Friday, December 27, 2013


Due to the holiday season, I will not be posting again until Monday January 13, 2014.  However after that date I will be posting again and hopefully more often than I have been in the past.

So I need some good books to read and review. Are there any books that you would like for me to review or books you think I should really read.

And here are some books to get you through the rest of the holiday season.

The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
What Happened to Good-bye by Sarah Dessen
Daughters of the Moon by Lynn Ewing
Cloaked by Alex Flinn

Well here you go. Have a happy New Year see you on January 13.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night."

Probably one of my favorite lines from my favorite book. So Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Now on Facebook

Now I am also on Facebook. Come check out my page. It is also called book blogger Paige, but my picture is one of my friends climbing a tree. So come like my page for (hopefully) weekly updates.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Confessions: Private School Murders

Confessions: The Private School Murders 
By: James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Now that Malcum and Maud's mysterious death has been unearthed Tandy has a new mystery, three actually. Who really killed her brother's famous girlfriend, or was it Matt himself? What happened to James, the boy who was taken from her and disappeared? And who is now murdering the girls from elite private schools around the city?

Tandy takes it into her own hands to discover theses three mysteries, but can she do that when it seems as if someone it attempting to kill her also? Will she be the savor of the next victim? Or will she become one herself?

My Thoughts

I love all of James Patterson's books and was not disappointed by what I found in this book. The main character Tandy makes everyone wish they were a little bit smarter and a little bit more wild. Being one of New York's top celebrities with her parents murder and then her brother's, Matt, trial coming up it was amazing how the authors made the book work with the press and the knowledge of the court system.

The length of the book was perfect, it did not feel like it was dragging on and it did not feel like it went by too fast. The ending felt a little long after the trial was over and the Private School Murders has been solved, but you also felt as if there were loose ends left in New York when the Angels left, but there were also loose ends elsewhere that were more important.

This is the second book I had read with the co-author Maxine Paetro and I can look forward to reading more of her work in the future. Her style adds more to the book. I have recently been reading more of James Patterson and the writing style between this book and the ones I have been reading lately (Alex Cross series) is completely different, okay maybe not completely, but enough to the point that people can see the difference.

Overall I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Below I have posted a book trailer of the first Confessions novel called Confessions of a Murder Suspect. I hope you like it..

Hope to have you reading again soon,


Monday, December 9, 2013

Now on Twitter

So, now I have decided to attempt to expand my blog and join TWITTER. Yep, you heard me right. If you want to follow me my name is Book Blogger Paige and you can find me @WhatsNextReader. And yes my profile picture is the cover of The Selection.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

1000 Page Views

After blogging for almost a year I have finally reached 1000 page views. Thank-you to everyone who has been reading some of my reviews it makes me extremely grateful. And how fitting it being Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 25, 2013

Revealed Review

By P.C. and Kristin Cast

In this installment of the House of Night series, Zoey is tested in ways that she has never been tested before. Now that her first love, Heath, has returned to her once again Zoey feels like her life feels somewhat right. In the little moments when Aurox's/Heath's spirit shows Zoey feels like her life isn't always as terrible as it has been in the past. But with the gift that showed Zoey who Aurox truly is there is a great burden. Before she knows it Zoey is snapping out at people who she loves the most when they are mourning a horrific loss and she very well be going off the deep end with her sanity. Will Aphrodite's new and approved vision of Zoey's future come true? Or will Zoey realize just in time that a blessing is also a curse? Find out in the penultimate (second to last) book of the series.

What I Think-
This was an amazing book. Before I read this book I had read all of the previous books and let me say. This one is following in the footsteps of Hunted and Destined  in being one of the best books of the series. I could not put this book down........Okay, now that I am done gushing about this book let me get on with the review.

My first paragraph is going to be to you new readers to this series and the old ones too. This book has helped me a little with the characters, you get to see who everybody, especially Shaunee, without Erin. Spoiler alert, something bad happens. (Not saying what though :P)

One thing has bothered me throughout the entire series is Zoey, I like her, she is a really good character, but sometimes she seems like a little bit of a whiner. And it is not just me who thinks this, most of my friends who have read this series agree with me also.

This book sets everything up for the epic battle that is looming in the next and final book of the series. You really get to know Neferet in this book, even more so than in the novella Neferet's Curse, which is about Emily and her journey to become Neferet. You come to see how she met Kalona and how she started to turn from Nyx. 

You will also see sides of Zoey that you never thought you would see in a million years. The same goes with Kalona, everyone always hated him, but in this book you will see that he is worth forgiving. 

Now, before I end my review let me say, I really wish this series would never end. Thank-you P.C. and Kristin Cast for writing this for us.

This book is getting a 4.5 out of 5 stars, because I don't know how to actually do the star thing you are just getting a number. 

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3 div="">

Monday, October 14, 2013

Low Postings

Okay, I know I have not been posting a lot since September started, but I have been busy with starting school and I am just starting to get the hang of things. The good news is that my first book review will be the new House of Night novel Revealed which I am extremely excited for so the review will be up by Friday, at least I hope.

 I pre-ordered it from Barnes and Noble and it says 2-7 business days, so I am hoping it will be here by Thursday and I will read and read all night and all day Friday and have it up by midnight.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3 p="">

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Divergent Review

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Tris is nothing special, at least not at first. She has average looks, feels like nothing she does is right in her current faction, and is scared beyond belief. The book starts the day of the aptitude test, when Beatrice is sitting in front of the mirror for the first time in a year. That day is the day that Beatrice will take a test that will decide her future. When her results come in she is no longer average. She finds out that she is Divergent. Now Beatrice, called Tris when she chooses her new faction, must find her way through the initiation without letting anyone find out what she is.

My Thoughts
Okay, I would just like to say this was just as good, if not better than the Hunger Games. Everything about this book was absolutely perfect.

I liked how this book picked up as soon as you read the first line. I was addicted to the book by the end of the first page.

The one thing about this book that kind of confused me was that Veronica never really explained why it was so dangerous to be divergent, at least not until the end of the book and that bugged me. I don't know why, but maybe it is just my personality.

Overall I give this book a 4.5 out of 5. (Awesome, right?) I really do recommend this book to lovers of the Hunger Games.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3>

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Vampire Academy Trailer

Two days ago The Vampire Academy: Blood Sister's trailer was finally released. I have watched it a ton of time and I am so excited about seeing it. However, the trailer makes the movie look kind of cheesy. Do not fret, the book is so much better, for those who have not read it yet (you totally should btw.) I hope you enjoy this brief trailer of this epic novel.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Wednesday, August 14, 2013



THE ONE COVER DRESS IDEAS by paige-hildebrand featuring purple evening dresses

So we all know that The One's, the last part in The Selection trilogy, cover has yet to be released. So I came up with a few ideas of my own. I think that the dress should really be purple because that is the color of royalty, but it could also be white because one of the girls is going to be marrying the prince and they could all be getting fitted. I think I choose the pink because it shows innocence and America has that kind of character. The type of character that seems like she is completely oblivious to certain things, and that makes her seem perfect for the dress. The green I picked because I thought it looked pretty and would look good with a red head. The blue I just liked and it caught my eye. It also seems like something America would wear. 

Another good idea would be to have everybody in the different colors and have America be standing there in a purple to show that she still is the favorite. However, it is all how the book ends, if she doesn't end up becoming princess then she should not be in a white or purple unless everybody else is also.

Well that is my thoughts on the cover of the newest Selection novel.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

School Arrives Again

Well, it is that time of year again. School is upon us and the time for reading is dwindling. I will still be posting frequently, but after next Wednesday, when school starts, it will be less often due to soccer, marching band, my regular high school classes, and my community college classes. I will attempt to post at least once a week, but if I don't please don't be mad at me.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

The Stranger

The Stranger By Albert Camus
Translated by Matthew Ward

Front Flap

Albert Camus's spare, locoing masterpiece about a Frenchman who murders an Arab in Algeria for having diagnosed, with a clarity almost scientific, that condition of reckless alien and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of the twentieth century.

What I Thought
This book was really good for a summer reading book. I thought that it was going to be really bad because it was written in the 1900's and by some boring french dude. Well let me just say I was completely wrong about that. Albert Camus's work was really good and it drew me in with in the first twenty pages. (Not saying much seeing as it is only 117 pages.)

There were some parts in this novel I just did not get. Like the christianity of the society. This novel was set in like the forties, so wouldn't the society still be very Christian influenced? Yet there is no mention of God, or church, or anything Christian, except the beginning and the end.

The mental stability of the main character is very questionable. It makes me think that the main character is a sociopath. (For those who do not know it is a person who has no human emotions, someone who can mimic the emotions.)

Overall I am giving this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Monday, August 12, 2013

Son of Neptune

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Percy can't remember who he is, but he does remember one thing from his past. Annabeth. On his way through the country Percy finds Camp Jupiter. A camp exactly like Camp Half-blood, but for Roman dimi-gods. When Percy arrives he meets Frank and Hazel, but only after he meets Juno (Hera's roman form.) When Percy is introduced to the camp nobody wants him in their group, that is until Hazel speaks up.

That night during their capture the flag type war game, Mars (Ares' roman form) shows up and finally claims Frank, who has been waiting four months to be claimed, and pronounces that a quest is in order.

Now along with Hazel and Frank, Percy must free Thantos, the god of Death, and help shut the gates of the underworld.

What I Thought-
I would say that this is one of Riordan's finest piece of works. The story is captivating and traveling with Percy again is refreshing.

One thing that got me was that up in Alaska Riordan made it seem like it was the North Pole, nothing but a huge floating land mass. Now please correct me if I am wrong but the first snow generally does not hit until September or October. And in July the days are still pretty long so wouldn't be more like a marsh at that point, and Riordan kind of puts that fact out there, but when Hazel talks about it it seem like those are there all year round. Now the only reason I question this is because there is a factual mistake in the first book. For those who do not know what I am talking about it is okay, I only just figured this out. Persephone should not have been in the underworld in the first book because it was during the summer solstice and she only stays there from the fall equinox to the spring equinox.

Other than that one thing the book was amazing, the depth of the characters and figuring out their back stories was like a field day for readers and very creative.

So before I give this book my stars I have a question for you dear readers. What book should I review next?
Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
Wake by Amanda Hockings

My overall loving of this book won over the factual doubt and this book earned a rare 5 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon <3,

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Daughters of the Sea: Hannah

Daughters of the Sea: Hannah (Book One)
By Kathryn Lasky

Hannah has always felt as if she didn't belong in Boston's Home For Little Wonderers, and now is the time that she finally gets to leave. But it is not somewhere she wishes to go. It is onto the orphan train to be put up for adoption at various cities in the newly founded western part of the United States. When Hannah starts to get ill she also starts shedding crystals made of SALT!!!! She knows that when she gets adopted she will not be able to remain in the western part of the U.S. away from the sea.

Hannah is sent back expecting to see the mean old lady who sent her away to the awful place in the west, only to see that she has been replaced by a nicer lady. This lady sees to it that Hannah has a job as a scullery maid in Boston. So Hannah goes to work for the Halaways, one of the richest families in Boston.

When Hannah arrives she immediately sees that it is not what she expected. Then it becomes even more strange when Hannah finds Lila and her cat, Jade, upstairs one day when she goes fills up the cats bowl and start the fire for the night. Lila is a bit strange and becomes obsessed with Hannah, and not in a good way.

What I Thought
This is one of my favorite books to read. It is a great transitional book for when a reader is coming out of children and into young-adult books.

Most of the time I rave about the characters depth and the variety, but in this book the only person who seems to have a back ground in this is Mr. Wheeler and that bothers me. Then one of the other maids seem to have one, but you don't really find out about that until they go to the island itself.

I also thought that Hannah needed to get out more. The only time she wasn't in a house was when she was on the island swimming and when the book first started. It made her seem like closed in person literally and figuratively.

I do like that this is a book about mermaids though. There are not enough books about them, we have sooooooooo many on vampires, werewolf's, and (not as many though) angels, and we are leaving out one of the most important mystical creatures.

Another thing I like is the story line. It always keeps you interested and reading. Once you pick up the book it is like bam, bam, bam and it is arranged nicely so it does not seem like it is moving too fast.

Over all I give this book a 3.5 out of 5. Low I know, but the bads out way the goods in this book.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Friday, July 19, 2013

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

John (lets call him this since that is his name for the majority of the book) has moved around his entire life running from the people who destroyed his planet. When the third child who came with John and the eight others dies, John must move again. Now John is next. When Henri, John's guardian on Earth, takes them to Paradise, Ohio, he is ready for a new start and keeping his head down is no problem for John. But when he meets Sarah is it as easy as it has always seemed? Or will John attract just enough attention this time to out himself out to the people he cares about and put their lives in jeopardy when the time comes?

My Thoughts
This was the first sy-fi book I have really ever read. And lets just say, I LOVED it. Pittacus Lore is a fantastic writer and I can not wait until I can check the next book out from the library.

Now because this is so awesome I am going to keep this short and sweet.

My favorite thing about this book was the character. I liked how the author made all of them seem so complicated and make the possibility of hope seem all so alive.

So over all I give this book a 5 out of 5. (Rare I know, but this book deserves it.)

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Beautiful and the Cursed

The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
Publisher- Random House

After a horrible accident in London Ingrid and her family flee to Paris. Being in a strange place Ingrid discovers that her twin brother Grayson is missing!!! Now she has to find her brother with her sister Gabby, but can she do it with out the help of mysterious Luc? Or without help of a hidden organization? Find out in The Beautiful and the Cursed.

My Thoughts
This book has what my local librarian calls the "right of passage." You have to get through the first part before the book becomes any good. That is what happened with this book. However once I got past the slow part I loved it.

The characters were extremely dark and I loved that. There are not many books that has many dark character that are fighting for good.

Other than this there are not that many things to report back. It was a good book, but any mistakes that really jumped out at me.

Over all I give this book a 4 out of 5.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Grimm Legacy

The Grimm Legacy
By Polly Shulman

Elizabeth is starting over in the big city of New York because her dad just had to go marry her new step mother. When Elizabeth writes her history paper on the brothers Grimm she was assigned to by her history teacher. After she writes it she was not really sure if she did very well, but the paper ends up landing a job at a library. Not just any library, an object library where the patrons can check out objects for their own use.

Everything seems normal until her co-workers, fellow teens, start talking about the disappearance of a girl her age, everything starts changing. Can she figure out what happened to the missing co-worker before the same thing happens to her newly made friends? Or is the mastermind behind her disappearance has something much more sinister in mind?

What I Thought
When I first picked up this book I knew I would just love it. It has the perfect mix of fairly tales and good old fashion magic.

There were in some parts in the book that the dialogue was not the best in the world. There were a ton of times that the author made the characters say, "Oh, blah blah blah." I do not know about you, but that makes me think that the character is sighing or having an epiphany.

I did like the depth of the characters, and the range of the them. Polly Shulman has a three year old as a hero in this novel, I think that just comes to show that she thinks that anyone can be a hero, no matter what their size. Another character that you would not suspect to be a hero, Jaya, a ten year old girl. She figures out things that the teens in the novel would never figure out.

Overall I give this book a 4 out of 5.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Friday, June 21, 2013


Underworld by Meg Cabot
Pages: 317

Pierce thought that she was safe from the Underworld. That she would not return until it was her time to die, then she would only go to board the ferry to take her to the final place where spirits go to rest in eternal happiness or eternal hell. But she could not run from her love, John, forever and keep him from taking her into the underworld to be his queen. But when Pierce finds out her cousin, Alex, maybe in danger, can she convince John to let her return to Earth to save him? Even if it means exposing herself to the Furies.

What I Thought
As the person I am, I have read almost all of Meg Cabot's books. This series is by far the best that I have read of hers. She actually make the person who is in the position of Hades seem normal an like someone who was actually a man. Someone who knows what it feels like to die, through that he shows more sympathy than in other characters I have seen who have played the role of Hades. I also loved how John has more background, something more interesting, than the normal stories about the lord of the dead.

This book is a lot less confusing than the first book, which is good. Where the first book flips between past and present a lot, this book stays with Pierce the entire time.

 This book also explains a lot more in a lot more detail, mainly because the main character is not as clueless in this book than in the first one. Some of my favorite parts are when she sees the curtains fluttering. I like this because the curtains are white and seem symbolic in a place of death. It makes me think that there is innocence and purity in the Underworld. It also makes me think that Pierce is getting to start over, that the white curtains mean a clean slate for her. It is kind of like the pomegranate in the Underworld, everyone thinks it is one thing, when it actually means something else entirely.

Some parts of the dialogue were a little weird for me. I don't know why, but whenever someone puts something with and "Oh," in front of a name it just sounds ridiculous.

Overall this book and a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Random Pictures!!!!!!!

This one is my favorite!!!!!!!!

Something everyone should do in times of panic. Inspiration may find you yet. :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Goddess By Josephine Angelini
Publisher- HaperCollins
Copyright- 2013
Pages- 279

It is here, the war that everyone has been preparing for for over three thousand years. Now it is time for Helen to step up and realize who she is, the reincarnation of Helen of Troy. With new powers that come as a result of here actions in Dreamless, can Helen defeat the Twelve? Or more importantly, can she stay sane long enough to be able to even fight the Gods? When truths come out and the ancient and modern world clash, is anybody really safe?

My Thoughts-
This book was amazing, however it was too short. Throughout the entire book I felt like something more could be explained. Or what was explained could be elaborated more on. However, Josephine did an excellent job with what she wrote. Everything made more sense in this book than any of the others, (Which is what she wanted to do, I think), and was beautifully crafted so everyone (well, almost everyone) got their happy ending.

Reading through this series it was exciting to see how each person changed and developed, even though some did not. Characters people didn't like very much get some justice behind them and end themselves with very noble acts.

The only true problem I had while reading this story was the epilogue. It felt way to long and that the author was trying to rap up a story that wasn't completely closed. I feel that if she wanted to Josephine Angelini could write another novel that explains more of what ends up happening to everybody. Some parts I was okay with the wrap up (Jerry and Kate) and others I wasn't (Lucas's situation).

Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Postings

Now that school is out and summer is in, reading time is so much more allowable. So I will be posting more book reviews. Hopefully it will be one every day or so, but in those times where I am going out of town it won't be until I get back. I hope everyone else is reading out there and when you don't know what to read next you report back here.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Paige <3

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Selection

The Selection
By Kiera Cass
Published- April 24, 2012
Pages- 327

America never wanted to enter the Selection, a contest for 35 girls to go to the castle and win the princes heart, but everyone insisted she should. Even her amazing boyfriend Aspen Leger, who is in the caste below her and her family. The day of the announcing every girl who was eligible was wound up tighter than a string, but not America. She is heart broken, the love of her life had just left her because he feels he cannot provide for her. When her name is called on The Report that Friday everyone is ecstatic for her. One week later America is at the castle getting ready to begin her new life. With a day of pampering and a quick tour of the castle America begins to feel claustrophobic and she runs out into the garden, where she meets the handsome Prince Maxon. From that moment America realizes that staying there may not be the best option. But will she change her mind when the competition gets a little more serious and all of the sudden they are down to the final ten?

My Thoughts-
Some of my friends had me get this from the library, they talked about it so much that I just had to check it out. And I am so happy that I did. Cass had me hooked from the very first paragraph. I stayed up until midnight reading this and as soon as I finished it I bought the second one on my nook. ( I am almost done with it so I will have The Elite for you tomorrow.) The Selection is a beautiful written book that I am going to read over and over again until I get so sick of it I put it in a box and put it in my closet until I go to college.

The thing I loved most about this book was hearing about all of the outfits the Selected got to wear to all of the events. It made me wish I liked there even though they have a caste system worst ( and in some ways better) than the one they used to have in India. In this novel all of the gowns that the young ladies wore were hand sewn by each of the Selected personal maids.

If some one asked who my favorite character was I would have to say America because she is so independent and so opinionated. I feel that is the way all women should be, well most anyway. I like how she talks the Prince Maxon sometimes, she treats him as an equal not like a One (the highest caste.) You see more of this personality in the second book, which I loved.

There are some parts in the book I am like, okay come on America. Make your move, he isn't going to wait around forever.

The end of the book left you with such a huge cliff hanger that you will want to pick the second one up as soon as you finish the first one.

I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Luxe

The Luxe By Anna Godbersen
Published- November 20, 2007
433 pages

It is 1899 and the fabulous lives of Elizabeth and Diana Holland is in danger. After their father died he left them without much money. Now Mrs. Holland is desperate in saving their reputation, doing anything for her daughters and herself to remain in the social sector of Manhattans high strung society. That include marrying off her eldest daughter to the most eligible bachelor in town, Henry Schoonmaker. Although Elizabeth feels that she should marry Henry to save her family, she is also torn between duty and running off with the man she truly loves.

Diana is facing a similar situation, being in love with a man who everyone would disapprove with her being in love with. Henry Schoonmaker, he sisters new fiancé. With her secret constantly being threatened by her actions and thoughts, she has to be extra careful, even if she has to betray her sister to be happy.

What I Thought-
This book was amazing. I couldn't put it down after I really got into it. It has so many emotions that an average teenage girl feels in anytime period. You feel the hurt, the love, the excitement.

At the beginning of the book I was really lost because it switched characters a lot. However, after a few chapters I began to get a feeling of the book and how the beginning of each chapter worked. (It starts with something, a newspaper article, a journal entry, or a letter to show what character it is going to be narrating that particular chapter.)

I am a fantasy lover, and I am not afraid to admit that to anyone, but this book had me going from the minute I opened the cover. It has tons of romance, betrayal, and scandal that has any girl wanting for more. One of my favorite parts was when Elizabeth Holland and her lover (Will) got together and talked about running away to California. Usually the lovers in romance novels are my least favorite characters because the are boring, mostly because all they do is try to find ways to be together. In this case that is not all that is happening.

There aren't many bad things in this novel (at least none that left a lasting impression.) So I guess that is it for my review of The Luxe. If you liked that review I am sure you will love the book, so check it out.
I am giving this book a 5 out of 5 stars. It is one of the best written books I have read in a long time.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hex Hall Review

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Publish date- February 1, 2011
Age range- 12+
Pages- 352

 Sophie is a witch. She came into her powers when she was twelve like every other witch and wizard in the world. People have always been scared of witches and wizards, and they will always be. So the Prodigium created a school for their kind (witches, wizards, fairies, werewolves, shape shifters, with the occasional vampire.) This is where teens go when their powers are exposed. Just like Sophie, she was sent there by a love spell go wrong at her homecoming dance. Now Sophie has to not only deal with living in a strange place, but she also has three new enemies, a defense teacher that hates her guts, and a boy who is dropping major hints but is running the opposite way.

What I Thought-
When I first started reading this book it was kind of dull and boring. However it redeemed itself fairly quickly. I found myself not wanting to put the book down after I got really into it. The main thing I liked about the book was the love that Sophie and Archer started to share. I loved how at one part of the book Sophie was like "I am not falling for him. I am not falling for him."

The only bad thing about this book was that at the beginning Sophie was like this little innocent girl who has never done anything wrong. Heck she wouldn't really cuss at the beginning, then towards the end she started getting some dirty words in.

Overall this book was very good and well laid out. The plot moved quickly and didn't have any huge holes in it. All the characters really seem to jump off the page at you, even the minor ones, with the detail the story is told in.

I am giving this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Kissing Booth Excerpt

Today I post an excerpt from a book written by a seventeen year old in England. I am doing this for if you are not already a member of this fabulous website I high suggest that you sign-up immediately.

The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles.

We were working on the banner for the kissing booth. The letters were cut out and Lee had smoothed the edges; we just needed to paint them and then nail them onto the booth itself. We had some decorations back at my house, and the posters were ready too. We also had a couple of boards with the price on.

‘Everybody’s been asking me all week what happened with you and Cody,’ Lee said to me. It was after school on Wednesday afternoon. We needed to hurry our asses up to get everything ready to set the booth up on Friday night.

‘You haven’t said anything too incriminating?’

‘I haven’t told them the truth, no,’ he laughed, dunking his brush into the pink paint again. ‘I don’t know why you said you were sick though.’

‘It was believable,’ I defended myself. ‘First thing I thought of.’

‘Yeah, I guess. But loads of the guys reckon it’s Noah scaring him off.’

‘He did look pretty threatening when I was waiting for Cody,’ I admitted, printing with my lipstick sponge onto one of the already dry letters.

Lee shrugged. It was a little while before he broke the silence again. ‘Shelly . . .’


‘Does he ever scare you? I mean . . . I know he’s not quite the Incredible Hulk or anything, but he can lose his temper kinda quickly.’

‘That’s just the way he is. I grew up with him around. He couldn’t scare me – I know that he’s . . . intimidating . . .’

‘I guess,’ Lee said, nodding. Suddenly he dropped his paintbrush into the pot, splattering me with pastel-pink paint – my face, my blouse, my tie, my hair . . .

Lee!’ I screamed.


I grabbed a brush and dunked it into the pot of black, totally prepared to flick it over Lee. But something cold and wet landed on my face and neck as he flicked me again, making me jump so much that I dropped my paintbrush, leaving a trail down my front.

Lee spluttered before collapsing into laughter. I scowled at him, waiting for him to stop.

‘It’s not funny, Lee!’

‘Yes it is! You sh-sh-should’ve s-seen your . . . your face!’ He was holding his side now. I glared and grabbed my bag. ‘W-where you going?’

‘The locker rooms to wash this crap off of my face,’ I snapped. ‘And stop laughing!’
‘I can’t help it!’ he gasped, bent double. ‘Your face!’

I stormed out, slamming the door behind me. I thought I had a spare blouse in my locker. We’d be going for a burger later and I did not want to go out looking like a Picasso.

I always thought the locker rooms at school were really weird: a big communal corridor, with notices and stuff pinned up, which led to the ‘fitness suite’, with its treadmills and weights, and the fields outside. The girls’ were on the far left, the boys’ on the right.

Just as I came into the corridor, the whole football team poured through the door. I’d already yanked off my tie and undone another button; I hadn’t stopped to think I might not be alone.
The boys all slowed down seeing me, and I stopped in my tracks.

And then the laughter broke out, all of them finding me hilarious, apparently.

‘What happened?’ Jason asked, biting his lip hard to try and keep from laughing.

‘We were painting the banner for our booth,’ I said.

‘Lee had a bucket of paint. Do I need to say anything more?’

He shook his head. Most of the boys started trailing into the locker rooms, still laughing and looking at me. I caught a couple of them shamelessly checking out my semi-unbuttoned shirt and put an arm across my chest.

‘Aw, come on,’ I said, doing a twirl and giving them a big grin – I’d rather make a joke out of it than be embarrassed. ‘Do I look that bad?’

‘Well, I’d pay to see you in the art gallery,’ said one of the boys, laughing. I rolled my eyes at him and drifted down the corridor toward the girls’ changing rooms, calling a goodbye over my shoulder.

A hand caught my arm, making me stumble backward, and then steadied me before I fell.
I turned to see who it was. Then the smile on my face dropped. ‘Oh.’

‘What’re you doing?’ hissed Noah. ‘You don’t walk around half dressed, Elle.’

‘I’ll walk around however the hell I want, thanks,’ I snapped back, jerking my arm away. ‘It’s no big deal. It’s not like I’m prancing around in my underwear, for Pete’s sake.’

‘Yeah but still . . .’ His eyes trailed down me, then he gave me a stern look.

‘Leave me alone already!’ I exclaimed, glaring at him. ‘Honestly, it’s bad enough you’re being so overprotective, but you don’t have to be so . . . extreme!’

‘So what happened with you and Cody? I know for a fact the whole “being sick” thing was a lie.’
I gaped. Was he blackmailing me? ‘You didn’t tell anybody, did you?’

He smirked, giving me a patronizing look. ‘I don’t gossip. And no, I didn’t tell them. Because I figured you had a good reason. So what went down?’

I shrugged. ‘Nothing.’

‘Something clearly happened–I know you well enough to spot when you’re lying. So what’s the truth?’

I bit the inside of my cheek, debating whether to tell Noah or just ask him to keep his nose out of it. But I thought maybe if I didn’t tell him, he’d jump to the stupid conclusion that Cody had overstepped the line.

While I was debating this, I couldn’t help but notice just how hot Noah looked in his football gear, with the shoulder pads and his helmet tucked under his arm. His hair was a little damp with sweat and he just looked . . . wow.

Well, there it is. I hoped you enjoyed. I certainly did.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Monday, April 29, 2013

Young-Adult Censorship

For one of my school projects my friend and I had to create a web page about Young-Adult Censorship. If you do not already know, this is a serious problem in our nation. Maybe my website will help you understand what censorship is really about.

Please visit my website, there is a link here on my blog. Hope you enjoy. :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Indigo Spell Review


The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Hardcover, 401 pages
Printed 2013 by Penguin Young Readers Group

Over the past few months Sydney Sage has been put in some sticky situations, but never one as bad as she is stuck in now. Along side of dealing with the aftermath of the kiss that appeared in The Golden Lily, Sydney also has to act like nothing has changed towards the Alchemist and stop an evil witch from killing young girls with the ability to become powerful witches. Hey, no one said that high school was easy, even the second time around.

My Thoughts-
As always Richelle Mead's newest novel is refreshing and brings attention to a different kind of vampire. However she is moving away from the original plot line with the dhampir, moroi, and strigoi and moving towards the old fashion kind of magic. Witchcraft. 

The pervious installment of this series had concluded with Adrian kissing Sydney, and that kiss set up most of the plot (for the non-magical part anyway) for this book. The majority of this book Sydney is fighting her feeling for Adrian and attempting not to give in to that desire, which we know as hormones. What this book  kind of feels like is a twisted version of Romeo and Juliet. Both of them have a forbidden relationship, both have an age difference (though one is certainly greater than the other.) The only major thing that is different is that killing of the lovers at the end.

I think that this book shows a side of Sydney that we have not gotten to see in any of her pervious appearances. This shows the part that actually like a normal teenager, the part that just wants to be loved by someone. Some would say that is her weakness, but I say it is her strength.

Overall I would give this book a 4.5 out of 5.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Paige <3 

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I am sorry a review hasn't been posted for a while. It has been a busy week with school and JV soccer try-outs (I made it) and I haven't had much time for reading. Don't worry more reviews are on the way!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Unbroken Review

Unbroken By Paula Morris
Publication date- February 1, 2013
Publisher- Point Press

It has been a year since Helena Bowman died on that fateful night. A year since Rebecca Brown lost one of her most trusted friends in the city of New Orleans. Now Rebecca and her best friend Ling take a spring trip back to New Orleans when her father is sent there on a business trip. At first Rebecca is super excited about seeing Anton for the first time in almost a year, but then everything changes when she sees Frank. A blue eyed ghost who was killed 150 years ago over an expensive locket. Now Rebecca must find the locket and return it to its rightful owner. Not that hard, right? That is what Rebecca thinks too. That is until the ghost of the man who killed Frank shows up and threatens Rebecca's life.

My Thoughts-
I loved this book. When I read the first one I couldn't believe it was over. There had to be more to Rebecca's story, and I was right. This book takes you back into the life of Rebecca Brown, a normal teenage girl who can see ghost, but not all ghost, just the ones that let Rebecca see them, or if you are holding a hand of a ghost. That is how Frank notices Rebecca; he saw her with Lisette the year before when they walked to her house in the Treme.

In this part of the Ruined series you can really see the characters flourish. There is Rebecca who shows that she is strong and confident (most of the time.) Anton who now shows that he only believed in ghost because of the curse on the Bowman family and believes that Lisette was the only ghost in New Orleans and tries to fight it off when Rebecca tells him other wise. Ling, a new character, who is like a confidante for most of the book, but then she really shows her intelligence in the end. Then you have Toby, who you think is even more of a nut case than in the first book.

The only bad thing about this book is that it is really confusing at the end. What happened to Delphine? Why did she move on? Was it because she saw that Frank was moving on? Then the Epilogue was kind of confusing too. It kind of leaves you wondering what is happening here? Does this mean that Paula Morris is thinking about writing a third book, making this into a large series or just keeping it down at two?

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Paige <3

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Juliet Immortal

In the spirit of Valentines Day I have reviewed a retelling of Shakespeare classic tale of Romeo and Juliet.

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
Published- August 9, 2011 through Random House
and September 11, 2012 through Ember

What William Shakespeare has told you is a lie. Romeo and Juliet were not the perfect couple, but they weren't far from it. 700 years ago Romeo made a deal, Juliet's life for an immortal one. Determined to not let Juliet lead the life she is fated to lead if she stays with Romeo, he agrees. However, when Juliet's nurse (also an immortal being) offers a way for Juliet to live again, she can't refuse; especially if it is a way to get revenge on Romeo. But what will happen when Romeo professes his undying love for Juliet 700 years later and attempts to turn his back on all of the evils from his past?

My Thoughts-
I personally loved this story a lot more than the original Romeo and Juliet. Even though it is using all the same characters and it doesn't go along with Shakespeare's storyline at all, it is okay. I like the idea of the two opposing forces (good/evil and love/death) fighting against each other and how Stacey Jay used these two famous characters to tell this story about the two opposing sides.

Sometimes people just sit there and think about a book for a little bit, and sometimes they get done reading it and don't ever read it again. This was the kind of the book that has you thinking at the end. What happened between Juliet and Benvolio after the point of view had switched back to Romeo in the present day? I am still thinking about it and I finished reading it three and a half hours ago. 

In this book there is someone that I think everyone can kind of connect with. There is Ariel/Juliet who is shy (Ariel), will do anything to prove something or throw someone off balance (Juliet), and who will do anything for her friends (a bit of both here.) There is Dylan/Romeo who is very outgoing (both here), is scared to caught doing something he shouldn't and yet still does it (Romeo) and amazingly talented (Dylan for sure.) Then you have Ben who falls in love with Ariel/Juliet who is dropping all of the hint and yet she still rejects him, and who has a very troubled past. Gemma who is the rich kid who doesn't really fit in and has serious daddy issues.

All in all I loved this book and probably will read it again. I can't wait until I get the second one. 

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

 I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

T-minus 2 days until Beautiful Creatures

Now we are only two days away from the big premiere of Beautiful Creatures, so below I posted another featurette for you. I hope you enjoy.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Beautiful Creatures T-minus 4 days

So as a treat for all of you who are reading this right now I have put a video on here for you to see about the making of Beautiful Creatures. I hope you all enjoy.

(If you haven't read this book yet. I think you should.)

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Ruined Review!

Today I read Ruined, a novel by Paula Morris. It is a sister novel, but not a sequel, to Dark Souls. This is a very well written piece of work about the devastation that was occurring New Orleans after hurricane Katrina hit.

Rebecca never wanted to move to New Orleans for six months while her father went to China, she would rather stay in her tiny apartment in New York City by herself then go live with her strange aunt. After her first week at an elite private school, she regrets not begging her father even more to let her stay in the city. She does not fit in any where and no one will talk to her except her cousin who is in a completely different building, in the lower grades of the private school. But after she sees Anton Gray, she thinks maybe moving to New Orleans may not be as bad as she thought. That is until she sees a ghost.

I love the plot to this book. It is original and it is easy to understand. The most confusing part is when you get closer to the end, that is when the plot really thickens and things happen that you would have never thought would have.

The characters in this book seem to jump off the page. But it takes you a while to get to know them. Like Marianne, everyone says she's kind of nice, but we don't know this until we see her crying in the library. However some of the other characters we know instantly, like Aunt Claudia, we see what she is like from the moment we see what is inside her house.

What I Think-
I love this book, it is very excellent. I have now read this book three times and I love it more than ever. I can somewhat relate to the main character because I sometimes feel like I am out of place too. An outsider. This book is a mysterious and a roller coaster that keeps you reeling from beginning to end.

I would give this book four and a half stars out of five for everything I have just mentioned above in my review.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Friday, February 8, 2013

Dark Souls Review

Dark Souls
By Paula Morris

For six months Miranda Tennat has been able to see ghost. Six months ago Miranda's best friend Jenna died. Now she is going on her family vacation to York, England for her mothers concert. In the week before the fast approaching concert Miranda meets the mysterious Nick. But as the week progresses and Miranda finds out more about her gift she can't help but asking herself, "Is Nick who he says he is? Or someone with a darker past?"

Other books by Paula Morris-
Forbidden Cities
Trendy but Casual
Hibiscus Coast
Queen of Beauty

My opinion-
This book is fascinating. I love how Paula Morris takes us to a world that most of us here in the good U.S. of A don't get to go to. She describes the setting like no one else (a.k.a. it is very vivid.)
All of my expectations we kept for this book, I had read one of her other novels (Ruined) before reading this one, so my expectations were high.

I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. It is well written with few mistakes, but there are not any books without mistakes because no book is perfect. As much as we wish they all were. 

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Matched Review

Matched By Ally Condie

This is the first book in the Matched Trilogy.

What would you do if your perfect other half was already decided? Would you fight for the guy you truly love? Or would you go along the society that has created Utopia? This is the problem Cassia now faces when she is Matched with her best friend Xander, but can she do as the society says when they seem to be throwing her and Ky together?

The plot of this book is fairly original. It's like we are going back to the 1800's with arranged marriages, but with clothes we wear now. With a lot of twist and turns you will never see coming this book is sure to keep you turning until the last page.

This book was kind of hard to get into unless you sit down and read the first fifty pages in one sitting, once you are over that little bump the story goes by really fast.

Other Books By Ally Condie-

I give this a 4 and a 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

P.S. If you have any comments please post a comment. :)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Fallen... The MOVIE!!!!!!!!

Great news to all out there who have not heard yet. The YA book Fallen is now being made into a movie... There is still no word on the casting, but I am sure it will come soon. The director is Scott Hicks an Australian director.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Defiance Review!!!!!

Defiance (Strange Angels #4) By Lili St. Crow

Summery- Dru has finally ended up in the right place with all the right people around her, except for Graves. With her trusty sidekick gone Dru doesn’t know what to do anymore, but when she receives and note from Anna and Ash shows signs of improvement, everything starts going downhill.

Characters- the characters in this book are still developing, evolving, even though this is the fourth book in a five book series. They are still jumping off the page and standing right in front of you with how descriptive St. Crow is with them. You get to see things about certain characters you would have never thought you would have seen before.

Plot- The plot of this series is very good, just like the plot in this book. The sub-plots, however, I found some of them were lacking. The first few chapters are a sub-plot, a very short and sweet one, but that is how people like it, well everyone except us readers that is. These first few chapters though are very confusing; it makes you think, “Did I miss something? Was there a book I skipped?”

I give this a 4 out of 5 stars.

The Strange Angel series-
Strange Angels

Hope to have you reading again soon,

P.S. If you have any book suggestions don't be afraid to leave them in one of my comments. I will read it and let you know what I think.