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?