Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
- Lambda Level: Read 4 books.
- Pink Triangle Level: Read 8 books.
- Rainbow Level: Read 12 or more books.
Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick
"When Holly loses her virginity to Paul, a guy she barely knows, she assumes their encounter is a one-night stand. After all, Paul is too popular to even be speaking to Holly...and he happens to have a long-term girlfriend, Saskia. But ever since Holly's mom died six months ago, Holly has been numb to the world, and she's getting desperate to feel something, anything--so when Paul keeps pursuing her, Holly relents. Paul's kisses are a welcome diversion...and it's nice to feel like the kind of girl that a guy like Paul would choose. But things aren't so simple with Saskia around. Paul's real girlfriend is willowy and perfect... and nothing like Holly. To make matters worse, she and Holly are becoming friends. Suddenly the consequences of Holly's choices are all too real, and Holly stands to lose more than she ever realized she had."
I won this book from Fantastic Book Reviews! Thank you! PLUS, Lauren signed it for me. :)
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
- The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published this year.* I'm going to challenge everyone to read at least 12 debut novels! I’m hoping to read at least 30! You don’t have to list your choices right away, but if you do feel free to change them throughout the year. I will also be focusing on mostly Young Adult novels.
- Anyone can join, you don’t need a blog to participate. If you don’t have a blog you can always share your views by posting a review on Amazon.com/BarnesandNoble.com/GoodReads/Shelfari, or any other bookish site.
- The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010. You can join at anytime!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.
Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.
Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared...."
Review: I read the first book in the series last month and I liked it a lot and Fade does not disappoint. Fade is one of those books that keeps you turning page after page. I went through it so fast, I wished it was longer.
The characters are amazing. Lisa McMann writes Janie and Cabel so realistically, its makes it easy to relate to them. I absolutely adore Janie and Cabel's relationship in this installment. They're a lot closer in this book than the last and the relationship is so sweet and I love how Cabel becomes very protective of her as she approaches her "assignment."
In FADE readers find out more about the seriousness of Janie's dream catching ability. There is a bit of angst in this in the middle of the book -which I hated!- between Janie and Cabe, but they work it out. I liked the ending, but you know, if I didn't know that there was another book in this series, I would've thought that it ending there. It was a definite ending IMO, but I'm so glad that there is going to be another book. I can't wait to see where the relationship and Janie's ability end up.
After reading the last installment in the series, I was a bit worried that this one would be like it as well -not as good as the first two. However, this one was better than the third book.
Sunday, November 22, 2009