Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Here are the rules:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
"As usual my mouth opened before my brain had a chane to stop it, and I yelped, "what? that's totally unfair!"
"And now you may exit my class. When you come back, kindly have your essay and an apology in hand."
-Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, page 197

Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Released: June 1st 2009
Published By: HarperTeen
Page Amount:  276, hardcover edition
Borrowed from the library

"You know, I always thought I told you everything, but there are some things I should have said but never did. I should have told you about the time I lost your new sunglasses. I know you really liked them. I should have apologized the time I ruined your brand-new skirt, the one with the beading. I should have apologized for a lot of stuff.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry for everything.

It's been seventy five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her, and she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone, and Amy doesn't want to talk about it. No one knew Julia like she did. No one gets what life is without her.

No one understands what it's like to know that it's all your fault.

Amy's shrink thinks she should keep a journal but instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia. As she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past holds its own secrets--and that the present deserves a chance."
-Infromation from Goodreads.com
My Overall Thoughts:
I loved it!!! This a story about a girl named Amy. Who loses her best friend Juila in a car accident and is left to pick up the pieces of her life. Through out the book she is always blaming herself for Juila's death even though Juila is the one who drove. In the end Amy realizes as much as she's to blame Juila is too. She also realizes as much as she misses her best friend she has to remember life is still worth living for.

Amazing story!!  Everyone should definitely keep out this novel!!
Elizabeth Scott is becoming one of my favorite authors!!
Younger teens should not read this due to adult situtations.
Hope you enjoyed my review!!
Love ya, Ashley

Saturday, August 28, 2010

An Update

Hello My Book Peeps, Just wanted to give you all an update. I'm currently reading three books, the first is the one shown on here, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, the second is Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott and lastly Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I'm totally loving Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott. So look for a review on that soon!!

Love ya, Ashley

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lies by Michael Grant

Micahel Grant- Lies

Released: May 4th 2010
Published by:  Harper Collins
Series:  # 3, (Gone Series)
Page Amount:  447, hardback edition

*If you have not read Gone and Hunger in the series, do not read the following synopsis, as it may contain spoilers, as well as the review*

"It happens in one night: a girl who died now walks among the living, Zil and the Human Crew set fire to Perdido Beach, and amid the flames and smoke, Sam sees the figure of the boy he fears the most - Drake. But Sam and Caine defeated him along with the Darkness - or so they thought. As Perdido Beach burns, battles rage: Astrid against the Town Council; the Human Crew versus the mutants; and Sam against Drake. And the prophetess Orsay and her companion, Nerezza, are preaching that death will set them all free. As life in the FAYZ becomes more desperate, no one knows who they can trust."
-Information from Goodreads.com

This book was amazing, I was hooked right from the start.  I did not think this series could get any better, well I was wrong because it did. Lies by Michael Grant picks up right where Hunger ended. The children of the FAYZ ( Fallout Alley Youth Zone), are still dealing with a limited food supply, battels with the Freaks and Normals, verus Caine and the others at Coates Academy.

I believe you should definitely pick up this book if you have read Gone and Hunger.

5/5 stars!!!

Later, Ashley

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What's Going On

This is a posted on What's Going On with me. I'm sorry I haven't been posting alot. I just haven't been reading like I use to. I've been getting sick, and also taking care of my house. I hope you all understand. I do intend on being better on my reviews and such. So thank you for being patient with me.

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox is a weekley meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Didn't buy or get any books for review this week. I did however take a trip to the library!!

Michael Grant- Lies
Elizabeth Scott- Love You, Hate  You, Miss You
Kim Harrison- Once Dead, Twice Shy
Beth Fantaskey- Jekel Loves Hyde
Rachel Hawkins- Hex Hall
Kami Garcia&Maragaret Stohl- Beautiful Creatures

Let me know you guys got in your mailbox!!

The Last Song By Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Released:  September 8th, 2009
Published By: Grand Central Publishing
Page Amount:  390

"Seventeen-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside down when her parents divorced her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, particularly her father ... until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she and her younger brother spent the summer with him in North Carolina.

Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will be the centerpiece of a local church. Resentful and rebellious, Ronnie rejects all of his attempts to reach out to her and threatens to return to New York before the summer's end. But soon Ronnie meets Will. the town's local heartthrob, and the last person she thought she'd ever be attracted to. As Ronnie slowly lets her guard down, she finds herself falling deeply in love, opening herself up to the greatest happiness-and pain-that she has ever known.

An unforgettable story of love in all its myriads forms-first love, love between parents and children-THE LAST SONG demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them."
-Information from GoodReads.com
Overall Thoughts On The Last Song:
Another amazing story by my favorite author Nicholas Sparks. The Last Song is a sweet and heart touching story. A story on the power of love can fix anything. You can never truly give up on your loved ones. For they never give up on you.
I loved Ronnie and Will. Even though there were times, that tested their love it worked out.
All and all a great read!! I recommend reading it.
Love ya, Ashley!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz

Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz
Released:  October 8th 2008
Published by:  Hyperion
Series:  # 3 Blue Bloods
Page Amount:  264

"Have you ever wondered what secrets lurk behind the closed doors of New York City's wealthiest families? They're powerful, they're famous... they're undead.

Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question--is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.

When one of the Gates of Hell is breached by Silver Bloods in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods will need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high; the battle is bloody; and through it all, Carnavale rages on. And in the end, one vampire's secret identity will be exposed in a revelation that shocks everyone."

I loved the first 2 books in the Blue Blood Series by Melissa De La Cruz, so I was anticipating Revelations. However it wasn’t as addicting as Blue Bloods and Masquerade. I didn’t get hooked into the story until towards the end.

Maybe I shouldn't have waited so long to read Revelations and I might love it just as much as Blue Bloods and Masquerade. However I did love the story. I'm hoping Schulyer and Oliver get together. And that she stops messing around with Jack.

All in all I think you should pick this up after reading the first and second in the series!
Hope you enjoy my review!
Love, Ashley!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by, Miz Should Be Reading.

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share twp (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOLIERS!  (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away!  You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teasers:
"You knew exactly how I felt about you, and you used me anyway:
                                              ~p. 186 "Revelations" by Melissa De La Cruz
                           ( I just started this lastnight, I'm not even past page 50 yet)

Living Dead Girl By Elizabeth Scott

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Released: September 2nd 2008
Published by:  Simon Pulse
Page Amount:  170

"Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared.
Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.
Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.

Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is waht she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrying than death in mind for her.

This is Alice's story. It it one you have never heard, and one you will never,ever forget."
-Information from the inside the book.

Elizabeth Scott's Living Dead Girl, is a heart-wrenching story of a little girl taken by a sexual predator. Who keeps her for 5 years molding her into his perfect little girl.  Until one day Ray decides its time for "Alice" to find a younger version of herself for him to mold all over again.

This was my first Elizabeth Scott novel. I loved it even though the subject is a morbid and horrorifying story. Living Dead Girl was an eye-opener of how easily it is for someone to take a child and harm them, make them believe harm will come to their loved ones if they don't do all that the kidnapper says.

Since its only 170 pages, it was a quick read. The ending wasn't happy. although in a story like this there isn't such a thing as a happy ending.

5/5 stars!

Love, Ashley

Monday, August 9, 2010

How To Be A Vampire Review

How To Be A Vampire: A Fangs-On Guide For The Newly Dead By Amy Gray

Released:  November 10th 2009
Published by: Candlewick Press
Page Amount:  144

Welcome to the world of the undead! A comprehensive guide to the vampire lifestyle quenches newcomers’ thirst for lore and tasteful tips.

For those who join the decadent realm of the vampire, eternal life holds juicy perks charm and strength, shape-shifting and flying, telepathy and super-powered senses. But then again, one becomes . . . so terribly hungry. Is there an etiquette for feeding without causing a scene? How do you set up your crypt? What supernatural foes will make your blood run colder? In this elegant, edgy resource, the newly immortal will find everything they need to know, including:

- a quiz to determine your true vampire persona

- ways to turn into a vampire — or when a kiss is not just a kiss; and why you should take a look at your family tree

- a transformation checklist, including canine teeth and UV sensitivity

- a makeup and fashion guide to looking damned good (or just damned)

- knowing your weaknesses, from garlic, stakes, and sunlight to a n obsession with counting

- 10 signs that your boyfriend is a vampire, including super coolness (body temperature-wise) and a habit of sleeping in

- a field guide to vampiric variations around the world and through history
What drew me to the book is the amazing cover. Now granted How To Be A Vampire: A Fangs-On Guide For Newly Dead by Amt Gray, is directed towards teens and recently immortalized or those already immortalized just looking for some fun vampire factoids.

I still found it to be a good and light read. Which is what I was looking for. In this guide on vampires I learned what music to listen, how to dress, and even how to decorate my pad for a more immortal lifestyle. There’s also history stories in here.

This isn’t a too serious guide so if that’s what you’re looking for you can check it out. I thought it was good but not really great.
3/5 stars.
Love ya, Ashley

Saturday, August 7, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at the The Story Siren.

In My Mailbox# 4/Book Haul

For Review: None
Bought: None
Borrowed from the library:

The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vapmire Tales of Blood and Desire
Kelley Armstrong
Holly Black
Libba Bray
Sarah Rees Brennan
Rachel Caine
Cecil Castellucci
Cassandra Clare
Meliss de la Cruz
Nancy Holder
 & Debbie Viguie
Dina James
Karen Mahoney
Maria V. Snyder
Lili St. Crow

Amy Gray- How To Be A Vampire
Nicholas Sparks- The Last Song
Melissa de la Cruz- Revelations
Elizabeth Scott- Living Dead Girl
Michael Grant- Lies

That's what I got this week. Let me know what you guys got!
Love ya, Ashley!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Burned By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Burned By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Released: April 27th 2010
Published by: St. Martin’s Griffin
Series: House Of Night, # 7
Page Amount: 323

*Please note that this is the seventh book in the series, therefore the following synopsis and review may contain spoilers or information that could be considered spoilers for those not completed with: Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, and Tempted.*

“Zoey Redbird is the youngest High Priestess in House of Night history and is the only person – vamp or fledgling – that can stop the evil Neferet from raising all kinds of immortal trouble. And she might just have a chance if she wasn’t so busy being dead.

Well, dead is too strong a word. Stevie Rae knows she can bring her BFF back from her unscheduled va-cay in the Otherworld. But it’s going to take a lot more than hoping to bring Zoey back. Stevie Rae will have to give up a few secrets of her own…”
- Information from Goodreads.com
I am totally and completely addicted to this series and Burned did not disappoint me.

What I loved is how everyone came together to help Zoey get her soul back together. Even Heath let go of his love for her. Which just proves there is nothing true love won’t do. Its sad that him and Zoey don’t get to be together. But I’m liking Zoey and Stark and wish they could have had more time in this book. Maybe in the next one.

I definitely recommend picking up this installment of the House Of Night series, for everything you’ve come to love is in it and more! And unlike Tempted its not left with you going what the heck just happened? It’s a perfect ending that leaves you having questions for the next book, which comes out next year, January 4th 2011.

Hope you enjoyed this review!!

Love ya, Ashley!

5/5 stars!!