Sunday, August 28, 2011

Family Storms (8-25-2011)

Family Storms                                           
by V. C. Andrews

In the eye of the storm . . . Living on the streets with her destitute mother, selling knickknacks and trinkets just to survive, Sasha Porter dreams of someday having a normal life, with a real house and family. But she never dreamed a devastating tragedy would bring her those very things: on a stormy night by a rainspattered highway, a speeding car veers out of control, striking and killing her mother and badly injuring Sasha. . . . is anywhere truly safe? In the hospital, Sasha is whisked off to a fancy private suite at the request of wealthy Mrs. Jordan March, a complete stranger who keeps watch by Sasha’s bedside and insists she come live at her family’s sprawling, luxurious mansion. Sasha soon learns Mrs. March never recovered from the loss of her daughter Alena, and with nowhere else to go, Sasha agrees to use Alena’s room, sleep in her bed, and wear her clothes. But someone will make sure that Sasha never takes Alena’s place: a jealous sister dead set on making Sasha’s life a living hell.
from Shelfari.com

So far my fav. V.C. Andrews book! and I have the second book on hold so i'll be reading that soon. I don't want to give away anything about this book. Poor Sasha tho if not only losing her mother but in the process almost lost herself to the darkest of the March family! READ THIS BOOK!

Hunger (8-8-2011)


Hunger

by Jackie Morse Kessler    

"Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world." Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home—her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power—and the courage to fight her own inner demons? A wildly original approach to the issue of eating disorders, Hunger is about the struggle to find balance in a world of extremes, and uses fantastic tropes to explore a difficult topic that touches the lives of many teens.
From Shelfari.com

Alright this book was completely weird and very short. It did keep my attention on the story tho, but the story isn't for everyone. I wish I had more to say... I'm pretty much speechless about this book!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Catching up with 2 Book Reviews! (8-24-2011)

The Compound                                           
by S. A. Bodeen

When the United States is under nuclear attack the Yanakakisi family thinks they are lucky to have the Compound. Eli, Lexie, and Terese, along with their parents all make it into the underground shelter. Eddy, Eli’s twin, and their grandmother aren’t so lucky. It is six years later; Eli is now fifteen and still misses his twin. Things in the Compound have started to go wrong. The livestock has all died, the hydroponic lights are flickering, and supplies are dwindling all around, but Eli’s father thought of everything, he has a stockpile of Supplements to feed his family with, should the food run out. Bits of the truth of their situation begin to seep in when Eli discovers his twin’s never-used laptop and a mystifying internet connection near his father’s office. Eli successfully gets online and a curious series of events makes this a must-read book. The book undergoes a transformation from science fiction to a horrific psychological survival story in just a few pages.
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This book actually kept me almost glued to it, I couldn't get enough and when it was over I wanted more. I wish there was a second book. I would like to know about their lives after the compound... I know the book tell us a bit but I wanted more!
Elixir (2010)

Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea's father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea's photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful man—a man she has never seen before. When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father's disappearance, and they discover the centuries old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together they race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their lives—and their futures.
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I was actually dispointed in this book, the soulmate thing was fine but there was no 'real' tension between the three or even clea and sage. I felt the story had a great plot but was missing alot. I wanted a real love triangle a fight between the boys would be nice I mean they both love her but there was almost nothing emotional between the soulmates! I don't know if I want to read the sequel!




Saturday, August 6, 2011

Delia's Crossing (8-6-2011)

Delia's Crossing                                           
by V. C. Andrews

KIDNAPPED BY CRUEL FATE... Secuestrado por sino cruel 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 -- so why does it feel like a nightmare? A PRISONER OF DESTINY... Un preso del destino Her aunt refuses to acknowledge Delia's heritage, relegating her to servants' quarters with a licentious language tutor intent on exploiting a beautiful young foreigner. Her cousin Edward is kind, but cousin Sophia is cruel, manipulative, and resentful of Delia's smoky Latina looks. And just when Delia tries to embrace the life of a real American girl, a heartbreaking chain of events sends her spiraling back to a Mexico she hardly recognizes.... Will Delia find a place to call home?
Taken by Shelfari

I haven't read a v.c.andrews in a long time... but of course I know that all her books are pretty ummmmm taboo... So I was surprised that her cousin did 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 4 stars!

Red Moon Rising (7-31-2011)

Red Moon Rising                                           
by Peter Moore

Teen Wolf meets True Blood in this fun, boy-friendly story. Being only half-vamp in a high school like Carpathia Night makes you a whole loser. But Danny Gray manages to escape the worst of the specists at his school. Thanks to genetic treatments he had as an infant, most people assume Danny's other half is human. Which is a good thing. Ever since the development of synthetic blood – SynHeme – vamps have become society’s elite, while wulves like his father work menial jobs and live in bad neighborhoods. Wulves are less than second class citizens; once a month they become inmates, forced to undergo their Change in dangerous government compounds. For Danny, living with his vamp mother and going to a school with a nearly all-vamp student body, it’s best to pretend his wulf half doesn’t even exist. But lately Danny's been having some weird symptoms -- fantastic night vision; a keener-than-usual sense of smell; and headaches, right around the full moon. Even though it's tempting to live in denial, it's hard to ignore evidence. There's only a month until the next full moon, and Danny's time is running out. Peter Moore speaks to adolescents in a voice that will have them laughing, set in a world that will get them thinking. 
Taken from Shelfari

I've always love to read books about werewolves and vampires... this one was just like that. About a word where children are born either vampires (high class), Human, or werewolves (low class). This story they are not made by attacks its in the DNA. And this story is about the racial problems between the vampires and werewolves. Danny is a mixed breed. His mother is a vampire and remarried to a vampire. His father a werewolf. The other book I loved with werewolves recently is Never Cry Werewolf... by Heather Davis ... And yes read that book its so good. :) Alright now for the bad news; the only problem was the end was rushed! Luved it tho!

FrostBlood

Title: FrostBlood Author: Elly Blake Rating: 5/5 Description: The frost king will burn. Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who ha...