Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. B+

"For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human ... until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
-Back of the book.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was that it seemed like the author read New Moon and tried to make the book her own by putting different characters and changing the wolves,. But it was a little creative like I love the character Sam and I think it's kind of cool how she had the them turn into wolves only when it's cold. I actually think this book would be a big hit...if there wasn't a way better werewolf book already. But it's the kind of book that I think would make a fun and pretty terrifying movie.

The Last Song

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks A-

"Seventeen-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside down when her parents divorced her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, particularly her father ... until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she and her younger brother spent the summer with him in North Carolina.
Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will be the centerpiece of a local church. Resentful and rebellious, Ronnie rejects all of his attempts to reach out to her and threatens to return to New York before the summer's end. But soon Ronnie meets Will. the town's local heartthrob, and the last person she thought she'd ever be attracted to. As Ronnie slowly lets her guard down, she finds herself falling deeply in love, opening herself up to the greatest happiness-and pain-that she has ever known.
-Back of the book.

First thing I'm going to say (even though I'm not reviewing movies) The movie has NOTHING on the book! I actually really hated the movie. Mostly because Miley Cyrus was in it. But anyway, this book was a fun read because I had no idea what would happen. Like you get little hints through out the book and some times the back of the book gives a lot away. But with this one I was totally shocked with the twist of events and charecters. It might not be the case though if you've seen the movie. But even if you have you still have to read the book. Everyone who's seen it says how they kept crying through the movie, and I saw it and the only thing I was thinking is, this movie could be a ton better if they kept to the book....and didn't cast Miley Cyrus. :)

Friday, August 27, 2010


Mockingjay by Suzann Collins B+

Mockingjay is the third book from The Hunger Games series. I LOVE Hunger games and Catching Fire! And I was really excited for this book but to be honest i was a little dissapointed. It was very well written and cleaver but VERY depressing and was like watching a rated R horror movie in my head. It was hard to finish because I was felling sick reading it! Not a book for children under 14. Don't get me wrong I love the books but this one was.....a little disturbing.


Jayhawk by Dorthy Keddington. A+

"Timeless best selling JAYHAWK now available by award winning author Dorothy Keddington.
To Angela Stewart, a summer on a Wyoming ranch with her college roommate's family seemed like an ideal vacation. For Jay Bradford,his return to the Triple J Ranch involves a potentially dangerous quest and the search for an answer to a 26-year old mystery. Jay and Angela's chance meeting on a lonely road at dusk, marks the beginning of their unforgettable journey into danger and love.
-Back of the book

This is the second Dorothy Keddington book I read and one of the few ones they have in the library. It's full of Native American history, and the characters are so unique and unexpected, as are the events. You'll hear me go on and on about her books mostly because there brilliant, and so totally clean! Also because I rant when I'm mad and I'm furious these books aren't in print anymore! I've been looking high and low but I can't find any of her books anywhere! But they do sometimes have them in the library so if you can get your hands on a copy you have to read it!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Return to Red Castle

Return to Red Castle by Dorothy Keddington. A+

"Red Castle ... an ancient citadel of wine-red stone in the heart of Utah's primitive High Uinta Mountains. Hidden away near its rocky base, a small plane lies twisted and broken.
The four men ... desperate, ruthless, will stop at nothing to retrieve the plane's valuable cargo,
but their only clue to its location are the words ... Red Castle.
Jesse Chisholm ... rugged, lonely, one of the new breed of modern Mountain Men. As a geologist for the Forest Service, he calls the wilderness his home and only the mountains know the secrets of his heart.
Melissa Heydon ... spirited, young, in love with life, the mountains, and Jesse Chisholm."
-Back of the book.

This is the first book I read by Dorothy Keddington. Her books aren't in print anymore because she wrote them around 30 years ago. My ant had all her books and she lend them to me. There all amazing! But this one is my favorite. A good clean romance novel with big action! I wasn't sure when I first started to read this book because they were so old but from the first page I was hooked! It's right along my ally! I love Melissa! She's strong, spunky yet knows how to play the damsel in distress. And Dug is the best part! He's the perfect annoying big brother! And the best part is that it takes place in Utah! Perfect!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Catching Fire

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. A+

"Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge."
-Back of the book.

More suspense, drama, action, violence, and insane energy. This sequal to The Hunger Games, is a cliff hanging page turner! It's one of those books were I can't say anything without giving everything away. :)

Big A+!!

Desire of our Hearts

Desire of our Hearts by Sariah S. Wilson. B+

"It is a time of pleasure and luxury — if you belong to the inner circle of King Noah. It is a time of servitude and deprivation if you don't. And if you dare to believe the words of Abinadi, it is a time to fear for your very life."
-Back of the book

A fictional story of Alma (a high priest of king Noah) and the prophet Abinadi. This author adds fictional characters to a real Book of Mormon story. In this story she adds Sam, a lovely young women with a spunky attitude and and a short temper.
A fun read with heat tugging characters and dramatic events. Very adventures.
I give it a B+ because even though it is a good book, it's not my favorite from this author. My over all favorite is Secrets in Zarahemla, then Servant to a King, this one is a least favorite. But still a great book.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Star Girl

Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli. B-
This book has a great message of being your self and being kind to others no matter what they do. An adorable story.

From the first day Star Girl arrives at quite Mica High she was very different. She steels Leo Borlock's heart with one look and everything about her seemed to enchanted the students. At first.
Then suddenly they turn on her. Leo, despret, trys to get her to act like everyone else, changing everything about Star Girl. A story about the price of popularity and first love.

I recommend this book to anyone 8-12 years old. It's totally adorable.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Secrets in Zarahemla

Secrets in Zarahemla by Sariah S. Wilson. I read this book at girls camp. I love this author she takes Book of Mormon stories and creates action-packed romances with the minor characters. I highly recommend this author.
In this novel Caption Moroni's Daughter, Kiah, is a brave girl who gets stuck in a hunting trap and is found by Jarom, a Lamanite, with a secret past.
Villains, love, book of mormon history, this books got it all!!!!!
Must read 5 out of 5 stars!!!!!!!!!

Servant to a King

Servant to a King by Sariah S. Wilson.
This book is a fictional story of Ammon and the King. It's really fun with lots of adventure, love, and action. She takes you right into the story! And it's a great Sunday book! I found it at Seagull Book. A very cute story!
Another 5 out of 5 star book!

The Hunger Games!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins! Amazing!
In this book there is 12 Districts. And every year a boy and a girl from each district have to compete in the hunger games, were they have to fight to the death on national television.
A thrilling story! Love, death, action, and family. A great read for girls and boys! It's filled with lovable characters like Peeta, Katniss, Gale, Prim, and Rue.
This book is most definitely in my top 10 books! There is no way to describe this book, you HAVE to read it!
A totally clean book, just a lot of violence.
5 out of 5 stars!

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer! This book is Bree's point of view of Eclipse! And for anyone who hasn't read Eclipse, or doesn't remember Bree, she's one of the new born Vampires. This book is another amazing novel! You get somethings you didn't catch in Eclipse, and frankly it made me cry. Again, it's hard to say much without giving it away.
This book is around 178 pages long. A good quick read.
DO NOT read until you've read Eclipse! Big plot spoiler!
5 out of 5 stars!!!!!!!!

The Host

The Host by Stephenie Meyer! Once again she has created a romantic adventure with stunning twists, remarkable characters, and most of all happy endings!
The Host is about aliens who take over the world. But not the stupid, green, big head, over used aliens. Different aliens called "Souls." They are placed in human bodies and erase the human mind. But one human refuses to be erased.....
I cant say any more without giving something away. But this book is a MUST read! If you loved the Twilight Saga you will love The Host!!!!!!
5 out of 5 stars!

The Twilight Saga!

My first book is the twilight saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. I'm putting this as my first post because it is pretty much the first book I read willingly. Also you well NEVER find a author better then Stephenie Meyer. In my opinion:) There suspenseful, romantic, exciting, scary and most of all the characters are funny, hot, scary, adorable, and you believe there real people! Not to mention there clean books. I know, I know, Breaking Dawn. But it's really not bad! If my mom read it, then let me read it then you know its ok!
The best part about Stephenie Meyer is that she makes her books believeable! Not like Harry Potter. Isn't that the point of a fantasy book? To make you believe that Vampires and Werewolf walk the earth? Well she Nails it! Some people (mostly boys) say something like, she made Vampires look weak and sissy. Are you kidding me! There terrifying! The best thing she could have done is change the Vampires. Sparkling instead of burning in the sun, no fangs, no creepy goth cloth, no bats, no garlic, no stake to the heart, and no coffins. The wolfs to! Makes it so much better!
Out of 5 stars I give ALL these books 5! (P.S team Edward!!!)

New Blog

Hey Friends (and fans :)

I've started this new blog so I can highlight the books I've been reading and give helpful reviews and suggestions. I read 1-2 books a week so there should be plenty to write about! I'd love your feedback and suggestions too! Thanks for reading!!