Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

Celeste Parker is used to hearin scary stories about werewolves-Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than a legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight. Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run. Psychic predictions, generations old secrets, a town divided, and the possiblity of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens...once in a full moon. I really enjoyed this book! There were so many twists and turns and not to mention a sweet love story to boot. Celeste is a cute girl who is so sweet to everyone to the point that she puts their happiness before hers. When she sees Brandon and thay have this instant made me heart melt! Brandon is the epitimy of a great boyfriend...even if it has to be in secret. I love the realtionship between Celeste and Brandon...and then there is the end...all I can say is......... WHEN DOES THE NEXT ONE COME OUT!?!?!? The end will leave you wanting for more...I promise! I also loved the different take on the werewolves...not just the same old story...get bit become a wolf...Ellen brought so much more to it!
I give this book 4 Stars!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

I really hate it when I can't find a picture of the book cover...oh well! The small town of Cryer's Cross is rocked by tragedy when an unassuming freshman disappears without a trace. Kendall Fletcher wasn't that friendly with the missing girl, but the angst wreaks havoc on her OCD addled brain. When a second student goes missing-someone close to Kendall's heart-the community is in an uproar. Caught in a downward spiral of fear and anxiety, Kendall's not sure if she can hold it together. When she starts hearing the voices of the missing calling out to her and pleading for help, she fears she's losing her grip on reality. But when she finds messages scratched in a desk at school-messages that could only be from the missing student who used to sit there-Kendally decides that crazy or not, she'd never forgive herself if she didn't act on her suspicions. Somethings not right in Cryer's Cross-and Kendall's about to find out just how far the townspeople will got o keep their secrets buried. This was a very intense book! It was also a quick read...I read it about 3 hours...not because it's's THAT good! From the very first pages of this book I was caught. I loved Kendall...having some OCD myself I could totally understand what her life was like...crazy and yet not to her. Lisa makes you feel just like you are a part of this small town in Montana, where the soccor team consists of 1/3 of the school...until people start missing. Not only was there lots if intense moments, but there was also a budding romance between Kendall and Jacian...even if it's not something she wants at the moment (or thinks she needs). You can feel every emotion the Kendall compulsion to do things just so...I found myself wondering when I became her! The ending of this book left me trembling in so many ways! I was scared to death for heart broke for Kendall and then I was sickened by what secrets the past held. Lisa McMann is an amazing story teller and she wove an amazing story in Cryer's Cross!
I give thiso book 5 Stars!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid whike I'm still uncured, though so far the delira hasn't touched me yet. Still I worry. They say that in the old days, LOVE drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: it kills you both when you have it and when you don't.

This book was AMAZING! It is set in the future and would you believe that they most deadly thing on the earth at the time would be love?'s what caused all the wars, made bullies, made everyone what do you do? You cure everyone of love, you pair them up with their future spouse and you tell them how many children they'll have, what they will do for a living and everything else...but what if...what if they were wrong? What if there is nothing wrong with being in love? What if without love there is nothing but nothingness? Lena is excited about her chance to have the procedure and then...the unevitable happens...she falls in love.

This is an amazing love story not unlike "Romeo and Juliet" in a lot of ways. Lena is ready to spend her life empty and emotionless and then she meets Alex...Along the way she discovers the lies that have been told, the things that have been hidden from her, and a love that she can't live without. I was breathless for most of this book...literally...not only was there romance, but there was some serious action. The ending left me breathless and heartbroken! Make sure you have tissues...I cried...ALOT!!! I can't imagine a world where there was no love, but Lauren Oliver brought it to life in a stunning and breathtaking way!

I give this book 4 Stars!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hurting her, killing her.

When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries.
On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will hold the keys to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.

Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.

This was a great book. For those who have read Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Intrsuments" trilogy (City of Bones, City of AShes, and City of Glass) and Unearthly...this is a good mix between the two! There is the good the bad and of course the ugly. I really liked Ellie, my only problem was how she just accepted the fact that she was a hunter/killer of reapers. It seemed that she was shocked for a few mintues and then over it...I guess Will being her hot gaurdian helped in that maybe ;)! I thought Will was an interesting character. You can obviously see that he loves Ellie and yet he is si stiff and for lack of a better image...he acts like he constantly has a stick up his rear! Okay...that being said...I really did like this book! The hint of a blooming romance was enough to drive me insane...JUST KISS HER ALREADY...I kpet yelling this at Will!

THere were so many twists...just when I thought maybe Ellie was really something bad...BOOM...something would happen and I would be like well...hmmm...guess not! And Will...I kept thinking that he was hiding more than he was...he very possibly still could be...but at the moment he's not.

There are some pretty violent scenes...and some that were kind of gory so beware of that. It's not my cup of tea, but it wasn't too bad. I am anxious to find out what happens in the next book...whenever that will be!

I give this book 4 stars!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. A strnager who was sent to hunt her kind. For Jacinda is a Draki - a descendant of dragons, whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee to the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surrondings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, ellusive Will who stirs her inner Draki to life. Although she is drawn to him, Jacinda knows Wills dark family secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But he inner Draki is dying - if it does die she will be left as human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

This book was amazing! I loved reading something other than vampires, werewolves, and fairies! I was hooked from the first pages! I love Jacinda and how she tries so hard for everyone to be happy...even if it meant she wasn't. I loved watching her fight to stay away from Will...and lose! It is a great story that ended leavng me absolutly breathless...and it will leave you that way too!

I give this book 4 stars!

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

It all starts with a boy in the woods...

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she is part angel. Having angel blood run thhrough her veins not only makes her smarter, faster and stronger than a normal human, but it means she also has a purpose, something she was put on earth to do. Figuring out what that is, isn't that easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christain who turns out to the be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place - and out of place at the same time. Because there is another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less than angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unforseen dangers and choices she thought she would never have to make - between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When tge fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

I LOVED this book from the very start! I was so happy that I didn't have to wade through pages of Clara trying to figure out what she is, I was glad she already knew. I have to admit that I am TEAM TUCKER...all the way! I loved the relationship between Tucker and Clara, and watching it evolve. Maybe I will Christain will earn some feeling from me in the next book...but I think I will still LOVE Tucker :)! There were certian parts where my heart broke and I didn't want to keep reading (okay...I would have kept reading...I just wouldn't have been happy), but I did! This book just kept getting better and better. It will definatly be on my personal library shelf and soon! I am only sad that now, once again I have to wait for the next book to come out...but once again...I SO CAN'T WAIT!

I give this book 5 AMAZING stars!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gone by Michael Grant

There are actually three books (one more least), but I wanted to review them seperatly. This first book is about a group of kids who suddenly find themselves with out adults...well any one over 15 anyway! In just a moment they all "poof". At first no one wants to believe it, but than the truth starts to set in. So many questions asked...where did they go? Will they come back? How long will they be gone? The one knows!

Suddenly Sam finds himself in a fight with the snobs from the private school on the hill for power of Perdido Beach...and what power there is! Kids are suddenly showing signs of having immense and strange powers...throwing light that can kill from their hands...levitate things....move like the breeze...heal themselves and others...and that is just the beginning! Not only are the kids mutating and is the wildlife!

This is a great read...very sci-fi though so if you not into science fiction you might not like them. I am not really as sci-fi lover and I will tell you that I couldn't put this book down! It was all I could do to wait for the other two from the library!

It will really make you think about what would happen in that kind of situation. I kept wondering how my own kids would be able to survive...kind of a scary thought!

I give this book 5 stars!

THese Things Hidden

I wish I could find a picture of the cover of this book for you...but no luck! This book was so breathtakingly painful, and yet stunningly beautiful at the same time! The author's name is Michelle...something german that I can't remember!
This book made me realize how much I really shouldn't judge others or make snap assessments of others lives. This book is told by four different women so you get varying points of view on the story...but it also helps in getting you crazy confused! I apologize that I can't remember all the names of the's been a while! It opens up with one of the women leaving prison...the only thing we know is that she is unsure of where she is going, that her parents don't want her anymore, and her sister will never forgive her, all she knows is she is she is going to a safe house. While at the safe house she is suddenly thrust into the face of her past...literally!
THere are so many twists and turns in this book that once you think you have it all figured out a new character starts in on her part of the story and you realize you were totally wrong!
My heart broke for all the women in this it with a box of tissues...ALOT of tissues! There was so much angst and yet the ending will leave you feeling very peaceful and satisfied at how it turns out.
I give this book 4 stars! It is a definate MUST READ!!!