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!

Evermore by Alyson Noel

After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her wat to avod human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school-but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.
      Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy. He's the only onewho can silence the noise and random energy in her head-wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer strqight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more quetions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is-or what he is. The onlt thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

This was the first book that I read by Alyson Noel. She is an amazing writer. I felt like almost I could see Riley throughout the book. Ever wants her life back to the way that it was, with her family. She stays in her own little circle. Hides herself under hoodies, music, and sunglasses. No one else knows about her ability to read peoples mind and how they feel. Not even her best friends Haven and Miles. When Damen comes she knows something is different about him. He is mysterious and she wants to know more about him. But he doesn’t let her get to know him. He knows all these things about her. I love the connection between them. At first I didn’t get why Drina was also like trying to get close to Haven so that she could get to Ever. But in the end it all made sense. There are little hints along the way of what Damen is and what he wants with Ever. I would recommend this book to everyone. There is also a sequel to this called Blue Moon. And coming soon is Shadowland, which comes out November 17, 2009!

Monday, October 12, 2009

After by Amy Efaw

Who would leave her own baby in the trash to die?

Certainly not someone like Devon-straight-A student, soccer player with Olympic dreams, more mature than her own mother. but desperation and panic drove her to do what most people can't imagine. Now Devon's in a juvenile detention center, charged with attempted murder. If she's tried as an adult, she faces life in prison.

Does Devon deserve that punishment? Your answer depends on whether you believe her story-that she didn't even know she was pregnant. Was she buried in a denial so deep that she was unable to register the seemingly obvious signs of pregnancy? Or were her actions the result of a more devious, premeditated plan?

I thought this book was phenomenal! Amy Efaw did an excellent job writing this book. I felt like i was with Devon in the pod watching Karma go through different moods, classes, and meetings with her lawyer Dom. Although i cant help but wonder what ended up happening to the baby. At first, i totally judged Devon and was like who can do this? And for her she didn't actually believe she was pregnant. She wanted to so much to be different from her mom. I like that fact that even though Karma annoys Devon she still cares about her. At moments, you sympathize for Devon and what shes going through. Especially her mom abandoning her. I don't know what i did if i was in that situation. This is an excellent book! Everyone should read it!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

When Shelby is packed off to "brat camp" as a punishment for one too many broken curfews, things start looking up when she meets fellow camper ( and son of a rock star!) Austin Bridges III. But soon Shelby realizes there is more to Austin than crush material-he wants her help guarding a dark family secret. Shelby knows that bad boys get her in trouble...but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good-looking one?
Lets just say this book id very exciting! I couldn't wait to get to the end! Heather Davis did an excellent job with the book. Theres nothing i would change about it! Truly, its not what i thought was goin to happen. but, you never know whats gonna happen. Its better than i thought. Shelby has struggles with her dad and wants to remember her mom and have things the way they used to be. Never thinking that "brat camp" would change her life. My favorite part in the whole book would be the way that Austin and Shelby end up meeting together at! Everyone should read this book!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Riding A Bike is only one of the many things Auden's missed out on. Even before her parents' divorce, she was cast in the role of little adult, never making waves, focusing on academics to please her demanding mother.

Now she's spending the summer before college in the tiny beach town of Colby with her father and his new wife and baby. A job in a trendy boutique introduces her to the world of girls, their friendships, conversations, romances. And then there's Eli, an intriguing loner. A former star on the bike circuit and a fellow insomniac, Eli introduces Auden to the nocturnal world of Colby. Together they embark on a quest: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she's been denied; for Eli, to put a tragic episode behind him. Combine two lonely people with a charming beach town and an endless supply of long summer nights, and just about anything can happen.

Once again, Sarah Dessen creates a rich and satisfying world that readers will hate to leave.

I am most likely positive that I am the last person to blog about this book! Once again I am in LOVE with every one of Sarah Dessens Books! I Love the connection between Eli and Auden that starts building and yet neither one of them understand it especially Auden. Its funny how spending one summer away can end up changing your whole life. And realizing on how much of your child hood that you have actually missed out on.My two favorite parts of the book was the fact that she didn't know how to ride a bike!! Which i dont know i thought everyone did although heres a funny fact about my family...My brother Craig would never ride a bike he just ran along side of it all the time and he could keep up with everyone else on there bikes! He even would like jump it and everything! Thats pretty funny! The second, Audens Quest! Awesome summer read! Its full of Hope, Drama, and Romance! My FAVORITE! Hope you enjoy it as much as I Did!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fade by Lisa McMann

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.

Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open--but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.
Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability. And it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a Dream Catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd even feared...

I love this book! This one is my favorite of the two! Although Gone hasen't came out yet so who knows. Anyways, Fade is really really good! Cabe and Janie are still together which i love them two as a couple! Now that there working together. Also, Janie helping when she thought this was a curse and she is actually helping people. I love the way this book is written! Also, how we learn about Miss Stubin throughout the book. And what it was like for her to be a Dream Catcher! I can't wait until the next book. Sorry i toke me so long to blog about it! If you liked Wake this is a MUST to read!

Wake by Lisa McMann

For seventeen-year old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling drea,s, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does-they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she dosen't want and can't control.

Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

I am probably the last person to review these next three books! I am getting there :) Okay well I love this book. I can't wait for the third one Gone to come out! This book was excellent. My favorite was the Janies dreams cause you can like picture whats going on in your head and see whats going on. I LOVE CABE! He stays with Janie having no idea what is happening and helps her. Although he does ignore her for awhile that part i didnt like. Overall i loved this book and is a good book for everyone to read.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

His eyes, Kasta had never seen such eyes. One was silver, the other, gold. They glowed in his sun-darkened face, uneven, and strange. She was surprised that they hadn't shone in the darkness of their first meeting. They didn't seem human....
Then he raised his eyebrows a hair, and his mouth shifted into the hint of a smirk. He nodded at her, just barely, and it released her from her spell.
Cocky, she thought. Cocky and arrogant, this one, and that was all there was to make of him. Whatever game he was playing, if he expected her to join him would be disappointed.
In a world where people born with an extreme skill-called a Grace0 are feared and exploited Kasta carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him.
When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, Kasta has no hint of how her life is about to change.
She never expects to become Po's friend.
She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace- or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away... a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
Oh my lord, I absolutely loved this book. Kasta was my favorite cause she didn't want to be a mean person but had to deal with it everyday. When she finally stood up for herself and refused. At first i didn't understand what was happening to Po but after you read a little more then it made sense. This book is now one of my favorites. I liked the way that people have all different kinds of Graces like how we have talents. Some were useful and some were really not. I would recommend this book for everyone once again!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ballads of Suburbia

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert
Kara hasn't been back to Oak Park since the end of junior year, when a heroin overdose nearly killed her and sirens heralded her exit. Four years later, she returns to face the music. Her life changed forever back in high school: her family disintegrated, she ran around with a whole new crowd of friends, she partied a little too hard, and she fell in love with gorgeous bad-boy Adrian, who left her to die that day in Scoville Park....Amid the music, the booze, the drugs, and the drama, her friends filled a notebook with heartbreakingly honest confessions of the moments that defined and shattered their young lives. Now, finally, Kara is ready to write her own.

Ballads of Suburbia was the first book that i read from Stephanie Kuehnert and its an amazing book! She did an awesome job , no questions! I couldn't put the book down. There was more and more things going on I just had to see what happened next. My favorite characters would have to be Cass , Kara, and Maya. I loved how you felt like you where right there along side of them. It showed life has many struggles and sometimes people just cant handle it and sometimes this is what helps. This book is freakin amazing. I absolutely loved it and cant wait for another. I would recommend it to everyone.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Hi my name is Sarah I am sixteen years old!! i Have a big family  lots of kids i have  a niece and nephew and one on the way! excited! and I love reading...Hope got me hooked!! lol but yes I love winter is like my favorite! I play softball for high school. I love going to tractor pulls and snowmobiling! I help out a lot on my families farm! My favorite school subject would have to be history! My favorite genre(s) are like the real life , Romance  and Drama stuff really for young adults, but i read pretty much everything else too!