Friday, October 25, 2013

My Review of ... then just stay fat. by Shannon Sorrels

I thought this book would actually be a fiction story, but it was far from it. It was a book about how to lose weight.
Frankly, I'm okay with my body and I eat pretty healthy as it is, so I don't really know why I continued reading the book if none of the information applied to me.

It originally started off pretty good and it was definitely funny. But as it went along, it started to drag. I had a hard time reading it because I would get bored easily. Usually that happens with a book if the story line doesn't hook me (fiction) or if the information is not helpful to me (nonfiction).

Overall, I thought it was pretty funny. It made me laugh a lot at certain parts in the book. But, it really didn't have anything else that I enjoyed about it (mostly because none of what Sorrels was saying applied to me in any way). I do recommend it to those who are looking for a good book about how to effectively lose weight, but not for someone looking for an entertaining read. It really is mostly just for those wanting to lose weight.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Review of Dracula by Bram Stoker

Wow. What a perfect book to read during the month of October. Stoker did an amazing job making the book as scary and creepy as possible.

The two main parts that really freaked me out most was when Dracula crawled down his castle wall like a lizard, and Dracula's eyes being red. I pictured his eyes glowing at night, so every time I read about a scene where he was out at night, I imagined that his eyes glowed this haunting shade of red as he looked at anyone who dared to glance in his direction.

I think it really sucked that Lucy and Quincey had to die. Sure, both of them didn't really do much throughout most of the story, but they were still important parts. I'm glad Quincey died a hero. I'm also glad that they saved Lucy by killing her with a stake through the heart so that she would not have to live the rest of her immortal days as a vampire; that she could go peacefully into the afterlife without having to be controlled by a force that was not her own anymore.

The ending let me down a bit. I figured Dracula would have put up more of a fight than he actually did. It was still a great ending, though.

Overall, I enjoyed it. The book had some slow parts, but that didn't take away from the story's excitement. Each page was filled with a new piece to the puzzle and ended peacefully and happily. I would definitely recommend this to anyone either looking for a great classic or a good scary read.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

My Review of If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl

Oh wow. This book was definitely out there at times. But, I really did enjoy it.

The strange parts in the book were mostly wrapped around some crazy psychopathic girl, but other than that, it was pretty good.

Viehl did a great job of using imagery throughout the book, especially during the love scenes. Dang, those love scenes were hot! 

Overall, I loved it. It was interesting, and it had me captivated by the end of the first page. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good romantic read with a little bit of comedy, action, paranormal stuff, and suspense mixed in.

Friday, October 11, 2013

My Review of Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

A friend of mine talked highly about this series, so I decided I would attempt to read it to see what all of the buzz was about. And, believe me, it was one of the best books I've ever read before.

It had a brand new concept about angels, or as they refer to themselves in the book: "mutant freaks", that I had never read about before. It had excitement, action, and a whole bunch of suspense. I can't believe I waited this long to read it.

Overall, I thought it was a fast and easy read. It kept me interested and on my toes the whole way through. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good Young Adult thriller.

Monday, October 7, 2013

My Review of Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler

This book was the sequel to the book Vegan Virgin Valentine that I finished in January of this year. This one was just as good as the first one.

I'm definitely happy that Mackler made a second book with V as the main character. V was my favorite in the first book and I always hoped she would get her own book someday. And, apparently she did.

In the book, V finally falls in love with a guy named Sam. And she secretly is head over heels for the guy. Who wouldn't be? He's a sweetheart and I know that he is exactly what most girls are looking for.

One night, V accidentally kisses her ex, Amos, and is caught with him by Sam's sister, Rachel. Sam is devastated and leaves for California, and V decides that she needs to get out of Brockport when she keeps seeing Sam everywhere.
She decides to head to her mom's place in San Antonio, but towards the end, V changes her mind when her mom lets her down (for, like, the hundredth time) and ends up heading to California to see Sam.

Overall, I loved the book. It had V's witty and funny attitude along with a touch of romance, which I am always a huge sucker for. 

I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic comedy.

Friday, October 4, 2013

My Review of Poems That Live Forever by Hazel Felleman

This book had a variety of collected poems by select authors. I found a lot of the poems good, a lot of them confusing, and a lot of them not so good.

Overall, I enjoyed reading it. Most of the poems were good, which was the only reason why I continued reading poetry (I'm not a big fan of reading poetry). The bad ones made it hard to read at times, but they were still fairly well written, even if I did not enjoy them.

I recommend this to anyone who likes poetry.