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Fangirl’s Encore

So while in class after one of my midterms, I hugely detest, I decided to write the review of my favorite books this year at least called Fangirl. I really wish my damn computer would stop correcting the title, but anyways the book was an eye opener to a new world that I have never entered: Fan Fiction. The main character Cath is a Fanfiction writer for the book and well is like more than involved in the life of the characters, but she uses that world as an excuse to avoid reality of all the problems faced. Fangirl is the truth about life, love, college and family, which in my book is one of the best things that could ever be written about.

The characters in this book are interesting, lively and creatively different in every way possible. Even the names of the characters are so creative, like Cath, one of the main characters. Cath, a introvert, lover of fanfiction, writes fanfiction about the book (not real) series about Simon Snow. She’s a character that doesn’t spend her time socializing but just writing; nothing like her best friend/sister. Wren is the other half of her sister, basically a introvert with extrovert tendencies. She starts to become different pulling away from her sister becoming her own individual coming into her own person. Raegan, the roommate of Cath, who is a total bad-ass chick who like does everything (including guys) that she’s interested in. She’s how do I say, a dominant figure that scares people off but really cares for her close friends. Levi, is a different kind of guy full of mystery, yet open as a book. He’s the kind of guy that makes your heart race every time he smiles at you; definition, he’s nice, kind and welcoming in every way possible.

The storyline of the college setting was Cath deadline for finishing her fan fiction story for the Simon Snow while dealing with college assignments and students. Fangirl is one of my favorite kind of holiday books even though it isn’t really a holiday book but it’s just a funny, heartwarming story that makes me want to be in the story also. So I absolutely love this book and I give the book an Amazing 5 stars and recommend everyone to read it.

Love,

Setierah

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Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Hi guys,

So what’s up with you guys since I last talked to you guys, school, living, mysterious reading of a book or reading a mysterious book. Whether or not you had anything change, or have read a mysterious book I have something that may change your life. This book is called We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, and let me tell you something this book is unrealistically thrilling. But because of the amount of secrets and deception, I have to keep the scene secretive and deceptive, which means I can’t really tell you about the book. #sadness.

So I will tell you guys that this book had me so freaking emotional, like i swear this book will just push you to the edge and leave you there for the rest of the book. Basically, you’ll be an emotional wreck begging the author to just let you off the carousel but it won’t. Even after reading the book you’ll never forget the book, like never. But throughout the ride of the book you’ll enjoy it. Hopefully your reaction won’t be as bad as mine was, because I was using bad language, while crying and well it was serious. But overall, I give the book four stars out of 5.

But before I go, I need you guys to please promise that you guys aren’t going to research the spoilers and try and know the plot before you actually read it. But, I already know some of you are going to try and look things up about the book so here if you look below there’s a summary and review about it.

Goodread’s  Synopsis

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.

The truth.

So yeah there you go.

XOXOXOOXXOXLOXXLOXLXOXOXLOXO

Setierah

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Review: The Distance Between Us

Hey guys,
Long time me no see lol, but guess what I have a grand review of this book that I absolutely fell in love with. Distance Between us, and it’s an absolute amazing book. I’m sorry I haven’t been here at all for you guys but I’ve been busy setting new things up and just a lot of things that required multi-tasking. But besides my complaining, let’s get into this review.

Worlds apart, yet so close. A love so unimagined that it was unclear to Caymen. But Xander could see it from a mile away. This love was messed with rumors, lies, hatred, opinions but was stronger than ever with a unexplained bond between the two. What made this love so special was the way it was constant and never changed. But with Caymen, problems were always expected and never stopped.

Characters, Characters, what could I say about these characters. Well, Caymen was a very stubborn character that never really believed Xander when he said he wanted to be with her and well none the less she’s like me with holding back. But she’s mostly this way because of how her moms opinions inflicted on her, but besides stubborn, she’s fun,sarcastic,funny and very smart girl. Xander, is the PERFECT MAN, he’s understanding, funny, and can be controlling but in a good way. He’s like the matching puzzle piece to Caymen’s puzzle piece. Caymen’s mother, who I must say is a very opinionated mother who is dead against rich men. Her mother was just very annoying at times with her opinions but was a sort of great mother. Skye, she’s the girl that evey girl needs as a best friend because she supported Caymen and just always was there for her and never left her side. She was spazzy, fun, daring kind of friend that made everything better for Caymen. Mason, the guy Skye set Caymen up with, was the lead singer of a band and he was very umm weird. He was the type of guy that was a cool going guy who was a womanizer.

So the storyline of this book is like amazing, I love the romance and comedy. I mean it all just kind of came together and never broke apart. So back to the actual storyline, the book started as a regular day when Xander and Caymen meet in Caymen’s mothers doll shop. And instantly there is this kind of connection between them but Caymen denies every bit of it and tries to go on with her life but is constantly disturbed with his presence. Xander, was a never ending ray of sunshine, lol no but he kept fight for her but against his dad. A lot of conflict happened in the book but the best part was how most of  the characters worked together to improved the problems. The book was like a magical imaging put together.

So to conclude this book was amazing and it definitely made me miss every minute of not reading the book. I give this book a 5 star rating and a definite spot on my favorites list. I definitely think you guys should check this funny romance out, I mean you’ll be like a person that laughs and everybody’s like what are you laughing about. Lol but let me stop before you leave me, but like anyways check this book out and check my giveaway out in my last post or on the sidebar. So I love you guys and have a great day.

Love,

Setierah

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Review: Carnival by K.B. Nelson

The carnival is in town and charlie is finally home. The fresh smell of bunt cakes, the cries of children not winning at the rigged carnival games and the most terrifying rides make charlie happy. But when she meets the guy of her dreams, her plans change and spiral in an opposite direction. While spiraling she learns to let loose and let go in order to live life. Carnival is a book that reminds that living is only possible if you let go and let it happen.

The characters in Carnival are lively, real and a great representation of life when you don’t know what to do after living a constructive life. Charlie is a great girl, with a plan to go to college with her best-friend. She is a smart, funny, thoughtful girl who evolves into a storm of spontaneous. To make her any better, Blue is the guy that gives Charlie a reason to be spontaneously fun. Blue himself is a spontaneous question mark because of the way he moves around without anyone noticing; besides the side that keeps silent, he is thoughtful, cool,sexy guy who knows how to live. Summer, who is Charlie’s best-friend, is a free-living spirit with a desire to got to school. She is a great inspiration for charlie to take risks while till being safe in life; Summer is a very important part of Charlie, they’re like each other’s half. Dylan is a different kind of person because of how he’s acted about certain things, I feel like he was the drama queen of the whole book. There were so many characters in their clique that writing about them all would keep you here for hours.

Basically the book was mostly about figuring out life to the best of your ability while having fun, and I mean felt this theme was dominant in the story. The theme was consistent throughout the whole story making it really fun to read the book. But not to give anything away from the plot, theres romance of Blue and Charlie, action of family problems and drama of where togo in life. This book deserves a lot of praise because of everything fitting in and working well together. I rate this book a 5 but with a warning that 17+ only read this book, because of the content in it. Besides my warning, this book is amazing and you guys should definitely purchase this book. So thanks for reading this book review and I had a pleasure reading this book and I think you guys would too. So I love you guys and have a great day.

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
Setierah

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Prom Impossible Book Review

Prom, a disaster waiting to happen. No boyfriend, blamed for something that wasn’t her idea and stricken by the idea that her love doesn’t love her. Things aren’t going well and to make it any worse she’s sent away to camp for a month missing the summer that everything could change. Maybe it’s possible that the worse things can turn into the best thing. A thrilling adventure, unmasking some of the problems with high school. A great book that just made life better for me.

Laura Paulings characters are just amazing, real and have great development that compliments the plot. The main character, Cassidy, was the best female character I have read about the whole year. I mean her character development was the greatest in realizing many things and she was real and easy to grasp the jist of her. Zeke, the hotness and compassionate guy, he was the best kind of guy because no matter what he was always there for Cassidy and shown a care for her since day one. Jasper, who was the craziest guy ever in the whole entire book, showed no care at any of the time for Cassidy only just to get essays (talk about a relationship with benefits). He absolutely disgusted me and definitely made me hate guys like him so much more. Micheal, who was the nerd who was oblivious to any facts of love, he absolutely pissed me off with not knowing how Cassidy felt about him. I mean it was made pretty clear that she liked him but he didn’t read the signals. Lastly, even though there are more characters these are the most important, Julia. She was Cassidy’s best friend and the most predictable girl or like the girl in the school who is the most popular but who is nice is her. All of the characters were fun and enjoyable to read about.

So the story was basically about a girl who takes the heat ,for her best friend Julia (aka her cousin), for a stupid prank and gets her life turned up by being sent to a juvenile delinquent recovery program. While being sent away, she’s met the most boyishly cute guy with an exception, he’s a delinquent. Well maybe not, but as senior year approaches new lines become crossed, trust becomes scarce and love, well it comes in threes. This book was amazing and had a built in fun experiences, guaranteeing a fun, happy day for any reader. I enjoyed this book and came to find out that I absolutely love YA contemporaries. So I give this book a 5 and I definitely recommend it to hopeless romantics like me.

Love you guys,
XOXOOXOOOXOXOOOXOOXOOXOOXOOXO
Setierah

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The Camelia Resistance (Book One) By A.R. Williams

 

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Willow Carlye, an upstanding citizen who works for the Ministry (the government of the New Republic) making policies for the well-being of others. While taking a business trip, she goes against the policies made by her and lives life for herself one time. For her mistakes she is rewarded with losing her job for living her life. When isolation starts to get unbearable, she gets contacted by a Camelia member and is told about what’s going on. As soon as she finds out what it actually feels like to live she’s addicted to the adventure. But as her adventure is starting, she goes through a web of lies just to find the truth.

Willow Carlyle was an isolated person who made policies that restricted every aspect of anybody’s life. She evolves to this woman who wanted an adventure to find out the list of lies she’s been told to act like an upstanding citizen. She definitely becomes the strong female lead, and loses her feeling as an isolated human being. Warren Lake or Minister Lake is the head of the government and has a history regrets. While being the liar of the characters he is a man who wants the best for his family or loves but finds a bad way to do things instead of being the guy to live with being a white hat hero. Warren isn’t necessarily the villain but in many ways he portrays himself as a villain. Ven is a beautiful guy who is on two sides of the coin instead of one and is a guy that keeps to himself but interacts with strangers in different ways. He is a confusing character to understand but he turns out to be an easy character to understand because he’s like a regular guy always wanting things he can’t have. Ianthe is a very intense character because of all of the things she’s been through but she is a nice person and can be very funny. This character grabbed attention as soon as she waltzed into the story, it was fun to read about a girl who actually feels real with a struggle.

So I really enjoyed reading this book to the point I was begging the book to make new pages for me to read. I enjoyed this book because of the great character development shown as well as the humor that the book had exhibited. This book definitely was for me because as soon as I read about it I had to read it and share it with you guys. Like the book totally drew me in like a moth to a light, it was like fate pushing us together. Ok, let’s not go to far with me and this book being fated for each other but because of the book I thought I could get away with it. Anyways on with the rating, drum roll please, dum dum dum dum the book receives a 5 star rating and a I DEFINITELY recommend everybody over 15 read this book. Before I go I have one last thing to say…… The book is amazing and you guys should read it and those people hoping for spoilers there aren’t any here so get the book and get reading. So I hope you enjoyed the book review and come back for more, bye loves.

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P.S. This is a trilogy series, so I’m so excited for the second books and hope you guys are just as psyched as I am. 🙂

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Stolen: A letter to My Captor

Gemma had a perfect life before going to the airport with her parents,

"A Heart-Breaking story, that captures the heart and never lets go."
“A Heart-Breaking story, that captures the heart and never lets go.”

from going to get coffee across the boarding area her life changed into being the missing girl from England. A mysterious guy named Ty, finds the girl from his dreams and steals her from her world throwing her into his world full of silence, heat and empty, barren lands. This book was a struggle, what I mean by a struggle was I mentally died, and it was a completely different and such an original book from what I’ve ever read before. It was a rollercoaster of immediate feelings of love, hurt, hatred, with so many other feelings that I currently can’t name. Lucy Christopher, a master mind of words, created the most interesting captor matching with a strong female lead. Stolen is full of pointless escape attempts, enjoyable banters and heart-breaking moments.
The two main characters in this novel have played a huge role in creating a real life heart-breaking story about a girl being kidnapped and trapped in a place with no escape from an emotionally unstable captor. Ty, who was the captor, had a rich history of being hurt, misused, and neglected. All of these experiences have made Ty a lonely, detrimental time bomb, who loves easily while getting hurt all of the time. He’s such a sweetie to Gemma, by helping her, feeding her while trying his best to please her. But while Ty is a good kind person, he made an awful mistake of taking someone against their will and a moral mistake of trying to make someone love him back. While Ty was the captor, Gemma was the victim, and was mostly an interesting character. At some point in the book I felt that she became depressed and lonely and basically lost her fight in her and succumbed into being trapped. I loved the character especially when she started seeing that Ty only loved her and started to return his love back. Maybe its messed up for me to say this but I felt these two characters were meant for each other.

“What you did to me wasn’t this brilliant thing, like you think it was. You took me away from everything- my parents, my friends, my life. You took me to the sand and the heat, the dirt and isolation. And you expected me to love you.” This quote basically explains the whole book of him hoping and praying that someday she would be okay from being in isolation away from society. He did sort of have a good plan but the one thing wrong was he took something that wasn’t for him to take. The truth was that, he was wrong to take her to Australia and to expect her to love him.

This book was the hardest and most amazing book I’ve read in a while and it made me cry and wish that everything was different for her and him. It was super hard to get through with not crying for them and an unemotional person would probably be the only one person that wouldn’t cry. I give this book a 5 star rating because this story was original, beautiful and was full of a passionate, heart-breaking romance. I totally recommend this book to everyone to read because once you do read it, you won’t be able to stop reading the book while not being able to not cry. So this book was amazing and Lucy Christopher has made me into an emotional sap over this book. So, I love you guys and wish you the best for reading any book you desire.
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOOXO
Setierah

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The Grind by Stavro Yianni

"A horrolicious book that will scare you right into your mothers arms."
“A horrolicious book that will scare you right into your mothers arms.”

 

So guys I know that i usually don’t start of my reviews like this but this is a different kind of a story that needs to be taken a different way.But as this is a different type of book full of short stories, Im not gonna do a character analysis but I will be doing a few analysis of a few short stories. So enjoy the review of this fascinating novel provided.

The fear, the horror of being stalked by zombies that are hungry for food or by being farmed by a farmer. All these scenarios just mentioned are like my worst nightmare that I have ever had since i’ve read this book and let me tell you the book will take you for a ride and never let you go until the last punctuation mark. Chases and scares of a world you don’t even know will come and haunt your life for a long time to come, my friend. This is truly the most chilling compilation of stories I have ever read. As my advice, I would say that you will not sleep for days, so be prepared for sleepless night of horrors.

Connoisseurs De Carnagè
This story was the scariest for me, because it combined the horror of serial killers and a passion for art. I think this is the SCARIEST story I have ever read like in ages. My reasoning, people killed people just to get ahead and create masterpieces. Mainly people killed others to also gain fame but also to gain rank in superiority. Even though this story was chilling it was one of my favorites from this book.

Doodles
Ahh this story was terribly weird yet kind of played with my subconscious. The scariest part is the main character having conversations with the green man or his minions. Especially the way in his dream it felt so real especially on the day to find his job. This story could really happen in reality because of the guy hallucinating and listening to voices, basically schizophrenia but with a great twist. I think I loved the part the little boy played in the story and how it just manipulated the feel of the story.

Farmed Out
Lastly, this short story was very cool yet chilling to the bone. It provided the weirdness of a farmer farming people, and that just made me freak out because of the farmers personality. But besides the farmers personality, the whole story was freaky itself because of what was happening. But I really loved this storyline because out of all of the short stories this one had a happy ending which just made the whole book so much better.

Anyways guys, thanks for reading this review and I give the whole book a 5 star rating because it gave me all the scares I wanted as well as a great stories that shined throughout the horror. So this book was a great read and kept me entertained throughout the whole book. I really hope you guys enjoy this masterpiece of horror and defin

Xoxoxoxxoxoxoxox
Ms.Slayerofya

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Gideon’s Angel Review

By Clifford Beal
384 pages
Published by Solaris

Colonel Richard Treadwill, exiled from England, knighted for the French army and loved by a beautiful lady. After seven years of being exiled to France, a dangerous plan comes about to conspire against England and then Richard is left with a decision to make ; to either go and leave everything he has built his life on or to stay and be used as a puppet for secret dark things. Which ever choice he comes to make there is a price to pay. Choices and choices they seem very different but they are not different at all. You see, both include a dark world of where the devil wants to take the world, things like dark dogs, angel or demons exist and where black magic is not just used by witches ( I wouldn’t be surprised to see some in this story, just stay positive). In the year 1635, two plots remain and they are to kill of Cromwell and to let the devil take the throne. Can Richard Treadwell stop both of these plots while staying alive and under the radar?

Characters, ahh where shall I begin, how about Colonel Richard Treadwell. He was a very ambitious character that was always on the run trying to get away from evil but attracting it more and more the further he ran away with it. A side note ladies, he is a lady magnet who attracts many turns of heads (on a good day at least). Then comes Billy Chard, who just like Richard was apart of the English army, who is apart of a group who believes that there is no evil in the world that there is only good. But get this, his whole persona shows him as a bad guy who steals money from tourists and who curses like a sailor until the sailor is drowning. Billy is actually my favorite character because he’s loyal, understanding and a pretty interesting guy. Gideon Fludd, I can say that he is an army leader who enlists the help of a Demon (he doesn’t know that). He is a false believer in the angel or demon of performing a duty against parliament. Then comes Richards brother Thomas Treadwill, who is well in my words a worry wart but I can’t blame him. He was like the protector of many people who his brother had to leave and I mean overall he was a man of honor. Marguerite, who is Richards lover is a very smert charming lady who can charm her way out of anything. Many look at her like the one who is to be forced to do things but she has quite a backbone that well was was unbeatable. D’artagon is a french soildier who sticks to his orders no matter what. I mean if you ask me I can see him in cartoons being the one to strap down the lady to the traintracks. Ashmole, even though introduced in the middle of the book, he showed knowledge that no one had of the devil or demons. He was an astronomer, who took pride in his work and having contacts to futher his work. I believe he has no bone in his body that won’t question his work on this “other world”.Cromwell, who is the leader if England and the one being targeted. He is not very mentioned to give you big facts about him but I can say that he semms like a foolish but caring soul. Lastly Anya, she is Richards wife, (there’s a long story why they are not together but you will find out in the story yourself it’s actually vey interesting) who lives back in England with his children. She is a very strong, resource using woman which is very good back in the 1630’s because well lets face it ladies, we had no rights what so ever! So these all the characters that I found important to the story because without them you couldn’t have a story.

I think this Fantasy has a pretty good plot because well lets me just say anything with a relationship, paranormal, and a fantasy that gives you a thrill along the way. So I’m gonna try not to spoil this but If it happens then i’ll put spoiler alert on there for you, but anyways In the land of Black magic, war, Angels and Demons and the recoming of the lord chaos is in the making. Meaning, in 1635 you have people who are belting the bible at you and then you have people that are ranting and raving about how christ will rise and bring England back to glory and so and so on. But they are not nearly as bad as the people who are trying to make the lord come back with spells, potions and demons (angels) to do the work for them. But to quickly ramble what the strory is about, Richard is exiled and then talked back into going back, he visits his family, finally sees the truth about cromwell and decides to enlist help, he meets billy and they venture on to save cromwell. So that’s allyou need to know about the book because im saving all the good stuff for you to find out.

I give this book an absolute 5 star rating because lets face it, I LOOOOVE books like this because it has so much action into it that like it can technically be classified as a action. I also loved this because well it had a relationship, war and well anything else like that. So, I totally suggest this book to anyone and I applaud Clifford Beal for his great work of art. Enjoy!

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Crash By Nicole Williams

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Crash, two worlds colliding at hyper speed for two people, Jude and Lucy. Lucy from the world of cheering and dancing her problems away, and being the girl to not cause or create problems. Jude from the world of being single but doing every girl he can find, getting in to trouble, selling stuff and just being a freaking dush who is amazingly hot. They meet in the summer and something strange gets enticed and longed for and they draw to each other like opposite ends of magnets. Things happen and well Lucy just thinks it’s over. Then when she thinks they’re done over with it, at school she sees him and he sees her like love at first sight, over again. But if they are falling for each other, what if they miss and fall hard on the ground for each other. Even though opposites attract, it can attract past’s that should stay in the past, lies that should remain in the dark and just plain animosity that should be left alone. Jude and Lucy might just be the two who should stay apart or come together because lets just face it they are unsplitable when together. In the world of a biting high school teenagers who get jealous, urges and well any other thing in the world, can Lucy’s and Jude’s love continue on or will they just be heading for splits vile. I think that’s just the million dollar question everyone is waiting for an answer for.

So let’s just move along into getting to know the character that will be presented in the book. Lucy, the lovable, predictable girl who is model nice, more than easy on the eyes and has an attitude that might just be killer. I totally loved this chick but there was a problem with her. She was so predictable I mean she believed something that she should have asked about but whatever. So that was the problem with her but other than that she was AMAZING. Then comes Jude, he was probably my favorite character because he has a kind of spitting image of what I want in a boyfriend for me. He’s handsome, he’s kind and caring of the women in his life, and he has a deep past. Even though he is depicted as a “cancer cell” (meaning that he’s bad) he is really just the sweetest thing, I mean protecting Lucy throughout the whole book even if he wasn’t talking to her, doing the stupidest things for her, and righting his wrongs just for her. I mean he probably is a guy you would want to meet out in the real world. Next comes well sawyer the double teaming loser. Warning when and if you read this beware of this character because he will sound like he is the… Damn I can’t tell you but just beware of him, he’s just bad news. Then comes Taylor, I mean this chick was amazing at making things bigger than what they actually were. Like she should of been a actress, she made a big deal of Jude walking up to Lucy, then of his announcement. I mean Taylor should get an award for best dramatic friend in the world. Next her parents, which I mean the mom was the Ice queen and the other was the disoriented buttface that sat around. They were always there but when things happen, people change and these parents demonstrated that the most. Lastly is Holly, she was mentioned many times but never actually seen until the middle to the end of the book. She was the typical girl who our parents told us not to be (no offense) who had a baby by a jerky freaker and she was nice because I could feel her realness of the situation and of her character and it was just really interesting touch to the story that kept me reading.

Ploting time, ha ha get it, it’s time for us to plot. Yeah let me just get on with life before I scare you guys away. The book starts out relativily cool by starting with a summer fling. So to explain in the super fast rambly edition, Lucy meets Jude and he’s all like i’m not into the girlfriend/ dating scenario and she just like bites back and they flirt and well a day goes by and well they are finally aquainted and then stuff happens and then Jude and others are arrested taken away and he doesn’t call and then school starts and she’s like the newest hottest girl and rumors start and stop. Jude and Lucy makeout A LOTTT, they go to homecoming, they break-up and get back together and then other normal teenage stuff you’ll have to find out. Anyway’s thats my little summary of their little love story and I hope you enjoyed that ramble.

I wish I could tell you more about everything but I don’t want to give anything away from the book’s greatness. The only other things I will tell you are simple and can be said in three words. Reality of Highschool. This book taught me lessons about school and what can happen if you just do one thing wrong. But anyways before I go all parent on you I’m going to tell you this book is full of ass-beatings, arrests, love, drama and will have you going until the last word. I give this book a 5 star rating because it made me want to read and read and read it over and over. So I suggest you guys take a gander through your bookstore’s, library’s or shelf’s because it is a must read. So Enjoy!

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Emmanuel Stone and The Phoenix Shadow

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BookHave you heard about the story of Emmanuel Stone and his life. Well his life is well nothing like normal is defined, I mean his thoughts and history of his thoughts basically got him deemed as a psychopath bomb just ticking until he explodes. The phoenix Shadow, well they have life the hardest. I mean getting chased down because your telling the “truth” and if caught, getting tortured for information. But one Question? Which side is right and which side is wrong? Phoenix Shadow is depicted as bad people in life but are they really. No one knows not even the ones doing the capturing.
Many characters fill this fantasy of a story but I will mention mostly the main ones that are menetioned throughout the book. The first character that is very significant is Emmanuel, he’s been through a lot. I mean his mom and sister died right in front of him and his father ‘s eye. But as the story developes he becomes different in many ways but is still himself. His dad, which if you ask me when Emmanuel left was a Disturbing INDIVIDUAL, he scared me with all of his personalities. Cecilia, was the well umm (off the record the slut of all characters) the worst person that any guy could be with. I mean she doesn’t try to help her boyfriend through his misery. Nicole, she is like my hero of all time, because she kicks some serious butt. I alos like her because she is like a the female lead in a movie. Eli, the person who everyone is searching for. He’s is the kinda of person you see in the movies who is there at first but is gone the next, like he seems like a person who has mastered the act of dissappearing while being a killing machine. Even though there are so many others I am going to stop the list here.

The plot of the story was kinda confusing at moments to figure out how everything was connected but it all played out. So in the book everyone is divided and has their opinions on The Pheonix Shadow and how dangerous they are. And then there is Emmanuel who doesn’t seem to fit into anything until the middle where he finds… (No Spoilers allowed.) Also just to tell you there are many action scenes that will ust make you wanna be like a secret agent. So overall I give this book a Four star rating because it was interesting and made me wanna keep on turning pages. So check out this book, and tell me if you liked it or enjoyed it because I know I did.

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Fearless By Fracine Pascal

Hey are you fearless? Hey don’t worry i’m not even close (i’m more of a weenie that lives in books that have adventures for her) to fearless or I’m not even like Gaia Moore. Let me tell you something about that girl, she is fearless no the meaning of fearless. So don’t be surprised when you actually read it that she’s not afraid of anything except losing Sam. Which I will get into very soon about him. But in this novel of courage, overcoming freaking bullies and dealing with what life gives you. You know what throw all of that out and think that this book is just about being fearless and just getting what you want no matter what and who stands in your way. But enough of that and I will just get into the girl-kicking-ass phase because I know you want it. 

 

Getting in this story you need to know who you are dealing with so I mean lets go through all the greetings. First lets meet Gaia the main character (and the best if you ask me) who is also the narrator I think. (By the way the chapter’s are told in different views form each character) Gaia is like the girl every girls wants to be (most of the time) but i don’t mean by popularity, I mean she totally sucks at that (just telling the truth) but girls want to be fearless and not afraid of anything. Also guys think she’s pretty but you’ll see for yourself. Then there is Sam, (who Gaia likes) he is in college but a total hot in a way you think is totally hot (like usually where you find the swooning party) and is tied down in a relationship that he likes the girl but doesn’t love her. You’ll find him totally stupid and irresponsible but you’ll definitelly love him like I did. Then there is Heather, who is the satan of hell the one you go to seek a loan at the bank. She is the popular, but hateful girl, she is undoubtly beautiful (just like Regina Geore in Mean Girls). Then there is Ed. Who is for some reason before meeting Gaia or becoming cripled was in love with Heather but she dumped him (ungrateful loser) for Sam. Also he is Gaia’s best friend (and by the way he’s a good one) who would do anything and I think he’s in LOVE WITH HER??? Wow 2 girls in 2 years that’s a great start.

 

So the Plot is AMAZINGLY well written. It starts out from Gaia’s I hate everybody point of view and changes with every section of Heather, Sam and Ed point of view. Then Bam!!! She goes into a park and does superman stuff to them like POW!!! BAM!!! WOSH!!! and the gang are just so scared that they run. Then the romance starts with Sam and her playing chess. That’s when he developes his feelings in the first place. and thinks about her crazy after. But does a love triangle start? Like Ed likes Gaia and Gaia likes Sam and Sam likes (or loves) Gaia. So then as you continue in the story you start to see the connections with the gangs and Ella (shes not very important though) and her Father. But the story trudges deeper and Gaia does things she never thought she would do, And all she wanted to do was really have sex with Sam. Like how far would you go for a stranger or someone you just want? She shows no fear and goes through Highschool, time by herself, and social life (what’s even left of it). So this story is amazing, so I give it 4 stars (which this decision was hard to make) for great compositon, love triangle and Bonus: Character Composition. So try it out, I think Most of you guys will love it if your anything like me. Enjoy!

The Gathering Dark

 

What’s so mystical about the dark that you have to write about it? I mean this was my first reaction to the book and then when I saw it was Fantasy I was like “Hell naw!!!” but then something nudged me to pick the book up and just stare at it for five minutes. Like for real I stood there for ten minutes just gazing at it wondering if I should read it. But i started reading it and I was amazed how real it was I mean it started of as a regular teenager who had stupid guys that liked her and her super bestfriend. I get so sucked into it because at that moment she is fired from her job and goes to her favorite place in the world. The Music store to get some music to play but little does she know she might find the one to be with forever. But as normal as it seems it DEFFINITELY a fantasy. But before I reveal some of the secrets of the plot (Just Kidding I don’t do spoilers) lets see who is starring in this dream of a real fantasy.

So to start it off, I LOVED almost every single character in this book (because i love this book) so I think you will too. But anyways lets start off with Keira, she has a dream thats very important to her (who doesn’t), she wants to get into the school of music at Juliard. She wants it so bad that before anything she put her dream first, like no boys, no after school drama, sometimes no eating. But after meeting someone she learns how to be less concerned about her music and more relaxed with Walker. Then we have Walker, the guy everyone dreams about (like really his looks like amazing) but his looks have nothing to do with why he is there. Like people say looks can be decieving, dont believe he is the boy next door because he isn’t but I wish he was. Then her best friend (whose name is not coming to my mind) not mad at her (lets clear this up goodreads) she gets md at her for not telling her what’s going on in her life but is her friend. She works at the mall and has a selfish stupid boyfriend (she so much better, why have a boyfriend thats not equal). Also she plays the flute and plays an important role in keira’s life. Then lastly of important characters is Smith. Smith is Walker’s cousin (two cute guys. where can i get one.) who is mysterious, copy-catter of Walker ( keep it fresh please smith) that likes earth because he can get away from his mom. What else can I say, he is very weird and has abilities that nobody can know about (shhh, I wasn’t supposed to tell). Those are most of the characters you really need to know, sue me if I missed some (don’t sue me, I’m just kidding)

Now this plot is really what interested me. First it starts off as a regular book, a teen having problems with a job and people anoying them. Then she meets a guy and so on but the strange things that come are doors in the middle of the road and trees in the living room (what the hell is going on). But when she gets together with Walker, these visions get intense and harder. But why? It’s a question she asks throughout this book, Why, What and How. And for her to ask those questions and just not care, it has to be important. Weird things occur and Walker and Keira have to figure them out, but does one of them already know? With that I’m gonna give you the opion of my thoughts.

So, mind you I just didn’t read this book without consulting the “book society” but some of the reviews just made me wanna slap someone like really. Like people said “slow starting, or didn’t understand or plot was slow”. Ok so if you don’t mind my ranting i’ll just get on with it, first of all the plot wasn’t slow (maybe you are but the plot wasn’t) it was just helping develope the story. Then if you didn’t understand maybe you didn’t finish it ( we all do it. it’s ok) but don’t give it a bad rating because of your fault of not reading it. Because for me to read a fantasy in literly 8 hours is a record for me because I don’t like to read fantasies. So this book was Damn good and you know it (sorry for my language but it’s the truth I’m sorry) and just because you cant get into it or couldn’t finish it, it gives you no right to critisize it because of you. So I’m gonna stop now before I annoy you (probaly already did) so here’s my rating: 5 out of 5 stars because it totally captured my attention in every way possible. So try it out, i think you’ll love it but if you don’t then it’s ok because everyone has their opinion (like you seen me have. LOL) and you have rights to have it. So give it a try and tell me if you like it. Enjoy!

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Anna and the French Kiss

Oh La La, in france happens the greatest love story that ever happens. And I can actually believe that because France is the Romance city of the world people have me to believe. But when St. Clair and Anna actually meet sparks fly, hearts get broken and b*tches get jealous of her. So what can I say it’s the stage of the Drama perfomance that usually happens in movies like Mean girls or Confessions of Teenage Drama Queen or even Jennifers Body. So let me not keep you waiting and lets get into it.

 

So moving into the characters, there are so many that some may not be mentioned but I will get the most important ones, and with that lets begin. First lets start with my favorite and foremost Anna. Anna is the one who loves hard and fights even harder. What does she want? Well, what starts off as being a little crush, turns into someone loving one another. Anna is a girl that was raised in Atlanta and not only had friends there but a kinda boyfriend.  She also has a dream (of not only being with St. Clair) of being a famous film critic of movies. She deffinitely showed that in the book if I must say myself. Then St. Clair who is the best friend but who has thoughts of her being more to him. He is a British, French, American boy who does not like change. As this book goes on though you will see how much of dependency he has in so many people. But when is it enough time to wait for what you want? Then the next character that plays a great role is Bridgette. With this character, I had my suspicions and they were confirmed and I thought she was better than that. But what is she? She is Anna’s best friend, who can play the drums and steal guys if you ask me. I thought their relationship would keep them alive but you’ll see. Then there is Meredith, she is the sidelined one (I feel your pain) by St. Clair. She loves to play sports and be with her friends but sometimes she like to hang with them too much. Then there is Rashmi the best friend that doesn’t seem like a bestfriend but she is. She is the practical but hurt one and the only one that doesn’t have a crush on St. Clair. But her boyfriend on the other hand is a mess. His name is Josh and well he skips class and rather get totally drunk (which your allowed to drink when 16) than do his homework. Then there is second to last and foremost is Ellie. Ellie is St. Clair’s girlfriend, (who really is a real bad girlfriend to me) she has already graduated out of highschool. Not only is she a bad girfriend (I feel) but she is a bad friend (your just gonna stop talking to your friends. Wow). Last but not least  Sideburns (tommy) who is Anna’s kinda not but kinda so boyfriend. He is a pyscho jerk, who has no other concerns but his job and his band. He really is a loser, I mean really.

 

So now that you have most of the characters lets get into this juicy plot. So it starts off when Anna arrives in Paris, France. She meets Meredith and becomes instant friends and hits it off and she had a seat at their table and thats where she meets St. Clair and from first time they hit it off. She’s trying to find her way around the school and france and thats where St. Clair comes handy and they become best friends. But an attraction also comes along and well along being friends family problems come up, relationships end (or non-relationships too) and friends get hurt. But these are all mostly things that happen with teenagers.

 

So this book was literly the love of my life for like 3 days of reading it and I had fun. The story is intriguingly sly, beautifuly written and hands down funny. If I could give this book 10 out of 5 stars I would but I guess 5 out of 5 is enough. I willingly reccomend this book to sappy romantics just like me. So take a chance and I gurantee you’ll fall in love with this book at first sight. Enjoy!

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What’s Left Of Me Review

I have a question if you had two souls, who would you choose to leave? In this case you don’t have any choices of who you want to leave, the recessive soul just stops and leaves just like that and never returns. In this book the two souls are Addie and Eva. Addie has always been the Dominant soul, she could control the movements and what they said and Eva on the other hand tried so hard to control anything but never could. So in this world not settling is against the law and if you don’t settle your sent to a facility that says they’re gonna “Settle you” but your never heard of again. So Addie and Eva try to hide not settling but it just gets to hard and she get sent away to the “Settling” facility.

But before we hit the plot lets see who is featured in this story. First lets go with the main character which is our recessive soul Eva. Eva well is literly her own person in another body (have you heard that before). She is smart, pretty and she can be very funny at times. She’s the very daring one though, she likes adventure. Then there is Addie the one that plays it safe. She is the responsible one that doesn’t like trouble at all. She is our Dominant soul, so she basically makes the desicions when and where Eva is going to talk. Next After the main character comes Hally and Lisa. Hally is  the spaz attack part of herself. She’s nice and so fun. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her but her self. Then there is Lisa, the mean but sometimes nice one. She is also the one who is very practical when it comes to their life. Then she has her brother Devon and Ryan. Where there is Devon he is the one who doesn’t care for anyone and looks out for his sister. He’s a party pooper if you ask me. Then there is Ryan who is the one who gets emotions and actually likes people. He actually developes a crush on Eva. He is a tinkerer and his attitude is so adorable (great job Kat Zhang).I think thats most of the important characters that stay constant.

Then lets have a deep discussion of the plot. Where should I start with this? Ooh, I know umm so how this story starts to fold out is that Kat Zhang takes us back to when they were little and thats when it all started. The unsettling, the doctors, the tests and the looks. Then one day Addie and Eva just start to kinda settle but they dont they jus really fake it and everything changes the family moves and the doctors stop with their tests and everything is normal until now. They go to a museum of a a war between the hybrids and the regular people. And the pipes or someting just KABAAM! The pipes bust and they have to evacuate the premises but something weird happens to Addie and Eva and everyone sees and the story goes on until the end of the day. The next days fold out into meeting Hally and Lisa and Devon and Ryan, they get invited to their house and they start to work on Eva gaining control of their body. And Yada Yada Yada, for weeks they do this and somehow they get found out and they all get sent to a “Settling” facility. Then they start their journey there which is an adventourous, interestin and infuriating journey they make but in the end it’s worth it. Oooh and one more thing, a dystopain wouldn’t be complete with some kind of love. Ryan and Eva develope feelings and i’ll let you find out the rest for yourself.

So my feelings is for some reason this book reminds me of The Program. Because of the doctors trying to fix these children and teen except the difference is between the two souls and the suicide epidemic. This book is very interesting, I enjoyed this book alot bcause of the characters who try and fight and get out and it’s just amazingly written for a Author that’s new to writing. I applaude you Kat Zhang, this is just on Hell of a good book, I give it 4 stars. I deffinitely reccomend you guys read this excitingly, fast paced dystopian YA novel. Try it and I gurantee you will love it by the 10th page and want more by the last page.

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The Program

This book is what I can say A Piece of work that has made me cry and root for Sloane to push through the doctors and handlers. The saddest part was James and Sloane not knowing each other. But somehow once she was out, she had a weird feeling of guilt all the time when flirting with others. Is her heart teling her that her Knight in shining Armor is waiting for her or is she just nervous about Realm?

She sighs. “Why do you love James so much?” she asks. ‘Is it because he reminds you of the time you spent with your brother?’ “No. It’s because he’s hot.” I laugh, resting my head back against the chair. She’s the crazy one if she thinks I’m gonna tell her. “Would it hurt if I told you that James doesn’t love you?” “What?” “I’ve been through James file, and he told his counselor that he felt obligated to take care of you. That he wanted to save you because you were so unwell, and he didn’t want you to die like your brother.” She can’t be telling me the truth— James was probaly trying to protect me from them. And yet Dr.Warrens words are like a punch to the heart. “James loved me.” I hiss “And your twisted lies will never change that.”

Wow, that was powerful. Let’s start with the characters that were involveded in this book of emotions. Sloane, the one spike of heat when it comes to her and James. This character I fell in love with at first sight, because she was everything that I am. She has a flame that is ignited by James and for James. But then she also had this side that she could never let out in plain daylight because the fear of being flagged. The pain of losing her friends, her family and even the one she loved. She held this all behind her Facade of armor. Then we have James, who has infuriated me, made me laugh and made me cry. He was the one that Sloane and her brother and so many others counted on, because of him being strong and holding it together. But when is it enough that the pain can kill anyone. He is the one to deal with it all but one promise he makes can turn it all behind him into losing himself and the one he loves. Then we have Realm, a bit of deciever if you ask me. I really didn’t like Realm at the middle to the end where he was involved. And when I was reading the book I had my suspicions of him. But what made me really mad that he tried to love a girl that he knew would never love him back, that’s just setting yourself up for hurt if you ask me. And Lying about who you are is not going to get you the girl anyways, so I would cut my losses and leave while she still doesn’t know. But he did help her survive and lookout for her fo all the wrong reasons. But overall I just didn’t like him at all.

Then moving on, there’s the storyline that had me really mad and anxious for sloane to gte back to her original life. First of all, you can’t just flag a person because they look or act depressed, I mean looks can be decieving. Second of all, erasing someones memory of the painful events of their lovers is no the way to deal with depression or suicidal teenagers. Third of all, I must say telling or forcing medication is not the way to make someone talk to you about something, it just causes more trust issues and makes the person uncomfortable. So they really pissed me of about this but the ending was just what I wanted and needed to happen to restore my happiness. Let’s just talk about the ending, it was not predictable but only the romance was predictable. Because let’s just say that the heart will remeber everything that you take away from your head, even deaths or breakups you name it and I bet you your heart remebers it. Moving on, here’s a few questions to ask yourself during the book. One, Can I trust that person? Two, How does this help anyone Three, Does love conquer everything?  Four, What is stronger the pill or your heart? These question might not make sense now but it will soon.

So I definitely reccomend this book to anyone who loves a dystopian that is intriguing and fun at times and sad at momments but is worth it. I promise.

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The Twins Daughter Review

So hi guys it’s setierah here and I have a book for you that will make you think and wonder whose who. This book and me have had it’s ups and downs because I just hated the twin that was doing damage to the family tearing them apart but you won’t know who doing it so good luck.

So into the characters we dive. First there is Lucy who is the daughter of the mother, who not only is schooled at home but is spoiled with love and money from her parents. She is the only child and her personality is well happy at first but it changes during the book due to events that happen from the start of Helen Smythe knocking on the door. Who is Helen Smythe you ask? Well she is the “Long Lost Sister” of Aliese the mother of Lucy. She looks just like her and well after a few lessons with Lucy on manners and learning, she soon “becomes” Aliese. Then there is the father who has helped give Helen the chance to learn how to become his wife or to at least act like it. He is a writer who is basically in love with his stories and office and lets not forget his wife. The there is Kit the new neighbor that soon becomes Lucy’s new friend. They become close and they have “secret meetings” in tunnels below the house. But they don’t stop at friends they move on as more and want more. Even though this is a mystery, who says you can’t have a romance brew and grow. Other characters are present in the story but don’t really have an effect on this story if they weren’t involved. But the real question who is Helen Smythe besides a jealous, “Long Lost” sister, who wants a family. 

Next, is the plot which (in my opinion) made the story intriguingly interesting and a thrill-riding adventure. The story starts off as an unknowing family not knowing anything about mom’s identical twin. Then BOOM! There’s a knock on the door from a familiar face in mugged, trashed and tarnished clothing. Lucy (the narrator) at first is confused but as the story moves on she gains trust and loves this odd but beautiful lady known as her aunt. Then the years move on and the climax grows closer and BAM! The two are tied up and one is dead or dying and the other is in a state of trauma. But wait is it a coincadence that Helen had learned to be elegant and graceful around that time? I thought I had the answer figured out, but as I read more and more I found that i just kept getting colder and colder. After that i thought the book would be ending soon but don’t think that the deception ends. The question still remains Who died and who is alive? I had a hard time ’til the end trying to figure it out but i never did? But maybe you will. It will keep you guessing until the end…

Overall this book was a thrill-riding piece of work that will make you lose lots of sleep and keep you awake at night. When you pick this book up make sure your up to not ever finding out who died and who lived. I give this book 4.5 stars, so enjoy.