Monday, November 30, 2009

Wish You Were Dead

Wish You Were Dead
Todd Strasser
2009

Lucy flailed feebly at the gloved hands holding the rag to her face, but her fingers seemed unable to grip. She tried to scream, but the heavy fog was like a trapdoor pressing down on her consciousness.
Her knees gave out.
She went limp.
Her body would have collapsed in a heap were it not for the arms that went around her chest. Her attacker began to drag her around the corner to a parked car.
Lucy Cunningham's heels scraped along the dark, quiet street. All her worries about the future became a thing of the past.

Str-S-d:
I'll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list. You can't believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I'm some disgusting bug or vermin. Does she really think I WANT to be this way? I hate you, Lucy. I really hate you. Your are my #1 pick. I wish you were dead.

The day after anonymous blogger Str-S-d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. The students of Soundview High are scared and worried. Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy's friend and the last person to see her the night she disappeared.
Madison begins to receive anonymous notes warning that she could be next. Desperate to solve the mystery before anyone else disappears, Madison turns to Tyler, and attractive, but mysterious, new student, but can she trust him when it becomes clear that he knows more than he's sharing?
The clock is ticking. Madison must uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearances . . . before her name appears in Str-S-d's blog.

-Hayz's Review-
I liked this book because it wasn't very long, a one and a half day read, I liked it also because it was an easy read. The one bad about it was that during the book I forgot whose point of view I was in, does that make sense?
I really like the ending! I so wasn't expecting that, like with the ad where it was circled for a job as a teacher, I thought it was going to be the pregnant teacher, although she wouldn't really be pregnant. Oh and Ms. Skelling, wow, what a nut job! She was like 2 different people.
I give this book 3 stars because I Liked It.
-Hayz's Rating-
***

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
Amanda Grange
2009

A married man
In possession of a dark fortune
Must be in want
Of an eternal wife. . .

December 1802
My hand is trembling as I write this letter. My nerves are in tatters and I am so altered that I believe you would not recognize me. The past two months have been a nightmarish which of strange and disturbing circumstances, and the future...
I am afraid.
If anything happens to me, remember that I love you and that my spirit will always be with you, though we may never be see each other again. The world is a cold and frightening place where nothing is as it seems.


-Hayz's Review-
Hmmm. . . Honestly I have mixed feelings about this book. It seems to me that it took forever, to actually get into the story. But then once it did, it was good. I liked the ending how they got what they wanted. But it kind of just left us hanging, like what about Georgiana? Is she to remain a vampyre forever? Just let her brother die? I also didn't like how you never heard from the family again. But I understand because her letters never were posted.
It was a cute story. It was just a slow start. I give it 2 stars because it was okay.
-Hayz's Rating-
**

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Something, Maybe

Something, Maybe
Elizabeth Scott
2009

I wonder what it would be like to
do high school things. To go out
on the weekends. To kiss a guy.
To have a normal life. A real one.

Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showcasing photos of pretty girls and his party lifestyle all over the internet, and her mom was once one of her dad's girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long. Hannah has mastered the art of staying under the radar. . . . and that's just how she likes it.
Of course, that doesn't help her get noticed by her crush. Hannah's sure that gorgeous, sensitive Josh is her soul mate. But trying to get him to notice her; wondering why she suddenly can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn; and dealing with her parents make Hannah feel like she's going crazy. Yet she's determined to make things work out the way she wants-only what she wants may not be what she needs. . . .

-Hayz's Review-
I really liked this book, it was a quick easy read. And it was really cute! I suggest it if you are looking for a quick read, romantic book. I give this book 5 stars because I really liked it! I'm so happy about her and Finn, but man, whats his name? Josh, ew what a jerk! I can't believe him when he was all over her mom like that. And her dad. Wtf? Seriously, oh my some people irk me, like her dad and Josh for instance.
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Elizabeth Scott:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Exposure

Exposure
Mal Peet
2008

Otello is South America's star soccer player and has just signed a deal to play for a team in the southern part of his country, a region with a history of racism toward black northerners like Otello. Desmerelda is a white pop star and the daughter of a right-wing politician.

Their sudden and controversial marriage propels them to center stage, where they burn under the media spotlight. But celebrity attracts enemies--some very close to home. When a young girl is found murdered, Paul Faustino, a veteran soccer reporter for La NaciĆ³n, witnesses the power of the media in making--and breaking--lives.

-Hayz's Review-
Well I finished! And to tell you the truth, the ending sucked! I mean wtf! All of a sudden it is 6 months later! Ugh, duh. Anyway, besides the ending, the rest of the book was really good. I liked it and I suggest you also read it, because it was a good read. I have to admit, that the ending was kind of funny. But Otello and Dezi? What do they breakup or what? And as for Bush, oh I'm so happy for him. And Paul, what a great guy!
I'm having a hard time deciding what to rate this book. Definately not 5 cause I didn't care for the ending, and 3 is to low. So I guess its 4 stars.
-Hayz's Rating-
****

Saturday, November 21, 2009

City of Glass

City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
2009

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters--never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past she finds and ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City--whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

-Hayz's Review-
I loved this book! It was by far the best in the Mortal Instruments Series! When I was reading this book I have to admit that the whole Sebastian is her brother type thing was a bit predictable. But I loved it cause now Clary and Jace get to be together! Oh and Magnus and Alec, they are my... well Clary and Jace are my favorite couple then Magnus and Alec then Luke and Clary's mom. But oh my, so cute! I love Magnus! Anyway. But I also like Simon, but with two girls who like him, well he may become a player, lol. So yes I give this book 5 stars because I really liked the ending! And the middle. And the beginning. Lol, I liked the whole thing!
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Other books by Cassandra Clare:

Monday, November 16, 2009

F My Life


F My Life
Maxime Valette, Guillaume Passaglia, & Didier Guedj
2009

Today my boss fired me via text message. I don't have a text-messaging plan. I paid twenty-five cents to get fired.
FML

Your girlfriend dumped you, your car broke down, your boss passed you over for the big promotion. Life's not fair, but there is one surefire way to ease your pain: laughing at someone else who had an even worse day than you did.
Enter the devastatingly funny world of F My Life, where calamity is comedy. Covering every disastrous pratfall in love, work, family life, and more, F My Life offers other people's ruinous, real-life happenings to brighten your gloomiest day: someone getting dumped through a greeting card, ignored at their birthday party, or insulted by their own grandmother. Spanning everything from ironic twists of fate to downright shameful moments, F My Life's squirm-inducing stories are schadenfreude at its finest. So start reading and take solace in knowing that at least you're not that guy. There now, don't you feel better?

Today my boyfriend broke up with me. I cried and told him that I loved him. He gave me a quarter and told me to call someone who cared. threw the quarter in his face and ran. I waited for the bus, but when I got on, I realized I was twenty-five cents short of the fare. I walked home in the rain.
FML

Today I received my passport in the mail. They got my birth date wrong. Then I picked up my birth certificate, which I had sent in with the application. Turns out my parents have been celebrating my birthday on the wrong day for sixteen years.
FML

Today I got in line at the grocery store. The woman in front of me looked right at me, turned to her friend, and said, "That reminds me, I forgot to get acne cream."
FML

-Hayz's Review-
I loved this book! It was so funny! Omg my sister thought I was going to crash the car because I was laughing so hard when she was reading it to me. I give this book 5 stars because no matter how bad of a day you've had someone else has had one just as bad or worse. So pick up this book read some of the stories and you'll forget about your shitty day.
-Hayz's Rating-
*****

Carzz's Review
Okay, I can sum this into three words for all of ya all:
Funny As F**k!

Carzz's Rating
*****