Monday, November 4, 2013

Books In October 2013



Mix-Aug, Sep, Oct 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Goodreads Summary: Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.


My Thoughts: I really liked this book but it wasn't my style. That's all I have to say, so no bad parts.

Rating: 2.5 Stars



Ascend (Trylle #3)
Goodreads Summary: Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself.  If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe.  But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it’s the only way to save them? The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn’t the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she’s about to make the ultimate choice…who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end. 

My Thoughts:I love how this story ends. The author showed great writing. The characters develop throughout the books and in this book you can see the growth. Also, I love the main character. She and I are just alike, minus the Tylle part. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Rome for Beginners: The Semifictional Misadventures of Four WomenAmazon Summary: This story follows these three unlikely friends in different stages of life over the course of a year: broken bones, dates in the Catacombs, multiple boyfriends named Massimo, spelunking into cavernous Roman ruins, killing one's own turkey in a country that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, explaining to a nun how adorable one's own child is after he is expelled, learning how to get some sleep when you've rented a room in a church directly under the church bells.
My Thoughts: I was given this book for an honest reviewI really like the idea of this book but overall it wasn't all that good. Although the description has four main characters, only three are ever present. I really believe that the fourth one could be taken out and this book wouldn't loose anything. Also, it seemed that the author couldn't keep up with who was who or who was with who. There was alot of mix ups. Plus the ending was horrible. It felt uncompleted and thrown together and the book tied no loose ends or left anything open for a series, it was just there.
Rating: 1.5 Stars


Grounded
Goodreads Summary: New York City flight attendant Annie Taylor is grounded, putting a halt to weekends in Rome and her jet-setting lifestyle. Soon her noncommittal boyfriend’s true nature is revealed, and to top it all off, she loses her apartment. With nowhere else to go, Annie leaves the city for the family farm in Kentucky, a place she’s avoided for years. The country quiet haunts Annie with reminders of a past that can’t be changed.  As the summer heats up and her interest in the land. When a sudden phone call comes from New York, Annie is forced to choose between coming to terms with her past or leaving it all behind.
My thoughts: I was given this book for an honest review.

I was surprised how well I would like this book. It was a simple, easy and fun read. The author did a wonderful job writing and it held my interest through the whole book. My only problem is that the ending is a little to overly happy. Everything ends in a neat tiny bow tied package. I almost wish she left a little more open so that there could be room for a second book. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Stung (Stung, #1)
Goodreads Summary: There is no cure for being stung. Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered—her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right hand—a black oval with five marks on either side—that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. She’s right. Those bearing the tattoo have turned into mindless, violent beasts that roam the streets and sewers, preying upon the unbranded while a select few live protected inside a fortress-like wall, their lives devoted to rebuilding society and killing all who bear the mark. Now Fiona has awakened branded, alone—and on the wrong side of the wall.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. I like how the society is and how style of writing. I don't even mind the main characters acts. There are just two problem spots for me. One towards the end when the main character makes a mistakes and it just doesn't seem all that real. The other being the a surprise that the main character didn't know but it seems really out of the ream of reality. Rating: 2.5 Stars 

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CURRENTLY READING:


Frost Fire (Tortured Elements, #1)
I haven't started this book just yet because I am debating about because I have some other reads that are looking good but I will read this book because it's for the Semi-Charmed Book Challenge. I will updating that sometime this week.


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1 comment:

Megan said...

You read a lot this month! I felt similar about Perks. It wasn't a bad book. I just didn't love it like so many people do. I liked Ascend too. Although the name Loki bothered me because it just made me think of Thor's brother the whole time. :)