Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Anna and The French Kiss

*Just wanted to thank ellie for recommending this book. I'm so glad you did!
TITLE Anna and The French Kiss
AUTHOR Stephanie Perkins
RATING 10/10

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.


I love this book. I REALLY love this book. I want to take this book for a romantic stroll by the Seine,  then go home and cuddle with it kind of love. First of all, I'm sooo happy that the plot took place in Paris, because just like the book, j'adore Paris! It reminded me why I took French in the first place; the beautiful landmarks, the food, the boys, the language, the feel of magic in the air...shall i go on? Also, Anna is just so relatable, not to mention the emotions she goes through! It's hard enough dealing with leaving behind all that you love, but when heartbreak, betrayal, and hurt kick in, it's hard not to lose it. Of course, this emotional roller coaster isn't all bad! There's also, love, lust, beauty, and absolute CUTENESS! Don't get me wrong, this story, just like the title, is extremely cheesy and completely goes along with the whole, "girl meets boy, girl falls in-love" plot/cliche. But, I don't mind this at all, since it is also, raw, real, and genuine. Although, me being a total cheese ball might have helped a little... Let's just cut to the chase. Throughout this story, I laughed, I cried, I swooned; what more can you ask for? I recommend you go grab your coziest blanket/body pillow, a cup of hot chocolate, and get to reading, because I'm telling you guys, this story will stay with you forever!<3


Summer Reading Challenge! (Book List)

Hey There:),
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but let me reassure you, reviews are about to come piling in. I just wanted to share my summer book list with you guys! Anyways, I completed the Summer Reading Challenge with over 20 books!YAY! Anyways, I hope you guys read a lot of books this summer, and with that, here's my list:

1)Amy & Rogers Epic Detour
2)Water For Elephants-Sara Gruen
3)Pure Sin (Privilege Book 5)-Kate Brian
4)Sugar and Spice (L.A. Candy Book 3)-Lauren Conrad
5)A Walk To Remember-Nicholas Sparks
6)There's No Place Like Home (Secrets Of My Hollywood Life Book 6) -Jen Calonita
7)That Summer-Sarah Dessen
8)Two Way Street-Lauren Barnholdt
9)Stay-Deb Caletti
10)North of Beautiful-Justina Chen Headley
11)The Nature of Jade-Deb Caletti
12)Change of Heart-Jodi Picoult
13)Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 1)-Louise Rennison
14)On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 2)-Louise Rennison
15)Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 3)-Louise Rennison
16)Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 4)-Louise Rennison
17)Away Laughing On a Fast Camel (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 5)-Louise Rennison
18)Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 6)-Louise Rennison
19)Startled By His Furry Shorts (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 7)-Louise Rennison
20)Love Is a Many Trousered Thing (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 8)-Louise Rennison
21)Stop In The Name Of Pants! (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 9)-Louise Rennison
22)Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Book 10)-Louise Rennison
23)What Happened To Goodbye-Sarah Dessen
24)If I Stay-Gayle Forman
25)Where She Went-Gayle Forman
26)Forgotten-Cat Patrick
27)Anna And The French Kiss-Stephanie Perkins (a big thanks to ellie for recommending this book!<3)
28)The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseini
29)Shug-Jenny Han
30)The Summer Of Skinny Dipping-Amanda Howells

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Reading Challenge!

Hey Everyone!
So I've decided to make a summer reading challenge for myself, partly because I'm looking for something fun to do, and also, because I was hoping to spice my blog up a bit and make it more interesting. Pretty much, I'm gonna try to read 20 books by the end of the summer and review each one! If you guys want to take part, I would LOVE to know what you're reading, so just comment on this post and list all the books you've read this summer and their authors once you finish this challenge or just the ones that you want me to review and I'll read, review them, and post the person's name who gave me the suggestion:) Good Luck!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Summer I Turned Pretty


TITLE The Summer I Turned Pretty
AUTHOR Jenny Han
RATING 10/10
Belly Conklin measures her life in summers. Summer is when she gets to go to Cousins beach, her home away from home. Cousins beach is where Susannah is. Cousins beach is where Susannah's sons are, Jeremiah and most importantly, Conrad.

Since the age of 10, Belly has been in love with Conrad, and everyone knew it. Unfortunately for her, he's never looked at her as more than a little sister. In the past, all that Belly's ever tried to do was get dark and careless Conrad to notice her, and now that Belly is coming back at the age of fifteen and looking gorgeous as ever, he just might.

On the other hand, there's Jeremiah, Conrad's cute and caring goofball of a brother who is quite the charmer and nothing but fun(the exact opposite of Conrad). He's always been Belly's best friend, but things change, Belly changed, Jeremiah changed(got wicked hott). He suddenly sees her as more than a friend, it's just a shame that she's too busy lusting for Conrad to notice Jere along the way.

This summer is different from all the rest. This summer there's something wrong with Susannah and it seems that everyone but Belly knows whats up. This summer there's divorce. This summer there's heartbreak. This is the summer where sickness, confusion, and tears turn sunny days dark. This summer Conrad and Jeremiah aren't the only ones that notice Belly's changes, and there's also a cutie named Cam throwing glances her way. This is the summer of first loves, second kisses, and being noticed. This is the summer that's different from all the rest, this is the summer that Belly turned pretty.

The Summer I Turned Pretty is one of my fave books in the whole wide world (the other ones being the next two books in the series)!! I honestly reread this book every week; it's just so gosh darn good! Sarah Dessen was right when saying "the book has what every girl wants in a summer". One of the reasons this book is so close to my heart is because I guess it represents everything I'd want in a summer too, to leave school and come back and be transformed into that gorgeous girl that all the boys fall for with the bat of an eyelash...*sigh*.
The first time I read this book, I was left breathless. Correction: Every time I read this book, I am left breathless. This book is the PERFECT beach read. The characters are made perfect for the story, the storyline is perfectly executed, and I really loved watching the characters evolve over time. This book made me cling to every word ,and when I was done, I read it again.
I really loved how at random times in the book Belly has flashbacks from the past that help you understand the story line better. I think my favorite part though, was Belly herself. I can just relate to her so much(her boy problems), I feel like this book was written for me to read(hahha). I especially loved Conrad and Jeremiah. Conrad is so engaging, makes you hang on to every word that he speaks, and can melt your heart with one smile. Jeremiah is cute, funny, and can turn anyones mood around. I honestly wish I could just mix both of them together into one dream boy for me!

I also loved Belly and Susannah's relationship. She's like her second mother, her advisor, the one that Belly can tell everything to and get no judgement in return.

This is Belly's bittersweet story that made me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. For all you people out there reading this, go to your nearest bookstore or library ASAP, because this read is not worth missing and will leave you extremely satisfied. Also, while you're at it, go ahead and get the next two books too, because once you finish this one, the wait for the next one will be torturous. BEST BOOK EVER!<3

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Here Goes Nothing..:)

WELCOME! I decided to make a blog for all you teens looking for good reads, because guess what? I'm one of them! I love cute books that make you laugh, cry, and all of the above just as much as any other girl. That's why I've decided to share some of my favorites in this blog. My goal is to hopefully one day act as a book guide...Oooh How Exciting! I've recently read so many AMAZING book blogs, so I guess you can say I was inspired to write one myself. I mean in all honesty, don't you guys ever dream about being the next Internet blogging sensation?! Well anyways, I do and you can't blame a girl for trying right?This is only my first post and truth be told I'm new to this whole world of blogging so bear with me here!:)<3