Monthly Archives: August 2011

August Wrap Up

Gosh, my 3rd month of blogging, come and gone. Here’s a little recap of what has happened here.

Books Read
Anna and the French Kiss [review]
Angel Burn [review]
A Need So Beautiful [review]
The Iron King [review]
The Iron Daughter [review]
The Iron Queen [review]
Divergent [review]
Falling Under [review]
Hush, Hush [review]
Sacrifice [review]

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Current Giveaway (Ending soon): The Warlock

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Waiting on Wednesday (3)

 
My Waiting on Wednesday this week comes after my complete love and obsession with Anna and the French Kiss, which I finished yesterday, Tuesday. (Review coming sometime today, if it’s not up already.) So, my WOW is, of course, Lola and the Boy Next Door!

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit — more sparkly, more fun, more wild — the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket — a gifted inventor — steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

What are you waiting for?

Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Pages: 372
Publisher: Dutton
Received by: Library (Planning to buy!)
Copy Type: Paperback

Teaser from Goodreads


Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris – until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near – misses end with the French kiss Anna – and readers – have long awaited?

Review

I don’t know if it’s the characters, or the setting, or the adorable narration, or the fun use of french that’s tossed in (Je parle un peu Francais, c’est vrai!) but this book is almost positively the best contemporary book I have ever read.


I normally can not stand contemporary  books, for the simple reason being they make me bored. This one did no such thing, though the teaser may seem a bit…eh…stale, the text is very lively and funny with a lot of personality and fun. 


The story is very, very suspenseful because you really can’t figure out when the characters will finally get together. It’s worth it, I promise. 


I totally loved Anna and St. Clair and their cute Paris adventures. It’s a perfect book for a rainy day, or when you really want a vacation, and can’t afford to hop on a plane to France. 

Go read it, NOW!

Review: Angel Burn

Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly 

Pages: 449
Copy Type: Hardcover
Copy Received by: Borrowed from Library
Publisher:Candlewick Press

Teaser from Goodreads

Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L..A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip – and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful. They’re out for your soul . . . and they don’t have heaven in mind.

Review

If I had to sum this book up in less than one sentence I would say: Road trip story with a Paranormal twist. This book reminded me a lot of Crave [review] because in the beginning the both have a sort of kidnapping and going on the run aspect between two people that fall in love.

This book was highly intense, and gave a different view on Angels that I have never seen, Angels being the enemy. 
 
I really liked the setting of this book,  the open road, on the run. Books like this seem to stir excitement. 
I didn’t really have any problems with this book at all. It was pretty easy to follow and had a lovely splash of romance! 

In My Mailbox (9)

This is going to be really quick, I probably haven’t done one of these for a month, the reason being I really haven’t gotten anything in the mail or bought anything since. I’ve been relying on my Library a whole lot recently.

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren,

This week I bought one book from a thrift store. Wings by Aprilynne Pike It’s not in great condition, but it was $2, and I don’t usually find any good teen books there.

From the Library: 

A Need So Beautiful [review]
Angel Burn
The Water Wars

Let me know if you’ve read any of those books and be sure to link me to your in my mailbox!

Review: A Need So Beautiful

A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

Pages: 272
Copy Type: Hardcover
Copy Received By: Borrowed from Library
Publisher: Balzer & Bray

Teaser from: Goodreads

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend’s arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become–her mark on this earth, her very existence–is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny–no matter how dark the consequences.

Review

This book is what you want to read if you want something unique. A Need So Beautiful is unlike any book I’ve really read, because it never because certain what the main character really is, so it’s hard to categorize it. 
 
When it came to the explanation that was given in the book for what was happening to Charlotte, it seemed scatter-brained to me, and hard to work together like it had been rushed on the page. 
 
I liked that this book was more mystery than anything else though even in the end, it bugged me that there was little to go on that would really make you understand the book.
 
This book is good for those who want something new.


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