Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Prophecy Of The Sisters by Michelle Zink

Prophecy Of The Sisters by Michelle Zink
Released: August 1st 2009
Published by:  Little Brown for Young Readers
Series:  Prophecy Of The Sisters, Book One
Page Amount:  343 (USA Hardcover edition)

" In Michelle Zink's debut novel, orphaned twin sister Lia and Alice Milthorpe are yoked together in an ancient prophecy that makes them enemies and could destroy them both. If Lia can break this familial curse, she can not only save her relationship with her beloved boyfriend; she can finally resolve the mystery behind her parents' death. A teen author to watch."
-Information from Goodreads.com

My Overall Thoughts:
I thought Prophecy Of The Sisters by Michelle Zink was a good book. I wasn't hooked from the start. But I did enjoy learning about Lia and Alice, the roles they played in the prophecy. Lia was definitely my favorite ot the twined sisters. Alice is a very twisted character. 

I am looking forward to reading the next installment in this series. If you're looking for something with some love, a prophecy and good vs. evil this is the story for you.

Hope you enjoyed my review,

Saturday, December 18, 2010

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
Released: September 1st 2009
Published by: HarperTeen
Page Amount: 298 (USA Paperback Edition)

"Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again—until one day she inadvertently summons a young genie out of his world and into her own. He will remain until she makes three wishes.

      Jinn is anxious to return home, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid she will not wish for the right thing, the thing that will make her truly happy. As the two spend time together, the lines between master and servant begin to blur, and soon Jinn can't deny that he's falling for Viola. But it's only after Viola makes her first wish that she realizes she's in love with Jinn as well . . . and that if she wishes twice more, he will disappear from her life—and her world—forever.

Jackson Pearce spins a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . . . and how important it is to be careful what you wish for."
-Information from Goodreads.com.

Overall Thoughts:

I found As You Wish Jackson Pearce, to be a very charming and sweet novel. Her writing style is amazing.
I related to Viola and what she was going through. Dealing with the aftermath of a bad break-up with Lawrence who is also her best friend.

She is sitting in her English class wishing to not feel so broken anymore. That she could feel the way she did before the break-up. In doing so she summons a Genie to grant her three wishes. When she firsts spot Jinn she doesn't know who he is or why he's there. Not till going home does she found out why she's seeing him.
Viola finds it hard to come up with three wishes on the spot because of feeling invisible.

She does make her wishes. But while spending time with Jinn. They develop feelings for one another. I loved how their feelings came to be.

All and all I loved this story, and I'm glad I read it. As You Wish was Jackson's debutant novel in 2009. I'm looking forward to reading more from her.

So go and pick it up now. Gave it 5/5 stars!! I love the cover as well!!

Hope you enjoyed my review, Ashley

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Library Haul and 2 Books I Bought

Books From The Library:

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Witch Child by Celia Rees
Shade by Jeri Smith- Ready
Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
Prophecy Of The Sisters by Michelle Zink

Betrayed by P.C. and Kirsten Cast
Chosen by P.C. and Kirsten Cast

Happy Reading, Ashley

Bitten:Dangerous Girls and The Taste Of Night by R.L. Stine

Bitten: Dangerous Girls & The The Taste Of Night by R.L. Stine

Released: September 1st 2010
Published by: HarperCollins
Page Amount: 484 (USA Paperback edition)

You’ll love them to Death

“Twin sisters Destiny and Livvy Weller return home from summer vacation with a dark secret… and an inhuman desire to drink blood. What have the become?

Can they ever turn back? As their deadly secret becomes harder to keep, more questions arise and loyalties are tested.

And as one sister descends into darkness, the other must find a way to save her and herself. Who will live to see the glow of the next full moon? Which sister will survive?

 In DANGEROUS GIRLS and DANGEROUS GIRLS #2 : THE TASTE OF NIGHT, published together in BITTEN, bestselling author R.L. Stine explores the dark creatures of the night.”
-Information from Goodreads.com

My Overall Thoughts:
R.L. Stine has put his spin on the vampire world with Dangerous Girls and The Taste Of Night. I loved the characters, the storyline. R.L. Stine's writing style just gets better and better after every book I read by him. R.L. Stine had the vampires be traditional in the sense that the daylight bothered them and they could shape-shifter into animals.

They drank both animal and human blood in this vampire world. I loved how Destiny overcame everything and tried her best to save her sister.

If there is anymore books in this series. I will be getting them.

5/5 stars!!

Hope you enjoyed this review, Ashley