January 31, 2012

Second Helpings(Jessica Darling #2) by Megan McCafferty

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Ok, annoying fangirl moment is over. I like it. *Spoiler* I am so happy that Jess gave Marcus a chance.*Spoiler End* I don't think that anything Marcus ever did was really that bad, I mean I would go for him. I am  moving on to next book in the series. I hope to see more of this hilarious, insightful girl, Jessica Darling.
Here's the Blurb:

“Knowing that I’ve just done something that will take decades off my parents’ lives with worry, you’ll excuse me for not getting into the fa-la-la-la-la Yuletide spirit this year. . . . The only difference between Christmas 2001 and Christmas 2000 is that I don’t have a visit from Hope to look forward to. And Bethany has already packed on some major fetal flab. Oh, and now Gladdie doesn’t need to ask a bizillion questions about my boyfriend, because she’s already gotten the dirt from you know who.”

Jessica Darling is up in arms again in this much-anticipated, hilarious sequel to Sloppy Firsts. This time, the hyperobservant, angst-ridden teenager is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her senior year at Pineville High. Not only does the mysterious and oh-so-compelling Marcus Flutie continue to distract Jessica, but her best friend, Hope, still lives in another state, and she can’t seem to escape the clutches of the Clueless Crew, her annoying so-called friends. To top it off, Jessica’s parents won’t get off her butt about choosing a college, and her sister Bethany’s pregnancy is causing a big stir in the Darling household. 

With keen intelligence, sardonic wit, and ingenious comedic timing, Megan McCafferty again re-creates the tumultuous world of today’s fast-moving and sophisticated teens. Fans of Sloppy Firsts will be reunited with their favorite characters and also introduced to the fresh new faces that have entered Jess’s life, including the hot creative writing teacher at her summer college prep program and her feisty, tell-it-like-it-is grandmother Gladdie. But most of all, readers will finally have the answers to all of their burgeoning questions, and then some: Will Jessica crack under the pressure of senioritis? Will her unresolved feelings for Marcus wreak havoc on her love life? Will Hope ever come back to Pineville? Fall in love with saucy, irreverent Jessica all over again in this wonderful sequel to a book that critics and readers alike hailed as the best high school novel in years.
 I give this Book Three Stars. The girl on the cover is extremely skinny. No offense.
   “What is it about him that makes you, like, totally lose your shit?”

January 30, 2012

Sloppy Firsts(Jessica Darling #1) by Megan McCafferty

I Like it. A simply good book. Maybe not the best book ever, But something to be desired nonetheless.
Jessica Darling is a real flawed girl that almost all girls will be able to relate to. I'm glad I read this book. I put it off for so long, I may have never read it. Now I know I will be reading the series.
Here's the Blurb:

“My parents suck ass. Banning me from the phone and restricting my computer privileges are the most tyrannical parental gestures I can think of. Don’t they realize that Hope’s the only one who keeps me sane? . . . I don’t see how things could get any worse.”

When her best friend, Hope Weaver, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, hyperobservant sixteen-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How is she supposed to deal with the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad’s obsession with her track meets, her mother salivating over big sister Bethany’s lavish wedding, and her nonexistent love life?

A fresh, funny, utterly compelling fiction debut by first-time novelist Megan McCafferty, Sloppy Firsts is an insightful, true-to-life look at Jessica’s predicament as she embarks on another year of teenage torment--from the dark days of Hope’s departure through her months as a type-A personality turned insomniac to her completely mixed-up feelings about Marcus Flutie, the intelligent and mysterious “Dreg” who works his way into her heart. Like a John Hughes for the twenty-first century, Megan McCafferty taps into the inherent humor and drama of the teen experience. This poignant, hilarious novel is sure to appeal to readers who are still going through it, as well as those who are grateful that they don’t have to go back and grow up all over again.

                                                     I give this Book Three Stars.
“Girls will get together just to get together. Guys need an activity as an excuse. Otherwise it’s too homo for them to handle.”

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

I have been wanting to read this book forever. And I am very dissapointed. This book has a completely ridiculous plot, so as is it should be funny. And it is. You know that thing in high school where they make all the seniors couple up and have a fake baby? Well this book basically makes a complete mockery of that tradition. *Spoiler* In the end, when Fiona ends up with Johnny, It was weird. I like Johnny over all, but he really didn't get very much character development. And that makes me sad. *Spoiler End* Speaking of which, none of the characters really were very developed, Plus Johnny reminded me very much of Owen from Just Listen.
Here's the Blurb:

When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can't get any worse. Then she marries her "husband": jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona's long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer.

Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes. 

                                                  I give this Book Two Stars.

“Amanda doesn't hate you. She's jealous of you."
"What? Todd listen. Drugs are bad, buddy. You shouldn't do them first thing in the morning. Wait until after lunch at least.”

Coexist(Keegan's Chronicles #1) by Julia Crane

Sadly, this book is just a mix of ideas from Twilight, and Tiger's Curse. Another thing you should know about me. I loath Twilight. Completely. I love Tiger's Curse though. So, onward, this book is entertaining in it's own right, but I'm vaguely insulted that she thought she could get away with out making her own ideas.
Here's the Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends--she's an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans. In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan's brother Thaddeus told her Rourk's name because his visions warned him she'd need Rourk's protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves. 

Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan's side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known. An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan's family and the future of their society. Somehow they must find a way to thwart fate and win the battle...without losing Keegan. With war brewing, and dark forces aligning, will Keegan and Rourk ever have the life together that they both desire?

                                                I give this Book Three Stars.

January 28, 2012

Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine

A beautiful book written by an author who truly has a talent. I. Love. It. I want more. Possibly a lot more. This book is on the same level as The Vincent Boys. Almost higher. I feel the need to rave about this one more.
I'm not even speaking in full sentences. My ONLY problem with this book was that it was too short. I could have easily read 400 pages of this. This author is going on my reading in the Future list. Reading this should be mandatory.
Here's the Blurb:

While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by issues at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from reality, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, will their friendship become something more?

                             I give this book Four Stars. Amazing, my friend, Amazing.
“But there are some kinds of love that you can’t lose, no matter how hard you try. So there’s no need for him to be afraid.”

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I started reading this book with very low expectations,(But I wanted to read the book before I watched the Movie) so when I finished this book I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. I loved all the pictures in the Book, and the way that August was handled, cause really, I never expected it. Fun Fact: This book was challenged, then removed from a high school in New Hampshire's library after a parent complained.
Here's the Blurb:

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger and passion; a world with its own narrow, irrational rules, its own way of life, and its own way of death. The world of the circus: to Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell. 

Jacob was there because his luck had run out - orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on this locomotive 'ship of fools'. It was the early part of the Great Depression, and everyone in this third-rate circus was lucky to have any job at all. Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, was there because she fell in love with the wrong man, a handsome circus boss with a wide mean streak. And Rosie the elephant was there because she was the great gray hope, the new act that was going to be the salvation of the circus; the only problem was, Rosie didn't have an act - in fact, she couldn't even follow instructions. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.

                                             I give this Book Four Stars.
“With a secret like that, at some point the secret itself becomes irrelevant. The fact that you kept it does not.”

January 27, 2012

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

I am so very insulted by the ending of this book. I was hoping for something better. It had a great buildup and the story was amazing, until the ending. The ending screwed it up for me. Let me get this straight. Love the guy, knew for most of the book, but was unfulfilled by the ending. Great read for a rainy day. If you haven't read it, you should. I really need to get past the ending.
Here's the Blurb:

 What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though - she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team... and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.

                                   I give this Book Three Stars. Great Cover, by the way.
“When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special.”

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

To tell you the truth,it was amazing. Completely, Utterly, Irrevocably, Amazing. This Book just lives and breathes the South to me.(I should know. I'm from there). A hundred and ten percent. And baby, I love me the middle of a bench seat.

Here's the Blurb:

Being the good girl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Ashton Gray has grown weary of playing the part to please her parents, and to be worthy of the town’s prince charming, Sawyer Vincent. Maybe That’s why she’s found herself spending time with Sawyer’s cousin, Beau, while he’s away for the summer camping with his family. Beau is nothing like her perfect boyfriend. He’s the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, dangerous in ways she’s only day dreamed about, and the one guy she should stay away from. 
Beau never envied Sawyer his loving parents, his big nice home, or his position as quarterback. He loves him like a brother. Which is why he's tried everything in his power to keep his distance from Sawyer’s girlfriend. Even if he has loved her since the age of five, Ashton is Sawyer’s girl, so therefore she’s off limits. But when Sawyer leaves for the summer, Ashton, the one girl Beau would move Heaven and Earth for, decides she wants to get into trouble. Stabbing the one person who’s always accepted him and stood by him in the back, is the cost of finally holding Ashton Gray in his arms. Is she worth losing his cousin over?.... Hell Yeah.

                            I give this Book Four Stars. Love me some Beau Vincent.

“She started walking toward me and perfect white teeth caught her full bottom lip between them. I’d fantasized about those lips way too many times. She’d barely covered up her long tanned legs with a pair of shorts that made me want to go to church this Sunday just to thank God for creating her.”

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Wow. Let's just start with that shall we? Something you should know about me, I change my mind a lot. So I truly identified with this character, Hadley(I always feel bad, cause at the end of the book I can never remember the girls name. Only the Boys). And I agree with most of her choices but, I would not walk away when Oliver pulled that little stunt at the garden behind the church. No way. I would probably be up in his face screaming God knows what at him. So in retrospect, I respect Hadley for walking away. Great Book, Great characters, and overall a Great Story.(Sorry I cut that short, ya'll have listened to me ramble enough).
Here's the Blurb:

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A. 

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

                                                      I give this Book Four Stars.
                             “Love is the strangest, most illogical thing in the world.”

The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris

This book is great because the author has created real, flawed, believable characters that you can picture hanging out with. A lot of authors can't really achieve that three dimensional feel, and believe me I know it is almost impossible to get a character out of the two dimensional area. But other than that there's a real sweetness in Zac and Avery's relationship. It feels real, ya know? And honestly, as coldhearted as it sounds, it's probably something I would have done if I needed the money. But I don't know anybody who's rich like that. This whole Book describes what I would have done.(Except for Impulsive Cleaning cause really? No).
Here's the Blurb:

Avery James has her life planned out: this summer she'll work with a humanitarian program in Costa Rica, next year she'll graduate at the top of her class, and after that, college and medical school. Perfect, planned, total order.

The only problem: getting the rest of the money she needs for the trip before the deadline. Hannah Cohen, her biggest competition for the valedictorian title, makes an unexpected offer: If Avery can win over Zac Greeley and make him break up with Hannah before the end of the school year, a check for five hundred dollars is all hers. Faced with the prospect of spending yet another summer working as a giant hot dog, it's an offer Avery can't refuse.

Zac is nothing like Avery expected. Within his chaotic world of midnight slushie runs and spontaneous dance parties, her total order is quickly falling apart while Hannah seems poised to get everything she wants. But just how much is Avery willing to give up for the perfect, planned life?

                                                   I give this Book Three Stars.

“The only person who can make you miserable is yourself, if you hold back because you’re too afraid of failure to take a chance.”

January 26, 2012

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

I Love this Book. I'm not really sure why. So you see my problem right? I can't right a review if I don't know why I like it! A cute feel good romance, that makes you wanna go find you a Finn. Here's the Blurb:

Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showcasing photos of pretty girls and his party lifestyle all over the Internet, and her mom was once one of her dad's girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long, Hannah has mastered the art of staying under the radar...and that's just how she likes it. 

Of course, that doesn't help her get noticed by her crush. Hannah's sure that gorgeous, sensitive Josh is her soul mate. But trying to get him to notice her; wondering why she suddenly can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn; and dealing with her parents make Hannah feel like she's going crazy. Yet she's determined to make things work out the way she wants—only what she wants may not be what she needs... 

Once again, Elizabeth Scott has created a world so painfully funny and a cast of characters so heartbreakingly real that you'll love being a part of it from unexpected start to triumphant finish.

                                                   I give this Book Three Stars.
“The sun will rise tomorrow. It always does, and all the wishing in the world for the way things were, or for what they could have been, won't change that. It won't change how things are.”

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

To me this book was intresting, but lacking in real structure. And I truly did like it, it just seems weird that her best friend suddenly hates her and she doesn't even know why until about a hundred pages into the book. I like the radio scenes, and the way Chloe's thoughts completely seem to run wild when Duncan's around, But Chloe truly seems to think she has problems, when Duncan so clearly has worse problems. Here's the Blurb:

Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend shreds her reputation and her school counselor axes her junior independent study project. Chloe is forced to take on a meaningful project in order to pass, and so she joins her school’s struggling radio station, where the other students don’t find her too queenly. Ostracized by her former BFs and struggling with her beloved Grams’s mental deterioration, lonely Chloe ends up hosting a call-in show that gets the station much-needed publicity and, in the end, trouble. She also befriends radio techie and loner Duncan Moore, a quiet soul with a romantic heart. On and off the air, Chloe faces her loneliness and helps others find the fun and joy in everyday life. Readers will fall in love with Chloe as she falls in love with the radio station and the misfits who call it home.
                I give this Book Three Stars. I received this Book via NetGalley.
"I am the Pelican. Fear Me."

First Date by Krista McGee

A competely out of the box read. A "bacheloresque" theme with the presidents son. How intriguing. This book is fairly well written and enormously entertaining. When I first saw the blurb I wanted to read it. But, I, personally think that the blurb was a little bit misleading. Still a great read to pass the time. Here's the Blurb:

Addy Davidson discovers God's unexpected plans for her life when a reality TV show turns her quiet existence on its head.

The orphaned daughter of missionaries, Addy is quite content to stay in the shadows and never draw attention to herself. But when she's selected for a reality TV show to try to become the President son's prom date-a show she didn't audition for-she's suddenly in America's spotlight.

The lights, the make-up, the competitions, and the blogs discussing every move she makes all make Addy incredibly uncomfortable. But through her time at The Mansion, Addy comes to realize that first impressions aren't always right, that hiding out may not be what God had planned for her life, and that her faith should affect everything she does. It may just be that her selection wasn't random at all and that she's on this show "for such a time as this."

                                 I give this Book Three Stars. I received this Book via NetGalley.

Halflings (Halflings #1) by Heather Burch

The cover of this book reminds me of Wildwing. The writing, however, does not. This I tell you is a Very Good Thing. It was Brilliant. Let me tell you something though. I have never been a big fan of that "If you love someone, you will let them go." I'm more of a fan of "If you love someone You Will Never Let Them Go." So books like this don't usually resonate with me, but let me tell you, this one did. I feel like I finally get that outlook on life. So, Thank You, Miss Heather Burch. I look forward to reading more in this series.
 Here's the Blurb:

After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with.

A growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. While she risks a broken heart, Mace and Raven could lose everything, including their souls. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that will affect the future of an entire race of heavenly beings, as well as the precarious equilibrium of the earthly world.
                  I give this book Four Stars. I received this Book via NetGalley.
"The Dragon is whatever Terrifies You. It's whatever Your Scared of."

To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker

A tale of Adventure and Romance on the High seas. A good and light Read that you will plow through within just a few hours, and remember even if it's just because of the sappy ending. (I know we're all saps, at Heart). Just so I can prove this to you, read it. Then you'll get it.
Here's the Blurb:

Once caught, it’s harder still to let a pirate go....

When Annalisa Townsend’s ship is set upon by pirates in search of her father’s treasure, one of the crew, James Sterling, discovers her in the hold. When he moves to take her necklace, she begs him not to, as it is all she has left of her mother. He accepts a kiss in exchange for the necklace. “A fair trade, m’lady,” he tells her afterward, before disappearing.

A year later, with a forged letter of marque, Annalisa is intent on hunting down the wretched James Sterling and reclaiming her father’s treasure from him. But now she’s in danger of him stealing something far more vulnerable this time: her heart.
                                  I give this Book Three Stars.
“He wouldn’t charm her. She’d almost forgot what his kiss tasted like., felt like. She only remembered it when she drifted into dreams. Then it became so vivid, so real. To her mortification, she always felt a little thrill. Her life had been filled with gentlemen of the finest quality. James Sterling was like none of them, he was unpolished. A diamond in the rough. A scoundrel. A pirate.”

Hush, Hush(Hush, Hush #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick

This book annoys me. Don't get me wrong, I love this book, it's just that all those conflicting thoughts and ideas drive me insane (in a good way). I love the story between Patch and Nora, and may I just applaud Miss Fitzpatrick for that great last name:Cipriano. And baby, those wings. I Love it. Here's the Blurb:

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
       I give this book Four Stars. I might as well start saying "Love me Some" every time.
                           Love me Some Patch Cipriano. Now I just feel dirty.
                         “Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn't.”

The Princess of Destiny & The Princess of the Night (The Hero Chronicles #5) by Christine E. Schulze

I won this book in a Goodreads giveway, and am rather Proud to say it is signed by the Lovely Author Herself, Miss Christine E. Schulze. I rather liked this book and the way it was delivered was superb, But I wish I had known it was a series.(Yes, I know it's my fault for not paying attention). I look forward to reading the first four books of the series. Here's the Blurb:

When a familiar stranger, Bryan Thomas, graces the school, Chasmira can't draw her attention away from him nor place her finger on why exactly he so captivates. Not that she has time to be concerned with such things. She's too busy preparing for the final battle and learning about heartsongs. By mastering this art, she can know, just by listening, whose heart is pure and whose is evil. But before she can master such a skill, the truths of many hearts will be painfully revealed. Before the end, can Chasmira use the power of the heartsongs not only to find and overthrow the Princess of the Night, but to unravel the true longings of her own heart?
                                           I give this book Three Stars.
"Hot Tears silently escaped Chasmira's eyes."It's been several months, Sarah. I'm with Eric now, I Love him....but I still feel like a part of my soul is missing...."

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

(Mickey D's theme song) I'm Loving it! Two ways to Love, #1. Who doesn't Love a Dirty Girl?
#2. You just can't go wrong with this book it makes you think,feel, and maybe even at some points cry. You'll Finish it, and then you'll read it again. And again. The Cover is what originally made me read the book, and the four times I've read it since then makes me think it's probably the writing that keeps bringing me back.
 Here's the Blurb:

All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back.

John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge -- and over....

I give this book Four Stars. Love me some JohnAfter too.( I know, I need to stop falling in Love with Fictional Characters).
“Waiter, this is not the policeman I ordered. I wanted one with a lot less sauce.”

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

This book defies reviewing I tell you! Maybe I'm too shocked at the beauty of this story (Quite Possible). Or I'm just feeling the need to go find someone else to share the beauty of this book with. Anyone up for grabs? Yet I'm still sitting here thinking, "Did I just get this now, Good God Woman! You've read this book Five times! Get it Together!" Maybe that's the Beauty of a good book, it never get's old. Here's the Blurb:

Why can't you choose what you forget . . . and what you remember?

There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.

But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them?

Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her.

Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

                      I give this Book Four Stars. I Love me some Doug.

“I understand I can’t have you. But I want to know you’re in the world with me.”

Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn

A book about a girl with some very strange problems, and an odd way of dealing with them. Basically, I was Bored.

Here's the Blub:

Very LeFreak has a problem: she’s a crazed technology addict. Very can’t get enough of her iPhone, laptop, IMs, text messages, whatever. If there’s any chance the incoming message, call, text, or photo might be from her supersecret online crush, she’s going to answer, no matter what. Nothing is too important: sleep, friends in mid-conversation, class, a meeting with the dean about academic probation. Soon enough, though, this obsession costs Very everything and everyone. Can she learn to block out the noise so she can finally hear her heart?

Rachel Cohn makes her Knopf solo debut with this funny, touching, and surely recognizable story about a girl and the technology habit that threatens everything.

                                                     I give this book Two Stars.

“They were tricky, those demons. Could they be trusted? Of course they could be trusted. She'd created them. She owned them. They wouldn't lead her astray.”

The Luxe(The Luxe #1) by Anna Godbersen

I read this book because of the cover. It was a mistake. One of the most boring, pretentious, predictable books I have ever read. You can quote me on that. Here's the Blurb:

Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.

Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.

White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.

This is Manhattan, 1899.

Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone—from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud—threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.

With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...

In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.
                                               I give this book One Star.
“Her life, she realized, had all the charm of a steel trap.”

But I Love Him by Amanda Grace

One of those books that really makes you wonder what you would do in her situation. Would you be Brave or Cowardly, would your actions effect others in the same way? Something to make you think in any case. Told in Flashbacks and Real Time, You shouldn't miss this Read.
Here's the Blurb:

At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved — and needed. Ann can't recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor's rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything — and everyone — in its path.

This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong.
                                             I give this book Three Stars.
“But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep and I'm nestled in his arms, this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually all of the scars will have scars, and that's all I'll be--one big scar of a love gone wrong.”

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

This Book Honestly has an ending that makes you want to throw it across the room (The Book that is).The entire book is focused on one man and woman through time as they are reincarnated time after time and are never able to live happy lives  together.He remembers. She doesn't. He is forever trying to convince her that they have loved and lost each other many times. Here's the Blurb:

Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. Daniel has "the memory", the ability to recall past lives and recognize souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. A love always too short.

Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel's unfolding present day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

A magical, suspenseful, heartbreaking story of true love, My Name is Memory proves the power and endurance of a union that was meant to be.
                                              I give this Book Four Stars.
“Love demands everything, they say, but my love demands only this: that no matter what happens or how long it takes, you`ll keep faith in me, you`ll remember who we are, and you`ll never feel despair."

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

This book is a great way to think about the politics of women. We all think at some point, "I'm too ugly or I'm too fat." But it's not true (Mostly). And we usually bounce back from it or off of it. But sometimes somebody  says something that you can't Bounce back from as easily.A great tale of Love, and accepting yourself. I Love this Book.
 Here's the Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face.

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
                                                        I give this book Four Stars.

"Wesley stood up, his face hard and serious. He grabbed me by the shoulders and held me firmly, forcing me to look up at him.
“Listen to me,” he said. “You are not a whore. Are you listening, Bianca? What you are is an intelligent, sassy, sarcastic, cynical, neurotic, loyal, compassionate girl. That’s what you are, okay? You’re not a slut or a whore or anything remotely similar. Just because you have some secrets and some screwups… You’re just confused… like the rest of us.”

The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle

 This book was a story of Decisions (Good Decisions, Bad Decisions). Some turned out Right and some turned out Wrong. All in all it is a good book, even though Laurel's emotions were difficult to comprehend.          
                                         Here's the Blurb:
Anyone who’s had something truly crappy happen to them will tell you: It’s all about Before and After. What I’m talking about here is the ka-pow, shake-you-to-your-core-and-turn-your-bones-to-plastic kind of crappy.

Sixteen-year-old Laurel’s world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel’s life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss—a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways.

Jennifer Castle’s debut novel is a heart-wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.

                                         I give this Book Three Stars.
                                          Isn't the cover Fantastic?
   "He moved his hands to either side of my face and I felt like I was Falling, not into a place or a hole, But into colors. Red and Orange and Purple. Deep and Rich."

Cinder(The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marrisa Meyer

 First point of discussion, I received this book free of charge from a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway(I know I was so excited! An arc book!). And I read the entire thing within one day. I loved it. The writing of this book just kind of flows from one part to the next (Unlike this review).  And each part of the story,(divided into four parts) starts with a quote from the original story of Cinderella. The Story starts with Cinder replacing her too small foot,(she's a cyborg) and meeting the prince(of course). And it takes off from there. Here's the Blurb:

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

I wasn't expecting much when I read this book but I got a lot more than I expected. Four Stars.
 I am looking forward to reading the next installment of this series,
                        Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
                       Expected Publication 2013
    "Even in the Future The Story Begins with Once Upon a Time"