Category Archives: 4 Stars
Obviously the whole thing is based on the fairytale we all know except with a dark twists which is what got this book so muchattention. Personally I believe this book was a little odd but I’m not sure ifit was a good odd or bad odd, mixed feelings here, I liked it for the most partbut it was missing something. I would have rated this book maybe half a starless if it didn’t have such a good twist at the end. It’s hard to find bookswith twists like this one and I love it when I finally find one. By the way,yes the good part is in the bonus chapter that is found online so I guess ifyou really wanted to know my opinion in just what you buy for, I would give thebook three and a half stars. Besides that, it was a very interesting idea theauthor had with this book because I really didn’t expect how they were going tore-do little red riding hood. There is romance in it and your typical love trianglethat most YA readers adore, not so much for me. There is suspense, mystery,great characters, not so bad concept of a story and of course that great twistat the end you just can’t expect. I say if you have seen the movie don’t botherwith the book because they followed it very well but If you have yet to see themovie go ahead and give the book a try either you will hate it or love it in myopinion.
For Bonus Chapter CLICK HERE (Please don’t read without reading the book first)
When love isn’t lucky…or pretty.
The scars on Beth’s face aren’t nearly as deep as the ones she nurses on the inside. She was born with hemifacial microsamia and was supposed to feel “lucky” that she wasn’t as disfigured as some people.
One boy, Lucky O’Leary starts to find the cracks in her hard shell and finds himself falling for her. Only Lucky has a secret–he needs to bring Beth to a “dog dinner” or lose his spot on the team. She can’t find out that the guy who brings the ugliest date wins a prize.
Young Adult Short Story–8000 words
A short story I absolutely enjoyed. I had not read anything like this which made this story very different and special. Since the beginning I was pulled in to the story and I fell in love with the characters Beth and Lucky. Lucky is not your typical jock surprisingly, he is very sweet and protective of Beth. Beth is a very unique character, she has a face deformity that doesn’t make her look perfect. Beth is very interesting because she plays real tough and careless but in reality needs that shoulder to cry on once in a while. I do recommend you read it because it is a quick read and it is unique.
So far you can only find this book on Amazon Kindle. (That I know of haha)
When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn’t happen. In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing. In the hands of a brilliant novelist, this story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.
A 14-year-old girl, Susie Salmon is raped and murdered. You would think this book would be the mystery of how it happened or who it was, but it’s not the way it’s written. Susie Salmon is in “heaven” or like in throughout most of the story “In between”, Earth and heaven, because she is not yet ready to go on. Susie is the narrator of the story which makes things interesting because you tag along with her while she observes her family, from above, trying to cope. Susie’s father is obsessed with what happened, her mother is trying to forget about the occurrence in a total different way, Susie’s sister is trying to go on with her life but she knows it’s impossible, she needs to find out who the murderer is. Susie’s little brother is having a hard time understanding the meaning of death. Most of the story is about what her loved ones have to go through after she is murdered. It is a horrific story but yet it’s hard to put down. You see everyone on Earth trying to figure out who the murderer is even though we, the readers, already know.
I don’t want to leave out some other interesting characters…
Len Fenerman: The detective trying to solve Susie’s case but ends up doing more than investigating the case.
Ray Singh: Susie’s crush who is, believe it or not, also having a hard time coping.
Ruth Connors: One of my favorite characters in this story. Ruth is a girl that Susie went to school with, they were never friends but when Susie’s spirit touches her while leaving Earth, Ruth becomes fascinated with Susie even though she barely knew her. Ray and Ruth become close friends having something so special in common, Susie.
I should mention Susie’s best friend from Earth, Clarissa, and her best friend from heaven, Holly, but they don’t make a great impact.
This book is great. I recommend it to everyone, it is indeed a must read. The story can be a bit disturbing at times but I like when authors don’t hold anything back. Don’t be fooled by the movie because it does not do it any justice.
Title: Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn’t get out much. Not because she’s not pretty. She is. It’s just that, well, Sookie has this sort of “disability.” She can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He’s tall, dark, handsome–and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. He’s exactly the kind of guy she’s been waiting for all her life…
Many might know about these books because of the TV series True Blood. I heard about the TV series from a friend and I loved it but i didn’t know there were books on it until the end of the first season and even then I told myself I wasn’t going to read them, but then there was a moment where I just couldn’t help it and I just had to go and buy the first book Dead Until Dark.
I have to admit i really liked these books even if many say it’s trash. I hate to say this but this story reminds me of The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer but in a more mature and a for “grown-ups” way because let me be the one to tell you, they are pretty graphic just like the TV series.
Sookie is the main character, and a very likable one who is believed to be a normal human but can somehow read minds. She is innocent and a sweetheart and doesn’t have a sex life until vampire Bill shows up and she falls in love, but the story isn’t just about their romance. My favorite part about this series is how the vampires have “come out” … out of the coffin, in other words they have revealed themselves to the world after a synthetic blood has been invented, but now there is a lot of prejudice against vampires. Not only has the world found out about vampires but they have found out about how special their blood is, that a vampire’s blood has certain power and can improve the consumer’s sex life, this brings many humans to drain vampires and sell their blood. You meet many interesting characters throughout the story for example Eric, who is one of my personal favorites, though i don’t want to mention much about him without ruining the rest of the books.
I am on the fifth book and I pretty much stopped there, i needed a break from them because they do tend to get a little exhausting. I am not saying that they are boring because they really are full of adventure, but too much of Sookie’s (main character) obstacles to living a normal life can get tiring… hey maybe it’s just me.