Rory Is an 11 year old girl who is turning 12 soon, so she has made a list of stuff she is allow to do when the time comes. There’s the little but imp...moreRory Is an 11 year old girl who is turning 12 soon, so she has made a list of stuff she is allow to do when the time comes. There’s the little but important things like using the kitchen appliances without any supervision or staying home alone and there’s the big stuff to do like getting her ears pierced and getting a cell phone. Rory is excited to do everything on her list because finally she will be like her friends. Rory will soon realize all her wishes won’t come true.
This book was a surprise! I though I wasn't going to like “Finally” because is for preteens but it was really funny and fast read. I loved Rory and how she handles every situation in the book. What I found more enjoyable in the book was Rory's relationship with her parents. Here is one of my favorite conversations in the book:
Dad scurries along, eyes down, with his hands held up to the right side of his face like he’s shielding it from the sun. “Dad, seriously,” I plead. “People are going to think you stole something”
“I’ll take my chances,” he says without looking up.
“You know, just because you see something in a store window doesn’t mean you have to buy it”
This great book is inspired by the classic tale of Hanzel and Gretel. Sweetly will leave you glued to your seat and biting your nails from fear. This is perfect dark and stormy night reading material. I assure you that you’ll devour Sweetly in one sitting.
Sweetly is the second book in the Sisters Red series. The first book was inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. I recommend you read Sisters Red first but is not necessary. Sweetly is a standalone book not a sequel.(less)
I was excited to read Forever but sadly I didn’t love it as much as I loved Shiver and Linger. The first 200 pages were long and nothing much happened...moreI was excited to read Forever but sadly I didn’t love it as much as I loved Shiver and Linger. The first 200 pages were long and nothing much happened. I felt the beginning of the book was a very long summary of the first two books. However not everything was bad. I liked how Cole and Isabel’s relationship developed better than Sam and Grace’s. We know Sam and Grace love each other and the only thing stopping them from being together is Grace being a wolf. Nothing else develops between them because is established since book one that they are going to end up together.
So that brings me back to Cole and Isabel. Their relationship is far from perfect because of the way they are. Cole is more free spirited and basically he doesn’t give a damn about anything except finding a cure to bring Grace back to her human form permanently. Isabel is a brat sometimes and still suffering from her brother’s death. Their personal issues and demons from the past are not allowing them to be together. It was nice to see them growing up and change not only for each other but for their friends too.
The ending was a good way to end the series. I wished there was more to it than how the author decided to end it. To me there is more to be written about the Mercy Falls wolves. Maybe a short story letting us know what’s up with the character?(less)
Folly was a different book. Not exactly my type of book but good anyways. This book was written from 4 different perspective and jumps back and fort b...moreFolly was a different book. Not exactly my type of book but good anyways. This book was written from 4 different perspective and jumps back and fort between years. To me the author made every voice unique in the book and that way I knew who's perspective I was reading at the time. I grew fond of James quickly. We see him grow throughout the book and there is no way you can't help to care for him.
Folly is sad and realistic because it describe how things were in the past.This book shows how the misinterpretations of events and actions of one person can change completely the faith of another and how little control we have of our own destiny. It also makes you think how different things were back in the 1800s and how now everything it's so easy to accomplish.
I recommend Folly to people that like realistic books and are not easily intimidated by difficult vocabulary.(less)
The Duff was a fast read but not my cup of tea. I wouldn't recommend this book to young adults because to me it just doesn’t give any positive advise...moreThe Duff was a fast read but not my cup of tea. I wouldn't recommend this book to young adults because to me it just doesn’t give any positive advise to teens. It doesn’t make sense that Bianca had sex with Wesley just to escape form her problems at home. The guy wasn't even nice to her, at one point he called her fat and ugly. I wished she had loved her self more and had a bit more self worth. I know this is just a book but there's teens out there that would think that sleeping with a guy will fix their problems.
I recommend this book to ADULTS that like fast paced books. (less)
I equally liked and dislike Anna and the French Kiss. I hate when this happens because I don’t know how to review the book. So I’m going to start with...moreI equally liked and dislike Anna and the French Kiss. I hate when this happens because I don’t know how to review the book. So I’m going to start with what I did like.
The author knows how to write and thanks to that I finished the book. She knows how to keep the readers engaged and entertain. I loved how she described Paris and the Parisian people; it made me want to visit Paris. The characters were great especially St. Clair and Josh. St. Clair wasn’t perfect like all the main characters are. He was beautiful but he wasn’t tall (there’s nothing wrong with being short because I’m really short) usually your main character is tall; lets just say St. Clair was different and I loved it. Josh is not a main character in the book but his presence is so strong you know he is there. And the ending I think was the best part of the book.
To me the book was too long and nothing much different happened between the main characters. Unfortunately I didn’t like Anna as much as I wanted to. Sometimes she seemed a little selfish and didn’t see her own mistakes but at the end she realizes that she’s not perfect. To me the chemistry between St. Clair and Anna wasn’t strong, until the end of the book. They were all over the place when they finally realize they liked each other..
The book is an easy and quick read. It was cute and had good characters.
Now I’m going to tell you what I did not like about the book with details. Keep in mind that no matter what I say here you should read the book and decide if you like it for yourself. This is just my personal opinion.
First of all I think the title is cool but wrong for this book. Because of the title I was waiting for a kiss that didn’t come until the end of the book. If the title was different I would have like the book better.
The characters had a lot of opportunity to kiss but never did. I don’t mind when this happens: Boy and Girl like each other and you feel the tension building up and they are about to kiss but they don’t for X reason. I quite like when this happens but not when it happens too many times. It was just painful to read these scenes in the book.
Finally, Anna and St. Clair’s relationship. It began nice they were friends and did everything together and supported each other, but when they realized that they liked each other everything went wrong. They were fighting a lot and they wouldn’t stay mad at each other for more than five minutes at a time. They fought, made up and act like nothing happened. It was just a little dysfunctional.
These are my reactions while reading the book:
“Cool! I like where the book is going!
“Hmmmmm… Anna and the French Kiss?”
“Ok, I have decided the title of this book is misleading. It’s more like Anna and the nonexistent make out session”
End of the book:
“Finally!! Good ending but, why wait so long?” (less)
Clarity’s family is gifted. She is a psychic, her brother is a medium and her mom is a telepath. They live in Cape Cod a tourist town. Not much happen...moreClarity’s family is gifted. She is a psychic, her brother is a medium and her mom is a telepath. They live in Cape Cod a tourist town. Not much happens there until a tourist girl is murdered. For Clarity this doesn’t mean much until her brother tells her he was the last person to see the girl alive. Now Clarity has to use her gift to find the real killer and proof her brother is innocent.
I liked this book a lot. At the beginning I thought that I was going to know right away who the killer was, but it wasn’t that easy. The author makes you think that almost everybody is the killer and I liked that. The only bad thing is that I wanted to see more of Clarity and her family’s gifts. I love that the ending is open for another book and I can’t wait to read more of Clarity. www.bookittyblog.com(less)
When Tom’s uncle died his family fell apart. His dad became an alcoholic, his mom moved away taking his sister with her and Tom doesn’t want anything...moreWhen Tom’s uncle died his family fell apart. His dad became an alcoholic, his mom moved away taking his sister with her and Tom doesn’t want anything to do with his closest friends or the girl he loves. One night while playing guitar at one of his gigs Tom had an accident that took him to the hospital. After he got out he discovers that his roommates kicked him out of their apartment, leaving him on the street with nowhere to go to except to his 42 year old pregnant aunt’s house. After all this misfortune he decides to recover everything that he once had.
The Piper’s Son is the sequel to Saving Francesca and it takes place 5 years after. Is basically a standalone book but I assure you’ll want to read Saving Francesca after you read The Piper’s Son. This book made me want to cry and laugh in every chapter. It’s such a contradiction that a book makes you laugh and cry at the same time but that’s the way it is. The story is sad but the way the characters act is funny and is a perfect balance. The best part is that you know there’s light at the end of the tunnel. The stuff that happens to Tom and his family is so sad that I felt their pain because is so realistic that is scary at times. The Mackee-Finch are a normal family, when something bad happens they cry and get mad but they will go on living by helping each other survive. This book makes you realize that before giving up always think that something wonderful might be 12 minutes away from happening. (less)
3 years have passed since Mia decided to leave. Now Adam a famous "Rock Star" lives the life most people would kill to have but to him is not what it...more3 years have passed since Mia decided to leave. Now Adam a famous "Rock Star" lives the life most people would kill to have but to him is not what it used to be. Adam doesn't know why Mia never came back. She didn't call to explain why she decided to breakup with him. Somehow they find themselves together in New York and a night of questions, answers, regrets, goodbyes and letting go begins.
Where She Went was an amazing read. Sometimes I think Gayle Forman writes her books with a magical pen. Her characters are so real it hurts when they suffer. My favorite character was Adam, that's why I was so mad at Mia throughout most of the book but then I got why she left (she had her reasons). I loved everything in the book but one of my favorite scenes was when they were in the garden full of fireflies. How the author wrote it was so beautiful that it got stuck to my brain. Overall Where She Went is incredible.(less)
Since I was a little girl I’ve been drawn to everything that has to do with ballerinas. With their pretty dresses and make up. But I never...moreMy thoughts:
Since I was a little girl I’ve been drawn to everything that has to do with ballerinas. With their pretty dresses and make up. But I never wanted to be one I just wanted to know what happens behind stage. If you are like me, fascinated with ballerinas then “Bunheads” is the book for you. I definitely felt that the author knew what she was talking about since she was a ballerina herself. Let me tell you that is not as pretty as it seems.
I knew that being a ballerina wasn’t easy but those⬅ girls have to work their butts off to get somewhere in this business. It’s kind of a cruel world. I wouldn’t want to be part of it myself. That doesn’t mean “Bunheads” was a bad book but the contrary I really enjoyed reading it. It was an eye opener. Nothing comes without hard work.
Hannah was a different kind of character. She was naïve and a bit shallow. Well almost all the ballerinas were shallow. I didn’t feel like they had each other’s backs. They were just too competitive. Maybe it’s not as bad in real life but it still makes me sad.
What I think about the cover:
Brilliant! At first I didn’t notice it was a bunch of ballerinas in formation so, I was a little confused but when I saw them I was blown away. It’s not a cover you see and you fall in love with it instantly but you have to keep looking at it and you’ll see the beauty in it. (less)
Hilary Duff a awesome singer and actress and maybe a good writer if she continues the series. Go to my site and read my review on this book. http://bo...moreHilary Duff a awesome singer and actress and maybe a good writer if she continues the series. Go to my site and read my review on this book. http://bookittyblog.com/review.html(less)
From page 1 to page 308 my reaction to Dark Parties was:WOW!! This book was amazing and full of action. Romance in this novel wasn’t theauthor’s main...more From page 1 to page 308 my reaction to Dark Parties was:WOW!! This book was amazing and full of action. Romance in this novel wasn’t theauthor’s main priority and I was glad for that. Sometimes authors worry so much aboutdeveloping the characters romantic relationship that at the end, the story doesn't develop or it feels a little rushed. But Sara Grant balances plot and romance beautifullyand the reader doesn’t feel like there is something missing or rushed. Kind oflike Katniss and Peeta from the Hunger Games were you know they have feelingsfor each other but their main priority is to stay alive. Neva's main priority isto find out what’s outside the Protectosphereeverything else comes in second place.