Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Me. the Missing, and the Dead" by Jenny Valentine

This was a very interesting book. The plot was something that I did not expect. It was written from the point of view of an older teenage boy in Britain. He is living with the disappearance of his father years back. He stumbles upon the ashes of an old lady at a cab company and figures out a way to take them home with him after the lady starts to speak with him from the other side. After reading more and more into the book the pieces start to fall together as to why this dead old lady picked him to speak to. In the process he finds out more about his absent father than he expected. He also ends up finding more respect for his mother in the process. I enjoyed the plot and reading this book, but would probably would not have it in my collection. I give this book a 7 on my book scale. If you would like to find out more about this book you can click here to do so. Happy reading everyone!

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Listening for Lions" by Gloria Whelan is a hit!!!!!

I absolutely loved this book. This was yet another one that I just picked up randomly in the young adult reading section of the library. Sometimes that's where I find the books that I love the most!
'Listening for Lions' is about a girl named Rachel who has grown up in Africa with her parents who run a small hospital in a very small African village. Her parents end up dying due to disease and she becomes caught up in a local wealthy families plot to use her as their victim to get more money from the grandfather of their recently passed daughter who is her own same age.
Will she escape their greedy hands and fall into more capable ones? And will she ever be able to get back the life in Africa that she grows sadder every day to have lost? This is a very charming book, especially for young girls. It is one that I would add to my collection. Hope you enjoy it! Happy reading!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New book suggestions for me to read?

If anyone has suggestions for more books for me to read please do so in the comment section. Everyone mother needs a little time in their day when they can pretend that all of the other crazy things in their life do not exist. I always need to throw myself into another world, that is if my boys will let me. I need new ideas for a good book. Thanks everyone, and Happy reading!

"Girlwood" by Claire Dean

Love this book so far! I am about 2/3 done with the book and could not stop if I tried. It is about a pre-teen girl named Polly who's sister Bree has turned into a drug-addicted teen. They no longer have a good relationship due to this. Her older sister one night comes to her room in the middle of the night to tell her that she is going away to the forest until she can get everything to rights again. She almost thinks that this is a dream until her sister is missing from her room the next morning.
Between her missing sister, divorced parents, and her grandmother living in the woods (whom everyone in town is convinced she is a witch) she has her hands full. Oh, and did I mention that this little girl also has the power to see people's auras in the form of colors surrounding them. Even after her sister has still been missing for weeks she still believes that she is in the woods living on the land. The narrator takes you on a mystical and fun-filled journey with a group of girls to discover the truth about the whereabouts of Bree.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"The Host's" new unpublished chapter!

"The Host" by Stephenie Meyer will be released in paperback next week. The paperback will contain a NEW chapter never before published of the book. If you would like to find a way to read part of this new chapter click here to go to Stephenie's site to view part of it. Happy reading!

"The short second life of Bree Tanner" by Stephenie Meyer

This book has just recently been announced to be out soon. It is about the short life of Bree Tanner who is one of Victoria's newborns that came to defeat the Cullen's in Stephenie Meyer's third book of the Twilight trilogy Eclipse. It has been called a novella since it is smaller than all of her other books. Can't wait to read it! If you would like more info on this book you can click here to go to Stephenie's personal website. Happy reading!

"The Red Shoe" by Ursula Dubosarsky

This book was interesting but I would not read it again. It's a story about a little girl named Matilda and her two sisters. It is set in Australia in the mid 1950's during a very trying time in their country and their families life. Numerous bad and depressing things happen to their family and those surrounding them. It is definitely not uplifting. On my book scale I would give this one only a 3. Time to move onto the next one! If you would like more information on this book or the author you can find it by clicking on the link to her page here.

Books I have far

  • A Promise to Believe in-10
  • A Tree grows in Brooklyn-6
  • A Year down Yonder-5
  • Book of a Thousand Days-8
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer-9
  • Catching Fire-10
  • Charlotte's Rose-9
  • City of Ashes-9
  • City of Bones-9
  • City of Glass-9
  • Cry the Beloved Country-6
  • Dawn's Prelude-10
  • Dead until Dark-5
  • Define Normal-8
  • Diary of Anne Frank-8
  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Enna Burning-7
  • Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman-8
  • Girlwood-10!!!!!
  • In the Forests of the Night-5
  • Jinx-7
  • Listening for Lions-9
  • Me, the Missing, and the Dead-7
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac-5
  • Morning's Refrain-10
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-10
  • Pride and Prescience-10
  • River Secrets-8
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall-4
  • The Chosen-6
  • The Goose Girl-7
  • The Great Gatsby-6
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer-10
  • The Hunger Games-10
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret-9
  • The Last Leaf-8
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society-7
  • The Persian Pickle Club-7
  • The Princess Academy-7
  • The Red Shoe-3
  • The Secret Garden-10
  • The Snows-7
  • The True meaning of Smekday-10
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Vampire Kisses-5