Thursday, July 23, 2009
My rating: 5/5
"Don't worry, Anna. I'll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it."
"Promise me? Promise you won't say anything?"
"Don't worry." I laughed. "It's our secret, right?"
According to her best friend Frankie, twenty days in ZanzibarBay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy ever day, there's a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie---she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.
Perfect! This was such a perfect summer read for me. I actually read this while on my little one week vacation to Florida and this couldn't have been more perfect timing to read this book.
The mood of this book is all over the charts for me. It seems that it is Happy then sad then melancholy then blissful then aggravating then hopeful and etc. I loved how Everything almost took place on the beach or in beachy surrounding. It made me want to actually get up and drive to the beach.
I loved most of the characters in the book. Anna and Frankie were the perfect picture of best friends with Anna being more reserved and Frankie being more loud and "look at me"
Overall, the whole book was very well written and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a summer read or just a good book.
Monday, July 13, 2009
As of Tuesday the 14th of July I will be going away to the Beautiful, Sunny, and incredibly hot state of Florida! woot! And what can be better than this you may ask?... well I am going alone! Some would be saddened by this but in my case I am extremely excited that I don't have to be on a flight with my very annoying brother, who luckily visited my grandmother the week before. But don't get me wrong I do of course love my darling brother. :D
Here is my dilemma: I really don't want to go through baggage and stuff, which I also heard can be expensive, so I am only taking a carry on bag. Which means that I have to be selective in my clothes. But the real problem is my toiletry bag.
What is allowed!
A disposable razor?
my eye solution?
I'm so confused! If anyone could help that would be great!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
My rating: 3/5
Summary: from amazon
Prom fever has infected LA—especially Cindy’s two annoying stepsisters, and her overly Botoxed stepmother. Cindy seems to be the only one immune to it all. But her anti-prom letter in the school newspaper does more to turn Cindy into Queen of the Freaks than close the gap between the popular kids and the rest of the students. Everyone thinks she’s committed social suicide, except for her two best friends, the yoga goddess India and John Hughes–worshipping Malcolm, and shockingly, the most popular senior at Castle Heights High and Cindy’s crush, Adam Silver. Suddenly Cindy starts to think that maybe her social life could have a happily ever after. But there’s still the rest of the school to deal with. With a little bit of help from an unexpected source and a fabulous pair of heels, Cindy realizes that she still has a chance at a happily ever after.
Super Cute! Cindy Ella was a cute Cinderella story. If I could compare it to anything it would be the actual movie, a Cinderella story, with Hillary Duff in it. I found that the two stories were very familiar. Then again most Cinderella stories have the step sisters along with the stepmother, and then of course our prince charming.
Overall, I found that this book was a nice and light to read. The characters were done well, I especially love the attitude of Cindy. I also enjoyed the Instant Messaging conversations she would have. I recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and cute read.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Summary: from back of the book
Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She’s paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman, she’s a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that’s not what happens.
This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two—and one of those two was Parker. Now, she’s stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach.
Loved it! This book was nothing and everything that I expected. I thought this was going to be a great book, but what I didn't expect was how this story was going to play out. I thought prior to reading this that it was going to be about Parker falling for an assistant coach or something. What actually did happen in however, was even better than I expected.
This story was too cute! The characters, Parker and Tristan were amazing. I especially love that That Tristan was younger than Parker. I think that that they over exaggerated on the horrors of freshman part, but maybe in some schools this would be a horror to date a freshman.
Overall, This book was the perfect light summer read I was looking for. I highly recommend it.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
My Rating: 3.5/5
Summary: from back of the book
Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Aiislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention. But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything. Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in this 21st century faery tale.
Wicked Lovely was my first faerie book and it blew me away. I never thought I would be the faerie type until I read this one!
Overall, the story was done very well. I thought that some of the characters could have been a bit stronger...but maybe they will get stronger in the next books. I would definitely love to know more about Kennan and Dona. Very good story, and I have a feeling it will only get better with the following books.