Thursday, March 31, 2011

Review: Forgive My Fins

Title: Forgive My Fins
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Release Date: May 19th, 2010
Series: Fins #1
Number of Pages: 293
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Bought
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Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.
Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life.
When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned
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So I just bought this book from Amazon, and I read it yesterday afternoon. It took me a couple of hour to read it. It was a really short novel. I bought this book because I heard some good comments about it online. I decided to give it a shot.

It took me some time to get into the story. I don’t know why, but I thought the beginning seemed childish to me. Still, the second half really got me. It was really good, and I couldn’t put it down. It just was a really cute and entertaining series. It felt like a guilty pleasure almost, as it is not what I usually read. It was the first time I read about Mermaids. It was a good beginning for a series. The only thing that really annoyed me was the epilogue. It was unnecessary. It was only about opening a door to a sequel, which I didn’t like. The real ending is good. It should have ended there.

The characters were okay. Lily annoyed me by moment, but I totally adore Quince. He is just so much fun! I think he is sweet, even if he is sometime a jerk. Other than that, none of the characters really made a big impression on me. They were just there to me.

The writing was okay. It kept me entertaining, and that’s the point, isn’t?

I would compare this series to House of Night. The story isn’t similar, but it gives me the same feeling of guilty pleasure.

I would give it a 6/10. It was interesting, but I wouldn’t put it at the top of my list. I’m still curious for the sequel.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Review: The Summoning

Title: The Summoning
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: July 1st, 2008
Series: Darkest Powers #1
Number of Pages: 390
PublisherL Doubleday Canada
Source: Bought
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After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home. 

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…
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I was really excited about reading this book. After all, I LOVE the Women of The Otherworld series, and I had heard so many great comments about Armstrong’s YA series. Yet, it wasn’t as good as I was expected. I just was disappointed, because I was really hoping to love it. I liked it, just not enough to go to all my friends and tell them they should read it NOW.

The book was really slow for me at first. I just couldn’t get into the story. It took me 150 pages to really get into it. After that, I was captivated, but this first part is one of the reason I was disappointed in this book. As good as the plot was, I just needed a little something more. The ending is killing me, to be honest. I really want to know what happen to everyone. I have to; it will probably keep me up tonight… It shows that she already knew this would be a series, because the ending screams “Sequel!”

I like Derek so much! There is something about him that makes him such an interesting character. His brother Simon didn’t interest me as much. I’m rooting for the big guy! Chloe was great to me. She reacted in a normal way. It would have really sucked if she just had accepted that she could see ghosts. That wouldn’t have been realistic. Other than that, the characters didn’t make any big impression on me. Except maybe for Rae, I feel like her real problem isn’t fire, but attention. Maybe not as extreme as Tori, who completely annoy me in a good way, but it is still there.

I love Kelley Armstrong. I think she’s an amazing writer, but I don’t think it is her best work ever. I think her adult series was better. Yet, it won’t stop me from buying the sequel really soon, so I can know what will happen next for Chloe and company.

It is a great first book for this series. Based on just the first one, I wouldn’t tell you to put it on the top of your list, but maybe the sequel will change my mind!
7/10!

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Waiting on Wednesday is This is a Meme hosted by Jill from breakingthespine

This week, I've decided to share two books, because I feel like I always end up reading oth these series at the same time!

First, Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick, which comes out October 4th, 2011
The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.








Second, Passion by Lauren Kate, which comes out June 14th 2011.

Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross and fought immortals at Shoreline, they lived many lives. . . . 














What are you waiting for? 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review: My Soul To Save



Title: My Soul To Save
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release Date: December 15th 2009
Series: Soul Screamer
Number of Pages: 279
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Bought
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When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand.
Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….
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It took me a while to write this review, I don’t know why. I read it last week, but I just couldn’t really put words on why I liked it. I guess you could read my review of the first of the Soul Screamer series HERE.

The plot is interesting, but I must say it wasn’t as good as the first. I really wanted to know what would happen in the sequel, and I still want to know what will happen next. Yet, it just didn’t make me super excited.

The characters were okay. I really like Nash, but Kaylee ended up annoying me in this one. She is just too much into risking her life to save someone else’s. It got on my nerves.

I like Rachel Vincent, but I’m not as excited for the third book, as I was for the sequel. I will still buy it and read it.

I would give this one a 7/10, just because I didn’t like it as much as My Soul To Take.

I know this is a really short review, but I currently working on too many essays at the same time. At least, I know I’m going to the university of my choice next Fall, as long as I pass all my classes!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Review: Wither

Title: Wither
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Release Date: March 22nd  2011
Series: Chemical Garden #1
Number of Pages: 358
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Bought
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What if you knew exactly when you would die?
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.
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I was so excited about this book. I was expecting so much that I was really scared about being disappointed. Was I? Well… Definitely NOT! I absolutely adore this book, and I’m already dying for the sequel.

First of all, I must say that I had one thing going on my mind when I started this book and it was literally: what the heck is going on! A world where women die at 20 and men at 25? That would mean that I have not even two years left! That’s depressing. Yet the story is so captivating that you end up unable to put it down. There is just always something going one! The ending made me so sad, and yet happy. I was happy for one character, and I was devastated for the other. I was just into the story I guess.

The characters were amazing. I really like Rhine. She is so strong and so nice. I don’t think I would have had her strength in this situation. Cecily was such a brat, yet I still liked her in a way. Jenna was a bitchy, but fun character. Gabriel wasn’t my favorite, but I still liked him. My favorite was Linden. There is just something so sweet and so sad about him. He is too na├»ve for is own good. He is too innocent, yet is father is so evil in a way. I would have fallen for Linden if I were Rhine, even if I was kidnapped to be a wife. He is just too sweet. Well, that’s my opinion.

DeStefano is probably my favorite debut author this year. I love this book, and I am now dying for a sequel. I love it.

This book is worth a well-deserved 10/10. If you haven’t picked this book yet, go get it now. It is extremely good! 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Review: The Dead-Tossed Waves

Title: The Dead-Tossed Waves
Author: Carrie Ryan
Release Date: March 9th, 2010
Series: The Forest of Hands and Teeth #2
Number of Pages: 404
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Bought

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Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.
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I had really enjoyed The Forest of Hands of Teeth, so I had to read this book. Plus, the third book of this series came out last Tuesday. It was the perfect timing for me to finally read it. (This book has been in my TBR pile for three weeks.)

First of all, as many of you may know, this is not a direct sequel. It’s the story of Gabry, Mary’s daughter (who is the narrator of The Forest of Hands and Teeth). My first question when I learned that was: OMG WHO’S THE FATHER. Well, I won’t tell you, you’ll have to find out for yourself!

The story is just as breath taking as the first one. There is everything you need to make a good book: Love, drama, zombies (or Mudo, as they are called in this book.)… Ryan simply knows how to keep her reading addicted to her characters. There is always something going one, making you hoping, dreaming and wondering. She keeps you captivated until the last line. The ending broke my heart, as her characters still aren’t able to find the peace they deserve. After all they have been through, they do deserve a little peace with their loved one (Hopefully, they will get it in the last book!)

I really liked the characters, but less that I did with Mary, Harry and company. I miss Mary as a main character. She was such a strong and impulsive character, where Gabry seems sometimes too scared. Yet, you can see that Gabry grows a lot in this book. At first, she just seems unable to really make up her mind, unless someone gives her a little push in one direction (not always the right one). There were two characters that slightly annoyed me, yet I can’t really say why. Cira and Catcher just weren’t my favorite. Well, I probably didn’t like Catcher that much simply because I totally adore Elias. Elias is just the strongest character of this book. I adore him, and I do hope we see him again in The Dark and Hollow Places.

Ryan makes me want to run to the bookstore to buy The Dark and Hollow places. She simply knows how to create the most really story you can possibly writes with Zombies (I do think that if it were to happens, the world would probably end up that way, but that’s my personally opinion.)

I really enjoy this book. Yet, I still believe the first one was really better, so I would give this one a well-deserved 9/10!

Here is the Book Trailer! Enjoy!

In My Mailbox 5


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi form the Story Sirens.

I didn'T want to buy that many books this week. I have so many waiting to be read, but I ended up finding some books that I really wanted to read.

First Demonglass:




I had really liked HEx Hall, and I had been dying to read the sequel, so when I saw it, I had to read it

See my review HERE













Next, Skins; the Novel. 

It simply was so unexpensive, I had to buy it. I loved the TV show, I had to give this book a chance.

See my review HERE!








Last, I finally bought Wither. I've been dying to read this one since I first heard of it, and now it is out! I'll probably read it thi week. 












So here is what I got this week. What did You get?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Review: Skins

Title: Skins; the Novel
Author: Ali Crown
Release Date: January 7th 2010
Series: Skins #1
Number of Pages: 264
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Source: Bought
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This novel follows the 8 protagonists of series 3 and the forthcoming series 4 over the course of the college summer break. Brand new storylines, that do not and will not feature in the series, or the upcoming film in 2010. Effy, Freddie, JJ, Cook, Naomi, Pandora, Thomas and Katie are all dealing with the aftermath of the events at the end of series 3. Effy has fled to Italy with her mum, where she tries to put her feelings for Freddie, and the guilt she feels for stealing him from Katie out of her mind. The perfect distraction come in the form of sophisticated older man, Aldo...Naomi and Emily are struggling with spending time apart when Em goes to France with her parents and battles with her stubborn twin sister, Katie, Back in Bristol, Naomi pines for Emily while wondering about her future education, Thomas and Pandora are sweetly in love, and finding it difficult to consummate their feelings for each other. Freddy and Cook are engaged in a vigorous game of sexual one-upmanship with a frustrated JJ as referee...By the end of the summer, the gang will have resolved some issues and brought up some more, but always in the raw, uncompromising, contradictory and authentic narrative style that makes the series so popular and compelling. Language and sexual references are graphic.
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First, I must warn you that this series is for 18 and older. It has sex, violence and coarse language.

This will be one of the shortest reviews I have ever done. Why?

I loved this series. The second generation is my favorite, so I was happy that it was about them. The writing is not the best, but I still enjoyed it. It includes the same characters that we followed in the series, which I loved.

So, if you have seen this series and loved it, you should check this book. If not, start with the TV show. It’s really the same kind of series.

It makes me miss this gang. Loved them. Wish they could be back.

7/10

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Review: Falling Under



Title: Falling Under
Author: Gwen Hayes
Release Date: March 1st 2011
Series: Falling Under #1
Number of Pages: 324
Publisher: New American Library
Source: Bought
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Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.
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This book has been in my TBR pile for over a while. I finally read it, and I honestly loved it. I picked it up because the book itself is gorgeous (and I love the texture of the cover) I must say, the book is as good as it looks.

The plot was good. It was intriguing, interesting and mysterious. For me, it wasn’t the element that really made me love this book, but it was still pretty close. I really liked the ending; it couldn’t have ended better for me. I can’t wait to get more from this series (I do hope I have the right information. This has to be a series; I will die if I don’t find out what will happen with Theia and Haden.) I loved it.

Now here is my favorite part of the book: The characters. First, Theia was the perfect mix of strength and weakness. I found her to be believable, and she wasn’t annoying at all, which I like. I loved her friends. They were just the right kind of characters to balance Theia’s strength and weakness, without being annoying (Yes, I often do find characters annoying) my favorite was definitely Haden. Mysterious, sexy and kind of old school in the way he talks, he is the perfect male character. His bad side keeps you addicted, and his good side makes you fall for him. I’m still dreaming of him *sigh*.

Hayes writes beautifully. I can’t wait to read more from her (and hopefully this series) I simply loved every second of it.

9/10

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is This is a Meme hosted by Jill from breakingthespine.


I read Matched yesterday. Now I can officially say I'm waiting for this one!


Title: Crossed
Author: Ally Condie
Release DAte: November 1st, 2011
Series: Matched #2
Publisher: Dutton




In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky — taken by the Society to his certain death — only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander — who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart — change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.




Review: Matched

Title: Matched
Author: Ally Condie
Release Date: November 30th, 2010
Series: Matched #1
Number of Pages: 366
Publisher: Duton Books
Source: Bought
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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
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I have been waiting for a while to read this one. I always saw it at the bookstore, but I never ended up buying it. I don’t really know why. The cover really made me curious, I thought it looks gorgeous. I had heard good review about it too. Yet, it took me a while to read it.

I was expecting so much from this book, and I felt a little disappointed by the story. It just didn’t really feel that original. Yet, the story really got me. I couldn’t put that book down. The ending was okay; I just think she could have ended it a little sooner. I don’t know why, but I feel like the last chapter isn’t important, and it should maybe have been kept for the sequel.

The characters were good, yet I was disappointed by the choices Cassia made. I’m so Team Xander, I think he is such an amazing character. He was my favorite. I simply don’t like Ky. There is just something off about him. I can’t put my finger on it, but I just don’t like him. Cassia was great sometimes, but she could be a real idiot. She just seems like she is a really strong young women, and the next second, she can’t seem to decide by herself. That slightly annoyed me.

Yet, Condie made me unable to put down this book. I had to know what would happen. She writes beautifully, and she got me captivated from the start. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out, so I can finally know where Cassia will end up.

Great book, but it just didn’t meet my expectations. 8/10

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Review: The Body Finder



Title: The Body Finder
Auhtor: Kimberly Derting
Release Date: March 16th 2010
Series: The Body Finder #1
Number of Pages: 327
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Bought
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Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.
Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.
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OMG. I can’t believe this book has been waiting for almost THREE weeks in my TBR pile. It is simply excellent. I had heard so many great comments about this; I had to see for myself. I must say I wasn’t disappointed.

I thought the story was original. I love her morbid power, and I love what it brings to the story. The book isn’t only about discovering the killer. Girls, here come the wonderful story of a growing relationship between two best friends. The end almost killed me. It was simply a rollercoaster of emotions (yes, I’m one of those readers that can become a little to emotionally connected to the characters. It can sucks when you’re in public…) It got me addicted so fast, I ended up forgetting about my amazing English essay (which I’m handing today) just so I could finish this book. (No, I did not procrastinate. I’m so not that kind of girl… Okay, I am, but who can blame me?

I loved the characters. Violet is a really great character, and I love the relationship she has with Jay. I love reading about their interaction, and seeing how being in love can sometime make us stupid… *Sigh* I’m still waiting for my own Jay…

Kimberly Derting is an amazing storyteller. I was captivated by her words, her story. I really have to pick Desires of the Dead, because I am hungry for more.

Honestly, if you haven’t read this book, go read it now. It is an excellent book. Loving it!
10/10

Monday, March 21, 2011

Review: Demonglass



Title: Demonglass
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: March 1st , 2011
Series: Hex Hall #2
Number of Pages: 359
Publisher: Hyperion Book
Source: Bought
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Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.

That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?
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I finally was able to get this book. After having spent the entire day yesterday working on my English essay, I decided to give myself a well-deserved break by going to Indigo. What did I find? THIS BOOK! I just had to buy it then. After all, I really wanted to read it. I ended up starting it in the Metro, and I wasn’t able to put it down until I had read it all, which means at midnight (Which was a bad idea, as I had gym class this morning. I’m so dead…)

The story is good, funny and extremely entertaining. There is everything you need to create an entertaining book. I laugh so much while reading it, I must have look really crazy in the Metro. Oh well, it was worth it. The ending is honestly killing me, because I really want to know what will happen! I don’t want to say too much, because I don’t want to give anything away, but I simply can say that I’ve loved it.

You finally get to know the father of Sophie. He as the same kind of sarcastic and witty comments Sophie has, which I love. What can I say about Sophie? I love her more and more every time. She is growing as a character, but what I really like about her is her personality and her comments. She just makes me laugh. Cal seems a little strange to me. I can’t seem to decide if I like him or not. Jenna is the best friend any girl could ask for. Finally, Archer is just too awesome. He’s a bad ass, he is sexy, and he is nicely sarcastic. What more can you ask for?

Hawkins just knows how to make me laugh. It was the perfect book for me to read, after having spent the entire day working on a stupid essay. It just made me happy, distracted me, and entertained me.

All I can say is that I loved it. 10/10!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

In My Mailbox 4




In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi form the Story Sirens.

Last week was supposed to be a really good week. After all, it was March Break. Yet, I ended either working, sleeping or going to the gym, so I didn’t read as much as I would like. Still, I ended up buying a couple of books, to try to make me a little happier. (So many essays to write, so little time. *Sigh*)

Here it goes:

Haunted by Joy Prebble.


 Anne is trying her best to live a normal life, but she's still got some power sparking inside her. She's hearing and seeing things that she tries her best to ignore-like being haunted by a Russian sea nymph that claims the princess Anastasia is still alive.
That's when Ethan Kozninsky-he of the stunning blue eyes, thick brown hair, and former immortal status-returns. Anne soon realizes that everything she's been trying to forget might be impossible to bury.







Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr


To 17-year-old Leslie, the tattoo is a thing of indescribable beauty, a captivating mark that she must make her own. But this subtle web of eyes and wings brings with it a transformation that no sweet young girl would ever imagine or welcome. Like its predecessor, this stand-alone sequel toWicked Lovely plunges its youthful heroine into a faery world of almost constant peril. A tantalizing urban fantasy that won't let go.








Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Bestselling author Claudia Gray’s Evernight series continues. In Hourglass, Bianca and Lucas have found a way to be together. But it means lying to the people who care about them the most. 


After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, the elite group of vampire hunters led by Lucas’s stepfather. When Bianca’s close friend—the vampire Balthazar—is captured by Black Cross, Bianca knows she has to do whatever it takes to save him. But at what cost? 

Hourglass, the third book in this gripping vampire series by the author of the New York Times bestseller Stargazer, has all the romance, suspense, and page-turning drama that have made Claudia Gray’s books runaway successes. 



The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home. 


At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…


Looking For Alaska by John Green

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. 


Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green's arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.






And Finally:

Matched by Ally Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.




And...


Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? 


Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined. 




So that’s what I got. What did You Get?