Saturday, November 24, 2012


Commencement (Hellsbane, #0)Commencement (Hellsbane, #0)Hell hath no fury like a woman’s scorn for frat guys…

Emma Jane Hellsbane knows something evil is worming its way through her college campus—she can feel it. Literally. Her freakish ability to feel other people’s emotions as though they were her own has always been monumentally awkward, and it’s easier for her to just pretend it doesn’t exist. But this time her paranormal ability just might help her save lives. 

Emma Jane’s fairly certain that whatever the hateful, egomaniacal, Godlike thing is, it’s set up shop inside her boyfriend, the frat boy/soccer star Justin. And if she doesn’t figure a way to get it out of him soon, Justin’s soul will be the appetizer to the main course—the whole student body. Problem is, the big baddy is granting sinister wishes, and with each one the risks grow higher and the phrase Be careful what you wish for becomes a real-life dire warning. Of course for Emma, what feels like it could be the end is in fact just the beginning…

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Emma has some guts! Let me just say that. I mean she finds out her boyfriend has some creature living inside of him and she is determined to get it out of him. Holy cow. I would never in a million years. I would run away screaming like a baby. I loved how this book was set up and the creativity of it. I want to ask Paige Cuccaro how she came up with this idea. It's quite amazing. Anyways I give this book a 5/5. It kept me wanting to read this book over and over again. Wait, I want to read the next one. Yes I do. Lastly, I want to know how Emma got the power to feel other people's feelings.. Was she just born with them or did something happen that she doesn't remember?

Secrets and Lies

Secrets and LiesSecrets and LiesIt’s the start of senior year, and 
Excelsior Prep is on Code 3 lockdown. Secret Service agents swarm the halls searching for the First Son’s girlfriend, Jackie Whitman. Outside a SWAT team hunts for the man who’s been threatening the First Family for weeks. Only this time he’s singled out Jackie, leaving a menacing message on the school’s voicemail. Jackie's safe for now, but for the Capital Girls—three privileged kids who live in a political fishbowl in the nation’s capital—every day is filled with tension and thrills. Though, even for them, a raid on the school by AK-47-toting marksmen is a standout.
And a stalker isn't Jackie's only problem.  Still shattered by the shocking news that Andrew cheated on her with Taylor the night Taylor died, Jackie's whole world has fallen apart.  Not only did the love of her life betray her, so did her best friend and idol.  What made Taylor do it? Who was she really?  On top of it all, Whiteny Remick is plotting to take Taylor's place, and Jackie will do anything to stop her.

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If I was Jackie I would literally go crazy. I would no be able to stand having agents following me everywhere I go. I would start screaming at the agents and going crazy against them. I can't stand being around one person for that long. I also love love love Lettie. She is one of those girls that gets scooped up by good people and has fun. She is always smiling and cheerful no matter what is happening. I love her for that.
 I personally would get into a fist fight with Whitney, because all she talks about is California. Like come on. You are in Washington DC getting to go to one of the best schools there and you are complaining? Why? I guess some people just don't understand what they have..
 Now let's get on the Taylor subject. I feel so bad for the Capital girls. I mean there best friend died. i Would be devastated. And then Jackie finds out her boyfriend sleeps with Taylor the night she dies? I think that is totally messed up. Another thing that scares me a lot is that Andrew's agent person scares me.. He is super creepy and just WOAH!
Okay I give this book a 5/5! This book kept me on my toes the whole time. I Loved it. Can I read the next one yet? Please I want it!!

Crazy Love

Kamiyah Nicols wasn’t the kind of girl to blow off her closest friends for a guy. But that was before she met Sincere Lewis...and they kissed. It was a kiss that triggered sparks to fly and cause her to fall head-over-heels in love with college freshman Sincere—the first real boyfriend she’s ever had. In a matter of months, Kamiyah’s whole world begins to revolve around Sincere, obsessing about every little thing. But Kamiyah’s no psycho—she knows she’s got a good thing and wants to keep an eye on her man. Sometimes that means hacking his Facebook and Twitter accounts, or chillin’ outside his house to make sure he gets home safely. But at the end of the day, Kamiyah’s got crazy love for Sincere, and she won’t let anyone—not her girlfriends or her parents or even Sincere— interfere with true love…..

                                                     My Review
Kamiyah Nicols is a girl that you don't want to mess with. She is one of those girls that you don't mess with her or her posse. One of the hardest things I had with this book was the way it was wrote. I mean it was a good book, but like they took off letters and used an apostrophe. I understand it was to make it go with the theme of the book, but I personally didn't appreciate it. 
 I felt for Kamiyah when she was fighting with her mom. I'm the exact same way with my parents. I love my dad, but my mom and I just get into so many fights. It's a way i can relate to her. I love when I can relate to books in a personal aspect. 
I'm going to rate this book as a 3/5. The book was splendid, but I had my issues with the book. I guess i may be a little harsh, but we all have our opinions. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Black Stiletto

Could Martin Talbot's elderly, Alzheimer-stricken mother, Judy, really have been the Black Stiletto? When Martin discovers several volumes of her diaries hidden by his mother, he is stunned beyond all imagination. His mother, the underground heroine of yesteryear? The famed, still unidentified woman who battled Communist spies, took on the Mafia, and preyed on common crooks? The woman who exacted punishment on evildoers without mercy?But it is all described, in great detail, in the diaries. What caused her to begin her quest for justice. Her decision to act outside the law. Her feats as the famed and feared vigilante. How her reputation exploded. In short, how it all played out.

Could it be true? Talbot is filled with doubt and disbelief. But the reappearance of one of the Stiletto's old enemies with a thirst for merciless revenge makes the story more than real and could imperil the life of not only the Stiletto, but her son and granddaughter as well

                                                                                           My Review
The Black Stiletto.. Ahh. Well this book was AH MAZING!! Let me tell you. I wish I was her. She is amazing. In my personal opinion I loved that the book kept you in suspense. I don't normally read books like this, but I loved it. My favorite part is when she went back to Odessa, Texas. I started crying when she found out about her mom.. I swear that moment in the diary was just a plain heartbreak in my opinion.
 Another one of my favorites, is when she started dating Fiorello Bonacini. I swear he was such a gentleman for being apart of the Mafia. Yes, I know that the mafia is terrible, but it protected him and her for awhile. It was his fault that he died, but I dont think he should have died that way at all. I was very glad win Judy Cooper got her revenge on the twins. I think they both should have died but still.
I give this book a 5 out of 5.

No Ordinary Excuse

‘I put on my imaginary thinking cap. Mine is a hot pink, domed helmet with purple lightning bolts on the sides. It pulls down from a long spring coil above my bed… So with my cap in place, I started thinking of possible homework excuses. Maybe I could tell Miss Haven that I’d spent the last two weeks under alien hypnosis and they’d erased any memory of a school project…’

Meet twelve year old Gemma Martin. She wants to be an actress, but school is getting in the way. Gemma has used all of the usual excuses to avoid her homework, but this time she’s facing serious consequences and must rely on her vivid imagination to create the most extraordinary homework excuse ever. Initially, Gemma’s stolen project story skyrockets her popularity, but it isn’t long before things start to spiral out of control and Gemma is headed for disaster. No Ordinary Excuse is the story of how our biggest mistakes are often our greatest teachers.

                                                                                                   My Review
Gemma Martin is a marvelous girl. She is quit intelligent, but doesn't use it. Her aunt sets this system up with her teacher that makes her use her brain. She is a girl that doesn't ever do her homework, but she promised her parents she would try harder. Well, that all went down hill when she didn't turn in her final project. I loved how Michelle Adams set the book up. (Spoiler) It was a flashback, but you don't realize that until the end. 
 My favorite part is how the end. How she drops theatre, and starts writing. Well, I'm a drama kid and you CAN'T do english without theatre. Vice versa
 Any ways I give this book a 5 out of 5. I loved this book.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Book Haul

My Book Haul This week consists of Crazy Love, The Black Stilleto, Commencement, Secrets and Lies, and No Ordinary Excuse. On top of that I checked out Vladimir Tod Ninth Grade Slays at the library