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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Missing Halloween :(

So I have had H1N1 (Swine Flu) for over a week now and am still not better.... I won't be able to go out for Halloween. :( And I bought a costume and everything. I was going to be an Anime Character I had a purple wig and everything.... Oh well.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

REVIEW: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

★★

Nora Grey, is a nice girl, excellent grades and hard working. She has never shown any real interest in boys despite her best friend Vee who is constantly boy crazy. This all changes though when Coach, their biology teacher switches up the seating chart, which places Nora next to Patch a sinister but hot senior. Everything about Patch sends Nora signals to stay away but there is another part of her that is drawn to him. After a number of terrifying events and the fact that Nora is sure someone is following her leaves Nora not knowing who to trust. This isn't aided by the fact that Patch keeps turning up with a self-satisfied smirk on his face. When she tries to find some answers Nora finds a truth far more sinister then she could ever imagine.


Wow... Wow.... Wow. and a little *squee*. This book is fantastic. Might I just add quite possibly better then Twilight for all you Twilight fanatics. Lets start with plot. This book kept me guessing. There is the budding romance between Patch and Nora but also these mysterious events that keep Nora questioning what is reality and what isn't. With and explosive climatic ending, the plot cold not get any better. The characters are fantastic. Nora is a great protagonist, strong willed and doesn't take crap form anyone. Vee her best friend is funny and I find brightens the story a bit where it could become a little too dark. But best of all... Patch *drool* seriously, I didn't think there could be a main character that I would love more then Edward but it's happened. Every girl likes a little bit of bad boy in there guy and patch definitely covers the bad. Overall I think Becca Fitzpatrick did an amazing job of creating a YA romance that could stand alone, as the story wraps up nicely... although a sequel would be awesome and maybe a movie too... haha. And what a great cover too! If you want a novel that will keep you guessing with a little mystery and little romance please pick this up! I want everyone to enjoy it as much as I have.

Monday, October 12, 2009

REVIEW: Are these my Basoomas I see before me? by Louise Rennison

★★

Georgia's life has definitely not gotten any easier. When she finally thought she has landed her one and only Luuuurve God Massimo, he's ditched her with the full hump. This of course is all Dave the Laughs fault for challenging him to fisticuffs at dawn. Two boys fighting over Georgia. It's time for Georgia to finally make a decision between the two.


I can't believe it is over! :( I'm a little sad I will be honest I have been reading these books since they first came out back when I was in highschool. Louise Rennison writes in such a descriptive and comedic way that I can just never put these books down. Not to mention I love all the British humor. This is one of those books that you should read in a private place because you will definitely catch yourself laughing out loud... I know I did. I feel like the ending did leave a little bit to be desired but was still great. I just want more *sigh*. I will let you find that out for yourselves. overall, amazing series and if you are in for a laugh, I definitely suggest you pick these books up and give them a read!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

In My Mail Box!


In My Mailbox is a Meme hosted by the lovely Story Siren.

Ok. So it has been forever since I posted one of these so I have quite a few books that I have bought.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray.


All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school-and life in general-with a minimum of effort. It's not a lot to ask. But that's before he's given some bad news: he's sick and he's going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure-if he's willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.



Gone by Michael
Grant

In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.

Gone.

Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents-unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers-that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.

The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.


Are these my basoomas I see before me? by Louise Rennison

A bit early to get swoony knickers but I have got them on.

For Georgia, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Just when she thought she was the official one-and-only girlfriend of Masimo, he's walked off into the night with the full hump, leaving Georgia all aloney on her owney-again. All because Dave the Laugh tried to do fisticuffs at dawn with him!

Two boys fighting over Georgia? It's almost as romantic as Romeo and Juliet . . . though perhaps a touch less tragic.

It's time for Georgia to get to the bottom (oo-er) of this Dave the Laugh spontaneous puckering business once and for all. It's like they always say: If you snog a mate in the forest of red bottomosity and no one is around to see it, is he still a mate? Or is he something more?


Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She''s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With the Great War brewing, Alek''s and Deryn''s paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called the touch. (Comes in handy when you are traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Then her dad turns up dead but still walking and Dru knows she is next. Even worse, she has got two guys hungry for her affections, and they are not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever or "whoever"a is hunting her?



Hush Hush by
Becca Fitzpatrick

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She''s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora''s not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can''t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

REVIEW: The Dust of 100 Dogs by A. S. King

★★
Emer Morrisey almost escaped life as a famed 17th century teenage pirate with incredible riches and her true love. Only to be cursed to live 100 years as a dog. Emer returns to a human body after 100 years with all of her memories intact and dreams of finding her lost treasure.

I really enjoyed this book. It is not everyday you get to read a pirate novel, let alone a young adult novel with a female pirate protagonist. I mean come on how much better can this get. There are multiple storylines going on in the book: there is Emer's life growing up in Ireland and her pirate life, there is a few tid bits of her life as a dog and , the story line of her life as a teenager in modern society. There is also the story of Fred who is an adult that comes in the second half of the book that I don't really want to spoil. His sections were the only parts that I think I could possibly have done without or read less of. You might think that with all the storylines going on at ones the novel might be confusing... but it definitely is not. The different story lines explain everything and tie together very well at the end. This book is full of action and adventure.

If this book only consisted of the pirate parts and not the modern storyline I would think of it more as an adult book. However, the modern storyline makes it a very successful crossover book which people of all ages should enjoy. I strongly suggest picking it up if you are looking for a little adventure to read.