Friday, July 29, 2011

Review: The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

The Vespertine
Author: Saundra Mitchell
Page Count: 293
Book Description from GoodReads:
A 19th-century historical romance set in Victorian Baltimore about Amelia van den Broek, whose prophetic dreams have made her the talk of high society, and whose love for an artist distinctly outside of the social circle that threatens her place in it.

My Review
Amelia is sent to her cousins home in New York to teach her to be more lady like and find a rich husband that her brother, August, finds suitable.The night she arrives there is a dance being held at her cousins house, Amelia is completely out of the circle that her cousin, Zora has with everyone around but, that's just fine with her because Nathaniel has his full attention on her. Later that night Amelia has a vision, she tells Zora about it and soon it's all over town and people are calling for her to tell their fortune. After she saves a girls life by her knowing the future, Amelia feels as though she has done a good deed. But it isn't until it back fires that Amelia wishes she had never told anyone about her seeing the future.
Amelia sees Nathaniel almost on a daily basis' but it isn't until one night that she surprises him with a visit and finds out truly how he always seems to come out of no where around her.

This was my first historical read, even though it took some time to get use to the old timey talk it was really good. I didn't know what to expect when I read this book, I actually never read anything about it but I'm glad I got it! Zora and Amelia have a sister like relationship and are quite rebels for that time. Nathaniel was the most worst gentleman and best.
Even though it was very sad toward the ending, its worth it. The second book doesn't follow Nathaniel and Amelia, but Zora so I'm instreted in what the author will have in her life.

Sexual content: None!
Language: None!
Violence: Mild.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photos from The Hunger Games movie!

Entertainment Weekly has all new photos of The Hunger Games movie (due out in March 23rd 2012). The Magazine will be out the 29Th and have extras!

Obviously this will be the scene when Katniss talks about Peeta burning the bread *accidentally* and dropping it on the ground near her.

Looks like this is the part when Katniss is up in the tree and he's with the Careers maybe? What do you think?

I can't wait for the movie. It's acually really close! I can't believe their making it in such a short time, I always thought movies took longer!

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading? (2)

It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books. Each week we will share the books we have just finished reading, are currently reading, and are planning to read


Just Finished (will have a review tomorrow) The Vaspertine by Saundra Mitchell

Planning to read: Starlighter by Bryan Davis


What are you reading this week?


Sorry I've been lacking with the blogging, I haven't been able to get to the Gallatin Library until last week and I have read two books so far, one review is already put up the second one will be put up tomorrow. Also blogger hasn't been letting me comment though I fixed that, turns out I can't stay signed in! Well anyway, hopefully I'll get on track and stay on it!

Review: Switch by Carol Snow

Author: Carol Snow

Page count: 215

Book description from Goodreads:

Claire Martin has some serious body issues.
Ever since Claire hit her teens, electrical storms have been making her switch bodies. Usually she's back to her old self in no time. But when something goes terribly wrong, she finds herself stuck in the fabulous body—and life—of Larissa, the icy blonde beauty who has caught the eye of Nate, Claire's longtime crush.
Will Claire ever figure out how to get her old life back? And, more importantly, will she even want to?


My Review

Claire has more issues then just her body, she can see her dead grandmother, and she can switch body's with other people. Not just anybody though, they for one must be born under the same moon as her and two, they must be within a mile.

But when Claire switch's with a beautiful girl who is only there babysitting for the summer she doesn't want to give it up, she finally catches the eye of her crush, Nate, and can act in whatever way she wants. She feels as though she has power over the people around her.
With having Nate falling seriously for her, she can't decide wither she truly, whole heartily, wants to be Claire ever again.

This book is more for a quick read because you don't want a big book or one in a series. It was alright. I wouldn't recommend it though. I did like the concept of when there is a lighting storm or any electricity that she switches body.

My rating: 2 out of 5 stairs


Sexual content: Just kissing, so minor.

Language: Minor, 10 to 15 words.

Violence: None!

There is mention of smoking, drugs and alcohol.