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YA Book Review: 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

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Title: 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Author: Maureen Johnson
Published:  December 21st 2010 by HarperTeen
Type: Contemporary, Romance
Paperback

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.

In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.

Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke–about–town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous–though utterly romantic–results. But will she ever see him again?

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

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This book was not what i expected, when i first saw this book, my mind was like “This seems like it would be a fun read.” well i was soon mistaken. This book is actually really sad but like bittersweet. I wanted to read a book that was less on the sad note and more on the happy note. I didn’t get that with this book but i am happy that i did read this book cause it was pretty amazing read, yeah it does have some little minor flaws but the over all story was pretty epic.

The story does show a lot of Raw emotions and i thought the author did such a amazing job portraying those emotions in the book. Maureen writes such powerful characters in the book like Ginny. You watch her struggle with her journey but you see how brave and smart she is. and How crazy she was to actually go on this emotion wild adventure around parts of the world by herself. I honest don’t think i could do that.

The romance in the book was just adorable and so realistic. Ginny Falls in love with these guy but still follows the letters. She knew she would have to go homes at some point and knew in all reality she couldn’t stay in London. Tho i honestly have to say how disappointed i was in the fact that i didn’t get more of them two together. I guess at the end i hoping for more like Him going to america and going on his little adventure to see her and just aghh the feels.

Besides that there is this epic story with such impact and it becomes more then a love story but just coming out of shell and taking risk and really discovering life i guess you can say. The ending of the book with her aunt and really knowing her was just so freaking sad, i was in tears.

I might have wanted a sweet happy-fun book but i didn’t but i did get these crazy wild ride of a book. I did get left with more question and i heard there is another book so i will defiantly be buying it. I did feel like the story was short, maybe because when the end came and i was just wanting more. I read the book pretty fast. I am far from disappointed in the book and REALLY enjoyed it but i was wanting more towards the end. Even tho i do have to add it was pretty epic, I just need questions answered and more Keith and Ginny.

Overall: The story was very realistic and packed with emotions and and powerful story line and characters. The story was very intense on most parts and definitely worth the read. I really hope i get my questions answered and the next book and get more of Ginny and Keith and find out what else was in the letter number #13 ( Minor Spoiler……) That i didn’t mention in the full review but i most know.

My Rating:

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YA Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Title: Fangirl
Author:  Rainbow Rowell
publication:
 September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press
Type: contemporary, Fiction, romance
Source: Amazon
Ebook

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

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I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book, The book was perfect to the tee. I been wanting to read this book for a while now, well because for one the book is called fangirl and i am a fangirl, so win, win.

Right in the beginning it already won me over, i just fell in love with ever detail in this book. I remember every time i used to switch schools and how awkward i was with meeting people and being social. I never been that social person, heck i still have that problem with being social. So i could totally relate to Cath on that part and of course her fangirl obsessions.

you follow the life of Cath she is a Twin, her Twin sister Wren is different then her. she is a more social person then she is, easily makes friends. But they where close. Cath and Wren did everything together. Until they started collage. Cath’s twin wanted to be more apart and for Cath to start making friends on her own. Which hasn’t been easy for Cath. She struggles with being alone and doing stuff on he own. And well she likes to spend her time in her fandom bubble writing fan-fiction. But with Cath’s new roommate, they start what i guess i can call a unusual bond. With a roommate also has a Perks, like Her so called “Boyfriend” Levi. I want to point out is also the coolest character in this book.

With Cath’s Struggle with everything of collage life and her Fan-fiction, you watch her battle with reality. To me Cath is pretty brave. She balanced so much in this book and we just watch in shock that she could handle it and come out strong. It was fun reading about her coming out of the safety net.

Cath and Levi start getting close later in the book and my gosh it was completely adorable and fangirl worthy. You see this amazing guy, Totally into her and she just doesn’t see it and it was so cute. To Cath the only man she cares for is Fiction Character Simon Snow, He was her world. But i can’t blame her..i have a Boyfriend and i still obsess over Fiction men…Specially threw High School….oh the wonderful memory’s. She was just so blinded to what real love was.

There was a lot of moments in the book where i was laughing, crying and just going crazy. The book was a wild ride but a fun wild ride. I bought this book one night and finished by the morning, like i stayed up all night just to finish this book. Now there is sooooo much more to this book then what i have mention..I am not gonna spoil anything major.

Do i recommend this book? WELL DUHH! yes, always a yes. This book was more then a book to me, it is my life and i am not even joking. if you are a fangirl or even a fanboy who can relate will love this book like it’s a bible. If you haven’t read this book yet…you must, like now. This book is one of those books i could re-read over and over again and not get sick of it, it’s that good.

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YA Book Review: Stargazing from Nowhere by Isabel Thomas, Marilyn Thomas


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: Stargazing from Nowhere
Author: Isabel Thomas, Marilyn Thomas
Published: July 22nd 2013 by Do Art Publishing
Type: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Source: NetGalley
Ebook

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: Kristen Morgan’s blog is about to get her into trouble. Deep trouble. Online, she is known as “Stargazer” from the popular Stargazing from Nowhere blog, while in real life she is a regular fifteen-year-old high school student. This online anonymity is quite liberating, allowing her to be completely honest with her readers. Through a twist of fate, Rising Tide, the band she has bashed the most online, ends up in her small town, which sends Kristen into an excited panic. To continue gathering fresh material for her blog, she poses as a Rising Tide fan. After sneaking into the band’s private party, she comes face to face with the band’s drummer, Michael Stevens, who happens to be even more gorgeous in person than she cares to admit. Something unexpected also happens to her when she meets him: she becomes giddy, nervous, and inarticulate, leading Kristen to realize that her interest in Michael has nothing to do with her blog, but everything to do with her heart. As Kristen and Michael grow closer, does she have to make a choice between blog or boyfriend…Or is the choice made for her?

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To be honest i liked the way the beginning was headed. The beginning had funny, and the Funny awkward. but more the story got the more “The Funny awkward” just was awkward and not funny. it got really boring. The funny doesn’t last long at all.

I did have a lot of Love/Hate moments with the character. Like i said she was funny and had me wanting to read more in the beginning but then she became the person who i wouldn’t hangout is. She become awful and just annoying. She would make me so mad. She knew what she was doing was wrong but yet she still did it…i just didn’t get it and i just couldn’t connect to it all. I am all about being Honest about how you feel about certain things but just to be hateful? No Thank you.

I had to stop reading the book after a while. I just couldn’t get pass Chapter 12 without being just totally mad with the whole thing. Maybe the book does get better to what it was like in the beginning but i highly doubt it by the way chapter 12 was heading. I wish i could have just bare threw and finished it but i just couldn’t.

I can’t say the book was a total mess, it did have it moments. Like i said the beginning was pretty awesome. And besides the main character all the other characters where really interesting to read about. specially the whole band guy group thing. I really wanted to know more about them. Maybe if the book wasn’t just in her P.O.V and we got to know all the characters then maybe i could have finished it. But also i always been more in the whole Dystopian, Science Fiction life…Then realistic romance book like this one.. This book reminded me that i don’t like these types of books that well. Yes i have read some really good books that where Contemporary, but this one i just couldn’t make myself like it.

Besides all that i can tell there is a good book hiding under all the mess. I am not trying to say the Authors didn’t good. I am sure they can write a really awesome book if they tried just a little harder. This book i feel like is set for certain readers that isn’t like me. I also can’t judge this book because me being a Science Fiction reader, i don’t think i can fully understand this world.

Overall: I wasn’t feeling this book but i hope others will.

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Waiting on Wednesday #6

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

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Title: Teardrop

Author: Lauren Kate

Expected publication: October 22nd 2013

Type: Fantasy, Romance

Summery: Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux’s mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn’t, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.

But Ander doesn’t know Eureka’s darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.

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I am one of the rare ones that actually finished the Fallen series and enjoyed it. Yeah the 3rd book was a bore-fest but the overall Series was awesome. I am really excited to jump in another world of Lauren Kate. This story seems right down my alley and i am really excited to read it. It’s Dark and looks to be full of suspense and tears. It comes out this month so i am happy i wont be waiting much longer! The cover is freaking beautiful. I love how the dress is water and the background looks like some kind of wonderland woods. Who else excited to read Teardrop?

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YA Book Review: Heaven By Alexandra Adornetto

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Title: Heaven ( Halo #3 )
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Published: 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Type: Romance, Fantasy, Angels
Source: Bought at HPB
Hardcover, 417 pages

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Summery:Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.

The only way Bethany and can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?

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Heaven is my least favorite of the series, i just felt like it dragged on a little long, but when things started to get really interesting it was rushed. Heaven is the third book in the Halo series. Bethany is an angel sent to earth to protect it from evil, but she falls in love with a boy named Xavier. There lives are always in danger from hell to even heaven, Fate seems to always tear them apart. The Halo series is a lovely cute book about love and fighting for it. Not everyone is gonna like this series, if you’re not into the whole lovely dovey romance books, and yes some parts can get a little cheesy. My favorite of the series was Hades. I loved the whole darkness twist it took. But heaven was really predictable for the most parts.

Heaven starts off with Bethany and Xavier, they get married after they think it’s all over after freeing Bethany from Jake in hell. The heavens didn’t agree and sent the sevens after them. Getting married is going against the Angels laws. In each book they are always getting torn apart and battling against fate to be together. The ending of the book really disappointed me. I just wanted more. the series starts off great but heaven it just goes down from there. Some parts where just to boring. i wanted more of the action. Some parts even confused me like Molly’s boyfriend, Beth and Xavier go in hiding at a collage under different names, but at one point he calls name by there real names…Maybe a writers mistake? i don’t know. I also would’ve liked more of the story on Molly and her boyfriend. It also would of been nice if Molly and Gabe got together..that was the most disappointing thing in this whole freaking series. They hint to it but noting ever happens.

I do really love the covers! that’s what originally got me to read the series, and Heaven is really pretty. My Favorite is the first book Halo and the Hades cover was just freaking Awesome. I still enjoyed the series but just wasn’t my favorite. it was an okay read to say the least.

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