Monday, July 25, 2011


Just finished reading Paranormalcy to get ready for Supernaturally. I just love Paranormalcy it is a great funny book and I can't wait for the next one it comes out tomorrow! But for now, I am going to read Torment...but I probably won't be able to finish it because I won't be able to wait to start Supernaturally tomorrow!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fallen - Lauren Kate

Have you ever had that feeling like you knew someone from before when you meet them for the first time? That is how Luce feels about Daniel. The whole novel she is tugging at this feeling she has, this itch at the back of her mind that she has known Daniel from somewhere before. The prologue tells you she does but just enough to wet your appetite for this book. Throughout the novel you get bits and pieces of who they really are.

I thought all the characters had great and unique personalities. Penn the book worm with her layers of clothes, Arriane with her craziness, Gabbe with her southern drawl. All are different and fun to read about.

Great book, very enticing to read, keeps you guessing and wanting more from the ominous black shadows that follow Luce around, to her haunted past, to her quirky friends. If you read and liked Hush Hush you will like this book. Also, the love story is similar to Twilight, that feeling of urgent love.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Beauty Queens - Libba Bray

Beauty Queens is a funny story, but at times quite annoying with the excess stuff like Commercial breaks and footnote that would take way from the story. I know the author is trying to make fun of politics, reality shows, government, etc...but sometimes she just went a little overboard making the book unappealing to read.

The book is about 14 surviving beauty queens whose plane crashed onto an island. They learn to live on the island while waiting for rescue, but rescue might never come. Each girl has their own personalities. There is the ditzy girl, the pre pre med girl, the smart girl, the girl with the dark secret etc. Out of the 14 girls 10 are named. 4 are left to be called Miss Ohio, Miss New Mexico, Miss Montana and Miss Arkansas. There is a reason to this later on. For a while, I actually thought Miss Arkansas died and I skipped over it in the book because she never ever is referenced in the book but only once. Almost, to the end of the book they say Miss Arkansas name again, but for most of the book, I kept thinking what happened to Miss Arkansas? Because everyone had dialogue but her.

You get to learn the history of the 10 girls that are named, and learn why they went into the Miss dream pageant. It was interesting learning their back stories. They all had different reasons to be a beauty queen and they are not as dumb as you think!

I think I would have liked the book more if it had less snarky footnotes and commerical breaks.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Witches of East End - Melissa de la Cruz

The three Beauchamp woman have been restricted from using magic for centuries and have stayed pretty much magic free the entire time. Until one day Freya decides she doesn't want to be constrained anymore and just wants to do something small to help someone. Then, one by one they have an excuse to do a small bit magic, until it escalates into a larger problem! But that's not all happening in North Hampton, there is something new and strange that has arrived in town, something wicked.

The three Beauchamp ladies are: Freya about to be engaged, reads intense emotions and does love spells. Ingrid seer, healer and Librarian. Joanna mother, renovator and makes inanimate objects come to life.

Witches of East End is a riveting book, kept me wanting more the entire time. Melissa De La Cruz does an excellent job flowing the story. It was an easy read and I wasn't disappointed. The ending set up the next novel in the series as well.

I have never read the Blue Blood series, but it is crossed referenced a lot in this novel. Some of the characters from the Blue Blood series makes an appearance and it almost makes you want to know what is going on in that series from the way she places them in this book.