Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Go-To Guy

byKarl Fields (Goodreads Author)  

GoodReads/Amazon Summary
Hey,” she called. “Are you ready for me?”
Again, my nerves got the better of me. The truth was, I had no idea whether I was ready for a girl like her. I’d never met one.

Carthage, Texas, known for quilting festivals and country music. It isn’t the middle of nowhere, but sixteen-year-old Eric Myers swears he can see it from there. As he readies for his senior year, Eric’s only thought is landing the basketball scholarship that will take somewhere far from the oil fields, where many before him have traded their dreams for a paycheck.

A series of earthquakes has livened up a dull, hot summer, but when Eric stops to help a stranded motorist the real excitement begins. His small hometown is about to host some far-off visitors with bad intentions, just as Eric learns it’s his destiny to stop them.

    Unlike most short books that you read these days, The Go-To Guy by Karl Fields, is really intriguing. I read the book in about an hour. It keeps you asking questions like, “Why is he doing that” or “What the heck is wrong with Brooks?” Those type of questions.

  I also enjoyed that Fields included the title of the book in one of his sentences. He was talking about how the coach calls him his Go-To guy. I personally spotted that right off the bat. It makes me enjoy that the author actually put some thought to his title. I know we aren’t supposed to like judge a book by its cover or title, but I normally do. When I first saw this book, I was like eww it’s about basketball, but in actuality it’s about aliens and a love story.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Luxe

By: Anna Godbersen

Format: HardBack

Pages: 433


GoodReads/Amazon                                                                    Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.
Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.
White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.
This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone--from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud--threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.

With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...

In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent
                                       *Borrowed A Copy From The Library*
   Anna Godbersen uses a variety of vivid details about what life was like for Elizabeth Holland in New York. The time period was 1899. I know that you are not supposed to judeg a book by its cover, but I shamefully chose this book because of its cover.
   Elizabeth Holland is such a proper and amazing girl, that all of the girls want to be her. Her family, The Hollands, are one of the oldest families in New York. She is considered one of the rich people. Her maid Carolina aka Lina, lothes her mistress. She does her job, all the way until she finds a dirty secret about her Mistress.
    Diana Holland, the younger sister to Elizabeth Holland. She hates how her family is. She hates that they are all proper and have to live by societys eye. She doesn't want to wear the tight dresses and fancy stuff. Her one true love is a man she is supposed to love. He belongs to her one and only rival.
  Will Keller, is the person who takes care of the horses. He has been planning since he was little to leave The Hollands and head West. He plans to go to California. He has asked Elizabeth to go, but will she actually leave? He loves her so much, but she can't bear to leave her family. I wonder what will happen between Will and Elizabeth.


Monday, October 1, 2012

The Gossip Web
By:Chelsea Lynn Charters
Format:Kindle Edition
Published:July 31, 2012
GoodReads/Amazon Summary

Jade Cannon's life is a mess. She's the laughing stock of West Havenbrook High, and is hopelessly in love with Trace Gibson, the boy every girl dreams about---but that's not the worst part. Her father is dating a beautiful young woman named Erika, whom Jade is convinced is after his money.
Nothing seems to be going Jade's way....Not after Trace asks her to the dance, or even when he claims his undying love for her. As Jade struggles with her fears and her innermost desires, she eventually realizes that the only true obstacle standing in the way of her happiness is herself.
                           *A Copy was provided by Chelsea Charters For Review Purposes*
  This book is similar to some of the books I have read before, but not identical. Charters uses an array of information and details about the characters to make you feelike you are connected with the characters. I would consider this book a quick and easy read. To classify the genre, it would have to be realistic fiction.
   The way Charters writes, makes you not want to put the book down. I was up till 1:30am last night reading it. I wanted to find out about what was happening between Trace and Jade. Also, there's the sneaking suspension of Jade being kinda paranoid about everything. it shows that she has been hurt way to much, and is scared to let people into her heart.
   One of the downsides to this book, is that there are a few misspelled words. I understand that we all miss words sometimes, but when you're reading a book it kind of throws your brain off the tracks.
  Another suspecting thing that will most likely nag at the back of your brain the whole book, is what did Jade ever do to Gloria. There has to be some resentment or jealousy somewhere. It's one of those questions that flows through your mind while reading this book.
I would give this book a 4out of 5, because of the suspense of always wanting to know more abou the book, but the misspelled or non placement of words really threw me off sometimes. Anyways, it was overall a really good book and I would recommened it to people.