Hello there! I am hosting another challenge, it starts officially at the start of the 2011 year. I hope you guys do join because not many have for my other challenges, so please do join, if their are no contestants there will be no prize! I won't tell you what the prize is because I hope it will make you wanna join!
Here are the rules: 1. You have to post on your blog that you are doing this challenge and put a link to this page in your post. 2. You have to be a follower. 3. You have to be in the US.
You can choose whichever challenge you want, but no more than two challenges. The challenge will end March 1st. Here are the challenges.
Challenge 1: Read all the books by the author, Laurie Faria Stolars. You will have to read all of them by March 1st just like the other challenges. Challenge 2: Read 7 books that you have never heard of, that's right, pick 7 random books in the genre of your choice and read them! Challenge 3: Read 7 books that have more than 200 pages. Challenge 4: Read 7 books in the genre, Mystery.
I will pick a random winner out of whoever participated and suceeded in their challenge. Once you finished your challenge you will need to email me at email@example.com stating that you have finished. I hope your honest!
This book is ok, I have to say. But I didn't really like, but since I realized I haven't done any reviews on books I don't like I decided to do it. So here ya go. This book is by Paula Morris.
The last thing on Rebecca's mind was to go to New Orleans and live with her strange aunt, its not that she was strange really, she was just obsessed with voodoo. Rebecca's aunt warns her not to go into the cemetery outside their house, but when your told not to do something, well, its really tempting to go and do it. So Rebecca sneaks out one night and see's a girl who helps her avoid the group of popular people who were hanging out in the cemetery. Soon Rebecca finds out that the girl, Lisette, wasn't just any girl, she was a ghost. Rebecca soon goes out to the cemetery to see Lisette and listens to her story. Then she finds out about Lisette's death and what it has to do with one of the most popular girls at school. I read this book a while ago so I don't really remember much more, but this was an ok book like I said.
What annoyed me most was that the book was written in third person. I don't know why that bothered me but it did, I have read very good books in 3rd person like The Body Finder and Wings, but this one just didn't appeal to me very well. Other than that I found the book kind of boring until the very end when everything was solved, so I kind of forced myself to finish it thinking, It's going to get better, I guess it did, but only in the very end.
I didn't really think I would like this book. I mean, come one, faeries? Totally childish. But boy was I wrong, I really really really loved this book! So much that I read it in one day, something I never do with books because I always get bored with them. But this book was amazing! The author of it is Aprilynne Pike and she also has the 3rd book in the series coming out in a couple months.
Laurel is a new student in Crecent City, she hated it. Most of it at least, until a guy walks up to her and introduces himself. That's when everything starts. Laurel becomes better and better friends with the guy, David, and soon she wonders if they're something even more. Then she notices a strange bump on her back, the next week the bump is gone but it is replaced by petals. That's right, huge giant petals that grow out of her back. Once she figures this out she goes back to her old house and into the land that her mother wants to sell, there she meets Tamani, who develops some feelings for her. Tamani tells her who she really is, or more, what she is. Laurel finds out some shocking secrets and with the help of David, go on an adventure trying to save her mother's land. I can't tell you more, it would give away too much. But as stupid as this sounds, YOU HAVE TO READ IT
I really liked David, he was really nice. And I liked Laurel too, I can't really tell you why but I liked everyone in this story. It was just that good. Anyways, this amazing amazing book is a MUST MUST read because it will make you want more. I swear I hated it when I finished it because I didn't want it to end, that's how good it was.
I'm gonna do this new thing on my reviews, I'm going to rate the book/movie out of five stars. Just so you guys know what I really thought of it, and I will also be giving a status of- must read, if you wanna read, or leave it, and some other stuff. I may change my mind on doing it sometime, but for now its good.
Ashlyn has a gift. She can see the future, at least glimpses of it. The only problem is, she can't control it. It could happen at any time and she will go into the trance. There's also another problem, the guilt. Ashlyn has a sister, Kyra. A couple months ago Kyra had seen a trance and had told Ashlyn that someone was in danger. Ashlyn ignored it and then...someone died. Her mom. In a car accident. And guess who was driving? Ashlyn. She should have listened to her sister, should have obeyed her, but it was too late. Now Ashlyn is living with the guilt and now she has more trances, only she needs her sister to put the pieces together. But ever since their mother's death Kyra had disappeared. But the trances kept getting worse and worse and Ashlyn knows she has to find her sister. And then there's the number, numbers she writes down when she's in a trance. But that do they mean? She doesn't know. Ashlyn meets two people in the middle of all this, Gina, who helps her with a lot more than she thought, and Jake, who... well, you'll have to read it to find out. Can Ashlyn find her sister and put this all together? Can she figure out the trances and save whoever's life is in danger? Read this amazing book by Linda Gerber to find out.
I really like this book, a lot. Everything about it was just perfect. There was no unnecessary sentences or pages that bored you. There was also things that came up that made you read until the very end to see what happens, overall i couldn't set the book down. I also loved the characters, Jake, Gina, Michelle, all of them. I especially loved Ashlyn because she loves running and track like I do. There's a little conflict between Ashlyn and her dad, which only made the book more intresting. Overall a very good read.
I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY ADORE THIS BOOK! Haha, ok this book is ah-mazing and I am practically in love with it. Although it may not be as good as the brilliant The Body Finder, but for a book of different genre its awesome! I can't really tell you much but that the beginning was a little slow, but after that you just can't put it down! Here's the summary of the book.
Frankie Landau Banks changed a lot over the summer, so much that half of the male population at Alabaster doesn't even recognize her. Even the always adorable Matthew Livingston. I can't really tell you anything about the rest of the book because it will give away soooo much, but lets just say Frankie meets a certain boy and starts going out with him and meets his friends who are absolutely awesome! But then she figures out a secret about them, whether its good or bad find out for yourself. Anyways, you have to read this book to find out what happens, I love love love love this book! Although the review quite dissapointing in telling you about the book, but I did it for your own good, your gonna have to love it for yourself! Have a good last week of the 2010 year, and go have some good reads!
So I'm gonna participate in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by The Story Siren and I am so excited! Yes, I'm a newbie but I know it'll be great and I'm gonna have so much fun! Ok, so here's the list of books I want to read for it.
3. Liar Society
5. The Lipstick Laws
8. A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie
9. Bad Taste in Boys
10. Dark Parties
11. Epic Fail
12. Half Blood
I don't think I'm gonna be able to finish these but its worth a try!
WHOA! Haha, ok so Kimberly Derting, (the author of The Body Finder) is having a contest!!! If you win you get an ARC (advanced readers copy) of the new book Desires of the Dead!!! i am so excited! Enter here: click here. Go and enter!
So the day winter break started I saw one of the greatest movies in the history of the world, TRON LEGACY!!! It was sooooooooooo good I loved it! And the main character, Sam, was pretty awesome too, ; ). Here's what the movie is about.
Sam Flynn's dad worked at the arcade, he went there every night to work and came back the next day. One day, he goes to work and mysteriously disappears. Sam, who was young at the time runs away from his grandparents, having no mother and goes off on his own. He is determined to find his dad. Years later, when Sam is 27, Alan, an old friend comes to Sam saying there had been a page from Sam's dad's office. Sam then goes to the arcade and enters the world of Tron, a cyber universe filled with lights and Programs. Programs were the virtual people in the world of Tron, Sam was a user, being a human. Sam then goes and disc battles some Programs until one of the guards takes him away to their ruler, C.L.U. Clu had been Sam's dad's copy of himself, a replica, just not as nice. Sam then has to light cycle with Clu, and just as he's about to lose Quora comes in and saves him. And who does she take him to? Sam's dad.
Sam knows they have to leave the world of Tron, the portal would close in 8 hours. But if they entered the Grid then Clu would find them and take Sam's dad's disc. Everyone in the world of Tron has a disc you see, its kind of like their memory. Find their disc, find everything they have ever done. So everyone is looking for Sam's dad's disc. I can't tell you anymore now, you'll have to watch the movie yourself, but the movie is wayyyyy better than it sounds. It's amazing! You'll truly be missing something spectacular if you don't watch it, so go!
Ok, so guess what??? 1 MORE DAY UNTIL SCHOOLS OUT! For 16 days at least...but still! I'm so excited to just take a break from school, because it is soooo tiring sometimes! Don't you agree? Anyways, I can't wait until school's out tomorrow and I can go home, and sleep! What are you guys going to do during winter break? Any vacations, any special plans? I think I'm going to finish editing my novel, which is going to take a while but once I finish its going to feel awesome. 1 MORE DAY GUYS! Happy Holidays!
So I just saw this AMAZING movie yesterday, and its called Letters to Juliet. Its one of my favorite movies ever now! I'll have to add it to my Favorite Movies page. Anyways, if you haven't seen this movie yet go and check it out, you'll love it. Amanda Seyfried, Chris Egan, and Vanessa Redgrave star in this fabulous movie.
Sophie is a fact checker, she checks facts. A boring job and not exactly her dream job either. Sophie's a writer and she also has this crazy fiance who she's going on a pre-honeymoon on to Verona, Italy. On their honeymoon Victor goes sightseeing while Sophie's all alone in the city. That is, until she finds a letter. A letter written 50 years ago from a woman named Claire stating that she had- wait, that's a spoiler. Ok, so there was a letter. Anyways, Sophie decides to and answer this letter and guess who shows up? Charlie. Claire's grandson. Together with Claire they go on an amazing, romantic, hilarious adventure over Italy searching for Claire's long lost love. I won't say anything else, it will basically ruin the whole thing. But let me just tell you I LOVE Charlie and the end of the movie is pretty sweet. Sophie is amazing too because she's a writer and I am too so it was really cool to see that in the movie. Claire is amazing also, even though she's old she's pretty awesome. Charlie is well... Charlie, but he's hilarious to watch throughout the movie, especially at the end. So go and watch this movie, its sooo good! Haha, really go and watch it. : ) Ciao!
So I'm doing this new thing called MUST READ and its basically just every Friday, (since the every Sunday thing didn't exactly work out) I will give the name of a book that is a MUST READ and that I need to read and so do you. This week, the MUST READ book is...
Death By Bikini by Linda Gerber
That's all there is for this week's MUST READ, see ya next week!
I am hosting another challenge guys!!! Ok, well first of all, you have to follow my blog to participate, second of all, its a very simple challenge. All you have to do is read the most Christmas or holiday related books by Christmas day. (At least, as much as you can or want.) That's it! Now, if you want to participate just fill out the form by this post and your in! After that, you can email me your list of books that you have read to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyways, yeah I know its stupid but you guys should try it, you might win a book or maybe something else along with it! Thanks, and Happy Holidays!!!
Here are the official rules or information about this challenge:
1. Fill out the form by this post.
2. Post on your blog about this challenge and put a link to this challenge in your post.
3. Read your books.
4. Email me.
5. Wait to see if your a winner!
RULES: You must be in the United States, so I'm sorry, but this is not open to anyone outside of the US. You must follow my blog. You must post a link of this challenge on your blog. No purchase necessary, haha!
Hi there : ) ! So today I'm going to do a actual review on the book Heist Society. I haven't really explained what I like about books so I'm going to really tell you guys what I think about this book. Heist Society is an ah-mazing book written by the same, brilliant author, Ally Carter from the Gallagher Girl Series. Read it!!!
Katrina Bishop doesn't have the typical father. Not even the not-so-typical that you would expect any other teenager to say. No, her dad is seriously different. He's a thief. He steals paintings. And guess who is the suspect after a recent couple of paintings stolen? That's right, Katrina's dad.
But Kat knows it wasn't her dad who stole those paintings. And it just so happens the person that owns the paintings is Kat's dad's rival. When Kat finds out where the paintings are she and her friends assemble a team and they go on an adventurous hunt to steal back those paintings. But they have a deadline, and they have to reach it in time, or else. This amazing/adventurous/awesome/funny/- well, you get the idea- book is a MUST READ.
I really loved Kat's relationship with her friend, who shall not be named. And also, the jealousy he got when Kat started liking someone else, or so he thought she liked him. Anyways, I also really loved how you had to read until the very end to see if Kat and her friends reached their deadline or not. The book never bored you, but it made you laugh, gasp and smile all throughout. There's also a shocking secret at the end. I also loved Kat's dad, who was very nice and it all reminded me of the Gallagher Girl Series, which trust me, is a good thing. This book is really good, and I'm pretty sure there's going to be a second one coming out which I am super pumped for!!! So, if you have read any of Ally Carter's books, or haven't, READ THIS BOOK!
Hey guys! Guess what??? I'm having my first contest! Well, its kind of a contest. Anyways, in honor of the new movie coming out on Friday, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader I am giving away a book. And the book is.... The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader!!! Haha. Yep, I'm giving away this book.
Title: The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Contest, or for short, Narnia Contest.
Author: C.S. Lewis
Date: December 8-25, 2010. Make sure you enter by then!!!
Prize: The book of course...
The Dawn Treader ship is seen by the people of Narnia, but it is the first ship they have seen in centuries. King Caspian built it to find the seven lords who the evil king before him, Miraz, had banished away. So Lucy, Edmund, Eustace, and Caspian go around Narnia toward Aslan's country at the End of the World on an epic journey to find the seven lords. This book is very good, and I recommend reading it before you see the movie. So if you want to enter just fill our Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post and your in!
I will pick out a random winner, good luck!!!