Wednesday, June 28, 2017
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him and I didn't know how dominant that part might be that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him."
"I'd never given much thought to how I would die though I'd to had reason enough in the last few months, but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.... Surely is was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved. Noble, even. That ought to count for something."
Summary: When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret.
What Bella doesn't realize is the closer she gets to him, the more she is putting herself and those around her at risk. And it might be too late to turn back......
Review: Although it's been a few years since I've read the series, I remember it like yesterday. I was sitting in my Spanish class in highschool when one of my friends asked if I had read Stepahanie Meyer's book. I looked at her like she was crazy. I had never even heard of Stephanie Meyer or Twilight. After borrowing Amber's book, I realized that I had to get my own set. Some people think that the Twilight series isn't all that good. I have to disagree with them. I loved the twilight series. I remember at one point, I was going through the books and reading them just to write down the funny quotes. I kept them in a notebook somewhere. Where that notebook is today, I have no idea. The books are funny and although it gets on my nerves the way she wrote about vampires its still a good book. I never liked that Stephanie Meyer wrote Vampires as sparkling creatures. In my opinion vampires are supposed to be good looking, rich, deadly creatures of the night. Below are some quotes about what different people thought of Twilight:
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
A publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
An Amazon "Best Book of the Decade.....so far"
A teen people "Hot List" pick
"Propelled by suspense and romance in equal parts[this story] will keep readers madly flipping the pages of Meyer's tantalizing debut" Publishers Weekly
"The novel's danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed affection morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive......Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it." School Library Journal
"In the tradition of Anne Rice....this dark romance is gripping." Booklist
Author Bio: Stephanie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona. After the publication of her debut novel, Twilight, booksellers chose her as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" (publishers weekly). Her web site is www.stephaniemeyer.com
Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she spent two years in Ethiopia with the peace corps. Returning to the United States, she recruited for the peace corps before entering the school of Journalism at the University of Colorado. As a member of the the black student alliance , she worked with students and university officals in structuring a black studies program at the University. Her first book about the Logan family, Song of the Trees, won the council on Interracial Books Award in the African American category. It was also a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year in 1975.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Review: Julia Ember creates an underwater world that you will not want to leave. This is one of the best retellings of The Little Mermaid I have ever read. If you love Norse Mythology and The Little Mermaid then this book is for you. I wish there was more to the story. It really reminds me more of Ursula's story then the little mermaid, but its so good. I didn't want to put this one down, but then again I don't want to put most book down. I found out that some of the things Ersel gets into I can somewhat relate well except for when she deals with Loki, who really reminds me so much of Ursula. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fantastic read.
Disclaimer: I received this book as an E-ARC. I enjoyed the read and wish there was more to the story. I have to admit I was team Havamal instead of team Ragna but I do like the way the story wound up.
Review: Louise Cypress creates a world which you can get sucked into fast. This is a short fantastic novella if you need a easy and fast read. I didn't want the book to end and I defiantly recommend this story to anyone who likes romance and mermaids. This is a must read for anyone that loves mermaid stories.
Disclaimer: I received this book as an E-ARC and enjoyed it immensely.
At the meeting, Tabitha finds girls who are more like her and a place to belong. But just as Tabitha is settling in with her new friends and beginning to think she understands herself, eighteen-year-old Jackie Hardwick walks into a meeting and changes her world forever. The out-and-proud Jackie is unlike anyone Tabitha has ever known. As her feelings for Jackie grow, Tabitha begins to learn more about herself and the racial injustices of the punk scene, but to be with Jackie, she must also come to grips with her own privilege and stand up for what’s right.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
First of all I'm so sorry that it's taken me this long to get back and post something. I've been busy with work since I had to pick up a few extra hours. Secondly there is a partnership between me and library of a twentysomething also known as Kristen. I have a few posts that I need to get out on Monday when I have time for myself. I also just signed up for blogging for books and my first book should be coming to me within a couple of weeks, so I'm excited yay
I also have a post that I really need to get out from a guest blogger whose book I reviewed on goodreads. I need to get that review posted here as well. I apologize in advance for my busy life that sometimes keeps me from updating as constantly as I should.
I'm also in the process of working on my novel. I hope to be able to get some beta readers/reviewers when I'm done typing things up
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Back Cover Synopsis:
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
- I loved the span of time the book covers, beginning in the Second World War and ending shorty after the moon landing.
- I think the women Shetterly used for Hidden Figures were strong choices and their stories are so well interwoven that it is very effective in telling this missing story from history.
- This story has made me want to learn more about the missing voices from my own community. It has also made me want to be a mathematician and a desire to find and hold onto the joy these women had found in their professional lives.
- This book has made me reflect on this historical period with a new understanding and made me realize that I myself take a lot fore-granted, including the strides made for women.
- As a true non-fiction book, Hidden Figures was missing the voices and conversations that would have taken part between the women featured in the novel and those around them. Although it probably wasn't possible with this book, I was missing this aspect of the story.
If you liked this try: Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Summary: Two Souls. One fate.
Eighteen year old Liam Wheelan, an Irish royal empathy, has been searching for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family's standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them.
Laxshimi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student from a traditional family, faces her mothers ultimatum: Graduate early and go to medical school, or commit to an arranged marriage.
When Liam moves next door to Laxshimi, he's immediately and inexplicably drawn to her. In Liam, Laxshimi envisons a future with the freedom to follow her heart.
Liam's father isn't convinced Laxshimi is "The One" and Laxshimi's mother wont even let her talk to their handsome new neighbor. Will Liam and Laxshimi defy expectations and embrace a shared destiny? Or is the risk of choosing one's own fate too great a price for the soulmated?
Review: Soulmated is a fantastic read, especially if you like interracial relationships. I personally enjoyed it and its one of those books that I couldn't put down. I can't wait to read the second one in the series. Even though this book started a little slow I enjoyed it after the main characters met. You have to get through part of the backstory which winds up being a chapter or two and then the book gets so good. If you love young adult books and romance books then you should give this book a chance.
Summary: When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a 12 year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena and everyone they know will come together to fight. But, Serena has another battle.
After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona's war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.
Review: I honestly can't wait to read the next book in the series. Shannon Thompson creates a world which you don't want to leave. You can relate to the characters and feel the exact same emotions they do. November snow is a continuation to November Rain. Will Serena be able save the lives of friends? In this story we find out more about the backgrounds of the characters. I don't want to give away too much because you really need to read the books yourself. I find that I can relate to Serena most out all the characters. Much like the first book, I didn't want this one to end either. Just like the first one, I wasn't able to put this book down. I can't wait to read the next duology in the series. If you love dystopian novels then I would highly recommend this series. You won't be sorry when you buy the books. They are a fantastic read.
Summary: November Rain is about this Seventeen year old bad blood who escapes execution. She lives in the city of Vendona and in Vendona bad bloods are executed. While she's on the streets running away from the police, she meets Daniel. He is another bad blood. Even though they are from different flocks, they band together to try to save the world. Can they save all the bad bloods or will they run?
Review: If you like dystopian novels then I suggest going to your nearest bookstore or going to amazon and ordering a copy of this book. If you can't get to either of those places then check it out of the library closet too you or borrow it from a friend. Although if you borrow it, please make sure to get it back to that friend in a timely manner. Anyone that likes the Hunger Games, or The Maze Runner will adore this book. Shannon Thompson is an amazing writer who can take you into the world her books are set in. I can't wait to read the next three books in this series. Stay tuned to for a review on Bad Bloods #2 November Snow. I didn't want to put this book down, and I definitely didn't want it to end.
Friday, June 9, 2017
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