Showing posts from July, 2014

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

What's up everyone? Are you having a good week? I know I am! Summer is a great time to get caught up on your reading while sitting by the pool (not that I have one) or drinking a tall glass of lemonade (not that I like them). This week I read Unearthly, I had read it a while ago, and even the second book, but I felt like reading it again to get a good review for you guys! Clara is part angel, and she has always known it. Raised by her part angel mother she knows that sooner or later she will need to complete her quest in life. It starts out simple, you will receive a dream telling you what to do to complete your quest, even if the dream isn't specific. And Clara has finally gotten her dream! But she doesn't understand it... In her dream she is standing in a forest with a boy from her new school, who happens to be the love interest of every popular girl in school, and then suddenly he turns to her a smiles. What is this supposed to mean?! Not knowing, but thinking it

Swoon by Nina Malkin

Good day everyone. This week I have read the book Swoon, which I have to say was a lot different than I had expected it to be when I had picked it out a few months ago. When it was first released I believe it had been intended to be a single novel, or at least that is the feeling I got when I read it, so I was surprised to see that a couple of years after it was published the author had written the second book in the series.  Candice has just moved to Swoon hoping to leave her tormented past behind her, even if the ghost of her dead best friend intends to follow her where ever she goes. She is living a pretty perfect life there until her cousin falls from a tree and nearly dies. After she is released from the hospital it is pretty clear that something has changed in her. She will suddenly start acting violent to men in the area, and she changes completely in character from time to time. Though Candice is the only one to notice, she also finds out some interesting things about the

How I rate a book, and what does it mean?

Hello everyone! For a while now I have been giving ratings on my books that I read, and I thought it might be good to do a post on what that rating means, and how I decide to rate it. I read a lot of books, and it took me a while to figure out what it was I wanted out of a book. Rating is not easy, not as easy as it seems, so here is the rating scale. 1 STARS : The book sucks, I couldn't even finish it, and I didn't make it halfway through the book. Very rarely will I rate a book this low, but there have been a few cases in which this has happened. I would never say not to read a book, even if it is this bad, I would only say that I don't like it, and give what those reasons are.  2 STARS : The book was bad, but I finished it. It hurt to finish it because I was so friggin' bored by it. A lot of these cases come from books that I have high expectations for and that let me down greatly when I read them. Sometimes it is just books that I don't want to read, but I

Immortal by Gillian Shields

Hey everyone, sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was out of town and didn't get a chance to finish writing up this review. But now I am done, and I am able to post, and hopefully next week I will be able to keep on time with the posts. This week I read Immortal, which has been out for a while now, and the series I believe is already finished. It was a pretty good read, not the greatest in my long line of books I have read, but pretty good non-the-less. Evie is a normal girl who loves the ocean. She has lived their her entire life, and loves spending every day down in the clear water. But that life she loved has been taken away from her, and she has been shipped off to a private school, where the only water she gets to see is a mirky lake that she isn't allowed to go near. Feeling isolated and having trouble making friends, Evie wishes nothing more than to just go home. That is, until she meets Sebastian. He is everything she misses about the ocean, and for some time sh

The Hallow by Jessica Verday

Hey everyone, this week I have read an older book The Hallow, which was an interesting read. The only thing I will say for sure about this book is that after reading it you will most likely hate the ending unless you continue reading on in the trilogy. It had almost everything there was to love about a good romance/mystery novel, coupled with the paranormal part to it as well. Meet Abbey, who's best friend has just gone missing. People are beginning to give up hope for finding her, but Abbey is never going to give up hope that she will find her safely.  Abbey is not like most teenage girls. She loves making perfume, and dreams of opening her own perfume shop downtown Sleepy Hollow, where she lives. And with her dad's help, her dream is getting closer and closer to becoming reality. While continuing her search in the last place her friend was seen, the bridge in the cemetery, Abbey meets some new friends. An elderly couple living near the bridge who tend to the graves and