Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1) by Louise Rozett: Book Review

confessions of an angry girlTitle: Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1)

Author: Louise Rozett

Started Date:  July 6, 2013

Finished Date:  July 9, 2013

Rating: 3/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…

1. I’m livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I’m allowed to be irate, don’t you?

2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is nowenraged and out for blood. Mine.

3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and “seeing red” means being angry—get it?)

Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.

(Don’t know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)

(Sorry. That was rude.)”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

I really don’t know what I think about this book, am I angry or what? Lol!
But I really didn’t expect the cliffhanger ending. I know I should blame myself about that because I don’t usually read book reviews before and while reading a book. I know there’s a second book, but I thought it will be about a different character from the series. So yeah, I’m a bit disaapointed right now. This book would have been a good one if the author actually ended it here. I think this is so much better as a stand alone.

Anyway, I’m not sure if the heroine, Rose, is really angry, but she can really make everyone angry. I find her immature, and I understand her somehow because she’s just fourteen. Tracy, her bestfriend, is angry at her most of the time. I think she’s not a true friend to her at all. Robert, the guy who has a long time crush with her, is kinda stalkerish. Jamie Forta, the guy she really likes, is hot, somehow I think he is. He’s got a girlfriend, and I don’t remember her name, lol! But that girlfriend became Rose’s mortal enemy in the book. Well I think most of the characters were angry at her at one point, including her mom and brother, which is I think record-breaking. Lol! 😉

Yeah, I did enjoy this one, and I’m going to read the sequel because I want to know what will happen to Jamie. I don’t care much about the heroine, she makes me angry sometimes. Lol! 😉

 

xoxo,

Far from You by Lisa Schroeder: Book Review

far from youTitle: Far from You

Author: Lisa Schroeder

Started Date:  June 07, 2013

Finished Date:  June 08, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Lost and alone…down the rabbit hole.

Years have passed since Alice lost her mother to cancer, but time hasn’t quite healed the wound. Alice copes the best she can by writing her music, losing herself in her love for her boyfriend, and distancing herself from her father and his new wife.

But when a deadly snowstorm traps Alice with her stepmother and newborn half sister, she’ll face issues she’s been avoiding for too long. As Alice looks to the heavens for guidance, she discovers something wonderful.

Perhaps she’s not so alone after all….”

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Absolutely beautiful..

Lisa Schroeder is such an amazing author. All of her works are amazing and beautiful. This is the third book I’ve read from her and nothing has disappointed me so far. I love her and all her books. Her writing style captures the raw emotions and hearts of everyone.

This book deals with family, forgiveness, survival and acceptance. Alice copes up with her life at home, with his father, stepmother and their newborn baby, Ivy. So I guess, you know what this is all about. Because of an unexpected accident, their lives have changed.

I love how the book showed the relationship of mother and daughter in different ways.

“Honey, no matter where you are, I’m with you.
When the breeze brushes your cheek, that’s me.
When the stars sparkle and shine, that’s me.
When the tulips bloom in the spring, that’s me.”

The little things.

She’s there,
in the little things.”

I love how the book demonstrated young love, respect and inspiration.

“He is
better than warm fall colors
better than beautiful music
better than doughnuts and coffee.”

I love how the book made me appreciate more everyone that I love and who loves me too.

“Friends will keep us happy.
Our family keeps us warm.
We’ll party through the good times
and hold tight through the storms.”

5 BEAUTIFUL STARS!

 

xoxo,

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder: Book Review

chasing brooklynTitle: Chasing Brooklyn

Author: Lisa Schroeder

Started Date:  May 4, 2013

Finished Date:  May 4, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Restless souls and empty hearts.

Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe’s ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn’t Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can’t stop. He’s always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca’s ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they’re being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Is it possible to love every chapter, every line, and every words of a book?

Because it did happened to me…with this one.

I love everything about this book! This is my first time to read a novel written in verse. I bought this just a few days ago because of the good reviews and recommendations. Also, I was intrigued by how it was written in verse. Then, I opened it and began reading the first chapter. And I just realized that I couldn’t stop reading. Wow, it actually took me only the first page. And I got hooked.

I knew this is a tear jerker, so I expected myself to cry. And I indeed literally cry. I love how it was written, how it was able to capture my heart.
It MOVED me. It was heart breaking, but it made me fall in love too. I felt everything, every word. I was amazed by how a certain book can teach a lot of things, a lot of lessons in life.
I love the characters – Brooklyn and Nico. They are both sad, lonely, and broken. They both lose someone they love the most – Lucca. He’s the boyfriend of Brooklyn and brother of Nico. Somehow, Lucca’s ghost helped them, to finally move on and be happy again.

Here’s my favorite line from it:
“My reflection tells one story.
My heart, a different one.

The difference is,
hearts don’t lie.
Mirrors do.” 

*sigh*
I can’t stop thinking about this book. I feel everything.
I really love it. Can you believe it, it only took me one book from the author and I’m now a fan?!
So you know I’ll be reading more books from her. 😉

 

xoxo,

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley: Book Review

graffitiTitle: Graffiti Moon

Author: Cath Crowley

Started Date:  April 11, 2013

Finished Date: April 13, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she’s going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He’s out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy’s stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she’s managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they’re suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

I love this book so much!!!
Let me count the ways…

Hahaha, just kidding, I’m just trying to sound poetic like this book. 🙂

But I’m not kidding when I said that I really love this book, it is more than what it seems to be. And I have to admit that I cried while reading it, even though this is not a tear jerker kind. I cried because it was able to stir out emotions within me. Also, it made me appreciate art and everything about it. I’m in love with graffitis , especially those that are done well and with wonderful meanings. I remember I’ve watched someone in youtube that he used graffiti in a wall when he proposed to his girlfriend. Since then, I finally learned to check out some fantastic graffitis.

Anyway, I love all the characters here, though the coincidence of pairing is not that realistic. LOL! For one moment, I thought Lucy was very delusional to believe that she can find Shadow and fall in love with him even though she doesn’t have a single idea about him. But everything she and her friends did went out really well for everyone. I know, even after reading the summary, anyone can guess that Shadow is Ed. That fact is way too obvious, right? But the whole book is not predictable, it made me wonder how he’s going to admit that who really is. I love how the romance developed between Lucy and Ed, it’s kinda extraordinary, since they had one history together, and had a second chance.

I love the poems written by Poet/Leo and the graffitis created by Shadow. They have deeper meanings and stories behind each.

My favorite lines from Ed:
My piece looks better with them on there. I try not to show what I’m thinking. That her work is strange and cool and beautiful, like her.”

Her word are pictures, and I’m painting them on the wall in my head as she talks.”

Aww, I swooned a lot! Actually, they are not lines, but Ed’s thoughts in his point of view. I love him, really. He was able to see the real beauty, in art and in a person.

One of my favorite lines from Lucy:
And I look at him because he needs to be looked at. He needs to be seen. I hate that he has been on his own for so long, painting graffiti moons in the dark, keeping quiet about who he really is.”

It’s very unusual that I liked a line from the heroine, but this line definitely touched my heart in wonderful ways. 🙂

 

 

xoxo,

Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn: Book Review

measuring upTitle: Measuring Up

Author: Nyrae Dawn

Started Date:  March 24, 2013

Finished Date: March 24, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Seventeen-year-old Annabel Conway is tired of the Hillcrest High School elite making her life miserable because she’s not a size two. This summer, she’s hiring a personal trainer to help her lose weight. 

Annabel doesn’t expect her trainer to be a gorgeous guy around her age. Boys like Tegan are jerks. They pretend to like girls like her so they can make an idiot out of them. Been there, done that. Totally not going there again. She kind of hates him on principal. Blond. Muscular. Funny. It doesn’t help that he knows her measurements!

Soon, Tegan’s so much more than that. He’s the boy who teaches her to box when she has a bad day. Who jogs with her and lets her set the pace. Who kisses her until she melts. He makes her feel beautiful regardless of what the scale says. Unlike her mom, he doesn’t expect perfection, and he doesn’t try to shield her from the world like her dad and best friend. Tegan likes her the way she is.

But what happens when he’s not there? He can’t always be there… 

Will Annabel be able to stand on her own and learn that she already measures up? That her worth doesn’t lie in what the world thinks, the scale says, or even what Tegan tells her—but in herself?”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

I really like this book because it’s a light read and I also enjoyed all the characters! But what really made me to want to read this is because of the cover! Haha! The guy in the cover is a hottie, I couldn’t stop myself staring. Haha! Anyway, this book is such a breather to me, after reading a roller coaster one. I’m glad I finally decided to read it, since it has been in my ebook shelf for a long time! I like the cute characters, especially Annabel Lee and Teagan. Wait, I have to admit that I didn’t read the summary before reading it, so I didn’t know that this is about a fat girl and his hot instructor. It reminds me of a movie here in our country, though the situation is reverse, the guy was the fat one.

I enjoyed knowing all the characters. Even though Annabel Lee has a lot of insecurities, she actually redeemed herself because she’s determined to lose weight and totally changed her life. I understand her of course, because I thought I was a little fat during grade school, and right now because I’ve been eating a lot! Haha! No one wants to get bullied so I totally understand her. Teagan, on the other hand, is such a charmer, he’s conceited in a funny way, and he’s a hottie too. He’s an instructor, duh. Haha! I like Annabel’s father because he’s so supportive and understanding. And I also like Teagan’s mom and brother, they’re both cool. And I have this mixed feelings about Annabel’s bestfriend and mother, I think they don’t understand her at all. Her mom doesn’t listen to her. And she doesn’t know her too.

Anyway, I definitely enjoyed this one, and it’s a really good read. So if you want a light book, you have to pick this one . 😉

 

xoxo,

 

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: Book Review

amy and rogerTitle: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

Author: Morgan Matson

Started Date:  February 28, 2013

Finished Date: March 2, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew–just in time for Amy’s senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she’s always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy’s mother’s old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she’s surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road–diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards–this is the story of one girl’s journey to find herself.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Wow! This is definitely an epic read! I love how creative it is, especially the combination of songs, drawings and food! I can actually say that she’s a good writer, having this first book of hers, but it felt like she’s been a writing for a long time. I like the turn of events and the development of the characters. Amy and Roger, though almost strangers at first, managed to get along very well. I admit I expected it to be all about romance, and I thought I’ll find it right from the very start. But it didn’t, even halfway through it. And I can gladly say that I’m not disappointed because of that. The road trips are fun, it felt like I want to go on one even though I don’t how to drive and of course, I don’t have a car. I also like the fact that this is educational for me, learning new things about America and hoping I could also visit someday, though I’m sure that it’s quite impossible since the cost is too expensive. LOL!

Of course, this book is not just about fun, but also about relationships, family and emotional attachments. Amy was grieving because of her father’s death due to car accident, and that made her afraid to drive again. Her twin brother is in rehab and her mother decided to move across the country. While Roger, her driver during the road trip, also has his won problem about his love life. Yeah, they were able to cope up with their issues along the way. I will not say how, but they met a lot of friends and discovered new things about themselves. Romance did came, and I’m so glad on how it turned out, though I wish there’ll be more. I fell in love with the characters and I hope there’ll be a second book about them! 😉

Anyway, I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves romance and traveling, and taking epic detours. Who knows what you might get. 😉

 

 

xoxo,

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally: Book Review

Score_CVR.inddTitle: Catching Jordan

Author: Miranda Kenneally

Started Date:  February 10, 2013

Finished Date: February 10, 2013

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“ONE OF THE BOYS

What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she’s ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he’s also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan’s feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart’s on the line?”

 

 

MY THOUGHTS.

Wow, this book is really good! It’s real and unpredictable. I also find it unique for me, especially because it has a not-so-typical girl considered as one of the boys. But I’m not that fan of her, maybe because she’s seems to be lost sometimes, and confuse. I admit I’m not into sports, especially football, that’s why there are parts of the book that I’m not familiar with. I like the fact that it is unpredictable. Wait, I don’t know how to complete this review without spoiling some. Ummm.
Well, this is hard.. Haha!

Anyway, I like all the characters! They are all funny and cool! Jordan is extraordinary, like I said, she’s one unique girl. But she met Ty, a new guy in their school. And that changed everything. She has a best friend, a guy friend actually, Henry. He is her friend for like ten years, from what I remembered reading, haha. So yes, i didn’t expect that there’s a love triangle here. And that made the story very interesting. I couldn’t put it down because I wanted to know who she ended up with. Halfway through it, I already knew who I want for myself, I mean for her. LOL! I will not spoil the ending, I promise! I love all her friends, even though it was hard for me to remember all of them.

I love it! Especially because it includes all kinds of relationships, families, friends, and lovers. If you love sports and unique romance, you will enjoy this book! I highly recommend it to everyone! And I will definitely read the other books from the author. 😉

 

 

xoxo,

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson: A book review

Title: 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Author: Maureen Johnson

Started Date: November 1, 2012

Finished Date: November 2, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

” Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.

In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.

The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.

Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright/thief/ bloke-about-town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous-though utterly romantic-results. But will she ever see him again?

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

5 stars! AWESOME! VERY CREATIVE! Unique! I love every little thing about it. Definitely exceeded my expectation!

I’ve been seeing this book in our bookstore for a long time but the title was really the one that caught my attention. It seems very interesting and cute! Of course, my curiosity for those 13 little blue envelopes and the messages they carry was killing me. LOL! I expected a lot of adventures and funny scenes, and the book never failed in any point. What I didn’t expect is the ability of the book to bring out my emotions. The characters felt real. Even though sometimes I wonder how a teenager can actually travel alone by herself around the world. Is it possible to travel alone in that age? Well, I’m sure my mom will never allow me if I’m still 17. LOL! I love to travel and I’m so jealous with Ginnie, she was able to go anywhere. I love the way how she handled herself, she’s strong and funny like her aunt. And I can’t help but wonder if there’s really a person like her aunt, carefree, eccentric, crazy, somehow not normal. But I like her, she’s a good and caring person. She loves to help people, and she inspired me a lot.

I’ve learned a lot from this book, especially some lovely places and paintings. I’m not very familiar with the painters mentioned, so I googled them. I love the new knowledge I gained. And every blue envelope has a moral lesson. Go figure them out!!! 🙂
I admire the author’s creativeness with this book. I’ll be reading more from her for sure.

I laughed and cried, in most parts. Maybe the book taught me how to be crazy sometimes.
But you know, we must sometimes, yeah, be crazy, to be happy and enjoy life.

🙂

 

 

xoxo, 

The Duff: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger: A book review

Title: The Duff

Author: Kody Keplinger

Started Date: October 13, 2012

Finished Date: October 13, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. 

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.

Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

Yay!! I love love love this book! Another book I finished in a day! Maybe 2 or 3 hours, I actually didn’t notice the time. I was waiting at the clinic, and I’m glad I have this book in my bag to kill the time. And I couldn’t stop reading it!!! What I liked about this book is its honesty and perfect portrayal of the high school reality nowadays. So watch out for a number of sex going on in this book even though it’s in a high school setting. Well, let’s admit it, that’s reality.

Would you hate me if I also love Wesley Rush even if he’s a man-whore? LOL! Yes, I love him! He’s a great guy within, and he also managed to change because of love. I don’t care about Bianca, she’s a little annoying sometimes because of her never ending insecurities in life. And yes, she’s a slut! I don’t want to elaborate about that, but she’s definitely funny, the only quality of her that I like. LOL! Well, I really like her two stunning best friends, Casey and Jessica, and I really want their own stories!

Anyway, I really enjoyed this book!!! Read it too, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me. 🙂

 

xoxo