Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Today I'm here to bring your attention to a book I recently finished called Waiting for You, by Susane Colasanti. I'm just about shaking from my fingers to my toes right now, because I got a tweet from Susane Colasanti herself!!! Here's the background information....
A few days ago I decided to start reading a new book, so I picked up a few from my shelf. Usually my process is staring at the covers for a while and end up not reading anything that night because I can't choose. This time, something incredible happened. I didn't actually make a choice to read Waiting for You, I feel like it chose me. All of a sudden with my books sprawled across my bed, I opened Waiting for You and just started reading it...not like me at all. I had this feeling that I needed to read the book. Like there was a reason, and I had to read this book. I already knew that I loved Susane Colasanti, and all of her books have been my favorites so far, yet something about this book drew me to it.
After reading a few chapters I knew that it was going to be amazing. It was so relatable, and I felt like it was written just for me. All of the lessons and advice given in the book seemed to stand out and scream my name. I felt like it was written to help me specifically. My two favorite parts (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!) were when Nash and Marisa were at lunch, both depressed and both not eating. It was so funny to me, and I could picture it so easily. My other favorite part was at the end, in Nash's room. Priceless.
So push comes to shove I loved the book from the beginning, and I felt such a connection to it. I knew there was going to be a reason that I was reading it, and I really believe there was. I tweeted about it about the book, and now checking my twitter account (Twitter.com/TheBookGenie) I see that she has tweeted back to me: @TheBookGenie Thanks for the warm fuzzy :)
Of course I started freaking out, and I didn't know what to do, so I decided to post my blog about the book, which I was going to do later tonight.
*Takes a deep breath* SO!!! now I'm going to go and stare at the cover of Waiting for You, and wish that I lived inside the pages of it.
5/5 Stars. Hands Down. Everyone go and read it. Now.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
But of course it's what makes my life so different than everyone else's. Which I love. What also separates me from the normal kids my age, is that I'm up at 3:12Am, reading a book, with my lazy brown kitty coco, after putting up my own Christmas tree. Yes, you heard that right. My own. I'm staring at it as we speak. It's beautiful. Black, with gold ornaments. It's so me it's scary. So glam rock.
Anyway, the reason why I'm on the computer....I decided to pick a new book to read (about an hour ago), but I didn't know which one to start. So I walked over to my bookshelf and I picked up "Burned" by PC Cast & Kristin Cast, the 7th in the House of Night Series, "Feast of Fools" by Rachel Caine, the 4th in the Morganville Vampires series, and "Waiting for You" by Susane Colasanti. After getting in bed holding the books, I literally opened "Waiting for You" and started reading it. I didn't even hesitate. Something was telling me to read this book. I feel like there's a reason that I'm reading it, and I just don't know it yet.
So push comes to shove, I LOVE the books so far. I'm on page 26, and I can already feel the magic of Susane Colasanti's writing. I love her writing in previous books I've read by her, like "Take Me There," "When it Happens," and "Something Like Fate,"so I know that I'm going to love this book. The characters already sound like they relate to me and my friends. There are a few lines that I love in the beginning of the book...(SPOILER ALERT!!!) an example is: Pg 4&5...The best part is where John Mayer says how our connections are permanent, how if you drift apart from someone there's always a chance you can be part of their life again. How everything comes back around again."
Anywho...So I love the book so far, and I'm really excited to see where Colasanti takes me with this book. I think I might have an idea of where the story will end up, yet I'm curious to see as how Colasanti will get there. I guess we'll have to see :)
PS-the title of this blog, basically has nothing to do with the blog. I guess you've figured that out already.
The Book Genie
SO I'm blogging today about the book Tweet Heart, by Elizabeth Rudnick. I finished it the day after I started it. Yes...it was that good!! I really enjoyed the plot, and I feel that the characters were real. They could be anyone. They could be me, my friends, you, anyone. The characters were well developed and vivid. I could see each of them in my head. While reading, I thought for a second that I was reading emails between me and my best friend. Let's just say, it reminded me a lot of my life. I loved the way that Elizabeth Rudnick was able to make tweeting and emailing effective in portraying the story. I thought at first that it was going to be hard to get into a book written in tweets, but instead it actually got me hooked and it felt more real.
The ending of the book was perfect...it literally had me wanting to jump into the book and become the character. It tied in so well with the rest of the book, and Elizabeth Rudnick does a great job in creating a happy ending, for everyone.
There was one moment in particular that I literally lost my breath. It was so nice, yet SO simple!!! It's just about when the book is over and... I don't want to give anything away, so just go out there and read the book!! It's worth it!
The Book Genie
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I was up all night talking on the computer to some friends, and decided at almost 3AM that I'd start a new book since I finished 'Tattoo' by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. SO, I picked up the book 'Tweet Heart' by Elizabeth Rudnick.
I stayed up until about 5:02AM...not that I was keeping track...and I read up to page 152. I read passed the halfway mark, because it is THAT good. The characters are so relatable, at times I thought that Elizabeth Rudnick actually took my life and made a book about it. All the details reminded me of my own life, right down to the very fact that they ate fro-yo together. (That's what me and my friends always do...and that's what we call frozen yogurt....I don't know why this fascinates me so much, but it does).
SO, so far this book is amazing, and I can't wait to see how it ends.
Go check out this book!
The Book Genie
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I previously said how cute the book was, but it got way cuter at the end. I seriously want to re-read this book, just so I can put myself in their shoes. The book makes you want to have supernatural powers (I mean, as if I already don't...come on....we all do!). They had the power to read minds, the power to see into the future, the power to create fire, and the most awesome and incredibly amazing power to change things into other things. For example I believe that Delia changed gave her friends highlights, made her shoes into rollerblades, and transformed a pair of socks into a purse...just to give you a few reasons why I love this book.
Don't get me wrong though. This book has it's fair share of the dark side. It has points where you're on the edge of your bed/seat/floor? and you're wondering how a cute book can get that dark. But that's what's so great about the book. I loved that it was unpredictable.
I can't wait for the next one, called Fate. I'm going to have to get it soon!!!
The Book Genie
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I'm currently reading Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I started it about a month ago, but because of school I had to stop reading for a little while (GASSSSPPPP!!! I KNOW!!!)....but I've picked it back up, and I'm almost done with it. It's not a very long book, but it is a very GOOD book!!! It's so cute, yet suspenseful at the same time. The characters are very realistic, and they're relatable. I also love the plot! Here's a description from Barnes and Noble:
Friday, November 12, 2010
I love when this happens to me. I find myself overjoyed, smiling and laughing, running in slow motion towards the shelves. Knocking over a little girl looking at a children's book. Little girl, if you knew better you'd get out of the way of a mad woman with an addiction...And then my feet stop in front of the beautiful display!!! My mouth waters from all of the lavish covers of books on the best sellers list. I can't help but touch each and every one of them. Someone approaches me, I can't hear them. My heart beats faster with every back cover I read. The moment I decide You will be the book I buy I stare intently at the book. It's time. The book has been chosen, the fate of my happiness is now in my hands. Literally....
I was in walmart the other day and I chose to go down the book isle, like I always do.
These are the books I found...
-The Fledgling Handbook 101-by PC Cast, the Handbook that goes along with the House of Night Series by PC Cast & Kristin Cast.
-Virals by Kathy Reichs
-Reckless by Cornelia Funke
-Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Now, since I'm in the making of a Christmas list of books, I only bought The Fledgling Handbook 101, and Dead Until Dark :D
I also found a whole section with christmas stories!!! It was so cute, I have to go back and get one....or all of them.
With love from The Book Genie,
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I decided that there were way too many cobwebs growing on this blog so it was in need of a face lift. I went through and weeded out what I didn't need, and added in some cool new features. This is the first blog in a very long time that I will be doing on a book!!! WHO'S EXCITED?!?!?! I AM!!!!
MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES SERIES BY RACHEL CAINE
I've had the first book, Glass Houses, for a very long time now. It was the only book on my Christmas list last year that I actually wanted to read, and they didn't even have it! Once I finally bought it after weeks, I decided that I was going to put it aside for a little while because I was way too excited to read it, and I knew that I'd want to read the whole series.....problem is, I never actually got around to reading it....until this summer. In July I began reading the first book. I have to say, that besides Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, I've never read a book so quickly in my life: Page after page, without stopping, not wanting to stop, and arguing with myself after I stopped.
The characters are so distinct in this book, each having their very own personality. That's obvious isn't it? Actually no. Not always can an author pull of multiple characters, because after a while they all start blending together. BUT this series, has a bunch of crazy characters, and also some very not so nice scary characters as well.
There were a few parts that I was nervous, like actually scared, because I mean, there are VAMPIRES in the book!!! That can get scary sometimes! Rachel Caine is so unpredictable, that you never know what she's going to have happen next. This helps with the scare factor.
I appreciate the plot and characters of the book, yet my favorite is her cliff hangers. Each book has a cliff hanger that sends you straight to the book store to get the next one. If you're smart you'll do what I did and buy multiple books in the series at once. SERIOUSLY you're going to need it! I Finished the first book in two days, then started the second book the next day.
GO get this series! I dare you!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I am back! It's been a long few months and I haven't had time to update my blog which makes me incredibly sad! But I've also been working on a few of my own projects like books and such. In the following weeks I'm going to have more posts on books I've read, book suggestions, and new authors you all have to check out! I'd love to have feedback from you all, and any suggestions will be taken into account!!! Thank you all for stopping by, the new book posts should be up in a few minutes ;)
*sealed with a kiss*
<3 The Book Genie
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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- Book Genie
- I am the Book Genie!! I love reading with all of my heart, (I'm a little dramatic sometimes) and it's an obsession I have to live with. New titles on the teen novel shelves makes my heart beat faster. I've read many books, and I've developed a love for all different types of them. I love making websites and animations, but most of all I love making movies. I want to pursue a career in the movie making industry later on in life. I would also love to start writing novels and screenplays. My family is the most important part about me, because they have taught me everything I know. My pets are also important to me, as are all the animals we feed and save.