- The Hollow by Jessica Verday
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- Bedeviled: Daddy's Little Angel by Shani Petroff
- The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
- Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
- And TONS more.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Happy Sunday! This post is going to be about Harmony from Harmony Book Reviews‘ awesomeness!
The reason for this post is because we have a little competition to see who could write the most reviews in a 2 week period. And, she won. So, the loser, had to write a post about the other one’s awesomeness.
Harmony is awesome for many reasons.
· Reason #1: She writes amazing reviews, and she writes them FAST!
· Reason #2: Harmony is nice, and as we all know niceness = supreme awesomeness!!
· Reason #3: She tweets a LOT, as do I, so tweeting is awesome.
· Reason #4: She has read Hush, Hush, Beautiful Creatures, and Prophecy Of The Sisters, and just by that, you KNOW she is awesome.
So, as you can tell, Harmony is very awesome. Go read her awesome blog!!
P.S. I use the word awesome or awesomeness a lot in this post. :D
Friday, August 21, 2009
Jackson began writing when she got angry that the school librarian couldn’t tell her of a book that contained a smart girl, horses, baby animals, and magic. Her solution was to write the book herself when she was twelve. Her parents thought it was cute at first, but have grown steadily more concerned for her ever since.
Title: As You Wish Author: Jackson Pearce Publisher: Harper Teen Number Of Pages: 300 Publication Date: August 25th, 2009
Synopsis from back of book: A MAGICAL TALE ABOUT STAR-CROSSED LOVERS, WHAT IT MEANS TO BELONG… And HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.
Ever since Viola’s boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—for someone to love her again and most importantly, to belong again—until her wishes inadvertently summon a genie out of his world and into her own. But it’s only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she is in love with Jinn. . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.
Review: As You Wish was such a fast paced, romantic, witty, and all around incredible story! I loved every minute of it.
The story starts out with Viola, who’s ex-boyfriend is also her best friend. Their relationship, is sort of awkward at first, but as the story progresses you see how much Lawrence and Viola care for each other. Viola and Jinn’s relationship, was something you would see in a movie, they slowly fall for each other, and then something or someone is trying to keep them apart.
As You Wish for my was un-putdownable! I had to keep reading to find out what happened next!! Another thing I enjoyed, was how Viola liked to paint, since I love painting, so by adding that in Jackson made Viola more relatable.
Near the end of the book I got anxious to see what would happen to Jinn and Viola, and I almost cried, (for two reasons, that if I shared would spoil the ending!) and it had one of the best endings.
Overall, Jackson wrote a story with characters that seem real and relatable. As You Wish is truly unforgettable.
I recommend this book if you like romance, magic, and young adult novels.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Title: Crank Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Simon Pulse Number Of Pages: 537 Publication Date: October 5th, 2004
Synopsis from back of book: Life was good
for a little while.
Kristina is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then she meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ride turns into a struggle for her mind, her soul—her life.
Review: Crank was one of the most horrifying, heartbreaking books I have ever read. But, it was totally and completely amazing. It took me only a few hours to finish it, and even though I wanted to put it down because it was so terribly true (which scared me.) but, it captured my attention and I just couldn’t put it down. Ellen takes you on a ride you will never forget, and shows you the reasons why you never want to do drugs.
Kristina/Bree, is captured in Crank’s clutches and becomes an addict, and I so badly wanted to tell her through the whole book, that she is being an idiot for doing Crank. (Hehehe.) Ellen, states at the beginning of the book how this story is based on her daughter Kristina’s experience with Crank, and she was able to depict her daughter so well.
Overall, Ellen has true talent and I look forward to reading the rest of her books.
I recommend this book if you like prose novels, Ellen Hopkin’s other books, and young adult novels.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Title: Destroy All Cars Author: Blake Nelson Publisher: Scholastic Number Of Pages: 218 Publication Date: May 1st, 2009
Synopsis from back of book: IT’S TIME.
It’s time to destroy all cars.
It’s time to own up to the fact that we’re completely screwing over the planet.
It’s time to yell at the world.
And it’s time to deal with the ex that won’t go away.
James Hoff likes to rail against America’s consumerist culture. He also likes to rail against his ex-girlfriend, Sadie, who he feels isn’t doing enough to change the world. She wants to build bike paths. He wants to overthrow the oil companies.
But just like James can’t avoid buying things, he also can’t avoid Sadie for long. They’re in for another crash – and whether you see them coming or not, crashes always hurt.
This is a fantastic, funny, sexy, cool masterpiece from Blake Nelson, acclaimed author of Girl and Paranoid Park.
Review: Destroy All Cars was HILARIOUS. One of the funniest books I have read. James, was a humorous main character who wrote essays about Destroying All Cars, and the Lameness of People. I read Destroy All Cars in a day, because it made me laugh and I couldn’t help but turn to the next page.
While, Destroy All Cars is incredibly funny, it also shows that we do need to take better care of our planet. Blake Nelson is able to tell a story so short, with a lot of meaning and uproariously funny. Overall, I really, really enjoyed this book, and cannot wait to see what Blake Nelson writes next.
I recommend this book if you like hilarious novels, Blake Nelson’s previous books, and young adult novels.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Title: Immortal Author: Gillian Shields Publisher: Harper Teen Number Of Pages: 360 Publication Date: August 4th, 2009
Synopsis from back of book: The electrifying debut in a paranormal-romance series about a mystical teen.
As the elite Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies’ newest student, Evie Johnson is lonelier than she could have dreamed. Evie’s only lifeline is Sebastian, a dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. But as Evie’s feelings for Sebastian grow, she suspects he has a secret. And there’s something sinister about Wyldcliffe and its strict, unfriendly teachers. Then there’s a ghostly girl so eerily like Evie she could be a sister. In an extraordinary battle between past and present, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian and her own incredible fate.
Immortal will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and the power of friendship and first love.
Review: Immortal was a satisfactory read. I had problems reading the first 100+ pages; I wanted to put it down at times because it had no action, suspense, or anything interesting. But, it was worth reading past the first 100+ pages, because then it quickly became a page turner.
Evie and Sebastian relationship, was nothing very different from most books, but it was a beautiful relationship nonetheless. The plot was complex, and had a few predictable moments, and a few very unpredictable moments. The characters were also really complex and striking. Another pleasurable thing about Immortal was Lady Agnes’ journal entries, they explained many things that wouldn’t have been explained very well if it hadn’t been in the book.
Overall, Immortal had a good story line and characters but took a little too long to get into the story, but worth reading!
I recommend this book if you like paranormal/fantasy novels, romance, and young adult novels.