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

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Blurb: CHEW. SWALLOW. CHEW. SWALLOW. DON'T LOOK UP. Lunch is the worst, but there’s no safe place at school for Noelle. Keeping her mortifying home life a secret and trying to ignore the kids who make her life miserable are Noelle’s survival strategies. Her emotionally distant boyfriend, Matt, isn’t the one she really wants to be with. But there’s no way she could ever be with Julian Porter.When Julian starts talking to her, Noelle is terrified. It seems safer to stay with Matt than risk a broken heart. But when the bullying of a friend goes too far, Noelle realizes it’s time to stand up for herself—and for everything that makes her keep holding on.

Review: OMG! I have so much to say about this book! It is by far THE MOST powerful book by Susane Colasanti I have ever read! I felt so many different emotions through-out this book, sometimes even at the same time! Some parts, like when the bullying Noelle receives gets really bad, I was nearly in tears. Other times I was so angry at Noelle's mother that I didn't know what to do with myself and almost threw the book across the room. And then there were moments that I had happy tears in my eyes because the things Noelle's friends do for her is so sweet! While there were some really sad parts of this book that made me not sure if I wanted to read anymore for fear of reading an especially sad part, but I read on, and Yay! I am so glad that I kept reading. The end was so inspiring, and it was so worth my many tears over this book! All in all, a very inspiring read, with a very clear message : Keep Holding On! Susane Colasanti did an awesome job using her own experiences with bullying to make Noelle's story that much better! It was an awesome book that I know I will keep with me for a very long time, and I highly recommend reading it!

Rating: LOVED IT

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3) by Simone Elkeles

Blurb: Like his brothers, Luis Fuentes is a risk taker; whether he's scaling the Rocky Mountains or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis is always looking for the next thrill. Nikki Cruz lives her life by certain rules -, don't trust a boy who says "I love you", boys lie to get their own way and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Then she meets Luis at his brother Alex's wedding and suddenly she's tempted to break all her rules. Getting Nikki to give him a chance is Luis's biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by the head of the gang that nearly destroyed his brothers' lives. Will Luis's feelings for Nikki be enough to stop him from entering a dark and violent world that could prove to be the ultimate risk?

Review: I was, and still am, very sad that this is the last book in the Perfect Chemistry trilogy because I never want it to end! It is one of the best series I have ever read! But I am happy because this book had a perfect ending (for the trilogy and for the book) and I would have been so disappointed if it wasn't as good as the other two books in the series. But Luis Fuentes' story did not disappoint and it was nice to hear his story because it was so awesomely romantic! I was actually really sad that there are no more books in this series, but everything has to end sometimes! All in all, it was a great romantic read, and it was great to see how the characters from the other two books in the series had developed. I've said this before, and I will say it again: If you haven't read these books, get to it!

Rating: LOVED IT

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Rules Of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry #2) by Simone Elkeles

Blurb: When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn't want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

Review: I was so excited to read this book when I saw the trailer (watch it at!). It got me so in the mood to read this book, I couldn't wait to finish Perfect Chemistry and start reading Rules Of Attraction. I admit, I did have high expectations considering how good the first book in the series was, and I am very happy to say that this book met my expectations, made me very glad that Perfect Chemistry is a trilogy, and it made me desperate for more! The romance between Carlos and Kiara was so great and I loved how their relationship developed! It was actually a really great book, like Perfect Chemistry, which I am glad because I would have been very disappointed if Rules Of Attraction wasn't as good as Perfect Chemistry. It would have sucked since the first book left my expectations high for the second book. But (yay!) it didn't suck and I was so happy that I found these books. So if you haven't read them, hurry up and get to it because seriously, you don't know what you're missing out on!

Rating: LOVED IT

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Blurb: At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago , everyone knows that south-siders mixing with north-siders can be explosive.  So when Brittany Ellis and Alejandro “Alex” Fuentes are forced to be lab partners in chemistry class, this human experiment leads to unexpected revelations – that Brittany ’s flawless reputation is a cover for her troubled home life, that Alex’s bad-boy persona  hides his desire to break free from gang ties, and that when they’re together, life somehow makes more sense.  Breaking through the stereotypes and expectations that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart, Perfect Chemistry takes readers to both sides of the tracks in a passionate love story about looking beneath the surface.

Review: I honestly cannot find the words to describe how much I love this book. It. Is. So. Freaking. Awesome. From the first line I was sucked in. I finished it the next day. The characters in this book were so addictive and I was so desperate for more. I really didn't want it to end, but I am so glad it did because the ending was so perfect and it would have ruined it if it ended any other way. I am so glad I discovered this series because I was seriously missing out before. If you don't believe me, then read it for yourself and find out what I'm talking about because this is one of the best books I have ever read. It was so romantic and all of the gang-related stuff put an exciting twist to the whole thing. It was so perfect! I can't wait to read the other two books in this series!

Rating: LOVED IT

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Fine Art Of Truth Or Dare by Melissa Jensen

Blurb: Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?

Review: The blurb makes this book sound really good. That's why I read it. For the romantic aspect. But, sorry to say, I was hugely disappointed. There wasn't much that happened that made me want to keep reading, except maybe the end, so I could finish it and start reading Perfect Chemistry, which had just arrived at the library after I have had it on hold for ages. Sure, it was sweet and all, but I didn't find myself really hooked. At all. It was sad, really, how disappointing it was. I mean, I could have skipped the first 150 pages and I wouldn't have missed anything. But the romance was nice and the ending was sweet, so if you are looking for a not-very-interesting romance book that you don't want to get hooked onto, then this is your book. All I'm saying is, don't be surprised if it isn't up to much. Because I warned you.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

10 Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

Blurb: 2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house - parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn't have.
If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn't jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe "opportunity" isn't the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: "Lied to Our Parents"). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up "Skipping School" (#3), "Throwing a Crazy Party" (#8), "Buying a Hot Tub" (#4), and, um, "Harboring a Fugitive" (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them.
In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski mines the heart and mind of a girl on her own for the first time. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn't-have-done at a time.

Review: I haven't really read a book like this before now. But I loved it! It was fresh and fun and the characters were really refreshing and I loved every single minute of it! It's just a seriously good book! I wasn't really sure what to expect from it, especially since I had never heard of Sarah Mlynowski before I found this book, but I was very surprised at how good the writing and storyline was! I will definitely read more by this author, and if you know of any books like this one, please please please email me (find my address on my profile page in the Contact Me section on the left hand column!) about them! It was funny and addicting and I need more! So if you haven't read it, get to it because or else you are seriously missing out!

Rating: LOVED IT

When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy… and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t even stand a chance.
Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends…

Review: Believe it or not, I have actually never seen Romeo & Juliet. Or read the book, either. I guess my English teacher will make us study it sometime, though. Me not knowing the story of Romeo & Juliet, except the basics (such as they fell in love and then died), this was a new topic for me. But I loved it! There were moments when I was like OMG! What's gonna happen now?!? and also times when I was Oh no she didn't! which just made me want to read it more! I loved the romance and how it made me have to think about it because I didn't now what way the story was going to go! All in all, an awesome book with great characters and I will definitely be reading more by this author!

Rating: LOVED IT

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen

Blurb: "Ruby, where is your mother?" Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return. That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future-it's a dream come true. So why is Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give? Best-selling author Sarah Dessen explores the heart of a gutsy, complex girl dealing with unforeseen circumstances and learning to trust again.

Review: I have read so many Sarah Dessen books I can hardly remember them all. Seriously. Actually, I found out about Sarah Dessen on the back of a Susane Colasanti book and I haven't stopped reading her books since! I've been meaning to read this book for a while now, I even borrowed it out a couple of times but I didn't have time to read it! Now I finally got to it! I admit, it did take me a while to get stuck into it but I'm glad I stuck out the first part of the book, because the rest was great! As always, the romance was great, as were the other aspects of the book, but I loved the romance especially! Again, if you haven't read it, then hurry up and do!

Rating: LIKED IT

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Possessions by Nancy Holder

Blurb: New-girl Lindsay discovers all is not right at the prestigious Marlwood Academy for Girls. Ethereal, popular Mandy and her clique are plotting something dangerous. Lindsay overhears them performing strange rituals, and sees their eyes turn black. It doesn’t help that the school itself is totally eerie, with ancient, dilapidated buildings tucked into the Northern California woods, a thick white fog swirling through campus. There are hidden passageways, odd reflections in the windows at night, and scariest of all is the vast lake rumored to have captured the ghost of a girl who drowned many years ago.
What Lindsay doesn’t yet realize is that Mandy and her cohorts are becoming possessed by spirits who have haunted the school for two hundred years. Spirits who want someone dead...And that someone is Lindsay.

Review: I found this book on that little page at the front of a book that says 'More Books By This Author'. Yes, I do actually look at that page. I had just finished reading the Wicked series Nancy Holder co-wrote with Debbie Viguie, which was also a really cool series, and was looking for a book to read when I remembered this book. Some of it was really spooky and I was like, 'Hell no am I reading this at night!' for those parts but there was also a slightly romantic twist in this book which made me go 'Aw...That was so sweet...', which I loved. When I finished it I was seriously desperate for more and I read the other books in the series (The Evil Within and The Screaming Season) in the same week! Personally, I would never want to read this book in the middle of a huge storm, because it would definitely make me a bit paranoid, but it's a good read and I will definitely be reading more books by Nancy Holder.

Rating: LIKED IT

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Blurb: Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers. 
Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him. 
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... and becoming his prey herself.

Review: I found this book on one of my many trips to the town library when I had nothing to read and was desperate for something to read - anything! I didn't know if it was going to be any good but I liked the sound of it from the description in the blurb. So I borrowed it out and from the first page I knew I was going to like it. It was the perfect combination of paranormal mystery and romance - yay! The next time I went to the library I found the next book in the series (OMG! It's a series?!), Desires Of The Dead, and I was so relieved because there could not only be one book! It would be way to mean - and annoying! Recently I also borrowed out the third book, The Last Echo, but I didn't have enough time to read it so it went back to the library un-read! :( But all-in-all this was a really good book and I can't wait to read more in the series when I have time!

Rating: LIKED IT

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

Blurb: Erin and Lani are best friends . . . 
and total opposites when it comes to everything, including boys. But then Erin starts dating Jason, and when Lani meets him, sparks fly. Lani is a loyal friend to Erin, but when junior year ends and Erin goes to camp for the summer, she leaves Lani behind . . . with Jason. Will Lani be able to put her friendship with Erin first, or will she be tempted by the guy who may just be her soul mate?

Review: This is the first book by Susane Colasanti I ever read. When I finished the last page, I knew that I had to read more of her books! Her writing was just so amazing! I wasn't really into the whole romance thing before I read this book, except for paranormal, but that's always different. I was hooked! I still am really, but I can't find any books like this except for books by Sarah Dessen, but now I've read most of hers, too! I read all of Susane Colasanti's books after I finished Something Like Fate and I fell in love! I just wish there were more books by her around! I still read this book over and over when I'm in a romantic mood because it's so...well, it's just an awesome book! If you haven't read this book, or any books by Susane Colasanti, then you need to because or else you're missing out! Big time!

Rating: LOVED IT

Shadow Of The Moon (Dark Guardian #4) by Rachel Hawthorne

Hayden was born a werewolf, a Dark Guardian. But her ability to sense the feelings of fellow werewolves has made her life unbearable. She runs away, only to be tracked by charming, mysterious Daniel, a newcomer to the pack and the one Shifter immune to her powers. As she reluctantly follows him home, Hayden finds herself falling dangerously in love. . . .
But even as her feelings for Daniel deepen, Hayden begins to wonder if he is who he claims to be. Where did he come from and why has no one ever seen him transform? When they stumble upon the body of a Shifter still in wolf form, her worries grow. Someone is killing her kind. Is her handsome tracker really a hunter? And is Hayden now his prey?

Review: So, ages ago I read the first three books in this series...And I loved them! Seriously romantic with a touch of paranormal - the perfect book for me! Then, a couple of weeks ago I remembered this series and was looking at Rachel Hawthorne's site when I came across the page for this series! And, tada, there's another book on the list. I was like, 'What the hell? There's another one?' before I realized that I hadn't read it. But I needed to! So I went to the library and I had totally forgotten that I was looking for this book when my friend came over who hadn't read the series and was looking for a book, and these books came to mind! When I got to the shelf and saw it there I pretty much shrieked because I'd totally forgotten but I still found it! read it in 1 day and I loved every second of it, even though it's a bit different than the other three! I will definitely read any more books in the series if the author writes more! All in all, a quick, romantic read, perfect for a rainy day!

Rating: LOVED IT

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Blurb: Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires - the ones who never die.
The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir; she is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.
After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts.
Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's - but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...

Review: Okay, I love this series. No joke, I am in love with it. Like, head-over-heels in love. That's how addicting it is. Rose, who is the main character, is a really cool chick and her opinions and how she thinks is really hilarious at most times but other times she's really serious and she has this don't-mess-with-me-or-else kind of attitude, which makes it a really good read, especially with Rose telling it in her point of view exclusively. I loved every sentence of this book and the rest of the series after. This book is a seriously great read for vampire-romance lovers or just pure romance-readers! 

Rating: LOVED IT

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