Who I Kissed, by Janet Gurtler

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 0 comments

Title: Who I Kissed

Author: Janet Gurtler

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: October 1, 2012

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.84

Age Group: 12+

    Janet Gurtler is an amazing author, with amazing protagonists who rule the story. I feel that Sam probably was the worst one though, overall, but the storyline and main idea was just truly phenomenal.

     Okay. So when was the last time that you read a book about peanut allergies? Huh. huh? Probably never, and I believe that Janet has created an astonishing idea, and I love where the whole thing comes from, from what she hopes will never happen to her son, who also has a peanut allergy.

    Sam wasn't what I expected, and she's probably the reason why I dropped my personal rating of this book down one star. I just... didn't like her. Like I feel that she made the worst decisions, and seriously needed extra help even though she did seek it in a way. She felt that she didn't need it, but I think she did because come on, she basically killed someone. Ugh, it just makes me frustrated to think about.

      I can't wait for more...

Until the End, by Christopher Pike

Sunday, 24 November 2013 0 comments

Title: Until the End

Author: Christopher Pike

Rating: 3/5 stars

Release Date: August 30, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.01

Age Group: 12+

   I've heard many things about Christopher Pike, and his genre of books. I was lurking for a thrilling, mysterious read, so I decided to pick this thick one up. But, the thing is, I didn't get a thrilling mysterious book, I just got some drama that was all clumped together to create one large novel. I'm going to give the author one more chance after this, and that's it.

    The characters in my opinion were nothing special. They just were some simple humans basically. This wasn't a crime novel, nor a thriller, I can't seem to put this in one category, it's just on my read list, and just there.

     Meh. :/

New Books!

Monday, 18 November 2013 0 comments

   Sorry for the bad quality, you know technology these days. -_-

   I'm still in school, elementary school to be exact, in grade 8. So our school is lucky to receive book orders from the publisher Scholastic, and we can buy books that are in the catalog.

   Every month I cannot wait for next month's catalog, so I usually check online, to pick and choose my favourites.

    So this was this month's order, yes I'm obsessed. I received them today, and I'm fangirling. 

    We were supposed to read The Giver this year, from what I heard from last year's grade eights, but now we're reading The Hunger Games. I'm a little upset, because I normally don't re-read books over again, and I watched the movie too. So, The Giver is all for me to read, wa ha ha ha haaaaa.

    I'm currently reading Until the End, by Christopher Pike. It's a huge book, so this is going to take a lot of time. :)


Tiger Lily, by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Sunday, 17 November 2013 0 comments

Title: Tiger Lily

Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: July 3, 2012

Publisher: Harper Collins

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.91

Age Group: 11+

   I heard so many good things about this book, and I was lurking for another retelling book anyways, so this was perfect. 

   Tiger Lily was great. I didn't know what to expect because I really didn't enjoy Anderson's Peaches, but this was more of a darker tale, so I decided to give it a try and it was worth it. So if there was an author who wrote a book that you didn't like but then he/she comes up with a novel written in a whole different genre that interests you, I think that you should give it a try, because from now on, I know that I always will.

  Tink was a strong narrator, the way she explained things was very open-minded and outside from the box. We didn't really get to hear Tiger Lily's thoughts, but from I did understand, she was very wise, and like teenagers today. She cried and got depressed over boys, but then the way she did things was very old-minded, like she has been living forever, which I guess she has.

   I never really watched Disney's version of Peter Pan and I don't really know the story very well, so this was a great introduction to the whole thing and when I have free time, I know that I will be watching the movie, and of course, to see Tiger Lily. :)

Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen

Saturday, 16 November 2013 0 comments

Title: Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen

Rating: 3/5 stars

Release Date: 1811

Publisher: Spindler

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.03

Age Group: 12+

   I read this book for a specific reason, because I need to brighten up my use of language for a special test that I have to take. Sure, the language was good, but I didn't seem to pick up on it. The language and the characters were the only thing that I really enjoyed.

   Pride and Prejudice had the exact same rating as this one, and for the same reason. They both were too boring, and hard to get into. I can see why it is a classic, but I didn't seem to get right into it. Maybe I'll pick it up in the coming years again, when my knowledge broadens, but for now, this wasn't really my type.


Long Time No Hear?

Friday, 15 November 2013 0 comments

 Hey everyone. I feel that it's been forever since I actually posted something other than a review, and my book knowledge has expanded very much since then. I'm currently in school, so the reviews have been hard to keep up with, but I've managed in the past week, and I promise myself to write the review for the book I finished reading absolutely right after I finished it, because then the reviews eventually begin to pile up on top of each other, and then writing the reviews are another thing that I have to be thinking about, not that it's a bad thing, but you understand. Hakuna matata, I'm not leaving you, don't worry.

   So, Christmas is coming up very soon! 39 more days and counting, I know that I have a lot of books on my list, from Starters, by Lissa Price, to the next books of the Hereafter trilogy, by Tara Hudson. I always am super excited for Christmas because I end up receiving a HUGE pile of books by the end. :) 

   I was reading a lot of books that upset me about a week ago, like I couldn't find the 5 star one that I was looking for! But I'm lately finding a lot that are worthy to be on my favourites list, so that's a good thing, right?

  I like talking to you guys, even though I'm not 100% sure who I'm talking to, so I want to hear about you. Who are you, and why do you enjoy reading these beautiful things that we are so grateful to have in this world, called books?

Michelle :)

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Title: The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J.D. Salinger

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: January 30, 2001

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.76

Age Group: 13+

    I've heard a lot about this book, and how it relates to us teenagers. Apparently it was supposed to be about a guy in the 20th century who got expelled out of prep school, and flees out to New York City to live the dream. I feel that it was more than that. It was pure excellence.

    Holden was somewhat like myself, except for the whiny attitude he kept up throughout the novel. I liked that he knew what he wanted, but then he didn't. He was unsure of himself, though his confidence and independence throughout the book kept him happy and lively.

     Even though this was published in 1951, to me, it's more of a YA novel that appeals to the lives of teenagers today. We can sometimes be reckless and wild, but we usually have a good reason for it, and are the most confident people on this Earth, we can definitely rule it using our knowledge. We are wise, living like we've lived for years, and Holden really taught me that throughout the novel, even though it wasn't crystal clear made out to us.

     I loved this book because it had a meaning that was greater than the words themselves. It's a classic that I'm sure to read again in the coming years, I never re-read books again, so that must mean something.


Spells, by Aprilynne Pike

Title: Spells

Author: Aprilynne Pike

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: May 4, 2010

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: Hardcover Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.99

Age Group: 11+

    I really enjoyed reading all of Aprilynne Pike's books, but to tell you the truth, I had very low expectations on this one for some reason, but it actually ended up very well written and interesting.

   Faeries are a subject that I don't happen to enjoy reading about so much, but Aprilynne Pike has made the category seem very absorbing and captivating.

  I haven't read the first book in the four-book series, but the author has done a well job letting/reminding us readers what happened in the first book to have us a little more understood.

  Laurel was a good character, but I feel her immaturity and unable to know what she wants, which I understand, but hopefully she will grow stronger in the next two books so she can become a faery and live in the Avalon, hopefully.


Hereafter, by Tara Hudson

Title: Hereafter

Author: Tara Hudson

Rating: 5/5 stars

Release Date: June 7, 2011

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: Hardcover Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.76

Age Group: 12+

    This book has been sitting in my shelf forever, and now I pick the time to read it? Why not before... This was amazing.

    I expected a more paranormal underworld story to this book, but instead, I got a romance, and kinda cheesy ghost story that I absolutely adored. Don't get me wrong, I would've adored it either way because Tara Hudson is a fantastic writer, you just get sucked into her world. I couldn't believe the way the story started and ended.

    Amelia was a pretty good heroine. She had her flaws and sensibility at times, but I overall enjoyed her and her story.

    I would've never imagined that a love story could form with a human and a ghost, how is that possible? This book was full of different expectations and forms of interesting readers, it absolutely was close to perfection.


Juliet Immortal, by Stacey Jay

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 0 comments

Title: Juliet Immortal

Author: Stacey Jay

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Release Date: August 9, 2011

Publisher: Delacorte Books

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.64

Age Group: 12+

   Here comes a story that is a great retelling, or twist upon William Shakespeare's well known Romeo and Juliet, and how they would act upon our reality today. Not what I thought it would be, but well done.

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, by Rachel Harris

Title: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

Author: Rachel Harris

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: September 11, 2012

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.87

Age Group: 12+

   I only have read a few novels about time-traveling, so this one really was the start to it all. I enjoyed the whole lesson and moral of this story, but didn't end up as one of my favourites, and I probably won't decide to read the sequel. 

  The characters were okay, but the way they spoke, I mean in words, sounded too good to be true, and fake. When readers read books, they like to be able to visualize what is happening, and to be able to live the dream, basically. I feel that this story didn't do that at all to me. No shivers, no squeals, nothing.

Shadows Cast By Stars, by Catherine Knutsson

Title: Shadows Cast By Stars

Author: Catherine Knutsson

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.63

Age Group: 12+

  I never read about Aboriginals before, so this was a first and I enjoyed it a lot, learning about their way of life and what they believe. Looking for more from this great author.

Of Poseidon, by Anna Banks

Title: Of Poseidon

Author: Anna Banks

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Release Date: May 22, 2012

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.10

Age Group: 11+

    Mermaids are always something that I enjoy reading about, Disney's The Little Mermaid is still one of my favourite movies.

    Of Poseidon was more of a mythology version of the story, with some romance in between, and I enjoyed it pretty much and decided that it's worth a read for a person who enjoys the types of genres that I do.

A Spy in the House, by Y.S. Lee

Title: The Agency

Author: Y.S. Lee

Rating: 3/5 stars

Release Date: February 8, 2011

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.79

Age Group: 11+

   I expected better, but I guess I'm not much a mystery book reader. The author created an atmosphere that didn't interest me too much, and I regret reading it, but it taught me a lesson; don't judge a book by its cover.

Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

Title: Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: October 1, 2013 (first published in 1977)

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.28

Age Group: 11+

  I never thought that I would enjoy this story as much as I did, on November 1, it came out in theatres, and to tell you the truth, I enjoyed the movie more, it answered more questions than the book itself.

   Orson Scott Card was really young when he wrote this book, and that's phenomenal because it was great, and I couldn't have asked for better.

   Definitely reading the next one!

Allegiant, by Veronica Roth

Title: Allegiant

Author: Veronica Roth

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: October 22, 2013

Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books

Format: Hardcover Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.77

Age Group: 12+

   I expected better from the ending to one of my favourite series of all time! Allegiant was great, but could've been better, although I adored the ending and was very unbelievable.

   Tris and Four are both heroes who are unlike no other, but I felt that their relationship wasn't as strong as it was in the other two novels before, it was more of a love-hate relationship gone crazy.

   I can't imagine myself saying goodbye to the trilogy that introduced me to true romance, and to the dystopian genre.

   But, this is it. I need more Veronica Roth, or my mind will be blown out of anger.

   Goodbye, Divergent. Thank you so much for being you. (Cheesy, but true.)

   MARCH 21, 2014 COME SOONER!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Format: Hardcover Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.11

Age Group: 12+

   I read this right before Halloween, so I thought that it was the perfect time to be reading it. This novel was creepy, but refreshing at the same time. I couldn't have asked for more, only from the characters.

   I loved the beginning. It was very mystical, and spooky, I just imagined the morning when Mara arrived at her new school to be very foggy. :)

   I felt bad for Mara. Being the person that she was, I thought that she didn't deserve to go through all of that craziness that she went through. At least she had her instincts and confidence.

  The characters could've been a little more independent and interesting, but other than that, I loved this!

If I Tell, by Janet Gurtler

Title: If I Tell

Author: Janet Gurtler

Rating: 5/5 stars

Release Date: October 1, 2011

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.63

Age Group: 12+

    I haven't read a book about race and prejudice for a long time, and I was happy that If I Tell was the book to bring the subjects in, and I think that Janet Gurtler did a fantastic job with the whole concept.

    Jasmine was a fantastic character. She spoke her mind, and what she thought was right. She stood up to her uptight mother, speaking her mind, and that's the right thing to do. She taught us readers that everyone has done some mistakes, and that we shouldn't take people for granted just because they look some way or think differently than others. I loved the fact that this book was more about standing up for yourself than love or romance, things we see in most novels these days.

       I adored this so much. I can't explain it in words because of its true perfection. I never expected it to be this good, and I can admit that my expectations were wrong.

       Janet Gurtler always creates novels that focus on subjects that are different from the rest. I imagined this to be a novel about only drugs and addiction, but it was more than that.

Fire With Fire, by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Title: Fire With Fire

Authors: Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: August 13, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Format: Hardcover Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.18

Age Group: 12+

     I have to say that I think that Burn For Burn was better than this one, more drama and action revolved, so readers probably would agree with me on that concept. 

    In Burn For Burn, I think that the story revolved more around Mary, because the whole chaos started because Kat and Lilia were trying to help Mary and get revenge on the people that did things to each of them. Now this one had a greater focus on Lilia I think, I just remember most of the things involving her.

    Don't get me wrong, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian did a great job with this one, it's another great read added to my shelf, but it could've been a teensy bit more abstract, more eye-catching and worth it.

172 Hours on the Moon, by Johan Harstad

Title: 172 Hours on the Moon

Author: Johan Harstad

Rating: 5/5 stars

Release Date: May 21, 2013

Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.60

Age Group: 12+

     I found this book in a strange way, thinking that it's just some weird alien book that only boys would enjoy, trying not to be stereotypical over here by the way. And guess what, I was wrong, it ended up being a fantastic book that is definitely on my favourites shelf.

     172 Hours on the Moon... When you hear the title, you would probably think about what would happen on those 172 hours, and especially, what would the characters become of and learn from that journey.

      I would split this book into three parts, no not beginning, middle, and end, but the introduction of the characters and how they signed up for the opportunity, and the moments after they won, leading toward the day when they would blast into space, then the 172 hours on the moon, and then the ending, where all of the questions that us readers had are answered and where the author leaves us off.

      The ending was so surprising, I thought the opposite would happen, if you read this then you'll know what I'm saying here. Apparently, this book first was published in Norway, then was translated to English and many other languages, and I think that that's amazing, this translation is perfection. 

        The little thing that bothered me was why what happened happened. The author should have emphasized a little more on that, and should have gave us more detail on that. But, other than that, the book was astonishing.

Spark, by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Title: Spark

Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: July 17, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.01

Age Group: 12+

  For some reason, the first book in the trilogy most of the time ends up being the best one. And this was the case in this trilogy.

  Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed this one, a lot perhaps, but I found the first one having more action and craziness and chaos to it. Who knows, maybe a lot of people next to me think that the whole story should've ended right at the first novel, alongside some answers to the questions we are all asking in our minds.

   In my earlier review of Glow, I found that I disliked both of the male interests, which rarely happens, and I still go with that decision. Seth and Kieran in my opinion are both very stuck-up and not what I would want in a guy, Waverly deserves better than both of them because of her wonderful personality that causes readers to awe.

    I frequently find that people don't understand the true meaning of science fiction and dystopian books, and the Sky Chasers trilogy is a perfect way to explain it. I believe that science fiction and dystopian books are all about what authors think the world will become, and how they think it will all come to and end. Glow is an unique way of thinking it, and I can't wait for more.

Seven Minutes in Heaven, by Sara Shepard

Title: Seven Minutes in Heaven

Author: Sara Shepard

Rating: 5/5 stars

Release Date: July 30, 2013

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: Hardcover Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.23

Age Group: 12+

    By far, this Lying Game novel was the best yet. We finally got to find out all of the answers, and why they happened. Sara Shepard has created perfection right in our hands. 

   I feel that Emma has gone through so much, and that the whole story should end eventually, unlike the Pretty Little Liars series, who is still going on, this one ended at the sixth book, the perfect length.

   I was super surprised with how the whole thing ended, and who really was Sutton's killer. The whole thing though did have a happy ending, and the few last words caused tears to form in my eyes, which doesn't happen very often.

   This series was very rebellious, and different from others. I don't read a lot about twins and how they can be apart and together, so when a new book from this series came out, I was left craving for more every time.

   I don't think I would watch the TV show, especially because of the actors, in my opinion they don't suit the characters very much. But, I loved this series so much and will never forget it.

Beta, by Rachel Cohn

Title: Beta

Author: Rachel Cohn

Rating: 5/5 stars

Release Date: July 2, 2013

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.56

Age Group: 12+

    For a long time, I was looking for a 5 star book to read, and guess what? I finally found it, and I am longing for more. I never expected it to happen, but it did. Science Fiction is my new favourite genre!

   Beta was just unstoppable, phenomenal in words. I was just shocked with the outcome. The world was just so realistic and favourable in what some of us think the world is eventually going to become.

    Clones are something that I haven't read much about, and Beta was a novel that introduced me to the whole genre. 

      Elysia was a fantastic heroine/clone. She was very optimistic and could handle her own situations very fondly and accurately. 

      I can't wait for the sequel, Rachel Cohn has created an atmosphere that many teens will be raving about.

Because It Is My Blood, by Gabrielle Zevin

Title: Because It Is My Blood

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: September 18, 2012

Publisher: BYR

Format: Hardcover Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.91

Age Group: 12+

      Reading the sequel of the Birthright trilogy just made me squeal in excitement and enjoyment. I adore this series so much, also because it's so unique from other dystopian tales like Divergent, by Veronica Roth or Matched, by Ally Condie. This one was like no other.

      After all of the chaos that happened in the first book, I couldn't to find out what would happen next in the Anya's world. After I finished it, I can tell that this one was more of a refreshment, just the one that was before more action happened and would cause a twist to revolve.

      Anya was even more independent in this novel, and I adore that about her. She doesn't rely on anyone to help her out, and she believes that she can handle things out on her own.

       I imagine what could happen next, I'm beginning to shake in thought of it because it's too good to be true, Anya's world is about to take action, and I can't wait to see what will happen, and if what I imagine will actually happen.

Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Title: Pride & Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen

Rating: 3/5 stars

Release Date: 1813

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.24

Age Group: 13+

     Apparently, this novel was supposed to be the love story that started it all, but I disagree. Maybe it's because of my age and the language that I'm used to read in, the English that we all know today, but I found this novel uninteresting and for a classic, could have been better, in fact, much better. But, I'll still give Jane Austen one more chance.

      Elizabeth Bennet was by far the best main character that I've seen in classics, right next to Daddy Long Leg's Judy. She was very independent, and I could relate to her very much, because of our love of writing and reading.

      I don't understand how Elizabeth fell for Darcy, because I just found him annoying and stuck-up. 

      Although this novel had its tweaks that may or may not have made it a better book itself, it still was enjoyable and worth a read to see what I think in my opinion.


Hidden, by Sophie Jordan

Title: Hidden

Author: Sophie Jordan

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: September 12, 2012

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.90

Age Group: 12+

     The Firelight trilogy caught my eye when I first saw the books' cover. So addicting, it was calling my name in chants. As soon as I knew it, I finishing the first two books, wanting more. I was sad to see that Hidden was the ending, but I liked how it did end, though the books itself wasn't like the others, that's for sure.

      Jacinda has definitely "grown up" since the first novel, but I'm not sure if she was the heroine that I'd like for her to become. She had her flaws and mistakes in the books, but I'm not sure if she's someone who I'd visualize living in our reality because of her personality.

       The love has definitely grown stronger between Will and Jacinda, I could see Will as her soul mate, because of all the risks he took for his gal. 

        I will always remember this series as the one that introduced me into loving dragons. It's where it all began, and let me tell you this- I can't wait for more from Sophie Jordan. :)

The Thing About The Truth, by Lauren Barnholdt

Title: The Thing About The Truth

Author: Lauren Barnholdt

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: July 10, 2012

Publisher: Simon Press

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.67

Age Group: 13+

     I've read a lot of romance novels, let me emphasize that, a lot. Lauren Barnholdt is definitely one of the best romance-contemporary storytellers out there, and I'm looking forward to more.

     The Thing About the Truth was very sweet... and sour. It had its moments where I just wanted to scream in delight, and then it had those moments where I wanted to fall asleep, I had mixed feelings.

      I find that Lauren Barnholdt usually puts a love interest between a rebel and the goody two shoes, and I love that, but sometimes it's too much. Getting kicked out of a reform school? That's a major rebel we got there... 

       Isaac was cute, more of in a tough, hottie way. He's so real that I could just visualize him, and his voice. That deep, soft like chocolate syrup falling down voice. Ahhh, so refreshing.

        I liked the romance here, though it was a little too much of a love-hate relationship that we had here, I'm not complaining, just saying.

        So I feel that this won't be one of my favourites, but it was a worth-it read.

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Rating: 4.5 stars

Release Date: September 10, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Format: Hardcover Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 4.27

Age Group: 12+

     Okay, so now I see why everyone is obsessing over Rainbow Rowell and her latest novel, Fangirl.

     I'm a part of many different fandoms, from the Nerdfighters, to the Tributes, and I never really heard the whole big story of another fangirl and their fandom. I guess now that I've witnessed a fictional way of fangirlism, I'm definitely proud of my own.

     I believe that the characters are why I loved this story so much. They were so real, and fictional at the same time, it wasn't hard to fall in love with them from the start. 

     A lot of people don't understand what kind of feelings that fangirls have, and Rainbow Rowell definitely knew the perfect definition, and truly expressed it throughout the whole novel.

     After Eleanor & Park, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. Rainbow creates a world for us readers that no author has ever done before, you feel connected, like in an aura, and you can't get out until the whole chaos is over. 

      Is it just me, or is Simon Snow oddly similar to Harry Potter? Just saying, I don't know if I would become part of this fandom, but I'd sure like to read the fan fiction, especially Cath's.

      Okay, let me just say that Fangirl is an absolute piece of literature that is truly perfection, like it has no flaws. Definitely one of the best of 2013, put this on your Christmas wish list!

Huntress, by Malinda Lo

Sunday, 10 November 2013 0 comments

Title: Huntress

Author: Malinda Lo

Rating: 3/5 stars

Release Date: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Format: Hardcover Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.78

Age Group: 11+

   I favorably disliked Ash, also by Malinda Lo, so I had a feeling jointing in me that told me that I wouldn't be much in fond of this novel either, and I guess that my belief was correct.

   You could say that Huntress was just a prologue to the whole Ash story, and therefore, what one of the protagonists did before they met each other.

   The story line and the characters in the beginning were interesting, but once we flew to the middle, I became very bored with the whole concept. It kind of reminded me of Mulan, and thus I didn't seem to feel for it, and probably won't be reading any other Malinda Lo novels.


A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone

Title: A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl

Author: Tanya Lee Stone

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: January 10, 2006

Publisher: ??

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.56

Age Group: 12+

     I never expected this book to be as good as it was, I mean I found it in a bargain sale and was a quick choice to decide for. I just thought that it'd be one of those cheesy romance novels written in a poetic format.

     A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl was a very fresh and delicate read in my opinion. It was easy to read and easy to get into. It actually was hard to put down, I became very pleased with the outcome, thus, I found the novel to be very un-divergent like in my eyes, the two worlds were very similar, just fictional characters separated them.

     I liked how the story was split into three parts; and then how the protagonists disliked and weren't in favor of the perpetrator useless boyfriend.

     I had a very good feel to this plot and story-line, and I strongly believe that you will too.