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Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Before I read the book... 
CAUTION! THERE ARE SPOILERS!
-The back of the book made me want to read the inside cover, because it brought back memories of the first book, and then the inside cover made me want to read the whole book ha-ha-ha.
-It says that Nora forgets her memory and doesn’t know what has happened in the last 5 months, which is interesting to me because I think this could be a great plot, and also because when Patch and Nora reunite, and she doesn't know who he is, this is a way to keep readers with that “new love,” “flirtatious” beginning that we all loved in the first book.
While reading the book, these are some notes I wrote down...
-I think so far it’s really suspenseful, and I tried to put myself in Nora’s shoes and try to feel what it would be like to forget everything and to not remember how you got where you are---while also trying to think what it would be like for no one to know where I am---totally horrible and unimaginable. 
-What I like a lot is that she’s consistent, covering all the bases. She makes sure all of her information matches up with the story etc. 
-There is no lack of adventure or suspense in the novel, and there are always exciting things happening in every scene. There rarely are any scenes in which nothing important happens. This is why it’s so easy to read her books. 
--I love the way that we are seeing the story unfold in the perspective of Nora, especially since we already know what happened to her. It’s interesting to see her point of view, and the way she processes information and comes to conclusions. 
-What you might find in this book...
  • More thriller
  • More mystery
  • More “edge of seat moments”
  • More flirty comments
  • More funny cute comments
  • More of basically everything that is, Patch...Oh yes, that’s right, more of Patch!
-Moment of criticism: I would have liked to see more of his past, or his worldliness come through (I mean he’s been around for what, hundreds of years? But we don’t really see that much.)
-Really loved the intense scenes, and how the plot could change every second, and you’ll be least expecting it. Literally, you think something’s going to happen, and then the total opposite happens.
-[SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!!!]LOVE LOVE LOVED the part where Patch comes in with his other fallen angels and says that there are Nephilim that didn’t swear fealty in the room. Very dominating, and exciting!  
Overall grade...
-Overall I give the book 5/5 stars, and it's still on my top favorites list for best series!!! I have so many parts bookmarked, and I found myself pausing in the middle of a page because I had to take a breath from either: being so nervous as to what was going to happen next, I was laughing too much to control myself, or I was giggling non-stop at the flirty comments coming from Patch...as always....
-Definitely something you should read! But pay attention to detail, there’s a lot of things that come into play later! (Which makes it even more fun to act as a detective, figuring out what’s going to happen!) 
-And I mean honestly, the cover of the book is to-die-for! It's one of my favorite covers yet!!! (In close running with Hush, Hush, the first in the Hush, Hush Saga...)
-Anyway, enough of me rambling, you have a book to read!

Peace.Love.Reading
The Book Genie

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And Both Were Young, by Madeleine L'Engle

And Both Were Young, Madeleine L'Engle
The title of this book was the first thing that got it onto my 'to-read' list. For about a year and a half I had it on my list, and I didn't get around to buying it. Boy I wish I got it sooner. From the very first page I could NOT put this baby down. This was an emotional and beautiful book, about friendship and family of all forms. The history aspect was amazing, as we get a glimpse of a time period which we will never actually get to see in person. L'Engle does an amazing job at showing character development, as we witness each character grow and blossom into their or beautiful person. 
It is also, what the readers will find out, a mystery. This book contains an element from a wide variety of different categories. Mystery, romance, friendship, school life, historical fiction, and war time. 

I can't stress enough, how truly beautiful this book is. 
At first, I didn't realize that this was written in another time period, and I had never read any of L'Engle's work. But I noticed the language was different, and then I looked at the year published and I was stunned. I usually don't read books that were written such a long time ago, but I think my mind has changed completely. If anything, after this book, I have a different take on older literature. I definitely have a broader horizon in my library, and I'm happy to say that Madeleine L'Engle is now one of my favorite authors.

It is a beautiful novel until the very end, and it is a novel that I will continue to read over and over. I would recommend this to every level of readers, and every age!!! From pre-teen, to mature women.

Go out,  buy this, and I promise you I won't regret it
Peace.Love.Reading
The Book Genie
xoxo





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Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires Series #4), by Rachel Caine

Once again Rachel Caine has stunned readers with her talent and hot angst-ridden-anti-vampire-boys.....oh and we can’t forget the few non-revengeful-hot-vamps on the way...
Excerpt from Barnes and Noble.com:
In Caine's fourth Morganville Vampires novel, the arrival of an old-school vampire to Claire Danvers's college town threatens the relative harmony that exists between the living and the dead.
Yes let's get right down to it...
This book starts off at the end of the third book,Midnight Alley, which ended with a cliff hanger. OBVIOUSLY. Because Rachel Caine loves to leave her faithful readers wanting more, each and every time. And let me tell you, if you haven’t picked up this series yet, you are missing out on an adventure of a lifetime! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? You will want to LIVE in this book. I promise you.
It is unlike other vampire books, as the vampires stay bad, for quite a while. Yet, as you go on things change within the town of Morganville, as you will see, and not everything is so clear anymore. 
This was an excellent addition to the series, and it happens to be one of my favorites. The suspense KILLS in this book, and it honestly has to be one of the top books on my ‘throw-at-wall-list.’ Because there are moments where I literally wanted to throw the book at the wall. 
In Caine’s series you realize that everything happens for a reason. Not anything in the book gets attention without having a reason behind this. You must pay attention to fine detail. I love that about this series. I also love the characters. It’s sometimes hard to follow the characters in a book if they are un-relatable, or they lack personality. And sometimes all of them blend together. Yet, in this particular series, it is very easy to see each character in your mind, where the characters grow and roam the green green lands of Idris....oh wait, wrong series ;)
Anyway, I recommend this series to anyone that enjoys a good suspenseful, mysterious, paranormal, vampire-filled, friendship, love, wanna-live-in-the-book, *takes a breath*, series.
Enjoy reading :)
The Book Genie
xoxo


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Infinity (Chronicles of Nick Series) by Sherrylin Kenyon








Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
I have never read a zombie book before this one. And if you had told me this would have them in it, I probably wouldn’t have read it. BUT I’m glad that I did. It was very entertaining, because Kenyon had a way of making difficult and almost terrifying situations, into funny and awkward situations. I loved the humor that was spastically placed throughout the novel, when you wouldn’t think that humor would be an option. 
Here's a short synopsis from Barnes and Noble.com:

At fourteen, Nick Gautier is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

Interested already huh? Told you so! The plot was very structured, and you can tell that a lot of thought went into the story-line. I loved the characters the most. Each one had their own spunky personality. Simi and Nick were my favorites, and of course Bubba. It took me a while to read this book but not because it wasn’t good. In fact, thats the actual reason why it took me so long. I would read in between stressful study sessions, and when I was bored, and it acted as such a great getaway that I didn’t want it to end.

If you enjoy paranormal books, or even books about friendship, you should pick this up at your local bookstore or library!

Peace.Love.Reading
The Book Genie
xoxo
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Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti





Hello readers of the universe,
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: @ 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.
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Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick






Hello my little crazies!!
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!

Happy Reading!!
The Book Genie
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Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Hello readers of the world!!!








Last night I did just as I said I would, and I read the rest of Tattoo byJennifer 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!!!

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Hello my little bookworms!!!! 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.
This series is absolutely CRAZY packed with action and suspense, and you have no idea what can happen next! At one point you might be throwing the book against the wall, crying, and the next you're so happy you're laughing to yourself because the characters, especially Shane, are SO funny!!!
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!

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(WARNING: THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) I just finished reading "Lock and Key" by Sarah Dessen at about 4Am this morning. I can't believe what an amazing book it turned out to be,  I honestly can't. I didn't think the book was going to become such an inspirational page turner, considering at first I didn't like the book very much. But I really shouldn't doubt Sarah Dessen, I know better than to do that. 
At first the book seemed to be speaking about her past too much, but then when I analyzed the book I realized that's exactly what the book needed. All of her past and her present intertwined perfectly. I loved how Sarah Dessen used Nate to prove that in order to save yourself sometimes you have to save someone else first. I think it was the perfect scenario. And the fish? That was just plain adorable. I think the fish in some way represented Nate, because he was sent to live with his dad, and the fish was taken out of it's home and sent to live with Ruby, and of course they both swim. And in the end the fish survived, and so did Nate. Haha but that's just a little side note that I noticed later on. 

So while reading the last few pages last night I suddenly got inspired to write about friendship, and what it actually means. I just began writing and writing and I couldn't stop, and the things I was saying were happy and sad all at once and I started crying. I'm so silly sometimes hahahaha. 

But anyway. The book is absolutely awesome and I would recommend it to anyone. I really do. It's great for everyone to read because it really does teach you what it means to be a friend and what family truly means. 
Go pick the book up, right now!!! Seriously!!!

Here's an excerpt from the synopsis on Barnes and Noble.com:

Ruby is used to taking care of herself. But now she's living in a fancy new house with her sister Cora—a sister she hasn't seen in ten years—and her husband Jamie—creator of one of the most popular online networking sites. She's attending private school, wearing new clothes, and for the first time, feels the promise of a future that include college and her family. So why is she so wary? And what is Nate— the adorable and good-hearted boy next door— hiding behind his genial nature? As Ruby starts to see, there's a big difference between being given help, and being able to accept it. And sometimes, in order to save yourself, you've got to reach out to someone else.

So if you're looking for a good 'pick me up' book, or simply just preparing for books for your summer reading, definitely pick this book up!!
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I'm feeling a complete and TOTAL WITHDRAWAL!!!!! You ask why? I'll tell you why. Because I just finished the book "Hush, Hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick. (THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS BLOG!!!)I can't believe that i waited so long to read that book. I am so tempted to re-read it again tonight. I am seriously considering it. It's completely and utterly amazing, there is no reason that anyone wouldn't read it, unless they're allergic to amazing. I can not get over the fact that Patch is so amazing and sexy (I can't think of any other synonyms for amazing). His sarcastic remarks complete the most perfect personality. AND the fact that he falls in love with her is just...okay I really can't think of any words so let me describe how I felt when reading: HAHAHAH OHMYGOSH...hehehe ahhhh ahaha ohmygosh so cute!!!!.....yes. that was me, by myself in my room, laughing at 2:30 AM reading this book. I could not believe how much I could fall in love with a character AGAIN, after being totally in love with Jace, Edward, Damon, Stefan, and a bunch of others (I thought my heart couldn't handle any more love!!! ). I bookmark quotes that I love in books with little arrow stickers, and I had so many in this book, and some of them were because the scene was way too good to forget!!!!! I've been thinking about the book all day since I finished it, and it was so good that I keep getting butterflies when i think about it.
I'm listening to "Heaven Can Wait" by We the Kings, and it's making me feel like I should probably go re-read "Hush, Hush". Don't ask why. I have no clue. But the song makes me remember the book lol
Here's a synopsis from BarnesandNoble.com:

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

5/5 stars doesn't even cut it. This book gets 11/5 stars!!!!It's too much of an amazing book, not to spread the love. So all of you out there who have read the book pass on the word. Tell all your friends to read it, and your boyfriends, and whoever you see at the grocery store. I'm completely serious. lol
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Hello fellow readers!!!
I am completely aware that I brag about every single book I blog about. I'm fickle, so what? right? I just simply love almost every book I read. 











Anyway, the past few days I have been reading Swoon by Nina Malkinand I am completely blown away. I was expecting a lot when I first started reading the book because it was suggested to me with such high honors, yet I am always skeptical when picking up a book (though they always turn out well, go figure ). I was shocked when I found out how amazing the book was. A little different than the other books I've read, in that it was more mature. I warn you it's inappropriate for younger teens and children. Yet that doesn't take away it's wow factors. The dialogue, and Sin himself, was enough to keep me reading---if the plot didn't do the trick. I highly recommend reading this book. It has many reviews if you'd like to check them out. Here is also an excerpt from BarnesandNoble.com: 

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing even happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree and her spirit interwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge and while Pen is obvious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intesely drawn to him—but not at all crazy abolut the havoc he's wreaking.
Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.
What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?

 I definitely would give Swoon 5/5 stars!!! I really liked the way the book took place in two time periods, it was such an interesting style to me. The ending, although left me hanging with SOOOOO many questions, only has me wanting so much more.  With an ending like this one, you won't be able to stop yourself from guessing what happens next.
Anyway, I highly recommend this book, it's amazing!
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Hello fellow readers!!!
A month or two ago I was at the Barnes and Nobleand 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) andI.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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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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THE GIRLFRIEND PROJECT BY ROBIN FRIENDMAN

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 andanticipation 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!
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The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (AKA a world even Stephenie Meyer, the author of Twilight would like to live in) (THERE ARE SPOILERS BE CAREFUL). The book was so intriguing from the very first chapter. Yes, I was hooked right away. I read the books each in only a few days, trying to save time for eating and sleeping-of course these actions were forced by my parents...if it were for me I would stay up all night until the wee hours of the morning...oh wait! I did that too. Anyway, back to the book. Cassandra Clare does such a fabulous job with each of her characters making them individuals with original personalities. The chemistry between the characters is astonishing, especially when Jace and Clary start to hit it off well. Cassandra Clare has a way with words, especially the sarcastic comments from Jace. Jace has the wit to die for. In other words, Jace is the type of fictional guy girls will swoon over once they get a taste of his sarcasm. If I had to give superlatives to each of the characters I would say:
Jace-The heartthrob
Clary-The independent woman
Isabelle-The fighter
Alec-The best friend
Simon-Most likely to get accidently turned into a rat...
So. I've covered the characters. Now I'm moving on to the most important part of the book: The forbidden love story. The love between Clary and Jace catches me by the heart right off the bat. Jace is the protective type, always worrying about Clary, but not in a psycho-boyfriend-type way. As the book progresses we realize how different Jace has become and we learn that the whole reason behind his new transformation is in fact the pure existence of Clary. Other members of Jace's family explain that Jace did not get close to people or even open up, before Clary arrived into Jace's life. The best part of the undenying love that Jace had for Clary was that he needed her. He was a troubled tough-boy-wannabe and needed Clary for his own very existence. But of course love like this couldn't come that easily. Cassandra Clare incorporates forbidden love into this wonderful series. How you ask? well, Jace and Clary find out they are in fact siblings. The evil and mysterious Valentine is their father. But don't worry MI fans! There is more to the story than meets the eye! Yes Clary is siblings with Jonathan Morgenstern, and yes Jace thinks he's Jonathan, but NO they are not the same people. Only at the very last minute to we find out that Clary and Jace can ultimately be together, more than friends.
Simon, became a problem to me from the very first chapter. Of course I love Simon, and he is very needed in the book, I realized from early on in the book however that he indeed did love Clary. Once Jace started becoming interested in Clary I was way too worried about Simon the whole time (I wanted Jace and Clary to live happily ever after, but not if it meant leaving Simon in the dust). Yet of course Cassandra Clare did not fail the fans. Cassandra Clare incorporates Simon into the book without having to take away the friendship between himself and Clary. He's an amazing friend to her, yet he realizes he'd rather she be happier with someone else than forcer herself to be with him against her wishes. It is truly an unrequited love story. Yet as the books progress there are other interests in Simon's love life, other girls he might have his eye on (of course no one will ever replace Clary in his heart). His friendship to her was more important than anything, which I love to see in a book (considering it is very hard to find in real life). He shows commitment in his friendships and pure loyalty.
I can't say that I am looking forward to starting a new series, because I have new found expectations. Cassandra Clare has very big shoes to fill in my opinion, and The Mortal Instruments will always be on my favorites list!!!
Good job Cassandra Clare, you've won over my heart!!!

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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