Friday, April 27, 2012

Follow me Friday! ( my #1)

Okay, so this is my first ever blog hop! Not sure if i'm doing this right, but if it's wrong i'll try again later!

So the question is..

Q: have you ever had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then "broke up" with later on in either the series or the stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her

Well i think it would be Jeremiah from The Summer I Turned Pretty. I immediately loved him in the first book, amd loved him more in the second, but in the third book he did something to the main character, Belly, that made me hate him. ( i don't want to spoil anything, but if you read the third book, you probably know what i'm talking about)

Follow me and i'll follow you back :)

Update/teeny book haul

Hello, hello! It's been over a week since my last post...So sorry! I know this is the same excuse everyone gives, but I'm seriously busy with school. I've been spending more time studying math than reading books :/ I will give at least one post a week starting from now on though. I'll try to think of a really cool idea to do on Fridays! Leave a comment with an idea if you have one please!

So anyways, i went to the library yesterday, and on the free books shelf were 2 Sarah Dessen books in pretty good condition! THey were just giving them away because they have the old covers, and they want the new covers for the library i guess! So the books i now own without having to pay for are Someone Like You, and That Summer! I'll try to read and review those soon.

Another book i got was a book i've been hearing a lot of hype about on Goodreads and stuff, so i put it on hold.
Divergent by Veronica Roth! I read about 10 pages last night and i'm already hooked, so that review should be coming soon! The only reason i only read 10 pages last night was because it was like 11:30 at night and i was really tired, but the action definitely starts from the very first page.

Also, I recently read Pretty Little Liars for the second time, and i plan to review that one very very soon! I haven't read any of the other PLL books yet, but i will soon, the plot is really intersting and i love me a good mystery!! :)

Have you read any of the books i mentioned up there? Leave me a comment and tell me what you thought of them! Also leave suggestions for books i should read!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Warrior Cats!

Hi guys, so i went to the library on Tuesday, i got 3 Warriors books, by Erin Hunter, I can't tell you much of what it's about yet, because i've only read 1 chapter so far, but it seems like it will be pretty good! I might do a review, i'll try!

There are sooooooo many books i want to read, and not enough time to read them all, but i want to spend time on books you want me to review, so leave a comment on what you think i should read next! I read pretty much every genre, and my favorite changes really often, so suggest any genre as long as it's Young Adult!

I finished the whole trilogy in four days!

Hi y'all, so a few days ago, i finished the entire "Summer I Turned Pretty" series, by Jenny Han, i think it only took me 4 days to finish it!

I bet you probably guessed this but, i LOVED all the books!
The 3 rd one was probably my favorite!! If you don't know what this series is about, then i suggest you read my review for The 1st book, The Summer I Turned Pretty. And in case you were wondering, the second book is called It's Not Summer Without You, and the third is called We'll always Have Summer.

The love triangle in this is pretty amazing, i was constantly changing my mind about who i wanted Belly to end up with! In the first book i wasn't sure who i wanted her to be with, in the second i wanted her to be with Jeremiah, and from the beginning of the third i wanted her to pick Conrad.

The reason i don't want to give synopsis' nd stuff for the 2nd and 3rd books is because i don't want to give any spoilers, but basically all 3 books could be combined to make one big book, because they all just follow each other.

There are sad moments, funny moments, "Oh no he DIDN'T" moments, and just downright "AWW!" moments.

Belly is one of the most relatable characters i've ever read about, some of her traits are annoying, but she's refreshingly real, not perfect, but a great girl. I found myself comparing parts of this book to my own life lol, that's jusst how much i related to it. And that's a big reason i loved it so much.

If you liked The Last Song, you will probably like this too, there are actually quite a few similarites.

And if you're a Sarah Dessen fan, i can almost guaruntee you will love these books!

This is one of my favorite series' ever, almost as good as the Hunger Games, (which still remains as my favorite) i definitely reccomend it.

4 and a half out of 5 stars :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Summer I turned Pretty, by Jenny Han

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Hey guys! So it's about 1:30 in the morning, and i just finished reading The Summer I Turned Pretty! I litterally finished this book in a DAY, which i haven't done in a while! What can i say except that i LOVED this book!

This book is about a 15 year old girl named Belly, who pretty much lives for summer. At the beginning of every summer, Belly, her brother Steven, and her mom go to a place called Cousins beach, where Belly's best friend's mom lives. Her mom's friend, Sussanah, has 2 sons, Jeramiah, and Conrad. Jeramiah and Conrad have been just friends with Belly since they were little kids, but that doesn't mean Belly hasn't been crushing on either of them...This year is different though. In more ways than Belly knows at first. For one; She's really blossomed this year, this is the summer she turned pretty.

The romance is just so sweet and amazing. I wish i could live in this book.

I fell in love with all the characters, they're all just so real. Belly is a really relatable character, i really connected with her emotions, i felt like i could feel everything she was going through.

The plot seemed so relatable, and desirable too. This book reminded me a lot about my past cruches, boyfriends, romances...which was kinda bitter sweet lol.

I reccomend this book to all you romance fans out there! You will absolutely love it.
I admit i was a little hesitant about reading this book at first, the plot seemed boring and un original, but trust me, it's not. I'm so glad i gave this book a shot! It's a perfect summer/beach read!

There are 2 other books after this one that i can't wait to read! But it's really late so i'll probably wait til tomorrow lol.

I give The Summer I Turned Pretty 4 and a half stars! (Whixh is very good because a book has to be "perfect" to get 5 stars out of me!)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Alphas, by Lisi Harrison

Alphas is the first book in a 4 book series by Lisi Harrison, who also wrote "the Clique" series. I've never read the Clique, but i heard it was good, and that Lisi Harrison is an amazing writer. I definitely wouldn't call her work "amazing", but I have to say something about Alphas is highly addicting. I finished this book in 2 days.

100 girls are chosen to attend the Alpha academy, but you break a rule; you can say "bye bye" to Alpha Island. Only 1 girl will eventually remain, and be the ultimate Alpha. The book mainly centers around 3 girls, and the chapters alternate between their points of view. Skye Hamilton, a dancer who is used to being told her performances are flawless, her dances, and her "lip-kisses" who she's given to several boys... Then there's Allie A. Abbott, an average girl with a broken heart, but everything changes when she gets a letter addressed to singer/songwriter Allie J. Abbott, telling her she's been accepted into Alpha Academy. So Allie A. makes the decision to play dress-up for a while, and take Allie J's place in the academy. And then there's Charlie, who's mother has worked for Shira, the founder of Alpha academy, for over the past decade. So when a spot opens up in the academy, Charlie decides that she deserves a chance to be an Alpha, after all, unbeknownst to Shira, Charlie helped invent Alpha island. But Shira says due to nepitism laws, since Charlie's mother works for Shira, Charlie can't attend... unless Charlie's mom were to resign. So yeah, just like that, Charlie's mom quits. (Seems kinda weird to me but maybe there's an explanation later in the series.) Charlie protests her mom a little, but dhe's already made up her mind. But Shira has one more condition...Charlie must break up with her long-term boyfriend, who also happens to be Shira's son, Darwin. After all, how can an Alpha concentrate on what's really important if she has a boy to distract her? So Charlie does the most dreaded thing she's ever done, she breaks up with the love of her life. But what's her other option? Go to a boarding school in New Jersey? At least at Alpha academy she'll be able to SEE Darwin...

This book was... okay. I don't really know how to explain how i feel about it. I have mixed emotions for it.

•The good: The plot is cute and interesting, something about it is addicting and you just have to keep reading. The characters were pretty in-depth, especially Charlie. I think, no i know, she's my favorite character.

•the bad: Sadly Charlie is really the only likable character. The girls in this book are exteremely catty, self-absorbed, selfish, brats who think they're just the best of the best. Not to mention they're just plain stupid. The whole book really lacks in the intelligance department. I was laughing at parts that were suppossed to be serious, because of the really dumb things the girls say.

So if you can get past the girls' terribley large egos, and the idiocy of the vocabulary used in this book, overall it's not bad. I'm sure it pleases the crowd it's targeted for, 12-15 maybe 16 year old girls. It's just not...quality though. Just a fluffy chick-lit book.

Monday, April 9, 2012

To the library i went!

I went to the library today and got a bunch of books i hope to finish in the next couple weeks! I got:

• The summer i turned pretty series, by Jenny Han
The library had all three books! I've heard good things about them and i can't wait to read them!

• Forever, by Judy blume
Another one i've heard good things about

• Alphas book 1, by Lisa Harrison
I feel like reading a good cliquey, girly book

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! Christ rose from the grave! Be excited!

Love, Lindsay

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Hunger Games!!!

The first book i want to talk about is one you've most likely heard of: The Hunger Games! The best-selling book is probably my all-time favorite. They've also recently made a movie out of it! I saw the movie a couple weeks ago, and it is AMAZING. Not nearly as great as the book, but you know, it never is. It was actually better than i exxpected, and everything was just as i imagined it in the book! There are some parts left out, but if they kept everything it would be like a 6 hour movie right!?! (It's already 2 and 1/2 hours long!)

If you've yet to read this amazing book, you probably know at least a little of what it's about. But just in ase you don't, here's a synopsis: Katniss Everdeen is a 16 year old girl living in the 12th, and poorest district of Panem, a city made up of the remains of a future United States. The Capitol rules over the 12 districts of Panem. About 74 years before, the districts rebeled, and started war against the capitol. But they lost. As a reminder to the districts of how they should never try to figght the authority, the Capitol hosts an anual telivised event, called the hunger games, in which one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18, from every district, are chosen at random to compete in. The games have one standard rule: kill, or be killed. Last man standing wins. Katniss's sister Prim is originally chosen to compete in the 74th games, but Katniss volunteers to take her place.

The book is full of action, twists, turns, interesting characters, and even a little love triangle. Suzzane Collins is an amazing writer, and she did a wonderful job creating this story, and bringing it to life. I love this series to death. Though the first book is probably my favorite. The second being my next favorite, but all 3 are the definition of awesome. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I'd say this book is good for people ages 12 and up, because of it's violence. But even though it's a teen book, i know several adults who very much enjoyed it. I even know some 10 and 11 year olds who liked it, but i'd say no younger than 10 year olds should read it. I hope you read and enjoy this book. It's some of the best teen fiction out there! May the odds be ever in your favor, Lindsay

Friday, April 6, 2012


Welcome to my blog! On this blog I will be sharing my most favorite books with you, and maybe warn you about some of the books that I didn't enjoy. I'll review young adult books of most genres. (But i'm really into dystopian fiction right now, so I'll probably post a lot about those!)

So if you're a teenager who loves a good book, or someone older, but still young at heart, or a tween who maybe wants to read more "advanced" books, as long as you like to read, this will be the blog for you! So be sure to follow my blog, I'll be posting updates soon! :)

Lots of love, and may God bless you,