Friday, August 31, 2012

Out for blood and and Bleeding hearts by Alyxandra Harvey

Title: Out for blood and Bleeding Hearts
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Publication: November 1, 2012 and December 20, 2011 
pages: 292 and 289
Rating:
Goodreads synopsis: Hunter Wild is the youngest in a long line of elite vampire hunters, a legacy that is both a blessing and a curse at the secret Helios-Ra Academy, where she excels at just about everything. Thanks to her friendship with Kieran Black, Hunter receives a special invitation to attend the coronation of Helena Drake, and for the first time, she sees the difference between vampires that must be hunted and vampires that can become friends—or even more. When students at the academy fall victim to a mysterious illness, Hunter suspects they are under attack from within. She will need someone she can trust to help her save the future of Helios-Ra . . . help that shockingly comes in the form of Quinn Drake, a drop-dead gorgeous vampire. Who said senior year would be easy?
    And
The Drakes and friends will be tested when an infestation of deadly vampires threatens Violet Hill.
Lucy's cousin Christabel has come to live in Violet Hill, and adjusting to the difference between life in a small mountain town and her home in the city is difficult enough. The strict curfew that Lucy's parents enforce is the worst part. Something really dangerous couldn't possibly happen in this tiny town.
But Christabel has noticed some mysterious happenings, and it seems like Lucy, her boyfriend Nicholas and his brother Connor are all in on a secret that Christabel doesn't understand—one that seems deadly serious. Although she won't admit it, Christabel would love to be in on any secret with Connor Drake. But when she is kidnapped by the ruthless Hel-Blar vampires, Christabel must cause more and more trouble in Violet Hill, Lucy and Connor finally fill Christabel in on all the undead drama. Together, they must find a way to stamp out the Hel-Blar for good.
Fate's thoughts: As always these book were perfect. They both had the right amount of both romance and action. They were past passed and interesting. Of course there was this huge cliff hanger at the end of Bleeding Hearts, I can't wait till i get my hands on the next one.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Arc- Guardian (Halflings #2)


Title: Guardian (Halflings #2)
Author: Heather Burch
Expected publication: October 9, 2012
source: Zonderkidz through Netgalley
Pages: 320
Rating:
Goodreads synopsis: Vigilance. The mission to safeguard Nikki Youngblood depends on the fragile alliance of two half-angel, half-human guardians, both struggling with intense feelings for the girl who has been assigned to their care. Mace, steadfast and deeply in love, wants to protect Nikki at all costs, while Raven's loyalty to Nikki finds him advocating for her independence and battling his own darker inclinations. At the same time, Nikki finds it harder and harder to choose between the two heavenly beings she may never have. Dangers intensify, and tensions between Mace and Raven flare as the purpose of their mission becomes clear. Can their defenses hold up to master manipulator Damon Vessler and the powerful secret he holds regarding Nikki's heritage? Can anyone protect Nikki from her true purpose and destiny?
Fate's thoughts: I don't want to spoil the series for anyone so i wont go in detail. Also if you haven't read the first book in the series, please do.  I loved this book. Its filled with action and discovery. We learn some really unsuspected things in this book. Although, i was frustrated with the romance because quite frankly i felt like she was stringing both Mace and Raven along. She did kind of lean toward Mace however, since I'm team Raven, I was a very unhappy camper but i got over it. I liked all the characters except Mace, as i said I'm team Raven so that might affect my Pov, but i just didn't agree with how he acted. He was way too overprotective of Nikkie and uptight and all alpha male. Nikkie's character was great in this installment of the series. She did have her damsel i distress moments but most of the time she was bad ass, especially in the end. Oh my god, the ending nearly killed me. Worst Cliff hanger ever(in a good way). The ending was completely open with both the romance and basically everything else. i cant wait for the next installment and i completely recommend this series to all ages 14+. 
   This Arc was provided by the publisher through netgalley.                                                                                                                               


ARC-Spark (Elemental #2)

Title:Spark (Elemental #2)
Author:Brigid Kemmerer
pages:432
publication:August 28, 2012
Source:Publisher(K-Teen)
through Netgalley
Rating:
Goodreads synopsis:Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.
Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.
Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.
More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.
Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.
The fuse is lit…
Fate's thoughts: Before I start my rant on how good this book is I'm going to admit to the sad fact that i still haven't read the first book in the series. Yes, Yes I know, shame on me. I truly regret it after reading this book. I didn't really have to read the first book in order to understand this book, but i still cant wait till i get my hands on it. That's just how good this book is.
    Ten pages into this book, i fell completely in love with Gabriel(most of the time i wanted to give him a big bear hug). He's a really complicated character (did i mention that i love complicated characters). He's also a sweet and kind guy, but he's also broken and has anger issues. He's very self conscious of the fact that he cant control his power, especially after everything he's been through. He's flawed, but sweet and completely adorable.
     I also love the family in this book. The boys fight and aren't always pleased with each other, but are always loyal to each other. I have to say, i was hoping that Spirit  Was going to be about Nick. Although there is that novella that i can not wait for.
   There was also Layne, the love interest. i liked her character. She had her own dysfunctional family that she had to deal with. The dynamic between herand her brother was great, i loved it. We get to see into her mind for a good portion of the book. I was immediately curious about her and the fact that she had secrets of her own. Her relationship with Gabriel felt right. it didn't feel forced or fake. They fit together like puzzle pieces. I loved them together.
     All in all, this book was amazing, it was filled with heat(no pun intended) and was a beautiful read. I can not wait for the next installment in this lovely series.
  An advanced copy was provided by the publisher through Netgalley.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ARC Review:Confessions of an angry girl(confessions #1)


Title:Confessions of an angry girl(confessions #1)
Author: Louise Rozett
Expected Publication:August 28, 2012
Source: provided by Harlequin Teen through Netgalley
Rating:
Goodreads synopsis:Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…1. I'm livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I'm allowed to be irate, don't you?
2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.
3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and "seeing red" means being angry—get it?)
Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.
(Don't know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)
(Sorry. That was rude.)
Fate's thoughts: Let me first say, i absolutely love the chapter headings. They give a little hint as to what is going to happen in that chapter, they teach me a little something new and they're a part of Rose's personality. As to the actual book, I liked it. Rose's voice is laced with anger and i can see why. her voice is also young, and quite frankly I haven't read a voice like hers in quite a while, and i enjoyed it. I ended up loving this book and i don't know how in going to manage waiting for the next book Confessions of an almost girlfriend.
  Thanks to Harlequin teen for giving me this opportunity.


                                                                                                                         



The space Between

Title:The Space Between
Author:Brenna Yovanoff 
Published: November 14, 2011
Pages: 365
Rating: 
Goodreads synopsis: Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped—and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible.
Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie’s whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way.
Fate's thoughts: The premise of this book is really good. Unfortunately i really do not like the writing style of the author and after a hundred pages i wasn't able to go on. It's not really the book i don't like its just the style, the way its written just doesn't agree with me.
                                                                                                     

Monday, August 27, 2012

Review:Beautiful


Title: Beautiful
Author: Amy reed
Published: October 6, 2009
Pages:232
Rating:
Goodreads synopsis:When Cassie moves from the tiny town where she has always lived to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind. This is Cassie’s chance to stop being invisible and become the kind of girl who’s worth noticing.
Stepping into her new identity turns out to be easier than Cassie could have ever imagined… one moment, one choice, changes everything.
Cassie’s new existence both thrills and terrifies her. Swept into a world of illicit parties and social landmines, she sheds her virginity, embraces the numbness she feels from the drugs, and floats through it all, knowing that she is now called beautiful. She ignores the dangers of her fast-paced life… but she can’t sidestep the secrets and the cruelty.
Cassie is trapped in a swift downward spiral tinged with violence and abuse, and no one—not even the one person she thought she could trust—can help her now.
Fate's thoughts: When i looked at the cover of this book i thought it would be a light read. I was wrong. this book is very real and emotional and definetly deppresing. In fact i propbably wouldn't reccomend it for cerstain age groups. This book was a deppressingly raw and honest version of a modern day teen's life. It deffinetly reduced me to tears a couple of times. On other ocations it had me sad but angry. The only emotion i didnt feel with this book was happiness. But that doesnt mean it wasnt a good book. The only issues i had with this book was that one we never foound out why her family moved or anything about her life before. Two, this book was a little slowpaced for my taste. Other that that this book was a great but age limited read.

Review:A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful #1)


Title:A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful #1)
Author: Suzanne Young
Published: June 21, 2012
Pages: 267
Rating:                                                               
 
Goodreads synopsis:      We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...
Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.
But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.
Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences.
Fate's thoughts: The angel part of this book is great but the everyday life, not so much. Charlotte is an angel that helps people avoid thing that will happen to them and end up killing them. But she's a Forgotten, she's eventually going to fade away completely forgotten by everyone around her. Her Need rows stronger and she's eventually going to be forced to let go of everyone she knows and loves.I really liked the concept of Charlotte fading away bit by bit as she helped people. it put a refreshing twist on the normal angel story. However i really didn't like the romance in the book, which is very unusual for me. The MC and the love interest met in a time before the book so it didn't develope in front of are eyes. I never really had time to like Harlin. Other than that i really liked the book and will be looking forward to reading the sequel.                                                                                                               

Review: Just for fins (Fins #3)


 
Title: Just for fins
Author: Terra lynn Childs
Published: July 3, 2012
Pages: 27                 
Rating:   
Goodreads synopsis:             When Lily Sanderson decided to remain Crown Princess Waterlily of the mermaid kingdom Thalassinia, she knew she couldn’t just coast along in the current. But since she’s spent the last couple of years on land—with gorgeous human Quince by her side—Lily’s not sure she has the fins to lead a kingdom. Even her maddeningly pretentious cousin Dosinia seems to know more about ruling than she does.
But Lily has to dive in deep to keep her promise to Tellin, her mer bond in name only, whose kingdom is suffering in the changing ocean climate. Lily knows this is a seven seas–sized problem: from sea animals dying to oil spills and threats to humans. They’ll need to create some serious waves to make the mer community aware and get it to join together to make things right. Even if that means facing one of the iciest queens in the mer kingdoms.
Just when Lily thinks her double life on land and sea can’t get any more complicated, an ancient mer law might separate Lily and Quince after all. It feels as if the pair is up against a solid tsunami wave!
In this third installment in the series that began with Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever, Lily will have to find a way to balance safety and justice for the mer people as well as for the humans she loves.
Fate's thoughts: This book was a great wrap up for the trilogy. The whole series was definitely a sweet and fun read. Lily was very different in this book from what she was in the first book. She' responsible and is over the silly things, like her crush  obsession with Brody. She's serious about Quince and she takes her kingdom's safety very seriously. In the last and final book of the series we get to see a different side of her cousin Doe, we also get to see Doe and Brodys' relationship, which was pretty adorable. This book also addresses the issue of the many thing we humans are doing to pollute the ocean. The ending was nice and sweet. Although his book was a little slow paced i did enjoy it very much, it was a great read.

Review:Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves #2)

Title:Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves #2)
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Published: June 14, 2011
Pages: 357
Rating:
Goodreads synopsis: There can only be one alpha.

Bryn is finally settling into her position as alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack—or at least, her own version of what it means to be alpha when you’re a human leading a band of werewolves. Then she finds a teenage boy bleeding on her front porch. Before collapsing, he tells her his name is Lucas, he’s a Were, and Bryn’s protection is his only hope.

But Lucas isn’t part of Bryn’s pack, and she has no right to claim another alpha’s Were.  With threats—old and new—looming, and danger closing in from all sides, Bryn will have to accept what her guardian Callum knew all along. To be alpha, she will have to give in to her own animal instincts and become less human. And, she’s going to have to do it alone.

Bryn faces both the costs, and the rewards, of love and loyalty, in this thrilling sequel to Raised by Wolves


fate's thoughts: At first i was worried that i wouldn't like the second installment of the series as much as the first one, but when i started reading, all doubt was gone. This book is awesome. i enjoyed it very much. This book picks up a while after the end of Raised by Wolves. Bryn is now alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack. And she's doing well until a very bloody were shows up at her front door asking her for help. In order for Bryn to help him she must make some very important decisions or risk her packs safety.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Review: The Hunt (The Hunt #1)

Title:The Hunt (The Hunt #1)
Author: Andrew Fekuda
Published: May 8, 2012
Pages: 304
Rating:                                                      
Goodreads  synopsis:  Don’t Sweat.  Don’t Laugh.  Don’t draw attention to yourself.  And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.
Gene is different from everyone else around him.  He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood.  Gene is a human, and he knows the rules.  Keep the truth a secret.  It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.
When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him.  He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?

Fate's thoughts: These days dystopian books are bringing back the vampire. Books like The Immortal rules  and now this book. this book kind of reminded me of The Hunger Games and The immortal rules all in one. Gene is living in a world where humans or hepers are considered cattle and vampires are the people. there's just on problem, he's a heper himself. But he manages to live in disguise as one of them. (Hence the comparison to The Immortal Rules)   In order to accomplish this he must shave all his body hair, polish his finger nails, sharpen his fake fangs and bathe a lot. He must also refrain from: laughing, sweating, flinching, singing, clearing his throat and showing any emotion when around "people". But, one day he is chosen for the hunt, which is basically the same concept as the hunger games except with the "people" hunting the hepers. 

    This book has a great premise, but I didn't enjoy it very much. The idea grabbed my attention but the actual book didn't really come out with a bang. it was a bit too slow for me and by the time i got to the halfway point i was ready to give up.

  One of my problems with this book was, i know nothing about this world. I want to know how the vampires came to rule, how they took over. Is it only the USA or is it the whole world. Where did the vampires even come from. Give me some background information. 
   The characters, don't get me started on the characters. Gene is on the top of my idiotic MC list. When Gene meets the hepers he is shocked to find out that they can talk, and well do other normal human things. i mean come on he's one of them he should not have that reaction. And his attitude, my god, he acted like he was better that the hepers. And then, when he finds out that they don't know that they're going to be hunted he lies to them. He only thinks about himself and no one else. It made me angry and was a huge turn off.
     Also a lot of things were hard to believe, like the fact that he never got sick from eating raw meat. I know I would. And how did he suppress laughter, flinching, emotion how bout an itch. And what did he do if he ever got sick on a school day, what did he tell people. And whats up with the sex by armpits, what was that. Like WTF? What about Ashley June, it was so obvious that she was human.
     Unfortunately i didn't get to the ending so i don't have anything to say about that. This book could have been good, but it's just not for me.



            

Arc review:The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)


Title:The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Expected publication: October 23rd 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Arc obtained from: Netgalley
Pages: 379
Rating:                                                                                                       
Goodreads review: Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.
That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’s dare to fall for.
Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.

Fate's thoughts: Ladies and gentlemen please give me a moment too very nicely fan girl.
 WOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 O. MY. GOD. YAAAAAAAAAAY. WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whew, now that i got that off my back we can go on to talk about how awesome this book is. I do have to confess though, it did feel a bit weird to have the hots for Ethan. I remember reading The Iron knight and picturing a cute little boy. Anyway, there was one little thing I didn't really enjoy but we'll get to that later. Now, let's talk about the newly grown up and very much hot Ethan. He's moving to a new town and just want to be left alone. Unfortunately it isn't long before people are gossiping about his shady past. Ethan is your typical bad boy. But he only goes through that to protect the very few people that get close to him. Although throughout the book he does open up a bit. 

Along with trying to disappear in school he is trying to hide from the Fey. And he manages fine until a new type of fey called the Forgotten appear and start sucking other fey dry of their glamour so they could stop themselves from fading into nothingness. And when his new friend half fey friend is kidnapped by them ethan is forced to go back to Nevernever.    

Ethan is a great character. He does have his down moments, who can blame him. He only act like a jerk to keep people from getting too close to him, so they wont get hurt. Only this time, a certain little miss bossypants manages to get past his wall and really gets to know him. Mackenzie St. James, better known as kenzie is the love interest. I really liked her and especially how stubborn she was. but she did kind of remind me of Meghan back in the day. Speaking of Meghan we did get to see her, but only twice, which kind of disappointed me but I'm learning to accept the fact that this book is about the new trio. But, i do have to admit it was pretty fun seeing Puck, Ash and Meghan again. Also she has a son, keirran, who is the third person in what i like to call the new trio. Kierran reminded me a little of both  Meghan and Ash. At first i thought there would be a love triangle between the three of then: Ethan, kierran and kenzie but was very happy to see that that was not the case. keirran had his own love interest. The one thing that did bother me a teeny bit was that there's a little twist at the end with kenzie that I was weirdly able to predict. But I got over it.

The ending was pretty good and it totally left me wanting for more, i cant wait to read the next installment in the series. But i do strongly recommend reading The Iron Fey before reading this so you can actually understand what's happening.

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Harlequin for sending me this ARC!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Review:Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)

Title:Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)
Author: Josephine Angelini
Published: May 29, 2012
pages: 489
Rating:         

Goodreads synopsis:Can true love be forgotten?
As the only scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.
Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out--a ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies' cry for blood is growing louder.
As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen's sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.
Josephine Angelini's compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding as an unforgettable love triangle emerges and the eternal cycle of revenge intensifies. Eagerly awaited, this sequel to the internationally bestselling "Starcrossed" delivers a gritty, action-packed love story that exceeds all expectations.
 
Fates thoughts: I truly enjoyed Dreamless. In fact i liked it even more that Starcrossed, if that's possible. Although a few things did kind of annoy me but overall i loved it.

Helen's character grew a a lot in this book but very slowly. In the beginning she's very exhausted and weak and just doing what she has to do without thinking. She kind of needed guidance, but a while in the book she managed to totally claim charge and realize what needed to do and when. But there where a few times where her slightly impulsive actions led to consequences.

There was a love triangle but i actually appreciated the author's decision because i like the new love interest, Orion. In fact I like the new love interest so much that I kind of want to switch teams. He's sweet and kind and well hot. He also really helped Helen and would die for her. I couldn't help but love him. He's also slightly mysterious and I cant wait to find out more about him in Goddess.   Lucas made some really bad choices in this book, i mean i can kind of see why but that doesn't mean i agree with them. I still like him very much, just not as much as i did in Starcrossed. I'm kind of mad at him for not even trying to really prove if him and Helen are really cousins or not. Throughout the whole book I was mentally yelling at him to please leave what he was doing and actually figure out the truth. But at the same time i want Helen to end up with Orion. Currently I cant choose teams so i guess the next book will determine it.

One of my most favorite characters in this book was Hector and his adorable hugs. Throughout the whole book he was all about helping his family and looking out for them even though he couldn't actually see them. He was really strong and just pure HOTNESS. He's protective but not too much and completely adorable. It would kind of be nice to see him have a little side story romance. 

The two romances that were developing were also really interesting to see. Claire and Jason were totally adorable together. Jason was a bit too protective, but i can see his point. Ariadne and Matt were both totally in love but none of them really did a move, i cant wait to see what will become of them in the second book.

The plot was really interesting, intense and fast pace. I could never tell what was going to happen next. the whole thing with Lucas and Helen being cousins really annoyed me. I mean come on no one can figure out the truth?

Anyway all in all i loved this book, it answered a lot of questions but also left us a few unanswered ones for the next book.I truly can't wait.



Friday, August 24, 2012

Review: Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys

Title:Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys
Author: Kate Brian
published: October 2006
Pages: 268
Rating:5 out of 5

Goodreads synopsis:When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father's friend -- the McGowan boys. Now, seven years later, Megan's army doctor parents are shipping off to Korea and Megan is being sent to live with the little monsters, who are older now and quite different than she remembered them.
Living in a house with seven boys will give Megan, who has never even been kissed, the perfect opportunity to learn everything there is to know about boys. And she'll send all her notes to her best friend, Tracy, in...

Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys

Observation #1: Being an army brat sucks. Except that this is definitely a better alternative to moving to Korea.
Observation #2: Forget evil, laughing, little monsters. These guys have been touched by the Abercrombie gods. They are a blur of toned, suntanned perfection.

Observation #3: I need a lock on my door. STAT.
Observation #4: Three words: six-pack abs.
Observation #5: Do not even get me started on the state of the bathroom. I'm thinking of calling in a hazmat team. Seriously.
Observation #6: These boys know how to make enemies. Big time.
Megan Meade will have to juggle a new school, a new family, a new crush -- on the boy next door, as in next bedroom door -- and a new life. Will she survive the McGowan boys?

Fate's thoughts: I abso-friggen-lutely loved this book. It was so fun to read. I even didn't mind the fact that it was in third person, which i usually don't like. this book is a roller coaster ride of major drama.
    The story starts off with Megan finding out that her family is once again moving, but this time something is different. Her parents are going to Korea. This upsets Megan, so her parents send her off to there old friend, the Mcgowans and there seven boys. The story takes off from there. Throughout the story i began to enjoy reading about Megan's character. she was always pretty nice even when the person in front off her was giving her crap. It was a refreshing break from the usual whiny heroine. Also, the Mcgowans were all really fun to read about. I myself have always been in a relatively small family so it was fun reading about how they treated each other. They kind of reminded me of the family from the movie Cheaper by the Dozen. Anyway, i also really liked seeing how Megan was kind of contributing into the family and kind of making things better. It was fun reading about how she interacted with each boy. All in all this book was a GREAT read. i recommend it to people that want something fun and sweet.   

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Rape Girl by Alina Klein


Title: Rape Girl
Author:Alina Klein
Published: June 5, 2012 by Namelos
Rating: 4 out of 5

Goodreads synopsis: Valerie always wanted to be the smart girl. The pretty girl. The popular girl.
But not the rape girl.
That’s who she is now. Rape Girl. Because everyone seems to think they know the truth about what happened with Adam that day, and they don’t think Valerie’s telling it.
Before, she had a best friend, a crush, and a close-knit family. After, she has a court case, a support group, and a house full of strangers.
The real truth is, nothing will ever be the same.
Rape Girl is the compelling story of a survivor who does the right thing and suffers for it. It is also the story of a young woman’s struggle to find the strength to fight back

Fate's thoughts: To be honest this book was not an easy read. It brought out many different emotions in me. One of the emotions i felt the most was anger, anger for Valerie. I couldn't believe it when her own friends started turning on her along with every one else. they turned her into the attacker not the victim. Unfortunately this is what most likely happens when a girl accuses someone of being a rapist. Valerie went through several states of post-traumatic shock: Disbelief, self-disgust, aggression and guilt all tinted with depression. Throughout the book we get to see what other people think of the situation: her mom, her friends, her brother, other rape victims and even Adam himself. This book was very realistic with the outcomes of the lawsuit, due to the fact of evidence and witnesses. The only reason i gave this book a 4 stars instead of 5 was that i though it was a bit too short. We didn't have time to get to know Valerie, i feel like i could have been able to empathise with her more if i had gotten to know her. Also the ending was a bit too abrupt for my taste. Other than that this was a great read.