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Hi everyone! I am an aspiring author slash college student who loves to read which is probably obvious, and I love to share what I read with people, again, obvious. I think everyone has a book out there for them, its a matter of looking hard enough to find it and having a positive attitude about reading it. Anyways I hope you all find this blog helpful. Please feel free to comment and ask questions, that's why I do this! -Bookworm95

November 21, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (SPOILERS)

Hey guys! I hope you are all having a great Thanksgiving week, that is if you live in or are from the U.S. I currently have my entire family staying with me, so my house is incredibly noisy. My Aunt and I went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 today and I have to say, 5 hours later, my heart still isn't the same. I won't spoil the ending because you have to experience if for yourself but I will say this, IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING!! (I really will try not to spoil too much, but be advised, there may be things you don't want to read about. . .if you're one of those fans)

I could not believe the things that were happening. My Aunt and I were just staring at the screen in total shock. I liked how they chose to start the film. However I will say that the song choice for me was strange, as it was several other times in the movie. I didn't always feel that the music matched the seriousness of the tone, or the funny moments between family members. In that department,  I thought it was lacking. I did love all the music, don't get me wrong, I just didn't love the placement. I have to say I loved the Thousand Years remake. You will understand when I say, it totally made the scene 100xs stronger. It was beautiful. It happens to be one of those scenes that only fans of the books would really fully understand.

At first I thought the movie was flying by. I was shocked at how fast the plot was moving along. Then I realized that the movie seemed fast because it was only covering half of the book. When I really thought about it, it really wasn't that off. The credits were really good. They went through all the actors from all of the past books and listed their name and character. It was a nice tribute and I felt that it fit well.

Let's talk Baby Renesmee. Baby Renesmee was so adorable, but she would have been better if she weren't so obviously not real. I get that they only had so much that they could do to make it seem real enough, but it kind of bothered me for some reason. And it wasn't just Renesmee as a baby either. Before the child actress came in, she seemed a little, I don't know, dream like, if that makes sense. She seemed like she wasn't really there. I tried to over look it. If that's all I have to complain about, then the movie was pretty amazing. It by far was the best movie in the series. I was really thrilled by how it turned out. I was so scared that they were going to have to change things to make it more appealing to those who hadn't read the book. I can't say more on that without spoiling the movie completely.

I am really sad that the fandom is over. I have had some good times with these books. I can't wait to see what Stephenie has for us next. But I will say, that whatever it is, please don't compare it to Twilight. Nothing she will ever write will be in the same category as Twilight. She may branch out and write murder mysteries like J. K. Rowling. But that doesn't mean that that murder mystery is anything like Harry Potter. Does that make sense? Give her future work a chance, like I know some of you did for The Host. She deserves that. I really am expecting her to start working on something new if she hasn't already, now that the movies are all over with. I'm so excited!

Let me know what you thought of the movie and leave me a comment! Have a great Thanksgiving, or Thursday, which ever fits for you!


November 14, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Is Here!!!

Hey guys!! Breaking Dawn Part 2 is finally hitting theaters! Friday night is the midnight premiere. I did that for Twilight, and I don't think I'll do it again. Its just too loud and you can't focus on the movie. So I prefer to wait a few days. This year I am taking my aunt, who is visiting for the holidays, to see it. The DVD probably won't hit stores for Christmas, but I still don't have Part 1, so that's on my list. You will all have to leave me comments so I know whether its good or not. However, I think that the ending is probably not accurate. The trailers show a fight scene at the end between the Volturi and the Cullens, which fans know, didn't actually happen. But I am still going to go with an open mind. They have to make it exciting for marketing and box office purposes so I will think of it as an alternate ending. Anyways those of  you going to the midnight showing, have fun! And comment below!


Red Rain by R. L. Stine

Hey all! I have seriously been really bad at posting since school started this year. But today I have some down time, (I'm currently on my T.A. period. . .doing nothing) So I thought I would post. I am still reading Defending Jacob for my AP Lit class, and I have started my next book group book which is, Red Rain by R. L. Stine. We decided to start something scary due to the fact that it was around Halloween when we last met. I am only about 100 pages in (or so) and its really not bad. It definitely has a creeptastic vibe to it so if that's what you're looking for check it out! Here's the synopsis:

"R.L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series—two of the bestselling children’s book series of all time—now sets his sights on adults with a terrifying new horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt.

Before there was J. K. Rowling, before there was Stephenie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, there was R.L. Stine. Witty, creepy, and compulsively readable, his books defined horror for a generation of young readers— readers who have now come of age. In Red Rain, Stine uses his unerring knack for creating terror to tap into some very grownup fears. Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction through the island and Lea barely escapes with her life.
In the storm’s aftermath, she discovers two orphaned boys—twins. Filled with a desire to do something to help, to make something good of all she witnessed, Lea impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea’s family back on Long Island—husband Mark, a child psychologist, and their two children, Ira and Elena—aren’t quite so pleased. But even they can’t anticipate the twins’ true nature—or predict that, within a few weeks’ time, Mark will wind up implicated in two brutal murders, with the police narrowing in.
For the millions of readers who grew up on Goosebumps, and for every fan of deviously inventive horror, this is a must-read from a beloved master of the genre."

Have a great week!


October 25, 2012

Defending Jacob by William Landay

I am currently reading this book for my AP Lit class. I apsolutley love it so far! I am very interested in the court house scene. I love cop dramas such as Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Bones, Rizzoli & Isles, CSI: Miami, and things like that. If you are into those types of shows, this is something you might be interested in.

"Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.
Every parental instinct Andy has rallies to protect his boy. Jacob insists that he is innocent, and Andy believes him. Andy must. He’s his father. But as damning facts and shocking revelations surface, as a marriage threatens to crumble and the trial intensifies, as the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own—between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he’s tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.
Award-winning author William Landay has written the consummate novel of an embattled family in crisis—a suspenseful, character-driven mystery that is also a spellbinding tale of guilt, betrayal, and the terrifying speed at which our lives can spin out of control."

I will post when I am finished to let you know how I liked it!


Sorry Its Been Awhile. . .Grave Mercy Review

Hey guys! Sorry its been so long but as I am currently a Senior in High School, my life has been extremely hectic. I rarely have time to read let alone post about it. However, I did recently read Grace Mercy by Robin Lafevers. I really liked it however, at times it was slow. If you like the medieval scene, this book is for you. I am one of those people. I love the courts and castles, the the threat of invading countries, and the betrayal of those who are known to be your allies. The romance aspect to this novel is extremely slow due to the fact that the protagonist is loyal to her convent and her God. She never wanted love nor did she expect to find it. This book has so many different things going on. To me it could even be classified as a mystery if you will. If this sounds interesting to you, look into it, read it, and comment and let me know what you thought! Hopefully I can find more time to post since I have a computer class everyday. So until my next post, have a great week!

July 9, 2012

The Enemy by Charlie Higson

Hey y'all!! I just found this book series of accident while searching for another post! These look interesting if you are into disease and plague.They sound similar to books such as Ashes, Ashes or The Eleventh Plague or even Enclave and the Partials.

"In the wake of a devastating disease, everyone sixteen and older is either dead or a decomposing, brainless creature with a ravenous appetite for flesh. Teens have barricaded themselves in buildings throughout London and venture outside only when they need to scavenge for food. The group of kids living a Waitrose supermarket is beginning to run out of options. When a mysterious traveler arrives and offers them safe haven at Buckingham Palace, they begin a harrowing journey across London. But their fight is far from over—the threat from within the palace is as real as the one outside it.
Full of unexpected twists and quick-thinking heroes, The Enemy is a fast-paced, white-knuckle tale of survival in the face of unimaginable horror."

1) The Enemy
2) The Dead
3) The Fear


Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore

Hey Everyone!! I hope you all have an amazing 4th of July, I know I did! So this past week or so, along with my homework, I have been reading the latest from Kristen Cashore. It's called Bitterblue and of course it is after both Fire and Graceling. Those of you familiar with the series, you know that Cashore did things a little backwards. She wrote Graceling first. Then wrote Fire, but Fire takes place 40 or 50 years before Graceling. And now she has written Bitterblue which is 8 years after Graceling. Confusing, I know. Anyways I am in love with this book so far! 

"Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck's reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle--disguised and alone--to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past.
Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart."

Hope you guys all read this series! It's really worth it!

June 10, 2012

Some Things To Discuss

Hey guys! I haven't posted in a while, and I have a few things to share. I hope everyone is have a fabulous summer so far, I know I am. During the next few days, I will be adding some new things to the site. I should have done some of these things earlier. So here is what I plan on doing this summer concerning this blog and all of you! :

One of the things I will be doing, is my summer reading homework for school. I am currently entering my Senior year and since I am in advanced placement classes (AP English) I have to read a few things this summer and complete assignments. Those of you that have been with me for a while, know that I have had to do this for the past three summers. So of course I will be posting those books to the home page as I get to them. This being said, I will have a little less time to complete some of the things I have planned for this site, but I will try my best to keep you guys posted.

Next, I want to tell you all about a free e-book sharing site my teachers told me about. It is called Tuebl.com . It will come up if you Google it. Basically, you search the books and authors you want to find, and you can download it to your computer. Then you can sync it to anything like iPad, iPod, Nook, Kindle. Anything like that. However, I have found that 1, they sometimes have different book covers, and 2 if you have a nook like me, you have to put the books into your documents folder. It also, for me, may appear in a funky formatting when you open it. But its free, so don't be picky! I have downloaded like 100 books from this site and I love it!

I should have done this a long time ago, like in January. You all know that I am currently challenging myself to read as many books as I can before January 1, 2013 and I challenged all of you to do it too. Well, I am going to make a page and list my progress. I will post the name, author, picture, and I think I may rate it. I'm not sure about that last part yet. But I will put something there to show whether its worth reading or not. I will probably call the page January-January Reading Challenge.

This summer I also plan on furthering the High School Romance plot when I have some down time. I am really sorry for not writing anything sooner but I've been experiencing some writer's block lately. I have some plot points, but my problem was building up to those events. If anyone has any suggestions on how to further the story, or even just some criticism, I would much appreciate it!!!

On top of all those things, I have to complete a bucket-list my best friend and I have been putting together. I also am currently looking for a part time job in the town where I live. So it goes without saying that this summer, I will be extremely busy. I still have to squeeze some time in there somewhere for my friends and family, so they don't think I have totally forgotten them.

I want you all to know that I haven't given up on the Nicholas Sparks read-a-thon. I have just put it on hold for the moment as I'm sure you can all understand. I think I now own them all though so I will be fitting them into my summer reading load. Which by the way, I am currently looking at a large stack, and an even bigger list. I have been tasked to find some new reads for my bookgroup.

This is my last real summer before reality kicks in. I really hope to make the most of it and share it with all of you. I want you to know that I check in on my stats page regularly. I want to thank all of you that log on to this blog every week. I really appreciate it and I wish I could update it more. You all deserve that. Thank you for all the support and messages. They make me smile. I want to acknowledge those of you who visit me here because some of you live in places that I've never even heard of. And that rocks.

All I can do is say how blessed I am and how thankful I am and keep posting for all of you. Please, this is as much your site as mine. So send me a message and let me know what I can improve. Thanks again and have a great summer everyone!!!


May 9, 2012


Hey Guys! I just wanted to post today because I've been looking at my stats page and I am thrilled to see the numbers listed there. I can't thank you enough for checking in here and obviously telling your friends:) I am so thankful for your support! The numbers also tell me that so many of you are counting on and or are enjoying my posts and I need to do a better job of keeping the Bookworm up to date. I'm sure a lot of you can relate to busy schedules. This summer, I will finish up my Nicholas Sparks reading page and get those to you. I will also finish up the incredibly large stack of books on my desk as well as those in my Nook and get back to you with some new titles. Anyways I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all of you out there! Thanks!


May 6, 2012

Starlighter (Dragons of Starlight Series #1) by Bryan Davis

"What if the Legends Are True? Jason Masters doubted the myths that told of people taken through a portal to another realm and enslaved by dragons. But when he receives a cryptic message from his missing brother, he must uncover the truth and find the portal before it's too late. At the same time, Koren, a slave in the dragons' realm, discovers she has a gift that could either save or help doom her people. As Jason and Koren work to rescue the enslaved humans, a mystic prophecy surrounding a black egg may make all their efforts futile."


The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

"Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement-left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful horror novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong."


Nobody's Princess (Princesses of Myth Series) by Esther Friesner

"She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Not one to count on the gods—or her looks—to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with steely determination and a sassy attitude. That same attitude makes Helen a few enemies—such as the self-proclaimed "son of Zeus" Theseus—but it also intrigues, charms, and amuses those who become her friends, from the famed huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi. In Nobody's Princess, author Esther Friesner deftly weaves together history and myth as she takes a new look at the girl who will become Helen of Troy. The resulting story offers up adventure, humor, and a fresh and engaging heroine you cannot help but root for."


Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

"Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…Now it’s our turn. Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters, killers, crazies.Mason's mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but she’s about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police—who gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding crowd.Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad? These four teens are on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found, this is a journey into the heart of darkness – but also a journey to find each other and a place of safety."


Prized by Caragh M. O'Brien

"Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives—only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code. But how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?"


May 5, 2012

The Warrior Heir (Heir Series #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

"Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great—until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts. Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: He is Weirlind; part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game—a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir. As if his bizarre magical heritage isn’t enough, Jack finds out that he’s not just another member of Weirlind—he’s one of the last of the warriors—at a time when both houses are scouting for a player."


Partials by Dan Wells

"The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.
Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there."


Arena One by Morgan Rice

"New York. 2120. American has been decimated, wiped out from the second Civil War. In this post-apocalyptic world, survivors are far and few between. And most of those who do survive are members of the violent gangs, predators who live in the big cities. They patrol the countryside looking for slaves, for fresh victims to bring back into the city for their favorite death sport: Arena One. The death stadium where opponents are made to fight to the death, in the most barbaric of ways. There is only one rule to the arena: no one survives. Ever. Deep in the wilderness, high up in the Catskill Mountains, 17 year old Brooke Moore manages to survive, hiding out with her younger sister, Bree. They are careful to avoid the gangs of slaverunners who patrol the countryside. But one day, Brooke is not as careful as she can be, and Bree is captured. The slaverunners take her away, heading to the city, and to what will be a certain death.Brooke, a Marine’s daughter, was raised to be tough, to never back down from a fight. When her sister is taken, Brooke mobilizes, uses everything at her disposal to chase down the slaverunners and get her sister back. Along the way she runs into Ben, 17, another survivor like her, whose brother was taken. Together, they team up on their rescue mission."


The Iron King (Iron Fey Series #1) by Julie Kagawa

"Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart."


Hereafter by Tara Hudson

"Can there truly be love after death?
Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no memories of her past life, she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. But everything changes when she tries to rescue a boy from drowning in the river. Because even though she can't do anything to help, Amelia somehow wills him to survive. And when he wakes up, Joshua can see her.Together, Joshua and Amelia begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death, and the secrets of the dark river that has held her captive. But even as they grow ever closer, there are those in both worlds—the living and the dead—determined to tear them apart. . . ."


Tiger's Curse (Tiger's Curse Series #1) by Colleen Houck

"Would you risk it all to change your destiny?
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world.
But that's exactly what happened.
Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.
Packed with magic, action-adventure, and romance, the epic Tiger's Curse series will keep you breathless and yearning for more."


Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin Trilogy Series #1) by Robin LaFevers

 Just like I promises here are some new titles!

"Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?"



Hey everyone! I have a slight favor to ask. I have joined a writing website called Teenink.com and it is a place where teens can go and post things they have written or drawn in order to receive feedback from peers and publishers. I really would like the opportunity to be published in the websites magazine. but in order to do this I need votes. So please go to http://teenink.com/novels/romance/book/95360/A-High-School-Romance/ and read and comment if you can and then place your votes. I would really appreciate it!! And who knows, this might just be the place you've been looking for to post the things you write!  Its a great way to get your names and your work out there and receive constructive criticism.


May 2, 2012

Busy Bee!

Hey guys! I'm sorry I haven't posted anything new in a while, but I have been extremely busy! I do however have almost three pages of new titles to share and hopefully by the end of the weekend when things calm down a bit, I can post them. I've found some really interesting things that I think we will all like. Don't forget that yesterday, May 1st, we had some new releases.
-Bitterblue:Kristen Cashore
-Insurgent:Veronica Roth
-Destined:Aprilynne Pike

And next week on the 8th City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare comes out! Check back with the homepage next week for some new titles!


April 12, 2012

J. K. Rowling New Book? Say What?!

Hey everyone! Today, J. K. Rowling, Author of the famous Harry Potter series, has released a statement about her future book! "The Casual Vacancy" is set to be released on September 27, 2012 in e-book, Audio, and traditional hardback. This new book is set in a little English town. It is an adult novel and she says she is very excited to see how it will be perceived. I know I will be reading this book. I can't wait to see what she will come up with this time.

April 8, 2012

New Releases!

Hey Everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter! Here are some new titles that I have found. Some are repeats, but I am writing them as reminders. I am way excited about all of these!
MAY 1, 2012:
Bitterblue-Kristen Cashore (Companion to Graceling!!!!!)
Insurgent-Veronica Roth (Companion to Divergent)
Destined-Aprilynne Pike (4th Wings)

MAY 8, 2012:
City of Lost Souls-Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments)

JUNE 12, 2012:
Rapture-Lauren Kate (4th Fallen)

AUGUST 14, 2012:
The Kill Order-James Dashner (The Maze Runner)

AUGUST 21, 2012:
The Rise of Nine- Pitticus Lore (I Am Number Four)

November 13, 2012:
Reached-Ally Condie (Matched)

I can't wait to get my hands on these! Put them on your calenders!


March 27, 2012

Harry Potter E-Books Say WHAT!

ATTETNION EVERYONE! Today Barnes and Nobles has released all 7 of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books for purchase VIA E-BOOK!!!! I don't know about all of you, but I have been waiting for this day! Head over and check them out!

March 25, 2012

The Hunger Games Movie!!


Hey everyone! Today I saw the new Hunger Games movie. I went with my book group from school and we had soo much fun. Here is what I thought:


-Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) Did a fantastic job. She was realistic (I thought) and she showed just the right amount of emotion. She was very appropriate for each scene.

-The settings were amazing. They had just the right amount of future look to them.

-The make-up for the capitol citizens was INCREDIBLE! They looked just like I had pictured them!

-Effie Trinket was hilarious!

-I think they stayed moderately close to the book. Way closer than the first Twilight book. They did however, leave out some important facts (Like who really gave Katniss the mockingjay pin) but if I wasn't a die hard fan, I probably wouldn't have noticed.


-I hated Josh Hudgerson as Peetah. He wasn't right for the part. He was too young looking and he wasn't as buff as peetah was described to be in the book.

- There was a lot of pre-games shots. Almost 55% of the movie, I'd say, was spent outside of the arena. That disappointed me.

-I know this will make me sound extremely sick, but I didn't like how they "looked away" when a tribute was killed. You never saw someone stabbed and you only see one kid die full on the entire time. I felt like that lost some of the gruesome reality of the actual story line.

-I also didn't like how much the camera seemed to move. I understand that they are trying to make it realistic, but the camera was shaking sooo bad the whole time, I was getting sick.

-And lastly, I did NOT like the mutations (supposed to be wolf like dogs) that attack the players toward the end. They were like giant hairless rat things. But I think that they were trying to venture away from the Twilight wolves. But that is how I pictured them when I read the book sooo. . . .

I think that is all I didn't like about the movie. Over all they did a wonderful job fitting as much of the book as they could into the short time frame that they had. As a fan, I am not totally disappointed (Like I was with the Twilight movie. . .) I try not to be soo picky because there is only so much they can do. You are not going to find a 100%- totally- like -the- book- movie, or I have yet to see one anyways. Anywho let me know what y'all think of the movie!



March 13, 2012

Nicholas Sparks Reading List

Hey guys! Recently, I have set a goal to read all of the Nicholas Sparks Novels. I have currently read some of them and I just bought some more that waiting to be read. It seems that I am working my way from the bottom of the list to the top. I'm not sure why however, I think I am making progress since I just started reading them all. I love the movies and hope to finish all of the books ASAP. Here is the list:

1. The Notebook

2. Message In A Bottle:)

3. A Walk to Remember

4. The Rescue:)

5. A Bend In the Road:)

6. Nights in Roadanthe

7. The Wedding

8. The Guardian:)

9. Three Weeks With My Brother

10. True Believer

11. At First Sight:)

12. The Choice*
13. Dear John*

14. The Lucky One*

15. The Last Song*

16. Safe Haven*

17. The Best of Me*

The Ones that have stars, are the ones I have already read. The ones with :) are the ones I currently own and have yet to read. I will post about each book as I go along :). Read along with me and you won't be disappointed. Everyone has something to say about these books. Good or bad. I am creating another page for this project! Check it out!



February 25, 2012

The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie by Kim Carpenter

Hey Everyone! I know this just came out in theaters, but I am going to read the book. I haven't seen it yet but I hope to soon!
"Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks.
When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident.
And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, “I’m no hero. I made a vow.” "


The Compound by S. A. Bodeen

This looks way good to me :)

"Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they’ve become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy. No amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, only his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can’t help but wonder if he’d rather take his chances outside. Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—really?"

It looks like a cross between Incarceron, and the hunger games and the Maze Runner. Should be interesting!

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

This is the next book that my book group is planning to read:

" Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.
The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape—and to survive."




Hey everyone! So this last week or so the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD was released! YAY! I don't have it yet, but I hope soon!

Also here are some dates for new releases, book wise:

1. Destined 5/1/2012 (Wings series by Aprilynne Pike)

2. The City of Lost Souls 5/8/2012 (Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments

3. Insurgent 5/1/2012 (Veronica Roth Divergent #2)

These are some dates I have discovered. Put them on your calenders!



February 6, 2012

Hey Everyone!

Hey everyone! There are a few books I have been wanting to share with you. I found these on B&N, like I do all my suggestions, and all of them have made it onto my list. Though, it might take me a while to get to them, saying as my list is currently 2 Microsoft documents long. They all look pretty cool though. Of course I wouldn't post anything that I didn't think was worth reading. As always, I love suggestions! So please feel free to write me a message and give me a heads up. I try to check my messages one a week or so:)

Also thank you all so much for leaving comments! I have a lot of fun writing back to you! Some of your comments make me stop and think about my previous opinion. Very thought provoking.

Thanks y'all for all the support! Have a great week, and look for some new suggestions soon :)


February 5, 2012

Bunheads by Sophie Flack

This looks really cute. I don't normally like books like this, but it looks like an easy read.

"On-stage beauty. Backstage drama.
As a dancer with the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward juggles intense rehearsals, dazzling performances and complicated backstage relationships. Up until now, Hannah has happily devoted her entire life to ballet.
But when she meets a handsome musician named Jacob, Hannah's universe begins to change, and she must decide if she wants to compete against the other "bunheads" in the company for a star soloist spot or strike out on her own in the real world. Does she dare give up the gilded confines of the ballet for the freedoms of everyday life?"



Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

This looks like it could be Hunger Games meets Divergent material. I'm not sure because I haven't read it yet. . .but I'm leaning that way.

"Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse.
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive.
A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty."



Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Looks like another Vampire and werewolfy book but it still looks good to me!

"Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies. She's human.
And then every day in between . . . She's something else entirely.
Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism.
When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her and, unfortunately, she'll have to do it as a human. "



The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner

Looks interesting . . . :)

" THE END OF THE WORLD started quietly enough for Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards. . . .
Tane and Rebecca aren’t sure what to make of it—a sequence of 1s and 0s, the message looks like nothing more than a random collection of alternating digits. Working to decode it, however, Tane and Rebecca discover that the message contains lottery numbers . . . lottery numbers that win the next random draw! Suddenly Tane and Rebecca are rich, but who sent the numbers? And why? More messages follow, and slowly it becomes clear—the messages are being sent back in time from Tane and Rebecca’s future. Something there has gone horribly wrong, and it’s up to them to prevent it from happening. As they follow the messages’ cryptic instructions, Tane and Rebecca begin to suspect the worst—that the very survival of the human race may be at stake."



Subject Seven by James A. Moore

This looks fantastic!

"Years ago, scientists began developing the ultimate military weapon: deadly sleeper assassins housed within the bodies of teenagers. Now, Subject Seven, the dangerous alter-ego living inside a 16-year-old boy, has escaped the lab and is on a mission. His objective? To seek out others like him and build an army capable of destroying their creators.
Hunter, Cody, Gene, Tina, and Kylie: five teenagers leading typical lives, until the day they each receive a call from a mysterious stranger - and learn that their destinies are intertwined. Subject Seven holds the key that connects them all. And a vicious, bloody battle for their lives is just beginning."



The Game by Monica Hughes

As promised here is one of the suggestions I currently found while searching the B&N Teen fantasy pages:)

"It’s the future, and most jobs are done by machines. Now that school is over, Lisse and her friends are consigned to a bleak neighborhood for the permanently unemployed. Then they receive an invitation to the Game—which transports them to a paradise. Is it a dream, or a computer simulation? Each time they play the Game, the new world seems more and more real...."



January 12, 2012

New Books!

Hey guys! The release dates for The City of Lost Souls has been announced! May 8th! put it on your calendars!

Also Insurgent is set to be released that same week on May 1st! I can't wait to read these books!

Hope this helped!


January 8, 2012

Cassandra Clare Reveals Cover!

Cassandra Clare has revealed the cover for her next book in the Mortal Instruments series "City Of Lost Souls" Which is expected to be released in May of this year!


Movies To Look For!

Hey guys! Happy New Year! I went to see the New Year's Eve movie yesterday and I saw a preview that really interested me. The Nicholas Sparks Novel "The Lucky One" Is going to come to theaters this spring! Staring Zac Effron and Taylor Schilling. I am going to read this book as soon as possible and I can't wait to see the movie. The trailer looks amazing!