Monday, June 28, 2010

Evernight by Claudia Gray Review

everynight Evernight by Claudia Gray        
Publisher: Harper Teen  
Pub. Date: June 1st. 2008
Pages: 327
Age Level: Young Adult    
Obtained: Bought

Bianca wants to escape.

She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.

Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him.

"I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would."

But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.

My Thoughts:

This novel was sitting on my bookshelf forever without any thoughts of reading it anytime soon. Then one day I decided to pick it up and I abs loved it! This is exactly my kind of book, it has star-crossed lovers, lots of action, and rivalry. This is told from Bianca’s point of view as she takes the journey of going to a brand new school, Evernight. It’s there she meets Lucas, who’s identity came as a big surprise to me as well as Bianca’s! As much as I loved this novel, the only thing that really got to me and it was the change that happens right in the middle of the book. There’s a couple of little things here and there that suggest she knows what’s happening but at the same time, it’s like she’s completely unaware of it. Other than that this book was very enjoyable! I give it 4 out of 5 paws!

Comment Question of the Blog:

If you could go to school anywhere, where would you go? Why? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead Review

spiritbound Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead         
Publisher: Penguin/Razorbill
Pub. Date: May 18th, 2010 
Pages:  489
Age Level: Young Adult    
Obtained: Bought

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…
After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and he's out there, somewhere.
She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won't join him, he won't rest until he's silenced her...forever.

My Thoughts:

*Spoilers from books 1-4* Can I just say that this book is uuuhmazing! Mead really went out of her way to make this book the best one in the series so far! I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I mean Dimitri, our beloved hot dhampire turned strigoli is still out there ready to kill her! There’s really nothing I can’t say about this one without really spoiling it for you guys but it’s really one of Mead’s best work! It’s slow at first but picks up and just goes 1000 miles per hour! We get to see more of the other minor characters from the previous 4 books, which is something that I have to say I enjoyed the most from the book. Mead definitely steps it up with this one and I seriously can not wait for the last book in the series coming out Dec 14, which is funny because that’s my due date! Anyway this book is a must read! I give this novel 5 out of 5 paws!

5_paws_thumb[1] Comment Question of the Blog:

Who’s your favorite VA character? Why? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,

That Chick That Reads

Monday, June 21, 2010

Busy Bees at Work and Play by M. Maitland Deland Review

busybees Busy Bees at Work and Play by M. Maitland Deland         
Publisher: Green Leaf Book Press  
Pub. Date: March 1st, 2010
Pages: 28 
Age Level: Children’s   
Obtained: Received for Review

Bambina Bee learns the importance of work and play on a tour of her town. As Mamma Bee heads out to work, Bambina Bee anxiously begs her to stay at home. To soothe her little bee's concerns, Mamma Bee takes Bambina Bee on a tour of the neighborhood that transforms the bustling world of work into a wonderland of joyful activity. The letter carrier, the plumber, and many other happy characters demonstrate for Bambina Bee that there's a time for work and a time for play - and both are filled with exciting adventures. The first in a series, this charmingly illustrated book will help parents explain to their kids that everyone has an important place in this world of busy bees.

My Thoughts:

I abs loved this book! I sat down one day and read it to my friends son and every time I turned the page, he would just jump because there’s so much color and the illustrations done by Lyn Martin were beautiful! The story line was very cute and funny. Every page has rhyming lines and it does help explain to little ones the importance of work and the difference of play in the world and how they intermingle. If you want something cute, original, with beautiful and I mean beautiful illustrations, then this book will do it! It’ll be one that’s read over and over at bedtime!

Comment Question of the Blog:

What’s important to you in a children’s book? Illustrations or the Storyline?

As Always,

That Chick That Reads