Monday, June 25, 2012

Giveaway from Pages From My Thoughts!

  If you guys want a really great giveaway go check out Pages From My Thoughts, she's hosting a giveaway of Struck by Jennifer Bosworth. I read the summary and it sounded great!


Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.

Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything

Doesnt that sound completely amazing? It totally does to me! If you want to have a chance to get this book go to her giveaway and sign up. If you want to see the cover either go to her blog or goodreads.

Sunday, June 24, 2012



     I'm just posting this so you guys dont freak out when I'm MIA for a couple days. I'm going to a Mission Trip and I'm not allowed to have any electronics with me. And I doubt I will be able to read as much as I want. But dont worry I'm going to bring Shiver by Maggie Stiefvator with me to read at night so I might finish it when I come back so I can post a review of it. So wish me luck on my trip because I'm going to be alone with some teenagers and no adults so that just spells trouble :P. I'll be back maybe on the 30th.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

When Lightning Strikes by Meg Cabot

 Just because her best friend wants to exercise, Jessica Mastriani agrees to walk the two miles home from their high school. Straight into a huge Indiana thunderstorm -- and straight into trouble.
Not that Jess has never been in trouble before. Her extracurricular activities, instead of cheerleading or 4-H, include fistfights with the football team and monthlong stints in detention -- luckily, sitting right next to Rob, the sexiest senior around. But this trouble is serious.
Because somehow on that long walk home, Jessica acquired a newfound talent. An amazing power that can be used for good...or for evil.

It was alright, but not good enough. Solid 3!

Characters: I had a problem with many of the characters. I found most of them so annoying. I didnt love to hate them or anything, I just simply hated them and thought that without them the book might have been way better. I think that it might be my fault since I just didnt like a lot of their personalities but I still couldnt bare it. Other than that the other characters were great and I loved them they were really realistic and very relatable.

Plot: The plot was great and full of twists that I never saw coming. I loved the concept of the story and even though I dont really think it was that original I still liked to read about it. One problem I had was the writing style, at first I didnt like it and thought it was really hard to get the words to flow right but after I while I got used to it. Another thing that I liked was that everything in the book was important later on. There were no plot wholes or boring parts.

Overall: Overall the book was good but due to the language I would recommend this 14+. But I think that if she got ride of the cussing it would be good enough for any age group to read. It was a good book but it had some problems with the characters and plot that made me give it a 3. Not one of my favorites but really close.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.
Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.
As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares. His life depends on it.
This book is amazing, Clearly deserves 5 stars.

Characters: The characters. How can I explain this without making this review so long. I LOVED them! They were so realistic they acted the way real people would act. We have the Cheerleaders and Jocks. The Goths. The Social Outcasts. They all act differently and thats what makes them loveable. Varen is obviously my favorite character because at first you just see the rougher side of him but as the story progresses he becomes more and more relatable. Isobel would act like anyone thats put in her situation. And if your not supposed to like a character you totally love to hate them.

Plot: The plot is very unqiue. I have never heard of a story with the same idea as this book. It had a lot of twist and turnes that I never saw coming. Sometimes I was so caught of guard that I was left gaping and or gasping. A lot of things happened in this book that sometimes I just had to close the book to process everything. I admit that this is the first book that ever made me cry. And what was funny about that was that I didnt even notice because I was too busy reading. I will not tell you why I was crying because that might spoil the book.

Overall: Overall this book is great but it still has some cussing and a couple of hints to mature things so I might say 14+. I almost garuntee that you will love this book. I also think that boys as well as girls will love this book. This book is so gripping that even when I wasnt reading I was still thinking about it. I thought that this book wouldnt be very dark but I was VERY dark. So if you get scared very easily I dont really suggest this book because I sometimes couldnt sleep.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten

 If there’s an upside to having your heart broken, it’s this: A broken heart makes you brave.

The first day of sophomore year doesn’t go the way Lucy planned. After a summer apart from her boyfriend, she’s ready to greet him with a special surprise and instead gets a shocking one in return: He’s breaking up with her. Beyond devastated, Lucy has no idea how she’s going to make it through homeroom, let alone the rest of her life.

Enter three stunning girls with the unnatural ability to attract boys and an offer Lucy can’t refuse: They can heal her heart in an instant. And then she’ll be one of them—a member of a sisterhood that is impervious to heartbreak and has access to magic distilled from the tears of brokenhearted boys. But to gain their power, Lucy must get a guy to fall in love with her the old-fashioned way, and then break his heart in the next seven days.

While the sisterhood may need another Heartbreaker, Lucy’s only desire is to get her ex back. But how far is she willing to go, and who is she willing to cross to get what she wants?

I had to give this 3.5 stars

Characters: I really didnt like the main character that much because Lucy was very obsessive over her ex-boyfriend Alex and it was just too weird because no one in reality actually acts like she did. It was so unrealistic. The three sisters we very entertaining I really liked them because even though they had 'a strange ability to attract boys' they still had their insicurities and I really liked that because it made them seem realistic.

Plot: The plot was very unique and had many twists and turns even though some of them I saw coming since the beginning. Sometimes I got very mad at Lucy because she just spent all her time thinking of things to get Alex back and she didnt even pay attention to the things and people around her. The writing style was very good, I felt like the words just flew out of the pages. I also liked that even though the story wasnt in first person you still knew what Lucy felt and what she was thinking so you could really put yourself inside the story and feel as though you were right beside Lucy.

Overall: Overall this is a very nice read it went a little deeper than I thought. I had originally expected a nice light summer read but I got so much more and that was a nice surprise. It did have some bad words in there and some hints at things that I dont think little kids should read so I would recommend to 15+.