Sunday, May 31, 2009

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Title: 11 Birthdays
Author: Wendy Mass
Stars: 4
Description: Amanda's eleventh birthday should have been a happy occasion. Instead she's dresses in an itchy costume her mother picked out for her Hollywood-themed party (Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, even though flying monkeys have always creeped her out). Meanwhile, across town, her ex-best friend Leo is celebrating their joint birthday with a huge bash including a hypnotist, a football stars, a giant iguana, and a rock band. SO not fair. Amanda can't wait for the day AFTER her birthday so she can stop thinking about the fight that her and Leo to have separate parties for the first time in their lives. There's just one problem. The next day is her birthday all over again.
One of my readers asked me to review this and I saw this book on another review blog and I wanted to read it. Thanks, it gives me anther excuse to read it. :) Anyway, I do recommend this book to anybody who wants to read it. 11 Birthdays has adventure, friendliness and sometimes funny stuff.
I do not recall anything bad in this book except at Leo's birthday he has a hypnotist.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Romancing Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson

Title: Romancing Hollywood Nobody

Author: Lisa Samson

Stars: 4

Description: Scotty and Charley find romance in the Highlands when a couple of cute guys in kilts look their way. How will Seth and Jeremy react when they realize the Ladies who were interested in them have captured the hearts of a young bagpiper and a Scottish actor? Meanwhile, as Scotty and her dad look for answers to their questions about faith, they also look for Scotty's mom. The search takes them deep into mob territory, where someone will go to any length to keep the past a secret. Will Scotty lose everything that's become important to her?

I really like this book because of the things that happen. I like that Charley finds true love and so does Scotty. I think that this is a really great Christian series that all girls will love. I also recommend this to everybody!

Scotty's friend Seth has slept with his kind-of-girlfriend, but it doesn't really go into it. A few kisses.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm by Carolyn Keene

Title: Mystery of the Ivory Charm
Author: Carolyn Keene
Stars: 3
Description: Nancy Drew determines whether an ivory elephant charm really protects its wearer from harm when she investigates the involvement of a member of the Bengleton Wild-Animal Show in a mysterious scheme.
This book is good, but there is one thing I didn't agree on, at the end of the book it says the ivory charm is the only way to save a life and it is also said to cause good luck to anybody that has the charm. That was a little different from all the other Nancy Drew books but this was still good.

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

Title: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
Author: Ally Carter
Stars: 3
Description: Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies.
Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her? Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.
This book is good but not one of my favorites. I think it does have a good story, but I think the relationship between Cammie and Josh went a little too fast. But I think some girls might like this book but it just depends on the girl. I thought this book was just all right, not perfect.
There are a couple of kisses in this book, and I don't exactly recall any language except in one part where it just says the character said the "B" word, but there might be a few Oh my Go*'s in there but I don't remember.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I don't think I have been judging my books right, some were good but not the best in the whole world. So now here is a scale that shows what the stars mean.

1 star: I finished it but it was horrible
2 stars: It was OK, but I had to see how it ended
3 stars: I liked it
4 stars: I loved it
5: It is the best book in the whole world


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Forest of Secrets by Erin Hunter

Title: Forest of Secrets
Author: Erin Hunter
Stars: 4
Description: Allegiances are shifting among the Clans of warrior cats that roam the forest. With tensions so delicately balanced, former friends can become enemies overnight, and some cats are willing to kill to get what they want. Fireheart is determined to find out the truth about the mysterious death of brave Thunderclan warrior Redtail. But as he searches for answers, he uncovers secrets that some believe would be better left hidden.
The author does it again with the third book in the Warriors series. I love this book! Has a lot of surprising twist and turns. I totally advise this to people who love cats and really want a good series and book in their hands!
There are sad parts that I cried in and happy parts that I cried in, and some ones that just astonish me! I really think a lot of people would like this book!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Finding Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson

Title: Finding Hollywood Nobody
Author: Lisa Samson
Stars: 5
Description: Scotty and Charley are headed for Marshall, Texas, with Biker Guy once more close on their trail. As Scotty tries to come to tearms with the reality of her parents' deaths, she grows friendly with the locals. That makes staying hidden challenging. But there's got to be more to life then fear, and through new friendships, Scotty learns that this prayer thing might work after all. Will prayer be enough when the situation is life and death? What happens when Biker Guy finally catches up to her?
This book has a very touching ending and I really love it! I really think that all Christian girls would love this series. I seriously recommend this to everybody. I think that this series is one of the best Christian YA books, and this series is along side the Christy Miller series! I want to thank the author for putting Scotty and Charley and all the other characters into this world!
Scotty does think that one of her friends slept with this movie star but it doesn't go into it a lot. Just a small discussion about it.
Love this book!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Message in the Hollow Oak by Carolyn Keene

Title: The Message in the Hollow Oak
Author: Carolyn Keene
Stars: 4
Description: A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle a mystery that they have failed to solve: to find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois.
This Nancy Drew book didn't grab me as much as some of the previous Nancy Drew books I have read. Sometimes when I read this series it is always hard to remember the names of everybody and that was never the problem with the newer ones. But still this book was good!

Ida B. And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Aviod Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannagan

Title: Ida B and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
Author: Katherine Hannigan
Stars: 3
Description: Who is Ida B. Applewood? She is a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a family like no other, and her story will resonate long after this audio book has ended. How does Ida B. cope when outside forces--life, really--attempt to derail her and her family and her future? She enters her Black Period, and it is not pretty. But then, with the help of a patient teacher, a loyal cat and dog, her beloved apple trees, and parents who believe in the same things she does (even if they sometimes act as though they don't), the resilience that is the very essence of Ida B. triumphs . . . and Ida B. Applewood takes the hand that is extended and starts to grow up.
As you can see I gave this book three stars, now this book didn't really catch me as some other books do but I still liked it. The moral of the story was fabulous and I do recommend this book to other but Ida B. might not catch them as Ida B did to other readers!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Title: Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Stars: 4 1/2

Description: Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license-for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be a pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world-and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine:find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

When you turn sixteen, you whole life changes. You turn pretty. Not just pretty, drop dead beautiful. Tally Youngblood can't wait to turn sixteen. But soon she meets Shay, a girl who doesn't want to be turned pretty. When Shay runs away and Tally's birthday comes and she is about to become a pretty. But instead she is faced with a mission to bring back Shay, and along the way she unlocks some dangerous secrets...

This book is a great science-fiction book, the author has just a wonderful imagination! In this book there is just a whole new world that I could have never thought up, and I don't know how the author could think this up!

Tally is awesome and so are the all the other characters! I really think that a lot of people would like this book.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson

Title: Hollywood Nobody

Author: Lisa Samson

Stars: 5

Description: Scotty Dawn has all the freedom a fifteen-year-old girl could want. As she and her mom, Charley, travel to movie sets for Charley's work, Scotty's allowed to go anywhere and be anything. But there are costs to such a life. Scotty doesn't know who she is, where she comes from, or who to trust. And who is the mysterious man they've been running from? Does he hold the the clue to Charley's big secret? Scotty writes in her Hollywood Nobody blog, and the answers she finds are darker then she had expected. Will she discover who she can trust and finally make sense of her world?

This first book in the Hollywood Nobody series is a MUST READ! I really love it, the author has a great imagination and is a great author! I love everything about this book, and the secrets that Scotty's mom reveals at the end are just fantastic! I really recommend it to everybody!

There is no language, but it realistically talks of temptations like drugs, sex, and getting drunk. This book is really great.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fire and Ice by Erin Hunter

Title: Fire and Ice

Author: Erin Hunter

Stars: 5

Description: Deep in the heart if the forest, Four Clans of Warrior cats coexist in uneasy harmony-but uncertain are upon them, and dangers threatens the precarious balance of the forest. Fireheart is a ThunderClan Warrior cat now, but is troubles are far from over. As the chill of Winter sets in, the cats of RiverClan go restless. While WindClan is weak and facing threats from all sides. As tensions build to an explosive climax, Fireheart faces not only imminent battle, but betrayal from within his own Clan.

I like this book a lot better then the first one! It has a lot more adventure and fun! There are amazing twists and turns and I can't wait to read more in the third book, Forest of Secrets! I advise everyone to read this series and I hope you like them!


Friday, May 8, 2009

The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis

Title: The Sword Thief
Author: Peter Leragnis
Stars: 5
Description: There's only one rule to find 39 Clues hidden around the world. TRUST NO ONE. But when the hunt leads fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, to Japan, their only chance to find the third Clue seems to lie with their unreliable uncle, Alistair Oh. will they be foolish enough to make an alliance? with a clue on the line, Amy and Dan might not have a choice but it the Cahill family, trusting your relatives can get you killed...
This book is just as fun as the other 39 Clues books, but this time this book is different. Amy and Dan are getting help from their blood-thirsty relatives! And they are in Japan! I do recommend this book to all young readers who like adventure! Read the series now to learn more about Amy and Dan Cahill!
There is some language, nothing horrible except a few Oh my Go*'s. At the end of the book, they find a small treasure and gold Buddhas and they also talk about alchemist's. Those kind of things don't bother me at all, but they might bother other readers.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Clue of the Broken Locket by Carolyn Keene

Title: Clue of the Broken Locket

Author: Carolyn Keene

Stars: 5

Description: Nancy Drew's sympathy for adopted twin babies leads her into a surprising mystery. Here is a reproduction of the original book, just as it was originally published in 1934.

This book is quite intriguing and it has some very interesting twists to the story. I like the hole thing about to mistreated kids while their mom searches for them, that part will make you soften up! :) I do recommend this book to all the fans of Nancy Drew!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler

Title: A Tail of Emily Windsnap

Author: Liz Kessler


Description: Everybody has a secret. Mine's a little different, though. I didn't even know about it until the first day of swim class in seventh grade. You see, I'd never been allowed to go in the water before. As it turns out, swimming comes naturally to me. Very naturally. In fact, so naturally that you might even say...well, it's true. Here's my secret: I figured out that I'm a mermaid.

When I picked up this book I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. Well, it turns out that I LOVED it. My friend, Catie, said it was really good, and I had bought it from Barnes and Noble, so I thought I would give it a try.

Well, like I said I loved it! And I still love it! Some people might think it is cheesy, because in this book everything is what you expect. But I still loved it.

The language is fair enough I think. I was excepting for this book to be for like, 7 and 8 year old's, but than I figured out that it is more for 10 and up when I saw Oh my Go* twice. Now that word is not a big problem with me, but it might be to other readers.