Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Favorite Character: Scarlet-She was described more at length and had a really human personality plus she likes music like me!
Summary: Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is. Even worse; she's dead. And all because of a guy and a gummy bear.
In this satirical yet heartfelt novel, Tonya Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.
Review: This story wasn't really sad. It was more ironic and some of it was way phsychotic, but real at the same time. Charlotte's death makes her feel even more invisible when craves the attention of her classmates. The way she dies just seems too cruel to her, so she won't let go.
Her resolve to cling on to life when she's already gone isn't the smartest choice. Her selfishness causes problems for people who actually care for her. These being her Dead classmates. Even though I didn't like Charlotte all that much, her beyond-help-self is pretty well-developed. She's not an unknown which I think is important in a story especially if written in third person. I could connect to her and I could also connect to Goth-Princess Scarlet Kensington. Yeah, she's my favorite character! The story kept pretty much to highschool drama level and used funny as in uh...okay language to keep the flow up. I liked this one! And don't even get me started on the cover. I'm totally AmAZeD by it!
I also forgot to mention that at the beginning of each chapter there are a little life lesson blurbs. My favorite part was those since they really got me thinking. The sequel is coming out soon!
other books in the series:
2. Ghostgirl: Homecoming (comes out June 1 !!)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Author: Kim Harrison
Publisher: Harper Teen
Favorite Character: Grace-hilarious!!!!
Summary: Madison's prom was killer-literally. For some reason she's been targeted by a dark reaper-yeah, that kind of reaper-intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But Madison realizes she has to take control of her own fate once and for all, before it takes control of her. Well, if she believed in that stuff.
Review: I think that this book was cool!. Why, you ask ? Well there was suspense. This book was also funny! One person's nick name was Barney! lol:] oh talking about names I will list some names. There was Ron; head person there was... oh yes, Grace she is sooo funny!, and Madison she was funny too, Barnabas AKA barney, then the loveable Josh (he's a nice guy,.) Here come the evil villains., Nakita thought to be an angel from hell yah I know=] and her masster sir kairos yah not thee most beautiful name everXD also the seraph he's the angel of... um something hm lets see any one else thats important oh yes the mom well not really i mean she sent madison with her dad so the dad is more important ok so the dad is nice and you dont really hear about him ok ah Amy shes evil she's human but she's evil or mean in other words then Len he's mean to Parker he just hangs around but hes not popular. well thats every one (that is important) . XD wow thats long
READ or DIE!!!!!! XD tee hee
Her choice of colors hurt my eyes. Uh, I think I need to help my sister work on her reviews, but I agree with her rating. Am looking forward to a sequel. Here's mine with an intsy more substance. (Don't tell her...)
Kim Harrison did a great job at creating a world inhabited by immortal creatures who pose as something as harmless as a crow. I loved the main character because she was different from other people, but wasn't like unnatural. Her feelings and emotions weren't stereotyped, but good-natured. The other characters were well developed and the description of fear was very well-done.
The entire story's backdrop is about fate vs. choice. It doesn't really tell you whether one is good and the other bad although the ones that work for each have difficulty understanding that. I really thought out the message of the book. My conclusion is that fate leads you to a choice. It's really an interesting plot with something to think about.
Anyway, have a great summer!!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
About: This was one of the OST songs in the drama Hot Shot. The review will be up soon! I love it, even though the actual music video is pretty boring after a minute or so. It's not so bad, but if you prefer I think you should watch the dance one first 'cause that one has the scene from the actual drama and of course Show and Jerry are dancing which means that it's amazing...
The official one...
The cool one with dancing!!!
About: In this picture, both bands are posing for a really cute ad. I might post it up later. Anyway, S.H.E. is the three girls, Selina, Hebe and Ella from left to right.. Fei Lun Hai (fahrenheit) is made up of Calvin, Jiro, Aaron and Wu Chun from left to right.This is one of my current obsessions. I love this song because of the amazing vocals by S.H.E and also Fahrenheit. I discovered them when I watched Hana Kimi Taiwan Version on my friend'd insistence. :) Glad I did. Thay rock! The english title is "Thank You For Your Gentleness"
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Summary: Mount Eskel has always been a small territory which survives on Lander-a stone from the quarry. Miri has never been aloud to work in it, even though she wishes she could.
Her lonely life changes when the Prince is told to go to Mount Eskel in search of his bride, the Princess. To prepare the mountain girls for life at the royal court, they are taken to a makeshift academy in the lowland. Miri's competitiveness earns her unfriendly faces, but also a couple of good friends.
Miri doesn't really know if she wants to be chosen, but she sure knows that she wants to stop being useless. Miri gets her chance to prove her worth when all the academy girls fall in to terrible danger.
Review: Miri was a great character! She was actually very real to me, even in the more dramatic scenes. The story line was pretty interesting as well, even if a bit predictable. The academy teacher annoyed me a lot and her dishonesty was cruel. I wish there had been more about the cleaning dude. He seemed like a really nice person. Britta was harder to get a hold of, but her actions made sense later on.
The writing was good. It kept me interested throughout the entire story with it's consistency and almost fast-pacedness. :) I think my favorite part was the description of the actual academy just because I like buildings with that feel. The names really helped set the scene in the story as well as the cultural things like the singing. Before each chapter, there was about a stanza of some Eskelian song. Most didn't make sense to me, but I thought that they added just that much more to the book. It was pretty close to amazing, so if you find that you need a book check this one out!
You Might Also Like:
1. A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
2. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Publisher: Hachette Group
Summary: (back) After spending spring break in Mexico with her grandparents, Carly Aragon can't wait to get back to school at Spencer Academy in San Francisco. With Lissa Mansfield and Gillian Change by her side, she's ready for anything...except a new roommate.
Lady Lindsay MacPheil, flamboyant daughter of the Earl of Strathcaim, quickly becomes Carly's worst nightmare. "Mac" not only swoops in and steals Carly's privacy, she also sets her sights on Brett Loyola--Carly's biggest crush!
But when Mac starts receiving strange, threatening e-mails, she and Carly must come together to figure out who's behind them and why. In the end, the fate of one girl will be in the other's hands. Will the two learn to trust one another and trust God?
Review: Nice and quick read. Great for a summer day when you are out looking for adventure.
It was pretty glamorous in the sense that this would probably never happen, but still cool to think about. All the girls are in really high society so it really is no wonder that Carly feels left out. She's on a scholarship and she's too nice. I like that even a girl like Carly can have attitude when it's called for which was a bit different from other protaganists.
I could totally relate to her since I'm hispanic myself. She didn't feel like she could compare to her friends because of her heritage (being a fruitpicker's grandaughter). She also liked a guy that she felt was impossible to attain (reminds me of me..lol).
The writing was a lot better with this book. I think it's my favorite from this series. Again, the God angle wasn't stressed too much to make it unrealistic. I feel like I do that stuff too. You might not like this if praying isn't your thing because there is still some of it. Carly converts so yeah. Still, this one had adventure, a good guy, romance and the clash of cultures! Yey!
Rating: (: 4/5 :)
other books in the series:
1. It's All About Us
2. The Fruit of My Lipstick
4. Who Made You Princess
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Title: Paris Pan Takes the Dare
Author: Cynthea Liu