Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; Library Binding edition


Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent...and dead.All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn't want them.The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the "differently biotic." But the students don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the "living impaired" from the people who want them to disappear--for good.When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

Review

This is the first book I've ever read about zombies.

At first it took me some time to get into the story but once I did, the pages seemed to run trough my fingers.
It wasn't a book I couldn't put down but when I did it I spent all time wondering what was going to happen next.
It was written in a nice way, in third person mainly focusing on Phoebe, Adam and Pete so you could know what happened in everybody's mind.
Maybe what drove me a little crazy were the sudden changes of perspective; at one moment Adam and Phoebe were talking and in the middle of their talk you start reading about what Pete is planning.

I didn't get to know Phoebe as much as I wanted to and there were times I didn't understand her at all but overall she was a good character. What I like about her the most is the fact that she is indifferent about what others think of her, she's a strong character and sometimes a little bit headstrong.

I really liked Tommy's character. He is brave, a ¿?zombie¿? who tries to protect the different biotic kids.
The only thing I don't stand is not knowing if he really has feelings for Phoebe or if it is only a new way of showing the zombies that it is possible.

Adam played a good roll too. He is the typical friend. He realizes he is in love with his goth friend Phoebe, but once he sees that she is interested in Tommy he decides to let go.

Overall: This book was great, if you haven't read any book about zombies this could be a good start.
I expected this book to be a romance novel but it was focused mostly in the discrimination people show against the different biotical kids.
It seems like the second one is more about romance than this one.

If you want to know more about zombies go to Tommy's page: http://www.mysocalledundeath.com/

Award!

I got this award from Yan (Books By Their Cover).

I'm really hay coz this is the first adward I get.

Rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate up to 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.




Here's the list of blogs I nominate:


*Reverie
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Hope's Bookshelf
*The Story Siren
*readergirlz
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.. addictedtobooks
*Karin's Book Nook
*Good Girls Read Books
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Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
*Lost In Literature
*Y.A. Reads Book Reviews


Waiting On Wednesday (2)

Deadly little lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Well, all of you who read my review of Deadly little secrets know who much I liked that book so it isn't a surprise that I'm not able to wait till december to real the sequel Deadly little lies. Here's the summary:

Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious new boy at school who turned out to have a very mysterious gift--pyschometry, the ability to sense the future through touch. But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben's abilities have somehow rubbed off on her. Can the power of psychometry be transferred? Even once Ben returns to school, Camelia can't get close enough to share her secret with him. Despite the romantic tension between them, Ben remains aloof, avoiding contact. Then when an unexpected kiss leads to a frightening argument, Camelia makes the painful decision to let Ben go and move on. Alex, the hot new guy at Knead, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn't. Alex is easy-going, and seems to really care about her. But when Camelia and Alex start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events upturns secrets from Ben's past--and Alex's. Someone is lying, and it's up to Camelia to figure out whom-before it's too late.

It sounds amazing!

So what are you waiting for?
Leave a coment with your link and I'll make sure to check it!


Waiting On Wednesday was started by Breaking The Spine.

Operation Teen Book Drop, TBD '09, Press Release

For more information contact:
Sara Easterly, Publicist for readergirlz
Sara Easterly & Friends
sara@saraeasterly.com
206-632-8588


READING STIMULUS PLAN FOR HOSPITALIZED TEEN PATIENTS LAUNCHES JUST IN TIME FOR “SUPPORT TEEN LIT DAY” APRIL 16
Despite economic downturn, generous publishers have donated thousands of young-adult books for readergirlz, Guys Lit Wire, and YALSA to deliver to teens in America’s top pediatric hospitals


March 17, 2009 (Seattle, Wash.) – Teen patients in pediatric hospitals across the United States will receive 8,000 young-adult novels, audiobooks, and graphic novels next week as readergirlz, Guys Lit Wire, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrate the third annual Support Teen Lit Day on April 16.
In its second year, “Operation TBD” (short for Teen Book Drop), puts free books donated by 18 book publishers into the hands of many teens most in need of escape, inspiration and a sense of personal accomplishment. Books with exceptional characters and fabulous stories can provide just that for teens and their families dealing with difficult, long-term hospital stays.
At a time when philanthropic giving is down, readergirlz co-founders have been inspired by overwhelming industry support for Operation TBD. “readergirlz is always looking for innovative ways to connect teens with literature, “ said Dia Calhoun, co-founder of readergirlz and acclaimed young-adult author. “We’re honored that publishers have supported this goal by giving so liberally this year.”
Operation TBD also aims to encourage all teens to choose reading for pleasure as a leisure activity, over other entertainment options. Inciting the broader teen community to participate in Operation TBD in its drive to spur reading on a national scale, readergirlz has launched a trailer on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/readergirlz) inviting teens and YA authors to leave a book in a public place on April 16. When visiting www.readergirlz.com, participants can download bookplates to insert into the books they’ll leave behind, which explain the surprise to the recipient and tell them to read and enjoy.
“This event is such a special one because it not only raises awareness about teen literature, but it also truly helps those teens most in need. Teens facing illnesses will be able to find an age- appropriate new book to read while in the hospital — teen books matter and not just any old book will do,” said Sarah Cornish Debraski, YALSA president. “Our thanks to the publishers, readergirlz, and Guys Lit Wire. It’s wonderful to unite with these organizations to forward this cause.”
Participating book publishers who have donated books or audiobooks include Abrams Books, Bloomsbury/Walker Books, Candlewick Press, Full Cast Audio, Hachette Book Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hyperion, Milkweed, Mirrorstone Books, Orca Book Publishers, Peachtree Books, Perseus Book Group/Running Press, Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Soft Skull Press & Red Rattle Books, TOKYOPOP and Tor/Forge/Starscape/Tor Teen.
“Putting the right book into the hands of a teen can turn that teen into a reader for life, “ said Suzanne Murphy, VP and Group Publisher, Scholastic Trade Book Publishing. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to help Operation TBD show teens firsthand just how much fun reading can be.”
Pediatric hospitals that have signed up to receive books include Phoenix Children's Hospital (Phoenix, Ariz.), Rady's Children's Hospital (San Diego, Calif.), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children's Hospital and Research Center (Oakland, Calif.), All Children's Hospital (St. Petersburg, FL), Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Ill.), UM C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (Kansas City, MO), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center (Tacoma, Wash.) and Seattle Children's Hospital.
“Our teen patients here at Seattle Children’s loved the books donated through the Operation Teen Book Drop last year,” said Kim Korte, Child Life Manager, Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Books are a wonderful avenue for our patients to be distracted from the pain and stress of hospitalization. We are always in need of books and greatly appreciate the generosity of the publishers who donated.”
Everyone who participates in Operation TBD is invited to celebrate at the TBD Post-Op Party on April 16 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on the readergirlz blog: http://readergirlz.blogspot.com.
About Support Teen Literature Day
For the third consecutive year, Support Teen Literature Day will be celebrated April 16, 2009 in conjunction with ALA’s National Library Week. Librarians all across the country are encouraged to participate in Support Teen Literature Day by hosting events in their library. The purpose of this new celebration is to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today’s teens. Support Teen Literature Day also seeks to showcase award-winning authors and books in the genre as well as highlight librarians’ expertise in connecting teens with books and other reading materials.
About the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, visit www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390, or email, yalsa@ala.org.
About readergirlz
readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by five critically acclaimed YA authors—Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), Holly Cupala (A Light That Never Goes Out) Lorie Ann Grover (Hold Me Tight), Justina Chen Headley (North of Beautiful), and Melissa Walker (the Violet series). readergirlz is the recipient of a 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award.
To promote teen literacy and leadership in girls, readergirlz features a different YA novel and corresponding community service project every month. For more information about readergirlz, please visit www.readergirlz.com and http://readergirlz.blogspot.com, or contact divas@readergirlz.com.
About Guys Lit Wire Guys Lit Wire brings literary news and reviews to the attention of teenage boys and the people who care about them. Working to combat the perception that teen boys aren’t as well read as teen girls, the organization seeks out literature uniquely targeted toward teen male readers in hopes of bringing attention of good books to guys who might have missed them.

2009 readergirlz
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Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books


The undead can really screw up your senior year . . . Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

Review

I couldn't hel but to love this book. I devoured it in just one day.
It's writen nicely and it's an easy read.
The plot was original and "who has never dreamed with the day a very hot vampire comes to our door claming we're his beloved fiancé?

I do liked the main characters and I get to hate that stupid cheerlader.

I understand Jessica quite well, all the time focusing in what she believed rational and possible and what, just, couldn't be true.

Lucius was just an adorable guy.
I loved the way the author let us know about his feelings trough the letters he writes to his uncle Vasile, giving us another point of view of the story. I really looked forward to read his next letter after something significant happened.
I did fell sorry for him, especially when the final aproched, his story is very sad.


Overall: This was a lovely read. I nearly cried at some point out of frustration and I loved the final thought maybe it was a bit quick.
I would like to read some more about what happens after it.

About the cover all I can say is that I love it. Actually, it was the main thing that drove me to the summary (although the tittle is very intriguing too).
Just when I finished the novel I kept looking at the cover for at least five minutes remembering the full story.
I like that Lucius has this cute smile on him and he is showing his fangs.

Evermore by Alyson Noël

Evermore by Alyson Noël

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people's thoughts, and know a person's entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen. Damen Auguste is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can see straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
Review
I wanted to read this book so badly!
The plot is good and consistent. In the firsts chaters Ever shows us her past but it isn't until we get deep into the story that we discover what really happened to and why Ever thinks she is guilty of the death of her family.
Ever is a character I like a lot. On the surface she is a lonely person who doesn't want to be noticed, always hidding behind hoods, listening to her ipod and not talking very much, and she wants it to be like this because she thinks that is what she deserves for surviving when her family didn't, but in the inside she really wants to be normal, to have fun like she used to, to at least, be normal for one day, She wants to be saved.
So when she meets Damen she get confused because with him she can be like she was before all got wrong, but she doesn't know if it is ok for her to be happy.
Damen is a nice and mysterious. I would have loved to get to know more about him.
I kept wondering all time about what would he be and I arrived to the same conclusion as Ever, all made sense.
One of the characters I liked most of this book was Miles. Ever's friend was very hilarious. I laughed a lot with
him and his unconcern.
And Riley. She's so cute acting like a big sis for Ever.
Overall: This book was fantastic, I loved reading it and I can't wait until the sequel, New Moon, comes out.
Alyson Noël has done a good job.
I've just found about this in Alyson's web:
Dramatic rights have been sold to Spring Creek Productions and Warner Horizon for a TV series!
That's so cool!

Waiting On Wednesday (1)

This week I can't wait for:

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.
There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship...and reality.
Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?


This books sounds amazing! And the cover is.... LOVELY!!!
Sea Change will be out on June 1st.

So what are you waiting for?


Waiting On Wednesday was started by Breaking The Spine.

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments I ) by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments I ) by Cassandra Clare

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

When sixteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...


Review

I bought this book when it came out here in Spain, a month ago more or less. I had heard about it but I hadn't planned to read it, but that day I was walking through the bookshop when I saw it, and since I didn't had anything to read I decided to give it a try and honestly IT DOESN'T DISAPPOINT. Actually it has ended being my second favourite book (right after Twilight series).
Only to think the wonderful book I could have not read if that day I hadn't bought it... Anyway, I think I'd have ended up buying it because there are reviews of this series everywhere.

I really liked the idea of an urban paranormal book.
I found this book was written in a very nice way, without abusing of the descriptions but letting you know the necessary to represent the imaginary scene in your head and driving you right into the story.
The thing I enjoyed the most was the fact that I could feel the same Clary was feeling; whenever she was scared my face was showing fear, whenever she was happy I couldn't help but to draw a smile in my face, and whenever she was sad or nervous I couldn't stop feeling the same way. And Yes, I cried a little at the end of the book because I don't want (and I know I'm not the only one who thinks this way*) that love story to end like this.
Another thing I loved about this book is the fact that while reading you don't have any more information than Clary I mean, in this book you don't know how the others feel, you don't have any other details of what's happening apart of what Clary sees, feels and knows, and so in this kind of book helps to keep the intrigue and the interest. As the final was getting closer I was shaking while guessing what was going to happen and I was very sad as Clary and I discovered the truth.

If I have to talk about the characters I definitely have to mention Jace. I liked Clary's character but I liked Jace's character the most with difference. I fell deeply in love with him. His not the typical character that is mysterious but kind to the girl. He's arrogant and very determined. He likes doing the thinks his way and he doesn't mind very much what others think about him.
I feel sorry for Simon but sometimes he was a bit annoying.

Overall: I loved this book and I will patiently wait for the next books as for the next works of the author.


Curiosity

This is the Spanish cover.

I don't know why did they put this cover and not the first one but then I suppose they'll put the first cover for the second book.
It says "Cazadores de Sombras" in big, which means Shadowhunters
and under it says "1. CIUDAD DE HUEST" = City of bones





Operation TBD: The Contest!

Each week from now until Support Teen Literature Day on April 16th, readergirlz is having a contest. so go visit http://readergirlz.blogspot.com/2009/03/operation-tbd-contest.html right now and check the info.

Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH


Some secrets shouldn't be kept...Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.

Review

I was really waiting forward to reading this book and it didn't disappointed me.
This book was amazing.

I like the rules:

" *Rule number one - Never assume
*Rule number two - Anything's possible
*Rule number three - Stop making excuses for Ben
*Rule number four - Don't trust anyone
*And rule number five - Don't go anywhere alone "

I liked the plot very much. I really enjoyed guessing who the stalker was, and I can tell you I never suspected of this person, I mean I was wondering about who could be and while I was reading I was like "It has to be this person" and then "no, maybe this one" but I never expected this person to be the stalker, never even once. It was a big surprise.
I liked the fact that the author lets us know about the stalkers toughs through his diary it was thrilling.

I found the characters well done except of her friends. I find them a bit flat. At some points they were OK, but the thing is "Your friend is being stalked and you keep the time making jokes about it?".

Camelia not telling her parent was another thing I didn't get, I mean, honestly, if I'm being stalked I'm telling my parents for sure. I know she didn't want to worry her mother, but didn't she think that perhaps she would be more worried if something happened to her?

I feel sorry for poor Ben. I believed in all he told, but just as Camelia I did doubt sometimes because it was easy to think he was lying though I were 99% sure he wasn't.


Overall this was a great book I really enjoyed reading. Maybe the final was a bit rushed, but well, this December we'll have the second part Deadly Little Lies to overcome it^^


I can't wait to read the second novel of The Touch series and I'll definitely will read more of her books.

Ah, and right now I'm very excited, cause I've just checked my mail and found a mail from http://not-so-cg.blogspot.com/ telling me I won a copy of Love is Hell signed by Laurie Faria Stolarz.

Reviews list

Find all my reviews here:

 

A

B

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

C

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments I ) by Cassandra Clare

Caribbean Cruising by Rachel Hawthorne

D

Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz

E

Evermore by Alyson Noël

F

Forest of Hands and Teeth, The by Carrie Ryan

Fade by Lisa McMann

G

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

H

Host, The by Stephenie Meyer

Hunger Games, The by Suzanne Collins

I

J

Jessica’s Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

K

Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters

M

N

 

Need by Carrie Jones

O

P

Q

R

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

S

T

U

V

Vampire Kisses: The Beginning by Ellen Schreiber

W

Wake by Lisa McMann

Willow by Julia Hoban

X

Y

Z

In My Mailbox (1)

I'm excited to officially start this blog, and I start with one of the post themes that I enjoy the most.


These are the books I got between last week and this week:


Bought


A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: For the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now.

And Helen- terrified, but intrigued- is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young
people they come to possess.

Comment
I discovered this book because now it's been released here in Spain.
This is the spanish cover ->
The title is: "Entre luz y tienebla" translated as "Between light and darkness"
I personally like the American cover better so I bought it from Amazon.
I've just finished it so I hope I'll make a review soon.


Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Some secrets shouldn't be kept...
Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.
Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.


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I'm currently reading this one and I'm enjoying it a lot^^

Oh, and I don't know why but I like the book trailer a lot.

video


Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent...and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn't want them.
The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the "differently biotic." But the students don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the "living impaired" from the people who want them to disappear--for good.
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

Evermore by Alyson Noël


Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…
Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.

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Just so good, I cant wait for Blue Moon!

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.
Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.


Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

The undead can really screw up your senior year . . . Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.
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So nice. I loved this book. I'll post a review for sure.

Need by Carrie Jones
Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays “safe.” Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother can’t deal.
Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn’t a figment of her imagination. He’s a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara.


Borrowed



A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma’s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she’s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence’s most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to?

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I was surprised to find this book in the library since there aren't many YA books. I think, well I could say that I'm sure it is because the number of people around my age that read has been reclining. If you want to get an idea I'll tell you that I only know three people of my age that actually like reading and two more that are reading Twilight series because they liked the film.
Yeah, I know, it's quite depressing.


So that's what I got*
In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren.

About me

About me

Hi!

My name is Silvia. I'm a sixteen years old teen and I'm Spanish.
Recently I've started buying books from Amazon, not because I don't like reading in my language, in fact I love reading in Spanish and Catalan, but I read about a lot of wonderful books (at these amazing YA blogs I visit everyday) that don't arrive here, so I decided to buy from Amazon (and like this I get to improve my English skills).

At first I didn't tough I'd end up having a blog but suddenly it came to my head and I said "why not? Maybe I make some friends and it'll be a good experience for sure", so here I am.

Like you all may suppose I love reading. I've been a reading girl since I had enough age to understand a book, but little by little, as I grew up I started to read less, and one day a big friend told me about Twilight so I read it and, like that, all my love for books woke again. Ah, and I started reading a new kind of books too: Romance. The truth is that I had never read this genre, but this wonderful series brought my romantic part to the surface.

What I read are YA books, mostly of romance and paranormal (I love impossible love stories), but I do read other genres too.

At Silvia_pi's YA books I'll post reviews of the books I read, but please be a little patient with me cause I've never made something like that before so I'm not very experienced writing reviews and so. I plan to talk about some Spanish books too, so that you know about wonderful books we have here.

Well, to end, I'd like to say that I hope to have fun while doing this and of course I hope you to have fun too.

Have a nice read,

Silvia**

P.S: I'll start posting next week cause right now I'm still finalizing the blog.^^

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