Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Recommend to read- 10/10
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
It was one of those weeks...
But I still wanna know what you guys got!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Release Date: June 9th
Funny and touching—this is a heartfelt breakup story.Zoe loves Henry.Henry dumps Zoe.Zoe wants Henry back—at any cost.Zoe’s two best friends come up with a plan to help Zoe get what she thinks she wants. The plan: make Henry jealous.But the plan takes a surprising turn. . . .Spanning thirty-one days in the cycle of a breakup, Kerry Cohen Hoffmann’s humorous and poignant novel depicts a girl whose single-minded focus on her ex-boyfriend has pulled her far from the person she most needs to win back—herself.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Recommend to read- 9/10
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Bloodlust and dark forces are at work at the House of Night, and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And, oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this “highly addictive series” (Romantic Times), in which Zoey’s mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn’t have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare, Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. But, as Zoey and her friends find out, things are not always what they seem…
Let me get some of the bad things out of the way right away. Zoey's non-cussing is becoming more of in issue therefore more annoying. Yes we get you don't like to cuss Zoey but MUST you say poopy? Or even worse "bull poop"?! I also wished that Zoey would realize that Stevie Rae wasn't the same anymore. There is a whole bunch of action in Chosen, more then any other of the books so far. All of Zoey's relationships are put to the test, too bad for her, she fails. But in the end I believe that Zoey grew as a person and is now able to start fresh by being truthful to her friends on NOT having three boyfriends. I hope she gets back with Heath, their relationship had more history and depth. Ohh my favorite character though would have to be Jack. Almost everything he does is adorable. I wanna give him a hug! Which makes me remember that all of the characters have pretty awesome personalities. Overall I think that Chosen was an event filled book that kept me turning the pages.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Recommend to read- 9/10
Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She’s come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.
When I started to read Betrayed I expected a lot of things to happen just like in Marked, but Betrayed took me on an even wilder ride. I was constantly at the edge of my seat wondering what Zoey's original mind would come up with for the solution to the next problem that would arise. Of course Zoey also got more annoying continuing with her not cussing and using words like "poo" It just makes her sound more childish. The rest of the characters don't really annoy me. I really like Damien. He's pretty cute and is pretty much Zoey's only male friend she isn't attracted to. I definately wasn't disapointed while reading Betrayed. I actually cried once or twice, and yelled out some not so pleasant angry words because I wasn't liking what was happening. But I prefer when this happens because any book that can get me so engrossed in it that I scream must be pretty awesome and Betrayed was.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Recommend to read- 9/10
In Alyson Noël's newest teen novel, one sister's secrets save the other's life--in more ways than one. Meet fifteen-year-old Echo, a typical teen trying to survive high school without being totally traumatized by boy trouble, friend drama, and school issues. As if she didn't have enough on her plate, Echo is also still dealing with the murder of her sister Zoë. Although it's been over a year, Echo is still reeling from tragedy that changed everything. Beautiful and full of life, Zoë was the glue that held her family together, and although the two sisters were as different as night and day, they still had a bond that Echo can't let go of. When Zoë's old boyfriend Marc shows up one day with Zoë's diary, Echo doesn't think there's anything in there she doesn't already know. But as she gives in to curiosity and starts reading, she learns that her sister led a secret life that no one could have guessed--not even Echo.
I started this book with pretty high expectations and ended up only a little disapointed. I expected something a little more tragic. We don't get to find out what happend to Zoë until midway through the book but we are given small clues which practically gives it away. Besides everything being a bit downplayed I really enjoyed reading Saving Zoë. We get to feel Echo's emotion everytime she learns something new about her sister. As of right now I know that I don't know everything about my sister. She keeps secrets from me and that's okay, but Echo obviously thought she knew more about her sisters life then she really did. It felt so raw and real when Marc and Echo are together, and when Echo tries to be like Zoë. It brought tears to my eyes. Overall I think Saving Zoë was a pretty good read that brought some real emotion to the table.
Monday, March 9, 2009
For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can't tell anybody about what she does — they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....
Wake was full of what I like to call "sort of mystery" You're not exactly unsure about what is going on but you have a lot of unanswered questions, which isn't a bad thing. We know Janie get's sucked into dreams but we're not sure how exactly she's supposed to help people or the consequences. I'm really liking where Janie's story is going. She's actually accepting the amazing gift she has and was even able to help her love interest Cabe. Cabe oh Cabe, I'm not exactly sure about how I feel about you. He seemed pretty average and was kind of pissing me off until he revealed what he was part of. Thank god. An honest character! Cabe went above and beyond to earn Janie respect which is something I like to see in a character. I just wish that Janie was more open about her gift and would be open to her friends about it.
McMann writes in such a cryptic fashion. I was able to feel the emotion of Janie while she is experiencing the dreams. Goosebumps were being brought to my skin. Overall Wake was a new twist to the ever growing fantasy genre that kept my attention from beginning to end. I can not wait to read the second book in the trilogy, Fade.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Author: E. Lockhart
Book: The Boyfriend List
Character: Ruby and Cricket
Quote: "How did it happen?" Cricket wanted to know.
I told all.
They wanted to know more.
"What did it feel like?"
"What did he smell like?"
"What did he taste like?"
I don't know. Person.
"Did he lick your ear?"
No. Gross! (laughter)
"Did you grab his butt?"
"I would have grabbed his butt."
(More laughter.) "I'm not up to butts," I said. "That's way too advanced."
"Not down the pants!" she yelled. "On top of the pants."
"Even so. Butt-grabbing on a first kiss is a bit much."
"Oh. I think you can get a nice handful even before the first kiss," said Cricket. (Raucous laughter.)
"You're just going to reach over and squeeze?" I asked.
"Sure, why not?"
"Please. You're all talk."
"No. I would completely do it. On top of the pants, mind you.
And so on.
Once again this is more like an excerpt. This part made me giggle because it reminded me sooo much of me and my friends. Talking about things we would never actually do, and mindlessly joking with each other.