Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Frozen

Title: Frozen
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Rating: 3 stars

Description:
Set in 111 C.D., one hundred and eleven years after a Catastrophic Disaster has wiped out 99% of humanity and left the earth covered in ice, this new series introduces readers to a ragtag group of friends and the dawning of a new time. The world of reason, of mathematics and science, is ending, and a new civilization is being born from the ice: a world of magic and mayhem, sorcerers and spellcraft.

My Review:
I like the concept and characters of this story but the beginning is so slow getting into it and the end is rushed! *sighs*

Some Creepy Kid's Books!

Title: Cinderella Skeleton
Author: Robert D. San Souci
Rating: 4 stars

Description:
Meet Cinderella Skeleton, as sweetly foul as only a ghoul can be. Poor Cinderella has no one to help her hang the cobwebs and arrange dead flowers--certainly not her evil stepsisters. But the Halloween Ball is just around the corner. . . . Will Cinderella find happiness at last?

My Review:
very cute... but twisted lol










Title: Creepy Carrots
Author: Aaron Reynolds
Rating: 3 stars

Description:
The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch in this clever picture book parable about a rabbit who fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they?      Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.

My Review:
This story is about a rabbit who likes to eat carrots at one farm and then the carrots have this plan to stop the rabbit... its a very short book!






Title: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Author: Tim Burton
Rating: 5 stars

Description:
In this beloved picture book that could only come from the visionary mind of author and illustrator TIM BURTON, we meet Jack Skellington-- a well-intentioned inhabitant of Halloweenland. Jack is bored of "the scaring, the terror, the fright....tired of being something that goes bump in the night". And so, in an effort to bring to joy to his town, Jack kidnaps Santa and takes his place as the jolly old elf. But instead of bringing joy to the world Jack, who is a little more than a grinning skeleton, brings fear by delivering creepy toys and riding a sleigh carried by skeletal reindeer. Only through a number of things going horribly wrong does Jack learn the true meaning of Christmas.

My Review:
I LOVE this book, music and movie... LOVE!

Awaken Me Darkly

Title: Awaken Me Darkly
Author: Gena Showalter
Rating: 5 stars

BuddyReads & M.A.D.I.O.A.S

Description:
Futuristic Romance. As head of the Chicago Police Department's Alien Investigation and Removal Agency (A.I.R.), alien huntress Mia Snow tracks down and eliminates "other-worlders," particularly the dangerous Arcadians. While on the hunt for an Arcadian serial killer who targets human men, Mia's partner is attacked. Desperate to save his life, Mia approaches the only being who can heal him, Arcadian Kyrin en Arr. Unfortunately, Kyrin is also the brother of Mia's prime suspect. Gritty and suspenseful, Awaken Me Darkly kicks off the Alien Huntress series, which continues with Enslave Me Sweetly.

My Review:
Wow, Idk why I didn't read this sooner. I enjoyed every moment of this sassy hunter's story. And read this mostly in one night. This was a Buddy Read, plus a BoTm from a group. I plan to read more of this series. Also this book will be part of my 12X12 challenge.

The Dark Unwinding

Title: The Dark Unwinding
Author: Sharon Cameron
Rating: 5 stars

Description:
A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance! When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London. Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity. As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.

My Review:
First Steampunk book for 13X13 Challenge... I loved the story twists. I didn't know who was the bad guy until he pounced on the story. Plus I thought it was going to turn into a ghost story :)). Katherine is so level-headed for a girl her age its crazy but not that type of crazy. This was my first book by Sharon... and I can't wait to read book 2- which I got from Netgalley so soon I'll finish that. Lovely book!

FrostBlood

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