Friday, June 17, 2011

Deadly Little Games

Hello all, unfortunately, I have to say, I just finished Deadly Little Games, and I did not like it... Shocking, right? Here's the review, where I'll tell you about exactly what I didn't like.

Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to sense things through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control and hurting people. Camelia's gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn't yet comprehend.
Before either teen has a chance to fully grasp these abilities, an unresolved family tragedy resurfaces in Camelia's life, irrevocably changing everything she cares about...
Ok, first of all, I'm getting really annoyed with both Ben and Camelia. In every single chapter it was a different story. First they were together, next they needed some time, then they were together again, and then they needed some time. Seriously, MAKE UP YOUR MINDS ALREADY! It was really annoying. Second, the plot was the exact same as the past two books. It's like everything goes in the same order. I had to stop myself from just skipping to the last page to see who the stalker was, because I was honestly bored. Laure Faria Stolarz failed to wow me as she did in her past two books, and I think it's just the repetition. Also, the ending left me completely and utterly mad, I am very mad at Camelia right now. But that's beside the point. The book wasn't exciting, at least, not too much. The first two books were great, but now it's just getting boring. I already know what's going to happen. Well, kind of. Camelia and Ben, like I said before, can't make up their minds about their relationship and that's what's annoying me the most. I just didn't get this book at all, I felt like there was a lot of things Stolarz could have left out and a lot of things she could have included. So overall, not that great of a read for me. 

This book deserves...


So I got bored, and I decided to play on my Wii. And the cool thing is, I'm writing this post from my Wii right now!!! Isn't that awesome?? Yeah, it Anyways, I'll have a review up soon for Deadly Little Games soon. But until then, have a good day and read some books! Bye!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Oh my goodness, I never thought I'd read a book as good as Delirium, but here I am, falling in love with a book. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand was the greatest book I've read in a while. So before I start describing how much I love it, let's get to the summary of the book.

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.
Once again, I have to say, oh my goodness. I was really not expecting this book to be this good! But it was wayyyy over my expectations. How many times do I have to say I loved this book?!?! Ok, first of all, Tucker, oh my gosh, Tucker was THE MOST interesting guy I have ever read about. He's like, PERFECT! And then there's Christian, who, I have to say, wasn't who I thought he was. (If you've read the book you'll get what I mean.)  From the very first sentence of the book, I was hooked. I couldn't set it down, I read for almost 3 hours straight, not willing to put it down, until I finished it. That's how good it was. Here's something that's gonna sound kinda weird, Cynthia Hand did such a good job at describing the atmosphere and keeping us interested, that I almost forgot I was reading a book. It felt like I was really there, I wasn't aware of anything around me. Just me and the world of Wyoming in the book. I can't even explain how good this book was! I was NEVER, EVER, bored. EVER. Did I make that clear enough? And even though I was a little shady about reading another angel book, this book is WAY BETTER than it sounds. So don't look at the cover, don't read the summary, just pick up Unearthly and read it! The ending was really really good too, even though the last sentence kind of confused me, but other than that it resolved everything without leaving me hanging and it was just perfect. I have nothing else to say other than, READ UNEARTHLY!

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Monday, June 13, 2011


Hey, sorry I didn't have a review up sooner but my computer wasn't working and I couldn't post anything. But here I am now! Haha. So... I got around to finishing Matched by Ally Condie, and unfortunately I didn't fall in love like I thought I would, but still, it was pretty good.
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
I was really expecting a lot from this book, maybe because most dystopian books I've read are so good. They have such great and exciting plot lines, which this book really seemed to lack. All I got from this book was a love story, which don't get me wrong, was great, but I was really looking for more excitement with rebelling against the government. But I'm sure that will happen in the rest of the series. Cassia, had so much character development, so I applaud Ally Condie for that. She was really a different person at the end of the book. I found myself skimming through most of the book, unfortunately, I kept looking for an exciting part and couldn't find one. I have to say though, what happened at the end was pretty shocking, and the other thing was sad too. I won't say what it was. The book was really well written though, it was beautiful, so it was still pretty good and I'm going to read the rest of the series soon. So even though it was a tad boring, you should still read it. By the way, I'm not going to rate the status of a book anymore, just the stars.
Stars: 3.75

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Deadly Little Lies

Hi there, Saba here. I just finished Deadly Little Lies, by Laurie Fauria Stolarz, the second book of the Touch books and I really liked it! Then again, isn't that what I say about all books??? Anyways, here's your review and summary of the book. (I really need to stop using the word, anyways.)
Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious new boy at school who turned out to have a very mysterious gift--pyschometry, the ability to sense the future through touch. But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben's abilities have somehow rubbed off on her. Can the power of psychometry be transferred?
Even once Ben returns to school, Camelia can't get close enough to share her secret with him. Despite the romantic tension between them, Ben remains aloof, avoiding contact. Then when an unexpected kiss leads to a frightening argument, Camelia makes the painful decision to let Ben go and move on. Adam, the hot new guy at work, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn't. Adam is easygoing, and seems to really care about her.
But when Camelia and Adam start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events upturns secrets from Ben's past--and Adam's. Someone is lying, and it’s up to Camelia to figure out who—before it’s too late.
So I've decided to be a little more picky about my book review star giving statuses, (if that makes any sense), so before I even get to the review, I'm gonna say this book gets a 4/5 stars, because only mind blowing, beautiful, amazing, heart-warming books that I ABSOLUTELY love, deserve a 5 star, soooo ya.
Anyways, (darn it I said it again!), my guess for who the stalker was in this book was way way off, well, sort of. But off all the same. Camelia was an interesting character, sometimes annoying with the choices she made, but still a good character. I guess her mistakes made her seem more real. The book was so exciting though, I have to say! I couldn't set it down. It was kind of scary at parts, which I loved, because it made it so much more real when I was sitting in the dark in the middle of the night reading it. And at other parts, it was so funny, because Cam and her friends were totally hilarious at times. I think the book was really well thought out, I could never write anything that made the pieces fall together as easy as that. That's some talented writing right there. Mostly, I was never bored with the book, which is good, although I did find some errors in the book, just some mistakes in editing, no biggie. The ending really surprised me, I didn't think that that certain person would be the stalker. Overall, the book was exciting, funny, scary, and pretty much an amazing read. You gotta read it!
Stars: 4
Status: Must Read

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Hi peoples, how's summer? Mine's pretty boring so far, but it'll get better. I think... Especially since I've been reading so many awesome books! First, Clarity, by Kim Harrington. Then I'm gonna read Matched by Ally Condie, I'm really excited about that one!

When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?
This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.
And a curse.
When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?
I thought this book would be like another Body Finder, or Blue is for Nightmares, not that I don't LOVE those books, I've just read a lot that are similar, but surprisingly this book wasn't anything like that! It wasn't scary, it was its own thing and it was sooooo good. I really really liked it! And I hadn't read a murder mystery in a while so it was a good change. Throughout the whole thing, I never knew who was the killer, and boy was it a shocker. And I also couldn't set the book down, which is probably how I managed to finish it in one day. Unlike most books I read, I wasn't skimming through it to look for the good parts, they were ALL good. And Clare was such an amazing character, she stood up for her brother, herself, her family, no matter who she was talking to. Gabriel, well he was cool in the beginning, then he was a jerk, then he became cool again, and then a jerk.... so it was off and on, but he was still pretty amazing. He was super nice in the end. The whole plot of the book was original, even if it doesn't sound like it, and it was totally different from the other things I've read, which I like. And over all, it was amazinggg and I can't wait for the rest of the series!

Stars: 5
Status: Must Read  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I've been a fast reader lately! Two books this week so far. Yay for me! Anyways.................
I just finished the book Wither by Lauren DeStefano and I was expecting to love it but... I only liked it. So here's the review:
What if you knew exactly when you would die?
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

The summary makes the book sound sooo much cooler than it is. Sorry to say so. The book was kind of... well, boring. It was only really interesting in some of the parts, other than that. It was the same old thing. I would think that Rhine would be more worried about her death, but it was nothing like that. She barely even thought about it. The plot of the book was good, but I think it could have gone into so many different directions. But it didn't. Of course, the book did make me cry, which is always the sign of some beautiful writing, so thumbs of for that. But overall I was pretty much dissapointed, I guess I was kind of hoping for a sort of Delirium sort of book. But nothing can top Delirium! But now back to this book... Ok some parts of it were good, but I felt myself skipping a whole lot of paragraphs and searching for a good part in the book. The only exciting parts were the very beginning when she was kidnapped, and the very end, when everything was wrapped up. But if your in for a romance-ish kind of novel, you can read this. It wasn't much of a sci-fi, which was what I was expecting. Still, I'm glad I read it. 
Stars: 3.5
Status: If you wanna read
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