Friday, December 31, 2010

Review: iDrakula by Becca Black

Title: iDrakula
Author: Becca Black
Sourcebooks Fire
Date: October 1, 2010

"18-year-old Jonathan Harker is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder after visiting a Romanian Count. His girlfriend Mina and a pre-med student named Van Helsing team up to investigate the source of the disease. The teenagers discover a horrifying truth: the Count is a vampire. The harrowing events unfold through emails, text messages, web pages, Twitter feeds, and instant messaging-the natural modernization of Bram Stoker's original Dracula, which was written in letters, diary entries, and news clippings."

My Take :
This was very interesting because of the way the book was able to give me insight in a different way instead of a dead set story line with dialog and some sappy story you get iDrakula which surprises me because it felt like I was there this was so beautiful and I loved the way it just helped me figure out what was happening it put me into the story and I had fun trying to see where it would go. This one had me second guessing what was happening and hoping there was no disease by the name of idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia lets hope it never catches on in Cali.

5/5 stars

Review:Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts

Title:Happy Ever After
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Berkley Trade Date: Nov 2,2010

"#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts
invites you to meet childhood
friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac—the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier
wedding planning companies.

Parker Brown turned the quartet's childhood game of Wedding Day into their dream jobs. And now she's the face of Vows—the one who meets every bride's demands; keeps every event onschedule; and brings Emma's romantic flowers, Laurel's delicious treats, and Mac's stunning photgraphy together in one glorious package. She knows how to make dreams come true...

Mechanic Malcom Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker Brown—with her mile-long legs—is no exception. But as a good friend to Parker's brother, Mal knows that moving from minor flirtation to major hookup is a serious step.
Now man has rattled Parker in a long time, but the motorcycle-riding, raven-haired Mal seems to have a knack for it. His passionate kissess always catch her oof guard, much like her growing feelings for him. Parker's business risks have always paid off, but now she'll have to take the chance of a lifetime with her heart."

My Take:
It was lovely robert showed me something with this one the ending of the perfect 4 book venture, I loved every minute. This book seemed special to me I picked it up because i needed a adult book so why not let it be a Nora Roberts book right. Really though I loved the two main characters in this one as much as the last three Parker is a strong women she just needed a man who lived up to her schedule. It made me laugh, cry and I had a great time reading this lovely book
5/5 stars

Monday, December 20, 2010

Author Interview and Review: A.M Robinson Debut Author of Vampire Crush

Title:Vampire Crush
Author: A.M. Robinson
Publisher: Harper TeenRelease Date: December 28, 2010

"I swear, my life was always totally normal.

Normal house, normal family, normal school. My looks are average, I don't have any superpowers, no one's showing up to tell me I'm a princess—you get the picture. But when my junior year started, something not normal happened. There were new kids at school . . . new kids with a wardrobe straight out of a 19th-century romance novel, and an inexplicable desire to stay at school until sundown.

And on top of that, James Hallowell showed up. James, who stole my sandwiches in fourth grade and teased me mercilessly through middle school. James, who now seems to have the power to make my heart race any time he comes near.

But something weird is going on. Because James rarely goes out during the day. And he seems stronger than your typical guy. And he knows the new kids, all of whom seem to be harboring some kind of deep secret. . . ."

My Take:

If there can ever be a book where you get tones of pop culture its this one, Robinson caught me a few times with the way she was able to include real things that happen she treated Sophie like she was real and for that I applaud her on doing so. This story was also very livid like I was right there cheering on Sophie to do this and that I loved the whole story and how Robinson was able to put me in place on is she or isn't she. The boy next door is never really gone is he James is so wow there are no words and how she felt about him I knew just by the way she was describing her childhood and if she didn't want him I would have taken him. I loved this even though at the beginning you think you know what is to happen boom curve ball is thrown and your left with a beautiful story through and through.

Pre-order your copy today and celebrate the new year with a girl who is normal as you can get


A. M. Robinson is a debut author for 2010 and graduated from Indiana University with a double major in English and Chinese. If you wish to see what else she is up to check out her web site

Q: What started the process of writing for you?

A:It's Something I had always told myself I had to try.(Also, I thought there was a dearth of goofy vampires.)

Q:Did you do any research for the D mark and star symbol or did that just come to you?

A:Not all that much. Although I did look for a name that somewhat symbolized the organization's purpose/founding.

Q: What is one thing you loved about bringing Sophie to life?

A:I really loved channeling Sophie's sense of humor and writing her growing friendship with both Lindsay and the Vamps.

Q: If you had a power like them what it be? Mine would be to the mind wipe like men in black.

A:While I don't think I'd ever like the mind-reading full-stop, it could be helpful every now and then.

I wish the very best to her and wish her the best success ever and I can't wait to see what else she writes about looking forward to it.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My 2011 Debut Author List

The objective of the DAC is to read at least twelve novels from Young Adult or Middle
Grade Authors.
While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit! I encourage
readers who can read more than twelve to do so!

Anyone can join. You don't have to be a blogger, and you don't have to live in the United States.

The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.

The 2011 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by The Story Siren so this is me staring at the
challenge and taking it for everything it has this will be completed.

Here it is

Monday, December 6, 2010

Review: Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

From the author who gives us hope for ourselves gives us 'Hunger'

"Seventeen-year-old Lisabeth is fighting a series of demons the only way she knows how: by refusing to eat. Her cold, acerbic mother; distant father; and friends who disapprove of her and each other all trigger her inner Thin Voice, which derides food, confirms her fatness, and shames her into the control necessary to reject food. As she sinks deeper into anorexia, she summons Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who in turn assigns her a black steed and a scale and transforms her into Famine, another of the Four Horsemen. Kessler has written an unusual allegory about eating disorders, one that works on several levels. As Lisabeth gallops across the world, she witnesses examples of both gluttony and starvation. Using her newfound power, she combats famine, visits horror upon the privileged, and strives to bring balance to the world, all while ignoring the need for balance in her own life. Kessler offers a refreshingly new approach to the YA eating-disorder genre that reinforces the difficulty of conquering these diseases."

My Take:
In Hunger you get the perspective of a young girl still trying to fit into what she thinks is a society. She has her moments where she feels left out but against all odds over comes with them all and is able to realize what she is doing Kessler was able to illustrate that in this book showing all of us that Hunger is just a state of mind and that to able to give back you must be able to keep something for yourself.

5/5 stars

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

New York Times Bestselling author Richelle Mead gives us hope in Spirit Bound

"Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true— Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. Only this time, he won’t rest until Rose joins him…forever."

Spirit Bound is the 5th book in The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and while reading this book not only do I have a million and one questions but I guess I gained a better perspective of Rose the view point in which the book is perceived in. This was amazing because it had me on my feet wanting more romance and more fighting those scenes are the ones o die for while reading them and the way Mead is able to design this image in my head. Personally I love that image a lot.

I just want to say that even though this series is having me on edge, I can't wait to have all the missing pieces to this amazing puzzle. Because it comes out on Tuesday December 7th and I am on edge at this moment in time.
5/5 stars

Meeting Hilary Duff

Had a blast today meeting with a celeb but just any celeb it was Hilary Duff she is an amazing actress and song writer/ singer and now she is a writer who everyone is talking about her book debuted on October 12 and has gotten all kinds of buzz.

Today was an adventure though besides my life being put in danger twice (close calls) waiting for Hilary was amazing she was so nice besides being little late she was able to personalize my book for me which is amazing to me and she was so kind to have asked.

Can't wait to read this book but I have to wait till x-mas mom said so... i'm sad and glad because she is awesome I listened to her songs before to get into the spirit of xmas :).

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