Saturday, May 26, 2012

Just purchased:)

The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Right now I am, actually not crying. More like HYSTERICALLY BALLING! One of my favorite fictional characters of all time died. The love story of Hazel and Augustus was so complicatedly simple. There were no vampires or werewolves, no jealous ex-boyfriends or parents that disapproved of their relationship. No. None of that. They were battling a real life illness that people suffer through ever day. Together. Two star crossed lovers. We sometime oversee those as the REAL hardships. It's not always the forbidden lovers who are banned to be with one another because of where they came's the lovers who are forbidden to be together because death separates them.

This book is beautifully written. You even get to see what the families of ill-children go through. The characters' humor kept me laughing but their suffering made me cry. That's when you know it's a good book; when it tugs at ALL of your emotions. This story makes you really appreciate life and be thankful for what you have. I love Hazel. I love Augustus. But, mostly, I love them together. I know it's just a book and like Van Houten said referencing his own book, "The characters inhabiting it have no life outside of those scratches. What happened to them? They all ceased to exist the moment the novel ended", but I truly believe Hazel will be reunited with her one true love one day. When it is her time to go.

One last thing: I hope that a drug such as "Phalanxifor" to help shrink tumors finally exists in the near future.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Writers Guild of America, West

Book Review for "While He Was Away"

While He Was AwayWhile He Was Away by Karen Schreck
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

To be honest, I was somewhat bored with this novel. It was actually very well written but just not my taste. A modern day "war love" book.

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Another sleepless night...because of books!

This Is So Not Happening (He's So/She's So, #3)This Is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow...stayed up 'til 2:05 am just to finish this because it's one of those books that you CANNOT put down until you reach the happy ending where everyone lives "happily ever after."

An intensely deep book. As you read, you really begin to sympathize with Ally as if you were the one in her situation and you begin to feel just as frustrated with Jake as he is with himself. You have this on-off love/hate relationship with each of the characters but by the end you come to LOVE every single one of them. It's real. It's raw. It's high school. The drama, the couples, the first loves, the moods, the loyalty, the decisions, the insecurities and uncertainties, the choice to forgive, the idea of growing up, the ups and the downs. But you can't have the "ups" without the "downs", right?

My favorite character was Annie mostly because of her wit, brains, and of course her sarcastic humor. She thinks deeper and darker than the rest of the characters which helps to reveal Chloe's BIG secret.

WARNING: Once you begin to read, you will NOT be able to put this book down. Get ready for one crazy roller coaster ride.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Must Have Book Of The Day:

Cruel Summer - Alyson Noel 
(A GREAT summer read!)
GoodReads.Com Summary:
“This was supposed to be my best summer yet, the one I’ve been working toward since practically forever.  Now I’m being banished from everything I know and love, and it just doesn’t make any sense.”

Having recently discarded her dorky image--and the best friend that went with it--Colby Cavendish is looking forward to a long hot season of parties, beach BBQ’s, and hopefully, more hook-ups with Levi Bonham, the hottest guy in school. But her world comes crashing down when her parents send her away to spend the summer in Greece with her crazy aunt Tally.

Stranded on a boring island with no malls, no cell phone reception, and an aunt who talks to her plants, Colby worries that her new friends have forgotten all about her. But when she meets Yannis, a cute Greek local, everything changes.  She experiences something deeper and more intense than a summer fling, and it forces her to see herself, and the life she left behind, in a whole new way.

Happy Mom's Day!

Mothers know best because they’ve been around longer than you
Mothers know best because they are the only ones that care about you
Mothers know best because they don’t want to see you get hurt
Mothers know best because they are always alert
Mothers know best because they have part of your DNA
Mothers know best because they always know what to say
Mothers know best no matter if it is night or day
Mother’s know best, so always obey
Mothers know best when you’re heartbroken in tears
Mothers know best when you don’t know in which direction to steer
Mothers know best when you don’t know where to begin
Mothers know best like a sister knows her twin
Listen when your mother ask you to clean your room
Listen to your mother because she carried you for nine months in her womb
Listen to your mother even if you don’t think she is right
Listen to your mother and your future will be bright
Mothers know best, that is something that will always be true
Mothers know best because  they love you <3

Friday, May 11, 2012


Outside Starbucks, the weather is perfect, writing my book.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

PART 2 :)

Just started writing Part 2 of my book! Word count so far= 46,140!

Already imagining the actors that would star in it if it became a movie... #FantasizingDreamer

But like Napoleon Hill said, "Dreams are the seedlings of reality."

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Must Have Book of the Day:

Honey, Baby, SweetheartDeb Caletti Summary: It is summer in the Northwest town of Nine Mile Falls, and sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen, ordinarily dubbed The Quiet Girl, finds herself hanging out with gorgeous, rich, thrill-seeking Travis Becker. But Ruby is in over her head, and finds she is risking more and more when she's with him.

In an effort to keep Ruby occupied, Ruby's mother Ann drags Ruby to the weekly book club she runs. When it is discovered that one of the group''s own members is the subject of the tragic love story they are reading, Ann and Ruby spearhead a reunion between the long-ago lovers. But for Ruby, this mission turns out to be much more than just a road trip... 

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Happy Cinco De Mayo, everyone! Here's my Top 5 choices of Hispanic Influenced YA Books:

By: Francisco X. Stork                                                                                                                                                   

The House on Mango Street
By: Sandra Cisneros

Perfect Chemistry Series                           
By: Simone Elkeles     


Must Have Book of the Day:

Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles Summary: 
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created 'perfect' life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. 

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart

For all those POETRY LOVERS out there...

Check out my poetry blog! :) Love to hear what you think!

Snaps for poetry!

My Favorite Authors:

Here's a list of some of my absolute FAVORITE authors that have inspired my own work. They're creative and know how to capture your attention.
(Not in a specific order)

1. Ally Carter
2. Jennifer Echols
3. Deb Caletti
4. Sarah Dessen
5. Simone Elkeles
6. Lauren Barnholdt
7. Alyson Noel
8. Stephanie Meyer
9. Nicholas Sparks