Book Name: Hunted (House of Night #5)
Author/s: Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast
Language English
Publisher, year: ATOM, 2009
Page total: 448
Date Read:September 15th-18th 2010
Genre/s: YA, Coming of Age, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Romance
Synopsis/Description: The good news: Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. The bad news: Ancient evil with the face of an angel has been let loose – that and various other nasties (whose faces aren’t so angelic). Grandma Redbird is in trouble. Heath is in trouble. The House of Night is in trouble. Okay, let’s face it – Zoey’s whole world is in trouble! But when the trouble comes from a being who appears to be beauty personified, will the world believe it? Especially when only a teenager and a group of misfits are the only ones who really understand the danger he brings. Will Zoey have the strength and wisdom to reveal the truth? Especially when, in the House of Night, the truth is often hard to come by…
First line of Book:The dream began with the sound of wings.

Review:
I am so confused with this series.

Seriously.

The big reason is that this would be a pretty good ending to it, but there are apparently more books after this, which I think is stupid. If I feel the authors were dragging everything now, I'll probably feel it even more when I read Tempted.

There are some other reasons though. Since I am one of those people who remember almost everything of a book even if I've read it weeks before, me and Zoey's summarizing mania are not well suited. At all. There's also the way she speaks-not every single teenager talks like that (in fact, I haven't met a single teen who says the word "bullpoopie"). Lame.
And the pretty-but-evil villain is sooooooo obvious too. And there were also some other things that were so very predictable too. Not to mention Zoey's sluttyness.

However, it is a light read with some good humour that I would recommend to...well whoever is not discouraged after reading this.
Rating:2/5
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Quotes from book:
"My mama told me don't trust no white boy, even a pretty one. I'm thinkin' a pretty white boy with wings explodin' up from the ground in a mess of blood and ugly-ass bird things is double trouble."

"Her, cheer up. Zoey's grandma didn't say the Raven Mockers actually ate people. She said they just picked them up with their humongous beaks and threw them against a wall or whatever over and over again until every bone in their body was broken."


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Book Name: Wicked Lovely
Author/s: Melissa Marr
Language Portuguese
Original Title: Wicked Lovely
Publisher, year: Saída de Emergência, 2010
Page total: 288
Date Read: september 15th 2010
Genre/s: YA, Romance, urban Fantasy, Faeries
Synopsis/Description: Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty-especially if they learn of her Sight-and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. His is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost-regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; everything.
Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.
First line of Book:The Summer King knelt before her.

Review: This was one strange book...

I'm not much into fairies, but I have to say, I quite liked these. I don't know much about faeries, have not read that many books about faeries, so I can't tell you to what point this is original. But what I can tell you is that I love this universe, in fact, I always love it when the paranormal creatures are among us, undetected. So of course I loved the world Ms Marr created. The characters though, not so much. Apart from Ash, Keenan and Seth, and sometimes Donia, but the Winter Queen was so...mean. She was just that-mean. Nothing else. Of course I like a good, evil villain but it's really hard to get the perfect balance between evilness and humanity.

I really liked Ash. She kicked butt. There was this specific quote that I really liked, but i can't remember it right now that made me laugh out loud and have some respect for her. I also really liked Seth. I'm not much into tattoos and piercings but he seemed to be, well, hot-really hot. And tall. And dark. And handsome. Compared to him, Keenan was not.

I warn you, there are a lot of profane words in this book. They didn't bother me but they might bother you, so...you should know.

The plot was predictable-I could see who was going to end up with who, but there was still one thing that surprised me in the end.

I would recommend this if you like faeries and don't mind some cussing.
Rating: 3/5
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Quotes from book:
"Mortals are such fragile things. Just tender feelings walking around exposed in their delicate shells...Easy to crush."

"And he smiled at her, truely smiled- wicked and lovely..."

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Book Name: The Thirteenth Chime
Author/s: Emma Michaels
Language English
Publisher, year: Bookheim Publishing
Page total:246
Date Read: September 12th-15th
Genre/s: YA, Paranormal
Synopsis/Description: No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs.

In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.

The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.

With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.

Hatred never dies.
First line of Book:"Destiny flipped her light brown hair into the flow of the wind."
Review: So... I finished reading THE THIRTEENTH CHIME 10 days ago and I'm just writing the review now because I was very busy with coming back to school and whatnot...Anyway, here it is.

This is a really nice story. The concept is quite original, and though you don't understand very well what the book is about in the beginning because the synopsis doesn't give much away, the story is quite entertaining, though not one of the best out there.

I don't usually talk about the way the book looks like because it's not relevant nor does it help form my opinion, but I really loved the cover but hated the font and size and the way the letters were in the paper. Throughout the book it sometimes confused me and I don't like it when something so mundane as the way something looks like doesn't let me fully experience the story.

The characters were a little flat at times, and David sometimes seemed to be too polished to even be true. However, what pissed me off the most was the way Destiny treated David and how he let her. I mean, who leaves someone for such a -for the lack of a better word-weird thing and then, one year later, after being engaged with someone else, calls that same person for help? And who would go? That I didn't get.

However, I loved the clock. The thirteenth chime. Sense. Everything. I can't tell you what is the cause of the 13th chime, but I can tell you it's amazingly cool. And that I'm going to read the next novel.
Rating: 3/5
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It's time for another Book Party at Crazy-for-books and Parajunkee's weekly meme, Follow Friday.

And this week's FF question is:

Thanks for the visit Tina! {How cute is she???} My question for you guys, what is your high fashion book? --- translation --- best book cover ever.


Hmm, pretty covers...now there are so many out there!
here are some
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I love the simplicity of the first 2

I love the idea of a teared hear

I love the thawing girl

Do I really have to explain the last one? Gorgeous.


And now for the Party:

Book Blogger Hop


When you write reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you have read the entire book?


I don't usually write them while I'm reading the book because sometimes something happens that changes my opinion completely. But I do make mental (and occasionally, not so mental) notes about this and that..


Make sure to leave your link so I can visit you too!

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This is an international game of tag and I've been tagged by Black Disaster Fairy on Literary Day Dreams. I must answer some questions about myself so you can get to know me better and then I tag four other bloggers so we can learn about them.

4 Things in my Purse:
Keys
Wallet
Pencil case
Lip moisturizer

4 Things in my Desk:
pencil/pen
book
museum/cinema ticket or restaurant card
hole punch

4 Favorite Things in my Bedroom:
my music shelf
the books
the bed (I love to sleep)
the violin

4 Things I Always Wanted to Do (but haven't yet):
have the guts to rock climb and then do bungee jumping
swim with sharks
go to The Big Apple
draw a huge graffiti somewhere very public (i probably won't do that either)

4 Things I Enjoy Very Much at the Moment:
reading
playing the violin
listening to music
resting

4 Songs I Can't Get Out of My Head: (only four??)
Love is In the Air
Summer of 69
Partita n. 3 in e for violin solo, III movement-Gavotte en Rondeau
Menina estás à janela (portuguese traditional song-don't ask-this is a modern version)

4 Things you Don't Know About Me:
vegetarian
planning to study either music or geology (probably music)
I'm very messy and shy ;P
I darn love painting with my hands and fingers


Don't worry, be happy ;P
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Book Name: All Unquiet Things
Author/s: Anna Jarzab
Language English
Publisher, year: Delacorte BFYR, 2010
Page total: 337
Date Read: September 10th-12th 2010
Genre/s: YA, Mystery
Synopsis/Description:Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.

Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.

Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.

As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.
First line of Book:"It was the end of summer, when the hills were bone dry and brown; the sun beating down and shimmering up off the pavement was enough to give you a headache."
Review:This is probably one of the most unusual books I've ever read. Very original. Not my cup of tea though..

When I started reading, I didn't think it was very good-actually, I thought it sucked- but once I got to the second part (the book has four parts and an epilogue, alternating between Neily's and Audrey's POV) I was blown away because even though I had just read the first paragraph, I already knew it was a different character, and I would have known it even if it weren't written "Part Two: Audrey" which is amazing! And once I got to see things through Audrey's point of view I really started enjoying the story. It turns out, it was just Neily I couldn't stand.

He is way too passive in my opinion, throughout the book I kept wondering how could he still love Carly? However, I appreciated his determination in finding out who killed her.

However, it was Audrey who I really liked. Her determination in finding out who did it, to take an innocent person out of prison was remarkable.

Though the plot may seem very predictable, don't let yourselves be fooled. Ms Jarzab did a fantastic job at keeping things well hidden till she wanted us to find them out. This was everything but predicable, and I'm not just talking about murder, the ending was different from what I was expecting too.

I would recommend it if you like a good unpredictable mystery with some bloody action in it.
Rating: 3/5
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Hi all!!


Once again, it's time for Jennifer's book party at crazy-for-books. And it's my first Follow Friday too!! Thanks for hosting this, Parajunkee!!


So, this week's Hop question is:
Book Blogger Hop

In honor of Book Blogger Appreciation Week, let's take time this week to honor our favorite book bloggers and why we love them!

Okay, so I don't know what that is but there are so many blogs I want to visit!
Ah!

(UPDATE!!)
Okay, so I now read a comment that told me what it is. Here are my favorite book blogs:

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Imagination in Focus: What I really like about Amelia is that she is completely objective and even if she loves a book, she will still point its flaws. She always does that and I'd like to review like her someday. And she sometimes has these book-related posts where she shares her opinion about various themes (e.g. characters, love triangles etc) and when I read them I'm totally blown away because I had never thought of it that way but when she puts it like that she is completely right. Definitely a favorite.

In the Closet with a Bibliophile: Jen is one of the funniest bibliophiles I've ever met. just read her posts if you want proof. And she reviews some awesome books that are interesting but I would not have known that if I hadn't read the review.

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Literary Day Dreams: Elyssa is another very funny reviewer. Once again, read her posts... I also like her originality.

For the Love of Reading: You're probably think I'm full of it because I'm putting here one of my blogs. Well, this is a group blog and I'm trying to compliment the group's other people's work. Jen and Elyssa are part of it, so I won't explain any further. Ginny is a fantastic reviewer who unfortunately doesn't have her own blog. Kate is another great reviewer who has her own blog but doesn't use it. And then there's Zakiya. The next blog is hers.

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Butterfy Feet Walking on Books: I totally love it that she goes straight to the point.


And now, for the Follow Friday:


My question for you guys, favorite YA, or do you stick to the adult reads?

I mostly read YA, but I sometimes like to read adult fiction too, it's always nice to change a bit.



Thanks for coming, guys! Please comment and follow and leave your link so I can follow you back. Have a great weekend everybody!
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Hello- did you miss me?

Well, what brings me here today (and I'm a little late, by the way) is this Lovely Blog Award.
I love awards, they really make someone feel good because it means someone actually visits my blog and reads what I write (now that's a shocker!) and I really appreciate it.


Geesh that was lame.

Anyway, I now will pass the award to 15 amazing bloggers that I think deserve it. Well, there are so many excellent bloggers out there, and these are just some of them:


They're all terrific blogs and they're all worth visiting.
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Book Name: The Sky is Everywhere
Author/s:Jandy Nelson
Language English
Publisher, year: Dial, 2010
Page total: 272
Date Read: September 8th-9th 2010
Genre/s: YA, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Synopsis/Description: Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey
dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in
town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.

This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie’s struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable.
First line of Book:Gram is worried about me.
Review:The story is divided in two parts. The first part is awfully predictable-it's when we get to meet Lennie, Toby, what happened to them, and when Joe comes to school. I could totally see where it was headed, and I hate predictable plots. However, on the second part, the book improved considerably. Lennie was still grieving-she grieves for the whole book-but she's got some other drama, which kind of takes her mind of Bailey's death for a while. There's not much i can say about that part without spoiling your reading experience. But this was my favorite, the reason it's four stars and not three, the part where I didn't want to stop reading because though I knew who she would end up with, I didn't know how and that kept me interested. That, and the beautiful writing.

Lennie, unlike what Joe said about her, I didn't think she was very "alive" and vibrant. But maybe that's just because it's written in her perspective and she doesn't see herself that way? Nah, probably not. Unless acting like a slut and cheating counts as "alive" and vibrant. But anyway, since I'm totally biased when it comes to music and she totally seemed to be into it, I forgave her for most of it. And I admit it, I loved the poems she wrote, though we don't get what they're doing there till the end.

Toby seemed kind of flat- we just see him grieving in the book. I didn't like him but I didn't really hate him either. it was more like I didn't care.

Joe, on the other hand, I loved. He was a musician! A musical genius! Get that? My god, he was sweet, nice, caring and he played at least three instruments AND he composed! However, that unforgiving streak of him kind of pissed me off-though Im not sure if I'd have acted the same way he did.

The little poems- above mentioned- and the other papers were fantastic to understand Lennie, her grief, her feelings, and in the end you know you're not the only one who got to know Lennie through them. And in the end, you also know how those papers were found and read. (MILD SPOILERS THAT SHOULDN'T COUNT AS SPOILERS) To me, that was a little bit like a two-person narrative (though, once again, you don't know it till the end) because when we're reading the "normal" parts of the story, it's like Lennie is telling you the story herself, but when you read the papers, though you think they were there because she wanted you to read them (did that make sense? I hope it did) but they weren't. When you read them, it's like you're in the head of whoever found them-and, like that person, you know her better because of that. The writing: Nelson's writing, Lennie's writing-it doesn't matter- is beautiful and I think I'll re-read the book just because of it.

And, in case you're wondering about the title, it's explained but not explained in the book. Read it to know.

So, if you don't mind predictable plots, I would recommend it to you because the writing is amazing, and it's worth it.

watch the US trailer:

And the UK trailer (my favorite):
(I can't stop watching it!)
Rating: 4/5
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Quotes from book:
"My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy."

"I gasp, because Isn't that just exactly what I've been doing too: writing poems and scattering them to the winds with the same hope as Gram that someone, someday, somewhere might understand who I am, who my sister was, and what happened to us."


Book Name: The Body Finder
Author/s: Kimberly Derting
LanguageEnglish
Publisher, year: Harper Teen, 2010
Page total: 327
Date Read: September 7th 2010
Genre/s: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery
Synopsis/Description: Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.
First line of Book:"Violet Ambrose wandered away from the safety of her father as she listened to the harmony of sounds weaving delicately around her."
Review: I truly adore books with killers. I'm morbid like that. So when I got my hands on this book I was really excited, and i had a reason to be: this is AMAZING.

Derting's debut is fluid, original and has a killer. What else could I hope for? I really liked it, the story is so original and her writing is really good. It started really well too: the prologue is brilliant! It really shows us what we need to know about Violet's gift.

Violet is a likable character, and I really liked her love for Jay.(By the way, i love Jay too, but I'll gush about it in the next paragraph.) I have a soft spot for best friends-what can I say? They've known you for god knows how long and they have no idea if their love is reciprocal, and yet, they love you with frightening intensity. And, at least in the books, they've loved you for years, and, unlike those loves that happen in a week or something (those need a LOT of chemistry in the beginning) in which the love interest doesn't have much time to meet you, your best friend has known you for so long, knows every single flaw you have and still loves you. That is certainly romantic. And I am *cough* talking about Violet...kind of.
I also think Violet has the creepiest, yet interesting, gift I've ever seen. That certainly contributed to my interest.

And Jay..how can i explain my love for Jay? Let me see...I guess I'd love it if Derting had based *coughcopiedcough* Jay from a real guy she met and that Violet was just an imaginary girlfriend she invented for him because he's so lonely (see what I mean?)
Anyway, Jay rules.

I absolutely love the chapters where the killer speaks. It's so good to have an insight to the killer's mind.

Now, what I didn't like, because there is a reason for it not to have a five-star rating. Her writing. It was really good and all, and written from Violet's POV but it's on the third person. If it were written
"I strained to see into the lake below. Multihued light seemed to be radiating up from beneath the water, centered among the reeds, and then diffusing outward as it reached the surface. I had never seen anything like it, and I knew that the spectrum of light was defying its very nature by behaving in that way. It could be only one thing. there was something dead down there.

instead of
"Violet strained to see into the lake below. Multihued light seemed to be radiating up from beneath the water, centered among the reeds, and then diffusing outward as it reached the surface. Violet had never seen anything like it, and she knew that the spectrum of light was defying its very nature by behaving in that way. It could be only one thing. There was something dead down there. (from the back)

it would have caused more impact, because it would be like we were reading Violet telling the story, but since it's written like this I feel that it gives the reader distance, that we don't feel her emotions the way we could. But that's just me. Because I also think the killer's chapters were perfectly written in the 3rd person, I'm not sure if I'd want to be in his head like that. But as i said, that's just me, and I think some people don't like books written in the 1st person, so...

I still want to read the next book, DESIRES OF THE DEAD, though.
Rating: 4/5
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Quotes from book:
"Ewww!" Clair shrieked, shoving Chelsea away. "Get away from me!"
"Leave her Alone Chels" Jules interupted, "or you're going to make her start on her "It's Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve" Speech"

"What are you doing here?" she asked as she slowed from a jog to a walk and placed her hands on her hips. It would take her a few minutes to get her breathing back to normal. Longer if he kept smiling at her like that.
He shrugged. "I couldn't sleep. What about you?"
She opted for the obvious and filled her voice with as much sarcasm as she could. "I live here, actually"

Hi!

It's time for another book party hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy-for-books

so.. this week's question/topic is:
Post a link to a favorite post or book review that you have written in the past three months.

well...for the last three months I've been on vacations (woohoo!!) so i've read a lot. And I've reviewed like crazy too. And here's my review for Clockwork Angel

hope you like it, if you found my blog though the hop, great! Leave your link so I can visit you too!
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Book Name: A Kiss In Time
Author/s: Alex Flinn
Language English
Publisher, year: HarperCollins, 2010
Page total: 371
Date Read: August 6th-7th
Genre/s: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Synopsis/Description: Talia fell under a spell . . . . Jack broke the curse.

I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic. . . .

I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.

I awakened in the same place but in another time—to a stranger's soft kiss.

I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen.

Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!

Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels. . . . The good news: My parents will freak!

Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all—even time?
First line of Book:If I hear one more syllable about spindles, I shall surely die!
Review: A KISS IN TIME was...interesting.

Once again, this is a modern retelling of a fairy-tale, in this case, The Sleeping Beauty, and though this is not five star material, it's pretty close.

And once again, in the beginning, the characters had a lot of space to grow. Talia was such a spoiled brat, I wanted to either slap her or yell at her or kick her butt. Jack wasn't so obnoxious but still, he annoyed me at times, which I think is exactly the point.
Personally, I think Talia's father overreacted when they woke up and found out they were in the XXI century, and that he didn't act much like a dad, but I guess his reaction was needed for the story to keep going. Thus, it is almost forgiven. Almost.

Jack's relation with his parents sounded a little stereotypical but I really loved his sister. Also, in the end, his dad's reaction was so predictable! But once again, it was needed for the story development. (We can't forget this is basically a fairy-tale retold, so the author didn't have much room for innovation) I also admire Talia's qualities as a diplomat; pretty impressive if you ask me.

And yet once again the witch is one of my favorite characters...Ms Flinn seems to make really likable villains, and that's good?Bad? Ugly? Anyway, she wasn't just evil and there was a reason for her hatred and loathing (and no, it is not just about the party) and I really appreciated that. Because no one's ever evil without a reason. what I'm not sure to like or not is the witch's name, Malvolia. Am I just another of the Disney snobs in the world or is her name really Maleficent? And is Talia Aurora in reality?

I truly like the author's writing. It's so easy to read, and we really get inside the characters' heads which is awesome! And the end is...perfect.
Rating: 4/5
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"Talia: I was brought up to respect older people and peasants...not that you're...

Jack: (clears throat) Quit while you’re ahead

Meryl: Ahead? She just called mom and old peasant."


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Book Name: Princess For Hire

Author/s: Lindsey Leavitt

Language English

Publisher, year:Disney-Hyperion, 2010

Page total: 240

Date Read: September 6th

Genre/s: Middle-Grade, Fantasy

Synopsis/Description: When a well-dressed woman steps out of a bubble and wants to know if you'd like to become a substitute princess, do you

A) run
B) faint
C) say yes?
For Desi Bascomb, who's been longing for some glamour in her Idaho life, the choice is a definite C). Desi has a rare ability: with the help of "Royal Rouge," she can temporarily transform into the exact look-alike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?
Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras.... In this winning debut, one girl's dream of glamour transforms into the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.

First line of Book:"If my life were made into a movie-The Desi Bascomb Story Revealed-I'd use artistic license to make a few minor changes."

Review:This was such a cute book!!


I originally picked up this book because of The story siren's Debut Author Challenge and I thought it would be like THE PRINCESS DIARIES, by Meg Cabot (I've been reading some other reviews and apparently I was not the only one who thought that) but I. Was. So. Wrong.


This is a lot better than that though. The whole idea is very original and it's written in such a fun and beautiful way that I devoured it. I had no idea Lindsey Leavitt wrote that well-from now on, whatever she writes, I read!


Desi was such a cute and, well, normal girl and I really liked her, and her troubles were perfectly understandable. And yet, why did the have to crush on a boy like Hayden? *rolls eyes* I didn't like him at all and thought he was perfectly paired with Celeste. Reed, on the other hand, is a totally different issue. He was so nice and sweet and knew CPR! Oh I love him, I hope Desi stays with him.

Meredith was not really nice on the beginning, but I still liked her better than Lilith. Ugh that was way too much sugar, and I could totally say there was something off there. I didn't say there is. But there is indeed.

I can't wait for the next book in the series, and the other book Ms Leavitt's writing, Sean Griswold's Head.

Rating: 3/5

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