Sunday, December 26, 2010

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Title: Evermore

Author: Alyson Noel

Stars: 3 1/2

Description: After a horrible accident claims the lives of her Auguste. family, sixteen year old Ever Bloom can see people's aura's, hear their thoughts, and know some one's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school-but everything changes when she meets Damen. Damen is gorgeous, exotic, and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head-wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions then answers. And she has no idea just who he really is- or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she;s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

So, I really liked this book. For the story part. There was a whole bunch of stuff that I didn't agree with though. There was language, sexual things, violence, and alcohol. Other then that, this book is a lot like Twilight. But Twilight doesn't have any of those things, except an occasional "D" word and a little bit of violence. So if I was rating it on the story I would keep it at 3 1/2, but if I was rating it on how much bad stuff was in the book I would rate it at about a 1 1/2.

But if you get past all of those things, the story is very good. You'll be staying up late like I did to finish it.

Who is your favorite character? I don't really have a favorite character. But if I had to choose one, and get passed all the stupid things she did, it would have to be Ever.

What did you like about this book? I liked the story. The story was interesting but kind of hard to understand, that's why I read it twice.

What's your favorite part of this book? SPOILER ALERT!!! I do really like action scenes, so even though that the action scenes were a little bit to violent, I really did like the parts when Ever fought Drina.

Romance: There is a lot of kissing in this book. Even one part where they almost have sex, but it's not really descriptive which is the good thing. Another character is homosexual. Ever's little sister is a ghost so she can go anywhere and see anything without other people see her. There is also some talk of sex.

Violence: There are two scenes in the book where there is a lot of violence.

Drug Use: None.

Language: There is actually a lot of language in the book. There is about 3 "F" words, and almost everything below that.

Alcohol: In a part of the book, Ever finds out that if she is drunk she doesn't hear all of the voices or see all of the auras. She actually gets expelled because she gets caught drinking in school.

Other: Ever can see ghosts, read people's minds, and some other stuff, too. There is another character that can see ghosts and read peoples mind.

Even though there was some things that I didn't agree with, I still thought it was a good book and I will be reading the rest of the series.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Taylor Swift's Speak Now

Title: Speak Now

Artist: Taylor Swift

Genre: Country

Stars: 4 1/2

I have nothing but good things to say about this CD! I love Taylor Swift and I have loved all of her CDS. I really hope this one does as well as her last CD. So, if you love Taylor Swift as much as I do, you should defiantly get this CD!

Language: None

Romance: There is a little bit of sexual stuff just, "She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress."


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tigerheart by Peter David

Title: Tigerheart

Author: Peter David

Stars: 3 1/2

Description: Paul Dear is a good and clever boy, doted on by a father who fills his son's head with tall tales, thrilling legends, and talk of fairy-fold, and by a mother who indulges these fantastic stories and temper them with common sense, But Paul is special in ways that even his adoring parents could never have imagined. For by day, in London's Kensington Gardens, he walks and talks with the pixies and sprites and other magical creatures that dwell among the living-but are unseen by most. And at night in his room, a boy much like himself, yet not, beckons to Paul from the mirror to come adventuring. It's a happy life for Paul, made all the more by the birth of his baby sister. But everything changes when tragedy strikes, and Paul concludes that there's only one course of action he can take to dispel and the darkness and makes thing right again. And like countless heroes before him, he knows that he must risk everything save the day. Thus begins a quest that will lead Paul down the city's bustling streets, to a curio shop where a magical ally awaits him and launches him to the starry skies, bound for a realm where anything is possible. Far from home, he will run with fierce Indian warriors, cross swords with fearsome pirate, befriend a magnificent white tiger, and soar beside an extraordinary ageless boy who reigns in a boundless world in imagination.

This book is like a teen retelling of Peter Pan. I was kind of surprised at how different it was, but it was good different. I loved the way that the author, Peter David, used his imagination and created a whole new story for Peter Pan. There is the regular Peter Pan things in there, Caption Hook is Caption Hack and he has a sister named Caption Slash. Tinkerbell is Fiddlefix and there is an Indian Princess, too.

I did like this book. My mom had read it a few years ago and I finally picked it up and started reading it. In some ways this author reminds me of Lemony Snicket because the author always started talking in the middle of his book, but not as a character but just as the author. Do you guys understand that?

I really did love this book and I also loved how it ended.

Who is your favorite character? I really liked Paul and "The Boy" (who you can tell is Peter Pan). They were both two different characters, but I liked them both. I liked how Paul wanted to please his mom by bringing home a new baby girl.

What did you like about this book? I liked that it was unique and that all the characters where unique.

What's your favorite part of this book? SPOILER ALERT! I liked when Paul got his name, Tigerheart and I also like the part at the end of the book were Paul returns to his family and The Boy finds outs why the window was closed.

Romance: There is a little bit of romance, some of which I was really surprised by. SPOILER ALERT!There is one part in the book where The Boy is aging and the Indian Princess takes him into the tent and has guards outside and won't lent anybody in until morning. And when Gwenny (who you can tell is Wendy) and Paul go into the tent the next morning, The Boy is out of the tent and Princess Picca (the Indian Princess) is wrapped in a blanket with bar shoulders and bar feet. So you can kind of tell what was going on but the book never says what happens, that you have to keep it up to your imagination. But I was kind of disappointed about this part.

Violence: Well, this book is a lot like Peter Pan so of course there is a lot of sword fights. There is a lot of that, but it's not gruesome.

Drug Use: None

Language: There is a little bit of language but not to horrible. There is about 2-3 "D" words and I think one Oh my Go*.

But over all of this, this book was "awesome!"


Hannah Montana Forever

Title: Hannah Montana Forever


Rated: G

Stars: 3

First of all, I was kind of disappointed by this movie. I guess I misunderstood and thought it would have the last episodes of the whole entire season. So the first one was the only one I hadn't seen. But over all, I really did like how she revealed herself and I thought it was pretty good. Just make sure that the viewers know that this DVD is just a DVD with about 4-6 episodes where in each one she reveals herself to the world and her friends.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Just Something to Note

I'm sure most of you know that I do coming soon posts, but I only show one book review that is coming soon. But I do read more then one book at a time, so keep watch because there might be more reviews coming other then the one just in the coming soon post!

Also, if you have any books you would like me to read and review for you, go ahead and make a request because I will happily do it for you!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blood and Chocolate Annette Curtis Klause

Title: Blood and Chocolate
Author: Annette Curtis Klause
Description: Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf? Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He;s fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would. Vivian's divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two
worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really- human or beast? Which tastes sweeter- blood or chocolate?
OK, so you can tell from the description of the book that I would think it was really good, right? Well, the story part of the book is fantastic, but I'm only 93 pages into the book and the language and the sexual content is really bad. So far, there hasn't been a downright sex scene, but there has been a lot of sexual things through out the first chapters of the book. The language is also pretty bad.
So you can tell that I haven't finished the book, but I thought I should go ahead and write the review and just let all of you readers know to be cautious of this book.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

Title: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Rated: G
Stars: 4
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is a really good movie. I think it might even be better then the first one! I love the story, and I love most of the music. I also love how they added a little side story into the movie about Nate and this girl named, Dana.
I have always loved Demi Lavota's voice, and this movie and it's music totally gives her justice. I love the song that Demi Lavota and Joe Jonas sing together, Wouldn't Change a Thing.
So if you are a fan of Camp Rock, you should definitely watch this movie. It's one of my favorites.
P.S. Look at the post below please!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Title: Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Stars: 5
Description: In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it through Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
This book took me SO long too read, but it was worth it. The Fellowship of the Ring is definitely one of my favorites. I knew when I first started this book that it would take me a long time to read it, because it took me so long to read The Hobbit, but I think I may have finished it sooner if my summer hadn't been so hectic.
Why Did I Like This Book So Much?: I think why I like it so much is just because the story is really unique and fun to read about!
Who is My Favorite Character?: I don't really have a favorite character, but I do have favorite characters. I really like Frodo, Sam, and Gandalf. I don't really know though, but I do know that I like all of the characters.
Will I Be Reading the Rest of the Series?: Yes, I will be, but I don't know when that will be. But I definitely won't be missing out on the rest of the trilogy.
So above all, I really love this book. Post a comment and tell me if you have ever read this book before, and if you haven't definitely pick up a copy and start reading!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Apologize

Hey guys, I apologize for not posting in such a long time. I've had such a crazy summer. In fact it's been one of the worst summers ever. I have had FOUR HOSPITAL STAYS THIS SUMMER. I know, that's part of the reason why I haven't had very much time to read.

I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease this summer. Crohn's diease is an inflammatory bowel disease, and if you don't know what that is just ask. I had my first hospital stay in June, that was only for two days. After that I had another hospital stay at the end of July, and I stayed in the hospital for 7 days. I had developed abscesses because I had been eating food, and food got stuck in my intestines and then it started to rot. I know, disgusting. Anyway, to broke through and started an abscess.

I had that abscess drained, and everything seemed well. In the mean time, I had been on three different meds for the inflammation, but the inflammation hadn't gotten any better. I went home for 8 days and that next Monday, I ended up in the hospital...again. I had developed THREE MORE ABSCESSES! By that time that was my 5th CT scan, and on the C T scan they saw that they couldn't drain the abscesses because there was a thing like a bridge, combining all three to my intestine. So if they put a drain in, my intestine would keep feeding it.

So the doctors just put me on a heavy dose of antibiotics and sent me home, after 5 days in the hospital. My doctor sent me home NPO (nothing by mouth) and I was eating clear liquids for a month. Why he did that was because he wanted to give ones of the medications a chance to work, and every time I ate food, I developed abscesses, so he wanted NO food at all in my stomach so the meds had a chance to work.

After a month we did another CT scan to see if the medication had worked. The three abscesses were gone, but the inflammation wasn't. :( So we decided to talk with a surgeon.

I had surgery on Thursday, and I've been in the hospital ever since. The surgeon took out all my intestines and examined them, and the rest of the looked really good. So that was a little bit of good news. you have read...I have had a ruff summer. But I am almost done the The Lord of the Rings, I have forty pages left and I will hopefully finish it this week.

Thanks for understanding.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

Title: Bones of Faerie
Author: Janni Lee Simner
Stars: 3
I found this book very different then anything else I had ever read before. I thought it was good, but it was very dark in places. For one, the main character has a abusive dad who believes it's OK to kill people "infested" with magic.
When I say magic, I don't mean magic like Harry Potter magic, this magic is a little bit more dark and not as fun as Harry Potter. In this book, magic can be good and bad, and I guess that is in every "magical" book, but this one I found much darker, like I said, then any other magic based book that I've read before.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My Favorite Kid Movies

Last night I was thinking of writing a post about my favorite kids movies that, of course, I watched as a kid and still like to watch today as a teenager. These movies I don't get tired of watching and since I have three younger brothers I watch some of them a lot. I also included some television shows, too.

1. Spy Kids

I just finished watching this movie for the thousandth time last night and I still love this movie. This is a great movie for kids because it's goofy and there is a little bit of action in it, too. But I think that the second Spy Kids was better then the first a third.

2. The Incredibles

All of my brother's love this movie, myself included. I love it that the writers made a great plot for this movie with making it really interesting, keeping you hooked, all throughout the movie without making it scary for the younger kids.

3. The Backyardigans

OK, yes, I know, I know, that this movie is for really young kids but my littlest brother was watching this TV show the other day and I see why he still likes it. This TV show is great for little kids!

4. Zoom

This movie, Zoom, is a great action movie, and it also have a little bit of humor in it, too. I have loved a lot of things Tim Allen has been in, Santa Clause being probably my favorite out of all of them, and this one was great, too.

5. The Great Mouse Detective

I have loved this movie for a long time, and like all of the other movies, I never get tired of watching this one. I love mysteries, for a long time, so this is a great little kids mystery. There was one part that kind of freaked me out as a kid, just makes you jump a little, but it's still a great movie.

6. National Treasure

I love this movie. My papa, or grandpa, who loves movie, he has about over 200 movies in the upstairs of his house, loves this movie, too, even though it's a kids movie. I love this movie because it has a great plot to it, that's full of action and suspense.

7. Beauty and the Beast

I still love this movie, I love the romance and I love the point of the story. And since it's about a princess, little girls will love this movie, too. And who knows, maybe some little boys, too.

8. Treasure Planet

I remember watching this movie as a kid with my brothers and loving it. I haven't watched it for a long time, but it's still one of my favorites!

9. The Little Mermaid
This is another little princess movie that I love, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I think that a lot of teenagers think that these movies are stupid and are for little 3-year-olds, but I'm a teenager and I still like this movie, and I don't get tired of it, but that may be because I haven't watched it for a while. But I still think this movie is a great kids movie.

10. Tinkerbell
I first thought this movie was going to be dumb when I first watched it but, I love this movie. And all of my brothers do, too!

11. Shrek
This movie is probably my favorite out of all the Shrek movies. Of course I haven't seen the fourth on yet, but so far this one is my favorite. I don't know why, but I don't get tired of watching this one!
Well, that's all for right now and I hope that you will take my advice and either watch these movies if you have never seen them, and if you have seen them, I hope that you agree that they are really great movies.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

Title: One Tuesday Morning
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Stars: 4
This book was great! I had never known a lot about 9/11, but now, after reading this book, I understand how devastating it was to the world. But this book was amazing because it showed how if we just trust in God, he will let everything fall into place. If any of you readers like to read Christian based books, this author is for you!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Star Struck Movie

Title: Star Struck
Stars: 4
Description: Get Starstruck with hunky young pop star Christopher Wilde, as he gets tangled up through a chance meeting with small-town girl Jessica Olsen, and experience their hilarious adventures set against the backdrop of Hollywood.
I really liked this movie and the acting was good. But I think this movie would have been a lot better, if they had done it more realistic. In once scene, Jessica, the main girl, and Christopher sink Jessica's grandmother's car, but she doesn't get in trouble for it. I wish they would have showed a scene were she told her parents and grandmother that she sunk the car in quick sand.
Other then all of this, the acting was great and so was the singing. Sterling Knight, who plays Christopher Wilde, has a great voice in my opinion.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Stars: 3
Description: The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a respectable member of a race of a little people called hobbits. Now, like a many of his kind, Bilbo cherishes comfort and spurns adventure of any sort. But that will all change when Gandalf the wizard scratches a sign on his door, and the hobbit is besieged by thirteen ravenous dwarves. The next thing he knows, Bilbo is off on a perilous quest to reclaim a stolen treasure from the dragon, Smaug, a quest that will lead him to a creature named Gollum and a very magical ring...
This book is a great book, but it took me a long time to read. It took me a while to get used to the way they talked. One of the reasons why I like this book is because it had a lot of adventure in it. One after another something happens to the group. The book takes you through, trolls, eagles, goblins, elves and man. This is a great book if you want a good adventure, and I'm going to soon read the actual Lord of the Rings series.
How many of you have read this book and loved it?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In Too Deep by Jude Watson

Title: In Too Deep
Author: Jude Watson
Stars: 3

Description: Fourteen-year-old Amy and her younger brother, Dan, head to the Land Down Under to discover what their own mother and father knew about the hunt for the 39 Clues. But following in their parents' footsteps bring up lost memories for Amy so awful that she can't share them...even with Dan. Haunted by the ghost of their past, chased by deadly competitors, Dan and Amy can't see who is an enemy and who is a friend. Their blindness leads to a terrible mistake...and death of a hidden ally.

In this book Amy and Dan are following their parents footsteps, which leads them to Australia. There, they meet their long lost cousin, Shep, have encounters with venomous snakes, spiders, and other cousins that want to win the hunt, too.
While this is all going on, memories are reappearing in Amy's mind about the night of the fire. Memories that make her feel guilty. Amy and Dan are also finding things about their au paire, Nellie, and are not sure if they should trust her.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Stars: 5
Description: One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis of an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father -- a crusading local lawyer -- risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
This book is absolutely, with no doubt, one of my favorite books. I love this book in every way, I loved the ending, the way the book went and everything else about it. All of the characters in this book will be stuck in my head for the rest of my life. I do recommend the book to everyone, except for younger children, and I also think that it's important to read this book because, for one, it's a classic, and two, because this book is very beautifully written and and every part of this book is awesome.
Highly recommended.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Twilight the Graphic Novel by Stephenie Meyer Pictures Done by Young Kim

Title: Twilight (The Graphic Novel)
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Illustrator: Young Kim
Stars: 4
My mom bought this book for me and I read in one day. It is such a fast read but I don't think I will ever get tired of the story. I love the pictures in this book, Young Kim made everyone look so real and all of the pictures are just so cool to look at!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Title: Alice in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Stars: 3
Description: When Alice suddenly saw a pink-eyed rabbit take a watch out of its waistcoat pocket, mutter to himself and dash away, she took of right after him, burning with curiosity, and in no time at all one of the most wonder full of adventures had begun.
This book I think would be an excellent read for little kids, I had read this book about 3 years ago, but it wasn't the real version and since the movie just came out in theatre I decided that I would read it over again.
I have always loved the movie that Disney made and while I was reading it I realized that Disney changed a whole bunch of things in the movie. There was no Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and in the book there is no Very Merry Un-Birthday either. They changed a lot more and I'm hoping that they won't do that for the real movie.
But I do think that lots of kids would love this story!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn
Stars: 5
This book is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. This book is amazing and I think it would have to be one of my favorites. I can't wait for the movie and I think Alex Pettyfer is perfect for Kyle. I love the point of this story because it shows that you don't have to be beautiful to be popular or even find true love. I do recommend this book to people who like fairy tales and love stories.
This book is in modern times so they're references to making out and things like that. From what I remember I don't remember any language and if there was I don't think it was horrible. But if you look past all of this stuff, it's truly a great book!

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Black Circle by Patrick Carman

Title: The Black Circle
Author: Patrick Carman
Stars: 4
Description: A strange telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, deep into Russia and away from the only trustworthy adult they know. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to uncover a treasure stolen by the Nazis and the truth behind the murder of the last Russian royal family. All too soon, the treasure hunt starts to smell like a Lucian trap. But the bait might just be irresistible...what will Amy and Dan risk to find out what really happened on the night their parents died?
This 5th book in the 39 Clues series is really good. There is a lot more action in this book then I remember from any of the other books in this series, of course it took my a while to get my hands on the 5th book.
I do think that this is a excellent series for kids to read, there full of adventure and things that most kids will love.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Favorite TV Shows?

These TV shows above are some of my favorite TV shows. What are some of yours?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Title: Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Stars: 4
Description: In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family living cloistered in the "Secret Annexe" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.
This book will totally change your view about World War II. I never new much about except for the main stuff, until I read this book. The ending is very sad but I think that it is important to read, my mom assigned me to read this for school.
I do recommend this book, not because it's a classic, but because most of the people my age don't know much about the war, but this book will change that completely!

Friday, January 22, 2010

What I've Been Reading

Here is a post about a couple of things I have been reading. For school I have been reading, "A Diary of a Young Girl," which is about Anne Frank. I first thought it was going to be really boring, but now I'm almost halfway through it, and I think it is one of my favorites.

I'm also doing a Nancy Drew reading challenge, comment and ask about it and I'll tell you more, and I'm on the fourth book, "Mystery at Lilac Inn." So far I haven't got tired of them and hopefully I won't.

I have also been reading a lot of Karen Kingsbury's novels. They are very touching and inspiring Christian books. Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite Christian authors!

For school I have also been reading poems and and short stories out of a book called, "Realms of Gold." These are two other books that I have been reading that have some great poems in it. They are called, "101 Great American Poems" and "100 Best-Loved Poems."

I hope this post has given you a few ideas to read if you want books about history and poems.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Stars: 4
Review: I read the first book of this series, The Hunger Games, a while ago and really liked it. My mom talked me into reading this series and I'm glad she did because The Hunger Games series is great to read! Catching Fire I think probably better then the first one because there is a little bit more romance and action. It sure does leave a big cliff hanger, though.

122 Books this year!

I read 122 books in the year of 2009! Now I have to try to beat that record!