Friday, April 30, 2010
The bodyfinder had me up until the we hours of the morning. I had a midterm a couple of days after the book came out and I am shocked to say that I studied. I did so little studying, Its such amazing book. It had me griping the pages trying to find out what will happen next. This book too me 3 sections only because I had class that I needed sleep for.
Now everyone says they Love JAY and I see this, but where he is not forgettable cause he really is sweet he not just on the top of my list. I like him but some of his actions i didn't like. (If you want to argue this with me drop me a PM/Email) I don't really like him, I can see how other people love him hes just not my cup of tea.
Vi was amazing, I don't think i would of done some of the things that she would of done. but still all the same it was amazing and strong I love her.
For those of you who don't know what The Body Finder is about. It is basically about a girl Vilote who can find bodies of those who have been murdered. Its a Mystery with a supernatural twist to it. Go check it out. you wont regret it.
I really loved it, there is something about getting an ARC that just makes you want to sit down and read it all in one sitting. The Cinderella Society is published by Egmont a new up and coming publishing house, look for there books in stores this year. This is Kay's first novel and she is part of the 2010 debut's (don't you just love that title?)
I have to admit that I was not going to buy it, I love the ideas of secret societies but I am no fan of "Chick-Lit" which this book clearly is, the covers pink, and its has Cinderella in the title, but this book was amazing. I loved it and will be recommending it to everyone, I also have plans to buy it for my Baby-Nieces for there 15th birthday, because the theme of this book is timeless, and the message this book gives out is perfect, it speaks to all teens and tells them to be confident in all the ways that matters, and to stick up for those who can't stick up for them self.
At first look Jess Parker looks like a Army Kid, she's always the new kid, kinda makes me think of Gus from the Disney show Recess. I like Jess, she's strong, even though she has everything it takes to be part of the 'group' of she devils lead by Lexy and shes a good enough cheerleader to take Lexy down in all of thirty-seconds she doesn't she inures mouths of torture from Lexy and her pack of bimbo's. Jess is also a do-gooder she plans on spending her summer working, helping he mom get the nursery ready for twins (which I can say from my summer last year is no fun, putting together two of everything is a pain, and Graco doesn't not know how to write directions) Jess is also helping her Nan and plans to volunteer her summer away.
Then in true fasion of the Secret Society she gets tapped. Now i am a Secret Society Junkie, so I was highly critical of this, and Kay did this really well, everything about The Cinderella Society did not let me down. I love the idea of the Wicked's how they are the evil step sisters, to the Cindy's, and how the Villain's and the Charming's are the men of these great women.
Talking about men, we cant leave out Ryan. Ryan is Jess' dream guy, even though they have never talked, and the day she gets tapped (chapter one, another great think about Kay is that she doesn't draw it out) she runs into him two times, and she thinks its nothing but it really leaves an impression on him. Ryan is cool and calm, but has a dark side, he is the brother to both a Wicked and a Cindy, and he kinda is on the line between Villain and Prince Charming.
The thing that bugged me was nothing really to do with the plot, Jess' mother was a hot-shot-lawyer and yet they moved around a lot? that just stuck me as odd. and there are some jumpy scentences, which will more then likely be fixed in the hardcover.
But over all It was a good book, one of the best I have read in a while, I cannot wait the read its squeal in 2011. If its anything like The Cinderella Society it will be mind blowing. Look for The Cindrella Sociey on shelf April 13th 2010
Done Blood Promise it's only been out 102 days I don't know why, but I kept putting it off and putting it off. But when I finally picked it up two days ago, i really figured it out though My best friend left for China and me and her are just like Rose and Lisa, and I honestly thing Rose was so out of character in this book, she reacted with no logic it would seem to a lot of what was thrown at her way.
Over all I found this lacking the normal kick that the Vampire Academy books which drove me from point a to point b the with in the first two days of release for Frostbite and Shadow Kiss. I also found that Blood Promise had at least forty pages of flash backs that we have read in prier books.
The book starts out with Rose in Russia killing any Stigio that she see's. Jumping from bar to bar hunting. This really didn't grab my interest right away, I found Blood Promise daunting.
Though I have to say, after I seriously started to read it, I devoured it, I read it in basically three sections. Desperately wanting to see some of my favorite characters, after the first sitting of Lissa and Christian I relised how much I missed them. And the first time Adrian i remembered how much I loved him, his corky scene of humor i really cant believe how much I missed him.
The side plot and side characters were so much more entertaining then the main part of the book. I enjoyed the book, but not in the same way that I hoped to after last November when i read Shadow Kiss
A book so good that I wasnt thinking of reviewing it while I was reading it. Like Rachel's. Adult books (Shifters, Which I do not recommended for anyone under 16, or is uncontable mature content.) My Soul to Take is a fast read I read it in one night, and I am currently on Book Two. My Soul to Save, Which I am trying to savor, which is extreamlly hard to do. Rachel writes amazing books that are really hard to put down. Normally with anybook I get 100pages with picking it up and putting it down. With Rachels books I am lucky if i can do anything besides read after the first 20pages.
Okay enough Praising Rachel, (I just love her)
K So My Soul to Keep is Rachels Vincents YA stuff, and I just adore this book,
She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…This book is about Kaylee who is a normal teenage girl, or at least she thinks. the books starts off with Kaylee and her friend Emma sneaking into a club, and on the dance floor, Kaylee has the erg to SCREAM, to make it worst she is with the hottest guy in school. Nash. Now I love Nash, and trying compare him to anyone in other books is hard, But if you read the Shifter Series I see him as a mix of Marc (The Loyal Faithful, will do anything for her) and Jace, (Passionate, Beautiful, with emotional problems) that is sorta how Nash is, but there is so much more to Nash, I love him.
This book is a page turner when I was on the last page, I just shivered I barely realized that I was done.
This is a perfect YA book and I am reading My Soul to Save right now
While reading this I kept finding my self wanting to compare it to something, I went back and forth between Twilight and Hush, Hush. The instance-love is something that has been done way to many times. I know thats why I kept wanting to say: "this is like Twilight" but its really not, it's not like Hush, Hush though Daniel is a jerk like Patch, (got to love those bad boys)
Fallen is slow to start though I feel that its an solid start to a series, there a lot to cover. Though the book is slow to start the author style is easy flowing although there are times where I think the book would of really benefited from being in first person.
The Insta-Love that happens in this book, for once makes a whole lot of scene. I was suspired how well Kate did this, a lot of times it seems cheesy (Twilight, Vampire Dairies, Hush, Hush, Deadly Little Lies, to name a few that I like.) But I think she did it really well, buy the when Daniel first see's Luce and for a moment he smiles, and then he gives her the finger, which I think is a cosmic "shove it."
Some people say they don't like how Daniel treats Luce, but in my books it's great, he's not abusing her, he's trying to stay a way, trying to be the one who resist temptation. When he tells her nobody is good enough for her he means him self too, that she's such a unique soul that nothing should be good enough for her. It is clear that Daniel loves her from the first time they are alone together.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Angels, and books that are plotted so that there are very few surprise, it's very one track. The ending, I haven't eaten that much since watching the end of the second season of Roswell, I ate a box of crackers and 3/4's of a bag of cearl. Its a solid read, if life didn't get in the way I could of read it in one sitting.
I give this book 4 stars out of 5
I have many times said that I dislike Shiver before finishing it, and at this moment in time that I am writing the intro to this review (in class might I add because I can not get this out of my head) I can not say weather or not I like it.
I am finding lately that whenever I relate to a character I dislike the start of the book. While reading Shiver, I found my self knowing a little to well what Graces situation with her parents was, my parents were never around growing up, both working 9-10 hour days, and going out more then once a week, once I was old enough not to need a babysitter I was often alone. And I know this is wrong, but I some how get pissed off at Grace because though I am relating, to her and yet she gets a guy, and I know many latch-key kids don't because they seem to be so socially awkward to have a committed relationship, so I am a little bitter about that.
Plot, I found this plot being anti-climatic, though there were parts near the end I could not put the book down, until it was time for class, and even then I started the review. I have strong dislike for the first two-hundred pages of this book, but the last hundred and eighty pages is well worth the getting through the first.
As well I found Sam a little too perfect, it drove me insane. Grace, well I have already said that I relate too much too her, so I don't think it would be too fair to me to judge because I will be bias. But I love the supporting characters for this book, there was a point where I like Olive more then I like Grace, and Rachel is just the friend that everyone wants, to be getting along so she can have a great old time over break(she reminds me a lot of my sister [my rock] I really love Rachel).
Over all now that I am done, I can say I liked Shiver, not as much as Lament, but it was a easy read, simple and very said, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a touching read, because there are many things that you find in Maggie Stiefvater that you wont find anywhere else. I look forward to reading Linger
I give this three stars over all and the last 1/2 i give four stars
My mom and nan L-O-V-E James Patterson, with a passion, they have read every adult book that he has wrote, my nan has a nice book case in her basement of the Alex Cross & Womens Murder Club books and everything in between. Though they loved When the Wind Blows and Beach House they refuse to read Maximum Ride because its "thats kids book" though never reading the Maximum Ride books, or most of his adult books (i've read around 6 all out of order) The fact that my family won't read there favorite authors (K my moms favorite is John Stanford) books because they are writing YA? This baffills me. That is like me Not buying Haft Minute Horrors because (roughly) 16 authors I have read a lot of are writing a Middle Grade book. I hate it when my family and other adults say there is something wrong with Grown Ups readying YA. but nobody said a word when it was Twilight or Harry Potter which is not YA but Middle Grade.
On to the book.
I love Witch & Wizard, its a Dystopian novel, and after studying dystopians in Grade 12, I have sorta come to judge them based highly on the building blocks my teachers gave me. and James Paterson does an AMAZING job with Witch and Wizard. The characters came alive to me even the ones who were dead.
Wisty and Whit are amazing characters, Whit is between Gabe (blood and Chocolate) and Rabbit (Faery Court Books) on my list of YA Crushes. These characters have a heart breaking journy that they have been thrusted into and they have learned to adapt to there new found life style.
In true James Paterson fashion with short chapters and a fast pasted novel I give this book
***1/2 stars. (3.5) out of 5
Go Check out, Witch and Wizard, it may not be a book worth buying but it is a solid read.
Pay to get in,
Pray to get out.
Johnny Silver is the world's soon-to-be biggest rock star, but on the eve of his debut concert in Los Angeles, he mysteriously disappears, causing global pandemonium. His friend Taj tries to discover the truth about his disappearance, which leads her to TAP.com and its shadowy founder, Sutton Werner, who throws the wildest parties in Bel-Air.
TAP started out innocently enough, as a website that dishes the dirt on the kids of Sunset Boulevard and beyond. But it has become something more. Membership is a privilege with responsibilities and consequences.
At Sutton's parties, anything goes, especially in the legendary backroom rituals nicknamed The Angels Practice. Rumors abound of a special drink handed out at the parties that tap into otherworldly sensations.
One night Taj meets Nick, a Westside preppie who doesn't buy into the TAP mayhem, especially since his kid sister never came home from attending one of its blow-out bashes. Slowly the two of them are drawn to TAP and to each other. But Taj just might know more than she's letting on....
Are you ready for the darker side of Tinsel-town's brightest lights
Now, I am a big fan of Melissa De La Cruz’s Blue Bloods, but I have not read any of the her other series The Au Pairs, and to be honesty I did not want to read them, but I saw Angels On Sunset Blv. In hardcover (cause its been in paperback for a while now) I had to buy it, it may be a x-mas gift, but that did not stop me from reading it. I was shocked to find out that her writing style was so good, I though that blue bloods was so good because of the plot. I am feel that I am totally wrong on this one.
Angels was amazing I was so iffy about the plot of this. The idea of TAP, is weird for me, it was facebook and tagged mixed into one (the site) and then added a occult side to it. This disappearance of Johnny Silver had me hooked, after the Prologue, and the plot twists that are infamous from Blue Bloods are there every step of the way.
I look forward to reading The Au Pair series because I feel that they are going to keep me guessing the entire way. And I hope Meg, will love this book just as much as I do.
Four Stars for Melissa De La Cruz’s Angels on Sunset Boulevard.
I LOVED this! it was just like a watching the show, I know between dollhouse, and box sets of buffy, angel, firefly and the Serenity DVD i should get my weekly dose of Joss, but i dont, I honestly, miss BUFFY! like new content, new witty humuor. I love it! so much! i cant wait for the next one.. (k well i bought it, and i am savouring this for a while because i dont have another 20 to spend on comic books.
anyways two line review of an amazing comic book, buffy fans should def read it, I know im late jumping on the band wagon but the other people who are like me, go do it.
This book I had high hopes for, I really did, and those collapse into a book. Though extremely well written, I have come to expect nothing less than amazing from Ellen Hopkins, if it was any other author this would be a different story, I enjoyed this book, but it was lacking something, with, Identical and Impulse and Burned there was this feeling at the end where my world crashed in, in english its a Cariss ( I know i am spelling that wrong but in English it is normally after the climax where emotions are released.
I love Ellen Hopkins to death two of her books are on my top 25books and five (of the six) are on my top 100. (YA Lit) Nothing could ever make me stop reading her books,I can not wait for fallout or what ever next. (Impluse 2?? Nessa and Tony?
Not being bias, it is an amazing books you all should read it, It blew my mind, I was just expecting more of it.