Sunday, August 13, 2017

13 Reasons Why (book version)

Title: 13 Reasons Why (book version)
Author: Jay Asher
Rating: 4/5

Description:
You can’t stop the future. 
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. 
                
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

Need to talk? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) anytime if you are in the United States. It’s free and confidential.
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(Found on Amazon!)

My Short Review: Alright, a lot of thoughts about this book, which the TV series did pretty much follow closely. This version of the book had a what if Hannah lived section... which in my opinion I didn't like. I know killing one self is horrible but what happened there is just as bad in the long run tho Clay and Hannah might even be able to hook up after... maybe. Tho if I was Hannah I probody would want a complete restart in life and sorts. The characters... Clay-Tony-Hannah I like the others can just shove it! And I guess that's it... well what I can sort out right now... deep book!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Goodnight, Wimpy Pikachu

Title: Goodnight, Wimpy Pikachu
Author: Brian Henry
reviewed for a friend!
Rating: 4/5

Description:
Wimpy Pikachu teaches us that wonderfully big things can come in small packages. A delightful tale of what you can do when you put your mind to it, protagonist Lyle has just arrived at the Illum Pokemon Center determined to embark on the journey of a lifetime. The ten year old boy is shy and just a little bit awkward, but deep down inside he knows he has what it takes.

And when Lyle encounters Wimpy Little Pikachu, sparks fly – literally. The fabled “Lazarus Log” is an unbreakable structure held up by stone pillars, and only those who are true of heart and destined for greatness can fracture it.

Will Lyle and little Pikachu break the mysterious Lazarus Log? Time will tell when you read Wimpy Little Pikachu.

https://www.amazon.com/Goodnight-Wimpy-Pikachu-Unofficial-Pokemon/dp/1946525219

My Sweet & Short Review:
This story is so good, and will get any child to read it. Great story- don't judge a pokemon by its size because its what is inside that counts which is a great thing to tell children! Such an easy read too! Gave it a 4 because it was so short but everything else was great!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Heaven

Title: Heaven
Author: V.C. Andrews

Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖/5

Description:
Of all the folks in the mountain shacks, the Casteels were the lowest -- the scum of the hills.
Heaven Leigh Casteel was the prettiest, smartest girl in the backwoods, despite her ragged clothes and dirty face...despite a father meaner than ten vipers...despite her weary stepmother, who worked her like a mule. For her brother Tom and the little ones, Heaven clung to her pride and her hopes. Someday they'd get away and show the world that they were decent, fine and talented -- worthy of love and respect.


Then Heaven's stepmother ran off, and her wicked, greedy father had a scheme -- a vicious scheme that threatened to destroy the precious dream of Heaven and the children forever!

My Short and Sweet Review:
What a really depressing story, but that's an V.C. Andrews story at its best. At least it ended with a bit of hope for this Hill girl that is smart as a whip for her upbringing, I wonder about all the other books in this series and her family! And damn it I would be in the same boat as Heaven and never forgive her Pa for what he did (or not do) during the first book... WTF!

Friday, August 4, 2017

August Book Releases

Books I'm looking forward to reading that come out this month!

Paper Girls, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan
August 8


The Hummingbird Heart by A.G. Howard
August 15

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
August 15

The Dolls by James Patterson
August 1

The Store by James Patterson
August 14

Golden Age and Other Stories by Naomi Novik
August 1

Serenity by Joss Whedon
August 8

Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson
August 15

Criminal Enchantment by Shanna Swendson
August 15

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Delia's Crossing

Title: Delia's Crossing
Author: V.C. Andrews
Rating: 3/5
Reviewed for Netgalley

Description:

A young immigrant girl escapes Mexico for America. One of the most popular storytellers of all time, V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic, My Sweet Audrina) layers psychological suspense with sheer terror in this provocative first book of the classic Delia Series.

A young immigrant comes to America to escape un sino cruel, a cruel fate…

After her parents are killed in a truck accident, Delia Yebarra’s life is turned upside down. At fifteen, she leaves the rural Mexican village where she grew up and embarks on a new life in America. Coming to her wealthy aunt Isabella’s huge estate in Palm Springs, California, should be a dream come true for a simple country girl like Delia….

Only to become un preso del destino, a prisoner of destiny.

Instead, her aunt refuses to acknowledge Delia’s heritage, relegating her to servants’ quarters with a licentious language tutor intent on exploiting the pretty young foreigner. Her cousin Edward is kind, but cousin Sophia is cruel, manipulative, and resentful of Delia’s beauty. And just when Delia begins to embrace the life of a real American girl, a heartbreaking chain of events sends her spiraling back to a Mexico she hardly recognizes, making her wonder if she will ever find a place to call home.

My Short and Sweet Review:
This isn't the first time reading this book, but it was just as good. but of course I know that all her books are pretty ummmmm taboo... So I was surprised that her cousin didn't do anything with her. The only problem I had with this book was that some, very little Spanish wasn't translated... I mean most was but at parts I was like huh? So I give it 3 stars for my lack of Spanish!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Raven

Title: Raven
Author: V.C. Andrews
Rating: 4/5

Description: ALL SHE WANTED WAS AN END TO BROKEN PROMISES....
Her Mama made it painfully clear that she wished Raven had never been born. But even after she was sent to live with her kindly aunt and domineering uncle, humiliating secrets lurked-- and threatened to dash forever Raven's dream of a true home...
My Short Review: A quick read, hated Jennifer and the Uncle... GRRRR!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Everything, Everything

Title: Everything, Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Rating:  5/5

Description:
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.


My Short & Sweet Review:
OMG what a wonderful book, and perfect read! I loved it and read most of it within 2-3 days... :) character, story, plot- LOVED! And I wont get into it too much for the others who are reading it now... also I want to see the movie now!