Thursday, September 30, 2010

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Title: Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Series? Yes
Aquired From: School Library 
Summary:Lissa is a Moroi vampire. Rose (Short for RoseMarie) is Lissa's best friend and future guardian. Rose is also our narrator. We find out that Lissa was in danger of the Strogoi at the Vampire Academy, so Rose and she run away. When they return, they are put under a lock down. At the school, the girls meet Mia, the popular girl who 'stole' Lissa's boyfriend. Mia makes it her mission to make Rose and Lissa's lives miserable. Rose meets Dmitri, a sexy Russian guardian. When dead animals begin appearing in Lissa's room and bag, Rose knows that something's up and sets out to figure it out, all the while putting Lissa first.
Review: Not gonna lie, this is probably the best vampire book I have ever read. The romance was sultry and I could relate to Rose and Lissa's relationship. The ridiculously close best friends, who would literally do anything for each other. I loved all the characters, and the plot. I just got the sequel from the school library today, but now I'm kinda afraid that it's not the right one, and I'm SO not okay with that. I need more Dmitri, Christian, Rose and Lissa NOW!
Cover Rating: 4/5
Comments on the Cover: Mysterious and seductive, just like the book.
Character Comments: I LOVE THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK. I love the way how you'll love them, and then you'll hate them, and then you'll love them again, and maybe go back to hating them again. I love the characters the you can't decide if you like or not.
Favorite Character: Rose and Dmitri
Character Rating: 5/5
Plot line rating: 5/5
Likeliness to reread it? 4/5
Overall rating: 4.5/5
Books like this that I have reviewed: N/A

Oooh, shiny...

Thanks Nikki!!!

So, here's the drill, award winners:
a) Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
b) Share 7 things about yourself
c) Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
d) Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.
Seven things about me... hmmm...

1) I LOVE to read
2) I apparently sweat easily and alot
3) I type really fast
4) Typing relaxes me.
5) I love to ballroom dance.
6) I want to be a midwife when I'm big.
7) My uncle teaches physics at my highschool and apparently is banned from six countries, including Russia. I didn't know this... o.O

And I now award... (DUN DUN DUNNN!!)

1) Confessions of a Bookaholic
2) A Good Addiction
3) The Book Pixie
4) Reading Angel
5) WORD for Teens
6) Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing
7) Beck's Book Picks
8) Squeaky Books
9) FANTASTIC Book Review
10) The Book Muncher
11) The Allure of Books
12) Words on Paper
13) Bloody Bookaholic
14) Just Blinded Book Reviews
15) Booksnob

I'll finish up later ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ghost Girl by Tonya Hurley

 Title: Ghost Girl
Author: Tonya Hurley
Series? Yes
Aquired From: Public Library 
Summary: All that Charlotte wants is to not be invisible. To be popular, like Petula. Oh, and have Damen, only the hottest guy in school, notice her and fall madly and passionately in love with her. It seems like Charlotte's dreams are coming true on the first day of school when she tries out for the cheerleading team and snags Damen as a Physics partner. That is... until she chokes on a gummy bear and dies. After her death, Charlotte can only be seen by Petula's goth younger sister, Scarlet, who wrote Charlotte's brief obituary.
Review: This was a really fun book. It was a quick read and very entertaining.
Cover Rating: 3/5
Comments on the Cover: I love it, but it's hard to read the hardcover...
Character Comments: Funny. I laughed at all of them, probably even the ones I wasn't supposed to laugh at.
Favorite Character: Scarlet
Character Rating: 4/5
Plot line rating: 5/5
Likeliness to reread it? 3/5
Overall rating: 3.75/5
Books like this that I have reviewed: N/A


Guess who FINALLY won one of the AWESOME giveaways over at Confessions of a Bookaholic?!?


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What I'm reading, just read and what I can't wait to read!

As of now, I'm reading the never ending entertaining tale of "Ghost Girl". I can't wait to finish it so I can review it for you all!!

I just finished reading Heartless, one of the books in the Pretty Little Liars Series. I hate to say I'm one of those girls, but... I'm one of those girls. PLL are SO addicting! And those cliffhangers at the end of each book?! TORTURE! But such a great way to get and keep readers. No normal person will be able to LIVE without finishing this series if they started it
I cannot wait to read Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill. In English right now, We're reading the Crucible by Arthur Miller. It's about the Salem Witch Trials, for those who don't know. I found this book in the library and thought it would be a win way to enhance my reading experience.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (3)

Okay Okay, so I was busy yesterday. I didn't get to do it. But, as the famous saying goes, better late then never, right?

Book Blogger Hop
In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, let's take time this week to honor our favorite book bloggers and why we love them!

For those who don't know me, I LOVE reading book blogs. I'm such an addict and I love knowing other people's POV on books I've read or want to read. It's also a great way to get book recs. So, here are some of my top pics:

WORD for Teens the first book blog I ever read. I heart Nicole, the blogger over yonder there. She's so funny and witty and keeps you coming back for more. As an added bonus for me, personally, she' s a big Broadway fan, especially Wicked. It was meant to be.
Words on Paper this is a litterally brand new favorite. I'm so scatterbrained that I don't remember how I found her or anything great like that, but I now find myself checking my dashboard everyday eagerly hoping for an update from Cass.
Confessions of a Bookaholic although it was the name that originally drew me to this blog, I became a fan for many more reasons, including the fact I LOVE her layout and color scheme. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

Title: The Lonely Hearts Club

Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Other Books in this series: N/A
Series Name: N/A
Aquired From: Public Library 
Summary: After being betrayed by a boy she loved, Penny Lane Bloom has sworn off boys. She makes a pact to spend the rest of her highschool years concentrating on spending time with her friends and not with boys. Thus is the birth of the Lonely Hearts Club. Or 'The Beatles Club' as her dad fondly calls it (even though Penny keeps reminding him that it is in fact, not a Beatles Club.) As more and more girls start to realize that Penny is right, the bigger the Lonely Hearts club becomes. The bigger it grows, the angrier the faculty and 'little boys' of the school become. What happens when the leader of the club becomes interested in a boy?
Review: I have a confession to make. I got this book because Stephenie Meyer liked it. *bows head shamefully* I know, I know, I am a failure. But she has REALLY good taste in books, if that's a consolation at all. Anyway. I liked this book. I liked it alot. It was very unique and funny. The plot seems old, girl doesn't believe in love, but falls in love anyway blah blah blah. But Elizabeth Eulberg does it in a way that is so different. I know, I know. How can such a cliche plot be different! I can't really explain it. It just is. Maybe it's the heroine. Penny is such a cool chick. She wants to believe in love. Plus she likes the Beatles. But that's just a bonus.
Cover Rating: 5/5
Comments on the Cover: AH-FREAKING-MAZING! Does it look familiar? Yes. It's a remake of the Abbey Road Album Cover. With Girls. LOVE.
Character Comments: Funny, well written. Relatable, likable, etc.
Favorite Character: Diane
Character Rating: 5/5

Plot line rating: 4/5
Likeliness to reread it? 4/5
Overall rating: 4.5/5
Books like this that I have reviewed: N/A

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Title: Crank
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Other Books in this series: Glass, Fallout
Series Name: N/A
Summary: Kristina Snow is the perfect daughter. The summer before her Junior year of highschool, she decides to go to Albuquerque to visit her dad. She has the image of the perfect father in her mind, but when she gets there, she is disappointed to find out he works at a bowling alley and drinks and uses drugs. She soon meets Adam, or "Buddy". While introducing herself to him, she creates Bree, the daring side of Kristina. Adam introduces Bree to what she refers to as the Monster, Crank, or Crystal Meth. Crank chronicles how Crank changes Kristina/Bree's life.
Review: Everybody told me, "OMG, you HAVE to read this book, it's so good, blah blah blah." That's the only reason I got it. Because everyone else told me to. When I started reading it, I fell in love with the writing style. Writing a whole book in just poems? Pure genius. I kinda wish I had come up with the idea first. The story was riveting and addicting. Kristina's story was heartbreaking. I couldn't put it down. It's such a realistic look in a teenager's mind. The book was mind blowing.
Cover Rating: 4/5
Comments on the Cover: It must have been hard to create a cover to introduce this book. The cover is simple and mysterious. There's not much of a summary you can give for Crank, and I think this is perfect.
Character Comments: You kind of hated all the characters, while all the while relating to them. Kristina is annoying, you want to smack her for doing all those stupid things. You hate her dad, you hate her mom. But they were well written.
Favorite Character: Chase
Character Rating: 3/5
Plot line rating: 5/5
Likeliness to reread it? 4/5
Overall rating: 4/5
Books like this that I have reviewed: I have never reviewed, let alone read, a book like Crank.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Agency: A Spy in the House by YS Lee

Title: A Spy in the House 
Author: YS Lee
Other Books in this series: The Body at the Tower
Series Name: The Agency
Summary: Mary Quinn is saved from the gallows by a mysterious woman. She is taken to a school for girls and turned into a young lady. A few years after being there, she is asked to join an elite society, The Agency. The Agency is full of spies. Mary agrees and moves into the house of a rich merchant who the Agency suspects is smuggling. Along the way, she meets the handsome and intriguing James Easton, whose brother, George, is trying to woo the rich merchant's daughter, Angelica. 
Review: I got this book from the library because it was new. And when the library has new books, I kinda migrate towards them with my tongue out saying, "oooh. shiny..." I actually had no idea what this book was about until I brought it home. But it was really fun! It kind of reminded me of Nancy Drew for older teens. Mary is such an awesome heroine.
Cover Rating: 3/5
Comments on the Cover: It's pretty and mysterious. I like it.
Character Comments: The characters were really great. I don't think there was a character I didn't like. Unless you count the ones you obviously weren't supposed to like. But they don't really count.
Favorite Character: JAMES <3. And Mary. Mary is the epitome of girl power. But James... sigh. In case you don't know, I have this... thing for fictional characters. Ron Weasley, Edward Cullen, Mr. Darcy, Heathcliff, and now James.
Character Rating: 4/5
Plot line rating: 4/5
Likeliness to reread it? 3/5
Overall rating: 3.5/5
Books like this that I have reviewed: N/A

Friday, September 10, 2010

Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy

Title: Scarlet Feather
Author: Maeve Binchy
Other Books in this series: None
Summary: Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather are best friends and co-owners of the catering company Scarlet Feather. This book chronicles a year. From New Years Eve to New Years Eve. Together Cathy and Tom show their friendship is strong enough to withstand heartbreak, breakups, confusion, evil mother-in-laws, a crazy pair of twins, and so much more.
Review: I LOVE Maeve Binchy, but this was not one of my favorites. It was good, but just kinda... blah. The romance in it was unsatisfactory. Like you didn't like the couples.
Cover Rating: 2/5
Comments on the Cover: It's kind of boring. It's... just a red door and a brick building. I feel like there were so many more possibilities for this book cover. And they chose a red door.
Character Comments: The characters were well-written, but they got tedious after a while. Once in a while, you really just wanted to smack them a few times.
Favorite Character: Tom and the Twins. Tom's such a great guy and the Twins... well, I really can't say much for them.
Character Rating: 3/5
Plot line rating: 3/5
Likeliness to reread it? 2/5
Overall rating: 2/5
Books like this that I have reviewed: N/A

Book Blogger Hop! (2)

Book Blogger Hop

Post a link to a favorite post or book review that you have written in the past three months.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

I'm lame today, and I have lots of homework. :( But hopefully a new book review will be up by tonight.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Fill ins (1)

 Hosted by Friday Fill-Ins!

1. Family is wonderful. Crazy and obviously dysfunctional, but wonderful.
2. Running back and forth.Cuz I get lost. Alot. So I end up running back and forth.

3. I love a  good book! When I have a good book,  I strongly advise you to leave me alone. Unless you're suicidal.

4. A good drink makes a good meal. I'm weird about this: I can't just have water with a meal, or coffee or anything hot. I need a nice cold drink. A soda, iced tea, lemonade, etc.

5. I've got the coolest silly bandz ever. Be jealous

6. Justin Bieber: wth!!! He sounds like a pre pubescent boy. Since when has that been attractive???

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to reading, tomorrow my plans include washing cars for the swimteam and hanging out with cool people and playing games and Sunday, I want to RELAX!!! but, i'll probably just end up doing HW.

Book Blogger Hop! (1)

Book Blogger Hop
 Hosted by Crazy for books
I do. A book cover for me has to be enticing. For me, a book cover is like a prologue or summary. It has to pull me in.


Follow Friday (1)

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