Sunday, 2 October 2011

Wish Review

 Rating: ♥♥

For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone... until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn't just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back.
With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can't solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.
In a breathtaking debut from Alexandra Bullen, WISH asks the question: If you could have anything, what would you wish for?

It took me forever to get through this book, it has a nice idea to it but it's ssooo boring. She gets the dress, her sister comes back from the dead, done. I don't even remember much else besides that, the story dragged on and on, I was pretty disappointed with this novel, it definitely doesn't live up to how good it sounds in the summery.


Claire De Lune Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Torn between two destinies…
Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and her crush keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she’s the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: She’s a werewolf.
As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she finds her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart. Burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, she will be forced to make a choice that will change her life forever. . . .

This book turned out way better than I was expecting it to. I couldn't wait to read it but when I finally got into it, I had to struggle a bit til I got to the middle, it just felt like nothing was really going on, but then around the middle of the book, things actually started happening and it became really interesting. It was a pretty easy read once things got going, I love the werewolf mythology and over all it's really good. At first I didn't really like Claire's mother, for she was always so strict and controlling, but by the end she seemed to soften and I didn't not like her as much. There was a point in the book when I totally shared Claire's feelings about the pack and Beatrice, the pack leader, when Claire's mother was captured, and I love how Mathew ended up basically accepting the whole werewolf thing and still liking Claire for who she was. 


Shiver Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Grace and Sam share a kinship so close they could be lovers or siblings. But they also share a problem. When the temperature slips towards freezing, Sam reverts to his wolf identity and must retreat into the woods to protect his pack. He worries that eventually his human side will fade away and he will be left howling alone at the lonely moon. A stirring supernatural teen romance.

The main reason I bought this book was because everyone kept saying how good this series was, so I finally had to check it out for myself, and thank god I did! I love this series! Well, so far I love Shiver, at least. (I bought Linger before I even finished reading Shiver!!). It's so romantic, I love Grace and Sam together. I hated how I kept dreading Sam's turning into a wolf thing though, I didn't want him to change back! When he did I was so devastated, cause I thought he wasn't able to change back ever again. Then I got so excited when Grace and Isobel started figuring out a cure, or what they thought was a cure. I was so shocked when Jack actually died, but I shouldn't have been...thinking back on it now, I guess it was kinda obvious but I so bad didn't want anyone to die! Oh ya, and at the clinic when Shelby shows up again, I was like, really?? WHY couldn't SHE have died?? I got so emotionally attached to some of these characters, Grace and Sam especially. Even Isobel turned out not to be so bad, even the rich snob girl has a human side! I loved this book so much, I can't wait to start reading Linger and see what happens with Sam and Grace next. I highly recommend this series, it's not the typical "werewolf" stuff, it's a bit nicer.


What Happened to Goodbye Review

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Who is the real McLean?

Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move-four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, McLean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, McLean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself, whoever that is. Perhaps Dave, the guy next door, can help her find out.

Sarah Dessen never disapoints! This is one one of my favorites out of all the books she's written though. In the beginning, McLean has learned to distance herself from people, learns not to care. This is because of all the moving around her and her dad have done so many times, she doesn't see the point in getting to know people when she's just gonna move anyway...until her and her dad move into this new town and she finds getting to know people isn't so bad after all. Her dad starts his usual work on a restaurant in town, in bad need of a make-over, inside and out, including the menu. This time however, is slightly different. This restaurant seems to need more work and time than any other the other ones, and her dad seems to have found a love interest that's also keeping them from picking up and moving on, not just the restaurant. Slowly McLean gets to know Dave, and finds out there's a lot more to people, starts to see the importance of friendship. I like how McLean begins to come into her own at this new school, instead of trying to act like someone else. This book is so relate-able, and such an enjoyable, easy read. You see the world through McLean's eyes as she goes from actor to the real McLean.

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