Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Sequel was better?

The Maze Runner by James Dashner was a book I read over a year ago. I remember it was confusing to understand at first but I get angry at myself if I don't finish a book, even ones that I don't like that much. But, it's not like I didn't like The Maze Runner, it just was hard to understand in the beginning. But after the hazy confusion passed it was a pretty good ride. I love when an author creates a whole new world. A boy named Thomas wakes up in a lift and the only thing he can remember is his first name. He enters a world that other boys sent there before him call the Glade. Every morning walls that surround the Glade open up and at night they close. Every 30 days a new boy comes through the lift, but the day after Thomas shows up a surprise comes out of the lift, a girl! The first girl ever to come to the Glade shakes up everything with the message that she brings.

At the end of the book it was pretty evident that there was going to be a second, so of course I had to see what happened to the gang in The Scorch Trials. We learn more about the mysterious WICKED, the group who sent the teens into the Maze. I don't want to give away the plot but I just wanted to say that The Scorch Trials was even more intense then The Maze Runner! The story line seems to make more sense but there are still so many questions that are left unanswered, so of course there is a third book, which is called The Death Cure and it is scheduled to come out around October of next year. Can't wait!
Also, this is coming from James Dashner's blog,, if you live in the following cities/states: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C and San Francisco, and are planning to see the new Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, you might be viewing a book trailer for The Maze Runner trilogy before the movie. You also might receive a DVD that has a longer book trailer and other promotional materials for his books.
It just so happens that I'm planning to go to see Harry Potter this week, so, hopefully I'll get a copy of the DVD!

Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?

Are you a regal political princess or a sexy starlet? If you always wanted to know then I suggest you take the quiz in Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?: Timeless Lessons on Love, Power, and Style by Pamela Keogh.
Let me just start off by saying that I'm a huge Marilyn Monroe fan so of course I wanted to be a Marilyn! haha But, I didn't cheat on the quiz and I actually got half Jackie and half Marilyn! I thought that was kind of cool.
This was a quick fun read. Pamela tries to help women find their personal identity through explaining the personal identity's of two of the most well known women of all time. I liked reading all the love and dating tips. Some were really funny. But, what I liked the most was reading the personal facts about Marilyn and Jackie. Did you know that Marilyn had a 23 inch waist?! But since she had a bigger bottom she had to get her pants made so they fit her tiny waist. She had the perfect hourglass figure.
I'm going to try to get to a signing of this book in two weeks, I think it'll be a fun time getting to see some other Marilyn fans.

Friday, November 19, 2010

I Might Have A Slight Obsession

When I was on my break last night at the library I noticed that we had gotten a bunch of new books in and I had to stop myself from taking all of them. New books have a strange effect on me. It's like when a shopaholic goes into their favorite store. Books give me kind of a rush. That might sound kind of sad to some people but it's better then being addicted to other things.
So when I gathered up my pile of books that I was interested in I had about 8. I didn't want to be greedy so I only took out 4. So, now I have a total of 9 books in my room to be read. I think I need some book shelves? I'll put it on my Christmas list.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly

I love when you find a random book that you didn't know about or plan on reading, and when you do read it, you fall in love.
Drea is sixteen and is not your average girl. She loves making and producing music and she also has a "touch" of Asperger's. She moves around a lot because of her mom and when they move in with Drea's mom in a small town, she thought her life could not get any worse, until she meets a crazy purple haired girl named Naomi and a hard to figure out boy named Justin. They all have a common love for music and form a band and a close friendship fast. Because of Drea's Asperger's, she always has problems opening up to people, so when Justin shows an interest in her she doesn't know what to think or how to act. Will Justin accept who she is? Do you want to know? Well then read the book! I loved it!
Everyone who thinks that they are different or is afraid to open up and be who they really are should read this book!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I love the smell of a new book!

I just got the new book in the Morganville Vampire series, Ghost Town by Rachel Caine. I absolutely love this series! I love all the characters, even some of the crazy, bad ones. The relationship between Shane and Claire makes me kind of jealous sometimes, haha. They have that perfect relationship that people only dream about, but they are still human and make mistakes. I think I love this series not only for the story but the characters are so likable and "real" in a way. You almost think that they really exist and that there is a Morganville that's just crawling with vampires.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Mackie Doyle lives in a world that is not his own; the small town of Gentry. But, see, Mackie isn't one of us, he comes from a world of tunnels, black waters and living dead girls. He is what the people of Gentry call a "Replacement." He was left in a human crib sixteen years ago. He has never fit in and is now because of his allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, is slowly dying.
I first saw the cover of The Replacement on a website a few months before it was released and I knew I just HAD to read it. The cover is just unbelievably badass. The cover designer, Natalie Sousa did an amazing job.
Even though I thought that it was a good book, I was kind of let down in certain parts. I think that the book should have explained the "Replacement world" a little bit more. The little of their world that was showed sounded like a scene out of a Tim Burton movie and the underworld "Replacement" characters were spooky, yet likable.
I actually think that it would be an amazing movie that Tim Burton should maybe consider filming?

Monday, November 8, 2010

About My Blog

This is the first blog I have ever started. I want it to become a place where people can visit and and enjoy reading about the books I review. I have worked at my public library for 8 years. I absolutely live to read so this is mainly going to be a book blog. It might take me a while to get use to this, but I can guarantee I will make this an amazing site! I can't wait to start this new online journey!


First Book Review! If I Stay by Gayle Forman

There are books that stay trapped inside your memory and heart for a long time, maybe forever. I read If I Stay about over a year ago and I still think about how much I enjoyed reading it. I picked up the book without really knowing what the book was about. I'm the kind of person who judges a book by it's cover. Yeah, I know you're not suppose to do that, it's a bad habit that I must break soon. The cover was so simple, a almost bare tree branch with one red flower against a robin blue sky. I had no idea the journey I would be taking as soon as I started reading. The story follows the life of seventeen year old Mia. She has a loving mother and father and a younger brother, who like her, share a love of music, even though they all like different genres. Mia is a talented cellist who has a passion for classical music and the rest of her family love good old rock and roll. Mia also has a adoring boyfriend who is an up incoming rock star.
So, it seems that Mia has it all, but it will all change one day on a family road trip that takes a disastrous turn. Now Mia is stuck and must make the most important decision of her life.
I never want to give away any big details and especially not the ending. So, to find out the decision that Mia makes, check out the book, and believe me it is totally worth it!
It's the book that has it all, love, family, music, and the choices that we make in life!