Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Eager to learn everything she can about her new abilities as an Immortal, Ever turns to her beloved Damen to show her the way, but just as her powers are increasing, his are in decline, and as she searches for a way to save him, she finds herself with a wrenching choice to make.
There's a hot guy in Susannah Simon's bedroom. Too bad he's a ghost.
Suze is a mediator-a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn't seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.
But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it's not that easy. There's a ghost with revenge on her mind.and Suze happens to be in the way.
This one is the first in the Mediator series and in the US it has the title Shadowland. I got this one out because it sounds like a really good book, it will help me with my Meg Cabot reading challenge and there is a little thing coming up soon to do with this book and a few others.
Jennifer's Body by Audrey NixonA newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Now You See Her by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Fifteen-year-old Hope describes events leading her to agree to her boyfriend's plan to stage her abduction, and the consequences for their relationship, her family life, and her budding career as an actress.
I really liked reading Now You See Her. I sat down and read it in an entire day. It's not very big either so it wasn't impossible. Anyhow, I really thought that Now You See Her was a thoroughly enjoyable read.
It definitely was not what I had expected. There were a couple of plot twists and turns that really surprised me as I would never have guessed them.
The characters were all really good and I really liked Hope, I felt sorry for and how she got sucked into the life she did.
The story line itself was great, once again I say it was nothing like I had expected. It was fantastic.
I think thats about all I can really say about it. You just have to grab a copy and read it for yourself it was that brilliant.
Overall, I think I liked this because it was not what I had expected at all. I'd recommend this to everyone. It's that good of a book.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Queste by Angie Sage
Series: Book 4, Septimus Heap
Septimus faces a perilous quest to find Nicko and Snorri, who have been trapped back in time. Everyone at the Castle is slowly beginning to realise that Nicko and Snorri's chances of coming back are slim. Septimus, aided by ancient Alchemist Marcellus Pye, learns of a place where all time meets: the House of Foryxx. But how does he get there?
Queste is the fourth addition to the Septimus Heap series and it is a very good addition indeed.
I really liked Queste, it picks up where the third book finished. The story line is really good one, while in places it's slightly muddled it all patches itself up in the end and it makes for a really good read.
I like all of the characters, they're all individuals and I think Septimus is really cool. He's a great protagonist.
Overall, Queste is a highly entertaining read. I love the whole Septimus Heap series to be honest. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of witches, wizards and ghosts. While this is supposed to be for younger readers I feel that it serves as a good young adult novel as well.
If you are going to read this series I would suggest reading the previous three books, Magyk, Flyte and Physik as they are sequential and linked. I myself, cannot wait for the release of the fifth book called Syren which is due out in September.
Monday, August 17, 2009
I was reading through one of my computer science textbooks and read a really interesting passage. I thought I should share it. I found it in a section about ebooks.
In a way to me, this seems like science fiction. I'd find it really weird reading an entire book on just one piece of 'paper'. I've read ebooks before and I found them hard to read for long periods of time.
One thing I can find happening is if the screen of the digital paper is like a cellphone or computer screen it will be hard to read in the daytime because of the glare. I definitely think I would prefer to read a real book than one like this.
How about you? What do you think about this?
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Does Jinx have bad luck - or special powers?
Misfortune has followed Jean Honeychurch all her life - which is how she earned the nickname Jinx. And now her parents have shipped her off to New York City to stay with relatives - including her sophisticated cousin Tory - until the trouble she's caused back home dies down.
Could she even be . . . a WITCH?
Tory is far too cool to bother with Jinx - until Jinx's chronic bad luck wreaks havoc in Tory's perfect life--including causing Tory's crush, Zack, to start paying way too much attention to her red-headed cousin from Iowa. Only then does Jinx discover that beneath Tory's big-city glamour lies a world of hatred and revenge. Now it seems that the jinx that's driven Jean crazy may just be the only thing that can save her life . . .
I've heard some really good things about this book and I recently read Airhead by Meg Cabot and really liked it so I'm hoping Jinx will be good too.
Thats it for this week, I can't wait to see what everyone else got.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
"Just listen," Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel. I open my eyes wide now. I sit up as much as I can. And I listen."Stay," he says. Everybody has to make choices. Some might break you. For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough, but they're all about a future full of music and love, a future that's brimming with hope. But life can change in an instant. A cold February morning ...a snowy road ...and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all.
If I Stay was a really interesting and well-written story.
From the very first page I found myself drawn into Gayle Forman’s tale, wondering just how exactly an entire book can be written about a girl in a coma. I now know how she did it, and I must say If I Stay is a very fine piece of literature.
If I Stay is a very unique story and I loved every word of it.
The characters were all perfectly formed; there was nobody that I didn’t love.
I loved the storyline, I found myself devouring this novel in a day because it was that interesting. I was just dying to know what happened next.
Gayle Forman captured emotions well throughout the entire book.
Overall, I really loved If I Stay. It was unique, and the descriptions were fantastic. I’d recommend this book to everyone, especially those who love a good emotional, well-written story.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Switch by Carol Snow
Living in a small beach community with her mother, fifteen-year-old Claire, an accomplished swimmer, discovers that, like her long-dead but, still very much present, grandmother, she has the ability to inhabit other people's bodies while asleep.
I really enjoyed Switch. It reminded me a little of some of the books by Todd Strasser where the people get stuck inside other people's bodies. But this one was more grown up and sophisticated.
I really liked the characters Claire and Beanie. They were both genuinely themselves and didn't really care too much about what other people thought of them.
I really loved the idea of this book too. It's not everyday you read a book about a girl that can switch bodies with other people.
The ending was pretty predictable but that didn't really bother me.
Overall, I felt that Switch was an interesting and entertaining read. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a short, entertaining read.