Betrayed by Morrigan Michele ; Misty Carmony

This story was rather different than what I expected. I thought that it would be a fairly predictable YA romance. I was wrong. There is a touch of lovely romance, but it is not the focus of the story. The focus of the story is firmly Alexis and her family. Having grown up without a father and with a Wiccan as a mother, Alexis is a bit unusual as far as heroines go. When not matter-of-factly castings spells she doesn't really expect to work, she is hanging out with her one friend (the daughter of the Baptist preacher) and studying for school. At least, until she meets Sebastian and turns 17. ...

Houdini by Clinton Cox

When I first opened the book Houdini by Clinton Cox, I thought it was a little boring because it only stated facts. As I got further through the book it got more and more interesting. By the time I was about halfway, I got really into the book Houdini and read it every day as it got even more exciting. I think the author could have been a bit more into Houdini's friends and family in the beginning. The author didn't describe most of the people but he really did focus on Houdini and his life and his wife. The book could have been really well done on characters if he had included more speech. ...

Day of iguana by hank zipzer

The book is mostly about this major underachiever who’s in middle school, and has a science project. He has know idea what he is going to do. He gets a plan and it goes all the way bad for him and his friends. In my opinion the book is pretty boring but a little bit in the third chapter it starts to get more adventurous. I believe the author’s purpose of this book was to get the reader to know that you need to plan ahead on a science project. The book Day of the Iguana is a very good book that lots of people would like. I believe the book was an all-around awesome book, for the simple fact, th ...

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Trust. That's what Ronnie Miller wants from her mom. FOr her to trsut her again. Ronnie hasn't had the best past ever. From staying out late at clubs to getting in trouble, she doesn't seem to be too obedient. But when her mom sends her and her brother, Jonah, to live with her dad for the summer, everything will change. Her life. Her friends. Her attitude. Everything is going to be different. Even her love life. Especially when she runs into Will Blakelee, a tall, lean, volleyball player who is part of one of the richest families in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Will Will change Ronnie f ...

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant is a very powerful book. It pushes limits, breaks hearts and always, always makes you think. It is much more complex than most young adult novels in its challenges of what is logical versus what is right. The characters are infinitely human, neither heroes nor villains, at least not fully. Tobias reveals vulnerabilities I never would have guessed he had, and yet, they were completely believable and right for his personality and past. I loved that half of the novel was told from his point of view; the darkness and desperation he fights against were so intense it hurt my heart. Tris' ...

A Million Little Pieces

“I want to run or die or get f--ked up. I want to be blind and dumb and have no heart. I want to crawl into a hole and never come out. I want to wipe my existence straight off the map. (James Frey 6). 23 year old, James Frey portrays the life of an angry alcoholic and heavy drug abuser who ends up being put in rehab for unusual circumstances. He doesn't believe in himself and he is very stubborn. He just wants to be alone in his own darkened world. Even after getting oral surgery without receiving any pain medication, he still doesn't want to believe in the treatment. After being told that he ...

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars: 5 Out of 5 Stars The book, The Fault in Our Stars was written by John Green. Green has won many awards such as, Printz Medal, a Printz Honor and a Edgar Award. Along with his brother, John co-owns a Youtube channel called, Vlogbrothers. The Vlogbrothers is a very popular video project all over the world. John Green’s writing style is very clever, and extremely creative. The Fault in Our Stars is a fictional, clever book. The two main characters, Hazel Grace, and Augustus Waters meet at a children’s cancer support group. Throughout their tough journey, they go through ...

In Your Dreams: Falling, Flying, and Other Dream Themes by Gayle Delaney

Do you ever question the imaginations in your wildest dreams, literally? That’s what Gayle Delaney, the author of In Your Dreams, wanted to break down in her “new kind of dream dictionary.” With the uncertainty and curiosity of dreams, people grew more impatient in looking for answers. In her book, she wants the reader to be able to interpret the dream in their own way with little guidance so they can experience the connection directly. She believes the brain works in ways to manipulate dream situations to mimic the conflicts in the reader’s real life. “But I don’t believe in one-size fits-all ...

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Imagine being attacked, beaten, and brutally raped. Would you tell anyone? Would you box it up, and send it away? How about write about it? That’s exactly what Alice Sebold did; the author of Lucky, and The Lovely Bones. If you’ve had the privilege or reading her first book Lucky, the memoir of her rape, The Lovely Bones would be another great read that makes you question yourself. The New Yorker called it, “A stunning achievement.” Alice Sebold has won the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction in 2003, and the Bram Stoker Award for her first novel in 2002. ...

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

In I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Lorien is a planet that was destroyed by a race called Mogadorians. Right before it was destroyed, 19 people were sent to Earth, the closest life sustaining planet to Lorien other than the planet of the Mogadorians. 9 of them were small children, whose superpowers would start developing around the age of 16. 9 others were Cepan, which were protectors of the children. The last person was the pilot of the spaceship. The 9 children were each assigned a number and had a charm placed on them which made them impossible to kill out of order. After Three dies, Fo ...