Monday, September 1, 2008

Summer Reading

hey Sorry I have not posted any reveiws latley I have had some Summer reading for my AP Lit class and have not really had any spare time but now that school is starting I will have time. The books I had to read were East of Eden and Waiting for the Barbarians. Both books were pretty good. I recomemnd them to you if you have time.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Far World Water Keep by J. Scott Savage

Marcus Kanenas is not your average 13 year old. The sad truth of his life is that he has been confined to a wheelchair all his life and was an orphan for as long as he can remember. Marcus had the ability not to be seen by anyone and I mean that literally. To escape his dreary existence he invented a place he could go in his dreams. A place where animals and trees spoke and he had Kyja. Marcus soon discovers The Dream place is Far World and its not so far away.

Far World was one of those book you just can't put down and you get in trouble while reading in class. I know I did. I loved this book from start to finish. The cast is entertaining and real. The main character Marcus grabs your attention and heart on page one. Savage has a way with moving from passage to passage smoothly and does not leave you angry at a sudden change of setting. This book is full of questions that I want answered, so I can't wait for book two in the Far World series.

The Strand Prophecy by Jeff, Brittany, and Brianna Winner

I am the reluctant harbinger, chosen as I am because of an accident and debt to which I am forever bound. I will fight Ignorance and arrogance, the hunters and the deceivers. I will bring darkness to those that would prey on innocents. My name is Strand.

This story of a modern day hero is a wonderfully written tale of good vs, Evil with a twist. The amazing thing about this book is the fact that it was written by two 11 year old girls and their father. The book was an adventurous read filled with action and conflict to keep readers at chairs end in anticipation. The Book was a very impressive piece of work. I recommend this book to any fans of fantasy/ sci-fi. I also recommend this to any young authors out there and hope that it will give you the push to write something great.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Ashes of Innocence by Alexandra Tesluk

The Ashes of Innocence is a story of Tesluk's struggle to find love and her father. Tesluk describes how her childhood and adolescent struggles lead her to overcome her fears and all she had been through. Tesluk tells readers of her abusive step-father tom and the torment he gave her. She also tells readers of her mother and sister and how she never really felt normal. This a truly meaningful read.

From page 1 to page 292 I never once felt bored or distracted by bad writing. This being the first book by Tesluk I have read I was very impressed by her deep and thought provoking style of writing. I think all young people should read this because it teaches us not to take who or what we have for granted because some would do anything for what we have. Tesluk's book is diffidently a powerful page turner and an intense story of finding love.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood

This book tells the story of 16 year old Morgan. Morgans boyfriend dumps her the day before summer break so the only logical thing to do is chop off all her hair and dye it orange. This sends her parents in to a frenzy. They decided to take control and send her to Ireland on a bicycle trip cross country. Morgan gets much more than she bargained for, a hot tour guided who just might be the perfect rebound boy, a boat load of mystical Irish tails, and a talking horse? Could things get any weirder, read to find out.

This book was awesome I really enjoyed it. I instantly got lost in her story telling abilities and felt like I could see Ireland as I was reading. The characters were likable and believable. You can easily relate to Morgan's problems without seeming like your in a soap opera. Morgans dialogue is comical yet sarcastic bringing you to a position in which you feel like you really know her.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Contest Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello all. Thank you for all your entry's I got around 40. I am glad to say this contest was a success! It took me a Little longer to post this because I have been In Canada Well here are the names.............

1st place- The Compulsive Reader
this person wins the copy of serpents Coils and some Jewelry

2nd place - Allea she wins a copy of princess academy and some jewelry

you must contact me to get your prize. If you have not contacted me by 5-10-08 I will pick someone new.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones

Anita is your typical ordinary girl, until. On Anita's 16th birthday she is pulled away from her world and into another, The Land of Faerie. Anita discovers that she is not Anita, but Tania the 7th and youngest daughter of Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of Faerie. Tania discovers darkness, friendship, love, and deception all dwell around her in this new world. One problem Anita does not remember being Tania, the only clues she has are 7 strange sisters and brief flashes of her former life. To bad the fate of Faerie rest solely in her hands.

I really enjoyed this book, it was a great read. The only thing I did not like about the book was that it rushed the ending a little and that was a slight disappointment. I did however enjoy the characters and plot line a lot. I think Jones does and amazing job weaving a story that captivates all readers. Although it did not take me long to read I must say It was worth the time. I can't wait to read the next book, The Lost Queen, which is next on my reading list.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

Katie is Amish, Ellie is not. If the similarities end at that then why is Ellie, a big city attorney, defending Katie, a plain Amish girl. Katie has a secret that could ruin her life as her mothers only living child, her chances to be baptized, and her life as an Amish women. Katie is accused of Murdering her new born illegitimate baby, and lying about the pregnancy in general. Ellie did not what to take on this case but felt some certain "family ties" obligated her to. If adjusting to living Amish is not hard enough trow in defending a girl how had and maybe even killed her baby, but does not remember a thing. What will happen, you will have to read to find out.

I was rather excited to read this book, being a fan of Picoult's other books. the story stats out fast, it does not dwell to long on the preliminaries, but jumps strait into the important details. I thought over all the book was good, but some times it dragged, mainly in the court room dialogue. The ending was slightly predictable compared to Picoult's other books, which was a little disappointing. I did enjoy this book and I would recommend it for anyone who is in the mood for a book of deeper content.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

JK's court case

Well I was kinda shocked when I read the article in the paper. If your not sure what I'm talking about then I'll explain. JK is suing cause someone released an encyclopedia of Harry Potter 1-7. Angry..... A little, JK is now suing. Well I would like to know your opinions on this matter. Just post a comment below

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

Trixie Stone thought she was in love. She was also the perfect daughter, Student, and Popular. Trixie's whole life is changed with one drunken party, one game of poker, and one act of violence. suddenly Trixie has no idea who she is or what truths to believe, has she lost her childhood forever? The only thing to make this more complicated is Trixie's father, mild mannered comic book artist with a secret tortured past. When Trixie turns up missing her father, David, must journey to Hell and back to save her. All the answers are found in the coldest Hell of Davids past.... Alaska.

When I received this book for Christmas I was ecstatic. Picoult is one of my favorite authors. I quickly curled up to read this book. I am always thrown for a loop when reading her books, but i did not expect what happened. Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling. I loved this book from being to end. It has everything a good read should have. If you are not already a Picoult fan after reading The Tenth Circle you will be.

New Contest!!!

This month i will be giving away the first book in the Hallomere series. In The Serpent's Coils, by Tiffany Trent. The deadline for entry is May 1st, the winner will be announced shortly after. to enter just email me a This is really a great book I encourage all of you to enter.

Don't you just love the cover art.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

What if you had the choice, A quick Death.....or a slow poison? This is the choice that Yelena faces. As a felon convicted of Murder Yelena is scheduled for hanging, but when she is offered a chance to eat, sleep, and live in the palace she knows only a fool would turn it down. The only Catch? Yelena risks assassination by anyone trying to kill the commander of Ixia. Why not run away you may ask, well lets just say the poisons already taken effect.

This book is my favorite of the moment. Maria V. Snyder is a literary genius. I grew attached to all of her amazing characters and her conflicted plot line. I was captivated from page 1 to 361. There was never a dull moment in any of the 3 instalments. I highly suggest everyone reads this books at least once.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Tally is just like any other 15 year old, she cant wait for her 16th Birthday, but not to get her license. In Tally's world your 16th birthday marks your life of non-stop Parties, Drinking, and being Pretty. But what happens when Tally discovers the brain altering truth behind the Pretty operation? Tally's world is thrown completely for a spin. Tally is then offered an impossible choice, to turn in her best friend or never become pretty. What will her choice be? you will have to read to find out.

At first I did not think I would like Uglies because it was a sci-fi book, but after reading it I adored all of WesterfeldsWesterfelds characters and could relate to them on many levels. I quickly found myself excited to read the next three books in the series. i recommend this book to anyone in the mood for a good book. I also must say I love the cover art.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Bella Swan has always hated the small town of Forks. So what brings her here in the first place? Bella's mother re-marrys and wants to travel with her new husband, so Bella makes the choice to move in with her father, Charlie, which brings her to this rainy miserable pit. Bella is unsuspecting of her first day of Forks High School, completely unprepared for meeting the person who will change her life forever... Edward Cullen.

This book is by far one of my favorites. It is full of suspense and questions you just must have answered. Meyers is a genius when it comes to the art of writing. I just could not put this book down. If you are a fan of vampires, romance, conflict, or humor you will have to sink your teeth into Twilight.