Leah has always lived by an airport. Usually in a run down trailer park with the cheapest rent possible because of the noise from the planes. And thanLeah has always lived by an airport. Usually in a run down trailer park with the cheapest rent possible because of the noise from the planes. And thanks to Leah’s mom, that’s all they can afford. Leah takes the proximity to the airport as an opportunity. She takes a job at there and saves her money, makes a deal with Mr. Hall for flying lessons and hopes that she can fly away from her life.
And throw a bunch of other stuff in there too! Like two boys, a best friend and a crazy summer. Whew.
Jennifer Echols can do no wrong in my mind. When I get her books, I drop everything and read them right away and I am never disappointed. I love her stories, I lover her characters, and I love how she absolutely sucks you in and makes you emotionally invested!
I wasn’t sure about the whole pilot thing. I mean really? But I was totally into it! That banner flying stuff is insane! I didn’t realize how dangerous something like that really was. It was fascinating and I can completely understand the draw that Leah felt.
Leah. What an incredibly character. I had such respect for this girl. True, I wanted to slap her a few times, but she just felt so real. And the boys. Specifially Grayson, just whew. The tension between Leah and Grayson. I could hardly stand it at times. So good.
You definitely need to read SUCH A RUSH, if you’re looking for cute boys, kissing, a awesome female protag, an engaging story, and did I mention kissing?
In case it’s not clear. I loved it. You should read it too. I think I need to get the hubs some aviator sunglasses… yummy....more
Whew…. this book is so good! SO GOOD people! Now this is a second in a series, so I’m not going to get into much of the details of the story. BasicallWhew…. this book is so good! SO GOOD people! Now this is a second in a series, so I’m not going to get into much of the details of the story. Basically it’s a story about a girl and a boy and they are living on a humungous space ship. Oh, and the girl, Amy…. was FROZEN and she was woken up, er thawed out, before she was supposed to be. Thus mystery and intrigue happen, among a few other things. And that is book one. Then in book two, I thought for sure that Beth Revis wouldn’t be able to surprise me. I mean we learned so much in book one, how could there possibly be more to this story. That Beth Revis she is so sneaky and tricky! Whatever you think you “discovered” and “know” from book one, you don’t know anything! And that sort of made me LOVE this book.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from A Million Suns. I thought we figured everything out in book one and there wasn’t anything that could possibly happen in book two that I wouldn’t figure out or anticipate. Let me just say that there was PLENTY that I didn’t anticipate and even more that I didn’t figure out until it was staring at me in the face. And I absolutely LOVED that. I loved the complication and the dynamic of Amy and Elder’s relationship. I love that she questioned it, because I did too. The concerns that she felt were something that I did as well. There relationship was more out of convenience than anything else, or so I thought!
Elder’s character development in this novel is fabulous. It was hard to watch him take on this responsibility and struggle with his decisions and the decisions of those before him.
Collecting and solving clues with Amy was the most fun I’ve had with a book in what seemed like ages! The anticipation of it all! It was just killer! No pun intended.
If you like sci-fi with some mystery thrown in, and on top of that an intense plot… A Million Suns may be just the book for you. And after that ending, I can’t WAIT to see what happens next!...more
If you have not read The Adoration of Jenna Fox, this review will be spoilery!
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, is one of my all time favorite novel. Ever.If you have not read The Adoration of Jenna Fox, this review will be spoilery!
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, is one of my all time favorite novel. Ever. To say that The Fox Inheritance had a lot to live up to in my eyes... is an understatement. Although Jenna is still my favorite, The Fox Inheritance definitely makes an appearance on my list.
This story is different... a lot different than Jenna Fox. As the reader we're watching these characters deal with something completely different than what Jenna went through. There are more politics and technological advances... what Jenna's Dad started is barely a blip on the technology radar.
Locke and Kara were/are Jenna's best friends. You might remember that she finds them..... well finds their minds and disposes of them in hopes that they won't ever wake up to the nightmare that she has experienced. Only she didn't expect someone to have copies and she never expected to see her two best friends again.
Locke and Kara are two very distinct characters. It's unclear initially who they are... what they are. What their motives are, are they good? are they bad? Pearson does an excellent job presenting these two characters and weaving just enough of the past in with the present for readers to grasp how they must be struggling with this new world they've "awaken" to. My favorite character would be Dot Jefferson, if she doesn't make an impression on you... I may wonder if you're even human.
The plot was fairly simple, but the world and the details that Pearson created were far from that. An incredible story in an even more incredible series....more
Keplinger is such a talented writer. She absolutely blows me away every time. (If you haven’t read her debut novel DUFF… you should get on that!)
KepliKeplinger is such a talented writer. She absolutely blows me away every time. (If you haven’t read her debut novel DUFF… you should get on that!)
Keplinger does an excellent job capturing the teen voice, and perhaps it’s because she herself was a teen a short while ago!
Shut Out wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. The synopsis didn’t grab me, it interested me, but it wasn’t enough to make me read it RIGHT NOW! Obviously since the book came out in September and I’m just now getting around to reading it. I wish I would have read it sooner.
The thing that I enjoyed the most was all the sex talk. Hear me out.
There are girls in this novel that have sex and there are girls in this novel that do not have sex. It’s not condoning or condemning teenage sex. It gives a realistic portrayal of teen girls questioning sex, addressing the double standards of sex, seeking advice about sex, talking about it and not just doing it. Keplinger tackled some serious issues and she did it in a tactful way. I know as an adult I appreciated it, and I think that teen readers will to. This was one of those books I would have had to read as a 15 and 16 year old!
The characterization in this novel is excellent. I think readers will really be able to relate to Lissa, I know I did. She’s not perfect by any means and she makes some mistakes along the way, but I think that is what makes her such a great character. And Cash…. how cute was he! Not just in the looks department, he was nice and respectful, he READS! Everything that a girl could want and more. There are guys like that out there and it’s nice to read about them!
I can’t WAIT for Kody’s next book! She rocks!...more
After seeing Elizabeth do a presentation about herself and Fury while I was visiting New York, I couldn'tHow stunning is that cover! Could that be Ty?
After seeing Elizabeth do a presentation about herself and Fury while I was visiting New York, I couldn't wait to read Fury. I was ready to be impressed. And overall, I was. I could definitely see the Elizabeth that I had the chance to listen to coming through in her writing, and it was fantastic!
I didn't really like any of the characters in this book... well that's not true I did really liked JD... but the other ones were so.... selfish and mean. BUT! That's sort of integral to the plot of the story. I mean the Fates aren't going to hunt you down unless you've been involved in some shady business. Not that I didn't sympathize with Em & Chase at moments, because I did, but in the big picture of it all I probably would not want to be friends with those two.
I was expecting more appearances from the Furies. They were a ominous presence through most of the first half of the book.... and that was really it. I was expecting in your face torment! The last half of the novel was pretty creepy though, and that ending really did for me. Totally did not see that coming and the "two weeks" later chapter..... I am very much looking forward to book two.
First of all, if you haven't read Shade, stop reading this review right now, and get on that! Not that this review is spoilery by any means, but ShadeFirst of all, if you haven't read Shade, stop reading this review right now, and get on that! Not that this review is spoilery by any means, but Shade is awesome and you should definitely start there, since it's the beginning of the series and all.
I loved Shade, absolutely loved it, and even after reading several books, it still always stuck out there. The story and it's characters.... it was easy to fall into and hard to fall out! As much as I loved Shade, I have to say that Shift really took it to a whole other level. I think it's because I got to be with those characters again, that I felt so strongly about in the first book. I watched them grow and make mistakes.... felt their guilt and sorrow.... those fleeting moments of happiness that made it all worth it. Can I just throw heart-wrenching out there and not go into it anymore than that.... I cried.
We finally find out a little more about Aura's mother and about the Shift. I have to say that I didn't see any of it coming, none of it! And after that ending, I have no idea what to expect next!
I was hooked from the first page.... and I didn't want to let go on the last....more
I think I'm just going to copy and paste my review of The Exiled Queen and use it for The Gray Wolf too! Okay, not really.... but it would work!
This sI think I'm just going to copy and paste my review of The Exiled Queen and use it for The Gray Wolf too! Okay, not really.... but it would work!
This series simple continues to get better and better as it goes along. I desperately need book four PRONTO! I'm glad I was able to start The Gray Wolf Throne so soon after reading The Exiled Queen. The characters and the story line were fresh in my mind, and I believe that always makes for a better reading experience. Needless to say, it doesn't always work out that way for me, but I feel a more instant connection with the characters when it does happen. I will sorely miss this characters as I wait for book four. I feel as though they've became my best friends. I've watched Raisa grow from a somewhat spoiled and entitled girl to a smart and selfless queen. I've watched Han transform from a thief into a powerful wizard. I can always use a little more Han! I love these characters, and I love this story.
This series amazes me... the intricacies of this word, I am seriously awed when I'm reading. Just the imagery and the imagination that Chima possesses. It's one of those "wow" moments. Everything in these series just comes together and works to beautifully. As I said in my review of The Exiled Queen... it's addicting!
I'll say it again... one of my most favorite fantasy series ever! And one of the best books I've read all year!...more