Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I just want to wish everyone a happy new year! Bring it on 2010!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

In My Mailbox (4)

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The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and the Struggle by: L.J. Smith-I love this series! I heard good and bad reviews about this so hopefully it's great!
All Night Long (Sweet Valley High #5) by: Francine Pascal-I love this series. Should have a review for this soon!
Confessions of a Closet Catholic by: Sarah Darer Littman-I read a little bit of Purge and I loved it!I wouldn't have given it back if it wasn't overdue! Looks good!
The Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez by: Judy Goldschmidt-This came by surprise. I never heard of this series but I heard it was good!
Perfect Chemistry and Leaving Paradise by: Simone Elkeles-Finally,I have these books! I heard such great stuff about these!
Hush,Hush by: Becca Fitzpatrick-I love the cover and I heard great reviews about it,so hopefully it's good!
Quad by:C.G. Watson-This looks so good! I've been looking all over for it!
As You Wish by: Jackson Pearce-I've heard great reviews on this one and Jackson's videos made me laugh out loud. I get hate the girl on the cover!
Give Up the Ghost by: Megan Crewe-I heard mixed reviews on this but it looks good!
Bad Girls Don't Die by: Katie Alender- This looks so good and creepy! Can't wait to read!
The Dark Divine by: Bree Despain-heard mixed reviews but I love the cover!
Bite Me! by: Melissa Francis-Looks cute.
Jennifer's Body by: Audrey Nixon
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by: Stephanie Kuenhart-I LOVED Ballads of Surburbia so I'm expecting to love this too!
Psych Major Syndrome by: Alicia Thompson
Jumping off Swings by: Jo Knowles
Thats what I got. What did you get?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty by: Rodman Philbrick

Released: June 1,2001

Publisher: Scholastic

Summary: A stunning young adult novel by Rodman Philbrick that tells the heartwarming story of two special ed boys who pair up to form a unique and empowering friendship. Two boys a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. Made into the movie,The Mighty.

Review: Freak the mighty is a heartfelt story about two boys' mighty friendship.
The book starts off with Max. Max is a slow learning boy who is "trapped" in the body of a giant. Max always thought he had no brain. But then Kevin came along. Kevin is Max's mother friend's son who is a genius "trapped" in a small body due to his Mosquio Syndrome. Together Max and Kevin form Freak the Mighty. Together they will form the greatest team ever.
This Book was very unique,I never read a book like this. Max and Kevin both have very dark pasts,which keeps you wondering about it throughout the book. The part when Max and Kevin go to find "buried treasure" made me laugh so hard! I loved all the characters they were great and well developed.
What I didn't like about the book was how Max (the narrator) was always using sentences like:
And then she was like "whoa!"
It got very annoying at times. I also hated how the ending was so predictable. I knew it from the start.
Overall: An almost Perfect book. A Great Read!
4.5 stars

Sunday, December 20, 2009

In My Mailbox (3)

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Shiver by: Maggie Stiefvater

Summary: For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf her wolf is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human. Until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Thats all I got. What did you get?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (11)

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My pick this week:

Saving Maddie by: Varian Johnson

Coming out: March 9,2010

Summary: Joshua Wynn is a preacher's son and a "good boy" who always does the right thing. Until Maddie comes back into town. Maddie is the daughter of the former associate pastor at Joshua's church,and his childhood crush. Now Maddie is all grown up,gorgeous-and troubled. She wears provocative clothes to church,cusses,and fools around with older men.Joshua's ears burn just listening to the things she did to get kicked out of boarding school,and her own home.
As time goes on,Josh goes against his parents and his own better instincts to keep Maddie from completely capsizing. Along the way,he begins to question his way rigid understanding of God and whether,as his mother says,a girl like Maddie is beyond redemption. Maddie leads Josh further astray than any other girl has...but is there a way to reconcile his love for her and his love for his love in the church
Reaction: Seems Naughty. Good boy and good girl gone bad? Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Teaser Tuesday (8)

Teaser Tuesday Is hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading.

I must have dozed off. One moment,the room was still,the next,Mother flew off the pillows and was violently ill,vomiting blood all over the bed and floor. Her eyes rolled back in her head.
I jumped up from the stool.
"Eliza!" I screamed, "Help!"
There was no answer. Eliza was gone. I was alone.

pg. 68

From Fever 1793

The book is great so far. Its really interesting. I Love it.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by: Lauren Kate

Published: November 12,2009

Publisher: Razorbill

Summary: A Steamy Southern Beauty Makes One Fatal Mistake.
Natalie Hargrove would kill to be her high school's Palmetto Princess. But her boyfriend Mike King doesn't share her dream and risks losing the honor of Palmetto Prince to Natalie's nemesis,Justin Balmer. So she convinces her boyfriend Mike to help play a prank on that goes terribly wrong.They tie him to the front of the church after a party-when they arrive the next morning,Justin is dead.
From blackmail to buried desire, dark secrets to darker deeds,Natalie unravels. She never should've messed with fate. Fate is the one thing more twisted than Natalie Hargrove.
Cruel Intentions meets Macbeth in this seductive,revivting tale of conscience and consequence.

Review: I was disappointed with this book. I liked the plot,but I think the summary gave too much away.

Natalie Hargrove is the it girl who I can't stand. I hated her from the beginning. All she seemed to care about was the crown. She was a flat out bitch and I wasn't that crazy about her.

I also didn't like how the dad was also brought out. It seemed that we didn't really need him. I mean he was only in a chapter or two. There was already the drama about JB and the crown. Wasn't that enough?

The beginning was also pretty slow. All it talked about was Natalie's perfect life with Mike. The ending I did like though. I did not see it coming. Most of the characters I liked and the nicknames too. Like the Dick for Natalie's mom's boyfriend. It made it more realistic.

Overall: Could have been a lot more better

3 stars

Sunday, December 13, 2009

In My Mailbox 2

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Deep and Dark and Dangerous by: Mary Downing Hahn My review Here.
Airhead by: Meg Cabot I never read Meg Cabot so I'm excited to read this one.
Carlos is Gonna Get It by: Keven Emerson Never heard of it,but it looks cute.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Deep And Dark And Dangerous

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by: Mary Downing Hahn

Published: May 21,2007

Publisher: Sandpiper

Summary: Just before summer begins, thirteen year old Ali finds an old photograph. She recognizes the two children. One's her mother,the other her Aunt Dulcie...but who is the third person,the one who's been torn out of the picture? Ali will have two months to figure it out,since she's spending the summer with her Aunt and her cousin in the same house her mom and her aunt used to visit when they were kids.

Then Ali meets Sissy. Sissy is mean,spiteful,and determined to ruin Ali's summer. Sissy also has a secret. Could it have something to do with the old photo? Ali is dying to find out.Though,if she's not careful,that's exactly what will happen to her-die,that is.

Review: Everybody loves a scary story right before Christmas!

It all starts when 13 year old Ali finds a picture of 3 girls. She recognizes the first two children as her mom and her Aunt Dulcie,but the other girl is half ripped off and the back only says that her name begins with a T. When for the summer she stays with her Aunt Dulcie and cousin Hannah at the same house her mother used to stay at when they were kids she is more than happy. She thinks she can finally solve the mystery of T. Then,she meets Sissy. Sissy is mean and ruining Ali's summer. But there is something about Sissy that Ali thinks may have something to do with the picture.

I already knew the ending before I even finished the story. It was very predictable. Although I did like the plot and the writing was very addicting,you could tell what was going to happen next.

Ali got very annoying at times. She would say that whispering was rude to Sissy and I thought that Ali sounded like an old woman! She's thirteen! Ali's cousin,Hannah got very annoying too. I think she was bi-polar,even if she was only 4. One day she would hang on to Ali and love her and the next she would cling to Sissy and change her whole personality. Ali's mom was just a bitch. Even though,she was hardly in the book I still hated her.

Even through all the problems I had with this book I still found it addicting and it was a great story. It could have been better but it wasn't.

Overall:Addicting but could have been better.

3.5 stars

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

A Match Made In High School by: Kristen Walker

Coming out: February 4,2010

Summary: When the Principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program,Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can't get any worse. Then she marries her "husband": Jerky Jock Todd,whose cheerleader girlfriend Amanda,has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired up with Fiona's long-term crush,Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend,Marcie,who is paired up with the very quiet,very mysterious Johnny Mercer. Pranks,fights,misunderstandings,and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions,convoluted coupling,and hidden crushes.

Reaction: I saw great reviews on this book and I love the plot. Would it be cool to be in a Marriage Education Program. Well I think it would.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teaser Tuesday (7)

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by: Mary Downing Hahn

I turned the the photo over,hoping to find the girl's name written on the back. There was Grandmother's ,neat,schoolteacherly handwriting: Gull Cottage,1977. Dulcie,Claire,and T-.

Like her face,the rest of the girl`s name was missing.


Just started reading pretty good so far!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

In My Mailbox (1)

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by: Lauren Kate

Top 8 by: Kate Finn

Liar by: Justine Larbalestier

Beautiful by: Amy Reed

Little Black Lies by: Tish Cohen

My Invented Life by: Lauren Bjorkman

Audrey,Wait! by: Robin Benway

I got a pretty good week this week. So,what did you get?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Life,After by: Sarah Darer Littman

Coming: July 2010

Summary: Everything Changes when a terrorist attack kills Dani's beloved aunt and her unborned cousin.

Dani's life in Argentina-private school,a boyfriend,and a loving family-is crumbling quickly. To escape a country in crisis,where everyday it feels the ground sinks a little more under their feet,Dani and her family,move to the United States. It's supposed to be a fresh start,but when you're living in a cramped apartment and going to high school where all classes are in a different language-and not everyone is friendly-life in America isn't all it's cracked up to be. Dani misses all her old friends,her life,Before. In addition,she must deal with an angry father,who seems more like a stranger everyday.

Just when Dani is about to break, she meets a boy named Jon,who isn't like all the other students. Through him,she becomes friends with Jessica,one of the popular girls,who is harboring a secret of her own. And then there's Brian,who makes Dani's pulse race. In her new life,the one After,Dani learns how to heal and forgive. She finds the courage to say goodbye and allows her to love and be loved again.

(from the author's website)

Reaction: This book looks great. I read a little bit of Purge and I loved it. I can't wait to read this.