Saturday, May 15, 2010
Author: Elizabeth Scott
My Copy: Paper Back - Simon Pulse
Basic Rating: 4/5
Following book: None -
Worth it? 3/3
My Recommendation: For lovers of Elizabeth Scott and other writers like Sarah Dessen. It's a really good coming of age - drama for teens.
The first thing i must say is that this book is so much better than "perfect you". It's more my style and not so kissy with no emotion. It actually had substance of growing ad some unusual not typical event is in a teenage girls life. It was real and Hannah was real and her feelings were relatable to a degree. Elizabeth Scott did a great job on this book and i am really satisfied and more after reading this story. For me it was addicting and i just wanted to know what would happen next.
The characters were really good and understandable. Great mystery's behind them and you want to know their story.
The story is heartbreaking in terms of sad but not sad sad depressing. (if you read it you'll understand.) It also glows with some light as the book goes on. It's my kind of YA story that is a young adult story of a girl with romance in it (or what ever you'd like to call it), but it doesn't make the book sill or unnecessary (like "perfect you" was sometimes to silly and not really real.) It's both fun and emotional. I think it is a better book of Elizabeth Scott and it gives her more diversity.
Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showcasing photo's of pretty girls and his "party" lifestyle all over the Internet, and her mom was once one of her dad's girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long, Hannah has mastered the art of staying under the radar . . . . . and that's just how she likes it. Of course, that doesn't help her get noticed by her crush. Hannah's sure that gorgeous, confident Josh is her soul mate, but between trying to get him to notice her, wondering why she suddenly can't stop thinking about her coworker Finn, and dealing with her parents, Hannah feels like she's going crazy. But she's determined to make things work out the way she wants - only what she wants may not be what she needs . . .
Author: Ally Carter
Basic Rating: 3/5 and a half
My Copy: Hyperlon Hardcover
Following: Only the good spy young (book #4)
Worth it? 2/3 or 3/3
My Recommendation: For readers and lovers of the Gallagher girl series and for readers who are looking for a new series to get into. (but if you are interested start with the first book)
I am really happy with this book. I again thought the characters were really great and the setting and feel of the story was really cool. I like even now the feel of the places being described and the look in my head as i picture it. My rating isn't as high as the two books before this because i really loved those two better but i did like this book a lot. The story was really mysterious and different and i thought that was planned out good. I just really can't see myself feeling into the whole Zach and Cammie relationship. Once being brought to her first boyfriend i can't just switch over to Zach. So I'm not liking that area of things, but i must admit i am trying to like Zach more. I can't wait to see what is going to happen in the next book - i am clueless to what is going to happen. I really like how Ally Carter writes - her style is cool. So that is what i have to say about this book, check it out if you are interested.
Plot: When Cammie "the Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for Vice Resident of the United States. but when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly"are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them. As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her friends struggle to answer the questions Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe?
Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the Campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth. . . . .
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Title: Doctor who: Apollo 23
Author: Justin Richards
Publishers: BBC Books ( Out on April 22, 2010)
Amazon Price List Price: $11.99
Plot:'For a few moments this afternoon, it rained on the moon'. An astronaut in full spacesuit appears out of thin air in a busy shopping centre. Maybe it's a publicity stunt. A photo shows a well-dressed woman in a red coat lying dead at the edge of a crater on the dark side of the moon - beside her beloved dog 'Poochie'. Maybe it's a hoax. But as the Doctor and Amy find out, these are just minor events in a sinister plan to take over every human being on earth. The plot centres on a secret military base on the moon - that's where Amy and the TARDIS are. The Doctor is back on Earth, and without the TARDIS there's no way he can get to the moon to save Amy and defeat the aliens. Or is there? The Doctor discovers one last great secret that could save humanity: Apollo 23.
Why? The book sounds really good and i am interested to see what this new doctor will be like in print.
Author: Louise Rennison
My Copy: Harper Collins Publishers (cover art 2006)
Following book: Knocked out by my nunga-nungas
Basic Rating: 4/5
Characters: 3/5 (great characters)
Cover: 3/5 and a half
Worth it? either paper or hardcover
My Recommendation: For readers who are looking for a good laugh and a sense of humor, a fabby story and something really easy to get into.
My Thoughts: I'm so happy with this book and the whole series. Again i loved Georgia and her way of describing her life. Louise Rennison really has a very goofy sense of humor and a special way that she See's things through Georgia. This book is just a really nice story to read and it will make you laugh. It's good to read if your looking for something like that. I think we can all relate to Georgia, in the largest way or even just a small way. She's goofy and at the same time lovable. For girls, she's the typical teenage girl - in a none typical way. Her mum always cracks me up, how she's just so disconnected from her daughter, but we all know she loves her. And her sister Libby is Hillary! - she has some little girl problems that are normal. So i thought this follow up was perfect for "Angus-" and I'm just so happy how the story is progressing and i can't wait to read more of the books in this series.
Plot: Georgia Nicolson is dating the Sex God so life should be perfect . . . . . . except in Georgia's life, nothing is ever Perfect. Her cat, Angus, is terrorizing the neighborhood. Her sister, Libby (who is slightly Mad), hides her pooey knickers at the bottom of Georgia's bed. Then the Sex God breaks it off because she's too young. It's time for Georgia to become a heartless boy magnet.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
"Am i really horrible? Perhaps i am one of those people who don't really feel things properly, like Madona."
So these are my new books!!!
Title: Something, Maybe
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Plot: Everyone thinks their parents are embarresing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showcasing photos of pretty girls and his "party" lifestyle all over the internet, and her mom was once one of her dad's girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long, Hannah has mastered the art of staying uner the radar. . . and that's just how she likes it. Of course, that doesn't help her get noticed by her crush. Hannah's sure that gorgeous, confident Josh is her soul mate, but between trying to get him to notice her, wondering why she suddenly can't stop thinking about her cowoker Finn, and dealing with her parents, Hannah feels like she's going crazy. But she's determinded to make things work out the way she wants - only what she wants may not be what she needs. . . .
Author: David LLewellyn
Plot: The Chelsea Flower Show - hardly the most exciting or dangerous event in the calendar, or so the Doctor thinks. But this is Chelsea 426, a city-sized future colony floating on the clouds of Saturn, and the flowers are much more than they seem. As the Doctor investigates, he becomes more and more worried. Why is shopkeeper Mr. Pemberton acting so strangely? And what is Professor Wilberforce's terrible secret?
They are close to finding the answers when a familiar foe arrives, and the stakes suddenly get much higher. THe Sontarans have plans of their own, and they're not here to arrange flowers. . .
Title: Knocked out by my Nunga- nungas
Author: Louise Rennison
Plot: Georgia Nicolson has finnally landed Robbie the sex god and life is fab. But all of a sudden Georgia's ex, Dave the Laugh, is starting to look quite dreamy. Strangely, so does just about every other guy Georgia meets, event the new French teacher. Is Georgia becoming a shameless vixen?
Author: Louise Rennison
Basic Rating: 4/5
Characters: 3/5 and a half ( I really liked them!)
Plot: 3/5 and a half
My Copy: Paper Back (Harper Teen Cover art 2006) (The one above)
Following book: "On the bright side, I'm now the girlfriend of a sex god" USA copy
or UK "It's OK, I'm wearing really big knickers"
Worth it? 2/3 or 3/3 ( i would buy hardcover.)
My Recommendation: For people who like a comical genius an for fun light weighty matters. And above all for readers who love YA Comedy.
My Thoughts: This book is such a laugh. It was just real (in more of a comical way) and funny. Their was just girl topic's that real girls think about. It was light with relatable matters. I could relate to somethings and it was so hilarious to see it put into words. Georgia is very amusing and funny. She is a bit selfish and sometimes too vain, but she's a great character. We are all at times selfish and vain so that is relatable. The other characters just fit in perfectly and i like that a lot. It is different than the movie - "Angus thongs and perfect snogging" - but i think it does have to be when you combine two books together. The setting is very ace - i love Eastborne England and i thought that was brilliant. It's a diary and i normally don't go for diary's but i wanted to try this book out and i am really glad i did. It's a great book - lots of snogging, but the great thing about it is that it's clean and great fun. Related a lot to the movie that got me into the book. I can't wait to read the following book.
Plot: Georgia Nicolson's life is far from simple. Her cat, Angus, is the size of a small Labrador. Her three-year-old sister may have peed somewhere in her room. And her best friend, Jas, thinks she looks like an alien just because she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows. Enter the Sex God. This just might turn out to be the most fabbity fab year ever!
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Writer: Steven Moffat
Starring: Matt Smith and Karen Gillan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIxOaMMjcoY Trailer <-
In this two-parter, the Doctor and Amy meet River Song, a spaceship crashes and the Doctor, at the request of Father Octavian, hunts the last of the Weeping Angels in the ruins of Alfava Metraxis
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Starring: Matt Smith (The Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond)
The TARDIS materialises in the Cabinet War Rooms during the Second World War, one month after Winston Churchill (Ian McNeice) called for help. Soon they find that trouble has come their way and the doctor must find out who is with him or against him.
I loved it!!! It was brilliant and very cool! I was worried about how Matt Smith would take over the role of the doctor. The End of time was very dramatic and emotional and it was sad to see David Tennant leave, but i don't feel like Matt S is replacing him its just that the show is moving on and living in a whole new way. Its a whole new doctor and new show i think. Not only has the doctor changed, the writers, the companion, the TARDIS, the screw driver, and the doctors taste in clothes and food. This episode was such a laugh and very entertaining, i loved watching it and it got me very much excited for ever single new episodes.
Hosted by Laura Linney on PBS Masterpiece Classic. It is 90 min. long. It is the last of the season.
If you have missed part 1 and you want to see it go to this link - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/smallisland/watch.html
And for more information - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/smallisland/index.html
Born into a broken home and an impoverished life in Jamaica, Hortense (Naomie Harris) longs for a fulfilling life in England; one with a fine house and a doorbell. The door of opportunity swings open, and Hortense is married and on her way to the promised land of post-war
I watched it on a Sunday and i was really surprised by how much i really liked it. The movie i am told is one of the most accurate that has been made. That is pretty cool i must admit. The actors were really good and i loved the way the story was being told. Like a diary but still a movie. I really liked it and i recommend it to movie lovers, History lovers, and lovers of a good drama.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
It is the second Episode of Matt Smith's Season.
The Beast Below - Season 5.02
Writen By: Steven Moffat
"The Doctor takes Amy to the future inside Starship UK, which contains in addition to British explorers, an intimidating race known as the Smilers."
These quotes i thought were both true and funny. Check them out!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Title: Gone (book 3)
Author: Lisa Mcmann
YA- Science Fiction
Published: February 9, 2010
Not going to add it because of spoilers!
And Why i want to read it? I love the series!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Year: 2010 (March)
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Writers: Nicholas Sparks (Screenplay and Novel) and Jeff Van Wie (Screenplay)
Actors: Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Liam Hemsworth, and Kelly Preston.
My Rating: 4/5
My Thoughts: I went to see this movie yesterday with my sister and her friend. I have (had) been wanting to see it since they started playing the previews on t.v. I am not against Miley Cyrus, i know some people LOVE or HATE her. I am neither, i love some things she does and i don't care for others. To start i really liked this movie and it really got me more wanting to read the book. I love the story line from Sparks. I thought it was a good movie and i thought the acting was really good. The characters were great and i must say the scenery was really Beautiful!!!!
Miley Cyrus totally surprised me with this film and i really liked her in it - it's much different then her Disney show and i thought her character portrayal completely different (except for the music part) from her real image. The story made me shed tears, i thought it was sad but not too too sad. Some things just make me sad. Well i won't say more on that because i do not want to spoil. But we all must know that Nicholas Spark's movies have never not once been not sad. That is i think a fact. They are not all bawl your eye's out sad but you must feel sad at least once during the movie to be watching a Spark's movie.
Well thank you for listening me go on - and on,
Author: Lisa Mcmann
YA Science Fiction
Book Following: Gone (book 3)
Basic Rating: 3/5 and a half (meaning i really liked it!)
Cover: Cover is so cool!
My Copy: Simon Pulse
My Recommendation: For fans of Lisa McMann and for people looking for a cool new series to get into. I recommend this book to older Teens.
This sequel to Wake was really good. I must say that i really liked it. The books plot and story was just great - the story line was addicting. The characters old and new were once again great and i really like Janie and Cabel still. (Love em!) The cover i thought is very cool - i totally get it now. I didn't before, i just thought it was cool and now i am beating myself over it, how could i not understand it! The book was addictive but not exactly as drama pact as the plot description on the back of the book - they never really are. I didn't like some parts in this book as i found somethings unnecessary. Some parts unnecessary. I didn't like all the swearing. It wasn't crazy bad, but it was to much for me. I don't like when there is swearing in books - sort of ruins it a little for me and i know for some other people too. But again i liked how it was written - the style was unique and impressive. I thought the whole realization of our lead character - Janie's - future was dim and Grim. Not exactly happy with it, but i hope it doesn't end bitterly in the 3rd book. During the end of this book it was getting more depressing for her, though it did turn around a little not completely turning happy it did though end on a happier note - i won't say any more about that. I am happy with this book and i am excited for the 3rd book - Gone.
Plot: Some Nightmares Never End.
For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldrige High, yet no body's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open - but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability - and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd even feared. . . . .
I have been really wanting to read a Nicholas Sparks book and for me i am not exactly just dying to read some of his other books because they are more about adults and older adults (which is cool and i love to do it but). . . i wanted to read something more around my age. So i really wanted to Read The Last Song for ever now. And i finally bought the book yesterday!! I also really want to read "A Walk to Remember" that he also wrote. (I loved the movie)
Title: The Last Song
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Price i payed: $11.95
Seventeen-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside down when her parent's divorced and her father moved to Wrighsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains alienated from her parents, particularly her father. . . until her mother decides it would be in every one's best interest if she and her brother spent the summer with him. Resentful and rebellious, Ronnie rejects her father's attempts to reach out to her and threatens to return to New York before the summer's end. But soon Ronnie meets Will, the last person she thought she'd ever be attracted to, and finds herself falling for him, opening herself up to the greatest happiness - and pain - that she has ever known.
I have been really wanting to read a Nicholas Sparks book and for me i am not exactly just dying to read some of his other books becuase they are more about adults and older adults (which is cool and i love to do it but). . . i wanted to read something more around my age. So i really wanted to Read The Last Song for ever now. And i finnally bought the book yesterday!! I also really want to read "A Walk to Remember" that he also wrote. (I loved the movie)
or the picture on the right hand side of this page.
To Watch online go to the PBS website and it will be playing from April 12 - May 11. Don't miss it!
For Jewish teenager Anne Frank (Ellie Kendrick), her diary is her one true friend and confidant. In it, she records the thoughts of a typical teen — only set against a backdrop of encroaching evil in
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Author: Scott O'Dell
Basic Rating: 3/5 and a half ( I really liked it)
Cover: 2/3 and a half (My copy is ok)
My Copy: Yearling Newbery
My Recommendation: For all ages
Island of the blue Dolphins is a really good book. Scott O' Dell did a great job writing it. Especially because it is based on a true story, being it is harder to create a real environment and a story following the real events and what could have happend if you don't have very much information. My older sister recommended this book to me about 7 years ago and finally i now read it. I am very happy i read it because i got into it and addicted to it. I should have read it years ago! The story is not long, but it is told in a Way that is not just summarizing a life story. The words are colourful and meaningful. The characters including even the animals are extremely good. The setting and story is emotional, they are both connected. In the beginning with some losses i didn't get too sad but more during the middle and end because i got to see the connection between the characters i felt losses more. Loss and gains are vital parts in this book and the out look of our main characters is both real and heartwarming. Parts in this book made me very sad and others made me very happy. The ending really made me happy and i am glad that at least it ended in that way. This book is great for kids, but i think it is a good read for Young Adults and adults, because it isn't to little kid for us. It's for all ages i think.
Plot: In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Native Americans also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind. This is the story of Karana, the Native American who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies - the wild dogs. Hers is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
One arining and episode - the time is - 120 min.
Don't miss it! More Info here is the link for the site- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/sharpesperil/index.html
The Plot is:
Colonel Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean, The Lord of the Rings) may have a nose for mischief, but his only interest now is returning to
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
When Will and Bet were four, tragic circumstances brought them to the same house, to be raised by a wealthy gentleman as brother and sister. Now sixteen, they’ve both enjoyed a privileged upbringing thus far. But not all is well in their household. Because she’s a girl, Bet’s world is contained within the walls of their grand home, her education limited to the rudiments of reading, writing, arithmetic, and sewing. Will’s world is much larger. He is allowed—forced, in his case—to go to school. Neither is happy.
So Bet comes up with a plan and persuades Will to give it a try: They’ll switch places. She’ll go to school as Will. Will can live as he chooses. But once Bet gets to school, she soon realizes living as a boy is going to be much more difficult than she imagined.
The Question is : "What is your favorite Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Movie?"
Friday, March 19, 2010
Author: Lewis Carroll
Pages: 155 (149-304)
My Copy: Hard Cover Junior Library - Grosset and Dunlap
Children's Literature, British Classic
Basic Rating: 5/5
Cover: 4/5 ( I just love my copy!)
My Recommendation: For anyone who loves a good classic and a great story. A story that is a bit man makes it even better!
My Thoughts: Amazing! I loved this book, Lewis Carroll is wonderfully mad. He has an imagination that truly is great. I want to have his for as long as i live, to think of things as he does is incredible and to picture a place where anything unusual happens is a simple wonderland. Alice is one of the best characters ever written, she is so sweet and good natured, her way to accept what most people won't is one of the best things about being a child. I just really love her. I loved all of the characters in this book, from Tweedledee and Tweedledum to the Red and White Queens. There were so many laughs in this book and so much heart and imagination. I think everyone needs an escape like a wonderland. The land of Looking Glass is simply put as Nonsense and what a good nonsense it is. I loved the setting, it was fantastic and funny - fantastically funny. How their are bread and butter flies, Rocking Horses, and bee's as big as elephants. I just really enjoyed it and i will read it over and over again!
Plot: Alice steps into the land of Looking Glass where everything is not as it would seem. She travels through the land, exploring and experiencing curious things. A quote from Lewis Carroll: "If i had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Plot: For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open - but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability - and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd even feared. .
Author: Ally Carter
My Copy: Hard Cover
Plot: When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in
As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in
Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth..
Title: a blue so dark
Author: Holly Schindler
To be published: May 1st 2010
Price: $ 9.95
Fifteen-year-old Aura Ambrose has been hiding a secret. Her mother, a talented artist and art teacher, is slowly being consumed by schizophrenia, and Aura has been her sole caretaker ever since Aura's dad left them. Convinced that "creative" equals crazy, Aura shuns her own artistic talent. But as her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet draws Aura toward the depths of her imagination. Just as desperation threatens to swallow her whole, Aura discovers that art, love, and family are profoundly linked—and together may offer an escape from her fears.
Why? just found this book today and it sounded really good. The whole artistic side and the whole life changing facts of a mental disorder. I really want to read it.
Said by Tweedledee -
"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."
Said by Alice and the White Queen -
"Alice Laughed. "There's no use in trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age i always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!"
Said by Humpty Dumpty -
"If I'd meant that, I'd have said it," said Humpty Dumpty."
Thanks Bostan -
Monday, March 15, 2010
After staking out, obtaining, and then being forced to give up her first boyfriend, Josh, all Cammie Morgan wants is a peaceful semester. But that's easier said than done when you're a CIA legacy and go to the premier school in the world . . . for spies.
Cammie may have a genius I.Q., but there are still a lot of things she doesn't know. Like, will her ex-boyfriend even remember she exists? And how much trouble is she really in after what happened last semester? And most of all, why is her mother acting so strangely?
Despite Cammie's best intentions to be a normal student, danger seems to follow her. She and her friends learn that their school is going to play host to some mysterious guests--code name: Blackthorne. Then she's blamed for a security breach that leaves the school's top secret status at risk.
Soon, Cammie and her friends are crawling through walls and surveilling the school to learn the truth about Blackthorne and clear Cammie's name. Even though they have confidence in their spy skills, this time the targets are tougher (and hotter), and the stakes for Cammie's heart--and her beloved school--are higher than ever.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
"I felt like Barbie's less-then-perfect friend."