Confessions of an Angry Girl Review

Title: Confessions of an Angry Girl
Author: Louise Rozett
Publication date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0373210485

Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some confessions to make…
1. I’m livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I’m allowed to be irate, don’t you?
2. I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who might be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.
3. High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and “seeing red” means being angry—get it?)
Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.
(Don’t know what they mean? Look them up yourself.)
(Sorry. That was rude.)

Confessions of an Angry Girl is a fun contemporary novel. In this book we are introduced to  Rose Zarelli a fourteen year old girl with anger issues, her life is far from perfect and her whole world is crumbling at her feet, everything in her life is changing and not for good, her father died in Iraq, her mother isn’t emotionally available and her brother, the only person that makes her days a little bit easier, leaves for college. Rose is confronted with a reality she didn’t expected at such a young age.
Tracy, Rose’s best friend, got on my nerves a lot of times. The only thing in her head was how to lose her virginity and how to be accepted into the cheerleader squad even if she had to become another person. It was difficult to read about her struggles but at the same time made me realize that many teenagers go through this kind of pressure and not all of them are so confident to be who they really are without caring if they are accepted or not.
The love interest, Jamie, is an older guy and also the bad boy, everybody in high school respect him because of his tough guy attitude, there is a nice chemistry between them, the only problem is that he’s dating a cheerleader. Regina, the cheerleader, is the popular girl at school and her only purpose in life is to irritate Rose.
Overall I really enjoyed this book, the only reason I didn’t gave it 5 stars was because there wasn’t that much anger throughout the book, actually, I only found one chapter in the whole book that really portrait the angry girl I expected. I’m looking forward to read the next book in the series.

Book Cover Tag

This Tag was created by MrRichardDenney on youtube and I tag everyone interested.

Here are the questions:

What are your top 6 favourite book covers?

What is your opinion in morphed covers?

I hate it, if I own a series I really like all of my books to be the same. I even try to have all of them in paperback or hardcover. I really hate to have mixed covers in my series.

How important is the book cover?

As a graphic designer I love the covers they inspire me to read a book, I don’t think a cover defines how good is the story, but it helps people pay attention to the book.

What types of book covers draw you in?

I love graphic covers I look at the font and the overall design. Sometimes depends on my mood I even like hand drawn covers instead of the classic photo.

What are your book cover pet peeves?

I don’t like movie covers and as I said, I really don’t like morphed covers.

Do you like short descriptions or long ones?

I have no preference as long as they don’t reveal too much.

Waiting On Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme
 hosted by Jill @ Breaking the spine

Title: Mind Games
Author: Kiersten White
Publication date: February 19th, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0062135317

Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey. 

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

It’s going to be released in a few days and I have it on pre-order. I’ve seen some negative and positive reviews, but I can’t wait.

What book are you looking forward to?

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Q: What is the first thing you would do if you woke up to find yourself in your favorite book?

A:  If I woke up in HP the first thing I would do is shout and jump up and down full of happiness after that I would enjoy every single class at Hogwarts and I would love to find out what my patronus is :).
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Review Lola and the Boy Next Door

Title: Lola and the Boy Next Door
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publication date: Sep 29, 2011
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9780525423287

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket–a gifted inventor–steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
When I picked this book I was in the mood for a feel good romantic story. Stephanie Perkins knows how to write a fun heart-warming contemporary novel. This is the companion book for Anna and the French Kiss.

Lola Nolan is a quirky fashion crazy girl, her outfits were always over the top, with wigs and all. I liked that we get to see how she finds the balance to all the craziness in her life, I loved that her parents, Andy and Nathan were involved throughout the book and not just in the background, they were present and made the difference in many situations.

Lola has a happy life, a rocker boyfriend (Max) and a great best friend (Lindsey), but all of a sudden the boy next door returns and all the memories from their childhood hit full force, every now and then she remembered him but now he is in her life again and Lola has to confront their past.

Cricket is a great character he is sweet, nerdy and kind. He has his own family issues and I wished we had more time to know his twin sister Calliope. The relationship between Lola and Cricket is full of small and charming moments, everything about them was so eccentric but it worked for the story.

I was expecting to read this novel and be like “ok I enjoyed it” but at the end I loved it, all in all was a refreshing story with some characters out of the ordinary some cliché but was just what I needed.

There are several things I loved about this book: The setting, the childhood memories, the romance, the awkward situations Lola constantly manage to get into, get to read a little about Anna and Etienne relationship. Overall I recommend this book to people who enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss or is looking for a light and fun dose of romance.

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Today’s Follow Friday question over at Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read is:

Q: What is the last book that kept you up late into the night just to finish it?

A: The last book that had me reading till the wee hours of the morning was Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, I simply could not put it down. Review coming soon.
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The Secret of Ella and Micha

Title: The Secret of Ella and Micha
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publication date: Oct 2, 2012
Pages: 316
ISBN: 1939045010

Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. 

But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it’s summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. 

Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can.

He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes.
When Ella ran away from home she left everything and everyone behind, including her best friend Micha. For 8 months nobody knew where she was or if she was ever coming back, she decides to return home for the summer and is confronted with her past.

Due to a tragic event her life is turned upside down, we follow their journey as Ella struggles to be in control of the new person she created.The romance between Ella and Micha was sweet and steamy. I loved how Micha kept trying to bring his best friend back, one of my favourite situations in the book is that there was no insta-love, they’ve known each other forever and the feelings between them grew at normal speed. 

The story is told from dual POV’s. I liked Micha’s POV, it portrayed his strong personality and with their difficult backgrounds made me realise that even if they talk more about love what makes this story enjoyable is the friendship that developed between all of them. The secondary characters Lila and Ethan were charming in their own way and I’m actually looking forward to know more about Lila’s story. 

The Secret of Ella and Micha is the first book I’ve read by Jessica Sorensen It held my interest enough to finish but there was no big reveal and that’s the main reason I didn’t gave this book more stars I expected more conflict. Overall I enjoyed the interaction between the main characters.

New Adult Contemporary. Mature Content Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

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Q: Who is your favorite villian from a book?

A: Easy answer… Voldemort. I just loved the HP saga so much that as I read this question he was the one that came to my mind instantly.
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Waiting on Wednesday

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Title: Hysteria
Author: Megan Miranda
Publication date: February 5th, 2013
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0802723101

Mallory killed her boyfriend, Brian. She can’t remember the details of that night but everyone knows it was self-defense, so she isn’t charged. But Mallory still feels Brian’s presence in her life. Is it all in her head? Or is it something more? In desperate need of a fresh start, Mallory is sent to Monroe, a fancy prep school where no one knows her . . . or anything about her past.But the feeling follows her, as do her secrets.

Then, one of her new classmates turns up dead. As suspicion falls on Mallory, she must find a way to remember the details of both deadly nights so she can prove her innocence-to herself and others. In another riveting tale of life and death, Megan Miranda’s masterful storytelling brings readers along for a ride to the edge of sanity and back again.

I was so impressed with Megan Miranda’s debut novel Fracture that I can’t wait to read this one.

Title: Reckless
Author: S.C. Stephens
Publication date: March 5th, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1476718202

Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity.

A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?

I have a love/hate relationship with this series, but I can’t wait to know what’s next in their story.

What book are you looking forward to?

Taking Chances Review

Title: Taking Chances
Author: Molly McAdams
Publication date: Jan 13, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 432
ISBN: 006226768X

Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father’s thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she’s only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father’s unit; she’s on her way to college at San Diego State University. 

She finds her self being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with her boyfriend Brandon, and her roommate’s brother Chase. Covered in tattoos, known for fighting in the Underground and ridiculously muscled…they’re exactly what she was always warned to stay away from, but just what she needs. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both adore and would do anything for Harper, including stepping back if it means she’s happy.

Her first year away is turning out to be near perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.(
I don’t know where to begin. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams is an emotional ride and I was left with mixed feelings, my emotions where all over the place and since I don’t want to give anything away I will make this review short and sweet.

We are introduced to Harper who is on her way to college far away from her strict Marine father, she is portrayed as pure innocence, at her 18 years, she has never been kissed and knows nothing of the world, her whole life she was surrounded by jarheads and everything changes as soon as her new roommate arrives.

Breanna the roommate becomes her first and only female friend, for the first time in her life she is attending parties where boys pay attention to her, dating etc. I could barely stand Harper and had a hard time believing the reasoning behind her acts.

Chase is Breanna’s brother who is introduced to Harper early in the book and just like that she is head over heels with him but doesn’t want to admit that she is attracted to him, mainly because he is a one night stand kind of guy. Brandon is a handsome underground fighter and the other love interest, I had to overlook some over the top situations in their relationship. 

 It’s difficult to explain my feelings towards this book, at the end, it made me go through so many it made me happy, shocked, in love and angry, some parts were just unrealistic but not enough to make me stop reading.The character that hold my heart was Chase, he transforms so much during the journey that I couldn’t help but to fall for him. While reading I had the feeling the story could have been spread into 2 books and I’m glad that wasn’t the case.

Things move fast in this book I thought the love interest was rushed in both cases since we are talking about a love triangle.Overall I enjoyed this contemporary novel.