The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

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Blurb: Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes, and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood…life before she became a vampire.

All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don’t draw attention to yourself, and above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn’t know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out.

3 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (own it)

My Thoughts: I had bought this a long time ago, when I found it existed because I really enjoyed Twilight. I thought now was a good as time any to read it, hoping I did not forget too much of the series.

It took my a while to get back into the world of Twilight. And honestly, I do not remember Bree at all in the series. Anyway, the characters were likable, surprisingly. Even when she was showing what it was like to be like the “bad” vampires I liked Bree. It it hard to describe her without spoiling too much, but she seemed like a honest person.

So, the ending is already known because it is stated in the beginning or if you remember her from the series. However, I hoped for a different ending. I was heart broken for her.

Read January 11, 2015 — January 18, 2015

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Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

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Blurb: In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

3 stars

Read Via: Paperback (own it)

My Thoughts: This the first book in the Benny Imura quartet. I really got into the world within the this series. I liked the characters and the action. The world was set up nicely and it was easy to understand the rules. The character development was great also. However, I will not be reading the rest of the series. I am just wanting different things from this book.

Read September 25, 2015 — October 24, 2014

The Only Boy by Jordan Locke

The Only BoyBlurb: Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch’s senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out.

1 starRead Via: Paperback (own it … for now)

My Thoughts: I had really high hopes for this book. It sounded interesting and I liked the concept. I had to force myself to finish the book. The consistent switch from character perspectives (both in the first person) was really confusing. A lot of the actions did not make sense. Character development was extremely poor. Even though the perspective was in the first person, the true feelings of the characters was not clear.

Read September 12, 2014 — September 24, 2014

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska'Blurb: Miles “Pudge” Halter is abandoning his safe-okay, boring-life. Fascinated by the last words of famous people, Pudge leaves for boarding school to seek what a dying Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.”

Pudge becomes encircled by friends whose lives are everything but safe and boring. Their nucleus is razor-sharp, sexy, and self-destructive Alaska, who has perfected the arts of pranking and evading school rules. Pudge falls impossibly in love. When tragedy strikes the close-knit group, it is only in coming face-to-face with death that Pudge discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.

3 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (own it)

My Thoughts: In all honesty, I have mixed feelings about this book. They are not feelings of dislike. I am just not sure how I can take this book.

I think my problem is that I do not feel connected to the story. I never really did any crazy things in high school (or college for that matter). I cannot say too much more because I don’t want to spoil it.

It almost seems like I am missing something. Like the ending dwindled down, and I missed the main point. Maybe I already understood the message John Green was trying to say. I don’t know.

This was recommended by mahraalhosani.

Read September 4, 2014 — September 11, 2014

 

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One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

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Blurb: One Man Guy is a romantic, moving, laugh-out-loud-funny story about what happens when one person creaks open your world and helps you see everything — and, most of all, yourself — like you never have before.

3 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (own it)

My Thoughts: I liked how this book was about people of different cultures. I am not sure if all the information given was true, but it was still interesting to read about. However, I had a hard time with the different foods and stuff because I had to look up a bunch of the stuff. That was just so I could get an idea of how things looked in the story.

I might have enjoyed it more if the characters were closer to my age, but it was nice reading about kids going through a awkward time in their life. I feel like this could have been longer. I liked both of the main characters.

August 30, 2014 — September 3, 2014

We Were There Volume 9 by Yuki Obata

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Story By: Yuki Obata
Art By: Yuki Obata
Japanese Title: Bokura ga Ita
Status of Series: Complete (16 volumes)

Blurb: In my memory I link together fragments from the past when we were together … to create a clear image of him in my mind. But I no longer know if that image is really him. That moment I see in my mind may have never existed.

3 out of 5 stars

My Thoughts: This book is different because things have changed but you need to read it so you can understand what I am saying without me ruining it!. I wish you the best of luck and hopefully  you like this manga its interesting!

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We Were There Volume 8 by Yuki Obata

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Story By: Yuki Obata
Art By: Yuki Obata
Japanese Title: Bokura ga Ita
Status of Series: Complete (16 volumes)

Blurb: I don’t know if I’m following my fate… …or going against it. But there is one thing I want… …and that is for Yano’s wish to come true. Nanami Takahashi falls for Motoharu Yano, the most popular, carefree boy in class. For Nanami, it’s first love, but Yano is still grieving the death of his girlfriend who died the year before.

4 out of 5 stars

My Thoughts: It took me awhile to get back into the manga after such a long break from it. Yano and Nanami is so cute. They made some promises along the way. Near the end of this book they grow into adults.

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

11870085Blurb: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

5 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (own it)

My Thoughts: To be completely honest, when I first heard of this book I did not want to read it. I am ashamed to admit that I thought it was some historical educational book. I had no real idea what it was about until I saw the trailer for the upcoming movie months ago.

Oh, how dumb I feel now. I devoured this book of 313 pages in three days. I was surprised how the pages seemed to fly by. However, I feel I have been cheated from the true experience of this book from the internet. My methods may be odd to some, but when I see a book I am interested in I will read the blurb once and then try to forgot about it. I LOVE not having an idea what will happen. Hence, why I try to avoid spoilers. I do not look for stuff on the internet or look a too many things in fear of running he story. I saw one picture on pinterest, and boom the whole book was ruined. To me, I felt I could not get as into the book as I feel like I should have.

I really liked this book. I like Augustus and Hazel. This book also gave me many things to think about. I like that I feel smarter since reading this novel. The overall mood was not  depressing as I thought it would be. I am just happy that I was able to read this book.

Read May 28, 2014 — May 31, 2014

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Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

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Blurb: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment; exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a, witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

My Thoughts: Loved this book. I didn’t want to put it down. I know people compare it to Harry Potter but I’ve never read Harry Potter so I couldn’t tell you. Maybe I’ll get to that series if it’s as good as this one. I loved all the details that the author put into this book. I felt like I was in the main characters world and meeting the people she was meeting.

 

5

We Were There Volume 7 by Yuki Obata

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Story By: Yuki Obata
Art By: Yuki Obata
Japanese Title: Bokura ga Ita
Status of Series: Complete (16 volumes)

Blurb: I know what Yano was like before he started going out with my sister… And what he was like after she died. How he held the tears back and looked as if he wanted to die… I understand him a whole lot better than you. Nanami Takahashi falls for Motoharu Yano, the most popular, carefree boy in class. For Nanami, it’s first love, but Yano is still grieving the death of his girlfriend who died the year before.

3 out of 5 stars

My Thoughts: Again, I do not know what to say. I really want to know what happens to my favorite characters so I will definitely continue reading this series!

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