Borders Is Closing Down! All of them!

18 July 2011

Ohmygosh, my most favourite book store in the entire world is closing down!!! Borders has always had low prices, cheap delicious chocolate at the register, so many good stuff! I'm horrified. Borders is like the younger sibling, the kind sweet one always looking up to her older brother, Barnes and Noble, the mean and expensive of the siblings.

Here's the full article on it.

I've got a plan to go out and buy as many of the books I've always wanted to own once Borders starts all their sales. It's going to be the best book spree ever. But then....after favourite store won't exist anymore....>_< I'm going to buy a gift card, a plain one, and put it in my diary to record it. (Sob)

review: forever

14 July 2011

book info:
pages: 400
ages: 13-18
grades: 8-12
on sale: now
copy from: Scholastic (review copy)

title: Forever
author: Maggie Stiefvater
stars: 2.5


When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from a curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.


That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.


Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment - a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.

"I'm always sure of what I do" he said. "Sometimes I was just never sure there was supposed to be a happy ending" ----page 177

my thoughts:
Shiver was amazing. Linger was okay. But Forever? It was just...bad. I didn't enjoy it much at all. The story line was boring, and I didn't feel the same type of thrill as I did in Shiver, you know?

characters: Grace is boring. She's gotten boring. Sam is boring. But cute. Isabelle is boring. And infuriating. Cole is interesting. And funny. So yeah, Cole has more character than any other in this book. He's pretty sly, and tricky, and humourous. He was most interesting.

theme: the theme is pretty difficult to deduce from this book. It's so unique.....and complicated.

plot: Not interesting at all.

style: Unbelievably evident. I love how Maggie Stiefvater has this beautiful, lyrical way of writing. Sadly, she didn't quite get that awesome plot line that she achieved in Shiver (sorry I'm comparing all this to her first book!)

overall: Not really recommended...sadly.

the best moments

05 July 2011

The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours. Alan Bennett

reivew: haunting violet

book info:
pages: 352
ages: 12 and up
grades: 7 and up
on sale: now
copy from: Walker & Company (Bloomsbury) Thank you!

title: Haunting Violet
author: Alyxandra Harvey
stars: 2.5

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.
Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together.

"I was 9 years old when my mother decided it was time I took part in the family business"

my thoughts:

Don't you just love Alyxandra Harvey's Drake Chronicles? I do. So obviously, Haunting Violet has to be just as good! wasn't nearly as amazing as My Love Lies Bleeding, but it was fun.

characters: Violet, I guess, was okay. She was...normal. Her mother had more character than she did. Colin is sweet and has character as well (I love Irish guys!) All in all, the characters were a 'no' for me. Sadly.

theme: A girl in London whose mother is a medium discovers her own power to see and communicate with ghosts and uses it to solve a murder.

plot: Not very interesting.

style: Alyxandra's usually evident and creative style of writing wasn't present in this novel. 

overall: A library read, I'd say. Not highly recommended. I would, however, recommend the Drake Chronicles for you.

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