Friday, November 12, 2010

Books Read Update 1: Tiny Review & Rating

In the two almost three months since I've reviewed a book on the blog, I've read 12 others since then and some pretty great ones too! This post is dedicated to those books with some brief adjectives and thoughts of mine on each book and my rating. Without further ado the books and ebooks I've read lately:

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Hardback)
5 stars: amazing, sad moments, tad slow at times, 
same loved characters, great end to the series

Heartless: Pretty Little Liars Book 7 by Sara Shepard (Paperback)
4 stars: addicting, fun, shocking, many twists and turns

The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols (eBook)
4 stars: cute, fast read, funny, lovable characters

Major Crush by Jennifer Echols (eBook)
4 stars: adorable, emotional romantic read, 
fast paced, perfect ending

The Lightning ThiefPercy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1 
by Rick Riordan (Paperback)
5 stars: epic adventure, kick ass characters, fun to read, 
great first book of the series, I'm hooked!

 Fixing Deliah by Sarah Ockler (ARC)
5 stars: another amazing book by Ockler, powerful, 
strong female characters, lovable friends, sweet romance

 The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder (Netgalley eBook)
4 stars: fun high school story, sweet revenge, 
funny characters, entertaining plot

The Lying Game by Sarah Shepard (Netgalley eBook)
5 stars: overall amazing start to a new series by Shepard, crazy storyline, 
twins separated from birth, very shocking characters and events

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder (Paperback)
5 stars: fantastic dystopian story, hard not to love characters, 
fast read, can't wait to read the sequel!

Wanted: Pretty Little Liars Book 8 by Sara Shepard (Hardback)
5 stars: best book of the series, all is finally revealed, 
truly shocking turn of events, loved the crazy, hilarious ending!

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles (Hardback)
5 stars: loved loved loved it, read it in a night, sweetest story and ending, 
extremely lovable characters including Alex from the first book, I seriously 
love the Fuentes brothers, can't wait for the next brother's falling in love story!

Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti (Hardback)
4 stars: another great story by Colasanti, interesting and great characters, 
story of love and friendship for a girl dealing with depression, perfect ending

And that is it for the books I've read in the last couple months.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blog and Life Update... Finally!

Hey everyone... it has been so long since I've blogged, but I have been reading! Since school has started, I just haven't been in the mood to blog, but I had the urge tonight. I've updated the header again with my wintery snowflake header and went with a blue background for some change from all the purple. Some good life news is I've been accepted to my first choice college to major in English Literary Studies! I am very excited and happy to go there next fall : ) Swim season is starting soon in a little over a week, so I wouldn't be posting very frequently but hopefully at least once a week. I still have hundreds of books I need to catch up on and am craving to do so. In that case, I'll probably spend most of my weekend doing some well-earned reading time!

I'm also very sorry to the authors and publishers who sent me books for review months ago, and I haven't read or reviewed them yet. I truly hope to catch up on them soon. Shortly, I will be posting the books I've read lately with tiny mini reviews of them and my rating for each. Oh and on a side note: I am in love with reading books on my Kindle and Netgally is my best friend for ebooks.

Thanks for sticking with me despite my recent inactivity!