Friday, April 16, 2010

Blog Hop (2)

The Blog Hop is a weekly event hosted by Crazy for Books so that book bloggers can discover other book blogs, new or old, they might enjoy

This is the second Blog Hop I have done. I hope I find other book blogs to read and I hope some people can find me. Let the Blog Hopping begin! :D

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Busy Week

Hello, sorry about the lack of updates. :( I've just been busy with school and other things, and I also wanted to take a short break from reading. Anyways, it's almost the weekend.. which means I will have more time to read!

Here are the two newest books I have bought. Expect some reviews soon!

Hex Hall 

Guardian of the Dead
Once again, sorry for not updating. Don't worry, I didn't lose interest in or forget about The Book Buffet.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blog Hop

The Blog Hop is a weekly event hosted by Crazy for Books so that book bloggers can discover other book blogs, new or old, they might enjoy.

Since my Blog is new, (it's only been up for about a week) this is the first Blog Hop I have done. I hope I find other book blogs to read and I hope some people can find me. Let the Blog Hopping begin!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Upcoming Books

Here is a list of upcoming books that I think are worth getting when they come out:

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June
Release Date: August 3, 2010
This is about three sisters who each have a special power. April can see the future, May can disappear, and June can read minds. When disaster strikes, they must team up and save the day.

The Replacement
Release Date: September 21, 2010
I don't know what this book is about, but the cover looks good. It reminds me of a movie poster!

Claire de Lune
Release Date: May 18, 2010
On the night of her 16th birthday, Claire discovers she is a werewolf. Soon, she's running with a pack of female werewolves. She has a blossoming romance for Matthew. Another forbidden love story.

Palace Beautiful
Release Date: April 15, 2010
Two sisters move into their new house with their father and stepmother. They find a journal from 1918. With the help of another girl, they try to track down the writer of the journal.

Tweet Heart
Release Date: June 22, 2010
A book about love, and Twitter. Told in a format of tweets, blogs, and emails.

Release Date: April 25, 2010
Jace is a boy who plays the cello. Because money is tight, he plays his cello on the street on Seattle. One day, someone throws a folded $100 bill with a business card attached in Jace's open cello case. The card turns out to from a famous cello instructor who offers to teach him. After that, Jace could possibly win a big cash prize that could change everything. I like the cover!

Reality Check
Release Date: June 14, 2010
Four best friends have signed up for their very own reality show. The fame starts to threaten the girls' friendship.

The Nightmarys
Release Date: August 24, 2010
Not sure what this is about, but it sure does look creepy.

Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story
Release Date: July 27, 2010
Once again, I don't know what this is about. The name and cover look interesting though!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Book Name: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Released: March 2, 2010
Pages: 480
Age Group: Young Adult

"What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing. "


Before I Fall is interesting from page one, it starts off good and it gets right to the point. It begins with a prologue. You don't have to read half the book before it gets interesting, like you have to do with some books. That's a plus for me. There are some parts though, that make the book a little boring because Samantha is reliving that same day over and over. Everything doesn't happen the same way, of course not. The same parts do happen over and over, but not quite. I quickly regained interest as I got a little farther into the book, and then I started getting to the better parts.

As Samantha keeps reliving her last day over, I think she seems to get smarter about the decisions she makes. What I  mean is, she starts thinking about making better decisions about her life. Her friends, her popularity, her boyfriend. (I couldn't stand her boyfriend!) This book makes you about about life in general. How short it is, how precious it can be, and how it could end in a split second. There are a few parts in this book that I found funny, so this isn't a book that just talks about death all the time. It's also about the opposite of death: Life. And love.

I had a love-hate thing with the characters. At one point, I hated them. I hated Sam. I'm sure the author wanted me to hate them. At another point in the book though, I loved them, not all of them, but a few of them.

Overall, I have to say it was a good book. I can't say I loved it because then I would be lying. I didn't really like the ending, I didn't like how things turned out. But still, on your next trip to the bookstore, you should at least consider picking up this book from the shelf. You won't be disappointed.


I give this book 3 stars.