Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Book Review- Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins

Summary- 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. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?


What I have to say-

(squeal) I love, love, love, loved this book!! I was sooooo good! If you are a girl. And you like romance. Pick up this book! It is just a book filled with awesomeness! It is soooo... girly. 

 Plot-   

 The story follows Anna, the daughter of, the "Nicholas Sparks" of 
Georgia. She has a good life. She has good friends, a family who loves her, and a crush that could become something more. But all of the sudden, her dad gets this idea that as a bestselling novelist, his daughter should come from the best well to do school. And that means shipping her off to Paris to go to the School of America. She is not to happy at all  about her new move, but makes some awesome new friends, including Etienne St. Clair. And that's where the story takes off. 

Characters- 

Anna. I loved Anna! Guys, I don't think anyone can understand how much I could relate to her. I mean, I don't go to an awesome well to do school in Paris (sadly), but Anna was so much like me, it was freaky. Her interests were so similar to mine, and the way she reacted to things, really would be how I would react. She is a cute, quirky, and humorous heroine. And I loved her to death. 

Etienne. Sigh. Can I have Etienne? Please? I loved him so much! He was such a wonderful boy!!! Ahh!!! I can't stand it! Sooo good!! He was a three- dimensional character, as are all the characters in this book. He had his good points, and his bad. And oh man, I want him! 

Writing- 

Loved the writing. It wasn't especially unique, but it defiantly grabs you, and it's written so wonderfully that I could see everything that was going on in my mind, clearly. 

Overall, I LOVE this book!!! Ah!! I can't say anything really about this book, except that I love it and 100% Recommend it! Go read it! 

★★★★★ 

Miss Book Reader

Friday, April 20, 2012

   Organizing Your Bookshelf!


Okay.  Am I weird?  Because I have an obsession. I re-organize my bookshelf constantly, like some one's paying me too.  I just can't help it.  I'm always searching for the best way to organize my books, display them, and show them off.  I mean who wants to see a bookshelf, and think "Goodness, can't they spare so time to clean it up?" 


I love my books.  I like reading them (obviously),  looking at them, and showing them to my friends.  I get a little crazy though. I try and think of all the ways I can re-organize them.  Here are pictures of the last two ways I have organized them. 



The first pic is color coordinated.  I liked it a lot, but it drove me crazy that my series aren't together.  Btw, the bottom shelf contains my non-fiction books, (on the left) and my TBR books on the right.  I didn't really want them mixed with my read books.  Although as I'm looking at the pic now, I see some have wiggled their way in there. 



This bottom pic is what my bookshelf currently looks like.  The Young Reader books on the top shelf to the left, starting from my favorites and going on.  On the right I have some Young Adult, but not a lot, because they didn't all fit on the shelf. The second shelf has my YA books on the left, going into my Christian Fiction/ Adult.  I have a lot of CF.  All genres start with my favorites, and go to my least favorite.  The bottom shelf has my classics to the left, and my TBR books on the right.  I like this set up a little better, but we shall see.  


My point of this post is to see if I am the only one who is always re-organizing my bookshelf?  Let me know how you organize yours! :)


Miss Book Reader

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Clockwork Angel 
by Cassandra Clare

Summary-
Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.


What I have to say-

I really, really enjoyed this book!  I love the way Cassandra Clare writes, the way she can describe things, I can see them clear in my mind.   She definitely is a genius, I'll tell you that!  
This book is jam-packed with action, romance, fantasy, wisdom, clockwork, and suspense. And boy, did I enjoy every page of it. 

This story follows Tessa Gray, a strong girl, who travels to London, to live with her brother.  But once she steps off the ship, she gets a great surprise.  She is kidnapped by The Dark Sisters, and told that she has magical abilities that are rare, and very sought after.  

Hunted by the Magister, a shady character, who wants Tessa's power for himself, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters.  She meets Will, the "bad boy" that every girl hates, but secretly likes, and Jem, the sweetheart, that girls just can't help but admire.  

I love the writing, I love the characters, I love the situations.... I just love this book!!! And I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good read. 

5/5 stars. Go read this book!!! 

Miss Book Reader