Official Review: Watchers by Marietta Standlee

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any young adult books.
Forum rules
You must limit each topic thread in this section to only one book or only one series. Include the name of the book, and if possible the author's name, in the title of the topic. If you want to allow spoilers, you must include the word spoilers in the title of the topic, otherwise spoilers are prohibited.
User avatar
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 5088
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
2018 Reading Goal: 115
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 54
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 94
Currently Reading: End of the Last Great Kingdom
Bookshelf Size: 191
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Hand of Silver, Hand of Gold by Christopher Grey

Re: Official Review: Watchers by Marietta Standlee

Post by kandscreeley » 25 Jun 2018, 11:26

DathanReeves wrote:
24 Jun 2018, 18:12
Since it starts on earth, would you say this book in the series is like a prelude to what's to come?
No. Not really. It's not futuristic. It's more like Aliens that have been watching our planet since it began. Hope that makes sense. Thanks!
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway

User avatar
Kalin Adi
Posts: 997
Joined: 01 May 2017, 14:29
2018 Reading Goal: 15
2017 Reading Goal: 5
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 60
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 680
Currently Reading: Island Games
Bookshelf Size: 112
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: The Flower Girl Murder by Keith Hirshland

Post by Kalin Adi » 25 Jun 2018, 19:02

I like stories about aliens, but recently there hasn't been one that pulls me in. It's a good thing this author knew how to excel her characters even the minor, which makes the story more appealing regardless the ordinary plot. I'll give it a try after being edited. Thanks for the review!

User avatar
JR Mercier
Posts: 400
Joined: 23 May 2018, 05:03
2018 Reading Goal: 0
Favorite Book: The Bear and the Nightingale
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 114
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: The Wings of Dawn by Louise Scarmato
Location: South Africa

Post by JR Mercier » 26 Jun 2018, 00:57

I want to cry each time a good book gets lost because of bad editing. It's such a shame. Hopefully, that will be fixed up. Great review!
Dream up something wild and improbable.
-Strange The Dreamer, Laini Taylor

User avatar
Posts: 167
Joined: 15 Jun 2018, 00:53
Currently Reading: Roanoke
Bookshelf Size: 22
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Beyond Denial by Juri Vancans

Post by bclayton13 » 26 Jun 2018, 20:56

The editing would make this a hard read for me but the alien romance element might just make this worthwhile. Nice review!

User avatar
Posts: 223
Joined: 28 Apr 2018, 20:19
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 30
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 23
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley
Location: Illinois

Post by LaurenHaupt » 27 Jun 2018, 22:52

The plot sounds fun. It's nice that it's a clean romance novel. I think kids would enjoy the book. Great review!

User avatar
Posts: 1532
Joined: 18 Feb 2018, 12:17
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2017 Reading Goal: 0
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 233
Favorite Book: The Martian
Currently Reading: A Summer Again
Bookshelf Size: 131
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Shepherding Cassie by Michael Oborn
Reading Device: B00M4L4MFC
Location: Solihull, UK

Post by Helen_Combe » 28 Jun 2018, 05:59

Great review. The author certainly threw a lot into that story. What happens to the people who are possessed? Are they subsumed or do they live alongside?
A thesaurus is necessary, essential, indispensable, vital, crucial and fundamental.

User avatar
Posts: 166
Joined: 20 Sep 2017, 05:55
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 6
Currently Reading: Lover Revealed
Bookshelf Size: 52
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Heartaches 2 by H.M. Irwing

Post by Ana-Maria-Diana » 28 Jun 2018, 07:22

It remind me of Avatar and also a tv series called Star Crossed. Nice book.

User avatar
Julie Green
Posts: 131
Joined: 31 May 2018, 17:36
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 40
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 29
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: White Night by J.J. Holt
Location: London

Post by Julie Green » 28 Jun 2018, 15:20

It sounds like an interesting premise for a story. Your review almost tempts me to read about an alien romance!

User avatar
Posts: 171
Joined: 03 Aug 2017, 13:40
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 16
Currently Reading: Call Me Pomeroy
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Strong Heart by Charlie Sheldon
Location: kilifi

Post by Faithmwangi » 13 Jul 2018, 16:08

You had me with the plot:girl likes boy and boy likes girl,boy turns out to be an alien and girl doesn't know what to do. Up until the errors began. I don't think I currently have that much patience. Thanks for the great review though.

Post Reply

Return to “Young Adult Fiction Books”