16 December 2009

Happy Holidays!

No review this post, but the next one will. I'm almost done with this book. Finals have killed my reading time!

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday break.
I know a lot of people are off or about to be.

Don't take this time of year for granted, spend it with the people you love and spread joy to the others around you.

I hope your celebrations are the best you've had yet and will be memorable!



07 December 2009

Upcoming Reviews!

Here is a list of books that I have read and will be posting reviews for in the coming weeks. (Most likely coming in the coming up weekend!)

Castration Celebration
Meg Cabot Novels/Series
Going Bovine
Beating Heart

I'm really excited. I haven't mentioned much before, but I've been wanting to post some reviews up of mangas and manhwas.

I'm trying to not only reach a broader group but hopefully broaden your reading material too. Don't think about all the stuff you've heard about manga! A lot of it is actually really good. The trick is finding something appealing to the eye and mind.

Anyways, there is a lot coming in December so be on the look out! I hope everyone has a great holiday break!


24 November 2009

Review: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

I don't know if anyone else does this, but when it's a certain time of year, I LOVE to read books in the same season, etc. It's the same with music. And Winter has to be my favorite season. It's beautiful and I love the cold! So anyways, during my search for a winter themed book, I came across Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne.

Snowed In is a sweet,albeit predictable book. Our lead girl Ashleigh and her mother move away from Texas to a tiny island in the Great Lakes after her father decides to remarry.
While her mother is trying to set up their B&B, Ashleigh is just trying to adjust to her new life-making friends and getting a date. And just who is that strangely attractive lumberjack boy???
This book was pretty fun actually. It's a little cheesy romantic, but it totally fits. First off, her new "best friend" seems a little psycho. She was super annoying, someone you'd totally want to slap in the face. All you ever hear her say is MY BOYFRIEND.
At first, I thought she'd end up with one guy, but just as soon as I began to think so, his reactions told me not so much.
Another thing I liked about this book was the protagonist's realism. Ashleigh's outlook on dating reflected her anger and hurt she felt towards her dad. I could feel her characters frustration and hurt. Hawthorne's book might be your typical teen's romantic comedy, BUT I think that's part of what people really like about her writing and books. People like having a commonality. It's relative to our own lives. And yes, sometimes these type of books can be a little far fetched, but we still can find a connection. And that's what makes us enjoy reading really. Feeling the connection to the characters and stories.

18 November 2009

Review: Hush, Hush

So I finished Hush, Hush and I have to say it was my book crack of the month.

Firstly however, I have to say before I even knew what it was about, the cover blew me away. It's very compelling to me. It stuck out so much more than your average book cover. It had me intrigued. And I always go for books like that.

I completely fell for this book. It took me in and swept me up! The plot was great. Becca Fitzpatrick's debut was a hit in my book. The writing is pretty simplistic, but that's what I love. It gets to the point and isn't overly flamboyant like a lot of novels I've read.

Oh and it has fallen angels.

Patch's character is so mysterious. Even though as the book went along and I began to find out more about him, I found him in the end, more mysterious. Yes, he is the typical bad boy, but with the whole twist!

And creepy guys. Did I mention that pretty much all the guys are creepy? Even Patch at some parts. I love creepers in a plot. It's a lot more interesting when your character is being stalked by a crazed lunatic.

This book is the beginning of a series and opens up a lot of questions.

The next book will be called Crescendo.

Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's website for more info. Just search her on google.

04 November 2009

Book Alert: Hush, Hush

I'm a member of the online group Pulst IT. It's a great community for people who love to read to converse with each other and find some great books to read!

If your not a member, this is the part where you join : CLICK HERE.

Now, this is the first ever Book Alert post! I came across this book not even a day ago. I've been steadily reading it and I must say, it's HOT!

Obviously the trend for writers is the supernatural. God knows there are a lot of vampire series and such coming out these days.

This is along the genre, but it's not a vampire book. It's got a fallen angel.
I know what your thinking too. But it's great so far. I'm really enjoying it.

Here is the book description:
"Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen -- and, when
it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life
. "

So you decide! Will you read it? It's completely free on Pulse It's website. All you have to do is join! Let me know if you like it!