Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Savvy Ingrid Law
about the book: For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy" — a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity... and now it's the eve of Mibs's big day.
As if waiting weren't hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs's birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. Mibs develops the singular mission to get to the hospital and prove that her new power can save her dad. So she sneaks onto a salesman's bus... only to find the bus heading in the opposite direction. Suddenly Mibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up — and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.
the review: This was a very inspiring story about a girl who would do anything for her family. Even go running across the state with a bible salesman that has some serious problems just to see her father again.
And stack on top of that the fact that it was the day she found her Savvy the special power that everyone in her family got on their 13th birthday.
This book really shows you what family is all about right down to the fact that even though your siblings might annoy you to the ends of the earth you would still go to the ends of the earth to help them and protect them. I love the family values that this book displays and would recommend it to all book lovers.
Remember a book a day keeps boredom away.
Friday, November 16, 2012
about the book
In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.
The review: what do you think when you hear the word zombie? Like most people I often think dead corpses rising from the dead and trying to eat you and that they are merely things to be feared. I mean who doesn’t? well Jonathan shows you that that’s not the only emotion a tale of the zombie apocalypse can evoke. I like how instead of dropping you into the struggle of discovering the dead are rising he shows you what happens when society starts to pull itself back together around the zombie epidemic.
And the result is quite surprising especially the fact I never expected to fell sorry for a zombie but here I am feeling sorry for the undead. I know you probably never would have expected that eh? This book was an amazing story of life after the end of the world it shows that even if the dead rise life still goes on.
And even if like me zombies give you nightmares for days on end I would suggest that you at least give this book a try you more than likely not regret it. I know I didn’t.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
About the book:
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.\
The review: this was a dark beautiful story that had me sitting at the edge of my seat.
Guessing what would happen next. The amazing thing was that whatever I thought would happen was nothing near what I got when I picked up this book.
It is most certainly not your cookie cutter romance this book takes you on a roller coaster ride and leaves you wondering through all of the twists and turns. What is truly hiding inside the confines of Daniels heart.
And what about the not so closed Cam. It was a nail biting thrill ride from page one. Lauren did a great job at creating a dark world and equally dark characters to fill it. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a good Horror/thriller/romance. And if you do go out and pick this book up I hope that like me you will love it to pieces.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
About the book:
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing.
They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
For me one of the many signs of a good book is how fast I can read it in this case I finished it in less than two days two days chock full of thrills. Delirium follows the character Lena on her journey to getting cured of love. But little does she know one boy will change everything.
This is a fast pace story of forbidden love (in a much bigger way than has ever been seen before).
Lauren Oliver has created wonderful characters in a less than wonderful world. Where people are arrested just for feeling and are essentially lobotomized the moment you turn 18. This book draws you into the lives of the characters and makes you feel like your there experiencing the events like your becoming hopelessly infected. I loved this book and everything about it I would recommend it to any number of people. If you love dystopian tales I encourage you to pick this book up. Go ahead even if it’s a disease it’s a wonderful
So go ahead get infected I dare you.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
By Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
About the book:
It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City – and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.
I must admit that this is not the kind of book I usually read but I am glad that I decided to give it a try. I can truly say that if Nick had come up to me at a concert and asked me to be his 5 minute girlfriend I would probably agree. Maybe not with a French kiss but I would quite possibly tell him that I would be his girlfriend for more than five measly minutes. I would want to be with him for months more than 5 minutes. Many times through Nick and Norah’s wild run through New York I found myself wishing that I could find myself in a situation that would lead to an amazing night/morning like the one depicted in this book. I would recommend this to any person who is looking for a fast pace romance that goes through all the stages of getting over difficult breakups and finding someone new all in one night.
It’s a wonderful story That will leave you breathless and quite possibly leave you wanting to run off to New York to find your own Nick and make your own infinite play list I know that’s what happened with me.
Monday, November 12, 2012
About the book
Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battleworn war machine and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected ways, taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.
Leviathan is a look into what world war 1 had steam punk war machines and fabricated creatures it was an amazing story that created its own version of Europe that leaves you wondering what if the world was truly like this how would we have fared. I loved this story it had almost everything that I look for in a good steam punk story. Scott Westerfeld had great idea when he wrote this book he took a dark time in history and he made it magical and mystifying story that had me wanting more.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
There once was a girl who liked to read. one day the girl decided she wanted to share her opinions on the books she had read.
So that girl started a blog to share her views with the world.
I am that girl and this is the Confessions of a Teenage book worm.
Falling in love was never so easy . . .
or so deadly.
About the book
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and 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 Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
I have always been under the belief that a book should hook you straight from the first page and this book did that and more it sucked me in from page one I found myself feeling Nora’s fear and attraction to the dark and mysterious Patch this book is an amazing story that had everything I look for in a novel suspense and mystery that has you at the edge of your seat wondering who is the stranger who has been following her since the beginning of the book as soon as I put the book down I was hungry for more I wanted to run off and get the next book and read until morning I thank Becca for creating such a deep story that had me hooked before I had even finished the prologue and kept me hooked until the very end I would suggest Hush Hush to anyone who loves a good dark Romantic thriller with fallen angels and nephilim than you will love this book I know I did.