Saturday, October 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Michael Thomas Ford
Release Date: September 2010 (It may be out already!)
I'm not crazy. I don't see what the big deal is about what happened. But apparently someone does think it's a big deal because here I am. I bet it was my mother. She always overreacts.
Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff's perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they've got problems. But a funny thing happens as his forty-five-day sentence drags on—the crazies start to seem less crazy.
Compelling, witty, and refreshingly real, Suicide Notes is a darkly humorous novel from award-winning author Michael Thomas Ford that examines that fuzzy line between "normal" and the rest of us.
I was not a huge fan of Thirteen Reasons Why, but I am willing to try out another teen suicide book. I think the setting of this book makes it appeal to me. The fact that the story takes place in a hospital Psychiatric Ward adds for more drama. I cannot wait to take a deeper look into the lfie of Jeff see what he comes to terms with in his forty-five day stay in the Psych Ward.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The Silver Blade
$17.99 U.S. (Hardcover)
Synopsis:With his beloved Sido safely in England and the Reign of Terror at its height, mysterious Yann returns to revolutionary France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But while the two are apart, Yann's Gypsy origins prejudice Sido's guardian against their marriage, spoiling their reunion. When Sido is kidnapped under strange circumstances, Yann must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil count, rescue Sido, and save all of France.
I chose to highlight this book for two reasons. Number one, I like the cover! I sound really shallow but the guy looks mysterious and I find that very attractive. Second there are not a lot of good books out there with a guy as the main character. My dad has recently gotten into young adult books and I see this as something he might read, so I want to highlight it for all the guy readers out there as well as the girls.
Friday, September 17, 2010
1. Luna Lovegood
Oh Luna.... she is so odd and awkward that you just have to love her. She offers that odd element that is needed in the books, not to mention she is quite useful.
2. Draco Malfoy
Veryone please calm down and don't hate me.... But yes I do love Draco. If I had to choose one villian from a book who I love Draco Malfow wins hands down. While he is a jerk and tries to ruin Harry's life whenever possible I know there is a softer side that is just waiting to get out.
3. Neville Longbottom
Oh Neville... that super awkward smart kid. While Neville may seem like a pansy at times he has a heart of gold and is willing to help Harry when he needs it.
4. Ginny Weasley
Oh Ginny, how I hate you for dating Harry, but still I like you. I love Ginny's character and the fgact that she sticks by Harry throughout the books. She is loyal and a good fighter.
5. Viktor Krum
Oh Viktor... you are so beautiful yet so dumb. Even when before I saw Viktor in the movies I loved him, you have to. He is an amazing quidditch player and I just want to hug him.
Who are your favorite Harry Potter characters?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
So Many Boys
FTC: I borrowed this book from a friend.
After her center-court split with Aiden, Tessa put the SOS behind her. After all, cheaters never prosper! Now she's busy working on her faux-relationship with Aiden and negotiating the unfamiliar waters of “technically single and pseudo-dating.”
Life can't get any more dismal for a one-guy kind of girl until an imposter hijacks the SOS, and it's up to Tessa to save her squad from slander. But with her best boy hot and cold, what's a kitten to do?
Even worse, Tessa doesn't realize how much she's up against—because this copykitten is far more naughty than nice.
You have to love a good light novel. I love the Naughty List Books because they do not require a whole lot from me. They are light and bubbly just like their author Suzanne Young. I was surprised where she decided to take the sequel to the Naughty List, but in the end I loved it. I think So Many boys had more drama and more mystery than the previous book. With the Copy Kitten on the loose Tessa and the girls had to be more sneaky, and also had to try and cover up their true identity. I loved the addition of Joel to the book. He is a very loveable character and I would totally want to date him. The book was fun to read and I am excited for the final book in the series to come out in November.
Anyone looking for a fun light read.
Age: Young Adult (14+)
Extra: If you have not read The Naugthy List yet keep a look out, because I will be giving a signed copy away when I reach 100 followers!!!!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Feiwell and Friends
$16.99 U.S. (Hardcover)
Three angels — Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human — are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.
Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.
The angels’ mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?
I am really getting into Angel books these days and this one sounds amazing! Forbidden love, strong bonds and much more... it is everything a girl could ever want in a book :)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
$16.99 U.S. (Hardcover)
FTC: I borrowed this book from a friend.
In Rosewood, majestic estates sprawl for acres, and Tiffany toggle bracelets dangle from every girl's wrist. But not all that glitters is gold, and the town harbors secrets darker than anyone could imagine—like the truth about what really happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. . . .
Back in middle school, Ali plucked Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer from obscurity and turned them into the beautiful, popular girls everyone wanted to be. Ali was the best friend they ever had. But she also made them do terrible things and taunted them with their worst secrets. Now, three years later, all their questions about Ali have finally been answered and they can put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.
Not every story has a happy ending, especially when four pretty little liars have done so many wicked things. In the dramatic conclusion of Sara Shepard's bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer could get everything they've ever wanted—unless A has one more horrifying twist in store.
Wow, I am really behind on my reviews because it seems like forever since I have read this!!! In true Pretty Little Liars fashion Wanted brought more twists and turns then a swirly slide. I found myself trying to keep up with the plot. I do have to say that I am satisfied with the ending even if it was a little bit disturbing. I thought I knew how the book would end, but I was completely wrong, however, I was able to guess from the very beginning that the "new girl" was going to bring trouble. I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster when I read this book. There was lots of hate and lots more violence then the first seven books. I think Sara Shepard did a good job ending the series except for that one last part. I cannot beliueve she had that extra last page, it made me so angry!!!!! All in all I really enjoyed the book, but I think to many people died in the series as a whole.
Anyone dying to know the ending of the series.
Age: Young Adult (15+)