Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

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Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Pages: 320
Pub Date: April 6, 2010
Author Website/Blog: http://apparentlyaprilynne.blogspot.com/
Synopsis: When a flower blooms in the middle of her back, Laurel discovers that she is a faerie and was placed with human parents as a child. As Laurel learns about her true background and the dangers that face the faerie realm, she struggles to find her place in both worlds.


Okay I swear I am not one of the girls who read this JUST because Miley Cyrus is playing Laurel. No I was just wandering through Costco looking for a book to read. This was the only one that looked interesting. I really enjoyed it. It was cute. In a weird, alien sorta way :) I really liked it. Now I wont say its my number 1 favorite book out there. But I really liked it. The beginning was eh, but it got better. Short book, not good with the slow ending. Most of the good stuff happens in the last 50 pages. But oh well. The message was cute, the whole idea is just cute.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen

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Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen
Pages: 240
Pub Date: May 1, 2004
Author Website/Blog: www.writergrl.livejournal.com
Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Colie is spending the summer with her eccentric Aunt Mira while her mother travels. Formerly chubby and still insecure, Colie has built a shell around herself. But her summer with her aunt, her aunt's tenant Norman, and her friends at the Last Chance Diner -- teaches her some important lessons about friendship and learning to love yourself.


*insert major squeal moment* <3 Keeping The Moon. Beyond adorable. Out of her what 9 books? This is my favorite. Okay I know Ive said that before but still *hugs book* This book was beyond cute. It had a real meaning buried in there. I loved how she told us about her mother became who she was and how it affected her whole family. I loved Aunt Mira, and all the characters were just so colorful. Colie was a true individual. She had insecurities but was afraid to express them. I loved how she was always thinking, "I wish I still had my fat to hide behind." Truly amazing. I really hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

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A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Pages: 432
Pub Date: March 22, 2005
Author Website/Blog: http://libba-bray.livejournal.com/
Synopsis: It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls -- and their foray into the spiritual world -- lead to?
Yawn. Ive heard great things about this book but they must have been simply talking about the plot. Because the book itself was slow. It took me forever to plow through it. Now maybe its me. But then again my friends have had trouble reading this book also. Dont get me wrong once I murdered the first half of the book *the hardest part to get through in my opinion* it was easy to skip through the rest of it. It was an interesting story, but really? Did it have to spend so much just talking about needless things? It got confusing with the whole suicide/killed by monster thing. *sighs* I am going to read the sequel but will I regret it?

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Pages: 576
Pub Date: December 1, 2009
Author(s) Website/Blog: http://kamimgarcia.typepad.com/ http://margaretstohl.typepad.com/
Synopsis: There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.


I. Loved. It. Just incredible. I honestly was expecting something vampire-ish *I never read the synopsis* but. oh. my. god. I was so wrong. Honestly the ending was like whiplash. You have to put the book down for a bit and think. But still didnt ruin the book. I feel in love with Ethan. Hes just so average. Thats not something that you find any more with books like this. Its usually the defenseless weak girl *cough* *twilight* *cough* But for once the GUY was a human. It was a nice refreshing change. And I loved the Lena wasnt some totally in control supernatural being. She was just like another teenager. Just different problems. She was struggling to grasp onto the concept of what she was. I loved htis book. Absolutely loved it. If your like me and you didnt read it a year ago, go do so now.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ash by Malindo Lo

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Ash by Malinda Lo
Pages: 272
Pub Date: September 1, 2009
Author Website/Blog: http://www.malindalo.com/
Synopsis: Aisling, aka Ash, is newly orphaned, her beloved mother dead and her father soon to follow. But not before he marries the woman who plays the part of Ash's wicked stepmother and provides her with equally unkind stepsisters. Only Ash's periodic trips into a fairy-filled wood at night and time spent with the beguiling huntress Kaisa who enthralls Ash more and moresave her from her oppressive new existence.

This book was so incredibly sweet! In my eyes it was hardly Cinderella. It was a whole new world you wouldnt dare venture. But if you have the guts to do you will fall in love with it. If your friends ask for a recommendation the one word that shall exit your lips is "Ash." I just want to marry this book! I want to stick it in a wedding dress and put a gold ring in its binding! *hugs the book* You absolutely fall in love with Ash. There is little to no LGBT noticeable until the ending *unless your gonna analyze the stinkin book* *yeesh* This book was just beyond adorable. It was sad, and to be honest if you do compare it with Cinderella it is way better. It brings in a world that Cinderella never introduced us to. Go read it, heck even if you are a homophobe read it. Its just amazing.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

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Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Pages: 256
Pub Date: June 23, 2009
Author Website/Blog: http://cyn2write.livejournal.com/155285.html
Synopsis: Morgan's boyfriend Cam reveals that he is a fairy, and the fairies want him take his rightful place as Fairy King. Cam and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. Soon, however, Morgan's no longer sure what's best for everyone.

This book was so cute! Okay and Ill be honest. Funny :) I laughed when Cam was shrinking and how it was described. Just so funny. He was like a little elf! Lol. Okay. Back to the review. I loved this book. It was so sad *and funny* but still so amazing. Its one of the books *along with wings* that really helped me understand the difference between a Fairy and a Faerie. Yeah confusing, I know. The wings, well this was my first Fairy book so I was expecting something  Tinkerbell like, but then again Tinkerbell is really part bird. Anyway... *ignores the odd stares* This was a bittersweet romance. I cant wait for Cyn's next book Sleepless to come out, because it sounds amazing also!!

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