Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hex Hall

by  Rachel Hawkins

Sophie Mercer discovered she was a witch on her thirteenth birthday. She has tried to use her powers to help people but it just ends up screwing up and making people run in fear. After trying to help a girl on prom night the Council sends her to a reform school for faeries shape shifters and witches. On her first day she is attacked by a werewolf and saved  by a warlock she instantly falls for On top of that his girlfriend is Sophie's new worst enemy; she looks like a model and leads a coven of dark witches that Sophie turned down.   Not only that but there is a ghost that follows her around the school.There is also a single vampire student who just happens to be the student everyone hates, and Sophie's roommate. Sophie gets tangled into the murder of a student when her roommate and only friend is the number one suspect, and more attempted murders are happening; and Sophie is definitely connected. To save herself and her friend she has to find who was behind it. And I really love the covers for this series!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Just a Personal Accomplishment

Ok I normally post reviews and I know you might not care but I MUST tell you; for the second time one of my poems is being published! =D

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wonderous Strange

   by Lesley Livingston
        Kelley is 17, she graduated high school early to chase her big dream in New York City. She has always wanted to be an actress. When she ends up with the lead in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream it seems perfect (even if it isn't even close to Broadway) , but faires might be more than she bargined for.

       Sonny is a guard of the gates to the fairy realm. He just happens to stumble upon a young actress that is something more than mortal. He wants to keep her safe, but with the day of the opening gates approach he has a lot to worry about. Including Kelley.
I loved this take on Shakespeare and I can't wait to start the next one. Though it was a bit predictable most book are to some to some degree. I really recommend this book.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Rules of Survival

by Nancy Werlin

                 Matt and his two sisters live in fear. Each day is just another one to survive, their mother is unpredictable and dangerous. Matt wants nothing more then to make his sisters and himself safe. Going to a store he sees Murdoch save a child from his abusive father and he dares to hope Murdoch could help him. After two years of searching Matt finally finds Murdoch but it is snatched away by his mother who remarkably starts dating Murdoch. But once he gets to know her he dumps her. Life becomes even worse for the kids. Can Matt find refuge with his father, can he get Murdoch to save him? Or will he have to do something else to end the struggle to survive in his own home, and save his sisters? I like this book but it was one I could put aside and forget for a few months.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Red Riding Hood

by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Catherine Hardwicke

The blacksmith would marry her.
The woodcutter would run away with her.
The werewolf would turn her into one of its own.

 Having a wonderful sister everyone (including her) loves is something Valerie has lived with all her life. But she won't have sweet beautiful sister anymore, because she is dead. She was murdered by the wolf. That was just the start.... Her friend turns her in as a witch and that's not all a professional werewolf hunter comes to her tiny village and tells the small close-knit community that anyone of their friends, family, or neighbors could be the wolf. She meets the wolf and discovers that she can speak with him, she understands each haunting word it says. And what the wolf says is that she must go with it or everyone she loves will die. I loved this book a lot the only drawback would be the last chapter is on the website here it is: Red Riding Hood

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

Dash finds a red moleskin notebook on the shelves of his favorite bookstore. Lily put a notebook of dares next to her favorite book in the Strand (the bookstore) next to her favorite book it sits and waits. In this notebook they give each other dares and they make their way across New York City. They dare each other to tell their dreams and hopes. They seem to be the perfect match but they might never meet in person?

Friday, April 1, 2011


by Lauren Oliver

64 years ago people finally came to their senses and declared that love was a disease infecting everybody, destroying the world. Luckily the president of the United States got scientists working on developing a cure. Only the United States survived thanks to a cure everyone is given (regardless of their wishes, because they may be under the influence of deliria) when they turn eighteen. Lena Holoway is just a few months away (exactly 94 days, if you're counting, which she is) from the best birthday of her life - the 18th - she will finally be rid of the deliria that forced her mother to lose her sanity. A life full of happiness, no pain of uncertainty, and Lena is almost there. She can't wait but she might have been meant to go a different path; one that involves her falling in love. 

I loved this book. Partly because it took place where I live. I can't wait for the next one and I really recommend it.

My Soul to Take

 by Rachel Vincent

If someone near her is about to die Kaylee gets a funny feeling in the pit of her stomach. Then a scream burns its way up her throat and out her mouth.   Then the hottest guy in her school is there when it is about to happen. Somehow when he starts to sing to her she calms down. He seems to know a lot about her shall we say "gift" to predict deaths. Then girls start doping dead. When Kaylee predicts 3 of the deaths she feels guilty, she thinks if she warned them maybe they would have a chance.   She wants to save them.  And that very boy just might know how to.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Strange Angels by Lilith Saintcrow

Dru Anderson has moved all around the continent hunting monsters with her dad. When they move to a new town one of the last things she expected was her to to be turned into one of them. He shows up knocking at the door as one of the reanimated dead. Now she is alone orphaned and she gets her only friend, who used to be a normal human, into some serious trouble in the Real World. She must discover who turned her dad into a zombie and why they killed her mother. And why on Earth they would want to kill her! There are three things I didn't like about this book: the cover and title. The cover didn't do the book justice and the title had nothing to do with the book! The third was the constant swearing, it just got on my nerves, there are more ways to express yourself than swears! Other than that it was really good. Book Website, Author website

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Amy is 17 when she is frozen with her parents. She is going aboard the spaceship Godspeed and will be awakened on a new planet in 300 years. When she is woken 50 years early she doesn't know what to do in this ship where she obviously doesn't belong. And it was any malfunction it was an attempted murder! And when more of the frozen people are dying she must get help from Elder who will someday lead the ship. He could be a love she never thought she would have. I liked the double narrative throughout the book between Elder and Amy. Beth Revis

Matched by Ally Condie


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fallen by Lauren Kate

by Lauren Kate

Daniel Grigori is so familiar. But Luce Price can't quiet remember where she might have met him before. The first day she goes to Sword & Cross, a boarding school for juvenile delinquents, she is drawn to him. At her new school in Georgia cell phones are banned and the school is full of kids that did some pretty bad things and went to court (like Luce) and landed here. Daniel makes sure to show Luce that he doesn't want to be near her, but she still can't help but want to be with him. His reasons are his deepest secrets and she will go as far as she has to to discover them, it might kill her.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Maximum Ride: the Angel Experiment by James Patterson

by James Patterson

Max is just an average 14 year old girl. She lives life on the run from hybrid creatures called Erasers with her family which she calls the flock (Fang, Nudge, Iggy, Gasman and Angel). And they all just happen to have wings. When the youngest of the flock, Angel is kidnapped and taken to a place called the school they just run into more trouble. The Flock was created at the School. By the crazy scientists that do genetic experiments on animals and children. They are extremely cruel and now they have one of Max's family members and she will do anything to get her back.

Beastly by Alex Flinn

by Alex Flinn

Kyle Kingsbury is a beast. Not a wild animal, but a human on the inside. He doesn't have a disease or a deformity. He is cursed, yes cursed. Like in a fairy tale or a book, only he lives in New York.  He was the most popular boy in school all for being handsome, but that was before a which decided to punish him by making him as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside. He can only break it if he kisses some one he loves and if they love him back. But Who will love him if he is this Beastly?

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

 by Cynthia Hand

Clara Gardner is not like us, she's not human even though she believed she was up until two years ago. One minute she was good at everything she tried, (she is smarter, stronger, and just plain better) now she realized it is because she is part angle. This means she has a purpose. I mission. The only reason she is even here on earth. She begins to have visions of a boy she will save from a forest fire. Along with her whole life her half-angle mother and brother is uprooted so she can complete it. When Clara finds the boy from her vision everything seems perfect, until she meets Tucker. He is the perfect boy in a whole different way. She makes her way closer to her purpose but it becomes more and more possible she might lose her way as she tries to understand her more and more confusing life.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Schwa Was Here

Calvin Schwa is an 8th grader who had a knack of being “nearly invisible”.  All he wants is to be noticed.  When Anthony(Antsy) Bonano notices him he helps him withs bets and dares and they are dared to go to infamous old man Crawley’s house.  He has dogs named after the seven sins and the seven virtues and they must get a dog bowl.  When Crawley unexpectedly returns to his apartment they get caught.  So they must walk the dogs (one boy sins one virtues) and care for them so Crawley won’t call the police.  This event causes the Schwa to look harder for his mother and helps the boys meet a girl named Lexie.  This blind girl will cause some issues in their friendship.  The Schwa goes to great lengths to be noticed and somehow he might get his greatest wish if he can pull this stunt off.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Clockwork Angle

 Clockwork Angle by Cassandra Clare
I love the stories about shadow hunters but i liked this one even more.Loved the action. This is about the struggle of Theresa Gray when  she goes to London to find her brother. She is kidnapped my the cruel Dark Sisters, a pair of warlocks, that train her to use an extraordinary power she never knew she had.  And they are training her to please the mysterious Magister who will do what ever it takes to get his hands on her power. When the shadow hunters find her stumbling upon shadowy disappearances of mundanes (humans) she is afraid and doesn't have any one to help her. Until they let her be a temporary gust at the London Institute. They offer to help her find her brother and she warily accepts. And when she realizes she is falling in love with two of the shadow hunters she must choose between to best friends. This was a great book about love, loss and discovering who you are but not in a boring way.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


by Scott Westerfeld        

   This is an amazing story. In the town of Bixey Ohio 13 is a lucky number. It is in the town symbol and it is also the extra hour in the day. That's right in Bixey Ohio there are 25 hours a day. But this mysterious thirteenth hour isn't for everyone. Only the creatures of the dark are awake during the hour. The creeping beasts and a small group that was born the instant that the collapse hour took place. These people call themselves the midnighters. They are the only humans who were born at midnight giving them the ability to walk in the blue hour that happens every night the one that normal people aren't aware of.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


 by Sarah Beth Durst
I read the book Ice. It is a modern version of the Norwegian fairytale "East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon". I loved it. At first I was completely weirded out but I got into the flow of the book and it was amazing. A girl named Cassie has always been told by her grandmother that her mother was the daughter of the North Wind and the Polar Bear King had kidnapped her to bring her to him so one day Cassie's mother would be his bride. In that story things went wrong and her mother was blown away to the Troll Castle beyond the ends of the earth. And now on Cassie's 18th birthday all she knows will be questioned and she will decide between leaving hr mother or saving her at the price of being Polar Bear King's wife.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Zombies vs Unicorns

This is the full art under the black cover
This was one of the most disturbing books I have ever read. Don't get me wrong, it was a great book, just totally morbid. It is a collection of short stories about Zombies & (what else) Unicorns. It has a variety of writing styles and you can go through the book story by story. At the beginning of each story there is a "conversation by the heads of the teams:Holly Black (team unicorn) and Justine Larbalestier (team Zombie, my teeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmm), they are hilarious. At the end of the book you vote at for your favorite but read it first you might be swayed, I know I was.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


      I loved this book! I still don't think it compared with Shiver.  It ended on a cliff hanger so I am yearning to read the next book. It was very good but Grace's parents bugged me in this. I loved the new characters and how more people were telling the story. And now I want to make Paper cranes (read the book and you'll know why.) ^^

Saturday, January 22, 2011


:) I read a book called Incarceron over vacation.  It  was about a jail made for criminals  that was supposed to be  the perfect paradise.  The jail itself (Incarceron) was made to enforce the law.  It soon adapted and had a mind of its own and this is the story of the dreams of a boy who believes he came form the outside world.  One some don’t even believe exist.I loved it and I'm reading the second one.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Princess of Glass

Princess of Glass is the squeal to one of my favorite books Princesses of the Midnight Ball. That book is a version of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. I liked this a lot more. The two books are by Jessica Day Gorge and I highly recommend both books. =) Princess Of Glass is the continued life of one of the 12 sisters' lives. It is about Princess Poppy and an exchange program that is going through the nation.  I enjoyed it because it is not a dull boring princessy book or one by the same old lines of all the other princess stories we read.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I just finished the book SHIVER like 2 minutes ago. It was amazing full of clever details. Maggie Stievater had me hanging at the end of every page. Now I just want to pick up the next book.