Saturday, May 31, 2008

Why I won't be posting...

I'm going to be gone from June 4th until June 12th. I'm going to England for a week with my family. I've never been out of the country before so it should be really fun. I might not be able to post anything in the next couple of days either because I'm going to be getting ready and packing and everything. But I might have a chance to do a book review. And I will still be going to the LRRH convention on the 13th, jet lag or not. :) I'm definitely going to miss you guys. Maybe my dad will let me use his laptop, so I might able to come on a for a little while.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Host-Stephenie Meyer

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.
Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
First off, I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I don't especially like the Twilight series, but I heard a lot of good things about this one. Some people even said it was better than Twilight. So I started it, and I have to admit that the beginning was a little slow. It took me a little while to get into it, but it does get better. About ten chapters in, I got so engrossed in it, I finished it in one and a half days. And I loved it! I think that I liked it ten times better than the Twilight series. The characters in this one don't annoy me half as bad, and Stephenie's writing in this one is the best it has ever been. However, I was very disappointed in the ending. I think the book would have been fine it she'd ended it at chapter 58. I didn't really like the ending as much. But I loved the book as a whole. This is definitely worth it! Ten times better than Twilight in my opinion. This is a book definitely worth reading.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Airhead-Meg Cabot

Emerson Watts didn’t even want to go to the new SoHo Stark Megastore grand opening. But someone needed to look out for her sister Frida, whose crush, British heartthrob Gabriel Luna, would be singing and signing autographs there—along with the newly appointed Face of Stark, teen supermodel sensation Nikki Howard.
How was Em to know that disaster would strike, changing her—and life as she’d known it—forever? One devastating accident later, and Em Watts, always the tomboy, never the party princess, is no longer herself. Literally.
Now getting her best friend Christopher to notice that she’s actually a girl is the least of Em’s problems.
But what Em’s pretty sure she’ll never be able to accept might just turn out to be the one thing that’s going to make her dream come true....
I am a huge fan of a lot of Meg Cabot's books, so I was excited when this one came out. Though it is not my absolute favorite, I still enjoyed it a lot. It reminded me a little of The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson. It is a fast read, and great if you're looking for something fun to read. I can't wait until a sequel comes out!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Battle of the Labyrinth-Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
Time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Krono's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth-a sprawling underground world with surprises at every turn.
I finished this book in two days, it was that amazing! I love this book series, and every novel in it entertains me very well. Don't get put off of it because it is a children's book, because it really is a great book series that has a lot of history in it. The characters keep getting better and better and so is the storyline. I highly recommend it, and cannot wait until the next book comes out! Read Maribeth's review here.
Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bewitching Season-Marissa Doyle

In 1837 London, young daughters of viscounts pined for handsome, titled husbands, not careers. And certainly not careers in magic. At least, most of them didn't.
Shy, studious Persephone Leland would rather devote herself to her secret magic studies than enter society and look for a suitable husband. But just as the inevitable season for coming out is about to begin, Persy and her twin sister discover that their governess in magic has been kidnapped as part of a plot to gain control of the soon-to-be Queen Victoria. Now they must weave their way through some magical and real challenges to rescue her. And Persy discovers that husband hunting might just not be such an odious task after all.
This book reminded me a lot of The Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray, considering they both deal with English society, but also magic and fantasy. Except....this one wasn't as good. I enjoyed parts of it, but it was very slow at the beginning and it couldn't hold your attention for very long. I did really love the main character Persy though, whose point of view the story is told from. There were some good parts that really did entertain me, but I wasn't completely enthralled with it the whole time. It is a fun read, and I would recommend it if this is something you're in the mood for. But if you have something better to read, feel free to pick that up instead.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

So Many Book Releases!

Here are some books that I really wanted to buy today, but sadly couldn't.

It is probably just as well. Right now, I'm trying to read six books at the same time as it is. Seriously. Maybe this weekend. ;)
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Slightly Disappointed

So the Twilight movie trailer came out today. I have to say, I was a little disappointed. It was an okay trailer, but it didn't wow me. Usually seeing the first trailer gets you more excited for the movie, but this one didn't really do anything for me. Maybe it's because I still want more? I do not know.

Any other opinions?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Another Meme

So I've been tagged by Kelsey to do this cool thing!

The Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4.Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the person who tagged you once you've posted your three sentences.

The nearest (and only book) I have with me right now is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. So here it is...

In the previous moments of stupendous danger, Papa has said goodbye to Wolfgang Edel and was ready to accompany Liesel home.
"Ready," she answered.
They began to leave the scene of the crime, and the book was well and truly burning in her now.

I haven't even made it this far in the book yet, so I really have no idea what is going on. ;)

I tag Anilee, Ani Isilee, Summermoon, Q, and Bookbutterfly.