Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I listened to the first chapter and this book seems really interesting.  I will be adding this to my growing to read list.

Hush Hush will be released October 13, 2009




Here is the info on Hush Hush from Becca's website www.beccafitzpatrick.com

THE STORY: HUSH, HUSH


Falling in love was never so easy . . .

or so deadly.

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Last Song

The Last Song The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A true Nicholas Sparks masterpiece! The Last Song dealt with love, loss, faith, forgiveness and truth. I related with Ronnie and understood her. Finding that connection makes you really care about the characters. Nicholas's writing makes all your senses come alive with his words. The story starts out with Ronnie, an angry teenager, who finds love for the first time and reunites with her estranged father. Along this path she learns so much about herself and those around her. Her experiences that summer help shape the young woman she becomes towards the end of the book. I loved this book from start to finish and hope the movie lives up to this book. I recommend this book to everyone.

Thanks to my friend Sassy who stood in line for hours to get me an autographed copy.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shiver

Shiver Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
To say I am stunned by this book is an understatement. I have never read a book by an author that hooked me so instantly. I fell in love with the characters and the story that Maggie tells. I love Sam's story. This is defiantly going to be one of my favorites.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vampire Diaries Review

The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith


My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I liked the Stefan and Elena story. The rivalry between brothers Stefan and Damon was great. I was not happy with how the book ended. I am excited to see how the tv show compares to the book. It was very catchy and I got hooked easy on the book but I'm not complete in love.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dreaming Anastasia Review

Dreaming Anastasia: A Novel of Love, Magic, and the Power of Dreams Dreaming Anastasia: A Novel of Love, Magic, and the Power of Dreams by Joy Preble


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed that Joy brought new life to this timeless story.  I like that this story is told from three different points of view.  We hear from Ethan whose mission is to find the girl who will set Anastasia free.  We hear from Anne who is linked to Anastasia and last we hear Anastasia’s point of view in journal writings to her family.  I like the twist that Anastasia is alive all these years and kept hostage by the witch Baba Yaga.  The book holds a lot of Russian influence and is something new and different.  I think the book was a cute read.  I look forward to seeing more from Joy Preble.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Books to read - updated

September:
  • Dreaming Anastasia – Joy Preble [Done]
  • The Awakening and The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2) by L.J. Smith [done]
  • Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink [added to replace book]
  • The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks [done]
  • Shiver by by Maggie Stiefvater  [done]
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan  [Twin said not a good read]
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins [started]

October:
  • Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4) by Melissa de la Cruz
  • The Hunter's Moon (The Chronicles of Faerie: Book One) by O.R. Melling
  • Girl Stays in the Picture by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Tempted (House of Night #6) by P. C. Cast

November
  • Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel
  • Blue Moon (The Immortals, #2) by Alyson Noel
  • Shadowland (The Immortals, #3) by Alyson Noel
  • Reread New Moon