Monday, July 16, 2012

Musing Monday! # 1

 Musing Monday is a weekly event held at Should Be Reading!
Here is the Musing Question of the week!

This week’s musing asks…
What are you currently reading? Is it any good? Would you recommend it?

My Answer:

I am currently reading Thirteen Reasons Why by, Jay Asher.
Synopsis: Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
It is a great book it has really kept me intrigued so far and i haven't been able to put down the book. It is a very interesting spin on a topic that really should be talked about more. Excellent creative plot and Asher really carriede it out well. Highly Recommended!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Library Trip!

Another Great Trip to the Library!
I went to the library again today and got 6 new books to try. I am very excited to check them out. Which ones do you think i should read??
The Books are..... 
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The Butterfly Clues by, Kate Ellison
Fixing Delilah by, Sarah Ockler
Die For Me by, Amy Plum
Sweet Venom by, Tera Lynn Childs
Firelight by, Sophie Jordan
Ruined by, Paula Morris

Review of Revolution by, Jennifer Donnelly!

Title: Revolution
Author: Jennifer Donnelley
Date Published: 2010
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Pages: 472

Brilliantly Breathtaking. That is how i can describe Donnelly's latest book. Donnelley has a talent for crafting a beautiful timeless story. Revolution is all the proof we need of that.
Here is the Synopsis of Revolution for those of you who have not heard of this AMAZING book before.
BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.
PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.
Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart

There are so many great aspects mixed in to this story. 

I loved how through out the story Donnelley incorporated the inspiration and healing powers of music. The main character is a musician and has always wanted to pursue music as her future. Through out the whole book music is a huge part of the character and her development. And me who feels the same way about music i loved this. I though it added a great new perspective and emotion to the story and really made me connect with it more. 

Also there was Virgil. O Virgil. He has left me speechless. Lets just say he is now on the top of my fiction crush list. He is that good. He is such a well crafted character and well extremely crush worthy. He is hot, sweet, a musician, smart, wise, and did i mention hot. He stole my hear the moment he stepped on to the pages of the book. Through out the book he is always there for Andie (the main character) and really becomes a huge part of the story that way. He is the guy i have always wanted, the guy i dream about. O how i wish he was real. Jennifer Donnelley please make him real!

One of my favorite aspects of the story was Virgil and Andie's relationship. They really were a great balance for each other and added so much more to this wonderful story line. They both are heavily influenced by music and this is what brings them together in the beginning.  They start by playing music together at a restaurant and then soon are sung each other to sleep over the phone. I wish a guy would sing me to sleep. Anyway back to the story. Virgil and Andie's relationship was also one of the most real and realistic one i have ever seen in a book and it was very refreshing and i loved them every step of the way. 

I also loved the whole historical fiction part of the book. Andie finds a diary from back during the french revolution and through out the book we get to read all the diary entries with her. I really enjoyed the entries i really started to feel like i was there during the revolution and started to feel and understand all the emotions that were going on at the time. I also loved it because it was a new insight into the French Revolution. It wasn't like i was learning about it in school or reading a book on it, i was like i was experiencing it.

Donnelley also did a great job creating the setting of the book. With some books you get a great plot but there is not backdrop for where it goes. But in Revolution you get both. Donnelley does a great job at creating a realistic current time Brooklyn and Paris making there streets jump off the pages like we were really living there. I love books that do this because it really gives the whole effect of really being there and experiencing it first person. She also did a great job of recreating 18th century Paris so i could really see and feel what it was like back then.

Sometimes the book could be a little slow at times but soon enough it would pick up pace keeping you intrigued. The whole time travel piece at the end at first was a little bit much and cliche for me but after it was over a realized it was a great addition to the story and really helped sum up the book making it a success!

I like to categorize this book as a Coming of Age novel but also a Historical Fiction novel. And i loved this, It really showed how history can still effect us today. And it was a great mixture and theme! 

Donnelly throughout the book had a well crafted, thought out plot that kept you wanting more the whole time and i loved it! 

Highly Recommeneded 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday! #1

Hey everyone over at breakingthespine they host Waiting on Wednesday! This is where we can share what books we are looking forward to coming out and can't wait to grab off the bookshelf and read!

Here is My WOW!

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) By, Ally Carter!

Released: Febuary 5 2013!


WWW Wednesday!

Time for WWW Wednesday!
All you have to do to be apart of WWW Wednesday is
1. Share what you are currently reading
2. Share what you recently finished reading
3. Share What you think you will read next

Can't wait to see what you guys have all been reading!
Comment on this post to share with us!

My WWW Wednesday

Currently Reading

Revolution by, Jennifer Donnelley

Recently Finished Reading

Vampire Academy by, Richelle Mead

Think I Will Read Next

Thirteen Reasons Why by, Jay Asher

Team Tod!

Hey Everybody!
Today at the YA crush tournament it is time to vote for Tod from Soul Screamers!
So go show your support for Team Tod and go Vote!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday! # 1

It's Teaser Tuesday Time!
All you have to do to be a part of Teaser Tuesday is....
1. Pick up the book you are currently reading
2. Open to a random page
3. Share 2 "teaser" sentences from that page by commenting them on this post so others can see them and maybe find some interesting new books to read!
(Be sure to include the book title and author after your 2 teasers)

Here are my 2 teasers of the day!

"Virgil, are you okay?"

"There was a fight. The cops came and..."

The book that this is from is Revolution by, Jennifer Donnelly
It is very good so far and i can't wait to read more of it!

Heist Society 3

Hey everyone i am soooooo happy to announce that Ally Carter has finally revealed the cover, title, and synopsis, and due date of the 3rd Heist Society book!!!!!!!! I have been a huge fan of Carter's since her first book series The Gallagher Girls (Highly recommended). So when i heard she was writing a new series i automatically bought it when it came out and guess what, i loved it! The 1st and 2nd books were so good and i have been waiting over a year to hear news about the 3rd one and here it is!
  Look at This Beauty!!!!!
The Title of the 3rd Heist Society book by Ally Carter is Perfect Scoundrels!
Synopsis Time!........


Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of lovable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want.
No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir-this time, Hale might be the mark.
Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.

This book will be released Feb. 5, 2013
O Boy! I can't Wait!

My Latest Library Trip!

So Today i went to the library and got 5 more books to try out! I am very excited! The Books are
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The Iron Witch by, Karen Mahoney
Twisted by, Laurie Halse Anderson
How to Save a Life by, Sara Zarr
Article 5 by, Kristen Simmons
Embrace by, Jessica Shirvington

I can't wait to try these books out! Which books do you think i should read? Whats your opinion?

Check Out What I'm Reading Right Now!!

                                                                  Jennifer Donnelley
 Andi Alpers is on the edge. She's angry at her father for leaving, angry  at her mother for not being able to cope, and angry at the world for taking her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And her father has determined that Andi's accompanying him to Paris over winter break is the solution to everything. But Paris is a city of ghosts for Andi. And when she finds a centuries-old diary, the ghosts begin to walk off the page. Alexandrine, the owner of the journal, knew heartbreak also, and Andi finds comfort in the girl's world. Until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.