Thursday, April 8, 2010

Review: Need

  • Title: Need
  • Author: Carrie Jones
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (December 23, 2008)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Received From: I bought it
  • Genre: Fantasy/Fiction
  • Cover: A
  • Overall: A++++
  • ISBN-10: 1599903385

Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays “safe.” Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother can’t deal.

Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn’t a figment of her imagination. He’s a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara.

AMAZING! I love love love this book! I honestly could not put it down and when I did I was extremely sad! The storyline had me hooked instantly and as the pages turned I found myself more and more involved. The way Carrie wrote this book I actually felt like I was there and hanging out with Zara while everything happened. Oh and I can not forget to mention the pixies, I mean come on! What an awesome concept and so different from the normal tinker bell =P I have a feeling this book will be in my top 10 of 2010 because it was that good.

This book is filled with so much action packed fantasy, everywhere from pixies to were's its awesome! I also really enjoyed how Carrie explained Zara's surroundings because I felt like that was a key point in helping me visualize the pixies and their habitat. Oh and don't even get me started on the characters because I could write a book on that! I mean they all seemed so detailed and real to the point where I did not even feel like I was reading. Especially Zara she was laid out so perfectly that I could not help but want to read more to find out her particular story.

If you could not tell, I am not asking you but telling you: GO READ THIS BOOK. If you are anything like me and love fantasy young adult this is one you have to read. I loved it!

Happy Reading!

Review: Truly Madly

  • Title: Truly Madly
  • Author: Heather Webber
  • Reading level: Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1 edition (February 2, 2010)
  • Paperback: 305 pages
  • Received From: Received from Author
  • Genre: Fantasy/Fiction
  • Cover: A+
  • Overall: B
  • ISBN-10: 0312946139
Meet Lucy Valentine; sassy, fabulously original…and psychic. Lucy hails from a long line of matchmakers known as Valentine INC. According to family legend, the Valentines have been blessed by Cupid with the ability to help couples find true love. Trouble is Lucy’s powers were zapped away by an electrical surge and now all she can find are lost objects. But what good is that in the matchmaking world? Lucy is about to find out when she tries to solve a murder and winds up falling into a romance of her own.

This book was definitely different, but in a really good way! As most of you know I read more of the Young Adult Fantasy however I found this story to be really intriguing. I think the characters were my favorite aspect of this story Heather goes into a ton of detail on each and every one of them and you really feel like you know them. I also really enjoyed the plot, It was interesting twist on a fantasy aspect. Lucy seemed like the kind of girl everyone would want to be friends with, and with a talent unlike anyone else!

I also really like how they ended this book (don't worry I am not going to spoil it) mainly because most books end badly, not like in a "oh thats lame" way but to the point where you make up your own endings. This book ends with the "what happens next?" feeling where you want to know more! I would suggest this book for anyone who loves fantasy and wants to give adult fiction a try, It really does not disappoint!

Happy Reading!

I left a student and now I am back a Graduate!!!!

I DID IT!!!!! So sorry for the excitement but I am finally back and I passed college and I am an official graduate =) This was a long stressful road for me but I can say that I learned many things along the way. I just want to say thanks to everyone on here for being so supportive. I have put below a picture of my stand (built from scratch) that I displayed my portfolio and artwork on for employers. (btw for anyone who did not know I graduated with my Bachelors in Graphic Design) It has my logo made out of plexi glass and its all sweet looking! Now I just need to find a job (anyone wanna help)

However I have read tons of stuff this long while and I will be posting........ NOW!

Happy Reading!
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