Reading Lists

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Review: Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott


- Fans of Scott's YA romances Perfect You or Bloom may be unprepared for the unrelieved terror within this chilling novel, about a 15-year-old girl who has spent the last five years being abused by a kidnapper named Ray and is kept powerless by Ray's promise to harm her family if she makes one false move. The narrator knows she is the second of the girls Ray has abducted and renamed Alice; Ray killed the first when she outgrew her childlike body at 15, and now Alice half-hopes her own demise is approaching (I think of the knife in the kitchen, of the bridges I've seen from the bus... but the thing about hearts is that they always want to keep beating). Ray, however, has an even more sinister plan: he orders Alice to find a new girl, then train her to Ray's tastes. -

My Review:

A friend of mine told me about this book, one I pass while book hunting every now and then, and I'm glad that she did! (since the book I have does not have that great of a cover)

I've read Scott's romance books, Perfect You and Bloom, but they did not grab me like Living Dead Girl did and it had me until the very end.

If you do not care for subjects such as abduction this is not the book for you, it is able to get to the core of the subject and make you care for the main character right away.

5/5 Stars

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wishlist Monday! :D

My next review will be up later this week: Red Riding Hood - Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, but before that I thought I would post some books that are on my to-read list! :D

1. Incarceron (Incarceron, #1) by Catherine Fisher

2. Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer

I've heard good things about both of these series and can't wait to get my hands on them! :D

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Book Thursday!

Thanks to a Barnes and Noble card I was able to get a few new books to read last Sunday! :D Delirium by Lauren Oliver, which was really good. And Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, and I hope to read it soon.



Matched by Ally Condie


- For Cassia, nothing is left to chance--not what she will eat, the job she will have, or the man she will marry. In Matched, the Society Officials have determined optimal outcomes for all aspects of daily life, thereby removing the "burden" of choice. When Cassia's best friend is identified as her ideal marriage Match it confirms her belief that Society knows best, until she plugs in her Match microchip and a different boy’s face flashes on the screen. This improbable mistake sets Cassia on a dangerous path to the unthinkable--rebelling against the predetermined life Society has in store for her. -

- My Review:

If your like dystopian love stories (like Delirum) this is the book for you! I sometimes choose books based only one covers and this was one of them. The cover was able to catch my eye and if I had money would have bought it and kept it just for the cover alone. Sometimes I get it right and the book is awesome, and this is one of those times.

I just started getting into the dystopian type of stories (like Brave New World) and I'm already hooked. And thanks to that I've found a favorite new author!

I could not put the book down! :D

4/5 stars (because the ending was not the best but the rest of the book was great)

Books are my life! :D

I've always wants to share my love of books (and that love is huge, lol), and now thanks to this blog I'll be able to just that! :D

And since I read like a mad fiend I will have reviews coming all of the freaking time!

I hope everyone gets some good reads out of this blog!

First review I will be doing later on is Matched by Ally Condie!