Friday, October 23, 2015

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

            First of all, Morgan Matson is sweet and amazing. One thing I hadn't known before I picked this book up was that the main character's name is Emily. Awesome right?!?! Well when I met Morgan she asked me what my name was. I said Emily because my name and she proclaimed, "I LOVE THAT NAME!!" Which I could've guessed because my name is the character.

             So that's Morgan!

Rate: 5/5 Stars
            Since You've Been Gone- Sloane has gone missing, but she left Emily a list of thirteen things to do. These thirteen things are things that Emily would never think of doing. She could not have completed the list alone. Never would she have thought that with the help of Frank, she would finally finish a list that Sloane gave her.
            The beginning is a little slow, but that does not stop this book from blowing me away. Emily becomes friends with Frank, but not because she really wanted to. She kept running into Frank and his friend Collins. He helps her when she almost gets herself arrested for theft and he arranges for her to get some of the items on her list crossed off. They have a fun relationship, I think. He wants her help to learn how to run. Basically he wants to get fit and she is just the person to do it. They show each other different types of music. They make each other better people.
            Frank is at the top of his class. He goes to Princeton every summer except this summer. His girlfriend goes to Princeton without him and so he finds himself with a summer job instead.
            Can he help Emily complete the list Sloane gave her? Will they find Sloane? Will this also be one of your favorite books like it is mine? All you have to do is pick up this book and read it. Don't stop reading once you start it. You won't regret it!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Before I read this book, I had only heard great things. I was so excited to read this book! I knew that it was about a boy who is friends with a girl who has cancer. On the front of my book it says it is similar to the Fault in our Stars. SO I got the book at the Texas Teen Book Festival held in Austin and had it signed by Jesse Andrews! Great day I would add. Here's the picture of me with him:

My rating: 1/5 Stars

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is about a boy named Greg and his best friend Earl along with a dying girl named Rachel. The ONLY reason that Greg begins to talk to Rachel is because his mother forces him to talk to her. She find out she has cancer and for some reason thinks that he is still friends with Rachel. Thus begins the renewed friendship of Rachel and Greg and a new friendship between Earl and Rachel.

I actually really appreciate Rachel and Earl, however the amount of foul language in this book is ridiculous. It would have been a better book without it. I was appalled by it. It may be that those words are in fact used by many in our world today on a usual basis, but for me I couldn't stand it. You could take all those words out and the book would probably be about fifty pages shorter. This is probably only a slight exaggeration of the foul language.

Then there's the fact that I didn't really understand the entire purpose of the book. It could have been written in less than ten pages and it might have been a whole lot better. Right from the beginning you know Rachel is going to die. He comes right out and tells you. Whether or not he tells you, it's pretty obvious someone is going to die. This book was expanded two hundred and eighty-five pages more than it should have been.

Overall I did not like this book. I really wanted to, but I couldn't get into it. I would NOT recommend this book to anyone. Personally I wouldn't want my sister or anyone else I know to have to read the amount of awful language in there along with many comments and jokes that were very inappropriate. I'm sure many can handle it. I guess I'm just not one of them.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche

            Five kids travel across the country to California from Baltimore by themselves. They don't tell their parents where they are going. I know that a lot of what they are doing is illegal, but this adventure that they are trying to pull of is bigger than not trying to get caught by the law. The relationships between these five kids may start off really crappy, but I think that LaMarche does a great job at expressing what's really important. Family is important. Living is important. Knowing where you really came from is important, but knowing that you can overcome the challenges of where you came from means so much more.

RATING: 5/5 Stars

            One of the only things that bother me with this book is that Michelle, the oldest and also this book is from her point of view, is racist. She is downright racist and it bothers me to think that with freedom growing everyday she could still be so racist. BUT in the end her racism is not bad enough that it ruins the book. It just comes to show that when you constantly see problems dealing with racism it starts to grow on you. It is real and in the world.

I highly encourage you to read this book. I love this book. It's a great reminder to not take things for granted and to appreciate the things that I have. I hope you pick up your copy of the book and let me know what you think of it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Top Ten YA Books

Hi there again, friend!! I want you to get to know me a little better, so I thought I would share with you my ten favorite YA books. Please comment yours as well. I'd love to hear what some of your favorites are!! Mine can be listed as:

  1. The Selection by Kiera Cass (The whole series, of course!)
  2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Also the whole series because I don't know how you can't love the whole series...)
  3. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  4. Bruiser by Neal Shusterman (This one is kind of sad, but when I read it a couple years ago I loved it. It was probably the best thing I read that year other than The Selection.)
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  7. Reawakened by Colleen Houck (Interesting fact about this book is that it is signed. But when I met her I didn't realize who she was. I just knew she was an author. I didn't know I would come to love this book.)
  8. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver (The end is the most shocking ending I have read in a while. I had a HUGE book hangover with this one...)
  9. Legend by Marie Lu
  10. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (Wayyyyy better than the movie. The movie focuses on Mia's relationship with her boyfriend, Adam, whereas the book focuses more on her family.)

Now that you know my favorite books, you should leave a comment with your favorites as well. If you haven't read some of these I HIGHLY encourage you read them. They are all amazing, otherwise I wouldn't have included them in this week's Top Ten Tuesday posts. Let me know what YOU think of these books I have listed.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

            Where should I begin??

            This book is kind of crazy. Nick and Dara are sisters. BUT then Dara and Parker, Nick's best friend, kiss and Parker and Nick are no longer friends. Parker and Dara break up, then get back together multiple times. Next, Dara and Nick aren't talking. They get in a car crash. Then, Madeline Snow goes missing. If that's not strange enough for their little town, it get's stranger when Dara goes missing. Of course Nick is going to try to find her when she realized that this is not a joke. Dara really went missing and Nick needed to find her.

            Dara and Nick have a relationship that can be quite surprising. They used to do everything together and they knew their boundaries when it came to each other's friends. But when they stopped talking they were resentful like any normal sisters would be. I will give props though to Nick for trying to help her sister out. Well it's more like not rat her out... Personally I believe that the relationships that present themselves in this book are complex and although I can't relate to most o them, I know in this modern world, there are a lot of people who would be able to relate both to the relationships and to the characters. I can feel myself relate most with Nick. She's the "good" daughter. She tries to not do anything to crazy and to live up to other's expectations. On the other hand, Dara doesn't care what anyone thinks about her. She is the wild child. She will try everything. It doesn't matter what it is.

\            RATE: 4/5

            I almost gave this book a 5/5, but when I think about the unnecessary cussing, and I feel that some topics were more adult than that which should be included in YA, I felt that giving it a 5/5 didn't feel right. The twist at the end was probably one of the best twists I have ever read. This book is seriously so AMAZING.

            Age Appropriate for: 14+

            You can get this book on Amazon, book depository (you can find a link for the book depository on the right side of my page), the book outlet, half price books, or wherever else you like to by your books from. Please check it out and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday!

            For those who don't know what the selection is, it is... Well... Here is the synopsis of the first book:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

            If you refer back to my first post, then you will be able to see my love for not only this book, but for the series as a whole. I will admit that at times it is trying, but the end of each book is AMAZING and worth it every time I read the series. 
            About a year and a half ago, after Kiera Cass had come to the conclusion of the third and final book, Kiera announced that she was going to continue this series. It is no longer part of a trilogy. The Selection will be a five book series. (What do you call a five book series? A Pentology maybe?) 
             The next two books in the Selection series follows Eadlyn as she begins the next Selection. This time it is a reverse selection. Instead of a prince chooses his princess, a princess gets to choose her prince. We get an all new perspective with all new characters just as interesting as the last!
             The fourth book came out in May, so I'm dedicating my Waiting on Wednesday book to... The next, and the final, book in the Selection series!! Sadly, it is unnamed currently, but I cannot wait for it to come out. We have roughly nine months until the next one! If you want to check out Kiera's website and see waht she is up to click here

Friday, August 21, 2015

How We Fall by Kate Brauning

Rate: 2/5 Stars

This book is about a girl whose friend has gone missing. This girl was so caught up in the "relationship" she had with her cousin to keep in contact with her friend. Her relationship with her cousin, who is as close to her as her brother, is basically just them hooking up with each other. 
I honestly don't know if I am going to finish this book. The idea of her hooking up with her cousin absolutely disgusts me for some reason and makes me highly uncomfortable. I wouldn't suggest this book. This is the worst book I have read all year. The mystery part is very small and the book focuses more on the relationship the cousins have. Rather than actually care about her friend, she decides to put more into a relationship that shouldn't exist as more than cousins. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Free Friday!!!

             I know everyone loves FREE books!! Of course you want them in the genre you read, age appropriate, etc. So I would like to share with you a website that I have used and know that they will help you find those books! 
              All of the books that they tell you about are ebooks. It can be for kindle, nook or whatever device you have that you would like to use. When you sign up, which is free, you get to put in your preferences. There are your book preferences as well as device preferences.
This website is... Book Bub

            Now that you know what this website can do for you, you should check it out!! Just click on the website name above and it will take you to the website...

Let me know if you have any questions or would just like to share any websites you use to get your books. Wether free or not I would love to know!

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Synopsis:

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

My rate: 5/5!!!


Honestly I was intrigued from the beginning, but I wasn't so sure about how it would turn out. For one, I can't even pronounce any of the names.And Shazi falls in love with a murderer. That sounds a little crazy and it is, but it's a very interesting, not bad kind of crazy. The beginning is a little slow, but I never once wanted to put it down. It had me from the first page until the last. 
What happens when the boy who has loved her wants to set her free from the very place she never believed she would actually call home? What happens when Khalid can't keep Shazi safe? Will that ever happen? Will Shazi's childhood love get her away from her murdering husband? Guess you'll just have to read this AMAZING book to find out. I can't express to you how great this book is. You NEED to read it to find out for yourself! You can find it in almost any bookstore or you can order it from Amazon. Get it today!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo

            This is the series that really got me into reading. I read this series about 6 years ago. It's kind of similar to Harry Potter, but to me it was the best thing I had ever read. Since then I have been an avid reader.

What started it all for you?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Pages: 301

Audience: 12 and up


               When Philip Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He's rude and he treats her like a book he's already read and knows the ending to. But before she knows it, Digby--annoying, brilliant and somehow attractive?--has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.             When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can't say no. Digby gets her, even though she barely gets herself. But is Digby a hero, or is his manic quest an indication of a desperate attempt to repair his broken family and exercise his own obsessive compulsive tendencies?                A romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn't the only hook, a friendship story where they aren't even sure they like each other--this is a contemporary debut with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and the most charismatic dynamic duo you've ever met. 

               Sherlock meets Veronica Mars meets Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in this story of a wisecracking girl who meets a weird but brilliant boy and their roller-coaster of a semester that’s one part awkward, three parts thrilling, and five parts awesome

My thoughts:

            I haven't read a lot of mystery in the past, but this was amazing! the synopsis sounded intriguing to me, but the story itself is 1,000 times better! When I started reading it I was thinking this was going to be an okay read. I didn't think it would be too different from any other book I have read. I have never dreamed about a book. Never. So when I couldn't read without my eyes closing every two seconds, I decided I should sleep and finish it in the morning. I was maybe 50-60 pages in, not far. I had a dream about Digby and Zoe finding one of the missing girls dead. Once you get to know the characters, then you could kind of picture this dream I had.             Now that i have finished this book and have "lived" through this adventure with Digby and Zoe, I want to go back in. This is a fantastic novel that I would rate 5 Stars. I can't wait to share this book with my friends and with you.

This book debuts on August 4, 2015.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Paper books or ebooks?

Do you prefer paper/hardback books or do you prefer ebooks? I can see how anyone could go either way, but personally I like paper and hardpack better just because I feel like it's more personal. Here's my list of pro's and con's of both of them:

Paper/Hardback Books-


  • You can keep whatever you want between the pages
  • The author can sign this
  • Personal
  • Personalized by you and again the author
  • You can mark special pages however you want
  • You can share with your friends
  • It is heavier than an Ebook
  • It doesn't automatically keep your place
  • Can you think of anymore?
  • Takes up more space than the ebook


  • It can carry multiple books at a time
  • It's light for how many books it can carry around
  • You can highlight and quickly find what you are specifically looking for. (a quote, a chapter, etc.)
  • Can be used for more than just reading. (Meaning all types of bookish things!)
  • Automatically makes your place
  • Takes up less space
  • Can't be personalized
  • Can't be signed by the author
  • Does it go on your bookshelf? NO!
  • You have to mark the pages a specific way.
  • You can't share with your friends

It's a pretty close call on which is better, but I think physical books have won me over? Let me know in the comments which you prefer?

A physical book or an ebook?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Synopsis (taken from Amazon):

I’m the daughter of murdered parents.

I’m the friend of a dead girl.

I’m the lover of my enemy.

And I will have my revenge.

In the wake of the devastating destruction of the luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story—and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace knows the terrifying truth, and she’ll stop at nothing to avenge the murders of everyone she held dear. Even if it means taking down the boy she loves and possibly losing herself in the process.

Sharp and incisive, Daughter of Deep Silence by bestselling author Carrie Ryan is a deliciously smart revenge thriller that examines perceptions of identity, love, and the lengths to which one girl is willing to go when she thinks she has nothing to lose.

My rating: 3/5 stars

My feelings:

               Over all I think that Daughter of Deep Silence is good, but I am not satisfied with the ending. The novel has this kind of creepy feel. Like if it was made into a movie there would be a whole lot of suspenseful music in it. Libby (or Frances since that's her real name) is sneaky and kind of stupid. I understand that she has problems confiding and trusting people, but other than what happened on the cruise ship, which you will find out at the beginning of the book, she has no other reason to not trust people.
               The only reason I have given this book a three instead of something higher is because I was not satisfied with the ending. However, I would still recommend this book. To those you like just a little bit of mystery, romance and contemporary fiction. You can get Daughter of Deep Silence from AmazonThe Book Depository or Barnes and Noble.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

            Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige should be made into a movie. It has just the right amount of everything I love. It has magic, which I actually don't read a lot of books with magic. I don't have anything against magic, but for some reason I just haven't read a lot of it.
            Anyway Dorothy Must Die is about a girl named Amy Gumm who is also swept up in a tornado and brought to Oz. This happens after Dorothy's version of Oz. But when Amy gets there, Oz is nothing like Dorothy left it in her version of Oz. This Oz is dreary. The magic is fading from the ground. To return Oz to what it once was Amy must:

1. Remove the Tin Woodman's heart
2. Steal the Scarecrow's brain
3. Take the Lion's courage
Dorothy Must Die

I highly enjoyed this turn to Oz. This particular world has some amazing twists added in Dorothy Must Die. I highly recommend this book. There is some romance in it, but it is no where near the focus of the entire book. She must save the world, protect people she doesn't even know, and try to keep herself alive. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Bigreadsreadathon

            The bigreadsreadathon has been hosted by an account of instagram named manyfandomfaces. This readathon is 7 days long. it started July 5 at 11:59P.M. and it will end july 12 at 11;59 P.M. Everyone picked four books that they will try and get through by the end of the readathon.
            The four categories with one book from each one are:
1. Favorite contemporary
2. A book with red on the cover
3. A book with pictures in it
4. A book by your favorite author

           When I started this readathon I was already in the middle of another book. That book is Dorothy Must Die by Danielle paige. After I finished that book I moved onto the books I picked out for the readathon. The books I picked are:
1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (DONE)
            I have soo many favorite contemporary reads that this was difficult, but I highly enjoyed Anna and Stephanie writes amazing books. Contemporary books are hard to choose from because I have read a lot of them so far this year and I think they may just be favorites of all time.
2. A Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan (CURRENTLY READING)
            I actually have this an ARC. I got the ARC at the RT book convention. I got it less than a month before it came out, but since I had been busy with school, I hadn't been able to read it. Daughter of Deep Silence is about a girl name Frances that is on a cruise ship that gets attacked.We follow Frances on her journey to expose the truth and get her revenge! Sounds great to me.
3. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
             The copy of this book I have is actually a copy I borrowed from my friend. I started it about a year ago, but since I got side track from it, I figured this would be the best time to read it. Plus it has pictures and a girl who talks to fictional characters and they respond! That would be awesome if that happened to me.
4. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
            I don't think Sarah Dessen is my favorite author, but I love what I've read from her so far. She writes contemporary romance and what she writes is very similar to Stephanie Perkins. As I said I love contemporary, so it was like love at first sight.

             These are my books! Join a readathon. There are lots going on all the time. The booktube readathon starts in a month from tomorrow!

Happy Reading

Thursday, July 2, 2015

June Book Haul

            I got my book mail today from the Book Outlet! I am so excited to read the books that I got! This is the first time I have ordered from the Book Outlet and I love everything I got. BUT I just realized that one of the books that I got was a sequel to another book! So without further a due here are the books that I got:

             Psi Another Day by D. R. Rosensteel
I don't actually know what this book is about, but I do know that it is a book about spies. I read I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill you by Ally Carter and I liked that, so I am excited to read this one. Spies are cool.
            L. A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
It's about some girls who get to be on a TV show. That's all I know about it, but the cover is beautiful. It's simple, but it has a bunch of candy hearts. Most of them are white, but there is one that stands out and it is pink. So a pretty and an interesting sounding story= a new book for me! (This is why I don't get to go to book stores very often. I have to use lots of SELF CONTROL not to buy the entire book store.)
            The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
 This is very similar to If I Stay by Gayle Foreman. I LOVE If I Stay and now I can't wait to read The Beinning of After. There are some major differences. By reading the back cover I know 1. That the main character, Laurel, doesn't have a boyfriend. 2. There is a boy in her life, but it's not one she likes and 3. She grows apart from her best friend. Again I am so excited to read this!!!
            Sass and Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler
This story is about two sisters who are nothing alike. I don't know much about this book, but on the front of the cover it states, "This fun and fresh retelling will leave you cheering, swooning, and hugging your sister." I have three and I don't go out of my way to hug them. Maybe this cute title and (hopefully) amazing book will change my ways.
            Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
This is the final book in the Ruby Red trilogy. I knew when I got this that it was the third book in the Ruby Red series, but I've heard great things about this trilogy and it was super cheap. Now I just have to pick up the first two.
              Heart of Glass by Sasha Gould
I did not know that this was a sequel to Cross my Heart. I don't remember seeing that this was a sequel, but now I have to go get the second one. It sounded sooooooo good. And NOW I can't read it till I get the first book.

              This was June book haul and I can't wait for more months full of books!  I am really excited!!!
What books are you reading?
 What books did you score in the month of June?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Reejecttion by Daniel Clausen

            I have not finished this short story yet, but it is very interesting. I think that this was a self published book, which I don't normally read self published books, but  I decided to give this one a try. I highly enjoy his writing style. It sounds like he is talking to the read. The conversation tone, I would say, takes the cake. I haven't read many things with conversational tones and have that last quite a bit of what I have read. I love it.
            Reejecttion is about rejection. There are some parts of this book that I am not fond of. For example, in parts where he is reviewing a book that I haven't read I can't relate to that part. I don't have any connection for that part of that book.
           Would I suggest this book from the half of the book that I have already read? 
           I would recommend that you read Reejecttion. I would recommend that if you an aspiring writer to read this, but honestly everyone faces rejection, so this would benefit anyone. 
            Please note that this author has many free works that you can find. I found him on Library Thing. You can create an account and look him up there. He is also on goodreads. Please check him out!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Book Mail Excitement

I am so excited to announce that sometime soon I am getting my first book mail. For a high school student with no job it can be trying at times to afford books when I would like a new one. SO I am ecstatic that I am getting 6 books sent to me from The Book Outlet. Granted one of the books is the last book in a trilogy I have yet to read, or own the first two. I couldn't pass the opportunity to get it at a cheap price and it be a hardcover. AMAZING! Also, ladies and gentlemen I have started a YouTube account for the book world, book tube, and I have to set it up so you can find me tomorrow, but it will be up soon for YOU! I hope you watch it! 

Question of the day:
What are you currently reading?

My answer:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! It's my first time reading them... I know! How could I have NOT read them yet?!?! ... Im not sure either.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

             To all the fangirls of anything,

READ THIS BOOK. This is the ultimate fangirl book. It's about a fangirl. Not just any fangirl. Cath is THE fangirl. She writes fanfiction with over 20,000 hits a day/ post. Anywho, fangirl is about Cath's first year at college. We get to take a peak into the life of the ultimate fangirl. Who she loves, what she likes, what she dislikes, and how she deals with things. Everyone deals with things differently. I am a fangirl, but I lead a different life than Cath. We have different situations and there is not one things that I absolutely love.
             I suggest this book to everyone. This is an AMAZING book! Granted this book may not be for everybody, but it is for  people who read The Fault in Our Stars or anything by Sarah Dessen. Things by Stephanie Perkins. However amazing I think this book is, it is NOT for young children. I would recommend this book for people 13 -14 and older. You can get the book HERE at the Book depository website. Please check out the book and add this book to your shelves.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

            I was amazed by the "Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld. Tally is a 15 almost 16 year old girl. In this society they undergo a surgery when they are 16 that makes them "pretty". They tell children beginning at a small age that they cannot be pretty until they go through with the surgery. I find that cruel.They are children and children need love and acceptance for who they are. Each child/person is beautiful in their own way. Aside from personal beliefs and back to the book, Shay Tally's new friend runs away. The special circumstances portion of the government gives her a choice. Betray and reveal Shay or be ugly forever...
            One thing I absolutely love that Scott does is make Tally feel beautiful without turning pretty. That is something many people can relate to. Accepting who they are or loving themselves and their body. Loving how you look without being vain. I would definitely recommend this book to all. If you liked "The Hunger Games," or "Divergent," then you would love "The Uglies."
            You can get it HERE to get your copy of "Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld on the Book Depository. The website offers great deals on all the latest books. I hope you love it. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

Monday, June 1, 2015

May 2015 Book Haul/ June TBR

If you read my last post, then you might know that I went to the Dallas RT (Romantic Times) convention. All of my books were scored at that time. I spent all of my money there! That wasn't too much, but still I had a great time and I love being able to get so many books. Here is the pic of the books I scored this month:


Since I went to the RT Convention, I now have plenty of amazing books to read. This will also be my June TBR pile. I might read "The Book Thief" by Mark Zuzak too.

What books are you reading currently?
I'm reading "The Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld

Saturday, May 30, 2015

RT Convention 2015

            Two weeks ago I has the opportunity to go to the Romantic Times Convention. It is such a great opportunity and if you ever get to go, you should GO! I came out of the convention with 25 books! I bought 5 there and brought with me 2. I have eight signed. The total amount of money I spent compared to how many books I got would've been less than $5 a book!! I went to the Teen Day Party and we got to interact with all the authors. We had little class type sessions. I went to speed reading. At this particular one the authors read short snippets from one of their books. Then, I went to a writing tips and techniques session. The only author I knew in their was Kathy Reichs. 
I had a great time and I have some pictures to show you!

            Here is my 25 books! At the end of this post I will list the books and the authors. The Books Standing up are signed. All of the books laying down are books that I got with the bag on the floor. While looking at this picture I realized that Anna and the French Kiss is laying down, but I did get that signed by Stephanie Perkins. 

            This is L. H. Nicole. She has a book called Legendary coming out soon! I need to get it! She's super nice and she was assigned to my group to help us with a quiz to get our books. We lost the quiz, but we had fun doing it!

            This is Erica Cameron. She is super nice , as they all were, and super happy to talk about anything and everything. She, with the help of L. H. Nicole, was with my group during our quiz to get our book bags.

            I have been waiting to meet this amazing person for years! Kiera Cass is funny and, beautiful, and overall one of the best people I have ever met! The Heir, the fourth installment in the Selection series, just came out this month! It is pretty amazing. I love her books and she is just a great person.

            Here is Marie Lu. I didn't get to talk to her for long, but her books are good, so it's okay!

            Sara Raasch is cool. I haven't read anything by her, but I love her hair and I have heard great things about her books.

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl co-write "Beautiful Creatures."
I am looking forward to starting this series.

Susane Colasanti is super great. I am also excited to get to read her books!

            This is the first picture I actually took of all the books together. I am in awe of how many I got! This is my biggest book haul yet! I can't wait to have another one like this in the future.

            Here is the amazing and sweet Lauren Oliver. Her newest book is Vanishing Girls. She writes YA, Adult, and for young readers. What a great variety! She also writes the Delirium trilogy.

            This is Scott Westerfeld. He writes the Uglies series. I am almost finished with the first one and I am loving it!

            Kathy Reichs is the screenwriter for "Bones". It is a crime show and it is based off of her books. I got the first book in the series about Temperance Brennen. This was such a great opportunity to meet her!

               Stephanie Perkins is one of my favorite authors of all time! She wrote, "Anna and the French Kiss." Stephanie and Kiera are ladies that are beautiful inside and out. It feels surreal that I got to meet them. Both of those ladies write incredible books. They are sweet, and cute, funny, amazing and they are just great people! 

            I cannot wait for my next book convention! I got some great books! I love to share my love for books with other! I brought along with me a friend and my younger sister. Also with us was my Mom, my aunt Heather and my friends dad.! We all enjoyed this and I know that this was worth my money!

             So on this list of books that I got, I have only read about 2 of them. Since my summer break started yesterday I am going to enjoy my summer reading the books I got at the convention. Here's the list:

  1.  The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  2. How We Fall by Kate Brauning
  3. The Heir by Kiera Cass
  4. City Love by Susane Colasanti
  5. Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas
  6. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
  7. Of Metal and WIshes by Sarah Fine
  8. A Tale of Two Cities by Rachel Harris
  9. One Perfect Summer by Rachel Hawthorne
  10. Reawakened by Colleen Houck
  11. Reborn by C. C. Hunter
  12. Insomnia by J. R. Johansson
  13. A School For Brides by Patrice Kindl
  14. Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche
  15. Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh
  16. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  17. Allure by Lea Nolan
  18. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
  19. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  20. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  21.  Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs
  22. A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes
  23. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
  24. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  25. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

If you click on the authors name it will take you to their website and you can learn more about them and their books! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Readers Problem Tag

So I was tagged by Confessions of a Book Addict to do the Readers Problem tag. It seems pretty cool so let's do it!

 1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. (To Be Read) How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I would talk to my reading buddies and see what all the bookstagramers are reading right now. If I found one that looked super good I'd probably pick it up and read it.

 2. You're halfway through a book and you're just not loving it. Do you quit or are you commited?

I guess it depends on the book. If I have to read something for school, then I definitely finish it!  If I don't have to read it for anything, then I would stop reading it. I am reading for fun and if I am not enjoying it, oh well!

 3. The end of the year is coming and you're so close, yet so far from you Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try and catch up and how?

Well I am not on Goodreads, so that's out. But if I set a goal for myself, then I'll try to make it by making more time to read.

 4. The covers of a series you love does not match. How do you cope?

Get a new one if I can afford it!!! If not, then I would wait till I could afford it.

 5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don't like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

I would probably find a friend on Instagram that likes books as much as I do, who shares the same feelings as me, to bond with. A girl always needs someone to share these things with!

 6. You're reading a book and you're about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

Go ahead and cry!! I don't cry a lot.\, so I probably wouldnt have this problem, but if I did there is no shame crying in public.

 7. A sequal of a book you loved just came out, but you've forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequal? Try to find a summary on goodreads? Cry in frustration?!

I would go back to the end of the prior novel and hope I can remember what happened. If I still can't remember what happened, then I'll go ahead and read the sequal. This book might remind me of what happened.

 8. You do not want anyone- ANYONE- borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope  when they ask?

I would tell them that I do not feel comfortable with them borrowing my books.There is a chance they might loose it and that is not okay with me.

 9. Reading ADD. You've picked up 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

Read some contemporary YA romance. That's my favorite thing to read!!

 10. There are so many books coming out that you're dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

I would buy as many of them that I could afford. There is no such thing as too many books!!!

 11. After you've bought the new books you can't wait to get to. how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to read them?

They do not even make it on the shelf! I read them the first moment I can. That means the first night I get them!!! I'll probably stay up all night reading it too!

I tag anyone who wants to do this. Take each question and answer it yourself!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors

            Mad Love is such a cute book. I read it around Valentines and I realized I haven't reviewed it yet. This book is about Cupid. Cupid, otherwise known as Errol, wants his real love story to be written. Every time someone has written his story they always create a happy ending for it, but that is not how it happened. Alice is the daughter of the "Queen of Romance" does she have what it takes to write Errol's love story? I sure hope so.

           This book has some amazing lessons to teach its readers. A) the universal truths about beauty. I don't know if it is necessarily true, but either way the last one is my favorite. 1)"The first universal truth about beauty is that all guys like long hair." 2) "The second universal truth about beauty is that all guys like big eyes." 3) and by far my favorite, "The third universal truth about beauty is that no guy's gonna think you're beautiful if you don't believe it yourself." This is some good advice. Love yourself.

            Some more good advice... "It comes down to this- you either go and get what you want or you don't--" I think that's pretty clear. Don't procrastinate. Which I suck at. I am really good at procrastinating. I would go as far as to say I am a pro. But we shouldn't do that. Especially when we want something.

             Although this is fictional, I think that this book teaches a lot of beneficial things. And sooner or later it might come down to losing something if we don't go and get it.So do what you have to do. Keep reading and love yourself!!!

"Never be ashamed of who you are...Who you really are."--Suzanne Selfors

Monday, May 4, 2015

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

            Dear John makes me think of the song Dear John by Taylor Swift. I have never been on a date let alone been in a relationship where anything has been serious. But I can imagine that I would be devastated if I was completely in love with this person and then they break up with me. The lyrics to the chorus are" Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone./ Don't you think I was to young/ to be messed with?/ The girl in the dress/ Cried the whole way home, I should've known" 
            John and Savannah did not know each other for very long, but I don't think it takes a long time to love someone. The kind of love that they shared is different than you would have with most people. In fact, most people love a lot of people. Your best friend. Your sister. Your mother. You nieces and nephews. There are so many people in this world to love. This lady came and she talked to a group of people at my church. One of the things that she talked to us about was love. Sometimes we make it hard to love people, but really it is not that hard. She gave us a few steps. 1. Break the ice. It can be hard to share things with a person, but honestly if you get through the small talk part, it will not be that bad. 2. Share with them something you have a hard time with. Because we are all struggling with something. For John it was the distance between the people that he loved. 3. Find something that you would do together. You would be amazed at the connection that would make. You have to find something in common and then not necessarily make it a commitment, but it means that it is something you can do together. and lastly 4. Something that you would say to them if you knew that that would be the last time you ever saw them and they were out of birthdays(like they are gonna die).  
            These few steps are ones that John and Savannah took, minus the last step. They got to know a little about each other and they shared things about themselves that no one else knew. They had plans. By the title I can imply that some breaking up is gonna happen, but the little twist that Nicholas Sparks presents in the book really gives me a great perspective on love. This is a beautiful story and I highly encourage this book.

"I finally understood what true love meant... love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be."
-Nicholas Sparks

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Love at First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

            So I started a book club a couple months ago and this month we are reading "The Selection" by Kiera Cass. I encourage you to read this as well and let me know what you think about it. Next month Kiera is coming to Dallas for the Romantic Reads Convention and I am very excited to meet her. I have been waiting a long time to meet her. Who's your favorite author and have you met her/him?

           What a cute book! I love the way the titles reflect the book and the beautiful way Sparks executes the entire book. The development of the characters can always be better, but I believe that Nicholas Sparks did a great job with Lexie and Jeremy. It is set in a small town in South Caroline. He writes articles for various newspapers exposing that the  paranormal has science behind it. But Jeremy meets Lexie at a cemetery in Boone Creek and what else is to happen except fall in love. Of course relationships are not easy. And if you can't do your job to support yourself or your love finds out she is pregnant, that is just the cherry on top of the ice cream. When Lexie finds out she's pregnant Jeremy decides to move to Boone Creek to help her raise his kid. But then he gets mysterious emails from an unknown source making him question everything!
            I would give this book probably a 4/5. It is a good book and I would recommend you read it. I do not think this book is for everybody, but for the romantics  and maybe even if you are not a romantic it could be for you too.
            Join Lexie and Jeremy on their journey through life... Only through about a year's worth, but still. Have fun reading!
"The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you
 try, that feeling just never goes away."-Nicholas Sparks

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

            I just can't even... It is so good... I don't know that it's realistic, but other than a American school in Paris, I think that it is realistic. Every, almost every, teenage girl dreams of growing up and getting married.

            Anna and St. Claire are my OTP. (One True Pair) We get to see all of them. (All of their imperfections.) Anna is from Atlanta and she grew up in one place. Her parents are divorced and her dad is a romance writer that is quite popular. St. Claire is a short, but confident guy. He is very interesting. He speaks with an English accent, has a french name and is american. They meet at SOAP. (School of America in Paris) And without any friends Anna meets St. Claire, Meridith, Josh, and Rashmid. All of them are seniors except for Josh and we get to read all about this school year. What did they do? Who did they meet? Do they fall in love? They are in the city of LOVE! 
            Don't miss the chance to read this intense book by Stephanie Perkins. The emotions are there. It might make you cry. Anna and St. Claire meet on weird terms and although they came for different reasons, they are a great match. Find out if they end up together and order your own copy here
             I hope you love it as much as I do. I think it is amazing and I hope you read it.
"I wish for the thing that is best for me."-Anna and the French Kiss

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

            Stephanie Perkins is my new favorite author! Maybe I am little too much caught up in the romance, but HEY! It's more interesting than my life. I love being able to pick out who I think a girl is going to end up with and trying to guess what's going to happen next. Personally I hate love triangles. They make me angry. It may not be normal to yell at books at 2 AM, but that's exactly what happened. So I'm going to tell you about this AMAZING book written by this AWESOME author.
             Lola is an extraordinary girl in an ordinary world. She has two dads and she dresses up like its nobody's business. Because it isn't! She has a job and what she would call her "perfect" boyfriend. BUT when her childhood neighbors move back into the house next door, life changes. Suddenly she's trying to avoid talking to them and she's keeping secrets from her boyfriend and everything is different. Cricket, her old neighbor and past crush, may be gone to college, but he makes the trip home as often as possible to see her. Will the old flame be strike back up or will she stay with her boyfriend. Who will you ship? 
             I may hate love triangles, but I absolutely adore this book. Stephanie Perkins writes with the best fictional guys. Perfect they are not, but if they were real I would have a high respect for them AND probably fall in love with them too. Plus, Perkins had history with these characters. The way she can cause her characters to make my heart swoon with theirs... Well I couldn't put the book down. It was a good thing that I read it during my spring break and didn't have to wake up early! 
             Click Here to purchase Lola and the Boy Next Door. I promise you won't regret it! Follow to find out if Lola end up with Cricket or Max, her boyfriend. I recommend this book to all of you. It's a great book and I hope you take the opportunity to read it.

Monday, March 23, 2015

LIBRARIES and Legend

            Two weeks ago I discovered THE LIBRARY!!! That's not exactly true. I know plenty about the library, but I don't go to the library very often. Correction. I DIDN'T go to the library often. NOW I am there quite a lot. I've been there about three times in the last two weeks. That doesn't sound like a lot to me, but sometimes it takes more than a couple of days to read a book and when I get busy I won't be there so often. But because I can't afford to buy the books that I want, the library is my best friend. So now let's talk about Legend by Marie Lu:
            Day and June... Anybody know what their ship name is? (If you do not know what a ship is, it is when you think two people should be together. They do not have to be fictional, but as a fangirl of BOOKS mine are always fictional. An example of a ship name is Percabeth. Annabeth and Percy from Percy Jackson.)  Okay so maybe they won't make the best couple, but I mean the bad guy and the good guy ending up together would be great! I am going to admit that I haven't read Prodigy or Champion yet, so I am a little behind on my awesome trilogies. I am planning to and it my one of my five current reads. In other words it is on my "To Be Read" list.   
            Anyway so I am reading this book and I don't even know what it is about, but I am captured into this book. I wish I would have read it before because it tells me that my soon to be favorite character dies. That was sad. And I need to figure out how to say Metias. I don't know how to pronounce it yet. 
             Legend is about June. She is a prodigy. She is trained in the ways of the military. Day is a reknowned criminal. He lives on the street and he does all sorts of things to help people. When June's brother Metias is killed they have the chance to meet. They cross paths and secrets are spilled. Enemies are made and Allies found. Don't miss the chance this amazing book. You can get on Amazon or even at your local bookstore. I recommend this to everyone. Teens. Adults. And children too.  Here is the link to AMAZON to get it: Legend on Amazon  <---Here to get Legend 
           "If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system. That's much more powerful than rebelling outside the system." -Legend by Marie Lu

Monday, March 16, 2015

Where She Went by Gayle Formen

           The sequel to If I Stay... Where She Went
            If you have not read If I Stay please read it. The movie is good, but it really over plays the romance portion. I it is a young adult romance, but I think that FAMILY is the most important and main topic of it. Don't get me wrong, Adam is really important to Mia, but her family was the most important thing to her. If you want some good old romance Where She Went is even better than If I Stay in that aspect. Personally I like If I Stay. The balance between the romance and the rest of the book is perfect for me.
            Now lets talk solely about Where She Went. I recommend others read it. I think that it was worth reading and I have a book hangover now, but I did not like Adam's character very much in it though. He felt whiny and like he was dependent on Mia. I know that this is truly how some people are, but I felt like he could have done something about it. He was writing to Mia, but he should have made a decision to make his situation better. I think he could have fixed his situation better had he continued his life and really tried harder. Why would you basically give up on your life? I wouldn't, yet I am not a character in the book, so I couldn't make the decision for him. Overall though it was fantastic. Adam didn't bother me too much and I still ship Mia and Adam with my life. I would have preferred it if it had come from Mia's point of view because Mia has a more developed character than Adam. Gayle did a fantastic job and I hope you read it tell me what you thought about it. Show me your inner fangirl! 
            I would probably rate it a 6 or 7 out of 10. If I Stay was definitely better. I am looking forward to reading other things write by Gayle Formen and hope you decide to join me.
"You don't share me. You own me." -Where She Went (Adam)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

           This was surprisingly better than I thought it would be. Sometimes when someone tells me how great a book something is, I am prone to not believe a word they said about how good this book is because I know people prefer different things and some books mean more to us during certain parts of our life.
            "Life as we Knew it" is follows a girl named Miranda and her family on a journey believed to be the end of the world. It is part of a series and I have one read the first book, but I am sure that just reading the first would be fine if you chose not to read the entire series. Some questions I have had in the past are actually answered in this book.
            Why should we have a food storage?
Well at anytime and in the least suspecting times something awful could happen. It could be the end of the world and your going to need food and water to survive. It will be a miracle if you get food during the times of chaos. Keep enough food for at least a year. Or more. Keep a food storage, so in case of emergencies your family will have food. It could also be used if one of income provider's get fired or laid off. It really could anything.
            What really matters?
For each person I think it differs. For Megan it was making it to heaven. For Miranda it was making sure the rest of her family lived. In the end does making sure someone has birthday gift matter? It might be a better gift just to make sure they live till their birthday. Or does having the most hip in style clothes really matter? There could be someone dying just to have enough clothes to wear in the middle of winter. They just need clothes to keep warm enough not to die from hypothermia.
            Why should I/you keep a diary or journal (Whatever it is you want to call it)?
Whether we think it is important or not, a journal is worth keeping. You may not want to remember the events that took place, but who's to say that one of your great grandchildren won't want to know what you went through? Everyone keeps hope for a better future. Well it's best to learn from the past. If you don't want your future posterity making the same mistakes you did, then keep track of your mistakes, how to avoid making the same mistake, or what the outcome was. The future should be allowed to know about us. More specifically they deserve a chance to know you and what life was like for YOU.
            I don't think I have any other questions, but it teaches a lot. It times of chaos, you should be able to rely on family to help you. For me I'd make family priority. This book although fictional, has great depth and Pfeffer did an amazing job putting this book together. It was recommended to me and now I recommend it to you. Please let me know what you think of it!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

            When Jeremy cheats on Mallory, she is heartbroken. How could he do such a thing? And with an ONLINE girlfriend!!!  So when Mallory comes across a list made by her grandmother in 1962, she knew she wanted to complete this list. It would take her back in time to when life was easier for teenagers. The only problem is that it may not have been easier.
            No cellphone! No laptop! She must socialize face to face with her friends. Could it have been any harder? The list has FIVE goals:
   1. Run for pop-squad secretary
   2. Host a fancy dinner party/soiree
   3. Find a steady
   4. Do something dangerous and
   5. Sew a homecoming dress
            But there are some problems along the way. For instance, there is NO pep squad currently at her school, so now she has to create one. Then, she needs to find out what kind of food people ate back then. No computer remember! Next, a steady. She just got out of a relationship. How is she going to make that happen? Something dangerous to hurt herself? Wow! What is she going to do? And last, but not least, she has absolutely no sewing skills at all. Luckily grandma may come to the rescue.
            I think that "Going Vintage" is definitely an eye opener. Today we use so much technology that we take it for granted. Why are we taking it for granted? Can we go more than 24 hours without touching our phone, laptop or some other technological device? It may be more readily available, but that doesn't mean that we should waste our time doing meaningless things. People used to be more social and with the help of the world today, we are isolating ourselves.
             If you like books written by Sarah Dessen or authors similar, you will absolutely love this book! Don't miss the chance to join Mallory on her way to finish her list. Also, remember to get ready for 1962!
"Now I have no contact with the outside world." - Going Vintage

Monday, February 23, 2015


            Sometimes I think that there are nice people in this world. Like when I first meet someone,  "Oh  she was nice," But it is rare that I meet someone and instantly think that they are the nicest, best, kindest person I have ever met!
            I was at Target on Friday and I only had $15 to spend and I wanted to spend it on BOOKS! What else? And I saw the sequel to "If I Stay" which is "Where She Went" and "Maze runner". No, I haven't read either of them yet and I am looking forward to telling you about it. So I was talking to this lady about how AWESOME "The Fault in Our Stars" is and how much I love it. I was telling her my favorite part is is when they egg Monica's car even though it is not in the book. Anyway and I didn't think she was listening to what I was saying. I was trying to decide which book to buy and she said "Where She Went" and my sister said "Maze runner". This was such a difficult decision. This lady, who I didn't even know the name of, decided she was going to give me the money to buy the books because she had to fight her kids to read, so if I wanted to read a book, she was gonna make sure I could. This was so sweet of her to do. The only problem was that she didn't have a five dollar bill, she only had twenties. She wouldn't take my giftcard and this was so sweet of her and she didn't even know me.
           The whole point of me telling you this is not because I got two books, but because of what this lady left with me.You never know a person's situation. Even if you think that you do, there is always the possibility that you don't know something that is going on in their lives. Commit to doing something good for someone else. It doesn't have to be big, but it could mean the world to them. She showed me her left leg except that he doesn't have a left leg! Seems like she has had a much harder life than me. I don't know why she wanted to make me happy when she didn't even know me. Commit to doing something kind for someone else, I promise you that it will make you feel good. And that person will remember it for a long time.
Thank you lady at Target!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

            Hi there again! So I decided, over the past little while because I've been thinking about some things and I haven't taken my reading up as much as I want to, that I am going to be reading more books. I also decided that because it will keep YOU updated on the awesome books in the world that you may not have found yet!
            Switching back to Ender's Game, I thought that even though it was not meant to be realistic, it was kind of hard for me to imagine. I mean SIX-YEAR-OLDS being a punching bag for their TEN-YEAR-OLD brother? Wow! Also space. We are in space and I know it is black out there, but imagining how the stars looked and planets that they might have been by is enough to give someone a headache.
            Overall, I really liked this book. It had enough violence and isolation for me. It also included some awesome heart squeezing moments that ensured that they had not completely broken Ender. I like to think I would have been Anderson wanting to not push Ender so hard. Don't break the kid, Graff! All of those kids there were so young, yet they were smarter than me by A LOT! I know we are told how Ender copes with all this stress, but I can imagine that it was one of the hardest things that he ever had to do.
              So I woud definately recommend this book to everyone reading this. If you haven't already read it yet. If your a mom, I would encourage you to suggest this book to your teenagers and preteens. Such a great book and it makes me realize that I take for granted a loving family. I take for granted not having to participate in a war or not having to fight people bigger than me. I know I would lose. I can't hurt another person like that.
            Please read and let me know how awesome you think it is or if this helped at all.
"I'm not going for you."-Ender 

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Queen by Kiera Cass

           This is a novella from Kiera Cass to explain how Queen Amberly, AKA Maxon's mom, ended up with King Clarkson, Maxon's dad. If you refer to my first post over the selection, then you will know how I love it and maybe how much I hate King Clarkson. I mean how could he be the worst father that ever lived. Maybe he didn't kill Maxon or banish him from Illea, but he beat him. What kind of a person does that make him. But Maxon and America made the best of it. In fact America recognizes that, "The best people all have some kind of scar." (From The One).
            My friend happened to read it before I did so I was able to hear what she thought about The Queen first. She said that she did not like it because it made her dislike the king more. I disagree with  that statement. In my opinion, in made me not like the king more, but I came to a realization. We did not know King Clarkson the way Amberly did. She knew what he was like. She KNEW that he came from a troubled home and although he was Prince, it did not make him anymore special than she was. We misunderstood Clarkson. He came from a home where people showed their emotions physically. If they were mad, they would break something or slap the other person,
            One thing I think that made me have a little respect for Clarkson was that he had respect for Amberly. I mean from the whole selection series I have no respect for him unless it regards Amberly.
            Also, it gave more insight to Amberly as well. Amberly tried hard not to let anyone know she was sick. Everyone knows the south is polluted. Not your everyday polluted either. It kills and makes people sick for life. She wanted to be like everyone. Only she couldn't because she was sick and such an AWESOME person.
           If you remember anything from this, you should remember that you shouldn't judge a book from its cover or from what others can see. I think the majority of the population of us did that immediately and we just needed a deeper look inside someone to understand them.
"I'm desperate for peace. I think you might be my only chance I have at that." -The Queen

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

            Here is a classic that I now absolutely adore. I don't normally LOVE things I have to read for school, but this one was different. Partially because I picked it out of a long list of things to read and partially because its a cute romance book.
             To be honest I don't know how to describe Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth comes from a family with sisters who are boy crazy. Darcy is from a high class family and has only known the high life. When Darcy comes into town with his best friend Mr.Bingley, people start talking. Mr.Bingley and Jane become close and Mr.Darcy makes enemies. Personally I think I am prone to make enemies and that may be why I like Darcy from the beginning.
            The book is about the pride and prejudice of many people. Wrong information is given and received. People are deceived.  And apologies must be made. How did this happen? You must read to find out. I would highly recommend that you read Pride and Prejudice. It is amazing and there are almost no words to describe how much I love this book.