Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sweet Deceit by Kate Brian

Back Cover: Ariana Osgood has been tapped for Stone and GRave, Atherton-Pryce Hall's most exclusive secret society. But so has her arch-nemesis, Kaitlynn. they go head-to-head during Hell Week, but Ariana has worked too hard for her luxe life at APH to give it up without a fight. When the competition turns deadly, only one girl will walk away from it alive...
WOWWW!! Arianna just keeps killing people omg! She's so crazy, she like doesn't even care no heisitation or nothing jeez! So I just started this book and it's already done! Because it's so riveting and I wanna know what's coming next. She just keeps coming up with these crazy plans, but they work. And that means Kate Brian comes up with them and they're def clever but she def keeps the books coming in this series and the private one! But anyways, this book was def crazy because she killed Kaitlyn and then Kiran! Who was one of her really good friends, not her enemy. And there was Noelle on the phone. But I wonder if Kiran's death will be in the other private book! Cuz I don't know the time line comapred for both of em and I don't remember if she was in Paradise Lost or not? But that's crazy. Who knows what's gonna happen next! I did sort of forgot what was going on in the beginning but then man another death of Brigit! All these killings jeez, is there like an age minimum for these books? haha But I def gotta go look at the website cuz I guess there's some like mini series or something for the private books but not sure for the privilege ones but def can't wait for the next book in the series!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Winter's End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Front Flap: Four teenagers escape from their prison-like boarding schools to take up the fight against the tyrannical government that murdered their parents fifteen years earlier. But only three of the friends make it safely to Jahn's restaurant, the headquarters of a secret resistance movement, where they discover the astonishing power that one voice can have in the fight for freedom. As the battle rages, the three friends are in a race against time to save their companion, who has been forced to participate in a deadly, ancient game for the amusement of his captors. Will this new generation prevail, or are they destined to meet the same grisly fate as their parents?
I borrowed this book from my best friend and she def has good taste. This was a great book! Gosh sometimes I get tired of myself because I alwayas love all the books I read, which is good, but still haha. Anyways, these types were a group is revolting against the government they're so exciting and thrilling. It was very interesting and of course there were parts where you were like omg! Because one point of view in the story then crossed with another when they were traveling but the others didn't know! and it was sooo sad at the end that Milos died :[ But I have to wonder whose the kid? Was it a kid from him or what? That part def confused me in the epilogue. But besides that it was very intense and action packed. I think it'd make a great movie too.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Back Cover: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Wanderer, the invading "soul" who occupies Melanie's body, finds its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who has avoided invasion and lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Soon Wanderer and Melanie- reluctant allies- set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.

This book was excellent. I have been wanting to read it for a while, and I finally bought it! It was really interesting how this love triangle worked since Melanie was there but so was Wanda or the Wanderer, controlling her body and everything and how at first she was just treated so crapply and confused since she didn't know much about our world and has hardly been living here. I really liked that though since it's different and unique. While I was reading it I did kind of got tired of being in the caves so long and then when they went out and had to get the medicine for Jaime I was glad they finally went outside the cave and did stuff cuz I didn't want everything to happen in there! Then they went on raids with Wanda and found the Seeker and it was so sad at the end how she wanted to sacrifice herself for Melanie but thank goodness they found her another body. I knew there had to be a happy ending haha! A weird thing too was like the other planets like the spiders and dolphins and bears, but it was creative that's for sure. And I saw in the back from the questionaire how there's gonna be a movie? The book was published in 2008 so I have no idea when the movie would come out but I'd def want to go see that! And I also loved that I got the copy with the bonus chapter in it to see what happened to Melanie after Wanda left her body since the whole book is from Wanda's point of view, she couldn't put that in the book. But overall I liked the book a lot and it actually I think took me longer to read than Roots! But hey loved it, but only have a few more books that are mine left then I gotta get going to the library! :]

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Back Cover: This stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down's syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own. Compulsively readable and deeply moving, The Memory Keeper's Dauighter is a brillantly crafted story of parallele lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love.
This was a very good book. I think from this book and a few others I really like reading books that tell a whole life story from when they were a baby or really young til like they're older at least 20 years later. It's amazing how that one decision shaped everyone's lives. It affected more than like 20 people because of DAvid's whole family, Caroline and the people she met and the people that Phoebe met and it goes on! But it's also fascinating to read how you may think you know someone or know your family but you never will completely because there are so many sides to someone and so much to know about someone, you'll always learn something about them and that's also the beauty of relationships to learn someone and accept them for everything they are. And its so sad how Norah and David just became so separated because of that one thing, and Paul too. How the were still married but didn't know each other at all and became completely different people. It makes me feel def blessed for how my family is, but it still makes you think! The wonders of reading ya know, of how wow my parents had a whole other life before me and my brothers came but you always think of your parents as just your mom and dad when they were someone else before, it's hard to believe. But things like that in this book just make you think and I like that. Teen books are good and everything especially the series ones I read but they only take place in such a constricted area and in such a short amount of time like senior year and that's it, you don't get to know the person as much as books like this. But I really liked it and def glad I bought it for only like $2 I think at Half Price hehe :] Onto the next!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dark Secrets 1 by Elizabeth Chandler

Back Cover: Two girls haunted by the past... and destined to relive it in Legacy of Lies, Megan has to stay with the uptight grandmother she wants nothing to do with. She's determined to get through the visit without any drama, but when she falls into a twisted love triangle with potentially fatal consequences, Megan may be caught up in her family's legacy in more ways than she realizes. In Don't Tell, Lauren knows that by returning to the town where her mother drowned seven years ago, she'll be reliving one of her most haunting memories. When she arrives, she is propelled into a series of mysterious events that mimic the days leading up to her mother's death. Maybe her mother drowning wasn't an accident after all... and maybe Lauren is next.
These two were really awesome. Spooky, myserious, thrilling, and suspenseful! But I woner if or how they're connected. I know though that it's in the same town cuz they mention the Scaraborough Road in both, and then in Don't Tell, it says seven years earlier... so what does that mean?! Is it just letting you know or they're connected? I was trying to find stuff but I couldn't. so the first one was about Megan and her grandma and how she's coming to visit her but some weird things are happening. Like she's having weird dreams and moving things and sleep walking, because she's a reincarnation og her grandma's sister, Avril. But she isn't sure of that until things start clicking into place, and I never would have guessed either of the killers. I liked these alot also because I haven't really read much mystery so I wouldn't mind reading more of those like that! Especially when you don't know what's going to happen next, which is good. Like the second one I had no idea that Holly was the killer! Of course they made it seem like Nora, which I guess is a good cover up cuz Holly is all like a friend and isn't crazy. But yeah I def gotta go buy the second one though! I also love that key on the cover. It's so cool looking.