Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
August: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
October: Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince
November: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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 GayYa.org 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
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Music and Book Giveaway!
I was going through my room and I came across a Ipod nano I am in no need of and I though to myself: what to do with this? Well I thougt and I am giving it to one of my wonderful followers.
some of the Artist on the Ipod include:
three days grace
and hundreds more
I also have three Audio Books on here: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, and Tale of the Body Theif by Anne Rice.
The Ipod will included a charger and headphones :D
well get to commenting! the winner will be choosen at random from random.org (contest ends March 23 - my birthday)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.
Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.
Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything.
The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.
I am still reeling from the last installment in Melissa Marr's Faerie Series. I started reading Wicked Lovely, because of something I read on a forum. I picked up the first two books and devoured them. I joined the Rath and Ruins in Aug of 2009 and in doing so I met many great and wonderful people. And even though I am no longer on the Rath I will never regret meeting the people I connected with: Leaf, Amber, Vicky, Lis, Xero, Lily, Euri, Kael, Luz, Heather, Shady and all those whom I connected with In the Dark Court and anybody else that I might have missed. I love you all :)
, Love always Loony <3>
Now for my review
I felt Darkest Mercy wrapped everything up perfectly, though I loved how there could be more to the story if Melissa Marr choose to continue. My opinion on many characters changed so much, I found myself liking Keenan in this book. And I even found myself crushing on Tavish, I know Tavish!. I am so so excited about the events that go on in the Dark Court. I was the most enthralled by the events that took place. I loved Niall in this book, for spoiler reasons I am going to keep silent about why! But I was so happy about the way things worked out in this book. Melissa wrapped up the series beautifully. I have no issues with how the series ended.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.
The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.
I AM NUMBER FOUR is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth.
I AM NUMBER FOUR.
I AM NEXT
I will admit I only read I am Number Four because of the movie being released tomorrow. But I am very happy that I have read this book. I am not normally into Science fiction but I very much enjoyed this book. I liked John he was a cool and funny character. He felt real to me despite being an alien he was almost human. Sarah was great as well she is a great female character and Sam made me laugh. And The Dog! I love the dog! The Plot of this book was great, fast paced and yet slows at the same time. It was a great flow I felt, the story flowed together and made me WANT to keep reading. I am very excited for the movie, going to go see it tomorrow if I can. Review of the movie coming as well
Monday, February 14, 2011
Valia Lind- you have won Ash by Malinda Lo
Wilda: You have won Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
Lis: You have won White Cat by Holly Black
and all three of you have a some swag as well :)
I will be emailing you all shortly, Congratulations and Happy Valentines Day to all.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
World War Z
“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie War
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.
Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.
Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?”
Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission.
Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war
“I found ‘Patient Zero’ behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town. . . . His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine. Although he’d rubbed off the skin around his bonds, there was no blood. There was also no blood on his other wounds. . . . He was writhing like an animal; a gag muffled his growls. At first the villagers tried to hold me back. They warned me not to touch him, that he was ‘cursed.’ I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves. The boy’s skin was . . . cold and gray . . . I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse.” —Dr. Kwang Jingshu, Greater Chongqing, United Federation of China
“‘Shock and Awe’? Perfect name. . . . But what if the enemy can’t be shocked and awed? Not just won’t, but biologically can’t! That’s what happened that day outside New York City, that’s the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war. The fact that we couldn’t shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us! They’re not afraid! No matter what we do, no matter how many we kill, they will never, ever be afraid!” —Todd Wainio, former U.S. Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of Yonkers
“Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it? . . . For the first time in history, we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war. They had no limits of endurance. They would never negotiate, never surrender. They would fight until the very end because, unlike us, every single one of them, every second of every day, was devoted to consuming all life on Earth.” —General Travis D’Ambrosia, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
The Zombie war is over and the surviors are telling there story. I found this book to be one of the most interesting I have read in along time. The way it is written, from the Points of View of then men and woman who survived and fought the Zombie war was great. I sometimes felt like these accounts were real. if you are a Zombie fan World War Z is a must read.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Valentines Day Giveaway!
Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6658573-claire-de-lune
WHITE CAT by Holly Black (Soft Cover)
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Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8202129-ash
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Daelyn’s at her private school, where she’s known as the freak who doesn’t talk.
Then, a boy named Santana begins to sit with her after school while she’s waiting to for her parents to pick her up. Even though she’s made it clear that she wants to be left alone, Santana won’t give up. And it’s too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life…isn’t it?
National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters shines a light on how bullying can push young people to the very edge.
Suicide is one of the hardest subject to talk about for any person. I have known and spoken to people who have contemplated suicide, even I have had such thoughts. I can bet that half of us, whether we know it or not, know someone who has thought about suicide. Suicide is never the answer but that period of time where you feel like death is the only answer is something that can dig into your brain and take a hold of you. I speak from experience when I say these things, I sometimes feel like the world and those I know are better without me. It’s when I remember the fun times with friends, both in Real Life and on line that I remember something important. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, as cliché as that sounds, I believe it is true. I read this book “By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead” and cried. I have had the thoughts this girl has had and felt like it was the only answer. Her silence throughout the book was sort how I am. I would rather not speak sometimes. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever had suicidal thoughts or to someone who has known someone. I have to say this: suicide is never the answer, talk to someone even if it’s just a friend. Friends I’ve found over these past months can really save your life.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Well I have fininished the series of Vampire Knight (Minus Volume 12)
This is the first Manga that I have read and I highly enjoyed it. The story of Yuki, Zero, and Kaname is something that I can go back and read over and over. and I give you My Favorite Twins!!! *Kiss Kiss* I will go through each character that really stood out to me.
Yuki is great! I love that she is so tiny but kicks so much ass!
Zero is my favorite of the entire series, I loved watching his eternal struggle as a Vampire Hunter turning Vampire.
Kaname, is my least favorite. I actually find his obbession with Yuki kind of freaky o.O
Ichiru Kiryu: Zero's Twin is one of those character that seems terrible but he became someone that I really liked. (So Much so that the Twins made it as the main picture for this Post ^_^)
Yori: Yori was a good friend to Yuki, I like how she never pesters Yuki but she still does what she can for her
Kain (Wild): Kain is sexy! He's wild but still has this calmness that I love
AIDO!!! So yes I love me some Aido! He is by Far my Number ONE! More so than even Zero. I love his happy go lucky character and the loyalty he has for Kaname.
Shiki: I felt very badly for Shiki, what happens to him was not something he deserved and he was just being himself never really making trouble. He just wants to sleep
And now I leave you with a picture of MY Aido! Enjoy!!!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Melissa Marr returns to the ravishing world of Faerie with a story set between her bestselling novels Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity.
Recently anointed king of the Dark Court, Niall struggles to forge a new relationship with his subjects—and with the former Dark King, Irial, his once-friend, once-enemy, and now possible-advisor.
Review: Perfection!! This 10 chapter short story was amazing. I have been waiting for this for years now, ever since I found out about it on the Rath. The Story takes place right after INK and partly during Fragile Eternity. The Story is told from the points of view or Irial, Niall, and Sorcha. Niall has recently become the Dark King and he is trying to come to terms with what that means. I loved how bad ass Niall was, espcially when he is fighting the Hounds (and then Irial.. then the fight with Devlin). Irial was as sexy and loveable as ever! The revelation that Irial has an a relationship or sorts with the high queen is very... interesting. I loved how Irial was trying everything he could to move the pieces of the Dark Court in order to coset Niall. Niall and Irial's "tension" in the story was very sexy. I loved how Irial was trying to get Niall to have sex with someone, and how he hinted it should be him. Seeing Niall's relationship with Siobhan was great as well. Over all the story was beautiful, funny, and over all just amazing. Any Fan of Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely Series will be enthralled by Old Habbits!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Yuki and Zero go into town to do some shopping for the Headmaster, and they are attacked by a fiendish vampire called a "Level E". Two Night Class students, Takuma Ichijo and Senri Shiki, come just on time and slay it, and invite Yuki and Zero to their dormitory at midnight to find out why they killed one of their own kind...
Review: The 2nd instalment of Vampire knight is just as good as the first. Zero is becoming a vampire and could become a Level E and go insane. I like how Yuki is willing to help him but I still don't like Kaname that much. I was happy to see more of Aido and "Wild" those two cousins are pretty funny.
Vampire Knight Volume One
By Matsuri Hino
Cross Adademy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!
Yuki Cross has no memory of her past prior to the moment she was saved from a vampire attack ten years ago. She was adopted by the headmaster of Cross Academy, and now works alongside Zero to guard the Academy's secret. Yuki believes that vampires and humans can coexist peacefully, but her partner has different ideas...
Review: I have seen the Anime for Vampire Knight and I have always wanted to read the Manga. So when I saw a box set of vampire night for 45$ I had to get it. Volume one was just as good as the Anime if not better. I read this in a day and again fell in love with all the characters. I love Zero's past and his humor mixed in with his self loathing. Yuki is a strong lead and while she is vulnerable to the vampires she still holds up a sense of confidence. Kaname is well I still don't much like him, but I'm hoping by reading the Manga that he'll grow on me. and now on to Volume 2
Friday, January 7, 2011
The Good Neighbors: Book Three: KIND
By: By Holly Black
Once agin I am reminded why I love Holly Black! Even in a graphic novel he writing is amazing, the faeries are freaky (the art work in these books are amazing) and the plot is great! I have been wanting to read this for so long and no bookstore by me had it, so I Ordered it online :)
The ending to the Good Neighbors is freaky, fun, and filled with human eating Lake Faeries o.O and who doesn't love that, huh? ;)
-book 1 in 100 books in one year