Twenty Boy Summer (75)

5231173Title:Twenty Boy Summer

Series:Stand Alone

Author:Sarah Ockler

Edition:Hardcover

Pages:290

Published:June 1, 2009

Publisher:Little, Brown And Company

Source:Library

Genre:YA, contemporary

Age Group:14 & Up

Description of the Book:

“Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.”
“Okay.”
“Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?”
“Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?”

According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie–she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

TWENTY BOY SUMMER explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer

Pre-Read:It sounds like a good story

While Reading: 

  • I hate when a book makes me cry
  • I hope Anna gets a second chance at love
  • Ahh again with the tears
  • OK Frankie is just hateful
  • I can’t believe how petty they are being

Overall Thoughts:

This is a beautiful story about lose and moving forward. I cried, laughed. and get pissed off at times. Anna loved a boy and lost him the worse way possible. Then has all this pain she has kept secrets even though it only hurts her that much more. You see her protecting her best friend the only way she thinks she ca but in the end it pulls at an old band-aid that was starting to come off. All it takes to start the healing process is a boy and a journal with all the secrets of the past. I enjoyed the book a lot because it reminded me that your never to young for love. Also that losing someone close to you no matter what anyone says. This is truly a beautiful story that is worth reading. I think everyone should read it.

Rating:5 out of 5

Happy Reading!

Always Jess.

 

The One that Got Away(74)

15825773Title:The One That Got Away

Series:Stand Alone; Harlequin Kiss, Book 1

Author:Kelly Hunter

Edition:Paperback

Length:224

Published:January 22,2013

Publisher:Harlequin Kiss

Source:Own

Genre:Contemporary Romance

Age Group:17& up

Description of the Book:“The man who’s always left her wanting more!”

Good job? “Tick.” Newly purchased apartment? “Tick.” Evie’s life is on a pretty even keel at the moment. The only thing missing? A man with an edge to keep things interesting.

Enter Logan Black. Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan has edge written all over him. He’s also the man who tipped Evie “over” the edge a few years back – she gave him everything, but he didn’t know when to stop taking.

Leaving Logan was the hardest thing Evie’s ever done. Until now. Because Logan’s back, the chemistry is as blistering as ever and this time he’s not going anywhere….

Pre-Read:Ibought this when i was sad about a break up i needed a little romance in my life

While Reading: 

  • Its funny and cute
  • Wow Logan Black just Wow that is all i can say 🙂
  • Awe such a good story i don’t want it to end

Overall Thoughts:This is a great book its a fun read if your into the kind of steamy romance type thing. It has a lovely story line. It starts out with Logan who has his demons to face and doesn’t know how to go about it. Then you have Evie who is done after she had a man who ruined her for all other men. You get to see them reconnect and fall in love. I loved seeing Logan grow as a person it was sweet. This is a great bargain buy that is worth the little bit of time it took to read it. I would read it again in a heart beat.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Happy Reading!

Always Jess

The Raven Boys: The Raven Cycle, Book 1 (73)

13449693Title: The Raven Boys

Series:The Raven Cycle, Book 1

Author:Maggie Stiefvater

Edition:Hardcover

Length:408

Published:September 18,2012

Publisher:Scolastic Press

Source:Library

Genre:Ya, Fantasy

Age Group:14 & up

Description of the Book:“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before

Pre-Read:I’m Curious… It Sounds Interesting

While Reading: 

  • Ok I would be afraid to kiss any one ever if at six I was told you;d kill your true love with a kiss just saying
  • Ok so this Gansey guy is kind of into supernatural stuff more than regular people would be
  • I feel confused how does sleeping kings go with anything and why is Blue involved. I like this story it keeps you interested and wanting more but I don’t get parts of it.
  • ok so I think I get why blue is important
  • I want to read book two already and I haven’t even finished this one.
  • ok im confused again ahh
  • I like the way Gansey thinks and I think that Blues dad disappeared at a ley line this book makes me want to learn
  • I don’t get where Ronan’s bird came from and why he name it Chansaw
  • I think that Adam’s going to get his heart broken
  • So confused ugh
  • Finally its making sense Yay. Gansey is an amazing person!

Overall Thoughts:

ok first what the hell! I mean it’s a confusing story i may have to re-read it. the book is good but I had no idea what was going on sometimes. Like I get that they were searching for something and they all have something going on but I was thrown when they kept changing the person they were focused on and putting it all together. It all fits together as long as you stick it out and you are really paying attention to everything you are reading. I mean it really is a good story but I had to work to finish it. I love Gansey he seems like someone who I just lost and trying to find himself. Where Ronan is angry and hurt, Then there is Adam well he just bugs me the smug bastard. Then Blue she is well just awesome. Shes Strong, Independent and has a lot of faith in her friends. This is a good book with suspense and mystery. I like that there wasn’t a strong romance factor in it. I think it was a good read. It’s not something I’m saying go read it now. Though I do think it is worth reading and should be read if your into ghost and seers.

Rating:4 out of 5

Happy Reading!

Always Jess.

The Dead Girls Dance: Morganville Vampires, Book 2 (72)

Title: The Dead Girls Dance261122

Series: The Morganville Vampires, Book 2

Author:Rachel Caine

Edition: EBook

Length:256

Published:April 3, 2007

Publisher:Signet Books

Source:Library

Genre:YA, PAranormal

Age Group:14& Up

Description of the Book:Claire Danvers has her share of challenges—like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains, dealing with the homicidal girls in her dorm, and above all, finding out that her college town is overrun with vampires. On the up side, she has a great roommate (who tends to disappear at sunup) and a new boyfriend named Shane, whose vampire-hunting dad has called in backup: cycle punks who like the idea of killing just about anything.

Now a fraternity is throwing its annual Dead Girls’ Dance and—surprise!—Claire and her equally outcast best friend, Eve, have been invited. When they find out why, all hell is going to break loose. Because this time both the living and the dead are coming out—and everybody’s hungry for blood.

Pre-Read:Yay More Shane

While Reading: 

  • Shane’s Dad scares me
  • how could you kill Micheal
  • OMG poor SHane & I hate Hans and Gretel they suck
  • I hate Shane’s Dad
  • Oliver is a jerk
  • Yay no Brandon I never liked him
  • I feel sad for Micheal he makes me want to cry
  • Eve is Crazy!!
  • Damn

Overall Thoughts: Once again love this series. I love seeing Claire grow up and become a stronger person. I love how she fought for Shane. It is a very sweet little romance they got going on there. Then with all the daram and action going on you just get sucked in deeper the seconed book in this sereis is great. I enjoyed reading it for a seconed time. I love the way it ended because you cant help but wonder what Claire and her friends are going to get draged into next, I cant wait to start book 3 and let you all know all about it.

Rating:4 out of 5

Happy Reading!

Always Jess

City of Ashes: The Mortal Instruments, Book 2 (71)

Title:4062214 City of Ashes

Series: The Mortal Instruments, Book 2

Author:Cassandra Clare

Edition:Paperback

Length:453

Published:March 29,2009

Publisher:Margret K. McElderly Books

Source:Library

Genre:Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Age Group:14 & Up

Description of the Book:A murderer is loose in New York City …

… and the victims are Downworlder children. Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters have a strong suspicion that Valentine, Clary’s father, may be behind the killings. But if he is the murderer, then what’s his true motive? To make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, has been stolen, and the mysterious Inquisitor has arrived to investigate, with his eyes vigilantly targeted on Clary’s brother, Jace.

Clary will need to face some terrifying demons and even more terrifying family decisions. No one said that the life of a Shadowhunter would be easy.

Pre-Read: Yay Book Two My goal it to read all the books that are out befor the movie comes out

While Reading: 

  • Maryse Lightwood is just mean. She’s giving Jace a death glare like its his fault who his dad is
  • For some reason I don’t feel right about Jace being Clary’s brother there’s something off about it
  • It’s weird that Clary and Jace have romantic feelings towards each other
  • Ummm ok yeah you do not kiss your brother like that
  • I think Jace has gone bad for good Nooo!!
  • So when the inquisitor said Jace could be her son I thought what if he is related to her. I just wont him and Clary to be together. Ugh why is fate so cruel
  • I think Alec is a total ass right now
  • i feel sad for Alec and Magnus
  • Inquisitor Imogen is an idiont I hate her she risked the world for her own selfish reasons.
  • I love how Maryse fought for Jace and Protected him the best way she could.
  • So something is off about Jace being Clary’s brother I keep thinking about Imogen and how she’s all it can’t be. Then how valentine says something about jace but makes it sound like he may not be his son I’m just saying something is off….

Overall Thoughts:
Why Cassandra do I always want to read more of your books I mean come on. I’ve loved series before but I’m in love with The Mortal instruments and the infernal devices series. I love the shadowhunter world. This book was amazing! It starts off with Valentine summoning a demon only for it to end with Jace and Clary coming to terms that they are brother and sister(I refuse to accept this though) Which totally sucks because they would be perfect together. Then you have  bunch of other stuff going on that lets you know that there is war coming. Which i kind of thought would happen after reading City of Bones.  I loved that Clary is fighting her own inner battle to only end up fighting an actual battle with her father aka the bad guy. I love that you get a chance to  see how much Clary and Jace want to be together even though its wrong because they are siblings. This book took my emotions every where then back again. I’m overly excited to read City of Glass cant wait to see what happens next. This is a great series to check out if you get a chance if you have yet to do so I suggest you do.
Rating:5 out of 5

Happy Reading!

Always Jess.

Glass Houses: a Morganville Vampires, Book 1 (70)

Title:27266Glass Houses

Series:The Morganville Vampires, Book 1

Author:Rachel Caine

Edition:Paperback

Length:239

Published:October 3, 2006

Publisher:Nal Jam

Source:Library

Genre:Paranormal, Ya

Age Group:14  & Up

Description of the Book:
From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark.

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.

Pre-Read:
I love this series I read it forever ago. Time to read it again. (Well the first three books) Thought I would fish or should I say catch up but I want to start with book 1.

While Reading: 

  • Monica is a B*** I’m just saying.
  • I love Shane he’s my fave out of all the guys from the books I’ve read. I’m a sucker for a good bad boy!
  • I think it would be cool to become a ghost
  • I would be scared to be Claire
  • I couldn’t be that brave at sixteen ever!

Overall Thoughts: The second rime was better than the first. I love Clair she goes from being a sheltered sixteen year old to being a bad Ass. She learns to fight for herself and the people she cares about. I like this book because it shows how scary the world is when you don’t have someone on your side to back you up. I think this is a great book to read. I’ve read it twice and would read it again. The Morganville Vampire series is a great to take a bite out of if you have a chance.

Rating:4 out of 5

Happy Reading!

Always Jess.