Sunday, June 30, 2013


Plot: When Katy's mom moves her to West Virginia, the summer before her senior year, she thinks she's in for thick accents, bad internet access, and an overall boring year. Until she meets her hot neighbor next door. She quickly becomes friends with his twin sister, Dee, but Daemon's arrogant and wants nothing to do with Katy. Katy and Dee spend a lot of time together before school starts, but there's something different about her new neighbors. Something alien.

My Thoughts: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout starts off a little slow. But after a few chapters of introduction, you're thrust into the alien world of West Virginia. In the beginning I was right with Katy, hating Daemon. Every time he spoke, I wanted to throw my book at the wall, but as I turned the pages, he got more and more sensitive, and I could tell his real intentions. It was very heart warming to see the protection Daemon had for his sister and how much he was willing to do to keep her safe. I can't wait for the sequel and will definitely be one of the first to pick it up. I can highly recommned this book to anyone who like supernatural action, with a love story on the side.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

The Rise of Nine

Plot: In the third installment of the Lorien Legacies series, the Mogadorians continue to hunt down the rest of the Garde. with the stakes higher than ever the John Six, and Seven need to find the rest of the Garde to save not only their home planet Lorien, but their new found home, Earth. John was able to rescue Nine from the Mogadorian's West Virginia base, but there's still five members left and time is running out.
My Thoughts: It's been a while since I read this book, not gonna lie. Pittacus Lore's novels always capture my attention and keep my eyes glued to the pages until I turn the last one and The Rise of Nine was no different. The details Lore provides us with is incredible. The dialogue is both terrifying and witty and the story line's always have a twist to them. Ever since I first read I Am Number Four I've been a fan of this series. And every time I finish one it's like the next one can't be released fast enough. I get so wrapped up in the characters and the fate of both planets, knowing that at any moment something could change for the better or worse. Anyone who has not read this series or gave up along the way, pick it up again. You won't be disappointed. Each book gets better than the last.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Plot: The children of missionaries, London and Zach, are not only brother and sister, but best friends. But when, Zach dies, it leaves his family slowly falling apart grasping for hope. Not knowing if she was the cause for Zach's death, London is lost in the crowds of the world and finds herself torn between the new boy in school and Zach's best friend.

My Thoughts: I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. I honestly can't even put into words what this book did to me. I cried so many times I couldn't keep count. The story was so powerful and the narration just added to the already strong plot. I loved the format of the novel and how it was very clean cut. No unneeded details, or pointless conversations. The only problem I had with Waiting was the ending. It was very loose and didn't answer some questions. I'm very picky about knowing what happens next and how things happen. Read-between-the-lines endings always get me, and leave me wondering if my assumption is correct. Other than that problem that most likely only applies to me, Carol Lynch Williams has composed a true masterpiece.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars

Plot: Three years ago, Hazel Grace Lancaster was diagnosed with Stage IV Thyroid cancer. It was a miracle that extended her life and led her to a cancer Support Group two years later, where she met Augustus Waters, a gorgeous boy in remission. Augustus gives Hazel reason to re-think her perspective on not only her cancer but her life and that the legacy she leaves behind is just as important as the life she leads now.

My Thoughts: I was forced to read The Fault In Our Stars for my summer reading for school. I didn't realize until just before I started reading it that I had it in my "to-read" list on Goodreads. I had heard things from my friends who completed it before me and I found all their reviews matched my own. Starting with the characters, they were very well developed with good backgrounds and personalities. I was engrossed in all the characters, even the minor ones, such as the little girl Hazel let try on her cannula. The plot was perfectly paced and clearly well thought out. By the end, I was crying. I don't just mean tears at the brim of my eyes. I'm talking full on tears as if someone just kicked me in the face thirty times. The only thing that annoyed me was the ending. Throughout the entire book I was hoping it would end right in the middle of a

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Brightest Kind of Darkness

Plot: Every night Nara Collins dreams about the following day. She tries to avoid using her gift to change fate, but one night she dreams a future she can't ignore. After preventing a bombing at her school, her dreams begin to fade, while the injury rate of students begin to escalate. When she meets the new kid, Ethan Harris, a loner who doesn't seem to care about much of anything, she realizes he's always there when something goes wrong. And as they get closer, Nara begins to learn more about his dark past.

My Thoughts: When I started reading Brightest Kind of Darkness, I was very excited. The storyline was very intriguing and made me interested in what it had to offer. It starts off fast, jumping right into the story without the meaningless chapters you can sometimes get yourself into. As I kept reading, I found myself falling for the characters and was rooting for Ethan and Nara the whole way through. P.T. Michelle has produced a great story that has a lot of promise from the moment you open the first page. The cover itself is beautiful and mysterious an makes you wonder what's inside. This novel is great for anyone that believes love and fight can overcome fate.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare

Plot: Ella Marino is perfectly fine with being one of the Invisibles along with her two best friends, Sadie and Frankie, at the Willing School. She's an art major and is forever in love with Edward Willing, an unappreciated 19th century artist, that she is determined to find more about. Her French tutor, Alex Bainbridge just so happens to be the most popular guy at Willing and is also her biggest crush. But their sessions keep getting more interesting than ever. Can Ella and Alex be happy together while keeping their relationship a secret?

My Thoughts: This book started off very slow. And I mean VERY slow. I found myself forcing myself to keep reading and hoped there would be a light at the end of the tunnel. The light, however, never really came. Sure there were a few fun chapters, but it didn't make up for the rest of the book. The characters were believable, but everything they did just drove me insane. Every time I finished a chapter I thought about putting it down and walking away, but I had to finish what I started. Possibly, the only good thing about this book was Frankie. I love when there are gay characters in books, especially when the crack jokes throughout the story. Overall this is not a book I would recommend, but if you want to give it a shot and see if you feel differently, go ahead.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

My Life Next Door

Plot: Samantha Reed is the daughter of a senator and has watched the Garrets, the loud family next door, her whole life. While her mother hates them, Samantha thinks they're the perfect family. But when Jase Garret climbs her terrace one summer night, they begin to fall deeply in love. The Garrets begin to bring Samantha in as one of their own, while she keeps their relationship a secret from her mother. But a tragic event occurs that affects both families and leaves Samantha faced with an impossible decision.

My Thoughts: I can't even begin to describe my thoughts about this book. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick is officially my favorite book I have ever read. The characters were refreshingly mature and it was easy to connect with them and their feelings. All of them. It was amazing. One of the things I loved most about this book was that one of the conflicts was never resolved. But it worked! It was so realistic, I couldn't believe what I had in my hands. I found myself laughing out loud at Jase's siblings and wishing that they were my brothers and sisters. I probably could have finished this book in a day, but refused to let myself to it because I didn't want it to end. I stayed up till three in the morning at one point, because I couldn't stop myself from reading. If you haven't gotten your hands on this gem, please run out right now and buy yourself a copy, I promise you won't regret it.

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