Monday, December 28, 2009

Books That Are New! ! !

I got new BookS!!! So excited to dive right in, their new and i am ready to use them. Hope their good and that i will like them.
The titles and plots are below!

Title: The book of Luke
Author: Jenny O'connell
Pages: 291
Plot: Emily Abbott has always been considered the Girl Most Likely to Be Nice -- but lately being nice hasn't done her any good. Her parents have decided to move the family from Chicago back to their hometown of Boston in the middle of Emily's senior year. Only Emily's first real boyfriend, Sean, is in Chicago, and so is her shot at class valedictorian and early admission to the Ivy League. What's a nice girl to do?
Then Sean dumps Emily on moving day and her father announces he's staying behind in Chicago "to tie up loose ends," and Emily decides that what a nice girl needs to do is to stop being nice.
She reconnects with her best friends in Boston, Josie and Lucy, only to discover that they too have been on the receiving end of some glaring Guy Don'ts. So when the girls have to come up with something to put in the senior class time capsule, they know exactly what to do. They'll create a not-so-nice reference guide for future generations of guys -- an instruction book that teaches them the right way to treat girls.
But when her friends draft Emily to test out their tips on Luke Preston -- the hottest, most popular guy in school, who just broke up with Josie by email -- Emily soon finds that Luke is the trickiest of test subjects . . . and that even a nice girl like Emily has a few things to learn about love.

Title: Boy Crazy
Author: Haily Abbott
Pages: 228
Plot: How to Date Like a Guy:
1. Flirt constantly.
2. Keep your options open.
3. Don't get attached.
Cassie and her two best friends, Greta and Keagan, are so over boyfriends. But just because the girls are anti-boyfriend doesn't mean they're anti-boy. So they make a pact for the summer: They'll each kiss ten different guys before school starts—no commitments, no drama, just fun. Sounds easy enough. Then Cassie meets the perfect guy (nine boys too soon), and the pact starts to seem like a terrible idea. Not to mention Boy Number One turns out to be her best friend's ex. Ugh—Cassie's summer just went from carefree to complicated faster than she can say "heartbreaker."

Title: Perfect You
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Pages: 282
Plot: Kate Brown's life has gone downhill fast. Her father has quit his job to sell vitamins at the mall, and Kate is forced to work with him. Her best friend has become popular, and now she acts like Kate's invisible.
And then there's Will. Gorgeous, unattainable Will, whom Kate acts like she can't stand even though she can't stop thinking about him. When Will starts acting interested, Kate hates herself for wanting him when she's sure she's just his latest conquest.
Kate figures that the only way things will ever stop hurting so much is if she keeps to herself and stops caring about anyone or anything. What she doesn't realize is that while life may not always be perfect, good things can happen -- but only if she lets them....

Title: Smart boys & Fast girls
Author: Stephie Davis
Pages: 178
Plot: ON YOUR MARK. Natalie Page is overlooked and unappreciated. Yeah, sure, she can run fast. Yeah, sure, all the boys love a buddy. Yeah, she has plans every weekend night...with her friends and their boyfriends. GET SET. It's time for the world to sit up and take notice. When Natalie makes the varsity cross country team, it seems like the fast track to being cool. The popular girls notice her, the hunky captain of the boys team is giving her rides home. Natalie Page is off and running. Then she starts to fail geometry. She has to get a tutor: a very annoying boy who thinks sports is for idiots. A very smart boy who thinks she's stupid. A very cute boy who already has a girlfriend and has no interest in her. A boy she told her parents she was dating. GO! Natalie Page can run. Now she has to decide how to finish

Title: The Wizard of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Pages: 189
Plot: Dorthy thinks she's lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, sh must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrivals - Will Dorthy ever see Kansas again?

Can't wait to read my new books!


Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn
Pages: 300
Fantasy YA

Basic Rating: 4/5

Plot: 3/5 and a half

Characters: 4/5

Cover: I really liked the cover so: 3/5 and a half

My Thoughts: I am so sad that i am done with this book, but i suppose that i a good thing. I really really loved this book and i am so glad that so far i am in a streak where i really like the books that i am reading. I loved really everything about it, i liked the story line, the people, and how it was written. I loved how it was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, i always loved the story when i was little. It had magic in it of course because that's what fairy tales and most fantasy genres have in it, but i was glad it really wasn't in the story to much, that i can't handle. It is dramatic, sweet, and funny, i laughed a lot. I thought it was funny how he goes back and forth talking about different book like the phantom ( glad he isn't a phantom lover!) and more funnily Pride and Prejudice. Loved it! I loved all the characters, I really loved Kyle and how he changes, I'd say the perfect guy even in beast form, and i loved all the strong characters like Will, Kendra, Magda, and Lindy, and i also loved all the flawed characters like Sloane, Mr. Kingsburry, Lindy's dad, and Trey. I don't normally say this but i thought the book had a really good moral, to look at the beautiful things all around you and to not let it just pass by and also not to judge someone one from their looks but judge them because of their person on the inside. And last but surely not least, I really liked the cover, at first i didn't really understand it but after reading it i really appreciate it.

And so to close my thought i can't wait until July next year, super pumped for the movie. Though i might have to read it again just before that.

Plot: Kyle Kingsburry is rich, has the best of looks, and goes to one of the most preppy high schools in New York City. But one thing he isn't is pretty on the inside, he is a beast on the inside where it counts and that's what gets him into a bad situation. A witch in his English class did put a curse on him, but can that curse turn out to be a good thing? He has two years to live as a beast before it is permanent, and the only way to turn it around is for him to find true love. Its sounds easier than it really is, can he do it? Its not like beasts walk around in plain sight in New York or anywhere else for that matter.

Its no medieval fairy tale but can this beast have a happy ending?

Thanks BOstan~