Thursday, April 8, 2010

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Fifteen-year-old Colie has never fit in. First, it was because she was fat. Then, after she lost the weight, it was because of her reputation that she didn't deserve. So when she's sent to stay with her ecentric aunt Mira for the summer, Colie dosen't expect too much. After all, why would anyone in Colby, North Carolina want to bother with her when no one back home does?......But Colby turns out to be a nice surprise for Colie. Almost without trying, she lands herself a job at the Last Chance Bar and Grill. There she meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel-two best friends who teach her what friendship is all about and help her learn to appreciate who she really is.

I  love Sarah Dessen, she is one of my favorite authors books to read! Many of us can relate to this book whether its we don't know who to trust, or that you yourself really don't know who you are. Norman, Isabel and Morgan all show Colie who she really is, and that life isn't always as bad as it seems to be. Colie and her friends dont care what happened to them before. They are there for each other and shows what real friendship is. One summer can change anything. It reminds me especially you may want to forget about who you were then , but the past is the past, your different then you were back then, but dont forget about who you are!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Gone by Lisa McMann

    Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she'd made her peace with it. But she can't handle dragging Cabel down with her.

    She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He's amazing. And she's a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves--she has to disappear. And it's going to kill them both.
    Then a stranger enters her life--and everything unravels. The future Janie once faced now has an ominous twist, and her choices are more dire than she'd ever thought possible. She alone must decide between the lesser of two evils. And time is running out...
I have loved every book Lisa has written! Gone was a perfect ending to Wake and Fade. I had always wondered if eventually in her dreams she would see the man who was her father! If you read Wake and Fade you have to read this. Cabel is like the dream man, he is there no matter what for Janie and is always comforting to her. He is like my favorite! Although sometimes Janie turns people away, she never had people care that much about her. She always questions whether to be alone or not. Sometime I feel like her, like her mom dosent say one word to her at all. Then at another moment shes actually talking to Janie. It didnt end at all like I thought it was going to be ending! It was way way better! Its a perfect ending to this amazing series!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Seventeen-year-old Colt has been sneaking out at night to meet Julia, a girl from an upper-class neighborhood unlike his own. They’ve never told anyone else about their relationship: not their family or friends, and especially not Julia’s boyfriend.When Julia dies suddenly, Colt tries to cope with her death while pretending that he never even knew her. He discovers a journal she left behind. But he is not prepared for the truths he discovers about their intense relationship, nor to pay the price for the secrets he’s kept.

I really liked  this book! Like i wanted Colt to be with every girl! It seems there is always a comparison amongst people. Like the Black Mountain people and the Flats. Its a rivalry. And someone always steps over the boundries and dates another.  Colt was trying to forget about Julia and then yet he wanted to know what exactly happened. People would never believe that he and Julia were together. It seems like everyone has a journal full of things that they want to do but somehow they cant find themselves to do it. I really enjoyed reading this book. It keeps you wanting more! Love the title. and the sub title. because nothing stays secret forever!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

   For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

   With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

   But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

   For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

I absolutely loved this book! A lot of people have told me that it was good and man they were not lying! Okay first off I love Patch. He is a very mysterious person. Throughout the book I was questioning who was who. If they are good or bad. I thought for sure Elliot was the one in the ski mask trying to kill Nora. But it was not. Nora is crazy to be living all alone in her house. At first she hates Patch because Nora and Vee do not sit by each other anymore. Patch seems to be everywhere that Nora is. I thought that it was odd that every time Elliot, Vee, Nora, and Jules were suppose to hang out or do something, Jules always had something else going on. Patch and Nora start to get closer and she knows she is not supposed to like this. That something is off about everything. Nora knows that she is not supposed to trust Patch but some how she does. She keeps everything that is happening between them a secret from Vee. Elliot starts to threaten Nora if she doesn’t show up to the party or play hide in go seek with them. Nora finds out that its Jules, he’s the one that is after her. He is stopping at nothing to get to her. Even if it means killing her best friend Vee. Although Patch is still a mystery cause you don't really know who he is. Or if he loves her more than he want to kill her. I loved this book and EVERYONE I mean EVERYONE should read it!

Give up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

   Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.

   But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.
   As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim’s life, she’s surprised to realize he’s not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance….

I must say that this book was addicting! I loved the connection that Cass had with her sister Paige and at first I did not realize that Norris and Bitzy were really ghosts! That was stupid on my part! I really liked this book. I thought it was sweet that Cass could talk to all these people and learn new things about everyone. And she put that information to good use. Cass was a strong person and does not let anyone get in her way. She did not have a strong relationship with any living person. Her mom was always gone, Danielle and her did not talk, Cass talked to Paige and she was her best friend. Until Tim came along. At first it was weird. Tim knew something was different with Cass. The more that Cass and Tim hung out the closer they were getting. At first Cass thought she was using him to get more information on Paul and Danielle. But that’s not what it ended up being. No one really gave to hoots about both of them. They each had lost someone in their life that was important to them. In the end Cass is there for Tim. And she is not just there to help him talk to his dead mother, but to save Tim. This is another good book that everyone should read! =)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever's power increase, Damen's begin to fade after he is stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.
   Depserate to save him, Ever travels tot he mystical dimension of Summerland, where she uncovers not only the secrets of Damen's past--the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden--but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With approaching blue moon hearlding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them--or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker by the day....

I have to many favorites now that I can't even count! This is another book by Alyson Noel. I really enjoyed her first book Evermore of the immortals series. I couldn't wait to see what happened with Ever and Damen. I would reccomend this book! Its was a slow start a first but i liked it. Throughout the book Ever and Damen are fighting to be together. But when Damen is growing weaker and ignoring Ever she knows hes not doing it on purpose. Hes not the same Damen and she fights for him and has to make a difficult decision between him and her family. I felt that Ever did a really good job dealing with everything that any normal person probably wouldn't be able to handle! My favorite part would have to be when Ever is finding everything about her and Damens past in Summerland. There were many intresting parts that kept me hooked on the book! 

The only thing that i didn't like about the book was when they introduced Roman into the book. It took me at least three or four chapters to understand why he was siginificant into the book.

Blue Moon is a GREAT addition to the immortal series!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Meridian by Amber Kizer

Life. Death. and in between.
    My name is Meridian Sozu. I am a Fenestra. I have always shared my world with the dead and the dying. But I really didn't understand what that meant until I turned sixteen and glimpsed my own mortality. .
    Sixteen-year-old Meridian has always been surrounded by death. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders burrowed into her bedclothes to die. As she grew, the animals got bigger, and soon they were finding her at school to die in her presence. Meridian became an outcast, labeled by her classmates as Reaper, Gravedigger, and Witch. Each death she witnesses weakens her body, and loneliness weakens her spirit.
    On her sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a deadly car crash. Though she’s untouched, Meridian's body explodes with the victims’ pain.
     Before she can fully recover, Meridian is told that she's a danger to her family and rushed to her great-aunt's house in Revelation, Colorado. It's there that she learns the secret her mother has been hiding her entire life: that she is a Fenestra, the half-angel, half-human link between the living and the dead. It's crucial that she learn how to transition human souls to the afterlife and preserve the balance between good and evil on earth. But Meridian and her sworn protector and love, Tens, face great danger from the Aternocti, a band of dark forces who capture vulnerable souls on the brink of death and cause chaos. Dark, lovely, and lushly romantic, MERIDIAN introduces a powerful heroine who will entrance readers.

I loved this book! I was hooked on it from the very beginning! I wanted to know like what the heck was going on with Meridian. And who the heck her Aunt was and why she had to go there? It was strange at first like with all the church people but it got interesting. My favorite like thing throughout the whole book was like all the quilts that her aunt had made for everyone that has passed through her. There is tension between Meridian and Tens at first but then they start to warm up to each other. They both try to do things to test and see what the other thinks. Like Meridian cutting her hair to see what Tens says. And once he sees her hair its pretty funny! I think the book is written really well! It kept me intrigued throughout the whole book! There are little details from the beginning that lead you to the ending! Very good book and you should read it!