Sunday, April 27, 2008

Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire

Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire by Derek Landy

Valkyrie Cain has officially given up her old boring life to go work side by side with Skulduggery Pleasant, the one who introduced her into a new exciting crime filled world. She has been on many adventures with him, but their newest one is beyond dangerous, it’s almost suicidal. The threat? The rebirth of the faceless ones, rulers with potential to destroy the world; but for them to surface they need three things. Two of these things are obvious but the other is hidden, possibly never to be found. It is Skulduggery and Valkyrie’s job to make sure that the third thing is not found, but they don’t realize how close Valkyrie is to the hidden artifact and how she ultimately could be responsible for bringing the faceless ones back. This book was extremely enjoyable and I am absolutely in love with the characters.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Otherworldlies

The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler
Fern has always been weird. Well, how else would you describe someone who is allergic to the sun or that can communicate with animals? As she gets older her “powers” start to increase and she starts hearing voices talking about her future. When birds start dropping dead in her hometown, she and her twin brother realize they need to figure out who she really is before it’s too late. The Otherworldlies is a well written book that teens will enjoy but it had some very disturbing mental images and characters that might be too graphic for the minimum age recommended for this book.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Update- 4/10/08

Hello all my wonderful blogger friends!
I'm sorry that I haven't been updated my blog a lot. ;)

When I was homeschooled I had time to read hundreds of books, interview authors, participate in chats online, meet book crazy people like me, etc. Now, I can barely manage 2 books in a month aside from my school reading. That is sad. All these months in North Carolina I've been feeling really sorry for myself. I was really really involved in the online book/teen community and suddenly it all gets taken away from me. But, that was a very bad, selfish thing for me to think. I have thousands of plans for myself and I think God does too. I had an amazing year finding out the joys of literature and I will never ever forget all that I learned. But that time is over. By no means am I going to stop blogging or reading, but I have to stop trying to make things back to the way they were. I now have to focus on school, drama, church and my family.

It's funny. Have you ever prayed for something that seemed impossible to come true? And did it come true, but you didn't necessarily realize it at first? That happened to me. I prayed for more acting opportunities and God moved us to NC and enrolled us in a school with an amazing drama program. God is so patient with me because at first I was just concentrating on the bad parts of moving not the good. He has given me so many things and I'm so thankful.

I love my blog so much and I hope that you all find it enjoyable to read. There will be times where I can blog everyday and times where once a week is pushing it. But, that is the way it has to go. Hopefully, during my breaks and during summer I can make a bunch of posts that I can post when I don't have time to write them...;)

Love you all!

Here is my favorite song of the week:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


This is just wow!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sisters of the Sword

Sisters of the Sword by Maya Snow
Kimi and Hana, daughters of a powerful Japanese leader, are forced to
run away from home after their uncle mercilessly murders their father and brothers. They both realize that if they are going to be able to come back later to get revenge they need to stay alive and become stronger. They do this by enrolling in a boy’s school for Samurai. “Sisters of the Sword” is a very exciting book that gave me chills and the urge to reach out and try to help the girls.
Also, go HERE to read about what Miss Erin says about some of her book pet peeves which includes books that are recommend for a far too young audience. I totally agree!