Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Review: Toby and the Secrets of the Tree

Toby and the Secrets of the Tree by Timothee de Fombelle
Francois Place Illustrated the book
Sarah Ardizzone translated the book

*form goodreads description*
The second and final part of the thrilling adventure of heroism and friendship in an unforgettable miniature world.Toby's world is under greater threat than ever before. A giant crater has been dug right into the centre of the Tree, moss and lichen invade the branches, and one tyrant controls it all. Leo Blue, once Toby's best friend, now his worst enemy, is holding Elisha prisoner, hunting the Grass People with merciless force, capturing all who stand in his way, inflicting a life of poverty and fear. But returning after several years among the Grass People, Toby will fight back. And this time he's not alone. A resistance is forming...This eagerly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Toby Alone is a gripping conclusion to a new classic adventure story.

The book follows around the life of Toby Lolness, who is very small and lives in a tree. And then there are Grass people who live on the ground. There are bad guys who capture the people are taking over, and Toby must/well save.

This was great for me not reading the first book.Though at first I was a little lost but once i got into it i was not that lost. You may want to read the first book before you read this one though. It was very enjoyable to read.Thought the Characters where great fun.

Though i felt the book could have been shorted a little, Just because i felt like some parts where a little bit boring, but for the most part it was a nice cute read.

The author did a great job at describing the scenes and the way the characters interacted with things, and other people. The style of the writing was easy read, and I just loved every little detail.

Like every other page or so, there would be illustration. These illustration where gorgeous to look at. It was always for to look at the drawings, to get a feel of what was happen.

There is some little violence where a wingless butterfly will get slowly shot of arrows until the butterfly dies,there may also be other little violent scenes. This book is not about Violence. but i would just beware of this factor for the more sensitive young readers.

The overall plot of the book is a great adventure, and it has some great beauty in it. form what they use as coats and prisons,etc.Its just full of greatness.

3 Sugar cubes

Monday, May 31, 2010

leilani loves books contest!

Leilani loves books is having a 100 follower giveaway. starts June 11th and ends August 13th.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

I'm Your Girl by J.J. Murray Review

description taking form goodreads,
For public library clerk Diane Anderson, reading romance novels and living vicariously is far easier than attracting a flesh-and-blood man of her own. She'd love to add some real spice to her life, but it seems she's too voluptuous in the wrong places to attract the kind of black man her mama requires as a son-in-law...and just exotic enough to attract the kind of white man Mama forbids. But there's something about that lost-looking guy who comes wandering into the library one January afternoon. And when he reveals that Diane is his muse, well, she can't help being intrigued...After months spent mourning a personal tragedy, novelist Jack Browning is struggling to get back to work. Under pressure by his editor to write his second novel, Jack decides to hit the library for ideas. The clerk who helps him is smart and sassy - not to mention curvy in all the right places. He finds himself thinking of Diane as he creates the heroine of his book. Now, against all odds, she's knocking down the wall he'd built around himself, becoming the inspiration for his art...and maybe even for his life

Diana to me comes of as a little cold hared, like she dose not gives things a chance first before she judges.For on, she will be reading a book and because she dose not believe in some thing in real life she will bash it before she really has the chance to get into it. Though i think she will change when she encounters Jack.

Jack is a Author who writes Romance books. When some thing tragic happens to his family. It dose what most people dose to cope, stay in the house and sleep,or hes cases drink. When Jack goes to bring back library books and look for books for research for his book, He meats Diana. He fell in love with her the first time she touch his hand giving him change back. Diana touch him like no one had in a long time. And that's where it really starts there relationship. Jack seems to me like a very nice guy, though he talks to himself, But hey we are talk to are self once in a while right?

I found it inserting that Jack is a Author who is writing a romance, and the Author of this book is wrote about the same thing. I think J.J. Murray did a good job at describing the characters, the relationship, and what the book is about. Really love how the Relationship with Jack and Diana came to me, and i found myself gushing over the two together.

Though that being said, i did felt like some lines were just plain cheesy, and ridiculous at times. Some of the writing did not flow for me, And i found myself having to reread parts over to make it flow for me.

But with that aside i thing J.J Murray did a ok job writing the book, Not bad, but not great either. I really wanted to love this book, it just did not do it for me.

Like i always say, your never know if you will like it more the me, so give it a try if, you really want to read it.

2 sugar cubes at of 5

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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Monday, May 10, 2010

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.

This is what i can't last week. Top one won form Book of Secrets thanks Diana!
I won

Child of Darkness by Jennifer Armintrout
Queen of Light by Jennifer Armintrout
Veil of Shadows by Jennifer Armintrout

Dead If I Do by Tate Hallaway
Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway
Romancing the Dead by Tate Hallaway
Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway

Be Mine Forever by Rosemary Laurey
Keep Me Forever by Rosemary Laurey
Midnight Lover by Rosemary Laurey

The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein
Blood Drive by Jeanne C. Stein
Legacy by Jeanne C. Stein
The Watcher by Jeanne C. Stein

Plus THREE fabric book covers with attached ribbon bookmarks not pictured

This one was won , forget where i won it form, sorry.

Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning

The Mermaids Singing (Tony Hill & Carold Jordan, #1) by Val McDermid

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

Huntress by Christine Warren (Contributor), Caitlin Kittredge (Contributor), Jenna Maclaine

Stalemate by Iris Johansen

Well that's all i got last week what did you get?

Finny : A Novel by Justin Kramon

We meet Finny Short as an observant, defiant fourteen-year-old who can’t make sense of her family’s unusual habits: Her mother offers guidance appropriate for a forty-year-old socialite; her father quotes Nietzsche over pancakes. Finny figures she’s stuck with this lonely lot until she meets Earl Henckel, a boy who comes from an even stranger place than she does. Unhappy with Finny’s budding romance with Earl, her parents ship her off to Thorndon boarding school. But mischief follows Finny as she befriends New York heiress Judith Turngate, a girl whose charm belies a disquieting reckless streak.

Finny’s relationships with Earl and Judith open her up to dizzying possibilities of love and loss and propel her into a remarkable adventure spanning twenty years and two continents. Justin Kramon has given us a wickedly funny odyssey with a moving and original love story at its core. Finny introduces us to an unforgettable heroine, a charmingly intricate world, and an uncommonly entertaining and gifted young novelist.
*Blurb form the book


Growing up in Maryland Finny at age 14 falls in love with this boy name Earl, A son of a Pianist. But when Sylvan, Finny's brother decide to tell their parents of her love, they get very angry and soon she is off to an all girl boarding school. There is meant a Hygiene obsessed dorm matron Poplan, who she well become close with, and Shares a room with A rich girl name Judith, who she thinks nice and cool.

In the story Finny will face heart breaks, true love, and new friends. As the book followers Finny life story.

Justin Kramon did a great job describing the characters in finny. Though i would have to admit that I have read about these type of characters before ,i think that Justin did a good job in making them a little bit more interesting then common characters. Finny will be some interesting characters through Judith. Carter being among one of them,I love how Carter is openly gay. Carter and Finny will becomes friends in the story. I fell in love with Earl the moment i heard about him. The way he cares and feels about Finny is so sweet. That at some point I feel like i am in finny shoes.

The last two chapters i think are missing something that i can't put my finger on it. The writing just seems hurried to me. Like the author tried to get lots of info in at the last minute. Some i feel was unneeded info.

Over all i liked the story, give and take that there was some things i did not like. It still had me keep reading, and wondering what will happen next. This may not be the book for you but it don't hurt to just give it a try. you never now what you will think.

I am a slow reader but i am working on getting more reviews up, also if you have any suggestions they are welcome. How do you like my new rating system, sugar cubes?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Front page Face-Off Review

Front page Face-Off by Jo Whittemore
Simon & Schuster Childern's Publishing Division
Book Won, on Goodreads, First reads.


Twelve-year-old Delilah James is one of the top reporters at Brighton Junior Academy and the dreams of becoming a junior global journalist. But when an international rival named Ava invades her newsroom and takes over her crush, Delilah finds a unlikely ally in the Debutantes- A.K.A the Little Debbies.


As Delilah found Herself having to share the lead reporter Spot with Ava, the new French exchange student. She dose not like sharing with Ava. Delilah will find a unlikely ally. She decide it is best to try out for the little Debbies to get the scoop on stories around campus, Because who better to know about the social scoop other than the Debutantes , Little Debbies. But the price of the help of on Debutantes comes of a price. She will have to get some dirt on the Rival Group at Brighton Junior Academy. Will Delilah do what it takes to bet Ava and become the top journalist? On top of that she is writing a follow up of her article about the Swirly baited. An interview With the star him self. What we start out as just a interview will turn it to something that neither thought.

This book was a fun read. Delilah is very likable along with Her best friend Jenner, a surfer and loves sweets. The funniest relationship is the one with Delilah and her step-dad. He's constantly consulting a book in order to get parenting advice.

What I really like about the writing that Jo Whittermore, did for this books is that I found myself thinking that I was watching a Disney movie the Whole time I was reading. Which is not a bad thing, because I love Disney movies. I love books that I can just sit and really enjoy it.

This is a great book for you to read to your little ones, and for middle grade children to read. But also for adults that love a great cute book to read.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve

"Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb-nearly the only person she's ever known-to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been singled out by city-dwellers who declare her part Scriven. The Scriveners, not human, ruled the city some years ago but were hunted down and killed in a victorious uprising by the people. If there are any remaining Scriven, they are to be eliminated. All Fever knows is what she's been told: that she is an orphan. Is Fever a Scriven? Whose memories does she hold? Is the mystery of Fever, adopted daughter of Dr. Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London? Haunting, arresting, and astonishingly original, Fever Crumb will delight and surprise readers at every fast-paced, breathless turn."
*taking form info of the book At goodreads*


Dr. crumb who is a Member of The order of engineers. Found Fever as an infant,He kept her as it was the rational thing to raise her. Fever is the only Girl that has every stay/in the Order Engineers. Dr. Crumb raise Fever to be rational, and grew her into a Engineer.

The Story line really kicks off when she is asked To assist a Archeologist (Kit solent) on his findings. Fever Soon will begin to learn things about her and the past.
Her life will turn around.

Fever Kind of got on my nerves a little with the whole rational thing. She reminds me of a teen girl who just nags and just say, no i can't do this, i can't do that, Just because someone told her it was wrong to feel, grow hair,etc, because its Not rational to do so. Though you can't help but really feel for her. I fell in love with her as she want along in the story.

I have never heard of Phillip Reeve before, until i found Fever Crumb.
With the Reading of Fever crumb i got a thrill, that was unbelievable, with it's writing, and characters and the story line.That I want to see what else Phillip Reeve as to offer me. Witch i sure will be just as great.

I really enjoy this book a lot.

I can't wait to read A Web of Air by Reeve , sequel to Fever Crumb. Want to to hear more about Fever!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Her Forever Cowboy: Men of Mule Hollow (Steeple Hill Love Inspired) Review

Her Forever Cowboy: Men of Mule Hollow(Steeple Hill Love Inspired)by Debra Clopton


Susan Worth is a hard working Vet. As Vet she puts her patients before herself. This leading into her not sleeping, find love, and so on.

Then when a Cowboy ( Cole Turner ) came back to town, little did she know her life would change forever.
Cole Turner Comes back to Town to help out on his ranch. She hates Cole, the way he acts,specks you name it, she thinks she hates it.

Usual i would not be into books like this but this book I could not find myself putting down. I was wanting more as i read. The story line is great, set in a small town, when lots of Ranches are. Susan lives on the out skirts, She know almost everyone in town. and The characters are very much likable.

Also i learned in this book that God does what he sees best. It may have not been what you wanted to happen but God is the matchmaker in people life not people them self, sure you can show this person to other person but it is truly god who makes the match.

I really like this book a lot, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a love story/life story.

Shadow Princess: A Novel Review

Shadow Princess: A Novel
by Indu Sundaresan

* taking form info of the book.*International bestseller, pens an epic novel based on fact about princesses fighting for power and respect in India's 17th Century royal court.


love the way Sundaresan told the story in this book.She did it in such a way that I found my self transported back to the Century and the characters life. It made me what to keep reading.

Aurangzeb, the middle son of the family, soon became my favorite character.I like him because he is pretty much the outsider of the bunch. No one seems to like him all the much, and yet he still remained a strong. His love for his sister was great, but a lot of the things that he did made me angry.

Then there is Jahanara, the oldest of the daughters. She was loved by almost everyone, The favorite Child. She had everything she could want, but she didn't have a companion, a husband. I hate and love or at the same time. I hated some of the discussion she makes, but i love how She will become different then most princess. She thinks different that is.

The book took place in the Sixteenth century India.
overall i liked this book, it was a little slow for me to get into it a first but after about couple of chapters i hit the spot and just kept reading form there and could not put it down. It did not really have the wow factor but it was not horrible so i say give it a try if you like Historicity base books.