Ghost Huntress: The Awakening
by Marley Gibson
Kendall and her family just moved to Radisson, Georgia, which is completely different from Chicago. There are ghost stories all around town. This brings out a psychic awakening in Kendall.
She confides in Celia, her neighbor and only friend, and also Loreen, a woman who runs a New Age store in town. Together with Celia, who is interested in the Radisson ghosts, they put together an unlikely crew to begin ghost hunting. There is psychic Kendall, brainy Celia, popular photographer Taylor, and punky audio-whiz Becca.
But becoming ghost huntresses isn't as easy as Kendall thought it would be.
I am a HUGE Ghost Hunters fan, so I was ecstatic to read a book about hunting from a teen's point of view. And one of the character's idols were Jay and Grant from Ghost Hunters! And I was not disappointed. Once I started, I never wanted to stop. The plot flowed so nicely, and I loved Kendall's snarky attitude and her one-liners. She was so fun and spunky!
I already have the next book, The Guidance, and I can't wait to start it. I totally recommend this book if you're into the paranormal reads, or if you want something that is just fun and amusing!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
by Robin Palmer
Dylan Schoenfield is the most popular girl at Castle Heights, her swanky high school. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and an "it" bag that every girl wants and needs. When she accidentally tosses the bag into a fountain, Josh Rosen, super-geek, comes to her rescue.
In return for his kindness, Josh convinces Dylan('s father) to let him film documentary about popularity. But when Dylan falls from her throne, can Josh be the friend she's never had?
I thought I had this book figured out after reading the synopsis, which is why I wanted to read it in the first place. But I actually ended up being disappointed that it wasn't the predictable ending, which I find weird. I don't want to give it away, so I'll leave it at that.
It was a cute book, overall, and Dylan grew as a character. I liked the alternating chapters from Dylan's and Josh's points of view. There were some really good lines in the book too, mostly said by Josh, who was my favorite character. This took me a long time to read, so it just wasn't really my thing.
Posted by Ashley at 10:47 AM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Confessions of a Shopaholic
by Sophie Kinsella
Rebecca Bloomwood shops. Too bad she can't afford it, even with her numerous credit cards. Her job at Successful Savings is a complete bore, and who is she, a woman in debt, to give out financial advice?
She keeps ignoring those important bank envelopes that are overloading her mailbox, tries cutting back, and even tries making more money, but all things don't turn out. But then a story Becky is interested in comes along. This could be her chance to make it in journalism! And her chance to turn her life around!
First off, I simply ADORE the movie. Although, I find it strange how different it was from the book; mostly the setting, which somewhat changes the vernacular of the characters--Manhattan Becky is very different from British Becky. Just sayin'!
But, I am actually thinking, and I NEVER say this, that I prefer the movie over the book. I liked Manhattan Becky better than British Becky! Though the book was really fun to read, and it was the same quirky Becky, just with an accent and different words, I just didn't picture it the way I normally do with a book. Does that make sense? But the book was wonderful, don't get me wrong. Just if I have to choose between the book and movie, I would for sure be picking the movie on this one.
So, I suppose this isn't really much of a review. But, it's all I can come up with right now.
Posted by Ashley at 11:01 PM
Friday, April 2, 2010
Runaway: An Airhead Novel
by Meg Cabot
Emerson Watts is on the run.
Everyone she loves is mad at her because of something she can't explain, and doesn't totally understand herself. All she has to look forward to is the Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve.
Christopher has discovered something bad. Project Phoenix. And even though he isn't positive on what it is about, he has a feeling it has everything to do with Em.
I have enjoyed the Airhead series sooo very much. I'm sad to see it come to an end, but this ending was great. I hated to put the book down while reading because I really wanted to know what was going to happen! I have enjoyed every character through the series, and I loved "watching" the relationships blossom. I also loved how the changes in the girls, Em and Nikki, were so powerful. Amazing!
The only problem I had with book is the ending. It all happened so fast; almost too fast! But, overall, the book was a wonderful ending to the Airhead series, and if you haven't read both Airhead and Being Nikki, you definitely should check them out!
*released April 20, 2010
**reviewed for TeensReadToo
Posted by Ashley at 9:32 PM
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Thank you so much, Wendy, for passing this on to me!
1. My first concert is going to be Lady Gaga! :)
2. I will be graduating in June with my Associates in Elementary Education.
3. One of my favorite movies is The Fifth Element.
4. Almost no one says my last name right.
5. I'm a pretty shy person, but I'm working on it.
6. I spend way too much time on Facebook.
7. I just turned 20 on March 27th.
I hate trying to nominate people for awards! I never know who I should give an award to! Everyone deserves to be awarded, I think. So, if you look at this post, I award YOU! :) Thanks again, Wendy!
Posted by Ashley at 3:06 PM