The Search for Sam by Pittacus Lore

The Search for SamBlurb: When a rogue Mogadorian meets up with a mysterious amnesiac in Santa Monica, he knows that there’s more to this guy than meets the eye. In fact, he might just hold the key to everything. In I Am Number Four: The Lost Files #4, discover what has happened to one of the people with information crucial to the Garde coming together to fight to save Lorien—and Earth.

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thought: Once again, I was surprised by who was leading this book. I was expecting John. I was so happy to get this ebook. I think this was the first one I had to wait for since I started reading, but it was well worth it!!

4 stars

Read December 29, 2012

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheuit 451

Blurb: The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.
Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs nor the joy of watching pages consumed by the flames … never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past where people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do …

3 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (library)

My Thoughts: I had a hard time understanding why things where going on. This book was easier to understand than The Great Gatsby, though. It was interesting and makes you think. I thought the ending was confusing though.

Read November 30, 2012 — December 7, 2012

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

The Silver Kiss

Synopsis: Zoe is a high school student trying to keep herself together. Her family is falling apart. Her mother is dying from cancer and her father is just a shell of the man he used to be. Simon is a three hundred year old vampire searching for revenge for the death of his mother. They meet in a park in the middle of the night. Can they end each other’s loneliness?

4 stars

Read Via: Paperback Book (own it)

My Thought: I first read this book in junior high school, when I really started to like reading. It was my favorite book for the longest time. I read this book several times in a row. Also, I believe it got me into vampires (this was 2003 — before Twilight). However, now that I am older, the book is not that amazing. It still holds a special place for me.

Reread November 27, 2012 — November 29, 2012

Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Freed

Blurb:When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.

4 stars

Read Via: Paperback Book (borrowed from CK)

My Thoughts: This is the last book in the trilogy. Just a warning, (and this is probably a spoiler, but meh) there is very little detail about their wedding. This kind of upset me. I wanted to know, but the book starts when they are on their luxurious honeymoon. I really liked the ending to this story. It is completely different than I thought it would be like.

Read December 9, 2012 — December 24, 2012

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Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Darker

Blurb: Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

4 stars

Read Via: Paperback Book (borrowed from CK)

My Thoughts: I had  to use the blurb because I can’t remember where this book begins and ends. However, I do remember that there was more sex in this one, which got annoying after the first couple of times. There was more character development and there was light shed Christian’s past.

Read November 18, 2012 — November 24, 2012

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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey

Synopsis: Anastasia Steele is finishing up her senior year in college. Due to her best friend and room mate being sick, she has to interview entrepreneur Christian Grey. Before the interview, Anastasia knew next to nothing about this young rich business man. There is something between them that pulls themselves to each other. Christian goes looking for her, just to see her again. He quickly realizes that he wants her. He tries to get close to her the only way he knows home, by contract. A BDSM contract.

4 stars

In case you didn’t get the memo,
Definitely for adults only.

Read Via: Paperback Book (borrowed from CK)

My Thoughts: I am sure you may have seen the cover, seen people reading it or at least heard of the book. I have heard a lot of bashing and praise for this book. First off, this book is completely different from what I normally read. CK recommended it to me and let me borrow her copies. I was kind of shocked that a book with such … detail was so popular. Nevertheless, I quickly liked Ana and Christian (okay mostly Christian). If you are not sure if you want to read it or not, I am not sure what to say. If you are comfortable reading about people having sex, then this book may not be for you. I liked the love story between Christian and Ana but I think it would have been just as nice without all the intimidate parts.

Read November 4, 2012 — November 10, 2012

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Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

FinaleSynopsis: Nora has become the leader of the army she was once fighting against. Due to the vow she make with Hank, she will lose her life if she does not follow the same path as him. She tries to play the leader and still be with Patch, trying to find a balance. The followers of Hank’s army have other plans.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (own it)

My Thoughts: The forth book (and as far as I know the last) in the series. I liked the ending but I wish their was more romance. This book was full of action and excitement. Overall, the series was pretty good.

Read October 25, 2012 — November 2, 2012

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Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

SilenceSynopsis: Nora was kidnapped at the end of the second book. This book starts off with Norman fumbling around a cemetery. As her thoughts become more clear we as reads realizes she has gaps in her memory. It becomes apparent she has forgotten the past five months of her life. That means she does not remember meeting Patch. However, she has visions she can not explain. Visions of the color black and a loving feeling.

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (own it)

My Thoughts: The three book in the series. At first, I was reading this really fast but I had to slow down so I wouldn’t have this huge gap between this book and the last book. This book has a lot of surprises and I think you might begin to forgive Patch from the last book.

Read October 7, 2012 — October 23, 2012

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Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

CrescendoSynopsis: They can finally be together. They defeated the enemy and now they are free to express their love. The peacefulness does not last long. The Archangels have their eyes set on Patch. They are angry that he got his wings back and are looking for anything to send him to Hell. Patch breaks the news that he can’t be with Nora anymore because of this. Will their love survive or dissolve?

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback Book (own it)

My Thoughts: The second book in the Hush, Hush series. Once again, the dates below are when I read it for the second time. This is probably my favorite book in the series. The first part of the book may be hard to get through if you really like Nora and Patch being together but trust me, you will like the ending (for the most part).

Read September 30, 2012 — October 6, 2012

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Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush

Synopsis: High school student Nora Grey was just focused on school and never really had interest in any boys. None of them caught her eye. That all changes when she is forced to biology partners with Patch. He is dark and gives no hints about himself. Nora feels an unexplainable pull toward this dangerous looking person. As soon as she founds out about his world everything changes. Her life may be on the line.

4 stars

Read Via: Paperback Book (owned it at the time)

My Thoughts: The date below is when I read it for the second time, because I stopped reading the series and waited for it to finish. This was the first book I finished that was about angels / fallen angels. Therefor, it makes it a little more interesting. I like Patch off and on. Just depends on the part of the story. The one thing I didn’t like about Nora was that she was super nosy. However, overall, I enjoyed this book. It is a slower pace at the beginning but it picks up quite a bit.

Read September 26, 2012 — September 29, 2012

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