Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Today's book is Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves. The description of this book is:
With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna's tired of being the outcast. So she runs away to Portero, Texas, in search of a new home. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul.

Yeah, so, again, I don't normally read Sci-Fi type books, but this one was posted online so I said why not. I will tell you know, this book is waaaayyyyyyy weird. I liked it actually, but I am warning you that it's a little out there. I thought the first chapter was pretty cool and it made me want to keep reading. It was a little confusing at first, obviously, but after you keep reading, you get the hang of it. I really liked Wyatt too. This book has a lot going on it it and its almost 500 pages, so if you don't feel like reading that much, it's not the book for you. But, anyway, I thought it was a good book despite it's weirdness, so if it sounds interesting to you, give it a try! Hope you guys enjoy and Happy New Years! :)

PS: I got an awesome Barnes and Nolble gift card for christmas so I'll let you guys know what books I get as soon as I get them! :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Pretty self explanatory. Merry Christmas everybody, and thanks for coming to the site! Happy New Years as well! Hope you guys get some cool books for Christmas! :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Just Like That by Marsha Qualey

Internet is up and running again, so, today's book is Just Like That by Marsha Qualey! The description of this book is:

Things change so suddenly. one day Hanna has a long-term boyfriend; the next, she realizes she doesn't have strong feelings for him and breaks up with him. one day Hanna trusts her two best friends completely; the next, all of that trust is toppled. And then Hanna finds herself the bearer of a major secret: she was the last person to see two teenagers before they died in an accident on the icy lake. she can't tell anyone, so when Hanna finds herself drawn to will, the elusive boy she's noticed around town, the kind of boy who'd increase any girl's pulse, she doesn't hold back. what she learns about him will astonish her. but what she learns about herself—her friendships, her family, her life—will affect her far more.

So, to me, this book sounded really cool. The book ended up being okay, but kind of disappointing at the same time. It started out like a normal book, but after that, it kind of just got weird. I still liked it enough to where I still recommend it, but only if you're an avid reader and like to read lots of books. This book might not be the best for someone who's looking for a GREAT book. I did like Hanna's character, and Will's. I was disappointed when I found out Will's secret, because it makes the beginning of their relationship all weird. Anyway, this book was overall good and had a cool story line but it wasn't the best either. Read it if you're interested, it's still a cool story. Hope you guys enjoy :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Sorry for the lack of posts, AGAIN. My internet has been acting all weird and it's still not acting completely normal.That's why there's no picture for this post :( Today's book is The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. The description of this book is:

After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck — winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph — his lucky charm.

Back home in Colorado, Thibault can't seem to get the woman in the photograph out of his mind and he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. But Thibault is caught off guard by the strong attraction he feels for the woman he encounters in North Carolina - Elizabeth, a divorced mother — and he keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate love affair, his secret soon threatens to tear them apart — destroying not only their love, but also their lives.

So, this book isn't technically YA fiction, but it was still really good! As long as you're about 14+ this book should be fine for you. Nicholas Sparks' books are never too inappropriate, but they are more mature. Anyway, I really loved this book! The first book by Nicholas Sparks that I read was The Choice, and that one disappointed me a lot. I didn't really like that one, but The Lucky One was VERY good! The main characters aren't too old to enjoy their experiences and it is a really cool story. I love Ben, he's just so cute! This book had me wanting to know what happened sooo bad. I loved everything about this book, except Clayton, but that's normal. You guys will see why. This book has a cute romance, a little suspense, and a great plot! Nicholas Spark's is a very talented writer and I love that his books are always set in North Carolina. When I went to meet Sarah Dessen, I actually saw some of the places he mentions in his books! So, bottom line, try this book if you like a good love story! Hope you guys enjoy :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

Today's book is Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr! The description of this book is:
Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. She used to believe in a lot of things. As a pastor's kid, it's hard not to buy in to the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reason to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town is kidnapped, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam's personal one, and the already-worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel.

This book first drew me in with its cover. I know, that's not what you're supposed to do with books, but I couldn't help it. The cover is pretty, and I like pretty covers. Anyway, after I read the description, I thought it would be a cool book to check out. When I first started it, I wasn't getting into it, but after the first chapter or two, it got my attention. I was really wondering if Jody was ever going to get found, and when I started getting close to the end of the book, I got worried we weren't going to find out. No worries, you get all you need in the ending chapters of this book! It was an overall pretty good book, I'd say. The whole idea of being the pastor's daughter was cool to me. I've never read a book like that before. It's not really an uplifting book until the end though. If this one sounds interesting to you, give it a try! Hope you guys enjoy :]

PS: Sorry for the delay in posts again! Busy college life + finals + Christmas = not a whole lot of posts! But, I did read a lot of books, so stay tuned! :]

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Midnight Twins by Jaquelyn Mitchard

It's what a lot of you have been waiting for: The Midnight Twins! Yes, I am a little late on it, I apologize. But, I have finally read it and am here to review it (duh)! For those of you who don't know, the description of this book is:

The Midnight Twinstells the story of mirror twins born on either side of midnight. After a mysterious and nearly fatal fire on their thirteenth birthday, Meredith and Mallory Brynn begin having visions: Mallory can see into the past, Meredith can see into the future. But it will take both of them to save their town from a great evil. That is, if their unique powers dont destroy them first.

My first thought on this book was that it was kind of confusing. It took me a little bit to understand the different transitions between each flashback, but I got the hang of it. I thought the book was overall pretty good. The author definitely had me wondering what was going to happen to David. I would say this book was so-so. Some of it I thought was kind of dumb, but it's definitely a cool story. I might just have to go read the second book because series always get me in that way. I always have to go read the next one, just to find out what happened! Thank you to everyone who recommended The Midnight Twins to me. Happy reading :]

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Hollow by Jessica Verday

Okay, so I'm usually not into the whole sci-fi book thing, but because of twilight and harry potter, I gave this one a chance. I decided to post this now because I already read the book and I wanted to get a post out there to tie you guys over until I get a chance to read The Midnight Twins. The description of The Hollow is:

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead?and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

For being a Sci-Fi book, this one was pretty good! When I read it, I stayed up till 4am finishing it. I thought it was a pretty cool story and I loved the part about Abbey's perfume making! It makes me want to try it myself. This book was definitely a good one and I recommend it to any Sci-Fi book lover out there. Even non Sci-Fi book lovers, just not as much, haha. Anyway, see you would think that I would catch on to the twist of this book before the end, but I didn't. When I told my friend about it half way through the book though, he spat out a whole scenario that he suspected to be true. He was right, ughhh. It is a pretty interesting twist and I can't wait to read the next one to find out more. Guess you'll have to read it for yourself to see what I mean. ;]

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I wanted to say sorry to you guys for not posting anything in a while! I've been busy with Thanksgiving break and this is my last week of classes before finals so I've been busy with that as well. I promise the next post will be soon (Probably tomorrow or Thursday) and it will be The Midnight Twins. I would read it tonight, but I've got so much English and Psychology to do, I just won't have time. So I hope you all had a great thanksgiving and I will post The Midnight Twins soon! Thanks for your patience. Happy reading :]