Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Review: Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

Release Date: February 17, 2011

Natalie is Dr. Aphrodite, the love guru for her high school paper. But Natalie's relationship advice is totally bombing, especially when it comes to knowing what guys really think and want. When she tries to investigate, the guys in her class won't give her serious or straight answers.

The only solution? Disguising herself as a guy and spending a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boys boarding school in town. There "Nat" learns a lot about guys and girls in ways she never expected—especially when she falls for her dreamy roommate, Emilio. How can she show him she likes him without blowing her cover?

Spoilers May Lie Here


I could use all of the cliches with this one, it's "a breath of fresh air," "a walk in the park," "smarter than the average bear," (just kidding on the last one) and they would all be true!

This book has it all! Humor, questions, answers, best friends, costumes, acting and more!
I loved it! This was another book that only took a few hours to read, that's how GREAT it is!

The questions that Natalie tries to get answered were at first very good questions. Every girl wants to know, "Why guys act the way that they act?"

But this book makes you realize that boys aren't a completely different species, they're just not like girls and in some ways, they're definitaley more simplistic. I have no idea where Ms. Gehrman got her information from, or if it just popped into her head, but that's not the point, the point is that what she wrote down actually allows girls and guys to understand each other.

Her sarcasm is wicked, her idea phenomenal, and it's an amazing read. If you've ever seen the movie, She's the Man with Amanda Bynes, this book will remind you of it in a lot of ways! After reading it I really wanted to watch the movie again!

There were some downsides to this book though, which were 1) the ending seemed kind of rushed and 2) I wasn't thrilled with the article.

*Just a note: For those of you who are of the young at heart, there are some language and scene instances that you might want to be wary of.*

Thanks to Jody Gehrman for sending me the ARC!!!
*All reviews are my opinion and my opinion only.
**Please excuse my formatting, this computer is driving me crazy!*

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bad Romance For High School Talent Show- Mr.S.H.S Salem MO

*This is one of my friends from my high school! She's the dark-haired back up dancer!*

Sunday, November 28, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge - I Signed Up! You Should Too!

The 2011 Debut Author Challenge is being
hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren.
Basically what I'll do is read at least twelve YA/middle grade books written by 2011 debut authors over the year.
Here are the ones that I know I'm going to be reading:
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Vesper by Jeff Sampsen
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Haven by Kristi Cook
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
Can't wait!
*If you would like to sign up visit here for more information.*

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Troy High Review

Troy High by Shana Norris
Homer’s Iliad, the classic tale of love and revenge, is shrewdly retold for teens in Troy High. Narrated by Cassie, a shy outsider who fears that an epic high school rivalry is about to go up in flames, the story follows the Trojans and Spartans as they declare war on the football field. After the beautiful Elena—who used to be the captain of the Spartan cheerleaders—transfers to Troy High and falls madly in love with Cassie’s brother Perry, the Spartans vow that the annual homecoming game will never be forgotten. The Trojans and Spartans pull wicked pranks on each other as homecoming approaches. And the Spartans’ wildcard football star, Ackley, promises to take down the Trojans’ offensive line. But the stakes are raised when Cassie is forced to choose between the boy she loves (a Spartan) and loyalty to her family and school. Troy High will seduce readers with its incendiary cast of mythic proportions.

My Review:

I loved this book! I'm a sucker for anything involving Greek mythology and this book was just too good to be true!

You start off with a character who is relatable to all teenage girls, Cassie Prince (a.k.a. Cassandra the Seer, princess of Troy), she feels left out, shy, awkward and frustrated (Okay so that's only some teenage girls, okay maybe it's just me!).

Cassie has a best friend, Greg or Agamenon, brother of Menelaus, commander in chief of the Greeks. Whenever a girl has a boy best friend you know what's bound to happen, a forbidden crush emerges. Take into that fact that he's the enemy and now you've got a doubly forbidden crush. And what girl hasn't had a crush on a boy that she knows she shouldn't? Hmm...

Then there's Cassie's brothers, Hunter/Hector and Perry/Paris, who were so thick-headed that it makes you want to strangle them! But what sibling doesn't want to kill, metaphorically speaking of course, their unfortunate blood relative?

There are fun moments. Moments that made you scream, "What in the world is wrong with these people!?!" and best of all were the moments that had you biting your nails because you just wanted to know what happens!

This book was sooo amazing that I finished it in less than four hours! I came home from school, checked the mailbox, opened the package from Ms. Norris and immediately went at it. I was finished by SEVEN!

If you haven't read this book yet, GO GET IT NOW!

It deserves 5/5 stars.

*All reviews are my opinion.

Beyond Words: 100 Follower Contest

Beyond Words is having a 100 Follower Contest! They are giving away all of this:

And more!
Intrigued right? Well just go here to enter!
First Place3 book pre-orders from the above
Second Place2 book pre-orders from the above
Third Place1 book pre-order from the above

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fallen Angel Series

I've recently discovered a new series that will be out soon. It's first book, Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell will be out December 28th.


Eternity will be out in July of 2011.

Aren't they pretty?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Angelfire Giveaway!

Courtney Allsion Moulton is having a major giveaway. For 3 months! Every week she's going to give away some of this:
Yay! More giveaways for the book nerds! (I'm a book nerd too, it's okay you can be yourself here.)
So here's the link. Get busy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Unearthly Will You Please Be Released Already!

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees. . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what it is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place--and out of place, at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make--between honesty and deciet, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

I've been waiting for this book to come out for almost four months! (Yes, that is a long time. Don't give me that look! IT IS!)
What have you been waiting for???

Friday, November 12, 2010

Leah Clifford's -Thursday's Pride Isn't Sinful! It's ARCtastic!!

Did you watch this!?!

Because if you did you now know that if you post this somewhere and then comment on the real youtube video post with a boy name, you can win A TOUCH MORTAL!!!!!

So excited!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda's rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can't resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she's risking not only her life but the draki's most closely guarded secret.

My Review:

Oh Firelight! What can I say about you? Hmm... Well let's start with the reason I didn't read this book when it first came out. I read a bad review. *GASP* Yes, that is the only reason that I did not read this book before now. That just goes to show that reviewers have completely different opinions sometimes.

Now to the actual review. This book started out with something most other young adult, paranormal romance does not. And that is... ACTION! We start with the soaring and flying, but then everything turns bad! *cue the spooky music*

Then we get to really MEET Will when something happens- that I'm not going to say because that will give away some major plot points- and I hearted him!

Jacinda was spunky yet quiet. She made bad choices and she made good ones. Her and Will made such an odd, albeit fun couple.

*I can't believe that I've just now read this!*

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wolfsbane Cover Revealed!

Isn't this gorgeous!?! It's the cover for Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer! This was totally different from what I expected. Especially since Nightshade had all of the purple glitter, but I LOVE it!
Tell me what you think. I'm dying to know!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I've just contacted the winners of my two giveaways!

  • One went to latishajean, who won the Beautiful Darkness ARC. Congratulations!

  • They have 72 hours to contact me or I will choose another winner.

Yay!!! I hope you enjoy your prizes and for those of you who didn't win, I also hope to have more giveaways soon, so check in often!

*P.S. The People have decided that it is in my best interest to read...

Firelight by Sophie Jordan!