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. . . . .