Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bumped by Megan McCafferty Review

bumpedBumped by Megan McCafferty
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pub. Date: April 26th, 2011 
Pages: 336
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

My Thoughts:

Ok can I say one word to describe this novel? Amazing! Best novel of 2011 maybe? Actually definitely! Well I mean what's to expect from the author of the Jessica Darling Series, which by the way is super awesome! Anyway.. As you guys all know, with shows in today's society like 16 & pregnant, Teen Mom and other Teen Pregnancy celebrities; Pregnancy has now been glorified in this society. These girls get paid thousands of dollars to show other teens tough it is to be a teen parent or to give up their child for adoption. Well this book is about two teens, and the pov is split between them both. Melody is from a society where teen pregnancy is encouraged, even glorified because there is a virus that inhibits anyone above the age of 18-19 to conceive. Harmony is from the churchy side and they believe that marriage comes first and then the act of having children. They are two twins that got separated at birth. I love the two perspectives that this novel gives! McCafferty does a great job with this novel. It made me question so many things and honestly this might be a possibility in the future! One thing I do have to point out is that condoms are illegal! How the f are you supposed to have safe sex? What about those teens that don't want to be pregnant? These are questions I am definitely wanting to know and hope to find out in the next book! McCafferty really leaves us hanging on that last page. Even made me yell out "Oh Come On". Having said that, I give this novel 5 out of 5 paws!

5_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

What do you think of the show 16 & pregnant? The good, the bad  and the ugly. Let me know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Monday, March 5, 2012

Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead Review

succubusrevealedSuccubus Revealed by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Kensington  
Pub. Date: August 30th 2011
Pages: 277 
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought 

In Georgina Kincaid, succubus and she-demon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead has created one of her most enticing characters. But with a shot at love, and maybe even redemption, is the ultimate seductress finally going soft? Like hell she is. . .

Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations. . .to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle—and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it—no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won't include the one man she's risking everything for. . .

My Thoughts:

What can I say? I hate to say Georgina and Seth go. I loooove them! I’ve been reading about them since the very start and this has def been my favorite series of all time! This one is a little different than the other ones in the series. It didn’t have as much sex in it, but it had the answer to questions I’ve been wanting to know since the very beginning. The characters have always been great! Seth has been by far my favorite! He’s sexy, smart and cares about Georgina and his family beyond belief. My other favorite had to have been Carter. He’s just so awesome and is always there when Georgina needs him and his angelic ways. There was a lot of stuff in this book I totally didn’t see coming and I kept squeeling and saying no way! It’s crazy! This series had it’s ups and downs, well more ups than downs, and it’s taken me on a rollercoaster ride I will never forget. I feel sad that’s Mead is going to stick with her young adult series for now but if she’s planning on doing anything like another Georgina look a like series I’m game! I give this one 5 out of 5 paws!

5_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

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

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting Review

desiresofthedeadDesires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pub. Date: February 15th 2011
Pages: 368
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Library

Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.
As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger.

My Thoughts:

Well I kind of liked the first one and I have to say it was the same thing with this one. There's more body finding but this time the FBI is involved, as well as some new characters that I hope we learn more of in future books. Violet is trying to adjust to her new relationship with her boyfriend and having this ability to find bodies. There are also some new kids in town and more mysteries! I def love Derting's writing. The character's were just as great as the first one. The only thing that I just couldn't stand was the whole moping around for like 3 days. I mean come on! Stuff happens, get over it.. Anyway, I do have to say she left a good cliff hanger and I want to know what happens! I give this novel 3 out of 5 paws!

Comment Question of the Blog:

What kind of mysteries would you have liked to solve? Let me know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Everlasting by Alyson Noel Review

everlastingEverlasting by Alyson Noel
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pub. Date: June 7th 2011
Pages: 320
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Bought

Everlasting is the sixth and final installment of the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world. Ever and Damen have spent centuries facing down bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears-all in the hope of being together forever. Now in Everlasting, their destiny is finally within reach.
Will they be united-or torn apart forever? Readers will finally discover the truth in this anxiously awaited conclusion!

My Thoughts:

Ok this one is def my favorite book out of the series. I read this one pretty quickly. It was everything I hoped that the series would be. Every answer I wanted to know since the beginning of the series was answered through out the book. Noel did an amazing job of answering those questions with such detail that it just amazed me. Damien continues to be my favorite character of the series. The twins were also so awesome! The finale was just so great! I’m still in shock by it! I hate that it’s finally over but I have to say that It just left me so satisfied. I can’t wait to read more of Noel’s stuff! I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the blog:

If you’ve read the book, did you like the ending? If not, are you excited to read it? lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads