Patrick Cusimano’s father killed a boy while driving drunk. Now Patrick is working at a grubby convenience store, and he and his brother, Mike, are the town pariahs. Caro, Mike’s girlfriend, is running from her own painful past, with no idea what she’s running toward. Layla Elshere is a goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn’t understand and doesn’t trust. And Layla’s little sister, Verna, tortured by her classmates, finds unlikely solace with Layla’s dark tribe of outcasts. As their fates become entwined, everyone is set down a terrifying and twisted path—leading them all toward a collision where loyalties will be betrayed, fears exposed, and lives shattered.Continue reading →
Normally my QFTR series are usually about books, but this time I want you guys opinion. I use chidiscosaffair on this blog, but many book blogs that I have gone to use mainly their real names. Reasons why I’m afraid to use my real name online;
I don’t want stalkers.
I especially don’t want my class mates to start asking me about what I say on my blog when they search my name online and find about this blog.
I don’t want to be blackmailed or scammed
I had other reasons, but I just forgot them. GOSH!
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city’s most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.’s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidentally poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she’s to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight–at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.
Where chocolate is banned is kind of weird right, but that’s the kind of world where the characters by Zevin in All These Things I’ve Done are based. Anya’s life is complicated with her background making her condition worst. I find her relationship with Gabe Arsley the funny part of this story, and the illegal chocolate situation is kind of unrealistic because it’s going to take a lot for chocolates to ever be banned, but it’s just fiction. I found this book interesting and engaging to the reader, so I am rating 4/5 stars.
Ella is looking forward to starting college in the fall with her best friend Josie. She’s looking for a place where she can get away from her overbearing parents and two older annoying brothers. Unfortunately Ella realizes that sometimes the past comes back to haunt you. Ella soon learns that the man who terrorizes her dreams is in fact real and coming after her. When one of her classmates is murdered, Ella slowly recognizes this is not some strange coincidence. Ella fears that the boy she’s falling in love with is the one who stalks her dreams and no longer knows who she can trust. When she finally learns the truth of her families deepest secret, Ella has to face her demons by taking out one of the people she thought she could trust…before they kill her.
First of all, I am going to say, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT THIS BOOKS WAS ABOUT VAMPIRES!!!. The first two hundred pages were awesome, but I became overwhelmed after the awful cheesy switch to a vampire story. Well I should have known, it had demon in the blurb. What will I say about this book? It looks like a fantasy story written by someone that loves Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I will recommend this book to vampire story lovers.
In 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of Whirlaway, swing dancing, and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.
Here comes the cover reveal of Heart Song a new young adult fantasy fiction and christian fantasy fiction novel by Desiree Williams ABOUT “HEART SONG” In Aldonnia where war ravages the land, and the evil of Varkadon overflows it borders Eighteen year-old Alanna dreams of the impossible, leaving her parents’ cabin, where her future has built around a steadfast rule of seclusion. She finds a man whom she healed with her elemental talents which bound her to Jerric, the prince of Aldonnia. Hell is let loose in Alanna’s world with her parents lost, she learns what her parents have not thought her, that her talent had a greater calling, one which her enemies to seek to destroy. Alanna’s choice is clear which is to either stay hidden and ignore destiny, or to bravely fight to keep what sings to her heart. Okay now is the time for the reveal Stay still Breathe in Breathe out Hold your breath SCREAM!!!Continue reading →
It’s surprising that I’ve never read the Twilight and The Hunger Games.
I didn’t read the Twilight because I already watched the movie, and in the Hunger Games Trilogy I skipped The Hunger Games , and read Catching Fire and Mocking Jay, also because I watched the Hunger Games movie before deciding to check out the series.
So back to you guys how do you fill watching a movie before reading the book? Do you go ahead or stop?