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Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Hello again everyone, this week we will be looking at Everneath by Brodi Ashton. Have to say I was looking forward to this book before it came out and I was happy to finally read it. So without further delay let's dive in! Meet Nikki, who has just come back from a 100 year feed in the Everneath. What is that you ask? Well, every 100 years or so these special people that come from the magical world of the Everneath have to feed on a vessel for another 100 years to get a longer life. They do this every 100 years and they continue doing it until they die, which is never I believe.  But 100 years in the Everneath is only 6 months on Earth, and Nikki wasn't a vessel. She was a scared girl going through a lot of trouble who ran away from home and right into the hands of Cole, someone in need of a feeder. But something went wrong in the feed, and Nikki survived, being the only person ever to do it besides the current Queen. And don't you bet Cole wants everything to do with

Happy Holidays from K's Teen Book Review

Hey everyone, it is that time of year again and you know what that means! So no matter where you live, have a happy holiday season, even if you don't celebrate any holidays this time of year. Be safe and jolly come the new year and for those living in Icy climates like me, drive safe and cautious. No one needs an accident in these merry times. Remember to spend lots of time with your family too. But if you aren't, it might also be a good time to curl up by the fire with a nice book... nudge, nudge, wink, wink. I intend to continue writing reviews for those book lovers out there, and I hope that you can take this time to enjoy yourself in as safe a way as possible. So as someone who celebrates Christmas, Merry Christmas, but also from someone who respects all other traditions, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, and happy Holidays no matter what you celebrate. K, out.

Need by Carrie Jones

Hey everyone, sorry that I have been missing for the past couple weeks but with the holidays here I am back again! Today is Monday and I will be continuing to upload my reviews every Monday leading into the New Year and so on. So I read Need a while ago and I believe I even did a review for one of the later books in the series, which I regret because looking back on it I shouldn't have been posting any reviews for books that are not the first in a series. It isn't fair to those who haven't read the first books and it might give away spoilers. So I thought I would go back and do the review to this one, because it was truly a good series. Meet Zara, who has been sent to live with her grandmother after her father dies of a heart attack. Living with her tends to be a struggle because she has to transition from the sunny beaches of her home town to the always snowy small town where there are not many people living. There she meets Nick, a boy with strange secrets, Izzie a

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Hey everyone, just finished reading a classic "Wuthering Heights" for my English class. Normally I wouldn't do a book I did for class for a review but I thought I would change it up a bit. Basically this book is separated into two different stories containing generation one and generation two. In generation one we meet Cathy, Heathcliff and Linton who's lives are mixed together from the Heights where Cathy and Heathcliff live to the Grange where Linton lives.  Throughout the story it is told from the point of view of the housekeeper Nelly Dean who watches Cathy struggle as she grows. She has to make the choice between marrying the man she truly loves, and marrying for money and a strong and promising future for her family. The choice she makes will either make or break her. In the second part of the story, also told from Nelly's point of view, we meet Cathy's daughter, Cathy (don't ask) and we learn about how she struggles after the choices her moth

Dear Canada Diaries

Hey everyone! Now this post is going to be a bit different then what you all are used to. Normally I would show you a picture of the book I read, tell you a bit about it, and then rate it. But today I am going to tell you about a series, not at all related, but at the same time, has a lot to do with each other. It is called the 'Dear Canada' series. Each book, and there are a lot of them, has a different writer, and a different story from the perspective of either a little girl or a little boy. From book to book they are in the form of a Diary from the children's point of view of events that changed Canada greatly. The first one I read took place during the Halifax explosion, and described from the little girl's perspective how she loses her family, and how she suffers with her town. There are others such as the Polio epidemic, the Flu Epidemic, The Titanic, The Underground Railroad, and so on. If you love history, which I do very much, than this is a series you sh

Starling by Lesley Livington

Alright everyone, hello again. Just finished reading Starling, so let's get to it. I have been splurging on books lately, reading them by the dozens, instead of only one a week like I had planned. To be honest, I think I am getting addicted (though there are much worse things I could be doing) I had a few problems with this book, which I will get into after the description, but other than that it wasn't a terrible waste of my time. Meet Mason, girl, who is on the fencing team at her University in New York City. She and her team are practising hard for the nationals, where she plans on coming out on top, when a sudden storm blows over and the side of the building is destroyed. Things should be fine but they go from kinda crappy to horrible when strange monsters invade the school and attack the students. But thank god a naked man who can fight, but has no idea who he is, shows up and saves the day! (ugh) Then, everyone decides that it is best not to talk about what happene

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Hey everyone, just finished reading Poison Princess by Kresley Cole, so here's what I think. To be completely honest I only read this book because by chance I picked up the second book in the series and it looked, by what I read on the back, to be pretty promising. The first book didn't seem as promising, but as we all know one cannot simple start the second book without first reading the first. The book starts out from a persons point of view as Evie comes to his house after an event caused most of the world to be killed or turned into zombies who search for anything to drink in the barren landscapes, even blood. Flash back to almost a year ago and we meet Evie, a girl living in Louisiana who has just been let out of an asylum because of her hallucinations she experiences. She is going back to school for the first time in a few years where she hopes to strengthen the relationship she has between her boyfriend and her best friend. But there is a new boy, Jack, who is from

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Hey everyone, just finished reading The Way We Fall, which as most of you know was part of the white pine selection books. The reason I read it was mostly because I have yet to read any of those books, and as one book club to another I find I should support the reading. It was a different sort of reading, as the writing style was in the form of many diary entries that are being written from the main character, Kaelyn, to her friend Leo who has left the island they live on. I thought it was actually kind of good, which is weird for me as I don't normally like these kinds of things. We meet Kaelyn, through the diary entries that begin at the beginning of September and the start of the new school year. She is writing to her old friend Leo, who left the island some time over the summer. We aren't sure just yet, but it seems that they did not have a good parting, and maybe still aren't talking. Either way, Kaelyn is determined to make a new start with people, and takes th

Partials by Dan Wells

Hey everyone! Just finished reading Partials by Dan Wells, a book recommended to me by my best book buddy who always finds me good next series to read. All in all it was a good book with a good story line and a fantastic lead up. Meet Kira, a new medic in the time after the war with the partials where a group of man made robots that had human DNA released a deadly virus called RM virus that killed almost all of humanity. Kira and a small group of other survivors have created their own civilisation where they try to find the cure for the virus as it kills any new born child. So basically, in the last 11 years since the partial war ended and all the partials disappeared, not a single child has been born. Kira is 16 and is working hard to find the cure before the pregnancy age, the age that all woman must start getting pregnant and remain pregnant as long as they can, is dropped from 18 to 16. But after her best friend, who is basically her sister, gets pregnant, and she realises

Halloween Update

Hey everyone, just a quick update to say happy Halloween to you! Tonight I am planning a haunted house with my friends, and I hope that if you are not going out with your kids, or celebrating yourself, that you are at least having a good night. Maybe stay in and watch a horror movie or whatever it is you like to do. The new year is fast approaching, and I am hoping to get a poop ton (yes Poop ton) of gift cards to buy more books. I will be uploading another blog entry on Christmas, or at least around that time, and by then I hope to have more news on books for you all. So have a great night, Happy Halloween, and let the spooky be with you! Have a nice night all! :) <(boo)

The Forbidden Games by LJ Smith

H ey everyone! Today I haven't read a book, or I did but I'm not doing the review for until next week, but I am finally doing a review on one of my absolute favourite books of all time. Today, the review will be on L.J Smith's book trilogy The Forbidden Games. For this, even though it is a trilogy, I will only be doing the first book because I don't want to give away spoilers for those of you who haven't read them yet and are planning on getting to it. We start off being introduced to Jenny, the main character to our story. She is shopping for a game to play at the birthday party she is throwing for her long time boyfriend, Tom. But she is too late and almost all of the stores are closed, except one in a dark alley way called "more games." Having no other choice, as she is being followed by two goons with possibly dark intentions, she goes inside. There she finds that the store is very exotic, and as she is reading from a sign that read "Welcom

Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs

Hey everyone, finished last weeks read Tempest Rising. Now I didn't have high hopes going into this book. I was right when I found I couldn't really relate to it. When you read a book you have to have some sort of connection to the main character so that you can easily put yourself in their place and enjoy the story. But Tempest, the main character in this case, is not something your average every day girl can relate to. Meet Tempest, who is about to turn 16 (I think). Her mom left her to live in the ocean when she was young. Oh yeah, her mom is a mermaid. Tempest experienced some bad crap with the ocean when she was younger and blames herself (kinda) for her mom leaving. All she has is a note from her mom saying that when she turns 16 she will have the choice to turn into a mermaid or stay on land. Kay. So, like I said, Tempest is the kind of girl most people can't relate to. She surfs every day with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Mike. Now the surfing is what th

Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

Hey everyone, just finished reading Dark Inside, and I have to say I am deeply disturbed! Now, I am the type of person that is easily scared when it comes to horror, despite my massive love for Halloween. My friend asked me to read it for her, and from the first chapter I was horrified. There is so much death, to people that you normally wouldn't see die in a book. In one scene a two year old is ripped apart while one of the main characters listens from bathroom. We meet four different people who are the focus in each chapter. In chapter one, I believe, we meet Mason, who's mom has just been in an accident. While waiting for her to get better in the hospital he hears news that his school has been destroyed, and all his friends are dead. Depressing, but that is just the start. People are turning up dead all over the place, and his mom has just been pronounced dead. His journey to escape and go to the place where he and his mom shared as a child leads him through the war to

Faeries Path by Frewin Jones

Hello again everyone! It is Monday which means it is time to upload a review on my latest book series!!!!! This week I set out to read the Faerie Path, an odd book with many ups and downs. All in all it wasn't all that bad a book, but in the end I don't know if I would read the next book in the series. I suppose I will, only because the story isn't quite complete, but if it doesn't get better I'm done. So we meet Anita, who is about to turn sixteen and is going to tell the boy of her dreams that she loves him. But the day before her birthday her and the boy Ethan get into an accident and they end up in the hospital for a few days. When Anita is allowed to see Ethan again he is gone, and no one can find him. To add to all the craziness in her life she had a weird dream where she grew wings, that might not have been a dream to begin with. And to add onto that, she receives a mysterious parcel with a weird diary in it from an unknown source. Soon she is pulled

Update on Game of Thrones

I'm truly sorry to say now that I tried to read the first Game of Thrones to add here today, but I only got halfway through the book before I had to put it down. I did not like the way it was written. That is not to say that I did not think the style was good, but it certainly wasn't what I prefer. I will not take up your time with this post, only to say that I am returning to my favourite teen reads and will be doing reviews on them in the next couple weeks.  Thanks again, and sorry if I offended anyone.

The Hobbit by Tolkien

Hey everyone, just finished reading The Hobbit, by Tolkien. As most of you know I have been diving into my geek side lately and have been reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy. To finish off the series I read the Hobbit.  Now don't angry at me for saying this, but I truly loved the Hobbit more than I liked the trilogy. I found there wasn't so much to remember, and they didn't feel the need to explain everything in such great a detail. The characters were loveable, and the storyline was great. We meet Bilbo from the first book of Lord of the Rings, who just wants to go about his lively hood as normal, when a strange wizard Gandalf comes to his home and invites him on a great journey with twelve dwarves to reclaim their homeland in the mountains. The only problem is of course that their mountain home was once claimed by a dragon that still lives there. Bilbo's job? To get into the mountain and defeat the dragon while he is confused by the sight of the Hobbit. Now B


Hey everyone! Just a quick update between reviews, I have decided that I am going to try to post a review ever Monday from now on. I'm not sure how I am going to keep up, but I feel like I need to keep getting more books out there and increase my viewers. So far I have reached over 700 views in 10 different countries, and that makes me really happy! So thanks everyone who supported me through all of this. Check out the rest of my blog here -----------------> Thanks again, and have a great day! :)

The Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien

Hey everyone! So the long awaited book of the century has been read finally! Lord of the rings was a fabulous movie with an amazing story line. For the longest time I have been waiting to read the series and see how much detail the movie had missed, and I must say I was not disappointed!  I found that the movie really romanticized everything, adding in relationships between any character they could. And the hobbits were a lot different as they were actually almost 50 years old in the book, compared to the young looking hobbits in the movie. Now I understand that the hobbits in the movie were also that old, but it was hard to imagine because they had child like faces! A character they missed out on in the movie, and whom they did a very good job completely leaving out in every way, was Tom Bombadill. The crazy old man who lived in the forests and was older than time itself. He was funny and insane all at the same time! A good combination if you ask me. So the book starts out slow

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke

Hey everyone, just finished reading Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Preordered this book only for it to come in the next day, had to laugh at that, and I wasn't really sure what to expect. I've been trying to read new books, or at lease start new series lately, because to be honest the series I have been reading are getting too long, suck now, or aren't coming out until 2014. Bleh. So any way, this was an interesting read, because the characters were different, and the plots were all very unexpected. We meet Violet, who for the longest time I swore was named Anna, no clue why. But anyway! We meet her and her brother Luke, who live in a very large house that once belonged to their grandmother Freddie, because their parents were across seas painting, or something. Freddie died a long time ago, and the twins are running out of money. So Violet puts the guest cabin up for rent, and River West, a mysterious boy from out of town rents the guest room. But as soon

A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton

Hey everyone! Just finished reading a Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton, and here is my review. To be completely honest I had high hopes going into this book, it seemed promising with witches and love and friendship and all that snazzy jazz. And it took me a while to get used to the fact that this book was clearly written for the british audience, as the language is not what I am used to.  All in all though the book wasn't bad, and was well written despite the fact that it isn't what I am used to. Nothing wrong with that right? We meet Anna, a girl who just moved into Winter with her dad. She had trouble fitting in and starts to show interested in Seth Waters, the rumoured bad boy of the town with quite a history. The only problem with him is that he has a girlfriend. After inviting a few friends over to the house they all try a love spell out of a book she finds which goes bad when the next day she finds that it worked and Seth is madly (And obsessively) in love with h

The Demon in the Golden Mask by K. King

Hey Everyone, just finished reading the Demon in the Golden Mask for this weeks book. Now this is a weird book because you can only buy the book on I found it by accident and thought I would give it a try.  The story is based around a really weird girl Sam who sees people as masked figures hiding behind secrets instead of actual people. And because of this she finds that she hates talking to them. The only person she likes is Shane, her best friend since childhood who always tells her the truth so that she won't hate him. But he IS hiding a secret from her, one that isn't safe for anyone to know. And Sam knows he might be keeping a secret, but she doesn't know what it is until Shane's dead body is found by his parents. Heartbroken and confused Sam tries to piece things together. At Shane's funeral she tries to escape the crowds of people and accidentally falls down a flight of stairs to be rescued by a strange boy who looks a lot like her best friend

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Hey everyone! So I just finished reading Splintered, a book I never knew existed until I spent a few hours researching to find my next book. I was intrigued by the possibility promised that a new wonderland, not explored by Alice, could be introduced. And I must say after reading it I was not disappointed. I mean look at that cover! So beautiful, it promised lots and delivered. We start off meeting Alyssa, one of the original Alice's great-great-great granddaughter. We also meet her mom Allison, who is in a mental hospital because she speaks to flowers and bugs. Weird right? Not really, because Alyssa has the same problem, one which she runs away from by killing the bugs and turning them into art for the purpose of trying not to turn into her mother, or grandmother who all suffer from the same curse. After a fight with her best friend Jeb, who is dating her mortal enemy, and her dad who is going to put her mother through shock treatments in an attempt to make her sane, Alive d

World War Z by Max Brooks

Hey everyone, so I've been watching some movie trailers and I happened across the one for the book above, World War Z. Though the movie didn't look like my cup of tea, as I don't like horror, zombies or tea, the book description was a lot different and actually piqued my interest. I ordered it a few days ago and did a coin flip to see which book I should read. Well, fate chose this book and I couldn't be happier. I haven't been able to put it down through school or my home life. What really got me about this book was the fact that it wasn't at all like a regular book, or at least, not any that I have read.  At first it took me a while to get into the flow of the books, as there are many different stories being told and many questions being asked. All of the questions being asked are by the narrator about events that happened during the war. Each chapter outlines, through eyewitnesses who managed to survive the war, of the beginning straight to the modern

Crush, Candy, Corpse by Sylvia McNicoll

Hey everyone! Great to be writing again! Just finished reading  Crush, Candy, Corpse by Sylvia McNicoll and I have to say it was nothing like what I expected. The back of the book doesn't explain just what you have to expect going into this novel. It is not a romance, it is not a story about finding yourself, it is a story of a court case about a girl who may or may not have murdered an old women because she asked her to. From what I read I couldn't tell whether she did it or not. But anyway, we meet Sunny who is on trial for the murder of an old women who chocked to death on a candy at the retirement home where she was earning her community hours. We see her flash backs to her time there and how she fell in love with this women's grandson who had promised the old lady that when her disease progressed too far that he would help her commit suicide. We see her progress with this boy even though she has a boyfriend who is a criminal. It is hard to describe this book be

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't posted for a while, I have been busy finding new series to read and catching up on school work. But now I am back in the swing of things with a whole new line up of books to read. The one you may see in the picture above is What really happened in Peru? by Cassandra Clare author of the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices trilogies. I loved all her book from City of Bones all the way up to The Clockwork Princess, but out of all the amazing characters she created Magnus Bane, the high Warlock of the world, was by far my favorite. His charming atmosphere drew me in right away. So when I heard she was writing a series of short stories all based around him I dropped everything I was working on and worked my hardest to getting a copy. It turns out it is only available in an ereader, so lucky me that my mom bought be one a while ago and set up an account for me. I got the book as quickly as I could and spent no time at all reading it. Now for t

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Hey everyone, just finished Glimmerglass by Jenna Black. This was a pretty good book altogether. We join Dana who leaves home to escape her drunken mother and live with her father who is a powerful Fae living in a magical town called Avalon. When she get's there she runs into some trouble with her Aunt and then with two teens who 'save' her from her aunt and take her somewhere she is supposed to be 'safe'. While with them she learns a little more about herself, though it doesn't make her feel any better to know she is a Faeriewalker, able to walk through to the Faerie realm and bring humans and technology with her. That makes her target number one as everyone wants to get her on their side, including her father, aunt and just about everyone else. There is also the slight problem of the Faerie Queen wanting her dead so that she can't try to overthrow them like the others have in the past. Together with the help of her two new friends, well only really

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hey guys, just finished Hex Hall so let's get down to it! Meet Sophie, a witch trying to get through high school at her prom night. She thinks she is doing the right thing by doing a love spell for a lonely girl, but everything goes wrong and she is sent to a private boarding school to learn to control her powers. She meets three other witches like her, but they are witches with a capital B. They try to recruit her, to no avail, and she instantly becomes their enemy. Her new room mate, a vampire that loves the colour pink, is anything but normal, being the only vampire in school. Then theirs Archer, the strange warlock boy that is dating the enemy. But hey, there's some romance there that you would see coming of course. Throw in a few murder attempts on some witches and you got yourself a pretty crazy story. But that's just another day at Hex Hall I guess. So this was an okay book, for one of my back up books while waiting for a new shipment of books to come in. 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Hey everyone! So I just finished a few book I got and I thought I would update for you! Above is the picture of Cinder, by Marissa Meyer. It was a pretty good read, recommended to me by my friend who had read it a few months ago. To be honest I got it two months ago and just couldn't bring myself to read it until now. The story follows Cinder, a cyborg teenage girl struggling to survive in the world. It follows an almost Cinderella story the way she deals with her mother and evil step sister. But there are a lot of changes. She has one sister who is loving to her, until she catches the plague, a deadly disease that is killing hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Her step mom, blaming Cinder for her sisters certain death, offers her to the government for testing for the cure to the disease. There Cinder learns some pretty crazy things about herself and finds herself getting closer to the prince, who is kind and strong when he is around her. But she has secrets

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Hey Everyone! Just finished Blood Red Road by Moira Young. This book was interesting, though still good. The grammer is horrible, but it is written as though the girl never learned to speak or spell. Which is exactly what fits the main Character Saba. Saba lives in a isolated town with her dad, her twin brother Lugh and her sister Emmie. One day 5 men on horses come and kidnap her brother and kill her father. Saba sets out on a crazy journey to save him and meets some interesting people along the way. One of my favorite characters, which doesn't get all that interesting until book 2, is DeMalo, the Tonton leader who has a thing for Saba. I would most certainly recommend reading both books in the series, but be warned about the writing. You have to read a lot into the book before you start to get used to the writing. But I would say you should read through it all the way. 4 our of 5 stars.

Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock

Hey everyone, just finished reading Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock. He is a local in my area and I know a lot of his family. Not only that, but I have a meeting with him at the end of the month. I am very excited! So that is one of the reasons I decided to read this book. It is the first the the boy Sherlock Holmes stories. This is his very first case! When Sherlock is out one day he hears of a murder, and somehow gets caught up in the whole thing after he is blamed. So as his first case it is his duty to become a fugitive to prove himself innocent.  I really enjoyed this read, though it isn't at all what I am used to reading. I would suggest reading it if you have not already. Shane is a great guy and is very creative as you can easily see through his writing. 4 out of 5 stars