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Aug. 2nd, 2010

bored

Wow, am I bored!!! so I'm going to rant and rave about things.
First order of businness, I Need coffee!!!!!! Like bad right now and i can't get any sadly as its 10:30 at night.
Parents and Boy/girl friends:
Okay this has been bugging me for a while. Why are parents want teens to date so bad, what is wrong with being single. It bugs me that they get upset at us for not being in a relationship but when we are they yell at us for making mistakes

okay rant over.

Apr. 11th, 2010

writing

I just finished writing one chapter for two of my stories and man did it feel good. I love the feel of divulging into a story. But sometimes I want to slap my characters, I defently understand how a character can run away from an author. Mmm but whatever she'll turn around.... or else ... lol. Now if only I would edit the book I want to publish.

That is all

Loony

Mar. 31st, 2010

Harry potter contest

This week I am in a contest with my best friend to read all seven Harry Potter books in one week. I have read Sorcerers Stone and. Chamber of Secrets all ready and it's so nice to get back into my child hood. While reading SS I remembered just how funny and witty hair is. That boy had a mouth. I have even thought; that, maybe, had some one just given voldie a hug he'd have been okay

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Mar. 26th, 2010

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryanp

Wow what a book. I had heard about this book from my fellow Rathers and I have finally read it. When I thought of zombies before this book I pictured stupid zombie movies with lots of teen agnst. But after reading this I have changed my mind. The world has been lost and is under attack by the unconsegrated (zombies) and it seems as if one village is all that is left of the entire world. Mary was a great character Ioved her sear determination and desire to be loved. Travis and Harry were easy to fall in love with both are sweet but both made me really frustrated at times. The sister hood freaked me out, how they might know things that could hurt those in the village. This story made me laugh but mostly it made me cry. This is not a feel good book but a book about love, hope, and surival. I can't wait to get my hands on Dead Tossed Waves
I give it an A

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Mar. 19th, 2010

IF THERE BE THORNS... HUSH HUSH.... ASH .. REVIEWS



If there be thorns by V.C. Andrews is the third book in the Dollanganger series. The first book FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC is the story of four beautiful blonde children: Chris, Cathy, Corey, and Carry who are locked up in an attic by their selfish mother. I read these books because a friend of mine highly reccomended them, and I loved them. Now these books are not for the faint at heart, there is alot of violence done to these children, along with incest, so be warned. Out of all the books though I found IF THERE BE THORNS to be the most entertaining. It is the story of Bart and Jory half brothers and the son's of Cathy. Jory is 14, he is fun loving a good dance, and persom. Bart is only 10 when the book begins and he feels left out of the family, so when the old woman moves in next door and invites him over he goes. I don't want to spoil what happens but Bart soon learns some very distribing things and starts acting in very odd and scary ways. I was shocked at some of the things he does and they way he acts. I give this book a B+++




What can I say about this book, other than that I loved it? I found out about this book on the Rath (http://wickedlovely.com/forum1/index.php), and I was really relucatant to read the book, because I was terrified it was going to be just like TWILIGHT. But man was I wrong!! HUSH HUSH was funny, witty, and suspensful. There was a hot guy and a plot I was so happy. Nora isn't a push over she's not automatically smitten by Patch (I know I was though) who is very pushy sometimes. Patch is not your average Teen Book leading man, he's not the suave good looking gentleman who will sweep you off your feet. Well at least not while your looking.He's the ultimate bad boy, literally, and that made him all the more intersting. He had a reason to be there, I won't say as to not ruin the plot. Even the villian was believable. I give this book an A





This was a random buy for me, and I'm glad I bought it. I don't read alot of gay and lesbian fiction (I have some but not alot) because alot of the times its all about te hottt sexxy time and not about the plot and the feelings. ASH was completely different. This new version of the classic fairy tale Cinderella is told from the point of view of the now orphaned Aisling. The book takes a great twist on the tale and shows a strong, but still willful, young woman trying to come to terms with both her parent's death and her troubleing situation. The only thing I didn't like about this book was that the fairy, Sidhea, and Ash never seemed to have a real relationship. Or at least it wasn't developed all the way for me. where as the relationship with the huntress, Kaisa, was developed over time. This was a beautiful take on the Cinderella story, as it went down the same path as the original story, but with a few twist and turns. I give this book a B+

Mar. 6th, 2010

Tithe by Holly Black

I love this book!!! (sorry if this gets very fangirly)

the book Tithe is part of the modern faerie tale series by Holly Black, books Valiant and Ironside follow after. I had read Tithe, years ago and I recently lent it out to a friend when I got the urge to read the book. So, I did what every self respecting book alocholic would do, I went to the Library.
I guess I should tell those of you who have not read Tithe what its all about huh?
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Tithe/Holly-Black/e/9780689867040
Welcome to the realm of very scary faeries!

Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms — a struggle that could very well mean her death.


now I can rant and rave!!!
I love this book not only because it reminds me of the hostile awesomeness of Faeries, far from the disneyifed version, but because of the characters. I'm a character person, I either hate the character or I love them. kaye, is one of the strongest characters I have read in YA lit. She is funny, witty, and by all means amazing. Roiben is amazing as well, he's angstiness is just right and not over done. Characters like Spike, and Lutie Lu made me laugh and characters like Nephamael and Corny freaked me out to no end... and I LOVED IT.
I highly recomend this book and all of Holly Black's books to any one. I give this an A

*Images of evil laughing faeries stroking Chess pieces is in my head*

Mar. 3rd, 2010

The Wild Wood - Charles de Lint

Do you believe in Faeries?

When a book starts off with a creepy masked woman holding a book with moving fox figure you know you got something good in your hands. Eithnie was once a well known artist but, after a series of tragic events - such as a miscariage and an abusive relationship- secludes herself in the forest of Canada. De lint's wording of this small world is beautiful. He describes the woods in such loving detail one might think they where stand amongst the snow with Eithnie.

I loved the mystery of these woods, it was like I was reading an old time Folklore, those of celtic orgin, where dreams and reality become one. Characters like Joe bring more to this mystery, he may or may not know who or what haunts the woods out side of Ethnie's home. Then there is her cousin Sharleen, the rebel of the family, who is having odd dreams of their dead grandmother. and then their is the Faeries themselves. they are as vivid as they are illusive and the three main fey bring life to this story. Albin, Broceliande (also a celtic festivle), and the Green Man- whose idenity remains a mystery. This was a great book and I look forward to reading more of Charles De lints books

Find the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Wood-Charles-Lint/dp/0765302586

next book: Tithe by Holly Black

Mar. 1st, 2010

making books int movies, my issues

Making books into movies has been around for many years and I am all for that. I anticipate every Harry Potter movie that comes out, I long to see my favorite scenes and characters. I also love the Wicked Lovely books by Melissa Marr and I am so excited at the fact that there might be a movie. I want to see all of the events and scenes that I love so much about these books. But now it seems that books are being turned into movies too quickly.
The book Incarceron by Catherine Fisher was published January of 2010 and all ready it is being optioned for a movie. This is not the only book that is being rushed onto the big screen: books like Wings by Aprilynne Pike, which is being turned into a Disney movie starring Miley Cyrus. This book was released May of 2009. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater has also been optioned for a movie; this came out in August 2009. With the books coming out and then being made into movies so quickly it is hurting both the author and readers. If books are being made into movies so quickly what is the point of reading the book. Why spend the time and effort to sit down and read the book when all you have to do is pay ten dollars and watch the whole thing in two hours. With this impending trend movie producers are pulling teens and children farther away from reading. Kids don’t read enough as it is, what with TV and video games occupying so much of their time, and now this. I can’t help but find this to be sickening.
Now don’t get me wrong I am not against making books into movies and I have no doubt that Incarceron is a good book. I really liked reading Shiver and Maggie Stiefvater other faeire books Lament and Ballad, but that is the point I enjoyed reading them. That is the joy of seeing a book you loved so much being turned into a movie. You fear and anticipate how it will turn out; you get mad when the guy playing your favorite character is not how you pictured in your head. You stress, nitpick over the littlest things. Then when the movie comes out it is an amazing thing. But when that book has been out for mere weeks or months it is not worth it. This idea of finding the new Harry Potter, the new Twilight, the next big thing is getting out of hand.


books listed above:
Incarceron
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Incarceron/Catherine-Fisher/e/9780803733961
Shiver, Lament, and Ballad
http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?store=BOOK&WRD=maggie+stiefvater
Wings
http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?store=BOOK&WRD=wings+by+aprilynne+pike

Feb. 19th, 2010

books for charity

You want to win books and give? go here
http://crazyforwords.livejournal.com/83842.html

Feb. 18th, 2010

5 Pay It Forward Query Critique Contest!!!!!

Elana Johnson is holding a very quick contest... TODAY TILL SUNDAY!!! to have your query letters read and critiqued by 5 great agencies

By one of these top five literary agents!

1. Kate Testerman-Shafer of KT Literary (critique will be posted on her blog, Ask Daphne)
2. Michelle Andelman of Lynn C. Franklin Associates (my fabulous agent!)
3. Mary Kole of Andrea Brown Literary Agency
4. Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary Agency
5. Joanna Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation


writers! this is a great oportunuty!!! to enter just follow this link:
http://elanajohnson.blogspot.com/2010/02/pay-it-forward-query-critique-contest.html

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