Sunday, January 30, 2011

IMM #2 Jan. 30th

(Signed) Swapped for on Goodreads
Recieved for Review via  NetGalley
Recieved for Review via NetGalley
Won from Goodreads
What did you guys recieve this week?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

IMM #1

IMM  Week of January 23rd:

This week in my mailbox I recieved: 
For Review from Simon And Schuster
Gift from Krista at TheCubicleBlindness

For Review Via NetGalley

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Here Lies Bridget By: Paige Harbison

2.5 stars 
I really wanted to like this book, and in fact I really enjoyed the beginning even though the main character was a total brat and I wanted to smack her silly. I thought the concept of the book sounded really interesting, but what really blew it for me was the repeatition towards the end of the book, with her reliving events in her life from another perspective.

I understand why it took place and the significance behind it but for a book being under 250 pages it was WAY overdone! I lost interest and felt bored because for a good portion of the book you were reading the same thing over again, and i completly lost interest in it.
I didn't hate the book, and its worth checking out, but i wasn't thrilled with it, and thinks the idea behind the book just fell flat for me.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Lipstick Laws By: Amy Holder

5 out of 5 stars

This Novel to be was like mean girls on steriods, now don't get me wrong i really enjoyed mean girls, but this was on another level and i loved every minute of it. The lipstick laws was a fast paced, and really fun read. 

It follows a group of "popular girls" who abide by the Lipstick Laws that was created by the most popular ringleader Britney. You follow a not so popular girl April who Britney decides to take under her wing, and circumstances lead to her becoming one of the popular girls. 

April later breaks a "lipstick law" and is sabotaged by the girls that once befriended her and April suddenly finds that shes not alone and that there are a lot of other girls who were in her same situation, April then decides to seek her own revenge and start her own club " The Lipstick Lawbreakers".

I loved every minute of this book, it was fun, lighthearted, and kept me laughing. If you liked mean girls, you def. should not pass by this book, I cannot wait to see what else this author brings to the table.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Paper Towns By: John Green

4 out of 5 stars

First of all let me say that i absolutly loved John Green's writing style, this being my first novel i've read by him and I was blown away. The story itself was even interesting but for me i got annoyed with the story towards the middle to the end. The search for Margo dragged on to a point where I was like come on already and freakin' find her. Also i almost didn't find Margo deserving of being found, she was self-consumed and spacey for her age, and i found her character to not very likeable, but thats my own opinion. I still think it was a good story, but just dragged on a bit for me.

Blue Moon By: Alyson Noel

5 out of 5 stars

I don't understand how anyone can not LOVE this series. I'm not going to delve into too many details about this novel as it is a sequel and don't want to give anything away, but i LOVE the immortals series so far. Alyson Noel has completly changed my mind as far as disliking paranormal books and i'm starting to really get into this genre again. This book kept me enthralled and i didn't want to stop reading. I cannot wait to pick up the third book! If you haven't read the immortals series yet, what are you waiting for?

Mrs. Miracle By: Debbie Macomber

3 out of 5 Stars

Seth Webster has gone through more nannies in the past year then many go through in a lifetime. His two energetic twin boys deem a handful for just about anyone, and as the holidays approach Seth needs nothing short of a miracle. Mrs. Merkle comes into their life, and she's nothing short of just that "A Miracle". The kids love her and good luck starts coming Seths way, including a travel agent named Reba, who's gone through a tragedy as tragic as Seths and they find comfort in each other's company during this holiday season.

Usually if I know a movie is based off a book, I ALWAYS read the book first, but Mrs. Miracle was on the Hallmark channel one day during the holidays, and it looked really cute and I was in the mood for a holiday movie, so i watched it, and realized that I had this book on my shelves already!! I loved the movie, i found its simplicity to be enjoyable and it was a really heartwarming and "feel good" holiday movie.

I figured I would read the book right after and in the beginning I thought it was going to be exactally the same as the movie, but it started to stray into different relationship dynamics that weren't even touched on in the movie, that i didn't like, for example Seth's twins living with his inlaws for four years after his wifes accident, and also their marital problems. I felt like it took away from the simple storyline that i loved in the movie!!

This book is a cute, holiday read, and I did enjoy it, just not as much as the movie unfortantually.

Keeping Time by: Stacey McGlynn

3 out of 5 stars

This story is of Daisy Phillips an older women who dosn't want to be just an "old lady" to everyone, her friends and family included. The people closest to her in her life are the same people forcing her into making huge changes in her life. While a personal decision to travel to the United States brings about the biggest changes on all.

This novel has a quirky humor to it, and while it was a really quick, heart-warming story, i felt it moved a little slow and that there wasn't enough to really keep me enthralled in the novel. The characters were easy to like and i liked the unique-ness that they each brought to the story. The plot itself had some really good message as well, that you only life once, that lifes too short to not do what's important for you, and also doing what makes your happy for you and nobody else.

Overall. this was worth picking up and reading, i just don't feel its a book you need to run right out and buy. This is Stacey McGlynns' Debut Novel and i look forward to seeing what else she has in store for us

Thursday, January 6, 2011

North of Beautiful By: Justina Chen Headley

5 out of 5 stars! 

Terra Cooper has all the makings of what society calls a "beautiful" girl, she's tall, blonde, skinny, and has an awesome body. If it wasn't for the Port Wine stain that consumes half her face she would be perfect. Until Terra meets Jacob a goth boy who she's believes is anything but her type. Jacob takes her on an adventure that changes her views on life, what the true meaning of beauty is, and so much more.

This book is extraordinary, it really shakes you and opens your eyes to what true beauty is, and how society loses sight of that on a constant basis. It was fresh, and witty, and i loved every minute of this book.

The characters were all unique and i liked all of them. They all played an important role in the unfolding of the story, and i can see why she made the characters the way they were. Although some of them were annoying, or pompous, i understand there was a reasoning behind it that made sense within the storyline.

The plot was fast paced, and i wasn't bored, i liked the constant change of scenery and the storyline kept me interested. I also loved the concept of the caches (which was something i've never heard of prior to this novel) but i felt that gave the story another layer that really added to it's uniqueness!

Anna and the French Kiss by: Stephanie Perkins

5 Out of 5 Stars

Anna and the French Kiss was just as spectacular as everyone says it is! What a way to start off 2011. I stayed up pretty much all night one night reading this book because i simply couldn't put it down!!! Etienne St. Clair made my heart melt and i honestly can say i think i've experienced my first literary crush!

Anna is sent off to a boarding school in Paris, and while she is hesistant and not wanting to leave her school back home, her best friend Bridge, and her new boy toy Toph, her parents insist that she needs to go abroad. She immedietly is thrown into a new culture and you follow her journeys and struggles through a different culture. Her life back home moves fast ahead without her, and her friends back home change just as quickly as she is changing abroad.

I cannot say enough good things about this book, it could have been predictable and subpar with the storyline, but Stephanie Perkins takes you right along side Anna and her Journey and leaves you at the edge of seat watching her love and life in Paris unfold.