Friday, August 31, 2012

Something Horrible (and good) is Coming...

...and it's the first day of school! Ugh.

I want summer to last for ever. No homework please:) Although, I would like to see my friends on a daily basis again, that's something I look forward too. Now sitting here on my bed thinking about it, grade 10 brings a lot of unwanted things... provincial exams, hard courses, brain exploding against the wall. Yup, I'm gonna have a awesome year. *sarcasm intended*

Any hoo, this isn't the reason for this post. I wanted to put out some titles for the upcoming book reviews! Yay!

Upcoming Book Reviews:

  • Team Human: Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Silence (The Queen of the Dead #1): Michelle Sagara
  • Across the Universe: Beth Revis
  • 52 Reasons to Hate My Father: Jessica Brody

All very wonderful books coming up for review. Sorry about the no picture thing, I am bit tired, since school is just around the corner.

Night night, sleep tight:)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Sea of Monsters: Release Date

Finally! It has been confirmed that The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson will be released in theatres on August 16th....

My reaction:

Like I said, my friend had seen some of the shooting taking place in Burnaby. Wait, did I misread something? It is releases in 2013... a whole year away.

*Little Note: Hope you like the gifs:) Just learning how to use them.

I also hope this is waaaaay better than the first movie, otherwise imagine me pulling out my hair.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I have Followers????

Okay so a month ago, I realized I had one follower even though I know many of many friends and family have subscribed. Then I noticed that they were just subscribers, not followers. I don't know if there is a difference, but it's cool to actually know who follows you. So, FOLLOW ME!!!! I already have five followers and I'm pretty happy with that, but if you like my blog enough, just follow:)

Artist: sevensense @ Deviantart

Instructions on how to become a FOLLOWER or/and SUBSCRIBER:
  1. Go to the side gadget (to your left) on my blog that says "Who's Following Me?"
  2. Click on, Join the Site. This right below the follow title.
  3. A box pops up and says follow with a site. Your options are Google, Yahoo and Twitter. Click on one of those. I would choose Google, since I have a gmail.
  4. Sign into the account you chose.
  5. Another box should pop up with your name and a picture. For the name part you can change it or keep it, doesn't really matter. Keep your profile on Display Publicly, so your picture shows on my gadget:) If you would like to have a specific picture, press edit picture (which appears over the anonymus photo). Browse through your photo files and pick a photo. Press Apply Changes.
  6. Click on Done.
  1. Again, on the left side bar there is gagdet called "Follow by Email."
  2. Underneath, there is type-in box. Write in your preferred email. This private so I will not know your email. Press Sumbit.

Thanks for all your support and care, guys!!!! Mwah:)

Notice Something Different?

It's the layout, template and font of the blog!! I decided that the blog was getting a bit boring with the regular set up, so I messed it up! I changed the font of everything, so it fits my messy writing and changed it to a purple theme, since I LOVE PURPLE!!! Stars... I don't know why I put stars but, I love looking at them so I put them in.

Hope everyone enjoys the new look!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Someone New to the World of Blogging...

Okay, so my sister... let's call her Leaf has made a blog of her own. It's called Forest of Books.
This was my second birthday gift to her. She loves books and for the past year she has asked for a blog. Now she has one!

Since she is still really new to the world of blogging, she will have grammar mistakes and short reviews. But I am 100% sure that she will improve in the coming years. She is playing around with the setting and layout of her blog, trying to make as best as possible. Leave a comment for her and tell her what to improve on, she will welcome the comments:)

Thanks, Sunshine

The Lightning Thief Comparision (Book-Movie)

Okay, so everyone knows that the first book in the Percy Jackson series was made into a book. And now they are making a second movie. Happy or Sad? I don't know which one to feel. Because I am a HUMONGOUS fan of those books and I felt like they totally butchered the first movie.

What was the point of the movie? To save Percy's mom, yes. But the whole adventure part was to get three pearls? Hello, if they had used their brains they might have realized that they needed four pearls. There were so many good, great parts in the book and they just totally cancelled it out in the movie. I mean where is the part where he jumps off the building, lands in water and talks to the water spirit? I really wanted to see that part in the movie. And what is wrong with Annabeth? Sure she's pretty, but what about the "real" Annabeth look? Remember gray eyes, blond, curly hair, teases Percy whenever he's around. Instead we end up with straight, brown hair, blue eyes and a look that looks like she rather skin Percy alive. Not once, did I hear her call Percy, Seaweed Brain!

    How did this become this...

Complete opposites!

The other actors were fine, but why are they so old? Annabeth should not be fully developed and Percy should not have a deep voice. In the book, they are 11 years old! So why give them actors who are 19-20?

They don't even wear their orange Camp Half-Blood t-shirts!! And where is the part where this is a small dingy camp for Demigods? Not some rich, expensive loft for young kids? I mean clearly they live in regular cabins with bunks. And Percy was supposed to be in the Hermes cabin, then figure out he is the son of Poseidon!

And can somebody tell me why Percy's shoes don't drag Grover to the edge of Tartarus? I thought that was the whole point of the series. Kronos is rising and that's Percy's first glimpse that something big is going to happen.

The last thing is where is the part where they sneak onto a truck full of animals and set them free? Whatever, I just pray to God, that the sequel will overcome this horribly butchered movie.

Speaking of the second movie... my friend saw the shooting of it!!! They were at this pool/park/forest area in Burnaby called Robert Burnaby pool/park and she just happened to wander by!! Logan Lerman was there acting ans so was Annabeth. And catch this... a think fans were pretty upset about Annabeth, because her hair is blonde!!! Yes! They had the whole set up at the park. My friend got some shots of it, I'll see if I can get some photos...

Okay, that's all for this post. Make sure to check my blog for the next book-movie Comparision I do... THE HUNGER GAMES

August Releases

august 2012 book release - Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus                                               
Over You: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.

Brilliant at bringing humor to the trials and tribulations of the lovestruck, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have crafted a tale that will resonate with any girl who has ever been in love or had her heart broken. It brims with smart observations, features a pitch-perfect teen voice, and will attract fans of Jenny Han, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Barnholdt. Readers are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp spin on breaking up, making up, and getting even.

book cover for wake by amanda hocking                                          
Wake (Watersong #1): Amanda Hocking
Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.

Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.

Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.

Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.

book cover for The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney                                               
The Boy Recession: Flynn Meaney
Where have all the boys gone?
Down-to-earth Kelly is always the friend and never the girlfriend. But as her junior year of high school starts, Kelly is determined to finally reveal her true feelings for her long-time crush and good friend Hunter – that is, until the Boy Recession hits.

Over the past summer, an overwhelming number of male students have left Kelly and Hunter’s small high school class. Some were sent to private school and others moved away. Whatever the case, the sudden population shift has left the already small Julius P. Heil High in desperate shape. The football coach is recruiting chess champs for his team, the principal’s importing male exchange students to balance out school dances,and Hunter is about to become an unexpected heartthrob.

Content with his role as the guitar-strumming, class-skipping slacker, Hunter is unprepared to be the center of attention. Desperate coaches are recruiting him for sports teams, and the drama teacher casts him in the lead role of the school musical. Even the Spandexers, powerful popular girls in tight pants, are noticing Hunter in a new light – with a little work, he could have potential. He might even be boyfriend material…

In order to stand out from the crowd and win Hunter’s heart, Kelly needs a “stimulus package” in the form of cougar lessons from a senior girl who dates hot freshman boys and advice on the male mind from her Cosmo-addicted best friend, Aviva. As if dating wasn’t hard enough without a four-to-one ratio!

book cover for Between You & Me by Marisa Calin
Between You and Me: Marisa Calin
Phyre knows there is something life-changing about her new drama teacher, Mia, from the moment they meet. As Phyre rehearses for the school play, she comes to realize that the unrequited feelings she has for Mia go deeper than she’s ever experienced. Especially with a teacher. Or a woman. All the while, Phyre’s best friend—addressed throughout the story in the second person, as “you”—stands by, ready to help Phyre make sense of her feelings. But just as Mia doesn’t understand what Phyre feels, Phyre can’t fathom the depth of her best friend’s feelings . . . until it’s almost too late for a happy ending. Characters come to life through the innovative screenplay format of this dazzling debut, and unanswered questions—is “you” male or female?—will have readers talking.
book cover for Pizza Love and Other Stuff by Kathryn Williams
Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff that made Me Famous: Kathryn Williams
Can a spot on a teen reality show really lead to a scholarship at an elite cooking school AND a summer romance?

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides was practically raised in the kitchen of her family’s Italian-Greek restaurant, Taverna Ristorante. When her best friend, Alex, tries to convince her to audition for a new reality show, Teen Test Kitchen, Sophie is reluctant. But the prize includes a full scholarship to one of America’s finest culinary schools and a summer in Napa, California, not to mention fame.

Once on-set, Sophie immediately finds herself in the thick of the drama—including a secret burn book, cutthroat celebrity judges, and a very cute French chef. Sophie must figure out a way to survive all the heat and still stay true to herself. A terrific YA offering–fresh, fun, and sprinkled with romance.
Defiance (Defiance, #1)                                        Defiance (Defiance #1): C.J. Redwine
Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

The Lost Girl
The Lost Girl: Sangu Mandanna

Eva's life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination - an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her 'other', if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it's like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she's ever known - the guardians who raised her, the boy she's forbidden to love - to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.
Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)
  Girl of Nightmares (Anna Dressed in Blood #2): Kendare Blake
It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

Glitch (Glitch, #1) Glitch (Glitch #1): Heather Anastasiu
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.

Pushing the Limits
Pushing the Limits: Katie McGarry
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

Heaven (Halo, #3)
Heaven (Halo #3): Alexandra Adornetto
Only sixteen when she started the series, Ally Adornetto knows how teen hearts beat, and this long-awaited conclusion is certain to be her most popular book yet.

Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.

The only way Bethany and Xavier can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?

Rift (Nightshade Prequel, #1)
Rift (Nightshade Prequel #1): Andrea Cremer
Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!

Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.

With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.

 Enshadowed (Nevermore, #2)
Enshadowed (Nevermore #2): Kelly Creagh

True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe. While Varen remains a prisoner in a perilous dream world where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life, Isobel travels to Baltimore to confront the dark figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster. This man, the same man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams and abandoned her in Varen’s nightmare world, holds the key to saving Varen. But when Isobel discovers a way to return to this dream world, she finds herself swept up in a realm that not only holds remnants of Edgar Allan Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world of fear, terror, and anger. When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. And now Isobel must face a new adversary—one who also happens to be her greatest love.

Skylark (Skylark, #1)
Skylark (Skylark #1): Meagan Spooner
Sixteen-year-old Lark Ainsley has never seen the sky.

Her world ends at the edge of the vast domed barrier of energy enclosing all that’s left of humanity. For two hundred years the city has sustained this barrier by harvesting its children's innate magical energy when they reach adolescence. When it’s Lark’s turn to be harvested, she finds herself trapped in a nightmarish web of experiments and learns she is something out of legend itself: a Renewable, able to regenerate her own power after it’s been stripped.

Forced to flee the only home she knows to avoid life as a human battery, Lark must fight her way through the terrible wilderness beyond the edge of the world. With the city’s clockwork creations close on her heels and a strange wild boy stalking her in the countryside, she must move quickly if she is to have any hope of survival. She’s heard the stories that somewhere to the west are others like her, hidden in secret—but can she stay alive long enough to find them?

One More Month Til School! Ahhhhh

Happy August and Other Things

 Well, I tried to keep up to date:) I will try harder for September... or maybe I won't because who wants to go back to school? I will stay in August forever. But sadly the months shall go by, and I will start school as a Grade 10 student.

Anyways, August brings many good things. Like my "Big Brother's" birthday and the birthday of my two younger siblings!

I hope everyone has a awesome August!

From Books to Movies #2

Okay, so yesterday I posted some books that will soon be movies. Now, I found so many more being turned into movies!!! And there are so many great books on the list! I just really, really hope they don't butcher the whole thing. The list right here will be just the books I really want to see on the big screen:)

Beautiful Creatures: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

Shiver: Maggie Stiefvater

Vampire Academy: Richelle Mead

Firelight: Sophie Jordan

Delirium: Lauren Oliver

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Stephen Chbosky

House of Night: P.C. Cast

OMG! So many good books. So far I am really excited for Firelight by Sophie Jordan. What do you guys think of these upcoming movies? To view the full list, click here.

Look at the first, Books to Movies

Monday, August 13, 2012

From Books to Movies...

Okay, so there are many books turning into movies for the years of 2012/2013. Some of them are

Divergent: Veronica Roth

The Host: Stephanie Meyer

Catching Fire: Suzanne Collins

The Sea of Monsters: Rick Riordan

There is more I am just too lazy to search them up.

Good night everybody, don't let the bed bugs bite:)

City of Bones: UPDATES

Okay, so since my last City of Bones post there have been more characters announced.

Stephen R. Hart as Brother Jeremiah

Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood

Aidan Turner as Luke

CCH Pounder as Madame Dorthea

Jared Harris as Hodge

Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fray

Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane

Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis

Kevin Durand as Pangborn

Robert Maillet as Blackwell

What do you guys think of the casting? I am 50/50.
If you want to see what my earlier thoughts were, check it out here.

Review: Dark Frost (Mythos Academy #3)

Author: Jennifer Estep

Genre: Romance, Mythology, Fantasy, YA

Pages: 336

Date of Release: May 29, 2012

Publisher: Kensington

Rating: 9/10

Summary: I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me—again.

Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects—and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me?

It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me—and I’m in for the fight of my life
. -Goodreads

Review: I. Cannot. Wait. Until. The. Next. Book. That's all I have too say... just kidding:) But the first part I am dead serious!! I thought this book kept  me on my toes the whole time. Except when Gwen started being like, "I need to know everything about you." *Gwen's creepy face*

This series has come such a long way (actually pretty short, considering this is only the third book) and it has improved by sooooooooo much. Compared to the first book, I just enjoyed this one much more. I still wish Logan could be a little more 3D as a person. Like with feelings and stuff. I enjoyed reading about Logan telling Gwen to take her big nose and take it out of his business. I cheering him on! Gwen had to realize by then how nosy she is. Sometimes you can't really blame her... wait, yes you can! She has these awesome powers to look through a person's past and stuff. She can use it to help the elders at the school, she does but then she just wants to go through her friend's minds and grab every little detail too? So wrong.

Gwen also was being a jerk to Daphne. I mean stop worrying about yourself and take a look around... your BFF is suffering.

Okay, done my Gwen rant:)

Anyways, I enjoyed this book. Putting Gwen aside the villains were awesome! I know I shouldn't be cheering them on, but they really fooled Gwen. I mean Gwen's opposite does so many things to change Gwen's direction of thinking. I just thought she was awesome. There are some small plots but they intertwine with the main plot beautifully. It didn't seem confusing at all. If I tried to do that I would probably have people screaming in confusion:) I, myself scream in confusion sometimes.

The beginning set the book off perfectly and you cold already tell what the main purpose of the book would be. To be honest, some parts were predictable. Like I knew who Loki's Champion was, even though Gwen hadn't figured it out.

I will say this again, but the ending was my favourite part. A bit sad for Gwen, but wonderful. It was interesting how she used her powers to take the other guy's life. But then she realizes what happened and freaks out. And it's just adorable how she cares that she might take Logan's life away by touching him. I thought that was the end of their relationship, but they overcame it... together.

I have ran out of things to say about this book. It was just really good. A wonderful journey this series takes you on to see how Gwen saves the world, before everything goes crashing down.

As most people know, there is a fourth book coming out - Crimson Frost - on December 24th, 2012. Right on time for Christmas! And a fifth book is coming out in August 2013. Can't wait to get my hands on those books!!! 

Read my review on, Touch of Frost: Jennifer Estep
Read my review on, Kiss of Frost: Jennifer Estep

Logan gave me a crooked grin. "You won't hurt me. I know you won't."
"How can you be so sure?" I whispered.

His grin widened. "Because you're that Gypsy girl, and I'm the bad-boy Spartan. And I think it's time we were finally together, don't you?"
                                              -Dark Frost

*Me, drooling at this quote*

Something new...

Just teensy post. I have a review coming up on the Fariewalker series by Jenna Black. Before you say whats new about that? It has three mini-reviews in one post. Why? Because I read all three books in one day, so I decided throw them all together. Because I don't it's interesting to read about three books that I might say the same things too. Look out for this review in about two to three days:)

And sorry again for not posting a lot this past month. May things to do in prep for school. Duh da duh da, Grade 10 here I come!

Can you see the resemblance? Hehe

Review: The Host (The Host #1)

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, YA

Pages: 619

Date of Release: May 6, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Rating: 10/10

Summary: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

Review: I must be feeling generous this month, because this is the second book I gave a ten out of ten. In the beginning I wasn't so sure about it, cause I thought it would be going back between Melanie and Wanda. But boy was I wrong. Good thing, my friends bugged me to read it or might have never had.

The Host, takes place in the future. Souls, such as Wanda, take humans as hosts and live in them until they die. The humans don't remember anything. They mentally die, while the soul uses their body to live in. I thought that was cruel and sick. The souls thought "oh, the humans are fine, we just need a host to take over and live in them." What?! Don't they care about the humans? Apparently Earth was the only planet that refused to give the should their bodies. Ugh, I wonder why?

One thing I found super duper cool, is Wanda's stories. They are unbelievable! I actually enjoyed reading about Wanda telling Jamie about all the planets she lived on. Like the Bear planet with their scary claw beasts. Or the Bat planet with their delightful singing. I found weird that there could be other organisms that live really different then they do. I don't know how Stephanie Meyer came up this stuff. It was so much better than her traditional vampire love story.

As many people told me, the book doesn't get interesting until after 100 pages. I agree with them. It started of slow, then started to get interesting, then it just blew my mind. Everything came so neatly, like Melanie was still inside of Wanda and showing her bits and pieces of the life she had. I don't don't want to ruin the story for you guys, because this book is just too awesome to explain.

All of the characters were different and unique. I just wished Wanda dwelled on them a little bit more. Like when Wes died and his girlfriend was in grieving. Or when they tested out taking a soul out of a humans body. I guess Wanda didn't want to upset someone, but it's nice to know what happened to them later.

And my all most favourite part... *insert drumroll* THE END! Not of the review, but of the book. First I'm like "oh no!" Then I'm like "YES!" An awesome ending to end a awesome book. I was so scared it would be the end of the little humans rebelling, but then it turned around and became so much more great.

Just one random question floating around my head. When Wanda is switched into a different body of an 18 year old, I wonder how old Ian is? I mean the love of your life is 18 years old, physically and your how old again?

  "There was no hatred in your heart," I whispered. "That you existed is proof that we were wrong. We had no right to take your world from you, Walter. I hope your fairytales are true. I hope you find your Gladdie."

                                  - The Host, pg.354

Review: The Opposite of Tidy

Author: Carrie Mac

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Pages: 361

Date of Release: April 10. 2012

Publisher: Razorbill

Rating: 10/10

Summary: How do you come clean when your life is a mess?

Fifteen-year-old Junie is barely coping. Her mother has started sleeping in the chair in front of the TV, and the house is so packed with junk, newspapers, cupboard organizers and other helpful items from the Shopping Channel that she can barely get in the front door. Her father is no help, since he’s always with That Woman. To top it off, she’s failing math.

So when Wade Jaffre, the hot new guy at school, offers her a ride home from school, it seems too good to be true. Junie surprises herself by accepting—and even talking! But as they approach her house, her parents are outside, screaming at each other. Junie doesn’t have to think twice about directing him on to her best friend Tabitha’s house, nor about continuing the charade of pretending she lives there.

Tabitha and her mother are understanding—and willing to go along, for the moment. But as the weeks go by, Junie’s lies start piling up and the opportunity to tell the truth seems to slip away. Until the day Junie’s world—and her mother’s—is literally turned inside out for the world to see, and Junie and her mother must face the consequences of her mother’s illness ... and the lies they both told to hide it.

Review: The summary does not do this book justice! This book is raw. I was cringing from parts in the book, because they were so RAW and REAL (alliteration, people!). Even so, this was a heck of a good book. I just finished it last night around 1:00am. That's why my eyes look like bruises today.

Junie's mother has a problem, a hoarding problem. There house is full of things that her mom buys through the television. I could imagine that being real, because there are people out there that do have this disorder. It was interesting break reading this book, because it didn't involve anything supernatural. Junie has a crush a on a really cute guy named Wade. Wade is the new guy in town and starts to notice Junie. One day, he offers Junie a ride. But as they near her house, Wade sees a divorced couple yelling in the middle of their front yard. Little does he know that they are Junie's parents and poor Junie is so embarrassed she lies and tells him to go to a house a block down.

This is the part where it gets cringy, like you know she is going to do something bad and there will be harsh consequences. She tells Wade that she lives in that house, but really it's her best friend's house. Junie gets Tabitha and her mom to go along with this lie. When Tabitha's mom tells Junie to fix he problem, she doesn't. She keeps lying to Wade and the lies just keep piling up. After everything is going so well in Junie's world of lies, it comes crashing down and her lies are spread out for the world to see... literally.

Every time I turned the next page, I kept thinking this is when the poo is going to hit the fan. I was into the book, that my heart sped up every time she told another lie. Though, that's why I enjoyed this book. It started to get really interesting at the end when the TV people come and expose Junie on live television. Whew, I tried to imagine what would happen if that were me and I think I would live my days in a remote cave. Seriously.

I thought the characters were really well developed. Carrie Mac made believe that I could have friends like that. If I had to choose a character to be, it would be Tabitha. It is wrong to lie and she tried to tell Junie that, but she wouldn't listen. Wade seem to have his own personality and wanted to have Junie in his life. I thought Junie was a little bit selfish and dumb when she thought it was okay to lie for "a little while." That is just not right. Junie's mom... a didn't like her one bit. Not because of her problem, but because she manipulates Junie. I mean seriously, are really going to make your fifteen year old daughter help you clean up piles of poo, pee, just plain sewage, because you don't want anyone in your house. I would have moved to the other side of the country. And every time Junie tried to reason with her, she would end up crying. I don't know how Junie put up with it.

The story line was wonderful. It didn't just explode together, it came part after part. Beginning, middle and end, just like they teach you in grade three.

I don't have anything else to say. I guess you have to read it to be blown away by it's awesomeness. A hundred high-fives to the author who made this astounding book. Whoo hoo!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

My Time in My "Coffin"

So as my viewers have noticed I haven't been doing anything on my blog. This is because I have been exhausted and I have become (metaphorically) a vampire. Mwahahahahahahahahaha! Just kidding. Only thing that gives any evidence that I may be a vamp is the dark half-moons under my eyes. And the messy nest that has appeared in my room. Not joking. it took me forever to clean it.

I also went on another trip to  Harrison Hot Springs. A beautiful place just three hours away from my homecity. RANDOM THOUGHT: Thinking about the opposite of vamps are werewolves. And it is pretty funny, my sisters and I were at my cousins house this last Monday and they have a big forest with a creek in their backyard. Late at night, one of my sisters yelled out, "I want to be a werewolf, " and then she howled. I told her to be quiet or coyotes were going to come. Sure enough, two minutes later we heard howls. It cracks me up, because imagine 12 year old female going hairy and howling at the full moon!
Totally imagining her like this. hahaha

Okay, anyways I have many things coming out on the blog. See the list below to see what they are:

  1. Happy August Post
  2. August Releases
  3. Review: Opposite of Tidy
  4. Review: The Host
  5. Review: Faeriewalker Series (3 books in one review)
  6. Review: Dark Frost
  7. Twilight Comparision Movie+Book (parody included)
  8. The Hunger Games Comparision Movie+Book
  9. Percy Jackson and Olympians Comparision Movie+Book
  10. The Sea of Monsters movie
Those are what I think of for now. The Comparision posts are something my big sis over at warpandwoofknitting has been telling me to do for awhile, because I have strong opinions on them.

OKAY, have a nice day everyone... wait one more thing. I have a addiction with Teen Wolf.

I, Just. Can't. Stop. Watching. I tell you, addicting.