Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver

Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Release Date: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Harper Collins
source: Goodreads.com

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

My Thoughts:

When I first saw it in books a million I was like, I got to have this book, not because of the summary, but because of the cover (when doesn't a cover catch someones eye). So instead of reading the summary in the store like most normal people I decided to look it up and read the summary and the reviews of it on the comments of the site I was on. So I bought it and at first I was like ah this is going to be good but, then I got so sucked into other books I stopped reading it until I finally sat down and read it all to find out I should of punched myself for having myself stop reading it. It's one of those books that once you finish it, it makes you look at life differently for a split second.

It made me look at everyone passing me in the halls at school and think that person could be my best friend or the person I need in my life to shape me into the person i was meant to be. Or maybe I really need to stand up for people more and just deep questions and thoughts I rarely ever think of. I must say this is one Awesome book, slow beginning yes, but what book doesn't, but I love the characters they just seemed so...i don't know the word for it, either way if you love books on life, friendship, second..I mean seven chances, and some laughs, then this is the book for you.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Book Blogging Hop (1)

This is my very first Book Blogging Hop and i'm so excited about it :D. Book Blogging Hop is all about book bloggers, readers and ect to come together and mingle and share what we all (hopefully) love, which are books. The question for today is:

What's your favorite book cover?

It's pretty much hard for me to choose just one book cover that's my absolute favorite, so i've decided to choose two that either gives you a clue of what covers I find pretty awesome or the covers that some what moved me in a way. I love book covers that tell stories without you having to pick up the book to read the summary of it. I love the mysterious feel of both book covers. The balance of blue, black and grey that makes you feel the sadness of the girl on the Fallen book cover or wonder about the steps on Beautiful Darkness. Is the girl lost? Is she cursed? Did she lose her family?Where do those stairs lead to? How old are they? Are they some type of key place a person is suppose to be or find? questions like that pop up in my mind. As you can see I have a wonderous/imaginative mind and it doesnt take words to trigger it.

Book Blogger Hop

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Waiting on Thursday....

Cryer's Cross
Available: February 8, 2011

The small town of Cryer¹s Cross is rocked by tragedy when an unassuming freshman disappears without a trace. Kendall Fletcher wasn’t that friendly with the missing girl, but the angst wreaks havoc on her OCD-addled brain.

When a second student goes missing - someone close to Kendall’s heart - the community is in an uproar. Caught in a downward spiral of fear and anxiety, Kendall’s not sure she can hold it together. When she starts hearing the voices of the missing, calling out to her and pleading for help, she fears she’s losing her grip on reality. But when she finds messages scratched in a desk at school - messages that could only be from the missing student who used to sit there - Kendall decides that crazy or not, she’d never forgive herself if she didn’t act on her suspicions.
Something’s not right in Cryer’s Cross - and Kendall’s about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.
Why I can't wait:
it seems very different from almost everybook i've read...so far. It doesn't have vampires,werewolves, or shapeshifters, which I love since i'm sort of getting tired of them lol. I also love the author's first series The Wake Trilogy. Just the summary itself gives me goosebumps and the thrill of something new, interesting, is about to happen and come out. Also I miss reading books that has some sort of mystery to it.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn't look all that great; they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they're great. She'd love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they're fabulous. Lena decides they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Even Carmen (who never thinks she looks good in anything), thinks she looks good in the pants. Over a few bags of cheese puffs they decide to form a sisterhood, and take the vow of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . the next morning, they say good-bye. And now the journey of the pants -- and the most memorable summer of their lives -- begins

My Thoughts:

Okay, so I must admit that I don't read friendship books much, but this book I must say is pretty good. Also I know this book is like early 2000's old :), but obviously, I was one of those people who decided to watch the movie instead of read the book. I love the characters, especially Bee with her always on the go attitude, letting nothing stand in her way to what she wants and Tibby's pessimistic attitude, always thinking the world and everyone in it is bad and how happiness doesn't exist, I guess basically she's another me :p.
When it comes to how real everything in the book is it's pretty realistic when involving teenagers, emotions, family issues, just almost everything really. It kind of made me forget the writer is an adult instead of a teenager.
The whole time while I was reading I was like oh, one of my friends is this character and so on and on. At first it was kind of slow paced to me like almost every book out there, but it picks up the pace once it leaves Carmen's point of view. If you want a book that's full of friendship, family issues and love, finding yourself, and a magical set of pants then this book is for you.