Monday, August 31, 2009

Hush Hush

This weekend, I finished the ARC book I am reading for Barnes and Noble called Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

At first, I didn't think I was going to like it because it reminded me a lot of twilight. Like them meeting in biology and she is getting this vibes off of him and he is being all mysterious. But, then it takes another turn and starts to differ from Twilight and I really began to like.

The book is narrated by Nora Grey. Just your average 10th grader but then one day the seating arrangement changes in biology. Instead of sitting by her best friend Vee she is stuck with Patch and that is when her life began to change. Patch is very mysterious and has a dark past. After Nora meets Patch she begins to see things she can't explain and things began to happen to a guy in a black ski mask.

The end is really good and I do hope there is another one. I really like the character of Nora Grey, and I like Patch. Patch is supposed to be a bad guy, but the things he does make you wonder is he really good or bad? Nora best friend Vee Sky, I didn't like her character very much.

At the beginning of the book I had a lot of questions, but they were pleasantly answered at the end. The ending didn't leave any loose ends for me and I really enjoyed it.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Hunger Games

I just love this book! It is the second time around reading it. I really enjoy reading about the character Katniss. The way it is wrote you really feel for the character and root her on throughout the whole book.

Hunger games is about a place called Panem, which is where North America was. Panem has a capitol and twelve districts. The capitol is in charged of the districts and shows there power by having the hunger games. It is a punishment for the uprising of the districts in the past. They take two children and boy and a girl from each districts and imprison them in a arena for them to fight the death until one is remaining.

It does sound awful, and it is. The story is told by Katniss one the the children who is picked for the Hunger games. The hardest part for me to read is about her friendship with another competitor name Rue. The story is sad but you never want to stop reading.

At the end of the book I was wanting more. And the worst part about it, is it ended with the words "End of Book One" and the next book doesn't come out until another year. But, this second time around I only have to wait a week before Catching fire comes out. I can't wait for it to come out Sept 1st

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The next book

The next book, I have actually started reading, is The Hunger Games. The second book of this trilogy from Suzanne Collins is coming out on September 1st. So, now it is time for me to re-read the Hunger Games. And, since I just started this blog I can blog a review when I am finished. :)

I can't wait to reread it, I really enjoyed it the first time. And, I can't wait for the 2nd book, Catching Fire to come out on September 1st. I heard really good reviews about it already.

The Girl who Played with Fire

I just got done reading The Girl Who Played With Fire on my Kindle, and all I can say is...I can't wait for the next one!

At the end it leaves you hanging and you are asking yourself, what happens next? Now I need to figure out when the next one come out so I can read it.

Stieg Larsson, the author, goes in to great detail when he is writing. Almost too much detail. He goes in depth about the characters everyday life. Right down to what they get at the store. The whole book kept my attention though.

I would usually read this book during my lunch break and be hesitant to stop reading when my lunch break was over. I always wanted to know what was going to happen next. Lisbeth Salander gets into one situation after another and get the little amount of friends she does have into trouble as well. After a couple gets murdered everything is turned upside down for Lisbeth. And her and Blomkvist have to fight to figure out what the answers are.

There are a couple of twist during the book that just leaves you thinking. And, I couldn't figure out the twists until they explained it out for me. It was a really good book. It is great how when reading something is already told to the reader but other charcters do not know and you get to see what other charcters are thinking what it might be when you already know.

Steig Larsson is a great author and I can't wait to read the next book in the Lisbeth Salander Trilogy.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ready for September!

There are a couple of books I am really interested in for September, which just happens to be my birthday month.

1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - September 1st
This is the sequel to the Hunger Games

2. Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran - September 15th
I was lucky enough to receive a galley copy of Michelle Moran 2nd book The Heretic Queen which I absolutely loved and when I was done with that book I went out and bought her first book Nefertiti which was also very good. So, I can't wait for her 3rd book

3. Lost Symbol by Dan Brown - September 15th
I loved DaVinci Code and Angels and Demon both the books and the movies. I also like Dan Brown's Digital Fortress. Even though Lost Symbol is suppose to be the third book in the trilogy with DaVinci code and Angels and Demons. I need to find a copy of those two books to read again before Lost Symbols comes has been so long!

Book I am reading at the moment...

I have just started reading The girl who played with Fire. Earlier this year I read The girl with the dragon tattoo, this is the sequel to it. Started July 30th.

A Great and Terrible Beauty - Trilogy

I began reading A Great and Terrible Beauty during my camping trip this June. For some reason, I am really into Young Adult books right now. And, this trilogy was the next on my list to read.

The book is about a girl name Gemma who lives in India with her parents. She desperately wants to go to London. Soon after, she recieves a very vivid dream of her mother dying, in which comes true also bringing her dream to go to London alive as well.

Gemma arrives in London and is sent to an all girl school called Spence. She is supposed to learn how to become a good wife but end up finding out about the magic she holds.

The book is unlike any other book I have read. Gemma has this powers that gives her visions and she has the ability to open a portal to another realm. With her and her friends Ann, pippa and Felicity she explores the realms and her magic and soon finds an arch rival Circe.

Rebel Angels during Christmas. Gemma learns more about her magic. And in a way I enjoyed Rebel Angels better than the first book. There was more adventure. In this one she has already defeated Circe (so she thinks) and is trying to bind the magic to the realms. All the magic is in her. She has hardships with her friend pippa who the previous book ate the berries in the realms and was stuck in the realms forever. She also has her feelings for Kartik.

In the end, I believe a The Sweet Far Thing might have been my favorite. With the battle scenes, Pippa and her followers and her relationship with Katrik evolving. It was an all around good book :)

New Book Blog

I have been reading a lot of books lately, now that I have my kindle. So, I thought what would be better than a place to review all the books I have read. Maybe, hopefully I can help people figure out what book to read in the long run :)