Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Unhinged (Chapter Sampler)

Title: Unhinged (Chapter Sampler)
Author: A. G. Howard
Rating: 4/5
Reviewed for Netgallery

Description:
Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs. Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what’s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard’s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll’s classic.

My Review:
Even though I didn't read the first book and only got to par-take in the first chapter of the second book, I was taken by this book. I love the interaction with Morpheus and Alyssa and wanted to read more. But when I kindle got to 100%- I was in tears because I couldn't go on. Now I put the first book on hold so I can get my head around the story that got my attention. Great book so far... want to read more!

Full Book will be released in Jan 2014!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Red Dawn (Movie Review)

Title: Red Dawn
Rating: 4/5

Description:
The residents of a town in Washington state awaken to the sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky and quickly find themselves under enemy occupation. A group of kids escape to the surrounding woods where they begin to train, organizing themselves into a guerrilla group. They call themselves the Wolverines (their high school mascot), and band together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors and claim their freedom.
 
My Review:
I enjoyed this movie as much as the first movie, of course this is a remake. But the actors were very good and the story moved which was good. Plus the movie took place in Spokane and Seattle which I want to live at one day!
 
 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pretty Little Liars

Title: Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard
Rating: 3/5

Description:
After Alison DiLaurentis goes missing, her four best friends, Hanna Marin, Spencer Hastings, Emily Fields, and Aria Montgomery start to drift apart. But three years after Alison's disappearance the four girls start getting texts from A. All of them have something to hide and A is ready to tell it all, but can the girls figure out who A is? And maybe even solve Alison's disappearance?

My Review:
Hard to get into the story, though the characters are very colorful in the sins they were up too, I don't think I truly got into this story at all. :(

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Unravel Me

Title: Unravel Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Rating: 5/5

Description:
tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
it's almost
time for war.
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.
She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.
Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.
In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

My Review:
Wow this novel was interesting, made me love warren once again with the twist that was buried inside this book's cover. With the war started tho will Juliette accept her powers- she starts too in this book but I guess the next book will do more. Answer those questions please... stop making me wait for them... dies from waiting. Well can't wait for the next book in this story... hurry up and write it lol.

Jack the Giant Slayer (Movie Review)


Title: Jack the Giant Slayer
Rating: 4/5

Description:
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

My Review:
Loved it from 6 mins into the movie with the animation on the story about the past. This movie was enjoyable from the jokes to the actual plot. I couldn't look away from it for a min. The actors did an excellent job! I am glad I watched this!


Epic (Movie Review)

Title: Epic
Rating: 5/5

Description:
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

My Review:
This movie reminded me a bit like Ferngully though humans aren't the bad guys like that story. Though this movie made me tear up and smile. Love the story and characters- I hoping there is a book to this. If there is I'll be reading it and perhaps comparing the two in a movie vs. book video. :) I hope so. Also the movie was beautiful- the artwork nice job. Very good movie- will watch again!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Stoker (Movie Review)

Title: Stoker
Rating: 3/5

Description:
After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him

My Review:
This movie was creepy in some parts- I mean come on. I don't think this was a TRUE horror- since there wasn't any scary parts so thriller I guess. I didn't expect the ending- wow to the end. Don't ever trust the quiet ones!

Beautiful Creatures (Movie Review)

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Rating: 5/5

Description:
Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

My Review:
This movie surprised me on how good it was. The characters are interesting and kept my attention on what was going on. It actually might make me read the book now. And then the series of course. The story was perfect... just Beautiful!

Monday, July 8, 2013

WARP Book #1: The Reluctant Assassin

Title: WARP Book #1: The Reluctant Assassin
Author: Eoin Colfer
Rating: 3/5

Description:
Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI's Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick.  In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a nineteen-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishment after a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together Riley and Chevie must evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist's knowledge. He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie's possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world.

My Review:
This book me forever to read... it was an ok story just not like by me I guess. Not enjoyable like his artemis fowl series which I missed. :( Maybe I'll reread that series one day. POOP! LOL. Well I can't say it was horrible there was a few good parts and I like the relationship between Riley and Chevie. And Riley's past was interesting but just dropped. I wonder if the next book will talk more about things left to question. :)

School Spirits

Title: School Spirits
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Rating: 5/5

Description:
Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break. Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who's always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush. Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before more people get hurt?  Rachel Hawkins' delightful spin-off brings the same wit and charm as the New York Times best-selling Hex Hall series. Get ready for more magic, mystery and romance!

My Review:
I love Izzy's attitude and uncertainly going into high school. This series didn't disappoint me. As a fan of Hex Hall to begin with. The story plot was good and wasn't easy to figure out who did what. So that was good. :)  I can't wait for another book for this series and find out about the relationship with Izzy and Dex... and what happens to Torin after this book Oo I was so shocked! Yup... lovely book!

A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft

Title: A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft Author: Deborah Blake Reviewed for Netgalley Out: 10.8.2017 Description: Connect with...