Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Unspoken

The Unspoken

By: Thomas Fahy
Simon Pulse
2008

When six children escaped the religious cult they grew up in, by burning it to the ground, a prediction was made that each would die within five years by their worst fear. Sure enough, five years later the first of the group drowns, and one by one their worst fears start killing them off.

The only way to put an end to the horror is to get to the root of the curse--and what they discover challenges everything they have ever believed. . . .


Carzz's Review

Ok, so I loved this book! So, felicitations to Thomas Fahy.
One of the things that was nice about this book, was that it always kept you guessing (a serious problem with a lot of books now-a-days). I also loved the twist at the end, it made me want to shake the author by the arms so he would write a second. I'm not sure if there is going to be a second, but if there is, you will sure be able to find it on our reviews list.
It's a quick, easy, and very brilliant read. I recommend it for anyone who hasn't anything else to do, it will keep you very entertained!

Carzz's Rating
*****




Raven

Raven

By: Allison Van Diepen
Simon Pulse
2009

The door that was always closed is opening, and I am consumed. I don't know if a full minute goes by that I don't think of him, that I don't replay how it felt to have his hand brush mine, his eyes look my way.
And yet he's hiding, still. He talks as if my feelings for him are in the past, as if they couldn't possibly be relevant now that I know the truth about him. But I don't have that kind of power over how I feel. And if he doesn't know that, he's blind.
-From Raven

* * *


SHE WANTS HIIM. . . .
Zin dances with fire in every step, speaks in a honey-sweet voice, and sees with eyes that can peer into your soul. Nicole's friendship with him is the only thing that saves her from the boredom of school and the turmoil of her family life. It's no wonder she is madly in love with him. But she can't understand why he keeps her at a distance, even though she can feel his soul reaching out for hers.
Zin is like no man Nicole has ever met, and he carries with him a very old secret. When Nicole uncovers the truth, her love may be the only thing that can save him from it.


Carzz's Review

Okay, everyone, this seriously, is a great book. It has everything a good book needs to have. Allison Van Diepen did a great job, and i really hope she makes this book into a series.
If you haven't read this, and are looking for a good, easy read that will keep you entertained from cover to cover, then this here, is the book for you (unless you only like biographies, lol). It has a great story line, and has good humor.
If you have read it, then you know what I'm talking about and good for you.☺

Carzz's rating
*****



The Chosen

The Chosen
Chaim Potok
1967

Here is a classic novel about the unlikely friendship that develops between two boys in 1940s Brooklyn. Reuven Malther is a secular Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny Saunders is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe. Together they navigate the emotional terrain of adolescence and the demands of family, and a crisis of faith when stories of the Holocaust begin to emerge on the shores of America. The Chosen is a profound, deeply moving story of fathers and sons . . . and of the enduring power of love.




-Hayz's Review-
I had to read this book for school, and I was so mad when my teacher assigned us this book, because until half way through the book I hated it! Then I finally realized that "Hey, this book isn't so bad." So I finished it and I really liked it. The meaning behind the story was really good, and I made me think about my past, I became really good friends with one of my enemies once.
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Carzz's Review
I really think it is super funny that Hayz could enjoy this book, while I wanted to rip it to pieces and then burn those pieces.
I felt this book lacked a lot of things that books need in order to make them half way decent.
Personally, I wouldn't ever recommend this book to anyone, I'm not one who is big on torture by books, but if you are feeling masochistic (the act of turning one's destructive tendencies inward or upon oneself) any time soon, then by all means, go ahead and read it. =)
Carzz's Rating
--------


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
Deb Caletti
2008

I suddenly see where I'm standing, and that's at the edge of change--really, really big change.

Eighteen-year-old Indigo Skye feels like she has it all--a waitress job she loves, an adorable refrigerator-delivery-guy boyfriend, and a home life that's slightly crazed but rich in love. Until a mysterious man at the restaurant leaves her a 2.5-,million-dollar tip, and her life as she knew it is transformed.
At first it's amazing: a hot new car, enormous flat-screen TV, and presents for everyone she cares about. She laughs off the warnings that money changes people, that they come to rely on what they have instead of who they are. Because it won't happen . . . not to her. Or will it? What do you do when you can buy anything your heart desires--but what your heart desires can't be bought?
This is the story of a girl who gets rich, gets lost, and ultimately finds her way back--if not to where she started, then to where she can start again.

-Hayz's Review-
I did not like this book at all, I didn't even finish it, after 90 pages or so something needs to happen. But nothing did, so I stopped reading it. So I don't have anything to say about this book.
-Hayz's Rating-
*

Other books by Deb Caletti:

Eternal

Eternal
Cynthia Leitich Smith
2009

Classified Ads

WANTED: Personal assistant to
Her Royal Highness Duties: Whatever
asked without hesitation, including but
not limited to secretarial/administrative,
household, defense, blood donation,
driving, companionship, prey disposal,
and love slavery.

At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning Kind of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda does from high-school theatre wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Her reckless and adoring guardian angel, meanwhile--fighting in human guise as the princess's personal assistant--has his work cut out for him with the Master's Death Day gala fast approaching. Can Zachary save his girl's soul and redeem himself before all hell arrives, quite literally, on their doorstep?

Carzz's Review
Okay, so Eternal was a decent book. I thought it had a strong beginning, and a great story line. It kept me entertained through out the whole book. However, I will say this, if you don't like reading books with a bad ending, then I do not recommend this book.
Once I finished the book, I was horrified that the author could possibly be okay with that ending, and lets just say, that is why I wouldn't go see it if it were to become a movie.
Carzz's Rating
**
-Hayz's Review-
I liked this book because it kept me amused while I was reading it, and at some points I didn't want to put it down, but then the ending came. OMG! The ending totally ruined the whole book, I mean what the hell kind of an ending was that? Its like she didn't even give Zachary a chance, she was like "Ok, kill me!" So ya, the ending was just dumb! And it ruined the whole book!
-Hayz's Rating-
*

Other books by Cynthia Leitich Smith:

Tattoo

Tattoo

By: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Delacorte Press
2007

FOUR FRIENDS
FOUR TATTOOS
ONE ANCIENT EVIL

Bailey Morgan isn't the type of girl who shows a lot of skin, but somehow, she ends up in a dressing room at the mall with her friend Delia applying a strange temporary tattoo to the center of her lower back. Never one to suffer fashion doubt, trendsetter Delia knows exactly where she wants her own tattoo: on her stomach, right where her shirt ends--can you say "midriff"?Annabelle, the quiet one, chooses the back of her neck, and tomboy Zo plasters hers on the top of her foot. The tattoos will last for three days, and Delia's sure that with them, the four friends will absolutely kill at the school dance.
Unfortunately, killing is just what someone has in mind, and Bailey, Delia, Annabelle, and Zo are in for the battle of their lives. Along with her tattoo, each girl receives a gift--a supernatural power to help them in their fight. As Bailey's increasingly frightening dreams reveal the nature of their enemy, it becomes clear to the girls that it's up to them to save the world. And if they can get Delia to stop using her newfound power to turn a gum wrapper into Prada pumps, they might actually stand a chance.

Carzz's Review
Tattoo was a good book, a little predictable, but still good. It was a quick and easy read good for all ages. It is a good book for over the summer when you got all day, and nothing to do. It will keep you entertained, and with good humor, I'm sure you will enjoy it
Carzz's Rating
***

Fade

Fade
Lisa McMann
2009

SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END.

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck.

Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open--but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both.

Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability--and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared. . . .

* * *

Janie concentrates and squeezes her hands into fists, pumping them before they become numb, focusing on pausing the dream. It's slowing, and Janie tries to turn to look at the man. But the dream speeds up again. She can't do them both at once. Janie concentrates again on pausing the scene, and she knows her power is limited. One brad push of energy and the scene slows and stops. She stays perfectly focused, turns slowly, evenly. Sees the look of horror on the girl's face, sees the man's hands around her neck, his arms, and then slowly, slowly, turns to see the face of the man. . . .

-Hayz's Review-
This book was super good! I love the Dream Catcher series! They are really good and easy reads, I can pick this book up and finish it in a night, which I love! If you have read this book, or the first one, Wake, then you are truly missing out!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Lisa McMann:

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Awakening

The Awakening
Kelley Armstrong
2009
If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl--someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment--not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenager necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever.
Now I'm running for my life with three of my spernatural frinds--a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgrunted witch--and we have to find som one who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.

-Hayz's Review-
I loved this book! 5 stars all the way! I really liked this book because it just fell in place right where the last one left off. If you liked the first one then you should totally read this! I saw the cover of this at Barnes and Noble, and I was like "Hey I wanna read that!" So I read the first then this one, and now I can't decide which one I like better!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Kelley Armstrong:

Hunted

Hunted

By: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
St. Martins Griffin
2009

WHAT IF THE HOTTEST GUY IN THE
WORLD WAS HIDING A NAMELESS EVIL,
AND ALL HE WANTED WAS YOU?

A shape materialized at the edge of the meadow, just inside the shadows of the trees. I could see his body because the moonlight caught the smooth, chiseled lines of his skin.
I stopped cold. Something about this dream didn't seem right.
"You hesitate, my love?"
At the sound of Kalona's voice, a shiver passed through my body and terrible, mocking laughter whispered through the leaves of the trees.

AT THE START OF THIS HEART-POUNDING new installment in the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey's friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren't Neferet's secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona is gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life unearths secrets Zoey doesn't want to see and truths she can't face?
On the run and holed up in Tulsa's Prohibition-ear tunnels, Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down. Meanwhile, Zoey has a few other little problems. The red fledglings have cleaned up well -they've even managed to make the dark, creepy tunnels feel more like home -but are they really as friendly as they seem? On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to make things right with super-hot ex, Eric, but she can't sop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms after one unforgettable niht, and she is driven to try to save him from Neferet's sinister influence at all costs. Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us?

Carzz's Review
Hunted, the fifth book in the House of Night novels was a great book. It wasn't my favorite book out of the five, but it is still an awesome book!!!
I think I read this book in just two or three days, it kept me up late, and got me up early. It is defiantly one of those books where you just have to know what is going to happen. Along with the other four, this book has it all, and I can hardly wait for the next!!!
Carzz's Rating
*****

Other books by P. C. & Kristin Cast:

Untamed

Untamed

By: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
St. Martins Griffin
2008

LIFE SUCKS WHEN YOUR FRINDS ARE PISSED AT YOU.
Just ask Zoey Redbird - she's become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, of the two Zoey has leftone is undead and one is unMarked. And Nerferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in P.C. and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.

Carzz's Review
Okay, this was a seriously good book. It had action, romance, suspense, and more!!! Plus, it is apart of an amazing series. The House of Night novels are some of my favorite books, and i would strongly recommend them to anyone.
Who doesn't love vampyres and immortal demons??? I know I do! But if your looking for a good read, then go ahead and read these books. They are amazing.
Carzz's Rating
*****

Other books by P.C. & Kristin Cast:

Chosen

Chosen

By: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
St. Martins Griffin
2008

BLOODLUST AND DARK FORCES ARE AT WORK AT THE HOUSE OF NIGHT, and fledging vampyre Zoey Redbird's adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. Ad oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So beings the gripping third installment of this "highly addictive series" (Romantic Times BOOKreviews), in which Zoey's mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling o maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn't have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare, Zoey finds her self in the very rare position of having three boyfriends, a situation with the potential to spell social disaster. Then vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. But as Zoey and her friends find out, things are not always what they seem....

Carzz's Review
Personally, I was so excited when this book came out. Because in Betrayed, I had to try not to cry, it was that sad!!! So I was quite happy to read this book and find out that it is a lot happier then the last. Don't get me wrong, I loved Betrayed, but happier books are best... well mostly. =)
Carzz's Rating
*****

Other books by P.C. & Kristin Cast:

TTYL

TTYL

By: Lauren Myracle
Amulet Books
2004

On the first day of tenth grade, best friends Maddie (mad maddie), Angela (SnowAngel), and Zoe (zoegirl) vow not to let school stupidness get them down . . . or split them apart. But as the weeks pass and the instant messages accumulate, it's clear that tenth grade will be a roller coaster ride of boy temptation, math torture, donut emergencies, and Queen Bee encounters. Then a jerky boy sends peppy Angela into the dumps, tough Maddie makes a mistake that has the whole school talking, and good girl Zoe gets in over her head with a flirty teacher. Will the winsome threesome make it through the year?

Carzz's Review
This was one of the most clever ways of writing books i've ever seen. I at first thought it was in texting format, only to find out that it was in messenger format, that was the only thing that I didn't like about this series.
But for the most this was a pretty good book. It was an easy read, and it is a good book to take on a long road trip.
Carzz's Rating
****

Other books by Lauren Myracle:

Revelations

Revelations

By: Melissa De La Cruz
Hyperion
2008

Schuyler Can Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question: is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force.
When ancient place of power is threatened in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high, the battle is bloody; and through it all Schuyler is torn between duty and passion, love and freedom.

Carzz's Review
Okay so... So far i have enjoyed the series (the first book the best). But by this book, I've lost most of my interest. Most people who I've talked with said they loved this book. I just dont know where all the my excitement for it went. But I do plan on finishing the series. =) NEVER QUIT!!!

Carzz's Rating
**
Other books by Melissa De La Cruz:
Blue Bloods ~ Masquerade ~ The Van Alen Legacy

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Masquerade

Masquerade

By: Melissa De La Cruz
Hyperion
2007

Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in hope of finding the one man who can help--her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly under way for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman--a true Blue Blood affair.
But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change to course of a young vampire's destiny.
Rich with glamour, attitude, and vampire lore, this second installment in the Blue Bloods saga will leave readers thirsting for more.

Carzz's Review
Pretty interesting so far. I've enjoyed both this and the first book. I cant wait to read the next one. =) anywho, there isn't much else to say besides check it out! Woot!

Carzz's Rating
****

Other books by Melissa De La Cruz:
Blue Bloods ~ Revelations ~ The Van Alen Legacy

Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods

By: Melissa De La Cruz
Hyperion
2006

Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesnes, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes to the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates. But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler's life changes dramatically. The death of a popular schoolmate haunts her in unexpected ways. And strangest of all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.
Once an outcast, Schuyler is thrust into Manhattan's most exclusive social circle. Its members are the powerful, the wealthy, and--as Schuyler soon discovers--the unhuman. They are Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires, and for centuries they've been invincible. Now something is preying on this elite group, and Schuyler wants to find out the truth. But is she most vulnerable of them all?

Carzz's Review
Great book! I can't wait till i finish the rest of them. It's captivating, and funny, and just a plain o'll good read. If you haven't read it, i strongly suggest! Well, Later, gonna go read Masquerade! HAHA

Carzz's Rating
*****
Other books by Melissa De La Cruz:
Masquerade ~ Revelations~ The Van Alen Legacy

L8r, G8r

L8r, G8r

By: Lauren Myracle
Amulet Books
2007

Through their instant messages, three friends have shared the ups and downs of high school: a flirtatious teacher, a witchy classmate, a pot-smoking smoocher, a Care Bear-toting stalker, and much, much more. Now it's their senior year, and Angela, Zoe, and Maddie--otherwise known as the winsome threesome--are feeling invincible. Too bad Jana, the Queen Bee who made their sophomore year a nightmare, is on the warpath again. This time she has it out for good girl Zoe, and it's up to Maddie and Angela to defend their friend. Not that Zoe, who's deep in love with Doug, seems to notice. A series of vengeful pranks escalates, culminating in a senior prom that no one will forget, even if they want to! Will Zoe finally take action and make sure the power of the winsome threesome prevails? The IMs fly in this funny, frank, and oh-so perceptive look at friendship, from the matchless Lauren Myracle.

Carzz's Review
I really enjoyed this book (series). I LOVED the format of it, and I know a lot of people had a problem with that in these books, but if you think about it, then it's really quite creative. But anywho, I enjoyed it, and you shall to!

Carzz's Rating
****
Other books by Lauren Myracle:

TTFN

TTFN

By: Lauren Myracle
Amulet Books
2006

After evething they've been through together, Angela, Maddie, and Zoe know they'll be friends til the end--but sometimes the fates (or parents) have other plans.
With sophomore year and its troubles behind them, the winsome threesome is on cruise control, enjoying the well-earned perks of being sixteen. But then Angela (SonwAngel) gets some seriously bad family news :( that threatens to changer her life forever. On top o that, Maddie (mad maddie) decides to let loose her wild side :) and Zoe (zoegirl) struggles to keep a big secret from Angela :O. Will junoir year pull the girls apart, just when they need each other most? Only their instant messages reveal the full story . . .

Carzz's Review
Haha, okay I can hardly remember what went on in this book... Hmmm problem. Okay, well I did like this book (despite my brain shortage). I loved the first, and remember it well... AHHH! haha, just check it out, okay? It's an awesome series!

Carzz's Rating
****
Other books by Lauren Myracle:

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

By: Alyson Noel
St. Martins Griffin
2009

Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever's powers increase, Damen's begin to fade after he is stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.
Desperate to save him, Ever travel to the mystical dimension of Summerland, where she uncovers not only the secrets of Damen's past--the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden--but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them--or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker by the day . . . .

Carzz's Review
Okay, I really do enjoy this series! There are one or two things that quite bother me (how it is in the exact presence, instead of "past"). Most of that is just personal preference though. I think it has a good plot line, and I want the next book. By the way, Alyson Noel writes incredibly fast, i feel like i just got thins, and the next one is already out! haha, check it out.

Carzz's Rating
****

Other books by Alyson Noel:

What The Dickens

What The Dickens

By: Gregory Maguire
Candlewick Press
2007

On the darkest night, amidst a terrifying storm, Dinah's parents go missing. While anxious Dinah and her brother and sister worry and huddle for warmth, their cousin Gage tells them an unlikely story--about tooth fairies, known as skibbereen, who are living in warring colonies right in the neighborhood. According to Gage, the skibbereen put those teeth to good use. And Gage has met them. Dinah is skeptical, but as the story unfolds and the storm rages on, she begins to believe.

Carzz's Review
Haha, okay... umm, the right word for this book... Ugh, that would be it. I SOOO didn't care for this book. I found it to be exhausting to read, and If i remember correctly, I think it took me, like three months to finish it. I can't even remember what happened in the end, but all I need to know it not to recommend it.

Carzz's Rating
-----

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold
2002

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new hoe in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her--her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

Carzz's Review
Oh. My. God. This, if you didn't know, is my favorite book ever! I believe I've read it about... twelve times! I don't know what it is that appeals to me so much, but it does every time. It's my own personal classic.
Oddly enough, I wouldn't recommend it. Strange? Yeah, I know, but I don't think many people will even enjoy this book 1/5 of the amount I did, and I just don't think they will find it the same. But, nonetheless, check it out!

Carzz's Rating
*****
(*************** XD)

-Hayz's Review-
Hmm... Not for me. I didn't like this book.
-Hayz's Rating-
*

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy

Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy
Ally Carter
2007

"Did your Covert Operations Coursework ever take you to the town of Roseville, Virginia?"
Even in that sterile room beneath Washington, D.C., I could almost feel the hot humid night last September. I could almost hear he band and smell the corn dogs.
My stomach growled as I said, "Yes."
Polygraph Guy made precise notes and studied the bank of monitors that surrounded him. "Is that when you first noticed The Subject?"
Here's the think about being a spy in love: your boyfriend never has a name. People like Polygraph Guy were never just going to call him Josh. He would always be The Subjects, a person of interest. Taking away his name was their way of taking him away, or what was left oh him.
"And you utilized your training to develop a relationship with The Subject?"
"Gee, when you say it like that--"
"Yes or no, Mrs.--"
"Yes!"

-Hayz's Review-
I give this book 5 stars because I thought it was better than the other two in the series. I thought this book had more action and romance in it that the other ones. So I would definitely read this book if you have read the other books.
-Hayz's Rating-
*****
Carzz's Review
Enjoyable book, I dont know if I like the first or second better! haha, but it's a cute book, easy read, and something that would make an excellent read for a hot, boring, relaxing summer day! Go find a hammock, orange juice, music, and READ!!! Sounds fun, eh? haha, but seriously, check it out!

Carzz's Rating
*****

Other books by Ally Carter:

Messenger

Messenger

By: Lois Lowry
Laurel-Leaf Books
2004

For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Once, Village was a place that welcomed newcomers and offered hope and homes to people fleeing poverty and cruelty. But something sinister has seeped into Village, and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. All along, Matty has been invaluable as a messenger between Village and other communities. He hopes someday to earn the name of Messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous Forest to spread the message of Village's closing and convince Kira, Seer's daughter to return with him. Matty's only weapon against his increasingly dangerous surroundings is a secret power he unexpectedly discovers within himself. He wants to heal the people who have nourished his body and spirit and is willing to offer the greatest gift and pay the ultimate price.

Carzz's Review
Okay, this is totally my second favorite book! I absolutely LOVED the symbolism in this book!!! Being the final book in a fantastic series, I just... I cant say much. But just check it out, all of ya all will know what I mean!!!

Carzz's Rating
*****

Other books by Lois Lowry: