Saturday, July 30, 2011

Look for me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn Reveiw

Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 8th 2008 by Graphia

Book Description:

When the mysterious Vincent Morthanos arrives to stay at her father's inn, 16-year-old Cynda is mesmerized. His charm and sensitivity are irresistible. His attentiveness is constant. Cynda's sure she's in love. Daring to hope that the stranger shares her feelings, Cynda is innocently blind to who he really is--or to the terrible danger of coming under his spell.

Book Review:

Young Adult 13+

This was an interesting one; 16 year-old Cynda is currently living with her single father in a hotel he owns when a seductive vampire around the age of 30 charms her so that he may suck her blood. I don't know about you guys but it sounded like a pretty amusing read. And it some extent.

I'm really picky when it comes with the characters in a book and well, Cynda was a little too flat for a story like this, I was hoping for her to be more of a broken character dealing with harsh-realities resulting in epic flaws....

But you know what I did love; that vampire! He was cree-py! Good entertainment. I was always hungry for more.

And, well, that's it...this book could've been way better but I'm still glad I read it. I didn't have high expectations at first anyway. So if your looking for a creepy, slightly dark, not so romantic(haha!) read...then definitely give this one a try!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers Review

, 230 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin

Book Description :

When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on...but are some questions better left unanswered?

Book Review:

Another book that has kept me hostage in all it's greatness.

Courtney summers has created a book that is so near perfect with all the unforgettable characters, dialog, and grief. This story is fiction but all too real as well, the effort put into this could knock out the effort I put into cooking. Yea, no comparison.

I could also sense Courtneys' determination to make this book meaningful as I was reading...she writes from the heart.

Another thing you should know is that I was never interested in any books dealing with suicides because I thought it would upset me. (Don't ask). But it was so much more than that and I could swear that all who love this book felt a part of it...right by Summer's side as she wrote this incredible novel; merging in a story that is so powerful and rich with life.

Fall for Anything is definitely a story worth reading. I borrowed this from the library; wish I owned a copy. that I think about, it's bargained price now on amazon for 4.00$ If anyone wants the link
Click here but if you're a little broke or not sure if you'll enjoy this one(Like I was. idiot I am.)...borrow it from the library.

Got to say this is one of my top favorite books.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth Review

Hardcover, 496 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins Children's Books

Book Description:

Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place in mortal danger. Veronica Roth's young adult Divergent trilogy launches with a captivating adventure about love and loyalty playing out under most extreme circumstances.

Book Review:

See. SEE! I told you I wouldn't like it. I should've never read this because I know the paths of these kind of books are not what I'm into.

Now what I mean by that is I don't like books that has the world revolving around one human being...or animal. It's unattractive. I mean I liked Beatrice sometimes when she was real...not when she was portrayed as a diamond on top of a pyramid. I refuse to believe that she was the only one of anything spectacular, she was normal enough to me.

Then there was the Factions. I thought that idea was neat (still do) but then it got too long and repetitive. I would've probably liked the book lots more if the author, Veronica Roth, hadn't made human personalities seem so complicated. I felt like the story was burnt and thought 99% of the characters were awkward and stupid, they weren't really proportioned with the storys' meaning.

Lots of cheap-predictable stuff going on in the story as well.

The only reason why I didn't give this ONE star was because I liked the beginning and the author knows how to write in a good flow.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens Review

Paperback, 243 pages
Published April 29th 2011 by Grove Creek Publishing

Book Description:

Ashlyn: A lonely society princess living in New York City.

Daddy hired you to be my bodyguard.

Colin: Childhood enemy, now her protector.

Daddy thought I’d be safe. He thought I’d never fall in love. He thought he could keep me forever.

Charles: obsessed with keeping her safe, keeping her his, he hires the one person he knows she could never fall in love with: Colin.

Daddy was wrong.


Yeah, lots of daddy's in the book description...nearly gave me a headache. Me no likey. Plus there was the factor in which I hadn't enjoyed other books(Heavenly and Nailed) by this author so, hm....what's a girl who loves books to do eh?

READ of course, and read I did.

This book surprised me like a slice of carrot cake in the morning, waiting to be eaten. Yes I love carrot cake. Okay back to the review...I really couldn't get enough of this book, in my opinion the description and cover of Overprotected is misleading and doesn't do the book justice...

The writing was simple, perfect...had a great flow. The Characters were what every reader approves; real and entertaining. Basically the father, Charles, is very protective of his daughter, Ashlyn. Colin, whom Ashlyn knows from childhood, has been recruited as her bodyguard. As dull and predictable as that sounds, the book is something to appreciate. The story was, at most times, serious that revealed struggles in the family and how others dealt with them. In this case, Ashlyn used the piano that which she played through deep emotions. The dialogue was realistic compared to other reads where I shake my head saying "that's now how people talk but okaay". Gosh! In a million years I would think I'd get into this book based on the cover and all. Seriously don't judge a book on it's cover or book description...or previous works from the same author.

Now for the con, or the suspense which was really killing me. Some parts of the story weren't a good enough distraction to give this five stars


even thou there were some moments where I nearly tried to shake the ending out of the book, it's worth to give a try.