Monday, July 30, 2012

My Life Next Door

I was so excited to read this book and I can honestly say I am so glad I did! It was so good!! From summer romance, to crazy drama, and from addiction, to the importance of telling the truth and so much more! This book has it all! I was surprised by a lot of what happens in the book, I just never expected half of what the book consisted of. This was an amazing summer read and would TOTALLY recommend this for anyone!

I give this book 5 out of 5!!! I could totally just read it again!

Go read it :) you can find it on Amazon in ebook or hardcover.

Book description: 

A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another 

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” 

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced wit h an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? 

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

I was so super excited for this movie! My expectations were extremely high... and may i just... it did NOT disappoint! 

Christian Bale was as badass as ever! and just as hot! 

And Anne Hathaway was equally as badass! and hot! 

And the bad guy was crazy terrifying! 

But... at the same time, I miss the joker. So the Dark Knight still wins! 

Still.. I give this movie a 5 star rating! where as the Dark Knight got a 5+

Monday, July 23, 2012

a little bit of crazy

Here are some books that take you in to some crazy stories of teenagers with mental illnesses. These stories are hard to put down and so captivating! Some of these are chilling novels but all have lessons to learn. Books about addiction, hurt, loneliness, self image issues and more.

Mystery novels

Anybody looking for some good mystery novels? here are some that I have read and loved!

For descriptions, click on the following links:
Da vinci Code (Robert Langdon novel 1)
Angels and Demons(Robert Langdon novel 2)
The Lost Symbol(Robert Langdon novel 3)
Love Me To Death(A Lucy Kincaid novel)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Live chat with Sarah Dessen!

At 6 pm Est time Sarah Dessen is holding a live chat on facebook at this site. Hurry up and go there to ask her questions! i know ill be there because she is my favorite author!!!

Books or Ebooks?

Among readers there is always the huge discussion of whether you should read a real book or an ebook. There are many people with their own opinions. 

I personally like to use both. There is nothing like holding a real book in your hands and being able to smell the pages. I am definitely one of those people that like to bend down the pages to hold my spot, or even fold back the cover as I read. Nothing like a book looking nice and used. Usually, the rougher the shape of the book, the better it was. BUT... when you get into the bind where you are reading like 3 books at a time and are getting ready to travel... you can not deny it is a hassle to try and pack them all along with everything else. 

Ebook devices (kindle, nook, etc.) make it easy to bring all of your books with you so that you do not have to worry about taking up tons of luggage space and at the same time still having more to read if you finish the other ones you were reading. Also, you can not deny that a new ebook is quite cheaper than a brand new released hardback book. Lets be honest. 

But in the end... no matter how many books I have bought on my kindle, I still have my dream of having my own personal library in my house one day. One that is so full, you have to have those rolling ladders attached to the book shelves. Like this..

What do you prefer? 



3 ex-bestfriends and a road trip across the country to see a band they all love! What could go wrong right?

This book was such an enjoyable read!! There were many parts when I was laughing so hard I could not breathe. And when I was reading it in public I definitely had a few people giving me the "is she okay?" look. I couldn't hold in my laughter. The were cute boys, plenty of drama, and also some great lessons to be learned. My favorite part was getting to see each characters personality grow around the others. This was the perfect summer read for me and I totally recommend it for anyone looking for a fun, upbeat, spastic laugh causing novel!

Totally pick this up on a nice day outside and trust me, you can plan on not lifting your butt out of the chair until you have flipped that last page!

My Rating: 4

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Reached (Matched book #3) 

By: Ally Condie
Release date: November 13, 2012

Cassia faces the ultimate choices in the long-anticipated conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy

After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.

In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

My Opinion: I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS! It is so close yet so far! I feel like I have been waiting for this for forever! So happy it is only a few months away!

Tiger Lily

What I thought and a little about the book:

This book was so fascinating! Coming from someone who has heard nothing more than the kids movie version of the story of Peter Pan, this was a whole new side of things. This is the story of before Peter met Wendy, and was in love with a girl named, you guessed it, Tiger Lily. The story is told by the perspective of Tinker Bell, which was interesting because in this book fairies can feel others emotions too, so you get to know a little of everyones thoughts through out this book. This book had its happy parts and sad parts, its ups and downs and its in betweens. Over all, however, it was a great story. It is a book you really can not predict and thats what I enjoyed most. I also love Tiger Lily's character. She seems like a very cold, wild, reserved person on the outside. But coming from Tink you get to see what she is really like on the inside even when she is hiding it so well. This novel brings you love, suspense, fantasy, and adventure all in one!

Where you can find it:

My Rating: 3.8


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Movies I can't wait to see!!

The movies on my to see list by the end of the year:

The Dark Knight Rises (Jul. 20, 2012)                             

The Watch (Jul. 27, 2012)

Resident Evil: Retribution (Sep. 14, 2012)

The Bourne Legacy (Aug. 10, 2012) 

The Great Gatsby (Dec. 25, 2012)

The Campaign (Aug. 10, 2012)               

The Expendables 2 (Aug. 17, 2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Dec. 14, 2012)

Monday, July 16, 2012

From Book To The Big Screen

Here are a list of some YA books that have been announced that they will be headed for the big screens soon! Not all of these have been set for a certain date but it is still exciting to know that they will eventually be in theatres!
Release date of movie: Not Confirmed
Release date of movie: August 23, 2013
Release date of movie: Not for a few years but has confirmed a producer and screen writer
Release date of movie: not confirmed 

Release date of movie: not confirmed but said to begin filming in late 2012
Release date of movie: not confirmed, filming began in March 2012
Release date of movie: February 15, 2013
Release date of movie: not confirmed
Release date of movie: not confirmed yet

I cannot wait for these to be released and will keep you updated on more information! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

What do you like?

For me I love the dystopian novels or the fun teen romance. I even like a few mysteries every once in a while.

How about you? what would you like to see more of? Romance? suspense? dystopian? fantasy? mystery? scary? whats your favorite book or author?

Comment and let me know :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Huge giveaway!

Go to this link, YA Highway  at a chance to enter a huge giveaway!! with advance reader copies, other books and also the grand prize of either a nook or kindle touch! hurry to the site to enter!!!