Saturday, February 12, 2011


 Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Published by:St. Martin's Press
Released:May 1,2007
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

From goodreads:

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed.  In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change.  Not all of those who are chosen do.  It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.  She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.  But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.  When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

This was my first time ever reading one of The House of Night let alone P.C. and Kristin Cast writings. I enjoyed this book a lot and it was a different change from the Vampire (Or Vampyre in this case)books I'm use to reading. Now I don't particularly agree with the main characters view on her morals but I loved how witty and smart Zoey was. The story itself was awesome! I really liked her roommate and all of the rest of them. I think that's what made me like this book a lot more....and last I really really liked Erik.Ohhh he sounded so sweet and charming and don't forget dashing!! Well I hope that this book series will keep impressing me and I hope to get Betrayed soon.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review: The Water Wars

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

Published by: Sourcebooks Fire
Released: January 1, 2011
Pages: 256 pgs.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

From Goodreads:
Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget. 

My Review-

Where to start with this book? I was very skeptical to read this because of all the negative reviews but also I just really wanted to give it a try. I realized that because I'm at a young age compared to some people who read ya books that the way we look at things are well different. Enough of the jabber onto the review:

Characters are always a big part in a book and for me I can usually find depth in characters pretty easily. My two favorite were Vera and Ulysses. Vera doesn't seem very feisty and stubborn at the beginning of the book but she eventually is. I really admired that she stood up for herself and kind of had an edge to it. From the first two or three sentences that Ulysses spoke I knew he was going to be a very nice pirate. I love the fatherly figure he has and how Vera can trust him.

The plot was interesting but the first three chapters Vera kept talking about water this water that and it soon got me very very thirsty :) lol. Did this happen to anyone else? The next thing that bugged me was the ending!!Uhhhh it was a really nice ending until the last two sentences uhhhh! I felt like Mr. Strahcer really rushed it because I wouldn't have minded reading 3-5 more pages. Anyways I give this book 4 out of 5 because it was really good and I hope he makes a series out of it. It has not been confirmed so don't quote me on that but I hope he does because there is some unfinished business.

 P.s. I am currently reading Marked(1st book in House of Night)so we will see how that goes!

Review: ttyl

ttyl by Lauren Myracle

Published by: Amulet Books/ New York
Released: April 1, 2005
Pages:234 pgs.
Overall Rating:4 out of 5 stars

  From back of book:
On the first day of tenth  grade, best friends Maddie (mad maddie), Angela (SnowAngel, and Zoe (zoegirl) vow not to let school stupidness get them down...or split them apart. But as the weeks pass and the instant messages accumulate, it's clear that tenth grade will be a roller coaster ride of boy temptation, math torture, donut emergencies, and Queen Bee encounters. Then a jerky boy sends peppy Angela into the dumps, tough Maddie makes a mistake that has the whole school talking, and good girl Zoe gets in over her head with a flirty teacher. Will the winsome threesome make it through the year?

My Review- 
 Well first off what I think mainly drew me to this book was the cover and name. As you know I am 13 years old and I use this kind of "language" as adults call it and I thought it was such a cute idea to write the book in text message terms. Now on to the charecters:

 The most relatable character to me was Zoe because I'm kind of that good girl too but I'm not always like that you know. Angela was also a relatable character she was very funny and the crazy one of the group which some of my friends are :) love you guys! Now Maddie, she was my least favorite character she was just quite annoying at times and at others she was really sweet. Overall the charecters were awesome! The plot was interesting too but I can't give much details without giving the book away. Overall this book is a 4 out of 5 stars!

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P.s. Today is a snow day(yay!!) so I really needed to do this review and another so keep reading!