Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Coming out: August 3,2010 by St Martin's Press
Summary: When Lenah Beaudonte, a 500-year-old vampire queen, wakes up a human teenager at an ultra-cliquey prep school, she must choose between embracing the humanity she’s always craved and saving her new friends from her vicious coven. The first in a sizzling new YA series.
Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.
Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?
This book looks awesome! Come on! It's a vampire turning into a human and going into boarding school! For some reason this reminded me of the Private series,even though the series has nothing to do with vampires, Maybe it was the boarding school? Well,anyways I'm definitely checking this one out!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This week is:
Halo by: Alexandra Adornetto being released on August 31,2010
Summary: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.
First Vampires,then Werewolves,and now Angels? I find this book pretty cool and scandalous. I can't wait to read this!
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by: Ann Brashares
Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn’t look all that great: they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they’re great. She'd love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they’re fabulous. Lena decides that they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Even Carmen (who never thinks she looks good in anything) thinks she looks good in the pants. Over a few bags of cheese puffs, they decide to form a sisterhood and take the vow of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . the next morning, they say good-bye. And then the journey of the pants --- and the most memorable summer of their lives --- begins. A lover of travel and of pants, Ann Brashares lives in Brooklyn New York, with her husband and two young sons. She still has a pair of jeans from tenth grade, but they aren't magical and they don't fit anymore. This is her first novel.
I read this already years ago and it was amazing! I think I can reread it.
Solider Boys by: Dean Hughes
Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the Führer himself and was praised for his hard work. Now he is determined to make it to the front lines, to push back the enemy and defend the honor of the Fatherland.
Spencer, just sixteen, must convince his father to sign his induction papers. He is bent on becoming a paratrooper -- the toughest soldiers in the world. He will prove to his family and hometown friends that he is more than the little guy with crooked teeth. He ll prove to his father that he can amount to something and keep his promises. Everyone will look at him differently when he returns home in his uniform, trousers tucked into his boots in the paratrooper style.
Both boys get their wishes when they are tossed into intense conflict during the Battle of the Bulge. And both soon learn that war is about a lot more than proving oneself and one s bravery. Dean Hughes offers young readers a wrenching look at parallel lives and how innocence must eventually be shed.
I don't know about this one. I have a copy of it,but I'm not a big fan of historical fiction.
Recently acquitted of accidentally killing his girlfriend but still crucified with guilt, 17-year-old David has moved to Massachusetts to complete his senior year of high school. His aunt and uncle have offered him shelter. His attic apartment in their house is full of ghostly shadows at night, his aunt is cold, and his 11-year-old cousin Lily is hostile. As Lily's behavior becomes more threatening towards him, David wonders what secrets lurk within Lily. The more he thinks about Lily, the more he is forced to deal with his own past. Is Lily a killer too?
This book sounds great! But,my teacher did say that it was older and had more confusing stuff in it.
The Haunting by: Joan Lowery Nixon
Fifteen-year-old Lia comes from a long line of courageous women, dating back to a Civil War survivor who single-handedly saved her Louisiana plantation house, Graymoss, from destruction. But Graymoss is haunted by a terrible evil. With clues from a diary and "Favorite Tales of Edgar Allan Poe", Lia, who doesn't feel as if she's inherited any family genes of courage, must figure out what--or who--the evil wants.
I read this one too! But I don't remember anything about it. I just remember that the ending sucked.
So which one should I choose?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading.
" Salty tears spilled down Spencer's cheeks,and sobs rose from her chest. She wasn't even sure what she was crying about. All the lies,maybe. All the hurt. All the deaths."
- Wanted by: Sara Shepard
This book is fantastic. It keeps you on your feet. But,it is sad to see this great series end.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Wanted by: Sara Shepard
**Summary may include spoilers for people who have not read The Pretty Little Liars Series!
In Rosewood, majestic estates sprawl for acres, and Tiffany toggle bracelets dangle from every girl's wrist. But not all that glitters is gold, and the town harbors secrets darker than anyone could imagine—like the truth about what really happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. . . .
Back in middle school, Ali plucked Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer from obscurity and turned them into the beautiful, popular girls everyone wanted to be. Ali was the best friend they ever had. But she also made them do terrible things and taunted them with their worst secrets. Now, three years later, all their questions about Ali have finally been answered and they can put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.
Not every story has a happy ending, especially when four pretty little liars have done so many wicked things. In the dramatic conclusion of Sara Shepard's bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer could get everything they've ever wanted—unless A has one more horrifying twist in store.
I can't wait to read this book! I just finished reading Heartless which was great! What did you get this week?
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Published: October 1,2008 by Arthur A. Levine Books
Summary: How strange is Carlos? REALLY strange. He scratches himself all the time, and he talks about aliens in this weird shaky voice, and he breaks up the class and gets everyone else in trouble when it's *his* fault he's such a freak.
So Trina, Donte, Thea, Sara, and Frankie decide to use the upcoming 7th-grade class trip to "get" Carlos and scare him into acting normal. But when Trina has to work with Carlos on a class project, she discovers both his sweetness and the full extent of his troubles. Will she pull out of the plan or go through with it? And what will happen if--when--Carlos gets it?
Review: Carlos Is Gonna Get It is a very addicting read. It tells about Trina and her friends Thea,Donte,Frankie,and Sara. Each one of them have different personalities and it's fun to see how they all react together.
This story was overall very addicting,but it did have it's flaws. The main characters sometimes really annoyed me. Trina was very bitchy toward Carlos when it's pretty clear that there's something wrong with him. There was one part in the book where Trina just couldn't decide to do the trick or not. If your heart tells you not to do it then don't! Also,Trina tried to act tough but really, the only person she was mean too was Carlos. I felt that Thea was too well played and a traitor and Donte was just a big jerk.
In the beginning, Sara was the quiet girl who liked to read and was very smart. Then in the middle,something happens to Sara. She becomes depressed and bitchy. I kinda liked this because it was kinda nice to see her come out of her shell.
Even through this difficulties,the story was very addicting. I would recommend it to middle school kids.
Grade: 4.5 stars
Friday, June 11, 2010
Summary: Emerson Watts, 16 and female, loves playing video games, hanging out with her best friend, Christopher, and has made peace with her less-than-supermodel-esque looks. But when she's involved in a mysterious accident, she wakes up to find she's now in the body of...a supermodel. Who was behind this switch? What was the motive? And how can she get Christopher to realize she's still the same person inside?
This was my first teen book by Meg Cabot,but it;s certainly not my last!
Review: Airhead tells the story of 17 year old outsider Emerson Watts. One day when she goes to the mall with her sister,Frieda a freak accident happens. Next thing she knows,when she wakes up she's not herself anymore,literally. She is no longer the shy,smart Emerson Watts. She is the gorgeous supermodel Nikki Howard. Now Emerson must juggle Nikki's life along with a crush and another superstar having a crush on her.
Airhead was a great read. I could easily relate to Emerson and really liked her voice. I also liked Nikki's best friend Lulu Collins (who is also a celebrity). she made me laugh out loud at times,which is really hard for me to do with a book.
The only characters that I didn't like were Whitney Robertson (the mean girl) and Emerson's sister Frieda. Frieda was a wannabee to Whitney Robertson and the original Nikki Howard. She was just too fake and annoying for me.
Overall,the story was really good and I'm pretty sure I'll be reading the next book Being Nikki.