Sunday, April 29, 2012

Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2)
By Becca Fitzpatrick

3 out of 5

Sequel to Hush, Hush, this book picks up about two months after the end of Hush, Hush. Patch and Nora are finally together, but that lasts for about a second and a half. Patch is suddenly spending all sorts of time with the evil Marcie Millar, and Nora keeps seeing her dead father wherever she goes. Will Patch and Nora be able to get over their numerous obstacles and be together, or will they let the archangels and their pride get in the way?

If I had hated this book, I was going to blame my English teacher. Luckily for him, I loved it, but up until the last few chapters I was full prepared to blame my English teacher. Earlier this week our English teacher asked our class the question of why do we start at the beginning of a book and read it straight to the end? Why don't we start in the middle? Or start at the end and read it backwards? So thinking about what he had said, I read passages of this book out of order. And because of that, I found out things that were not revealed until halfway or at the end of the book. This made the reading a little unenjoyable. But overall I really liked this book. It was just as captivating and fabulous as the first book. I really liked it, and I will be reading the next one as soon as I can get my hands on it!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hush, Hush
By Becca Fitzpatrick

5 out of 5

Nora Grey was just a normal girl until the mysterious and sexy Patch walked into her life. Patch frightens Nora, but he also excites her in a way she can't even admit to herself. Then wierd things start happeing. Nora hits someone with her car, but there is no damage. Someone ransacks Nora's room, but when the police get there, the room is spotlessly put together. And Nora has the bad feeling that someone is following her, and maybe even trying to kill her. Is is Patch? Or is Patch here to protect her?

This book was amazing! I read this book in about two seconds, it was so good! When I did finish it, I flipped it over and started reading it again. This book reminds me a lot of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones series. Like A Lot! But it was so good, I don't care. But just saying, at one point at the end, Hush, Hush got so sappy I almost gagged. But other than that one sentence, it was amazing. I'm dieing to get my hands on the sequel, Crescendo.

P.S. the scene in the kitchen is my favorite! The rest of the book could have sucked and I would have loved the book for just that one scene.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Paper Towns
By John Green

3.5 out of 5

Quentin Jacobsen has lived next door to the amazing and mysterious Margo Roth Spiegelman all of his life. He has always marveled at her from a distance. They used to be friends when they were young, but have grown apart when they got into high school. Then, on one fatful night, Margo asks for Q's help in one of her crazy and intricate plans. After spending the entire night driving around causing mischief, Q is sure things will be different between him and Margo. But when he gets to school the next day, Margo is gone, and isn't coming back. This sets off a wild chase for Margo, but will Q ever find her? And if he does, will she be what he wants her to be?

Let me just start by saying, that I love John Green. I have a number of his books (Will Grayson, Will Grayson; An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska) and I loved them all. In the beginning of this book, I loved it too. Then somewhere in the middle, it became a little pathetic and seemed to lag. But then it picked back up and ended in the typical John Green fantastically moving way. The ending of this book is so powerful and it made the book for me!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Two Truths and A Lie (The Lying Game #3)
By Sara Shepard

3 out of 5

We once again join Emma Paxton as she attempts to uncover Sutton's killer, and stay alive herself. Sutton's friends have finally been ruled out as suspects (or have they?) but now the mysterious Thayer Vega is back in town, and he is making Emma nervous. There are rumors that Sutton and Thayer were secretly together before he disappeared, but is that true? Did Thayer kill Sutton out of jealousy? Read to find out!

This book was average. When I got it from the library, I was dieing to read it, but this one just didn't grab me the way the other two did. I enjoyed the book, and I am excited about the next one, but I felt that this one wasn't as thrilling, and I didn't feel as completely enthralled in Emma's mission.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls #5)
By Ally Carter

4.5 out of 5

In the fifth book in the Gallagher Girl series, we join Cammie as she wakes up, in the Alps, with no memory of the previous four months. As Cammie goes back to school, she realizes how much has changed, and how much she needs to remember what happened during her summer.

I love Ally Carter, she is one of my favorite authors, and I generally adore everything she writes. This is no exception. I loved this book, read it constantly, and when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. That is a sign of a good book. The series is looking like there will be one more, maybe two--but I doubt it--and I can't wait for the next tale of Cammie and her friends to come out.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
By Jennifer Smith

3.5 out of 5

This book is about a girl, Hadley, and a boy, Oliver, who meet on a overnight flight from America to London. Over their plane ride they bond and grow close together, but then the plane lands and they have to go their separate ways. What will happen to this trans-atlantic couple? You'd have to read the book to find out!

I thought that this was an ok book. The story was cute, but fairly predictable. It was adorable, but also told in third person, which got a little wierd becuase the third person was intermixed with Hadley's personal thoughts. Overall it was an easy, light, enjoyable read.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fever (Chemical Gardens #2)
By Lauren DeStefano

3 out of 5

This is the second book of the Chemical Gardens Trilogy. Rhine and Gabriel have finally escaped from the mansion, but they aren't really free. Challenges face them at every turn, and they feel more trapped than ever. Will they survive out in the real world, or will they wish that they were still safely inside the mansion?

I didn't think that this book was a good as Wither. Wither was just so amazingly good that Fever doesn't measure up. There are certain things I like more about Fever, like the touching, personal moments that Rhine and Gabriel share, but overall Wither was better. Can't wait for the third book. I'm hoping that Fever is just suffering from the typical second-book-of-trilogy-lag that is often found in trilogies. I'm thinking that it is, because Fever definately set up a lot of things for the big finally!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Hunger Games

I think that most people know the plot of the Hunger Games, but if you don't, it is about a teenage girl, Katniss, who is selected to go fight in a battle to the death with 23 other teenagers.

I thought that it was a very good movie. I have read all the books and I thought that the movie was very true to the books. The one thing that I didn't like was some of the wierd camera angles that were used in the movie. But I understand that they were necessary during the bloody fighting scenes. It was a PG-13 movie, and that sort of violence would be R rated. Other than that, I loved it! Can't wait for the next one!