Personal Demons (Book 1) by Lisa Desrochers Date Released: September 14th 2010 Publisher: Tor Teen Format: Paperback Source: Borders (R.I.P.)
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance---even her closest friends---and it seems as if her senior year is going to be more of the same . . . until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him.
What she doesn't know is that Luc is on a mission. He's been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie's soul. It should be easy---all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn't stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can't be far behind. And sure enough, it's not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie's soul.
But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.
The If I Stay trailer was released yesterday! It's for the movie based on the book of the same name by Gayle Gorman, which is one of the first books I ever read in English, I remember I read it all in one sitting, and I loved it. The movie stars Chloe Grace Moretz, which I really like but still had my doubts on for playing Mia, but she looks really good in the trailer. CANNOT WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!
Hi. So, you may have noticed that I've been - no wait. more like NOT been around here lately (no shit). Reasons being:
1) I haven't been reading much. 2) I've not been reading much, 'cause I got a job 3) YAY I GOT A JOB 4) I'm also in University 5) Goddamn it that means homework. 6) Points 2-3-4-5 are the reasons why I've not been reading much.
The Bad News?
life's been too busy to maintain a Book Blog.
The Good News?
The thing is, I can't really keep up with a book blog anymore. I freaking LOVE reading and am still reading, but not nearly as much to maintain this page with quality content and not just meme's after meme's. So, again, I can't keep running a book blog, but it is still a blog, and blogging is one thing that I miss and want to keep doing and also love.
CUT THE BS AND EXPLAIN.
Ok, ok, jeez. I'm gonna keep blogging, but now it's gonna be about the busy life and other random shit. like the fact that I have a TV show, which is aaaaweeesome.
and here's a video explaining the whole thing :B
So yeah, basically i will keep blogging, but now it's not going to be just about books. It's a change, but I really do miss blogging and I hope you guys will still be entertained. Well, see you soon guys, and i hope you'll check the TV show, anyway it'll be on Youtube, and I hope you enjoy it (:
Ok so, you guys probably already saw this one, but I CAN'T. STOP. WATCHING IT!
Which is kind of funny, considering I didn't even finish reading the series (not because I didn't like it, I just couldn't really get into it, but they were still kinda cool). And now, due to this trailer I want to give the whole series another try because there's so much I don't remember. Cannot wait for this movie! it looks very well done :)
Starglass by Phoebe North Date Released:July 23rd 2013 Publisher:Simon & Schuster Format: ARC Source: Itching for Books Blog Tours
Summary: In this futuristic, outer
space thriller, Terra has to decide between supporting the rebellion she
believes in—and saving the life of the boy she loves.
generations, those aboard the Asherah have lived within strict rules
meant to help them survive the journey from a doomed Earth to their
promised land, the planet Zehava–which may or may not be habitable, a
whose imperative grows now, in the dwindling months before touchdown.
Terra’s situation is tough. A dead mom. A grieving dad. A bitchy boss,
and a betrothed who won’t kiss her no matter how bad she wants it. She’s
doing her best to stay afloat, even when she gets assigned a vocation
she has no interest in: botany.
But after Terra witnesses the
Captain's guard murder an innocent man, she's drawn into a secret
rebellion bent on restoring power to the people. The stakes are higher
than anything she could have imagined. When the rebellion gives Terra an
all-important mission, she has to decide where her loyalties lie for
once and for all. Because she has started to fall for the boy she's been
sent to assassinate...
When I first started with Starglass I thought, Good story, good characters, but nothing I hadn’t heard before. Once you think of it, almost every sci-fi novel and movie with people stuck in a big spaceship go the same way: they feel stuck, that they are being controlled and that they want their freedom. When I finished with Starglass, I thought again of my initial opinion and came to the conclusion that yes, Starglass was different from other Sci-Fi novels out there; what made it unique was the brilliant world building and character development. Good job on that Miss North, a really good job
Starglass was very well structured, you get a full understanding of the world, the norms, how everything works inside the Asherah and who are the people that live on board. It took quite a while for the conflict of the story to appear, over 100 pages, which makes it seem like a slow book, I mean, 100 pages of world building? Come on. But it was done tastefully and well, and they went very fast, it wasn’t until I actually looked at the page counter that I thought ‘wow, that was a lot of pages before the main event.’ The main event being when Terra watches someone innocent (and likable) be murdered. Don’t freak out people, it’s not a spoiler, it’s in the summary.
Now Terra, Terra was a very interesting character. She’s quiet, plain and average – I realize this are not the best adjectives to describe a person, but she was still so interesting. Not your typical timid, social awkward girl, Terra was actually an underdog/wallflower. (She sees things, and she understand them…. Yeah yeah, that was from Perks of Being a Wallflower, but it works to describe her) She saw a murder and was later told to stay silent about it, not knowing whom she should trust or if there was anyone to trust she keep quiet, and just goes on being a silent observer, slowly learning, slowly becoming and adult and a part of the community, but never really engaging. Until she finally finds something, a group of people where she does belong, and she becomes passionate. Now this, THIS is what made the book so great for me, you see Terra’s father being a very compromised and dedicated worker, you see her best friend being a very active and girly teenage girl, you see her peers being exited about their jobs, her brother being happy about his rank, and you see Terra as a sharp contrast to all of them, yes, she understands, she works, she likes it, but she’s sort of just there in a big ship through the first half of the book, until she finally finds where she belongs. I simply loved the inside of Terra’s head.
Now the love interest. . . it was weird. Not what you would expect. We have two main boys – not a love triangle, don’t worry – and Terra clicks with one of them, and he’s sweet and he’s good, but it feels weird. It was just. . . weird. Definitely not your common romance set-up, I guess I grew too accustomed to the typical cliché YA romances, to the point were it actually made this one feel weird for me, but it’s not really weird, it’s just done in a different way . It was sweet, but still different. . . I liked it.
Again, I would not say Starglass was original, but the approach the author took was unique and well done, which made it totally worth it. Excellent, excellent world building and character development. I highly recommend it as a summer read, and make sure to keep this in mind: Not everything is as it seems.
About The Author: Phoebe North spent the first twenty-two years of her life in New Jersey,
where she lugged countless library books home to read in the bathtub,
at the dinner table, in front of the television, and under the blankets
with a flashlight when she should have been asleep. After college,
Phoebe went south, enrolling in the University of Florida’s MFA program
to study poetry. But after studying children’s literature with kidlit
geniuses) Kenneth Kidd and John Cech, she started writing books about
magic, robots and aliens for teenagers. And realized she loved it almost
as much as she loved Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Now, Phoebe
lives in New York State with her husband, and many licensed novels. She
likes to cook, watch Degrassi, sew, take her cat for walks, and, of
course, write. Despite many soaked pages, she still loves to read in the
Hi! My name is Jude, like a Beattles song. I was born on a warm summer night but it's cold rainy winter days the ones I like most. I like to sit on my bed and read all night long. I have an undeniable passion for music, poetry, books, writing, making videos and design. My cats and my dogs are the things I love most in this world. And In Between all those things, I like to blog. Welcome :)