I only managed to finish one book this past week. Hopefully I finish more next week!
Colin Fischer By Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
Favourite Books Quotes:
1. On some level, he understood their need for contact. He read it in a book.
2. To learn a thing was to know a thing; to know a thing was to understand a thing; to understand a thing was to face it without fear.
3. Sometimes, you get answers to questions you never thought to ask. And sometimes, the answers make you wish you hadn’t asked the questions in the first place.
Break By Hannah Moskowitz
Genre: Contemporary and young adult
Release Date: August 25 2009
Pages: 262 (Paperback)
Jonah is on a mission to break every bone in his body. Everyone knows that broken bones grow back stronger than they were before. And Jonah wants to be stronger—needs to be stronger—because everything around him is falling apart. Breaking, and then healing, is Jonah’s only way to cope with the stresses of home, girls, and the world on his shoulders.
When Jonah’s self-destructive spiral accelerates and he hits rock bottom, will he find true strength or surrender to his breaking point?
Told from the perspective of Jonah McNab, a story about caring for others while trying to find your purpose in life. There are a few parts in the book that are written too quick that could have a lot more explanation. Overall, I love the writing style, it’s smooth and all of Jonah’s thoughts, I could really picture him saying them out loud. I really love this book.
The secondary characters could have been more thought out. Especially the ones in the ward, they’re supposed to be really important, but they’re stiff and choppy. I really don’t like the relationship between Charlotte and Jonah, it’s really messy, confusing, and way too fast. I wish Hannah Moskowitz slowed every scene of the their relationship down a bit. Also, the ending really disappointed me because it’s left are unanswered and it’s disorganized. I would have given it a higher rating if the ending was better.
Every relationship has its problems and I like that the relationship between Jesse and Jonah is perfect. I think so because it’s raw and to me, it’s a realistic relationship that I can easily relate to. Jonah McNab as a character has to be one of my favourite characters ever just because he’s just so awesome. I love his humour even when it’s inappropriate and how his brain seems to work differently than everyone else’s and his love for his family. One of my favourite things that I absolutely love about Hannah Moskowitz and her books is that they all have some kind of twist to them. And that I learn new words like, Confucianism and anaphylaxis. I learn new things with every book I read by her, I love it!
This song is just the cutest! I can’t get enough of it! For the past few days, this song has been one of the few songs I have kept listening to on repeat. This song isn’t deep with intense meaning, it’s a long song that is bubbly and a fun song to listen to.
To be honest, I have no clue who Chris August is since I can’t even find this song on iTunes and Amazon will not let me buy it. What I do know is that this song is off of the album, What you’re looking for. Sorry but you should still listen to this song!
My favourite part is:
so hello there
how are you? amazing
it is nice to finally meet you
I’ve been patently waiting
been waitin’ just to see you
to tell you I dreamt you
now I found you so call off that search
cause I found my stranger (oh)
stranger ’til they call your name
it’s just a simple thing (yeah)
I see you walking
but don’t you walk too far (no)
I may be nervous
I wanna be where you are (yeah baby)
you can listen to Stranger by Chris August here. as well as lyrics.
A list of my favourite book quotes from the books that I’ve read during the past week.
The You Were Gone By Lauren Strasnick
1. “Why Commit to someone you’re not interested in being committed to?”
2. Is this love? Shouldn’t I feel happy or high or both?
The Selection By Kiera Cass
1. “But no matter what, I want you to be loved. You deserve to be loved. And I hope you get to marry for love and not a number.”
2. “True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.”
3. But you don’t love someone for almost two years and then turn it off overnight.
Confessions Of An Angry Girl By Louise Rozett
Favourite Book Quotes:
1. “It’s better not to be beautiful, because then you have nothing to lose.”
2. If you like someone and they like you back, shouldn’t you just be able to go out with them?
3. Bad things happen whether you’re scared or not, so you might as well not bother being scared. It’s a waste of time.
Black Cat By Holly Black
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction and Young Adult
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Pages: 296 (hard cover)
Cassel Sharpe has the most deadly ability of all. With one touch, he can transform any object – including a person – into something else entirely. And that makes him a wanted man. The Feds are willing to forgive all his past crimes if he’ll only leave his con artist family behind and go straight. But why does going straight feel so crooked?
For one thing, it means being on the opposite side of the law from Lila, the girl he loves. She’s the daughter of a mob boss and getting ready to join the family business herself. Though Cassel is pretty sure she can never love him back, he can’t stop obsessing over her. Which would be bad enough, even if her father wasn’t keeping Cassel’s mother prisoner in a posh apartment and threatening not to let her leave until she returns the priceless diamond she scammed off him years ago. Too bad she can’t remember where she put it.
The Feds say they need Cassel to get rid of a powerful man who is spinning dangerously out of control. But if they want Cassel to use his unique talent to hurt people, what separates the good guys from the bad ones? Or is everyone just out to con him?
Black heart is the last book in the curse workers trilogy (sadly. I want more books in this series so good!) The series is told from the perspective of Cassel Sharpe. The idea for this book is kind of expected but there are quite a few surprises that keep it interesting. Most of the characters are great, I think that Cassel and his brother, Barron step out of their comfort zones and do things out of the rightness of their hearts. But, there are a few characters that I think are stiff, choppy, and just boring. I was expecting to be overwhelmed with excellence but all I got was mediocre.
Believe it or not, this book is my least favourite in the series. I’m not sure if it’s because I had really high hopes for it or if I knew a lot about Cassel’s world that small shockers didn’t shock me and threats didn’t make me squeal with joy and excitement. A few of the tricks in the book are pretty predictable and boring, nothing interesting to think about which kind of sucks because I was expecting to be constantly surprised and squealing with excitement.
IT IS VERY HARD TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. I couldn’t let it out of my grasp for more than twenty minutes before I started to get antsy about all the fun that awaited me in the book. The relationship between Cassel and Lila is pretty intense. Holly Black does a great job keeping it interesting between the characters. It could go either way for them which I like since it kept me guessing. I love the writing style for this series. Just reading Black Heart makes me feel like I actually am Cassel Sharp which is something I think every writer wants to achieve with their readers. Not all of the twists and cons that Cassel and his friends pull off are predictable which kept me interested.
Overall, Black Heart is a good read. The characters (for the most part) are fun to read about and really jump off the pages. The writing style is smooth and easy to read. I would recommend this series to EVERYONE. It is amazing and everyone will have a good time reading and laughing at the things and events that happen in this series.
4 Dreamy Clouds
Raveena Aurora is a folky-pop singer/songwriter with a sweet voice, dark undertones and playful lyrics.She’s an eighteen year old who knows what she wants in the world. Grey Eyes is her first single on Itunes.
My favourite part is:
You are a sea
Of grey and green
We lie and leap
In and between
Those grey eyes
Give me the key
To the underneath
you can listen to Grey Eyes and get a free download of the song here.