Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Catching fire

Happy Friday! The week is almost over and I am super pumped! Today we are reviewing Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Then on Saturday I will review Evermore by Alyson Noel. Then on Sunday and Monday I will either be reviewing Wings and Spells by Aprilynne Pike or Princess of the Midnight ball and Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George! I'm not sure what one that I will be doing, so I will surprise you!

Title: Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins
Rating: 5 stars

Review: In the second installment in the Hunger Games Trilogy, Katniss and Peeta are back and, of course, fighting for their lives. When Katniss and Peeta survived against all odds in the arena, they sparked a rebellion across all 12 districts. When the time for another games comes, there is a twist and Peeta and Katniss are heading back to the arena. Who's going to survive? Because this time it only looks like one will.

Catching Fire was just as amazing as The Hunger Games! Katniss was still amazing and she was pretty unselfish in this book. Peeta, well Peeta is just a total heartthrob. Some of the new characters in the book were spectacular and I hated to see what happened to them. My favorite new character was definitely, Finnick! Well if I said anymore, it would probably spoil the book, so just go read it!

Tomorrow: Evermore by Alyson Noel

2nd post of the Day!


 Title: Fade

Author: Lisa McMann
Rating: 3 stars

Summary from Goodreads: For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.

Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.
Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....

My Review: On Fade I have basically the same thoughts that I did on Wake. Same disgusting swearing, and same writing. I loved getting to know Janie better and know more about her ability. I like Janie's boyfriend, Cabel but. . .! The book was just a little weird in some parts but I won't spoil it.

Tomorrow: Gone by Lisa McMann

Hi Guys!

Hello Everyone
Since I am a little short on time I am just going to use a summary from goodreads and tell you what I think of the book vs. me summarizing and telling you what I think!

Title: Wake

Author: Lisa McMann
Rating: 3 stars

Summary from Goodreads: Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.

My Review: Wake was a good story but there were some things that I didn't like about it at all. For one, there was tons of swearing, when none was necessary and the way it was written. After a while I got used to it but when I finished the trilogy, I was like "Finally, normal writing!" The charactesr were good and I really felt for Janie. I loved the twist at the end!

Still Today: Fade by Lisa McMann

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I so don't do makeup

Hi Everyone (Hi grandma)!

You know the book, I so don't do mysteries and I so don't do spooky, well of course you do! I reviewed them earlier this month. Well this Wednesday I was reading I so don't do makeup and I almost missed the bus because of it! That would have been terrible! Well here we are with the review!

Title: I so don't do Makeup

Author: Barrie Summy
Rating: 4.5 stars ( I would give it more but. . .)

Review: Sherry Baldwin is back and solving a new mystery! When Sherry has a makeup sleepover with some of her friends, they wake up in the morning with dry, welting skin, that looks terrible. Sherry got the makeup from a new kiosk at the mall called Naked Makeup. At first, Sherry thinks that it might just be some bad makeup but it turns out that someone is sabotaging the kiosk! Now Sherry is determined to figure out who is trying to hurt Naked Makeup. But when The Academy of Spirits tells her not to. . .will Sherry listen?

I so don't do makeup was a yet another cute, funny story staring Sherry. I like Sherry in this story, but she was just a little annoying and a little childish, it seemed. But otherwise she was pretty good. I like the plot, even though it was a little easy to predict. Some parts were funny though which was good! This was a good read but it just didn't live up to my expectations.

Tomorrow (hopefully): Wake by Lisa McMann

I ordered Intrinsical by Lani Woodland and I am super excited!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sorry Guys!

Hi Everyone,
I have been so busy and I have to say that I am not going to keep my schedule of reviews! Sorry! I did get the review for Hunger published and it is right below this post. Sadly I still haven't written reviews for Wake, Fade and Gone by Lisa McMann. Hopefully I can write those this weekend. I also regret to say that we will not have a Gallagher Girl Week starting Monday. I am going to try and review books that I need to. Okay I don't need to but still!

I will get the review for the Wake Trilogy out, and the Hunger Games and Catching Fire and I so don't so makeup.

I am reading Evermore by Alyson Noel, it's pretty good but I am not sure how much I like it.

Coming out on Tuesday: Paranormalcy, and Halo!

Think you're hungry?

Hi! Today I am reviewing Hunger by Michael Grant!

Title: Hunger

Author: Michael Grant

Rating: 5 stars

Review: In the second book in the Gone Saga, Hunger, Sam is back and so are all his mutant and normal friends. Instead of figuring out how to escape the Fayz (fallout alley youth Zone) , Sam and his friends are dealing with starvation. Many kids are fighting for food and suddenly it is the mutants vs. the normals. Everyone is terribly hungry. While all the problems with starvation are going on, there is a much darker problem looming, The Darkness. In a battle that rivals the first, Sam and his friends are back and better than ever. The real question is: will they survive?

Hunger, like Gone, is insanely long but just as awesome. Hunger was very interesting, it kept switching POV, which was nice because we knew what was happening and affecting everyone. This one was a little violent but not bad. I feel terrible for Sam, he is going through some terrible times and has so much on his shoulders. You better read Hunger!

There is a 3rd one, Lies, but I just haven't got around to reading it. It's on my list though! The fourth book Plague is coming out, April 5th I believe!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gone. . .?

Hello everyone!
Let's get started!

Title: Gone

Author: Michael Grant

Rating: 5 stars

Review: Sam Temple lives in Perido Beach, California when "it" happens. All of a sudden everyone 15 and up disappears. There are no more teachers, parents, older siblings, no more anyone. And there just happens to be a wall around them that never ends. All of a sudden Sam is deemed leader and while he doesn't want to do it he feels like he owes it to the kids. Sam thinks that somehow he has created this problem. With crazy kids, mutating kids and animals and a great epic battle Gone is a amazing read.

Gone really explores what would happen if there were no adults, and I found found Gone to be a compelling read. Sam was a great kid and you wish that you would get to meet him. There was a sweet romance in the story. The characters were good. Even though Gone is super long, it is worth it!

Tomorrow: The sequel to Gone, Hunger!!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Today as we all know is the official release date for Mockingjay!

I went to my bookstore today and bought it! I really, really want to read it but, alas I have not read Catching Fire and I am Team Peeta all the way! PS: please please let Katniss choose Peeta!!!!!
Thank you Suzanne Collins for writing such wonderful books!

Tomorrow: Review of Gone by Michael Grant!

How Beautiful

How beautiful is right, the book that I am reviewing is quite amazing and I loved it!

Title: Beautiful Creatures

Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Rating: 5 stats

Review: Ethan Wate has always lived in the small southern town of Gatlin and can not wait to get out. When Lena Duchannes comes to town she is labeled as a freak but Ethan is willing to stand up for her. At first Lena doesn't want anything to do with Ethan but eventually they become friends, which develops into sometime more. But Lena is hiding a lot of secrets about who she is. When Ethan finds out what Lena is, he is caught up in a whirlwind if problems but will he survive all the problems?

Beautiful Creatures was great. It was a little long but I guess the plot required it. The setting was truly a part of the story too. It was beautifully written and you would never guess it was written by two authors! I thought having a male POV was very unique and I enjoyed it. The mystery about who Lena was, was compelling. Beautiful Creatures is amazing and I would definitely read it again.

Don't miss the 2nd book, Beautiful Darkness, coming October 12. See my countdown clock on the side if my blog!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Spotlight and The Games

Hey Everybody!
I just finished the Hunger Games and I mean, just! It was super duper good and I will have a review out soon (At least I hope so, I am swamped with homework, already!) I will at least have it out by Saturday!
I absolutely love it! Well lets get on with the spotlight of the week!

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Summary from GoodReads:
Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Venus Cove. But everything changes when three angels are sent from heaven to protect the town against the gathering forces of darkness: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. They work hard to conceal their true identity and, most of all, their wings. But the mission is threatened when the youngest angel, Bethany, is sent to high school and falls in love with the handsome school captain, Xavier Woods. Will she defy the laws of Heaven by loving him? Things come to a head when the angels realize they are not the only supernatural power in Venus Cove. There′s a new kid in town and he′s charming, seductive and deadly. Worst of all, he′s after Beth.

Publish Date: August 31 (same as Paranormalcy!)

Looks like a good angel book! I can't wait to see what it's like!

What would it be like to dress up as a boy. . .?

You know what? That would be a very interesting thing to do! Well the Character in the book I am reviewing does just that!

Title: The Education of Bet

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Rating 4.5 stars

Review: The Education of Bet is a fun historical fiction novel. Elizabeth or Bet as she prefers to be called has always wanted a education, so when the opportunity to be educated comes around she grabs it right away. Bet's brother in spirit, Will, hates school and always gets sent down from school. And he wants to join the military. So with that bet comes up with a hare-brained plan for her to dress up as a boy and go to school. Will Bet be discovered at school? And what about her roommate who she is attracted to?

The Education of Bet was really good. The idea for the the story was awesome and it made me dress up like a boy! Just kidding, but it did sound like fun! Bet was quite hilarious and I really liked Bet's roommate James. He was quite awesome! I would totally recommend this book!

Tomorrow: Review of Beautiful Darkness
Have a Great Monday! And tomorrow Mockingjay comes out!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fallen Angels

Everyone and happy Sunday! I am currently reading the Hunger Games, and while I am not very far in it is is pretty good so far. It has really high expectations to live up to! I just finished The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and I was surprised at how much I really like it! I will definitely be reading more by her in the future!

Title: Fallen

Author: Lauren Kate
Rating: 4 stars

Review: When Luce Price starts at Sword and Cross Academy she is in for the greatest surprise if her life. When Luce starts at the Academy, for troubled, bad teens she meets Daniel Grigori, who absolutely seems to hate Luce for sometime unknown, unexplained reason. But Luce is also attracted to him and doesn't understand why. As Luce continues at Sword and Cross she learns some surprising things about herself and about Daniel. And Daniel just happens to be a fallen angel.

I have very mixed feeling about this book so lets start with the negatives:

  • Luce is totally obsessed with Daniel even though she doesn't even know him.

  • Some parts of the book made absolutely no sense, especially the beginning, which was also quite boring, but only a little bit.
So why you may ask did I give it 4 stars? Well I really did like it! I loved the story, the premise and the mystery. The characters were quite good, if a little weird. I liked Luce even though she was a little obsessive. And Daniel was really nice. It truly was a good book!

Tomorrow: The Education of Bet

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What's coming up!

I thought that I would let you know what is coming up in the coming weeks!

Sunday, August 22: Review of Fallen by Lauren Kate
Monday, August 23: Review of The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Tuesday, August 24: Review of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Maragret Stohl
Wednesday, August 25: Review of Gone by Michael Grant
Thursday, August 26: Review of Hunger by Michael Grant
Friday, August 27: Review of Wake by Lisa McMann
Saturday, August 28: Review of Fade by Lisa McMann
Sunday, August 29: Review of Gone by Lisa McMann
Monday, August 30- Friday, September 3: Review of Gallagher Series and Heist Society by Ally Carter

Hopefully I can keep up with this schedule, but I won't guarantee it! I will do my best though!

There was a body...

How is everyone doing on this beautiful Saturday afternoon? Well I am doing fine. Just a little disappointed that I can not find Intrinsical by Lani Woodland ANYWHERE!! I will keep trying though, I can not wait to read it! Well I better start reviewing!

Title: A Body in the Tower

Author: Y.S. Lee
Rating: 5 stars

Review: In the second Agency book Mary Quinn is back and she is definitely at her best. The all women's detective agency is sending Mary to the construction site of St. Stephens Tower. And they are sending her as a boy. So Mary obeys the orders of The Agency and dresses up as a boy and gets herself into a few quite serious scrapes. While Mary is working on the murder case at the site. . .James Easton shows up and threatens to ruin everything she has accomplished so far on the murder. Is James going to blow Mary's cover and will Mary solve the murder of a construction site worker?

All I can say is that this one is even better than the first! It was truly amazing. Mary was awesome and still struggling with her past and who she was. I hope she figures that out soon. The mystery was spectacular, and the setting was even better. James, well James is just amazing and I thought he was great in this story. I do have to say that I absolutely love James, as I do quite a few other male characters! You just have to read A Body in the Tower!

Well there you have it! The 3rd Mary Quinn Mystery, The Traitor and the Tunnel, comes out in a year or two!

Coming tomorrow: Review of Fallen by Lauren Kate

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Hello Everyone!
Today has been very stressful but this is making me feel a little better!

Title: Deadly little Secret

Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Rating: 4 stars

Review: Camelia used to feel like everything in her life was pretty good. But that was until she had the accident. She was pushed out of the path of a car by a handsome stranger, but he left before she could thank him. Now, about, 3 months later he shows up at her school and it turns out his name is Ben. At first he won't admitted that he saved her but as they gradually get to know each other she learns Ben has a secret. A little bit before this Camelia starts getting weird phone calls, and mysterious little gifts and pictures if herself in the mail. Before she knows it she realizes that she has a stalker and Ben tells her that she is in danger. Will Camelia figure out who to trust before the stalker gets her?

This was a very suspenseful novel with a pretty good plot. Although it did remind me a little of her other books, such as blue is for nightmares. That was basically the only thing that annoyed me was the similarities with the stalkers. Otherwise it was a great read!

Tomorrow: Intrinsical out! August 24: Mockingjay

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


How is everyone doing this evening? Well I am doing OK. And just to let you know I probably won't be blogging as much, I will be busy! I will try to get out as many reviews as possible and I will do my best! With that aside, lets start reviewing!

Title: Fairy Tale

Author: Cyn Balog
Rating: 5 stars

Review: Morgan Sparks has a great relationship with her boyfriend, Cam. She seriously thinks that they are made for each other. But then things start change, Cam says, well he says, that he is a fairy. A real fairy that was switched at birth. With Cam acting all weird, Morgan doesn't really know what to do anymore or if she and Cam are still OK. Then Pip comes along, Cam's replacement that was living in the fairy world. When Morgan starts having confusing feelings for Pip she tries to distract herself with a plan to keep Cam in this world. Will Morgan and Cam stay together to will she fall in love with Pip? And most importantly will Morgan's plan work to keep Cam in this world?

Fairy Tale was a great book but at first I really wasn't sure that I would  like it at first. But as I got a little farther into the book I started to love it. Morgan is awesome and I really like Cam but I absolutely loved Pip! The name is a little weird though! It was a awesome plot and loved how Morgan tried to come up with a plan to keep Cam with her. It really shows true love. Well, all I can say is to read Fairy Tale!

Thanks for reading today! I recently finished The Body at the Tower which was awesome and I loved it. I am still reading The Education of Bet, it is good so far. Review coming for The Body at the Tower soon! Have a great evening!

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Favorite Book!!!!!

Since I probably won't be able to post tomorrow since it is by birthday I am trying to get another review out today but I sadly doubt that will happen. Well I will try to get most of it done anyway!

Title: Raised by Wolves

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Rating: 5 Stars

Review: 15 year old Bryn has lived with a pack of werewolves since she was 4 years old. When Bryn was 4 her parents were viciously attacked by a rabid werewolf. She was saved by the locol Alpha of the region, Callum, and so Bryn is litterally raised by wolves, hence the title. When Byrn discovers that the pack of werewolves she lives with are keeping secrets from her she decides to go exploring. Bryn sneaks away to Callum's house where she finds Chase, a newly turned were who was bitten. Humans never, with one or two acceptions, turn into werewolves (plus it is illegal to hunt humans.) But apparently Chase has and Bryn is determinated to get to the bottom of the mystery. Will Bryn be able to unfold all the secrets the pack has been keeping from her and manage to figure out her own mysteries?

4 little words: I absouletely loved it! Which to me is quite surprising because who would have ever thought that a werewolf book would become a favorite book of mine? Favorite books are like the best of the best, and that is exactly what this is.

Bryn is one of the most amazing main characters that I have ever read. She was totally kick-butt and is totally rebellious, not that, that is entirely good, but still. I also loved Bryn's best friend Devon, he was quite hilarious werewolf and always quoting from some play or movie, he was a great character. I also loved her other best friend Lake, another were, who was totally strong and fast and well she loves weapons and can always defend herself, which is a little weird considering she is a werewolf and doesn't need weapons, but neverless I loved her. Chase was a great, struggling werewolf trying to control himself. Chase and Bryn together were just great.

Well, I guess you could say that I loved almost everything about this book and I did. A must read!

Wow, still can't believe that a werewolf book is one of my favorites but it totally enhances this idea that I have and I figure that it is true. My idea is that it really doesn't matter if you don't like werewolves, for example, but you pick up a book containting them and it happens to be a good book.  The most important things to me are the plot and the characters and the way the book was written. So what I am trying to say is don't judge a book by its genre. Do you understand what I am saying? Let's just say that even if the book is about something you hate reading about it could be amazing.

Well this post is going out before my birthday! Have a great day!

Book Spotlight: Intrinsical

Remeber how I said that I would be doing a book spotlight everyweek? Well here is my second one!

Intrinsical By Lani Woodland

Summary from GoodReads:

Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.

Wow, looks amazing doesn't it! From the reviews I have read, I can tell it is full of romance, suspense and mystery! Comes out on Friday, enjoy!

2 in 1!

Hi! We are doing two reviews in one post! Let's go!
Title: I so don't do mysteries

Author: Barrie Summy
Rating: 5 stars

Review: 7th grader Sherry Baldwin (short for Sherlock Holmes Baldwin) is going to San Diego for spring break with her best friend, Junie. Just before she is going to leave her father decides to move his remarriage up. Sherry isn't one bit happy, mostly because her father is marrying her teacher from school, who Sherry despises. Then at the wedding Sherry's mother contacts her. Did I mention that Sherry's mother was a police officer who died in a drug bust? Well Sherry's mom just happens to be a ghost attending the Academy of Spirits and she can communicate with only one person: Sherry, who needs to help her mom. And since Sherry's mom is just a beginning ghost she needs Sherry to help her solve a mystery in San Diego involving poachers and rhinos at the San Diego zoo. Will Sherry prove to her Mom that she can solve this mystery and make it out unharmed?

I so don't do mysteries is a hilarious and very good mystery. Full if awesome funny characters it is a great read. I really like Sherry, she was super great and had a funny voice. This is a great and funny read!

Next up we have the second book in the I so don't so mysteries series!

Title: I so don't do spooky

Author: Barrie Summy
Rating: 5 stars

Review: In I so don't do spooky, the second book in the I so don't mysteries, Sherry is ready to sleuth and have some fun! Sherry's stepmother has a stalker and Sherry's mom wants her to track down the stalker. Sherry isn't very positive that her step mom, Paula, has a stalker but then she sees some weird things happening. Paula's tires are slashed, she becomes disorganized, (she is a control freak) her car keys go missing for hours and someone is sabotaging Paula's robot team at school. By the time Sherry figures this out, she is afraid it is too late. Will Sherry catch the Stalker?

Sherry "Sherlock" Holmes Baldwin is back and better than ever. In this new mystery Sherry is even more outgoing and outspoken. With her boyfriend, Josh and her best friend Junie she goes looking for the ghosts and I absolutely loved it. A good read!

I can't wait to read the next book, I so don't do makeup but unfortunately a friend has it and I will have to get it back from her!

I have just finished Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and I loved it! It is one of my new favorite books. I am really excited to start Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Farie Stolarz, it looks really good! And I can not wait to read the Hunger Games which I should have back from the same friend very soon!

Coming soon: A Raised by Wolves review and a spotlight on Intrinsical by Lani Woodland, that is releasing on Friday!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Anastasia's Secret

Hello Children,
I am so worn out today it is not even funny, and I am not feeling to good, which is why I decided to write a review and plus it was on my to do list. Just in case you would want to know what my to do list is, I am including it at the end of this post! And to reviewing we go!

Title: Anastasia's Secret

Author: Susanne Dunlap
Rating: 3.5 stars

Review: Anastasia's Secret is the story of Anastasia Romanova (spelled that way since Anastasia is female, male is Romanov). As the youngest daughter of Russia's last Tsar, Anastasia has led a sheltered, privileged life in the royal palace. At least she has until she meets Sasha, when she is 12. Sasha is a soldier and he becomes a good friend of Anastasia's. With Sasha as her guide, he shows her the way life is outside the palace and how very lucky she is. As they grow older and meet every so often, Anastasia starts to fall in love with Sasha and he with her. But then comes the political unrest. When Anastasia and her family are removed from the royal palace for treason and other crimes, Sasha starts working for the new government, the Soviet Union. Sasha tells Anastasia that he is only doing this for her and her family so they can escape. Will Sasha and Anastasia's love survive and will Sasha help Anastasia and her family escape?

Yuck, that was a hard summary to write and not very good. The reason I has some trouble writing the summary is because the books takes place for about 4-5 years and sometimes you really get a little confused about the time. At least I did. The plot is quite choppy and it focuses on only the very important thing and not the little things that are sometimes very important. There was also a little too much historical detail in the book. We seemed to know everything about the time period and what was going on but not enough about what Anastasia was doing. Sometimes this happened and sometimes it didn't. I also personally felt that the romance between Anastasia and Sasha was a little fake and forced and disappointing.

OK, I will stop being critical! Some of the romance was fine, I admit, just forced and fake didn't I tell you to stop being mean?! Now Anastasia was a very nice character and I like hearing her feelings. Sasha well is Sasha and sometimes I don't think that he had enough feelings for Anastasia, either that or his feeling weren't portrayed very well. (There I go being negative again.) Overall this was a OK story but it just needs a little help, in my opinion.

Well there you have it, my 1st terrible and mean review! The only reason I picked up this book was because I love all this Anastasia but this one was just a little dry! I would recommend this but just not to anyone who doesn't like historical novels.

For those who are curious!
My to do list for August 15, 2010
  1. Dust Room: Accomplished
  2. Vacuum Room: Accomplished
  3. Clean Desk: Accomplished
  4. Clean up pillows and animals (lol): Accomplished
  5. Clean up Hats: Accomplished
  6. Hang up Taylor Lautner poster: Accomplished
  7. Label School Supplies: Accomplished
  8. Clean up clothes: Accomplished
  9. Write thank you notes: Accomplished
  10. Finish Body Finder Review: Accomplished
  11. Start Anastasia's Secret Review: Accomplished and Finished Review!
Mission Accomplished! 10 days to Mockingjay and I am almost done with Raised by Wolves!

The Body Finder=Fave Book

Hey Everybody!
Hope you are having a good day today, I am doing alright but my mood is already improving because I am going to do a review of one of my favorite books! I am praying that I will do this book justice!

Title: The Body Finder

Author: Kimberly Derting
Rating: 5 stars

Review: In this paranormal mystery and romance you will meet Violet Ambrose, who is a body finder. Ever since she was a little girl and she discovered a dead body left by a murderer, she has been able to hear the echos that the murdered have left behind and even more disturbingly Violet has been able to feel the traces or imprints of murder on the killer. All the while 16 year-old Violet is dealing with stronger emotions for her best friend since childhood, Jay Heaton. When at a lake Violet and Jay discover a dead body hidden in the lake and the police are sure that it is work of the serial killer. When another body turns up, Violet decides to go look for the serial killer herself. Jay is very skeptic about letting Violet do this but he decides to let her, but he has to come with to make sure she is safe. The closer Violet gets to finding the killer the closer the killer gets to making Violet his prey.

WOW! I just seem to love everything about this novel. They mystery and the suspense were awesome. Ms. Derting did an especially awesome job with the suspense and the paranormal aspect. The romance between Jay and Violet was to die for and very intense. I loved the plot and the way the book was written. I thought the twist with who the serial killer was, was very unique. Did I already say I loved Violet and Jay? All in all this was one of the best books I have ever read.

Thankfully The Body Finder is going to have a sequel!!!! Here is Desires of the Dead and the description!

Summary (from GoodReads):
When Violet Ambrose's morbid ability to sense the echoes of those who've been murdered leads her to the body of a young boy, she draws the attention of the FBI. She is reluctantly pulled into an investigation that will endanger more than just her secret...but her relationship and possibly her life as well.

Coming March 15, 2011!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lucky Day


Remember the other day how I said I was going to celebrate my 5th review with Birthday Cake? Well since my birthday is coming up I happened to have the privilege of picking out a few books for presents! I was so happy, the only thing I am worried about is that my bookcase will explode!! I can not wait to read and hopefully review all the books!

Here is a list, just in case you are interested:

1. I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore. This looks great, it's about superheros/aliens but I am not positive, all I know is that I am very excited to read it!!

2. The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted- this looks awesome, it's historical fiction and it seems like it has quite a bit of adventure!

3. The hollow by Jessica Verday-looks great, it seems like it is loosely based on the legend of sleepy hollow and it has romance in it so it has to be read! :-)

4. Siren by Tricia Rayburn- looks like a cool book, It has murder, mystery and maybe a little romance in it

5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins- we of course know that this is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy, I haven't read the first one yet because a friend has it and if you're reading this I want the Hunger Games back IMMEDIATELY!!

Well that's all for today, have a awesome day!

Coming soon: A review of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, one of my Favorite books!

Don't miss Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games! August 25!

Wolves and A Mystery

Hello Nobody,

I am doing a review today but I would also like to talk about a book I am currently reading, Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. So far Raised by Wolves is just amazing, and I mean AMAZING! I am not a fan of werewolf books at all and I find this book well, amazing! The main character Bryn is totally awesome and someone you would want to have as your ally and not as a enemy. Ms. Barnes writes great and I am just devouring it, for some reason I am taking precious time from reading it and writing this review! Even though I am only on page 241 of 418 I would totally recommend this book! Possibly even for werewolf haters. But alas I promised myself I would review this so here we go with a review!

Title: A Spy in the House

Series: The Agency #1

Author: Y.S. Lee
Rating: 5 stars

Review: In this adventurous, historical novel, Mary Quinn is sentenced to hang at the ripe age of 12. For thievery. But in disguise of a miracle she is rescued by a kind lady mascaraing a prison lady. This miracle lady offers Mary the chance if a lifetime, go back to court and be hanged or attend Miss Scrimshaws Academy for Girls. Mary, of course, chooses the latter. When we next see Mary she is 16 and still at Miss Scrimshaws Academy. Mary is feeling restless and does not think life as a teacher will ever suit her and most importantly she will never be happy. On a mission for happiness, Mary goes and talks to the headmistresses of the academy. When she talks to them she gets the surprise of her life, the headmistresses run the Agency, an elite detective agency for women. And they ask Mary to join and she does. After a month of physical and mental training, Mary is given her first assignment, to pose as a Lady's maid and infiltrate a smuggling business. Mary is faced with danger, a man who comes close to discovering her secret, her past coming back to haunt her and she is faced with the possibility of becoming a pawn in a dangerous smuggling ring.

A Spy in the House was suspenseful and full of mystery. Mary was a brave main character that was struggling with her past and I found her quite enjoyable. Her partner in crime was James a young man I became quite attached to and thought he was positively great. Of course, though James has no clue that Mary works for the agency. I loved the Agency and want much more of Mary and James.

Great book! The sequel to A Spy in the House, A Body in the Tower is already out and will be arriving in my mailbox on August 18! I simply can not wait!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hex Hall is my 5th Review!!!

Yo Wuts up homies? OK Katie enough of that talk. And Hello everyone! I will try not to talk like a gangster in my 5th review! Just in case you were worried. I am very excited and feel the need to celebrate with birthday cake, which in fact I think I will, since my birthday is coming up soon!

I would like to thank my family and my one of my friends that reads this blog I would also like to thank... wait what am I doing! This is not a funeral and I am definitely not going to publish a book, or am I??? Hint hint. (I am not planning on that.) Well enough of my funny business for the day lets get down to reviewing!!!

Title: Hex Hall

Author: Rachel Hawkins
Rating: 5 stars

Review: Sophie Mercer is a witch, seriously. Sophie is sent to Hex Hall a school for misbehaving Prodigium, which are faeries, shapeshifters, witches and of course there happens to be a vampire. Sophie was sent to Hex Hall because of a spell gone wrong and the results were quite disastrous. When Sophie arrives at Hex Hall she has a very bad attitude and is not at all happy to be there. By the end of her 1st day Sophie has already got into quite a bit of trouble. She has made friends with the only vampire on campus and has some especially mean witches already at her throat. Did I mention Archer? Well Archer is the phenomenal love interest of Sophie. Later on, Sophie discovers that there has been a murder on campus and her first friend is the only suspect. Can Sophie clear her friends name, manage to survive, and kiss Archer? Or will she become prey of the murderer, herself?

First of all, doesn't the top half of the cover drive you nuts!? Not to judge a book by its cover or anything but it looks like Sophie (I am guessing that is who it is) is in pain! Anyways, Sophie is funny and has a great voice, she is an awesome main character. The mystery and paranormal aspect (with the prodigium) were quite amazing. I loved, loved, loved Hex Hall. Oh and Archer will always be the subject of my dreams (Sorry Oscar from Everlasting and Jay from the Body Finder and Zach from Shadow Hills and James from A spy in the House, I love you guys too) A must read!

Look for Demonglass, Hex Hall's sequel on March 1, 2011. I can not wait!

Bad Angels, Good Angels, Oh My!!!


How is everyone doing today? I am doing great, thanks for asking. The book that I am reviewing today is one that I had a terrible time finding! They don't sell it online at Borders so I had to order it off of Barnes & Noble. All righty, time to start reviewing!

Title: Angel Star

Author: Jennifer Murgia
Rating: 4.75

Review: Teagan McNeel, our main character, is a very likable girl but she happens to only have one friend and is considered by many at school a freak. Even though they call her a freak, Teagan is very normal just a little bit shy. Then Teagan meets Garreth Adams, an amazingly nice, hot guy. And the most surprising fact to Teagan is that he is interested in her and wants to be her friend. At this time Teagan has no clue that captivating Garreth is an angel with a eight point star on his hand. But when Teagan learns that Garreth is her guardian angel, who only became human so he could get to know her better and protect her, she is ultimately very surprised. As Teagan and Garreth get to know each other better and, of course, start falling in love with each other, Garreth tells Teagan of a plot by a dark angel. The bad thing about this is Teagan is the only one that can ever stop this dark angel. Will Teagan and Garreth's love survive and more importantly, will they survive?

Angel Star was pretty great. Teagan was a excellent main character and I loved her very much but I do think I loved Garreth a little more. He is the kind of guy that is just so sweet and that everyone wants to meet. The angel mythology was quite interesting and I enjoyed it very much.
The only thing a little disappointing about the book was that it was a little confusing; sometimes I couldn't tell if Teagan was having a nightmare or if it was really happening. Otherwise this was a wonderful novel.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shadow Hills Review!

Hello Nobody! How are you doing today?. . .What? I can't hear you. Oh, wait there is no one out there reading this blog!! OK maybe there is 1 person but only 1. Well enough with all my stupidity! Let's review a book! Wait why would I review a book there is no one out there? BUT no I had to promise myself that I would review books for at least 6 months! What kind of stupid person would ever do that!? me

Title: Shadow Hills

Author: Anastasia Hopcus

Rating: 5 stars

Review: Shadow Hills is the compelling story of Persephone "Phe" Archer. Phe's sister, Athena, has recently died and Phe decides to go to Devinish Prep School in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts. Why is Phe going there, you may ask? The town of Shadow Hills was in the deceased sister's final diary entry. When Phe arrives in Shadow Hills she realizes there is something very strange about the town. There was some sort of weird, unexplained epidemic that plagued the town in the 1700's and only a some survived. There are the "Townies" that are distant and super smart. And of course there is that hot boy, Zach, that every reader loves, that Phe feels drawn to. What do all these thing mean? It's up to Phe Archer to find this out and it could kill her.

Shadow Hills was just wow. I loved Phe and Zach. The story was great and I wanted more when I finished the book. Some parts got a little confusing but the book was great. Awesome debut! I loved the uniqueness of the book and it was like nothing I have ever read! I loved this! Maybe there will be more. . .?

There could be a sequel but so far to my knowledge there isn't one. . .yet! Oh well all we can do is hope. Thank you nobody for reading this post, have a great day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hello for the 5th time today!

Books that I will review in the future!

  1. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
  2. Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunalp
  3. Gone by Michael Grant
  4. Hunger by Michael Grant
  5. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
  6. Spells by Aprilynne Pike
  7. The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees
  8. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  9. A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
  10. Hex Hall by Rachael Hawkins
  11. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  12. All of the Gallagher Girl Books by Ally Carter
  13. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
  14. Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George
  15. The Season by Sarah MacLean
Wow that is a lot of books! Hopefully I will get to them sometime soon! Signing off for today at least!

Book Spotlight! Paranolamcy

Well I am obviously doing a book spotlight today. A book spotlight will feature a certain book that I feel is noteworthy. I am thinking about doing a book spotlight about once a week. Hope you enjoy this weeks Book Spotlight!
Paranolmacy by Kiersten White

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Evie's job is bagging and tagging paranormals. Possessing the strange ability to see through their glamours, she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. But when someone--or something--starts taking out the vamps, werewolves, and other odd beasties she's worked hard to help become productive members of society, she's got to figure it out before they all disappear and the world becomes utterly normal. Normal is so overrated.

I personally think that this will be a wonderful book and can not wait for it to come out on August 31, I believe. You can win an ARC of Paranormalcy at Kimberly Derting's blog (author of The Body Finder) just by leaving a comment. Can't wait till this comes out!

P.S. I am not associated with any of these authors or publishers and are doing this out of the sake of something to do.

Prada and Prejudice Review

Hello! I am writing a lot of posts today for I am extremely bored and have nothing else to do of great importance! So on we go; a review of a book I recently read.

Title: Prada and Prejudice

Author: Mandy Hubbard

Prada and Prejudice is the story of Callie, a high-schooler visiting London on a school trip. Since Callie is by no mean popular she takes it upon herself to buy a pair of real Prada heels to impress the "popular girls." But once Callie buys her Prada heels she never makes it back to the hotel. Instead Callie trips and falls down in the heels. Callie is knocked out and when she wakes up she is in. . .1815, of course. While trying to find her way back home Callie meets Emily, a kind girl who is staying with a duke. Emily mistakes Callie for a girl named Rebecca, who was a friend of Emily's when she was a little child, so of course she doesn't realize this isn't Rebecca. Then Callie meets Alex, the duke, who is amazingly hot but hiding some secrets. With lots of mysteries to solve and an engagement to break off for Emily, Callie has her hands full. All the while she is trying to get out of 1815. Will Callie succeed and find out who she truly is?

I thought Prada and Prejudice was a great, funny story and a must-read. I would defiantly recommend this! Can't wait for more books my Mandy Hubbard!

Bright Young Things Sneak Peek!

We all know The Luxe, the New York Times Bestselling Series by Anna Godbersen. "Pretty Girls in Pretty Dresses, partying till dawn. Irresistible boys with sly smiles and dangerous intentions. . ." and so on. But in case you didn't know (which I am sure you already do know) Anna Godbersen is coming out with a new book and series called Bright Young Things! Here is the cover, pretty awesome right!?  Can't wait till October and don't own a copy? Check out these awesome links for some sneak peeks!

Summary of Bright Young Things (from product description):
Bright Young Things is the first in an epic four-book series about three teenage girls finding their way in the glittering metropolis of New York City and the glamorous mansions of Long Island. It’s 1929 and Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey have escaped their small Midwestern town to chase big dreams and even bigger secrets. In New York, they meet Astrid Donal, a flapper who has everything she could ever want, except for the one thing Letty and Cordelia have to offer—true friendship. Set in the dizzying summer before the market crash, against the vast lawns of the East End and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls will find romance, intrigue, and adventure.
Just as The Luxe books brought the Gilded Age to readers of Gossip Girl, Bright Young Things will bring the Jazz Age to bestselling author Anna Godbersen’s devoted fans and to new readers alike.
I haven't read the sneak peeks but I will soon! Watch for Bright Young Things on October 12!!!! Enjoy

First post! and review of Everlasting by Angie Frazier

HI Everyone!
(though I doubt anyone will ever read this!)
This is my first post on my book review blog. On this blog I will mostly review young adult books but I will occasionally review some middle grade novels. I will also try to keep you updated on book releases and tell you about up coming books! And with out any further ado lets get started reviewing!

Title: Everlasting

Author: Angie Frazier

Review: I first found Everlasting on Goodreads and could not wait till it came out on June 1 of this year. And when it did come out I got it right away.
Everlasting is a historical fiction novel about 17 year-old Camille Rowen. Camille has always stayed with her father on his trading company ships. But that is all threatened when Camille is engaged to a man she doesn't even love. On Camille's last trip with her father before her marriage things go terribly wrong. The ship is caught in a storm and sinks. The only survivors are Camille and her friend and possible love interest, Oscar, a sailor. Camille is heartbroken over her father's death and wants to find a magical stone that will bring her father back to life. Together Oscar and Camille travel to Australia on the greatest and the most dangerous adventure of their lives.

      Everlasting has to be one of the best books that I have ever read. There is both historical fiction and fantasy making it absolutely delectable! The romance is amazing and so is the adventure. I can not seem to say enough good things about this remarkable debut. I would recommend this for just about everyone. Such a great book!

    Hope you enjoyed my review, look for Everlasting's sequel sometime next year!

    Coming up: a review of Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus and some book news!

    Upcoming and Newly released books:
    1. The Body in the Tower (The Agency #2) by Y.S. Lee (can't wait to get this one in the mail.)
    2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games #3) August 25
    3. Paranolmacy by Kiersten White August 31
    4. Intrinsical by Lani Woodland August 20
    5. Wish by Mandy Hubbard (Already released)
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