Monday, November 29, 2010

Heist Society 2 Title Announced!

Ally Carter announced on her blog that the second installment for Heist Society is going to be called Uncommon Criminal!
Official Title : UNCOMMON CRIMINALS: a Heist Society novel
In US Stores June 21, 2011

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Audrey, Wait!

“Audrey, Wait!” involves a girl named Audrey Cuttler who breaks up with her boyfriend, a small town musician. She goes to his concert later that week to say, “Sorry for breaking up.” She is surprised when he starts singing “Audrey, Wait!” a song about her walking out the door on him and making her sound like a terrible person. The worse part… it’s a great song, terribly catchy. It becomes so good that it’s heard everywhere Audrey goes. It becomes a #1 nationwide song! She is bothered by everyone and everywhere she goes she is never left alone. Small town musician want to become her boyfriend so they can use her as her”muse.” How can she hang out with her best friend or find a new crush? How can she ever get her normal life back?
I loved this book. I thought it was going to be like the regular book where it has the paperazzi and the main character is whiny. But it's not like that, I must so the book and its characters do swear a lot though. I gave it to my friends at school and they loved it! I highly suggest this book!

Friday, November 26, 2010

TEDxNASA - Maggie Stiefvater - How Bad Teens Become Famous People

Maggie Stiefvater
I was just checking out the TEDx Youtube channel and guess what I find... thats right you probably guessed it... Maggie Stiefvater! She talks about many things in our society today, from labels, to perspectives, to goals for the future. Check it out. See if you can get some special meaning, like me.

I can't seem to figure out how to add it as a video so just click on the following link: CLICK HERE 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Graceling, The Seven Kingdoms #1 by Kristin Cashore

“Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight — she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme, and in her case horrifying, skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.
She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace — or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away… a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.”

I have to say that I wasn’t expecting the book to be this good when I first started reading. There were certain parts that I felt were too much description when in a previous part of the novel it was described and didn’t need another description. I really like Katsa she was a very interesting character and I don’t feel like I have another a book with a character similar to her so I applaud Kristin Cashore’s originality. I also really liked Po. Bitterblue was my favorite though I think because even though she is little she is very perceptive and observatory and also that she wants to protect herself and want to learn how, instead of just relying on bodyguards.

I really like Katsa because she is such a strong woman, she doesn't allow the king to control her and steps up to protect others. Also, when the times comes to part ways with the king, when she couldn't before she, she does and tells him that if he ever tries anything with her again he is going to regret it.I really love that she stands up for her.

Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

"On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons.

Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.

But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon inter­actions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?

In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide." 

I have to say this is going to be one of my favs for the year. Its sort of a Romeo/Juliet with out the love but just a friendship. It is also like Aragon, in the learning to ride although Kay doesn't get the special powers when she rides Artegal.
Pretty much the book is about how humans are afraid of dragons and how they are willing to start a war and the only human who has talked to a dragon in a really long time is Kay and how she may be able to stop the war with Artegal at her side. If she able to talk to him. Lesson to learn: Don't be afraid and hate something that you don/t understand.



Two girls who have a bet to be that skinnest in school. One dies.... all alone in a motel. Lia is haunted... by her.

Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat.

The shadowghosts are talking to her. The only way to let them free is to cut, cut, cut them free.

Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat. Must not eat.

Lia is now a wintergirl and Cassie died because she was one too....

Lia's guilty but she doesn't know what to do...


She called 33 times and you didn't answer!

She died because of you!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

Ben Tomlin is an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan - an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Ben’s father has moved the family from Toronto to Victoria to pursue his latest research project, an experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills. Zan will be treated as a family member and Ben's parents tell him he has a new brother. What happens is an interesting story of family dynamics. This young adult novel is special. The writing is wonderful with loads of humor and heart and the interaction between Ben and Zan is touching. There is so much that is good about this book. Oppel scores another writing winner!