Monday, August 3, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
But as Mabel becomes an insider, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows may have done to keep their power intact - and what they might do to anyone who threatens them. Mabel must choose: either expose the ugliness surrounding her and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family’s dark secrets and make Ev’s world her own
The book cover itself looks very appealing. This is one of the mail reasons I decided on requesting it for review. Unfortunately, the characters are dull and I wasn't sure if I was supposed to hate the main character or like her. She was very weird and made me uncomfortable. The book had way too many descriptive words. I felt that it was overly descriptive. For example, one thing would be described for a good paragraph that didn't need that much information. The author could have said truck and it would have been fine. Or even the model, make, and color. It didn't need to be excessively described. I was very bored and I just couldn't finish reading the book. The author writes well but it could have been used for a different type of book. This one is very dull and she would probably be able to write young adult sci-fi books well because of her great descriptions.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.
The auditorium doors won't open.
Someone starts shooting.
Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The cover is what first made me want to pick the book up and read it. I was at ALA 2015 in San Francisco and it was just sitting there. I did not pick the book out because of the couple but because of the cute doodles on the front. Books with doodles are always the best! Well readers, let's get to it! The book was magnificent. The book is about a set of triplets-Drew,Cara, and Stella- who have a lot going on in their lives. Cara is sick and is obsessed with the Heartbreakers. The Heartbreakers are basically like One Direction in this book. Stella and Drew HATE their music. Who knows where Cara got her music tastes.
So Stella and Drew decide to road trip to go get Cara signed merchandise by the band for her birthday gift. Stella meets a very cute boy at Starbucks and he even pays for her coffee! Swooning!!! So later, Drew and Stella are in line waiting to get their sister's stuff but the line gets cut off! Drew and Stella are basically fuming and when they go back to their hotel, their A.C is busted. Figures right? But the craziest thing happens, Stella bumps into the band in the elevator at the hotel. Guess who is among these handsome boys? The boy from Starbucks, wham-bam-thank-you-mam! This boy, is Oliver Perry a.k.a the lead singer of the Heartbreakers.
I loved the fact that this book revolved around the whole band and not just the main singer. Oliver Perry and Stella are a great match but they have their issues. What I'm trying to say is you will hate and love Oliver at times! This book is beyond amazing and I highly recommend it! It's so cheesy and adorable with twists here and there. I was beyond happy to learn that there is more than one book to this story. The story does not revolve around Cara having cancer but she definitely plays a large part. This is a great Young Adult book and it is a great romance. I rate this 5 stars out of 5 stars! I loved it. Happy reading!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo.
Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.
In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Join Claire and Cole as they embark on the stormy love affair of a lifetime.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
She knows only one thing about herself — her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin — yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they’re to have any chance, she must get them to trust each other.
Whatever the truth is, she is determined to find it and confront it. If she has to lead, she will make sure they survive. Maybe there’s a way out, a rational explanation, and a fighting chance against the dangers to come. Or maybe a reality they cannot comprehend lies just beyond the next turn
The beginning of this book is a very slow because they are waking up and trying to figure things out. So not much happens there but push through because it just gets better. Em, also known as M.Savage, is the first one up and out of her coffin. She helps the others escape their coffins and then she becomes leader because of what she did. Most of the story also revolves a lot around arguing who the leader should be.
The entire story has twists and turns but it also has sections where my skin crawled. It was hands down one of the best sci-fi books I've ever read. The characters are very interesting and they all have great personalities. The big plot twist takes the entire story to show itself which I think was great! The story was very cryptic here and there but it was amazing! I am beyond excited for the next two books. Happy reading.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.
The uber-popular Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans
I've never read a book by Sarah Dessen and I was not disappointed. I was first attracted to this book by its cover. I totally didn't judge it by the cover though, I read the inside of the dusk jacket that I posted above. My boyfriend tried to ask me what this book was about.....where do I start and how do I explain? So I just told him it was way too difficult and I hope you all understand that I'm trying to process my feelings in this review.
The whole book sort of revolves around Peyton and what happened to him but this book is about Sydney. It's about how her life basically revolves around this incident that occurred and how she just needs a change. She meets Layla, the super awesome confident new friend, and it all starts with YumYums. Obviously, all the good flavors are taken but Sydney settles for root beer flavor. This is where I felt that the story was about to get better, I was right. Layla brings her a giant bag of them. That is how their friendship starts, awesome right? Anyways, Layla's family is by far the best thing about this book. I hope you grow to love them! The characters are all around completely adorable. I love them, I loved the way their relationships/friendships grew and I loved that they had to overcome situations that occurred. Romance, drinking, drama, and betrayal. I don't want to give away too much. So, happy reading!!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.
She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
Hello fellow readers! I'm just checking in to let you know that my school semester is done next week so I'll be posting at least two reviews a week. That's the minimum hopefully! I can read about 3 books a week but that's with work. So we'll see. Anyways, the point of this post was also to tell you about the adorable book I'm reading!! It is called A Little Something Different and it's by Sandy Hall. I'm only on page 75 and I absolutely adore it so far. It's very cute and comical with their love development. You should definitely pick up a copy of this book! Happy reading and have a safe weekend!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hello everyone! So last month and this month I have accumulated a lot of books. I'm planning on doing a book haul post with pictures and maybe a YouTube video! I'm not sure yet, but ill keep everyone posted. Make sure to follow!
Monday, May 18, 2015
So I went a little crazy and requested tons of books from NetGalley. I was approved for about 20 or so and I'm really excited about it! I have to sit through and read at least half of those though. I've been preoccupied with school but during the summer I'll be all about books and beaches. So be on the lookout for my reviews!:)
Friday, May 15, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hello fellow readers! I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to post a review but I'll do it soon! I'm also reading The Darkest Part of the Forest. I have about 40 pages to go but it's honestly amazing! I've had tons of homework this last month and the semester is almost over so I can not slack. As soon as I can I'll post a review about 3:59. Happy reading!
Friday, May 8, 2015
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Sunday, May 3, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Good morning fellow readers! I'm currently halfway done with this book and in loving all the giddy romance and high school problems. Riley is a great character and has a great personality so far. This book was just released this month and it's awesome. My goal is to finish it by Friday. I'll keep you all informed on how the process is going. Happy reading:)