Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (17)

Hosted by the Brooke and The Bookish.  This week's topic is Top Ten Bitches.

    Some Girls Are
  1. Girls from Clique-  I suffered through two of the books!  Gez they think that The Limited is cheap!  HA!  That's crap.  Why can't there parents cut them off now before they wind up in millions of dollars of credit card debt.
  2. Kara from Some Girls Are-  Gez this girl had no life.  I don't care if bad things happened to her.  She should have left it alone.  This girl was an angry, half- crazy bitch.
  3. Anna from Some Girls Are-  The source.  The way courtney made her out to be I know that she will probably never get over herself because if she did she would commit suicide.
  4. White Witch (or Bitch) from Narnia-  It was always apparant with how evil she is.  I mean when she first met Edmund she poisioned his mind, and she threw a giant metal stick at Aslan!
  5. Dolrius Umbrige-  I would just love to pull out her teeth one by one with no pain killers and with the wrong tools
  6. Gissele from Ruby- she made me so mad that she almost disserved what happened to her at the end
  7. The Girls from Luxe with exception of Elizabeth and Diana-  God!  Get a job or something and quit throwing your money around!
Ruby (Landry, #1)Selfari is down so I don't have my usual Books I've Read list so this is all I could come up with but I'm sure there are some really good ones.  Thanks for checking this out!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Matched Review

Happy Easter everyone!  Have a great holiday.  Mine was great, but I'm taking a little break to give you guys your Easter present.  A review of one of the best books ever!

Matched by Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 366
Genre: Dystopia
From: Bookstore

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.  From Goodreads.com

           This book is right up there with Hunger Games.  A dystopia society that a strong-minded girl struggles to get out of.  Except where I could never see the Hunger Games actually happening, Matched could, not now, but maybe after 2012...  One day if the world becomes desperate enough we could be live in  a world like Matched.  The government is kind of Communist; people wear the same clothes and are supposed to be equal, but it never works out that way.  The officials that decide everything act like "Gods".  The scary thing is there is an idea like this out there.
           A lot of people have read the Hunger Games trilogy (I loved all three), but a lot of people missed the point.  What did you think of Mockingjay? 
                    Mockingjay Review
           The point of these types of books aren't to end happily, their point is to give the reader a message that says these things can't ever happen, and there are things YOU can do to prevent them.
           Imagine the Holocaust.  Hitler took away the Jews humanity right by right until he killed them.  What if instead the government was trying to "protect" people by taking away their choices and it got to the point where they were killing people.  Sure, the killing happens at an old age, but really it's a slow miserable death that starts when you're born. 
           Pretty Little Liars fans- the girls know the truth together they each have a piece, but they're not allowed to talk to each other because of what it could do to them.    In Matched no one knows how to survive on their own, no one know the whole truth.
           Both Ky and Cassia were very real.  Cassia starts out an obedient citizen then evolves into a deep person who wants a real life.  Ky was always the average citizen who didn't know who he was then he met Cassia and was finally able to be himself.
           Spread the word.  Tell your friends, librarians, anyone who likes to read.  We need to band together and get people interested in this book. 

Characters- 10
Plot- 10
Suspense- 10
Theme- 10
Pace- 10
Mood- 10
Cover- 10
Overall- 10- One of the best books I've read.

sequel: Crossed

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (16)

This is the Top Ten Tuesday Rewind where I get to pick which one I want to do that's been done before.  There has been a total of 44 Top Ten Tuesdays that the Brooke and The Bookish has done.  And as you can see I've done 15 of those.  But for me it wasn't that hard to pick which one I'm going to do.  Just don't laugh.

Top Ten Favorite Fictional Crushes

This was before my time doing Top Ten Tuesday so I'm excited to do this. They're in no particular order just as they pop in my head.

  1. Jace- okay, duh!  If you don't have a crush on him then your a guy. 
  2. Tens from Meridian-  Okay so Tens is basicly the cuddly rock.  He's the strong protective type, but he's also very sensitive.  If you've read the book you know what I'm talking about
  3. Peeta- Haymitch once said "He's the best of us"  and he's blonde ;P
  4. Aaron from The Enemy- If you've read the book I'm sure you feel sorry for me, but I love the leader type and Aaron was amazing at that.  (no I don't like insane guys)
  5. Alex from Delirium-  He's so sweet, and I'd love to have him on my side after the world ends (yes I read a lot about after the world ends)
  6. Oliver Wood- I know I'm a weirdo, but I really like the scottish accent.
  7. Peter from Narnia- don't laugh. This is more from the movie where he's fifteen in the first one.  And he's blonde and has an amazing accent.
  8. Lorcan from Vampirates- yes
  9. Cascade from Farworld- I don't have a reason for this one
  10. Will from the Luxe-  I imagine him looking like Chirstian Bale from Newsies, and he's a hard working young man who knows what he wants.  When Elizabeth went back to New York I was so mad!  Gez he was a prize that she lost.
Okay thanks for reading my list.

In My Mailbox (3)

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while (if anyone cares).  I've had a lot of stuff to do at school, sorry.  Anyway, I've recieved quite a few things in the past few weeks from winning giveaways and stuff so I'm going to share a few pictures with you guys!

That's a sticker on the inside cover, I put it there.

          These are from Carrie Ryan's tour for the third book in her zombie series.  I had my Uncle who lives in Chicago run over to get me The Forset of Hands and Teeth because I haven't read any of her books yet, just her short stories.  He told me he auctlly started talking with her about some of the old zombie movies and that after he heard her talk he wanted to read the book.   So that's pretty cool, but he set these down to me and I've already mangaed to lose the pin so if anyone sees one lying around please e-mail me. :P. 

A white board plus marker

        This stuff is from the Truth Be Told Giveaway.  I won a signed copy of Blessed and some other swag. I've stuck the sticker on the inside cover.  As soon as I got the book I put down what I was reading and read straight threw this book (it took me slightly over two days).  I loved it, and I'll be posting the review soon.

      I made a run to Barnes and Noble and this was my haul.  A brand new Exculsive! copy of The City of Fallen Angels.  And an awesome leatherbound copy of the Narnia Collection.  This book is now my new bible.  I love it so much!  Being a diehard Narnia fan when I saw this on the web I automatically wanted it, but to not be greedy since I already own the five of the seven books I decided to wait a while to get...yeah.  The next time I went to Barnes and Noble I just wanted to look at it and touch it because it's leatherbound!  But as soon as it was in my hand I couldn't put it down for fear my heart would be attached to it so I bought for an Easter present (for myself).

Monday, April 4, 2011

Tantalize Review

Tantalize by Cythia Leitich Smith
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages: 310
Genre: Paranormal Romance
From: Library

Are you predator or prey?

Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her parents are dead, and her hybrid-werewolf first love is threatening to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. Then, as she and her uncle are about to unveil their hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform their new hire into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Can he wow the crowd in his fake fangs, cheap cape, and red contact lenses — or is there more to this earnest face than meets the eye? As human and preternatural forces clash, a deadly love triangle forms, and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Who’s playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything? TANTALIZE marks Cynthia Leitich Smith’s delicious debut as a preeminent author of dark fantasy.

         Okay, so not as good as Eternal.  It was very vampireistic, and wrapped up in the Italian resturant idea.  It was kind of boring.  But really this book is the beginning, that starting part that most authors rush trough to get to the good parts except Cynthia's made a whole novel out of it.
         I'm glad I read Eternal first.  The vampire and wereperson back stories aren't talked about much in this book yet they're explained in Eternal so READ ETERNAL FIRST.  Yes, it wasn't as good as Eternal, but it was still good.  If you are thinking about reading it, read Eternal then if you like that read this. 
         Tantalize is like a very, very Italian resturant with a vampire theme.  That's all there is to say, that's what it IS. 
Put this book on your TBR list.

Pace- 7
Overall- 7.3- Excellent

Sequel: Blessed