Friday, August 12, 2011

BR: Bite Club By: Rachel Caine

Bite Club By: Rachel Caine

After discovering that vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble.

There's a new extreme sport getting picked up on the Internet: bare- knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against each other-or humans. Tracking the remote signal leads Claire- accompanied by her friends and frenemies-to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville...
REVIEW: This book was great, but missing fabulous. It had fantastic characters, the dialogue wasn't to shabby, but the part that I did not like was the plot. Some how it seemed as if it to much of this and not enough of that. It was always lacking something. But its not as bad as i made it sound its an astounding book. Also, this book just made me mad, i get it for my birthday thinkin' it'll be awesome and Shane and Claire are on the edge Michaels goin insane and Eve kind of annoys me. Which is a sad thing to say the book was a big disapointment, but still great.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

BR: The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


COVER: The cover wasn't what drew me in, nomatter how cool that pin is. It was all the reviews, good reviews I might add.

REVIEW: This book is for people who love action, bloody action. With a little pinch of romance. I loved the action and romance, but it didn't meet my expectations. Its also a little to rough for my liking, but I'd recomend it for people with a love for blood. The plot was okay, but it had a few holes in it. And i didn't like how they didn't put a time in the book. Like, was it in the future, past, or present? Also, the book didn't hook me in. I only kept reading it because of the good reviews and a close friend of mine recomended it, highly. The romance was sad, it almost made me tear up more than the deaths did. There are two more books in the series, you will want to read the sequels 'cause there is a cliff hanger ending. But you won't feel the urge to go buy it, just put it on your hold lists at the library.

BR: If I Stay By: Gayle Forman

If I Stay By: Gayle Forman

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck....

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make - and the ultimate choice Mia commands.


COVER: I have to admit this cover drew me in more than the first one. And i liked the inside flap/cover of the cracked glass kinda also drew me in.

REVIEW: Ok, warning do not read this in public because you will probably tear up a little or alot. But don't worry there's still tons of humor. This book is so heartacheingly beautiful you won't be able to put it down even for a second, you'll probably go to the bathroom with it. The hardest decision she has to make is whether to stay with Adam, her friends, the world, etc. Or join her parents in death. And each time she starts to get serious about leaving her condition gets worse, or better if she thinks happy thoughts. The ending might come as a shocker, with how the book goes. The romance is extremly beautiful and it makes me cry when she thinks about past memories with him. Ok, I know I'm switchin topics super fast, but yeah.... Anyway, yes there is a sequal written from Adam's POV. And its pretty awesome to.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

BR: Need By: Carrie Jones

Need By: Carrie Jones

Description: Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now. She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

Rating: 3 STARS

COVER: The cover was pretty good at drawing me in, the gold glitter remined me of a rave. Don't ask why. I also liked how there was a little bit of a mysterious aura near the corners of it.

REVIEW: In the begining I was a little hesitant about the book, but when i continued and got far enough the book was pretty good. Actually, it was nearing great. I liked how they were called shape-shifters instead of were wolves, 'cause that names gettin pretty old. There was some romance between to of the characters Zara and Nick. Oh, and a little from some of the friends, but i kind of forgot there names :0. This book was magical, i'm serious it had some magic in it. Ms. Jones wrote an intense book filled with crazy shenanigans. The plot is easy to follow and the main character has funny quirks, like for example knowing the name of all phobias and reciting them when afraid. CRAZY, but cool.

Monday, March 14, 2011

BR: The Forest Of Hands And Teeth By: Carrie Ryan

The Forest Of Hands And Teeth
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

Rating: 2 1/2 STARS

Cover: The cover was pretty good the girls make-up was nice and it had a mysterious/ weird aura goin on with it which i loved, along with the title and description. ZOMBIES!!

Review: Okay, this book had one major problem and then some mini ones here and there. Which i didn't take to well and it made it hard to fully enjoy the scenes. I also didn't like how the love triangle/romance thing was written there issues and at moments the character was acting way, wel, out of character even if there was a possibility for her to be having a pchychotic break down. And if you want to read it just check the library, if they don't have it then don't spend or worry to much about it. But, i did love how descriptive the author was and at moments it was a little to over bearing. And then it'd smooth right out. The author blended the emotions together pretty well. And over all, it was an okay book.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

BR: Banished By: Sophie Littlefield

DESCRIPTION:There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll never belong—not with the popular kids at school, not with the rejects, not even with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who deals drugs out of their basement. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub. Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them. But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. Confused by her powers, Hailey searches for answers but finds only more questions, until a mysterious visitor shows up at Gram’s house, claiming to be Hailey’s aunt Prairie. There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering. But when Prairie saves both Hailey and Chub from armed attackers who invade Gram’s house in the middle of the night, Hailey must decide where to place her trust. Will Prairie’s past, and the long-buried secret that caused her to leave Gypsum years earlier, ruin them all? Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning. RATING: 3 STARS COVER: I loved the cover mostly because of all the mysterios aura going on. The bright blue striking eyes with the hair just floating. It was good. REVIEW: The book was good. You could tell the author had a plan going on. But at some points it didn't make sense, it didn't connect or have anything to do with the story. This book had tons of surprises that kept me on the egde of my seat. The cast of characters were greatly written, i couldn't imagine it any better, except in a few minor parts. Were it could have been written better, or less/more descriptive. And there are so many noticable seens, especially with the boys. Even though you only get a few glimpses of the boys Sawyer and Kaz, you'll automatically fall in love with both. And yes i hope there will be some romance in the next book. But other than the minor things it should be on your imediate-to-read list.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

BR: Vampire Academy By: Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy By: Richelle Mead

Description: Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires--the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir; she is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them. After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts. Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's--but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever....

Rating: 5 Stars

Cover: The cover drew me in pretty well. Especially since the chick looks like Angelina Jolie. I think it's her, I don't know, is it? Plus, the title drew me in, me being a vampire fan and all. Review: Okay, so let's just start off with saying I LOVE THIS BOOK! Richelle Mead is by far one of my favorite authors! But why is she one of my favs? Because of all the intense raw emotion, she put into each paragraph. You'll be dragged in from the action, laughing at the sarcastic wit, and lovin' every moment of it. Rose can kick ass, drag in the boys, and keep dishing out the sarcasm. Dimitri can keep a perfectly blake an expression better than a brick, kick ass without even breaking a sweat, and fit his tall figure into the best crossed-legs-casual form anyone has seen. Lissa can breakhearts, drink blood, and look perfect while doing anything. And I just love the 'love scandal' between two of the characters. Figure it out! When i first read this book it was just a month after the 5th book had come, so i bought myself a copy. And i devoured the series in about 7 days flat. Weird-ish freak, that is I. There's 6 books in the series, and the 6th book will be coming out on December 7th, this year.

Genre: Action, Adventure, YA, Romance, Humor,