Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Books Read 10/8/14 - 16/8/14

A murder mystery in which more than just the murder is a mystery. 3 stars. Buzz Kill

When Sam saves Riley's life, Riley promises to help Sam win the heart of the girl he can't get over. 3 stars.  Played (Harlequin Teen)

The story of Edward Pierce and his journey as he plans the crime of the century. 4 stars. The Great Train Robbery (First Vintage Books) My Review

Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter's come to lay a white sheet over the horror. 1 star. The Vanishing Season

A story about the affluent Liars. Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.  5 stars. My Review We Were Liars
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Croak by Gina Damico

Lex is supposed to be a good girl but she is behaving wildly. So parents ship her off to live in upstate New York with her Uncle Mort. They hope that a few months of hard and dirty farm work will whip her into shape. But Uncle Mort is no ordinary farmer. He is a Grim Reaper, and Lex is his new apprentice. Lex soon adapts to the town of Croak but she desires justice for murderers. Will Lex leave her Uncle to destroy these murderers?

I found Croak interesting because of the idea that juvenile delinquents are harvesting your soul. I found the idea very ironic because most people wouldn't trust juvenile delinquents with anything, much less their souls. I also really enjoyed the plot of the book. Gina Damico has managed to skillfully add shocking twists into the story. Twists that make you want to keep reading. I would give it 4 stars.

Here is the Goodreads link for Croak: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11836538-croak

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Books Read 3/8/14 - 9/8/14

Some more writing from Four's point of view. 3 stars. My Review Four: The Son: A Divergent Story

A few captivating chapters of Four's life. 3 stars. My Review Four: The Initiate: A Divergent Story
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hate List by Jenifer Brown

Valerie and her boyfriend Nick create a list. A list of people they hate. The Hate List. Valerie believes the list is made to just vent out some anger, but Nick is very serious about it. Nick brings a gun to school and starts picking people off of the Hate List. Nick then shoots himself. Valerie wakes up in the hospital and greeted by blame and hatred. Valerie goes back to school and tries to cope with the loss of her boyfriend, loss of her friends, and quite possibly the loss of her sanity. Will she survive or will succumb to sadness piling up on her?

All of my friends and teachers kept telling me to read Hate List. I kept putting it off because I really didn't want to read a story about a school shooting. But eventually I succumbed to the recommendations and read it. When I finished reading it, I realized it wasn't a story about a school shooting. I was a story about recovering and healing and facing your fears. Valerie's story struck a chord in me because of her insecurities. Her insecurities made her feel like a real person. More real than any other character has felt to me. Her story was and is very lovable. Jennifer Brown will leave a mark on your heart with this book. I will give Hate List 5 stars because of the realistic feel Jennifer Brown gives her characters.

Here is the Goodreads link for Hate List: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6316171-hate-list

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Books Read 27/7/14 - 2/8/14

A story of a girl quarterback trying to keep her head in the game. 4 stars. (Re-Read) My review Catching Jordan

A strong and independent girl in a state whose rules compel a girl to hide behind their Protectors. 3 stars. (Re-Read) 
My Review Defiance (Defiance Trilogy)

Star-crossed love in a school of for troubled teens. 4 stars. (Re-Read) Fallen

The early parts of Divergent told from Four's point of view. 4 stars. My Review Four: The Traitor: A Divergent Story (Divergent Series)

The story of a girl who is abducted to become the protector of the future. 5 stars. I Become Shadow

The much anticipated ending to the  Shatter Me series. 3 stars. Ignite Me (Shatter Me)

After pushing away the one person who cares for her, Anna has got a second chance to make things better. But only if she can convince Finn. 3 stars. My Review The Last Best Kiss

Henry Benson is operated, by putting electrodes in his brain to stop seizures. But Benson escapes with a deadly aganda. 2 stars. The Terminal Man

Kate is a good girl, or so it seems. 4 stars. My Review Things I Can't Forget

Note: If you would like a detailed review of any of these books, please comment and I will get it posted as soon as possible.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Contagion by: Robin Cook

Dr. Stapleton is a forensic pathologist in New York City. He has come across quite a few unusual cases but the ones he starts are getting are quite weird. A series of lethal and virulent diseases-capped by a rare strain of influenza, start to arouse his suspicions. To find the truth, Dr. Stapleton teams up with Terese Hagen, a art director at a advertising firm. Is it a conspiracy or just a person with a vendetta?  

I was looking through the library shelves when Contagion caught my eye. I read the blurb and decided to give it a shot. I enjoyed Robin Cook's writing style. It reminded me a bit of Dan Brown. I also enjoyed the way Robin Cook created his main character. I liked Jack Stapleton, the cynical-sarcastic man. Some of the medical terms went over my head, but other than that it was a great book. I will warn you there is a major twist, I never ever could have predicted. I will give the book 4 stars.

Here is the Goodreads link for Contagion: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/66469.Contagion

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Books Read 7/20/14 - 7/26/14

The story of Indigo Blackwood and her mission to save every witch on the planet. 4 stars. Hexed

A Shatter Me novella, told from the perspective of Warner. It is set soon after the ending of Shatter Me. 4 stars. Destroy Me: A Shatter Me Novella

Another Shatter Me novella, told this time from the perspective of Adam. The story is set after the ending of Unravel Me. 4 stars. Fracture Me: A Shatter Me Novella

A modern day version of Pride and Prejudice mixed in with a little Romeo and Juliet. 3 stars. Epic Fail

Note: If you would like a detailed review of any of these books, please comment and I will get it posted as soon as possible.
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