Wednesday, January 25, 2012


No sickness, No injuries, No pain, No limits. If you had the power to heal, what would you do? For fifteen-year-old Ada discovering that she can heal feels more like a curse than a gift. When she learns of the mystery surrounding her mother's disappearance, and sees the indifference of so-called friends, she sets out for Paris to find her. The power to heal protects her, but also has her hunted by a man who sees her as nothing more than his fountain of youth. Ada realizes her true power is her will to survive, and that her only chance at freedom is to become the best at escaping.

               My Review
I loved this book and I hope another book is coming out. Amazing story - I have never read a story about a healer. I read it quite quickly and I liked the fact that there were pictures in it. Is it just me or were there allot of mistakes in the book? She didn't put capitol letters when a sentence started if someone was saying something at times. It kinda annoyed me. And she wouldn't put periods at the end of sentences - just commas. But - besides me being picky, I enjoied this book. I loved Ada though some characters I didn't enjoy, they were snotty when they should have been caring COUGH COUGH. I think Ada and Daniel's relationship went a little too fast. I didn't even realize they were together until he called her his girlfriend. I hate being mean to books but I just have to explain how I feel about them. I DID love this book, very much. Highly reccommended to people. Both boys and girls. Hope she writes more!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Unidentified

Everyone knows we are being watched. It's not even something to be paranoid about. It's a fact. We'll be talking to a friend then all of a sudden, we're AWARE of ... I don't know, being public. We start to say our lines too loud, waiting for the audience to laugh. Not for our friend to laugh, just ... the world. The world is watching, somehow and we want to entertain them. We want to be smart and funny. Clever, witty, loved. We want to know someone cares. We want to know the sponsors care. They invest in schools because they care about what we wear, what we listen to, what we watch, and what we're saying about what we wear, listen to, and watch. The world is a giant squinty eye, peeking in through the skylight, spying. Does that creep us out? No. We like the attention.

        My Review
"I'm not really sure what else to say about The Unidentified except that I had to force myself to finish it, and the ending left me feeling disappointed that I had even bothered." Missie from Goodreads. I found this and it explained exactly how I felt. The description sounds really interesting doesn't it? Especially the last sentence. Well it has absolutely nothing to do with it. It took me a very long time to even finish it because it took so long to even get into. I don't even think I ever got really into the book. I kept reading because I hoped it would become interesting at some point - and sadly it didn't. I didn't like Kid. She was a confusing character and shallow to me. When her friends treated her like crap she just took it. I'm the kind of person who will confront you on what you did wrong and make sure you apologize or atleast see and know how I feel about what you did. Her just standing there and taking it made me annoyed and angry. The kids didn't really ever do anything in this 'school' besides check their 'intouch'. Didn't study, didn't learn anything. I hate to be rude about books - but I personally didn't enjoy this story at ALL. If you did, that's fine. I thought it'd be good. it sounded very mysterious on the back of the book ... but it was totally different and it sucked.


Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty--rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar--pays for Gemma's drink. And drugs it. They talk. Their hands touch. And before Gemma knows what's happening, Ty takes her. Steals her away. The unknowing object of a long obsession, Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian Outback.

           My Review
I think everyone should read this book. Honestly- it teaches a lot. I will not ever let strangers buy me things. I think Stolen is a nice wake up call to young girls who might be a little naive and unaware of the dangers of talking to strangers, I know it woke me up. I loved the plot. I connected with her easily through her emotions and wanted to help her. Ty is also a multifaced character. He is clearly disturbed and delusional, but he's also beautiful, gentle, and loving. He goes out of his way to keep Gemma from harm, even though he won't let her go home. These traits show how he isn't evil. He's just a person with major problems who is trying to deal with them the best way he knows how. I found myself understanding him, even if I couldn't agree with him...
Even though there isn't much adventure in this story it's intense and I couldn't put it down. I wanted to see if Gemma would escape somehow. I loved the ending - I think it was the best part. I've read this book many times and recommended it to lots of people. I had my principal read it and now it's in our library. It's so full of emotions that I felt weird after reading it. I thought about it for a while after I was done for a while. This book is depressing, sad, and scary. I cried while reading it. Wow- I just really loved this book. Great author. She didn't disappoint me, although other reviews said so. Loved. :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Geek Girl

"Think I could turn that boy bad?"
My two best friends--my only two friends, really--follow my gaze and laugh.
"Trevor Hoffman?" Beth scoffs. "No way, Jen."
"I bet I could," I say, shrugging.
"Why him?" Beth asks. "Why not any of the other nerds sitting there with him?"
"Because," I say slowly, "he isn't your typical run-of-the-mill geek. Trevor Hoffman is different. He would be a little more difficult to take down--more of a challenge, you know?"
Jen's teenage life of rebelling and sneaking out is growing stale. In an effort to combat her boredom, Jen makes a bet to turn Trevor, a nice geek, into a "bad boy." Unexpectedly, she is pulled into Trevor's world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even--ugh!--bowling. Jen discovers that hanging out with Trevor isn't so bad after all. But when Trevor finds out about the wager, all bets are off. - Amazon.

            My Review
Amazing book! Really. The author sent me a copy which I absolutely adore her for. Wonderful love story, I couldn't put it down. This wasn't just straight romance, it was about love and learning how to love, to be loved, how to get through heartbreak. Also how to see past labels and see someone for who they really are. Cindy is amazing is capturing emotions. I felt very connected with Jen and how she felt. Trevor too- even though it wasn't from his perspective. Kind of predictable- but not in a bad way. I was dreading it because I knew it would happen. I didn't like Jen's friends, and I don't think I was supposed to. Jane was my favorite. She had a fairly small role, but she was an amazing and sweet character I liked her stubborness! I also really liked Todd. He was adorable and I grew to love him. Reading about both Jen and Trevor was a great reminder that people aren't always what they seem. I love this book and I'll be re-reading it and recommending it to my friends. Cindy C. Bennett is an amazing author and so kind. Thank you!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Prom and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date. After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn't interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be - especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London. Lizzie is happy about her friend's burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles's friend, Will Darcy, who's snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk - so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway? - Amazon

             My Review
I have never read Pride and Prejudice- and I guess this is a re-telling of it. I loved this book so much. Very fun to read. I felt very connected with Lizzie, my favorite part about this novel is probably how music was incorporated. The scene at Carnegie Hall was so much fun to read and that little twist was one I didn't see coming. I cried at that part actually because I felt like her, mostly jealous though because I'd love to do that. The story really hooked me in and by the end, I was crying and laughing. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. It reminded me of another series- Kiss me kill me. But I think that's just because it had to do with a boarding school and such. Otherwise- they aren't really at all alike. I found a new favourite author, and I'd love to read some more of her writing.


Alex lives-and loves-recklessly, until a single decision leads to a heartbreaking revelation. As a mysterious threat closes in and she confronts a Council that wants to see her in servitude, Alex face a choice between love that is fated... and love that is forbidden. - Amazon
           My Review
I love this series so much. I really do, it's one of my absolute favourites now. AMAAAAAZZZINNNNGGG series! I did not like however- the back and fourth between Alex and Aiden. Meh! TEASE TEASE TEASE. SAD. Very funny, Alex never fails to amuse me, I love this character so much!. I'm so happy that this story is continuing. It just keeps getting better. I highly reccommend this book- it's hard to put down. Or- well it was for me.  Great author, what more can I say?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vampire Academy

St Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - hidden away, it's a place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St Vladimir's where the girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night time rituals. But most of all, staying alive. - Amazon.

            My Review

Once I started reading, I seriously couldn't stop. Very action packed and extremely interesting to me. One of the best books I have EVER read. Best series actually- but I'll get to the others in my later reviews for them. Richelle Mead is an incredible author who gives us perfect character development and description and did not leave anything unanswered about Rose's past and such. You can tell she truly loves these characters she's created- I do too. I love Rose's personality very much. She's amazingly strong, fierce, and confident in everything she does. Great read and the series only gets better.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck. - Amazon
               My Review
I love books that have to do with mythology type things. And this was very different than any one that I have ever read. It reminded me very much of the Vampire Academy series. I first read the short prequel to this novel Daimon, and I instantly wanted to read more, I couldn't wait to find out more of Alex's story and I wasn't disappointed even though it reminded me of Vampire Academy. There are many books out there, sooner or later there was going to be a book similar to another. I don't mind. I loved this story. It even made me cry. Alex is an extremely tough character with a funny personality. I could definitely feel the tension in the attraction between Alex and Aiden when I was reading. Left me wanting to know how they'll end up in the end- especially with Seth. I also wanted to kick that Lea girl in the face. OOOH! She made me mad! I admire the way Alex takes responsibilities for her actions and faces the consequences head on. Something I loved about Jennifer's writing is how she creates relationships. Alex's relationship with her mom is so precious and heartbreaking. Her relationship with Aiden is all slow burn, so well developed. I really don't like when relationships just pop up in books. How fast some of them are. This was good, more of a tease. But- I very much loved this book and I'm working on the second one- Pure. Very excited to see what happens and how things go.