Thursday, April 30, 2015

PART 2: Kissing Ted Callahan (and other guys)

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Kissing Ted Callahan (and other guys) 
I've officially finished this amazing book! So to start, the book cover is pretty cute! It is very original and I love the total journal/doodling theme on the cover. When you read the book you'll totally understand. Anyways, I give this book a 5/5 stars for the cover. This book was just released this month (April) so get your hands on it as soon as possible so you can laugh and blush while reading this book. Honestly, the characters were completely adorable. Riley and Reid are really close friends because they caught their band mates, Nathan and Lucy, totally making out and what not. So they are all still in a band but Riley is totally mad at Lucy and chooses to be friends with Reid vs. being stuck with a "best friend" who isn't even telling you that they are messing around with a band mate. So basically Reid is totally smitten about this girl and Riley is really liking the awesome and amazing Ted Callahan. I'm totally crushing on his dorky, popular, and amazing personality. So the (and other guys) part of the title of the book is only two other guys. There's Garrick, Milo, and of course Ted. You'll absolutely love them all! So anyways, Riley and Reid decide to write their journey to love, sex, and whatever else in a journal. But.....during the book it goes missing ******SPOILER******and they are forced to tell everyone in the book what they wrote about them so that just in case  someone uses it to black mail them. So basically at this point Riley and Ted totally...Did It. Thankfully it wasn't written in the book that got lost! But while all the others that Riley wrote about are taking it soooo well. The super important one does not. Overall, I'm completely crushing on Ted because he's dorky and adorable. I love Riley because she's super awesome and basically a rock star. I constantly laughed because Amy Spalding writes her characters in the best way possible. You love all the characters and their issues. There is Reid who constantly needs to be reassured because he's so insecure, there's Ted who obviously needs no introduction, there's Riley the drummer, there's Nathan the one who thinks is in charge and is most likely Doing It with Lucy, and then there's Lucy who lost her best friend. So overall I would recommend to someone who loves reading YA, romance, and it based around high school ages. I love the book and I read it in less than two days because unfortunately I can't just sit on my sofa or bed because I have a job. Anyways, happy reading!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kissing Ted Callahan (and other guys)

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:)

Monday, April 27, 2015

The 100 series

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The 100 (Book 1 of 3) ISBN13: 9780316234474
So to start, I am a big fan of this book cover. It's lovely and I give it a 5 out of 5 because it is perfectly alligned with the book. Overall, I like the cover just as much as the newer T.V show cover.
I'm completely obsessed with this series at the moment. I like the show very much but the books are just that much better. The little love triangle between Bellamy, Wells, and Clarke is just perfect. I'm rooting for Bellamy and Clarke. So fingers crossed!! 100 criminals get sent to Earth with a chance of dying from radiation. Overall, there are multiple flashbacks/memories that the characters have to link back on important moments of their lives. Wells is in love with Clarke and they dated at one point but unfortunately he makes a terrible decision and breaks a very important secret Clarke tells him. Clarke had to keep a giant secret for her parents while innocent people's lives were in danger. Bellamy has a sister which is completely unheard of because in the space station they are only allowed to have one child but his mother broke the rules and got pregnant with Octavia. He does something unspeakable in order to go down to Earth in order to save his sister. There's Glass and Luke which are extremely adorable but so much drama between them. I'm rooting for their relationship. Let's see how it goes. I love it!

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The 100: Day 21 (Book 2 of 3) ISBN13: 9780316234459
I really like the cover of the book. People falling out of the sky makes everyone freak out a bit but don't worry fellow readers!! These people did not fall out of the sky, I repeat, they did NOT fall out of the sky! They were just sort of sent to the ground in a type of spaceship/pod thing. No worries!
Kass Morgan is truly an amazing author. Her characters capture your heart and you are so anxious to know what is going to happen next through out the entire book! I couldn't put the book down at all because I had to know what was going to happen to these amazing characters. Clarke must reveal a very close kept secret that could make or break her relationship. This secret is HUGE! It has haunted her every single day since it occured. Wells has a flashback of his father and then realizes that the woman his father once loved prior to his mother had a child and Glass loses someone very important to her. This book was very easy to read. It was very diffiuclt to stop reading so just keep that in mind! 

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The 100: Homecoming(Book 3 of 3) ISBN13: 9780316381963
I'm very sad it's over! It ended in a mixture of sadness and perfection. I'm a big fan of the books as well as the t.v series! I think the one thing that I was most excited about was all the romance between Clarke and Bellamy. The current season of the 100 on t.v ended in a way that just kind of have you a slight glimpse of a possibility of this couple. Overall, I am so much more excited for the book because their love is so real and it's amazing!!! Unfortunately, throughout this book it isn't filled with romance. There are deaths, people miraculously appear, and there are realizations that finally answer some questions from the beginning of the book. Bellamy must make a difficult decision, Wells has issues with his authority, many must put their grief aside, Glass must face the most difficult journey she's ever had to do, and Octavia must care for children like herself in the midst of  danger. I couldn't put this book down at all! I NEEDED to know what would happen next. I loved the way it ended but I would have loved to have more. Overall, I am a big fan of the book series. The entire series was very easy to read. The characters were perfection, the entire plot of the books was amazing, and the ending was perfect. It was sad at times due to deaths but the deaths that occured were necessary.  Happy reading!:)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Shadow, Shadow


I received this as an e-book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
This book is already available on Amazon.com. If you'd like to see other reviews based on this book visit Goodreads.com. Also, don't forget to check the reviews through Amazon too!
  • ISBN-13: 978-1508469957

I absolutely LOVE the cover of this book! That is what first drew me in. It reminded me of an Alice in Wonderland theme which as everyone knows, is a pretty dang awesome theme! Not untill after I finished reading the book did I realize she was holding the gift in her hand. Overall I give this cover a 4 out of 5 stars.
Four kids that have birthdays on the exact same day all get invited to a new shop that just opened up. The shop brings them in by saying they have a birthday present for them. The shop keeper, Ava-Kaya, is very mysterious and cool. Harley, Teaghan, Brock, and Gianna were the 4 high school students invited to the shop but only three out of the four show up. One of the kids tells her that Gianna is a very busy girl and she doubted she'd ever claim her prize. It is very odd though because Ava-Kaya says,"She'll get it whether she wants it or not.".Ava-Kaya tells them that they have been given the gift of "trading". They each receive a box that is able to get rid of people. She calls it trading and when you put a piece of the person's hair in the box and then recite the little spell. The next day, they are gone forever. They just dissapear. The kids are all very skeptical. Ava-kaya tells them a story about what happened on this land . It's "bad land" and a cult was massacred. They say that hell spit them back up and then they became the shadows. The town is called Shadow Pines. Creepy! Anyways, the following school week, Gianna finds the box in her locker. It just appeared there. That's when things got scarier. This book is dark and mysterious but very good! So there are two points of views, Harley and Teaghan. Harley is a trouble maker. But her mother was murdered when she was younger. They don't know by who. Her father remarried a terrible mean woman named Amy and they had a baby. Amy pretty much makes Harley's life hell. But as you get farther into the story, you start wondering if it's really her doing it all. Harley also has an abusive boyfriend named Nash. *SPOILER* Teaghan gets picked on and laughed at by basically almost everyone. So she has a tough life. She is the first one to use her box. Ava-Kaya also said that once one of them used it they all had to use their boxes. Creeeeeppppyyy!!! So Teaghan takes advantage of this gift and whenever someone upsets her she uses it. So people start dissapearing. At the end of the book after they've all used their boxes, they try to return them to Ava-kaya. Unfortunately. she tells them that they must hold on to the boxes until it is time to pass it on. *SPOILER OVER* The book ends when a new character is introduced and starts rambling about stuff. Overall, the book was very good! I could not put the book down because I was so interested in what was going to happen next. I'm very excited for the next book! I really want to know where these boxes end up. Plus I'm very interested in the Brock and Harley realtiionship that started to develop a bit. I can't wait for the next one!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

From A Distant Star

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I received this as an e-book from https://www.netgalley.com/ in exchange for an honest review.
The release date for this book is May 19, 2015. It is currently available for Pre-order through Amazon.com. If you'd like to see other reviews based on this book visit Goodreads.com.
ISBN13:9781477830178

Let me just start off talking about the beautiful cover of this book. Once you read it you will understand why it is utterly perfect and lovely. I found the entire layout of it to be great! I give the book cover a 5 out of 5 stars. The colors are just lovely and perfect. A very unique cover. What are your thoughts about it? 
A weird witch lady, an extra terrestrial, a boy with stage 4 cancer on his deathbed, a family who has lost all hope, and a girl who refuses to give up on the boy she loves. This story pulls you in right away. You are constantly trying to figure out what exactly is going on. But, not in a bad type of way! It's more like a mystery you are trying to solve and you're fascinated by it all. This book is mystery, sci-fi, and romance wrapped all into one. I personally would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I personally think that this is a book that I'd pick up again in a few years and read it all over again. I constantly NEEDED to know what would happen next! I finished reading this book in 2 days because I thought it was so good. So basically, the boy with the stage 4 cancer's name is Lucas. Lucas is currently in hospice care and is in a coma. Emma, his girlfriend, is the only supporter of Lucas. Lucas' entire family is pretty much waiting for him to die because everyone and all the medical personal say there's no getting better. Emma decides to go see the witch lady of their town and she gives her a potion. However, she mentions to Emma that something feels off. Emma does the little ritual she has to for Lucas and then later on in the night, there is a crash and there is an extra terrestrial that appears. This book isn't like oh my goodness there is an alien walking around!! No, it is more like the essence of the alien. Anyways, the alien, Scout takes over Lucas' body and uses him as a host. Scout knows he could possibly heal Lucas and in return he will use Lucas' body as a host. When Lucas' starts acting weird people start getting a bit suspicious. Lucas' younger brother, Eric, notices this and so has Emma. When Scout confides his secret in them, they would have never guessed that was what was actually going on. Now, Lucas and Emma have to help Scout return to his home in order to get Lucas back. There is a road trip involved and a lot of action! But I won't spoil it for you! Overall, my favorite part has to be the ending of this book because it is just PERFECT! Scout gives Emma and Lucas the best gift of all! Now it is up to you to figure out what that the gift they received. Happy reading!