Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pure Sin by Kate Brian

Back Cover: After getting rid of her best-friend-turned-enemy, Ariana Osgood should be on top of the world. She's in love with a hot guy. She's a member of Atherton-Pryce's best secret society. And she's one of the most popular girls on campus. But now that Lexa Greene knows a terrible secret about her, everything Ariana has worked so hard for hangs in the baance. Can she keep up the facade... or is her house of cards about to tumble around her?

DANG. Ariana has always been crazy, at least in this one she don't kill nobody but jeez. Def insane. And poor Lexa, carrying this burden on her while Ariana just goes through life with no worry since she's killed other people before too. She is always going form boy to boy too. I mean once she has Palmer, then Jasper comes into play and she is falling in love with him. But of course her psycho personality at the party ball thing when he says he knows what she did she goes psycho and tries to kill him with some shears, and it really was something else. And Lexa is losing her mind, how could she not? To the point where she jumps out of the greenhouse glass! And then she sees Reed a the hospital, oh boy what's going to happen next. I wonder though since in the Private series Reed isn't sure what to do next, and there's still another book coming out so she has to be deciding or something. I don't exactly remember what happened I just know Reed was at her house and learns that Noelle is her sister, but anyways, As always, can't wait for the next murderous book to come out jeez!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad

Front Flap: Fresh from being betrayed by one of her closest friends, new reality-television celebrit Jane Roberts has learned a few lessons. Most important: know who to trust. And in Hollywood, that list is short. Although the press is intent on creating a tabloid war between her and ex-friend/current costar Madison Parker, Jane just wants to take control of her life. She's started by swearing off guys and the drama that comes with them. But when her high school sweetheart Caleb and her unrequited L.A. crush Braden show up, both acting sweeter than ever, Jane has a hard time remembering her no-boys rule... Her best friend, Scarlett, has only one guy on her mind: her boyfriend, Liam. The girl who once thought love a four-letter word is now head over heels. The problem is, being on a hit reality show means hanging out with other guys on-camera, and Liam isn't too happy with pretending to play a bit part in her love life. Just when everything feels out of control, Jane makes a shocking discovery- one that changes everyone's definition of "reality" forever. In her deicioulsy entertaining novel, television star Lauren Conrad pulls back the curtain on young Hollywood and shows that sometimes the real drama is behind the scenes.
Lauren is so great, love her! And also this book. It's really simplistic, but I don't think I've ever read many other books where it's taking about the stars being in a reality show, which makes total sense for her since she was, and I'm sure some of the stuff in the book had to do with her and what happened in the long time she was in a reaity show. And I also like the characters because they're all different. Dumb thing is Jane always thinking about all those guys dang! That's enough of them. ha. But love the theme and the covers, I wonder is this the last one? since it says something about what happened to them and how in Season 3 itll be Gaby and Sophie or whatever her name is, it probably is, but sad! It was good while it lasted.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vanished by Kate Brian

Back Cover: Against all odds, Reed Brennan re-established Billings as an underground library soceity. She and the new initiates created a glamorous secret headquarters and were ready to show Easton Academy that even though Billings House is gone, the Billings Girls are stronger than ever. But before Reed had a chance to revel in her success, something horrible happened. Noelle disappeared. Now Reed has no idea who wants to hurt Noelle or why, but it's up to Reed to save her. As the clues build up, the clock ticks down, and Reed fears that unless she finds Noelle soon, she'll lose her friend forever.
Man I read that one super fast! Well the private books I do tend to read really fast, just because they're so intense and I wanna keep reading. I mean this one my heart was pounding along with her in fear! And I can't believe that nothing was wrong with Noelle, and Reed did ALL that stuff for her! For what reason? I guess for at the end when they find that book of secrets, which is the next Private book. And it sounds awesome since they're supposed to be witches I guess when they start the Billings society, but it kinda sux since there already is a prequel, and now there's a prequel to the prequel, it's kinda weird! but oh well I'ma still buy it, but why do the prequels have to be in hardback? I'm just gonna buy it in hardback, then when it comes out in paperback I'll get it! Just like I did with the other prequel! But yeah I'm sad cuz I think I remember reading somewhere this series is almost gonna be done!!! But at least there's still privilege, and plus she'll probably come out with more books too or maybe another series? But anyways, loved it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Back Cover: Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses osme ugly tricks to stay beautiful. But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished. How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.

Wow. This was def intense! It kinda reminded me of Gossip Girl how no one knows who it is, yet she knows everything. But this one is a lot more scary, cuz it's like the only girl who knew everything about all these other girls is dead! And then at the end when they find her, it makes them all realize that someone knows all their secrets besides Allison. At first of course had to get oriented on whose who, but I think I've read the second one before, but I'm reading it again. I think it tells of stuff before, which is good since of course it keeps refeerring to the Jenna thing and it makes you like wth happened! Maybe Jenna is the one who is "A", but who knows. This is only the first book too! I do wanna see the tv series too, but I think I'll just wait until it's on DVD to buy and after I've read more of these amazing books! I know I'm getting older, 21 in Jan, but I think lots of stuff in teen books can apply to older people, plus they're some pretty crazy stuff in there, I mean wth is with our culture here? To have books like this where everyone is drinking, and yeah it's reality, but no wonder it keeps going on! Well I've never drank yet, so I'm glad of it too. But onto the next one! I read all these such a slow pace now that I have a few bought and by the time I'll be done, more come out! haha

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Back Cover: In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want- husband, country home, successful career- but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and of what she found in their place. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, Gilbert set out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldy enjoyment and divine transendence.

AWESOME book. Now this stuff is deep, the way she has with words. How she describes the feelings she gets, especially when she's in India. It's amazing. And also makes me realize look at how my education helps me when I'm even reading for pleasure, because she was talking about some things I understood from my ethics and diversity class last year. I love it! But it was just so great to hear about someone whose life actually isn't fulfilled even with the typical or normal American dream, because not everyone is like that or wants that. It's especially hard to decide what you want with so much pressure, but she went to reinvent herself and it worked. Italy sounded gorgeous just eating all that food all day, although some dishes sounds kinda weird, lol. And India was for focus and that's intense, to think of just sitting there and trying not to think of anything, and how long that would take for you to achieve it. And finally in Indonesia she finds a new little family and also her lover, who is now her husband, Felipe. And that shows how your soulmate can be anywhere, but that doesn't mean you'll find him/her, but they found each other, and in a place she didn't even think she would find anyone. Stuff happens. And when it does you have to be strong and to cope with things and to be positive. this book shows that, and how sometimes loneliness and depression can be a part of everyone's life, but don't let it bring you all the way down. Super good book. And I love how each word in the title is made. It's pretty, especially the love.