Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Summary: from amazon
Some secrets shouldn't be kept...
Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.
Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.
This was one of my first mystery books. This book kept you guessing the whole time, I loved it! This was one of the very few books that I couldn't guess the ending for. I kept on assuming things in this book that should not have been assumed.
I loved the characters in this book. One of Camelia's friends, Kimmie, had me laughing the whole time. She is the typical hilarious crazy friend who loves guys and gossip. Then Wes the typical guy who only has girls for friends. Then you finaly have my favorite character... Ben! Who is so sweet, mysterious, and misunderstood.
I absolutely adored this book and can't wait to read the rest of the "Touch" series. I recommend this to people who liked "Wake" or "Evermore", or anyone who loves a good mysterious book.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.
First, I totally fell in love with Alex Fuentes! And I know this is dorky but My friends and I call dibs on fictional characters like: Edward: Twilight, Ben: Deadly Little secret, Jace: City of Bones, and Cable: Wake. I could go on, but I am rambling already. Anyway I had to give up some good characters to get Alex and I do not regret it one bit! (well....mostly.)
What I'm trying to say is that the characters in this book were amazing and the storyline could not have been better! I loved Alex the bad boy, and Brittany the popular white girl. It could not have been a more perfect Romeo and Juliet story, except Alex is in a gang and Brittany is a popular girl in High school.
I was completely zoned into this story till the very end! It is a great story that is now one of my favorite books. Unfortunately, I borrowed this one and was forced to give it back, against my wishes. I highly Recommend this book for those who love the whole modern forbidden love, and the amazing bad boy Alex that will have you swept off your feet by the end of the book, if not sooner.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…
Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.
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and that is all, I know the rules said 7 but I'm feeling a little rebellious so were just doing 4 today.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?
This series is one of my favorite series right now! So I had High hopes for this book, and I was definitely not disappointed! This was the perfect ending for this trilogy. I was so excited about reading this one! I had to wait for my friend to read it before I did, and let me tell you that that was just torture. It got so bad, that at one point I actually stole it form her in class and was having thoughts whether or not to run for it or not! hehe
There is so much to say about this book! There are a couple betrayals, many lies, corruption, new and old love, tons of action, many secrets revealed(for example "are Clary and Jace really brother and sister?) and some people die who are bad and good...
Overall, this was a great book! Probably had the most action by far. I absolutely loved this series and can't wait for New trilogy to come out that are prequels to the mortal instruments! I recommend this series to everybody, so go out and read it now!
Monday, March 2, 2009
In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.
Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...
Okay for starters this book was terribly LONG. I mean it wasn't a bad book... it was just really long, almost TOO long. Besides this fact I thought this was a decent book. It was definitely original in the respect that I don't think I have read anything like it before.
I found Michael Grant's take on this very interesting. He kept me thinking the whole time about what was going to happen next. I also thought that he made his characters very well, each of them had a different story on what was happening to them during events. I absolutely loved how he used a couple characters point of view on events than just the main characters.