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Saturday, June 25, 2011
- Pub. Date: June 2010
- Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
- Age Range: Young Adult
- Series: Ganzfield #1
- ISBN: 0984531114
Description from goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Maddie Dunn is special, but she needs to figure out how to use her new abilities before somebody else gets hurt. Ganzfield is a secret training facility full of people like her, but it's not exactly a nurturing place.
Every social interaction carries the threat of mind-control.
A stray thought can burn a building to the ground.
And people's nightmares don't always stay in their own heads. But it's still better than New Jersey. Especially once she meets the man of her dreams...
I was immediately immersed in Minder, at the beginning in awe of what was happening and at the end wanting more.
Ganzfield is like any normal school (with the exception of powers), some kids feel like they are better than others, the annoying cliques, and there are really hot guys.
Minder was romantic,thrilling, and scary.... at times. I can't wait to go back to Ganzfield! 5/5
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Description from goodreads:
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure-bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.
Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:
Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.
Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
From page one the book completely grabbed my attention. All the things going on and the suspense of what was to come.
Alexandria is also crushing on pure-blood Aiden and can't have him, that is just tragic. Alexandria is also facing many more obstacles that I could not imagine even thinking about.
This was a whole new concept for me; pures and halfs, and I would hate to be divided like that.
The Daimons also sound very scary and terrified me on more than one occasion.
I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. AMAZING READ! 5/5
I recieved an ARC of this book from Spencer Hill Press in exchange for my honest review.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Release Date: March 27, 2007
ISBN: 1416914285Description: from goodreads
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
Setting up a completely different world than our own would be hard, Cassandra Clare does it perfectly. From page one you are sucked into the story and in the end left wanting more. Cassandra Clare's story is suspenseful, filled with hot guys, and an all around amazing and original read. 5/5
Friday, June 10, 2011
Paperback, 242 pages
Published April 10th 2011 by Blazing Star Press
Isabel Lindley was only doing her friend Tripp a favor when they were doing a spell in her bedroom. She really didn't believe in magic. She certainly was surprised when a teenage boy lands on her floor. Isabel is not happy, Tripp is, even though she can't actually see him, and Isabel is the only one that can. Isabel does not want to take on the responsibility of this boy who doesn't know his name, when or how he died, and why he is tied to Isabel by a psychic chain. The only way to get rid of him she realizes is to figure out about his life, and then he can move on. She wants him gone.
Isabel is the ordinary teenage girl. Wears t-shirts and jeans and doesn't believe in magic. I really liked her and her support for her best friend was how friends should be. Tripp was also a super likable character, she was different and a very entertaining. Marc was a mystery, it would be hard not knowing who you are, finding out you are dead and not knowing how it happened, seriously tough. I enjoyed finding out all the mystery surrounding Marc and Isabel and Tripp experience it with him. Girl vs. Ghost was funny, and entertaining!
The art done inside and on the cover of the book were done by one of the authors, Marie August. The pictures were definitely a a great addition to the book!5/5
I received the book for review from the authors, this is my honest opinion.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Hey guys, my little sister is joining me at I Would Rather Be Reading, she read as much as I do....maybe more, so this will be a good thing that me and her can do together. Please welcome my sister with as much kindness has everyone has shown me, she is doing a post later today, watch out for it!