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?