Thursday, December 24, 2009
Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot-tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody’s business. But one rainy Monday morning, everything goes straight to Hell.
The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a renegade demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It’s an offer she can’t refuse.
There’s just one catch. How do you kill something that can’t die?
I had read Strange Angels by Lilith Saintcrow, and I wasn't impressed. But this book, the first in the Dante Valentine series was a much and needed improvement for my views on the author.
Plot: Danny is brought to hell by Jaf, the Devil's right hand man, to assassinate the demon Santino, and return Lucifer the 'Egg'. But Danny had her own score to settle on Santino, five years ago Santino had killed one of Danny's best friends Doreen. But Danny also nearly died trying to save Doreen.
The first part of the book consists of Danny trying to get contacts and her friends to assist with finding Santino. And dealing with a Demon Familiar. One that see neither wants or thinks she needs for that matter. Japhrimel a demon with bright green eyes and flat toned voice, was stuck with Danny, bond to her by the demon mark burning bright on her shoulder blade.
Characters: Are defined and different, each one with their own talents and moods. Danny is rather hard to like at first but her reason are fair. Most of her attitude is sarcastic and rude, which i like first fine in my female heroins. Her love is torn in a way between Jaf and Jace, her ex-lover that left without a word years ago. Gabe and Eddie, Gabe another Necromance, although not as powerful as Danny has her skills as a police detective, and her boyfriend Eddie, a Skinlin or Dirtwitch with an over protective-ness over Gabe. All assist, even after Danny's ranting and complaining saying that she 'works alone', they stick to their friends side as she tries so kill the demon that came so close to killing her in the past.
Setting: The setting throughout the book was confusing. Set in Saint City, although it never says what state it is in. It is set in the distant future, with hovercars and magical creatures out and about. At first this makes the story hard to follow and most of the time You wonder what they are talking about because of the futurist language and the language the unhumans use. Although some of the back story can come close to real life. Such as the Choyne Towers Disaster, something that could be compared to the Twin Towers terrorist attack.
Cover: Good, but the woman on the cover doesn't really look like the woman that is described in the book. The red, black, and white work well though. -A
Ages: 14 and up for language, sexual content and graphic fighting.
Rating: 4/5 Rocking skulls.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (May 23, 2006)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse (October 9, 2007)
They are well written but i feel they were lacking. And these teens are always getting online hook-ups? That wasn't very believable to me. But in all okay on the character front.
Since Reggie first discovered the existence of the Vours in a tattered journal. Since her little brother Henry began to mutilate animals and turn against her. Since she learned to overcome her fear and destroyed a Vour to save Henry.
Months later, the Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams—until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.
Terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing, readers will devour this thrilling sequel.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
To see the review for the first book in this series go Here.
And I can add this to my 2009 First Book in a Series challenge
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The Controversial book on which the cult favorite ABC television series Life As We Know It was based, Doing it introduces us to Dino, Jon, and Ben, three teenage best friends who can't stop thinking about, and talking about, well, doing it!
I was very, not sure, when I bought this book. The name itself is very out there. But I bought it and was very surprised with it. Dino is such a prick and womanizer. (yes I just started singing that song :-)) Ben is stuck in a sucky relationship with a woman but old then him. and Jon is just weird, but really sweet. Jackie is a little too much in love with Dino. Miss is alittle to needy for Ben's liking. Deborah really likes Jon but will he be man enough to over look her weight?
And under all the sex and nastey-ness is an honest to goodness love story. Everyone in this book is in love in some way or another. And that's the ultimate goal I think of the book. Love is such a taboo for some of these characters. Some straight out saying it, others no believing it, and others just not feeling it.
But the set up of the book might be confusing. Some of the chapters are in third person and then some of the chapters are in first-person but the person talking changes. So although it seems confusing it wasn't for me. But if you like to have a solid point of view for the whole story this isn't for you.
Ages: 15 and up, this book has very adult situations and language throughout.
4/5 Rocking Out Skulls
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Yea, this was my best friends brother! And man I'm feeling her pain. I never thought she could go through any more heartache and then this shit happens. I can't imagine how the family is feeling. Actually I can hear what's going on at there house right now. Well I just had to put this up. Baby Girl if you see this you know that I love you and hope the best for the rest of your family!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Granted, I'm an emotional little queer apparently I'm really good at hiding that. The emotional part anyways. So like I never thought of myself as bubbly cause then that would mean Prep. Lets not go there. Cause that would irk the hell out of me. So do I really act bubbly? Cause if I do then that's so not me and that's not the image I want to give people of myself. Whatever, I'm off. I've blogged too much about none book things today. But seriously me not bubbly. Maybe if my step-father wasn't such a douche, I could have an outward image.
The guy that no one uderstands. And true friends think i'm crazy
um, oh toughy. i wouldn't say friends.
3. When and how did we meet?
quite a few months ago, i just dicided to link you on my blog cause you tough me who Nico Medina was!!
4. Did you like me at all?
I honestly dont know you
5. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
RealGirl. you just seem like your real with people
6. Describe me in one word.
7. What was your first impression?
REALLY LIKES NICO
8. Do you still think that way about me now?
9. What reminds you of me
hearing Lili St. Crows name. cause i know you lush her
10. If you could give me anything what would it be?
a really good book
11. How well do you know me?
barely not at all
12. When's the last time you saw me?
13. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
14. Are you going to post this in your notes and see what I say about you?
15. What is my best attribute?
your funny. i think.
So I turn on my TV, (Kinda like I do your mum.) Okay, to the point of this post. America's Got Talent, why the hell are two of the judges NOT American? Not that I'm against this, but come on. On Britains got all of the judges are from Britain. I just don't know. I think that if you're going to be a judge on a show that has America in the title you should be American. Just like the people on Australia's Got Talent. One of the judges is from Canada and another is from England. And only one is from Australia. So yea, that's my little rant. Pointless but you know you enjoy it.
Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)
Then her dad turns up dead—but still walking—and Dru knows she’s next. Even worse, she’s got two guys hungry for her affections, and they’re not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever—or whoever— is hunting her?
Okay, finished this lovely book many weeks ago. And I liked it, it was a good beginning of a series. There are a few flash back, I think, I honestly don't remember. Yea, I'm that good of a blogger. Anywho, if there are flash backs then they confused me. So Dru has the touch and after her father is turned into a zombie, things go down hill. And when he friend Graves turns into a 'kinda' werewolve. (Which isn't spelt like that in the book. Whatever.) So okay book.
The characters are okay and the humor is for sure worth the read if not for anything else. God, this is an attractive post. Damn, so buy the book if you have extra money to spend or are a fan of the author. Or you know library.
Age Group: Mid Teens. Swearing and although not sexual content...Suggested content. Yes isn't it lovely that I remember the dirty stuff. Yea so. This is so Crap. Bye.
Parker Rabinowitz isn’t your typical Jewish teen.
Well, he’s a smart rich kid from the Jersey ’burbs, on his way to med school, overscheduled, overloaded, and living in a pressure-cooker, like everyone else.
But Parker looks different, feels different, and, lately, his behavior has been very different.
Wow, just wow. I've never read a book like this. Parker (not gonna spell that out) has an eating disorder. He is bulimic and has very low self-esteem. The book is told by Parker and his little sister Danielle. Switching on and off. Each chapter is a new day in a count down. Ex: Chapter 1 is entitled "88 days before" and it goes down each chapter. Which is interesting cause you must wonder...Days before what? And by the end this is revealed...Yeaya.
Okay no 'Yeaya' it's quite a sad book. But this book is really good. It's an interesting look in Jewish families and the expectations that come with it. And you get the best of both words reading this book. You get the struggle of the person with the disorder and with Danielle being able to write, you get to see how someone on the outside is handling there brothers problem.
Also there is a quote I would like to point out. "Sometimes trees can look healthy on the outside, but actually be dying inside. These trees fall unexpectedly during a storm." I just love this metaphor for Parker.
Although Parker is kinda annoying. And I honestly don't see how someone as hot as he is would have such low self esteem. He also gets thinner and thinner and the only thing people say about it is "Did you lose weight?" No that believable. Also perhaps if Parker was over weight his story would be more believable.
Cover: Parker is known as a god when it comes to his looks. The boy on the cover although cute is not a god.Age Group: Teens 13 and up for sure. This book has very little swearing and other then some heavy make-outs, it pretty timid. But the fact that Parker has an eating disorder he does do things that in itself is very...Heavy material. So that's it. Remember don't copy what you read in books, cause if you do, you may actually be a jack-ass.
ALSO-EDIT- If you are looking for info on eating disorders. Please visit the following.
National Eating Disorders Association
Academy for Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Anonymous
So, two reviews coming soon.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Night Rising-Hopefully soon.
Feast of Fools-Getting it on Friday.
Lord of Misrule-Also on Friday.
Strange Angels-Friday is a busy day.
Monday, May 25, 2009
A horrible thing has happened and it just might be her fault.
Your Personality: All-Rounder!
Your responses showed you fitting equally into all four reading personalities:
Involved Reader: You don't just love to read books, you love to read about books. For you, half the fun of reading is the thrill of the chase - discovering new books and authors, and discussing your finds with others.
Exacting Reader: You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you'd like - so you're very particular about the books you choose.
Serial Reader: Once you discover a favorite writer you tend to stick with him/her through thick and thin.
Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.
I would have to agree that I am all of the above. But I'm most proud to be an Eclectic Reader. :D Wait, don't some of them contradict each other? :P Whatever LMAO.
To take the quiz yourself go HERE.
The one place Jason feels comfortable is on the track where he can run fast and hard. He loves the feel of the wind at his back, of his legs propelling him foreward, the roar of the crowd in his ears. But now, even his sanctuary feels threatening. It isn't just the jerks who call him "faggot" in the locker room. A new guy has joined the team, and everything about him will challenge the way Jason sees life. From late-night showings of "La Cage Aux Folles" to reading Gandhi, he's running a new race on an uncertain course, and only one thing's for sure — his senior year is going to be unforgettable.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Margarita "Madge" Diaz is fat, foxy, and fabulous. She loves herself, and is adored by almost everyone else...except queen bee/student-body president Bridget Benson. These two girls have a history that's uglier than a drag queen after last call. During a heated argument, they decide there's only one way to end their rivalry: be named prom queen and the other backs off -- for good.
Of course, everything looks different in the sober light of morning, but pride is at stake and the race is on. Madge is committed to doing whatever it takes to secure the title, but so is Bridget. And everyone's got something to hide.
Welcome to Winter Park High School, where the dirt's not just gonna fly...it's gonna go into freakin' orbit.
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.
When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I had also gotten Go-Ask-Alice by Anonymous, I'm sorry I couldn't find it to get it in the picture.
This week will be a themed week. It will be themed around the Maximum Ride series. I'm not sure how i'm going to be doing this, but I will be posting about the books everyday this week. So yeah, that should be fun.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
If only Taylor Adams had kept on lying to his parents, none of this would have happened. He wouldn’t have been shipped off to Straight to God, an institution devoted to “deprogramming” troubled teenagers and ridding them of their vices—whether those vices are drugs, violence, or—in Taylor’s case—other boys.
At Straight to God, such thoughts—along with all other reminders of Taylor’s former “sinful” life—are forbidden. Every movement is monitored, privacy is impossible, and no one—from staff to residents—is quite who they first appear to be. There’s Charles, Taylor’s clean-cut roommate, desperate to leave his past behind…Nate Devlin, a handsome, inscrutable older boy who’s alternately arrogant and kind…gorgeous, secretive Sean, who returns to Straight to God each year to avoid doing prison time for drugs. Here, where piety can be a mask for cruelty and the greatest crimes go unpunished, Taylor will learn more than he ever dreamed about love, courage, rebellion, and betrayal—but the most surprising lessons will be the truths he uncovers about himself.
Let's start by saying Thinking Straight was; witty, captivating and powerful. Taylor Adams is gay and in a relationship with gorgeous Will. And both are happy. At least until Taylor outs himself to before he wants to. You see his parents are over righteous religious zealots. And to them homosexuality is a sin. To stop him from committing anymore sin and damning his soul to hell, they send him to 'Straight to God.'
After leaving behind Will and his whole life, he meets the staff and residents of Straight to God. After meeting with the head of STG, (Straight to God) Mr. Strickland, he meets his roommate Charles. Charles is also somewhat of Taylors watcher, always tailing him and reminding him he's in Safezone.
Okay so what is SafeZone? Basically, you're not allowed to talk. Nope, nothing. You nod, or shake your head. And only under extreme emergencies do you write out what you're trying to communicate.
So we've met Charles, and just so you know he is another gay resident that seems to really want to change, he's almost desperate for it. But also Nate; a short boy that Taylor took to calling 'Shorty' in his head. Is in his third year at STG. And was originally sent there for Theft. Nate...There is a lot about him and I would love to dive more into him, but that would give to much away. And of course, Mrs. Harnett. Stern and at first she is hard to peg, but trust me you'll like her in the end. Tons of other character, not all I remember, but keep an eye on Leland, he's a great guy and the more you read the more you'll love him. And Reverend Bartle, I can't even get into that one.
So can STG help Taylor and others like him. In my opinion, the answer is no, and it has been no even before reading this book. But can it help others? People that steal or are on drugs? Sure, at least that is what Nate says. And he is right, stealing and doing drugs are wrong and even sinful. But being gay isn't. You chose to steal and get high, but you don't chose to be gay. So how is it sinful? Well in this book that's explained and it is driven into great detail. And the fact that we assume to much, or not enough. We assume. And half the time our assumption can be wrong.
This book was great, somethings to look out for. Taylor has flashbacks to his time with Will. And for the first time in my reading life, these flashbacks work and they are not confusing. Also, Taylor masturbates, quite a few times throughout the book. But hey, he's 16 and without his boyfriend. So, DUH. I wouldn't say any age for this book. But there is a lot of information and some very sour subject matter. So if you're looking for a read that is numbing and doesn't make you think. This isn't it and if you're like me, the thinking might give you a headache.
This book has made me look at religion in a new way, and while I'm reading the next book in my TBR pile. I plan on talking about this subject. Either in this blog or the soon to be blog. But no matter how you look at it, homosexuality and religion, when mixed can be very dark subjects. And guess what homosexuality is winning the argument. Whether you realize it or not.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The books mentioned are:
Cracked up to be by Courtney Summers
Street Pharm by Allison Van Diepen
Raven by Allison Van Diepen
Fat, Hoochie, Prom Queen by Nico Medina
The Secret Edge by Robin Reardon
Thinking Straight by Robin Reardon
MAX by James Patterson
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Friday, March 27, 2009
Here is a link with everything you need to know about the movie thus far.
The Hunger Games Movie
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Twenty- four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
(Review) (Note: I left this book at school, if I misspell words I apologize.)
So, another review? Yes, another one, but for the great book called The Hunger Games. I got Tuesday in the school library and finished it last night. Katniss (Catnip) is 16 years old and dealing with life just like most of the other girls in her district. Except she has the rare skill of being brave and talented enough to hunt outside the districts limits. Of course this helps feed her family and get them money. She still has to enter her name for the Hunger Games. Her name is in there with thousands of others, but her name is also written on many slips. But who should be called other then Katniss sister Prim. On pure instinct, she decides to take her sisters place in the games. Saving her sister, but possibly killing herself.
You see, the Hunger Games are played once each year and one boy and one girl from each 12 districts is chosen to compete. (There was a 13Th district, but they were destroyed after trying to rebel.) So, the Hunger Games are televised for the whole country to see. The sport of killing is witnessed, by people of all ages and race. And the Capital looks at it as pure fun. But everyone knows, there is only one winner and 23 murders. All of which take place in the 'Arena.' You can be any age ranging from 12 to 18. Prim was 12 and would surely be the weakest if Katniss hadn't stepped in.
Still with in the first day of being in the Arena nearly half of the original 24 competitors are dead. Two people how survived are Peeta; the bakers son that came from the same district as Katniss. And Rue, a young girl that reminded Katniss so much of her own sister. Only to find that Rue is a great source of knowledge.
The Hunger Games will have your mouth watering for more, and by the end you realize you might not be able to wait another minute, let alone months for the next chapters. Highly engaging and a riveting read. This book literally had me reading all through the night into the early hours of 5PM. The story stays fresh with humor and love, twists and turn. And unfortunately in a game where only one can live, death. Descriptive and gritty, you will find yourself crying for the characters that seemed so helpless and so sad. The conflict against the districts and the Capital, will make you remember just how dangerous the government can be.
Warning: Although this book has no swear words, it is very descriptive once in the Arena where death is constant and described. Be at least twelve years old, or younger if you feel you can handle it and have a good grasp of fiction and non-fiction.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Life is fabulous for Jonathan Parish. He's seventeen, out and proud, and ready to party through his senior year with his posse of best girlfriends. But the year starts off with the wrong kind of bang when Jonathan—in an inebriated lapse of judgment—sleeps with a friend of his . . . a girlfriend!
When word gets around that hot-but-previously-unavailable Jonathan might be on the market, the school's It girl approaches him with a proposal: pretend to be her boyfriend, and achieve popularity like he's never known. But popularity isn't what Jonathan wants. And suddenly, going back into the closet becomes Jonathan's only way to get what he's after—a trip to see his favorite pop star, Kylie Minogue.
Goodness. What can I say about this book? How about it fucking rocked!?!? Yes I dropped the "F" bomb, so watch out. This is the first teenaged gay contemporary book I've ever read, I was skeptic at first but I got over that in about five minutes of reading. I would like to thank my Aussie friend over at Readers Edge Book Reviews for this great recommendation. So, I'm basically in L.O.V.E. love with Jonathan. He is just so fun and funny and so openly gay. Until he sleeps with Alex (of the female kind). And that 'It girl' her name is Laura Schulberg, and she is really rich and can get some really great pot, or so I'm told. And for a once in a lifetime chance he gets to see Kylie Minogue, just as long as he goes back into the closet and pretend to be Laura's boyfriend. Just the life of an everyday gay teen.
But then there are Jonathan's friends; Carrie, the hot, dark skinned bisexual girl, that tells it to you straight up and says what she thinks. And stayed with Jonathan through the whole book.(I loved this girl.) Joanna, the bestest friend, but the least bit cool with the whole going back into the closet thing. Understandable but she was a real bitch through the book.(I was pissed/sadden for her.) Shauna, shy girl, Jonathan is one of the only people that can get her to go wild, but she was also the straw that broke the camels back.(Liked her, but felt sad for her most of the time.)
So Straight Road to Kylie. I think we already established it was a great book. Now for some warning and or critiques. When looking up review I saw one that said, anyone 15 years old or under shouldn't read this. But I say screw that, if you think you can handle it go for it. It does have swear words throughout the story, but come on, it's set in a modern high school. Jonathan gets his first boyfriend/gay experience in this book. People feel that might be a little bit of a sour subject. Well, screw them too. So what? It's not like it's full on male on male action going on here, deal with a few little gay kissing.
I felt the end was rather...Just, although not expected, I've seen it before. Things were just wrapped up a little too nicely, but for a stand-alone novel it worked. And, let me tell you Nico knows who to mess with your brain. Have you thinking one thing then the next page, something completely different.
Kylie Minogue, God, I'm falling in love with her. She is a great singer and as soon as i get some money, that girl will be blasting on my stereo. And some insiders information. Each Chapter in this book is named after a Kylie song. Gotta love it.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face?
On the run and holed up in Tulsa’s Prohibition-era tunnels, Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down. Meanwhile, Zoey has a few other little problems. The red fledglings have cleaned up well – they’ve even managed to make the dark, creepy tunnels feel more like home – but are they really as friendly as they seem? On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to make things right with super-hot ex-, Eric, but she can’t stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms after one unforgettable night, and she is driven to try to save him from Neferet’s sinister influence at all costs. Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us?
Saturday, March 14, 2009
"Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity... but who is watching the Watchmen?
I thought the movie was okay, but found the ending lacking for some reason. The characters are likable. But maybe for the wrong reasons. Rorschach, I didn't like at all, I don't know why. He just seemed a little stand offish. Silk Spectre II, I liked her. She is conflicted on her love life and the whole hero thing, but still trying her damnedest in both departments. Also, she has really great hair. Nite Owl II, I'm on the fence with this guy. He just was a little to soft of a character for me to enjoy. Dr. Manhattan, I liked him the most out of everyone in the movie. He is the center of it all and brought the most life like feel. Strange, I know, considering he is the least human of them all. But he brought a lot of depth to the character. Instead of just blue penis. Yes, Dr. Manhattan is pant less throughout most of the movie, and his slong is visible. Get over it, I did, and after the first showing of it, you forget all about it. Unless your a perv ;-). Drama was hard all the way through the movie. Violence was also brought. As well as the language. It was a nice surprise to see a superhero movie, that wasn't watered down. Sure, we all say it in Sin City, but there still isn't a lot of 'R' rated superhero movies. And come on all you comic book nerd. You know you want to see some hero out there naked. And in this movie you get two. Silk and Manhattan nude up the screen for this one. But in the end I thought of the movie as a very strange love story. And like always a coming to terms movie. And all the little innuendos for superpowers and being a hero are in there. But those are in all movies. So, I suggest you see it, you might get a better feel for it in the theaters, or just hit the link at the top of the post and watch it online.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.
So if you haven't read the book, or seen the movie. Sorry, you should stop here, or keep reading whatever you wish. Now Melinda, this girl, that through the course of the book I really got to know, and feel for. Nerdy or completely sincere, you decide. But all joking aside, this girl, a girl that experienced one of the worst things that could ever happen to a woman. Rape. Is living with it day-to-day. But it is also about speaking up for yourself. For your own opinions and for what you believe in. And truthfully, I think this is the book that made me start speaking up for myself. This wasn't always a good thing for me in some aspects, cause when I stand up for what myself and my opinion. I get an attitude. Back to topic. The book is also written in a very different way, I'm not really sure what it is called at the moment but, it's not the normal paragraph/quotation type book. Also symbolism, I hate symbolism yet love this book. A book full of symbolism is one of my favorites. I know, I contradict myself but screw it. And if you have seen the cover, you know that trees might just be the symbolism in this book. I'm pretty sure everyone has read this book, but if you haven't, go and pick it up.
I have yet to get the ten year anniversary for Speak, but just you wait. Cause I will once I can get a good flow.
BIG ASS NOTE: Heathers is going to be a musical
Sunday, March 8, 2009
In a school run by gangs, staying out was harder than joining. We knew who our friends were, and were careful what we said.If people thought we were haters, it would only be a matterof time....
Lines are clearly marked at South Bay High School. It's mixed territory for the Crips and the Bloods, which means the drama never stops.
Julia DiVino wants none of it. No colors, no C-Walks -- it's just not her thing.
But when Eric Valienté jumps into her life, everything changes. Lines are redrawn. And then they're crossed.
This book is really great. I had some thoughts on this book going in, I didn't really think it would be that good. Sure the story is original and all, but I don't know. I can be complicated. But I was soo wrong. This was awesome. Julia, the main character, is at first a goody, goody girl that tried way to hard to get with Eric the leading man. It is well written, and that's saying something, when the author is writing like an actual teen straight out of Brooklyn. The slang is right on the money also, and gave my friends and I more then a few laughs. So, do you know what it's like to be torn between the Crips and the Bloods? Most likely not, but if you do then you could definitely relate to it. The way the gangs act are like nothing I ever thought. Sex, drugs, gang banging, all of which are dealt with in this book, come out real and strong. The characters will annoy the hell out of you and you'll hate just about most of them. Julia has friends in both gangs as well. Marie is in the Bloods, and Black Chuck is the little brother or the Crips leader, Scrap. I even made a list of all of the characters, what gang they are in, what is their rank in the gang, etc. etc. They ending was amazing, and a secret is revealed. Although while reading you may pick it up, I didn't, even though my friend did. So, I believe everyone should read this book, whether you're a Gangster, a Prep, a Snob, or an Emo, or just a regular kid that doesn't like labels. (i.e. me.) You will learn a lot from it, and you won't be so quick to judge people either.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This girl (sorry can't remember he name) and she starts chatting with this guy online. He starts to ask her to do some every weird and perverted things. Um, I know this is like really vague and I'm sorry, I'm putting together a list of YA books. (I know, like I need more books) But if you have any idea please tell me, thanks....
One book you’re currently reading: Snitch by Allison Van Diepen
One book that changed your life: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
One book you’d want on a deserted island: Undone by Brooke Taylor
One book you’ve read more than once: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J.K. Rowling
One book you’ve never been able to finish: The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
One book that made you laugh: Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
One book that made you cry: Speak Laurie Halse Anderson
One book you keep rereading: Rogue by Rachel Vincent
One book you’ve been meaning to read: The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
One book you believe everyone should read: The Devouring by Simon Holt
Finally, grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence:
"Sounds more like a Star Trek character to me," he said, refusing to be an ass-kicker. "But it's cool."
Nothing going one, I'm planing on buying some new books this week, maybe. I'll have to do a little work, in order to get some money. Wish me the luck. LOL
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Obsession Kayla Perrin
After her husband confesses to a racy but ultimately unfulfilling affair, Sophie Gibson's rage leaves her raw, unable to process his attempt to repair the damage by suggesting she have her own tryst.
Soon, though, the idea of sex as retaliation begins to intrigue her—a no-strings-attached, sexually subversive liaison may be just what she needs before she can forgive Andrew. Hooking up with Peter, a dark and dangerous artist willing to push the limits of Sophie's lustful, quivering need, fits the bill perfectly.
Sophie's covetousness for Peter was always about experiencing intensity in the moment, but soon the affair runs its course and now it's time for her to focus on her future…with Andrew. Except, Peter is convinced he can't live without her. Then come the cards, the presents, the calls…the hint of a threat. One way or another he will have Sophie. Even if that means exacting revenge of his own.
Sophie, I thought was a very likable character, even though she is rather gullible and a little too trusting at times. I wanted to smack her in the head every so often, but that would be difficult since she is banging Peter at least every other chapter. This title is very fitting for the story line, 'obsession.' Sophie is very obsessed with Peter in a very sexual way and Peter is obsessed with Sophie in a very psycho way. So, Sophie decides to get back at her husband who has had an affair, and she does indeed. I really don't want to give anything away, cause that just isn't my style. But I will say that this book is not for every person out there. It is very heavy on the erotica and in my opinion had a little too much. And it didn't let up for the first part of the book, I mean they are getting freaky in a Denny's at one point in the book. But about half way in, Peter starts to act strange, and doesn't want Sophie to ever leave. Okay that is all you are going to get out of me. Now anyone that has problem with sex, very descriptive sex shouldn't read this. But I enjoyed it so you might as well. I loved the ending and I thought that Sophie and Peter, and Andrew (Sophie's husband) get what they deserve. Wether that is good, or bad? Well you will just have to read to find that out.
So go check out Alicia and I hope you enjoyed this amazing review. :-/ Um I'm still reading Snitch and I flipping love it. I after I'm done with that two of my friends want to borrow it. Who will get it first? Stay tuned.