Friday, April 22, 2011

Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)
Title: Hex Hall

Series: Hex Hall #1

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Publication date: March 2010

Published by: Disney Hyperion

Source: Borrowed from library

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Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
My rating: ★★★★★

Major spoilers!! I’m warning you beforehand: do not click ‘Show Spoiler’ unless you’re absolutely sure about it…got it? lol

Loved this book! It was actually really different than any other book I’ve read. Plus, it was very twisty and I love a good mystery! Just how I like my books :) Oh, and I forgot to mention that there was a lot of humor! I don’t know how that slipped my mind; I love a good laugh!!

Review: Devoured by Amanda Marrone

Title: Devoured

Author: Amanda Marrone

Publication date: September 2009

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Borrowed from library

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Megan’s twin sister Remy died in an accident nine years ago, and she’s been haunting her ever since. Knowing how crazy that sounds, Megan keeps this secret to herself and tries to lead a normal life. But when she takes a summer job at Land of Enchantment to keep an eye on her new boyfriend and his lovesick best friend, Samantha, she meets fellow employee Luke who can see Remy, too. Things get even twistier because Megan’s new friend Ari is sporting a massive crush on Luke, who seems to be developing a massive crush on Megan…making for a love triangle that’s positively possessed.

Megan wants to keep her distance from Luke, but when Remy’s visions get crazy violent; she knows she needs his help. Because someone’s definitely in danger...the only question is who?

My rating: ★★★★☆

This book was amazing!! I really liked it :) Especially with the modern fairy tale twist (that would be Snow White, if you care to know).

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review: Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)
Title: Pretty Little Liars

Series: Pretty Little Liars #1

Author: Sara Shepard

Publication date: Oct. 2006

Published by: HarperTeen

Source: Borrowed by library

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Alison, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer were best friends, until Alison disappeared. Three years later, the remaining girls, now juniors at Rosewood Day, are leading separate, but charmed lives.

After living in Iceland, Aria returns home sophisticated and worldly. Emily is a champion swimmer, Hanna is the most popular girl in school, and Spencer's accomplishments make the average type-A valedictorian look like a slacker. But in Rosewood, appearances are deceiving, and when the girls start receiving mysterious texts signed by someone named A, the past threatens to ruin their perfect present. A claims to know all of their secrets—but who is A? How much does A really know? And what can four pretty little liars do to protect themselves from the truth?

My rating: ★★★★☆

I didn’t even know about these books until I watched the show. I’ve watched the show since the first episode aired, and I love it!! So much that I had to read the books!

Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn

Title: Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn

Publication date: October 2007

Published by: HarperTeen

Source: Borrowed from library

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I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright--a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever--ruined--unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

My rating: ★★★★★

This book was amazing!! It was a little cheesy at times, but still good :) It is a modern twist on the story Beauty and the Beast.

Kyle is that guy in high school all the girls want to have and all the guys want to be. He is gorgeous and he knows it. He’s rich too. But his attitude…well, he treats others like crap. And on one of the school dances his little attitude provokes a witch to turn him into a beast. He will have two years to find true love or else he will stay that way forever. All I’m saying, yes he was hot, but he sure as hell deserved it!
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