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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Catching up with 2 Book Reviews! (8-24-2011)

The Compound                                            by S. A. Bodeen

When the United States is under nuclear attack the Yanakakisi family thinks they are lucky to have the Compound. Eli, Lexie, and Terese, along with their parents all make it into the underground shelter. Eddy, Eli’s twin, and their grandmother aren’t so lucky. It is six years later; Eli is now fifteen and still misses his twin. Things in the Compound have started to go wrong. The livestock has all died, the hydroponic lights are flickering, and supplies are dwindling all around, but Eli’s father thought of everything, he has a stockpile of Supplements to feed his family with, should the food run out. Bits of the truth of their situation begin to seep in when Eli discovers his twin’s never-used laptop and a mystifying internet connection near his father’s office. Eli successfully gets online and a curious series of events makes this a must-read book. The book undergoes a transformation from science fiction to a horrific psychological survival story in just a few pages.
taken from shelfari.com

This book actually kept me almost glued to it, I couldn't get enough and when it was over I wanted more. I wish there was a second book. I would like to know about their lives after the compound... I know the book tell us a bit but I wanted more!

Elixir (2010)

Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea's father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea's photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful man—a man she has never seen before. When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father's disappearance, and they discover the centuries old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together they race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their lives—and their futures.
taken from shelfari.com

I was actually dispointed in this book, the soulmate thing was fine but there was no 'real' tension between the three or even clea and sage. I felt the story had a great plot but was missing alot. I wanted a real love triangle a fight between the boys would be nice I mean they both love her but there was almost nothing emotional between the soulmates! I don't know if I want to read the sequel!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Delia's Crossing (8-6-2011)

Delia's Crossing                                           
by V. C. Andrews

KIDNAPPED BY CRUEL FATE... Secuestrado por sino cruel After her parents are killed in a truck accident, Delia Yebarra's life is turned upside down. At fifteen, she leaves the rural Mexican village where she grew up and embarks on a new life in America. Coming to her wealthy aunt Isabella's huge estate in Palm Springs, California, should be a dream come true for a simple country girl like Delia -- so why does it feel like a nightmare? A PRISONER OF DESTINY... Un preso del destino Her aunt refuses to acknowledge Delia's heritage, relegating her to servants' quarters with a licentious language tutor intent on exploiting a beautiful young foreigner. Her cousin Edward is kind, but cousin Sophia is cruel, manipulative, and resentful of Delia's smoky Latina looks. And just when Delia tries to embrace the life of a real American girl, a heartbreaking chain of events sends her spiraling back to a Mexico she hardly recognizes.... Will Delia find a place to call home?
Taken by Shelfari

I haven't read a v.c.andrews in a long time... but of course I know that all her books are pretty ummmmm taboo... So I was surprised that her cousin did do anything with her. The only problem I had with this book was that some, very little Spanish wasn't translated... I mean most was but at parts I was like huh? So I give it 4 stars!

Red Moon Rising (7-31-2011)

Red Moon Rising                                           
by Peter Moore

Teen Wolf meets True Blood in this fun, boy-friendly story. Being only half-vamp in a high school like Carpathia Night makes you a whole loser. But Danny Gray manages to escape the worst of the specists at his school. Thanks to genetic treatments he had as an infant, most people assume Danny's other half is human. Which is a good thing. Ever since the development of synthetic blood – SynHeme – vamps have become society’s elite, while wulves like his father work menial jobs and live in bad neighborhoods. Wulves are less than second class citizens; once a month they become inmates, forced to undergo their Change in dangerous government compounds. For Danny, living with his vamp mother and going to a school with a nearly all-vamp student body, it’s best to pretend his wulf half doesn’t even exist. But lately Danny's been having some weird symptoms -- fantastic night vision; a keener-than-usual sense of smell; and headaches, right around the full moon. Even though it's tempting to live in denial, it's hard to ignore evidence. There's only a month until the next full moon, and Danny's time is running out. Peter Moore speaks to adolescents in a voice that will have them laughing, set in a world that will get them thinking. 
Taken from Shelfari

I've always love to read books about werewolves and vampires... this one was just like that. About a word where children are born either vampires (high class), Human, or werewolves (low class). This story they are not made by attacks its in the DNA. And this story is about the racial problems between the vampires and werewolves. Danny is a mixed breed. His mother is a vampire and remarried to a vampire. His father a werewolf. The other book I loved with werewolves recently is Never Cry Werewolf... by Heather Davis ... And yes read that book its so good. :) Alright now for the bad news; the only problem was the end was rushed! Luved it tho!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Supernaturalist (7-27-2011)

The Supernaturalist                                           
by: Eoin Colfer

In the future, in a place called Satelite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill enters the world, unwanted by his parents. He's sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, Freight class. At Clarissa Frayne, the boys are put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products. At the end of most days, they are covered with burns, bruises, and sores. Cosmo realizes that if he doesn't escape, he will die at this so-called orphanage. When the moment finally comes, Cosmo seizes his chance and breaks out with the help of the Supernaturalists, a motley crew of kids who all have the same special ability as Cosmo-they can see supernatural Parasites, creatures that feed on the life force of humans. The Supernaturalists patrol the city at night, hunting the Parasites in hopes of saving what's left of humanity in Satellite City. Or so they think. The Supernaturalist soon find themselves caught in a web far more complicated than they'd imagined, when they discover a horrifying secret that will force them to question everything they believe in. Eoin Colfer has created an eerie and captivating world-part Blade Runner, part futuristic Dickens-replete with non-stop action
Taken from Shelfari

Ok this book was good but not as good as artemis fowl which I love. But Eoin Colfer is an amazing author so had to read this. The only thing bad that I can say about this book is that it feels like there should be more to it... it leaves us with a cliffhanger which sort of made me mad and wondering what happened to Cosmo after this book. Please make a second book! :))

Hunger Games (7-23-2011)

The Hunger Games
by: Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.
Summary taken from Shelfari

Wow, I wonder why I haven't picked up this book til now. The Hunger Games kept me on the edge of my sit not knowing if she was going to survive or fall victim to the games. It also reminded me of a japanese book with a similar feeling which was about a certain class that is sent to an area and are told they must kill their classmates to survive. That would be called Battle Royale by: Koushun Takami. But back to Hunger Games- which bought me to tears about a certain small girl being killed... I can't wait to read on about Katniss, Peeta, Gale and the rest. :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

2 Mangas (7-22-11)

I Love Him to Pieces
by:  Evonne Tsang (Author), Janina Görrissen (Illustrator)

Can love survive the zombie apocalypse? Maybe Dicey's first chance at a real relationship was dead from the start. She's the star of her high school baseball team, and Jack's the star of the science program. Her idea of a study session includes sleeping in the sun, and his idea of a good game involves dungeons and dice. But opposites start attracting when they're assigned to be partners in a class project. Now an outbreak of a weird infection--it eats your brains and leaves you hungry for more--might not mean just the end of their first date. It might mean the end of everything. Will their relationship fall apart faster than zombies in the Florida sun, or can Dicey and Jack beat the odds and find a happy ending?

Made for Each Other                                      
by Paul D. Storrie (Author), Eldon Cowgur (Illustrator)

Tom Stone stepped into Seward High and into Maria McBride's life like a bolt of lightning. He's the perfect guy for Maria--nice, smart, and well-built. There's just one problem: his family. Tom's father is the town's new funeral director, and business is booming. The bodies are piling up thick and fast in Persephone Falls, Alaska, so Dr. Stone keeps Tom up late at night working in the funeral home. And it's clear that Dr. Stone and his creepy assistant, Graves, don't want Maria around. Maria knows Tom was made for her. She's determined to find out what Dr. Stone has against her. When Tom refuses to stand up to his father, Maria begins to stitch together the clues...and finds out that the Stones are into recycling in ways she never could have imagined.
Both taken from Shelfari

Alright so these both are manga/comics. The first one was about zombies- which i liked the story it was about a girl and boy different as you could be getting together and dating in the end. She is a jock- he is a scientist. I enjoyed this very much the characters and story were nice.  The second one is about frankinstein- I didn't like this one as much but I didn't hate it. The story was about a girl who didn't think twice about how Tom was made but love him for him! And love in both survived in the end. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How to Be Popular (7-19-11)

How to Be Popular
by Meg Cabot

Do you want to be popular?
Everyone wants to be popular—or at least, Stephanie Landry does. Steph's been the least popular girl in her class since a certain cherry Super Big Gulp catastrophe five years earlier.
Does being popular matter?
It matters very much—to Steph. That's why this year, she has a plan to get in with the It Crowd in no time flat. She's got a secret weapon: an old book called—what else?— How to Be Popular.
What does it take to be popular?
All Steph has to do is follow the instructions in The Book, and soon she'll be partying with the It Crowd (including school quarterback Mark Finley) instead of sitting on The Hill Saturday nights, stargazing with her nerdy best pal Becca, and even nerdier Jason (now kind of hot, but still), whose passion for astronomy Steph once shared. Who needs red dwarves when you're invited to the hottest parties in town?
But don't forget the most important thing about popularity!
It's easy to become popular. What isn't so easy? Staying that way.
Taken from Shelfari

Basically I thought Steph was a bit whiny and had a hard time reading thru this book. The only parts I liked was the interaction from Jason and herself and the ending where she finally after 5 years of torture told Lauren to pretty much to back off... growing a pair helped her to show the others that being friends might more than just being popular. This book wasn't my fav. of Meg Cabot but she is still awesome in my book! Next Month I'll be doing 3 Meg Cabot books hopefully!