Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Title: Fallen
Author: Lauren Kate
Pages: 464

Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.

It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.

Ok, I'll be honest. The reason I read Fallen was because of the cover, it's just too cool to ignore. Well, you know what they say. "Never judge a book by it's cover."

It started out ok. I love Arianna and Penn, they are the reason I got through this evil book, Luce wasn't even that bad of a character. So what did I hate about this book? The storyline, and Daniel. I hated them both.

Don't read this book.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Host

Title: The Host
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Pages: 619

'Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.'

It has been described as "the first love triangle involving only two bodies"

I wasn't sure what to expect from The Host. I saw a book trailer for it on Youtube a year ago, and I thought it looked interesting, I just didn't read it until a few days ago.

What did I think of this book? Well, the first hundred pages are boring, that's for sure, but once you get past it the host is a really good book. The storyline was good. The caves were amazing, if aliens were invading the earth I would definitely want to have those caves nearby. The characters were interesting, my favorites were Uncle Jeb, Ian, and Jamie. And.... Drum roll please.....Stephenie Meyer actually wrote a romance novel that didn't make me cringe. YAY!!!

Side note: there are two blank pages in between page 594 and 599. The book does not end on 594, I promise. That would have made a terrible ending

All in all, it was a good book. And, great news, there is going to be a movie coming out sometime in the coming years. There are a lot of really great fan-made trailers on youtube, I thought I'd post my favorite here

Friday, February 5, 2010

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Title: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Pages: 398

After four weeks I have finally completed the first book in the LotR trilogy. yay me!!

I'm pretty sure most people already know what LotR is about, so I won't be posting the summery this time.

I remember the first time I saw the movie in theaters. It was not a pleasant experience, to say the least. I was seven years old, my mom was working that night and my sister and dad wanted to see the movie(they had no idea what it was about) so I decided to tag along. I spent almost the whole three hours in tears, and hiding my face beneath a jacket. I find it funny now that I'm old enough to watch, and enjoy, the movie.

When I read this book I was surprised to find just how different it was from the movie. You'd think because the movie was so long it would be fairly close to the book. Wrong. They left alot of stuff out in the movie(There was seventeen year between Bilbo's eleventy-first birthday and when Frodo left the Shire). And not only was the Story different from the movie, but the characters were different as well; especially Merry.

One of the thing's I love about the Fellowship of the Ring is the way it is written. It's written like a Fairy Tale; there aren't many books like that. On the other hand, the way it's written also makes it hard to relate to that characters.

It was enjoyable to book read, but you have to be a patient reader. Don't give up on it just because it is hard to get through.