Saturday, October 13, 2012

Being Friends With Boys by Terra Elan McVoy

Blurb: Charlotte and Oliver have been friends forever. She knows that he, Abe, and Trip consider her to be one of the guys, and she likes it that way. She likes being the friend who keeps them all together. Likes offering a girl’s perspective on their love lives. Likes being the behind-the-scenes wordsmith who writes all the lyrics for the boys’ band. Char has a house full of stepsisters and a past full of backstabbing (female) ex-best friends, so for her, being friends with boys is refreshingly drama-free…until it isn't any more.
When a new boy enters the scene and makes Char feel like, well, a total girl…and two of her other friends have a falling out that may or may not be related to one of them deciding he possibly wants to be more than friends with Char…being friends with all these boys suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.

Review: So this book sounded okay which was why I read it. But I wasn't expecting it to be TOTALLY AWESOME! Charlotte is a really likable character and so are all of the others! I especially loved the relationship she has with her step-sisters. I think it's very authentic and awesome! And ALL of the guys in her life! I have no idea how she kept up with them all! :) But all in all it was a really great story even though some parts so made me wanna strangle her! ;) So as always, if you haven't read it, then hurry up and get to it!

Rating: LOVED IT

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Snitch by Allison van Diepen

Blurb: In a school run by gangs, staying out was harder than joining. We knew who our friends were, and were careful what we said. If people thought we were haters, it would only be a matter of time....
Lines are clearly marked at South Bay High School. It's mixed territory for the Crips and the Bloods, which means the drama never stops.Julia DiVino wants none of it. No colors, no C-Walks -- it's just not her thing.
But when Eric Valienté jumps into her life, everything changes. Lines are redrawn. And then they're crossed.

Review: I found this book when I Googled 'books like Perfect Chemistry'. Just cuz I'm a retard like that and Perfect Chemistry is like totally one of my latest obsessions. I wanted something romantic and something with gangs. What I got - Snitch. And it's a really cool book. I mean, apart from the fact that it is not well edited (there were like 50 different spelling mistakes and some of the sentences just didn't make sense), it was a really good book. It wasn't totally like Perfect Chemistry, which is good because or else it would so be like illegal. And the romance was sweet and there were lots of surprises that I never would have guessed. So I think it was an enjoyable book and that if you're as desperate as me for something like Perfect Chemistry, then read this book!

Rating: LIKED IT

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins

Blurb: Sparks are igniting, flames are spreading and the Capitol wants revenge. 
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

Review: So I loved the first Hunger Games book but I had to wait AGES for it because everyone had it on hold at the library and I'm too broke to buy it myself! But yay! It's here and I've read it and it was awesome! I didn't really know what was gonna happen now that Katniss and Peeta had won the Games but now I know what happens! I have a really bad habit of reading the back of the book before the front so I sorta-kinda spoiled it but it was still really great! And the romance between Katniss and Peeta was still there which was a relief cuz I wasn't sure how that was gonna turn out but it was really good! So read it if you haven't and I will keep reading and continue to review books and yeah, happy reading!

Rating: LOVED IT

Friday, August 17, 2012

Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin

Blurb: Fans of romance don't need to look any further than the fauxmance brewing between teen idols Charlie Tracker and Fielding Withers-known on their hit TV show as Jenna and Jonah, next-door neighbors flush with the excitement of first love. But it's their off-screen relationship that has helped cement their fame, as passionate fans follow their every PDA. They grace the covers of magazines week after week. Their fan club has chapters all over the country. The only problem is their off-screen romance is one big publicity stunt, and Charlie and Fielding can't stand to be in the same room. Still, it's a great gig, so even when the cameras stop rolling, the show must go on, and on, and on. . . . Until the pesky paparazzi blow their cover, and Charlie and Fielding must disappear to weather the media storm. It's not until they're far off the grid of the Hollywood circuit that they realize that there's more to each of them than shiny hair and a winning smile.

Review: Okay. So Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance was the other book I borrowed out when I wanted something really romantic. I definitely wasn't expecting much. But I was pleasantly surprised. Both Charlie and Aaron AKA Fielding were likable characters and I was glad that I got to read the book from both points of views. The story itself was really good, and the characters made it that much better. And I know this is a short review, but I don't think I need to say much more. It's a good book. Read it. ;)

Rating: LOVED IT

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Blurb: Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances… a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.
So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life…and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.
It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last…

Review: So once I finished The Hunger Games I had nothing to read and I was sorta in a cruddy mood because I didn't have anything to read. Stupid, I know, but who cares. So I went to the library and borrowed out a whole bunch of lovey-dovey super-romantic books that sounded alright. Bittersweet was among those books. I wasn't really expecting much, I just really wanted it to be romantic and make me go 'Aw...'. But Bittersweet blew me away! The first chapter made me get really sympathetic for Hudson and from there I loved it more and more. The characters were great and the romance was exactly what I was  hoping it would be - super romantic! The storyline was really catchy and I couldn't put it down until I'd read this chapter, then the next, until eventually I finished the book in 3 days. Which was sort of disappointing cuz it was a good book. I even took extra care to take an hour to read the last chapter (even though, really, it wasn't that long) because I didn't want to finish it. So that's what I think of this book. It was good enough that I wanted to take ages to read the last chapter. And I am really glad that I read it.

Rating: LOVED IT

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Blurb: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Review: So finally I have read The Hunger Games. Or at least, the first book. I knew that from the time I found out they were making a movie about this book that everyone was going on about that I had to read it. I mean, look at The Twilight Saga and Harry Potter. Only the really good books get made into movies (which is why Vampire Academy should be a movie, but I don't really have a say in that) so I knew that The Hunger Games was going to be a good book. And now, finally, I have gotten around to reading the first one! I honestly did not know what to expect, not sure if it was going to be like really adventurous (which I am hardly ever into) or super paranormal or what. All my guesses were pretty far off. I was not expecting the romance (but I wouldn't have loved it as much without the romance, since I am a huge romantic myself) and I was really surprised at how well Suzanne Collins told the story, especially considering she created this whole futuristic (I think) nation that live in a totally different society than we do. It was great! Katniss is such an easy-to-love character and the supporting characters in the book made her character that much stronger and more likable in terms of how she reacts and interacts with the other characters. I loved it! This is one of the best books I have ever read, which is saying something considering how much I love books, and if you haven't read The Hunger Games then I highly recommend you do. Because you know how all of your friends are nagging at you to read it and raving on about how awesome it is? They're right. You need to read it. And it is awesome!

Rating: LOVED IT

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead

Blurb: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.
Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.
But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.
When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.
Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?

Review: Here's the deal: I loved Vampire Academy and Bloodlines. But my love for those books were nothing compared to how I felt about The Golden Lily. It was breathtakingly awesome and I adored every word of this book. Sydney is one of my favourite characters that I've read in a while (apart from Rose, of course) and she just totally makes these books. The storyline alone is great, but Sydney's character just makes it that much better! I know I'm gushing, but seriously, I waited a year for this book (and I have to wait another year for the next one. Grrr...) and it had to be worth it! And it was it was worth me depriving myself of chocolate for three months so that I could afford it (even then I had to borrow a dollar off my little sister!) because it is just that great! The romance between Sydney and (WARNING: Spoiler!) Adrian was so perfect that the ending  made me want to throw the book across the room when she stuffed it all up! And the fact that I have to wait until Feb next year didn't help matters at all, but oh well. I'll just have to deal. As well as the Sydney/Adrian romance there was the Sydney/Brayden relationship. I didn't really give Brayden much of a chance though, because I am 100% Team Sydrian and that would be so against what I think should happen (Sydney and Adrian get together and triple-date with Rose & Dimitri and Lissa & Christian). But they were cute together, even though it was killing me that she was hurting Adrian like that even though she didn't realize it! It was definitely a relief when they split up. As always, if you haven't read it, then hurry up! Not every book is flawless and excruciatingly addictive and thoroughly romantic while being packed with suspense and a little bit of action! (This one is, though.) So my verdict is: one of the best books I have ever read!

Rating: LOVED IT

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