Thursday, November 27, 2008


by: Jeffry W. Johnston

Chase was the only survivor of that fatal car accident. No one treats him the same. He blames himself. He just wants his life to go back to normal. But then he starts getting flashes of memory from the accident.

Chase starts getting flashes of another memory as well. A secret he has been keeping for years. A secret he wants to forget. He wants to remember the accident. But will he have to remember his secret before he can recall the accident?

This book was okay. I thought it sounded pretty interesting, so I picked it up at the library. I wasn't disappointed in it, I just didn't find it as interesting as I thought it was going to be. The ending wasn't very good. I want to know more from it. And the secret...I didn't expect it at all. So that was a good part. I wouldn't really recommend this book, but hey, if you want, pick it up.

(Changing my grading system. Letter grades are easier than numbers!)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Waiting on Wednesday 1

I've decided to copy other bloggers and start up with "Waiting on Wednesday." Here's my first. :)

After the Moment
by Garret Freymann-Weyr

Pub. Date: May 18, 2009


Maia Morland is pretty, only not pretty-pretty. She's smart. She's brave. She's also a self-proclaimed train wreck.

Leigh Hunter is smart, popular, and extremely polite. He's also completely and forever in love with Maia Morland.

Their young love starts off like a romance novel—full of hope, strength, and passion. But life is not a romance novel and theirs will never become a true romance. For when Maia needs him the most, Leigh betrays both her trust and her love.

Told with compassion and true understanding, After the Moment is about what happens when a young man discovers that sometimes love fails us, and that, quite often, we fail love.

I think...
This book sounds really great. I'm part of and I wanted to get it as an ARC, but I didn't. But, still. I want it to hurry up and come out so I can read it! I love love stories! I don't read many books by male authors, but this is one that I will for sure be reading in May!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


by: Natasha Friend


Evyn's mother died when she was young. It has been her, Birdie (her scruffy father), and her brother Mackey for a very long time. This life is all she knows, and all she wants. And then her father meets Eleni, and they all suddenly engaged to be married.

Birdie moves his kids to Boston to move in with Eleni and her kids. There is Ajax (like the soap!), the sweater twins, Thalia, Phoebe, and Linus, who lives in a dorm at college. Evyn doesn't want to get used to this life. She hates everything about it. Her father changes; he isn't scruffy anymore. Is she able to bounce, or is she not able to handle this new life?

This book was pretty good. It wasn't the best story ever, and it wasn't a real page-turner. But it was interesting. Evyn was a strong character, but I don't like how she handled the moving/step-mother situation. It was really kind of childish, though she was only a thirteen year old girl. I wouldn't really recommend this book. It's more for the younger crowd too. Overall, the book was okay.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Me, Penelope

Me, Penelope
by Lisa Jahn-Clough


Penelope, Lopi for short, is sixteen years old. She and her mother live alone, and she can't stand the way her mother acts. She's getting older, so she shouldn't flirt with everyone she meets, or have a new boyfriend every week.

Lopi has a list of things she wants: her license, her mom to leave her alone, and to get out of high school early. The thing Lopi really wants is to find someone to not only love, but one who she can have sex with. She thinks about who it can be and goes through three guys and she is still a virgin. Will she find what she is looking for? Will her mom change?

This book was okay. It was very different, actually. I liked how it was written, but I found Penelope to be an annoying character. She just blamed herself for what happened in the past, and she is totally obsessed with sex. If you don't like sexual books, don't read this. Otherwise, you may or may not enjoy it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Project 17

Project 17
by Laurie Faria Stolarz


Derik needs a way to get out of flipping burgers at his family's diner. He finds a film making contest for a reality channel, and decides to go for it. It is the eve of Danver State's demolition, a supposedly haunted mental institution.

Derik and five of his peers break into the asylum, so Derik can film his documentary. All seems well at first, but then the place starts messing with them. As the teens explore the asylum, they find things, and unravel mysteries of the patients that once lived there. And perhaps some of them are still there somehow.

Wow. I saw a review for this book and I just HAD to get it. And I was not disappointed. It helps that the paranormal fascinates me as well. I just love hauntings, and abandoned insane asylums are creepy cool. Love it. :) But, really. This book was great. It was hard to put down, and it wasn't the longest book either. If you're interested in that kind of thing, like me, I suggest this book for you. You'll for sure enjoy it!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Summoning

The Summoning
by Kelley Armstrong


It's just a normal day for Chloe Saunders at A. R. Gurney High, her art school. When she picks up her things that fell on the floor after someone bumped into her, she suddenly got her period. Finally! She goes to the bathroom. When she leaves, she sees a janitor down the hallway. He yells at her to come over to him, but she runs the other way. But he appears. And it looks as if his face was melted. She heads to an empty classroom, but the principal and a teacher follow, and she is taken out of school on a stretcher.

Chloe has to go to Lyle House, with other teens that have problems similar to her own. She arrives, and meets the group: Liz, Rae, Tori, Simon, and Derek. The doctors try to convince Chloe that she has schizophrenia. But really, she knows that is not it. She sees ghosts. Derek knows what she is: a necromancer. One who speaks to the dead. Will she and her friends ever get out? And if they do, what will happen to them?

Um, WOW. This book was so totally amazing! I would've read it so much faster if I didn't have schoolwork to do. It was so surprising, and I didn't expect the other teens to be what they are. There isn't really anything else to say about this book. It was just totally amazing. I cannot wait until the second book in the Darkest Powers series comes out. Go read this book if you haven't already. You won't be disappointed! :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Saving Zoë

Saving Zoë
by Alyson Noël


Zoë was murdered just one year ago. Echo, her 15 year-old sister, is still dealing with it. Her freshman year is just starting and she is feeling awkward. One day, Zoë's "ex" boyfriend, Marc, calls her, and says he has a birthday present for her. She meets him at the lake, a place where he and Zoë went all the time. He gave her Zoë's diary.

When she first gets the diary, she doesn't want to read it. She thinks that she knows all about her, and she won't learn anything from the diary. But she gets curious, and starts reading. And once she starts, she can't stop. Zoë had her own secret world.

She wants to be like her sister, leave her boring life behind. She hangs out with Teresa, a girl who is on the bad side. Marc is around more, and Echo thinks she can only trust him with this. He read the diary too. He knows what she's going through. He knows all about Zoë as well. So, when Echo and Teresa hang out with Jason, Marc is not happy.

As Echo gets to know her sister through her diary, she learns what she has to do to move on herself.

This book was really good. It was a quick read, and really emotional. It was very intriguing too. I couldn't stop reading it. I didn't expect a lot of it either, so it kept me surprised. I love how Alyson writes; this is the second novel I've read of her's. I recommend this book and Art Geeks and Prom Queens, which I read a long time before I started this blog. You won't be disappointed with this book. I promise. :)