Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #4

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The End Games by

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book Review: The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

 The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

Publisher: Candlewick Press
 Publication Date: September 6, 2009
 Pages: 223
Source: I purchased this on my Kobo.


Set in Victorian England The Agency tells us the story of Mary Quinn. Mary Quinn was orphaned as a young child and as a resort has to turn to thieving.  Mary gets caught thieving and is sentenced to death.  Fortunately before that can occur Mary is taken by the women who run Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. When she turns 17 she learns that the school is actually a cover for an all-women’s spy agency, and she learns that she will be given her first assignment!

I liked the character of Mary quite a bit. She could keep care of herself and did not allow others to walk all over her. She also acknowledges when she has done wrong and made a mistake.  The only problem I had was I do not believe in the times this book was set in Mary would have been able to all she did in The Agency.  James the other main character in The Agency was also an enjoyable character. I liked his and Mary’s relationship and how it developed very slowly. At first James is very frustrated by Mary but learns to care for her. They had some great banter and knew how to push each other’s buttons.

The Agency was a little predictable at times. I knew pretty early on who was responsible and how the mystery would fit together.  I also knew how many of the characters relationship where going to develop and what would happen to them. This caused me to take off a star. I know it would have been more enjoyable had I not been able to guess what was going to occur in these situations. 

If you want a quick read , that might be predictable The Agency would be a read to check out.

What I rate this : 3/5 stars. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #3

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In the After by

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mini Book Review :If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I have been so busy with school I have not been able to write any reviews or read very much.(Well other books then the ones I have to use to write my research paper on.) So I decided to post a mini review of a book that I read last year!  I  really want to re-read If I Stay so if I do I will be writing a longer review.

I definitely liked this book! I usually tend to enjoy dystopian/paranormal/fantasy books, but If I Stay was so good that I went on to my good reads and added a ton of more contemporary books to read!

I liked all the characters in this book. They all seemed so real, like the could be your friend or neighbour. My favorites were Adam, Mia, and Gramps. I really felt for Mia in the book and kept thinking what if this was my family? I am close to my family so I honestly don't know what I would do in Mia's situation to stay or go.

But I am happy with the choice she made! I have to read what happens next. I am going to the bookstore on Friday when I get payed to pick up Where she Went!!( I have read it since this review. I enjoyed it but I liked If I Stay better.)

If you haven't read this definitely pick this up!

I rate it: 4/5

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #2

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you got that week! Here is what I bought these past two weeks!!

-Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier [Goodreads]
This was only 5.99$ so I couldn't say no!
-Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson [Goodreads]
I have read so many good reviews!! Looks amazing.
-Enclave by Ann Aguirre [Goodreads]

I wanted to buy even more because I had a coupon but I needed to spend 50$ but I just couldn't.
What did you guys get this week?!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #2

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. 

Taken by Erin Bowman

To be published : April 16th 2013 by HarperTeen

Synopsis from Goodreads:

There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends...and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

I love the cover for this and it seems like it will be full of action!
What are you waiting for?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Review: Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Publisher: Poppy
Publication Date: September 5, 2011
Pages: 288
Source: I purchased this myself at my local Indigo.


 Shut Out tells the story of Lissa. Lissa is a highschool student and works her local library. Lissa is sick and tired of her school’s rivalry between the soccer team and the football team. The reason for this? Well mainly she feels her boyfriend Randy is paying less attention to her when the rivalry is taking place. She also does not agree with the rivalry because some members of the team have gotten hurt due to the fact that the rivalry has gotten more intense and the pranks the players have been playing have gotten more serious.  Lissa decides the best way to solve this is to, with the help of the other girlfriends of the team members, to go on a sex strike! 

Lissa was mainly a good character but I did have some annoyances with her. But those mainly had to do with her relationships with the guys in her life.  Randy was an annoying character and when he and Lissa where together I did not enjoy their relationship. A lot of the issues that Lissa and Randy have are due to Lissa being unable to open up to him. I understand why Lissa acted like this but I wish she would have opened up more… 

Which brings me to the main love interest!  Who I did like (But I have to say that I did not like him as much as I did Wesley from The Duff)! Cash is a soccer player and one of the players involved in the school rivalry. He was really sweet and I loved how he enjoyed reading! Lissa feels like she can be herself and open up to Cash and I definitely enjoyed their interactions. 

The other characters in the book consisted of the girls in on the sex strike with Lissa and her dad and brother. I didn’t have to big of an opinion of most of the girls that where in on the strike, but that’s because they did not have too big of a part in the book.  Lissa’s one main friend in Shut Out was Chole. I loved Chole she was funny and I loved that she didn’t care what other though about her. She also was the only girl who was on the strike who did not have a boyfriend. 

I enjoyed Shut Out. It was a really quick and fun read. I think that anyone who loved The Duff and enjoys cute stories will enjoy Shut Out.

What I rate this : 4/5 stars.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #1

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. 

There are so many awesome books coming out soon that I am waiting for. So it is kinda hard to pick just one!

Level 2 by

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #1

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you got that week! Here is what I bought this week :)


- Soulless by by

Friday, November 2, 2012

November TBR Pile

  Hey everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend.  This November is going to be very busy for me school wise. I have three midterms next week, a research paper, and a group project due in a couple of weeks. So saying that I probably wont be reading to many books this month. But here are the ones I do plan on reading!( If I don't change my mind :P)

 I have already started this and I really like it so Far! I loved The DUFF so I was excited when this came out in paperback.

 The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials were not my favorite reads ever but I do want to finish this series before the end of the year. I have heard more negative things about this one but I hope I enjoy it. 

I have had this on my shelf for awhile and I want to see what it is all about!

This book will be read only if I have time after I finish the other three. I have read this before and I loved it so I am looking forward to rereading it. (Who else is excited for Gayle's new book Just One Day?)

Let me know in the comments what books you plan to read this month! :)