Sunday, October 7, 2012
This book is really good. it starts out with Amy living in a house all by herself, trying to deal with her dads death. Amy lives in California and her mom is in Connecticut setting up their new house. Her mom sets up a whole plan of how to get to Connecticut, in 4 days with practically a complete stranger who will drive her across the country. During this adventure Amy visits place where she and her father went and Roger, the guy that is driving, is trying to figure out why his girlfriend broke up with him. After Amy's dad dies her world comes to a crushing halt, and Amy just gives up. Amy meets people that help her to understand that it wasn't her fault her dad died, it was just an accident. Amy and Roger end up,falling in love, and Amy overcomes her fear of driving. This book is an excellent example on how to come to acceptance with the past and just move on.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Review: A Will & A Way was a very good book written by Nora Roberts. After I started reading the book, I was not able to put it down. This book is about Pandora McVie and Michael Donahue. Cousins who don’t really like each other at the beginning of the book, but are forced to live together in their Uncle Jolley’s mansion in order to fulfill the will Uncle Jolley left behind. As I was reading, I soon noticed them putting behind their differences and starting to fall in love through the tricks set up by their family members. These tricks were meant to make them both get out of the mansion in order for them to lose their benefits from the will. However, the family members attempts were unsuccessful. In the end, Michael and Pandora ended up engaged and acquired the benefits in their uncle’s will.
Favorite Quote: "Beginning no more than a week after the reading of this document, Pandora and Michael will move into my home, Jolley’s Folley. They will live there together for a period of six months, neither one spending more than two nights in succession under another roof. … You have my blessing, children. Don’t let an old, dead man down.”
Thursday, June 21, 2012
"You should have taken me with you," I whisper to him. Then I lean my head against his and begin to cry. In my mind, I make a silent promise to my brother's killer.
I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise: your life is mine."
Reviewed by: Lostnthestacks
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Monday, June 4, 2012
The novel narrates main character Janie Crawford's "ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless, teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny.” Set in central and southern Florida in the early 20th century, the novel was initially poorly received for its rejection of racial uplift literary prescriptions. Today, it has come to be regarded as a seminal work in both African American literature and women's literature.
Their Eyes Were Watching God helps portray the struggles and experiences that a female teenager faces as they approach womanhood. The main character Jane struggles to find the right husband that truly loves her for who she is and does not try to control her. She goes through many different men before finding the right one, called "Tea Cake." This book is great for teenagers especially girls to read because it shows how Janie lives her life and the trouble she goes through to find the right man. It also shows her maintaining her courage and independence even when things do not happen the way she planned. It also helps understand the difficult lives that African Americans lived in the beginning of the 1900's especially because of racial discrimination.
"Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly."
"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. . . . With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don’t have to sit in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not us." - George
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
“The first time I died, I didn’t see God.No light at the end of the tunnel. No haloed angels. No dead grandparents.To be fair, I probably wasn’t a solid shoo-in for heaven. But honestly, I kind of assumed I’d make the cut.I didn’t see any fire or brimstone, either.Not even an endless darkness. Nothing.One moment I was clawing at the ice above, skin numb, lungs burning. Then everything-the ice, the pain, the brightness filtering through the surface of the lake-just vanished.”
Friday, January 6, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.
- from Goodreads.com
When I first started the Infernal Devices series I was kinda hesitant, I mean how could it live up to the previous series Immortal Instruments. But these two books have shown that there can be some book that is just as good as the previous series. Clockwork Prince starts off with Jem and Tessa going to a Clave meeting--at this time they are only friends, but over the duration of the book their friendship becomes something more.
Will during the book is trying to find a demon to lift his curse off of him, so that he can go and confess to Tessa how much he loves her. At the Institute things are very stressed because Charlotte might lose the Institute if she does not find Mortmain, and she has only to weeks to do this. We find out some very surprising things in this book such as Bendict Lightwood has demon pox and is working alongside Mortmain in order to find a cure for his disease. Someone in the Institute has been spying for Nate, Tessa's brother, and guess who gets caught but no other than Jessie.
Jessie marries Nate in the illusion that she is in love with him and he with her, but that is not the case as we see in the end. Charlotte becomes pregnant and Tessa becomes engaged but to who Will, who confessed his heart to her, or Jem who Tessa has a fierce protectiveness and would do anything for him???
Reviewed by: buttercup