Friday, February 24, 2012

Review:Freshman Year&Other Unatural Diasters

Freshman Year&Other Unnatural Diasters
by Meredith Zeitlin

Published by:Putnam Juvenile
Released on:March 1st,2012
Pages:288 hardcover
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Kelsey Finkelstein is fourteen and FRUSTRATED. Every time she tries to live up to her awesome potential, her plans are foiled – by her impossible parents, her annoying little sister, and life in general. But with her first day of high school coming up, Kelsey is positive that things are going to change. Enlisting the help of her three best friends — sweet and quiet Em, theatrical Cass, and wild JoJo — Kelsey gets ready to rebrand herself and make the kind of mark she knows is her destiny.

Things start out great - her arch-nemesis has moved across the country, giving Kelsey the perfect opportunity to stand out on the soccer team and finally catch the eye of her long-time crush. But soon enough, an evil junior’s thirst for revenge, a mysterious photographer, and a series of other catastrophes make it clear that just because KELSEY has a plan for greatness… it doesn’t mean the rest of the world is in on it.

Kelsey’s hilarious commentary throughout her disastrous freshman year will have you laughing out loud—while being thankful that you’re not in her shoes, of course…

    This was such a cute and fun read! Kelsey is a relatable character to any teenage girl out there. Her friends were also so funny! I mean every teenage girls has gone through at least one of the embarrassing moments in life. I mean I have my fair share, I embarrass myself daily. No joke. I loved that it started off just when she was starting high school and then her first day because I'm a freshman too! Although none of the crazy stuff has happened to me yet it did make for some exciting moments. I can relate to Kelsey so well because going into high school is such a scary thing, I was scared out of my pants the first week! But high school is awesome and super fun if you make it that way.

   I thought this book was very well written and is a must read for incoming freshman or girls in high school. I rate this 4 out of 5 stars! Check it out.

Happy reading y'all!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review:The Son of Neptune

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
(#2 The Heroes of Olympus)

Published by:Hyperion Books
Released on:October 4th,2011
Pages:513 Hardcover
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Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa tol him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn't ring and bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth 

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem - when the Voice took over he mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for and evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery - although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely - enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes od Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven

I reviewed the Lost Hero here

My Review-

         I had many predictions coming into this because at the end of The Lost Hero there was a huge cliffhanger. I think because it has been a while since I had read the first book I forgot some things but that's ok. We were introduced to two new demigods; Hazel and Frank. Each chapter switched to a different character so Percy, Hazel then Frank. I really do enjoy reading from different points of views because you get the picture from different angles.Anyways I truly do like Frank and Hazel maybe more so than Jason, Piper, and Leo. I felt like these two characters were more etched out and had more depth to them. Ahhh Frank was awesome he is that sweet boy who you always smile and laugh at because their adorable. As I was thinking about the ending I couldn't help but feel the last 50 pages or so were completely rushed. Like Riordan spent 400+ pages on descriptions and backgrounds stories but when it came to the interesting dramatic part he blew over it. Regardless of that blurp I liked the book a lot and rate it 4/5 stars! The next book The Mark of Athena is scheduled to come out October 2nd,2012!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Hey everyone ,

You all probably forgot this blog existed but anyways I took a little hiatus and now I'm hopefully back! I have been reading a couple different books lately so there will be some reviews coming up! And during the summer I plan to be very pro-active with my blog.

Happy reading,