Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review: The Hollow by Jessica Verday

Author: Jessica Verday

Page Count: 512

Book description from Goodreads:

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.
Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.


My Review

Abby has some serious issues that needs to be resolved, instead she ignores them completely and go about life as if nothing is wrong. Her best friend, Kristen is missing, but it isn't until they find her body that Abby accepts the reality and starts to slowly hit rock bottom.

She and Kristen has a favorite place next to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the river Kristen died in. One day Abby just randomly meets a boy, Caspian, there with blond hair with a black streak, they start to meet alot there.

Halloween night, prom night, Abby goes into hysterics goes to the river and gets into the rushing water, Caspian sees her there and begs of her to come out of the water. When she does he walks her home.The next day they meet at the library, but after what happens that day Caspian trys to avoid Abby the best he can.

I liked this book, but I didn't like it awhole lot because it did have slow parts in it. I think the next book will be alot better. Abby was very weird, she needed help badly. I hope she'll be better in the last two books. Caspian is really sweet but you don't really have much on him.

*start of spoiler* I think the reason why Caspian could touch her is because it was his anniversary of his death, BUT I have no clue why that would happen! *end of spoiler* I really liked that Abby made perfume, I thought that was so cool. Hopefully I'll be able to get the next book because I'd really like to see how Caspian thinks hes going to make things work!

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


Sexual Content: None!

Language: Minor, 10 words tops.

Violence: None! Mention of blood sightly.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In My Mailbox [7]

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

All of these are the rest of the load I wanted at the library! I went overboard with the books there but I shall read them :) with afew renewals of course :)

I'm almost done with this book!

They are going to make an movie from this book and Taylor Launter (sp?) is playing Finn


Also, I got from another Library that I will proudly be going too (they had almost every book I wanted! I could hardly just get one!)

I love love love Dystopia! So this one will be my very next read!

What did you get in your mailbox?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New blog design!

Tell me what you think of the new design! I thought it needed something fresh. Hope you all like it!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Author: Kelly Creagh
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Page Count: 542
Reading Level: Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.
Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.
As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.
His life depends on it.


My Review:

Isobel enjoys cheerleading, and of course has the football player boyfriend. She's happy and pretty carefree but one day the most dreadful thing happens, Mr. Swanson announces a special project for the class and he picks partners. Of course Isobel gets stuck with the so called King of Goths, from there it all goes down hill.
The first night Varen and Isobel work on the project, as she goes home something follows her. Calls her name. Chases her.
Then Reynolds starts coming into her dreams.
Then Pinfeathers comes into the picture.
Then Varen asks Isobel to a Goth Bash.
The night of the Goth Bash Isobel decides to tell Varen how she feels about him but as soon as they tell each other The White One takes him into the Dream World where Isobel must save him and free him.

I really liked this book. Its awhole lot better then it sounds! I love Gwen. She is very funny and this book has alot of funny new sayings. I thought with Isobel being a cheerleader she would be all into herself and think shes better then everyone else, but at first she kinda comes out as that but she quickly changes, her boyfriend Brad is a complete jerk. Varen is.... well... an odd ball. lol. I liked this book awhole lot more then I thought I would.

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Sexual Content: Minor.
Cursing: Mild, most likely 20 words in the whole book.
Violence: I want to say mild, but last night I had a nightmare from it sooo I'll rate it, Moderate.