June 28, 2008

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Sometimes you don't wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same.

Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide.
Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade.
Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills.
And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy Who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself.
In one instant each of these young people decided enough was enough. They grabbed the blade, the bottle, the gun -- and tried to end it all. Now they have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other's help, they can find their way to a better life -- but only if they're strong and can fight the demons that brought them here in the first place.

This was a really eye opening book with an amazing story. it followed Vanessa, Tony and Conner through their lives after attempted suicide and how it brings them into each other's lives.
i would definitely recommend this book to basically anyone because it is so beautifully written. Impulse (like all of Ellen Hopkins' books) is written in verse and this book switches back and forth between the three character's points of view. Ellen Hopkins has some definite talent and i think that everyone should experience her style of writing.
i read this book basically in one sitting and i just couldn't put it down. it was really late at night and i kept telling myself, ok, after so-and-so's POV is done, I'll go to bed, but i just couldn't do it because i was so completely drawn in to the story. 5 stars!

June 25, 2008

The Book Muncher's contest!

hey everyone!
just wanted to tell you to check out The Book Muncher's blog to enter her contest to win Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen and When It Happens by Susane Colasanti

here is the link:

Benighted by Kit Whitfield

It is the world we know, with one deadly difference. Ninety-nine percent of the population are lycanthropic. When the full moon rises, they "fur up," transforming into lunes, bloodthirsty beasts that cannot be reasoned with or tamed. The few remaining people are born unable to change, locked forever inside their human skins. Insultingly known as barebacks, they live as victims of prejudice and oppression. And all too often, they are victims in another sense- targets of savage maulings and death at the hands of the lunes who break the law to roam free on full-moon nights. Twenty-something "bareback" Lola Galley is already a veteran of the Department for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthropic Activity. When her old friend loses a hand to a marauding lune, then is murdered before the attacker is brought to trial, Lola is desperate to see justice prevail. But the truth is seldom simple- and Lola many not like the shocking answers she uncovers.

I absolutely love reading books about werewolves so i was immediately drawn to this book. i loved how Kit Whitfield could go the entire book without using the word "werewolf" and you still knew that's what she was talking about. This book was very well written and i really enjoyed it.
This book made me laugh, cry, smile and just about every other emotion possible for a human being. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of this type of thing. 5 stars, no doubt about it, i love this book.

June 6, 2008

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

This book is so hard to summarize because it is too good for words.
From the amazing author of the Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer, comes a novel of love, hate, transition, learning, compassion and much more. This book literally has it all... anything you could hope for and want in a book, here it is!

'The Host' follows Wanderer, a soul who has recently been implanted into her host body, Melanie. Usually the souls just take over the body as their own and go on with life. Melanie is different, she is still there, not only her body, but her mind. Wanderer can hear her and tries to block her out... at first. Melanie hates Wanderer and Wanderer isn't too fond of Melanie either at first. soon, Wanderer can't block her out no matter how hard she tries and she finds herself wanting and loving what Melanie wants and loves. As unexpected and unwilling allies, they find themselves on a search for those they both love.

i don't even think that summaries could do this book justice because it's so amazing, I think that everyone should read it because it is one of the best books out there. (no joke... none whatsoever... : ))