November 30, 2009

The Espressologist by Kristina Springer

What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right?
Review: This book was a really cute holiday book.
The plot was realy cute and kinda a typical romance book but was different because it had a setting and main idea ata coffehouse and matchmaking. I thought the plot was a little predicatble though.
The characters were really fun and relatable. Jane was a tpical girl you would want to be friends with. And the guys sounded fun and interesting.
Overall it was a cute holiday read. I would reccamend you read it since it short and cute
I am looking foward to other books Kristina Springer writes.
4.5 out 5 stars

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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. Not until Patch came 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 who 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 way 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.
Review: I liked this book but I had a few things that this reminded me of. Things like Twilight. I do not know why since there aren't any vampires or anything like that and they are like toatlly different but I was constantlly reminded of Twilight.
The plot was good. I was addicted to it. I was really entertained and wanted to keep reading. It was also kinda freaky and weird but in a good way that made me want to read it. The ending was really good the last 100 pages really were good.
The characters were okay and weird. Nora was good. Patch freaked me out. Vee was a weird best friend. The characters I was kinda confused on a few mainly the guy characters I thought there were one or two too many and got them confused.
Overall it was good
4.25 out 5
Is there a sequel?

November 21, 2009

So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones

New York's social darling just woke up in a nightmare: Oklahoma. Problem is, it's right where God wants her.
Bella Kirkwood had it all: A-list friends at her prestigious private school, Broadway in her backyard, and Daddy's MasterCard in her wallet. Then her father, a plastic surgeon to the stars, decided to trade her mother in for a newer model.
When Bella's mom falls in love with a man she met on the Internet--a factory worker with two bratty sons--Bella has to pack up and move in with her new family in Truman, Oklahoma. On a farm no less!
Forced to trade her uber-trendy NYC lifestyle for down-home charm, Bella feels like a pair of Rock & Republic jeans in a sea of Wranglers.
At least some of the people in her new high school are pretty cool. Especially the hunky football player who invites her to lunch. And maybe even the annoying--but kinda hot--editor of the school newspaper.
But before long, Bella smells something rotten in the town of Truman, and it's not just the cow pasture. With her savvy reporter's instincts, she is determined to find the story behind all the secrets.
How can a girl go on when her charmed life is gone and God appears to be giving her the total smackdown?
I honestly didn't expect much this. I thought it would just be another one the stories where a spoiled girl goes somewhere where she does not belong since it has been done many times before. But I was surprised when the book actually wasn't that bad.
The plot was interesting and was different. You would never think in the small town that they are in that there is a evil football brotherhood that is very dangerous. I loved the ending it was really good and puts an ending to the story and makes you want to read the next book in the series.
The characters: I thought they are a lot of characters. I was getting confused on who's who and why are they in the story. Bella was definetly a spoiled little girl and you tell. She was also a little whiny about everything like moving and school. I thought the characters were okay and not very relatable. Meaning someone I would want to hang around. Lindy I thought was trying to hard to be liked by Matt, And Matt was weird liking her since she was trying to impress him.
Overall it was okay with the character and the plot was good.
3.25 out 5 stars

November 19, 2009

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.
I didn't really like this book. It was okay in the beggining but got worse and worse as the story went on.
The plot was really weird. The whole story was about Zach dying and her being and wolf and a very bad liar. I hated how it was told and the plaot was to me always saying the same thing over and over.
The characters I hated. Micah to me was naggy nad always saying how being a wolf was bad then later how it was good. Which really annoyed me.
The other characters were just as bad.
Her lying was annoying even though it was the whole point of the story.
I basicaly did not really like the story at. Which is weird since a lot of other people liked it.
2 out 5 stars

November 15, 2009

In My Mailbox (15)

I have not had a a In My Mailbox in like forever. I did a few books when I was gone from the blogging world but not very many. This week was one of my better weeks in a while.

Thanks Kristi (the Story Siren) for In My Mailbox idea

Ex-Mas by Kate Brian

Yeah I Got this I am so excited to read this.

Perfect Mistake By Kate Brian

I loved Privilege but haven't read Beautiful Disaster yet but I still bought this anyways.

Survival Of The Fiercest: A Sloane Sisters Novel by Anna Carey

I won this. Which was the first contest I have entered in two months and I won. I own Sloane sister and have not yet read that either but I still entered the contest.

Beatiful Creatures By Kami Garcia and Margeret Stohl

Barnes and Noble has this in stock and just had to get when I saw it. I was going to order it online (where it is cheaper) but I decided I didn't want to wait and just got it.

Sorry there is no pictures or descriptions.

November 08, 2009

Christmas Books

I do this every year, almost the whole month of December I read basically only Christmas books and I was wondering if you could help me find some good ones to read this. I read the same books every year and it gets kinda boring. So this year i really want to find some new ones.

I own Ex-mas so don't add that

If you could it would be greatly appreciated.

November 05, 2009

The Hollow by Jessica Verday

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead?and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.
Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

Review:The Hollow was pretty good. I loved the characters and the plot and the writing had a lot of details.

The plot was interesting it had lots of turns and you were always learning something new. I didn't really like how the book ended it ended kinda weird and abrupt to me.

The character. Abbey I thought grew all through the story like learning about Kristen took a toll on her and made her kinda crazy and she was very sheltered and it annoyed me how she was always at the cemetary.Caspian sounded okay he didn't blow me away he sounded kinda weird. The other characters were okay and not that good.

Overall the book was okay not the best but wasn't horrible.

3 out 5

Sorry again this is kinda a bad review.