Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Queste

Queste
Angie Sage
2008

There's trouble at the Castle, and it's all because Merrin Meredith has returned with Darke plans for Septimus. More trouble awaits Septimus and Jenna in the form of Tertius Fume, the ghost of the very first Chief Hermetic Scribe, who is determined to send Septimus on a deadly Queste. But Septimus and Jenna have other plans--they are headed for the mysterious House of Foryx, a place where all Time meets and the place where they fervently hope they will be able to find Nicko and Snorri, who were trapped back in time in PHYSIK. But how will Septimus escape the Queste?

-Hayz's Review-
Okay, now I have a problem. I don't know which book is my favorite Queste or Physik. Help me! They are both really good and I loved them! I'm dying to read the 5th one!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Angie Sage:
Magyk ~ Flyte ~ Physik ~ Syren

Physik

Physik
Angie Sage
2007

When Silas Heap unSeals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself everlasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus's disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician, And if Queen Etheldredda's plot involves Jenna and Septimus, then it will surely involve Nicko, Alther Mella, Marcia Overstrand, Beetle, Stanley, Sarah, Silas, Spit Fyre, Aunt Zelda, and all of the other wacky, wonderful characters that made MAGYK and FLYTE so memorable.

-Hayz's Review-
So far this is the best one! Omg! Seriously by far my favorite, I give it 5 stars because I love it! I couldn't put it down! I was like glued to the book, thats how good it was. I so can't wait for the 4th!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Angie Sage:
Magyk ~ Flyte ~ Queste ~ Syren

Flyte

Flyte
Angie Sage
2006

Following the events of Magyk, Septimus Heap continues his apprenticeship with ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, and Jenna is enjoying her new life as a princess. But something seems amiss; does the Darke Magyk still linger in this royal preserve? This installment of the exciting adventure series features a few new characters, including a memorable dragon.

-Hayz's Review-
Wow! I really liked it! I don't know what else to say, I gave it for stars. Thats all I have to say I think. Other than I highly suggest it. Hmm. . . I can't wait to read the others.
-Hayz's Rating-
****

Other books by Angie Sage:
Magyk ~ Physik ~ Queste ~ Syren

Magyk

Magyk
Angie Sage
2005

THE MAGYK BEGINS HERE
Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across an abandoned child in the snow--a newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take her into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?

-Hayz's Review-
I really liked this book. It is good for all ages, and it kept me turning the pages in it. I wasn't ever bored. And it was a perfect read! I give this book 4 stars, and I highly suggest it!
-Hayz's Rating-
****

Other books by Angie Sage:
Flyte ~ Physik ~ Queste ~ Syren

The Plight of the Darcy Brothers

The Plight of the Darcy Brothers
Marsha Altman
2009

Once again, it falls to Mr. Darcy to prevent a dreadful scandal in the Bennet family

Darcy and Elizabeth set off posthaste for the Continent in yet another attempt to clear one of the Bennet sister's reputations. But their madcap journey leads them to discover that the Darcy family has even deeper, darker secrets to hide...
Meanwhile, back at Pemberley, the hapless Bingleys try to manage two unruly toddlers; Caroline Bingley's husband has wild encounters with King George himself; and the ever-dastardly George Wickham arrives, determined to seize the Darcy fortune once and for all.
Full of surprises, this lively Pride and Prejudice sequel plunges the Darcys and the Bingleys into a most delightful adventure.

-Hayz's Review-
If you like Pride and Prejudice and love the story then you should read The Darcys and the Bingleys, the first of the series. The thing I like about these books it that it is impossible to get bored while reading it, because something is always happening. This book surprised me...twice! I so wasn't expecting what happened, don't get me wrong, it made for an interesting story. I so can't wait for the next one in the series! Lets just say, that I am super jealous of Elizabeth Bennet...oops I mean Darcy!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Marsha Altman:

The Darcys & the Bingleys

The Darcys & the Bingleys
Marsha Altman
2008

A tale of two gentlemen's marriages to two most devoted sisters.

Three days before their double wedding, Charles Bingley is desperate to have a word with his dear friend Fitzwilliam Darcy, seeking advice of a most delicate nature. Bingley is shocked when Darcy gives him a copy of The Kama Sutra--but it does tell him everything he needs to know.

Eventually, of course, Jane finds this remarkable volume and in utmost secrecy shows it to her dear sister Elizabeth, who goes searching for a copy in the Pemberley library...

By turns hilarious and sweet, The Darcys & the Bingleys follows the two couples and the cast of characters surrounding them. Miss Caroline Bingley, it turns out, has such good reasons for being the way she is that the reader can't help but hold her in charity. Delightfully, she makes a most eligible match, and in spite of Darcy's abhorrence of being asked fro advice, he and Bingley have a most enduring and adventure-prone friendship.

-Hayz's Review-
This is without a doubt the cutest and funniest Pride and Prejudice continuation ever! It is so funny! I was laughing my head off from the very beginning, Marsha Altman did an excellent job of writing this story!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Marsha Altman:

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen
1813

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." Thus memorably begins Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of the world's most popular novels. Clever and precocious, Austen began Pride and Prejudice when she was only twenty-one years old. From the initial friction between the opinionated Elizabeth Bennet and the arrogant, wealthy Mr. Darcy, this witty comedy of manners dips and turns through its interlocking plots to reach an immensely satisfying conclusion.
Filled with highly entertaining dialogue, Pride and Prejudice is, in the words of Eudora Welty, as "irresistible and as nearly flawless a any fiction could be."

-Hayz's Review-
This is truly a classic. If you know the story but haven't read the book then that is sad. This book is a hard read since it was written in the 1800s. It took me almost 3 months to read, granted I had other things to read, but still. This book has so much more in it then the movies put in it!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Specials

Specials
Scott Westerfeld
2006

Special Cirumstances

TALLY THOUGHT THEY WERE A RUMOR, but now she's one of them. A Special. A super-amped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.

But maybe being perfectly programmed with strength and focus isn't better than anything she's ever known. Tally still has memories of something else.

But it's easy for her to tune that out--until she's offered a chance to stamp out the rebel of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

-Hayz's Review-
I didn't really like this book, I couldn't get into it at all. I don't know why either, because I enjoyed the first one enough to read the second. And I liked the second one better than the first.
-Hayz's Rating-
*

Other books by Scott Westerfeld:

Pretties

Pretties
Scott Westerfeld
2005

Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong.

TALLY HAS FINALLY BECOME PRETTY.
Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun--the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom--is a nagging sense that something's wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life--because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive.

-Hayz's Review-
I really liked this book, much better than the first one. I liked how it just jumped right in, unlike how in the first one it took a while to actually get into it. I would definitely suggest this if you read the first one and liked it. Or if you just thought the first one was okay, I think you might like this one better.
-Hayz's Rating-
****

Other books by Scott Westerfeld:

Uglies

Uglies
Scott Westerfeld
2005

Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license--for turning pretty. In Tally's world you sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.

But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world--and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: finder her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

-Hayz's Review-
I really liked this book because I haven't ever read anything like. I thought it was interesting. I would suggest this book because I thought it was a good read, not hard at all.
-Hayz's Rating-
****

Other books by Scott Westerfeld:

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You
Ally Carter
2006

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school--that is, it would be if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but it's really a school for spies.
Cammie Morgan is a second-generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophomore year she's already fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (one of which involves a piece of uncooked spaghetti). But the only thing the Gallagher Academy hasn't prepared her for is what to do when she falls for a boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl.
Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through town without his ever being the wiser--but can she have a relationship with a regular boy who can never know the truth about her?
Cammie may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's beginning her most dangerous mission--falling in love.

-Hayz's Reviews-
I liked this book, it was cute, cute enough to read the next ones in the series. If there is a down to this book it would definitely be the title. I mean seriously, the title is longer than the book itself. This was a good book, but not one I would read again.
-Hayz's Rating-
****

Carzz's Review
Pretty good book, followed by a pretty good series. I've never read a book about a secret spy school, or about spies for that matter. And, I must say, it wasn't that bad (Hayz might think I'm lying, I basically destroyed her book... on accident). Other then that, the one thing I hated about the book, was the title. I mean, how long does a book title have to be???
Other then my passonate dislike of the title, i would recommend this book to a good amount of people. Easy read, cute story line, good ending... What isn't to like? (Except the title??)
Carzz's Rating
***

Other books by Ally Carter:

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
Ally Carter
2009

When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.
As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her friends struggle to answer the questions Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe?
Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth...

-Hayz's Reviews-
This was a good but, if you have read this then you have probably read the other two in the series. Where this book was really good, I much preferred the second one, Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy. It seemed like it took forever for Zach to enter the book, and by the time he did, it ended. I like how Ally Carter left it so there will be another book in the series.
-Hayz's Rating-
****

Carzz's Review
Very interesting series. I'm sure y'all know what I'm talking about, since you've probably read the other two, but still. I really enjoyed this book, and it didn't even have vampires!!!
What I really enjoyed in this book was the surprising twist involving Zach. This book deserves a thumbs up!
Carzz's Rating
****

Other books by Ally Carter:

Learning To Play Gin


Learning To Play Gin
Ally Carter
2006

How does the queen of solitaire fare when someone else is dealing?

Julia James was on a winning streak. The hot self-help author of the single-girls' guide 101 Ways to Cheat at Solitaire had millions in the back and a boyfriend on the Hollywood A-list. But when her books drop off the bestseller list and her famous boyfriend moves to L. A., Julia realizes all her good luck could topple faster than a house of cards. Now, she has to head to the West Coast and play the odds or risk losing her dream career and her dream man. But can a woman who became famous for being single figure out how to win at a game made for two?

-Hayz's Review-
OMG! Could this book be any better? I really really like this book, especially the way it ended! Because I keep imagining how it ended and how cute Julia and Lance are together. This book is really good, and very humorous. I highly suggest you read it!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Ally Carter:

Cheating at Solitaire

Cheating at Solitaire
Ally Carter
2005

She's made a lot of money being single.
But money isn't everything...

Self-help guru Julia James is so good at being single that she's become famous for it--advising women that they don't need a moan to be happy. Then the unthinkable happens. Just when her newest book, 101 Ways to Cheat at Solitaire, is about to hit stores, a trumped-up piece of gossip linking her to a gorgeous actor hits the papers. Their pictures are splashed all over the tabloids, and now Julia's credibility is about to hit rock bottom. But she isn't going down without a fight. Unless, that is the actor is going down with her...

-Hayz's Review-
I highly suggest this book to anyone who loves reading comedy, romance books. This book is super cute, but wait it gets so much better when I tell you that there is a second book to this, its called Learning to Play Gin, so yes, please read it and tell me what you think!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Ally Carter:

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Book Galaxi Reviews

The
Book
Galaxi
Reviews

~A~

Accomplice: Eireann Corrigan

Along For The Ride: Sarah Dessen

Anna And The French Kiss: Stephanie Perkins

Austenland: Shannon Hale

Autumn: David Moody

Autumn: The City: David Moody

Autumn: The Human Condition: David Moody

Autumn: Purification

The Awakening: Kelley Armstrong

~B~

Betrayed: P.C. & Kristin Cast

Blood Promise: Richelle Mead

Bloom: Elizabeth Scott

Blue Bloods: Melissa De La Cruz

Blue Moon: Alyson Noel

Breaking Dawn: Stephenie Meyer

Butterface: Gwen Hayes

~C~

Cheating At Solitaire: Ally Carter

Chill: Stephanie Rowe

The Chosen: Chaim Potok

Chosen: P.C. & Kristin Cast

The Cinderella Deal: Jennifer Crusie

City Of Ashes: Cassandra Clare

City Of Bones: Cassandra Clare

City Of Glass: Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel: Cassandra Clare

Crash Into Me: Albert Borris

Crazy Beautiful: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy: Ally Carter

Crystal Moon World Of Grayham: Phillip E. Jones

~D~

The Darcys And The Bingleys: Marsha Altman

The Dark Divine: Bree Despain

Dark Secrets 1: Elizabeth Chandler

Dawn Of The Dreadfuls: Steve Hockensmith

Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover: Ally Carter

~E~

Eclipse: Stephenie Meyer

Elixir: Hilary Duff

Eternal: Cynthia Leitich Smith

Eve Of Samhain: Lisa Sanchez

Evermore: Alyson Noel

Evernight: Claudia Gray

Exposure: Mal Peet

~F~

F My Life: Maxime Valette

Fade: Lisa McMann

Fallen: Lauren Kate

Fast Women: Jennifer Crusie

The Fidelity Files: Jessica Brody

Flyte: Angie Sage

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye: Deb Caletti

Frostbite: Richelle Mead

~G~

Gathering Blue: Lois Lowry

Getting Rid Of Bradley: Jennifer Crusie

Girl V. Boy: Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout

The Giver: Lois Lowry

Gone: Lisa McMann

Grace: Elizabeth Scott

~H~

Halo: Alexandra Adornetto

Heartbreak River: Tricia Mills

Heist Society: Ally Carter

The Hollow: Jessica Verday

Homeboyz: Alan Lawrence Sitomer

Hunted: P.C. & Kristin Cast

Hush, Hush: Becca Fitzpatrick

~I~

Ice: Stephanie Rowe

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You: Ally Carter

Immanuel's Veins: Ted Dekker

Ink Exchange: Melissa Marr

~J~

Jane: April Lindner

Jekel Loves Hyde: Beth Fantaskey

Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side: Beth Fantaskey

~K~

The Karma Club: Jessica Brody

Kissed By An Angel: Elizabeth Chandler

~L~

Learning To Play Gin: Ally Carter

Leaving Paradise: Simone Elkeles

Living Dead Girl: Elizabeth Scott

Love Under Cover: Jessica Brody

Love You Hate You Miss You: Elizabeth Scott

The Lovely Bones: Alice Sebold

L8r, G8r: Lauren Myracle

~M~

Magyk: Angie Sage

Manhunting: Jennifer Crusie

Marked: P.C. & Kristin Cast

Masquerade: Melissa De La Cruz

Maybe This Time: Jennifer Crusie

Messenger: Lois Lowry

The Missing Girl: Norma Fox Mazer

Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Sharon Lathan

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre: Amanda Grange

Mr. Darcy's Great Escape: Marsha Altman

Muchacho: Louanne Johnson

~N~

The Nature Of Jade: Deb Caletti

Nevermore: Kelly Creagh

New Moon: Stephenie Meyer

Night World 1: L.J. Smith

Night World 2: L.J. Smith

Night World 3: L.J. Smith

Nightlight: The Harvard Lampoon

Not Lost Forever: Carmina Salcido

Nothing Like You: Lauren Strasnick

~O~

Only The Good Spy Young: Ally Carter

~P~

Perfect Chemistry: Simone Elkeles

Perfect You: Elizabeth Scott

Physik: Angie Sage

Pleasures Untold: Lisa Sanchez

The Plight Of The Darcy Brothers: Marsha Altman

Pretties: Scott Westerfeld

Pride And Prejudice: Jane Austen

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies: Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith

Prom & Prejudice: Elizabeth Eulberg

~Q~

Queste: Angie Sage

~R~

Raven: Allison Van Diepen

The Reckoning: Kelley Armstrong

Returning To Paradise: Simone Elkeles

Revelations: Melissa De La Cruz

Rules Of Attraction: Simone Elkeles

~S~

Shadow Kiss: Richelle Mead

The Secret Story Of Sonia Rodriguez: Alan Lawrence Sitomer

The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner: Stephenie Meyer

Something, Maybe: Elizabeth Scott

Son Of The Mob 2: Gordon Korman

Specials: Scott Westerfeld

Stealing Heaven: Elizabeth Scott

Stolen: Lucy Christopher

The Summoning: Kelley Armstrong

Swoon: Nina Malkin

~T~

Tantalize: Cynthia Leithch Smith

Tattoo: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Tell Me A Secret: Holly Cupala

Tempted: P.C. & Kristin Cast

Tension Of Opposites: Kristina McBride

Torment: Lauren Kate

Trapped: Michael Northrop

The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy: Sara Angelini

Trust: David Moody

Trust In Advertising: Victoria Michaels

TTFN: Lauren Myracle

TTYL: Lauren Myracle

Twlight: Stephenie Meyer

~U~

Uglies: Scott Westerfeld

Uninvited: Amanda Marrone

The Unspoken: Thomas Fahy

Untamed: P.C. & Kristin Cast

The Unwritten Rule: Elizabeth Scott

~V~

Vampire Academy: Richelle Mead

The Vampire Is Just Not That Into You: Vlad Mezrich

~W~

Wake: Lisa McMann

Welcome To Temptation: Jennifer Crusie

What The Dickens- Gregory Maguire

What The Lady Wants: Jennifer Crusie

Wicked Lovely: Melissa Marr

Wish You Were Dead: Todd Strasser

~X~

~Y~

~Z~

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~Interviews~

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