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.

The Vampire Academy: The Movie!!!!

It is official, The Vampire Academy is coming the big screen. Not much has been released yet but we do have some details.

The director is Mark Waters. Waters is an accomplished director who has directed the popular movies Freaky Friday and Mr. Poppin's Pengiuns. He has also directed Mean Girls, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and Witches of East End.

Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Danila Kozlovski are the listed stars.

Zoey Deutch- She has played in several popular tv and movies in the past three years. She has played roles in Ringer as Juliet, Crinimal Minds, Sweet Life on Deck as Maya Bennett, NCIS, and has a role in the upcoming movie Beautiful Creatures as Emily Asher.

Lucy Fry- Only having small roles this actress is hopefully landing the role of Vasilisa Dragomir. Her credits include on of the students in the graduation ceremony in the hit TV shot H2O Just Add Water, Lyla in The Secret of Mako Island, and Zoey in the tv show Lightning Point.

For more information go to and

Hopefully there will be more information soon. I will let you know as soon as I can..

The official website for the Vampire Academy series is listed below

If you haven't read these books yet I hope you do so as soon as you can.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review!! A Curse Dark As Gold

A Curse Dark As Gold  By Elizabeth C. Bunce

The classic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin retold in this wonderfully written novel. Charlotte Miller's father has just lost her father and is now in charge of the family mill. The only thing is, the mill seems to be cursed!!!! Accidents start to happen, and when Charlotte and her little sister Rosie attempt to fix the place up, it just falls right back apart. Then a banker comes with some bad news, the Miller family is deep in debt and will have to give up the mill if the two sisters can not repay the debt in the short amount of time given. Just when they were about to give up the mysterious Jack Spinner shows up and offers to fix all of their problems.

The main plot is very simple and follows the fairytale we all know and love. However there are many other subplots that leave the reader wanting more. I know I definitely did. This story has everything in it from romance to suspense to betrayal. I wish I could go on, I definitely could about this book, but I don't want to give to much of this book away.

I would have to say that the characters really do jump off the page, I could almost feel Charlotte's fear when she almost lost Henry. I could feel Rosie's rage when they found out how their uncle betrayed them and how it could effect them.

I would recommend this book for anybody who loves the twisted fairytales and anyone who loves mystery and very mild romance.

I would give this book four and a half stars :)

Hope to have you reading again soon,


Monday, February 4, 2013

What's New In February

This month there are scores and scores of new books coming out. Here I will tell you what is new and improved.

The second Shatter Me book is coming out today and is called Unravel Me. So far on GoodReads it has received 4.46 stars.

The third Bloodlines book by Richelle Mead is coming out on the 12th, and I am personally excited about that. This new installment is called Indigo Spell and on GoodReads has received a 4.7 stars out of 5 stars.

Scarlet the second book in the Lunar Chronicles is to be expected this month. It's publication date is set to be today and as my incredible source GoodReads has it at 4.45 stars out of five.

Later this month K.A. Linde is expecting to publish her newest book in the Avoiding #2.5 series called Avoiding Intimacy. It is to be released on February 26th, and it has already received a 4.75 out of 5 stars from GoodReads.

A new series is coming out this month, and it is called Beautiful Bastard. It is about a guy named Bennett Ryan who comes home from France back to Chicago to work with his families media company. And Chloe is the lucky girl who gets to work for this blunt, exacting, inconsiderate, and extremely yummy, guy who doesn't really care for anyone but himself. But will all of that change when they finally meet?  This book is expected to arrive on the 12th and has only received a heartbreaking 3.64 out of our 5 stars in the book world.

For more books to come this month check out this amazing website


1st Review- The Vampire Stalker

The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen

Amy is a hopeless romantic, she has always been and will probably always will be. She is waiting for her perfect guy, who she has already found. There is one major problem to this though, the guy she is in love with is a character in a book. However, after the author is said to be having writers block she comes face to face with a guy who looks exactly like Alexander Banks, the character she is madly in love with, after someone attacks her with the same blonde hair that the antagonist has in The Otherworld series.

 The characters in this book are very dynamic, from Madison- Amy's little sister (Chrissy)  troublemaking best friend- to Vigo -the antagonist- to Alexander -the hunky guy from the book that everyone is in love with. I think that most readers can connect in someway to al least one of these characters, whether it is Amy who feels like every character in the Otherworld series is real and falls in love with one, or if it is Chrissy, the annoying little sister who is acting out because her father left them, or even if it is Luisa and Katie, the two best friends who are left in the dark throughout the novel, but still remain loyal.

The plot in this keeps you on edge throughout the entire book. You can sometimes guess what Vigo is going to do next, but then other times he surprises you and does things that you never thought another human could do, so I guess it is good that he isn't human. The main plot is Alexander attempting to kill Vigo, and he comes close several times; but then there is some of the sub-plots, one of which is Amy trying to fight off her affections for Alexander because she knows he will have to leave after he kills Vigo.

The only thing that made this book seam really out there is that everyone accepts the fact that there is a vampire out there too easily. You would think that there would be the people who would break the curfew for the first couple of nights, then they would stop because the people who did break it would be dead or too scared to leave their homes. Then you would still have the non-believers who would be going around saying that the entire thing was stupid, but they still wouldn't leave their house after a while.

4 out of 5 stars for this novel.

**If you have read this please post below so I can see what you think.

Hope to have you reading again,


The First Post!!!!!

       My name is Paige and I am an avid reader. I read as much as I can with the little time I have. I am in high school and play two JV sports, and I am also doing the National History Day (NHD) competition. So there is very little time for me to actually read. The place I tend to read the most is when I am on the bus going to away games that are 1-2 hours away (one was even 3.)
      My goal for this blog is to help readers who don't know what to read next decide. I am hoping to explore a wide verity of genres on this blog. I will also keep you up to date on the newest book releases and books that are going to be turned in to movies.. :)

Hope to have you reading again soon,