A General Book Review of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series

  Title(s): The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants (The Third Summer of the Sisterhood) ,and Forever in Blue (The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood)
Author: Ann Brashares

General Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: A LOT (In General)

Date(s) Published: September 11th 2001, April 22nd 2003, January 25th 2005, and January 9th 2007

Publisher:  Delacorte Books


 Quick Thoughts: I have been very busy this summer. I have been able to read some books but not many. Here is a book review of one of my favorite series. I hope you enjoy 🙂 it.

-The Reading Girl


I decided to leave adult books alone for a while. I was getting tired of the same plot of “the guy meets girl. the guy treats her like shit. the girl suffers promising to never love him. Then for some reason they get together again.” ugh.
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I decided to get back to YA for a while. Well, I do not regret it.

I really enjoyed this series. It was great for me because I could relate to it. The writing was great, the stories were great, the plot was great, and the original idea of the pants was great.

This is a review of all four books in general.

So…(warning: this review is full of positive and negative thoughts mixed together).

Enter the world of four best friends….

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(in other of appearances from left to right)

Carmen smart and with an attitude that can annoy the hell out of you. In other words a little bitch that people seem to like. But cares a lot about her best friends.
Tibby rebellious, miserable, tough looking, and mean. Typical teenager. But behind that mask she has a heart.
Lena the BEAUTIFUL one. That’s really about it. Oh and she is an artists who seems to be everyone’s favorite. She is nice, shy, insecure, and kind of sad.
Bridget is the athletic one. Fun, wild, fast,crazy and etc. Considered beautiful by everyone because of her blonde gorgeous hair. Except, she doesn’t think she is beautiful or do her friends because Lena is the gorgeous one.
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Those were my thoughts on the characters. Well not really, that’s how they are described. My thoughts on them are mixed. Here we go…

Carmen is my least favorite character out of this whole series. She is bitchy, mean, rude, loud, and if she is not happy no one else is. I hated her parts in the book. Especially in the second book uggghhh. But, I liked her in the last book of the series. She was likable and for once calm.

Tibby was okay. Stupid sometimes but okay. I actually liked her character.

Lena was stupid too. Too fragile and I kept getting tired of her being the fucking beautiful one and the favorite one and blah blah. Yeah..we get it.

Bridget was my MOST favorite. She actually grew up throughout the four years that the this whole series talks about. She was smart, independent, strong, and beautiful to me. I looked forward to her parts in the book.

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The writing was awesome. It was easy to understand and I could understand why so many young girls could like this series. The events that happened in this book has happened to many girls, including me.
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There was just something about these books that kept me reading them all the time. I read the four books in 4 days. I really enjoyed all the books.

It did have its flaws…

-Carmen, Tibby, Lena (but then that’s how most teenage girls are).

I loved the stories the author created. These books in some way were beautiful and taught me many lessons. I do not regret reading them at all.
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OVERALL SERIES RATING: 4 stars
Why?

-I would sometimes get annoyed at the main girls (even at Bridget)
-Depending on pants was kind of stupid to me, but then again that’s the point of the book

-I also got annoyed at how the author wanted us to think Lena was this perfect gorgeous girl and wanted us to feel bad for her when she did the dumb shit that she did. Well sorry,I didn’t feel sorry for her.
That’s really about it.

I really liked these books. I didn’t want their world to end. It’s a journey of four best friends who grow and somehow become stronger.

Each book focused more on one of the girls but in general the series was about the four of them.

It really was an amazing world I entered 🙂

P.S. The movies are WAY different but I still like them

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Movie posters:

Carmen was portrayed by America Ferrera, Tibby by Amber Tamblyn, Bridget by Blake Lively, and Lena by Alexis Bledel.

First Movie Poster

Second Movie

 

 

 

 

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Reached by Ally Condie (Review and being reached)

 Title: Reached

Author: Ally Condie

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Pages: 512

Date Published: November 13, 2012

Goodreads Summary: After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.


 Written on May 21st,2014

 3.5 stars

This will be a long review…lol

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A Book The Reading Girl Surprisingly Likes

I’m currently reading the last book from the MATCHED series by Ally Condie. The covers are gorgeous and I like the original idea of these books.

The first book: I LOVED 4 out of 5 stars

The second book: I HATED 2 out of 5 stars :Boring as hell (took me 2 MONTHS!!! to read it) the ending was the only GREAT thing about it.

Third book: I surprisingly love it. Its great. I like all the characters and the writing. I just started reading it and I can’t put it down. So far its 3 stars out 5 for me…but I think it will go up.

 

 

  

I do recommend this series. It’s really cool. Even though the second book was boring, it needs to be read to understand everything.  Read the reviews, listen to ME…hehe… and you will like this whole series.

That’s all. I just wanted to state that I am surprisingly enjoying this last book of the MATCHED series. I thought it would be a big disappointment like the second book. But, I took the risk and I don’t regret it yet.

Can’t wait for the review 🙂

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Discussion: What The Reading Girl is Currently Reading (Good Books)

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I am currently reading three wonderful books. Below I will let you know what they each are about and my opinion.

1. The Lord of The Rings (50th anniversary edition) by J.R.R. Tolkien: Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him – and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed – in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom. (Summary for The Fellowship of the Ring)

My thoughts:  I have the 50th anniversary edition which is all the three books inside: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.  Its 1,178 pages and I am still in the first book. But I love it. It’s so full of details and emotions. Its like if Hobbits and Elves actually did exist. LOVE=This book. More will come once I review this book. P.S. I can tell that Peter Jackson tried as hard as possible to make the movie accurately. And I LOVE the movies :).

2. Quien es el anticristo?(Who is the Antichrist?) by Mark Hitchcock: With the growing interest in the Antichrist these days, curiosity runs high for both Christians and unbelievers–with good reason. In books, movies, and even everyday conversation, so many ideas about who he is, what he will do, and the timing of his arrival abound that it’s difficult to separate biblical fact from human speculation.
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Transcendence by Shay Savage: ARC Book Review (Something Different)

 Title: Transcendence

  Author: Shay Savage

 Rating: 4 stars

 Pages: 312

 Date Published: February 14th, 2014

 Goodreads Summary:  It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language?

Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. He doesn’t know where she came from; she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache. Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her.

Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there. She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome. She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive, but beautiful, man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. 

With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months. As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time

 Quick Note: Step by Step I am reviewing books again. I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) on February 8th and I really enjoyed this. My reviews are long, they usually are, but like always I added pictures and quotes. I hope you enjoy the review and read the book. It’s really good.

 4 amazing stars
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One Night at the Jacaranda by Carol Cooper: Book Review!

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  Author: Carol Cooper

 Rating: 4 stars

 Pages: 272

 Date Published: February 20th 2012

 Goodreads Summary:  One man dying of cancer. One struggling journalist. A group of single Londoners. One night that changes everything. 

For one booze and hope-fuelled night, the lives of a motley group of 30-somethings criss-cross. As the discover, finding someone special is also about finding yourself, and that’s not always where you expect.

Quick Note: This is a review copy kindly given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. I read this way back in February and today I finally got the chance to review this great book. Enjoy!

 One Night at the Jacaranda  is basically the story of  a group of 30 something year old that are each going through something.  They all have, basically, one thing in common. Finding just that bit of happiness.

I thought this picture fit well, for some reason

One Night they all decide to start speed dating at the Jacaranda Bar in London, for different reasons. Each one of them are looking for different things. Love, sex, fun, friendship, solace and more. The characters have 3 minutes to look at the opposite sex and ask questions to each other. One day after the speed dating they have tick their crosses online which persons they’d like to see again. As the story unfolds, you find out more and more about every character but some things are not what they seem like. It turns out not everyone was saying the truth.

 


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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Currently Reading and enjoying it very much

Book review!!!Does not deserve to mention the Title…Read on if you want but be warned….

This review will not be proper but rather a negative piece of writing. 
Book: You will find out as you read on.
Quick note: I wrote this review a while back in Goodreads and it caused a lot of discussion. Anyways there is some profanity and inappropriate words and material, since I really did not like this book at all and the book is inappropriate and disgusting. My review is pretty LONG…lol…you will see what I mean.If you are interested read on!
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I LOVEDD THIS…NOT. UGGHH…WHAT DID I JUST DO?? *hits herself on the head*Fifty Shades:
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Frodo decided to say no more because this book offended his Hobbit mind. I feel bad for him :/. But who can blame him.I am at a book store right now and I simply just decided to read this..not buy it. Just sit in one of the Barnes and Nobles little café tables with my laptop and read this “oh so glorious” book that everyone LOVES. And let me just say something:

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One Choice will DEFINE, DECIDE and DETERMINE your life…Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Currently Reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. AMAZING!!

You will go and never come back: Papertowns by John Green: FINISHED!

Paper Towns by John Green

Papertowns by John Green

Title: Paper Towns 

Author: John Green

Rating: 5 stars

Genres: Mystery 

Pages: 305

Date Published: October 16, 2008

Publisher: Dutton Books

Goodreads Summary: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Quick note: This is the second book that I read by John Green and let me just say that it was amazing. I LOVED it. Its my second review this year and I hope you all enjoy it.  

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Cover Reveal: The Escapist by Steve Powell “Timing is Everything”

I have the honor to reveal you guys a very awesome book titled: The Escapist by Steve Powell. If you are interested in this piece of literature read down below! You will not regret it.

 

 Blurb

 What if you were wanted for a crime you didn’t commit? What would you do if you could glimpse the future?

 After an innocent encounter with a stranger, a consultant loses consciousness and awakens the next day suddenly able to glimpse events that have yet to happen, 24 hours into the future. He follows the enigmatic stranger’s every move in an attempt to unravel the mystery. Soon he can’t sleep, he’s lost his appetite and thoughts are running through his mind at 100 miles an hour. His relationship, his job and the predictable life he thinks he knows begins to fall apart at the seams. Reliance on untested allies becomes a must while he is being chased offshore by a corrupt organization and federal agents, all determined to bring him down. To survive, he has to exploit his new-found talents to stay one step ahead of his pursuers or escape will be next to impossible.

 

Author Bio

 Steve Powell is a writer and freelance artist who resides in the Washington DC metro area. He has travelled extensively to gain rich experiences and perspectives to draw his ideas from. In his spare time he does acrylic painting. A former management consultant, he currently provides creative design services via his company: Neptune Inc. He has provided short stories and artwork for publications such as Conceit magazine and Antarctic Press.

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You go and never come back

-Papertowns, by John Green

I am currently reading this AMAZING book 

Young and Beautiful/ Lana Del Rey

I first heard Lana’s voice when I was watching the movie The Great Gatsby (which was amazing and tragic), and I was just mesmerized by her voice. It sounds haunting yet beautiful. Its very different than most of the voices we hear now. I immediately started listening to her songs and I LOVED her voice and songs. Yes, her songs are sad and tragic but there is always something beautiful about it.

Lana has like a retro style and her name Lana is not actually her name. She was inspired by Lana Turner and thus she changed her name.

Young and Beautiful is a very sad but gorgeous song. I love the style and musical instruments. I wanted to share my favorite song with you guys!

Enjoy 🙂

Delicious: A Novella by Dora Sky: First Book Review of 2014

Title: Delicious by Dora SkyDelicious

Author: Dora Sky

Rating: 3.5  stars

Pages: 45

Date Published: November 5th, 2013

Publisher: Self-Published

Goodreads Summary:   I met him at the bakery store where I work. The moment I saw him I knew he was trouble. It was written all over his gorgeous face. When I laid my eyes on his body, my heart started beating in double beats – everything about him screamed bad boy. I wanted to stay away from him but deep down I was dying to explore every inch of his muscular body. He tempted me and I fell under his spell without thinking it further. How can you not fall for someone who loves fudge cake? Ladies, a man who knows how to seduce you with sweets is not a keeper, he’s a sinner…

      Quick note: This is my first book review in the year 2014. I hope you enjoy it and like it. My reviews always include how I think the characters look like, it has gifs(sometimes), and quotes.

     A review copy kindly provided by the author, my friend, Dora Sky in exchange for an honest review.

    3.5 stars

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Short Review:

Dora asked me to review her book Delicious during the Christmas holidays and I was very happy to read it. I didn’t know what to expect but I knew I wasn’t going to regret it.

Delicious is the first short novella in the Delicious series. When you start reading it, you are brought into Jenny’s world. A 19 year old college girl who works into a bakery named Delicious. Her life changes when she finds herself wanting more from a sexy man who picked up fudge cake from the bakery. She can’t seem to forget the mysterious and rude man that walked in and left her kind of in shock.

“Now that hazel eyes is in my life, something inside me has changed. He makes me want to dress up and look sexy, he makes me want to sing and shout because he is awakening these desires that I thought will never be awaken again. I have to admit, I want him so much it hurts. I want to drive him crazy the same way he drives me crazy.” 

Surprisingly she meets with the mysterious man when she goes out with her best friend. And guess what? He also wants her. VERY MUCH. Ernest, the hero of the story, takes Jenny into a passionate journey full of excitement and leaving Jenny to want more. But there is more to this story…and it’s up to you to find out and read the book! But…there is a MAJOR cliffhanger that leaves you wondering….who really is Ernest?

My thoughts:

Delicious is one hell of a story. I really enjoyed it and it was more than I expected. It is very short and leaves you wanting more and wondering what happens next, but it is enjoyable. I am glad Dora gave me the opportunity to read it. I do recommend it for readers that enjoy short novellas. I personally enjoy cliffhanger because it makes me want to read the next book. So if you like cliffhangers, you will enjoy it.

In conclusion, I can’t wait to read more from this series and more work from Dora Sky :).

“Next time when I tell you to do something, you do it. And be careful with your dirty mouth, it can get you in deep trouble.” 

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“Some Infinities are bigger than other Infinities”

 “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” 

 If you rapidly recognized that quote then you can obviously tell what this wonderful post will be about. If you didn’t, then you do not know what you have missed. The Fault in Our Stars will once again be praised in The Reading Girl. It’s a New York time Bestseller and one of the most beautiful and awesome books I have ever read! John Green wrote beautifully and created one of my most favorite book characters ever. This is the only book that I have read more than 5 stars and still makes me cry. In other words, I am a HUGE fan. This is the only book that is still in my mind and its the only book I am REALLY crazy about. The Fault in Our Stars was passed on to me by a friend and I have passed it on to my friends. In fact even some of my blogger friends have read it because of me, and they know who they are 🙂

Author:

  John Green’s first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best YA Mystery. In January 2012, his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was met with wide critical acclaim, unprecedented in Green’s career. The praise included rave reviews in Time Magazine and The New York Times, on NPR, and from award-winning author Markus Zusak. The book also topped the New York Times Children’s Paperback Bestseller list for several weeks. Green has also coauthored a book with David Levithan called Will Grayson, Will Grayson, published in 2010. The film rights for all his books, with the exception of Will Grayson Will Grayson, have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios.

In 2007, John and his brother Hank were the hosts of a popular internet blog, “Brotherhood 2.0,” where they discussed their lives, books and current events every day for a year except for weekends and holidays. They still keep a video blog, now called “The Vlog Brothers,” which can be found on the Nerdfighters website, or a direct link here. Green also has more than 1 million followers in Twitter! You can find him on his website.

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   Well today January 30th, 2014 I am proud to post that the first movie trailer came out yesterday! I was so giddy and happy! One of my friends texted me and sent me the video through youtube. I called her and we yelled and talked about the book and trailer for what seemed like hours. We were in the verge of tears and we just couldn’t believe it. You guys can read my review and find it on my Book Reviews section. I think I might write a new version of my review, I don’t know. Anyways, enjoy the trailer and movie poster!

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Love

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 Something You Earn

Something You Loose

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Something Beautiful

Something Horrible

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Something Strong

Something Fragile

Love

It Will

Always be a Feeling

You won’t Forget

The Reporter and The Girl (Minus The Superman) by S.C. Rhyne/ Book Blurb

If you are a follower of mine and you do not like reading books or anything that has to do with books then don’t read on(which I do not get because my blog is all about books and bookish things;) )…it might bore you even though you might miss on a great book :).

I first created my blog with a purpose…and that was to share with all my followers and friends posts about books that I have read and my own books reviews. Recently I have been a bit behind on reading and reviewing. I haven’t been able to finish reading books given to me by authors or reviewed any at all since my days are REALLY busy, but I am sure they understand(since I have let them know).

Today I decided to have some time to let you all know about one particular book that I am actually enjoying very much. As you can see it is titled: The Reporter and The Girl (Minus the Superman). It is by S.C. Rhyne, an awesome author and blogger. Her blog is VERY popular here in WordPress and I am sure some of you have heard about it. Her book is a huge hit and it’s getting more popular as time passes by. It was recently made into a paperback as it was originally a story blog. I contacted her because I was interested in reading her book after she posted a post asking if anyone was interested in reviewing her book. She replied back and provided me the ecopy along with the links of the  positive reviews readers have wrote(there hasn’t been a negative review yet). The reviews looked good and I knew I was going to like it… let me say something: IT’S REALLY GOOD. I am starting to love it. Since I want you guys to read it too and buy it ;), I decided to post the Book Cover and a little Book Blurb. If it’s up to your likes and interest then go follow her on her blog and read her book!

*I decided to do this post on my own will. The author didn’t ask me…nobody did.

It is not a comic book 🙂
Also click on the image to access S.C. Rhyne’s blog

 Book Blurb:

Welcome to the rabbit hole

I am the last person in New York City who would fall head over heels in love.

Independent.  Self-possessed. Why would I want to f**k that up?

My online dating profile at bd-fet.com simply reads: “Just looking.”

So why am I obsessing about Jon Sudbury?

Jon, the reporter, is vanilla as a milkshake and has probably never tasted rice and beans on the same plate before we met.

At least that’s what I thought.

Why can’t people remain simple and predictable?

All I want is control, not to be sent hurtling at maximum speed into the unknown.

Nothing about our story makes sense.

The thing is, I can handle desire, lust, passion, even betrayal…

But love is another world altogether.

And this is not a love story.

**For Mature Audiences**

***Not a Comic Book***

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Anne of Green Gables #1 by L.M. Montgomery: Review

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Because of You by Sam Mariano: New Author Review

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Night Moves by Andrea Smith: review

Night Moves by Andrea Smith: review

  Title: Night Moves   Author: Andrea Smith        Rating: 5 out of 5 stars    Pages: 365 pages   Published by:  Meatball Taster    Publishing  Date Published: November 21st 2013 *****5 beautiful amazing stars Full honest review posted today. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Emma by Jane Austen: review

 

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: review

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: review

Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Bronte Paperback,507 pages Published by: Penguin Date Published: February 4th, 2003 A lot of people usually don’t review classics for some reason…I don’t know why. Probably because they think its a waste of time or … Continue reading

Cover and Excerpt reveal. Seeking Philbert Woodbead(Fairweather Sisters, #2) by Anya Wylde

 

 The synopsis:

  The Fairweather Sisters Series: Book 2

Miss Celine Fairweather’s life was bobbing along like a boat on a tranquil stream when all of a sudden a summons from her beloved sister Penelope Radclyff, the Duchess of Blackthorne, changed it all.

Celine hurtles off to the London to help the duchess run the Blackthorne Mansion and to discover the whereabouts of her lost love Philbert Woodbead.

Celine manages to keep things deathly dull and under control for a whole week until she enlists the help of the handsome Lord Elmer—a mischievous rogue, an ex-pirate, and an incorrigible flirt who is wanted dead by all of England’s husbands with attractive wives.

They scurry from one giddy escapade to another seeking Philbert in musty inns and dusty streets, and through it all Celine tries to keep her bonnet straight, her gloves spotless and her heart in tune with her head.

Life has suddenly turned exciting, and love has well and truly bitten her rosy buttocks. Now the only question is … who has done the biting?

Excerpt: 

In the latter part of March of the year seventeen hundred and something, a large schooner rested on calm blue waters off the coast of England.

It was mid-afternoon, the water was unruffled and crystal clear, while the sky above had sent its grey clouds to London.

The sun beamed down on the deck where gentlemen with missing toes, feet, teeth or hands lay draped around the schooner attempting to snooze away the day.

Now, this schooner was no ordinary schooner (as you might have guessed from the hint above referring to missing limbs and such) but a piratical schooner, and the gentlemen were not really gentlemen but looters, marauders and plunderers.

Yes, sir, they were murderous, unscrupulous adventurers and stinking water rats.

They were all pirates. Each one of them were pirates. The whole blasted lot of them were pirates. In fact, they couldn’t be more piratical if they tried. And they tried. Oh, how they tried to be more devilish than the devil himself.

And one of them came close to being the devilishest … if that is a word. If it is not, then it should be because it perfectly described the tall, muscular, grey eyed man with his long silver streaked black hair and cruel mouth. This man was so wicked that the mere reference to him caused the afternoon light to dim, the wind to blow more urgently, the men to wake mid snooze, the tea to jump out of the cup … Where were we?

Ah, yes, the captain of the ship, the head pirate, the Black bloody  Rover, whose name was enough to frighten the children of the world into behaving, was the owner of this piratical schooner called The Desperate Lark and the leader of these dim muscled men.

He stormed now onto the middle of the deck sending the seagulls screaming into the air. His appearance caused the men to scatter while his frown had them cowering in the bilge. While they cowered, the Black Rover grabbed the cuff of a one legged man, his most trusted aide, and in low, clipped cultured tones asked, “Who stole it, Tim?

“George Rodrick Irvin, the future Earl of Devon currently holding the courtesy title of Viscount Elmer,” squeaked Tim. “The one we call Lord Wicked.”

“Kill him.” The Black Rover was a man of few words.

Tim bowed in response.

“And kidnap the cooks,” the Black Rover continued.

Tim dared to frown, “Cooks?”

The Black Rover glowered. “And the chefs. I want every single person who can cook to be kidnapped and tortured until we get it back.”

“Torture?” Tim asked uncomfortably. “Can’t we simply kill them and be done with it? I don’t like torturing. It is a messy job, and I don’t like it when they cry and they all cry.”

The Black Rover smiled harshly. He leaned closer to Tim and whispered in his half bitten ear two words, “Pigeon feathers.”

“Arr.” Tim’s sparsely lashed eyes widened in admiration. He shook his head at his captain’s intelligence. The most learned man, Tim thought proudly, was right here.

Pigeon feathers … The Black Rover was a blooming genius.

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz (book review)

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz (book review)

 Title: Teeth  Author: Hannah Moskowitz  Hardcover,288 pages  Published by: Simon Pulse  Date published: January 1st, 2013   Its been a WHILE since I have written a review, so here we go… Moskowitz has a way of writing books that leave you amazed, … Continue reading

The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

 Title: The Athena Effect  Author: Derrolyn Anderson  My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Publisher: Self- Published  Release Date: August 29th 2012 A free copy given to me by the author for an honest review ***Full Review*** 5 freakishly awesome stars … Continue reading

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti: review

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti: review

 Title: Keep Holding On Author: Susane Colasanti My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Publisher:Speak Release Date:  May 31st 2012  ***Full Review*** Wow! this is not what I expected at all. I thought this would be some sad book about a … Continue reading

Penelope by Anya Wylde: Review

Penelope by Anya Wylde: Review

 Title: Penelope  Author: Anya Wylde  My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Publisher:Smashwords  Release Date:January 17th 2013   Free copy given for an honest review.  Full Review 5 crazy Penelope stars 😛 “It is monstrously unfair that whenever a girl … Continue reading

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: Review

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: Review

  Title: Forbidden Author: Tabitha Suzuma My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Publisher:Simon Pulse Release Date:May 27th 2010 5 Beautiful Forbidden Love Stars “You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you … Continue reading

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Review

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Review

 Title: Anna and The French Kiss Author:Stephanie Perkins My Rating: 5 out 5 stars Publisher: Dutton Release Date: December 2nd, 2010 5 French Awesome Stars  Paris: There are books you will never forget. That even if they sound cheesy and … Continue reading

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

  Title: Bittersweet Author: Sarah Ockler Rating System: 5 out 5 stars First copyright: January 3rd 2012 Publisher:  Simon Pulse Short Summary: Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams … Continue reading

The Fault in our Stars by John Green: Review

The Fault in our Stars by John Green: Review

 Title: The Fault in our Stars  Author: John Green  My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  First Copyright Date: January 10th 2012  Publisher:  Dutton Books  Short Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle … Continue reading

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott: Review

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott: Review

Title: The Unwritten Rule Author: Elizabeth Scott My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars First Copyright Date: March 16th 2010 Publisher: Simon Pulse Short Summary:Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don’t like your best friend’s boyfriend. Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for … Continue reading

Confession of A Not It Girl by Melissa Kantor: Review

Title:Confessions of a Not It Girl

Author: Melissa Kantor

My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

First Copyright Date: May 1st 2006

Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion

Short Summary: Jan Miller is a senior in high school who’s convinced she is destined to lead the world’s least fabulous life. Her college application deadlines are looming and her French homework is taunting her. And she never seems to say the right thing around guys, unlike her best It Girl friend who knows the moves and lines to catch an older, adorable, sophisticated boyfriend. But Jan’s about to learn that in life and romance, being a Not It Girl has some major rewards.

OK!

So what did I just read? It felt like I read a fifth grade book when its meant to be obviously for young adults. Confessions of a Not It Girl was a very confusing book. I mean I don’t even KNOW what the hell her confessions were. Really. And the book was a stupid twister of words and it was childish. I mean it felt like reading some little teenager story that had no sense at all. Jan was such a messed up girl who whined a lot and just didn’t know what to do. And the little romance parts do not even deserve to be called romance parts. More like elementary romance where the boy is to shy to ask the girl out and all that crap. I don’t even know why i wasted my time reading this. And don’t even get me started on the ending.

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Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles: Review

 

Title: Perfect Chemistry

Authors: Simone Elkeles

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

First Copyright Date: December 23rd 2008

Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers

Short Summary: 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.

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Review of Breaking Dawn

  Title: Breaking Dawn

 Author: Stephenie Meyer

 My Rating: ?

 First Copyright Date: August 2nd, 2008 (USA) ,August 4th,2008( UK, AUS)

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Media Type: (I read) Hardcover

Short Summary: WHEN YOU LOVED THE ONE WHO WAS KILLING YOU, IT LEFT YOU NO OPTIONS. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to a werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point. her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fate of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating and unfathomable consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella’s life – first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse – seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed…forever?

The astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

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Review of Between Shades of Gray

   Title:  Between Shades of Gray

Author:  Ruta Sepetys

My Rating: 5 Stars

First Copyright Date: March 22nd, 2011

Genre: Young Adult, Drama Adventure, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction

Short Summary: Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin’s orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously–and at great risk–documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father’s prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives.Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

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Review of Where She Went

Where She Went

by Gayle Forman

My Rating: 3.5 to 4 stars

Age Group: Young Adult

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult,Fiction

I am FINALLY writing this.

Short Summary:

Where She Went is the sequel to the book If I Stay. It is told from the point of view of Adam Wilde, Mia’s ex- boyfriend, in the earlier novel. It’s been three years since Adam and Mia have seen each other or talked to each other. Adam is now a famous rock star, living a life that anybody would die for. Except he isn’t happy. Adam’s life hasn’t been what it looks like it is ever since Mia left him for Julliard without an explanation. While he is in New York he has a chance to meet again with Mia that leads to a beautiful, self – changing experience.

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Review of Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Title: Stolen

Author: Lucy Christopher

Rating: 3 to 4.5 stars

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Review of Flyaway

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Title: Flyaway

Author:: Lucy Christopher

Rate: 5 stars all the way

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Review of Just Listen

Title: Just Listen

Author: Sarah Dessen

Main Characters: Annabel Greene, Owen Armstrong, Whitney Greene

Just Listen was a hard book to get from the library because of all the holds it had. When I finally got it my reaction was just being happy.I have read all the Sarah Dessen books and up until now THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER was my favorite book but now I changed my mind. This book was beyond words. Its just beautiful and of course it had a meaning like the rest of her books. I thought it meant that not everybody has the perfect life that it looks like they have. That you should just listen instead of judging or thinking: just listen.Meet Annabel Greene. Everybody thinks her life is easy and perfect because she is a model who has been in local ads, commercials and fashion shows in her local mall. She is popular at school even if its because of her best friend Sophie who demands attention everywhere she goes. Her father designed them a house made out of glass, her mother lives for her modeling, she has two older sisters Kirsten and Whitney, who are both former models too.But behind all of that Annabel’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems. At the end of the school year she was the one who suffered from something so horrible that she’s lost not only her best friend, but her self-respect. Her family is mostly worried about Whitney’s eating disorder, with Kirsten’s college life so far away in New York, with keeping everything all under control that Annabel hasn’t even told them what has happened- the things that still happen to her at school. She is worried that she might add more concern to her parents mind that she starts lying to them and avoids telling them the truth.

The here comes the best part: She meets Owen Armstrong. A dark, tall guy- who always is listening to music on his IPod, that she once saw punch a guy and then just walk away calmly. Owen is a guy who is quiet and appears to not have any friends. But Annabel and Owen’s friendship starts in an unusual way when he reaches out his hand to help her while she is sick one day in school. After that moment their friendship starts blossoming between the guy that is really honest and between the girl that is scared to say the truth to protect everybody else.

“So you’re always honest,” I said.
“Aren’t you?”
“No,” I told him. “I’m not.”
“Well, that’s good to know, I guess.”
“I’m not saying I’m a liar,” I told him. He raised his eyebrows. “That’s not how I meant it, anyways.”
“How’d you mean it, then?”
“I just…I don’t always say what I feel.”
“Why not?”
“Because the truth sometimes hurts,” I said.
“Yeah,” he said. “So do lies, though.”

I loved Owen. I fell in love with him. He was just so amazing in every way from his view of music:

“Music is a total constant. That’s why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.”

to him hating silence : “Silence is so freaking loud”.

I liked Annabel but I felt sad for her holding all of that hurt and past :

“The past did affect the present and the future, in ways you could see and a million ones you couldn’t. Time wasn’t a thing you could divide easily; there was no defined middle or beginning or end. I could pretend to leave the past behind, but it would not leave me.”

I liked her sisters and how they each reunited and forgave each other.

This book was just beautiful. I loved it and it just taught me this :

“Don’t think or judge, just listen.”

 

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Also the picture is from my friend Ari

Review of Where I Belong

When I first saw this book or rather just heard about it I didn’t expect it to be good but the book totally surprised me. I thought it was going to be some romance book but it really wasn’t about romance it was more about dealing with life crisis and learning that having money or the latest clothes itsn’t really the only thing in life. The important thing is how you get along with your family and loving them, helping and thinking about others, not being selfish and not judging people for what they have.

This story is a little bit like Cinderella except that instead of it being from rags to riches its a riches to rags tale(quote in the book). Where Corrinne a really mean, selfish, snobby rich girl learns that there is more to life than just money and price tags. I really like stories like this because the characters can change from being someone to being someone else. And that is exactly the girl Corrine is. I liked Corrinne from the start even though she was annoying and bitchy. Some of you might not like her but I did. But when something terrible happens to her family and she has to move to Texas with her grandparents Corrinne learns a lot and notices that maybe her perfect little life in New York wasn’t as perfect as it seemed. She learns the value of true friendship, family and love.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I learned the lesson to never judge a book by its cover(that’s what I did with this book). I really had a good time reading this book. And I enjoyed Corrinne a lot. She made me laugh a lot. I recommend this book to everyone.

Review of If I Stay

So I am finally writing a review.

The first time I saw this book(my reviews always start with an anecdote for some reason) was when I had to do this secret Santa thing in my school and the person that I got really liked reading. So I decided to go to a book store and I saw this book. I was captivated by the cover and the inside of this edition which is really beautiful. I was a little jealous that I had to buy this person that book but my dad surprised me by actually buying it and giving it to me for Christmas.

The Story:

Mia has the perfect life so far. She is a cellist who could be on her way to Julliard. She has a wonderful, loving, and supportive family. And she has a gorgeous boyfriend who is perfect. But as wonderful as Mia’s life is, she has hard choices to make. She never thought about her future with Adam and never really thought about what people would think if she left to Julliard. Should she go to Julliard and leave everything behind?

On a normal day in February a terrible accident occurs, Mia suddenly finds herself confused with what has happened. But when she realizes the reality and the terrible news she finds herself with only one choice left – should she stay?

The Book:

I have to say that this book was a quick read but it was really good. I loved it. I started reading it on January because I always save the best for last but then I made the mistake to let my friend borrow it and well it took me forever. But as I started reading it I just fell in love with it and thought it was wonderful. Its a really beautiful tragic story that made me cry a lot.

This book is just WOW! It has its sad moments and happy moments. i sometimes found myself cracking up or tearing up.

I liked how Gayle Forman does an excellent job writing anecdotes from Mia’s past and making the reader understand her love for the cello, her family, and Adam, her boyfriend. As I was reading, I felt like I really got to know Mia and her family and found myself grieving along with Mia.

I also liked how this whole book had to do with music. Mia played the cello, Adam was on a band, her parents loved music and her dad was on a band. Close friends were on bands or loved music. And everywhere there was the mention of music. I really liked that because I also like music and I found myself connecting with those details.

IF I STAY is a must-read. It is a beautiful,touching story that can make you cry or laugh or sometimes do both at the same time. If you read this book you will always remember it and stay with it forever. I cant wait to read WHERE SHE WENT. I know that I will enjoy it as much as IF I STAY.

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Review of Something Like Fate

 

You can obviously tell what this book is about from the cover. I picked up this book because its Susane Colasanti. The first time I saw this book was like 3 years ago and I didn’t know at that time who she was and it didn’t interest me at that time.So when I learned about her last year I was more interested in the book. I also thought the cover was a little surprising do to the fact that all her books aren’t based on this topic of a girl going out with her best friends boyfriend. So when I learned that she wrote this well I was excited but it was surprisingly bad.

Characters

I kind of liked Blake. But I found that he acted kind of girly and weird do to the fact that he is gay. I just didn’t like how he acted sometimes because not all gay guys act like that but I guess the majority do.

Lani’s character to me was okay but I sometimes didn’t like her and she was sometimes too stubborn and I just didn’t get her at all! I did like that she liked all those things but sometimes I just didn’t like her.

Jason was a flat character. He had pretty much NO personality. Whatsoever. I couldn’t connect with him at all, and I really don’t get what exactly makes him and Lani “soul mates”.

The soul mate part I guess was okay but I wont say anymore because then I would end up saying basically the whole book.

Overall, it was an okay book and sometimes it was an enjoyable book. The one thing I did like about it was the fate aspect of it and the whole astrology thing(that’s Susane’s style). Lani and her “best” friend Erin are obsessed with fate, and I really liked that, because you don’t really see that type of thing in many books. But I didn’t really agree with the physic reading. I know a lot of people like that but I don’t agree with that and those are my beliefs.

I was disappointed with this book. I didn’t really like it.And I was surprised because she writes really good but this book just wasn’t what I was expecting.

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Review of A friend At Midnight

A Friend at Midnight

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I am giving this book 1 star because I feel bad for the author and I am giving it just for the effort she made at trying to write this book.

I thought this book was going to be something wonderful and awesome and was going to teach me a lesson but in fact it didn’t. I didn’t find this book preachy at all I just found it that it didn’t teach me nothing. When I started reading it I was starting to like it and then I got to the point that I was like: WHAT IS THIS? I AM BORED!

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The thing that captured me about this book was its tricky cover( which trust me it looked good but not as good as the book itself) and the title A FRIEND AT MIDNIGHT. Which I was wondering: Mmm this sounds good I wonder if its like she needs help or something.

But I started reading and what did this book teach? NOTHING!! It to was supposed to give an example of forgiving people but did Lily forgive? NOO. I know her father is terrible but HELLO!! WHAT!

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Honey it doesn’t mean you go and try to kill someone with a chair and it doesn’t mean you treat people like trash. But well that’s Lily

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I thought the characters were weak and stupid and the story didn’t stick to the plot at all (if you know what I mean). I didn’t like this book at all.

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