October 30, 2014

Confectionately Yours

Hi y'all! Hannah here! I'm doing another book review it's called Confectionately Yours!





















*This is the first book in the series;)*


Description For The First Book:
My life is soooo not sprinkles and sunshine Hayley’s world is far from perfect: her parents have divorced, her mom has lost her job, and she and her sister Chloe are stuck sharing a bedroom in their grandmother’s apartment. Luckily, Hayley has a knack for baking cupcakes?and cupcakes always make life just a little sweeter! But all of the changes in Hayley’s life are taking a toll on her best friendship. And then, to top everything off, Hayley’s school decides to ban bake sales and homemade treats. Can Hayley find a way to save the cupcake?

My Review:
This book is the first book in a four book series.  It's a really good book about a girl, Haley, who's life goes up and down. And sometimes we need to except change even though we don't want to. I love this book! It's a must read series! 

Rating: 

Romance: 2 out of 5 (I say this because there are crushes in it)
Language: None
Violence: None
Age: 11+ (Like I said earlier it has crushes and when I was 10 I didn't want to read that stuff;)

I would rate this book 4 out of 5

Hope y'all enjoyed!

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October 20, 2014

Rory's Promise

Hi y'all! Hannah here! I'm doing another book review it's Rory's Promise! Here is the description:



Description: 
Twelve-year-old orphan Rory Fitzpatrick lives with her younger sister Violet at New York City's Foundling Hospital in the early 1900s. But when Rory discovers that Violet will be sent to the Arizona Territory to be adopted, her world is shattered. Although too old to be adopted herself, Rory--brave and smart--is determined to stay with her sister, even if it means hiding out on a train traveling west. When Rory and Violet arrive in Arizona, everything that could go wrong does go wrong. Will Rory give up? 

My Review: 
This is an amazing story about a girl that has a love powerful enough to stay with her sister at all costs! It's an amazing story and so heart felt! Rory, is the bravest girl I've ever heard, seen, or read about. It well written too! It's just an over all amazing book!!!

Rating:

Romance: None
Violence: 2 out of 5 (because I gave it a 2 is because there is taring.)
Language: None
Age: 10+

Hope y'all enjoyed!

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October 19, 2014

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Two boys – a slow learner 

stuck in the body of a teenage 

giant and a tiny Einstein in 

leg braces – forge a unique 

friendship when they pair up 

to create one formidable 

human force. -Taken from goodreads















Freak the Mighty is a wonderful book. You'll love the characters and the mighty combination of Maxwell and Kevin. You'll learn about they're adventures and how they helped each other out so much. The end almost had me crying...


Star Rating: Definitely 5 stars
Violence: 3 out of 5. Maxwell's dad is a criminal so...
Language: 1 out of 5. I don't believe that there was any language in this.
Age: 11 or 12 and up
Romance: 1 out of 5

So, please take time to read this book. And, if you do tell me your thoughts on either this post or through email. :-)


































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October 14, 2014

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

There are many mysteries within the wildwood. Jena and her sisters share the biggest of all, a fantastic secret that enables them to escape the confines of their everyday life in rural Transylvania. They have kept it hidden for nine long years.
When their father falls ill and must leave their forest home over the winter, Jena and her oldest sister Tati are left in charge. All goes well until a tragic accident allows their over bearing cousin Cezar to take control. The appearance of a mysterious young man in a black coat divides sister from sister, and suddenly Jena finds herself fighting to save all she holds dear. With her constant companion Gogu by her side, she must venture to realms dark and perilous in her quest to preserve, not just those she loves, but her own independence as well.







Romance: 4 out of 5. It's a rewritten fairy tale. Love is the main thing. Don't worry, it's not over the top!
Violence:  3 out of 5. There isn't that much, but there is a small bit, like a few deaths and fights. Nothing bad though
Language: 1 out of 5. There isn't anything that I can remember, but there was a few bits which really young kids wouldn't want to read though.
Age: 11 or 12 +. Younger could read it, but they wouldn't enjoy it that much.

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October 06, 2014

Splintered by A. G. Howard

12558285This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

~Taken from Goodreads


OKAY! Let's talk about SPLINTERED- the positives and the negatives!!

#The Negatives
->You should read the original Alice in Wonderland if you want to know what exactly is going on and why. I've never read it, so I felt a little lost. Therefore, I suggest you read Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll first.
->Too much romance. It gets really annoying and pointless most of the time.
->The author tries censoring language by making Jeb (the only character who's 'swearing') say stuff like "You son of a bug" which- honestly- breaks all the tension and makes his rage really stupid. Like, son of a bug? I get it, you want to censor the language, but I think it just ruined the whole effect.
->The blurb makes Wonderland sound really twisted and dangerous and scary but it wasn't. At all. (Maybe I felt this way since I've never read the original and was expecting something totally creepy) but this part kind of disappointed me.
-> I felt the characters were one-dimensional and not very well explained/threshed out.

#The Positives
->No bad language.
->Amusing take on continuing Alice in Wonderland.
->It was fun reading it if you didn't think about it too much.
->The cover is beautiful.

Well, all in all, it was relieving to finally cross this off my reading list. It was an okay book, I'd rate it 6/10 and if you want to read it, don't think about what's happening too much and you'll be okay. I conclude by saying that language is okay, but content (in terms of romance etc) would be Level 4 and I'd suggest an age of 15+ at least.

Happy Reading *-*

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October 02, 2014

The Little White Horse

Hi y'all! Hannah here! So glad to do another book review! This one is for The Little White Horse. This is a very good book and one of my favorites! Here's my review!




When orphaned young Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she’s entered Paradise. Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is like an old friend. But there is something incredibly sad beneath all of this beauty and comfort—a tragedy that happened years ago, shadowing Moonacre Manor and the town around it—and Maria is determined to learn about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending. But what can one solitary girl do?


My Own Review:

This is a very good book! Like I said earlier one of my favorites;) I love how many plot twist there are!!! I can only give a good review for this book!


Review:

Romance: 3 out of 5

Violence: 2 out of 5

Language: 0 out of 5

Age: 10+


Hope y'all enjoyed!






October 01, 2014

Cross My Heart and Hope To Spy/Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover

                           






These are amazing books!

These are the only Two in the Gallagher Girls Series I've read, but I'm hoping to read more. ;)

I'm not quite done with Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover, but Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy I've finished.

Romance-4
Violence-3
Gore-0
Age Recommendation-10+

Overall these books are very interesting, they keep you interested. Hope you read them! :)





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