In My Mailbox ( The One Book Edition )

January 14, 2012







Sooo the only thing I got in my mailbox this week was.....


That's right The Fault In our Stars by John Green What did you get in your mailbox this week?

In My Mailbox (The Aftermath of New Years Edition)

January 8, 2012




IMMailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren .In my mailbox is a feature to show the books that you bought, got from the library or Got for review.

* Bought







The Fallen And The Stolen - Cella Thompson 
Nightshade- Andrea Cremer
 The Bermudez Triangle - Maureen Johnson
Dark Eden - Patrick Carman 

This is what I got in my mailbox this week. What did you get in yours?

Review:Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

January 7, 2012

Nightshade
Author: Andrea Cremer
Series:Nightshade
Pages:454
Publisher: Penguin
Published:October 19,2010
Edition: Paperback

Goodreads Summary :
Calla is the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack. She is destined to marry Ren Laroche, the pack's alpha male. Together, they would rule their pack together, guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But then, Calla saves a beautiful human boy, who captures her heart. Calla begins to question everything - her fate, her existence, and her world and the orders the Keepers have asked her to follow. She will have to make a choice. But will she follow her heart if it means losing everything, including her own life



                                                                  Review:

I was wondering my local Wal-Mart and decided to see what books they had. So, I wandered off to the book section and found Nightshade. I had actually looked up the book the night before to see what it was about and I decided to get it . I immediately started reading after I got home.
This book was very different, but in a good way. I got into this book and couldn’t put it down. After the first day I was half way through the pages and there was a lot of pages in this book. The book had me on my toes because its one of those books where you know something’s going to happen, but you don’t know when.
The main character Calla was very confused on how’s on who she wanted to be with, who she should trust, and started to question everything that she’s ever been told to her about her history. There was a problem for me in this book. I loved it, but I just didn’t connect with her as well as I would have liked to. I mean I had a little of a connection. Quite frankly she became annoying at some points in the book; Some of the things she did was very stupid to me. Also, I really like Ren I connected with him more than Shay. I mean Ren was great even though he had the reputation to be somewhat of a jerk he showed a sweet side to Calla and wasn’t sure how to act around her. Shay was a rebellious, curious human for most part of the book and to me he was the bad boy sort of guy of the story. The pack was great! My favorite were the guys of the pack Mason, Nev., & Ansel. They all had a great personality and were funny for most part of the book.
Aside to all of that I loved it. I mean sure there were connection problems, but it was a great story to me and it kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat. Even though I preferred Ren over Shay I still was pondering the question in my head the whole story Ren or Shay it switched constantly since I tried to give Shay a chance. I will definitely be reading the next book. It was a great YA book to read for a change.

Review:The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

January 3, 2012

        The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins
Series:The Hunger Games
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 378
Published:October 1,2008

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister Primrose, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Review:

The Hunger Games WOW! What can you really say? I have mixed emotions on this book. I can’t believe that I’ve never read this book until now. I actually wasn’t playing on reading it <Shame on me > until my friend who doesn’t even read was assigned to read it by one of the teachers at my school and he hates reading. When, he told me I had to read this I knew I had to read it if he liked it and what do you know it really was amazing! It was everything book bloggers had said it was and more.
This book left me guessing about some of these characters when the games begun. The one I was the most concerned with was Peeta. I really didn’t know if he was putting on a show just to have her on his side and kill her or was naturally friendly with her. I mean I was really thinking like Katniss. Oh, that reminds me of little Rue. To be honest just thinking about her makes me want to cry. Katniss treated Rue like her little sister because her sister would be in the same position if Katniss wouldn’t have stepped up. Katniss really was put to the test in this book – She did everything she could to save her life – she lied about her and Peeta, she had somewhat of a strategy and she stayed positive most of the time. When she wanted to give up she thought about her sister and what would she do if she wasn’t there for her. Most of all she promised her sister that she would try her hardest to survive and she stayed true to her little sister’s promise. In the end of the games it came down to not only who wanted to live and die, but who had the better skills and strategy.
At the and we were left with a cliffhanger.  I can’t wait to join Peeta and Katniss in  the next book(Catching Fire) to see what is going to happen now that Peeta is mad at katniss ? What’s going to happen to them now that they disobeyed the capitol? Who will take the blame? Will there be a punishment? Praise Suzanne Collins for writing this amazing book that’s now going to be a movie! How exciting is that?
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