Monday, September 20, 2010

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal (

Bleeping, bleep, This book is one of my favorite books this year! I picked this book up and could NOT put it down!

Evie is an amazing character. What I love about her is that she is funny, smart, sassy, loyal, beautiful, just all around awesome. She was cracking me up with her bleeps and her love of pink tasers.

Lend is the one Evie should be with. They have so much in common and Lend is sexy and smart and caring. How can an invisible dude be sexy? Not exactly sure but he does it! Although Lend is the one Evie should be with Reth is still in the competition. Sexy faerie, oh yeah.

This story is beautiful and addictive. This book is a laughing, crying, loving every minute of the read and begging-for-more-please kind of book! It's got a lighthearted feel and I love that.

I cannot wait for the Supernaturally, which will be out Fall of 2011 and will be the second book in this trilogy. White is officially one of favorite authors after this book.

Overall: 5/5

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Ivy by Lauren Kunze with Rina Onur

Congratulations! You have been admitted to the most prestigious university in the world. Now what are you going to do?

Callie Andrews may not have money or connections or the right clothes, and she may have way too many complications in her love life, what with

the guy she loves to hate ...

the guy she'd love to forget ...

the guy she'd love to love ...

and Matt
the guy she really should love ...

all vying for her attention.

But she has three fantastic roommates (best friends or her worst nightmare?) and a wholesome California-girl reputation (oops) and brains and beauty and big, big dreams.

Will it be enough to help her survive freshman year at Harvard? (

I was really excited about this book and I was not disappointed! I mean, aren't you excited after reading that synopsis? This book is addictive and while reading the pages seemed to turn themselves. It was fun to get in the head of an attractive but down-to-earth girl with men and friend troubles around every corner. The characters seem very real and the plot is very believable. At first glance I thought the plot would become predictable but there are some curve balls.

I love that even though Callie is in college this is definitely a YA book. It's a really fun read and it kind of made me want to go to Harvard even though you can't just go to Harvard lol. If you haven't been to college it will make you want to go. If you have been to college it will bring back some good memories for sure.

I think this is supposed to be a four book series. I am interested to see if the books are all going to take place in Callie's first year at Harvard or if they will span her four years at the school.

This is a really exciting debut novel and I am ready for book two. Bring it on Kunze and Onur! I want to see how Callie gets herself out of this one.

Overall: 5/5