Sunday, March 30, 2008

My Life As A Rhombus by Varian Johnson

Rhonda Lee a senior in high school, has no times for boyfriends or a social life as she spends most of her time doing homework and tutoring other students. Rhonda is determined to get a scholarship to the school of her dreams and get away from her hometown.

Rhonda finds herself being forced to tutor Sarah Gamble, a popular girl from her school , the kind of girl that she has stay away from for the past few years. Rhonda is struggling to put her past behind her but she soon realizes that Sarah is suffering with the symptoms of pregnancy just as she did a few years before. Sarah and Rhonda soon share their secrets with one another and form a friendship.

This isn’t just a story about unplanned pregnancy. This is a story about family, friendship, forgiveness and love. Rhonda Lee is an amazing character, who you will fall in love with as you read her story. Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down. Rhondas character was funny and witty, there are many parts when I literally laughed out loud. There were also a few parts that brought tears to my eyes. Varian Johnson did a fantastic job with this book and I plan on passing it on to my friends and family.

My Life as a Rhombus is a young adult book, but I’m sure many adults would love it too. Varian Johnson is also the author of Red Polka Dot in a World Full of Plaid.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March Contest


The Page Flipper is has a monthly contest. This month she is giving away 6 books. The contest ends on March 31st at midnight so make sure you drop by and enter. The books she is giving away are: The Unspoken by Thomas Fahy, Fake Boyfriend by Kate Brian, Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, Tweak by Nic Sheff, Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen and it's sequel, In Search for the Red Dragon.




The Book Muncher! is having her first ever contest. YAY. One lucky winner will get an autographed copy of Screwball by Keri Mikulski. The contest ends March 26th at 9pm PST, so hurry and enter.




The Story Siren is giving away City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, the second book in The Mortal Instuments series, following City of Bones! Drop by her blog to enter, the contest ends March 26th at Midnight.






Good Luck to everyone who enters these awesome contest!!! =D

MEME

I've been tagged for a meme by The Story Siren and Hope's Bookshelf . I have to share 6 unimportant things about myself. This should be fun so here goes.

1. I love love girly (chick flicks) movies. I know some of them are corny, but I just love them. Girl meets Hot Guy, they like each other, bunch of crazy drama, and they live together happily ever after. lol I just love it.

2. I have recently become addicted to anime. D Gray Man is so awesome and I can't wait for the next episode lol.

3. I like all things colorful and bright. At the moment my nails are a bright greenish color and I just love it lol.

4. I prefer to sleep during the day, instead of at night. I dont know why, it just seems way better. Of course its hard to do that alot.

5. I very rarely ever put my cell phone down, im always texting somebody. I can do all kinds of different things and still keep texting.

6. And last but not least. I sleep next to my laptop, when im home i carry it wherever I go.

the rules:

1. you link back to the person who tagged you.
2. post these rules on your blog.
3. share six unimportant things about yourself.
4. tag six random people at the end of your entry.
5. let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Everyone I talk to with a blog has already been tagged, so the people I tag are going to be from myspace. So Drew, Alyssa, Shaela, Esteban, Jill and Candace tag ur it. lol have fun!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Temptress Four by Gaby Triana

Back of the ARC:

“ Four best friends, one graduation cruise, a week of partying. It’s supposed to be the best eight days of their lives. But when a fortune-teller predicts trouble the night before their trip, Fiona, Killian, Alma, and Yoli are left on edge, wondering what it could all mean.

Gaby Triana gets right to the heart of the that thrilling nerve-wracking, exhilarating, terrifying, amazing time that comes right after graduation, when the big question is: Where do we go from here?”

I really enjoyed this book. Gaby Triana did a great job with all of the characters. I believe that every teenage girl can relate with these four girls. I think my favorite character of the four would be Fiona, I felt that I could relate to what she was going through. I really enjoyed the story and my favorite part of it would probably be the end, but it did leave me wanting to know what happens next to these four girls. This book reminds me of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Anyone who enjoyed this series should defiantly consider reading The Temptress Four.

Gaby Triana is the author of two other young adult novels: Backstage Pass and Cubanita. I hope to have the chance to read these two books soon. The Temptress Four is scheduled to be released April 2008, make sure you go get yourself a copy.