Friday, February 26, 2010

The Dark Divine Nail Polish Giveaway

To promote Bree Despain's new novel The Dark Divine I have been given the privilege of hosting a giveaway in which two lucky readers will each receive a bottle of the lovely polish shown above.
Forgiveness is a major theme in this novel so to win you have to write something on why forgiveness is important or a time you had a hard time forgiving someone. I will determine who's writing is nail polish worthy, but if everybody writes something amazing I'll just randomly pick two names out of a hat. Along with the writing include your email.
You can expect a review of The Dark Divine soon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

When I first got the book I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it. I don't like sci-fi, it sounds violent, really not the kind of book I would read, but I read it anyway and I loved it.

Katniss lives in a futuristic world ruled by an evil government, every year to remind the citizens of their complete lack of power, the government holds the Hunger Games. It's when the government chooses one boy and one girl from each of the 12 districts and they fight until there's one victor left. Katniss ends up being the girl tribute for her district and that's where the adventure begins. She meets new people, tastes delicious delicacies, makes friends, fights, gets hurt, kisses, lies and so much more. Katniss is not the only main character,there's Peeta, her fellow tribute who's been hiding something from her since they were five and can make some mean bread, Haymitch, her always drunk mentor, Effie, her always peppy Capitol escort and so many other interesting characters.

This book is really one of a kind, there's action, romance, betrayal, deception, it's got everything. 9 out of 10!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cathy's Key

As you clearly remember from my Cathy's Book review I am Cathy-obsessed. I loved Cathy's Book and I felt no different about it's sequel.

In the beginning Cathy goes to a fortune teller named Auntie Joe, Cathy found out about Auntie Joe online and later in the book we find out that it was no coincidence. Meanwhile Victor is still working for Ancestor Lu and has just come across a serum that could turn Cathy immortal, so she can live with him forever, only problem is that he doesn't know exactly where it is and he can't exactly be with Cathy.

Cathy develops new crushes, new frenemies and destroys enemies. Cathy just has such a fantastic life full of near death experiences and romance with her friends, mainly Emma. Don't you wish you were her, I sure do!

In this story we are introduced to new characters such as Ben, Jewel and Dennis, and we learn some interesting information about the world of immortals and mysterious characters.

Cathy's Key gets 10 out of 10 for its sheer awesome-ness!

*Insider information tells me that the next book in Cathy's series will be named Cathy's Ring. I think she gets married (to Victor) what do you think happens?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Eclispe by Stephenie Meyer

MY apologies, people. I haven't been on for more than a month and that's just inexcusable. I'm truly sorry. You totally have the right to hate me! Moving on to the review.

OK, so Bella has to choose between Edward and Jacob and she's having a VERY, ridiculously hard time. To top things of someones after her, again and nobody knows. Edward says it's The Volturi, Bella says it's Victoria. Who's it?

Poor Edward, his reason for living is being hunted, again. But that's not all Bella wants something that Edward's reluctant to give her, but he always gives in, will he give in now? He says she can have it when she marries him, but will his will power fade to Bella's whim. It always does. So what's going to happen this time?

READ TO FIND OUT! My lips are shut! I know short, but I really don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet. I know most of you have, there still are those few who haven't. 10 and out of 10!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Hazing Meri Sugarman by M. Apostolina!

Cindy Bixby is a self acclaimed loser, in high school she is ridiculed for her looks, her brains, and her social status, but she is determined to change all that in college by joining her mother's old sorority, Alpha Beta Delta.

After the hectic and very crazy Pledge Week, Cindy's dreams come true. She has a new makeover which her look hot. She's instantly popular for being an Alpha Beta Delta sister, she's a cheerleader, and she doesn't have to take her classes, but still gets straight A's. Everything is going great. It seems like it's going to be this amazing forever with the help of Meri Sugarman everything thing seems that way. But it didn't stay that way. Does it ever?

You want to know why it didn't stay that way? Well then I'll lay it out for you. Meri Sugarman isn't as sweet as her name might portray. She is in fact a megalomaniac with a knack for controlling everyone around her to get what she wants. If you defy her you will pay! Whether you steal her ex-boyfriend or watch a movie that isn't foreign she will have a plan to torture you 'till you die. No, she wont kill you with her rifle, no, that's for the bluebirds. Instead she'll hurt you and hurt you badly.

Punishments range from hours tied to a bed under burning heating lamps or shaving your head from handsies-kneesies to lowering your GPA below that of a mental person.

Where ever you are, she's there. So don't think you're safe in your dorm room or your bathroom or your boyfriend's dorm room not even the dean's office. She is monitoring it all!

What are Cindy and her friends to do? When faced with a task as impossible as hazing Meri Sugarman. Will Cindy and her friends succeed or is Meri too powerful to overthrow? Read and you will surely find out.

This was a very well written novel, the first by Michael Apostolina and a grandly memorable novel to that. I loved the way Michael portrayed college life in the eyes of Cindy. The alcohol, the sex, the drugs, the people, everything. It was a great story that left me speechless and wanting more at the last page. This book definetely deserves a 10 out of 10! It taught me that individuality is key. The key to the closed door...
On a different note, Happy Fourth of July! Remember only four more days 'till my birthday so get your presents ready. He-he...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer!

Okay, first, I apologize. I've got so much on me that I couldn't update. Don't worry I didn't break a Bookworm Law. I read. I didn't finish much. But I'm such an amazing Twilight fan, that I finished reading New Moon in 4 days, and it was amazing!
We join Bella in her normal life with her absolutely to die for, soulmate Edward. Things are going fine until Bella's 18th birthday. Her birthday started out fine. She's having some fun,but not much on account of her being older than Edward,technically as Alice pointed out.
Then Bella gets a paper cut and everything went downhill as Jasper lurched himself toward Bella's blood and Edward protected her from the ravenous vampire. After that accident Edward distanced himself from Bella. Bella knew what was wrong, but she couldn't quite put her finger on it.
Things stayed the same between them and Bella grew weary of this fact. Then BAM, Edward dumped her. It was a sad moment and it stayed with Bella for as long as she was apart from Edward. She was a "zombie". She wouldn't talk, play, have fun, nothing. Nothing meant ANYTHING to her. Nothing without Edward. She had a hole in her chest. A growing hole.
To distract herself from her pain,she decided to get dangerous. With her best friend, Jacob by her side and sometimes without him. Resulting in frequent trips to the E.R. I bet she had her own room. A home away from home, so to speak.
Then things go haywire when she learns that Jacob is a werewolf. The whole comes back even wider and more full of intense, malevolent pain. Jacob can't be around her for awhile. Just like a newborn vampire can't be close to a human.
She also learns that Victoria James's mate is trying to avenge him by killing Bella because Edward killed James. Things get a little good. Then some dramatic stuff happens. Bella meets the Volturi. Bella finds out that Edward still loves her and he tries to save him from killing himself because he thinks Bella's dead.
Life gets back to normal except for Jacob who loves Bella and can't stand to watch Bella being with his mortal enemy he becomes real depressed and stuff. When you get to the end you will be begging for more, begging!
I think Twilight was better because Edward was in it more,but that doesn't mean it's not still AMAZING! When Jacob became a huge part of Bella's life I fell in love with him. When Edward came back I totally forgot about him. When he betrayed Bella for his own selfish benefit I hated him. When I thought it over I still loved Edward, but I felt sorry for Jacob. How sad it is for the one you love not to love you back. It must drive him suicidal. It probably would have made me suicidal! Nonetheless, I'm still loving Edward and I want to share my favorite quote from New Moon with you. Here I go...
"They have a name for someone who smells the way Bella does to me. They call her my singer because her blood sings for me."
That one makes me jiggle like jello every time I think about it. "My blood sings for you too, Edward. You just can't hear it'', I always think.
I've got to get over that fictional character! The book gets a grande 10 out of 10! You better read it! I'll read Eclipse next. Today was the last day of school, so I'll have plenty of time.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks!

At age 14 Frankie is just your ordinary mildly geeky girl. She's in the Debate Club and is known by her family as "Bunny Rabbit".

At age 15 Frankie is now incredibly hot and has obtained a boyfriend,long time crush, Mathew Livingston. A very popular dude with a very wealthy family. Who we soon learn is also very secretive, you see, Frankie starts to get suspicious about her boyfriend and one day she follows him and finds out that he is a member of The Loyal Order of The Basset Hounds, an all male secret society which is known for it's notorious tricks, pranks and possibly,crimes. What is a girl to do when a situation like this comes her way. She hacks the society of course.

Age 16. What do you think will happen?

I must say this book was incredible. A romance/mystery novel that you must read unless maybe you want to stay out of jail. Just kidding! I give this book a 9 out of 10. I strongly recommend you go to the bookstore and buy it, now. So go, I'm waiting.