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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Torment

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Synopsis:


"How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for?

In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean – and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future . . . and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened . . . what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series...where love never dies." (Taken from; Good Reads)



Review:

There’s not much to say about this book other that I don’t know why people say it is so bad. Don’t get me wrong it isn’t great but it isn’t bad.

Basically, this book starts with Luce switching schools because Daniel wants to keep her safe. There she makes new friends and with them she tries to figure her past and what roll she plays in the whole Angels vs Demons war.

I loved how Luce’s character developed and how she stood up for herself. However, there were a couple of things that annoyed me.  For example; Luce was always complaining about how much she missed Daniel and how she craved to see him, but every time they saw each other she started a fight. All of this while she was apparently “developing” feelings for Miles. Another thing that annoyed me was how she NEVER followed instructions and almost got herself killed more than once because of it.

There’s nothing special about this series. It’s been good thus far but not outstanding. I really hope the rest of the series doesn't let me down.



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Friday, January 30, 2015

Grasshopper Jungle

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Synopsis:

"Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa.

To make matters worse, Austin's hormones are totally oblivious; they don't care that the world is in utter chaos: Austin is in love with his girlfriend, Shann, but remains confused about his sexual orientation. He's stewing in a self-professed constant state of maximum horniness, directed at both Robby and Shann. Ultimately, it's up to Austin to save the world and propagate the species in this sci-fright journey of survival, sex, and the complex realities of the human condition." (Taken from;Good Reads)




Review:

This is a unique book… I think you can either love it or hate it.

This book follows a sexually confused boy named Austin who lives in a very strange town in Iowa. He and his best friend Robby, due to some strange events, unleash a weird object that turns people into grasshoppers that may or may not end the world.

The plot of this book is interesting and like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The love triangle between Austin, his girlfriend, and Robby, his gay best friend is purely refreshing. I’m not sure how Andrew Smith got the idea of writing this book (Grasshoppers being the reason the world ends?) but he did an amazing job executing it. This book was intense, crazy, unexpected, different (in a good way), and simply amazing. I encourage every single one of you to read this book.



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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Don't Look Back

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Synopsis:


“Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?” (Taken from;Good Reads )

Review:

This book is magic and plot twists are everywhere. I found this book impossible to put down. I started reading it and I couldn’t stop. When I finished the book it was almost 3:00 am. If you decide to read this book, prepare for an intriguing, nonstop read.

I don’t know if it’s just me but when I read mystery books I always try to figure things out. I tried with this book, I really did, and it was impossible. I had like a hundred theories and none of them were right. This book was really really good, Jennifer L. Armentrout makes you second guess yourself throughout the entire book.


This author deserves an applause. Want to know why? I’ll tell you…  I don’t know how she managed to developed the characters so well, especially Samantha’s, but she did. 


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Anatomy of a Misfit

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Synopsis:

“This emotional, hilarious, devastating, and ultimately triumphant YA debut, based on actual events, recounts one girl’s rejection of her high school’s hierarchy—and her discovery of her true self in the face of tragedy.

Fall’s buzzed-about, in-house favorite.

Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair—the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she’s a freak: a mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA (after all, her father is Romanian). But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauer, first most popular girl in school, will make her life hell. So when former loner Logan McDonough shows up one September hotter, smarter, and more mysterious than ever, Anika knows she can’t get involved. It would be insane to throw away her social safety for a nerd. So what if that nerd is now a black-leather-jacket-wearing dreamboat, and his loner status is clearly the result of his troubled home life? Who cares if the right girl could help him with all that, maybe even save him from it? Who needs him when Jared Kline, the bad boy every girl dreams of, is asking her on dates? Who?

Anatomy of a Misfit is Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Anika’s hilariously deadpan delivery will appeal to readers for its honesty and depth. The so-sad-it’s-funny high school setting will pull readers in, but when the story’s dark foreboding gradually takes over, the devastating penultimate tragedy hits like a punch to the gut. Readers will ride the highs and lows alongside funny, flawed Anika — from laughter to tears, and everything in between.” (Taken from;Good Reads)



Review:



In my opinion, this isn’t a book for everyone. If you read this you’ll have to accept the characters as they are. But I loved it, I really loved this book.


Basically, this book is about a girl named Anika Dragomir, who is the third most popular girl in her school and how she “falls” for Logan McDonough, a guy who used to be the loner of the school but is now something totally different. She needs to decide between her feelings and her “reputation” at school.


Anatomy of a Misfit is written in a humorous kind of way. It made me laugh and it made me cry. Many of you may think this book is a cliché story but it ISN’T.  Don’t believe me? Don’t let the synopsis fool you. I was surprised when I found a brutally accurate description of; injustice, racism, bullying, abuse, self-doubt, and fear. 


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Distance Between Us

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Synopsis: 


“Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.” (Taken from; Good Reads)



Review:


Caymen always thought that the rich were controlling, manipulating, and snotty until she met Xander at her mother’s doll shop.

For me, the concept of the book was pretty good. It shows us how we shouldn’t judge people by their money.  But it was lacking of something. It was lacking of something surprising. The distance between us in one of those books that is predictable but not overly cheesy or unrealistic. 



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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Killing Woods

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Synopsis:

“Emily’s dad is accused of murdering a teenage girl. Emily is sure he is innocent, but what happened that night in the woods behind their house where she used to play as a child? Determined to find out, she seeks out Damon Hillary, the enigmatic boyfriend of the murdered girl. He also knows these woods. Maybe they could help each other. But he’s got secrets of his own about games that are played in the dark.

A new psychological thriller from the award-winning and bestselling author of STOLEN and FLYAWAY.” (Taken from; Good Reads)



Review:

The Killing Woods has two different points of views; Emily’s and Damon’s.

Emily is the daughter of the man accused of murdering a teenager. Throughout the story you see how keen and certain she is that her father didn't murder Ashley. But her word isn't enough, she needs to find proof so other people believe her. Therefore, she decides to go to the woods were Ashley was killed.

Damon was Ashley’s boyfriend. He wakes up the day after Ashley's death without a clue of what happened the night before. He is only certain of one thing; that he was with her that night.
First off, I've got to admit I feel a little conflicted with this book, given the praise that is constantly given to “Stolen”. I had high expectations of this book. I’m not saying I didn't like, it was an okay read. I just have a couple of things to say;

1) I didn't like how Damon’s character was only thinking about sex. I mean, I know he is a guy and everything but it was a little too much.

2)  In my opinion, Ashley’s killer was obvious after the second half of the book. But even though I knew who the person was the way in which he/she did it came as a surprise. 


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What happens next

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Synopsis:

"How can you talk about something you can’t remember?

Before the ski trip, sixteen-year-old Cassidy “Sid” Murphy was a cheerleader (at the bottom of the pyramid, but still...), a straight-A student, and a member of a solid trio of best friends. When she ends up on a ski lift next to handsome local college boy, Dax Windsor, she’s thrilled; but Dax takes everything from Sid—including a lock of her perfect red curls—and she can’t remember any of it.

Back home and unable to relate to her old friends, Sid drops her college prep classes and takes up residence in the A/V room with only Corey “The Living Stoner” Livingston for company. But as she gets to know Corey (slacker, baker, total dreamboat), Sid finds someone who truly makes her happy. Now, if she can just shake the nightmares and those few extra pounds, everything will be perfect... or so she thinks.

Witty and poignant, Colleen Clayton’s stunning debut is a story about moving on after the unthinkable happens."(Taken from; Good Reads)



Review:


Even though this book was about rape, it was beautiful and at the same time heartbreaking.  Colleen Clayton writes with a passion that’s rarely seen. She takes you through a roller coaster of emotions. You feel Sid’s agony, her worries, and her insecurities.  You will also fall in love with Corey, even if he isn’t developed as a character through the first half of the book. I highly recommend this book, but prepare yourself for mix emotions.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Panic

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Synopsis:

"Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.

Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most." (Taken from; Good Reads)


Review:


I didn't like this book. The idea behind the book was amazing, but in my opinion it was never developed.  The characters suffered from a lack of evolution, which left me unattached to the characters and unable to really get into the story. I wasn't able to care for them in the ways I normally do.  One thing I actually liked, probably the only thing i liked about this book, was how the author portrays poorness in a realistic way. In conclusion, even though the cover is captivating and promising “Panic” lacks of many many things.



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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fallen

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Synopsis:


"What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart. 

Get ready to fall . . ." (Taken from;Good Reads)


Review:



I wasn't really excited to read this books because everyone says that the first book is good, but the others aren't. Anyways, I decided to give it a try.


This book (The first one… I still haven’t read the others) started a little slow. It is also an example of the “Don’t judge a book by its cover” thingy. Despite the extremely mysterious plot projected by the cover, the book fell flat in a couple of areas. It was full of mystery, romance, and passion.


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P.s If you didn’t know this book is going to be a movie.
Link for the cast:
http://laurenkatebooks.net/its-official-the-fallen-cast/


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Friday, January 16, 2015

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Synopsis:


"Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and Iives intertwine.

It's not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chiacago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old - including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire - Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most awesome high school musical." (Taken from; Good Reads)


Review:

“You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friends nose.”

This Book…
                This book sat on my bookshelf for a couple of months and I don’t even know why. This book was marvelous, I loved every single chapter. I laughed from the very beginning to the end. Words cannot explain how much I love this book. John Green and David Levithan made me feel the emotions of every character very vividly.  I highly recommend this book but I have to warn you… You are going to fall in love with every single part of it, especially with the talented, Tiny Cooper.


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Impossible Knife Of Memory

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Sypnosis:

"For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.

Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down." (Taken from; Good Reads)

Review:

Hayley Kincain and her dad, Andy have been on the road for five years.  They move to Andy’s home town so Hayley can attend High School.

Hayley adapts pretty easily to the school and to the people in it, thanks to her best friend who is also her neighbor. There she meets Finn, a cute flirty, smart pants guy who is very interested in her from the beginning, but she is focused on other things. She is focused on her dad and his PTSD.

This book is heart breaking and not in a romantic kind of way (even though it has lots and lots of romance). It shows you the heaviness of problems in a realistic way. It talks about addiction and family problems and how they affects teens. Regardless of its heaviness it was well written and enjoyable. 


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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Before I Fall

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Synopsis:


"With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I StayBefore I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined." 
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Review:



   At first I thought this book was going to be a little boring, given that she lives the last day of her life seven times and that the book starts a little slow. I was TOTALLY wrong. This book is full of magic. The author, Lauren Oliver, describes life and death in such a compelling way.   Through Samantha Kingston we see how beautiful life is and how much we,humans, underestimate it. This book will give you a new perspective of life.


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