Monday, April 6, 2009
author: Claudia Gray
Summary: She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.
Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him.
"I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would."
But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed. (B&N.com)
Review: This book left me waiting for the next in the series. It took a road many vampire books don't and did it rather well in my opinion. My first impression of almost everyone changed. The characters were all well created and I hope most remain for later volumes.
But with all that was learned in this book I think the big secrets are being held off until later. The writing was easy to follow and the scenes were easy to imagine.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
author: Elizabeth Lenhard
Review: I loved this book but I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. I liked it(despite the really ugly cover) because there was a lot of knitting in it, which I love. I think that it 's a really good idea for people to read books with characters like them or who have similar interests as them. I think it makes for a pleasing reading experience, even though diversity is also a great part of reading.
Anyway, this was a cute read, really adorable. It's a series of three and this one was way better than the second and probably better than the first. I will definetly reread this series.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
author: Nina Beck
Summary:Manhattan It Girl Riley Swain is no pudgy wallflower. She's brash, bold, fashionable, and yes, fabulous. Riley has no qualms about kissing her best friend's crush, or bribing her dad's lawyer. But this spring break, Riley's dad and wicked stepmother are shipping her off to New Horizons, a two-week fat camp in upstate New York. And it's miserable: like military school without carbs. But then Riley gets to know adorable Eric, who sees beyond Riley's tough exterior. Soon, Riley might just realize that maybe it's not her shape that will change at New Horizons. . . but her heart.
Review: I really liked the idea of this book and the writing followed through with my expectations. The witty banter was probably some of the best I have ever read, these characters are seriously funny. I thought the author had a really great sense of humor.
I also loved that Riley was comfortable with her body when, let's face it not many of us are. She was pissed when she heard some girls giggling about her weight but that didn't really effect her for too long, she was over it by the end of the night.
Monday, February 23, 2009
author: Kate Brian
Summary:Lane and Vivi have had it with Isabelle Hunter's boyfriend, Shawn Littig (a.k.a. Sluttig). He is the only person who can turn their smart, confident best friend into a complete mess. When Shawn Sluttig cheats on and dumps Izzy just months before the prom she's been planning since the ninth grade, Lane and Vivi decide to take action.
With a few quick keystrokes, they create a MySpace page for "Brandon," the perfect guy to get Izzy out of her revolving-door relationship with Shawn. Too bad he's totally fake. Vivi's younger brother, Marshall, who they hire to be the "man" behind the profile, is way too into being Izzy's fake boyfriend. So they turn to cute, prep-school Jonathan to be the face of Brandon. But when Vivi falls for Jonathan, and Sluttig tries to wedge his way back into Izzy's prom picture, the whole plan starts to go south faster than you can say "fake boyfriend."
Review: This was a cute easy read, great if you don't want to think too hard and need a quick picker upper. I really sympathized for the girls( a little less for Isabelle but can you blame me?)I did like all of them. I think Lane developed a lot through the story although I wish it had gone a bit more in depth about her painting.
Overall, it's a win win so check it out.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
author: Lisa Schroeder
Summary:Girl loses boy.
Girl gets boy back...
Ava can't see him or touch him, unless she's dreaming. She can't hear hisvoice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she'scrazy, but she knows he's here.
Jackson. The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds.
When I saw that this book was written in verse I was a little unsure of how I would feel about it but I shouldn't have been worried because it was very good. The verse made the writing more direct and it wasn't hard to understand at all. It actually made Ava's feelings much more easy to understand and I think the story showed her and how she was thinking very well. This is definetly a good quick read.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Summary:It doesn’t take long for Cody Elliot to realize that his new high school is a little different. The other students are supernaturally strong, don’t like the sunlight, and are always placing orders at the local blood bank. When his new friend shows him his fangs, Cody doesn’t need any more clues—these kids are vampires! As Cody struggles to fit into this secretive community, he disrupts centuries of human-vampire segregation, with some serious—and some seriously funny—consequences.(barnesandnoble.com)
Review: This book actually turned out a lot different than I expected. The author kept the vampire lore fresh and they aren't my favorite type of vampire but they're still pretty good and trust me- I've seen worse.
I did feel that Rees over explained some stuff, I mean come on dude your audience does know when you're overexaggerating. The dialogue contained quite a bit of bad grammar and some of the characters were Transilvanian but some just couldn't speak well.
Cody I grew to like steadily a little bit more through the book. It was a nice read overall. Not something to recapture your love of literature if you've fallen into a deep depression but good if you're kind of just coasting through.