|I remember being about 6 years old and going into the local bookstore with my mom and brother. I had never been a reader at the time, but i loved that store because they always had a bowl of donut holes on the counter. I used to hide, standing on the bar under the counter and sneak donuts out of that bowl the entire time we were there, thinking no one would notice. Now I'm 19 and still sneaking donuts at that bookstore, and still getting caught. I joined the team at Mclean & Eakin in December 2011, and am the book lover I never knew I would grow up to be. I am fascinated with the knowledge I gain from every book and am lucky enough to be able to experience the words of others, and am thankful for that everday.|
Ellen is one of those people that just make me laugh, no matter what it is that she says. Reading her book was no different. I had to stop myself from laughing out loud in public places. This is just a cute, goofy book, that is a great way to pass time if you enjoy her humor. Ellen seems to be telling parts of her story, some of which I still do not know if they are true. The book is compiled from short journals, stories, and other forms of her writing, that don't always make since, but still entertain. If you are looking for a quick, entertaining book, you need to pick this one up!
When I first read the synopsis of this book, I didn't think it'd be anything super exciting, but once again, I was completely wrong. I picked up the book because the description enticed me: a bunch of kids stranded on an island with a murderer roaming around. The weirdest part is, I hate horror stories, and can't sit through a scary movie. This book reminded me of the movie Scream 4. A bunch of teens together with one killer, who has a reason for killing everyone including a best friend. This book constantly keeps you on edge and second-guessing yourself, while you try and take the murderer's clues and figure out who it is. You follow the main character, Meg, through all of the experience, as she finds that she can trust no one but herself. Ten is a mystery that provides a huge thrill as you read it. To any teen who enjoys scary movies, this is a must read!
I know the cover is the typical young adult cover that is HORRIBLE and
looks like a teen made it but, you must trust me when i say it is an
AMAZING book. The only way I can describe this book is utterly beautiful
heartbreaking at the same time. Celaena is the best young adult heroine I
have read of by far. The story begins taking you to Endovier,
which is a salt mine that the highest criminals in Adarlan are taken to.
Celaena, also know as Adarlans Assassin, was captured and
had spent a year working the mines, put there by the king himself. But
the Crown Prince Dorian comes to bargin with her. The king has decided
to have a competition. With 23 members of his council, the king makes
them choose their "Champion" all of which are thieves, assassins, and
warriors. And the Kings son, decides to have Celaena, the greatest
assassin in the world, as his champion, only to defy his father. He
promises Celaena the one thing she has ever truely wanted, freedom. But
it comes with a price. Celaena must win the competition, defeating all
the champions in grueling tasks and tests, and if she wins, she must
serve as the kings "Champion" for 4 years, killing for him and doing his
bidding before she is released. If she doesnt win, she is sent back to
Endovier and a certain death. But while Celaena is at the Glass Castle,
something more comes out of her relationship with the prince. You
are led through the heart break of what Celaena had to encounter in the
mines, and her courage to fight
and never run, while she makes friends she can trust and relationships
never to be broken. Amazing from start to finish I rate this book 5
stars and recommend to anyone looking for an kick butt heroine.
You hear so may people explain this book as the Hunger Games feminized. Not even close.Girls can be a very violent species, so what do you expect to happen when there are 35 young woman fighting for the same guy. But what would you do if you were a girl competeing for the heart of the Crown Prince of Illea, when your heart already belongs to someone else.Meet America Singer, an average 17 year old girl, who thinks being selected to fight for Prince Maxon is the wrost thing in the world, because of her boyfriend Aspen. America is thrown into royal life with gowns designed specifcally and lessons on how to be a Princess. The first night at the castle, America meets the Prince by mistake, and he instantly is intrigued in her, even after she yells at him. America needs to stay in the competition so she can send money home to her poor family, and with Prince Maxon eager to keep her there, they strike up a deal. America will be a friend that Maxon has always wanted and needed. But what happens when America starts to question the life she planned for herself, and that it may not be as wonderful as she thought, and now she has a shot at a future she never could have imagined.This book reminds my of The Bachelor which i have never been a big fan of, but i loved this book. It mixes the aspect of the bachelor with the Dystopian society that many readers are now starting to love. Easily one of my top five books, and i would recomend it to anyone, young and old.
Only Six girls remain. Maxon had thirty-five girls to choose
from in The Selection, and now we are
down to The Elite. In The Selection America didn’t want to be
picked, and now she doesn’t want to leave the Palace and life she never even
dreamed could be hers. But in this life she still isn’t sure where her heart
lies. Her ex-boyfriend Aspen, who brings back memories of a lie the planned to
share. Or the Crown Prince, Maxon, who cares for her deeply, and sweeps her
into a breathless romance. But only one girl gets chosen by Maxon, and even
though America is his favorite, she is running out of time to decide if this is
the life she wants. America has to fight against many odds in this sequel that
test her loyalty to her friends, her family, and Maxon.
By now, most people are familiar with Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga,
but not all know about her other book and movie adaptation. The Host
hits theaters this March, and I don't think I have ever been more
excited for a Sci-Fi movie.Earth has been invaded by an alien
species who believe the human race is far too violent. The aliens are
called Souls, and they can take over the mind and body of a human Host.
When humans start to notice a change in some of their neighbors,
friends, and family, many decide it is time to go into hiding. Melanie
would do anything to keep her brother Jamie, and the love of her life,
Jared, safe. This includes Melanie trying to kill herself, so that
another Soul cannot access her memories to hunt them down. But Melanie
survives, and she becomes the Host for the Soul, Wanderer. As Wanderer
goes about her life she comes to the startling realization that Melanie
refuses to fade away.Wanderer now has to find a way to deal with the
new and intense emotions that come with being a human. At the same time
she is having a hard time breaking through the walls Melanie has put on
her memories; Memories of Mel's brother and Jared. As Wanderer gets to
know Melanie more, she feels the same desire to find them and make sure
that they are safe. A relationship between Melanie and Wanderer begins
to form, and soon they will stop at nothing to keep Jamie and Jared
Unravel Me picks up right where Shatter Me left off. Julliette doesn't know why Adam and Warner can touch her, but now she hopes to find answers at Omega Point, a training center for the genetically gifted. She's finally free from The Reestablishment and Warner, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her own lethal touch. As they go through tests to see how she can use her powers, Adam is also being tested as to why he can avoid hers. But while everything is going on at Omega Point, Julliette is questioning her trust in its leader, Castle, and whether or not he has the answers to help her. Just as Juliette seems she is coming to terms with her powers she finds out a war is coming and only she has the power to stop it. Warner and the Reestablishment will stop at nothing to get her back. Is Julliette ready to fight to the death to save the friends she has just begun to make at Omega Point? And what will happen when everything she thought she knew, changes in a blink of an eye?
What would you do if you lived in a world where Love was considered a deadly disease? A cure for amor deliria nervosa (Love) has finally been discovered and is mandatory for citizens to have a procedure on their 18th birthday to prevent themselves from inherating this disease. Before the procedure, students must take a series tests to obtain a score, which directly determine their future. Lena has looked forward to the procedure for years, convinced as she is by the government that love is a horrible disease that must be destroyed from mankind's system.However, months before her scheduled procedure, Lena goes to a party to warn her best friend of the Goverment searching everyones home, to make sure all teens were obeying curfew. But as she's at the party, the searchers come, and a boy named Alex helps her find a place to hide. But Alex is an invalid, which means he pretended to be cured to escape imprisonment. But as Lena keeps hiding away, to hang out with Alex, she falls in love with him, the one thing she swore she would never do. Now Lena would rather die than live without love, but how far will she go to keep that love alive?
"In my opinion, if those girls hate me, it only means I must be doing something right."
In Speechless, you meet Chelsea Knot, Queen-Bee Kristen's best friend, has always been know for having the juiciest gossip. But one night she sees something she shouldn't at a party, spreading gossip that leads to one student ending up in the hospital. Her best friends boyfriend, the one who put him there.
Despite her best friends pleas, she goes to the police, causing Kristen to push her to the bottom social rung.
Now Chelsea goes through school, with all her old friends and pretty much everyone else, hating her. Chelsea harassed with a daily onslaught of graffiti on her locker. She decides her words have hurt enough people and takes on a vow of silence. She makes unexpected friends in her silence and comes to wonder why she ever wanted to be popular in the first.
This is a book that all teens should read and it holds a special place in my heart, and by far one of the best books I've read this year.. It shows us that our words hurt and we must think twice before saying what we want. One person can make a difference if they just speak out.
I understand this book is a little older, but what made me pick it up was the new CW television series based on this hit. They are so completely different, and I loved both stories equally, though the book is always better. The novel takes place in 1984, and is the prequel to Sex in the City.
Carrie Bradshaw is seventeen years old and is just beginning her senior year in high school. Like the majority of the her school she falls for the gorgeous bad boy, Sebastian Kydd. The two have a bit of a history between their mothers, and they start to talk again. Soon enough Carrie and Sebastian are an item. The popular girls are the ones who take their jealousy a little too far, and harass Carrie.
Carrie has already had a difficult life, her mother died, and she has a rebellious teenage sister whom she tries to guide. But what happens when all the pressure allows to many holes in her life. Will Sebastion get bored? Will her best friend stand up for her? How many betrayels will be made, and how will she ever deal with the huge secret of her best friend Walt. Well, I guess no one ever said high school was easy.