author: Kate Brian Pages:262 stars:3 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." (Barnesandnoble.com) 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.
author: Lisa Schroeder pages: 226 stars: 3 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. Review: 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.
author:Douglas Rees pages: 226 stars: 3 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.
So, like the rest of you die hard readers I can't exactly buy every book I want to. Luckily I have the outlet of a library which I'm sure many of you also do. There's also the option of borrowing books from others (although I always seem to do more lending than borrowing. But for all of you comic book/manga fans ( I really don't see much of a difference but whatever)there is another outlet of free entertainment... webcomics. So I am going to compile a list of some of the webcomics I personally read. First and foremost is "Freak Angels". This story sucked me in from the first sentence. It's about a post-apocalyptic Britain and the group of friends that made it that way.
"Red String" is really a sweet love story, some people have been pared off and some are still working toward it. Right now the main couple has some really big drama going on. Fingers crossed that they work it out.
"Penny and Aggie" is great. The art has improved so much since it started out. Penny has always been the popular girl and Aggie the nonconformist but things aren't as black and white as they were when the story started out, now is a really good time to start reading because there is definetly quite a bit of plot progression going on at the moment. "Fey Winds" is sort of an epic adventure but also a comedy. It's definetly a fun read. Kit, the main character is a girl who used to be a fox. Nigel is the knight that is stuck with her. Larina is a psychic elf and Sid is the prince with a huge crush on her. Trust me, you can't go wrong with a cast like this.
"The Dreamer" is a historical romance... sort of. Beatrice is girl living in modern day united States until she falls asleep which is when she is taken back to the Revolutionary War. Once there she sees people she is supposed to know but can't remember, everyone thinks she has memory loss. Beatrice has to balance the 21st and the 18th century and the boy she has in each.
That was my web comic post and if y'all liked it I'll add some more. Enjoy.
Hey y'all, I don't know about you but putting up that post yesterday made me sad. I hate saying bad things about books, it makes me feel like I'm punching the author in the face. I need to get over that.
author: Cornelia Funke pages:663 stars:2 Summary:The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrends. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story? (barnesandnoble.com) Review: I can not tell a lie, I'm glad to be finished with this series. The story was good, I'll give it that but reading it was a chore. It just felt like the author was hyping everything up to these gigantic proportions that they never reached. It also seemed a little like she was trying to make it more insightful than it was because sometimes she would ask questions that she didn't really answer or kind of pondered. I guess I just think if you have to force it that much it isn't very insightful in the first place. Farid turned into quite the little player in this book. Fenoglio was either drowning his sorrows in a wine bottle or bragging about how he's master of the universe. So overall this one's not a keeper but I'm not saying everyone won't like it. I'm thinking I'll recommend this one to Paolini lovers. Happy reading!
So,as most of you have probably already heard "The Dust of 100 Dogs" came out yesterday. It looks like it's made of awesome(yes I am a nerdfighter) and I have heard nothing but good things about it. If you go over to http://reviewerx.blogspot.com/ Steph is having a mega-super-huge contest and you should check it out because she has rules and prizes listed. Have fun fellow book lovers!
Hey, I'm megan and I started this blog mostly to review books. Be prepared for plenty of randomness though.
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