Some of my favorite music artist

  • Aly & Aj
  • Amerie
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Beyonce
  • Britney Spears
  • Ciara
  • Demi Lavoto
  • Destiny's Child
  • Eminem
  • Fergie
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Lady Gaga
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Paramore
  • Pink
  • Selena Gomez
  • The Black Eyed Peas

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Wide Awake Academy of the Fallen(Wide Awake Academy of the Fallen#1) by Daniele Lanzarotta book review

Wide Awake Academy of the Fallen is a story about a normal sixteen year girl that one day has her perfect little world turned upside down when she goes on field trip with her school and comes across a strange and crying girl that seems to be lost. When Kayla tries to help the girl she is turning on an internal switch that she going to wish she hadn't . Now she's seeing ghost and the only other person who can see them is a once popular and loved by everyone boy named Hunter . Hunter then volunteers to start hanging out in her room to stop the bad ghost Benjamin from having his way with Kayla. With all that time Kayla spends with Hunter a friendship begins to form a friendship that then turns into something more. Ooh okay I want to start off by saying that the cover art of this book gives me the creeps but in a good way. I love when cover art has the power to do that!

Now that's out of the way I will also go on record saying that I have been trying get my hands on this book for the longest time and when I finally did this book did not disappoint. As mentioned above Kayla has a pretty good life going for herself despite having been adopted and not knowing her parents from like birth. She drives a great car, has pretty and popular friends, goes to a pretty decent school in a good neighborhood. Has the popular jock-ish boyfriend but when she goes on a field trip and starts seeing this girl crouched down behind a display or something crying life just isn't same. Loved ,loved, loved how mysterious this book turned out to be . The whole seeing ghost thing is always creepy it doesn't matter if it's in a book or in a movie it's always interesting.

When that detail popped up I thought for sure that I had this book nailed. It was like bam! Got it! I know what her power is! And then when Hunter started seeing the same things too once again I thought for sure that I had everything all figured out. But boy was I wrong. STOP HERE IF YOU DON'T WANT A SPOILER!!!! So when at the end Kayla turned out to be a nephilim I was like floored. Seriously I think my mouth was hanging wide open at that point. I was so shocked because the book didn't start out as the typical fallen angel book with the whole seeing ghost thing and all. And Hunter being some kind I don't know half ghost or something was genius! Now I personal didn't care for Kayla's so called friends. I used the term so called because they didn't seem to about anything besides shopping and gossiping. Which made them very two dimensional.

Even with that it still wasn't that big of a deal to me because they weren't really important to the story like a lot of friends are in YA books. Her ex-boyfriend included were simply props and most of the story takes place while they are just in the background . Let me see is there anything that I didn't like about the book? At this point no. There really wasn't anything that flawed the book or made wonder what Lanzarotta was thinking. Okay so instead of going on and on about how good this book is I'm just going to let my personally rating system do the talking for me. The cover art I 'll give a 8 out of 10 stars, the cover wasn't just beautiful but it was related to the actual story plot and the character. The scenery/settings a 6 out of 10 stars because even though Lanzarotta is one of those few authors that when they describe a place you do get a feeling that you are there but I did wish that there were more scenery to choose from considering that most of the book was spent inside of Kayla's room. The characters a 8 out of 10 stars I really enjoyed both Hunter and Kayla and didn't mind the other characters being simply just props. The plot a 10 out of 10 I really enjoyed the mystery of it all and finally the overall experience a 10 out of 10 stars. Would you read this again? What do you think? :-)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Beautiful Dark(A Beautiful Dark#1) by Jocelyn Davies book review

A Beautiful Dark is the story of a seventeen year old girl named Skye Parker who on her seventh birthday starts going through some changes. Changes that bring two mysterious guys into her life. Devin and Asher. Skye has to figure out what is it that both Devin and Asher want with her? Why does her eyes from time to time change from gray to silver? And what is they real story behind her parents death? Okay I will start of by saying that I did enjoy the mystery of this book. I mean the way Davies keeps you turning page after page wondering what's next to come is genius but..... that's all it is.

Wait let me clarify myself what I mean is it just plot to keep you interested but doesn't really give you anything to look forward to. Confused? Well let me put it this way the first couple of chapters when we the reader(s) still didn't know who Devin and Asher were and what is it that they wanted with Skye or we still didn't know what Skye herself was the story was interesting. But when the big reveal came that Devin and Asher were fallen angels(despite that even though they have the normal angel-like wings they claim that they are not) and they Skye is kind of like them but kind of isn't( whatever the h*ll that's supposed to mean) the story just kind of went flat after that.

What I mean by went flat is that there was page after page of nothing really happening. Skye goes to the mall. Next page Skye is hanging out with her friends. The next page Skye is having a party. Blah, blah, blah. Like I said nothing really happens. I think if I'm not not mistaken the book has 35 chapters and I think the big reveal happens at like chapter 19 or like 20 and this rest of the chapters are exactly like that depicted in the above sentences. I got the sense that Davies ran out of something important to wright so she just decides to fill the rest of the chapters with meaningless random teenage things that almost have nothing to do with the supernatural element of the story.

Now as for the supporting characters like guardians/parents, friends, teachers they were all great by my account. In the sense that they were all believable. I believed the character that they portraying. Um just a heads up there is like love triangle thing happening here between Skye, Devin and Asher but it is one that feel like wasn't well developed and kind of felt like one of those love at first sight kind of things and some  times that works in books(if done right) and some times it doesn't like in this book. Hey Davies next time you would like to do a love triangle thing give it some more time please I felt like no of the characters knew each other well enough to fall for one another.

Ok now it's time for my own personal ratings. For the cover art I give a 8 out of 10 stars because it is one the prettiest covers I've come across so far and the cover model looks strangely just like the author and the main character....hmm it would be super cool if that really is the author on her own book :-) The characters a 8 out of 10 stars everyone of them was interesting. The setting/scenery a 10 out of 10 stars Davies made me feel like I was really there in the scenes with the characters. The plot a 5 out of 10 only because wasn't expecting another fallen angel book and though that there was room to turn it into something different. Finally the over  all experience a 7 out of 10 stars because despite my complaints I did enjoy reading this book. And would I read another installment? Yes yes I would.