Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chasing Brooklyn- Lisa Schroeder

Chasing Brooklyn is the first Lisa Schroeder book that I have read. It was written in verse the whole way through. I have never read a book written like that.

Brooklyn's boyfriend Lucca died in a car accident a year before and now her friend Gabe has died. Nico is Lucca's brother. Gabe starts to come to Brooklyn in her dreams and she is wondering why it is not Lucca. She starts to hang out with Nico and they start to grieve and move on by helping each other.

The book was great. It was an easy book to get through and I read it in hours.While the characters don't get that developed it was still worth reading. I will continue to read her books.


Over on the Teens Read and Write blog they are having a huge and I mean HUGE giveaway. Take a look. You would be crazy not to.

/-La Femme Readers-/ also has a book of choice from 2010. Contest ends Feb. 15th.

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The third book in the Hunger Games series has been announced and shown. OMG. I love the name and the cover. How am I going to wait till August??????

What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It is a feature for bloggers to show what they can't wait to be released.

My Pick: The Six Rules of Magic-Deb Caletti
Scarlett Hughes is overly involved in the lives of everyone around her, and exceptionally interested in the habits of her neighbors. But Scarlett is thrust solidly into her own life when her sister, Juliet, returns home from school—pregnant and surprisingly married to a sweet, handsome man whom she seems to have no interest in, but who is hopelessly in love with her. Forced to take a look inward for the first time, Scarlett discovers the necessity of dreams, as well as the necessity of facing reality and speaking the truth.
My Take: What is better than a book sisters, family relationships and drama? Nothing!

Perfect Chemistry-Simone Elkeles

This book has gotten a ton of great reviews on so I decided to read it. Oh my is it worth it.

Brittney is a white rich girl who lives on the North side. Her parents are big on apperances and she has to be perfect, while behind closed doors her world is anything, but perfect. She is dating the popular jock when she is assigned to a chemistry assignment with bad boy gangster Alex. Throughout their year they learn more about each other and themselves then they ever thought would be possible. Their hate turns into love, but can they make it work.

This book was delicious. The writing, the characters, the story, everything. I just kept turning the pages and turning the pages never wanting to stop turning and it wasn't even an "action" book. I just wanted to continue to learn about Brittney and Alex and to see how their relationship would evolve. While another writer would have screwed this story up (sorry authors) Ms. Elkeles wrote with ease and perfection. She researched her gangs and love. I will have to read more of her books.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fade-Lisa McMann

Fade is the second book in the dreamcatcher series. It continues Janie and Cabe's story. I liked Wake ok, but I wasn't sure if I was going to continue the series. I decide to do it and I am so happy that I did.

Janie is on assignment again. This time she is trying to uncover a sexual predator that is a teacher in her high school. She also learns more about her gift and her relationship with Cabe.

I don't want to say to much because the book is pretty action packed. I read it in 2 sittings (hey a girl has to eat sometimes). I can't wait to read Gone now.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox was started by The Story Siren as a way for bloggers to show of what books they have received.

I was apart of a book exchange on a message board I frequent and I got spoiled. I got the first 3 Vampire Academy books in a box set and City of Bones. I can't wait to dig in. Thanks