Sunday, September 27, 2009

Birthday Books

So, I turned sixteen a little over a month ago (!!) and apparently, people know me too well... I gots lots of book!

Artemis Fowl
Catching Fire (!!!!)
Julie & Julia
The Time Travelor's Wife
The Vampire Diaries

and I got over $80 worth of Borders Giftcard (Who can say HEAVEN!) with which I bought...

I'd Tell you that i Love you, but then I'd have to kill you
Don't Judge a Girl by her cover
The Lucky One
Message in a Bottle
Dragon's Breath
Dragon Princess

Ummmm... Hi

OK, so, like, I'm a horrible blogger :( And that fact makes me sad :( I've been SO busy with school and life in general. I'm so sorry!

Authors: I WILL review your books! Please give me some time, and I will email you the review(s) of your book/s

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Coming Soon!

Movie Review: Ever After

Name: Ever After

Director: Andy Tennant

Starring: Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston

Rated: PG

For: brief language and mild thematic elements.

Brief summary: Ever After tells the story of the "Real" Cinderella, Danielle De Barbarac, played by Drew Barrymore. Danielle, like Cinderella, has the wicked stepmother and two stepsisters. Unlike other adaptions of the fairytale, instead of waiting for her prince, Cinderella, or Danielle, in this case, rescues herself. Instead of having a fairy godmother, Danielle has Leonardo DiVinci to help her out. Danielle overcomes her hardships, escapes from her evil family, marries her prince, and gets the famous happy ending.

Age level: Ten and up

Cautions: Kissing and some violence and immodesty.

If you like this movie, you might also like . . . A Cinderella Story

Personal Opinion: As a lover of fairy tales and re-tellings of fairy tales, I obviously love this movie. It's fun, action filled, dramatic, romantic, and everything else you can think of. You have to love Danielle more than Cinderella: she is the ultimate poster girl for "Girl Power!" The casting was great, especially with Drew Barrymore as the heroine. I love Drew Barrymore and she DOMINATED this movie.

Overall rating: 9/10

Random tidbit: I'm boring and don't have any. *le sigh*

Book Review: The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones

Name: The Faerie Path

Author: Frewin Jones

Brief summary: Anita is a normal teenager living in London with her parents. She has a boyfriend, who, on her birthday, takes her out on a boat to give her a gift. When they are hit by another boat, a whirlwind of events start to take place. Anita finds herself in the hospital and gets a strange book from an address she does not recognize. One night in the hospital, she has a dream that she is flying above London. She ends up stepping into the faerie world and finds out she is the long lost daughter of Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies.

Grade/Age level: 12 and up

Cautions: None

If you like this book, you will also like… How to Ditch Your Fairy

Personal Opinion: Very fun read! I'm into fairies and fantasy, so this was a great book for me to read. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.

Rating: 8/10

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Book Review: Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine

Name: Fairy Dust and the Quest For the Egg

Author: Gail Carson Levine

Brief summary: The Neverland Fairies are created by a baby's first ever laugh. Prilla is the newest fairy to come on the island, except when she gets there, she, unlike every other fairy, doesn't know her talent. Join Prilla as she discovers many of the wonders of Neverland, including a dragon, mermaids, pirates, and Mother Dove, the mother of the whole island.

Grade/Age level: 5 and up

Cautions: None

If you like this book, you will also like… peter Pan!

Personal Opinion: Very fun, cute read. I love Gail Carson Levine, so that's why I read this. And I'm a Tinkerbell buff.

Rating: 7/10

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Book Review: At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

Name: At First Sight

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Brief summary: This is the sequel to "True Believer". Jeremy and Lexie are unexpectedly expecting their first child together and planning their wedding. When Jeremy gets a strange email from a stranger making him question whether or not he is the father of Lexie's baby, he begins that Lexie is having an affair with a friend from her childhood. Will they be able to get married and live happily ever after, or will Lexie's prince charming be someone else besides Jeremy?

Ages: 15 and up

Cautions: Dealing with death, the idea of an affair, a shotgun wedding, and a pregnancy before marriage.

If you like this book, you will also like… Well, you of course have to read True Believer first!

Personal Opinion: Oh, my goodness. Wow. Nicholas Sparks definately delivered in this wonderful sequel. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, making me thirst for more. The ending was wonderful, so sad and horrible, yet so great.

Rating: 9/10

Book Review: I'd Tell You I'd Love You, But Then I'd have to kill you.

Name: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You.

Author: Ally Carter

Brief summary: Cammie is a normal teenaged girl, or is she? She goes to Gallagher's Academy For Girls, a school for prestigious girls to go to. Or is there more to both Cammie and Gallagher Academy then meets the eye? Cammie is really a spy, not a smart rich girl, and Gallagher is actually a school for girl spies to go and learn how to spy. When Cammie meets a guy and falls for him, she wants to become normal. But, how can the daughter of a world famous spy, who is on the path to becoming a spy herself, be normal?

Grade/Age level: 12 and up

Cautions: None

If you like this book, you will also like… I'm not sure, this is a very unique book.

Personal Opinion: What a fun book! This is such a great book and a very quick read. I love this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series and more books by Ally Carter.

Rating: 8/10