I don't know if this strikes a special note in your literary heart, like it did to me, but I kind of love it. It's refreshing not to have to see half a girl's face, and an eye, or a pair of legs, or something else generic. I love it. I cannot tell you exactly why, but I can try.
1) ME! That so could be me. Surrounded by books, redheaded, and with an acute fashion sense, we could be doubles. ^^
2) People falling catches my attention, doesn't it yours? I know she's not actually falling in this picture, but I imagine the fall. I'm only human.
3) She looks kinda damsel in distress-y. It's not my favorite trait about a woman by any means whatsoever, but it is alluring.
Enough with my nonsensical ramblings. Summary!
The Weird Sisters in Eleanor Brown's delightful debut could have been weirder, considering their upbringing. Their professor father spoke primarily in Shakespearean verse, and while other kids in the bucolic Midwestern college town of Barnwell checked the TV lineup, the Andreas girls lined up their library books. They buried themselves in books so completely that while they loved each other, they never learned to like each other much. And when adulthood arrived and they pursued separate destinies, each felt out of step with the world. When news of their mother's cancer makes a terribly convenient excuse for attention-hog Bean (Bianca) and Cordy (Cordelia), the “baby” who always got off easy, to boomerang back to Barnwell from New York and New Mexico, respectively, they return bearing the guilt (and consequences) of embezzlement and pregnancy-by-random-painter. They're most terrified of admitting these failures to Rose (Rosalind), the responsible eldest, who stayed in Barnwell to teach Math and cling to her caretaker-martyr role. With lively dialogue and witty collective narration, the sisters' untangling of their identities and relationships feels honest and wise, and the questions they raise about how we carry our childhood roles into our adult lives will resonate with all readers, especially those with their own weird sisters. --Mari Malcolm
I really want to read this.
again, have not read:
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.
I just wanted to let you know, that I'll be getting some of my ideas from her blog, because it is awesome. I'll be doing a cover of the week thing, and a new realeases of the week. I hope someone's reading this. *patheticness*
so, here's my first cover of the week:
I have not read this, but I got it from the library and it looks even better in person, it's beautiful.
~RECENT ADDITION~ (July 31) Ohhhh kay. I read this book. It was not only beautiful, but beautifully written. The subtle, yet not so subtle romance, kept Agnes and me wanting just a little more Caedmon. I had low expectations after Meridian, Love Inc., and Drought all brought me down, but this book was a straight picker-upper of the best kind. It's the kind of book I didn't put down all day. I swear I only ever let it go after the last page.You might not like it as much as I did, because there was none of the hot and heavy romance stuff I know everyone likes, but what can you expect of 18th century London? Oh, that's right, MUMMIES.
i give it a HELL YES for trappability, intriuge, beauty, and well- done research. Trappability? Yeah, just made it up.
You like how I didi that? I wrote hell yes above, and then below, I wrote god yes. oh my, I'm hilarious.
Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings, about to unlock ancient (and not-so-ancient) history.
Maybe you think this girl is wearing a pith helmet with antique dust swirling around her.
Maybe you think she is a young Egyptologist who has arrived in Cairo on camelback.
Maybe she would like to think that too. Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventures that reach beyond the garden walls, but reality for a seventeen-year-old debutante in 1815 London does not allow for camels—or dust, even. No, Agnes can only see a mummy when she is wearing a new silk gown and standing on the verdant lawns of Lord Showalter’s estate, with chaperones fussing about and strolling sitar players straining to create an exotic “atmosphere” for the first party of the season. An unwrapping.
This is the start of it all, Agnes’s debut season, the pretty girl parade that offers only ever-shrinking options: home, husband, and high society. It’s also the start of something else, because the mummy Agnes unwraps isn’t just a mummy. It’s a host for a secret that could unravel a new destiny—unleashing mystery, an international intrigue, and possibly a curse in the bargain.
Get wrapped up in the adventure . . . but keep your wits about you, dear Agnes.
Oh, GOD YES. This book was fantastic. I will review it in BOOKS TO LOVE.
I read the Maximum Ride seiries these past two years, and I fell in love with them. Almost all the way in love. It's not that it lags, or that it's boring, It's only that I feel like, well, I don't actually know how to put it. He (being, James Patterson) twisits and turns a lot. And, hey, that's life, but he leaves certain plot starters unfinished, and it leaves me confused and a little frusterated. e.i. Angel's ability to shapeshift into an African-American girl, and a bird of paradise. I loved that power. It sounded like an awesome thing. But... he never brought it up again in the proceeding three books. Three whole books, and not word about Angel's other power.
But, really that's a minor flaw, when looking at the whole of the series. Sure, it's a little misshapen and could use a little sculpting, but it has a very good plot line, and the characters are lovable enough to keep you reading.
YES, BUT ALSO NO > (DEPENDS)
Because I'm not really sure how I feel about it right now.
About House of Night. M'kay, here we go:
Zoey is.. well, a little slutty. I'm sure all of my friends would argue, "She's just in the wrong place at the wrong time!" "She's only human! With so many hot guys around, what is she supposed to do?" And, I mean, that's not really my problem with the books, but I wanted to let you know that that's how I feel.
And so, on to my actual problem with the books: I just wasn' t that interested, for some reason. I have no idea why. Maybe I was reading something else at the time, or maybe it's not my kind of book. Maybe I'm bored of vampires. But, even thought the characters made me laugh my ass off, and the men in that book broke my heart with their untouchable hotness, I was never truly stimulated by the series itself. It made me mad sometimes, and sometimes I yelled at the characters because they were so stupid. I know everyone else does that, right? But most of the time, I found myself reading with a total lack of meta-cognition. I had to read entire pages over again because I didn't understand what I just read. Like I said, I couldn't relate. Who has those kind of problems? Did my best friend die and come back to life as an evil vampire with serious anger management issues? Did a preppy blonde psycho ever call me a refrigerator, then drink my blood from a martini glass? Am I gorgeous, smart, and do I have advanced tattoos that make everyone like me? No. Which is why I needed more. I needed to understand what was happening. I needed to get inside Zoey's head and really feel it. But I didn't.
I give this a:
the next max ride novel, out next month, Fang, is going to rock harder than mr 3 and 4 combined! but, its also going to suck. know the feeling? i should not have read the teaser. it just makes me upset. here it is:uhhh, i dunno wats up with my copy/ paste but it wont work so here is the address. http://jamespatterson.com/books_maximumRideSix.php
I read fang. it wasnt all as great as i had anticipated. it was angering and sad. I cannot wait for the seventh one because it has got to answer my questions. Here are my questions about mr. number 6.
When will max see fang again?
Why is fang such a freakin butthead? Leaving isnt going to solve anything. It will only make everyone sad. Including me.
Are the books going to be in max's present point of view from now on? Instead of everything having already happened?( i am asking this becuz of the end of the book. there is text written in supposedly her handwriting and it is in present tense.)
what will happen??!!! if you havent read the book, but you want to, i am sorry for the spoiler, but i have to ask! will the next installment take place in the future, like when she's twenty, or something, like fang said in the letter? or will she search for him at 15? i am going crazy!!!
Since it was very emotionally stressing, and I love it when books make me mad, kudos must be granted, so:
im reading the darkest powers series by kelley armstrong. i just finished the summoning and i just started the awakening. i am listening to and reading the books at the same time. it makes it hard to stop!!! i have the third and final book, the reckoning, on CD, but the library didnt have the book.
I LOVE the Darkest Powers series! I just finished the last book in the trilogy, The Reckoning. It was extremely well-written, and it had me hooked from page one. I want to get lost in Chloe saunders world forever! I wished it would never end, but end it did, and what aglorious end it was. The series overall was sweet, and actually scary, and so teenagerly. (which is a good thing)
I give a:
Go here: http://www.darkestpowers.com/ for extras, photos, and interesting facts about the characters.
The Summoning summary: (from goodreads.com)
After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.
At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behavior. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…
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remember when I asked all those questions about Fang? well, now my questions have been answered. okay, well, two of them.
I know now when Max'll see Fang again. And I don't care, either, because I think that Fang should go away. I was in love with him, but he broke my heart, and now I have a new love: Dylan. *sigh.* Dylan. I'll review ANGEL in my Forum.
AND, I know that ANGEL will not be in present tense, as much as I wanted it to be. It's all (except for the Fang parts, those are third person) first person past tense.