lunes, 27 de junio de 2011

Reunion, Jeff Bennington

Name: Reunion
Author: Jeff Bennington
Series: None
Publisher: nexGate Press
Format: Kindle
Pages: hmmm.. kindle doesn't tell me but the paperback copy has 336 pages.
About the author: Jeff lives in Central Indiana with his wife, four children and two stray cats. He obsesses over details, dreams strange dreams and teaches a creative writing course for a homeschool co-op. 
Where can you buy it:
The Book Depository (free delivery to most countries)

What goodreads says: 
Twenty years after surviving a school shooting Tanner Khan and his fellow classmates reluctantly agree to hold a reunion. Although they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, they come back to their hometown and reunite in the defunct school building. Old flames are rekindled, fears are ignited, and their lives are about to explode in a whirlwind of memories, haunted by the spirit of David Ray, the troubled teen who killed many of the students.
Once they're inside the school, they discover that a dark entity has joined them. It has come to collect a debt long overdue and someone has to pay. Will Tanner and his classmates overcome their fears, putting the pieces of their lives back together, or will they be consumed by their worst nightmare?

What I say:
Jeff kindly sent me this book for reviewing and I am still in awe with it, it was so good.
The characters are amazing because they seem so real, as none of them are perfect (far from it actually)
David Ray was a haunted young man, who while I hated him for what he did, I also found myself feeling very sorry for what he had suffered.
As for Tanner, Maria, Lana, Noah, Nick, Bryan and Kate, well we get to see how they are coping 20 years later with the fact that the saw their friends die in front of them,  and the thing is that they all cope in different ways.
Allthough this book is purely fiction, I think it partly does show people what happens when someone goes through a traumatizing experience and how everyone deals with it in different ways.
And it also has paranormal parts in it which are perfectly integrated into the book, and in the end someone leaves us with an well known dilema.
And lastly allthough not a horror story it was quite scary in some points and has you gripping onto the pages of the book or in my case gripping the sides of the computer, dying (not literally of course) to read what's going to happen next.
I give this book 5 outt of 5 and I can't wait to read what Jeff writes next.
See you next time

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

Name: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter
Publisher: In my version Bloomsbury.
Format: Hardcover.
Pages: 607
About the author: J.K. Rowling (Joanne "Jo" Rowling) is the writer behind the best selling "Harry Potter" series. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies and been the basis for a popular series of films.

What goodreads says:
It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys' house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce-one-to-one duet with Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys' of all places, cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks' time? Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine ...  

Sigh, okay so this book is amzing, it's incredible funny buy sooo tragic. The first time I read it (so many years ago, I finished it in denial, I just couldn't believe that Snape would.... well you know... do what he did.
I loved the fact that we get to learn more about Voldemort and his past and the steps he is willing to take to make himself immortal.
We also see the returning of an old character who brings us a surprise and a tragic ending once more.
I'm actually scared about reading the last book, it doesn't matter that I've already read it about 5 times, it always makes me cry.
I give it 5/5
See you all next time :)

Bloodletter, Angel Haze

Name: Bloodletter.
Author: Angel Haze
Series: None
Publisher: Angel Haze.
Format: Ebook.
Pdf version: 193 pages.
About the author: Angel Haze is a Canadian author who spent her teens watching CSI, studying forensics, and delving into the criminal mind. She is an avid read of thriller, mystery, horror, and fantasy novels.
Where can you buy it:

What goodreads says:
Thou shalt not kill.
A contradictory message written in blood at the scene of a young woman’s murder. Within days, another body surfaces with a similar calling card and, to Detective Ramon Faust and Criminalist Kelly Garret, it’s clear a deadly game is underfoot.
As the rash of horrific crimes continue, a phone call unearths a shocking revelation: Nakeita isn’t the first city the elusive killer has left his mark. The Bloodletter, as dubbed by the media, has played his deadly game before.
Delving deep into the most terrifying case of Kelly’s career, threatening phone calls and flashbacks of a forgotten near-death experience challenge her sanity and the lives of everyone she loves.

My opinion:
Angel sent me this book to review and I have to say I am glad because I really enjoyed this book. 

As a fan of Criminal Minds and C.S.I this book had the analisis of the criminal behaviour and the lab parts.
The main protagonist is Kelly Garret a criminalist in the town of Nakeita, she's a good cop and is the daughter of one. At first Kelly seems to have a perfect life: good friends, a good job and the man of her dreams, but these killings will dig up pieces of her past long forgotten.
The best friend is Chad, a cute and professional fellow policeman and Kelly's childhood friend.
The bad guy, is of course the killer, but just maybe there might be more than catches the eye.
The best part of this book is that allthough you can guess who the killer is, you always have a few options and it's not until the last couple of chapters that you actually confirm who it is.
The relationships in between the characters was well written and while sometimes tragic other times it was also funny.
I love the cover of the book as it gives you an idea of what you will find inside.
As for the ending, well I think it was open so there's a distinct possibility that we might here more from Kelly and her friends in the future. I hope so :)
So thank you Angel for giving me the opportunity to read your book and I'll keep an eye out for your new books :)
I give it 5 out of 5
See you next time guys^^

jueves, 23 de junio de 2011

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

What goodreads says:
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermoine have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected... 

I say:
I love and hate this book so much!!! I love it because we meet Tonks, Mrs Black (who is amazing even if she's evil), Shacklebolt,
Grawp, and of course my favorite female character in the series Luna^^ Umbridge is a revolting woman with horrible tendencies and Fudge is an incompetent foul, but they were well written characters.
But the end, why? why? Did Rowling have to do that? Cries. Not only that but now I have to embrace myself for Half-Blood prince and that ending.
I felt really sorry for Severus Snae in this book as we get to see why he's so bitter and why he hates Harry and the Potter name so much.
Luna is great she's crazy she manages to say something totally ridiculous and yet make it sound as if it's the most normal thing in the world.
A character we haven't heard from in the last couple of books will make a small appearence. And the rest of Harry's friends will discover something new about Neville.
We also meet the DA a group which I would love to join if it wasn't for the fact that I'm supposed to be a Slytherin and no Slytherin's are in it ;)
Fred and George were AWSOME and their pranks can only get better. And I've warmed up a tiny bit to Ginny now that she's not so annoyingly obvious with her feelings.
So of to read Half-Blood prince next. See you all soon :)

martes, 21 de junio de 2011

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling

Goodreads says:
It is summer holidays and soon Harry Potter will be starting his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is counting the days: there are new spells to be learnt, more Quidditch to be played, and Hogwarts castle to continue exploring. But Harry needs to be careful - there are unexpected dangers lurking ... 
Cries hard!!! Oh I love this book don't get me wrong but the ending is.... If you've read it you know why I'm crying, if you haven't.... what are you waiting for?? Okay no seriously (no pun intended) something bad happens to someone in this book (trying to not give away to many spoilers here) one particular scene has me in tears every single time: When you know who (no not Voldemort) asks Harry to do you know what. Confusing if you haven't read the book or seen the film right?^^
I've only just realized, rereading the books and everything that we see something that is important in future books (wow I seem to be realizing that alot!! :))
In this scene:

He raised his wand into the air and pointed it in the direction of Hagrid's cabin. Harry saw something silvery dart out of it and streak away through the trees like a ghostly bird.
But I am confused as to why Harry doesn't recognize the silvery thing that comes out of the wand, it's not like he hasn't seen it before.
Right now I hate the Lestranges!!!! Why?? (another confusing thing if you haven't read the book)
And poor Draco, allthough he totally deserved it!!!^^
So I'm of to read the Order of the Phoenix.
See you next time^^

domingo, 19 de junio de 2011

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, who's forced to spend his summers with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who detest him.
With an escaped convict heading on his way to Hogwarts Harry must try to keep himself out of trouble, TRY being the important word.

I haven't really got favorites in this series, but if I have to choose it would be this book. Not only do we get introduced to the amazingly amazing Sirius Black and Remus Lupin, but we also learn more about Harry's parents and Snape.
It was really funny what Harry did to his "aunt" and I loved the The Marauder's and their Map. I bow to Messer's Moony, Prongs and Padfoot, while I kick Wormtail (then again nothing good can come out of a name like Wormtail right??) 
I hate the dementors (shivers, their creepy, but even more in the film I think)
And I just had to put my favorite quote because it was hilarious^^ 
"You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don't let you off homework today. I assure you that if you die, you need not hand it in." I love McGonagall.
I thought Trelawney was a total fraud up until the end, but I'm still unsure about her, for reasons I can't explain for fear of giving away spoilers.
Okay folks I'm of to read The Goblet of Fire and to prepare myself to shed some tears from now on.
See you next time :)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling

So in the second book Harry's "living" with the Dursleys who are really angry at him when a house elf named Dobby warns him that he's in terrible danger, and is rescued by Ron, Fred and George. After passing the rest of the summer at the burrow. Harry goes back to Hogwarts along with his best friends Ron and Hermione.
But soon Harry starts hearing voices and after someone is petrified he disovers it has to do with something called "The Chamber of Secrets"

Once again as a proclaimed fan of the Harry Potter series I have nothing bad to say.
I love Lucius he's sooo evil :) Dobby is really funny and cute^^
Lockhart is annoing and stupid but that's what he's supposed to be.
The only person I don't like that much in this book is Ginny, I find her a little bit to annoying and obssessed with Harry.
Reading it again after having read the whole series I found some references to things that will appear once more in the future books (cursed necklace and cabinet anyone)
So I'm of to read prisoner of Azkaban, where we get to meet the infamous Sirius Black and Remus Lupin^^

sábado, 18 de junio de 2011

Harry Potter and the philosophers stone, J.K. Rowling

Hi!! (waves at everyone)
So about this book, what can I say that hasn't been said already, not much really. But here it goes.
Goodreads says:
Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand and jellybeans that come in every flavour, including strawberry, curry, grass and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself!
The first time I read Harry's first adventure I was actually younger than him. At the tender age of nine I had just been traumatized by Stephen King and the Clown of It so I needed a lighter read, without clowns in it.
When my friend came over from England she was starting this book and told me such good things about it that while she read a different book I tried to catch up with her. And catch up I did!! Thankfully we both read at the same pace so we started to read it together.
We screeched in the first quidditch game, we screamed when Harry met Fluffy and jumped up and down in joy at the final feast. While we munched on our own chocolate frogs and berty beans^^
Even now 14 years later (wow has it really been that long??) I still enjoy rereading these books as it makes me remember.
My favorite characters?? Hmm Draco and Snape, from the begining I have insisted that Snape isn't as bad as he seems, and Draco is just cute (he was then and still is) and allthough I like the rest of the characters these two are and always will be (along with Lucius) my favorite characters.
I give it 5 out of 5, because even if it's a childs book it represents a memory, a dream and a future for a lot of people.
See you all soon!!

Hey Everyone!!

Welcome to my new blog^^ The one I used to have "Your Own Little Special Space" was taken of blogger for unknown reasons and as blogger told me I have taken it off they have no record.... so I have to start again, allthough why I would want to delete my blog is a mystery to me.
Anyway, allthough this one still has to go through a few changes, which I'll be doing soon with help (hopefully) from fellow blogger Alaiel.
Anyway so this is my libary:

Yes okay... It's my dream library, well not exactly but my friend will be doing a painting of one of my book characters in my dream library, hopefully soon and then you'll see it^^
I have a particular afinity with wolfs as my own dog is part wolf.
In my reviews I'll be honest and if I don't like your book I'll say so, but I will also say why and I'll give you in between 1 star and 5 stars.
See you all soon :)