Thursday, August 5, 2010

BR: Gone By: Michael Grant

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.
It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

COVER: The cover drew me in, on the spot. Mostly because the model boy is kinda cute. And the title did it because i had seen the other two books in the series and they looked alike.
BOOK: I only picked this book up at my local library because i had seen the sequels highly praised for and I now know why. The 1st in the Gone series is a terrific book, i did find some problems with it but thats only my opinion. At first i didn't think I'd like the book because it sounded ... stupid, but once i started reading i mentally(ever so slightly) slapped my brain for thinking that. When you pick it up you'll either love it and be totally engrossed with it or you'll be bored and go jump on a trampoline or something like that. If you stayed through the book far you'll be good with it for 65% of the book and then you can either get bored (again) and put it down or you can continue. There is some slight romance in this book along with some violence. It's alittle creepy at first but it grows on you.
GENRE(s): YA, supernatural,

Monday, August 2, 2010

BR: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

About the book: Description:

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her 'power' to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.
Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.


COVER: The title is what drawed me in, and the cover is okay but I don't see how it relates to the story.

BOOK: The book is really interesting i love the prologue and chapter one. And the dialogue and descriptions are great. For a first published book Derting is a very promised author. The book has just enough romance for the girls and enough death for the goths. And for a mystery- ish book it was perfect. I love the connection between Violet and Jay, the way they connect perfectly. And the way he's soo protective of her,its sweet. Now, enough about the lovey's lets move on to the deaths. (cue haunting depressing music) oah, ahh, flahh,.... The way Dertling described the colors and sounds a.k.a. imprints left on the bodies and murderers you could literally see and smell it, it was that vivid. You'll be dying for the sequel Desires of the dead coming out March 15, 2011. But there was parts were they could have been written a bit better like better descriptions, less of that and more of this, etc. Hence the 4 not five.
You can find out more about The body Finder and its sequel at:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

BR: Deception By: Lee Nichols

Let's learn alittle about the book:

When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England. After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life.

Note: there may be a spoil or two
Cover: Okay, the cover is awesome it drew me in on first site. Also, the title and A Haunting Emma Novel, did the job. Also, also, i love how its part of the story and it has the ghost- y mist/ fog thing goin on really helped me love it. But did the book make me stay?
Book: Alright, the book was perfect it had me on the first sentence! But, what kept me flipping pages was the the sarcasm, emotion, and the weird supernatural funkys Emma kept getting. It was the perfect read that I was wanting, because a) the romance with the boy's' b) the visions and meetings with the ghost and c) the action bits thrown in here and there, are pretty cool. Plus, they have really hot guys in Deception. Over all Nichols has made a great YA book, that you'll be dying to get a hold of the sequel Betrayal in March 2011.