Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Wheel made out of Ice,

            Hey Guys! I got this book done the other day but got caught up in side projects, house work, and many other really distracting things. Like my first Anniversary post, Ok I didn't spend a ton of time on it. I hoped you guys enjoyed it though. I decided to check out a book from the library before I read House of Hades by Rick Riordan. I did this because I have been waiting forever for this book to come back in and I didn't feel like putting it on hold and being half way through a book when it comes in. Before you all get annoyed at me for waiting so long to post a review, Here it is....

                             Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter 
              The Doctor and his companions Jamie and Zoe end up getting stuck on a space colony based just above Saturn. Only after getting save by a young girl named Phee saves them from certain destruction in Saturn's rings, did the doctor and his companions learn why they were brought to Saturn by the TARDIS. Little blue dolls have been terrorizing the colony and nobody wants to admit that they exist. Everyone thinks that the Doctor, Zoe, and Jamie are to blame for all the problems that happen and happened on the wheel. So they split up to get down to the bottom of these strange blue creatures and where they come from. Will the Doctor and his companions find the answer or will the blue dolls destroy the wheel and all whole live on it?

          I rate this book a 5/5 stars. It was a good read even though it took me a while to get through it. I picked it up thinking I would have to know all the references that would come up but I ended up having to try and figure them out any way. I had a lot of problems read the accents. (Yes you can write accents, and they aren't always fun to read.) I had to decode MMAC's lines every time he said something and Jamie's lines too. Luckily they had similar accents so when they said similar statements at different times, I could understand what they were trying to say. Other than that it was a good read.

       I have to get going for now. So... Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

Friday, January 24, 2014

First Anniversary!

            Hey Guys! I must first say, thank you so much for your support. It lets me know that some one likes/values my reviews. This blog has grown on me to much for me to just stop. So to thank you all I have finally figured out my first anniversary post! Also this goes with a post I did way back in the beginning. So, here is your thank you gift enjoy! (It doesn't have a title yet.... I'll have to figure that out later.)

The streets were empty, none of the usual noises rang through them. For Twee, this would be something to be concerned about but I took no notice. Quickly I walked down the empty streets hoping to make it back to my small apartment before getting completely drenched by the pouring rain. I looked down at my brown oversized messenger bag to make sure that my new books weren’t getting too wet. Maybelle always had new books for me every Tuesday and I always made sure to save some of my paycheck to get them. ‘I'll have to save some money next pay check to get some wood to make a new book shelf.’ When I looked up, it was too late to move out of the way. I ran right in to a man around my age wearing a black shirt with a pair of dark blue jeans. ‘I am so sorry, I should have been looking!’  I hated situations like this, I have never been good with people. He stood up and held his hand out to help me up. After I had gotten up I notice the panicked look on his face. ‘Did you lose something?’ I thought for a second then said, ‘You didn’t hurt me, I am more durable than I look.  But I am sorry if I hurt you...’ The man looked down the side street to my right. ‘I guess it is a good thing that you are durable.’ I gave him an inquisitive look. ‘I am so, so, so, so sorry for this. If there was any other way I would take it.’ Before I could ask any questions I felt him shove me into the street. The last things I heard before blacking out was the screech of some creature and the sound of breaks. Then the world was black....

      I started working on this just the other day. Showed to a friend and they asked me what comes next. I told her that 'The characters haven't told me yet, so you'll just have to wait and see...' I am so excited about sharing this with you guys! This isn't all of my work, call it more of a preview. But all I ask is that you don't steal it and call it your own. I put in a lot of work trying to get this written and I just would like it to stay mine. But other than that,  Thanks again for the support. I hope you enjoy and I will be back with more reviews! For now.... Talk To You All Later!- Kaitlynn

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A High School Vampire That Doesn't Sparkle,

      Hey Guys! I decided to do another flashback review. (I realize that I put down a entire series, sorry of those expecting that but I will only be doing the first book.)  Now this one for sure is going to suck. (Both literally and just because I wont do a good job.) It has been about four to five years since I read this book and I can't find where my copy of the book went. Which is surprising because I just organized my book shelf and have it finally looking good. Now that I have you all wondering..... ON TO THE REVIEW!

                             Vladimir Tod: Eight Grade Bites by Heather Brewer
               Vlad is an normal high school student who just so happens to be a vampire. Not one of those sparkly fairy type vampires from twilight, I mean a actual vampire. When Vlad isn't busy controlling his vampire side he is busy trying to seem somewhat normal. One day a substitute comes to class and starts to ask to many questions. Who is he? That's when Vlad learns that in addition to having weird substitutes asking about him, he is being hunted by a vampire slayer. Will Vlad make to the end of the year, or will he be killed?

      I rate this a 5/5 stars. I  read this long before I was forced to listen and watch twilight. So when I think of vampires I think of Vlad. Then again I just loved how I could relate some of the things Vlad was going through. (No, I'm not a vampire. I was just board in school and from time to time bullied but that is all in the past and really unimportant.) I loved the action and thought over all it was a good a good book. It was also a short read which is good for when you have to wait a week for your hold to come in at the library or for your next book to come in the mail.

    I hope you enjoyed this flashback. I thought I did a pretty good job at trying to review this book even thought it has been a while since I read it. The other day I got the chance to watch the mortal instruments movie. It was fairly good but they left out my favorite line! But still it was still pretty good. I had problems with some of the characters but that was the least of my problems. Other than that I am working on finishing up Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter. I hope to have it done in a week or two so I can start up House of Hades by Rick Riordan. Off to go read, So for now.... Talk To You All Later! -Kaitlynn

   1. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
   2. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
   3. Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer
   4. Fablehaven by Brandon mull
   5. Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan
   6. Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
   7. Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It's A New Year!

       Hey Guys! I hope you had a good holiday and have been having a great new year. I feel bad for not posting as much as I wanted to in the last two weeks. I got caught up in Christmas, puzzles, reading, and finally getting a reasonable amount of sleep. I  didn't get many books for Christmas, well actually I only got two and sadly one of them is one I needed for school.... The first one I got was House of Hades by Rick Riordan and for school I got The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. I was hoping to end up getting to a used book store but I ended up running out of time. Which means I will be putting my amazon gift card to good use. Thank you Uncle! I would love to say I spent my New Years doing any good. But all I did was stay home and watch fireworks on YouTube. (Yep, it was that sad....) But I did get a lot of reading done though....
      I know you are all probably waiting on the next part of the Sherlock mammoth book. I just haven't found the time to reread and review the stories that need to be reviewed. I've really been putting off doing that review for to long and am upset with myself for doing so. On a similar note.... I hope you enjoyed my flashback reviews. I enjoyed trying to tell you all how good these books are and just completely failing. Well I am sort of kidding, I don't enjoy failing at telling how good a book is. (it's kind of like when you go to the store and always get the one thing that doesn't ring up and you laugh because it happens all the time but you are upset with yourself for picking the one thing that doesn't ring up. Don't say it doesn't happen to you, we all know it does and you are secretly hiding it.) I must getting going for now but I will be back with one of three reviews (that are on my list of things to review, not just flashbacks) that I have yet to decide/finish/feel motivated to do/ etc. So for now..... Talk To You All Later! - Kaitlynn