Can I say that this book was WOW! A whole lot of mysteries with the end being as captivating as an ending can be! Amazing! I enjoyed this book from beCan I say that this book was WOW! A whole lot of mysteries with the end being as captivating as an ending can be! Amazing! I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and can’t wait for the next installment, although It won’t come out for a while! The cover captures the story to its full extent. Describing the main character exactly.
Hemlock is a story of a community who is against werewolves, and with reason. Senator Walsh’s granddaughter was killed due to a werewolf attack and her family, including her two best friends and her boyfriend will stop at nothing to find the killer, even if it means to risk their lives. The twists and turns in this story are mind blowing, when you believe you may have found the killer in the story, the story takes a wild turn leaving you breathless and eager to read more to find out who is was involved.
The characters in this story are awesome. I liked each and every one of them. We read the story through Mac’s point of view and I must admit, i was shocked to learn of the love triangle when all along i believe that Mac and Kyle were the only ones in the romance part of this story but boy was I wrong. I was completely baffled when the truth came out and people Mac believed to be only that, people, turned out to be something more. When the story started to unravel, and all the truth came out the author did an amazing job at organizing and placing every event in an order that you can follow. Although, there were times I said, WHOA, where did that come from, but that was the best part.
Hemlock goes into complete lock down when the Senator’s granddaughter and Mac’s best friend is attacked and killed by a werewolf attack. Not only is Mac terrified, she is actually caught between an attack, only to find out it’s one of her own friends!! Mac in the entire story goes with her gut instinct and does what she feels is the right thing to do. You will fall in love with this character from page 1. I highly recommend this book! Amazing READ! ...more
This story is incredible I recommend it to all high schools girls. Especially the ones mentioned in this book. What a refreshingly amazing book. Again This story is incredible I recommend it to all high schools girls. Especially the ones mentioned in this book. What a refreshingly amazing book. Again the cover is my favorite part since again I can picture the girl whose point of view i’m reading from as the girl in the cover. Have I mentioned how I love that!
The story is about three best friends, Bea, Neerja and Gigi who have been inseparable since Kindergarten. These girls are smart and have accomplished a lot academically only being in Tenth grade. They study hard, get good grades and are all in AP classes. But all that changes when Neerja’s sister is accepted to Princeton and it’s Neerja’s job to pack up all her belongings. When she finds her sister’s yearbook under her bed after Parad stated that she hadn’t received it, she looks inside and is shocked by what she finds, or in Parad’s case doesn’t find. This brings on a whole new perspective in the girls life as they have always looked up to Parad for being so intelligent.
This story teaches a lot of positive lessons and I loved reading about the girls and was disappointed when the story ended. I wanted to continue reading. I hope the author writes about all the others years in high school and the struggles these girls find to make it to their dream college. It’s a must read for all high school students, girls and boys alike. The characters in this story were amazingly developed and you will fall in love with each and everyone of them. Especially these girls! They are so different among each other but together they bring out the best in each other and I loved that. A strong bond among these three friends that no boy will break and it’s not something you see now-a-days.
We view the story in Gigi’s point of view. She’s a smart, chic and afraid of public speaking. That’s until she’s in the run for Student Body Rep due to a misunderstanding that can only be overwritten if she runs. But she has to go against the new gorgeous guy at school named Will. Bea is this strong willed, smart mouthed overachiever who is in line to becoming an attorney like the rest of her family. After a ski accident that almost killed her brother, her parents banned skiing from the entire family, including Bea, whose a phenomenal skier. She is convinced to try out for the ski team at school and with the help of her friends, she breaks the news to her family but will they agree or disagree? Then there’s Neerja. She’s best friends with her extremely smart but dorky neighbor, Henry. She’s in love with Justin and has been for a while now but has not had to courage to tell him. That’s until Romeo and Juliet play starting casting actors. Nerrja’s dream was to be Juliet and Justin play Romeo but when she freaks out in the auditions, she lands the role of a prompter and she lands Justin as well. Neerja is as happy as she can be, she’s dating the guy she’s in love with and is set out to be the best prompter she can be. But when she sees that her relationship with Justin isn’t intellectual or exciting as she expects it to be, she’s drawn to a whole new guy who she never believed she would have fallen for.
What I loved most about this story is how Gigi went out of her way to do things with her best friends. After Bea decided it wasn’t a good idea to join the team, Gigi told her that she would join the team with her, although she hasn’t skied in years. When Neerja decided to audition for the play, Gigi told her that she would join the play with her, although Gigi is terrified of speaking publicly. Now that’s a true friend! It’s amazing how the author was able to capture these three girls and write a story that not only captivates you from the very beginning to the very end but also teaches a lesson in trust, loyalty and friendship.
The Story of Us is about a girl named Cricket and we follow the story in her point of view as she encounters many changes in her life all in the coursThe Story of Us is about a girl named Cricket and we follow the story in her point of view as she encounters many changes in her life all in the course of one week. She has graduated high school and is going to college in the fall. She’s moving from her childhood home, due to her mother’s 4th engagement to a man named Dan, and they are getting married in one week. She’s also leaving behind her longtime boyfriend, who she doesn’t want to break up with but really has no choice.
I must admit as soon as I began reading this story is bored me. I feel as if the author was trying to additionally add the situation of Cricket and her boyfriend, due to Cricket writing emails to him but it just bored me even more. I would have liked for her to have ended that relationship and maybe throw in some broken heart drama and another guy enter the scene but honestly those emails were boring me out of my mind.
All the characters are developed nicely. I liked each character and could actually relate to Cricket’s story. However, the plot just didn’t do it for me. I tried to read page by page but honestly just kept jumping paragraphs to try to get to the end.
Although, this is a story that I did not enjoy, there are great ratings on both Amazon and Goodreads of people loving this story. Please do not get discouraged by my review and not read the book. If it’s something you’re into, by all means, pick up the book!! ...more
Belles by Jen Calonita will proudly go on my “look out for “ shelf. I haven’t had much sleep lately, what with all these amazing reads that take me liBelles by Jen Calonita will proudly go on my “look out for “ shelf. I haven’t had much sleep lately, what with all these amazing reads that take me literally a couple hours to read. This book is THAT GOOD!. It has nothing to do with paranormal, giving me a chance to rest with those, but it has romance, and life changing experiences and secrets and a main character who does not stand down for what she thinks is right or what she believes in. Well enough of my babbling, let’s get on with the review.
Lets first discuss the cover. I liked the cover, It’s secretive, what with only showing the girls eyes but it’s also classy with the font. Good job with the cover.
Izzy is the main character and she is the bravest, kindest, loveable and strongest person you can read about. She’s into swimming and even has a job as a lifeguard near the boardwalk where she lives. Izzy is living with her grandma or better she’s taking care of her grandma after a terrible accident took the life of her mother. Izzy and her grandmother are barely making it financially since her grandmother can’t work due to her illness and can’t do pretty much nothing for herself. So it falls on Izzy to make sure that groceries are bought, bills are paid that her grandmother is well kept. Amazing character isn’t she? She has a social worker for the State looking after them both because Izzy’s grandmother is getting really old and is in the beginning of Alzheimer's. But before Izzy’s grandmother’s health deteriorates further, she locates some long lost relatives that live a few miles away from where Izzy lives now. Izzy’s grandmother gives this information to the social worker and they locate and talk to these relatives all the while Izzy has not idea of this occurrence. One night, after Izzy gets a phone call from her social worker to meet at Izzy’s grandmother’s house, Izzy is both afraid and nervous of the news the social worker might bring. Once she meets the social worker, Izzy’s world comes crashing down when she’s told she is to pack a couple of things with her that night because she is moving in with an Uncle. “Uncle Bill”
Remember when I told you that Izzy and her grandmother were barely making it financially? Well Izzy’s Uncle is running for the U.S. Senate and is loaded. He lives in a upscale neighborhood and owns a mansion . Izzy is shocked when she comes to his house for the first time. While at her Uncle’s she meets Mirabelle Monroe who is her cousin. Since they met, they just didn’t get along. I can see why, Mirabelle is fake, she’s all smiles and friendly to Izzy’s face but behind her back she’s talking all nonsense about the girl. Just because she’s from Harbor’s Side, where there are supposed knife fights and theft all the time, basically a poor neighborhood. I didn’t like Mirabelle so much in the beginning, but I loved her at the end when she stood her ground and stopped following Savannah.
Savannah is your typical rich girl. She has it all, money, beauty and of course the boy Izzy has been secretly crushing on for months as a boyfriend. She has all the characteristics of a rich girl too. Snotty, backstabber, only will hang with her kind, gossips and is the ring leader of her crowd at Prep High. So off the bat you know her and Izzy do not get along at all. While Izzy is trying to get adjusted to this new life style, and with her family showering her with all these gifts, she’s still herself. She still likes her old neighborhood and even begins charity work to give back to the community where they helped raise her. She doesn’t get a break from Savannah and Mirabelle at school and is immediately outkasted. While at home, her uncle and aunt believe that Mirabelle is making sure she’s being welcomed in school and with Mirabelle’s friend.
After Savannah first promoted Izzy to host a charity event only to plot against her and sabotage the event, Mirabelle is left a decision. Quit her longtime friendship with Savannah and help her cousin Izzy? Or just look the other way? Mirabelle makes the right decisions and helps Izzy accomplish her goal of making it the best charity event ever existed in Prep High, especially since all the event’s proceeds will go to the community center at Harborside. When Izzy thinks she’s finally beat Savannah and that the event is going smoothly. Savannah throws her a devastating blow and unveil a HUGE secret no one knew.
Jen Calonita did an amazing job with the writing, the descriptions, the characters EVERYTHING. While I was reading I even got teary eyed on some parts of the plot because Jen is such an amazing writer. I will look out for more books on this author as she has the magic to make a story come to life. I highly recommend this story! Go out and buy it! It will not disappoint!!!! ...more
Vampire’s Kiss is the second Installment of The Watcher’s Series and although it’s the second book it can be a stand alone. However, I am definitely pVampire’s Kiss is the second Installment of The Watcher’s Series and although it’s the second book it can be a stand alone. However, I am definitely picking up the first installment Isle of Night because I want to know how the second book came about.
The cover of the book is mesmerizing. I absolutely love book covers with the main character’s faces on them so that I can visualize who it is that I am reading about. I loved the colors on the book as Blue happens to be one of my favorite colors. However, I am confused as to who the man might be on the cover. Ronan? Alcantara? or McCloud? Hmmm.. that’s a question I would have to ask the author.
The characters in this novel are greatly developed, and highly likable. I was intrigued with the world that Veronica Wolff has created and couldn’t stop reading to reveal all of it’s details. We begin with Acari Drew. She’s a in her second year at the Isle of Night as an Acari and is in training to become a watcher. When her schedule gets slightly changed from fighting to dancing, serving and perfecting her German language, she perplexed. That’s until she learns that she’s about to embark in her first mission. Acari Drew’s emotions are going wild and she’s confused as ever since her mentor Ronan has distanced himself, Master Alcantara is as evil as they come but has been paying more attention to her (something she’s never experienced) and when on her mission she discovers that something she did while on her mission is the most dangerous thing she’s ever done! Ronan is a vampire recruiter and also Acari Drew’s mentor. Drew instantly becomes attracted to Ronan because of his charming looks, but not only that. He listens to her, gives her advice and actually cares about her. Not that he’s mentioned it but just by his actions alone gives her the assumption that he truly cares about her. Although, she wished he cared about her in a different way. I liked Ronan’s character he’s reserved, honest and trustworthy. Master Alcantara. I liked his character even though it seemed as though he’s evil. He has this sexy bad boy aura about him that makes me melt every time he’s around Acari Drew. And I wasn’t the only one. Acari Drew also felt something around this vampire. I loved the way he spoke to Acari Drew in Spanish, that sent chills up my spine. Imagine a sexy bad boy vampire and you are picturing Alcantara.
The story takes place on an Island where vampire recruiters travel around to world to get the “bad kids” and bring them to this Island. These bad kids are anywhere from kids that are or have been in Juve, abused by their parents or anything in that category. They are taken to this Island to train hard to become fierce and deadly. The boys are considered to convert into Vampires once their training is complete. The girls on the other hand are trained to become what’s known as the “Watchers”. It’s a unique story that captures your interest from the very first page. I read the book cover to cover in two days and while I wasn’t reading I was thinking about the story. I highly recommend this book. ...more
Delirum by Lauren Oliver is by far the most over the top, buckle your seat belts and hold on roller coaster ride of your life. The intensity of this bDelirum by Lauren Oliver is by far the most over the top, buckle your seat belts and hold on roller coaster ride of your life. The intensity of this book leaves you breathless at the end. Again another book with the main character’s face on the page giving you the visualization of the person who’s world you are beginning to understand.
In a world where love is being stripped from your brain at the age of eighteen because it is said that it’s a disease. A world where the government not only monitors but controls every aspect of your life, your career, your financial stability and arranges the people who you are supposed to spend the rest of your life with simply by an evaluation scheduled right after your graduation. This is the world that Lena lives in. We begin with Lena who’s life we follow as she nears the time of her procedure. She’s a senior in high school and is about to graduate. She’s getting closer to the day of her evaluation and the suspense is killing her. She’s ready to have all of this behind her. But that’s until she meets Alex. Her entire world seems like it’s going to collapse one Lena finally opens her eyes and can see clearer. Her entire world begins to fall apart when she begins to doubt everything that has been instilled in her head since the day her mother died. And to make matter’s more confusing she meets Alex. Gets to know him, starts to like him and ends up falling in love with him.
The characters in this story make the story come alive. I instantly fell in love with Lena as I felt the emotions she felt. I felt as if I was living in her world and experiencing the same things she was. Lauren Oliver did a fascinating job with the descriptions of the people who have been cured and the ones who haven’t. The difference between the government and the people. She specified how and who controlled this world and the consequences should you deny your or in this case resist the procedure or their way of living. The most incriminating part was the Crypts. I couldn’t believe how descriptive it was and how I was able to imagine every single detail from there as if I was inside this story. Lauren Oliver is definitely in my favorite author’s list. The way she captivates you from the very first page and throws blow upon blow in every chapter leaves you like an addict wanting more. If you haven’t read Delirium, you HAVE to go a grab it. You will not regret it and if you have already, pick up the next book in the series called Pandemonium and stay tuned for my review of Pandemonium. If you have read Pandemonium already, pick up Hana’s which is a short novella ebook of Hana’s story in the book Delirum. And stay tuned for information on the third installment of this remarkable book Requiem later this year.
I hightly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great story! You will not be disappointed. ...more