Saturday, October 6, 2012


Listening to Queen.  Who doesn't love "Another One Bites the Dust"?

Anyway, I went through a folder of old writings, and I've got a really good feeling about one of them in particular.

I'll call "Full House" (which by the way, is also the title of one of my favorite shows on T.v ever.  I don't really watch a lot of T.v., so that's kind of saying a lot!

I've got another book review for you.

Shift By Em Bailey ("Somebody that I Used to Know") Shift is currently Em Baily's only YA book.

Olive Corbett is no longer crazy.  She takes her meds and stays under the radar at school.  But something about that new girl Miranda Vaile screws everything up.  And it manages to pull Olive in.  Someone's life gets taken over, and then they die.  Live soon finds her self in a similar situation.

As well as this book was written I wish that I could say that it was good.  But it wasn't.  It was extremely predictable.  I wouldn't recommend it unless you don't mind that.  I did, even though I finished it.  (Then again, I was stuck on a horrible bus ride, so...)

Do something scary this weekend.  I'm going to go re-do this blog.



Monday, September 24, 2012

Oh Dear

Peace Be With You!

I'm sorry for the few posts, I've just recently moved across several states, so I'm still settling in, making friends, ect.

I almost wish that I could change the name of this blog to just Remedyleaf.  I want this to be more about me and how I'm feeling, as well as about books and writing.

This is alright thought, I'm just going to post about a bunch of different things from now on.

Like to start, I've found this amazing Novel Writing Method that I want to share with you.  It's called the "Snowflake Method" here's a link:

I've been vary pleased with the results.  :) Although it may not work for everyone, I'm enjoying the style.  Although I have had to cut out some steps.

I'm working on 4 major novel ideas right now. 2 of them are more priorities.  I'll call them (#1) Susan White,(#2) Rescuing Mac, (#3) Nellie is Dead, and (#4) What Shelly Taught Me.  "Susan White" and "Rescuing Mac" are the priorities, I would say.  *Note that these are not the real titles of what I am calling the projects.  If I ever refer to them on here, this is how I will refer to them.

Now don't think that I've just shut down, and am not knocking around other ideas as well.  Any of these projects could be shelved for later revisions if a new one feels more important.  Just like how old ideas can become fresh with a new review and outlook.

As well as novel writing, I've got some Free Verse Poetry that I'm working on.  As you may know from several past posts, Free Verse Poetry is probably my favorite.  I'm even considering submitting some of it to contests or magazines.  I'll be sure to post if anything major happens. ;)

Today's Saying: You only live once.


Friday, August 31, 2012

Did you know?

Did you know that even if you think that your eyeballs don't grown, they do! An infant's eyeball is only 66% of an Adult eyeball!

I'm so sorry that I haven't been posting! I haven't really had time for reading, but I just took a trip to the library, so I think you'll be getting some things soon!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

All You Get is Me

Well, all you do get is me, but that's not what I meant up there. What I meant was, that's the title of the book I just finished. (Yes, I'm still reading The Hunger Games trilogy, but come on, I can have breaks from that, right?)

All you Get is Me by Yvonne Prinz is about Roar, 15 year old newly hatched farm girl who is struggling with living on the farm, her friend Storm's craziness, her secret relationship with Forest, which her father would not approve of, acceptance about her mother's problems, and the lawsuit her dad is stirring up for the death of an illegal Mexican worker. Let's just say her life is not easy.

When I first read the blurb, I will admit that I was none too drawn in. But I was in a hurry at the library and I wanted to at least get something. But as I get into reading it, I was surprised to see how much I liked it. So I kept reading, yada yada, until I knew the end was coming soon, and I didn't really want it to end. But when I did get to the end, I was not quite satisfied with how the author pulled it all together. Uh-uh. *Shakes Head* I think there were numerous other amazing endings that she could have gone with, and they would have been much nicer for the story.

On Roar's relationship with Forest. Okay, I will give Prinz that it did develop, and it was not just all-the-sudden. But I have something about the whole teenagers-I-love-you thing, so even when I see it in a book, it drives me crazy. I know, I know, "when it's with that special person..." yada yada. I don't think it's appropriate for any teenager, fictitious or real, to say "I love you" to each other "that way" (Whatever that means) Even if they aren't throwing it around, you still shouldn't be saying it like that. (Family and best friends don't really count. There is differences in "I love you"

I think overall was surprised, but then let down with this book and author. I will rate it 3 stars, and say, give it a chance if you want. But I wouldn't stress it.  Maybe you'll have a better time than me!

Adios amigos,


Friday, August 17, 2012

The Hunger Games

With all the reviewing I've done, and especially after reading a modern day craze like Harry Potter, you all must be wondering when I would get around to such a current thing as The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. But the truth is, even though the movie came out this year, and that's when the craze really started, I read the book all the way back in 2010. A few months after it was published. Anyone remember 2010? The year the devastating earthquake hit Haiti and those Coal Miners were rescued in Chile? (Almost ironic isn't it, District Twelve, Coal Miners...) Anyway, though, by the time the book/movie was "such a big thing" it was old news to me. Although I had read The Hunger Games numerous times, and enjoyed it, I was excited about other new and enticing books this year, and was annoyed that everyone was just now getting hyped up about it because a movie (And inaccurate one at that...) was coming out. (Or did)

So I ignored most of the "Hunger Games" drama in these past few months. Yes I did see the movie. Yes I did like it. No I don't think it accurately portrayed the book, as said above. And no, I have never read the sequels. Why? You may ask, well, here is the story.

It was probably right around the time Catching Fire came out. The friend of mine who had lent me The Hunger Games, was eagerly eating up the sequel. The summer after it came out, they lent it to me. And I started it to read it. I won't go into detail, but I will admit that I was bored. It was boring. So I quit reading it, and tucked the memory away until all this "Hunger Games" jazz came about and drove me crazy for a year.

Now, Remedyleaf. You ask. Why are you suddenly bringing this up now? Well, dear bloggies, the answer is that I have been meaning to get around to re-reading The Hunger Games, and then read the sequels for reviewers sake.

So this afternoon I picked up my mothers ipad and found the books. My brother had downloaded the whole series-in-one for a trip we were on, but I don't think he ever got around to finishing it. So I spent the rest of the afternoon, evening, and night up until now reading (and finishing) The Hunger Games. I doubt I'll start Catching Fire tonight, for I have other important books that I am reading, but you never know.

And also, I've decided not to review each of the books individually, then review the whole series like I did with Dark Mirror . I'm just going to to the latter; review the whole series. But I will say one thing about each book individually, and the thing I will say about The Hunger Games is that when I finished it, each and every time, and even when didn't know that there was going to be sequels, I was totally content with the ending. I didn't really need to see more from the characters. I thought the story was complete and done. Yes I might have fantasied about the characters lives after the book, but I do that with practically everything I read, so that wasn't a sign that I was looking for a sequel. That all contributed to my reluctance to continue with the trilogy.

Au revior,


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dark Destiny and the whole Dark Mirror Sequence

Hello my blog followers, today I'm going to review the sequel to Dark Passage by M. J. Putney; Dark Destiny. Also I'm going to review the series as a whole afterwards.

Alright, Dark Destiny is the sequel to Dark Passage, and starts right where Dark Passage left off. The Irregulars have returned from France, and are on their way back to their Lackland. Their new friend Rebecca is staying with the 20th Century Rainfords, as in Polly, and Nick, and their mother. But time travel is not over for the Irregulars, or their 20 Century friends, and as a looming threat approaches, Rebecca promises to do all she can as repayment for the Irregulars past deeds.

What a lovely conclusion to a glorious series, that will be on my favorites list for a while. The writing was perfect for the end of the book, although a little confusing with too many she's and not enough first names to follow in certain occasions. But I managed.

The relationship development in the final book is interesting, Tory and Allarde make an inheritance altering commitment, Jack and Cynthia admit that they will push past the aristocratic differences between them, and then our new romance, Nick and Rebecca, is even more complicated. Although they do know they have feelings for each other, there is a barrier different than titles, one of faith and everything they believe. But don't worry, everything is happy in the end.

But don't take that as too perfect. Although they did seem happy, it wasn't like Ms. Puteny was implying that their lives would be happily ever after, I'm not quite sure she's done with our dear friends. ;)

4 and 1/2 stars for the final installment, (I think) of the Dark Mirror series.

Now to talk as the series as a whole. There may be spoilers, I'm not sure. Beware! Hisssss.... ;)

In the beginning, I was drawn into the story because of Tory's strong willingness to push past her sudden mageling-ness, and still be the Lady Victoria she new she was, or though she was...

Elsbeth and Jack were fabulous characters to work with through out the story. Even though they weren't front and center, they were still important, and you came to love them as well.

The time traveling WWII alter ego to the story shook me a bit, for I thought it would be a bit much, but by the end of the series, I disagree with my former feelings. The time traveling isn't more to the story, it is the story.

Cynthia is another thing of witch I want to speak of. Comparing her personality in the beginning of the series, to the end, is astonishing! She is a totally different person. This is something that you often don't, but should see in YA writing. Young people don't know exactly who they want to be, they may have an idea, but they are often in confusion and flip flopping all over the place. I thought that with Cynthia, this showed that towards the end, she knew who she wanted to be, and she was that well.

Throughout my individual book reviews, I have praised Putney for her wonderful skill of relationship development. Here, I will praise it again. Overall, the relationship between the Irregulars strengthens as they travel through time and almost get themselves killed numerous times. Next, the intimate relationship of Tory and Allarde progresses, falls back, and returns stronger than even in a realistic way.  Tory and Cynthia's relationship changes too. They are not just teenage girls forced to share the same room, they are friends. And really good friends at that. The relationship of Jack and Cynthia, persay? Their relationship blossoms, but has it's drawbacks too. In the end, they know where their feelings stand. (Together) The relationship of Nick to the Irregulars is interesting, for he becomes one of their strongest friends, just as they return the favor to him. I guess life or death situations bring people together? I'm kidding, I bet they do. Finally, for the last relationship to mention is the new development of feelings between Rebecca and Nick. Okay, maybe not new feelings for them, but new for the story. That relationship progresses differently, for they are apart for different reasons. Eventually though, (see, development!) their true feelings are let out, and they can finally admit they have a connection beyond words.

Well that's enough talk of relationships for one review, eh?

The historicalness works extremely well with the story, because back then, they really did believe in magic, mages, spells, and such. (Not that I don't now....) But it fits better than being an annoying fantasy gone Modern day. I'm glad that the setting was just the way it was.

 I rate this series 4 and 1/2 stars and highly recommend it to lovers of Historical Fiction, Romance, Or just a Good Story! I cannot wait to read more from Putney, and I'm excited to have found her as an author!


Monday, August 6, 2012

If this was RL, I think I would die.

Well, not really die, just be totally freakin out! ;)

So, anyway, I'm reviewing the book Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne. Monument 14 is the first novel by Laybourne, although the sequel is expected Summer 2013, and she did write a short story companion to the book called "Dress Your Marines In White" You can read it on Link: 

Monument 14 is from the point of view of Dean, a high schooler who is stuck in a futuristic Supterstore with 13 other kids. 5 other teens. 1 8th grader. And 6 elementary school students. No adults. The world outside is waging with natural disasters. What could go wrong?

When I first read about Monument 14 I was totally excited to see this common RP (Role Play) plot be turned into a novel. 

The writing was lovely, not too wordy, and very to the point. Laybourne managed to develop the characters in a very strategic way. 

The beginning moved a little quickly for me, but all the characters were understandable soon enough. The ending was a little unclear and vague, making me crave the release of the sequel. (Come on Laybourne!)

There were several confusing and seemingly un-needed events and things throughout the story. *SPOILER*. What made Josie suddenly get better? Why did Astrid reveal her pregnancy? Who was the father? What was she implying by asking Dean to stay, because we all know it had nothing to do with their blood type? Why did Caroline and Henry come back?

I will praise Laybourne for keeping the story moving, there was never really any repetition, as you might expect with such an idea, and the plot worked great.

So I will rate this book 4 stars, great read, in the end still had a few unclear questions though.

Now, I'm going to review Dark Passage by M. J. Putney, sequel to Dark Mirror.

Dark Passage starts right where Dark Mirror leaves off. The Irregulars, (The group of Lackland students who embrace their magical ability in secret, vowing to help England) return safely back to 1803. Tory is very firm about not wanting to time travel again, although she and Allarde have a strange feeling that they will go again soon.

I must praise Putney, for her critical development of the characters relationships. First of all, Tory's relationship with Allarde. The pair knew in Dark Mirror that they would have to figure out their relationship after returning to their own time, and figure out they did. Sort of. Following Tory most of the way, the beginning of the book is heart wrenching, and my heart did not heal until towards the middle and end, when their true feelings and acceptance and in full fledge. Although throughout the story, their friends try to get them to talk and often joke about them making up. That was lovely ;) I am excited to be seeing their love flourishes (hopefully!) in the next book, Dark Destiny.

Another relationship that was interesting to follow was the one of Tory and Cynthia, (Tory's unruly room mate back at Lackland.) For a (good) change, Putney focused on Cynthia for numerous chapters, unlike in Dark Mirror where I'm pretty sure every chapter was centered around Tory. With this new point of view, you see into Cynthia in a way you didn't get to see in Dark Mirror, and it is very vital to the development of her relationships and budding personality.

The last relationship to examine is* SPOILER* Cynthia and Jack. In the beginning of the book, the obvious attraction Jack has to Cynthia is very noticeable, and with the new point of view, you get to see how crazily Cynthia reacts. Throughout the story, you see Jack try and try again, as Cynthia little by little starts to like him back. This shows how realistic relationships often bud, and bloom. Happily, in the end, they are a couple.

I have tried very hard, but I don't think that I can say one bad thing about this book. I tried to predict something, but the outcome was totally different. Putney totally nabbed me.

As I said above, I'm anxious to see the aftermath of the last and final book in the trilogy; Dark Destiny. That is the last book to my knowledge, I could be wrong.

Love ya!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

La la la

Hey everyone!

Remember when I was reading As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott? Well, I finished it, so now it's time to chat.

As I Wake is about Ava, a high school student who woke up one night to not remember who she is. Or so she's been told. There is actually a deepness to the story of Ava's memory loss, and the things she does remember.

At first I was extremely excited to begin As I Wake; it was by an author I trusted, it seemed very intriguing from the blurb on the inside cover, and the first page was grabbing. But as I pursued through the book, I became frustrated, and had to take brakes with other books in between reading. The plot was very vague, the obvious climax was not a very high part of the story, and very it was confusing. The characters weren't all that developed either- excuse me, the main characters weren't developed very well. For some reason, back round characters had more depth than the main ones.

Although the middle and beginning of the book were bearable, the end was totally bizarre. I could barely follow enough to enjoy the end, as it was unclear and rushed.

I don't think that I would recommend this book at all.

Elizabeth Scott has disappointed me, I will hesitate before reading another one of her books or novels.

 And now I am going to review the book The Waters And the Wild by Francesca Lia Block. Block is the author of numerous other YA Novels, among them are The Frenzy and House of Dolls. (P.s. This is the first book by Block that I have read, so the review is crucial to if I'll read her work again)

The Waters and the Wild is about Bee, a struggling, loner, thirteen-year-old, lost in a world that is not quite hers. Join her on a journey to find herself, her true self.

I was very excited to begin to read this, and my excitement continued as I kept reading. I loved the idea, and fell head over heels for the characters. But don't think that it was all just great; the poetry experts and few stanzas of nonsense words were confusing, and didn't seem to fit into the story the way the author intended it to. Also, the switching of point of views was puzzeling, because I could go paragraphs, to even pages thinking I was reading about someone else, or just not sure.  The characters were very flimsy; not see thru, just flimsy. That was disappointing.

The ending was a bit crazy too, it was rushed, and a lot of different, unrelated things just suddenly changed. I did not enjoy that last transition.

I will rate it 3 & 1/2 stars.

That's it folks!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dark Mirror

Last night I finished the novel Dark Mirror by M. J. Putney. M. J. Putney is Mary Jo Putney's YA alter ego.

Putney has written the two sequels to Dark Mirror completing the trilogy.

Dark Passage is about 16 year old, Lady Victoria Mansfield in 1803. She is the youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, and is likely to live a privileged life, enjoying her title.
But then everything changes; Tory finds out that she has magical ability, and chooses a life or death situation to reveal it.
Thus, she is sent to Lackland Abbey, the magical correction school. But there, she joins a group who secretly studies using their powers, instead of smothering them.
This group leads Tory on an amazing adventure, where they save lives beyond their wildest dreams.

Wow, what to say about this book? I will admit, that after finding out the crazy magical element, I was totally not prepared for what was to come. Although it was a great idea, it seemed a little much with the whole plot and everything.
The writing style was good, and I enjoyed how it was written. The characters were all a bit typical, nothing crazy original, but still alright.
I will disclose that I have the sequel in my possession, and am looking forward to reading it soon.

Loves and Hugs,


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Diary of a Witness


Today, I am going to review the most traumatic book. Ever.

Diary of a Witness is by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Hyde has written numerous other YA and Adult books, her most recent YA; Jumpstart The World.

Diary of a Witness is about a high school boy named Ernie, who is overweight, and kinda an outsider. You're typical obese kid, (although he does like fishing, so that changed the story. A bit.) He has one friend, Will. But Will is not normal. Over the course of almost a year, Ernie finds out the true nature of Will, and it's not pretty.

Wow, this book... Hmmm, how do I put this? This book was hard to read. It was hard to read because if was traumatic and sad and I felt the loss of the characters harshly. Although the writing was fine, and the characters semi-developed (The author doesn't seem to know her characters very well. You should know who you're writing about as well as you know yourself.), this book was nothing special. Everything was a little expected, and being so dark didn't really help.

I think that I really only finished this book to see how it ended, and to make sure that Ernie was o. k. in the end.

I don't think that it was good work in at all, and I don't think I would recommend it to any reader, even ones who like dark stories.

I'm now reading As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott. Elizabeth Scott? The author of Stealing Heaven and Perfect You?  Yes, yes it is.

Au revior,


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Three Book Reviews

Hello my glorious friends!

Today I have to tell you about three books I've read. One of which that might be claiming a seat on my list of favorite books!

The first one is Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson. This was an amazing and compelling read. The characters kept me going, and the story was quite intriguing. A teenage girl wakes up in a mental hospital to find out she has just committed murder. Odd, really.

I will say that the ending was a little hard to bare, but I think I feel better about it now.

Anderson has written another Youth series, and is planning a sequel to the novel above to come out in 2013.

Next is The Isabel Factor by Gayle Friesen. This was a sweet, but not over the top book. (4 stars) I enjoyed reading the sweet story, that was surprisingly fairly original, though very predictable. (Summer camp, really?) I sat down and read it in one sitting, and didn't ever really feel obligated to stop, I just wasn't very taken with it.

But, I will say that main reason I even picked up the book was the descriptive and well written chapters, so that did make up a little for the average story.

Friesen has written several other YA novels, including her most recent one, The Valley.

Finally, the third book I am going to talk about is the raved about, The Selection by Kiera Cass. I picked up this book after much persistence from several friends, and I will admit that I am not disappointed....

So, a lottery for a chance at the hand of the Kingdom's Prince. Huh, an interesting take on Dystopian writing. It reminds me a lot of Cinder, which I read a few months ago and am anxiously awaiting the sequel.

The writing style was alright, nothing amazing in my opinion. It really was just the plot that kept you going.

Now we come to the part where I disagree with some other reviewers. I was totally content with the ending, even if you truly don't know.

From what I had heard about the ending, I was sort of finicky as I headed towards the end, but I'm fine,

Though I will admit that I may not have been so keen with the ending if I had not known that the sequel is coming out in October.

Cass is also the author of The Siren.

At the moment I am reading the book Dark Mirror by M. J. Putney, (Alter ego Mary Jo Putney, adult author...)

Au revior,


Saturday, July 14, 2012

First Post After Construction

Hello everyone!

Sorry I have't been posting, I was on a trip. But I got to do some reading, so I'm here to post for you.

I read the book Please Ignore Vera Deitz by A. S. King (A Printz Honor Book.) A. S. King has also written The Dust of 100 Dogs, another book,( but it's for kids) and is expecting 2 more books later this Fall.

Please Ignore Vera Deitz is about a senior in highschool named Vera. She is still struggling with the death of her best friend, Charlie, which happened months ago. Really though, she is struggling with the mess of secrets and lies he left her with. Now that's not the only thing wrong in Vera's life; she has a drinking problem, she isn't over the fact that her mother left her and her father, and she has an inappropriate relationship with a co-worker at the pizza place she works at. Over all, Vera is a real mess.

Wow, what to say about Vera's story. Let me just start and say that she and Charlie were pretty screwed up. Their lives were crazy, unimaginable, even though everything that happened really could happen.

Vera drove me crazy through out the book, her bad choices, the things that I could see that she should do. And Charlie did too. Everything that he didn't do, and the decisions he made. Uggh, at least it kept me reading. Usually characters that I can't stand keep me turning pages, though.

I will admit, that throughout the story, I loved Vera's father. He was my favorite character, just in everything that he did, the way he did it. He also had such an influence on her.

A. S. King did a great job morphing her plot and characters to fit a crazy book that I could read in a day. I enjoyed King's great style, and can recall leaving the book with a changed mind.

I totally recommend this book, and can't wait to read more by her!!!


Thursday, July 5, 2012


Construction is complete! Please give me feedback on the new look. I'd really appreciate it!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Harry Potter


Everyone must be wondering, Remedyleaf, why on earth would you read Harry Potter? Well, I have a good explanation for you.

As a literature critic, I sometimes feel that I should be in touch with today's most popular writing. As the fact that Harry Potter is a very popular series, I felt that I should read it to understand where the millions of fans are coming from.

As for the writing, I understood how people could be ever so addicted to the story and characters, but the actual writing wasn't as amazing as one might have hoped. It was just... over average, nothing amazing so I was a little taken aback in that element.

I in no way regret reading the series, for I did enjoy it, and also feel it will help me in the career of literature critiquing.

That's it, write now I'm reading To Kill a Mockingbird which I'm sure you've all heard of too. I'm really liking it. This is another read for the benefit of literature critiquing, though I probably would have wanted to read it anyway.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Let me assure you.

I'm better now! Totally a weird funk!! I am still a kind of social outcast right now. I spent 3 hours yesterday finishing the 6th Harry Potter book. But, I am feeling fine.

I'll post again later,


Sunday, June 24, 2012

I'm losing my mind.

FWI-- the big post I refer to below DOES NOT EXSIST and please IGNORE anything involving that.

Now for my title, yes, I'm losing my mind. Going crazy. Off my nut. I'm banana's, batty, berzerk, bonkers. And I'm not really sure why.

I am angry, and restless, dreading the coming week and the rest of the day.

I have been keeping a secret from you. I have been reading the Harry Potter series. (I really am losing my mind...) Anyway, I am now in the middle of the 5th book, (And it really is good...) But I think I might know the source of some of my anger (Besides the fact that I am so freaking tired!) Harry, the protagonist in the series, (Oh really Rememdyleaf? I wasn't sure since the series is named after him!) is quite angry and frustrated in this part of the book, so I think somehow, (Really, this sounds loony) Harry's feelings are channeling into me!



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pause a little bit,

Just to let you know, I am in the process of writing a very big post to you all, and I just want you to know that I haven't abandoned you, that the post will be on soon.


Monday, June 11, 2012


Hey blog readers! Do you like the new stuff?????? There will be more books in the list to be read as I find more!!!

Today I am going to review Aurelia by Anne Osterlund.

Aurelia is about, (you guessed it!!!) Aurelia!!!!


Aurelia is the crown princess and the protagonist of the book. The book introduces Aurelia as a stubborn and very strong character. Then Anne brings in Robert, an old classmate of Aurelia's, and a friend she hasn't seen in 4 years.

The story is centered around the attempts of murder to Aurelia. This keeps the story upbeat, and surprising.

General Review: I truly enjoyed reading Aurelia because of the interesting characters and exciting plot. I read it almost all the way through at one time and felt that that was the best way to read this kind of book. Rating 4 & 1/2 stars.

Writing Style review: The book was written in typical chapters. I would have liked something a little more interesting though. I mean, Anne could have played around with the Medieval time period or something. I don't know, just a little more pizzaz with the style would have made all the difference. 4 stars.

Writing Content Review: When I first opened Aurelia I was startled by how descriptive Anne Osterlund was. This worked both ways for the story. It was positive in the light that it gave the book more bulk, and I was able to picture the whole thing better. But still, it was also a negative element at times because 1) It distracted me from the point of the story. and 2) It made scenes that were simple and too the point long a dreary. 4 stars

Now I'm reading a bunch of things, but still, I can't wait to review something else!!!


P.S. I'm going to do a quote and word of the day:

Word of the day---------Somersault: An acrobatic movement, either forward or backward, in which the body rolls end over end, making a complete revolution.

Quote of the day-------- "Can you imagine what I could do if I could do all I can?"- Sun Tzu 

Friday, June 8, 2012



Before I get started, I just want to say that I did finish Stealing Heaven and I liked it, but I cannot review it. I must leave it at that even if you think that I'm crazy.

So I recently finished I,Q: Independence Hall by Roland Smith.


I,Q: Independence Hall is the first book in the I,Q trilogy, the other two (I,Q: The White House, I, Q: Kitty Hawk) All by Roland Smith.

The protagonist is a boy named Quest (Q) who is the son and step-son of rockstars Blaze Munoz and Roger Tucker. His new step-sister is Angela (Tucker)

In the beginning of the story, Q and Angela's parents are beginning their tour as the most sensational couple in the music industry. Q and Angela live in the bus with them, but their parents are jetting all over the country for T.V interviews and private concerts.

But then things change...


The plot worked well the idea. and I don't recall seeing through it.


I wish the characters would have been a bit more defined, they were a little wishy-washy and flimsy. That would have made the book more worth while.

Writing Style: The style was just regular chapters, but I wish Roland would have used something a little more original. Also, I wish the story had been a bit more descriptive. It was barely enough to get anything except a general picture.

Ending and Beginning: The beginning did truly grab me, and kept me pushing the whole way through the book, except the ending was quite sudden. The only thing that made it barely ok for me was the fact  that the sequel and third book are already available. If I was waiting for it for months I know I would have been sooooooo mad!

In the end I'll rate this book 4 stars, because I liked it, but the ending, style, and characters lost the 5 star.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dear my blog.


I'm sorry I haven't been posting, I have been avoiding my review on Stealing Heaven for a really weird reason, I can't review it!

I tried to when I first finished it, but a post just didn't work out...

I would try reading it for yourself!!

Anyway, now I'm reading I,Q by Roland Smith.

Once I finish it, I can't wait to tell ya'll!


Monday, May 28, 2012


Dear my bloggies,

So you know how I just posted about Stealing Heaven? Well, when I was typing Elizabeth Scott's name, I thought it felt familiar, so I looked it up on Amazon (I like to research the books I read so I know about more books by the author, and if it's in a series)

Anyway, I was looking at books by the author, and I found a book called Perfect You. I READ THIS BOOK LAST SUMMER AND LOVED IT! Why the heck didn't I look for more books by Elizabeth?

I give you more after I finish Stealing Heaven



Blogger, you bug me!

heyo me bloggies !!! (Totally kidding!)

Hello my bloggers. (Any better?! Just kidding again!)

So hey, if you're wondering about the title, I'm really super annoyed with bloggers new "look" I can never find anything like I used to, and it just looks plain weird.

Really though, I came on to talk about this cool new book I'm reading called Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott. (Anyone read it? Does it keep getting better? Should I read more by Elizabeth?)

I'll give you the 411 on it once I finnish. I'm on page 131 of 307 so it won't be too long! ;)

Talk to ya'll later!!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Top 8

Dear Bloggies,

Top 8? Top 8 what? Books? Authors? Chocolates?

No, this is actually the title of the book I finished today.

Top 8 by Katie Finn, is the first book in the Top 8 trilogy. The other two books are called What's Your St@atus? and Unfriended. This is the only series Katie has written.

So... Top 8's protagonist is a girl named Madison MacDonald. She is a typical high-school girl with 4 best friends, and a super hot boyfriend. But when she get's back from Spring Break, where she had no connections to the outside world, she finds her FriendVerse (Like a Facebook or MySpace) has been Hacked!!! And someone has posted all the horrible comments and secrets!!! It seems that nothing is ever going to be the same again.

The way this book appeared was very interesting. A few times, the book showed Madison's actual FriendVerse profile, which had all her info, and shows her "Top 8" (Wait, what the heck is a Top 8? On FriendVerse, you have a list of your Top 8 friends, and at Madison''s school, the order of people in your Top 8 is very serious.) The "meat" of the book is written in regular old chapters.

For the plot and content... The main part of the story is about Madison trying to find out who the heck her hacker was. Well, I got super annoyed with Madison, I thought she was kind of a bratty, oblivious person. Then, I saw through the story, which really ticked me off, because I wanted to really enjoy the story. I realized who the hacker was!!! It was so disappointing. But... I didn't see through the story enough to see something else, so I am sort of torn between weather I like this book extremely so or much.

In the end, I think I have decided that I will rate the book 4 stars, because I could still keep reading even after I had realized the hacker, and Madison ended up being a bearable character

So, that is it. Please have a nice Memorial Day Weekend!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012



Okay, so two nights ago I finished Meagan Mead's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian. Kate has also written the Private series and Sweet 16.

So M M's G T T McG B is about a girl named, Meagan Mead, (Surprise, surprise!!) Meagan is 16 years old and his a fantastic soccer playing tom-boy. The story goes like this. Meagan is an army brat. She has moved around her whole life because of her father, but this last time no. South Korea (!?) heck no! So her parents give her the choice to come live with them or to stay with the McGowan's who live in Boston. The McGowans?? Meagan thinks. They're the family of dad's college buddy, and their 7 of them!!!! So thus, a story of drama, change, and a little bit of romance comes together.

I really enjoyed this book. (It took me only about 2-3 hrs to read it...) The writing style was just typical chapters for the most part, except for IM between Meagan and her BFF Tracey. Then also, there are Meagan's "observations" which are sent to Tracey via email. I really liked the plot line, I was surprised often, and I laughed out loud quite a lot. You might think that 7 boys is a lot to keep track of, along with other characters, but really it wasn't, because each characters was truly sooooo different.

My only complaint would be a few noticeable "saids" But that is something I find ever so commonly in books. (IF YOU EVER WRITE A BOOK, PLEASE DO NOT SAY 'SAID' ALL THE TIME!!)

Also, earlier this week, I continued on the 2nd draft of my novel. You know, I find it totally ok to pause while writing something like that. It gives your brain time to think with out you even realizing it.

So now I am reading The Host by Stephanie Myer

I'll come on again soon!!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

I'm so sorry!

Dear my bloggies,

I apologize extremely for not posting

I have not really in the mood to critique books, but I am right now!! I hope that from now on I can really get back into my groove!

Alright, so I just read Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt. Lauren also wrote The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney and Aces Up.

Two Way Street is about a girl named Courtney. Weeks ago she planned to drive to college with her boyfriend as a fun road trip. But now that boyfriend is an ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend who dumped her for some "MySpace girl". But maybe Courtney doesn't know everything. That ex (Jordan) may have some secrets too. Secrets about their messy break-up.

This book was interesting. Written from the points of view of Jordan and Courtney, before the trip, during the trip, and after the trip, you truly get to know the whole story. This plot is mostly surprising, and I often was laughing out loud at the ironicness. The characters are well defined, and not really typical over used characters. I enjoyed reading it, and would probably rate it 4 stars.

Anyway, that's about it!

See ya'll later!!1


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Physik, and Meet the Austins.


So above, I told you that I have finished two books. First was Physik by Angie Sage. It was much harder to finish than the typical Angie book. Not that it wasn't still the amazing characters or amazing writing, I just think I wasn't in the mood for the writing some of the time.

Next, Meet the Austin's by Madeline L'Engle. Meet the Austin's is different, because even though it's not full of say, a lot of action, but the characters and plot are very comforting and homey. They seem like old family friends that you can come back to anytime. This book might not be a book you read by itself, but more with a few other books.

Now I'm reading 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison. This is about a girl named Tanya. But Tanya is different, she can see fairies! Imagine that!

Anyway, that's about it!

I'll post more when I get more!


Friday, April 20, 2012

Wow, almost a month since my last post...

I'm sorry that I haven't been posting.

My bookish life has been super crazy...

But I have good news!!!! I have two reviews to give, and I am starting some other books which I am bound to get through quickly!!!!

I will post soon!!!


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Flyte or Flight??????????

 Can you guys flye????? Or fly????

I know that I can fly, but....

'Totally kidding! Someday though, I want to fly!!

This morning, I finished Flyte. (Remember? The sequel to Magyk by Angie Sage???)

Anyway, lets analyze the title!!!

Flyte.... Hmmmmmmmmmmm?

Okay, so in the magykal world that the Septimus Heap series takes place, flyte is a lost magykal art, for the few flyte  charms that are used to flye were thought (hint, hint) to be lost a long time ago . With that, and a few more things, (like that some characters and pets learn to fly) Angie decided that the title must  become Flyte.

For the content of the book:

  • The old characters were defined and still were themselves, they didn't change too much in-between books
  • The new characters were explained
  • Some of the questions left over from the last book were answered
  • The continuous "series" plot made sense
  • It was just as funny and "laugh out loud" as Magyk, if not more
  • The writing made me excited to read the next book.
So, I positively recommend this book, only if you read Magyk first, of course!

Now I am beginning to read Summer of My German Soldier. I hope it is good!!!

I will accept book suggestions anytime, so start them commin'!

Au revior,


P.S. The magic word is LOTION!!!!!!!!!!! Uh huh!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012


!!! Alacazaaaam! Woosh!! Hokous Pokous!!!!

What's the magic word????? Post your answer as a comment, and I will reveal the word on the next post!!!

What is with all of this magic you ask????? Well, I just finished, (Well, yesterday) Magyk by Angie Sage!!!!!!!

This book is in the series Septimus Heap. The other books are Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, The Magykal Papers, and Darke.

I promise that reviews on the rest of the books will be coming sooooooooooooooon.

To continue, lets analyze the title...

Magyk............. Huh??

To explain...

The book is about a web of people living in common area. There is not a particular protagonist, but many of the many of the main characters possess a Magykical power, for Silas Heap, Marcia Overstrand, six of the Heap boys, and their mother Sarah, as well as the ex- ExtraOrdinary ghost wizard Alther and many others have been exposed to Magyk, and some of them are even wizards.

Thus, the title is Magyk.

Now, I love this book, even if it took me a few tries to get into it the first few times I tried to read it.

Angie did an amazing job with the characters and the plot!!!! My goodness what a plot!!!

I really don't think I have any complaints, for

  • the characters are described so well, and you get to know their backstories quickly
  • the setting is perfect, and you can imagine small details about it in your mind
  • the plot takes twists and turns, but there are little hints along the way...
  • the writing is extremely humorous, and I laugh out loud at many times throughout the book
Ahhhh, I don't know what I would do without my Angie Sage....

I truly recommend this book.

True to my word, I am now reading Flyte and am enjoying it!!!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Cinderella Gets a Twist!!!

Bonjour my SPRING BREAK friends!!!

Yestarday I finished the book Cinder bt Marissa Meyer. Cinder is in the series, (it is the first I might add...) called the Lunar Chronicles. The sequel Scarlet is set to come out in 2013, the 3rd book Cress is set to come out in 2014, and the 4th book Winter is set to come out in 2015.

Cinder is about a 16 year old cyborg girl named Cinder. She is a mechanic, and when the prince of the Commenwealth, Prince Kai, comes to her booth a the market asking for his android, (like a robot) to be fixed, a series of events trail after. These events change Cinder's life, and everything she thought she knew about herself.         ^
To analyze the title, : as said just up there, the protagonist is a girl named Cinder. The book is named Cinder. Well there you have it folks!!!!

For the content of the book;
  • I enjoyed the well thought characters and plot
  • The futuristic setting is appealing with this common modern trend
  • The writing style was normal, but the fact that it was a page turner made it hard to put down.
I don't really have any complaints, except that HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WAIT UNTILL 2013 TO READ THE SEQUEL?????????????????

Haha, I bet that got a laugh out of ya ;)

Anyway, now I am re-reading Magyk by Angie Sage. I first tried this book maybe 3 years ago, then tried it again 2 years ago. Both those times I didn't get into the book, but when I tried it last  year I got through the whole shabang and loved it.

I'm trying it for a 4th time, only because I have all of the sequels that I never read in my possesion, and I want to refresh my memory of what happended in the first book.

So toodle-lou, and happy reading!!!

Au reviour,


Thursday, March 22, 2012


Bonjour again SPRING BREAKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Yestarday I finished the book Mission (Un)Popular by Anna Humphrey. This book is about a (Canadian) 7th grade girl by the name of Margot Buttun. {Interesting name, 'tisn't. But the througout the whole book, I never knew how to properly pronounce "Margot."} Anna is also the author of one other book, Ryhmes With Cupid.

To analyze the title, I think that the reason that it is called "mission (un)popular" is becuse when Margot, and her new friend Em decide to go up against the populars, they think they are becoming "Unpopular" This has an opposite effect.

This book was very see through. To explain; once I knew the characters, and got a feel for the book, I could see the plot. As if I had read the outline before I even started. This a very dissapointing thing to come from an author who I am not too familar with. Now I might refrain from her works.

Now for the characters.

I hated them.

To explain this, I will just say that they were not very nice. The protagonist was stuipid, rude, and disrespectful. As well as the friend who was supposed to be "modeling" those traits .(<------ If you still end of reading this [book], the "modeling" part is pretty funny) The mean girl (Most popular) was mean. The best friend was mean. The goody too-shoes private school girl was mean. The boy friend was mean. The class clown jerk was mean.

IT WAS ALL TOO MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

For the most part though, after I got over the characaters, the fact that I could see where everything was going, and that there weren't that many twists, ruined it for me.

I really wouldn't recommend this book.

I hope you are reading some great things!!!!

Au revior!!!


A late Review!!!!

Bonjour Spring Breakies!!!!!!!!111

On my way to spring break, I re-read the book All American Girl by Meg Cabot. The first time I read this book was maybe two years ago. And I might have read it some other time even before that... But I don't really remember.

First, I am going to analyze the title with you. This is going to become something regular because titles are an important part of writign. They have to catch your eye from a book-shelf or a book list. So they must be grabbing (if you will.) Titles are just as important as the content that you write, so this is a very important subject.

All American Girl. Hmmmmmmmmm................?????????????????

For this book, the story is about an American highschool girl. (Named Samantha Madison)  Huh, I think that pretty much summs up our title eh?????

I'm just kidding.

In the book, Sam does do act that makes her seem particularly  American. (Of course, she is still a girl!!!!)

For the content of the book, a clear sign that it was fairly good was the fact that I was re-reading it. Which I  condider a typical thing for a book (that I liked) that alows this. (To explain; there are books that you can re-read anytime, and always love it the whole way through, while when re-reading others you [might possibly] anticipate events that are yet to come, and then waiting seems boring, where as when you first read it, it wasn't (boring.)

The plot was thought out, (as always with a Meg Cabot classic) and the characters were devised with perfection.

The writing style is a unique favorite of mine in this book. Regular old numbered chapters. I'm kidding, there is more. Also, every few chapters there is a "Top Ten Reasons Why..." This is an interesting (and as stated before; unique) form to go along with regular chapters.

My only complaint, (though it is a common one) is that Meg did use a few too many saids. (Not that I don't have anything against the word, as long as it is used at appropriate times) I bet you if someone asked Meg about her "said" problem she (or a rep. of her's [aka an editor] ) would claim that "busy, popular authors do not have time to fix little details as small as the way the person says somthing when they are planning bestselling plot lines."


Thanks for letting me get in that late reveiw (and rant quite a bit!!!!!!)



Monday, March 19, 2012

Reasons Why

Bonjour Spring Breakies!!!!!!

I just read the really tense book Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. (Hey, who remembers Jay? The co-author of The Future of Us!)

TRW is about a boy named Clay, who finds 7 cassette tapes on his front porch. He finds out that recorded on the tapes are the "thirteen reasons why" a girl Clay knew, (her name was Hannah Baker) killed herself.

As mentioned above, the subject is about a suicide. This is a very intense, and extremely serious subject, and in the book is not taken lightly.

This was a book that I truly liked, and would recommend to anyone to feel they can handle the subject.

The content of the book was great, but I felt that the ending was very contradicting. I was almost satisfied with it, what it had to do with Hannah. Though it more satisfied with the new hope to different story that had just come up.

5 star rating, and again, I would recommend it to anyone.

Now I'm reading Mission Unpopular

Au revior!


Friday, March 16, 2012






I'll keep ya'll updated!!!!

Au revior,


Monday, February 27, 2012


Bonjour Bloggies!!!

Ok, I need some feed back on my blog! And I want it in your words, so please leave a comment on anything you love, hate, want, or don't think I should have on my blog. Or really anything else you want to tell me! (Please keep blog, reading, or writing related! Unless you want to talk about my pets! :) )

I'd really appreciate it!!!



Sunday, February 26, 2012

Books, funny things in my life, and pictures...


I have two book reviews to give, first, about the book Letters To Julia by Barbara Ware Holmes. I really enjoyed this book, and I only have a general complaint. During the middle of the book, the two protagonists are really depressed. I think that they were depressed a little long, and I would have believed the same out come with less of a "depressed" drag.

The other book I read was Snail Mail No More by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin. This is the sequel to P.S. Longer Letter Later. I really enjoyed the book, except that the ending was really bizarre. I was anticipating an ending after some events, then all of these random events happened. Well, some not really random, but still, they all came same at the same time...

Now for 3 funny things in my life


My Brother: *Picking something up from the back seat of the car* "Mom, why is there a rotten banana in the car?"

My Mom: "Well, it's a long story."


My brother pointing at the night sky and saying, "Look! It's the medium dipper!"


The plain fact that my father says, pellow, melk, and winder instead of pillow, milk, and window.

Now for some pictures!

^--- this is Tucker, a tired puppy!

^---- This is Tucker, a lazy puppy

^---- This is Tucker, a tired, lazy puppy pretending to be a person!

I hope that you enjoyed all of this! 

Au revior,


Monday, February 20, 2012

I have been bad lately...

Ok, so on Saturday, I took a lovely trip to Barnes and Noble, and I got two books The Future of Us and Happyface.

Yesterday, I finished The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. This book is about two teenage high schoolers, Emma and Josh.

The book is set in 1996, when the internet just was public. The book starts with Josh bringing Emma a disc to get an AOL email. But when Emma creates her email, then looks in her favorite places links, before she had been on, there was already a link there. The link was to something call "Facebook" The problem is, Facebook isn't invented for 15 years. Then over the course of a week, Josh and Emma watch their  future Facebook pages change, as they do little things in the now, that they probably wouldn't have if they hadn't seen the page.

I hate to say it, but I'm going to be very judgmental about this book...

First of all, the idea is amazing, its like a "who wooda thought?" moment. Also, the writing style is very good.  I didn't have any problems with "saids" :)

I really was disappointed though with the ending, in some ways. The actual ending wasn't bad, I just wish they gave us more... I wish they would have shown the Facebook pages of Josh and Emma at the end. The ending didn't feel like an end, maybe the end of of a chapter, but not and ending.

Now I'm reading Happyface which is totally amazing! :)

Au revior,


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines are cheesy, except when you get candy...

Bonjour bloggies!

Recently, I tried to continue with the book Messenger by Lois Lowrey, sadly, I was very disappointed with the story line, and I think The Giver trilogy, would have been perfect as just a twosome.

Next I've started the book Chu Ju's House by Gloria Whelan. Gloria is also the author of Homeless Bird.

Amazingly, I finally got a copy of the sequel to It's Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder. The sequel is called Sprinkles and Secrets.

Yesterday, while at the library, I found the book The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix. She is the author of The Missing Series, the Shadow Children Series, and one of the only other books I've read by her is Running Out Of Time.

So far so good with my trio of readables. <------ Totally made up word from the world of Remedyleaf!

Word of the Day: lovable (<------ Word picked by an anonymous friend) Deffinition: Of such nature to attract love
Quote of the day: A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.- Ingrid Bergman

Au revior!


Monday, February 6, 2012



I got bored with Small As an Elephant so I decided to read Gathering Blue by Lois Lowrey. This book is the sequel to The Giver which I read not too long ago!

Anyway, Gathering Blue was fantastic! I loved the characters, and everything was perfect throughout the book. I can't even remember if there was anything I didn't like! Usually I have at least one thing to say that's fairly negative ;)

After finishing that, I started Messenger by Lois Lowrey. This book is the sequel to Gathering Blue. I will say, it doesn't matter if you read The Giver or Gathering Blue first, but you must read both of them before Messenger.

As a bonus, I started Letters to Julia by Barbara Ware Holmes. (This book is not to be confused with the well known story Letters to Juliet)

Au revior!


Monday, January 30, 2012

For Keeps


For Keeps by Natasha Friend is an amazing book!!! Everyone remember the other books by Natasha??? Perfect, Bounce, and Lush????? Remember how much I loved those? Well, I love For Keeps just as much!

The protagonist is a 16 year old girl name Josie Gardner. she lives in a small town with her young mother Katie Gardner. Josie and her friend Liv, have a lot of fun as normal 16 year olds, until several episodes in sequence happen, and change everything that the girls have believed.

I don't remember anything, that I found annoying about the book, (besides the fact that I had to read it in the dark ;) )


I can't wait to read more from Natasha!

Anyway, now I'm reading the book Small As An Elephant by Jennifer Jacobson. This book is so interesting! Jennifer is also the author of The Complete History of Why I Hate Her and Stained, among others.

Au revior!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Small Acts of Amazing Courage


Last night I finished the book Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan. Gloria is also the author of Homeless Bird and Angel On The Square among others.

Small Acts of Amazing Courage was an interesting book, and the setting was very critical to the story. The characters were thought out, and the Protagonist was understandable.

The only things I can think of that I didn't like was the use of "said".  And the fact that the ending was a little rushed, a little fairy tale happily-ever-after, and it needed a little more.

The book was not too long, and not too short.

I will rate this book 4 and half stars out of 5

Au revior!!!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Beautiful Creatures

Bonjour! Hello! Hi! Howdy! Hey! Hei! Aloha! Guten Tag!

I have been very busy lately! And I have been a little stuck in books! So sorry!

I tried to read the book Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. But sadly I got bored. Then I tried to read the book When Zachary Beaver Comes to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt, but I'm stuck in that book too.

Eventually, my friend told me to read (and lent me their copy) of the book Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia. This book, was amazingly well written, did not have any un needed details or plot, and was a perfect (and generally original) idea. I admire the two authors for their strength and maturity for choosing to work together and make their work the ever so much better with the combined talents.

I love the characters, who were ever so perfect for the story, and the setting, ever so perfect. I don't think there is anything I would possibly change, it was so ever so perfect! ;)

Now I'm reading the book Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan, the author of numerous books. So far, its fairly good, and I'll try to keep you more updated as I read! I'm sorry you've had to wait so long!!!!!!!

Word of the day: Combined- "Made by combining"

Quote of the day- "Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; often in a wooden house a golden room we find." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Au revior,


Thursday, January 19, 2012


Bonjor! I'm so sorry that I haven't posted in a while! I haven't read anything lately worth reading! How sad is that!!! :( But I do have good news,

I've gotten a bunch of friends to read the book Unearthly by Cynthia Hand! We all are in love with the character Tucker! He is so cute and sweet!!!!

I sound a little silly,

Au revior,


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Halves of hearts

This morning I finished The Other Half Of My Heart by Sundee Fraizer. Sundee has also written Brendan Buckly's Universe and Everything in it,  among others.

I am struggling with how to review The Other Half Of My Heart because I didn't enjoy it very much. The plot was predictable, the climax was subtle, and everything seemed to drag on and on through out the story.

I felt that 3 quarters of the book was just set up! The real part of the book happened in the last few chapters, so the book was pretty boring for the majority.

I was confused at how the author thought the book was oh so complete, because the plot was so boring. The idea was great, twin sisters that are different races. But the real plot, (the twins in a pageant) was very boring.

I will rate this book 2 out of 5 stars, because I finished the book, (though it was only because I wanted to give a truly accurate review.

Au revior,


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lost. I lost it! :0

No, not really, just the book I finished a few days ago was called "Lost"

The book, Lost by Jacqueline Davies was a historical fiction novel that twined together two newspaper reports from Manhattan, New York in the early 1900s. Thus, an amazing book evolved.

Essie is the protagonist, and she is a 16 year old girl. She lives with her mother, brother, and sister. Essie loves to make hats, like really make them. Not just embellish, but actually make the frame and everything!

The narration goes back and fourth between Essie's diary that flits through her early life, then the "present" (but still 1900s) where the main part of the story happens.

*Note: this method was very effective.

I would recommend this book, even though it was quite sad at the end.

Jacqueline's only other book I'm interested in reading is Where The Ground Meets The Sky, it sounds so good! :)

Anyway, now I'm reading The Other Half Of My Heart by Sundee T. Frazier. This book is about twin girls, (age eleven) who are different races, (Mom African American, Dad white) Once girl looks like their mom, the other looks like their dad (skin color wise)

I'm not very far, but I'll keep on reading!!!!!

Word of the Day- Banished: to compel to depart; send, drive, or put away

Quote of the day: "Named must your fear be before banish it you can"- Yoda

Who doesn't love "Star Wars" watch/play/read some for me will ya?

Au revior,


Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year! New Post!

We're coming to you live from my web- blog to bring the interesting report on the book Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen. Wendelin also is the author of Flipped (an amazing favorite of mine) How I Survived Being A Girl, the Sammy Keys series, and others.

Runaway is about a girl named Holly who is a Foster child. Holly writes in a journal, and thus-- our book.

I enjoyed Runaway, because it was very realistic. The journal design worked out well, and the plot progressed nicely.

Au revior,