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.