Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'M HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
Hello fellow readers!!!
A month or two ago I was at the Barnes and Noble and I was buying The Summer I Turned Pretty and the Vampire Diaries: The Fury and Dark Reunion, when an announcement came on. They said if you liked Twilight then you should go to the front of the store and meet the author of a new series called The Amoveo Legacy by Sara Taney Humphreys...so curious as I was I walked to the front and she spotted me. She said "Do you like Twilight?" so I said, "I loved Twilight!!!" and she said "That's great then come over here because you'll LOVE my book!!" so i walked over and introduced myself and she talked a little bit about her book...it turns out it's basically EVERYTHING I ever wanted in a book!!! The way she explained it reminds me so much of the Mortal Instruments and any other supernatural book you may like. SO she signed my book and took a picture of me, then she asked if she could take another with her camera and I said yes!! I began reading the book that night. A week or two later I finished the book (it took me a while because of school) and I.was.blown.away.
Here's an excerpt from BarnesandNoble.com:

A dream on Samantha Logan's thirtieth birthday compels her to leave her artist loft in New York City and move back to the beach with her Grandmother, Nonie. However, the instant Samantha steps foot on the salty shores of her childhood home, she realizes the landscape has changed.
The moment she encounters the mysterious, arrogant neighbor Malcolm Drew, her life is never the same. Through a seductive courtship, he introduces her to the magical mystical world of the Amoveo--the dream walking, telepathic, shape shifters that he claims are her true heritage.

Well after the book ended so soon, I wanted it to continue. I was gratified with the fact that there will be another book coming out some time in December (which is here right about now). I highly recommend this book! The characters are so dynamic, and you'll find yourself rooting for the hero and his lady. I've recommended this book to many of my friends over on Pulseit.com, and you may see their  re-recommendations (not positive if that's a word) to you guys on their blogs!
Happy reading!

Since I've read The Amoveo Legacy I must warn you, there are some mature scenes in this book. It's not a teen novel so it's not all fluff like some others on the shelf are. It's still very good and I'm still excited to talk about it. I just don't want you buying the book and realizing "oh no this is way too mature for me" because that wouldn't be cool of me :-)

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<3JJ

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I'M HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

Hello Fello Readers!!!
The next book I decided to review is called Need by Carrie Jones. Since the book is consisting of pixies and werewolves, I was interested in reading it. Ever since Twilight I, like many others out there, have been intrigued by our fellow "dog friends" (it's okay I can say it because I’m an animal lover) and I was so excited when I picked it up. At first when I read the back and it said something about a girl "collecting phobias" I was utterly confused and I wasn't sure if it was going to be a confusing book or not. Well, I found out that it is not that confusing at all, she simply knows a lot about the different phobias (Which is great because you can learn something while I read--it's like multitasking)...anyway… I was surprised I finished the book so fast but I couldn't put the book down…no it was like physically impossible to put it down. The book was absolutely amazing. For all of you who have not heard of this book, or may have heard about it but do not know what it is about, here is a little information from Barnesandnoble.com:


"Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.
She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - no human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara."

(WARNING! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!)

Now, if you're wondering what kind of magical creatures lie within the pages of this book, let me tell you. This book consists of "pixies" and the "weres." The weres are shape shifters (people who can shape shift into different animals--hence wereWOLF). So if you're a fantasy lover, then this is a book for you. If you're into fantasy but also into the romantic aspect of a book, once again this book is for you. At first the book comes off a little "Twilight-y" (which obviously there is nothing wrong with that) yet as the book progresses the plot takes a very different route than Twilight.
Once again I found myself falling in love with a fictional character (Nick Colt)....if aything the book was more exciting to read than Twilight (do I dare say it??) because the dialogue was a little more fun and flirty and the closeness was very apparent between Nick and Zara (meaning physical closeness like touching her cheek--awww i know he's so sweet). The dialogue was SO funny at times I found myself waking my parents up because I was laughing so loud!! Anyway enough of my rambling go out and buy this book! I'm 100% positive you won't regret it!! If you have any questions or recommendations for books that are similar to this one, The Mortal Instruments, Twilight, or any of the books listed on my page please comment below!!! Thanks for reading!!!


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<3 JJ


I'M HERE, YOU'RE HERE, LET'S TALK BOOKS!!

Hello fellow readers!!!!
I was looking through my catalog of books that I've read when I came across a title I read last summer. It became my favorite book at the time, and since then I haven’t heard anyone talking about it. So, here it is: The Girlfriend Project by Robin Friedman. If you haven't read the book here is a description from Barnes and Noble.com:

“On the outside, Reed is the high school hottie, but on the inside, he’s still the clueless dork with braces and thick glasses who has never been kissed. Reed simply doesn’t know how to talk with girls, and it’s up to the Internet to get him up to speed and out on the market. Reed’s friend sets up a website to help him figure out how to meet girls and get in to dating circulation, but he’s confused about what he wants in a relationship. Soon, the website develops into more than just a way to get Reed a girlfriend.
The Girlfriend Project reveals the struggle of teen dating with all it’s extraordinary highs and heart breaking lows, with rare insight into the vulnerability and insecurity guys often hide. This book is for any teen who has ever felt like the odd one out when it comes to dating—or in other words, every teen."

(CAUTION: THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!)

SO! I couldn't get this book out of my head for weeks on end. All I kept thinking about was how absolutely CUTE it was! Something about how innocent and adorable Reed was pulled me in from the very beginning. I couldn't get over how much I wanted him to be with the leading lady, his best friend, as more than just friends if you catch my drift....but the sudden end in their brief relationship stunned me and I was so upset. I was thinking to myself how could Robin do this to me?? Build up all my excitement and anticipation and bring me down just as fast?? Then, the whole ending came together it was for the better and it all made sense. The girl from the website answering his questions, the one who he had the most in common with was also the mysterious girl he watches at the basketball court. After reading the last few lines of the book I couldn't help but smile and giggle nonstop (ultimately looking like a fool giggling in my room by myself). This book made me realize so many different things all at once. One-Things are not always what they seem. Although Reed used to be considered un-popular and “geeky,” he turned out to be a really great guy who any girl would be lucky to be with (which is easy to see for girls like me who don't judge people based on their looks but rather on their personalities and the lens through which they view the world). The second lesson-Even though sometimes you want to settle for what's right there, because it's the easiest thing- or you just feel like that's what's supposed to be- sometimes fate has another thing coming for you. You have to be patient and wait for your turn at love, or whatever it is that you want.
This book was amazing I highly recommend it for all who haven't read it, or if you have read it spread the word!!!

Be patient grasshopper, your time is coming too!


Kiss*sealed with a kiss*
<3 JJ

Monday, November 30, 2009

GET TO KNOW YOUR AUTHORS!!!


Stephenie Meyer
Stephenie Meyer is world renowned for the Twilight Saga. Explaining that the story of Bella and Edward came to her in a dream one night in 2003, Meyer never intended for Twilight to be published, let alone grow such a huge following. In the book we hear the story of another forbidden love, between a vampire boy and a mortal girl, striving for each others affection. It is definitely a must-read for any teenage girl, or boy! Yet, the phenomena doesn't stop there, many parents are also reading Twilight, and loving it!
Excerpt from BarnesandNoble.com:

Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife -- between desire and danger.

Yet even though Twilight is highly suggested by almost any teenage girl you know, many will also tell you to pick up The Host. The Host is a phenomenal story of a girl who is living in the future where an alien life form, called souls, has taken over the earth and all the humans who lived there.The minds of the humans fade after the souls are inserted into their bodys. All is well for the souls looking for a better world, until the the soul called Wanda who was inserted into Melanie Stryder realizes that her "host" hasn't faded.
Excerpt from BarnesandNoble.com:

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.
Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.



Her website is located here: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/


Kiss*sealed with a kiss*
<3 JJ




GET TO KNOW YOUR AUTHORS!!!


Cassandra Clare
Like Westerfeld, Clare is well known for her fantasy books. She has written a bestseller series called The Mortal Instruments. As my personal favorite, it grabs the hearts of young teens, every time the book is cracked open. In this fantasy action novel, we follow the story of two teenagers faced with the challenge of forbidden love, and fighting demons.
Excerpt for the first in the series called City of Bones, from BarnesandNoble.com:

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

At this time Cassandra Clare is working on a 4th addition to the Mortal Instruments series called City of Fallen Angels, due to be released in March of 2011. In addition to City of Fallen Angels, Clare is going to be releasing a prequel series to the Mortal Instruments.
Her website is located here: http://cassandraclare.com/cms/home



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<3 JJ





NEWS!

11/8/2010

HELLO READERS OF THE WORLD! If you haven’t already, go pick up your copy of Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick! I’ve already read it, and give it a full 5 stars!!! It’s suspenseful and dramatic, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat....or bed...depending on where you read :) I advise everyone to go out and buy it!!

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