Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday 8/23

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Every week there is a new top ten list. This weeks is Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For (either books you loved and couldn't bring yourself to write a review for or books that you read long before blogging...time to give them a shout out!)Oh and this is in no particular order.

1. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan. I talk about this book constantly and yet I have never posted a review but don't worry I am planning to re-read the series and reviews will definitely be up!

2.Hate List by Jennifer Brown. This book was truly an eye opener and I just loved every second of it.

3.The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I read this in seventh grade for a unit in class and I LOVED IT!It's fun while also having a serious side to it.

4.Dark Secrets #1 by Elizabeth Chandler. This was my first paranormal young adult book and it was amazing. Not to scary but enough to get little goosebumps.

5.Night by Elie Wiesel. What can you say about this book?It's touching and absolutely heart breaking I think everyone should read this at least once in their lifetime.

6.For Keeps by Natasha Friend. I could not put this book down. It was funny and it is mainly a love story.

7.The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I read it....loved it...but never reviewed it!It's The Hunger Games what else do I need to say? :)

8.The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. Last book in Percy Jackson series, I loved all of the books but I think this one deserves credit!

9.Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. Again loved the series but never actually wrote a review for this specific book and it was one of my favorites!

10.Wanted by Sara Shepard. Last book in the series(not anymore!) but it was amazing!

So that was my Top Ten List!I hope you all enjoyed and tell me your Top Ten List as well!:)
Happy Reading,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #7!

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights an upcoming release that I am eagerly awaiting. This week's is Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf.

Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.
When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness.
I am so excited for this one!It's a mystery of course and I love mysteries!This is set to release April 24,2012 so quite a while now. One more thing I am so sorry I haven't posted in a while school just resumed and I'm in high school now so more work....boo!But I am trying to finish my review books so if I promised to review one of your books I am so sorry it is taking a while!

Have a wonderful week,

Friday, August 5, 2011

In My Mailbox #3

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren 
sharing what books we have either received, bought or from the library.

I just got one book this week...and it's from *sob* Borders. D: It's just to sad. But anyways I got Wildfire by Karsten Knight for like $12. *Sigh*

Every flame begins with a spark.
Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.
This book has and is being talked about all over the blogging community so I decided what the heck I might as well read it because it does involve mythology. Another awesome thing is the main characters name Ashline, my name is Ashlinn so  we have very similar names, but what I'm wondering is her name pronounced Ash-Leen or Ash-Lynn like mine?Anyone know?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Author Interview: Karl Fields

 Please welcome Karl Fields author of The Odd Job Squad!

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Did you incorporate any personal experiences in your book?
Ander, the story’s main character, and I share a fondness for fortune cookies. When most people go out for Chinese food, they might have one fortune cookie and that’s mainly to get the fortune inside. I’m the opposite; I like the cookies. It’s not uncommon for me to grab a small handful (if no one’s looking, that is).

How did you come up with the idea for a "revenge business?"
It started with a news article I read a couple years ago about a school that had instituted a program to cut down on bullying. That got me to thinking, how might kids solve this problem if left to their own device?

If you could meet one of your characters who would it be?
That’s a tough one, but I’d have to say Joe. I love the combination of his laid-back, “What, me worry?” attitude and his knowledge of all things tech.
 I also have to tell you that last year I was in a bookstore and saw a girl who looked exactly what I imagine Shooter looks like. That was weird. I had to resist the urge to start talking to her like I knew her.

What are your future projects and do you plan on making a sequel?
This fall, I’m hoping to release my second book, “Instant Preplay,” the story of a boy who discovers that his DVR records TV shows before they air. It’s also for mid-grade readers, but with a different set of characters. And yes, I’m kicking around ideas for a sequel to “The Odd Job Squad.” I’m going to be very busy!

Lastly, what are you reading right now?
“The Throne of Fire” by Rick Riordan

Great answers Karl and thank you for the interview!

Happy Reading!

Review: The Odd Job Squad

The Odd Job Squad 
by Karl Fields

Published by:Self Published
Released:June 14th,2011
Pages:205 Kindle
Buy here

The best way to get even is to get Odd.

Thirteen-year-old Ander Cartwright is an expert on two subjects: fortune cookies and payback.

Especially payback.

When he’s not struggling with algebra, Ander is the leader of an anonymous revenge club that operates within the walls of Marina Middle School. Got a beef with a classmate? Email Ander’s crew and, if your case if legit, they’ll get even on your behalf.

It’s not easy to right wrongs and stay under the radar at the same time. That’s why Ander developed three simple rules designed to help him and his friends from blowing their cover.

But when Ander spots the opportunity to settle an old score of his own, he ignores his own rules, setting off a chain of events that threatens to blow his cover, and it’ll take all the butt-kicking, detention-dodging skill the guys can muster to keep a lid on their secret.
*Thank you Karl for the book*
My Thoughts-

   The Odd Job Squad is about 4 best friends who run an underground revenge business. Their business started when a mean girl was going to far with Shooter(One of the main characters.) After that they continued to get revenge for the underdogs. But when a series of events happens, the best friends secret business starts to unfold and if anyone did find out who was really behind all those pranks; it would be the end for The Odd Job Squad.

 There wasn't anything in the story that I disliked. There's a little bit of romance in there but not enough to make a boy hurl or something and I give Karl props for that. The book is just perfect for both boys and girls.
Another thing I liked about this book was that it wasn't confusing at all.Although it was face paced I found myself never confused. It's defiantly one of those books where when you sit down to read it you get sucked into it because it's a light and fun read.All of the characters were wonderful and I loved them all!

  Like I stated above, this book is just perfect for boys and girls. But I would have to say this is more of a middle school type book instead of YA. I rate this 5 out of 5 stars! It's a fun and easy read so I defiantly recommended to check it out! And don't forget to read my interview with Karl himself!

Happy Reading!