Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Author: Scott Westerfeld
YA Science Fiction/ Fantasy
Basic Rating: 4/5
Story line: 4/5
Recommendation: For readers who like good books that are full of adventure and mystery. Also for readers who like YA Science Fiction Fantasy.
My Thoughts: I loved it! All i can really say is Wow! It is a really good book, i loved both the YA and science fantasy in it. Great Combo! It is a really good second book not at all a let down, it is mostly like a second part though, meaning it really isn't a sequel but just another part to the epic story. It is a great series and i can't wait to buy and read the next book in the series, Specials. I loved the characters, they were strong and made you feel emotion. Either you hated them (in a good way, meaning they were so good that you felt a dislike for them that you should.) or you really liked them. I really liked and loved Tally, she is again a great character. And she was still the same person, and i liked that. She did grow, i didn't always like her decisions, and thinking's, but she was strong and growing into herself and her choices. I really liked Zane, he is a very cool new character. He was not what i expected, and i loved him for that. Shay made me stire up emotions both hot and cold. (which one is good i don't know but she did) And David, god i still love him! Didn't see him for a while, but i still adore and love him. I can't wait to see what happens next. . . i really enjoyed the story line. It was surprising to see where it took me and i loved the adventure. Although i was not in love with the ending it was great for the book. And a great opening for the next one. . . Cliff hanger! (got use to that by watching Lost) But now i am very excited. . . and can't wait to read the next part to the series.
Plot: Tally just became pretty, and it is the best life ever! Great looks, great friends, great clothes, great everything! And you can have anything you want and ask for, who could not want to be pretty? But their seems to be always something haunting her, she seems to be different than most pretties, but why? And it also seems to be harder for her to be bubbly once she has the unexpected visit from an unwanted old past. The news seems to be right on schedule, and everything she remembers and think to be right and true is shaken and flipped upside down. What is a pretty girl to do? But is struggling to stay bubbly and finding the answerer's of her fuzzy past worth all the effort and trouble? Is it worth risking everything? Isn't it much easier to stay pretty and pretty minded? Tally must choose between a life of ease and perfection or a choice of freedom and truth. Bust she must choose quickly because specials are always not so far behind.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Check it out!!
Title: The Corinthian
Author: Georgette Heyer
Plot: Walking home at dawn, quite drunk, Sir Richard Wyndham encounters heiress Penelope Creed climbing out her window. She is running away from a dreaded marriage to her fish-lipped cousin, while Sir Richard himself is contemplating a loveless marriage with a woman his friends have compared to a cold poultice. Sir Richard can't allow her to careen about the countryside unchaperoned, even in the guise of a boy, so he pretends to be her tutor and takes her on a fine adventure. When their stagecoach overturns, they find themselves embroiled with thieves, at the center of a murder investigation, and finally finding out what they both really want.
Why? Well it just really interested me. She has written so so many books and not all really interest me but a lot do and this one just sounded like something i would like to read and get into, a light English literature romantic comedy.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
What an amazing film. I really enjoyed watching it again. The actors really did a wonderful job, i very much loved the scenery, and the script was written so good, so brilliant and funny. I loved the setting and it is just a wonderful film. I can't wait to watch the next part next week....
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Emma Part 1 = 120 minuets on Sunday the 24th of January.
The very Excited BOstan~
Hey and i passed my 300th post!!!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Author: Michael Grant
Young Adult, Science Fantisy Fiction
Summary: It’s a scenario that every kid has dreamed about: adults suddenly disappear, and kids have free reign. In this case, though, it’s everyone 14 and older who disappears, and the harsh reality of such unreal circumstances isn’t a joyride after all. A girl driving with her grandfather plunges into a horrific car wreck; gas burners left on ignite a home with a young child trapped inside; food and medical supplies dwindle; and malicious youths take over as the remaining children attempt to set up some form of workable society. Even stranger than the disappearance of much of humanity, though, are the bizarre, sometimes terrifying powers that some of the kids are developing, not to mention the rapidly mutating animals or the impenetrable wall 20 miles in diameter that encircles them, and people disappear as soon as they turn 14.Why? well to me it sounds very interesting. I like the whole Young adult theme and Science fiction together. I really want to see how it will go.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I could picture this as a Coming of age young adult novel.
I found this book a few days ago and it looked interesting, personally i don't go out looking for diaries to read but this one looked good.
Title: The Carbon Diaries 2015
Author: Saci Lloyd
Plot: Laura Brown, a 16-year-old Londoner and punk rocker, documents a year in the very near future, 2015, in diary form. She refers to recent massive storms brought on by climate change that have ravaged the planet and led Britain to be the first country to try “carbon rationing.” Each person is allotted a prohibitively small measure of carbon points to be used each month, essentially obsoleting such luxuries as air travel or even heating one’s home. Laura navigates the increasingly punishing circumstances with a perfectly intoned half-bitter, half-astonished teenager’s voice, complete with strains of near-future slang, and punctuates her diary with newspaper clippings and other taped-in bits of cultural detritus. As she weathers staggering uncertainty, kill-me-now family crises, and a timelessly confusing dating scene, she finds a release valve in music and her mates.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Plot: 3/5 and sometimes a 2/5
My Recommendation: For readers who like to read Teenage dramas and coming of age books.
My Thoughts: I liked it! It was really easy to get into and the whole book was easy to read and get. Though during more of the middle of the book the fact of the main character, Kate's, problems sort of took control of the book and made me not as into reading it as before and also the dynamic and relationship between her and Will made me not as interested in the story line, but it did pick up again and then it was as addictive as ever. I liked it because when it came down to it, it wasn't only about a boy, it was about the characters changing and their problems and i really liked that. It was sad too, but not in the sort of way you would have thought it to be. I can understand what Kate is going through with her ending friendship. And it pretty much summed up really a lot of what you feel. Elizabeth Scott has great writing skills and i so want to read her other books. The characters were very good and they felt so real. I also loved the ending, it was the perfect ending even though i personally would have changed it a little. I am very happy with the book!
Plot: Kate's life is quickly going down the gutter. First her father is ruining her life, he quite his good job to sell stupid perfect you vitamins and is forcing her to work embarrassingly beside him. Her best friend quickly became her x-best friend in one summer, and she had no idea why that is. Anna became popular and has thrown Kate away with the trash. And Will, the most attainable annoying guy in school starts to show interest in her and Kate hates herself for thinking she might like him and he might like her. Because the reason he is so attainable makes him unattainable, and she's sure that she would only be his fling until he finds someone else. Its hard hurting, but nothing seems to get any better. So she finds that the only way to maybe get any better is to just forget about everyone else. But that's not so easy after all, because the only real way for things to even get better is to realize that things are never perfect, but you just have to live your life and get through it till things get better and good things happen.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Kristin Scott Thomas
Plot: A chronicle of John Lennon's childhood.
Plot: Beth (Bell) is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Author: Jenny O'Connell
Basic Rating: 2/5 and a half
Characters: 2/5 and a half
My Recommendation: For those who like reading Young Adult books with a spin of MTV spice into the mix.
My Thoughts: At first was really into this book, i really liked the story line and where the story was going, but by the end of the middle and end i sort of grew disappointed with it. It was still a bit addictive because i wanted to see what was going to happen next, but i thought the storyline would be different. I still like the characters, they are basically real people, though i wasn't into the swearing. It didn't have a heavy amount, but still i thought it was mostly unnecessarily. And some parts were not necessary either. One thing that i didn't like after a while was how hypocritical Emily (the main character) was, i thought she would also be different, she just wasn't progressing in the right direction. I do think we all are hypocritical but that was too much.
Even though it wasn't my favorite it was good. An OK read for me i think, nothing i really would go out and look for, but it was OK. And i give it 2/5 and a half because there were good parts in it that i enjoyed. I really was satisfied and happy with the ending, i am grateful for that.Plot: Emily is so sick of being the nice girl and as a result of being that "nice girl" everything possibly bad has happened to her. She found out that her family is moving - not just to a strange new location, but to her old neighbourhood where everyone has remembered her to be the nice girl. Her boyfriend dumped her on moving day, her father decides to stay back from moving to Boston even though they are only moving for him, and her college of choice might be rejecting her. What has being nice ever done for her? Nothing.
At least her two best friends have taken her back and still love her. When finding something to do for the senior time capsule, she comes up with something not so nice She and her friends start to create a self help guide for the male species to become better people and better boyfriends.
But that's not all, to make sure the guide really works they decide to try it on the one unsuspecting biggest jerk of them all, Luke Preston. The guy who just broke up with her best friend by email, and also the guy she would never had thought would change so much since she was gone. The test subject might turn out to be harder to turn than she first thought, and she had a petty good idea that it would be a hard thing. And maybe Emil has to learn a few things about life, love, and herself.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Well here is my list: Book names and authors below
- Perfect you, Elizabeth Scott
- Pretties, Scott Westerfeld
- Curse of the Blue Tattoo, L.A Meyer
- Angus, Thongs and full- frontal snogging, Louise Rennison
- Ahab's Wife, Sena Jeter Naslund
- Through the looking glass, Lewis Carroll
- Wake, Lisa McMann
- The Stones of Mourning Creek, Diane Les Becquets
- Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
- Eragon, Christopher Paolini
- Sanditon, Jane Austen and Another Lady
- Island of the Blue Dolphin, Scott O'Dell
- Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
- I'd Tell you i loved you, but then I'd have to kill you, Ally Carter
- Doctor Who: The Krillitane Storm, Christopher Cooper
- Doctor Who: The Taking of Chelsea 426, David Llewellyn
- Primeval: Fire and Water, Simon Guerrier
- The Watson's and Emma Watson, Jane Austen and Joan Aiken
- Lock and Key, Sarah Dessen
- Gone, Michael Grant
- Something, Maybe, - Elizabeth Scott
- Such a pretty girl, Laura Wiess
- Shelter Me, Alex Mcaulay
I don't know i just thought this thought/quote was goofy funny and very understandable. I agree with it whole heartily! I do...
Title: The Book of Luke
Author: Jenny O'Connell
"The Guy's Guide Tip # 46
People can have nicknames. Body parts should not."
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Author: Hailey Abbott
Basic Rating: 2/5
My Recommendation: For those who like light reads and a book full of boy craziness
My Thoughts: My rating for Boy Crazy is a 2/5. It was good, the characters were cool, made sense, and were created well, and for the most part i liked reading the book. The dialogue language was up to date and i loved how Hailey Abbott really described and really knew the city she wrote about. Her words to describe things was wonderful and made me feel like i was there too. It was a good summer beach swim read, lighter, but still with some dilemmas that the characters had. Though for myself personally it wasn't really my sort of book. Their wasn't enough conflict and friction with the lead guy and lead girl for my taste, but it wasn't a bad read. It didn't make me want to read more or sad to leave the characters like i normally feel after a book ends. I thought it needed something more to make me extremely happy with it, though i really liked the ending, i thought it was perfect.
Plot: LA girl Cassie is having fun and enjoying her summer back home, working at her perfect job at Catalina and hanging out with her two best friends for the first time in a long time. Before things always prevented them to spend very much time with each other, and she really missed their time together. Though both Cassie and one of her best friends Keagan have failed in the business of love and both have gotten there hearts broken. So in order to leave all past heartbreaks behind the three girls make a pact. A special promise to all kiss 10 different guys over the summer. Their plan is to date like a guy and to just have a fun- commitment- less summer. But things turn to be more and more complicated, starting when Cassie's number one turns out to be the perfect guy for her.
Its not easy to fall for the enemy. . .