Saturday, August 28, 2010

Review of Fool's Girl


Violetta, a beautiful young girl, who has traveled far away from her home from Illyria to London with a man named Feste, as her only companion. They are in London with a great task. Violette wants to get back an object which belongs to her, the Duchess of Illyria, and to her country. Without that object she is not able to save her home from the hands of her enemies. She seeks out help from William Shakespeare, a playwright and actor, working at London. Violetta tells her story for Will. Will feels bad for the young girl lost in a weird place for her, and decides to help her. With Will, Feste and new friends Violetta starts and adventure with a goal to earn the object back to the rightful owner. The adventure spreads from London to Stratford and all the way to Illyria. During her journey Violetta meets friends from the past, falls in love and fights for the future of her country.

The book started off kind of dull and boring and I almost put it down. Once new characters are introduced and the story starts to built up. William Shakespeare was one of the main reasons why I kept reading this book. It was interesting to read Rees's portrayal of Shakespeare. Also, The plot lacked adventure that I was craving especially since she is writing a story with Shakespeare in it. I could've easily have put it down and not picked it back up for days. The author did a good job when researching and writing, but I just didn't feel it was for me. I pushed on and finished it and was happy I did.

I suggest this book for the fans of William Shakespeare, but also for the ones who do not know anything about Shakespeare before hand. This book tells the story of Shakespeare's 'Twelth Night' in a other way, so for the lovers of Twelth Night, this is a good read. I haven't read 'Twelth Night' but after reading this book I think I will pick it up at some point and read it. Eventually.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pictures Of The Day




Falling In Love

I just started reading Before I fall and I have to say that I am truly falling in love with. (even if I am only one chapter in). The writing is engaging and Lauren Oliver has a very catchy voice in her writing. What drew me to this book, that really made me want to pick it up and read was the cover. I LOVE THE COVER!
Then when I read what it was about, it was the question, What if? It just sucked me in from there. I will let you know if I stay in love.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Song I'm Stuck on.





I love this music video the kids are so cute.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just Here Being myself (Nerdy Me)


Just finished Fools Girl. It was pretty good. I liked all the description that it had going on, the only thing is I wished that the author had added some development to a few of the characters. I will be posting a more. . . thought out and descriptive summary later. Right now study for my drug calculations test has become focal of me life. So stressful.
I am so nervous about school this year it is unbelievable.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tired

Right now I'm working with my sister on a story, it's called Bound till Death. It is almost finished. Just have to post the final chapter and the epilogue. Then, I have to edit. *sigh*
I shouldn't complain, I love the story and the world we created.
Then I start working on my story, The Color of Sin. I really want to make it great and get a few more chapters up before I go to school.
If anyone reads this. Please be patient with me, I don't have a clue how this blogging thing goes. Basically I'm bloggingly challenged but I feel like I'm getting better. =) Learning everyday.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

WIN AN ARC! ! !

Hey everyone(anyone)! I just wanted to let you all know that I stumbled across this AWESOME ARC giveaway!

ARCs of Torment by Lauren Kate, The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, Firelight by Sophie Jordan ETC are being given away on this blog called Babbling Flow! All you have to do is fill out a little form (add up points to give yourself) and wait to find out!

This would be a really cool thing for anyone to do!

http://www.babblingflow.blogspot.com/

Anyway, the link is right above this.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Halo


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I just finished the book Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. This is what happen.

I wanted to love this book, just fall head over heels for it. I fell in love with the cover the second I saw it and knew that I had to read it. Lucky me, I was able to get my hands on an ARC. It started off interesting enough, I liked Adornetto's attention to detail. I think it was my favorite thing about the whole story.

In Halo, three angels are sent to the sleepy town of Venus Cove to do good deeds and drive off the "Dark Forces". Gabriel the warrior, Ivy is the healer, and the main character is Bethany who acts like nothing more than a teenager throughout the book. This is because she is the most human out of all her brothers and sisters (Ivy and Gabriel) who are sent with her on the mission.

When I started reading, I wasn't sure what I was expecting, a lot of angel do right and angel kick dark force butt. None of that happen until the end. Instead it was more of angel (Bethany) feel sorry for herself, and angel make out with a mortal.
What happens is, Bethany is immediately drawn to Xavier Woods, and as you can guess he is drawn to her. They fall in love immediately something that doesn't feel right to me and ruins everything in the story line because it all seems so unreal. For the rest of the book it is about how much they love each other and Bethany forgets all about the mission because she is so wrapped up in her boyfriend and trying to fit in at her high school. Once all this happens, to me Bethany loses all her character points. Along the line, Xavier does too. For a while he seemed like a believable character like when he says. "I'm a guy, I'll eat anything." or "Poetry is for girls." then it all flushes down the toilet when he goes straight Edward Cullen, all protective and junk. It is not believable.

What happens later in the story line that just brings it all down. When like 300 pages in the villain makes his debut in Venus Cove. Jake Thorn. Then all this "evil stuff" starts happening and they have to figure out how to pin Jake Thorn to them before they can take him out. (It's an angel rule.)

None of the angels even knew it was Jake Thorn until he became Bethany's prom date, and she didn't even get that he wasn't right until he stuck his tongue down her throat and started talking about forever soul mates. The ending was my favorite part because there was finally some action and not; "I love you." (Bethany). and "I love you more." (Xavier). Kissy face (from both of them). yuck.

Would I buy this book, no. This is more of a library checkout in my opinion. Hopefully the sequel, Hades which comes out in 2011 will better. It was a good read and nice addition to the YA shelf. I give it thee out of five stars.