Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Temped by P.C. Cast and Kirsten Cast

Truly a story that never takes a break. There's a twist at every corner and a surprise in every shadow. Yes, it does seem at times like a sitcom and Zoey's boyfriend issues take up most of the pages but int he end, it's all cause-and-effect right. Don't get me wrong, I loved the book, and it always kept me wondering (I won't say what because I don't want to burn it out). What did frustrate me, though, was the fact that it seemed the whole book was setting up the story as rising action and finally as it began to reach the climax it just stopped. Yes, the book ends in the most frustrating moment. But then again, it is how you keep readers wanting more.
Tempted follows Zoey (with a hint of Stevie Rae, Heath and Stark's point of views) just as she's sent Kalona and Neferet away. Zoey and her group are resting at the Benedict Church (and its basement) to replenish from the damage Kalona, Neferet and the Raven Mockers racked upon them. But in the darkness of the caves, is all as it seems? When Kalona is still present in Zoey's dream can she deny the part of her that is A-ya or is there good left in Kalona? As High Priestess of the red fledgings Stevie Rae is also dealt with a dilemma, can she help the rogue red fledgings who didn't get their humanity back or will she die trying?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

List of November

Okay, so I have a habit of spending....well I don't know exactly how long....searching up books. I start with a huge list of authors I might not have ever heard and books that sound absolutely tempting and narrow it down. Of course I have a separate list of books that are scheduled to release later (I'll try to keep them separate!). To narrow the list down I read summaries and reviews, maybe even an excerpt or two. So I did November's list maybe yesterday? So here it is.
  • Raven - Allison Van Diepen
  • Tricks - Ellen Hopkins
  • Project 17 - Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Deadly little secret - Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Unleashed - Kristopher Reisz
  • Eternal - Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Wake - Lisa McMann
  • The Hollow - Jessica Verday
  • Hush Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Immortal - Gillian Shields
  • Secret Society - Tom Dolby
  • Tempted - P.C. cast and Kristin Cast
I've already started my reading, don't worry!
But on the other hand, I wanted to share that I'm learning Italian and I might throw in a few things I'm excited about, like I found my ipod in a winter jacket a few days ago (yipee!)!!

The Beginning

It is the beginning of November and of my freshman year in high school. To keep my mind straight (and myself sane) I've taken up blogging. At first blogging seemed like something people who didn't have lives did but then I realized it was more of a social network sort of thing, you know, getting those thoughts and ideas out there. Well books and movies maybe even TV shows will be my main thing(s). I'll give my review (sorry it its harsh or offensive), and a summary. I don't exactly know how to get ARC's but if I ever get them, I will dye my hair blond (just kidding)!