Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Skinny by Donna Cooner

Synopsis

Find your voice.
Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she’ll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
But there is another voice: Ever’s singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical—and partly to try and save her own life—Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.
With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.



My Thoughts
★★ Stars
Goodness no. This book was such a let down. I'm sorry. I loved this book until I realized what it was actually saying. Then I just got pissed off.
While the writing was good and it kept you interested, the story isn't very uplifting.
Girl likes guy, guy liked girl. Girl gets fat, guy gets popular. Girl still likes guy, guy ignores her. Girl gets skinny, guy sees her again.
typical right? Yeah, I thought so too. Now, lets go a little deeper into this story. No one ever told her she was beautiful, they weren't really there for her, so of course when everyone called her fat and ugly, she believed them. So, just to make the teasing stop, she got surgery done. Which I think sends the wrong message to kids reading this book. Kinda like saying "no one will EVER like you unless you do it this way."
Then of course, she actually does loose weight, but then and only then do people notice her and want to talk to her. Which pretty much shows that what I said before is true.
Then all the sudden you find out a certain guy has always liked her... yeah freaking right! Where was you when she was getting bullied?! Where was you when she was at her lowest?! Where were you when she needed to hear how beautiful she was when she was still fat?! Why is it you only said this AFTER she got skinny?!
This book just sends the wrong message to kids.
I wouldn't recommend this book. If you want to read a book that is meaningful and uplifting, read Entertaining Angels by Emerald Barnes.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Disturbing Behavior by John Whitman

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Steve Clark and his family have just moved to Cradle Bay Island and are settling into their new life.
At first everything seems fine in the small, quaint island community.  But then Steve meets the Blue Ribbon kids, the most popular group at Cradle Bay High.  The Blue Ribbons get the best grades, have plenty of school spirit, and do everything their parents ask them to.  Their idea of a wild time is hanging out at the Yogurt Shoppe on Main Street.  Adults think the Blue Ribbons are a great bunch, but Steve learns that if you disagree with the Blue Ribbons, you'd better watch out.  They have a strict code of conduct, and if they see you out of line, those peaceful, happy Blue Ribbons explode into deadly rage.
Steve and his new friends Gavin and Rachel uncover the sinister plot behind the Blue Ribbons' disturbing behavior and plan to bring the group down--before the Blue Ribbons get to them first.
Includes eight pages of color photos.



My Thoughts
★★★★★ Stars
I've been obsessed with this movie since I was a kid, I only recently found out it even had a book (shocking I know) so of course, I HAD to buy it!
The book and the movie matched almost perfectly, which is awesome, but the book provided just a bit more information about somethings that made you curious watching the movie. Kinda like deleted scenes, if you will. Only thing was was totally different was the end.
Still epic though. Loved everything about this book. From the writing to the settings, plot, you name it. This is a book I don't think I would ever get bored reading. Lol I plan on reading it over and over again. Definitely one of my favs!

Quotes:
•Gavin leaned over the table. "Welcome to Cradle Bay High, Stevie boy. Welcome to my nightmare."

•Steve remembered Gavin's claim that kids were being hypnotized l. "So something is changing them."
Newberry shook his head. "Something is killing them. They just don't know they're dead."

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan

Synopsis
In the tradition of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot, Cirque Du Freak is the frightening saga of a young boy whose visit to a mysterious freak show leads him on a journey into a dark world of vampires. Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampires, and a petrifying ending, Cirque Du Freak will chill, thrill, and leave readers begging for more.


My Thoughts
★★★ Stars
Well, this book SEEMED interesting enough, and it was. It really was. But, as the more I read the more it just seemed to go on and on and I just started to loose interest in the story. While it started off grabbing my attention, near the end of the book (where the vampire comes in for good) started to get dull. You'd think Crepsley would have been more interesting, but he alone seemed to drag the whole book down and made it fall flat and monotone, so it made getting through the rest of the book kinda annoying. Though I liked the story line and the idea of it, it just seemed to be lacking in some places and I expected more of Crepsley. I'm hoping book two will be better and have more 'bang' to it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fated Capture by Kristyn Eudes

Synopsis

Arsema believes she is just a regular sixteen year old girl until a week before the start of her junior year when she starts to experience strange occurrences. Soon after she is thrust in a world that feels more make-believe than reality. To make matter worse, she is being hunted by two ancient races of supernatural beings. One looking to find and save her life and in turn save their race, the other looking to use her to bring an end to the world as she knows it.
After being attacked and kidnapped by her best friend’s boyfriend she is rescued by the guy she has been having reoccurring dreams about. Soon her life isn’t the only thing she is in jeopardy of losing as she finds herself falling hard and fast for her rescuer, Lyon. But will she be able to see past who or what he really is and accept him as he is?
Fated Capture is story about fate, adventure, magic and unconditional love. Arsem’a is a fiercely loyal heroine with a knack for getting herself into trouble. The question is will she be able to get out? Or will she find herself in the grasp of the one she desperately needs to avoid?



My Thoughts
★★★★★ Stars
I received this book in return for an honest review.
This book was such an enthralling read, I didn't want to put it down, but of course life kinda exploded and I had to put it down, but while I was away I honestly couldn't help to wonder what would happen next in the story. I was so interested in not only the story line but all the characters as well. Even though it was a fast read, from the start I fell in love with the characters. They made me laugh, mad, and dang near bout cry. 
The only probably I had was when *someone* (I'm not gonna say who) went rouge... Why? I mean it was awesome that it was "BOOM!" didn't see that coming... but it also didn't really tell you why or how... I'm hoping in book two or in a later book it explains it. I honestly can't wait to read book two and find out what happens next. Dang you cliffhanger!!