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Sunday, August 7, 2011
The Lost Hero-Rick Riordan @ 7:35 PM

Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):

After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the nex


t generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they’ll need the help of some familiar demigods.


My Thoughts:

Personally, I loved all of the Percy Jackson books; naturally, I was super anxious to read "The Lost Hero"! And I was not disappointed!! I absolutely LOVED this first installment of The Heroes of Olympus series, and I just cannot wait for "The Son of Neptune" to come out on October 4t

h of this year!

The characters in this book were perfectly put together. Riordan made them different enough to appeal to all sorts of readers; I know that I was drawn to all three! Piper's fiery passion towards protecting her friends was riveting; Jason's uncertainty was compelling; Leo's sense of humor kept me laughing in even the most intense of scenes. All of the characters had an aspect of their lives that I could relate to, and I thought that was great!

This book was certainly a page-turner, and I am almost jumping out of my pants waiting for the next installment!! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Rick Riordan's other books or any Harry Potter fan out there!


RATING: 10-A truly AMAZING read; one of my all time favorites! I would recommend it to ANYBODY in a heartbeat :)




Friday, July 8, 2011
Blue-Lou Aronica @ 11:09 AM


Summary:
Chris Astor is a man in his early forties who is going through the toughest stretch of his life. Becky is Chris's fourteen-year-old daughter, a girl who overcame enormous challenges to become a vibrant, vital young woman - and now faces her greatest obstacle yet. Miea is the y
oung queen of a fantasy land that Becky and Chris created when Becky was little, a fantasy land that has developed a life of its own and now finds itself in terrible, maybe fatal trouble. Together, Chris, Becky, and Miea need to uncover a secret. The secret to why their worlds have joined at this moment. The secret to their purpose. The secret to the future. It is a secret that, when discovered, will redefine imagination for all of them. Blue is a novel of trial and hope, invention and rediscovery. It might very well take you someplace you never knew existed.

My Thoughts:
My dad recommended this book for me (yeah yeah
, laugh as much as you please d: ) At first I was skeptical, but as I read through it, I really got into it! For starters, I truly enjoyed how Tamarisk and Becky's life intertwined so intricately and wonderfully. Tamarisk's unique ecology and biology was just as riveting to read about. It boggled my mind to think about the fact that in other worlds (seeing as they really did exist), the sky may not be blue.

I really enjoyed Becky's character, and her passion for Tamarisk was inspiring. This story is told from several different points of view, and whenever I got to Becky, I was ecstatic. Her interactions with Miea were moving. They could relate to each other in different ways, and I think people should have more relationships like theirs. Miea was always calm, cool and collected when under pressure, and I admired her for that. I could really relate to Chris' way of thinking at some points in the book. Polly just came off as paranoid to me, so I wasn't a fan of hers. I saw a lot of myself in Lonnie:
hilarious and absolutely boy crazy, but knows when things are serious.

Becky and Chris' relationship touched my heart. The way they interacted made me really think about how important family is in life. Aronica made a lot of valid points in this book about life, and I've r
eally been thinking about them!

Overall, I truly enjoyed this book and I would recommended it to
anyone who enjoys fantasies.

Rating: 8.5-GREAT READ :) I would surely recommend it!


Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday (6) @ 8:46 AM

Book Blogger Hop

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I truly appreciate it! Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View. Thanks again for visiting, and leave a comment below so that I can check out your blog as well! :D

Question: This week
's question isn't a question at all! I thought I would do things a little differently this week and give all of you a chance to promote a giveaway (or two!) from the blogosphere. The catch? IT CAN'T BE YOUR OWN GIVEAWAY! Gotcha!

My Response: Just a YA Girl is having a 100 Followers Giveaway where one winner gets to choose one of the following books: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Contest is International! Details here.

What about you? Are there any giveaways that you're just dying for? Leave me a comment (or a link to your response) and let me know!

Question: Let's step away from besties...What is the worst book that you've ever read and actually finished?

My Response: Hmm...don't get too angry with me, but I just wasn't a fan of John Green's Looking for Alaska.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I LOST MY BLOGROLL :( @ 11:25 PM

so when i changed my layout i realized that i lost my entire blogroll that used to be on the side of my page.

so, if you would like your blog advertised on my page, please leave a comment on this post with the name of your blog and the link.

thanks so much; enjoy your night!


@ 10:58 PM

oh hey there. it's been a while!
my junior year in high school has finally come to a close which means that i have much more time on my hands for reading! so i am going to try and do a review every once in a while because it's something i really enjoy and i hope that they give all you guys a little insight on what to read :)
thanks for everything!!


Friday, September 17, 2010
@ 3:02 PM

Hey guys, sorry I haven't been posting at all lately. School just started, and I'm busier than I ever thought I would be! I'm still going to try and post some, but it won't be nearly as often as previous months until things calm down. Thanks for cooperating!

-Kali.

Friday, September 3, 2010
Book Blogger Hop/Follow Friday (5) @ 4:35 PM

Book Blogger Hop

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I truly appreciate it! Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy for Books and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View. Thanks again for visiting, and leave a comment below so that I can check out your blog as well! :D

Question: Do you judge a book by it's cover?

My Response: To be honest, I do. I mean, who doesn't? The cover doesn't have that much impact on my choice, but if the cover is boring, I will assume the book is boring. That's just my view on the matter.

What about you? Do you judge a book by it's cover? Leave me a comment (or a link to your response) and let me know!




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