Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Hi guys! We haven't been on blogger because school its killing us!-literally talking- so about Graceling Let's just hope and pray for it to be good! I'll do the review right after I finish!
Posted by Amethys at 10:20 PM
Friday, September 14, 2012
Seventeen year old figure skater Penny Trudeau has secrets. She’s not perfect, as hard as she tries to be. With a mother who is dying and a father who treats her like she’s invisible, Penny has every reason to lie. To escape the life that is spinning out of control, she falls into the arms of an older boy. But when she lies about her age and he finds out the truth, Penny loses the one good thing that has happened in a long time.
Carter McCray is the hockey hunk she falls for, but Carter has his own family drama, and he’s not looking for trouble. Penny proves to be the exception, until the truth comes out and he can’t get past the betrayal—or her father’s threats.
Can Penny find her way back into Carter’s heart, or will she have to face the harsh realities of life on her own? Penny’s choices lead her down a dangerous road and the secrets she’s keeping will change her world forever.
When I first started reading this book I thought that the fact itself that the main character's mother had cancer was a big idea to write about. It's always interesting knowing how people handle this kind of situations. But then the whole book started becoming a BIG DRAMA. Page after page Penny started going through an endless list of dramatic situations.
I think her mother's illness and getting pregnant were enough to turn Penny's character into a touching one, but all the others problems were too much for me.
I didn't like the relationship between Penny and Carter. In my opinion, it was all too fast and little credible, and I either liked his actions after they break up. On the other hand, I love the relationship between Penny and her sister Sarah. I would have loved having a sister as supportable as her.
I don't think On Thin Ice is a story of an average teen life. Don't get me wrong, what I mean it's I don't think there's so many teen girls who go through so many hard situations. The author writing style is simple and easy to read what it's fine but like I say before there's so much drama in the whole book. In resume, I was expecting a more credible story.
Posted by Lissy at 11:01 PM
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks... This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price..
Hello! ok I know I should have made this review long time ago! but hey! here I am now!
Of all the books I have to say this one belongs to my favorites (and trust me the 4 one didn't get that place in my heart!) Well..this book it's kind of sad but it made Rose stronger as well! The author is pretty clear in the way she explains the details of the book...
I obviously didn't like the fact that one of the good characters died! ( I swear I said something like "sad mood activated" ) All happened so fast it was like closing your eyes and then BAM! After the Strigois took Mason,Christian,Mia,Rose and Eddie with them..well let's say that those days were the hardest 3 days ever! Moving on...in this book Rose is afraid that Dimitri might fall in love with Tasha (Tasha is Christian's aunt)..the bad new is that Dimitri is really trying to, because he wants to forget about Rose and move on with his life, the good news are that he said NO to Tasha and stay with Rose at the end :3..Rose get her first 2 Molnijas mark and everything turns out pretty good. Mia becomes a nice person after her mom died ( which is pretty sad though I cried) and Lissa and Christian are better than ever! and when I say it I mean it! You'll see why in the next 3 books!
Well guys that's it for today! Love you all! Good Night! <3
Posted by Ethel Hechavarria at 7:02 PM
A love triangle spanning 200 years...Alma Katsu takes readers on a breathtaking journey through the landscape of the heart."New York Times" bestselling author Scott Westerfeld ("Leviathan") praises Alma Katsu's "The Taker" as, "a centuries-spanning epic that will keep you turning pages all night. This marvelous debut is a thinking person's guilty pleasure." And Keith Donohue ("The Stolen Child") says, ""The Taker" is a frighteningly compelling story about those most human monsters--desire and obsession. It will curl your hair and keep you up late at night."
Now Alma Katsu delivers the highly anticipated follow-up to her haunting novel about an immortal woman learning firsthand that the heart wants what the heart wants...no matter how high the stakes. Fans of "The Taker" can finally indulge in their next juicy fix with the second book of the trilogy, "The Reckoning." In this gripping, pulse-pounding supernatural sequel, discover what happens to Lanny, Luke, Adair--and Jonathan. "The Reckoning" picks up where "The Taker" leaves off, following Lanny on her path to redemption--and creating a whole new level of suspense
I really loved the first book, The taker, so much that as soon as I finshed it I went to amazon page and bought this one cause I couldn't wait to know how was going to continue Lanny and Adair's story.
This book it's really a patient proof. When Adair is freed it's like he's a little kid. The new age it's different from all he know and his only desire it's to find Lanny and claim revange. But this it's not gonna be easy as soon as Adair find out how strong are his feeling toward her.
Meanwhile, Lanny run away from Luke, afraid of what Adair could do to him when he finally find her. I don't like Luke's character. I understand that he was necessary in the firts book because Lanny needed someone to help her to scape, but I think he's not necesary anymore
and and I'm gonna kill myself if Lanny truly fell in love with him and ends with him
I really hated that Adair figured out that Jonathan was ncesary and brought him back. For real, I don't like Jonathan's character either and was really anoiyng read the scenes about Adair asking Jonatha's advice to get Lanny's love.
Anyway, I loved the book. It's as dark and addictive as the first one and once I started reading I couldn't stop. Overall, I loved the change on Adair. OMG!!! I don't care how bad and dark he's and how many damage hi did on his past, he really loves Lanny and hurts him not be able to make her happy. It was awsome reading a little bit more about him and how he became what he's.
Just thinking I must wait almost one year more to read the next book it's enough to make me want to kill someone, I just hope the wait be worth and this dark and uncommon love have a happy end XDD.
Posted by Lissy at 5:09 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2012
On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley
I was expecting this book to be like any other sobrenatural book, but it's nothing like that. Of course, it has a lot of sobrenatural staff, but nothing like you could think about. Alma Katsu comes up with the darkest side of love and obessions.
Lanny it's a girl who had been in love with Jonathan since her childhood. Despite the oposition of her family Lanny beomes Jonathan's best firend. Over the time, Jonathan seems to develop some feelings for Lanny and the consecuences of those feelings put her into a really bad situation. Forced by her father, Lanny must left to Boston and it's then when she meets Adair and his companios, a little group of morbid habits. By Adair's hands, Lanny find out a new whole world of dark pleasures.
I must say that even though it's one of the most dark and evil character that I have ever met, I loved Adair. He's obscure, take pleasure from humiliation and pain, but seem to have some weakness for Lanny and sometimes can even be a little bit tender and kind. Maybe I loved Adair's character bucause I found Jonathan's character too perfect and annoying. He knows about Lanny love, but seems unable to reciprocate it and doesn't care hurting he.
And now, Lanny. First I thought I was going to be inable to like her and her obsesion, but she makes a really big change along the book. One of the best things about The taker it's seing Lanny pass from a child obssesed with the perfect boy to bea woman secure of herself and able to face Adair's intentions.
On my opinion, The taker isn't a book about love, but obsesion. It's about morbidness, jealousy, and showing up the most dark side of human soul. But even though, there's place to love although isn't the romantic, perfect, fairy tale love we could had been expecting.
Posted by Lissy at 6:17 PM
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.
Yess! I'm finally going to talk about one of my favorite books! Well let's start with the characters!
Rose: Oh my beautiful Rose! or the way Dimitri would say Roza! (so cute lol)...Ok so Rose is a Dhampir (dhampirs are the guardians of Morois by the way Morois are vampires) soo Rose is a Dhampir but not just a normal one, she has a bound with Lissa (Lissa is a Moroi,a royal one!) Anyways what I love about Rose is how sarcastic she can be! Oh and we can not forget about how she protects Lissa ALL the time...umm she can be a little immature sometimes oh and rude ohh dear God she can be really rude when she wants to! Most of the time people irritates her( specially Mia but we're not talking about her yet!)
Dimitri: Do I really have to mention how hot he looks in my mind? lol. Well that's how the author describes him..a really tall Russian man with long hair,brown eyes and a mysterious look! Dimitri is like 7 years older than Rose, he's always so calm that even Rose complains about that. He's Rose's instructor so he can not fall in love with her....but even if he try to stay in control..well go read the book and find out what happened! :P
Lissa: I really I have to be honest..so I'm gonna say that in this book I don't like Lissa at all! I do really feel sorry for her but she acts way too dumb here, like every time Mia says something mean to her she always "always!" turn to Rose! I like her better in the second one tho. Well I do think is pretty awesome all the spirit powers thing, that's what I like about her oh and that she's sweet most of the time.
Mia: ummm how would Rose call her?? Oh yeah the worst bitch ever! (I'm sorry for the word but Rose call her like that) and she is a real bit** she's always trying to take down Lissa and Rose and trust me guys she tried really HARD!
What I think about the book in general? Well I enjoyed every single line,page of it! I bet you gonna love it! <3 good night.
Posted by Ethel at 9:30 PM