Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MOVING DAY

ATTENTION READERS (are you out there?):
THIS BLOG IS MOVING!!

Because this blog is attached to my school email account, I will not be able to continue it once I graduate! I recreated the blog here. Everything is the same, minus the design.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Clara and her family move to Wyoming so she can fulfill her Purpose as an angel.

My thoughts:
I will admit I was a little reluctant to pick up this book. The cover made it look a little silly and like just another paranormal romance. However, I was quickly proved wrong by Cynthia Hand's addictive, engrossing story.
I will say a couple things about the story, but I'm going to keep it to a minimum because I don't want to give too much away:
I love Tucker. I don't think I've had a crush on a fictional guy since Holden Caulfield during my freshman year of high school. He is completely perfect and I am super happy that Clara chose to save him, even if it might mean trouble later on.
I also have a prediction for the anxiously-awaited sequel: I think Angela is a Blackwing. It specifically says in the book that Blackwings can make their wings look however they want. Angela can make her wings look all scaley, and although her wings are white like Clara's, I wonder if she can make them change color as well.

This book is an excellent, must-read addition to the emerging angel trend in young adult literature.

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

Tragedy strikes Bridget, Tibby, Carmen, and Lena ten years after the loss of the Pants.

My thoughts: (SPOILER ALERT)
This was a terrible book. I didn't even finish it because I was concerned if I read further I would burn it and have to replace a library book I didn't even like.
DROWNING?!?!?! That is the most un-Tibby like death she could possibly think of. If I had written this book, I would have at least had her be killed by wild animals while filming her own walkabout in Australia. I mean, come on, Ann.
The writing was okay, I guess, but the plot was unnecessarily slow. They spend almost the entire book being sad, which is understandable, but doesn't make a riveting story.
This book made me dislike Carmen, who had been my second favorite after Lena, because all she seemed to care about was calories and maintaining her size zero. Bridget bugged me because of the whole leaving Eric thing. It also didn't seem believable that she would sleep on a bench, but maybe that's just me.
All in all, I would say this book was not worth either writing or reading.