Tuesday, August 20, 2013

School :(

Sorry I haven't been posting, but I've been super busy with school. It started last Thursday and I'm already fantasizing about summer break...I can already tell its going to be a looonnnggg year.
I'll try to update Tuesdays, Thursdays, and at least once over the weekend. But, Ya know, life happens, and as much as I love my blog, school comes first (And I'd be grounded for life if i get anything below a B). Its one of those harsh truths, but I guess I'll just have to deal with it. Anyway, In the meantime you can look forward to a review of "Darkness Becomes Her" Super good Gothic toned Young Adult novel that takes place in New Orleans!





Monday, August 19, 2013

Infinity

Infinity

Released: May 25th 2010

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ages: 13-17

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Pages: 464

Format I Read: Hard Cover

Series Name: Chronicles of Nick




My life is complete. Thank you Sherrilyn Kenyon for brining this Masterpiece to life!! Nick is amazing.      The first words he says are "I am a socially awkward mandork."
If that  line does not make you want to beg for this book, we cant be friends. Nope. Never. Sorry.

Anyway... Nick is a fourteen year old boy living on the rough side of New Orleans. He and his Mom barely scrape by, eating a lot of powdered eggs and wearing second hand Hawaiian shirts. Hes friends with two awesome, kick-butt Zombie apocalypse prepers, Bubba and Mark.

When Nick's "friends" betray him and Zombies start running amuck in the streets and eating kids hands in the school cafeteria, it all hits the fan. Nick learns he has powers he couldn't even dream of, and that those strange high schoolers aren't all they seem to be.


There is no describing the awesomeness of this book. But  I suppose I should try...

Lets begin with our main character Nick. For starters Nick is hilarious. He's funny and sarcastic and a very cool guy, really. He loves his Mom a lot, and I think his adoration and respect for her adds a lot to the story. One of my favorite things about Nick is that he is so real. Trust me, I have had my fair share of time around 14 year old guys, and Nick feels like he could hop right off the page and join in on their "Bromance" at any given time.

Some books I've read in the past, the battle that the whole book has been building up to feels very...rushed. Like 2-3 pages rushed. It makes me really angry. The last 300-something pages have been leading up to this very unmemorable battle? Thanks a lot -_-


Thats how it feels. Its like the whole story hit a brick wall.
But thankfully this Was Not The Case with Infinity. I felt that the battle at the end was fulfilling enough to make it feel like  it didn't run head first into a brick wall, but at the same time it left enough mystery about Nick's powers for me to read the second book.

But this is deffinately one worth buying. Plus, the cover is gorgeous so it'll look great on you shelf!

Oh!! I almost forgot! There's an Infinity movie coming out eventually!! super excitedd!!!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Host



Author: Stephenie Meyer

Published: May 6th 2008

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

Pages: 619

Genre: Sy-Fy,Young Adult, Paranormal

Format I Read: ebook





Earth has been repossessed. Little alien things called souls have taken over. The souls are surgically placed in a Human brain, and the Human that used to own the body gets erased, and the soul is all thats left. This became the norm; all Human bodies became hosts to the little silver souls. But this wasn't the case when Melanie Stryder became a host. Wanderer, the soul, was  given Melanie's body, things didn't go as planned. Wanderer wasn't alone. Instead of Melanie being smothered by Wanderer's presence, she rebelled. She refused to be erased.

When Wanderer stared to look through Melanie's memories, she discovered that Melanie wasn't the only resistor. She had been living with her little brother Jaime and her boyfriend, Jared.
Yada Yada Yada, then she meets up with the human resistance in the middle of the desert. Many of the survivors don't want her there, considering she is the enemy and all, but Wanderer/Melanie's Crazy Uncle Jeb wants to keep her. It causes an outrage with most of the people in the resistance, and Wanderer starts to wonder why she even came...

The Host is really a book about humans. About our nature, culture, and impulsiveness. It takes a step back and helps you analyze us, humans, as a whole. It was kinda interesting...But weird. Very Weird.

I really liked Wanderer. She was really an enjoyable character. She was intelligent, selfless, and real.
She felt believable. She grew as a person/alien throughout the story. She went from not talking to anyone to playing soccer with the others. She picked up sarcasm from Melanie. Wanderer also had such a deep compassion for the humans she was living with.
I think Meyer did an excellent job with Wanderer.

She also did well on Ian. He went from the Villain's henchman to one of my favorite characters in the book.

It was boring in the beginning, and pretty slow toward the end. But I cried ( and I am NOT a cryer.)  It was sad. Fair warning for you anti-tears people.

It was good, not great. This is borrow from the library material, I wouldn't go and buy it. It's definitely worth reading, just not spending money on.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Daughter of Smoke and Bone



Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little Brown books for young readers

Age Group: Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural
Pages: 418

Format I Read: ebookSeries: daughter of smoke and bone
Other Titles in series: Days of Blood and Starlight, Dreams of Gods and Monsters (To be Released)







Karou is a art major living in Prague. She lives in a cute little flat, her favorite haunt is a cafe called Poison, and has a very feisty, yet petite, best friend. Seems normal enough, right? Wrong.
She also runs errands for monsters that frequently appear in her sketchbook, speaks a multitude of languages, and has blue hair...
Her life is as normal as it can be considering her position, but when she was running an errand for her "friends" she comes across a stranger that makes her blood boil. After an...interesting...encounter, Karou is left confused and wanting answers...

Woah. I finished this book 2 days ago and I still don't can't sort out my feelings.

The writing is FANTASTIC. Like better than almost any book I've ever read. It was wonderful. Laini Taylor is a writing goddess.

Karou is such a wonderful character to read about. She's so different from most of the female protagonists these days. limited to no whining, not too overly dependent on her love interest. And can hold her own in a fight. Yay!!

The plot was awsommeeee!! I don't want to give too much away, but the "wishing" aspect of this book was perfect! I've never read a book with anything like it! It added a very new aspect to the story.

This book was going to be my favorite, I could feel it. But then I got through about a third of the book... Then I got massively bored and shortly after that, I got massively confused. Everything changed. Completely. The only way I can explain it is by calling it one huge flashback. But it wasn't really a technical "flashback" It was strange. And weird. And completely uninteresting for me. It broke the flow of the book. When the flashback ended, Karou was changed. Less light hearted, more like the person she was during the flashback. Karou was gone, replaced by the new (or old, depends on how you look at it.) person. It made me seriously sad :(

But this writing was gorgeous the entire way through.

All in all this book was good, I guess. If major, like as in HUGE flash backs don't bother you, read it.
If that would bother you, I wouldn't by it. borrowing it from a friend would be a good option though...