (PC)
Star Wars Battlefront II (PC)
Offered by 1stvideo
Price: 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Superb, 9 Sep 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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I originally had this game on PSP and was told that it was better on PC, and trust me they weren't lying. The graphics are spectacular, PS3 quality, 16 different maps, completely customisable controls so you play pretty much however you want to, and most importantly, the reason I bought this game, you can use the mouse to aim so it's dead easy to play (I never really got the hang of using PS3/XBOX remotes). Other things I should mention are that for the most part, the gameplay doesn't lag, only occasionally. When it does, this can be easily remedied by just going to another screen then going back (it seems to reset it in some way. Either way, it works). When running in the background, it does considerably slow down the computer. My only real complaint is that I can't seem to make my joystick work with it. I've read up and apparently it can be done.
Still, a quality game; buy it now.


Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 7)
Kingdom of the Wicked (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 7)
by Derek Landy
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indescribable, 1 Sep 2012
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Speaking as someone who has actually read this novel and is not just making assumptions based on the previous novels, I can tell you now, it was an absolutely thrilling read. From the first page to the last, you'll be stunned by how Landy just piles on the tension, right up to the final cliff-hanger.
It starts out as it usually does: by talking about someone one else. He focuses on a band of teens with rather strange abilities. Some might go as far as to say, magical. And they're not the only ones...
Anyway, they cause a little havoc, kill a few people, etc., and attract the attentions of the Skeleton detective.

Truly stunning novel, utterly unbelievable. This book actually had me skipping meals, a serious thing in my world. Don't hesitate in buying this novel; even if you're not yet a Skulduggery fan, you'll enjoy this, though knowing the previous plots helps you understand some things and add some context. Seriously, buy this NOW!


Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant - book 1)
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant - book 1)
by Derek Landy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprising, 10 April 2012
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I was recommended these books by a friend and was pleasantly surprised when, by the end of the first sentence, I was hooked.

These books sound a bit childish when you look at them from one point of view: (spoiler alert) a skeleton detective who does magic tries to save the world with the help of his trusty sidekick and a couple of trusted acquaintances. In practice, it is in no way childish, and even if it was, I loved it! They really amuse you, but not with simple jokes, but well-constructed characters who have a subtle sense of humour. This instalment has a fast-paced plot which really keeps you glued to the page. You can also begin to see a well grafted idea to the entire series developing as the series progresses, with reference to clues in earlier books.

If you want me to find something bad to say about these books, come back later, because I can't find one.


The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking)
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking)
by Patrick Ness
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A Long Delay, 10 April 2012
Got this book for my 12th birthday and attempted to read it but struggled (I'll tell you why later). I eventually gave up and returned the book to its place on the shelf. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I began reading the Hunger Games, which have a similar writing style. After completing those, I remembered this book, and devoured it in a matter of hours. It was worth the wait.

This book is another one of those post-apocalyptic books, where people have colonised another planet. Here, mens' thoughts are uncontrolled and uncontainable; someone thinks, everyone hears. Todd Hewitt is the last boy left; none of his friends talk to him since becoming men at the age of 13. With just one month to go, Todd's life begins to change...

Now, to the matter of why I waited a year and a half to properly read this book: it is written in first person, present tense. At the time, I was not the eager reader I am now and did not persist. It was the coming of Hunger Games which changed everything. They got me used to a present tense style, which actually helps you to really get into the head of the narrator.

Persist with these books, or you'll regret it!


Gone
Gone
Price: 3.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Morbid Fascination, 5 April 2012
This review is from: Gone (Kindle Edition)
These books are so good. They may have the most comfusing, impossible plot of any book I have read, but I still love it! Let's have a little summary: all the adults are gone and kids are developing strange abilities. Over the course of the series you begin to really understand the charaters. This first installment barely scratches the surface of what is to come, so even if you aren't amazed by it, you will be by the second one.
Just a quick note though, if you're one of those over-protective parents, I wouldn't suggest you get this for kids who can't cope with a bit of gore or are scared easily.


Henderson`s Boys: The Escape
Henderson`s Boys: The Escape
by Robert Muchamore
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.24

5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!, 5 April 2012
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What a way to kick off a series. This book has a tension filled journey across France. A totally thrilling, spectacular book, this is a real page turner. If you've read any other of Muchamore's works (CHERUB), you'll find this to be so much better. His other books often lack in the plot area and make up in the action. This doesn't follow his regular rhythm. It has a strong, if a little tough to believe at times, plot, which is balanced with the action.


Mockingjay: 3/3 (Hunger Games Trilogy)
Mockingjay: 3/3 (Hunger Games Trilogy)

3.0 out of 5 stars The Sour Cherry On Top, 5 April 2012
This was a spectacular book. Best in the series, easily. I was truly amazed by it.
Still, there were a few things that meant it only gets a three star from me. For one, the ending. Everyone I know who has read this series agree that it's amazing right till the last few pages. It has an amazing, original plot that keeps you on your toes. But then comes the ending. Collins kills off so many characters that she makes you grow to love earlier on. Then the epilogue, she basically contradicts one of the things repeated throughout the series. You feel so annoyed and want to destroy the books for the first week after finishing them, then you want to re-read them again.
Still, worth the money.


Catching Fire
Catching Fire

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, But Not That Good, 5 April 2012
This review is from: Catching Fire (Kindle Edition)
Like many other reviews you will see, I am of the opinion that Collins has simply used this book to prep you for the next book. Don't get me wrong, this one was good, but it doesn't really live up to the first or the third book.
For one, it takes its sweet time to get to the really juicy bits. Another is that the plot seems to be very similar to the previous one.
Still, this book is really good. Similar though it may be to the previous, it does introduce some important characters while also giving you a pretty good thrill towards the end.
To those who didn't manage to finish this book, it makes sense why you think it's not good. Stick it out to the end and you won't be disappointed.


Amazon Kindle Leather Cover, Black (will only fit Kindle)
Amazon Kindle Leather Cover, Black (will only fit Kindle)
Price: 30.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Money is the decider, 3 April 2012
This case is pretty good. It seems to be of a reasonably high quality, the kindle stays in securely without anything covering the screen. No real issues except for the rather extortionate price. Come on Amazon, it's almost a third the price of the actual kindle! Still, my family have bought four in total.


Silver Fin
Silver Fin
Price: 4.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where Do I Begin, 23 Mar 2012
This review is from: Silver Fin (Kindle Edition)
Ignore any review thats bad if you like action, a good plot and a simply spectacular read. Where do i begin; it good a really amazing plotline with detailed descriptions of settings and characters so can always visualise it in your head (if you've got a good enough imagination that is). Then you've got the actual story, which is the best bit. It keeps you glued to the book right to the end and shocks you with twist untill the end. Perhaps the only fault, and I must stress that this is truly superficial, sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of all these twists, so pay attention when reading.


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