Monday, October 8, 2012

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the kind of book that just makes me smile, no matter how irritating it is sometimes.

There aren't a lot of books like that, for me anyway. For some books like this, I have a love-hate relationship with it. Sometimes, I feel like I just have to shut the book and just replay the scene over and over in my head until I have it in my dreams. It's just everything about that scene seems perfect, well thought-out, and just amazing. Other times, I feel like pulling my hair out and screaming, "WHY?!"
And that's exactly what's so good. Stargirl made me laugh, cry, smile, and get angry. That's exactly what good books do. They bring out the emotion in you, and Stargirl did exactly that.
The book was a new idea, and Jerry Spinelli did an amazing job interpreting it.
This is like a once-in-a-life-time read, and I'm glad I did read it, or I wouldn't know what's so great about a book like this, especially when the summary didn't interest me at all.

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Evermore by Alyson Noel

Evermore (The Immortals, #1)Evermore by Alyson Noel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Maybe it's just me, or maybe I'm actually like this. Or maybe these book's are just legitimately really good.
Is it just me, or am I completely obsessed with books, whose main character's name starts with an E-V.
Eva, from Pure at Heart.
Evie, from Paranormalcy.
Ever, from Evermore.

I just love the names--all of them.

When Ever's life turns upside down after a terrible crash, claiming the deaths of her sister, and both her parents, Ever moved in with her aunt. A new school, a new house, and especially a new life. Ever since the accident, she's been able to hear people's thoughts, see their aura's, and can read their deepest darkest secrets just by one touch.

When she meets Damen, the new guy in the school--he's the only person Ever can't figure out anything about. She is drawn into a world of questions, and barely any answers, as the story moves on.

This book, I have to admit, is pretty good. And like many other books I've read, it's not the best and it's not the worst. I was a bit hesitant to read it after seeing the terrible reviews, but I was surprised to know it was nothing like what people described. Yes, it was cheesy in places, and the book was basically as a whole, a cliche. There's nothing new about it, but it's okay. I've read many many many books like this before, and I would have to say, this is the only one I actually remember what goes on.

As for the next books, I can't say the same. The author seems to be stretching it too much, and that's what I hate most. When a series ends--it ends. And you can't change it. Ever was done with her journey a long time ago, Alyson Noel--I think it's time for her to rest.

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This book seemed to be really interesting. Yeah. "seemed". I didn't know what really to expect when I got the book. There was just something about it, or something about the cover, that made it seem so pretty so beautiful. But, I was wrong. The cover really had nothing to do with the book. It was weird, and nothing was realistic. There was just something about the book that made me just slam it shut, my palm on my forehead, and made me think, "That has GOT to be the most unrealistic thing I've ever read."
I've always known that I judge books by its cover and a lot of times those books turn out to be so good. This isn't. The ONLY thing I liked about this book was the cover, and nothing else.

Firstly, the main character Helen was so fake. I kept on imagining her as a little twelve year old or something. It never crossed my mind that he was this beautiful demigoddess. (I didn't finish this book). At first I was like even though I hate it, I will finish it because I hate leaving books alone like that especially since I paid so much to buy them in the first place. Then I just couldn't finish it. The romance was unbelievably fake. Seriously-- how could that hate each other one second and fall in love he next? I like it when it's slow and gradual. Falling in love suddenly is so fake and not appealing to me.

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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The beginning was kind of boring (I'm not surprised, Rachel Mead apparently LOVED IT), but later on I was so absorbed I finished the book in like two hours (this morning). I can't wait to read Hallowed because I really would like to figure out if Clara kisses Christian. To tell you guys the truth, I was kind of hoping that Clara would end up with Christian and I was basically yelling at her when she turned down his date "offer" in the end of the book. I mean Tucker seems nice, but eh. Anyways, when I read that Christian was also an angel, I was sooo happy. I was telling myself that in Hallowed, they would end up together because they are like both angels.

But it really seems that Clara likes Tucker (or loves), so I think that that would not be something Cynthia Hand would change, even though he IS a human. Poo.

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Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*************SPOILER ALERT****************

Okay, let me just say this.




^okay, I know, I know. As much as there are so many Team Tucker's--IM TEAM CHRISTIAN. I know that she loves Tucker "with everything in her". But, I can't just help but scoff at those moments between her and Tucker. It's just too fake.

Whenever she's with Christian, she can open up, be herself, and love him. Tucker is just THERE.

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Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dystopian fiction is not always my on my list of favorite books. I read the first book of the Uglies series and I HATED it. I have no idea how people like that series. The characters were so fake and the idea and theme of the story was completely unrealistic and stupid.
My second dystopian "romance" fiction was Matched, which I thought was okay, but it wasn't that great either. Matched has one central theme, getting paired up with someone. It was all romance and no action. I didn't like that about it.
However, Delirium is a masterpiece. There is one central theme: Love is a disease. The whole book is based on that theme, and that's what I liked about it. Lena falls in love with an Invalid, Alex. The writing was incredible and totally realistic which is awesome. I mean a book can be fiction and still be realistic. I mean that's what people say about something has nothing to do with whether the theme is fake or not.
Overall, loved it but not my favorite book.

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Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay. So, let me start breathing first, before I start my review.

BTW, it's not out of anger. Well, sort of.

THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING BOOK EVER! Actually, not really, but one of the most amazing books ever. The plot kept me interested throughout the whole book and I started it on Monday, and finished it last night (Wednesday). I read the other edition, the one that looks much cooler with Aria walking with all that (pump?) in the cover (loved it by the way). Anyway, I haven't been reading amazing books like Under the Never Sky for a while, and I am SO glad that I picked up this book.

The idea of cannibalism in the book kind of kept me away from it at first, but then I just had to read it because I knew the reviews were good. Okay, at least. Thank god, cannabalism wasn't the main "plot" of the book, but it was a large part of it. Another thing that kept me interested was the romance between Aria and Perry (they should have used a different name...Reminds me too much of Perry the Platupus...sorry!). I loved how the romance wasn't the only part of the book but Veronica Rossi incorporated it in without making it a soppy romance. I also loved how they made Perry have a weakness (for Talon)and not make him the perfect guy that everyone dreams about but we all know does not exist in the world. Blonde hair, blue eyes, blegh.

The third thing I liked about this book is the twists it made. How the message Lumina sent Aria just changed everyone's viewpoint about everything.

The thing I hated about the book was the cliffhanger. Do I really have to wait anymore to read the next book?

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Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)Heist Society by Ally Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, so I'm not really a fan of book's like this. In fact, this is my first time reading a book like this. It isn't exactly mystery like Nancy Drew, and it isn't really about like die-hard hard-core stealing, robbing--that type of book. It's simple, and straightforward.

And good.

That's not even a WORD for it. It's amazing! The book kept my hooked throughout my whole 3 hours for reading it. It was confusing sometimes, but that's probably because my mind doesn't work as amazingly as Ally Carter's does. I always admire script-writers, directors, and authors of books and movies like these because their heads just work in a way like no other head works. It's amazing, because they can connect things that don't even connect at first glance.

My favorite character: Hale

Of course, of course. I don't know, he just seems like the Jace Lightwood of Heist Society. That guy that's always been there, the guy who always liked the main girl, but he never shows it until another guy enters the picture. In this case, Nick. I loved Hale's funny lines, and I loved the way the other characters reacted to it, especially Kat.

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