Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Eleventh Plague
By: Jeff Hirsch
Narrator: Dan Bittner
Publisher: Scholastic Audiobooks
Release Date: September 1, 2011
In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving.
In the aftermath of a war, America's landscape has been
ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from
a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen
Quinn and his family were among the few that survived
and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of
material to trade for food and other items essential for
survival. But when Stephen's grandfather dies and his
father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds
his way to Settler's Landing, a community that seems too
good to be true, where there are real houses, barbecues,
a school, and even baseball games. Then Stephen meets
strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to
accept things as they are.
This was my very first audio book that I made it a hundred percent through. I have tried many others, but I just couldn’t get into the ones. But then about a month ago a girl that I follow on Twitter tweeted about a website that was giving away free audio books during the summer months. So I was like well why not… And boy am I glad that I gave it a chance. This is probably one the best books to get you into listening to audiobooks.
You meet Stephen and he is living the life that we all thought would never happen. The would have practically ended and they don’t know where there next meal is coming from. I think that would be the worst thing about living in a world like this. I know some people right now are living like this, but I could not be able to live like this.
But then he is forced to live in a settlement that is trying to make their lives like the lives that they once knew. They go to school, hang out with friends, and even play baseball. You would think they had it made. But then reality strikes and life is back where they knew it would, The Eleventh Plague.
Please do yourself a favor. Go and get this audiobook. It was so awesome. The narrator did a great job with the whole story. I truly loved every minute of it.
I am giving this audiobook 4 out 5 stars!
Monday, June 25, 2012
When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.
In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.
But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie.
So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?
The choice isn't as simple as you think.
When I first read the blurb for this book I thought to myself that I would really like something like this. So I did the same thing that I normally do, I put it on my shelf and didn’t pick it up until now. And I am so sorry that I never read it before. It was definitely one of the best books I have read.
You meet Annie. Annie is the normal girl at school. Other then the way she looks, she reminded me a lot of myself how my high school was when it came to how people were there. High school can be very hard and sometimes people do not know how to deal with it. I personally didn’t have to do deal with it because I had some of the world’s greatest friends during my four years there. And yes, I am still friends with them today! But that is not what you are here to read about….lol…..sorry! Anyway Annie’s mom goes through a spill where she is kind of regretting the decisions that she has made. So she is trying to talk her mom out of it when her father actually invents something that really works. But that is not the only thing that happens because of this miracle machine. Annie is sucked into a different dimension where she is the living the life that her mom regretted letting go. What would you do if you were able to live a life that gave you everything?
This book was so good! I think that everyone should HAVE to read this book. It was a definite page turner. And a book that I will always have on my shelf. I think I may gift this book to anyone that thinks that the grass is greener on the other side. Because it may not always be that way.
I am giving this book 5 out 5 stars!
Monday, June 11, 2012
Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town--and Becca--into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.
Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson's life are intercut with Becca's own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia's death.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Where do I even begin with networking. It is one of the single most important things that you can do for your blog. You NEED to get your blog there for people to see. I remember the first time I started my Twitter account. I was very hesitant about using it. I didn't know what it was or what you did with it. I also didn't know how so many people love it, boy do I understand now. I don't know how I lived without Twitter before. I am on it as mush as I can through the day and I am pretty much on it all night. It is my life and I love it!!!! :) If you want to help get more traffic on your blog, your best bet is to get on Twitter and start tweeting about your blog! It really does help. But you need to remember, that you should be just enjoying this experience. Take it in one day at a time. :)
I have met some of the greatest bloggers through Twitter. They are always there if you need anything and that is why this is one of the best communities to be apart of. They are there with opening arms and big smiles. How awesome is that! That makes you feel that people care. And these people care!
I want to personal thank every Blogger that has been there for me this past year. You are amazing and you will always hold a special piece in my heart! So thank you! :)
My Twitter is lovepassionbook! Come follow me and I will follow you!!!!!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I love giveaways!!! They are the best. I remember when I was just becoming a blog and I won my first giveaway. I won 13 reasons why by Jay Asher. And because of this I wanted to continue to blog. I wanted to keep going and never stop. And now look at me. :) I don't know if I would be where I am today if it wasn't for that very first giveaway I won. I want to pass on that feeling to someone else. Maybe there is a new blogger out there that is just waiting for that moral support of winning a free book to keep them going. I want to help with that.
So I am giving away a SIGNED copy of ....
Silence By: Becca Fitzpatrick!
I had the pleasure to go to the Silence tour at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois! And it was beyond fun! I had one the greatest times there! So I hope to pass along just something to one of you!!!
Good Luck!!! :)