Friday, December 30, 2011

XVI by Julia Karr Review

xviXVI by Julia Karr 
Publisher: Speak/Puffin 
Pub. Date: January 6th 2011
Pages: 325
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world-even the most predatory of men-that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past-one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer

My Thoughts:

When I got this book I didn’t think it would have anything to do with sex what so ever. Well that’s what I get for judging a book by it’s cover and back cover. If you like dark books, then this is def the one for you. This book is just so crazy! Like they have these little things that are embedded in their skin behind their ear and their talking and telling them what to do, how to do it, what to wear. Turning sixteen is supposed to be this coming of age thing but in this world it’s where sex is okie to do and it’s even commended.  Turning sixteen in this society could possibly get you killed. This one was just so hard to read and it’s soooo dark. Sometimes I had to put it down because I just couldn’t read it. The writing was really good. The characters were beyond words. It’s one of those books that I don’t think I would want my daughter to read unless she was older and understood what sex really is. It’s just that dark. I do have to give props to the author for writing something that most authors don’t put a touch on. I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

Do you think our society has gotten too attached to technology? Does it define who we are? Lemme know in the comment section below.

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine Review

kissofdeathKiss of Death by Rachel Caine
Publisher: Signet
Pub. Date: April 27th 2010
Pages: 241
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...

My Thoughts:

This book, unlike the others, takes place outside of Morganville in a town that’s not easily forgotten. Well it’s seems like our favorite vamp has finally hit it high. Michael Glass finally gets the chance of a lifetime when he’s offered to record some of his music in Dallas. Of course he can’t leave without his three buddies. Well 2 buddies and 1 wonderfully gothic girlfriend. But things in this town aren’t what they seem. There’s a lot of things that I would’ve never even imagined that happened in it. There’s def a lot of romance, action and most of all vamp action to last us for a lifetime. It’s a pretty good book. Def one of the more entertaining ones and it also answers the question of whether there are other places like Morganville. Shane and Claire are still by far my favorite couple. The book ends just like every book. With us wanting even more! I abs love Caine and can’t wait to read the next installment in the series. I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

What would you do to escape Morganville? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Monday, December 26, 2011

Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles Review

chainreactionChain Reaction by Simone Elkeles
Publisher:
Pub. Date:
Pages:
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Library

Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks—whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the next thrill.
Nikki Cruz lives her life by three rules—boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I love you,” and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has more in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino Blood at her school. Then she meets Luis at Alex’s wedding, and suddenly, she’s tempted to break all her rules.
Getting Nikki to take a chance on a southsider is Luis’s biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood. When Chuy reveals a disturbing secret about Luis’s family, the youngest Fuentes finds himself questioning everything he’s ever believed to be true. Will his feelings for Nikki be enough to stop Luis from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge?

My Thoughts: 

This is def a good way to end the Perfect Chemistry trilogy! This one features the youngest Fuentes boy. He's a bad boy but not really a bad boy. I guess I'm not totally clear. Luis is the smart one of the family until he starts messing with the wrong crowd yet again and it seems like the Fuentes' past keeps coming back to haunt them. Nikki, his love interest, is the opposite of any of the other girls in the trilogy. She truly believes that she is finished with love. Love doesn't and will never exist for her (at least that is until she reunites with Luis after so many years). In this one, one of the Fuentes boys gets married! Oh come on guys! You know you've been waiting just as anxiously as I have for that to happen since book one. This one has a lot of action and I just felt so good after I finished it because I felt satisfied after reading it. Most authors don't find a way not to disappoint the reader with an ending to a very good series but I have to say that Elkeles had a perfect ending. It was wrapped up, clean and full of love and joy and everything in between. I can't wait to see what she has in the works! I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

Which one was your favorite Fuentes brothers? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fade Out by Rachel Caine Review

fadeoutFade Out by Rachel Caine
Publisher: Signet
Pub. Date: November 3rd 2009
Pages: 237
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again...
Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve's castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger-and way more dangerous-than anyone suspected.

My Thoughts:

This one is a little bit different than the other books in the sense that they're not totally as worried about walking the streets as they usually are. With Bishop gone and Morganville almost to normal, the gang is pretty much back to normal. At least that’s what it seems like at first. There’s more danger than they see. It’s one of those books that you have to be careful of who you trust because anyone can turn on you. This one was a tight gripping novel that has you turning pages like crazy. She def leaves us hanging on to her every word and wanting more of this crazy, you are never going to leave town. I give this one 3.5 out of 5 paws.

3_5paws_thumb1Comment Question of the blog:

Who would you trust more, a crazy vampire or a computer? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz Review

keystotherepositoryKeys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion  
Pub. Date: June 9th 2010
Pages: 227
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Lavish parties. Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Midterms. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there's oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, exists a wealth of revealing information about the vampire elite that dates back before the Mayflower. In a series of short stories, journal entries, and never-before-seen letters, New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz gives her hungry fans the keys to the Repository and an even more in-depth look into the secret world of the Blue Bloods. Won't you come inside?

My Thoughts:

I didn’t think this was abs necessary to read with the latest books but boy was I wrong. It has interesting facts and status’ on members of the conclave. It has a lot of cute and awesome short stories. I honestly wish that I had read this one when it first came out, or at least before the other ones that followed it because most of the status’ have changed. The book has it’s advantages but what I find funny is that the book doesn’t always know what’s really going on. It’s interesting. Anyway, It’s a really good informative book and if you like that sort of thing or want to look back on a character, this is a great guide!

Comment Question of the Blog:

Which Blue Blood character is your favorite and why? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot Review

abandonAbandon by Meg Cabot  
Publisher: Point 
Pub. Date: April 26th 2011
Pages: 304
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Contest from Goodreads

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.
Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away... especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld

My Thoughts:

I most def abs love this book! Pierce accidentally drowned in her parents backyard pool. She comes back but it seems like everything is changed. By everything she now is considered crazy among her classmates and she has this creepy but hot guy stalking her. Perfect right? Psh nope. This book is filled with nothing but adventure and action and romance but not in the way that you normally would consider it romantic. I can’t believe how the author incorporated Greek mythology in it! In high school I had a teacher that looooved it and so we studied it and I became fascinated by it. I loved the characters, the plot and just the whole feel of the book. It was just one of those that was really unique and it stuck with me. So this one was def a good page turner! This is such a spin on her usual series, which her popular one was The Princess Diaries, but it’s if as good or if not better! Looove it! Can’t wait to find out what happens next! I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

What’s your favorite myth? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins Review

mockingjayMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press 
Pub. Date: August 24th 2010
Pages: 390
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

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

My Thoughts:

I can’t believe I never reviewed this book! This is the most powerful and meaningful trilogy that I’ve ever read and I’ve read a lot of books in the past couple of years. I am just completely shocked by the ending of this great and daring trilogy. Collins did an amazing job. When the second book came out I was all Team Peeta and nothing could change that but then I read the last book and that's when I realized that no one wins. Well if you can understand me in some weird way. There's no Team Peeta, there's no Team Gale. There's abs NO room for that because it's beyond it. When I say no one wins, it’s because it’s true. This series was beyond a simple love relationship and making it work. It was way more than anyone could ever imagine. It’s about taking a stand for what you believe in and start a revolution. Take pride in yourself and believe. Even if in the end you break. I understand Katniss. You have no idea how many countless nights I cried because of what happens in the books, it’s cruel and just ugh just plain cruel to do that to any human being. But if I was in her place. I would do the same thing. What’s one life if you could save thousands and millions. Ask yourselves this: Would you live a broken life to protect the ones you love and save millions of lives? I would never have the guts to what she did before I had my daughter. But now I understand why she did it. Why she took her sister’s spot in the Hunger Games, why she played along with Peeta, why she wanted to believe in something that she thought was beyond her reach. It’s hope. Hope that maybe one day you could do better, your kids, your grandchildren, your great grandchildren. We’re in a revolution now. This war in Iraq is coming to an end but what about Afghanistan? I’m a army wife. I worry all the time about where they would send my solider. It just reminds me of Katniss family and the countless of family’s that had friends and family go into the Hunger Games. They must have been worried too. It’s almost the same but they had to watch how their loved ones died. That is just a cruel way to end someone's life. This is a gruesome, something that could happen in the future trilogy that left me aching. Even though I read it over a year ago, I still wonder about it and talk about it because it’s one of those books that can not be ignored. 5 out of 5 paws.

5_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

Do you think they’re going to ruin the book with the movie? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Academy by T.P. Boje Review

the academy finalThe Academy by T.P. Boje  
Publisher: Nook Edition
Pub. Date: September 9th 2011
Pages:
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Review request from author 

Have you ever wondered where you go when you die?
Meghan is 16 when it happens to her.
She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle.
It is a school everybody has to go to before they are let into Heaven.
On the boat she meets Mick who has been dead for more than a hundred years but still looks like a teenager. He helps her past the difficult beginning at the new school in a new world.
One day some of Meghan's roommates find a mirror in the cellar of the school and they persuade her to go through it with them - well knowing it is strictly against the rules of the school. Meghan ends up back on earth where she meets Jason. But Jason is in danger and Meghan know something important. Something that is a matter of life and death. Soon she is forced to choose between the two worlds. The one she belongs to now and the one she left.

My Thoughts:

I love the concept of what happens after you die. I wondered it out loud and while I laid in bed several times before and after I read this book. Meghan suddenly dies at 16 and she’s taken to this academy where you learn about what happens after life. She meets great people and a magic Chef who seems to be her age but out ages her by hundreds of years. It isn’t until she meets a live one that she doesn’t know what she’s getting herself into. I loved this book! It was really good and just warm with a touch of darkness to it. There was only one thing that I didn’t like and that had to have been that in some parts of it, it sounded more like it was told like a list of stuff to do. Other than that I abs loved it and I can’t wait to read the next installment! It’s good stuff! I give this one 3.5 out of 5 paws.

3_5paws_thumb1Comment Question of the Blog:

What do you think happens after death? Lemme know in the comment section below.

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Radiance by Alyson Noel Review

radainceRadiance by Alyson Noel
Publisher: Square Fish
Pub. Date: August 31st 2010
Pages: 183
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley . . .

My Thoughts:

I loooved Riley from The Immortals series and I was so excited when she announced that she was making a side Riley project! This book was a really fluffy read. I enjoyed reading what goes on in Riley’s side of the world, as apposed to Ever’s. I love the idea of what happens when you cross the bridge and what Noel describes is exactly what I hope is on the other side waiting for me. A house, memories, your family that waits for you on the other side. It’s amazing. The language is beautiful. The characters are just abs wonderful. I just wonder if Riley ever falls in love? Can you fall in love in the after life? Could she experience everything she was cruelly taken away from? I guess I’d have to read the rest of the series to find out, I just hope for her sake that she has that and more. I give this one 3.5 out of 5 paws.

3_5paws_thumb1Comment Question of the Blog:

Do you believe in crossing the bridge? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore Review

thepowerofsixThe Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub. Date: August 23rd 2011
Pages: 406
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Library

I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.
Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.
I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.
And I'm ready to fight

My Thoughts:

I do have to say that I liked The Power of Six a lot better than I liked I Am Number Four. There’s a lot of action and a lot of “oh no he didn’t” moves in this book. The way it’s written is kind of weird but cool. It starts with number 7 and then it’s like she’s stuck in number 4’s head. It’s kind of cool but annoying at times because sometimes it’s so confusing as to whom it speaking. There are a couple of major twist that happen in the book and I wasn’t too completely shocked because I kind of saw them coming but still it kind of shocked me a little. Anyway it’s a good read. Def better than I Am Number Four. Can’t wait for the next one! I give this one 3.5 out of 5 paws.

3_5paws_thumb1Comment Question of the Blog:

What would you want your legacy to be? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

10thingswedidTen Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
Publisher: HarperCollins 
Pub. Date: June 7th 2011
Pages: 194
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Library 

2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house – parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn't have.

If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn't jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe "opportunity" isn't the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: "Lied to Our Parents"). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up "Skipping School" (#3), "Throwing a Crazy Party" (#8), "Buying a Hot Tub" (#4), and, um, "Harboring a Fugitive" (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them.

In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski mines the heart and mind of a girl on her own for the first time. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn't-have-done at a time.

My Thoughts:

This book was really cute. It’s funny and so honestly cute. At first I honestly couldn’t get into the book. There’s was a lot of lying. Actually too much lying and if that were my daughter trying to come up with those lies, let me tell you I’ve prob done it and she would def not get away with it. It was like if it was too easy. Like I would never allow my daughter to live with her friend and just email her mom about her whereabouts, If and If I actually allowed her to do it, trust me I’d be getting on the phone, dropping by unexpectedly and doing all sorts of stuff. But I guess parenting has made me crazy. I didn’t like the love triangle. It was just too I don’t know. If you read the book you know what I mean. It just annoyed me at times. It just felt like she had to have sex with her boyfriend in order to keep him and that’s not what a relationship should be like. There were a couple of issues that most authors avoid just because they’re tough but I have to say that Mlynowski made it interesting and an awesome job with it. It had it’s laugh out loud moments and others where I was honestly and positively certain she was going to be caught. I def am looking forward to some more of this authors stuff! 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

What’s one thing you’ve done but shouldn’t have? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crossed by Ally Condie Review

crossedCrossed by Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pub. Date: November 1st 2011
Pages: 384
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.
Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever

My Thoughts:

I don’t know if it was just me or something but I kind of wished that Crossed had been a little different? Like it was interesting and Xander’s secret was intense and crazy awesome but I don’t know.. I guess it felt like it dragged on for the longest time. I do have to say that I loved that it was in both KY’s and Cassia’s pov’s. They were apart from each other but so close to each other that they just couldn’t imagine it. I fell in love with some of the new characters in this one. Sometimes it made me want to go into the storyline and give each and every one of them hugs. I realized something about the book covers last night. I don’t know if it’s just me that realized this too late but if you take a look at the covers the first one is green. There are three kind of pills and colors: green, blue, and red. The green one happens to make them “calm”.  Well in Matched, the society was trying to calm Cassia because someone put KY into the mix. This book is blue, which the pill makes you survive (at least that’s what the society wants us and them to believe) and if you think about it, the entire book KY and Cassia are trying to survive on this incredible adventure, meeting people they don’t know about and going into something that is beyond them. They aren’t alone and that alone gives them all hope. I figure the last book will be in red and when you finish reading this one you could see why I think that. This book was good but I guess with everyone amping it up, I set my expectations way too high for it. I can’t wait for the last book to be fairly honest. I want to see what happens next and what becomes of the society. I give this one 3.5 paws.

3_5paws_thumb1Comment Question of the Blog:

If you were on a journey and had the 3 pills the society offers, would you take them or would you be strong enough without them? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson Review

thefoxinheritance_thumb[1]The Fox Inheritance (b2) by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co
Pub. Date: August 30th 2011
Pages: 294
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Library

Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.

Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.

Everyone except Jenna Fox

My Thoughts:

This one is def a good follow up to the previous novel The Adoration of Jenna Fox. This one is told in Locke’s pov. It’s interesting to hear from a male pov. It’s crazy what science and technology will do to people. Imagine being “saved” and having to watch your loved ones, your friends and everyone you pretty much know die. It must be really tough. Jenna has lived for 260 years without her 2 other best friends. Locke doesn’t know who to blame and honestly who can blame him. He’s human after all. Kara becomes this thing. Almost like if she’s not human. I guess that’s why they have the 10% rule. Locke is like stuck in the middle of it all. Having to fight to save himself or fall and do nothing about his future. I don’t know what I would do in their position. I mean everyone wants to live forever. No one wants to die. But if they gave you a choice to live forever but having to never grow old, that in itself would be incredibly tough. What if you fall in love with someone and then you slowly watch them die. Having to know that day after day is just one day closer to you staying you and in great health but that they deteriorate every second, every min, every day, every week, month, year. I honestly don’t know if it would be worth it. I have much respect for the characters in this book. They didn’t choose to be left this way but they made the best of an ugly situation. I really hope that they have another one coming out. I want to see what happens to the rest of the characters, both new and old. I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]_thumb[4]Comment Question of the Blog:

If you could live forever, would you? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz Reviews

bloodyvalentineBloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hyperion
Pub. Date: December 28th 2010
Pages: 160
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Vampires have powers beyond human comprehension: strength that defies logic, speed that cannot be captured on film, the ability to shapeshift and more. But in matters of the heart, no one, not even the strikingly beautiful and outrageously wealthy Blue Bloods, has total control. In Bloody Valentine, bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz offers readers a new story about the love lives of their favorite vamps - the passion and heartache, the hope and devastation, the lust and longing. Combined with all the glitz, glamour, and mystery fans have come to expect, this is sure to be another huge hit in the Blue Bloods series.
Also, witness the bonding of Jack and Schuyler.

My Thoughts:

This is def my number 2 favorite book in the series! My favorite part to read has to be about Alegra and Bendix. I wanted to skip ahead and keeping reading about them because it was just so new and so very awesome to get a glimpse of Skylar's parents. It was just so sweet and cute and I was ready for their story. I love that Cruz would choose this book to do that. She had Skylar’s and Mimi’s pov in the present but then she goes into the past with Skylar’s parents. It was def different and just totally awesome. I can’t go on with how awesome this book really was. It’s short and it seems like you just want to continue in the story but it was sweet and something that I truly devoured very quickly. I just wish there was more of Skylar’s parents, but it’s maybe because there was too much cuteness in them. I loved it! I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

What character do you want to hear from next in Cruz’ Blue Bloods books? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hourglass by Claudia Gray

hourglassHourglass by Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Collins 
Pub. Date: March 9th 2010
Pages: 339 pages
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.
After escaping from Evernight, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, an elite group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at its hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—all her secrets threaten to come out.
Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful vampires of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they run, Bianca can't escape her destiny. Bianca and Lucas have always believed their love could survive anything—but can it survive what's to come?

My Thoughts:

It took me forever to finish this book but it was because at first I couldn't get into it. I had bought the series at a book signing and was just kind of meh about it. I have to say though, I like this one the best out of all of them so far. The sentences flow a little better, and the plot was just like omg what's going to happen next. Bianca ends up leaving with Lucas at the end of the second book after an attack on Evernight. They ended up with Blackcross which is a group that hunts vampires. After that attack it's like they started a whole war. Lucas of course gets better after every single book! The ending is like wow.. Totally didn't see that coming, well maybe but not this soon! I can't wait to get my hands on the next one! I give this one 4 out of 5 paws!

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As always,
That Chick That Reads