Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

Sometimes a good-bye is just the beginning…

When Emily Carson’s parents die in a plane crash, she’s left with nothing but her mother’s last words scrawled in lipstick on a tray table: “Emily, please forgive me.”

Now it’s fall and Emily moves to New York City— where she attracts the attention of two very different boys: the cute, popular Owen, and her quirky chemistry partner, Anthony. With the help of some surprising new friends, Emily must choose between the boy who helps her forget and the one who encourages her to remember, and ultimately heal.

This was an incredibly cute and fast read! Jennifer Jabaley did a wonderful job writing this book. The characters emotions were written and portrayed very well. I dont really know how to explain in words what I though of this book.

Trent was possibly one of my favorite characters. He was hilarious! The characters in this book had a lot of depth, while still being a bit light and fluffy. Jennifer Jabaley wrote a cutesy and adorably deep book that many people will love.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

1 Week Hiatus...

I just though I would let you all know that over the next week, I won't be online at all. I am leaving tomorrow (Sunday) morning to go with my class on a trip to Yosemite. This trip will be lasting until late Friday night. During this time I will have absolutely no internet service. And, though I don't like it- no cell phones. I will try and schedule things to post throughout the week.
So, today is my last day on twitter/email/blogger for a week. I am sad.
But I hope you all have a marvelous week.

Best Wishes,

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Betrayals by Lili St. Crow

A thrilling second book to a wonderful series!

She’s no angel . . .

Poor Dru Anderson. Her parents are long gone, her best friend is a werewolf, and she’s just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn’t entirely human. (So what else is new?)

Now Dru is stuck at a secret New England School for other teens like her, and there’s a big problem— she’s the only girl in the place. A school full of cute boys wouldn’t be so bad, but Dru’s killer instinct says that one of them wants her dead. And with all eyes on her, discovering a traitor within the Order could mean a lot more than social suicide. . .

Can Dru survive long enough to find out who has betrayed her trust—and maybe even her heart?

Lili St. Crow wrote an amazing sequel. Dru was a kick-butt character who was fun to read about. While reading this, the suspense was killing me. I wanted so many things to happen, but they just weren't happening!

To sum it up, though this book sometimes annoyed me, I loved it. I devoured this book! I read it in a matter of hours, and I cannot wait for the third book! Lili St. Crow has done it again and created a masterpiece that many will love!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

An Interview with Rhonda Stapleton

So, I recently got to send Rhonda Stapleton, the author of the upcoming book Stupid Cupid, a few questions.

1. How did you get the idea for Stupid Cupid?
I knew I wanted to write a story about a teen who had a super unusual job. And I got the idea that it would be funny to have a teen be a cupid. But not THE of many! While brainstorming with my friends, we decided she should use technology to do her matchmaking. And bingo, the books were born!

2. The covers for the Stupid Cupid series books are adorable! Did you have a say in what they looked like and what is your opinion on them?
I love, love, love the covers. They are fun and perfect for my stories! I did describe to them what I felt Felicity looked like. They ran with it and gave me those awesome covers. :D

3. What were your thoughts when you first found out you were going to be published?
First, I cried, right into the manpanion's shirt. LOL. I was hugely shocked when I found out it had passed acquisition. Then, I called, like, every person I knew and cried into the phone with them. haha. It was an AWESOME day. My biggest thought was, "I did it!" I had worked SO hard to get there, and it was a relief and the best feeling of joy to know I made it.

4. Is there anything you would like to add?
I can't think of anything. LOL. Are there any other Qs you want to ask?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton

Felicity's no ordinary teen matchmaker...she's a cupid!

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That's why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.)

Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But when she bends the rules of cupidity by matching her best friend Maya with three different boys at once, disaster strikes. Felicity needs to come up with a plan to set it all right, pronto, before she gets fired?and before Maya ends up with her heart split in three.

I have mixed emotions about this book. It's like I liked it, but I didn't love it. But I also feel the need to fangirl it. I think that Rhonda wrote a book that was unique and grabbing, but will most likely be hit and miss depending on the person. I think it was really fun to read!

I am looking forward to the next book in this series, it seems like an interesting series to read!

Stupid Cupid is coming out on December 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Being Erica

So, Sarah has recently gotten me hooked on the Canadian television show Being Erica. So far I have seen the first season and it is amazing! Here is a brief summary of the show:
"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy. Erica, a young adult woman, is having a bad life because of the bad decisions she's made. Erica provides Dr. Tom with a long list of those pivotal moments in her life that she feels have led to the bad state she is in today. Erica is initially unaware of what Dr. Tom is intending on doing with this list. What he does do is transport her back in time to each of those moments so that she, with all the knowledge of her present day life, can make better decisions to fix her life. Regardless of these new decisions, Dr. Tom hopes that Erica will come to the realization that although the opinions of others about her life do matter, it's what she thinks of her decisions and her life that are more important.

This show, is like, amazing. I wasted many hours watching this, and if you can, I really encourage you to watch it! Erica Strange is a wonderful character! She is really interesting to watch and the way she acts is pretty empowering. This is the type of TV show where you are yelling at the TV waiting for something to happen or someone to finally go out with someone else. Being Erica is incredibly funny, witty, and interesting.

Some Wisdom (Teeth)

So, today I got my wisdom teeth out. Which means I may actually be reading (whoo! Fireworks!). But, I am also in a lot of pain, which means I may not be reading a lot. I don't really know what the point of this post is. But, I guess it is to say; sorry for the lack of reviews and I am hoping I will be posting reviews soon. But, I don't really know. hehe.

Best Wishes!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (On Thursday)

So Many Boys by Suzanne Young
June 10th 2010

Tessa goes from strawberry smoothie to suddenly single!

After her center-court split with Aiden, Tessa puts the SOS behind her. After all, cheaters never prosper! Now she’s busy working on her faux-relationship with Aiden and negotiating the unfamiliar waters of “technically single and pseudo-dating.”

Life can’t get any more dismal for a one-guy kind of girl until an imposter hijacks the SOS, and it’s up to Tessa to save her squad from slander. But with her best boy hot and cold, what’s a kitten to do?

Even worse, Tessa doesn’t realize how much she’s up against—because this copykitten is far more naughty than nice.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia

There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

This book was awesome! It grabbed me in straight from the beginning. It is engaging, mysterious, and totally awesome.
Yes, it's big and yes, the size may frighten people. But, don't let it scare you! This books is addicting and meaningful.
I could feel what the characters were going through and every page left me wanting more. Like I said earlier, it was an addicting novel that made me want to keep reading!
I can't wait for Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia's next book!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday!

So today is


*sings* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Jumping off Swings by Jo Knowles

One pregnancy. Four friends. It all adds up to a profound time of change in this poignant, sensitively written YA novel. Ellie remembers how the boys kissed her. Touched her. How they begged for more. And when she gave it to them, she felt loved. For a while anyway. So when Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life, leads her from a party to the backseat of his van, Ellie follows. But their "one-time thing" is far from perfect: Ellie gets pregnant. Josh reacts with shame and heartbreak, while their confidantes, Caleb and Corinne, deal with their own complex swirl of emotions. No matter what Ellie chooses, all four teenagers will be forced to grow up a little faster as a result. Told alternately from each character’s point of view, this deeply insightful novel explores the aftershocks of the biggest decision of one fragile girl’s life — and the realities of leaving innocence behind.

This was a brutally honest book. The characters seemed real and the situation was totally believable. Ellie's character was emotional, but in a real-life way. She acted like a normal stressed and emotional teenage girl.
I honestly didn't expect Caleb's emotions to go in the direction they did. It was a pretty big surprise for me when I read it, and I really liked that. It made the book seem unpredictable.
I also liked how Josh kinda went against stereotypes a little at the end. He wanted to care for his child.
I highly recommend this book! It is wonderful.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen

Sara Black is tiptoeing across a fraying tightrope. As the new eleventh grader at Anton High – the most elite public school in the country – she sticks out like an old VW bus in a parking lot full of shiny BMWs. But being the new kid also brings a certain advantageous anonymity. In Anton High’s world of privilege, intelligence, and wealth, Sara can escape her family’s tarnished past and become whomever she wants. And what’s the harm in telling a few little black lies when it can lead to popularity? That is, until another it girl at Anton becomes jealous of Sara’s social climbing. With her balance evaporating, one small push could bring Sara crashing down.

He he he... I really enjoyed this book. It took my awhile to read, but not because it wasn't good.* I actually couldn't stop reading it. This book contributed to some sleep deprived nights, because all I did was read it. And after I finished reading it, I wanted to read it again.
Though, I am clearly fangirling. I didn't really like how there was so much suspense with the romance. While I was reading, I would constantly text Sarah from Sarah's Random Musings** and be like "When is there gonna be a love interest?". I did this over and over again.
But over all, I think many teens and even non-teens will enjoy this book. I totally want to buy it when I get some money because I have a feeling it is something I will want to read over and over!

* School has been eating my life, I am sorry. NaNo has also been eating my life, but not as much.
** Sarah lent me the book. THANK YOU SARAHBEAR!