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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Dark and Hollow Places


The Dark and Hollow Places is the Final book in the Forest of Hands and Teeth story. The world has been taken over by Zombies, called Mudo or the Unconsecrated in this world. The return has happened and all those not infected live in fear of the infected. This story is the story of Annah, the long lost sister of Gabry (Abigail). She is a girl scared both on the outside and on the inside. She meets Catcher, the only human known to be Immune to this plaque. They form a bond, both of them seeing themselves as less than they are and together they are able to realize their strengths. The Book like those before it had a sense of Sadness and fear that makes these books unique. What I love about all of Carrie Ryan's books is not just that I love Zombies or things based in the Dark but that these books show true Human Nature. How would we really react if suddenly the person next to you turned into a flesh devouring monster and you had to run for your life. How would that change as human beings? Would we be like Catcher and risk our own lives everyday to provide and help those we could or would we be like the Recruiters and become nothing more than Killers with minds? It is an interesting thing to think about. I love these books, even if you don't like horror i would read these books. Carrie Ryan is amazing

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Delirium Winner!!! *new winner chosen*

There has been a change in the Winner of Delirium, as the person before them they have 48 hrs to respond to the email I sent or I will choose a new winner.
the new winner is Vidisha

- I never knew a girl who was ruined by a book

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Harry Potter Challenge 2011

Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

I have decided to take the Harry Potter reading Challenge put on my 2readornot2Read

here is my schedule:
May: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
June : Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
July : Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
August: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
September: Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix
October: Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince
November: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

City of Fallen Angels Review

Book: City Of Fallen Angels
Author: Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever.

Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels

Wow! City of Fallen Angels was a rush of excitement! The book centers mostly around the character of Simon, and I could not have been happier. I am a huge Simon fan and it was so wonderful to see more of him in this book. The new characters that came into the story, like Kyle, were great and I loved the banter between Jace and Simon. I laughed out loud at times. I have to say that Clary still annoys me BUT I loved Jace in this book. He was still cocky and arrogant but I found him to not be so hateable in this time around. Though seeing Jace so vulnerable and scared as odd for me and when I found out why I was in great shock. Alec and Magnus weren't in the book as much as I would have liked but the moments they were in it were great. They had issues in their relationship but I find their love to be very real and I love them ^_^
The ending of this book was amazing! I was screaming at the book, I am dying for the next book in the series. May 2012 cannot come quickly enough!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pink by Lili Wilkson

Like Many before me the first introduction to gay and lesbian characters in YA Lit was in Holly Black’s Tithe. I remember being in thrilled by Corny and found his and Naphemel’s relationship to be reviting and so interesting. I have always been an open minded person and from then on started to read as many GLBT books and I could, partly for my own mixed thoughts about myself. When Vicky asked me to do this Review for the opening of the I choose PINK by Lili Wilkinson
Here is the Good Reads:
Ava has a secret. She is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultra-radical politics, and ultrablack clothing. She's ready to try something new—she's even ready to be someone new. Someone who fits in, someone with a gorgeous boyfriend, someone who wears pink.
Transferring to Billy Hughes School for Academic Excellence is the perfect chance to try on a new identity. But just in case things don't work out, Ava is hiding her new interests from her parents, and especially from her old girlfriend.
Secrets have a way of being hard to keep, though, and Ava finds that changing herself is more complicated than changing her wardrobe. Even getting involved in the school musical raises issues she never imagined. As she faces surprising choices and unforeseen consequences, Ava wonders if she will ever figure out who she really wants to be.
Humor, heart, and the joys of drama—on- and offstage—combine in Ava's delight-fully colorful journey of self-discovery.
The story of Ava is a story that I think any teen should read whether they are gay, straight, bisexual, or transgender. Ava is a lesbian and unlike most parents, hers threw her a Coming Out Party and adore her girl friend Chloe. In the beginning I was wondering why Ava wanted to change so much, why she wanted to conform to “normal”. She goes to a new school, and gets new friends, even tries to date a boy, Ethan. The goal of Ava the entire book is to become what she thinks is normal, and normal girls wear pink and like boys, right? That’s what is going through Ava’s mind. When Ava decided she needed a boyfriend, Ethan, I could not understand why. Ethan had nothing going for him other than the fact that he was a hot boy. Now Sam, Sam I really liked he was funny and cynical. The whole Screws were amazing, Sam, Kobe, Jules, Jacob, and Jen. By the end of the book I hated Chloe; she became the biggest bully of the story and showed the change that happened in Ava. I said above that this was a story for everyone and it is. Pink shows that no matter what you need to be true to yourself and don’t allow anyone else to tell you what NORMAL is.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Delirium Give away!

I am in the mood for a new give away! and for this one I will give away one copy of Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

To win all you have to do is comment bellow. Please leave the number of your post and your email or twitter so that I can contact you if you are a winner. I will be choosing a winner on Easter Sunday April 24th (Same day as the 30 Seconds to Mars concert in Florida)
- Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Marbury Lens Review

Good Reads:

Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury.
There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he’s trying to kill them.

Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he’s losing his mind.
Conner tells Jack it’s going to be okay.

But, it’s not.

Andrew Smith has written his most beautiful and personal novel yet, as he explores the nightmarish outer limits of what trauma can do to our bodies and our minds

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith was a book reccomended to me by one of my good friend of mine. I read the book in 2 days. I found the book to be engaging and extreamly interesting. Jack and Conner were two very cool characters. I liked the contrasted between their characters how Jack is the more reserved and shy one while Conner is the loud and out going one. The plot was fast paced from the very beggining. Had I not been told what happened to Jack in the begging I never would have seen it coming. I love how each character grows and changes. This is a book all should read, boys and girls