Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin


Release Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 450
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Source: Publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon


When the publisher agreed to send me this ARC I almost hopped up and down... I actually did... a little. I had read the synopsis before and honestly as soon as i finished reading it I thought: I MUST HAVE IT! Eeepp!! It so did not disappoint me!
Hodkin pulls you into the story from the very first page in a way that you cannot drop the book until you have devoured every single word.
Mara Dyer wakes up in a hospital and she doesn't remember why she is there or how she got there. She is hit with the painful news that her best friend and her boyfriend died when the old building they were in collapsed. Mara needs a change in her life away from her awful accident.
With everything that is going on, her mother wanting her to take her psychotics, her father with a murder case and everyone tiptoeing around her because they are afraid of hurting or traumatizing her, she doesn't think she will fall in love. Mara is wrong.
When Mara moves to Florida, she meets Noah; British, hot, bad boy Noah. As Mara's life spirals out of control and she starts seeing things that aren't there, she turns towards, not only love, but possibly the truth she has been waiting for all along.
I adored, freaking, loved this book! I loved Noah! Not only because of his personality but his looks and of course that accent that makes me swoon! *-*
This book will leave you breathless for the next! Great story.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WIN LOLA & THE BOY NEXT DOOR, CROSSED, & SHATTER ME




THREE PRIZE PACKS to give away here.

1. ARC of CROSSED + ARC of SHATTER ME

2. ARC of LOLA & THE BOY NEXT DOOR + ARC of SHATTER ME

3. ARC of SHATTER ME


WIN!  WIN!  WIN!



Thursday, August 25, 2011

Delirium by Lauren Oliver



Release Date: August 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 480
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Friend
Buy the Book: Amazon

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hurricane Irene

I was going to post my review on Delirium by Lauren Oliver yesterday but I was not able to due to weather conditions in my area. I don't know if any of you have heard about the hurricane called Irene that is currently passing through the Caribbean. I live in Puerto Rico so all electricity was cut and we don't have water. Luckily, in my home we have a power plant but as far as internet signal goes it wavers and sometimes, just simply disappears. There was a broadcast saying that for my region all power would be back in THREE DAYS! Not cool. The only good part about this is that I have no school.
I will have to use the poor and inconstant signal to complete my art project due to the fact that I was lazy and irresponsible and it is still uncompleted. Once I finish I will post my review.


Edmiari Ayala

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton



Release Date: February 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Age Group: 12 and Up
Pages: 464
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Friend
Buy the Book: Amazon


When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers – monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell – she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.
A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie’s powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her – an assassin who has already killed her once.
While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie’s soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian’s most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives – including truths that may be too frightening to remember.


When I read the synopsis for this book I wasn't very convinced. It just didn't lure me, the whole reaper thing. It sounded so... zombie. And let me say this: I'm no zombie fan. As soon as I started this book I was quickly taken in but after a few pages what I didn't like was that suddenly the author would vent all this information about their world that simply left me more confused. She would hold back and then just throw it all out until you're confused and with a headache but there's still more to understand. I did love the whole story about her reincarnating and being this badass killing machine. I loved the stoic and hot Will and you guys will love him, too. And last but not least, I loved the really cool super-strength they have.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sorry, no reviewing

Sorry guys! I know I listed Where I Belong by Gwendlyn Heasly to review but I've had trouble with it on my Kindle and I haven't been able to read it. I will be reviewing Angelfire, though. And later in the week I'll review The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins.

Emma Ayala

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Classic Pick: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee



Release Date: November 1988
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Age Group: Social Drama
Pages: 384
Format: Mass Market Paperback Reprint
Source: Bookstore
Buy the Book: Amazon



Mass Market Paperback Reprint


Mass Market Paperback Reprint



As, I suppose, you all know this novel is a classic. It's centered around a small southern town.
The story evolves around the childhood of Scout, a small girl, and her brother, Jem. She talks about the gossip and taboos of the town as well as her own adventures. The story starts off with the introduction of their friend, Dill, and how he came to be in town. Soon, Dill finds out about the town's weird inhabitant, Boo Riley, who never leaves his house. Curiosity has them all intrigued and they do just about everything to try to see Boo.
Atticus, their father, is a very respectable man and a great lawyer. Chaos is released in town when Atticus is given a case in which he must defend a Negro that is being accused of rape. Times were complicated and Negros were at the bottom of the food-chain, so to speak. It was considered dishonorable, so poor Scout went through rough times. But the day the case is held before the judge, all hell breaks loose...
No more spoiling. You guys have to read it! Anyway, I really liked the story because it showed you how things were during those times and revealed the day-to-day life of townsmen. Harper tells the story in a very fun and entertaining way. if i'm honest at first i wasn't very into it but after 10 or 15 pages it good interesting and I read and read.
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