Monday, August 10, 2015

Moving On

Okay, so after not posting for a few months, I decided it was probably best to attempt to start over. So my new blog is called Stormy Days, and I would be so excited if you guys would check it out. For the first couple of weeks I will be reposting stuff from this blog, this is because I am busy with school (SENIOR YEAR!) and I don't really have a ton of time to read at the present. But I would still appreciate it if you checked out my new blog.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Fever by Lauren Destefano
Published: 2012
Pages: 341

Rhine has done it. She has finally escaped from the mansion and from the clutches of her father-in-law, Vaughn. Now she is free, her mission has progressed further than she ever thought. Her next step? To find her brother, who has been out of contact with her since she was taken. With Gabriel by her side, she makes her way back up the east coast, hopeful she will find her brother in Manhattan. But this journey will prove to be one of the most difficult that Rhine has ever ventured on. Can she escape her evil father-in-law, out run the Gathers, and avoid the ghost of the past that threaten her safety?

What I Thought
This was a fabulous sequel. This novel was very good structurally and I honestly thought it was very well thought out. Everything flowed very well, the characters developed more, and the ending of the book left me wanting more.

The plot was very good, usually I don't mention the plot to much because it never stands out in a positive or negative way. But this book did a very good job in pulling together things from the very beginning of the book, and from parts of the last book (Wither by Lauren Destefano). There was one part at the beginning of the book that I was like "What the heck? How did that happen?" And then at the end of the book I was like "Ohhh, that's how. I get it now." And I really like it when books do that.

Rhine as a character developed more in my opinion. We defiantly saw more of her through memories that she shared with her brother, how weak she truly is. Although she puts on the appearance of strength, I think that she is still just a scared little girl. And truthfully that is what she is. Sure in her world she would be considered an elder, but in our society she is still developing mentally, and I think that is an important component that I think I forgot when reading this because she is so much older than some of the other characters, and the only characters older than her are the first generations.

We also see more of Rhine's brother, Rowan. Which is one of my favorite things about this book, I want to know about the other half of Rhine. The actual toughness behind her. There are so many things about Rhine's past life that we don't know, and he is one of them.

Gabriel, we see more of also. We see how much he cares for Rhine, and how far he would actually go to save someone he cares about. How he helps someone who is need, that cannot help themselves.

This was a fantastic book, but sometimes things did move a little slow at parts, and it felt like there were parts in there that didn't absolutely have to be in there, that felt like they were in there just as fillers, and they probably were. I agree with having fillers in books, but these were really long and it made me want to fall asleep, but I was almost done and I felt that need to continue, to finish. And I have to admit it was worth it.

I would defiantly read this book again, and recommend it to almost anyone I come across. So I am saying that this is about a 4.5 type of book. It has a good plot, good dynamic characters, and leaves you wanting more. The only downside is that the book moves slow at one or two parts for an extended period of time.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Friday, December 5, 2014


By Brodi Ashton
Published- 2013
Pages- 357

Jack is gone, her anchor, the one thing that kept her alive while in the Everneath, is gone. Doomed to the worst death possible, slowly being drained of all life in the tunnels. Nikki is determined, more determined than she has ever been in her entire life, to get into the Everneath and rescue Jack. The only problem is that she needs Cole to do it. Can she trust the one who kept her prisoner for 100 years to save the love of her life?

My Thoughts-

My first reaction while reading this was is the author trying to get the reader to like Cole? Because I fell as hard as you can for a fictional character (except Mr. Darcy) in this book. I kind of liked him in the first novel, but this one was like, he actually has a heart? Oh yes, I can see it now, and God is it amazing. I know it isn't probably the best thing to say about the bad guy, but come on. After doing what he does for Nikki this novel, how can you not say something nice about him.

The character evolution of everyone is pretty much a stand still except for Cole and Nikki. You see how Nikki can be when she is put under pressure and when she is desperate for something. You also see how strong she is, I mean if my boyfriend were taken into the Everneath I wouldn't be able to eat, sleep, or function, for like a few months minimum. But she keeps going to find a way into the Everneath to save him, even when she almost looses hope.

Now Cole, as I said, I really liked him in this book, and I am defiantly Team Cole, but his ugly side does show it's head every once and a while. He manipulates and omits the truth. On the other hand he does come along with Nikki on her suicide mission to save the one she loves, when (I believe) he truly loves her.

I do love the ending of this book. I tend to really like books with a plot twist ending. The ones you know how ends but then it's like NOPE. Just kidding. And that is how this one ends, but if you pay attention to the signs, you may be able to guess what it is. (But don't just go to the last page of the book and read it.)

I  think this book is a book defiantly worth your time to read. If you haven't read the first one, you should check it out from you library as soon as you can. The recreation of the Greek Underworld adds some new myth to reality. Or some reality to myth. So I am giving this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I would read this book again in a heartbeat and would recommend to any of my friends.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Monday, December 1, 2014

New Week, New Book.

So this is my new Monday series called New Week, New Book. This is to show you what I am reading and for me to find out what you guys are reading too. I love to find new books so hopefully you share with me your fantastic finds and books that I might want to read and review.

My book this week is  Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach. What pulled me into this book was the back
cover. It is so mysterious and full of promise that I just had to pull it off the shelf and buy it.
Back Cover 
"I see him in my dreams, this mysterious boy. He comes from a different time, a different place, a different reality. But there is something that connects us. We are supposed to be together -- bound by the heart of another. But that is not possible..... or is it?"
That seemed to pull me in. I don't know if it has to do with the fact that it is paranormal romance, or if it is also because I recently read Alexandra Monir's Timekeeper series and this seems incredibly like it.

Well, that is what I am reading today. Now I want to know what you are reading. Please share what you are reading today in the comment section below. Thanks! And check back soon for my next review.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
This book was first published in 1925 when Fitzgerald was living in France with his wife Zelda.

This novel takes place in the summer of 1922. Starting from the early summer and ending in late summer/ early fall.

So, Jay Gatsby is the rich man that lives next door to Nick Carraway (a poor bonds salesman). He is the man who throws lavish parties at least once a month, the mysterious man that no one really knows about.

Daisy Buchanan is the "golden girl" to Gatsby. The one that got away. She his Nick's distant cousin and is married to Tom Buchanan. She is the girl everyone wanted but nobody could have, until Gatsby.

Once Nick is invited to one of Gatsby's famous parties, a plan is set in motion to reunited Gatsby and Daisy for the first time since 1917 when Gatsby was sent into the front lines during World War One.

My Thoughts
Even though I had to read this for school, I was super excited and couldn't wait. I had been wanting to read this since the movie came out last year and I have refused to watch the movie until I read this book. This book has made me even more excited to see the movie, this is honestly my new favorite american classic.

Now, I did think that some of the characters were a bit off. Daisy for example, I did not know when I was first reading this book if I liked this or not. But after I finished reading this book I decided that it was a good strategy by Fitzgerald. Throughout the book I constantly had to keep my attention going to make sure I didn't miss anything, because sometimes the things that Daisy says or does is just strange.

Another thing I really liked about this book was Fitzgerald's writing style. I could tell that Fitzgerald had taken his time writing, and rewriting, and revising this book. I also liked how he wrapped up all of his ends so much better than most author's do today.

This book overall was very well written and I could not believe how much I loved it. At about a 180 pages, this book has so many plot twist, that you will never see some of these coming. I understand why this book was such a hit when it was first published in 1925.

So I am giving this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,


Friday, November 28, 2014

Confessions.The Paris Mysteries

Confessions: The Paris Mysteries
By James Patterson
 Maxine Paetro

Tandy has just reunited with the love of her life in Paris. She has escaped the nightmare that she has been living in since her parents died. Or has she?

After only a few short days with her lost love James, he once again disappears from her life. Heartbroken she finds her way back to her grandmother's house in Paris. Here she and her three brothers discover that they are heirs to a large fortune that none of them could have possibly imagined. But money isn't the only thing that Tandy's grandmother left behind. Behind locked doors lies another mystery. This time one about the fifth Angel child, Katherine, that died in a horrible accident years ago.

Now without help Tandy must discover what happened to Katherine. Was her accident really and accident? Or was Tandy's darling older sister murdered? And is she next?

My Thoughts-
WARNING!!!! There will be spoilers. If you these bother you do NOT read!!!!

Tandy seemed to have digressed a little in this novel. You see more about her past, but her character doesn't seem to move forwards any. She doesn't change all that much in this novel. If anybody changes in this it is Harry. Here, Harry almost changes into an entirely new person. His passion seems to seep through the pages into the readers mind (I love it). The other character's also seemed to be very, on the page. Jacob seemed to just be there with very little emotion to me. The only times I saw the lack of emotions subside is when 1. Hugo went missing and 2. when he gets angry at Tandy.

Whatever the novel lacked in characters it made up with in the plot. I loved the plot twist that this novel threw at the reader. It seemed just when you were beginning to figure things out. BAM another twist. Some of them I could see coming though just from what I know from characters in previous novels. But others, God, I thought I was going have to throw my book across the room because I was so angry at James. It was like REALLY?!?!?!? Why did you just do that? And other times I just had to sit there and think, "How could this be possible?"

This book over-all I think deserves like a 4 out of 5. I would recommend this book to you and I would read it again, but I am also not itching to dive back into it just yet.  Thanks for reading this! And check back in a few days for my review of the classic The Great Gatsby.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I'm Back!!!!

So as you have probably guessed from the title of this post I am coming back. I have decided to come out from underneath my anti-social media rock and rejoin all the wonderful book bloggers in this world.

I have decided to pick this back up because I miss sharing my thoughts with everyone (even if no one even cares). So I decided to share my thoughts again. That means, you will get my annoying thoughts, feelings, and rants about books that I love.......And the ones I hate.

I will begin to post reviews after Thanksgiving and hopefully will be able to post one or two reviews a week. If there are any recommendations from you for me, please leave them in the comments. I hope to hear from you!

Just to reiterate when I write these post I mostly write them for myself and to share with people who have similar taste. I would rather you not make any nasty post on my blog, if you do not agree, you are more than welcome to go get your book reviews else where. And check back right after Thanksgiving for a new post about James Patterson's new Confessions novel.

Well. That is it.

Hope to have you reading again soon,


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Last (NOT a review)

So if you do not already know I am still in high school. Tonight was our final basketball game of post season play. And I learned a powerful lesson tonight.

As we all sat there waiting for our coach to come in I noticed that there was silence. There was not a word uttered, but as I started to look around I saw all three senors and some other fellow team mates crying. I completely understood this. I was really upset too and was also on the verge of crying. 

Then when our coach came in he took one look around and simply said, "I know this really sucks". Then he started on his post game speech, but this one was more emotional than any before. All he really had to say is don't waste your time in the jersy that you are wearing. And I found out about five minuetes later why. 

That five minuetes later all there seniors disappear around the corner of the locker room and the rest of the team just stood there for a second and looked at each other and we too went around the corner. 

There we found all of them sitting with their heads in their hands and tears wetting their palms. One-by-one all twelve that were still in the locker room went around comferting each other. 

It was then that I realized that you never know when something may end. It maybe your relationship or a chapter in your life, or the last basketball game in your high school career. I learned that you need to always make the best of things and ALWAYS try your hardest.

So as I sit here, riding on the bus back home, I think how I could've tried harder, how I could have worked harder during the season. 

So please take my advice and try your hardest no matter what it is for, even if it is something you don't want to do.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Guard

The Guard by Kiera Cass
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publish Date: February 4, 2014


Told from Aspen's point of view The Selection is back and better than ever. Everything that we have read from America's view is changing, with new secrets coming out and discovering what makes Aspen who he is. Starting at the frightful caning of America's best friend and one of Aspen's fellow guards it is one thrill after another.

My Thoughts-

I will keep this short and sweet just like the book, I promise :)

I thought that the novella was perhaps a little too confusing. The new character that arises left me with that question mark over my head that still won't go away. The character just randomly shows up and starts talking to Aspen and I was like "WHAT!!! WHO IS THIS???" Let's just believe that he will play a significant role, or even a minor one, in the last book of the series The One.

This book was just a little too exciting for me. Which is weird. It was just everything that happened in the middle of The Elite was crammed into less than 80 pages and we also find some new information that keeps you reeling.

I am giving this a 3.5 out of 5 reviewed rating.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

(Told you it was going to be short.)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Love-A-Thon Challege # 4

Okay seeing as I will not be with in service for the next challenge I will post it a little bit early (by a hour and a half :P )

Challenge #4-
This challenge is a mash-up. Meaning that I have to combine my real life passion and hobbies with the books I love to read.

For this I would say that sports and music would go very closely go hand in hand with my passions. I'm always trying to learn some new instrument (for those who may not know I already know how to play three and I am attempting to learn the guitar), or attempting to make a 3-pointer, a new trick with a soccer ball, or getting my best time in a 5k. So having these two very different passions are kind of tricky to come up with an idea for.

I think that if I could combine these with books, it would defiantly to be to spend a day with some authors who have written about these subjects. Meg Cabot would be one of them because in her series 1-800-Where-Are-You, or now known as Vanished, the main character is very music oriented. She knows how to play the flute, which is one of my instruments, by ear. Another would be the author of Tangerine and the author of Tears of a Tiger, these authors would be perfect because they are writing about two of my favorite sports (soccer and basketball respectively).

Hope to have you reading again soon,