Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Author: K. C. Blake
Book type: Ebook
From the back of the book :The Noah sisters rule Titan High with their beauty, brains, and magical powers.
Each year they play a secret game: Crushed. The girls pick their targets carefully and blow enchanted dust into the boy’s faces, charming them, but this year Kristen makes a grave mistake. She chooses the wrong boy and almost dies that same day. Coincidence? Maybe.
But something isn’t quite right about Zach Bevian. He doesn’t behave like a boy who’s been Crushed. He goes from hot to cold, from looking at her with contempt to asking her out on a date. She doesn’t know what to think. Does he hate her or is he truly falling for her? Is he trying to kill her, or is he trying to save her?
Review: I was super excited when I gto the e-mail from Mr. Blake asking for one of us to review his book Crushed and I jumped at the chance! A book about whichs and love potins... soundes like my kinda story.. something I dreamed about doing when I was a kid in public school and had a crush on the guy who sat beside me... ANYWAYS! I can gladly say I was not disappointed when I began to read this sotry.
Right away I am pulled into the story of the queens of Titan High! I feel that the story started at the right place, so I wasn't trying to figure out what was going on but had been in on the plans all along. And then there is the dark hunk that everybody is scared of, how could I not fall in love with him... a book love at least!
The only bad thing I have to say about the book is there were parts were it was slightly dull, it would pull away from the main story ut I believe that just pulled me into the sotry more making me want to read what would happen next.
I would recommend this book to anybody looking for a good read on romance, whitchs, love potions and their side effects. This was a great read and I truely enjoyed it!
Rate: I give this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, I rank this book a 9
Scan back a few posts and you will find questions and answers with the author K. C. Blake!
Next on the review list for me is Reckless Magic!
Hope to see y'all back here :)
Posted by Rebecca
Friday, October 7, 2011
Title: Pregnant Pause
Release Date: September 19th 2011
From The Back: Eleanor Crowe has a mind of her own, and nobody gets away with bossing her around. She usually makes decisions based on who she can piss off most, although that hasn't always worked out so well. Now she's pregnant and sixteen--and her opinion doesn't seem to matter to everyone who's trying to tell her what to do. But as Elly's delivery date approaches, she has more questions than answers. Is she being punished for being such a rotten daughter? Does she really love this boy she married? And what's she going to do with this baby? Being headstrong got her into this mess...maybe now it can get her out of it. But is that what she really wants?
My Review: I've never read anything from Han Nolan before, so this was my first experience with this particular author. And I haven't really read any teen pregnancy books although they do intrigue me, I just never picked one up. The story in Pregnancy Pause is touching to say the least, there were times were I felt like reaching into the book and slapping the characters something good to knock some sense into them. And then, there were times that this book made me so incredibly sad that even crying didn't make it feel any better. But having a book to be able to elicit such emotion from me, or any reader actually, means the writing it good and the story is engaging. I wouldn't say this is my favourite book, or that I really loved the book, but I liked it. The one issue I had with it was that just when I thought the story was going to be wrapped up and that would be it, it kept going, normally a good thing, but it felt a little long to me. Regardless I enjoyed reading Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan, and again this is another book I will be recommending to people.
Next on the Review list for me: Ladies in Waiting by Laura L. Sullivan
Title: Wherever You Go
Release Date: 11/2011
From The Back: Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, reach out to help Holly with her grandfather—but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. Is his best friend really falling for his girlfriend?
As Holly wonders whether to open her heart to Jason, the past comes back to haunt her. Her grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side?
Told from the perspectives of Holly, Jason, and Rob, Wherever You Go is is a poignant story about making peace with the past, opening your heart to love, and finding the courage to move forward into the light.
My Review: Right off the bat this book took me for a ride. The cover is amazing, and as soon as you open it to the first chapter I had to pause. See here is the really truly unique part to this book, this book is written in three different perspectives. And I'm not talking just three different characters, though we have that going on too. I'm talking, we've got first person, second person, and third person going on. I've never really been a fan of second person stuff, I guess, I just hadn't been exposed to a well written second person story before. I know that me saying second person is going to scare some people off, believe me, it almost scared me off when I read the first "you" instead of a name or an "I". But here is the flat out truth people, when you get a chance to get your hands on this book, seriously read it all the way through, all of the perspectives first, second, and third all together are amazingly written, extremely vivid, and emotional. Wherever You Go is a roller coaster of emotions and at some points this book is just down right heart breaking, but it has a feel good total to the whole thing. Wherever You Go is amazingly touching, raw, and real, and I encourage everyone to go out and grab a copy as soon as it comes out!