Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sea Change by: Aimee Friedman

Sea Change'Sea Change' by: Aimee Friedman was absolutely amazing. I loved how the characters interacted with one another, how there was a divided because of social status and money, and how a person can learn to trust again. It is one of my favorites, and probably in my top 30.
It is basically about sixteen year old Miranda moving Selkie Island and starting her life there, but there are certain unspoken rules that you have to follow. You can not talk to anyone below your status, they have to be successful and rich, and most of all DO NOT GO TO THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN ....... things happen there and you never know what criminals and weirdos live there.

As Miranda learns how to live and be free, she tries to find the answer to some weird things that have been happening there. As she is getting closer to finding her answers, she begins to wonder who is really right, what are they hiding, and will she ever be able to love again.

I give this book a 5 out of 5.

Here is the blurb for 'Sea Change' by: Aimee Friedman:
Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science. . .and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.
There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship. . .and reality.
Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Lucid by: Adrienne Stoltz

Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz was amazing. I never knew who was real and who was the dream. Sloane and Maggie brought me into a world where life isn't always so simple, where there is lust and romance, and desperation to hold onto something that seems so real but can also be so fake at the same time. As I read what both girls were going through, I kept on thinking "Wow, this is what it might feel like to have multiple personalities  and I was right. Now matter how much I read it wasn't enough. I felt like I was betraying one for routing for another. I felt as if both characters (or I should say character) were trying to find something to fill the void of life and the desperation that it calls forth on someone.

In the end, this book was haunting, creative, and heart-wrenching. I give this book a 5 out of 5.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by: Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Well, this book was an absolute fave of mine. The cover was intriguing and inviting and absolutely made me want to buy a book.  I only read the first page and I knew for sure that this is the book I want to read. If you guys haven't learned anything about dares then this is the book for you (this is the book to read, trust me).

I love how Lily was innocent little 'Lily pad' but eventually grew to a girl you actually admire. She stands up for herself and try's to find herself, she tries to escape from the person everyone wants her to be. Dash is a very strong, independent boy who doesn't even want to celebrate Christmas with his family. Both Lily and Dash seem perfect but as the book progresses you think if Dash really deserves Lily. In the end it's up to fate.

I officially give this book a 5 out of 5.

See you next week to give my review of Echo by: Alyson Noel.