Friday, September 30, 2011

Review: Speak

Title: Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Release Date: October 22nd, 1999
Series: None
Number of Pages: 208
Publisher: Puffin
Source: Bought
Since the beginning of the school year, high school freshman Melinda has found that it's been getting harder and harder for her to speak out loud: "My throat is always sore, my lips raw.... Every time I try to talk to my parents or a teacher, I sputter or freeze.... It's like I have some kind of spastic laryngitis." What could have caused Melinda to suddenly fall mute? Could it be due to the fact that no one at school is speaking to her because she called the cops and got everyone busted at the seniors' big end-of-summer party? Or maybe it's because her parents' only form of communication is Post-It notes written on their way out the door to their nine-to-whenever jobs. While Melinda is bothered by these things, deep down she knows the real reason why she's been struck mute: Andy Evans. He's a senior at Melinda's high school, and Melinda hasn't been able to speak clearly since the Incident with him at the senior party last August.
Laurie Halse Anderson's first novel is a stunning and sympathetic tribute to the teenage outcast. After reading Speak, it will be hard for any teen to look at the class scapegoat again without a measure of compassion and understanding for that person--who may be screaming beneath the silence. (Ages 13 and older) --Jennifer Hubert

This is one of those books you can really say anything bad about, because the rawness and truth ness of the story is enough to make it worth the read. It is one of these subjects that people are still afraid to speak of: Rape.

Through the book, we follow the struggling Melinda, who has lost everything in one night. Her friends have given up on her after she called the cops during a party, a party where she was raped. Yet, no one asked her why she called the cop. No one tried to get answers out of her.

It is a dark book. After all, rape isn’t an easy subject. I don’t think I can say much more, because this book for more wasn’t about style, wasn’t about writing; it was about the story. The story mattered more than the rest, because it was a voice for those like Melinda who went through something like that, without being able to speak up. It isn’t an easy thing to do, especially since many girls feel ashamed after it happened to them. This is why this book mattered.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Follow Friday (5)

The question of the week:

Q. What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?

I can't cast anyone for any books I've read. That's the thing; If a book I love was turned into a movie, I would rather have a new unknown actor playing the main characters. I don't want to think "oh, yeah, it's the guy that played in that other movie" during the whole movie. When it comes to what book I would love to see turn into a movie, I would say any book written by Kelley Armstrong! Love the Women of the Otherworld series, and of course, her YA series.

What about you?

Review: The Sweetest Thing

Title: The Sweetest Thing
Author: Christina Mandelski
Release Date: May 10th, 2011
Series: None
Number of Pages: 352
Publisher: Edgemont
Source: NetGalley
In the world of Sheridan Wells, life is perfect when she's decorating a cake. Unfortunately everything else is a complete mess: her mom ran off years ago, her dad is more interested in his restaurant, and the idea of a boyfriend is laughable.
 But Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will solve all her problems - only her dad's about to get a cooking show in New York, which means her dream of a perfect family will be dashed.
Using just the right amount of romance, family drama, and cute boys, The Sweetest Thing will entice fans with its perfect mixture of girl-friendly ingredients.
I didn’t really like this book, mostly because all I felt for the main character was pity. I just couldn’t stand her. I can’t even count how many time I’ve wanted to smacked her behind the head and yell at her to wake up. She was a brat. She was immature. She was almost delusional when it came down to her mother. I wish she could have realized earlier how much her father was doing for her. How everything he did was to protect her and give her a best chance in life.

The love triangle annoyed me, simply because it was more than predictable. Like I didn’t know from the beginning with whom she would end up. Ethan simply was too fake for me to enjoy. Jack, on the other hand, was almost too good for her. Too good for the girl that seemed to be all about negativism and selfishness. She is the main reason I didn’t really enjoy this book, and I’m sad of that. I don’t usually hate character driven books, unless I really can’t stand the main character. It’s simple; it’s all about them and I don’t want to read more about them.

I wish I could have enjoyed it more, because I did enjoy Mandelski writing, just not her character. I’ll definitely check her out more in the future, but this one won’t make it too my favorite, far from it actually.

Please, do check out more review of it before deciding not to read it. Don’t forget I’m only one person. I think Mandelski is a great writer, and I wouldn’t want to skip her simply because I couldn’t stand one character.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review: If I Tell

Title: If I Tell
Author: Janet Gurtler
Release Date: October 1st
Series: None
Number of Pages: 256
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: NetGalley
Jasmine Evans knows one thing for sure... people make mistakes. After all, she is one. Jaz is the result of a onenight stand between a black football player and a blonde princess. Having a young mother who didn't raise her, a father who wants nothing to do with her and living in a small-minded town where she's never fit in hasn't been easy. But she's been surviving. Until she sees her mom's new boyfriend making out with her own best friend. When do you forgive people for being human or give up on them forever?
That’s not a book where there’s a lot of action, that’s for sure. When you know that, you will probably find this book enjoyable. It is a character driven books, in which I did like the main character to certain extend.

I like her, not personality wise, both mostly because she felt real to me. Her reactions, her fear, her expressions were all things I could imagine someone her age do (and saying that, I feel like I’m talking way younger, but still, you get what I mean.) She’s facing a choice that will affect more than just her. To tell or not to tell. She knows that it may hurt those around her, but wouldn’t it hurt even more to know that she helped hide what was done?

Jasmine is a mess. She is confused about her choice, but she is also affected by the fact that she is biracial in a small town, where she is the only one. Her father has never seen her, nor does he want to, her mom is horribly annoying. Luckily, she has an amazing grandmother, and she is finding some new friends who will probably be good to her.

Jackson was probably the highlight of the book. He is amazing as a character by himself, but he is even more awesome with Jasmine. I really enjoyed this book because of him.

This was the first book I had read of Janet Gurtler. After reading this, I will probably go out and get another book by her, because her style and writing was really great to read. I would definitely recommend it to someone who is looking for a character driven story.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1
Number of Pages: 420
Publisher: Little Brown
Source: Bought
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
Once again, I’ve been lucky enough to read an amazing book this week. Seriously. I was slightly scared when I first started reading it, simply because I had been waiting for this book for a while. Usually, when that happens, I have high expectations that aren’t usually met. Here, it my expectations were exceeded.

I must say that one of the most amazing parts of this book is seriously the world Laini Taylor has created. Everything is so well described. It was extremely easy for me to imagine everything she was describing. Yet, something that is normal with a book set in a world that well build is that the story was slightly slow at first. Still, before I had reached the middle of the book, I was hooked. I wanted to know what was going to happen, to Karou and Akiva.

Talking about them, I really liked them both. I liked that Karou wasn’t a simple character. She was complex and unique. I learn about who she really was almost at the same time as she did. Akiva was great, thought I didn’t fall head over heels for him. He was a great character, but won’t win best male character any time soon in my book.

I also like the way the relationship aspect was build; the love factor. It isn’t about easy love that happens the moment they met each other eyes. No, it’s more complex than that. They both see the other flaws, and they don’t forget everything “simply because they sooo love them.”

I was really captivated by this story. This is a book that was definitely hard to put down. An amazingly great beginning to a series I already can’t wait to get my hands on. It was a pleasure to read.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Number of Pages: 450
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Bought

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there. 

It can. 

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed. 

There is. 

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

Wow. Seriously, just WOW. I’m completely in love with the book right now. It’s simply one of the best books I’ve read this year. Seriously. It was amazingly good.

The story got me form page one. If you had seen me reading it, you would have seen me walking around from the bookstore to my house with my eyes glued to the book. My legs can tell you that much (It is always better to look where you’re going, you never know what will be on your way) The story was simply captivating and so well written. I couldn’t keep my mind of this book. I had to read it. Forget about homework, study or anything else. This book came first in my only day off (at least, it was my day off…)

I absolutely love Mara; she really made me believe that she wasn’t sure what was real and what wasn’t. I can’t help but feel bad for everything she’s going through, and hoping it will get better. Then, of course, I have to talk about Noah. If I’m honest, I didn’t like him at first. I thought he was self-absorb and really was kind of a jerk (mainly because of what Jamie said, but still…) but the more you read about him, the harder it is for you to keep disliking him. He was just amazing for Mara. I absolutely adore him.

Michelle Hodkin, you now have in my wonderful self an avid fan. I’m already dying for the sequel. If you haven’t been lucky enough to have read this book yet, you need to get it tomorrow, as it will be release. Seriously. I devoured it. It was THAT good. Still, be warned: Don’t start it before going to bed, you’ll probably never end up sleeping. This book is hard to put down.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

In My Mailbox 25

In My Mailbox is a Meme hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren. It is a way to share with other bloggers what you got during the week.

I got a couple of books, most of which I'm really really excited about

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood
BirthMarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell They Stories
Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
Vanish by Sophie Jordan (Review Here!)

That's what I got this week? What did you get?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Review: Rules of Attraction

Title: Rules of Attraction
Author: Simone Elkeles
Release Date: April 13th, 2010
Series: Perfect Chemistry #2
Number of Pages: 324
Publisher: Walker & Company
Source: Bought
When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.
Ahhh, the Fuentes brothers. I had absolutely loved Perfect Chemistry, and I have to say that I also loved this companion book. Yet, Perfect Chemistry is still my favorite. Again, we have the bad boy and the good girl, both of which don’t want anything to do with the other at first.

First, Carlos is THE bad boy. Even if I had preferred Alex, he wasn’t as bad as Carlos. Carlos simply wants to be the bad boy, wants at first to be part of it. Again, I wanted to smack him a couple of time, for being such an idiot, but it’s part of his charm. The thing is he is way too proud for his own good. It’s easy to see from the beginning, how even he judges his brother for putting his pride aside for his girlfriend. Carlos seems to think that there’s nothing that matter more than his pride, which puts him in some dangerous situation.

Kiara was great. I liked her more than Carlos, because she felt like she was real about how she was. She wasn’t trying to hide behind her pride or anyone else. Yet, I didn’t like how the whole romance started off for them. I can’t point the moment where I can say “Now she loves him” I felt like she was more lusting after him at first, when then suddenly in love. She didn’t get to see his better side before falling for him.

I really enjoyed Simone Elkeles writing. It simply captivates me and makes me smile all through the pages. The Fuentes brothers are addicting, that’s for sure.

Again, this book is a fun romance, which will leave you wanting for more. Luckily, there’s a third book (which I need to get really soon!) called Chain Reaction.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Review: The Mephisto Covenant

Title: The Mephisto Covenant
Author:  Trinity Faegen
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Series: The Mephisto Covenant #1
Number of Pages: 439
Publisher: Edgemont
Source: NetGalley
Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—Sasha is Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.
A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.
With the threat of Eryx looming, Jax has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?
This is the kind of book that you will either love who hate. If you’re sucked in the story, you will probably be able to forget some details that will annoy the hell out of you.

I did really enjoy it, but I know that some detail will probably annoy many people. First, I must say that the author has pushed the Russian stereotype a little too far. Crime and Mafia everywhere? Come on. Yes, Russia is different than the USA, still it doesn’t mean that everything is controlled by the Mafia (after all, there’s not only the Russian Mafia, most country have there’s…

The whole romance is cute; unless you kind of remember the fact that she is the only girl Jax can be with. Not because he loved her, because she’s the only one that can support his evilness and save him from it. Now, we can see through the book that he ends up caring for her. Still, it left me skeptical at first. This book really did grow on me, to the point of really loving it. I love reading about Sasha, who has never felt a bad emotion before, discovering anger through her connection with Jax. I liked her more when she started to be less naïve and innocent, and more human,

I really liked Jax and his brother. They were my favorite characters in the book, because they were the only one that seems to really be who they were. Sasha was too naïve, and she didn’t want to accept that. Also, everyone seemed to be falling on the dark side, even character I thought were too strong to do so. That’s why I ended up disliking most of the characters in the end. How could they all fall to evil! Where’s the world going?

 Overall, a really great book for I series I’m really excited to keep on reading. If you like that kind of book, you’ll probably enjoy this on! Also, I really like the cover, but I can’t think of where in the book Sasha would end up with that kind of dress… (Tell me if you do!)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Canadian Silence Sweepstake Contest!

As some of you may know, Silence, the third book in the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick is coming out soon. To celebrate its release, Simon & Schuster Canada is doing a HUGE Sweepstake Contest for us Canadian.

Want to participate? Go HERE for more info!

Never heard of this series? You can check out my review of Hush, Hush here!

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.

I can’t wait to know what will happen next to Nora and Patch (<3) 

Review: The Juliet Spell

Title: The Juliet Spell
Author:  Douglas Rees
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Series: None
Number of Pages: 304
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Source: NetGalley
I wanted the role of Juliet more than anything. I studied hard. I gave a great reading for it—even with Bobby checking me out the whole time. I deserved the part.
I didn't get it. So I decided to level the playing field, though I actually might have leveled the whole play. You see, since there aren't any Success in Getting to Be Juliet in Your High School Play spells, I thought I'd cast the next best—a Fame spell. Good idea, right?
Yeah. Instead of bringing me a little fame, it brought me someone a little famous. Shakespeare. Well, Edmund Shakespeare. William's younger brother.
Good thing he's sweet and enthusiastic about helping me with the play...and—ahem—maybe a little bit hot. But he's from the past. Way past. Cars amaze him—cars! And cell phones? Ugh.
Still, there's something about him that's making my eyes go star-crossed....
My biggest problem with this book is that there were to many things that, in my mind, aren’t believable. It’s not that much about the time travel spell, but it’s more about everyone’s reactions that really bother me.

Everyone seems okay with the fact the Shakespeare’s brother just appeared out of nowhere. The mother doesn’t challenge the idea, doesn’t really ask how it all happen. She just believed it. Not sure it would happen like that in reality. Same thing with Drew. They both just went with what Miri told them. No explanation really needed. That bugged me.

Maybe I wasn’t starting this book thinking it would be that much of a fluffy love story. Not that I dislike them, I just need to know it is one before starting it.

Why? I simply wanted to know what to expect in term of characters and believable aspect. Miri is too forgiving with Edmund, Drew is too patient with Miri most of the time, and Edmund I didn’t like at all. He just annoyed the heck out of me. He is probably the one character in this book I could get. Maybe it is because I really liked Drew, and I really wanted Drew and Miri to end up together… All I know is that Drew made the book all better for me, especially with all the explanation of what’s went on with the spell.

If you’re looking for a really light romantic read, that’s what you’ll get. If you’re looking for something more, that’s probably not the right book for you. I would still give it a shot at some point, but I wouldn’t put it on top of my list, unless you want a cute romance. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Review: A Beautiful Dark

Title: A Beautiful Dark
Author:  Jocelyn Davies
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Series: A Beautiful Dark #1
Number of Pages: 320
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: NetGalley
On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites—like fire and ice—Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move—only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.
In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.
A Beautiful Dark is the first book in a captivating trilogy by debut author Jocelyn Davies.
Even thought there were some things that bugged me in this book, I’m still really excited for the sequel.

The story is slow at first, which didn’t really help because I would have preferred something a little faster. It is a story about angel, of a girl caught between one “real” angel, Devin, and one fallen, Asher, if you can describe them like that. Of course, when I mean between them, it refers to another LOVE TRIANGLE. The thing is, I don’t know if they both like her, or if they simply don’t want the other to get to close to Skye. From the beginning, all Devin and Asher are nothing but rival, even when they try to talk to Skye.

I’m not sure about the characters; Asher and Devin really didn’t interest me at all. Devin is just too caught up in the  “I can’t do anything unless told by God (or angel higher than him.). Asher ended creeping me out a little (Seriously, why do mysterious guy watch girl sleeping, IN THEIR ROOM! I found it creepy when Edward Cullen did it; it still is creepy when Asher does it.) I would have preferred Sky and Ian, that’s for sure. There was something about Ian that just was more normal. Okay, I know that’s not what most girl want in a book, but Ian just seemed perfect for Skye. Skye, who of course never realizes that he really likes her? Sigh.

Still, I really enjoyed it once it ended it being faster paced. It was entertaining, fun and captivating. I can’t wait to read more about Skye. I really enjoyed Jocelyn Davis’ writing. It was fun to read, and it flows really well. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review: Heist Society

Title: Heist Society
Author: Ally Carter
Release Date: February 9th, 2010
Series: Heist Society #1
Number of Pages: 287
Publisher: Hyperion Book
Source: Bought
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.
Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.
For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.
I got this book on sales at Chapters a couple of weeks ago. I wasn’t sure if I would really enjoy it at first, mostly because the cover didn’t really catch my attention. Just looking at it, I didn’t tell myself “this book seems amazing!”

It had been on my shelf for a while, before I finally decided to read it. Even though I had heard many great comments, I just never got around to actually reading it. Heck, I should have. It is a fun read. I really enjoyed it, and it made me really excited for Uncommon Criminal. Why? Because there’s everything a girl like me could have asked for; a kick-ass female main character, some mystery, some action and a little touch of romance. Just enough romance to get my girly side, but not enough for me to consider it a main aspect of this book.

There were a couple of really great twits in this book. It is one of the reason I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t that predictable. There was enough to get an idea of where it was going, without guessing every detail. Fast paced, there wasn’t a page in this book that bored me.

A fun read, with a humoristic twist on a criminal quest. I really enjoyed it and I definitely have to pick up the sequel soon!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Review: Dark Parties

Title: Dark Parties
Author: Sara Grant
Series: None
Release Date: August 3rd, 2011
Number of Pages: 320
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Source: Bought
Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield "protects" them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens inside. But there's nothing left on the outside, ever since the world collapsed from violent warfare. Or so the government says...
Neva and her best friend Sanna believe the government is lying and stage a "dark party" to recruit members for their underground rebellion. But as Neva begins to uncover the truth, she realizes she must question everything she's ever known, including the people she loves the most.
I’m usually a big fan of dystopian novel, but I didn’t really love that book that much. I enjoyed it in the end, but there were to many things that annoyed me.

First of all, I didn’t like Neva that much. Never a great thing to see the main character falling for her best friend’s boyfriends from the beginning. Seriously, the first sight of him we have is right after he just kissed her. That bugged me, and I really couldn’t get over it for a good part of the book (I don’t really like the stealing your boyfriend thing, especially when they both don’t know him that much…)

The world was great; it was well constructed and reflects the dystopian idea really nicely. Yet, I couldn’t get over the feeling it reminded me of Matched and Delirium, but not as good. Maybe my expectations were too high, or something… I just couldn’t shake the feeling there was something missing to make me really like it.

There was clever thought that made me smile. I loved her name, and her snowflake tattoo, a reminder of her name, made me smile. It was a nice touch. There were many great twists to the story, keeping you on your toes until the end. Still, the characters stopped from really liking it. I did enjoy it, but I don’t think it will make my top 2011 list, that’s for sure. If you really enjoy dystopian, you’ll enjoy it. If you don’t really get what all the fuss is about, it’s probably not the best one to start with.

Still a great debut that will probably make me want to check what Sara Grant has in store for us next.  

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just For Fun: 100 YA books

I don't remember exactly where I found this list of 100 YA books, but I was curious about how many of them I had read. So here it is!

Bold = READ
Underlined = To Be Read Pile

1. Alex Finn – Beastly
2. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones
3. Ally Carter – Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Ally Condie – Matched
5. Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 
6. Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills
7. Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
8. Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4)
9. Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4)
10. Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
11. Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)
12. Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1, 2)
13. Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
14. Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
15. Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4) 
16. Carrie Jones – Need (1, 2, 3)
17. Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1, 2, 3)
18. Christopher Paolini - Inheritance (1, 2, 3, 4)
19. Cinda Williams Chima – The Heir Chronicles (1, 2, 3)
20. Colleen Houck – Tigers Saga (1, 2)
21. Cornelia Funke – Inkheart (1, 2, 3)
22. Ellen Hopkins – Impulse
23. Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) 
24. Faraaz Kazi – Truly, Madly, Deeply
25. Frank Beddor – The Looking Glass Wars (1, 2, 3)
26. Gabrielle Zevin – Elsewhere
27. Gail Carson Levine – Fairest
28. Holly Black – Tithe (1, 2, 3)
29. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
30. James Dashner – The Maze Runner (1, 2) 
31. James Patterson – Maximum Ride (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
32. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
33. Jeanne DuPrau – Books of Ember (1, 2, 3, 4)
34. Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
35. John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
36. John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
37. John Green – Looking for Alaska
38. John Green – Paper Towns
39. Jonathan Stroud – Bartimaeus (1, 2, 3, 4)
40. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Caster Chronicles (1, 2)
41. Kelley Armstrong – Darkest Powers (1, 2, 3) 
42. Kristin Cashore – The Seven Kingdoms (1, 2)
43. Lauren Kate – Fallen (1, 2, 3)
44. Lemony Snicket - Series of Unfortunate Events (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) 
45. Libba Bray – Gemma Doyle (1, 2, 3)
46. Lisa McMann – Dream Catcher (1, 2, 3)
47. Louise Rennison – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) 
48. M.T. Anderson – Feed
49. Maggie Stiefvater – The Wolves of Mercy Falls (1, 2, 3) 
50. Margaret Peterson Haddix – Shadow Children (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) 
51. Maria V. Snyder – Study (1, 2, 3) 
52. Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
53. Markus Zusak – I am the Messenger
54. Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
55. Mary Ting – Crossroads
56. Maureen Johnson – Little Blue Envelope (1, 2)
57. Meg Cabot – All-American Girl (1, 2)
58. Meg Cabot – The Mediator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
59. Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) 
60. Meg Rosoff – How I live Now
61. Megan McCafferty – Jessica Darling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
62. Megan Whalen Turner – The Queen’s Thief (1, 2, 3, 4)
63. Melina Marchetta – On the Jellicoe Road 
64. Melissa de la Cruz – Blue Bloods (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
65. Melissa Marr – Wicked Lovely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 
66. Michael Grant – Gone (1, 2, 3, 4) 
67. Nancy Farmer – The House of the Scorpion
68. Neal Shusterman – Unwind 
69. Neil Gaiman – Coraline
70. Neil Gaiman – Stardust
71. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
72. P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast – House of Night (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 )
73. Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials (1, 2, 3)
74. Rachel Caine – The Morganville Vampires (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) 
75. Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
76. Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 
77. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
78. Rom LcO’Feer – Somewhere carnal over 40 winks
79. S.L. Naeole – Grace (1, 2, 3, 4)
80. Sabrina Bryan & Julia DeVillers – Princess of Gossip
81. Sarah Dessen – Along for the Ride
82. Sarah Dessen – Lock and Key
83. Sarah Dessen – The Truth about Forever
84. Sara Shepard – Pretty Little Liars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) 
85. Scott Westerfeld - Leviathan (1, 2)
86. Scott Westerfeld - Uglies (1, 2, 3)
87. Shannon Hale – Books of a Thousand Days
88. Shannon Hale – Princess Academy
89. Shannon Hale – The Books of Bayern (1, 2, 3, 4) 
90. Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
91. Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry (1, 2, 3)
92. Stephanie Meyer – The Host
93. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga (1, 2, 3, 4)
94. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
95. Susan Beth Pfeffer – Last Survivors (1, 2, 3)
96. Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games (1, 2, 3)
97. Suzanne Collins – Underland Chronicles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
98. Terry Pratchett – Tiffany Aching (1, 2, 3, 4)
99. Tonya Hurley – Ghost Girl (1, 2, 3) 
100. Wendelin Van Draanen – Flipped

I'm not that bad, but I still have a lot of reading to do! How many have you read?