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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vacation, Back Soon

Hi, just wanted to say I'm on vacation be back soon!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

As You Wish



Title: As You Wish
Author: Jackson Pearce
Publisher: Harper Teen, September 2009
MSRP (Hardback only): $16.99
Pages: 304 pages
Rating: * * * * */5 (Yes, another fiver :P Wait, isn't it a good thing?)

The first thing I thought when I saw this book was, "Will it be like all these other sub-par fantasies on the shelves?" But I bought it anyways- because, finally! Something interesting I can read, and that's original. Something not about zombies, vampires, ghosts, faeries, fairies... all the other things populating the YA shelves today.

My first thought when I read the book was, "OMG I LUUURVE THIS BOOK!" Well, maybe a bit less peppy. But you get the point.

As You Wish was a gorgeous mix of most everthing good in YA- funny, believable dialogue, honest to life characters, an original plot, a sprinkling of magic, an amazing male lead who you can't help but fall in love with, fast paced writing, and romance that makes you swoon involuntarily.

I loved how the chapters alternated between Jinn and Viola's point of view- showing what they each thought of the events. I think it made both of them more developed and loveable than had only one of them been the narrator. And the writing was great- funny, quick moving, and the way I only wish I could write!

As You Wish is a fun, original, and wholesomely sweet creation that'll leave you wishing for more- pick up a copy as soon as possible!

Hey all, sorry I haven't writen a review in forever- all-district band has kept me so busy! I just got back from auditions- I failed epically but I still got in, though my 2 friends didn't *sniffle*

Reviews to expect soon:

Liar
A Match Made In High School
THe Sweet Life Of Stella Madison (NOT. Good folks.)
I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
Going Bovine
An Abundance of Katherines
As You Wish

All of these I have about 20 pages each left to go. I took them to school with me and I stopped reading them so I wouldn't finish them at school, I HATE doing that... but yup. And As You Wish I'm on my way to do.

Thanks for clicking this post but it was more for my benifit than anything! :P

Sunday, November 1, 2009

In My Mailbox

Heylo loyal readers ;) I'm currently a) typing this up b) looking over my bookshelf to see what books I got since I forgot, c) eating cookies, all while managing to d) read Catching Fire- I can't stay away long :P Also drinking milk, and making my ears bleed in the most amazing way- this crazy Japanese band called Melt-Banana during the commercials on Annie Hall. Yes I am magical :P
Recieved for review:


A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker (February 2010)




I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President (October 2009)



Bought (I'm back to doing pictures for all books):

As You Wish by Jackson Pearson










Imaginary Enemy by Julie Gonzalez

(This cover angers me! I think it's the yellow :P)








Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur










The Espressologist by Kristina Springer




Library:

Hate List by Jennifer Brown










Going Bovine by Libba Bray










How to Buy A Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson










I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle






So, that's my haul for this week! I'm proud since I only bought one book- the others were a gift from my mom. I just discovered that there's this magical thing called borrowing where you can get your library to order certain books *awe* That's how I FINALLY got to read HtBaLoR and Hate List. Getting Going Bovine was just the universe being nice to me for once :) And my two ARC's are great so far. Oh yeah, what'd everyone else get?





















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