Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Supernaturalist (7-27-2011)

The Supernaturalist                                           
by: Eoin Colfer

In the future, in a place called Satelite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill enters the world, unwanted by his parents. He's sent to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, Freight class. At Clarissa Frayne, the boys are put to work by the state, testing highly dangerous products. At the end of most days, they are covered with burns, bruises, and sores. Cosmo realizes that if he doesn't escape, he will die at this so-called orphanage. When the moment finally comes, Cosmo seizes his chance and breaks out with the help of the Supernaturalists, a motley crew of kids who all have the same special ability as Cosmo-they can see supernatural Parasites, creatures that feed on the life force of humans. The Supernaturalists patrol the city at night, hunting the Parasites in hopes of saving what's left of humanity in Satellite City. Or so they think. The Supernaturalist soon find themselves caught in a web far more complicated than they'd imagined, when they discover a horrifying secret that will force them to question everything they believe in. Eoin Colfer has created an eerie and captivating world-part Blade Runner, part futuristic Dickens-replete with non-stop action
Taken from Shelfari

Ok this book was good but not as good as artemis fowl which I love. But Eoin Colfer is an amazing author so had to read this. The only thing bad that I can say about this book is that it feels like there should be more to it... it leaves us with a cliffhanger which sort of made me mad and wondering what happened to Cosmo after this book. Please make a second book! :))

Hunger Games (7-23-2011)

The Hunger Games
by: Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.
Summary taken from Shelfari

Wow, I wonder why I haven't picked up this book til now. The Hunger Games kept me on the edge of my sit not knowing if she was going to survive or fall victim to the games. It also reminded me of a japanese book with a similar feeling which was about a certain class that is sent to an area and are told they must kill their classmates to survive. That would be called Battle Royale by: Koushun Takami. But back to Hunger Games- which bought me to tears about a certain small girl being killed... I can't wait to read on about Katniss, Peeta, Gale and the rest. :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

2 Mangas (7-22-11)

I Love Him to Pieces
by:  Evonne Tsang (Author), Janina Görrissen (Illustrator)

Can love survive the zombie apocalypse? Maybe Dicey's first chance at a real relationship was dead from the start. She's the star of her high school baseball team, and Jack's the star of the science program. Her idea of a study session includes sleeping in the sun, and his idea of a good game involves dungeons and dice. But opposites start attracting when they're assigned to be partners in a class project. Now an outbreak of a weird infection--it eats your brains and leaves you hungry for more--might not mean just the end of their first date. It might mean the end of everything. Will their relationship fall apart faster than zombies in the Florida sun, or can Dicey and Jack beat the odds and find a happy ending?

Made for Each Other                                     
by Paul D. Storrie (Author), Eldon Cowgur (Illustrator)

Tom Stone stepped into Seward High and into Maria McBride's life like a bolt of lightning. He's the perfect guy for Maria--nice, smart, and well-built. There's just one problem: his family. Tom's father is the town's new funeral director, and business is booming. The bodies are piling up thick and fast in Persephone Falls, Alaska, so Dr. Stone keeps Tom up late at night working in the funeral home. And it's clear that Dr. Stone and his creepy assistant, Graves, don't want Maria around. Maria knows Tom was made for her. She's determined to find out what Dr. Stone has against her. When Tom refuses to stand up to his father, Maria begins to stitch together the clues...and finds out that the Stones are into recycling in ways she never could have imagined.
Both taken from Shelfari

Alright so these both are manga/comics. The first one was about zombies- which i liked the story it was about a girl and boy different as you could be getting together and dating in the end. She is a jock- he is a scientist. I enjoyed this very much the characters and story were nice.  The second one is about frankinstein- I didn't like this one as much but I didn't hate it. The story was about a girl who didn't think twice about how Tom was made but love him for him! And love in both survived in the end. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How to Be Popular (7-19-11)

How to Be Popular
by Meg Cabot

Do you want to be popular?
Everyone wants to be popular—or at least, Stephanie Landry does. Steph's been the least popular girl in her class since a certain cherry Super Big Gulp catastrophe five years earlier.
Does being popular matter?
It matters very much—to Steph. That's why this year, she has a plan to get in with the It Crowd in no time flat. She's got a secret weapon: an old book called—what else?— How to Be Popular.
What does it take to be popular?
All Steph has to do is follow the instructions in The Book, and soon she'll be partying with the It Crowd (including school quarterback Mark Finley) instead of sitting on The Hill Saturday nights, stargazing with her nerdy best pal Becca, and even nerdier Jason (now kind of hot, but still), whose passion for astronomy Steph once shared. Who needs red dwarves when you're invited to the hottest parties in town?
But don't forget the most important thing about popularity!
It's easy to become popular. What isn't so easy? Staying that way.
Taken from Shelfari

Basically I thought Steph was a bit whiny and had a hard time reading thru this book. The only parts I liked was the interaction from Jason and herself and the ending where she finally after 5 years of torture told Lauren to pretty much to back off... growing a pair helped her to show the others that being friends might more than just being popular. This book wasn't my fav. of Meg Cabot but she is still awesome in my book! Next Month I'll be doing 3 Meg Cabot books hopefully! 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Clarity (7-14-11)

by Kim Harrington

When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth? This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats. Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift. And a curse. When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

Taken from Shelfari

Alrightly this book starts off with a bang and ends with one. And what a boy magnet if having visions and sorts gets you a boyfriend- let me sign up! Each boy is cute in his own way- her brother Perry, Nate, Justin, Gabriel... so many boys so little time LOL! Hopefully there will be a second book to this story, I want a second book! 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey (7-11-11)

Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey
by: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Things are so bad, I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't do something... Everyone has to keep a journal in Mrs. Dunphrey's English class, but the teacher has promised she won't read any entry marked "Do not read this." It's the kind of assignment Tish Bonner, one of the girls with big hair who sit in the back row, usually wouldn't take very seriously. But right now, Tish desperately needs someone to talk to, even if it's only a notebook she doesn't dare let anyone read. As Tish's life spins out of control, the entries in her journal become more and more private...and dangerous. Is she risking everything that matters to her by putting the truth on paper? And is she risking more by keeping silent?

Taken by: Shelfari

The only thing I could say about this book is that it's a quick read. I liked her among the series way better. I'm giving this book 2 stars- maybe I was just not in the mood. Since I'm reading this as a break from My Sister's Keeper which last night made me cry. But I was like damn this parents are stupid and poor children in this book, grrr to the parents!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (7-8-11)

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret 
By: Judy Blume

Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she’s anxious to fit in with her new friends. When she’s asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she’s normal. There are some things about growing up that are hard for her to talk about, even with her friends. Lucky for Margaret, she’s got someone else to confide in . . . someone who always listens. Good book but for girls only

taken from: Shelfari

I loved it, enjoyed the main character and all her flaws- and I also didn't
mind the religion factor in this story. I usually don't read book with religion in
them but this book was about a girl trying to find out where she belonged in the world.
I give this book 4 stars and 2 thumbs up YAY!

Oh my Goth! (7-2-01)

Gena Showalter: Oh my Goth!

A fiercely individualist Goth girl wakes up to discover that the whole world has gone Goth and she's actually -- gag -- popular.

Jade Leigh is a nonconformist who values individuality above all else. She has a small group of like-minded Goth friends who wear black, dabble in the dark arts, and thrive outside the norm. They're considered the "freaks" of their high school. But when Jade's smart mouth lands her in trouble -- again -- her principal decides to teach her a lesson she'll never forget.

Taken to a remote location where she is strapped down and sedated, Jade wakes up in an alternate universe where she rules the school. But her best friends won't talk to her, and the people she used to hate are all Goth. Only Clarik, the mysterious new boy in town, operates outside all the cliques. And only Mercedes, the Barbie clone Jade loathes, believes that Jade's stuck in a virtual reality game -- because she's stuck there, too, now living the life of a "freak." Together, they realize they might never get back to reality...and that even if they do, things might never be the same. Description from Shelfari

I really liked this book, I had it on my actual bookshelf. Finally after joining a group on Shelfari and getting a challege I picked it up, took me about a day to read this fast moving book, it is full of attitude- and a few bad words but very funny. I give this 5 stars.

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