Title : The Wishing Spell Series : The Land of Stories #1 Author : Chris Colfer Pages : 448 Release Date : July 17th 2012 Publisher : Little, Brown for YRTitle : The Wishing Spell Series : The Land of Stories #1 Author : Chris Colfer Pages : 448 Release Date : July 17th 2012 Publisher : Little, Brown for YR / HBG Canada Format : ARC Source : *Thanks to HBG Canada for the review copy in exchange of an honest review*
My Opinion :
I have been a huge Gleek (or Glee fan) since the beginning, and I would be lying if I said that Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer, the author of THE WISHING SPELL, his wonderful debut novel) wasn't my favorte character. I love him as an actor, and I was really happy to find out that I like him as an author too!
I'm not one for Middle Grade novels. I do really enjoy Rick Riordan's novels, but otherwise, I don't read Middle Grade. But, as you can see, I dug into The Wishing Spell pretty quickly and enjoyed it a lot!
The Wishing Spell follows twins Alex and Conner Bailey's story as they discover The Land of Stories' magical world where fairy tale characters actually exist. But, they have to find a way back home, and so they start on a quest to get the seven items needed for the Wishing Spell, a spell that can give you any wish you want. But, the Evil Queen, Snow White's stepmother, wants the Wishing Spell too. And the problem is; the Wishing Spell can only be used two times... and there is only one left.
Near the end, I was sweating, turning the pages as fast as I could so that I could see how it ended.
After a while, though, the quest to finding all the objects got kind of long, but then the best part of the book came by ;D
Although I do like series, I'm seriously wondering where Colfer will takes us next.
If you get the book, look closely at the cover; it's just so beautiful, and represents the book perfectly!
One thing I hated was how the author portrayed the twins; they are 12. I'm 13, so let's say we're the same. And I am not at all like that. They seemed like they were 9 or 10 or something! ...more
Title : Wicked Jealous Series : - Author : Robin Palmer Pages : 272 Release Date : July 19th 2012 Publisher : Speak / Penguin Canada Format : ARC Source : *ATitle : Wicked Jealous Series : - Author : Robin Palmer Pages : 272 Release Date : July 19th 2012 Publisher : Speak / Penguin Canada Format : ARC Source : *A copy was provided by Penguin Canada for an honest review*
My Opinion :
Wicked Jealous is an updated take on the popular fairy tale Snow White, but not many aspect of Snow White, one of my favorite tales, were in the book, apart from the evil-stepmother trying to feel the main character apple even though she was allergic to it.
To say that Wicked Jealous was a very great book would be a too far of a stretch, but it definitely was an entertaining book that you should add to your (ever-growing) summer reading pile.
Wicked Jealous is the perfect summer book that has you grinning and laughing out loud. It definitely has a summer feel to it, and even though (while I am writing this review) summer has not yet started for me (D:), it made me more eager for it and had me relax even if I still have a couple exams left.
Wicked Jealous is Simone's story. Simone is NOT your typical teenager. She loves old French movies, and music, hates popular shows. And she eats when she's stressed; hence her being more... roundish, let's say. But then, she starts this Zumba dancing class and starts losing weight. Then, there's the murderous, evil and bee-atche step-mother (or well, supposedly-soon-to-be... and if you have read the book, you know all about the murderous part), Hillary.
Wicked Jealous is a good contemporary book, but I didn't really enjoy its writing, mainly because the book was too slow-paced for me at times. The writing isn't anything special, even though it is pretty much enjoyable.
Simone was a good character, and I would have liked her better if it had not been for her problem of self-esteem
I think the best part of the book was when she started living with Max, her brother, and his friends.
Title : Soulbound Series : Legacy of Tril #1 Author : Heather Brewer Pages : 304 Release Date : June 19th 2012 Publisher : Dial / Penguin Canada Format : ARTitle : Soulbound Series : Legacy of Tril #1 Author : Heather Brewer Pages : 304 Release Date : June 19th 2012 Publisher : Dial / Penguin Canada Format : ARC Source : **An ARC was provided from Penguin Canada in exchange of an honest review**
My Opinion :
Soulbound is one of the best books I have read in 2012.
I loved Soulbound so much. I was immersed in the story every time I reopened the book to continue into the adventurous adventures of Kaya.
Soulbound is action-packed and doesn't let your mind alone until you have finished it. And even then; you just want the sequel (I NEEEEEED THE SEQUEL NOW!)!
Soulbound is about Kaya, a young Healer that lives in Kessler with her two Barron (fighter) parents. Two Barrons together is illegal. So, that'S why she lives in an Unskilled village. But then. she gets this letter that she has to go Shadow Academy to train as a Healer. Of course, she doesn't want to, but she does so to protect her parents. She finds out that the the Barron she was Soulbound to is dead, and that now she has to be Bound to a total stranger. But... maybe she'll like him. But... what if something else got in the way?
The writing is not fast-paced, nor slow-paced. It just goes perfectly with the story and flows easily and beautifully.
Kaya is a strong lead female character. The 'Rose-of-Vampire-Academy-badassy' kind of strong. And I loved her! And... I'm really wondering why she is that strong, if she is a Healer.... maybe we'll know in the next book :D
I am DEFINITELY Team Darius. He is hot as hell, and my type of guy ;D He feels kind of like Dimitri in Vampire Academy :D
Fans of Vampire Academy will LOVE Soulbound!...more
Title : The Vindico Series : - Author : Wesley King Pages : 272 Release Date : June 14th 2012 Publisher : Putnam Juvenile / Penguin Canada Format : ARC SourcTitle : The Vindico Series : - Author : Wesley King Pages : 272 Release Date : June 14th 2012 Publisher : Putnam Juvenile / Penguin Canada Format : ARC Source : *An ARC was provided by Penguin Canada in exchange of an honest review*
My Opinion :
The Vindico is Wesley Chang's debut novel, and he has done it with uniqueness and originality.
You know, when you were a kid, you used to watch superhero and villains fight in animated TV Shows. Well, now you can READ it in a book! How cool is that?
In The Vindico, you find 5 teens, most of angsty, and now they have been kidnapped by The Vindico; supervillains, so they can become the next generation of Villains to fight the war against The League of Heroes. They are trained, get powers... but what if it all ended... not like The Vindico planned? After all, the student will always get better than the master :D
I have to say, The Vindico got me nostalgic with all the memories of watching superhero shows on the TV. I remember wanting to have powers... ahhhh.... innocence.
The Vindico is written with a fast-pace style of writing, and you can't help but want to see what happens next! And, you root for the teenagers, just like you did with your favorite superheroes!
The characters, even if there were MANY, all had different and unique well-written personalities, and they didn't waver throughout the book, which is a BIG PLUS!
Title : Of Poseidon Series : Of Poseidon #1 Author : Anna Banks Pages : 324 Release Date : May 22nd 2012 Publisher : Feiwel & Friends / Raincoast BooksTitle : Of Poseidon Series : Of Poseidon #1 Author : Anna Banks Pages : 324 Release Date : May 22nd 2012 Publisher : Feiwel & Friends / Raincoast Books Format : ARC Source : **An ARC was provided by Raincoast Books in exchange of an honest review**
My Opinion :
Of Poseidon is one of the best books I have read in 2012.
This is a great debut novel, and you don't want to miss it.
That should be enough to get you to read it. Alright, bye!
Just kidding! I LOVED OF POSEIDON! I got an ARC from Raincoast Books, and i wasn't sure I was going to get it, and I hope you know how happy I am about getting one, because it ended up being AWESOME.
Of Poseidon is about Emma and Galen. Galen is a Syrena, or, if you prefer, a merman.And he's got a Twitter : @GalenForza. And I am his newest stalker. But, anyways. In Of Poseidon, Galen has to find someone with a gift of Poseidon, so that the two 'societies' or something can get kinda together. But, when he thinks he finds one - Emma - he thinks she is actually hiding her mermaid self, but she just doesn't know it! And, romance ensues.
Of Poseidon is written with sarcasm, humor that makes you chuckle. laugh, and snort. Emma was definitely a strong female lead, especially with her witty come backs. It just made the book so fun! Anna Banks' debut brings some fresh into the YA world.
I loved Galen. He may have hid his emotions a lot, but I thought that made him so hot and smexy (*and, you know, cue the giggles*) Let me put it like this: Galen is friggin' awesome and I want to marry him. Point amde, right? I hope.
Emma. I liked her quite a lot, if not for the fact that she has got Galen (*grumbles*). To say that she and I have many things in common is probably a stretch of reality, but I have to say; I like water too, and I love Galen too. So, that should count, right? Hehe :D
Rayna was so awesome. Even if at first I thought she was going to be a mean bitch tht only cared about herself, she actually wasn't that bad. I liked her quite a lot!
So, the author told me there is a sequel. At first she told me 'Why would there be a sequel', which almost made me have a heart attack, but then she added 'Just kidding'. I mean, if you ahve read the book, you totally know what the cliffhanger is like. It'S like 'Here is a revelation that will change the entire book' 'THE END'. I almost screamed, although I don't think my sleeping mother would have liked it. So, that't why I didn't!
So, if you hadn't guest it yet, I loved this book. A favorite!
Title : The Summer of No Regrets Series : - Author : Katherine Grace Bond Pages : 290 Release Date : May 1st 2012 Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire / RaincoastTitle : The Summer of No Regrets Series : - Author : Katherine Grace Bond Pages : 290 Release Date : May 1st 2012 Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire / Raincoast Books Format : ARC Source : **An ARC was provided by Raincoast Books in exchange of an honest review**
My Opinion :
I really wanted to love this book, but it just wasn't for me.
The Summer of No Regrets is a debut novel, so yeah about that!, but I didn't really enjoyed reading it.
I got my copy the day BEFORE it got out, and so I decided to read it then, so I could have my review up as quickly as possible. I read the book in aobut two hours, and even if I read it quickly, it wasn't fast-paced enough for me.
The Summer of No Regrets is about Brigitta and Luke... they meet, and Luke looks like this teen sensation called Trent Yves... but is he him? Then, they take care of kittens together, and they fall in love. But, what if she had fallen in love with a lie? A big lie?
The writing is okay; a bit too much slow-paced with some parts with no action in them, which sometimes makes the book boring.
This book had some blog posts in it. Those were 'written by Brigitta', and they were mostly about how Trent Yves is stupid and yady yada; I didn't really want to read all of them. Some did make the story good... but other posts were just pointless and I just skipped those. And, also, there are some comments on the posts.... and I don't think we needed them... *sigh*
I actually thought that Luke wasn't that good of a guy... and you'll understand if you ever read the book... which I don't really recommend you do, unless you get it from the library. The only thing that should make you want to read the book is of its awesome cover. Point.
Brigitta was a pretty good character, although I didn't really like her that much... I guess I just didn't relate to her at all *shrugs*
One thing that kind of made me uncomfortable is the bits of religion mentions; Brigitta's father had parents that thought of the Christian religion VERY highly, which made her father despise it (and also a bit dislike his parents), and now he's a shaman... which is kind of weird... And, the awkward thing is that Brigitta had a tight relationship with her father's mother...
Title : Team Human Series : - Author : Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan Pages : 344 Release Date : July 3rd 2012 Publisher : HarperTeen / HarperTitle : Team Human Series : - Author : Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan Pages : 344 Release Date : July 3rd 2012 Publisher : HarperTeen / Harper Collins Canada Format : ARC Source : *A big thank you to HCC for sending me an ARC in exchange of an honest review*
My Opinion :
Team Human is a hilarious book that will make you snort very-unladylike.
Team Human is written by two hilarious authors that formed a great duo. I would definitely read another book by them. They use A LOT (and when I say a lot, it's A LOT) of sarcasm in Team Human (which, I'm not complaining about :D)
A great relaxing summer read you DON'T want to miss!
Team Human is about Mel, who's Cathy's best friend. And, Cathy has fallen in love with a vampire (because in Mel's world, vampires are known to the world). But, Mel wants to save her friend. But, as she begins to fall slowly in love with the son of a vampire (don't ask, just read the book!), she finds out that maybe it'S not too bad of a thing...
As I mentioned before, Team Human is written with a little A LOT of wittiness. I laughed and snorted and giggled A LOT. But, Team Human is not just a funny book, but also a bit of a mystery book, because one of the characters is having a hard time with something that is kind of a mystery.
I am SO glad it's a standalone, because I don't know how the authors could pull off a sequel qwithout stretching the story too much.
Mel (which, her complete name is NOT Melanie :D) is the most funny of all the characters, followed closely by Kit.
And even though Francis is a bit cold, I think that's what is funny about him.
Team Human is a book you REALLY need to read....more
Title : Changeling Series : The Order of Darkness #1 Author : Philippa Gregory Pages : 272 Release Date : May 29th 2012 Publisher : Simon Pulse / Simon &amTitle : Changeling Series : The Order of Darkness #1 Author : Philippa Gregory Pages : 272 Release Date : May 29th 2012 Publisher : Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster Canada Format : ARC Source : ** This ARC was provided by S & S Canada in exchange of an honest review**
Changeling is Philippa Gregory's Young Adult debut novel, although she has written quite a lot Adult bestselling books. And so, I think that was what intorested me the most about the book, since she had written Adult books that look popular, and I wanted to know if she could make a good Young Adult book.
The book turned out okay, although I thought it was really too slow-paced.
Changeling is about Isolde and Luca. Isolde is now a orphan, and her brother has changed, or maybe she didn't see it before, but he's evil and wants to get rid of her. And so, he sends her to the abbess or something religious like that. And then, Luca, some boy who's with the Church or something (as you can tell, I'm not really churcygious, oh huh, I mean religious), comes to that place that Isolde is now the boss of, because some people say there has been some pretty weird stuff going on there. And so, he comes investigate, and almost kills Isolde and her friend in the process of trying to stop the bad guy.
For me, Changeling was way too-slowpaced. I felt like I was living in a dream that got stuck and stuck again. Also, the book didn't really make the series go far, so I thought it was just pointless to make a book with this much information.
There just wasn't enough romance for me.
Isolde was annoying to me. A lot. I just AGHHHH! I didn't like her, and especially, the girl on the cover just reminds me of Rosalie in Twilight, and I kept picturing Isolde as a freaking vampire bitch! *sigh*
Luca was pretty okay, except for the fact that he was clueless the whole book and I thought he was like a puppet that the Church moved around like it wanted.
This book was just okay.
I have to admit, I was deceived, and I probably won't be buying myself the next book :S
Series : - Author : Kristen Walker Pages : 317 Release Date : April 26th 2012 Publisher : Razorbill / Penguin US Format : ARCTitle : 7 Clues to Winning You
Series : - Author : Kristen Walker Pages : 317 Release Date : April 26th 2012 Publisher : Razorbill / Penguin US Format : ARC Source : **an ARC was provided from Penguin US in exchange of an honest review!*
My Opinion :
7 Clues to Winning You was such a cute and funny and romancy novel! I liked it quite a lot, actually!
7 Clues to Winning You is Kristen Walker's second novel, her first being A Match Made in High School (which, unfortunately, I haven't read). And this book was hilarious Serisouly, I giggled my way through the book. And, since I read a lot at school, I had to put my hand on my mouth to keep it under control. And.... it was hard to.
7 Clues to Winning You is about Blythe (How do you pronounce that name? And what kind of name is that?), a girl that went to Meriton. But now, her dad, who is the principal of Ash Grove, another school, wants her family to move near Ash Grove and go to school there... But, last year, there was a really embarrassing picture of Blythe; she was picking her nose. And, it went around Ash Grove so quickly, and now everyone knows. So, she doesn't want to go back. But... she may find the unexpected there... Love.
7 Clues to Winning You was... I have to say it again; cute. I found myself enjoying it a whole lot more than I thought I would, because it just seemed to... fluffy. But.... I needed the fluffy! (okay, that'S really weird... and awkward... DON'T FORGET TO BE AWESOME AWKWARD!)
This book is actually pretty greatly written. I mean, there are no five-hundred-thousand-big-words-just-to-make-it-look-fancy-and-impress-you type of writing... but more of a fun-and-fluffy-and-great-with-the-details-you-need kinda type of writing :D
My favorite character has to be Luke. He'S just...too smoochable (that is a word... or not :S Bit it should be! Imagine it in the dictionary with its definition *grins* *giggles*) He was kinda geeky (but not enough, if you ask me), but nice and smart and funny and (*dreamy sigh*)
Blythe actually annoyed me in the beginning; she shounded to much like a bitch, and, let me just tell you; narrative books with a a narrative bitch isn't that funny to read. (Actually, it'S not fun at all :S) But then, she grew up. I guess that'S what she did, because she lost her bitchyness. And I enjoyed the book better from that point.
I didn't really like the cover; the guy looks too young and the girl is not how I pictured Blythe at all. And nor is the boy...
And, once you finish reading the book, you understand the title better :D
Title : Between the Lines Series : - Author : Jodi Picoult Pages : 358 Release Date : June 26th Publisher : Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster Canada FormatTitle : Between the Lines Series : - Author : Jodi Picoult Pages : 358 Release Date : June 26th Publisher : Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster Canada Format : ARC Source : **An ARC was provided by S & S Canada in exchange of an honest review
My Opinion :
I plainly loved this book. I could seriously marry it. Seriously.
I actually haven't read any other books by Jodi Picoult (I know, I know, shame on me, but they were all Adult books! And this books is Young Adult... and I was going to buy myself a copy when I received an ARC.... I am telling you, I was screaming with joy and happiness. I know that I'm not the only one who doe that when receiving books ;D
Between the Lines is, by far, one of the awesomest books I have read in 2012 yet. It was so refreshing and just plainly entertaining.
You know how some books you'd recommend to somebody who wanted to get into reading, like The Hunger Games, or Harry Potter... well, that's how I felt for this book. I felt like recommending it to EVERYONE. But, of course, it's not like I've got that much bookish people I know in real life... so that's why I got you guys! *tackle hugs*
Between the Lines is about Delilah, kind of a loner; she's got only one friend, and has been reading the same book over and over again. And, it's not just any book, but it's a FAIRYTALE... I mean, can it be weirder? Some teenagers read Pride & Prejudice again and again... but for her it'S a Fairytale called BETWEEN THE LINES (which is, as well, the title of this books ;D). But, then, she discovers that the characters in the book are alive. And, she falls in love with Oliver *giggles*
I loved the writing. It was just so good; fast-paced, action-packed, great, awesome, and really fun to read. I literally (no, not literally, Jackson Pearce XD) could marry him.
My favorite character HAS to be Oliver. I just loved him sooooo much. I thought it was cute how he didn't know anything that we think is normal, like Algebra, detention, homework, swim practice. It was so cute ;D
I also loved Delilah; she was a strong and determined character, and she was just greatly developed. She was entertaining.
Between the Lines will be, I hope, a favorite that will go on for years!
I would love to see this made into a movie; it would just be so cool! I can totally see the potential!
Series : - Author : Krista McGeee Pages : 33Come by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!
Title : First Date
Series : - Author : Krista McGeee Pages : 336 Release Date : Jan 10th 2012 Publisher : Thomas Nelson Publishers Format : eBook/ eGalley (PDF) Source : NetGalley - Owned
My Opinion :
Krista McGee brings up a fun and romantic debut novel.
It's been a long time since I have read an eBook, mainly because I have so many physical books to read and review, but I really wanted to read First Date, and so I put the eGalley on my Nook and read it in less than a day (that'S really surprising, because I normally have a hard time reading an eBook fast... probably because I can't bring my Nook to school :S).
First Date is a great contemporary you don't want to miss!
First Date is the story of Addy Davidson, a Christian from Tampa Florida. There's this new show called The Book of Love, and some school in the U.S. can send one girl to the show, where one lucky girl will go to prom with the president's son, Jonathon (what a weird way to write that name!) Jackson. And, Addy gets chosen, even if she doesn't want to be chosen. When she gets there, she learns a thing or two (more, actually :D) about Jonathon. She was prejudiced about him. A lot. And... what if something she didn't plan happens?
First Date was suck a quick and joyous read! I found myself smiling the whole time.
As I said, I read this book in less than a day, mainly because it was so fun and easy to read. The writing was really fast-paced (which was just what the book needed!) and I loved that, because it made it so much fun to read it. The writing may not be anything special, but it is comfortable to read.
Jonathon Jackson... oh god how I loved him! He's just soooooooo... cute and shy and... *giggles*. I loved him so much! I thought he was going to be that spoiled brat, jerk, a$$... but he wasn't (see! I was prejudiced too!).
Addy was really nice. She was a great main character, and even though there were loads of mean girls treating her badly, she didn't lose herself.
Kara was a great friend to Addy too! She was just the friend Addy needed! She could have just joined the mean girls, but she didn't.
The characters are well developed and awesome (and some were bitches!)!
The cover really represents well the story. The girls in dresses are the bitches, and Addy, the normal girl, isn't in a dress. And, of course, the boy is Jonathon *giggles* ...more
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Title : The Opposite of Tidy
Series : - Author : Carrie Mac Pages : (my copy) 361 Release Date : April 10th 2012 Publisher : Razorbill / Penguin Canada Format : ARC Source : **Thank you to Penguin Canada for providing an ARC in exchange of an honest review!**
My Opinion :
The Opposite of Tidy was a moving and heart-breaking book.
It's the story of Junie, the daughter of a hoarder. Her mother keeps buying junk and crap from the Sopping Channel. And their house is about to explode. Junie's father left them to That Woman, a social worker (or something like that) who was supposed to help Junie's mother get back on track (I guess she didn't do that.... bitch...). Then, Junie meets this guy, Wade, and she lies to him about her parents. About were she lives. But, it comes flinging back at her at full speed.
The Opposite of Tidy is a great and fast read that sucks you in from the moment you start it.
I really liked this contemporary book a lot. I have watched some shows about hoarders, and it has always disgusted me a whole lot, but now, I feel like I know a bit better the problem. It normally comes from something traumatizing.
The writing is pretty fast-paced, and this book is hard to put down!
I especially like Tabitha, Junie's best friend, because she's really supportive of Junie, even if she disagrees with what Junie did.
Junie was a little whiny... and she threw loads of fits, but, I guess that was her role as a main character to do that.
I thought that Wade wasn't involved enough in the book... I really like romance, and I felt like it wasn't developed enough (romance ALWAYS (well, most of the time) makes the book better! Not clichéd romance, but REAL romance! *dreamy sigh*)
In the beginning, I really loved this book, but, it got a little less better in the middle and in the end (why, oh why?). I just didn't like the fits Junie threw and how mean she was to her mother. I mean, it's not by telling her how much of a useless mother she is that is going to make it better!
Embrace, Jessica Shirvington's debutCome by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!
My Opinion :
Embrace, Jessica Shirvington's debut, is like a fresh breeze; new and perfect.
Violet (mmh, I like that name) Eden is a normal teenager. Wait, no she isn't, except she thought she was. But she couldn't be more wrong. She's actually part angel. And she learns that on her seventeenth birthday. You thought the gift from your grandma sucked? Well, nope, not compared to getting your normal life ripped from your hands.Oh, and also, her crush, Lincoln, is lik her, and icing on the cake, he lied to her! Happy Birthday Violet (*trows confettis*)!
Violet didn't seen like a strong character at first. She seemed a little whiny, and weak. But, I was wrong (*gasp* right?), because she revealed to be a great main-character; one that would sacrifice her humanity for a boy she felt like she didn't love. Also, I've seen some #TeamLinc and #TeamPhoenix going on around... and I'm... (wait for it)
I just love him too so much! He's a Grigori (yep, that'S a part-angel person... oh wait, you didn't know that????? Then you should read Embrace, duh!), like Violet, and I love him. He's just so nice, breath-takingly hot (well, in my imagination). I was really struggling to choose a team throughout the book... but then... at the end, I learned something (that I'm not going to tell you; you'll just have to read the book!) about Phoenix... and I wanted to plunge a dagger into his heart!
I loved Jessica Shirvington's debut novel! ...more
Title : This is Not a Test Series : - Author : Courtney Summers Pages : 320 Release Date : June 19th 2012 Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin / Raincoast BookTitle : This is Not a Test Series : - Author : Courtney Summers Pages : 320 Release Date : June 19th 2012 Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin / Raincoast Books Format : ARC Source : **An ARC was provided from Raincoast Books in exchange of an honest review**
My Opinion :
This was my first book from Courtney Summers, and even though I had heard so many great things about her books, but I was still reluctant. I don't know why. I was SO stupid back then. Okay, maybe not stupid, but still. I guess I just like to be with my comfortable authors!
This is Not a Test is a heart-pounding novel that will leave you breathless.
" This is not a test. Listen closely. This is not a test." This is Not a Test is the story of Sloane, a girl who has lost her sister because she ran away, and Sloane is the daughter of a father that beats her up. But now, even if her world ended when her sister ran away, the whole world has ended because of a zombie apocalypse. Now, she's stuck with five other teenagers in her school, trying to survive. The problem is, she doesn't want to survive.
This book is powerful. Parents, or anyone, who beats people up for whatever reason is bad.
I don't really like zombie books, and I guess that just... I didn't really want to read it a t first, but so many people seemed to love it, that I decided to finally read it! Just so you know... the zombie part really isn't big in this book. I'd say it's 5% zombie. The book really isn't mainoly about zombie! I'm telling you! I mean, I know I was doutbfull when people said there almost weren't anything about zombies, but, REALLY! Don't be stubborn like me!
The book isn't exactly fast-paced, but you just can't stop turning the pages! I was sad everytime I had to stop reading, and I really had to force myself to stop. I just wanted to devour it and not stop until I finished it! The writing is just so good and sucks you in!
The main character is really attaching, and yet you want to let her alone, because she... seems like she doesn't like people.
This is Not a Test is an incredible book that will suck you in from the start
Title : 172 Hours on the Moon Series : - Author : Johan Harsta Come by my blog, Forever Lost in Books, for MORE reviews, giveaways, interviews and memes!
Title : 172 Hours on the Moon Series : - Author : Johan Harstad Pages : 355 Release Date : April 17th 2012 Publisher : Little, Brown Company for YR / Hachette Book Group Canada Format : ARC Source : **An ARC copy was provided by Hachette Book Group Canada in exchange of an honest review**
172 Hours on The Moon was a creepy - yet powerful - debut.
172 Hours on The Moon is Johan Harstad's (which is an unpronounceable name if you ask me) debut novel in the US. It's actually a of Darlah - 172 timer på månen, which got out in 2008 in Germany!
172 Hours on The Moon was soooo creepy, I had trouble sleeping at night while reading the book (no, really, every noise I heard, I'd imagine an unbelievable scenario, that, most of the time, was scary), but, the author actually made the story believable!
The story is about NASA who wants people to get more interested in the moon, and so, they decided to hold a 'lottery' for teenager from 14 to 18 years old; three teenagers would be picked to go on the moon with other professional astronauts (right, like that makes going on the moon less scary. Right...). But, what those teenagers don't know is why the moon travelings have stopped; it's because it seemed like there were people on the moon. Clones of humans, hiding silently there, waiting to kill you at any chance they had.
The plot gave me chills just by reading the summary (read it; it really does sound scary, right?). And, I dove in the book knowing I'd be scared, because I'm a scaredy cat (no, a scaredy squirrel). I mean, oh god. I can't tell you how much this book was scary, although it was REALLY entertaining.
I liked the character a lot. I... I was really mad at the author (and I don't wanna spoil anything, so, that, sall, but it involves the boy in the story)
Also, I thought the ending was a little confusing.
And, so yeah; the book was creepy, but good (I really can't tell you how much it was creepy) ...more