Sunday, November 4, 2012

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love

My review 

This  has got to be one of my favorite books of all time. Every thing felt so real. The emotions, the characters. Every word was a perfectly placed work of art. Taylor is used to running away from things, but one thing she can't out run is her father's dying wish to spend one last summer at the summer lake house they used to stay at every year up until Taylor was twelve. When she gets there, she tries to avoid her ex boyfriend/friend Henry, and her ex best friend, Lucy. At first, you don't know why they are mean to Taylor, but you find out why later on. The books shows flash backs from previous summers, and the story comes together beautifully. Taylor gets a job, and Lucy ends up working there too. At first she is an Ice queen, but then she warms up, and you get to love her. Henry was amazing too. You learn alot about him. There is enough drama/romance/heartbreak/loss/uncontrolableshakingsobbing to balance it all out. Prepare to bring the tissues!!!!!

For Darkness Shows the Stars

Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.
Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.
But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret—one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever.
Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion, For Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.
**************MY REVIEW<3****************************************************

This book was so good. And her name is cool is that?
Elliot lives in a world with posts and reductionists. They are the result of an attempt by Gavin and Carlotta , two scientists who tried to be god, who tried to make humans better. The result was humans who were mute and who were forced to work on plantations with C.O.R who have normal qualities ( they can speak)
Elliot needs money, so when she gets a request from captain wentworth's fleet to rent her grandfathers boat right estate, she takes the chance. little does she know that Captain Malakai Wenthworth is her childhood love, Kai. The fleet comes with sun carts, and they show abilities that are too good to be true.The book contains letters to and from Elliot and Kai, which shows why Kai was mad at her. When Elliot was 14, she was forced to make the decision between love and all of the lifes on the plantation. This book was a sweet, Jane Austen esque read, and I absolutely adored all of the characters, even though some gave me the extreme urge to smack them.

 Four running shoes!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

What I am reading

The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling!
Honestly, I don't know how I didn't read these sooner, these books are amazing!
During Hurricane Sandy, I read books 1-4. I am trying to get my hands on book 5.
In the meantime, what are you reading?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A girl named Digit

Farrah "Digit" Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A. high school genius has left her geek self behind in another school district so she can blend in with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High and actually enjoy her senior year. But when Farrah, the daughter of a UCLA math professor, unknowingly cracks a terrorist group's number sequence, her laid-back senior year gets a lot more interesting. Soon she is personally investigating the case, on the run from terrorists, and faking her own kidnapping-- all while trying to convince a young, hot FBI agent to take her seriously. So much for blending in . . .
Ok, where do I start?
This seemed like a good book, but it was ruined with the main character's maturity of a five year old, and all of the eco crap. Obviously the author wrote this just so she could use a major/serious thing as a bombing to point out the problems of polluting. What message was she trying to show here? If you have enough money to have a giant jet, your going to get blown up by some crazy economist hippy?
Not cool. There was also an unrealistic portrayal of teenage girls, which was so sad. She made them act brainless, obviously no one (I hope to god) is that stupid. She also had an obsession (Borderline crazytown) with bumper stickers... And to top it all off? An inappropriate relationship with 17 year old Farrah, and 21 year old FBI agent. SO not cool! Gross!

I give A Girl Named Digit...
One girl sticking her tongue out and pulling on her pigtails with rage!

What Are YOU reading?

Hey there! Sorry I didn't post for a while.... I got carried away with cross country starting soon... I need to be on top of my game!
What I am reading
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Tempest rising by Tracy Deebs
Second chance summer by Morgan Matson which I am love love loving so far!
Should have reviews up soon...

Monday, July 30, 2012

Goddess Interrupted



Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry's first wife, Persephone.

Ok. Wow. Wow. Wow. Did I say wow? Aimee Carter did not disappoint in the second installment of the Goddess test. This book was a roller coaster ride from the beginning, and the end will leave you screaming your head off for more! Kate is amazing in this book, and Calliope is as crazy as ever. By the end, you'll want to strangle her! Persephone isn't as bad as I thought she would be, except for a particular incident....
I give this book 

The Goddess Inheritance is expected to come out in April 2013.

***** Homer Simpson Doh!*****
I almost forgot to say that the Goddess Legacy (book 2.5) comes out tomorrow!
Be sure to check that out! I will have a review on it as soon as I can get my hands on it!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What are you reading?

**My time is wrong. The time now is currently Wednesday, July 25th 12:09 am

Hey guys!
Can you believe it's already Wednesday? This week is going by fast. I'm beginning to run more, so I haven't been reading all that much, but I have been reading some pretty amazing books.
Books I am reading: From What I Remember By Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas. It has all I love in a book, cute romance, a little adventure, and kick ass characters! It also has movie quotes.... Awesome!!!
If you haven't read it, you should! Its great. A masterpiece even... well I wouldn't go that far, but it is pretty freaking awesome. 
So my lovelies, what are you reading?  
I will have the full review up later, because I am almost done.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Books I am loving... Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Ok. I am currently obsessed! She is a genius! Who knew aliens could be so .... sexy? 
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Katy moves from Florida to West Virginia with her mother. She soon meets Dee, and her arrogant brother, Daemon. Katy tries to be friends with Dee, but its kinda hard when Daemon is trying to keep her away. She always figures that the twins are different, but then an incident happens, and Katy sees what they really are, Aliens, or Luxen. She is then Marked by Daemon, which means she is lit up, and their enemies Arum will use her to get to them so that they can steal Dee's and Daemon's powers. She has to stick with Daemon, until the trace can wear off. I love Katy too! She is smart and funny, and an amazing character, who is also a book blogger. She is such a down to earth character...(hehe). Even though I wanted to bitch slap Daemon, he was amazing aswell.
Sexy, amazing, and thrilling, I give Obsidian five running shoes!


Onyx comes out next month, August 14th, and I am counting down the seconds!!