Sunday, March 6, 2011

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Published: February 1, 2011


Source:Present for Valentines Day

5 out of 5

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn't understand that once love, the deliria, blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens recieve the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she'll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy. But with ninety- five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
This book definately deserved a 5 out of 5. I have heard so much of how beautiful Lauren Oliver's writing is, but I have never been able to put my opinion in since I have never read any of her books. I have to say that I agree 100%. Her words are phenominally woven with breath-taking characters and a strong plot. This book ended with me being mad, and I was as confused as Lena at the end. I AM so glad that there is going to be another book coming out, the only bad thing is that it isn't coming out till next year. I know I will certainly stick up for the author and this book because they both are great.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Published September 28, 2010

Publisher Candlewick Press

4 out of 5 stars

Source: Christmas present

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads;

"War," says the Mayor. "At last." Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chances of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they're hopelessly outnumbered? And if war makes monster of men, what terrible choices await? But then a third voice breaks into the battle, one bent on revenge.


This book was just an exceptional story that I seemed to take forever to read. I know that is horrible, but I ruined my experience by reading a spoiler (that WAS NOT even correct)! I know scoff at them too for being a spoiler and a person who cannot get the facts right. Oh, how I love Todd. Hey is just what makes the Chaos Walking triology pretty awesome along with the Mayor and his twisted mind. This book was really, really awesome! The ending makes me respect and want to give Patrick Ness a round of applause. The ending was an ending that was mostly definite and leaving it up to your imagination. I just want to say that the review that I read with the spoiler makes me wonder if that person even read the book because Patrick Ness gives you doses all along with the story so you know what is happening with Todd at the end, and Patrick does make sure that you do know what will happen beyond the last page. I do RECOMMEND this book to everyone. IT IS THE BOMB!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

UM . . .

Hello, everyone. This is just a post of randomness. I wanted to tell you that sometime this weekend probally you should expect two reviews to come up which are Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness and Delirium by Lauren Oliver. They both were super duper good books.
I have a question for you. Would you like for me to start doing videos also like of my bookshelf and exc. ? If I actually get good response on the questen then I will start posting videos on here first, and if all goes well I will then make a Youtube and do reviews and stuff on there also. I guess that is it. I hope that everyone is having a great week and will have an awesome weekend!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Published:June 7, 2010
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
4 out of 5
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris - the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend - but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they have worked for?
This book was an entertaining, twist on a fairytale. This book I think did not live up to my very high expectations. Those expectations came from me watching Jackson Pearce's Youtube videos. I do not know why this book did not meet those expectations of mine, but some reason it just didn't. That doesn' mean that is wasn't a book that was cute and unique in it's way. I loved how Scarlett was so focused on making the world safer for those who weren't aware of the Fenris. I also loved how she gave the werewolves a name, Fenris. I think that it was very cool how all of the Fenris were all a certain kind of person. I have to say that I very much did not like the end of the book because of what Rosie did. I do recommend if you like twists on fairytales and killing of Fenris. :)

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Published: August 1, 2009
3 out of 5 stars
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads;
Sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe and her twin sister Alice have just become orphans, and, as Lia discovers, they have also become enemies. The twins are part of an ancient prophecy that has turned generations of sisters against each other. To escape from a dark fate and to remain in the arms of her beloved boyfriend James, Lia must end the prophecy before her sister does. Only then will she understand the mysterious circumstances of her parents' deaths, the true meaning of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and the lengths to which her sister will go to defeat her.
Michelle Zink is an author that knows how to do imagery. This story is one another of those stories about good and evil and angels in the mix. I liked the whole idea of the prophecy. This whole book was a good solid book. It was not the best of the books I have ever read, but the story had an original feel. I think that if you like amazing imagery, a character that you wished that wasn't evil, a little bit of the tearing up in the eyes, and a story that is fast to get through; then, this book is one for you.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Publishing date: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads;
Ari can't help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can't be changed or destroyed, Ari always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it's impossible to protect herself when she doesn't know what she is running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly of horrifying, is afraid of her. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.
Why I am waiting on it to come out to read it:
This is a book that seems really creepy, and I am right now craving some creepy, bone-chilling books.
What are you waiting for?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Published: January 11, 2011

Publisher: Razorbill

Source: Bought it

5 out of 5 stars!

Synoposis courtesy of Goodreads:
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

This book is just wow. It is such a mix of so much genres that it is really mind blowing that the author did as well as she did. I just want to say that on an earlier post that I had a guess of how was killing the frozen people. Well, I just would like to say that my guess was right, and that kind of made me disappointed. Now that I remembered that I now put it 4 stars instead of 5 because I was thinking of the book afterwards, and yep so that is that. I really liked this book all around. I really felt for Elder, but I kind of didn't care for Amy that much. Amy was just kind of I don't know um I guess the word to describe her was an underlying winy (is that how you spell it?). Sorry that my review is just kind of everywhere, but yeah what can I say it is 11 P.M. right now so yep. I just have like three more things to say on this book. I kind of liked how Eldest said that Hitler was a great leader (which isn't a good thing to say, but I thought it was a kind of cliche or whatnot because Eldest thought he was a great leader too, but as we all know that he isn't at all like Hitler.). Sorry for the run on sentences. The next thing I have to say is that I liked how the author was able to hide so much of what was going on. The last thing is . . . What are you waiting for?!?! Go out and buy this book now!!! :)