Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door Author: Stephanie Perkins Publisher: Dutton (Penguin) Release date: September 29, 2011 How excited: Highly excited!!!

For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous, the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins move back into the house next door. When the family returns and Cricket—a gifted inventor and engineer—steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Thoughts and a note:

Thought: I absolutely loved Anna and the French Kiss and I can't wait to read this :D

Note: I know, I know it's been a while since I've posted a book review :( and I'm really sorry. Keeping up my math grade up is super hard ;=(. I hate math grrr....but hopefully even though I said this last week probably or so on my twitter that i'd have a review up by sunday but i'm pretty positive i'll have a review up by monday :) so don't delete me or anything haha (some one did recently) :( but you guys are awesome. <>

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (12)

Title: Beautiful Chaos
Author: Kami Stohl and Margaret Garcia
Publisher: Little Brown
Release Date: October 12, 2011
How Excited: Very!!

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?
For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending

Title: Supernaturally
Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: July 26, 2011
How excited: Very!

A lot has changed in the six months since Evie escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency with her shape-shifter boyfriend, Lend. She finally has the blissfully normal life she’s always dreamed of, including:
1) A real live high school
2) A perfectly ordinary after-school job
3) Her very own locker (and by the way, rusted metal is every bit as awesome as she imagined)

But Evie’s not-so-normal past keeps creeping up on her...and things get pretty complicated when you factor in:
1) A centuries-old, seriously decaying vampire stalker
2) A crazy faerie ex-boyfriend who is the perpetual bearer of really bad news
3) A major battle brewing between the faerie courts where the prize in question happens to be...Evie herself.

So much for normal

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (11)

Title: Abandon
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: April 26, 2011

When Pierce first sees him, she thinks he is a murderer. She's right about one
thing -- he does take lives. But not in the way she ever imagined. Pierce is
drawn to the dark stranger even as she tries to uncover the mystery surrounding
the tragic death of someone close to her. As she gets closer to the truth -- and
the stranger -- unexpected secrets are revealed, even in her own heart

Sunday, March 6, 2011

In My Mailbox (2)

Another week of In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren

The Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

Clarity by Kim Harrington

To Review: (Net Galley)

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

Daily Dose #2

Another week of Dailly Dose where you find pictures that are inspirational, mean something to you or just want to share. Hosted by : Good Golly Miss Holly

(you guys really are awesome!!)

Zan-Gah by Allen Richard Shickman

Title: Zan-Gah
Author: Allan Richard Shickman
Publisher: EarthShaker Books
Rating: 3/5

Zan-Gah, seeking his lost twin brother in a savage prehistoric world, encounters adventure, suffering, conflict, captivity, and final victory. In three years hero passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes include survival, brotherhood, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, and nature's wonders and terrors. This is the electronic version of Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure, which has been awarded Mom's Choice Gold Medal for Series, the Eric Hoffer Notable Book Award, and was a finalist for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year


It's been a long time since I've read a book for audience younger than I am, especially a book that's a quick read. Zan-Gah tells a story about a boy who lives in the prehistoric times where to stay a live you must not be afraid because that is the quickest way to die. I must say even though I don't read books based in prehistoric times, Zan-Gah kept me insterested. He starts off by telling you about a hunt for the lion that killed a boy from his tribe which automatically captures your attention and all about how he lives and how the people who lived before him lived their life. Zan Gah is filled with action and adventure that anyone would enjoy from children to elders.

I love how the author doesn't use many big words making it easier for younger audience to understand what's happening and what certain things mean and how even though it's desciption on many things isn't much since it's written in third person, you can still imagine a boy with a spear and he gradually through the book grows. This book is an adventurous book for anyone of all ages :).

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Title: The Goddess Test
Author: Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Releas Date: April 19, 2011
Rating: 3.5/5

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

If she fails...

Short Review:

Simply beautiful. I love Greek Mythology, just as much as the next person and when I first read the synopsis I just had to read it and I'm glad I did. I really absolutely enjoyed this book. Just everything about it from the characters, plot, and writing itself was awesome. I'm still Giddy from reading it :). The characters weren't all what expected. I loved them but I really wish there was more to her characters especially Henry, Ella, and Ava. You only get bits and pieces of them but not the whole thing, just only what makes a character, which is the basics. Some characters you don't really get the full detail of them until the last 50 or so pages, which felt a little rushed. Kate I really enjoyed, but I felt she was a bit too whiny, witty, a little funny, smart, and brave yes, but always expect a little more from everyone around her.That was the main reason it's a 3.5/5. Plus I always thought Hades to be, well what he's known for, a bad guy. Not the oh so charming, gentlemenm cute and patient guy I really enjoyed. The plot had a lot of twist and turns and a lot of small hints here and there letting you know something or someone is about to come or happen. With the ending though I kind of wasn't satisfied. I wanted more than just a simple ending. I wanted something that made me want to look forward to the next book or at least something that was shocking instead of a simple ending. It had some new stuff added to the greek mythology which I loved. To me and I'm pretty sure it's just me but it felt like it had a hint of Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice feel to it on some parts. The Goddess Test was a romantic, enjoyable, and beautiful debut and I can't wait for the next book which comes out in 2012.

Note: Sorry this is a short and not thourough review. I went to see Beastly and it clouded my thoughts since I finished the book earlier this morning and didn't review it then :(.


"Sometimes we misjudge what is possible and what is not."
— Aimee Carter (The Goddess Test)

"I care," he said in a trembling voice. "I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too."
— Aimee Carter (The Goddess Test)
(My favorite Scene)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blog Hop(12)

Book Blogger Hop

"Who's your all-time favorite book villian?"

I really don't know who's my favorite Villain of all-time because when I read I pay very little attention to villains unless they do something that makes me say a comment out loud and make everyone look at me weird. BUt if I had to choose it would be The evil ruler in Hunger Games, Jace's "father" in Mortal instrument series, and the Edison Group in The Summoning book.