Monday, October 31, 2011

Book(s) I am most thankful for - Georgia nicolson series

Hey guys, long time, no posting, sorry about that. Life has been So crazy, lots of death and sickness in the family. I will soon be blogging regularly again and am pretty excited about that! The blog is also getting a new name. Watch out for a giveaway too!

So Beth Revis posted this contest on her blog and you make a post telling which book you are most thankful for. This was hard, but I will always love this book, it helps me when I am down and makes me laugh, it is the best! So my book is actually a series of books.

The Georgia Nicolson books!
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)

This is the first, I love Georgia, she is insane and I can't get enough of her.

Bye for now!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Review: Withering Tights

Withering Tights
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published: June 2011 
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 0061799319
Description from goodreads:
Wow. This is it. This is me growing up. On my own, going to Performing Arts College. This is good-bye, Tallulah, you long, gangly thing, and hellooooo, Lullah, star of stage.

Tallulah Casey is ready to find her inner artist. And some new mates. And maybe a boy or two or three.

The ticket to achieving these lofty goals? Enrolling in a summer performing arts program, of course. She's bound for the wilds of Yorkshire Dales—eerily similar to the windswept moors of Wuthering Heights. Tallulah expects new friends, less parental interference, and lots of drama. Acting? Tights? Moors? Check, check, check.

What she doesn't expect is feeling like a tiny bat's barging around in her mouth when she has her first snog.

Bestselling author Louise Rennison returns with her trademark wit, a hilarious new cast, and a brand-new cheeky heroine who is poised to discover plenty of opportunities for (mis)adventure!
Tallulah is not as crazy as Georgia (One of my favorite characters ever), I think as I get to read about her more I will see the more crazy side.
I was not disappointed in this book. It had the perfect combination of laughs, boys, and good friends. I always enjoy trying to figure out how to pronounce the weird words and find the meanings, it is hilarious!
I can't wait to see what adventures Tallulah and her friends will experience next! 4/5

Friday, July 22, 2011

Review: Whip it

Whip It
Published: June 23rd 2009  (first published September 4th 2007)
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 0312535996
Original Title: Derby Girl
Description from goodreads:
Skirts, Skates, & Scrapes
All the old school skills with a new punk rock attitude
Come see The Lone Star Derby Girls
Austin's All-Girl Roller Derby League
The Holy Rollers vs. The Fight Crew
Halftime Concert by the Chimney Sweeps
This ain't no cheerleading clinic, y'all
Meet Bliss Cavendar, an indie-rock-loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Bluebonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny.
Bliss's escape? Roller Derby.
When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most hard-core derby chick has to learn.

I was really wanting to read this book after I saw the movie. I love Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page, so it was awesome.

Bliss is not the pageant girl that her mother wants her to be, she is an outcast, and likes being different (WHICH IS AWESOME).

I have never seen roller derby match, or whatever, but it looks and sounds pretty bad-ass, and the nick names the girls get are hilarious. This was a really entertaining read.4/5

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ghosts of Coronado Bay by JG Faherty

Ghosts of Coronado Bay (A Maya Blair Mystery #1)
Paperback, 160 pages
Published: June 2011
Publisher: JournalStone
Description from goodresds:
By all accounts, 16-year-old Maya Blair is a typical teen-age high school student. She hangs out with her best friend Lucy, has a turbulent relationship with her ex-boyfriend Stuart, and works at her family's diner - the main restaurant on the island of Coronado Bay.
But Maya has an extraordinary secret - she can see, hear, and talk to ghosts. And when spirits are near her they revert back to solid form. She is what her deceased grandmother Elsa calls a Seer. For years, Elsa was the only ghost Maya knew. But that changes when the century-old wreckage of the Black Lady, a ship that capsized in Coronado Bay's waters, is raised from the ocean floor and placed on display in the local museum. During a school tour of the Black Lady exhibit, Maya meets Blake Hennessy, a young, fair-skinned boy to whom she is instantly attracted. Shortly thereafter, a sensual, gothic young man named Gavin Hamlin crosses her path, and she is equally smitten. Her feelings bloom before she realizes they are both ghosts - Blake, the kind-hearted spirit who cares for Maya's well being, and Gavin, the dark wizard who thirsts to finish the evil task he longed to complete 100 years before.
To accomplish his nefarious plan, Gavin has to be human again. And for that, he needs the blood of a virgin witch. In his mind, Maya is the perfect candidate. Now it's up to Maya, Lucy, and Blake to save Coronado Bay and the world from destruction. But time is running out, people are dying, and Gavin's powers are growing.
Things were so much simpler when all she had to worry about was a date for the dance.


No sure what I want to say about this book.

This was a short and easy read. I felt like I should yell at Maya half the time. She lets her ex abuse her and I ask myself, why? she also starts seeing two ghosts and clearly one is bad news, but continues to see him and then push the good one away. But in the end Maya figured it all out. An ok read. 3/5

(I recieved this book from Library Thing Early Reviewers Program, that doesn't affect my review)

Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

Here Lies Bridget
Paperback, 219 pages
Published: January  2011
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373210280
Description from goodreads:
Bridget Duke is the uncontested ruler of her school. The meanest girl with the biggest secret insecurities. And when new girl Anna Judge arrives, things start to fall apart for Bridget: friends don't worship as attentively, teachers don't fall for her wide-eyed "who me?" look, expulsion looms ahead and the one boy she's always loved—Liam Ward—can barely even look at her anymore. When a desperate Bridget drives too fast and crashes her car, she ends up in limbo, facing everyone she's wronged and walking a few uncomfortable miles in their shoes. Now she has only one chance to make a last impression. Though she might end up dead, she has one last shot at redemption and the chance to right the wrongs she's inflicted on the people who mean the most to her.
And Bridget's about to learn that, sometimes, saying you're sorry just isn't enough….


I am not a fan of bitchy-ness, I will avoid it all costs. So when I encounter such a horrible person in a book, I usually don't like them. She was horrible in the beginning, but in the end ended up better, which I thought would happen.

I have never heard of this concept of practically dying then getting a second chance to apologize, so that was new. But predictable in the end.

Overall an easy and a good read. 3/5

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Published: August 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Description from goodreads:
Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.
Katniss is set on bringing down The Capital and knows she must kill Snow.
The whole book was working to save lives and bring down The Capital, the parts where they were just sitting in 13 were not the best parts, but the fighting made up for it. The book shocked me and I didn't know who she was going to choose until the very last pages. Mockingjay was a good resolution to the amazing series. 5/5