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Tiana Smith

Some of my many talents include making a mean box of Mac & Cheese, drawing stick figures, designing cute blog templates, and finding Waldo. I read and write MG and YA & I have a soft spot for love stories.

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Adventures)

Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz This book had an interesting premise but I didn't feel it was executed very well. There were too many "fortunately"s. So, for example, "Oh no, someone's coming. Fortunately there's this supply closet right here I can hide it." Or, "Oh no, I need to leave this highly secure compound. Fortunately there's someone who not only forgot to lock this door, but they left the key in the lock." Or, "Oh no! I need to get into this abandoned, locked tunnel. Fortunately it turns out it's unlocked!" Because of this, it just felt like there was no tension. If you counted up all the "fortunately"s, "luckily"s, and other "y"s that meant the same thing, you'd probably have half the book. Plus, most of it wasn't believable for me. So MI6 sends in their best agent. He dies. They send in a boy who makes mistake after mistake and has practically no training. He lives. Yeah right. Not only is that entirely implausible,but MI6 probably wouldn't train a boy, give him no choice in the matter and force him into a life or death situation. I'm just sayin'.