Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Suite Scarlet

This series was quiet a disappointment, to say the least. It is about a girl who lives in a hotel with her wacky family, and runs one of the suites. I had ordered this book to be sent in from the library, with an array of many good reviews to back me up. As I finally started to read the begaining, I soon got an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach. This is a feeling of disappointment. I duilifully read the rest of the book, but got done with dread. The end was very good, but the rest of the book sunk me into deep depression.I would give this book 2 stars.

Carol & Sara's Giveaways for a Good Cause

Both of these wonderful bloggers are hosting giveaway with awesome books. 
( Half of Carol's)
[First7booksinARCSGaloregiveaway[11].jpg] Win an ARC or signed book set!!
( Sara's!!!)

Awesome, right? Go enter and also look at Skip a Starbucks! One of their friends is trying to adopt a little girl from China and she needs our help. Also if you donate, you have the chance to win ( at Sara's)
EXTRAORDINARY releases in September, and I'll mail it out this weekend so you'll get it ahead of everyone else who's waiting to read it!


**** And you also get extra entries for donating in her other contest too ( On both blogs!)******
Carol's offering
Claire de LuneSo check it out. Skip a Starbuck, donate, particapate, and the next time you go to starbucks you may have some great books to read!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Graceling: Kristen Cashore is a Genius!

Product Description:
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.
     When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
I like this book for two reason. 1) It led me to the Hunger Games!!!! 2) It's beautifully written, original, and just plain FANTASTIC book          ( Maybe that was  four things, but who's counting ;) ).
Some of the characters are flat, but people like Po. Kasta, and Giddon aren't. Enjoy it, because it's simply one of the greatest fantasy books out there. Why else would it have stayed on the New York Bestsellers List so long?
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Clockwork Angel Teaser!

You may know that I'm really eager to read this book.... And one day I won a Chapter Sampler from Miss Print!!!!!
So I decided to share the love and give you guys a teaser:
“ Do you think that the library has The Wide, Wide World? Or Little Women?” (Tessa)

" Never heard of either of them," said Will. " We haven't many novels."

" Well, I want novels, " said Tessa. " Or poetry. Books for reading, not turning oneself into livestock.”

Will’s eyes glittered. “ I think we may have a copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland about somewhere.”
~ Chapter Four: 80 something

Saving Francesca:


By Melina Marchetta

Synopsis courtesy of Amazon:

Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastians, a boys' school that's pretends it's coed by giving the girls their own bathroom.  Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an an impossibly dorky accordion player.  The boys are no better, from Thomas who specializes in musical burping to Will, the perpetually frowning, smug moron that Francesca can't seem to stop thinking about.

Then there's Francesca's mother, who always thinks she knows what's best for Francesca—until she is suddenly stricken with acute depression, leaving Francesca lost, along, and without an inkling who she really is.  Simultaneously humorous, poignant, and impossible to put down, this is the story of a girl who must summon the strength to save her family, her social life and—hardest of all—herself.

Saving Francesca is a funny, charming, lovely book that anyone with a spar moment should read. The characters you meet in the beginning that may annoy you or gross you out turn into lovable, adorable, and friendly friends. Francesca voice is one of a true teenager trying to find her way in life, even if her Mom's ( temporally) given up on it. The handsome knight in shinning armor is .... not really that great on the eyes, but his personalty makes him all the more lovable (and annoying). And this book might go to show you that you may be a whole lot different ( and stronger) than you think you are.
4 1/2 stars
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vampire's Suck.. the blood out of Twilight

Raise your hand if you are one of the many 'twihard' fans out there. If you are, I've got the scoop for you. To my degree of knowledge, I believe only a fan may become a 'twihard' read THE BOOK before THE MOVIE!!!! Through the years, many books have been slaughtered into films, some a total flop ( the clique), others super genius ( Gossip Girl!).  All opinions aside, Twilight has taken the world by storm. Which is exactly why I was eager to see the parody for it . I've seen my share of funny twilight parodies, such as a Vegan Edward, an Unsexy Cat Jacab, and other random spinoffs. My dear friend Daisy and I decided to hit the movies and see for ourselves. Even in the very beginning, when Edward has a glittering fetish down there, you could tell twilight was about to be uncensored. Many little details through the movie kept us humored, such as ravage team Jacob fans, and even a Snookie spotting! The end was very humorous and surprising. The big glitch about the film, though, was that it seems as if they were trying too hard. Anyway, I would give it 2 stars. What team are you on?
Suckingly yours,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Complaints from a Teenage Writer

Delete key on PC keyboardImage via Wikipedi
    Today is a Thursday!!!! Whoa! And now your all wondering why Thursday is so awesome. Well... I don't know yet. It's not Friday which most people like to hoot for and it's not Wednesday which at least for me is library day and who doesn't want to scream for books? So, I decided to give Thursday some love. If you have reason why Thursday awesome, share it with us!
   Anyway, I'd like to talk to you about writing. I know there's a difference between being a writer and being an author; I'm working on it, but there's a little friend/ arch nemesis that gets in my way: The Delete Key. ( Insert Dramatic Music) One day I'll write a scene I think is good, but the next day I go back to it and have a minor meltdown because there's something wrong with it and I have to make it perfect. So I rewrite. And rewrite. Until it dawns on me that I have over 100 pages of rewrites from the first three chapters. Sad, right?
   Ally Carter, author of the Gallagher Girl series, has a great article on her site about my problem as she simple states, " Don't Get it Right Get it Written ".   So, I stopped rewriting and am 10% done with my book! I know there are some flaws in my book, but I'll get to them later. However, the Delete Key is still there like the Cookie Dough ice cream in the freezer or the cupcakes on my counter. It taunts me and I'm trying to do my best not to push it. Besides the cupcake frosting would get all over it!  
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Reminder: Book Contest's to Enter!

Guess what!!! Some of the contest I told you about earlier? Yeah, well... they've been extended.
On Babbling Flow with you Summer Saradise giveaway! It ends tomorrow ( I know last minute warning. But I dropped off the face of the earth 12 days ago ( camp) and Autumn's been on vacation... I'm Sorry!)
Carol's Prints extend hers until the 15th!!!!!!!! And you have a chance to get extra entries! Check it out. 7 ARC Contest: Additional Entries, Say what?
Last , but not least, Alexandra giving you the chance to 


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Back From Camp and NOT a Pretty Little Liar!


Everyone has something to hide—especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna.
Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.
But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.
How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling. - A
One sec.. ( OH MY GOD!!!!! OHHHHHHH MY GOD WHY DIDN'T I READ THIS WHEN AUTMUN TOLD ME TO!!!!).... I honestly can say that the summary does a mighty fine job of telling how juicy and dramatic this book is-- and guess what!-- there's EIGHT books. I know, I know... awesome right? But I loved how this book wasn't another " guy meets girl and then her best friend steals him ( That's what I thought originally  it was about, by the way)"... Nope it's better. I might not agree or totatlly understand what's going on in these four girls heads, but that's what makes the book interesting. And what they all try to hide. I really don't want to spoil anything, so this review is short and sweat.... and I'm tired.
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