Dec 29, 2012

Paranormalacy by Kiersten White

Description

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only one who can see through glamours.

But now Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and cryptic messages—and she’s realizing that she may be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

Opinion

Ok! I have to admit! This was an awesome book. I dont know though the fight scene that the rest of the book's dramatic effect so drawn out wasn't as big as I thought it should have been. It was good, dont get me wrong. they just made it look like it was going to be bigger than it actually was. Evie reminded me of...well, me in a couple of ways. She loves to shop and her favorite color is pink. I dont know....that was pretty awesome in my opinion. I dont think I could make the same decisions as her though. Although.....who wouldn't want a mermaid as a friend? Oh! did I reveal something?

In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz

Description

Take caution ahead--
Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound.

Lest you enter with dread.
Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.

Step lively, dear reader . . .
Happily ever after isn't cutting it anymore.

In this companion novel to Adam Gidwitz's widely acclaimed, award-winning debut, A Tale Dark & Grimm, Jack and Jill explore a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm and others, including Jack and the Beanstalk and The Frog Prince.

Opinion

I love how these tales dont hide the gruesome things like cutting off body parts (not that that happenes) or getting burned by dragon fire and the pain that comes with it. Most of all though I love that these books- these fairy tales-, besides the pain and terribleness, still teach valuable life lessons. Whether it's how to "under-stand" someone (not at all like understanding them) or how to not become "con-fused" (which isn't anything like being confused). It's a really nice way of combining the fairy tales of old and the tales of new with a couple songs and rhyms of now and then also.

Dec 26, 2012

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

Description

Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything. He is engaged to a beautiful woman, is about to become the captain of a ship, and is well liked by almost everyone. But his perfect life is shattered when he is framed by a jealous rival and thrown into a dark prison cell for 14 years.

The greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge ever written, The Count of Monte Cristo continues to dazzle readers with its thrilling and memorable scenes, including Dantès’s miraculous escape from prison, his amazing discovery of a vast hidden treasure, and his transformation into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo—a man whose astonishing thirst for vengeance is as cruel as it is just.

Opinion

I read this book for an English class a couple years ago and.....I've loved it ever since. This book has love, betrayal, revenge, duels.....it has everything. It's written in a romantic way and mixed with old politics and stuff. You even get into the whole Napolean Bonapart stuff, which is pretty cool in my opinion. I just love how this book ends too. It's so romantic! Throughout the book you're right there with Edmond Dantès trying to get revenge and, if you're like me and extremely emotional, crying with him, too.

Dec 22, 2012

Hidden by PC Cast

Description

Neferet’s true nature has been revealed to the Vampyre High Council, so Zoey and the gang might finally get some help in defending themselves and their beloved school against a gathering evil that grows stronger every day. And they’ll need it, because Neferet’s not going down without a fight. Chaos reigns at the House of Night.

Opinion

This was one of my fav.s of the House of Night Series. Although you get really pissed at Nefferet and really kind of like the High Counsil. I really like what the high counsil does to neferet. dont worry they dont kill her but what they do is really amusing to me. Anyways, The Tsi Sigili's power's are really pronounced in this book and you finally get to see Heath's presense more. What I like the most about this book is the fact that Nyx talks to Zoey more, which is cool. Oh, and I'm not saying what goes on, but Erubus is present in this book. And, just saying from my perspective, Erubus is kinda not ok in this book. Like he doesn't really care as much as he should.....Just saying.....That's ALL I'm saying lol. Cant wait to read the next book.

Dec 11, 2012

The House of Night Series by P.C. Cast

Ok, so well, I've read these books so many times that I didn't think it was necessary to write down all of them and put my opinion. As you can see if you have read my info page and stuff, I love this series. The only reason I'm puting up this post is to explain away why I most likly wont be posting for about a week or two. I'm going to be reading and posting my opinion of the 10th book in the series when I finish with the other books. So here's my opinions of each book.


Opinion

1. Marked: started cool for a first book in the series. Got to the info really fast which i like.
2. Betrayed: get to finally find out what exactly is going on (kinda) like the questions (good cliff hangers)
3. Chosen: one of my least fav's of the series. Zoey is kinda slutty.....just saying....she has three boyfriends at one time and even though they explain it away with a "it's complicated" it all boils down to the fact that she's still kinda slutty.
4. Untamed: Really like this one. I like Sons of Erubus and meeting the High Priestess of all vampires was awesome. Really get into the Cherokee stuff which, to me, is awesome because that's what I like.
5. Hunted: this is the one Zoey gets tatoos on her hands. This is also the one where she almost dies.....sorry but that's a really good part in the book. Really meet Kalona. Oh, and Heath is brought back into the mix....not saying how though. Big war scene at the end of the book.
6. Tempted: The Isle of Sky. Zoey's soul shatters because someone she cares about dies by the hands of Kalona.....not saying who dies....Oh and Stevie Ray and the bird boy (Rephium's) relationship begins.
7. Burned: This book is really about Stevie Ray more than Zoey. I dont really care for this book. I like Zoey as a main character so when they kinda made Stevie Ray the main character for this book....this is my least fav book in the series.
8. Awakened: Zoey's back, but everything is now ok. Kalona is still here, and Neferet is more evil than ever before. This book was ok but kind of dragged. It seemed like they did this story line before. This is more about Stevie Ray again.
9. Destined: I cry my eyes out during this book everytime I read it because of who dies. Well, two someone's die in this book, and bothe of them sad. One more sad than the other yet the other one is sad because of what the person was doing when she died. Kalona is kinda good, only because he hates Neferet too soo.....kinda like "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" thing going on. Oh, and Heath is....kinda.....back in this one.

Dec 7, 2012

Scar Night by Alan Campbell

Description

Suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, the ancient city of Deepgate is home to a young angel, an assassin, and a psychotic murderer hungry for revenge—or redemption. But soon a shocking betrayal will unite all three in a desperate quest....

The last of his line, Dill is descended from legendary Battle-archons who once defended the city. Forbidden to fly and untrained even to wield the great sword inherited from his forebears, he has become a figurehead for a dying tradition. Now he lives a sheltered existence in one of Deepgate’s crumbling temple spires under the watchful eye of the Presbyter who rules the city.

Spine assassin Rachel Hael has better things to do than oversee the Presbyter’s angel. Each dark moon she must fight for her life among the city chains, hunting an immortal predator with a taste for blood.

But when a traitor brings enemies to Deepgate’s doorstep, Dill and Rachel are forced into an uneasy alliance with the city’s oldest and most dangerous foe. They must journey down into the uncharted chasm to save their sprawling metropolis—and themselves—from annihilation. Once they descend however, they learn that what lies below is far more sinister than what they’ve been taught to expect.

Opinion

This book was ok. I was a little bit bored throughout the whole book but it was ok. I liked the talk about angels but I dont really like the way they portray gods. Humans in this book are locked out of heaven by a god and the other god (sorry for spoiler) that they think is trying to help them gain access into heaven actually wants to take control of the world......so......yeah I dont really care for that part but the story line is ok. The second book might contain romance (not saying between who) but they way this book ended kind of makes me not really excited about the next book (which I dont have). I dont know there wasn't really a cliff hanger at the end of the book.

Dec 5, 2012

Frankenstein by: Mary Shelley

Description

Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Shelley's Frankenstein. The story of Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense.

Opinion

So, I obviously picked this because I thought it was going to be like one of the many movies made about it, but no. It's extremely different. I actually didn't really like this book. First of all, I think it's weird when authors write in second person ( "I" and "you" like their talking to the reader). It's just weird. The monster and victor frankenstein both talk like their talking to the reader. Walton though, he just writes letters to his sister but that's all of his involvment. It's a weird book that I expected to like but ended up not likeing at all. It dragged on for seemingly eternity. I wouldn't really suggest reading this one.

Nov 29, 2012

The Unholy by Heather Graham

Description

The 1940s: Hard-boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box-office gold. In one iconic scene, set in a deserted museum, the private eye arrives too late, and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous Egyptian priest.
Now: The Black Box Cinema immortalizes Hollywood's Golden Age in its gallery of film noir tributes. But the mannequin of that Egyptian priest is hardly lifeless.

He walks—and a young starlet dies a terrifying death.

Movie mogul Eddie Archer's son is charged with the grisly murder. Eddie calls agent Sean Cameron, who specializes in irregular investigations. As part of an FBI paranormal forensics team, Cameron knows that nightmares aren't limited to the silver screen.

Working with special-effects artist Madison Darvil—who has her own otherworldly gifts—Cameron delves into the malevolent force animating more than one movie monster.…

Opinion

I wasn't really excited to read this book. First, I'm inbetween books so I never really want to read a book that has only one book and no series. I personally like series' more than anything. Second, my aunt gave me the book and lets just say I usually dont really like the books that she reads and gives to me (I, of course, would never tell her this). and Third, I dont like film noir movies. You know the detective movies, where it's all black and white and after asking the big breasted woman what happened and she tells him some convoluted story of a monster coming to life, a narrator does a voice over with the "I didn't know if I should believe her but her eyes were telling me that she truly believed what she was saying" and you wanna just scream at him that "yeah right I know you wern't even lookin at her eyes!".....yeah those movies! I really dont like those! After reading I thought the book was.....ok. Would I read it again? No probably not. It was ok and the story was good but.....not good enough to read again.

Nov 26, 2012

My Wicked Vampire by Nina Bangs


Description

The Castle of Dark Dreams is just part of an adult theme park, right? The most decadent attraction in a place where people go to play out their wildest erotic fantasies. Holgarth isn't really a wacky wizard, and Sparkle Stardust doesn't actually create cosmic chaos by hooking up completely mismatched couples. And that naked guy chained up in the dungeon? No way he's a vampire.

Wrong…dead wrong, as botanist Cinn Airmid is about to find out. It's up to her to save the night feeder's sanity, but to do that she'll have to get close to the most dangerously sexy male she's ever encountered. And one look in Dacian's haunted black eyes tells her close will take on a whole new meaning with someone who's had 600 years to practice his technique. Even a girl with a name that conjures up images of forbidden pleasure has a few tricks to learn from…My Wicked Vampire

Opinion

Ok, ok, I know. You dont have to yell at me.....this....is the fourth book in the series! and no! I didn't read the first ones. so sue me. I dont have the first ones. I felt like I was missing some things but what i didn't know was easy for me to guess at while reading. it's really easy to follow. I loved it though! I love the romance, fighting, and.....the romance and fighting. I said that already? lol well that's what I like! anyways. yeah! Dacian is awesome! Cinn....she is as far from my personality as you can get. I dont know if we'd ever get along....let's see someone who could just touch a plant and it dies (that's me) friends with someone who has a green thumb to the point where she not only grows plants but enhances them?.....no. no i dont think so. story is amazing though! love it! gotta get the other ones!

Nov 25, 2012

Shadowbred the Twilight War; book 1 by Paul S. Kemp

Description

The Lady has spoken to me.

It has already begun.

Shadows move out of the shrinking desert, south to the rich and arrogant cities of Sembia.

“Be brave, little man,” says the shadowman, and the boy thinks his voice is surprisingly soft. “Stay with your mother. This will be over soon.”

The shadows swallow him and he is gone.

On the edge of a war that will change the face of Faerûn, the world will find that not all shadows serve Shade.

Opinion

So, as you see, the back of the book didn't really give that great of a discription. So, sad to say, but I was forced to judge the book by it's cover. Fortunatly for the author, the front of the book looks awesome. I'm ok reading whatever books sounds good at the moment so going from a fary tale to a fantasy was pretty easy for me. I mean heck I'm about to read a romance and that's after a fantasy book. I can easily say though that if you do not like fantasy books this book might be still ok. It has different mythical creatures that are awesome but if you dont have the other books in the series I wouldn't start this one...I learned that the hard way. Yeah get to the end of this book and it cuts off with a classic "to be continued" you know the ones where something big is going on and - Pth! "that's it? Is there a missing page? No?" throw the book across the room- kind of ending. The beggining of the book was good though, but there was some things that they put in that made me think there was a book before this one (which I knew there wasn't) because of how they said it. like; "I was the one who killed my mother last year" and your like......."wait what? when did this happen? why wasn't I informed of this earlier?" like you would say if someone told you that prom was last weekend. confused and then pissed that no one informed you of it earlier. Over all the book was good but I cant finnish the story because I dont have the other books.........oh well. I'll just read this one again when I get them!

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Description

In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

Opinion

Ok, so I admit it. I was sceptical when beggining this book. Teenager reading a fairy tale? As I read the last page though......oh....My....GOD!!! It was so good I almost started reading it all over again. No joke! I loved it that much. The only thing I can think of that's bad about this book is the fact that every parent or adult is terrible child murdurers....and that this particular child story is not really good for children to read unless the child was like me when I was a child. This particular gory horror filled fairy tale would have been the perfect book for me....but I was a weird child so I'd read it first yourself before deciding whether or not to let a child read it....just saying.

Oct 22, 2012

whoop whoop

I want to pay a special "Thank You" to all of my 7 followers. You would not imagine how hard it is to get followers on your blog if you dont have a lot of friends. Lol, sad, but true. So again "Thank You my book blogger fans"

.......now I'm going to go read lol.

Othello by William Shakespeare


Description

This drama is one of the great tragedy themed plays by William Shakespeare. Othello is a highly esteemed general in the service of Venice. Iago is Othello's ambitious friend. Othello promotes the Michael Cassio to the position of personal lieutenant and Iago is deadly jealous. Iago begins an evil and malicious campaign against the hero. Othello elopes with Desdemona but Iago starts to plot against them. Othello becomes jealous and suspicious of Desdemona and plots to do something about his suspicions.

Opinion

I've always loved Shakespeare. In fact, I'm in highschool and I've read more Shakespeare novels than my teacher. Talk about awesome. I've read; Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Ceaser, Midsummer Night's Dream, Romio and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, Othello, and I'm about to read Hamlet in class. I think there's more but i dont know for sure. That's my list, and out of all those Shakespeare books my favorite is and always has been Othello. I don't know about you but I love to read books with romance, tragedy, betrayal, revenge, and all of those things are included in this play. I love to read and watch the double sides of Iago and, most of all, I think his double sides are very acurate to real life. Think about it like high school. People talk behind other peoples backs all the time. Mostly it's about relationships. "Oooooo [this person] is cheating on [this person]" or "I cant believe [this person] is actually dating [this person], what a whore (or any other mean thing someone can think of)" Usually these comments are made out of jellousy or just someone trying to mess with someone's life. It happens all the time, and to read about it like it happened back then too? Makes you think about how much this world really needs to evolve.

Sep 26, 2012

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini


Description

Oaths sworn . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.

It's been only months since Eragon first uttered "brisingr," the ancient language term for fire. Since then, he's not only learned to create magic with words-he's been challenged to his very core. Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still, there is more adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

First is Eragon's oath to his cousin, Roran: to help rescue Roran's beloved from King Galbatorix's clutches. But Eragon owes his loyalty to others, too. The Varden are in desperate need of his talents and strength-as are the elves and dwarves. When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices-choices that will take him across the Empire and beyond, choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice.

Eragon is the greatest hope to rid the land of tyranny. Can this once simple farm boy unite the rebel forces and defeat the king?

Opinion

So I am currently reading the fourth one because this one was so good I just couldn't wait to do the blog first and then start the fourth book. It was a good book but I thought it was a little repetative with all the stuff they were saying. I was sad when I found out theat Oromis died though and I'm only typing that in here because if you don't know about Oromis then you havn't read the books really and shouldn't be looking at the third book review if you havn't read the second book. Just a tip I'm bad at putting up spoiler alerts before I write them down so just get used to it. Anyways yeah obviously there is a lot of information when you read this one that you need to know before you read the fourth one but all the other stuff is kinda repetative. all in all this book is essential to read when you read the series but one of my favorites int he series.

Sep 16, 2012

Eldest by Christopher Paolini


Description

Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns…

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust.

Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle–one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.

Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . .

Opinion

I love this book!!! OMG and the thing they tell you at the end of the book!? ahhhh. Of course, I'm not gonna tell you what that thing they tell you at the end of the book is because that would ruin it but OMG...... anyways, while reading this book I realized that there is NO WAY they are going to make the rest of the Eragon series into movies. That is unless they remake the first one. They left so much important stuff out of the first movie that the second movie wouldn't make sense at all. I like the connection between Eragon and Saphira in this one. They are connected like one mind instead of two, it's really cool how they describe it. I also like how they brought Roran and the rest of Carvahall into this book. It really brings a depth into the book that you don't see in a lot of other books. Cant wait to read the next one, that's all I gotta say. and again "the thing they tell you at the end of the book!!!!! That's so weird" and I hate that one guy that I'm not gonna tell you the name of cause that would also ruin it......Just read the darn book for yourslf! Jeesh lol!

Eragon by Christopher Paolini


Description

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire.

Opinion

I put off reading this for a long time because I saw the movie. To me the movie was....terrible. I hated it. There wasn't much to like because the whole story was missing. Without reading the book I could tell that the movie left a lot of stuff that was in the books out. So my aunt read this book just a little while before I did and was telling me how good the book was. My first opinion of the book before I read this book was not good. But as I read from cover to cover I got ingrained with the story of the dragons (not the cute barely ferocious dragons but the actually scary and intelligent dragons from the book)and the rider. I learned the history of the riders and all of the other stuff I'm not gonna tell you because I don't want to give anything away. I learned Brom's story as they introduced charectors that wern't even in the movie...I was awestruck by just how AWESOME this whole world is. It's amazing, it truely is. I would recomend this book to anyone.

Aug 21, 2012

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Description

A desperate young man plans the perfect crime -- the murder of a despicable pawnbroker, an old women no one loves and no one will mourn. Is it not just, he reasons, for a man of genius to commit such a crime, to transgress moral law -- if it will ultimately benefit humanity? So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: a powerful psychological study, a terrifying murder mystery, a fascinating detective thriller infused with philosophical, religious and social commentary. Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in a garret in the gloomy slums of St. Petersburg, carries out his grotesque scheme and plunges into a hell of persecution, madness and terror. Crime And Punishment takes the reader on a journey into the darkest recesses of the criminal and depraved mind, and exposes the soul of a man possessed by both good and evil ... a man who cannot escape his own consciense.

Opinion

I have to admit I really liked this book. The names were a little hard to pronounce but after awhile you just kinda gave up and read over the name by saying "that person" in your head. It's increadably unique that a writer can write inside the mind of a crazy person without actually being crazy themselves. Withough having committed a crime they can describe it pretty exactly. Well....anyone up for a conspiricy theory? NO? lol it was a good book though honestly. One of those books that if you have to read a book in English and they give you a list of books to choose from, this is one that I would choose.

Aug 16, 2012

Beowulf by Seamus Heaney


Description

The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century, but the poem also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

Opinion

Ok so would I be lying if I said I didn't want to read this book at first? Yes I would be. Would I be lying if I said I loved this book? Yes actually I would be. I like it, but I wouldn't say that I loved it. Finding symbolism in this book I have to say was a lot easier after the last book I read. It was a fast read. I liked that this book was about war and battle and that it was written in a poem. It adds a little bit of niceness to the book/poem. I liked the storys of Grendel and his mother because I like to read about deamons so that was cool. I liked to read about the dragon because I like fantasy books too. I didn't really care for this book because it didn't hold my attention for that long. I have trouble reading poems. and a poem that's a hundred and somthing pages long is pretty difficult to read in my opinion. It was good don't get me wrong, but would I read it again of my own free will?....No probably not!

Aug 13, 2012

How to read literature like a professor by Thomas Foster


Description

What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey?. Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface—a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character—and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you.

In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths, and to discover a world where a road leads to a quest; a shared meal may signify a communion; and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just rain. Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, How to Read Literature Like a Professor is the perfect companion for making your reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun.

Opinion

I fully expected to hate this book. I don't like to read books that are all about learning something. This book though, was different. The sarcasm and puns in this book made it easy to read. Plus, I learned how to read things and find symbolism which is something I had trouble with in the last english class I took. Finding symbolism in nothing is difficult except when you find out that everything is symbolism.

Aug 8, 2012

Finally

I finally got the books I need to do my homework. Yaaay. Now I don't have to worry about not being able to hand in my first assignment. That's a relief. Talk about a bad first impression.

Aug 7, 2012

Rapture by Lauren Kate


Description

RAPTURE, the fourth & final FALLEN novel, is the Lauren Kate book the world has been waiting for.

The sky is dark with wings. . . .
Like sand through an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the angels fell to earth.
Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed.
And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now is the only one that truly matters. In the fight for Luce, who will win?
The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.

Opinion

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!! Up until the very last word I was awed by how this book was writen. Throughout the whole series you're wondering what the heck was bad enough to make Daniel and Luce cursed and you expect the answer to be simple and not interesting enough because of what is going on around them, but when you DO find out.......omg it's good. there was a lot of planning put into this story, I mean A LOT!!!! You know those books that by the time you get to the end the story isn't interesting, like the authors gave up? This book is deffinetly not one of those books. It's interesting to the very last word...believe me. This is coming from an atheist about a book about angles, god, and Lucifer.....that's how good this book is.

Aug 2, 2012

Passion by Lauren Kate


Description

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way. . . .

Luce is certain that something—or someone—in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history.

Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Sweeping across centuries, Passion is the third novel in the unforgettably epic Fallen series.

Opinion

I like this book not only because it has a great story line but also because it brings history into the story. Luce travels in her past selves from Paris, Varsailless, Mesoamerica (before the earth split), Egypt, London, and so many more places with Daniel right on her tail. Well... not literally cause she doesn't have a tail but you know what I mean. The guide she's been listening to turns out to be the altamite evil who just tried to kill her. She goes to all of these places to figure out why she keeps dying in her past lives and finds not what she was looking for...in a much more complicated scene. Cant wait for the next book though. She just has to stop Satan from erasing history.....literally!!!! They only have nine days but no preshure though!

Aug 1, 2012

Torment by Lauren Kate


Description

Hell on earth.

That's what it's like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.

It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts - immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn't told her everything. He's hiding something - something dangerous.

What if Daniel's version of the past isn't actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?

The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series...where love never dies.

Opinion

The whole angel thing works for Daniel, but non-the-less Luce and Daniel's relationship is really tested in this book. You cant help feel like a rope in a tug of war game because you understand Luce's side to it but you also feel really bad for Daniel. And then, in the middle of it all, they bring in Miles. So much for Luce to put up with. Her feelings for Daniel are already being tried with without adding in another guy trying to win her over. You can totally tell, even if Luce cant, that Mile's is playing for her heart from the beggining. Then (SPOILER ALERT) Daniel sees Mile KISSING HER!!!! The way Lauren Kate describes Daniels face makes ME want to beg him for forgiveness!!! It's so heartbreaking. Yet I still cant wait for the next one to read about her adventure through the Announcers and, coincidentally, through her past lives.

Jul 30, 2012

Fallen by Lauren Kate


Description

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

Opinion

I really like this series. That's why I keep buying the books, and it's not becuase I fantasize about being Daniel's girlfriend that he loves more than god himself.....ok so maybe I cant say that completely convinsingly. I Like how Luce primarily dumps Cam because he keeps getting in fights. Bad boys....ok girls can deal with that, but bad boys that get in fights? Sorry but that's a little.....not ok. Or at least that's my opinion. Maybe you guys can help me with something also. It's a little off topic though. Do you think her name sounds like "Loose" or "Loose-e"? because I can understand if it's "loose" considering her full name is Lucinda which sounds like "loose-in-da" so if it's a short for that I can understand, but I can also understand if it's "loose-e" because that's a more common pronunciation. lol the things I debate about.

Ok Maybe Not

So, I found out that I don't have enough money to buy my homework yet. In fact my parents don't have enough money to give me a real birthday present this year.....again. It's for the same reason though, too. We have to save money to go to see Dusty. (Why, so we can spend 600 to see him for 5 min.? cause that's what happened last time). Whatever I don't care. All I care about is that we go to Danielle and Dusty's Pizza (there's a pizza place up in sparta that's named that. My brother and I thought we should get a discount when going there lol).
So like I was saying I'm not getting my books until next week and....to be honest...I am not gonna go another week without reading something. So the next book you should see come up is Fallen by Lauren Kate. I'm reading that book because I have the newest one in the series and it's a small series. Only four books. I should be able to finnish it in a couple days. :)

Jul 26, 2012

Homework

The next books I'll be reading will be homework. I am taking an AP English class this year and they gave me homework for summer. The only problem I'm having right now is that I need to GET those books first. They'll probably have them at half price books but I need to get up there first so..It might be a little while. I don't suspect it will be that long because I really need to finnish my homework so just hang in tight and I'll start those books. Just remember it'll be just as painful, maybe more, to wait to read those books. You see....this means I don't have a book to read in the mean time and this is me! The reading addict! Litteraly, addicted to reading. The first day I dont have a book The house gets clean....spotless clean. (Already done) The second day I'm on the computer for hours (that's tomarrow). The third day I'm playing video games (if you know me then you know I hate video games). The fourth day I'm watching movies (probably the harry potter series and I just got done watching all of them). Then I go really crazy actually going through the whole list of things I just mentioned all in one day, even touching up the whole house again. Then....I start....Zumba dancing......Ugh I'm so sorry I know it's scary for me, too. (I cant dance...well anyways). And then.....this is the worst part ever.....I start.....doing......MATH PROBLEMS!!!! I know scary right. I haven't gotten farther than that but I really don't want to find out. So while you sit there reading my blog post I'll probably be doing one of these things. Lets just hope I don't get to the math stage. I'm not too good at math...fairly decent, but not that great. Lets just say it would not be pretty.....yeah. Anyways just wait for hopefully a short time and there should be a post about "How to read literature like a proffesor" because you all want to know how to do that, right? lol

Jul 25, 2012

The Immortal Rule: Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa


Description

In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

Opinion

I LOVED this book. It was very different from what I'm used to, though. Nowadays I'm used to reading about good vamps that have souls and arn't deamons but this book totally isn't about good vamps. This book to me seemed like a cross between the movie Priest (with a reversed plot) and The Hunger Games. I love the charectors. My favorite charector, I have to say, is Kanin. The vampire who turns Allie. He's very smart but he's very brooding, too. I love how in the beggining of the book you keep thinking about the vampires as monsters and then they switch it around to the point of view of the monsters and you just get confused. You start to feel bad for the monsters. Or maybe that's just me. I'm always routing for the monsters. Like in Godzilla. They shouldn't have killed him, he just wanted to protect his babies.
Anyways, it is easy to see there is going to be another one. Hopefully soon, too. I think the next one is going to consist of Allie killing her vampire brother, rescuing Kanin from torture, and leading Stick to Eden to be with Zeke. I don't think much of Stick after he rated out Allie to the pets but I don't know if I can really blame him. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about then read the book because it's awesome.

Jul 21, 2012

Taking a break!

So I am reading a giant series right now with not very many pages in them individually. There are about 15 books in this series with about 200 pages in them all. That is so not easy to keep track of every single one of them considering I finnish about two of them a day on a lazy day. So I hope you forgive me but I'm taking a break with this one. The next time you hear from me on this particular blog will be in a week or so at the most. Not that long but still thought you should know why I havn't been posting. The next book I'm reading is called; The immortal rules (book of eden)so that's what you should be looking for to show up next.

Jul 4, 2012

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling


Description

Ten years after Potter-mania first swept the globe, the epic series draws to a close with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the greatly anticipated seventh and final book of the internationally revered Harry Potter series. Prophecies will be fulfilled. Beloved characters will die. Questions will be answered. (Is Dumbledore really gone forever? Who is R.A.B.? Is Severus Snape truly a villain?) In this final volume, Harry's seemingly impossible quest is to discover the locations of the remaining horcruxes--items sacred to Lord Voldemort containing shreds of his soul, making him immortal--and destroy them, saving the world from becoming a Death Eaters' paradise where Muggles are prey and purebloods rule. Accompanied by Ron and Hermione, Harry embarks on a dangerous, confusing, and often frustrating journey to discover the horcruxes. The trio is repeatedly in dire straits, making their mission seem, at times, doomed.


Throughout the series, author J. K. Rowling has been steadily escalating events towards the climatic battle between Harry and the Dark Lord, and numerous seemingly trivial details from the previous novels play important roles--proof of Rowling's masterly control of the sprawling and multi-layered "wizarding world" she has invented. By far the darkest of the novels, this impressive finale shows Harry bereft of his godfather Sirius Black, the wise and secretive Dumbledore, and even his friends, forced to truly grow up and face a fight where he is the sole lynchpin in the battle between righteousness and a nearly omnipotent evil. With modern problems re-imagined in a magical setting, echoes of Christianity, and an unwavering faith in goodness, Rowling's epic saga will remain a children's classic for generations to come.

Opinion

Oh....My....GOD!!! That was one of the most epic books I've ever read...and that's saying something. I've read a lot of books! It's kind of refreshing, too. There have been many times where I've read a book that was the last of the sereis and be disapointed because some authors just don't know how to end a book. Rowling deffinetly knows how to end a book. Like I said....THAT WAS AWESOME!!! If you have any reason to believe that the books arn't good just shut up. 'Cause they're awesome!!!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling


Description

In the fifth and most recent book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the last chapter, titled "The Second War Begins," started:

'In a brief statement Friday night, Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has returned to this country and is active once more. "It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord -- well, you know who I mean -- is alive among us again," said Fudge.'

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at this point in the midst of the storm of this battle of good and evil.

The author has already said that the Half-Blood Prince is neither Harry nor Voldemort. And most importantly, the opening chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been brewing in J. K. Rowling's mind for 13 years.

Opinion

One think I like about this book in particular is the connection between Harry and Dombledore. Their bond really came out in this book. Even though, to those of you that have seen the movies, Dombledore dies at the end of this book.
I just wish Harry, because he would rather break up with someone (cough cough Ginny cough cough) than have Voldemort use that person against him. That's really sweet.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling


Description

There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror?

Here are just a few things on Harry's mind:

• A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey.
• A venomous, disgruntled house-elf
• Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team
• The looming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams

. . . and of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In the richest installment yet of J. K. Rowling's seven-part story, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts.

Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew, boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.

Opinion

These books get darker and darker. The sense of excitement that was portrayed through the first books have turned into a sense of fear.
Also, if I was pissed off at Fudge in the last book it doesn't compare to how pissed off at him I was in this book. He had no right to interfere with Hogwarts. Dombledore sure showed him though.
I feel bad for Harry, of course. If you've seen the movies you understand why. I mean Harry lost the only person that was like a parent to him. So many people afound him are dying...that sucks.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling


Description

Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger.

Opinion

I loved this book. Again I hated how they left so much out of the movie. For one, I had no clue that Rita Skeeter was an Animagus. She can turn into a beetle? EESH! Plus why is the Ministry missing so many people who are turning into Animagus..es (lol). Fundge really pisses me off at the end of the book (the minister of magic). He refuses to believe that the Dark Lord is back. Not only that but he killed off the only evidence Donbledore had. How are they supposed to prove themselves now?

Jun 24, 2012

Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling



Description

Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harary can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn't if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?) But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school.

Opinion

I really like this book mainly because it's really starting to get into the story. I'M really starting to get into the story. I really understand Hogwarts while reading the book more than I ever did with watching the movie. Still, while reading, they leave a lot out of the movie, they change a lot of things around. I don't like that they do that. I understand that movie producers have to change it up to make it their own but if you think about it...it shouldn't be made their own! Let them think up their alternative universe and make a movie about it, then they can change things up but until then write a script that really goes with the book. Well, there's my little movie ramble. Now read the book.

Jun 18, 2012

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling



Description

In one of the most hotly anticipated sequel in memory, J.K. Rowling takes up where she left off with Harry's second year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Old friends and new torments abound, including a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, an outrageously conceited professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, and a mysterious force that turns Hogwarts students to stone.

Opinion

I am amazed at how much the movie leaves out from the book. There are so many situations where I'm reading that I start thinking, "If this was put in the movie it would have been less confusing". You don't realize it until you read the books how much the movies confuse you. The movie doesn't tell the whole stories. My family is the family that watches the whole series every year, but it wasn't until I read the books that I even remember the names of all of Ron's brothers and sister. That's pretty sad. I also like how the book really just puts you into the story. When watching a movie you sit there thinking "wow I wish this were real" but when you're reading it you're thinking like you ARE harry potter. I don't know, that's just how I experience books. I also like that Rowling puts more of the Ginny/Harry romance things in more, real life scenarios where Ginny's brothers tease her, and the feeling of a little boy who isn't quit sure how to feel about a girl yet. It's a really good story.

Jun 17, 2012

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling



Description

Believe it or not this book is so popular and widely known that no one has a description of it online.....isn't that weird?

Opinion

Ok, so, this may be surprising but it's my first time actually reading these books. I was always inspired by the story of J.K. Rowling story though. Someone that poor becoming that rich because she inspired so many people with the written word? That's just....yeah, that's awesome. To be honest though, at the begging of this book I found it difficult to get into it. Not because it was a bad book, but because I just can't picture Daniel Radcliffe as the person she writes Harry to be. I mean... Daniel Radcliffe is so old now...well not OLD old but too old to picture as ten years old. As the book went on I got past picturing Daniel and just stuck with a goofy kid with glasses.

Jun 11, 2012

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare



Description

The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge.

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Opinion

More problems for Jace and Clary....as always. Those two must truly love each other, because if they didn't there's no way they'd put up with all the crap they have to put up with. I like how you got to see the other relationships flourish, and end, in this book. I like Simon as a character. He's the type of nice always-liked-by-everyone kind of guy. I also like the tough girl type that Isabell is. She reminds me of the kind of girl I try to be because we both fail at it. I don't like, however, that this book ends with more problems for Jace and Clary. I mean....Jeesh! Give them a break Clare!!!!!

Jun 6, 2012

Funny part from City of Lost Souls

"Clary sat back. 'You don't just get to say no.'
'This plan involves me! I get to say no! No.'
'Simon--'
Simon patted the seat beside him as if someone were sitting there. 'Let me introduce you to my good friend No.'
'Maybe we can comprimise,' she suggested,taking a bite of pie.
'No.'
'SIMON.'
'No is a magical word,' he told her. 'Here's how it goes. You say, 'Simon, I have an insane, suicidal plan. Would you like to help me carry it out?' And I say, 'Why, no.'" (pg 141. so funny)

Jun 5, 2012

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare



Description

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary's best friend, Simon, can't help her. His mother just found out that he's a vampire and now he's homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse that's wrecking his life. And they're willing to do anything to get what they want. Not to mention that he's dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other one.

When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

Opinion

I hated the ending to this book! It was one of those endings that piss you off because they are so good. I don't like the idea of Sebastian/Jonathan coming back. Jace and Clary should really have some time to just be in love. They need to work on their relationship without more problems. I can't wait to here what happens when Simon comes back home. Ahhh, I wish I could read forever and not have to stop for the mandatory things like sleep, food, and bathroom time...yeah...ugh... I want to start the next one now...O.K. Why not. I've only got major finals and the ACT to worry about....no preshure!

Jun 3, 2012

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare



Description

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City—whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of bestselling series the Mortal Instruments.

Opinion

I have to say I'm a little confused. In the book it says "...in the final instalment of bestselling series...", you know, in the last line and all. I know that's not true because there's more in the series but I think Clare was a little confused as well. This book was so amazing it left people wanting more, and so she wrote some more. It really is amazing though. The fighting, the new runes, the insight into who Simon really was, the final destruction of Valentine, the awakening of Clary's mother, and even the realistic reaction Clary has to the amakening of Clary's mother. It's an amazing book to read. Amazing!

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare


Description

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

Opinion

This book is awesome. I like how Clary finaly does something in this book. In the other book she was a scared little child, but in this book she becomes a warrior. I like her new ability more than I like Jace's. Yeah he can run and do cool thing like jump of a three story building without getting hurt, but she can create runs that make you not experience fear. That is more cool in my opinion.

Jun 1, 2012

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


Description

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Opinion
This is one of my favorite series to read because I am constantly finding connections between Clary and myself. Clare's story is unique in an un-unique world. There are simalarities to other books but the idea of a shadowhunter is so refreshing....It's just an amazing book. I can barely describe it because I'm affraid I'll flub it up. So I wont try anymore. LOL. Just read it, it's awesome.

May 28, 2012

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


Description

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plains--except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost.

Opinion

I don't think I liked this one. There were some things that Collins made happed that I don't think I agree with. It was resonable and realistic but maybe that's why I didn't like it. You know how on TV you'll see movies about the war that they made fiction and it's just fine? Well, this is fiction that's made to seem like it could actually happen and I don't think I like it. It's SO convincing that this could be real that it's scary to me. I don't know if switching it up makes the book better for you are what, but to me it made it scarier than any horror book I've ever read.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


Description

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Opinion

To be honest, I really don't know what my opinion of this book is. I have mixed feelings of this book. I like/hate it. I don't even know why I like/hate it. All I know is that it was good in a terrible way....if you know what I'm talking about.....I hope you do because I'm confused myself. I like the constant love triangle between Peeta, Gale, and Katniss (Although I really think she should just reallize that she likes Peeta more). I don't really care for all the war talk. I don't like war, and Collins describes it perfectly. I dont like when I read about the Capitol killing people randomly because I can see that actually happening in the future. I don't know....I just don't like that part.



May 26, 2012

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Description

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

Opinion

I originally read this book because we were reading this book in English class last year. I never got around to reading the whole series, hence why I'm reading it again. I like this book because I think Collins did a good job with her story plot and story set up. She's really good at describing things enough to where we get it but it's not over descriptive. Like with books that take three pages to describe a brick wall, she doesn't do that. I like how Katniss pretty much flips off the capitol at the end. Gives them the whole "screw you" without even saying anything at all. I suspect she's going to get in trouble for that later though. Anyways, really good book I'd recommend it to anyone.

May 21, 2012

Better of Undead by DD Barant


Description

Dark magic, unknown enemies, monsters of every stripe—FBI profiler Jace Valchek has seen it all. In this bizarre parallel universe, shape-shifting werewolves and blood-thirsty vampires don’t even warrant a raised eyebrow. That is, until Jace has to face what life might look like as one of them …

It starts off as just another run-of-the-mill assignment: to track down the rogue don of a mafia werewolf family before he upsets the delicate balance of the underworld. But Jace wasn’t counting on being bitten…and soon she’s fighting the growing wolf inside her with a startling antidote—vampirism. Stopping a bloody gangland war won’t be easy when Jace is feeling some new, and very inhuman, desires …

Opinion

I really like this book, too. I don't agree with Jace though. I think I wouldn't like to be a minority of humans in a thropirelem world (lycanthrope, vampire, and golem). I have always been apart of the "Team Vampire" so I think her trying to become a human by fighting the vampire cells with the lycanthropic cells is stupid. I would just have them fight the lycanthropic cells with the vampire cells to become a vampire. It would be so much better than having to worry about your humanity every moment of every day. That's just what I would do though. I can understand why she chose not to do that though. She wants to go home SOMETIME. I'd want to be able to see my family, too and if she becomes a vampire that wouldn't happen.

Killing Rocks by DD Barant


Description

FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she’s been called to duty hinges on the capture of serial killer Aristotle Stoker—and an alliance with a sorcerer known as Asher. The problem: Asher has joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace has ever encountered. The solution: There is none, without Asher’s help…

Jace’s goal seems simple enough—to get her man, like always. But just hours after she arrives in Vegas, she’s abducted…and she isn’t even sure who the real enemy is. Now Jace has to wonder if she’s the predator or the prey in a very dangerous game that could change not only her fate, but the world’s…Meanwhile, a serial killer is still on the loose. And time has already run out…

Opinion

I thought this was an amazing book. I liked how they added a war between the lems (golems or walking talking bags of sand) and the thropires (lycanthropes and vampires united front. The way they describe the war and how her partner is on the side of the lems is cool. Even though the lems are terrorizing the town and the minority of humans...which includes Jace. It's all described really well and is so good I had to keep reading. Infact I finished this book in three hours.

May 18, 2012

Death Blows by DD Barant


Description

FBI profiler Jace Valchek was pulled into this parallel realm to hunt for Aristotle Stoker, a human serial killer who preys on vampires and werewolves. Now she works for the National Security Agency of the Unnatural States of America—and her boss is a vampire.

At a bizarre crime scene, Jace finds a bloodsucker murdered by magic, fried to the bone and dressed in the costume of the comic book hero the Flash—a character who isn’t supposed to exist here. Comic books have been outlawed for their powers, including crossover spells like the one that transported Jace to this world. Soon, she’s following a trail of dead bodies into the sinister underworld of black-market comics—where a deranged madman gives new meaning to the term “super-villain”…

My opinion

I like how they cleverly mix not normal with normal in this book. Jace Velchek is dealing with comic book that form the Kamic cult. It's so creative. I really like Jace as a charector. I like how she's insicure, sarcatic, and cocky about what she does. I still don't agree with her going after the human race but I'm getting more ok with it. I like the charector Cassius also. I think Cassius and Jace should just get over their insicurities and just hook up already. Plus the way Barant describes Cassius as a Surfer boy that actually has brains, is hot. I can almost picture him in my mind and I want to date him, too.

May 14, 2012

Funny quote from Dying Bites by DD Barrant

When I see Cassius, I'm going to give that ancient, scheming, always-one-step-ahead bastard a great big hug.
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(next chapter)


"You ancient, scheming, always-one-step-ahead bastard." I say, and punch him in the nose.
Okay, so I changed my mind.

>:(

I hate these days. The days that you are so busy in school that you're to busy to read your book. It's so stressful. I'm reading a book in American English right now that's keeping me away from reading the books that I want to read. "read 100 pages over the weekend". When you have to work on weekends you have no time to read the 100 pages AND the book that you wanna read. Well, like I was saying, if you're wondering why I'm not posting anything new right now that's why. (and I really don't want to bother writing about The Grapes of Wrath).

May 7, 2012

Dying Bites by D D Barant



Description

Her job description is the “tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers.” What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s brave new world—one in which only one percent of the population is human—is that a woman’s work is never done. And real is getting stranger every day…

Jace has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He knows that she’s the best there in the business, and David needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves. David’s world—one that also includes lycanthropes and golems—is one with little knowledge of mental illness. An insane serial killer is a threat the NSA has no experience with. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where Bela Lugosi is a bigger box office draw than Bruce Willis and every full moon is Mardi Gras, Jace must now hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again…

My Opinion

So I really like this book. Although I'm kinda upset. I don't think that a human being should help vampires kill human beings when the human beings are just trying to survive in this ulternate universe. If she lived in this alternate universe for her whole life she would be trying to kill these vamps and lycanthropes, too.

May 1, 2012

The Darkest Seduction by: Gena Showalter

This book series is amazing!!!! I read the first 11 books before I made this blog and was upset becuase I had to wait to read this book. I'm not done with this book yet but I LOVE IT!!! I cant put this book down it's just such a good book that I wanna just keep reading even though I'm really supposed to be paying attention in class.

Apr 30, 2012

Thirst No. 4 (final review)

Ok so I've been done with this book for a while honestly and I just forgot to blog about it. The end of the book was a lot better that the beggining. The begging was really slow. It seemed like you were reading the same thing over and over again through every paragraph. The end was a little bit better. All in all though I wouldn't recomend this book. It was kinda a drag.

Apr 23, 2012

Thirst No. 4 by: Christopher Pike

This book started out so amazing. I love it when writers start exactly where they left off in the last book. It makes the story have more depth. I havn't gotten that far so I don't know exactly what else to say.....yeah......

Thirst No. 3 (final review)

I was really happy about the end of this book. It was almost exactly like I wanted it to end. The few twists at the end really contributed to the whole book. It made the book a lot more interesting. The book started really slow. So slow that I almost gave up on it. By the end though, I was really into the book. It was really good. It turned out way better then I expected.

Apr 22, 2012

Thirst No. 3 by: Christopher Pike

I really don't like the beggining of this one in the series. It's like the author didn't like what he wrote about in the last two and he made up some poor excuse of why those things didn't REALLY happen. In the other two books he talks about how Sita and Seymore are best friends, and in the last one Christopher killed off Sita's charector. Like he was ending the series. It was a great ending to the series, but he brings her back by saying that Seymore and her mind connected and she didn't actually know him. He wrote her story but she never actually knew him. To me that sounds like just an excuse to write about Sita some more. You killed her off Christopher get over it. Instead of writing about Sita still, he should have wrote about Lalita, Sita's daughter. He should have told us the hidden part of the story. Maybe Yaksha changed Lalita into a vampire, too. WHen she was older, he came back and "as a present to Sita" he changed her. But he never got a chance to tell her. Now THAT would be a story to tell.

Apr 18, 2012

Thirst No. 2 by: Christopher Pike

This one in the series is a little slower in my opinion. they go on with the same problems as the last one. a little different, but basically the same concept. they have different situations, but the same concept. and they go on like that throughout the book. Don't get me wrong they bring more insight into Sita/Alisa's ancient past and I like the stories about Suzama's ancient scriptures and stuff but, i just have to say that for me it drags a little, that's all.

Apr 16, 2012

Thirst (Final Review)

As I said the last time, I love these series. There are some thing I noticed though, while reading the ending, that I don't like at all. All throughout the story they are trying to convince you of the posibility that there are real vampires in the world, but in the ending the author makes the vampire do crazy things. Vampires do not turn into ghosts, I'm sorry, but it just doesn't happen. Leave the two different stories alone. There different. There are no dots to connect there. If your trying to convince us of something don't change your mind at the end and have her do something that's imposible. Also, I don't like how Sita/Alisa is always losing the people she grows to love. They all die the same way, too. They all get blown up. Seriously, get creative at least. That's all I'm asking. I hope the second one is more creative. (I've read it before but I forgot what it was about. Same with the third one.)

Apr 12, 2012

Thirst by Christopher Pike

Ive read this book about three times already, but everytime I read it I am amazed by how.... amazing it is. I have to admit, it starts a little slow and some of the wording is a little too...proper I guess you could say. I love that in the rest of the book though. One thing in this book that I like the most is the way Christopher explains the murder scenes. Its explained with kind of a heartless quality, which is awesome because the main character is a five-thousand year old vampire that has killed many times. I don't know, but it seems like all other vampire writers should read this book. Vampires shouldn't be squeamish about blood and guts and it seems like they are nowadays. Or maybe its the authors that are squeamish. Seriously, read this book and judge for yourself!

Apr 9, 2012

The Scorpio Races by: Maggie Stiefvater

I have read many books, and this book amazed me by how good it was. I have never really liked reading about animals, I prefer books that turn mythology and legend into truth and reality. To combine those two together though was an act of pure genious. It was a very refreshing book to read after the last book I read...just saying. Where that book took me a week to read, this book took only a day and a half, and this book was bigger by a couple hundred pages.

Apr 6, 2012

Huckleberry Finn by: Mark Twain

I was made to read this book by my English Teacher and I have to tell you, I wasn't very excited about it. I'm halfway through the book and it seems that I got nowhere with it. The lack of a plot might have been adventurous and daring when it was written but NOW it seems to be lacking something that is needed to write a "good book". Without a plot books take you nowhere. The idea that Mark Twain was called an artist for writing in the language of the time is almost revolting. You can barely understand it, and who told him that it was a good idea? You get confused because the charectors are speaking in third person. Books are a way to travel to places you've never been, but I'm almost ready to pack up and head home.

Mar 28, 2012

Big Bad Wolf by: Chrinstine Warran (first and final review)

The book Big Bad Wolf was a very unique book. I was both awwed and ewwed out by the strange customes of the Lupines. Again, I think Christine Warran really needs a new editor. For the most part the editing job wasn't that bad in this book but the editor didn't notice the most noticeable mistakes you could ever make. Besides that though, I thought that this book was an amazing book, and I plan on trying to read some more of her books in the future.

Mar 26, 2012

Born To Be WIld by Christine Warren (first and final review)

I cant say I didn't like this book. It was fun, there was romance, and it was exciting. I can say though that there was a little TOO much excitment for such a small book that there wasn't enough plot. It was an awesome book don't get me wrong, but I cant help feeling like it could have been better. Oh, and Christine really needs to get a new editor! She obviously forgot to put quotation marks before her charectors spoke sometimes. That's not good for an editor to miss. Just saying.

Mar 23, 2012

Deep Midnight (Final Review)

I didn't like this book at all. It was all over the place, it's plot sucked, it was all in all disapointing. I thought the book would end with some big surprises and amazing twists but it didn't. It was all predictable. I was really disapointed with Shannon Drake with this book. I mean, I've read some of her other books and they were amazing. I don't think she should write with flashbacks anymore because she's not that great at them.

Mar 22, 2012

Deep Midnight by: Shannon Drake

I still haven't quite figured out this book. There's so much mystery that I have to say I'm still really confused. That doesn't mean much though. It might be one of those books that come to a really big and amazing ending that makes you mad because it was so awesome that it left you wanting to read more.... that would be awesome.... and agrivating...yeah...

Mar 21, 2012

A Monster Calls (Final Review)

A Monster Calls was a very inspiring book. I learned a thing or two form it. If you know me very well, you would know that I have a couple of my own tragadies to try and work through. As the monster was talking to Conner I realized he was talking to me, too. I learned from this book that during a time of great sorrow it is ok to fall into a hole, but you gotta be willing to look for a hand to help pull you out.

Mar 20, 2012

A Monster Calls by: Patrick Ness

I started the book A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness with very little expectations. I had herd it was a good book, and it seemed like the kind of book that I would be interested in, but I still didn't know if it would be that great of a book. Im only on page 51 right now but I can honestly say that this book is a work of art. There is one line inperticular that really caught my attention just a little while ago, that I'd like for anyone who reads this post to remember. Maybe it wont mean that much to you but this line, to me, pretty much sums up all the reasons I like to read and write. "Stories are wild creatures," the monster said. "When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?" The world could use a little chaos in my opinion.

Silence (Final Review)

The book Silence was an amazing read and, just like I predicted, it was extremely epic. To the very last page I was at the edge of my seat waiting for more, and the very last sentence promising an even more epic book to come. It's a decision between a war with the archangels or a war with the Niphilim and Fallen Angels... me personally would war with the archangels, but I gotta wonder what Nora will choose!

Mar 18, 2012

Silence By: Becca Fitzpatick

I just started this book, but from what I've read I can tell that it's going to be epic. Seriously! I love the way it started out. It's like Nora doesn't remember anything at all. And not just that but nobody else rememberes anything about Rixon. How is that possible? Well, I guess I'll figure it out later. As long as Patch gets over the "I can't tell you for your own good" thing!

Crescendo (Final Review)

I was surprised by the ending of the book. Not wanting to give it away I'll just tell you it was a very good ending. I give Becca Fitzspatrick a lot of props on her creativity. It's good to know that Patch and Nora are back to gether though. It's also really good to know that he didn't kill her dad. Not so good to know that her dad is also a psychopath.

Mar 16, 2012

crescendo by:Becca Fitzpatrick

I finnished the first book and started this one in the hopes that it would be as amazing as the first book. I'm a little upset though, because the problems that Nora seem to be having with Patch are a little out there. Yeah she'd be jellous that Patch is hanging out with Marcy, and yes she'd be confused. I just don't think she'd dump him because of it.