Monday, August 31, 2015

Book Review: Supernaturally - The Paranormalcy Series

Evie finally has the normal life she's always longed for, but she's shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. So when she's given the opportunity to work for the International Paranormal Containment Agency again, she leaps at the chance.
But then Evie's faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears, and tells her that a battle is brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole paranormal world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.

My Review

This is the second book in the Paranormalcy series and is written by Kiersten White. It is 336 pages long.

Evie is finally free from IPCA and is starting at a normal life. Raquel calls her, though, and tells her that IPCA is in trouble and she is the only fix. Then, she meets Jack, who has the ability only a faerie should have. She learns a lot from him and they start to become friends. Evie tried to keep it a secret, because she didn't want to upset Lend. What Evie doesn't know is she was created for one purpose, to open gates. Will she be safe for long? How will Evie react to finding this out?

I liked this book as much as I liked the first book. It creates more suspense and you would never guess who is putting Evie in the most danger. I love the love that is happening throughout the book, both romance and friendship. I hope to read the third book soon. I wish I could interview the author and ask her questions.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Book Review: Paranormalcy - The Paranormalcy Series


Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.
But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.

My Review
This book is written by Kiersten White and is 356 pages long.
Evie was in the hands of IPCA when they found her. She has the gift to see paranormals for what they truly are, so she was of good use. Everything was normal, sort of, until Lend came to IPCA. She started falling in love with the shifter. Only to learn that she is like him, them, paranormal. What will happen to her? How will she react to her new life and abilities?
I loved the book. The Harper Teen has many great books. I loved the main character, Evie's, appearance. I love all the drama and family in the book, too. It is a bit confusing, but becomes more clear at the end. There wasn't a cliff hanger, but the end makes you want to read the next book. I also liked how there was sort of a moral. When you here about the romance in the book, it makes you want to have that kind of love. It is also very suspenseful.
The world would be a very boring place if everyone was normal.

More About Me!!

I'm sorry I haven't been on in awhile. School is a time-sucker, so I've been busy. School started on August 13 and I'm kind of glad to be back on my schedule. I've had homework and less time to read since school has started, so if I haven't been on in a while you will know why. I have been reading a Truman Readers Award Nominee, which I will be posting tomorrow. I won't be able to read as much, but I'm still going to try to do to posts a week.

Also, I wanted to give more details about why I didn't like the gore in Zom-B. It wasn't really the gore, per say it was more the description of the gore. I have had my share of gore. I am currently into season 3 on "The Walking Dead" and have read many zombie books like: "Alice in Zombieland", half of "The Fury" and more. I plan on reading "Alice in Zombieland" again, so I can do a review on it. Anyway, the gore on Zom-B was revolting. The way the zombies turned was different. Bones jutting out of their fingers and very sharp teeth. The zombies used the bones jutting from their fingers to crack open the head and feed on the grey substance inside. Doesn't that paint a lovely picture in your head?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Book Review: Zom-B - The Zom-B Series

When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish.

B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. And when dodging his fists doesn't work, B doesn't hesitate to take the piss out of kids at school with a few slaps or cruel remarks.

That is, until zombies attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers.
My Review
This book is written by Darren Shaun also known as one of the "Bestselling Author of Horror". It is 175 pages long, too.
A news report came in about a town close to Ireland where zombies have attacked people. A lot of the teens in Ireland thought it was a hoax, but later come to find out that it was very true. During a game of soccer in the gym people started running in through the doors. They were getting eaten by the zombies. B, his friends, and others started running toward the exit, only to find out that it was blocked. They lost a lot of people on the way and sacrificed others. What will they learn and how will they survive? Who will live, who will die, and who will be feasting on the others??
I thought the book was very graphic and gory. It was definitely horror. I hated how graphic it was. I would have liked the book more if it was a little less graphic. What's worse is I told myself that I wasn't going to read any more of the series, but at the end of the book is a major cliff-hanger that will make it to where you don't have any choice but to read the second book. Also, it was very confusing at points. I did like how the cussing was sort of lesser, because they used and Irish accent. So instead of saying the "A word" they said arse. I would have gave it a better rating if there was less gore, though.

#AuthorsAgainstBullying - Author's speak out video

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will have seen my posts on #AuthorsAgainstBullying.

After I started talking about being bullied, many authors started sending me videos, telling about their experiences of being bullied.

With the help of my mom, we put together a video of those stories as a way to start the movement.

Please watch and share the video!  Let's get the Authors Against Bullying movement going!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Have you Hugged your Librarian Today!!

I have told everyone about my story of becoming a victim of bullying, but I don't think I told the story about how I got even closer to my librarian.

Well, it all started when I chose to join Book Club. Everyday at lunch our group would eat lunch in the library and read or sometimes talk about the books we were reading. Well, then the principal changed the Book Club schedule, so we could only go to Book Club 3 days a week. I was getting bullied while I was eating, but I couldn't go to Book Club because the library was closed, so my librarian, Ms. Porter, let me into the library and asked me what was wrong. Since then, I've been able to talk to her about the bullying. When I told her about my blog she freaked out(in a good way), because I read a lot anyway. But, with a blog I have to read even more!!

***There Is Always Someone You Can Trust***

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Book Review: Angels Dawn - The Dawn Trilogy

Dawn Huntington wants what every girl wants, a sweet sixteen birthday party with her friends, family, and some hot boys, but fate has other plans. On the night of Dawn's sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a crime she can't turn her back on, and the decisions she makes that night will change her life forever.

Never having been confronted with such violence, Dawn turns to a mysterious and beautiful boy named Angelo, only she can't remember what happens that night. To make things more complicated, Dawn is in a relationship with Angelo's complete opposite, Nate. Dawn doesn't want to hurt Nate, yet she can't shake her feelings for Angelo, even when she can't help but feel he's hiding something from her, and it could be something dark. Why is Angelo acting so weird around Bonita? Are they together? Are they really only friends?

Angelo may be trouble, but Dawn can't ignore her feelings for him. Dawn is at a crossroads. Should she choose love? Or friendship? Once Dawn finally finds the courage to choose, she thinks the drama is over. But Dawn wasn't expecting her choices to have such dire consequences.

Do you believe in love at first sight? But can one trust someone blindly? Can love overcome all the obstacles?

Is friendship just the beginning of love?
My Review

This is a great book by Komali da Silva. It is 279 pages long. It kind of reminds me of the show "Touched By An Angel".

Dawn had a great life. She has great friends, is really popular, has a nice boyfriend, and is turning 16. What she doesn't know is when she turns 16, her life is going to turn. This new family moves to town and she meets Angelo. Angelo and her immediately fall in love, but a secret between them might tear them apart. What secrets do they share and what will happen to Dawn?

I thought this book was great. I felt like I was part of the book, too! I like how the author describes the angels. And there is a twist that you would never expect.

Back from being MIA

Us Lollygaggers Just Wanna Have Fun!!
Hey guys, what's up, I'm sorry that I have not been doing reviews for the last 2 weeks. I have been busy with family and stayed with some family friends. I promise I will get back to reviewing books ASAP!!

I was going on vacation in Branson to Silver Dollar City or as some people call it Steal Your Dollar City!! I also have a picture to share with everyone. It was my last vacation before I have to go back to school. I'm starting 8th grade, yay(That was sarcasm).