Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Kaya : An Adventerous 1764 Nez Perce Girl Book 1-3

Book 1
Title: Meet Kaya
Author: Janet Beeler Shaw
Rating: 5/5

Description: In 1764, when Kaya and her family reunite with other Nez Percâe Indians to fish for the red salmon, she learns that bragging, even about her swift horse, can lead to trouble. Includes historical notes on the Nez Percâe Indians.

Book 2
Title: Kaya's Escape
Author: Janet Beeler Shaw
Rating: 5/5

Description: In the fall of 1764, after Kaya and her sister are kidnapped from their Nez Percâe village by enemy horse raiders, she tries to find a way to escape back home. Includes historical notes on education and learning among the Nez Percâe Indians.

Book 3
Title: Kaya's Hero
Author: Janet Beeler Shaw
Rating: 5/5

Description: In 1764, Kaya greatly admires a courageous and kind young woman in her Nez Percâe village and wants to be worthy of her respect. Includes historical notes on the winter activities of the Nez Percâe Indians, including ceremonies and crafts.



My Review: After being told that this isn't the best collection of American Girls, I took it upon myself to get the first 3 books of it and read them... for my 12X12 challenge which is now complete. But back to the books... I love Kaya, she has such a sense of family and rebellious streak. Yes she gets in trouble but who doesn't at that age. Plus I love the stories they tell each other and the crafts plus horses yay. I will be probody finishing this collection soon!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kare First Love (Manga Completed)

Title: Kare First Love Volumes 1-10
Author: Kaho Miyasaka
Rating: 4/5

Description: Four-eyed high-schooler Karin has never thought of herself as the glamorous type, so why is this hot guy on the subway taking pictures of her? Does he actually like her or is he just some kind of subway perv? Things get complicated when the most popular girl in Karin's school, Yuka, starts showing an interest in Kiriya (yes, that picture-taking guy on the subway) and sees Karin as her rival! Can Karin build up her self-esteem (and ditch her glasses) enough to stand up to jealous Yuka--and experience first love?

My review: I loved this story and was happy that it ended how it did :) Tho a bit rushed there. Oh well its Manga they do that a lot!

Friday, November 21, 2014

We were There (Manga Completed)

Title: We were There
Author: Yuuki Obata
Rating: 3/5

Volumes: 1-16

Description: Nanami Takahashi falls for Motoharu Yano, the most popular, carefree boy in class. For Nanami, it's first love, but Yano is still grieving the death of his girlfriend who died the year before. Nanami starts high school with high hopes of making lots of friends. She develops a crush on the enigmatic Yano, but he may have too many secrets for her to handle.

My Review: Was in tears in the middle of the last volume. I don't know what to say, if you like slice of life/romance manga this is for you!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Black Bird (Manga Completed)

Name: Black Bird
Author: Kanoko Sakurakouji
Rating: 4/5

Description:
A mythical, paranormal roma
nce that has sold through over 280,000 copies in the U.S. There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand...or her life!

My Review:
Wow the ending of this manga had me in sad tears and then happy tears. It spun me around in loops as the story and characters grew in leaps and bounds. At first in the volume 1 I didn't think I was going to finish this manga but heck ya I'm glad I did and so should you!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Atlantia (Sneek Peak)

Name: Atlantia
Author: Ally Condie
Review for NetGalley
Rating:  4/5
 
Description: Can you hear Atlantia breathing? For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above— of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self —and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden— she has nothing left to lose. Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.
 
My Review:
This preview of this book is filled by mystery and gave me more questions. I will be waiting for my library to get the full book and I can't wait. I love the story so far- a girl waiting to go live above to feel sand and breathe real air. But instead she is stuck in Atlantia where people live under the water in a sealed city. Also the poor girl is a siren and has power in her voice to make people do stuff. Very interesting and as I said can't wait to read the rest of this book.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Kill Me Softly

Title: Kill Me Softly
Author: Sarah Cross
Rating: 4/5

Description:
An edgy contemporary fairy-tale retelling perfect for fans of ABC's Once Upon a Time and NBC's Grimm . When Mirabelle runs away from her godmothers to Beau Rivage, the city where she was born, she hopes to discover answers about her parents' tragic death. Instead, she finds a group of unusual teenagers, each with a fairy-tale curse. In this strange seaside city, scenarios from fairy tales are played out over and over, and Mira has her own part in the drama: she's a "Somnolent," doomed to prick her finger and fall into an enchanted sleep like Sleeping Beauty. The problem is she's not interested in the charming (but slightly boring) "prince" who is fated to be her romantic counterpart. Mira is much more attracted to suave, handsome Felix, who bears a curse he can't, or won't, explain to her.

My Review:
vlog will be up soon!
 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stung


Title: Stung
Author: Bethany Wiggins
Rating: 5/5 and FAV.

Description:
Government attempts to save endangered bees by genetic modification causes their sting to induce deadly, flu-like symptoms in humans. A vaccine created in response changes children into ferocious, killer beasts. The uninfected have built a wall to keep the beasts out, & a girl has awakened on the wrong side.

My Review:
This a retelling of Sleeping Beauty will a bit of a sci-fi/end of the world feel. I loved that the whole book was full of action and story that didn't slow down at all and I can't wait to get book 2 Cured from the library. The characters I love them.