April 28, 2008

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

Tracing back to the Mayflower, the history of the blue bloods (the elite group of vampires in NYC)tells of everything, from the pattern of blue veins that appear on Blue Blood's arms when they turn 15 to the cravings of raw meat.
The story follows Bliss, Schuyler, Mimi, Jack and many others through their experiences dealing with the new found information that they are, in fact, vampires and trying to figure out the mysterious death of one of their fellow Blue Bloods. for most, it all starts when they are invited to one of the famous, elite, committee meetings, and they learn all about what they are (and some of them need more convincing than others to believe what is true).
Unlikely friends are made, unlikely attraction is found and much much more. i'd give this book 5 stars!

for some reason, i had trouble figuring out how to write the summary of this book, so it's not so good...
but definitely check this book out, it was one of a kind and it was really interesting. Blue Bloods held my interest and is one of those books that you just don't want to put down.

April 23, 2008

In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

This book, written when the author was only 13, tells the story of a vampire named Risika. Hundreds of years prior, she was Rachel Weatere, a well-mannered, caring 17 year old girl who cared for her family, especially her twin brother, Alexander... and then she was changed. She woke up, scared, cold, alone and thirsting for blood. The story follows her through her transition from Rachel to Risika, from caring and kind to most to blood thirsting, caring for a select few and spiteful.
Throughout all of the good and bad of her being a vampire, she has showed compassion for Tora, a tiger in a zoo that she was become very attached to. She spends her days in her home in Concord, Massachusetts and her nights trying to avenge her brother's murder.
This book has so many twists and turns, suspense and also much to anticipate. it really makes you think because you want to find out how it all ends up and it seems as if you can't read it fast enough. In The Forests of the Night is a quick read and it is unbelievable. As you read, you can't believe that it was written by someone at the young age of 13. i would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys vampire fiction... 5 stars!

April 22, 2008

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. Its everything she ever wanted.
But beneath all the fun--the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom--is a nagging sense that something's wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.
Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she know and fighting for her life--because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive.

I really enjoyed this book (and Uglies...the first book). It is such a good concept for a book that it is instantly attention grabbing.
Pretties is the second book in the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.
In a futuristic world in which at 16, everyone goes through an operation to make them "pretty", things can and do still go wrong. Tally Youngblood, the protagonist of the story, has become pretty, but she is on a mission that she does not remember. That is until one day when someone from her past comes and puts her to the test. What will happen? will she follow through or just try to ignore the past that is slowly coming back to her...

read to find out!
These books are a must read, they are so good! I think that anyone who enjoys YA would like it. It has everything, from romance to adventure to suspense. (something for everyone)

April 20, 2008

The Realm of Possibility

Here's what i know about the realm of possibility--
it is always expanding, it is never what you think
it is. Everything around us was once deemed
impossible. From the airplane overhead to
the phones in our pockets to the choir girl
putting her arm around the metalhead.
As hard as it is for us th see sometimes, we all exist
within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits
are of our on word's devising. And yet,
every day we each do so many things
that were once impossible to us
One school. Twenty Voices.
Endless possibilities.
There's the girl who is in love with Holden Caulfield. The boy who wants to be strong who falls for the girl who's convinced she needs to be weak. The girl who writes love songs for the girl she can't have. The two boys teetering on the brink of their first anniversary. And everyone in between.

This book is written sort of in verse, so it was a pretty fast read. it was definitely a good book and i think that anyone would enjoy it; It has something for everyone. I read this book on the car ride on my way to vacation and it was very enjoyable. It was very cleverly written and i think that David Levathin has written something that anyone who enjoys YA literature and also that some adults would like.

April 13, 2008

Before I Die by. Jenny Downham

It's really going to happen.They said it would, but this is quicker than anyone thought.

Everyone has to die. We all know it.
With only a few months of life left, sixteen-year-old Tessa knows it better than most.
She's made a list, though -- ten things she wants to do before she dies. Number one is sex. Starting tonight.
But getting what you want isn't easy. And getting what you want doesn't aways give you what you need. And sometimes that more unexpected things become important.
Uplifting, life-affirming, joyous -- this extraordinary novel celebrates what it is to be alive by confronting what it's really like to die.

I finally got around to reading this book and i am so glad that i did. This book has it all: romance, suspense, humor, sadness and so much more. Before I Die is one of those books that I will never forget and that I will probably recommend to others. It is definitely not for everyone, though. It touches upon subjects that probably are not appropriate for certain people, but I would say definitely read it if you don't mind some somewhat awkward scenes
. But overall, this book has a good story that really touches the heart and makes you think about life itself.

April 11, 2008

Night Road by. A.M. Jenkins

For Cole, life is a tightrope existence in which sunlight is his deadly enemy and one mistake could trap him underground, staring at the inside of a coffin lid, for eternity....

This is the story of Cole, an "18" year old "heme", his journey, and what happens when he suddenly is asked to help teach and guide a newly created heme in the right direction.

I got this book as an ARC and really enjoyed it. Night Road is definitely a book that anyone who is a fan of vampire literature would like. I was completely hooked from beginning to end and as I turned the last page, I wished there was more. A.M. Jenkins has definitely written a wonderful book that many will enjoy.

This book comes out in May, so I'd suggest checking it out!