Thursday, May 24, 2012

Book Review: Across The Universe by Beth Revis

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My reviews are always spoiler FREE! :]
This book is about Amy. Her father is 6th in command in the U.S. military and her mother works in biological engineering. Her parents have been asked to help start a new planet. They will be frozen for 300 years and put on "Godspeed" (a spaceship going to the new planet) and then woken up when they arrive. Amy is given the choice to be frozen with her parents or stay with her aunt and uncle and live out her life on earth. And of course she chooses to go. Everything is going fine until she is unexpectedly woken up 50 years too soon...

So from Elders point of view in the book, he is learning the ways of the ship. How to run the ship. How to be the next leader. And he has a feeling the leader isn't teaching him everything he needs to know. And from Amy's point of view, she's woken up and thinks they've made it to the new planet. And she's extremely disappointed when she learns they haven't. So the book is about all the chaos and secrets that unfold.

I loved this book. I thought it was well written. The descriptions were perfect. I could envision everything the author described perfectly! Everything from the people on Godspeed, to the ship, to the emotions and physical feelings of being frozen. It was more on the slower side for me, but I enjoyed the entire back story. The book is written in Amy’s point of view as well as Elder’s (the next leader of Godspeed). I enjoyed that because I felt like I got to really understand the emotions of both of them in the same scene.

I look forward to reading the second book "A Million Suns"

I give it five stars. I would definitely read it again!

Enjoy your day!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Angela's Book Haul #2

So I did a little shopping on, one of my favorite sites! I'll do an in-depth post on it a little later.

So here's what I got:

The first 2 books in the "Millennium" Trilogy:
-"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

-"The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson

The first 2 books in the "Uglies" Series:
-"Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld

-"Pretties" by Scott Westerfeld

The first book in the "John Cleaver" trilogy:
-"I Am Not A Serial Killer" by Dan Wells

Lastly, "Now You See Her" by James Patterson

Enjoy your day!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Angela's Book Haul #1

First I took a trip to my Dollar Tree. They usually have a bunch of books I'd never heard of & don't really care to read, but this week I found 2 that peaked my interest.

And they are:
-"If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer" by O.J. Simpson & The Goldman Family

-"Black & White and Dead All Over" by John Harnton

Then when i was in Costco I decided to go down the book aisle. Knowing I was going to see a bunch of books I really, really wanted. And I did, but I only got one!

And that was:
-"Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin

Lastly, I was doing some online shopping on Barnes & Noble in the bargain books section.

And I found:
-"Wither" by Lauren DeStefano

Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Why Hello There

Hello to all who find this blog!
My name is Angela and I love to read! I don't know very many readers, and the ones I do.. Well, they have a life and don't get to read for fun very often. So as you can imagine, we hardly get to talk and share about books we’re reading and loving. So that led me to thinking about making a blog to share some of my feelings and discoveries. I mentioned this to my sister and asked if she wanted to join! And she did! So we'll be doing this together!

So I'll tell you a little about what I'm loving right now. I'm really into the Dystopian/Post-apocalyptic genre, (I love how these authors create this world that’s completely different from ours). I also love sci-fi/fantasy, thriller/suspense, mystery/crime, and chick-lit. I don’t mind some romance in the middle of a book, I actually love it. I just cannot stand a book that is all about romance, I find them very cheesy and I can’t get through them, but if that’s your thing, more power to you! On the other hand, I do love erotica. Huge difference to me!

So, what I expect from this blog is to:
-Have some fun with my sister!
-Make some friends.
-Talk about books with other people that love books.
-Discover books I haven’t yet.
-And lastly, do something productive with all these thoughts and opinions about books I’ve read.

And finally- I’ll show you some pictures of myself. 
To help you get a feel for who I am.

Enjoy your day!

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