Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Review: Jenny Green's Killer Jr. Year by Amy Belasen & Jacob Osborn

Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year is a dark, sometimes savage comedy about a typical jappy girl who's grown totally sick of Long Island.

It's September 2007, Jenny's the newest transfer student to the prestigious Molson Academy in Montreal, Canada. Academics aside, Jenny is eager for the opportunity to start a new life in Montreal with the guy of her dreams, Josh Beck. But their first date doesn't exactly go as planned, in fact, it's a total disaster--and that's not to mention the blood...

Jenny, Jenny, Jenny. There are so many problems I had with this book. Um, lets start with Jenny Green's attitude. It's really not the fact that she is a prep, but that she is crazy!! This girl is killing people for no reason. The just guy she killed Josh Beck, okay she really had a good reason to kill him. She really did. But the other guys, although some were assholes, didn't deserve it. And then she goes and gets an alternate personality. "Supergirl," she calls it, not only is that soooo original but complete crap. We all know that Jenny doesn't have an alternate personality. And she lives in this place called Hippy Hall, pretty self explanatory. I think it was the preppy-ness that made me not like the book, and the fact that i didn't like the main character. I like to like the main character, and having the main character be a ruthless killer is not a good thing. In my opinion anyways. Oh well, i'm not gonna rant, I was gonna keep going a explain things about the book, and i might come back later and edit more in. But for now, I'll leave you with: Take caution when reading this book, for the words 'like' and 'totally' appear on almost each on. You may find yourselve turn...PREP!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Book in my Plastic Bag (3)

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


That is my sour face. And that is how I feel about the book. Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year. I'm sorry I just didn't like it. I'll go into more details later when I post a review. Also I made my first video blog or "vlog" I think that is what it's called. Anyways I'm waiting for it to download and stuff. So I will hopefully get that up later today.

Friday, March 27, 2009

It's gonna be a Movie!

Yes you heard it here on my blog. There will be a Hunger Games movie. A friend, and fellow Hunger Games fan, has told me that there will be a movie based on the book by Suzanne Collins. Oh. My. God. I can't wait.

Here is a link with everything you need to know about the movie thus far.
The Hunger Games Movie

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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

Review: The Straight Road to Kylie by Nico Medina

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


Hey, I know I've been away for about a week now. And I blame those damned assessment test, that I took all week long for three and one half hours a day. It was long and it was annoying, but I got it done and no more of those till April. Also I ordered some books online and I'm having them shipped to my local borders, so I should be getting those next week. And you want more exciting news? Well I think when I show off next weeks haul I'm making it my first video blog. Yeah, I'm excited.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Books in my Plastic Bag (2)

I only got one book this week and it was Hunted by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Not next week, but the week after I should be getting a major book haul.


What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you?

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

Review: Watchmen-Movie

Okay, I watched Watchmen last night over on ch131. Let me just say, long ass movie. Two and a half hours of movie, and blue penis. But I'll get to that later. Um...seeing as I've never read the graphic novel, I didn't know what to expect. This review will contain spoilers.

(Movie Blurb)
"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

Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

So, this is one of my all time favorite books. I read it a few years ago, after I saw the movie staring Kristen Stewart. The movie was just, amazing and the same can be said for the book. So here we go.

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

Missed It

Yeah, so last week I missed Dollhouse cause I had some family things to take care of. And even though I said I was giving it up, I still want to watch it. But unfortunately this week, I got to help a friend, so I'll miss it again. Thank goodness for Hulu.

Soon, Here

Just wanted to let y'all know that I'll be reviewing Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. So looking forward to reviewing one of the best.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Review: Snitch by Allison Van Diepen

I finished this, some time ago, around 11:00pm on Saturday night. So by Tuesday I'm working on the review. Enjoy.

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

Specific Book??

Okay, there was this book I saw one a review site a few weeks ago. I can't find it now. And that makes me sad. :'-( But please don't cry for me, I just wanted to know if anyone knows it, here is what i remember.

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....

Book Quiz

Okay, so I was like major bored and kinda depressed too, so I was blog-surfing. And I came up upon this little quiz over at For The Love of Books Blog. So Listen up and enjoy.

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."

From Snitch.


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


I need some help. I have a friend in need. My Aussie friend wants to make a review blog, but she needs a name for it. Come on people, we need your help. I suggested, 'Reviewing the Shadow.' I thought that was great. Both reviewing the darkness and shadows. Please help, anything will help, just post in the comments and we both thank you.

Review: Obsession by Kayla Perrin

So, sorry for being so...Off lately, I've been having some trouble in my home town, but this is for reviews not my problems. So Alicia over at Alicias Romance Reveiws, is new to blogger world and she asked me to review Obsession. And because I am such a great person, I promised, I would. so lets do this...Thingy.

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.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Dollhouse-Ep: 3 Giving Up

I'm giving up on Dollhouse, it is getting to confusing and I'm tired of having to dead with a different Echo each week. When Buffy was on I cared what happened to her and her friends. And that is because each week I got to know these character. But with Dollhouse, Echo is a different character all the time, she doesn't stay constant, so how I'm I supposed to care for a character that I have never met? I can't, I do not care I echo is injured or killed. Because there will always be another doll out there to take her place. It's sad that I want to give up on a Joss Whedon series, but I am. Will i watch the next episodes? Sure, but I won't go out of my way to watch it.

But one good thing came out of this episode, and that is Eliza Dushku singing. She is an awesome singer and has a really nice voice. So props to Eliza.