Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Reign Or Shine by Michelle Rowen

I'm really not sure about this book. I like it, I really do, but...Michael. Ugh.

This is the first time I've ever liked a main female character and totally wanted to stab the love interest with a pitchfork. He was just so...so stupid.

Reign Or Shine by Michelle Rowen
Pages: 284

You know that insanely, ridiculously, and utterly retarded TV show, That 70s Show? Whenever Michael came into the book, my thoughts went straight to...well...Michael "Kelso" Kelso...

"Do you have any idea how annoying you are?"

"It wasn't every day I came right out and admitted my real feelings. But Michael seemed to be the type of guy who needed these things spelled out for him."

See. Even Nikki acknowledges it!

But, I will give him props for being one of the only Michaels I know of in a book that didn't have blonde hair, blue eyes, and played guitar. Awesome points from me.

Besides Michael, the story was just really predictable. I knew who the bad guy was, the motive, and how they were going to be stopped not even half-way through the book. Seriously people, when the bad guy is oozing niceness, it's obvious what their intentions are.

Then there is the over-all cheesiness of the book (it cheesiness a word?! o_O). I mean, the last couple of lines in the book were: Mess with the demon and you get the horns. Cute horns, but still, horns.

Nikki Donovan was okay compared to most heroines. She was actually pretty bad-ass at times, and didn't rely on Michael to save her. (Okay, she did once!). But why is she so damn peppy? Was Rowan trying to contrast her demon self and her human self? If so, too far.

Before you know it, demons are going to be sparkling, too. 

The over-all plot of the story is pretty good, and it kept me entertained for the most part. It's very fast-paced, and there were really no boring parts. I did really like the book, much to my complaining over Facebook, and too Christina...and my mom.

The only reason I picked up this book was because I wanted to prove that I am a better demon princess that Nikki Donovan...I am~

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Pages: 352

I've been dreading reviewing this. Not because I have nothing to say, but because so many people love this book (and, you know, it's a literary icon), but because I don't want people to think I didn't "understand" it, because that seems to be my peer's conclusion for me and my friends not liking the book.

No, I understood it perfectly fine. It was just so damn BORING! Nothing happened at all for a good two-thirds of the book.

Another thing is that I just couldn't connect with the characters, especially Elizabeth. She was just way too judgmental for my liking.

Mrs. Bennet was irritating, too. I really don't think she's care if her daughters were married off to mass murderers, as long as they're married and have money.

Most of the characters were pretty one-dimensional, to say the least.

While reading this book, my mind often wandered to other things. I am normally very focused when it comes to reading, going as far as to listen to music while doing so without being distracted. When reading this, I found every reason to get my mind off of it. It was just that boring.

Not to mention that when I stopped reading, I felt kind of out of it, warped (I refrain from saying I felt "high", being as I have never been in that state before).

I thought maybe I'd like this because I do like historical fiction. I suppose it was the romance aspect of it that bothered me. I don't know.

Either way, I had to read this whethered I wanted to or not (well, I could have chosen not to, but then I wouldn't get into the AP English course...). A couple of my friends have read it previously. One told me it was terrible, the other said: "Well, you like to read, so I think you'll like it. Besides, it's soooo good!" 

Yeah, I think not, Alex. :D

That's about all I'm going to say. It's all I can think of saying, at least
. This book was just not for me.

Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Trilogy
(Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed)
Book 1: 380
Book 2: 532
Book 3: 594

Okay, I'm gonna start off this review saying yes, I did read the fifty shades trilogy, obviously. Honestly, the only reason why I read the series was because I wanted to see what all the hype was about. No, I'm not going to go and out and become the next Mrs. Robinson. 

The main characters in this book were Anastasia Steele, and Christian Grey. Anastasia was the young, innocent, ignorant girl who fell in love with the powerful, sensual, dominant Christian Grey. Anastasia kinda got annoying after a while to be honest. She was always complaining about something. Christian also got annoying after a while because he tried to hard. But Christian is oh-so-hot and I loved reading about him.

(Btw no I never got turned on by this book. I had somebody ask me that. That's weird....sorry but no....)

The plot was love and sex. Basically that's it. Every time you turn around they were "doing it." I think they mistook passion for love honestly and I would like to read a book about them 10 years from now to see if they still "have it" whatever it may be. I mean it was hot, yes, and sometimes I was just like why the heck would they do that, but mostly it was just corny and repetitive. I was intrigued by their so-called "love" though.  They couldn't get enough of each other, and they were always there for each other. But sometimes it was just stupid and I was like "can they not control themselves for five minutes when around each other?"

I seriously read all three books in 3 1/2 days because I wanted to see what happened. I honestly skipped through most of the sex scenes after the first three because they were all the same just about. If you cut out the sex then you have a decently well written love story. It could have been better but then again it was a sex driven series so how good could it actually be?

I wouldn't recommend this for anybody who is not mature enough to read it. I'd say 14+ because I think that kids under 14 shouldn't be reading this kind of stuff yet. Heck, kids my age (almost 18) shouldn't be reading this stuff, but if you do read it be prepared and don't think that this is all sex is about and how relationships are if you've never been in one. It's just a book. I give it 3 1/2 stars. 

Thirst No.5 by Christopher Pike

Thirst No. 5 
Author: Christopher Pike
Pages: 441

Okay, so the main characters of this book are the same as they have been. Seymour, Sita, Matt, and the other little people that they pick up along the way. They haven't changed much so there's not much to put about them. 

The plot of this story is about Sita going back in her head and reliving the Holocaust. It takes a while because she can't remember much. The book started off slow and kinda hard to get into, I considered giving up several times. But when Sita started sharing the story it started to get interesting. The story stretched on through just about the whole book, and I couldn't put it down because I wanted to know how her story ended. I actually got kinda confused in several spots in this book and had to reread them because I was lost. You have to be able to keep up with this book because it is way more "smart" than the last four books. But all in all, pretty good plot.

This book didn't take me that long to read once I got past the first couple chapters. Maybe three or four days. I lost track of time to be honest. But pretty good book. I would recommend it. The first four book reviews are listed below if you want to check them out, if you haven't read the series yet.

Thirst No. 1
Thirst No. 2,3,4

Monday, June 24, 2013


Sorry to all of those people who follow my blog, I have been super busy, I have been reading (PROMISE!) Just no time to post anything so I'm going to gather up all of my memories and post a bunch of reviews from books that I have read in the past couple of months. I finally got a new laptop (my last one didn't have internet), so hopefully it will be easier to keep up with the blog. Please don't hate me for losing track of well, everything! Please please please recommend books! and give me feedback! I'm always happy to hear what you have to say!  Thanks for being patient with me! -Christina