Thursday, May 21, 2015

Update!

Hiya, bookworms! I am currently reading two books that are the third in both series. I am getting new books today, which I am super excited about!! I'm getting two books that are the first in their series and others are the next books in their series. I am getting Throne of Glass, Sweet Evil, In the Afterlight, AND MORE! :) They're getting here later today! You can probably expect a book review on saturday, if time allows it. :)

Keep reading!
-Madi

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Review #6-Every Day

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By: David Levithan


Hello again! Like I said before, I am going to be posting reviews on Saturdays from now on. I was wondering if you guys wanted me to do things like, "My Opinion Monday,"(courtesy of my mom) :) or "What Are You Reading Wednesday." I thought it would be fun to do stuff like that and I wanted your guys' opinion! I also wanted to know if you guys wanted me to have spoiler free sections along with spoiler sections. The  book I am reviewing today is Every Day, by David Levithan!

Summary:
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.


It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

My Opinion:
This was a very quick read! I have never read a book where the main character changes lives! It was enthralling to me and when I picked up my next book I was expecting a different person each chapter! 
I was definitely confused at times over whether A was a boy or girl because, obviously, since A was in a different body every day. What made it more confusing was that not everybody likes the opposite of their gender, so I didn't understand at times, which was totally fine. You just have to pay extra attention to pronoun usage. 
I liked how it was in first person instead of third person. I've always preferred first person over third person but it really made a difference in this book. 
All in all, I gave this book five stars because it was, in my eyes, amazing!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this review of Every Day, by David Levithan! My next review will be on May 23!

Keep reading!
-Madi

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Review #5-Marked

By: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast


Hello, bookworms!! I have been reading a lot more than last month so you can expect more book reviews this month! I have decided that I will be posting reviews every Saturday. I just finished Marked, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast!

Summary:
After a Vampyre Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)

My opinion:
The title suggests a lot about the book. It obviously means people get marked and turn into vampires. There is a review on the back that says: "Twilight meets Harry Potter." So. True. It is told from the POV (point of view) of Zoey, in the first-person, which I have always liked better than third person. It was better to hear it from her perspective, since she has all five elements. In the beginning I wasn't so sure about the series but I eventually got sucked into their world and it wouldn't let me go.The first book of this humongous series is always bringing up new problems which keep you on the edge of your seat. You know how there are normally love-triangles? This series has a love square. It's not as complicated as you think. Oh, wait. Yes, It is. 
The main characters are Zoey Redbird, Erik Night, Stevie Rae, and Loren Blake. There might be more, but I really only picture these as the main characters. Three of those people are part of the love square. That's not the only conflict in the story, though, so don't worry. :)
I would definitely recommend this book to people who enjoy Vampire and Adventure books!

"You are old beyond your years, Zoeybird. Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good."
-The Goddess Nyx

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I am now reading the second book, Betrayed, and Hallowed, by Cynthia Hand. I will be doing a review on Alice in Zombieland when I finish it! :) 

Keep Reading!
-Madi


Friday, May 1, 2015

Review #4-Unearthly

By: Cynthia Hand

Hello again, book lovers!! Today I am reviewing Unearthly, by Cynthia Hand! I have been in a bit of a book slump lately and I am not reading as much as I usually would be, but hopefully it ends soon. 

Summary:
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees...
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't 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 Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

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


My opinion:
The book starts off when Clara is sixteen. She wakes up in the middle of the night and smells smoke, so she goes to the kitchen, checking to make sure that nothing is on fire. That's when it all starts.

When I first picked this book up, it sucked me right into their world. I was no longer in my own house, but in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! I loved the characters so much and Jeffrey definitely acts the way I would see a fourteen year-old boy acting. The plot was so exciting and there was such a crazy plot twist towards the end that it even surprised me! The beginning explains to you that Clara is an angel-blood and all angel-bloods have a purpose. Her purpose includes a boy in a forest. (That is all I can tell you or else it will spoil the book...) The quote in the next paragraph is from the prologue, which is explaining her vision:

"In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees. He's around my age, in that space between child and man, maybe all of seventeen years old. I'm not sure how I know this. I can only see the back of his head, his dark hair curling damply against his neck. I feel the dry heat of the sun, so intense, drawing the life from everything. There's a strange orange light filling the eastern sky. There's the heavy smell of smoke. For a moment I'm filled with such a smothering grief that it's hard to breathe. I don't know why. I take a step toward the boy, open my mouth to call his name, only I don't know it. The ground crunches under my feet. He hears me. He starts to turn. One more second and I will see his face.
That's when the vision leaves me. I blink, and it's gone."

I am in love with this book and want to buy it just so I can admire it on my bookshelf. :)



I hope you all enjoy this book if you do end up reading it! I am now currently reading City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare. I know, I'm super late for the TMI (The Mortal Instruments) fandom, but I thought I'd give it a try!

Keep reading!
-Madi