Girlfriend Material by Meilssa Kantor

Summary: Kate wishes she was Lady Brett Ashley.

She wishes she would spend her summers on the beach breaking hearts.

But, in real life, Kate hasn't even had a boyfriend.

Her summer will be playing along with her mom's plan to make her dad jealous.

Running to the Cape.

The Cooper-Melnick's, whom they happen to be staying with, have a beautiful daughter, Sarah.

Sarah seems to be a lot like Lady Brett Ashley to Kate.

Kate can tell that Sarah is not to thrilled to have Kate there.

The perfect summer dreams are officially ruined.

Then Adam comes along, Sarah's cute friend.

He draws her into the group, he seems interested in Kate.

Heart-breaker potential.

That's what Kate feels now that Adam around.

Can Kate keep pretending that what her and Adam have is just a care-free fling when every day it's becoming something more?

Will can Kate in and tell Adam how she really feels?

Is Kate even girlfriend material?

Rating: 3 1/2 STARS

Review: Girlfriend Material was definitely a very enjoyable book. It's a total summer, beach read. It was light and fun but, it still pulled you in. Some of the characters are very complex like Kate, Sarah, and Adam. While others are just there to fill in some of the empty spaces. I do like the way that Melissa Kantor writes though. She makes things fun and exciting. I also really liked how Kate compared herself to Lady Brett Ashley, I thought that it was different. I think that how she compared situations and things in her life to parts in The Sun Also Rises, added something to Kate's relationship with Adam. Girlfriend Material is a great summer read. I really enjoyed reading it, but I think my favorite part had to be the characters. I loved all of them. Oh, and the ending for Girlfriend Material is something that you really won't expect. But, you'll love it.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Giveaway!

Harry has finally come of age, and finally started on his final journey to defeat Voldemort for good. The Durselys are forced to go into hiding so that Voldemort’s Death Eaters will not torture them for information, and Harry sets off with Ron and Hermione on a difficult quest to find and destroy the last of Voldemort’s Horcruxes. Only once those have been destroyed, Harry knows, can Voldemort truly be killed.

It’s not easy. Harry is plagued with rumors of Dumbledore’s past, and begins to wonder if the Headmaster he so long revered might have had a much darker past than he ever let on. The three are frequently without food, and with winter coming their journey is no day at the beach. Because of their lack of plan, lack of food, and lack of progress, their spirits are often low, and Ron especially becomes argumentative. One night he and Harry get into an epic fight and Ron leaves to go back home.

Harry and Hermione are devastated that he’d abandoned them. They finally decide to revisit Godric’s Hollow in search of clues, and once again they’re almost caught by Voldemort. Every step they make, it seems, he is there anticipating them. They’ve almost died too many times to count, and their spirits sink even lower when Harry discovers his wand was broken in the battle.

Ron redeems himself a few weeks later by coming back and saving Harry’s life in the nick of time. They manage to destroy another Horcrux with Gryffindor’s sword, and they become excited again as they begin to learn about a mysterious trio of magical objects called the Deathly Hallows. Whomever possesses the three objects will be a master of death, and to Harry, it’s his one chance to beat Voldemort and live to tell the tale.

As his adventures and the danger he’s in increases, Harry begins to truly understand what Dumbledore intended him to do. He realizes, almost at the last minute, that his own life will have to be sacrificed in order for Voldemort to truly be vanquished. Filled with love for his friends, he willingly gives his life so that they may live.

His last act of heroism, however, saves his life. He meets Dumbledore again in death, and Dumbledore answers many of his questions. He is given a choice to stay or to go back, and he chooses to go back and fight.

It’s all over between Harry and Voldemort with just one spell. Harry is left alive, the true master of the Hallows, and Voldemort is killed for good. He now understands more than he ever has about love, and life, and sacrifice, and in spite of the loss of many of his friends during the last battle, is grateful for the second chance he’s been given at life, and love.

There will be FIVE lucky winners!
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Here's what you get:

One (1) lucky winner will get:
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But keep in mind, after that, there's still FOUR more copies!

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If you do not leave an email address on at least one comment/entry, you will not be entered. If you do not leave seperate comments, you will not be entered.

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Alternative Covers 5

So I was on the computer looking for the cover of Such A Pretty Girl, and I found this cover:

I was really surprised to see that cover. I've never seen it before. I'm pretty sure that it's the UK cover. I don't really remember.

But here's the US cover:

I haven't read the book yet, so I don't know which one goes with the book more.

But I think I might like the US cover more. I'm not sure why, I just think that it fits more with the title. As I said I haven't read the book yet so I'm probably not the best person to give my opinion. Haha.

So why don't you leave a comment and tell me which one you like more?


So, This Weekend..

I am going camping(:

I'm really excited! I love camping and I really miss my best friend(:

But, I'm going to be so busy that I probably won't have any time to read.

When I come back I might not have any reviews for you guys. :(

I have that I need to write, but I don't know when I'm going to have time to write it.

I might have time tomorrow, might not.

I'm going to try to plan a post for Saturday or Sunday, it'll be a fun post(:

Then, on Monday I'll have another contest for everyone to enter, but mine doesn't end until Tuesday.

So, it shouldn't be that bad while I'm gone.

The worst part is that I can't check my email!

I promise I will check it the minute I get back though!

See you soon guys!


Skinny by Ibi Kaslik

Summary: Giselle and Holly.

Sisters who really couldn't be more different.

Giselle: the oldest, the perfectionist, haunter by her relationship with her dead father.

Self-destructing in record time.

Holly: the youngest, the track star, daddy's little girl.

Trying to keep everything and everyone together.

Holly watches as her older sister spirals out of control.

Her sister who was one a role model, a top student.

But now, Giselle is fighting a battle with anorexia.

Mood swings. Drastic weight loss.

Those are just two of the things Holly has to help her sister overcome while keeping her own life in balance.

These two sisters travel on a journey together that's bigger then both of them.

Maybe, they're more alike then they even realize.

Rating: 4 STARS

Review: Skinny was surprisingly, very good. After about 20 pages in, I knew that there was no way I was going to be able to put this down. I layed in bed for hours reading. I really couldn't get enough. Then why did I only give it 4 stars, you ask? Some parts of Skinny were very graphic, hard to read. But you couldn't skip over them, you had to keep reading. With this book, you realize how much of an impact anorexia and other eating disorder have on everyone. Everyone you know is some involved, somehow impacted, somehow hurt. Many times people will blame themselves for some one's disease. That happens in Skinny too. But Giselle is a very unique character I think. She has many sides, you can tell that she actually doesn't want to be anorexia. You see that she's almost being forced in some way. It's actually very.. realistic. Then there's Holly. She's very surprising. You see her hit her highs, her lows. You see her grow, you see some of her firsts. Skinny was definitely a better novel then I expected. I might even read it again sometime.


Forever by Judy Blume

Summary: There's a first for everything.

Sometimes, when you think of something in you mind, imagining it, dreaming of it, it can turn out completely different.

Sometimes, it can't live up to your expectations.

True love is nothing like that.

Katherine and Michael can't seem to get enough of each other.

Their relationship seems to have everything.

Passion. Love. Uniqueness. And it's always fun.

Their relationship has been short so far, but both Katherine and Michael know it's serious.

It's senior year, finally, Katherine knows that there are a lot of changes ahead.

Katherine and Michael have to make a decision about their relationship.

Is it the love of a lifetime or the beginning of a lifetime of love?

Rating: 5 STARS!

Review: I loved Forever. I've never read anything by Judy Blume before, but I had heard a lot of good things about this book. I HAD to read it. I have to admit, at first I was kind of freaked to read it. Haha. I had heard some things about it and I wasn't really sure about it. But, then I started to read it. You get caught up in Katherine and Michael's relationship. It makes you think of your first serious relationship and everything that went along with it. It's really amazing. Some parts aren't really appropriate for younger children, but it does actually teach you some things. Like what NOT to do, but then again it does teach you so some things you should do. All in all, I really enjoyed Forever. I'm glad that I actually bought it instead of just borrowing it from someone or getting it from the library. I know that I'm going to read this again. Maybe not soon, but I know it will get read again, many time.


Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Summary: Before Aislinn, Seth never wanted to settle down.

He never thought anyone could make him want to.

But Aislinn is Seth's world.

She's everything he could have ever dreamt of.

He wants to be with her forever.

When your girlfriend's a faery queen, forever takes on a new meaning.

Seth wants to find a way to be alive forever, with Aislinn.

But what's he willing to give up in the process?

Before Keenan, Aislinn never thought she would rule the creatures that had scared her for years.

Keenan made Aislinn immortal.

He made her his queen, his partner.

She faces challenges bigger then she ever dreamed.

With one wrong move, she could send the Earth into chaos.

Rating: 5 STARS!

Review: Melissa Marr is simply amazing. I loved Fragile Eternity. It was actually a LOT better then I expected it to be. I thought that it would be more like Ink Exchange, but I'm really glad it wasn't. When you're reading a book by Melissa Marr, you get exactly how the characters feel. You get their pain, happiness, sorrow, everything. I love being able to connect with characters and in Fragile Eternity you can really do that. All of the characters are really like able on some lever or another. Even some of the bad ones you come to like. Sometimes you think that they really are just like us, mortals, but then something happens and you remember they aren't. Sometimes you just want to be them, I love it. I'm so excited for another book! You really never know what's going to happen next. Especially with the ending that Fragile Eternity had!


The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

Summary: If you were to ask Chloe what she was like two weeks ago, she would have told you that she was like any other teenage girl.

She was normal.

Chloe's life, has drastically changed now.

It's as far from normal as someone can get.

She finds out that she's a science experiment.

Not only can she see ghosts, she's been genetically altered by and organization call the Edison Group.

She only has one real question, what does that all mean?

Chloe's about to find out.

Her powers are out of control.

She raises corpses from the dead, in her sleep.

Chloe's on the run for her life with three supernatural friends.

They're running away from the Edison Group to try to find someone to help them.

If they don't, well then they know they died trying.

Rating: 5 STARS!

Review: I LOVE this series by Kelley Armstrong. Chloe is probably one of the most well written characters I've seen in awhile. You don't always know how she's feeling, but that's part of the fun, part of the experience of this series. In The Summoning, everything changed for Chloe. Now, in The Awakening, everything is changing again. But this time, Chloe isn't trying to stop it as much as before. Now she knows what she really is, now she knows who she can really trust. As this book progresses, you can really tell that trust is a big part of this book. Chloe must learn to trust people she hated, must learn that people you once trusted can break all those promises, and also learning to trust people you hold close more then you ever thought possible. It's amazing to see how much Chloe has grown up. At the ending of The Awakening, you know that nothing over. You know that the story will continue, the characters will develop even more. Kelley Armstrong is a really great writer. I can't wait for the third book to come out, I will definitely be buying it!


(P.S. Don't forget to enter my contest while you're here!)

Blogoversary Giveaway!

So today happens to be my one year blogoversary!
Sure doesn't feel like it's been a year, but I'm happy it is.
I've seen my blog grow, I've seen my love for reading grow.
To me, it's been amazing.

Since this is kinda a big thing for me, I wanted to celebrate with all of you that read my blog. Whether you're new or not(:

Contest Time!

I will be giving away a pack of books. So, whoever wins this contest will get three books! Not just one but three!

The books:

Sticky Fingers by Niki Burnham.
My review
Amazon Info

Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel.
My Review
Amazon Info

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott.
My review
Amazon Info

All of these books are in good condition. Two are paperbacks: Cruel Summer and Sticky Fingers. One is a hardback: Living Dead Girl.

This contest is for U.S. residents only. Sorry :(

How to enter(:

+1 For adding a link in the sidebar of your blog or for linking it on Twitter.
+1 For already being a follower of my blog.
+1 For adding me on Twitter.

+2 For blogging about this giveaway. (please leave a link)
+2 For becoming a follower of my blog.

If you do not leave an email address on your comment, you will not be entered.

Contest ends June 30th!

Thanks everyone who is going to enter! I'm excited for this one, how about you? (:


Alternative Covers 4

So, while I was trying to find a book cover for my review of How to be Bad, I found this:

I thought it was cute(:

And since I know what happens in the book, it gave me a good laugh(:

But as you probably already know, I didn't use that cover for the book.

I used this one:

I'm not really sure why, but I like this one better.

I think it might be because of the back of the book.

It has all three characters on it and I love that.

Partly because you can tell which picture is which character and it's cute(:

I always like it when books have the character on the front because it helps me get a picture in my mind about what they look like.

But hey, that's just my opinion.

I'm sure some of you like the first one better for many different reasons.

It's not all about me, so I wanna know what you think about it(:

Comment and tell me!


What's on your desk Wednesday?

I was tagged by Liyana at LiyannaLand. Thanks Liyana for tagging me! (:

Picture one:

So, this is just where I keep my laptop. I don't have internet connection in my room yet. But in this picture there is also my copy of How to be Bad which I recently reviewed for my blog(:

Picture two:

In this second picture, I have my TBR pile which is on my night stant. My TBR pile consits of Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix (I actually borrowed this from my best friend), The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond by Victoria Foyt, Impossible by Nancy Werlin, Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors, The Opposite if Invisible by Liz Gallagher, and Jinx by Meg Cabot. Also, we have my camp manual, so fingernail polish, and some stuffed animals. haha

Picture three, the last one! :

This is just my bookshelf as of right now. But, I also have one TBR book on there, Fragile Eternity. On the left, we also have a pile of many of my cds(: Really nothing special here!

5 Bookish things:
1. How to be Bad
2. Jinx
3. Impossible
4. Fragile Eternity
5. The Opposite of Invisible

5 NON book things:
1. can of pop(:
2. camp manual
3. nail polish!
4. pictures(:
5. cds

Tage 5 people:
1. Laina
2. Ashley
3. Emily
4. Neveen
5. Michelle

For all rules, please visit here(:

Have fun everyone! :D


How to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle

Summary: Sometimes it doesn't matter where you're going, since getting there is half the fun.

Jesse. Vicks. Mel.

Three girls who couldn't be more different.

But all three of them want the same thing, to get out of Niceville, Florida.

Vicks, the wild child.
Her boyfriend left for college and isn't returning her calls.

Mel, the good girl.
All she really wants, is for everyone to like her.

Jesse, the all-around christian.
She has discovered a life changing secret.

Each has their own reason for getting into Jesse's mom's station wagon to hit the highway.

They're Miami bound with only three main things.

Vicks's Guidebook call Fantastic Florida, Jesse's map, and Mel's mom's credit card.

Friendships will be tested. Hearts broken.

One hot stranger could change everything.

When everything is said and done, Mel, Vicks, and Jesse won't only have a road trip to tell their grandchildren, they'll have friends for life.

That is, if they don't kill each other along the way.

Rating: 4 STARS

Review: I really enjoyed How to be Bad. I think that it was very fun and funny. It really made me want to go on a road trip with my two best friends(: How to be Bad has a lot of little stories all in one. Jesse and her mom. Vicks and her boyfriend. Mel and her past/herself. It was really cool to see how all of these stories developed and then in turn, it became part of everyone else's story too. Each girl has a different reason for going on the trip, and from the beginning you know their reason, but that doesn't take anything away from the story. I'm really not sure how to really explain this book. It's hard to explain. But, it's told from three points of view, so each chapter is told from a different characters point of view. So, at the beginning of each chapter you have to pay attention, sometimes that's hard because you just want to keep reading, you don't want to stop at all. If you don't you have to go back, which I found myself doing many times(: All in all I really liked this book(: I think more people should read it, I haven't seen many reviews out there for it! I would definitely read How to be Bad again.



Hello everyone(:

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have a new email.

It is I will still check my old one, so if you send something to that one, it's fine.

I will update all of my blog stuff and everything else, I'm just letting all of you know.



I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

Summary: Some bonds just can't be broken.

Girl meets boy.
Girl loses boy.
Girl gets boy back.. sort of..

When Ava met Jackson, she knew she wanted to be with him forever.

But then, theres an accident.

Ava loses Jackson forever, instead of keeping him..

She can't see him. She can't touch him.

Unless she's dreaming..

She can't hear his voice.

The one that could make her smile on the worst of days.

Except for the faint whispers in her mind..

No matter what anyone else thinks, Ava knows Jacksons there.

Back from the dead..

Rating: 4 STARS

Review: This was my second time reading I Heart You, You Haunt Me. Let me tell you, this book doesn't get old. It's written in verse, which I love, so it's a quick read. But it's such a powerful book. When it starts, you know exactly how Ava feels, you can feel her emotions through out the whole book. Her ups, her downs, her inbetweens, ALL of it. The first time I read this I though this was a good book. But this time around, I loved it. I could feel my self connecting the her feelings. I found myself crying half-way through because of a guy who recently broke my heart, but also, by the end, I found myself excepting what had happened along with Ava. Suprisingly, this book helped me cope and move on, after sitting here for two weeks, moving on was something that I despretly needed. I think that this is a good breakup book, maybe it just me. But, I know that I Heart You, You Haunt Me will always be sitting on my shelf for the moments I need it most.


Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

Summary: Two Juliets, both alike in desperation..

Mimi Wallingford is seventenn-year-old girl who has a life most teenage girls find themselves dreaming about.

She comes from a long line of actors and actresses.

Mimi plays Juliet in her family's production of Romeo and Juliet.

Acting though, is not what Mimi wants to be.

She has dreams of being a doctor.

Fourteen-year-old Juliet Capulet has lived a lonely life.

Her mother is forcing her into an unwated marragie.

Juliet believes that she would do anything to escape from being married.

Mimi wishes to get away during her final proformance.

Her wish, comes true.

Mimi and her heartthrob costar, Troy Summers, are both transported to Shakespeare's Verona.

After befriending Juliet, Mimi doesn't want to see her die or be unwillingly married.

Can Mimi and Troy ever make it back to Broadway if they stop the tramatic ending of Romeo and Juliet?

Rating: 3 STARS

Review: This book was.. different. I just read Romeo and Juliet in English, so the Shakespeare's version was still fresh in my mind. To me, this was just a tad too weird. There was some stuff I liked, some stuff I didn't. I didn't like the new ending. Suzanne put a lot of different spins on different parts of Romeo and Juliet. In Saving Juliet, instead of killing themselves, Romeo and Juliet ran away together. It was nice that Romeo and Juliet got to live happily together, but to me, thats not how it should end. I did, however, like the romance that happened between Mimi and Troy. I thought it was cute how they each thought the other hated them. There was some funny parts in the book though that made me laugh. So I really can't say that the book was horrible. I like when a book makes me laugh so that was a good thing. While I don't think I'll be reading this book again anytime soon, it was worth the read.


The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher

Summary: What's the difference between a crush and love?
Between love and best-friendship?

Alice is very happy in her place at school in the background.

Working on projects in the art room. Or hanging out with Jewel, her best friend she's known forever.

Alice feels like she can talk to Jewel about anything.

But she knows there's one things she can never tell him, she has a major crush on a guy.

Or, that she doesn't really want to be invisible anymore.

She's ready to be seen and heard by everyone.

Alice wants to take chances with everything.

Art. Friends. Love.

Is Alice ready for all of these changes?

More importantly, is she ready to lose some very important things in the process?

Rating: 2 STARS

Review: This book really disappointed me. Maybe I had too high expectations, maybe I just thought it was going to be amazing. It wasn't. To put it harshly, The Opposite of Invisible was a bad book. This is definitely not something I would recommend do one of my friends, even though I love recommending them books. I actually don't think this book was worth the read, which you really won't hear me say to often. I think that the story was told too fast, I'm not saying that every book has to be super long to be good, but some can't just be a minimum 150+ page book to get everything in. I think this is where the book went wrong. And also, I didn't like the cover too much. I don't think that it really shows what the book is about at ALL except maybe what happens between Alice and Jewel, but that's a small part of the book. I don't know, this book just really didn't impress me. It might just be me though.


Bliss by Lauren Myracle

Summary: The ivy-covered buildings of Crestview Academy seem grand and full of promise to Bliss, the new girl at school.

Having grown up on the commune, she didn't have a chance to have friends, especially ones her own age.

But, here at Crestveiw, that's exactly what Bliss plans to do.

With her new uniform and manners, she feels as ready as ever to start her new life.

That is, until she hears a voice.

A voice involving a death that happened at Crestview a long time ago.

But, that's not the only secret the walls of Crestview Academy holds inside.

Death. Blood. Power. Magic.

Bliss's classmates never seem to notice anything going on, though.

Soon enough, Bliss will learn that her classmates have secrets of their own.

Can Bliss overcome a struggle for power?

Rating: 3 STARS

Review: When I started reading Bliss, I didn't know what to expect. I've only read one other book by Lauren Myracle and I didn't like it that much, so when I started this one, I was hesitant to say the least. But as the book got going, it was better then I thought it would be. It actually kinda of drew me in, the way the characters where intertwined and stuff. It was just kinda of unexpected the way they interacted and the way friendship grew but also disappeared. Some of the friendships that happened in the end were really kind of unexpected when you compared the characters and events that happened when the book began. There were twists and turns and all you really wanted, was to know what was gonna happen next. Now although it wasn't an AMAZING book, it was good. But, I don't think it's something I would go and read again.


Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Summary: "Lucy has only nine months in which to break an ancient curse."

At the age of seventeen, Lucy Scarborough discovers that the women of her family have been cursed.

Forced to attempt three impossible tasks.

If they don't, they become mad when their baby is born.

Lucy wonders how she can possibly succeed?

All of her ancestors have failed.

But Lucy, will be the first one who doesn't try to accomplish this list on her own.

She has her amazing foster parents.

Lucy also has Zach, who seems to amaze her more and more everyday.

Do they have enough strength to overcome this evil?

Rating: 5 STARS!

Review: This book was AMAZING. I loved every part of it! The way it was written was really powerful and just so unique. Impossible has showed what a great writer Nancy is. This book was so unpredictable. When you start it, you think, this can't possibly have a happy ending. But as things change you realize it just might, but THEN something happens and again, you just don't know! There are so many angles in this book. Even though it's not really scary, it has a lot of suspense that really just keeps you on the edge of your seat. You NEVER want to stop reading, you NEVER want it to be over. You want it to continue forever. The romance between Lucy and Zach is so spontaneous but so cute. You can tell that they really make each other happy and that they really do love each other no matter what they tell themselves, especially Lucy. They aren't that many characters in this book that are there throughout the whole thing, but that just made the ones who WERE the whole time, that much more important to everyone. This book definitely didn't disappoint me in anyway. I wish I would have bought it instead of borrowing it from the library! I really think I'm gonna have to go buy a copy so I can read it again!


The Wish House by Celia Rees

Review: Every summer, as far back as he can remember, Richard's family has brought their camper to the Welsh countryside.

It's there that his friend Dylan and him roam the woods as unsupervised as a kid can get.

No parents, no adults.

This summer though, Richard is left alone, abandoned by Dylan.

It is now, that Richard goes back to "The Wish House".

A place that Dylan and him discovered some years ago.

But now, he finds it to be occupied instead of abandoned.

The Dalton family as come back for their home and are leading their very unconventional lives.

Richard becomes fascinated by Lucia and her husband Jethro.

He also soon falls head over heels for their daughter, Clio.

It is the year 1976, free love is what the Dalton family and their friends are all about.

Richard is about to experience some firsts.

First love, first sex, first death.

Rating: 4 STARS

Review: I can honestly say that, I LOVED this book. I've read Witch Child by Celia Rees before and I thought this book would be more like that one. But I was way wrong. This book was amazing. Richard experiences so many different things with the Dalton family, with Clio. He learns how easily a heart can break, but also how easy it is to completely love someone. Richard starts the book being sort of naive and just very curious. But then, this family BECOMES his family. He becomes a friend to everyone. Richard really never thought this would happen to him, and if he would never had went back to the "wish house" it wouldn't have. Richard knows this, and at times he regrets is. But how can you regret something like that, especially after you see how much you can end up with, good or bad. The ending of The Wish House is different then anything I would have EVER imagined. It's definitely something you need to read, to experience, for yourself. It's not something that can easily be explained.


Alternative Cover 3

I recently read Waves by Sharon Dogar.

My school library had the old cover which looks like this:

But when I posted my review, I used this cover:

Now personal, I like the new one more.

I think it's more inviting.

I know you're not supposed to judge a book by it cover, but if I saw the second cover instead of the fist, I would have wanted to read it more.

But I still think that the first cover is nice and simple.

Sometimes simple works better, but I don't really think it does when it comes to this book.

Enough about my thoughts though, I wanna know which one YOU like more.

So leave a comment and let me know!


Across the Pond by Storyheart

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Fred Squire is being sent to the USA, something he is not happy about.

Until he meets Brittany.

Fred finds many struggles while in the USA.

His feeling for Brit. The new language. Brit's friend Angel, who seems to have her eye on him.

Fred then finds another problem thrown in to the mix after Brit tells him her big secret about the town bully, Harris.

"Brit and her Brit" have a lot to accomplish before Fred is to return back to England.


Review: When I first started this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. It was a new author I hadn't heard of before and a book I hadn't heard much of anything about. But I soon started to love this book. It a really short but cute book about what can happen when you really least expect it. The last thing Brittany and Fred think is going to happen is that they'll end up falling for each other. But that's exactly what happened. There was a lot of different little stories going on in this book so you had to pay attention like with any book. But I found myself having a hard time putting this book down. It only took me a day to finish this book, which might not be a bad thing. But Across the Pond is definitely a book worth reading.


The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Who is Jenna Fox?

After being in a year long coma, seventeen-year-old Jenna wakes up.

Jenna is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused her coma.

Her mother shows her videos of Jenna's life and memories from before.

Memories that she has no recollection of.

Little by little, Jenna Fox starts to remember.

But that leaves her with more questions then the ones she started with.

These questions, though, can not seemed to be answered by anyone.

All Jenna really wants to know, is what happened after the accident..

3 1/2 STARS

The Adoration of Jenna Fox was a good book by Mary E. Pearson. While reading it, you really didn't know what to expect next. There were different things going on all through out the book. You definitely need to know how to read between the lines for this one. I really enjoyed this book though. I think Mary is a wonderful writer. I would say that I loved this book, but it was enjoyable. Probably one that I would like to read again and one that I would recommend to a LOT of my friends. Even if they don't enjoy reading as much as I do(:


Waves by Sharon Dogar

There are few things that are harder in life then moving on from tragedy.

The time spent wondering how life can ever be normal again. Dwelling on how it once was.

Healing, part of the final goal.

No time is ever wasted trying to get there.

The Dittons family is trying to come to terms with a terrible accident that happened last summer.

After what was thought to be a surfing accident, sixteen-year-old Charley, the oldest sibling, is left in a coma.

All Hal, Charley's fourteen-year-old brother, is to have his sister back.

Both Hal and Charley travel between the past and present, their present day minds sometimes touching, communicating..

Hal believes that Charley was not alone during her accident.

Someone was there. Someone who could have helped her.

But didn't.

Charley and Hal both search their memories for an answer to what happened that night.


This was a very wonderful book. The bond that Hal and Charley had was just amazing. You could tell how much Hal really cared for his sister, all he wanted was to help her. Charley though just wanted to be free, she wanted Hal to know that what happened that night was no ones fault really. There was so many different components in this book. So many characters that all seemed to be intertwined in some way. Good and bad. Some made things easier, some harder. While reading this book, there was no way to predict what was going to happen. There was no way you could. Everything turned out different then what you thought. Even the ending. I'm usually good at predicting the ending and what going to happen next, but when it came to Waves, I sucked at it. But Sharon Dogar wrote such a good and inviting story. One that is hard to put down, you always have to keep reading, you always want to know what's going to happen next.


Update and a Question(:

Hello everyone(:

So recently I've been posting one review a day, and no that's not going to stop(: (except for today, sorry.)(:

I still need to review, I think, three books.

I've been reading like 2 books in one day so it's becoming a little hard to write one review after another, but I'm gonna try my hardest(:

Plus, today I went to the library. I got five books!

-Impossible by Nancy Welin
-Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors
-Jinx by Meg Cabot
-The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
-The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond by Victoria Foyt

I didn't really know what books I was grabbing off the shelves, I just grabbed some books that I've heard of.

If you've read any of these, please tell me if you liked them or not and why.


Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

Summary: It all started when Deanna Lambert was thirteen.

Her dad caught her in the back of a car with Tommy Webber.

Tommy happened to be seventeen and the supposed best friend of Deanna's older brother, Darren.

In one moment, Deanna's teenage life was forever changed.

Deanna now has to deal and try to overcome the infamous label as the "school slut".

But all that Deanna really wants to do, is get away from her past.

To start fresh, but in a small town, that's hard for anyone to do.

Rating: 4 Stars

Review: Story of a Girl was a very good book. It was powerful and it definitely made me think. Sara Zarr wrote this book very well, showing how one event can change your life so drastically. For people who have never been in a situation like this, who I would say are very lucky, can read this book to realize what exactly it's like. Now sadly, I have some personally experience to go along with this book, and I think that Sara did a very good job of captivating all of the thoughts and feelings that go along with an event like this. It's always hard when you dad catches you doing something you not supposed to be doing, but when he catches you doing something like this, its even worse, I know this first hand. But yet, in Story of a Girl, you saw that even though something like this starts off horrible with father and daughter not talking, it really doesn't always stay like that. I think that was a very important point that was made. I also have a quote from this book. I read this line and was like, wow that's so true. Sometimes it's hard to put things into words but this quote is really amazing. "When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin."


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Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

"Once apon a time, I was a little girl who disapperared.

Once apon a time, my name was not Alice.

Once apon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.

At ten, Ray took Alice,

Away from her friends. Away from her family. Away from her life.

She learned many things.

Like how to give up your own power. How to endure all pain.

All Alive wanted was for the nightmare to be over.

That's what she was always waiting for.

Five years later, Ray still has Alice.

Ray speaks more of her death then he used to.

But what Ray doesn't know is, that is what Alice is longing for.

Alice doesn't know that what Ray has in mind is even worse then her own death.

3 1/2 STARS

This was the first book that I have read by Elizabeth Scott, but I really like it. Living Dead Girl was a really fast and easy read. But it was still really entertaing and at parts, creepy. I really wanna read more of Scott's book. I really like her as a writer.


Testimony by Anita Shreve

Sex scandal and New England boarding school are two things that should not be said in the same sentence.

But this time, the acts themselves are not the worse part.

It's the fact that these acts have been caught on tape for everyone to see.

When the headmaster finally gets a hold of the tape, he can't bare to watch it.

He just think of who could possibly let this happen.

How many people have seen it.

Everyone is speaking out.

Even people who do not work at or who do not have children attending Avery Academy.

But adults are not thinking about the teens involved in this as much as they should.

They are four involved, one of them dead, the other three have a future in tatters.

These teens didn't think about the effects this could have on everyone, they were in the moment.

Two marriages are ruined, a school's reputation is in the dumps.

But these three teens now know what can happen when one night goes wrong, when spur of the moment decisions effect anyone and everyone.


4 1/2 STARS

Testimony by Anits Shreve is very eye opening. Being a teen myself, I sometimes forget that all actions have reactions, but this book definitely made me think. I thought about past things I've done, future things I planned on doing and this book actually made me stop some decisions before they got too out of control. Anita Shreve has actually written a book that can be used to teach teens what can happen, it can open their minds. Testimony was very hard to stop reading. From the very beginning things were happening, changing many peoples lives at once. There was so much happening and you just knew there was gonna be so much more. All you wanted to do was read and read and read to know what was gonna happen. After reading this, I now have a place for Anita Shreve on my list of favorite authors.

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