Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Great Week!!!

Hey everyone who reads my blog!!! I'm horrible at doing things on time and I procrastinator alot. However, I'm going to start posting more. I promise!!! No more of this posting a few times a month. I'm going to start posting a few times a week at least.

In other news. I'm having an awesome book reading week!! I've read 4 super awesome books that I LOVE, just this week and its only Wednesday!!

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

I already posted the review for Confessions. Tonight i'm going to post the review for the other 3 books as soon as I get the chance. I say tonight but it might be tomorrow morning. But it will be soon. I need a person to make me stop procrastinating so much lol.

Happy Reading!!!

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman

Geena wants to hang out with her best girl pals this summer, but when her cousin Hero and her best friend Amber meet, it’s hate at first sight. The worst part is that all three have to work together at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack. Soon Geena’s dreams of a girl-bonding summer are driven away completely when a few cute (okay, drop-dead gorgeous) guys come along to woo the Bettys. But all is not what it seems, and in a story of mistaken identities and romantic high jinks, Geena and her friends discover that when Bettys unite, they can take on the most powerful force in their world: a hot guy.

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty is a fun, witty and absolutely fantabulous (marvelously excellent) book. Genna’s character was amazing I loved the way that she was herself throughout the book, not really caring what other people thought of her. Genna and Ben witty comments to each other throughout the book were hilarious and really cute. My favorite part of the book would be when the girls bonded together to bring down their common enemy. Jody Gehrman did an amazing job with this book and she captured the voice of teenager girls perfectly.

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty is a great book and if you haven’t already got a copy you should go out and get one soon. Not only is the inside of the book awesome but the cover is scratch and sniff which I find very very awesome! I look forward to more awesome YA novels by Jody Gehrman. I plan on reading some of her other published books soon.

* Fantabulous= new favorite, funny word and the only thing I could think of to describe the awesomeness of this book . =D

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Is Clary Ford seeing things?

Clary has just witnessed a murder in a night club but no one else seems to see the murderers but her. If that isn’t enough within 24 hours , Clary’s mother goes missing and there are demons in her house.

Clary soon finds herself in a world were werewolves, vampires, demons, shape shifters , fairies, pixies an other mythical creatures exist. With the help of Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons; Clary begins to search for her mother. She soon finds that she isn’t who she thought she was. There are many twist and turns in the plot of this story. The end leaves you waiting to read the second installment to the Mortal Instruments Series.

I’ve heard so many amazing things about City of Bones, so I was really excited to finally get the chance to read it. I’m happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed. I really enjoyed City of Bones. The story was unique, enjoyable and with some awesome “edge of your seat scenes.” The characters were amazing, my favorites were Clary and Jace, they both had great personalities and I couldn’t help but fall in love with them. The other characters were really cool too, Simon was really great and an awesome best friend. Cassandra Clare is an amazing author. I can’t wait to read City of Ashes the sequel to City of Bones.

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

Clio plans to spend the summer working at an art supply store and smooching gorgeous Ollie. However her plans are completely changed when her mom takes a job in the middle of no where in Kansas. Clio has no choice but to spend the summer with her dad. Clio finds herself in the Middle of the Mediterranean Sea, on a yacht with a crew on a mysterious mission.

The Crew includes: her dad; his scary looking girlfriend Julia an archeologist; Aidan , Julia’s cute but arrogant assistant; Martin her dads best friend and Elsa, Julia’s daughter. The Mission is to find an underwater treasure that could be the missing link to a long-lost civilization.

Girl at Sea is a really amazing story. I enjoyed the way that Maureen Johnson made it a romance as well as an adventure. Clio’s character is fun, witty, and stubborn at times, but really awesome. The story was unique and really enjoyable. I love the way everything comes together nicely at the end. I didn't want to book to end, I really wanted to know what happens next in

I can’t wait to read more books my Maureen Johnson. Her new book Suite Scarlett has just been released and I would love to read it soon. =D

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April Contest

  • And Another Book Read is having an awesome Scavenger Hunt Contest at her blog. Everyone should check it out for a chance to win 3 books. The contest ends May 1st so hurry and enter!!! =D

  • The Page Flipper is giving awayfive books in her April Prize Pack, check out her blog to learn how to enter!!! =D

  • Every Friday until the Publication of her new book Death By Bikini, Linda Gerber is going to be giving away and ARC of her book!! =D

  • The Compulsive Reader has five copies of How to be Popular by Meg Cabot to give away, be sure to enter the contest by midnight on 4/25/08 for a chance to win!! =D

  • The Book Muncher has an awesome list of contest to check out for all of the ones that I missed!! =D

Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Caleb Becker and Maggie Armstrong’s lives both changed the night that Caleb decided to drive drunk from a party and he hit Maggie.

After a year of being in the hospital and going through physical therapy Maggie still walks with a limp. As she prepares to go back to school for her senior year she has no social life and her scholarship to study abroad has been cancelled. Maggie is hoping she can find a way to escape from the pity stares and start a new life.

Caleb has spent the last year in Juvenile jail and is now free. Unfortunately being home isn’t all that Caleb expected it to be. His parents are distant and barely speak to him and his sister has become this girl who wears all black and talks to no one.

Caleb and Maggie are both outsiders in the small town of Paradise, so they come to rely on each other for comfort and strength.

Simone Elkeles is an excellent writer and I loved this story. Leaving Paradise is told from Caleb and Maggie’s point of view which makes this book even better. I like being able to know what both of them are thinking, in my opinion it makes the book even better and it makes the characters seem so real and honest. Throughout the book there are unexpected twists in the plot. The book was very awesome and I couldn’t put it down.

Simone is also the author of How to Ruin a Summer Vacation and How To Ruin My Teenage Life. I can’t wait to read these two books.

Footfree and Fancyloose by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain

The four best friends are back again in the sequel to Bass Ackwards and Belly Up. Becca, Kate, Harper and Sophie are all close to achieving the dream that they set out to reach in their Year a Dreams. They have just a few more months to accomplish there goals.

Becca is in college on the skiing team and in a relationship trying to find love. Sophie is in Los Angeles trying to live the glamorous life as an actress just like she always wanted. Harper is hard at work on her novel and her applications to college. Kate is in Ethiopia helping to build wells but at the same time trying to find who she truly is and what she wants to do with her life. These four friends have rough times but as long as they have each other they find that they can do whatever they set there minds to.

Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain managed to take my breath away again in their sequel to Bass Ackwards and Belly Up. I felt as if I was part of the story, one of the four best friends. Each character was unique and had their own voice, and many of their problems are some that teens encounter in everyday life. I’m happy to say that this story has inspired me to follow my dreams just as the characters of this aww-inspiring novel did. This story is one that I will be reading again in the near future.

I really enjoyed Footfree and Fancyloose and I look forward to future novels by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain. Anyone who enjoyed The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series will truly love this book.