Thursday, December 30, 2010

Poison Study

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder C+

"Yelena, convicted of murdering the son of a powerful general, awaits execution. But with only a few hours left, she is offered an incredible reprieve -- and agrees to become the new food taster for Commander Ambrose, the military leader of Ixia. Living in a palace and eating only the best meals is a dramatic change for Yelena, who spent the last year locked up in a rat-infested dungeon, eating gruel. But she soon realizes that she has more to worry about than ingesting potentially lethal poisons in the commander's meals. The general whose son she murdered has vowed bloody vengeance, and everyone in the commander's retinue look at Yelena as an untrustworthy criminal. The longer she stays alive, however, the more she begins to understand her own perplexing abilities -- all of which will be put to the test when cunning rebels plot to take control of Ixia. "
-Back of the book

This is a very exciting book with tons of expecting events, but it also is very descriptive.
This book is pretty much about death and blood, so if you have a week stomach, I don't recommend this book. I think I almost through up when reading this because on every page they have to put something about blood, poison, death or rats. A good book for people who love excitement and scary books but not for anyone under 13 I think.

Just One Wish

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison. A+

"Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it's all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery.

But Annika's plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly fi nds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?"

-Back of the book

This was one of the saddest books I've ever read, yet I was still laughing through it. It's a very humorous and deep-heart book. I loved it! Like in the description, Annika is trying to find and convince a movie star to come with her to meet her little brother. But the things she does to get to him is down right hilarious!

I think this is a book for all ages.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Golden Spiral

The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum

"The hourglass door has closed behind Dante, sending him back in time to hunt down Zo, Tony, and V. Abby knows that Dante, as a Master of Time, is the only one who can stop them from destroying time itself. She also knows that he will need her help. But almost immediately, things start to change, and Abby’s worst fears are realized when Zo begins targeting her past specifically.
As Abby’s world fractures around her, she must face a terrible truth: either Dante didn’t make it through the door, or he is lost forever. So with Dante’s blueprints in hand, she begins construction on a new door, a new time machine that will either save Dante—or doom him.
With each new change that ripples into her present, Abby s life continues to spiral out of control. Her relationships with Jason, Natalie, and even her family are threatened to the breaking point—and beyond. Zo’s power is greater than Abby ever imagined, but as she struggles to free Dante, she receives help from an unexpected—and unlikely—ally."

I was so excited to finally be able to read this, It took me weeks to finally get a copy form the library, and of course once i got it I could not put it down. It was even more exciting then the first one with bigger twist, darker villains, and the same lovable characters. It so hard for me because I just know that if I post to much I'm going to give something big away, which I do all the time, and especially with this series because it's all suspense and action I just want to tell everyone about! If you haven't read this yet you HAVE to, I was in love with these books from the beginning of the first.