Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #2

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm waiting on....

Delirium by Lauren Oliver!

Synopsis from
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Sounds awesome, doesn't it? I really liked Lauren Oliver's debut, Before I Fall and cannot wait to read Delirium. Can't wait till February 1st!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

In My Mailbox #7

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

Okay, this IMM is for the past couple of weeks. Mainly because I haven't done In My Mailbox for a few weeks and I don't think I got any books this week (which is okay because I'm still working on the ones from last week).


Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner


Reckless by Cornelia Funke
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

What did you get this week?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Review: Reckless by Cornelia Funke

Synopsis from
For years, Jacob Reckless has been secretly disappearing to another world, a world behind a mirror, a world for which his father abandoned his family. The mirror world is Jacob's escape from reality. It's a place for treasure hunts and magnificent quests. A world where witches haunt the forests and giants and dwarfs roam. A world locked in a deadly war.

Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother Will follows him, with disastrous consequence. Faced with a curse that is quickly turning Will to stone, the Reckless brothers are thrust into a race against time to find a cure before Will is lost forever.

Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, master storyteller Cornelia Funke introduces a lush, enchanting world where fantasy meets reality. Reckless is a thrilling adventure, a tale of heroism and loyalty, filled with danger, mystery, and magic--with fairy tales and legends re-imagined as never before.

This book was good. Like really good. The whole idea of the story is just amazing. You don’t see too many books about gargoyles but this one is awesome. The world behind the mirror, the curse of the Goyl, the quest to save someone you love from becoming one of those cold, unloving creatures all drew me in and wouldn’t let me put the book down. This book is definitely action-packed. One thing after another is thrown at them and they struggle to overcome all of the problems they encounter.
            The characters were pretty good. This is the only thing that I think could be improved about this book. Sometimes I just felt like the reader’s connection to the characters wasn’t quite strong enough. However, I loved how Jacob was willing to do anything to save his brother, even when it seemed to him and others like he couldn’t.
            Overall, it was an awesome book. I really hope there’s a sequel and that it comes out soon. It seemed to me like there were a lot of loose ends so there must be a sequel, hopefully. I give it 8/10.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A few random things

1. Even though I see people reading The Hunger Games all of the time at my school, only two people so far have showed any sign of recognition when they see my Hunger Games shirt. Today the second person recognized it and they said they hadn't even finished reading The Hunger Games! I was so surprised. This is the first person I have ever talked to about the books that hasn't liked them.

2. Lots of projects all due on Friday = :(

3. Scholastic book fair at school + babysitting money = happy Katie!

4. I am once again going to try to get back on track with blogging. I'm just having a hard time balencing it with school work. As it is, I only find time for reading on the weekends. This might have something to do with my procrastination and computer habits though.