Novel update #1

Hi everybody!

I know what you’re thinking….”It’s been a month! Where have you been??” Well, ya see, what had happened was………I have no excuse about not updating my progress. However, spring semester finals have ended (for me, at least) and I just have to type up what I had written down on paper.

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Let me go finish typing what I had written down and I’ll be back later today with the actual update.

Until later,

Stephanie

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Book Review: “A Little Friendly Advice” by Siobhan Vivian

Hi guys!

Late last night, I finished “A Little Friendly Advice” by Siobhan Vivian. I had started this book back in November/December of 2015, but I wasn’t able to finish it because the beginning was so slow for me. I picked it back up this month and once I got around the half-way point for the novel, I scolded myself for putting it down in the first place. The major theme for this book happens to be friendship.

Ruby’s father tries to come back into her life’s after leaving a few years prior to the book’s beginning. Ruby relies heavily on her friends to make herself feel whole again, but she just can’t seem to do it. Charlie moves from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Ruby’s hometown of Akron, Ohio. The two meet at a party and they hit it off quickly. They become a couple and seen quite happy, but when Charlie has to move back to Pittsburgh, Runy ends it. Ruby’s friends become distant from her and she becomes distant from them.  When Ruby finds out why her father left in the first place, she was furious. She acted out, almost losing everyone she cares about. Secrets, lies, and deception. What is a girl to do?

I cried at the ending. Honestly. It was so moving that I just couldn’t help it.

I’ve read one other book by Siobhan Vivian and I hope to read more by her. She is, by far, one of my favorite authors.

Book Review: “The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading: a novel” by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance

Hey everybody!

I am back with another review! I know I haven’t posted much this month, but this week is finals week and once it’s over, I’ll be able to post/read/write much more.

The book I’m going to be reviewing is definitely a favorite of mine! This book is called “The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading: a novel” by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance. This book came out Spring 2009 and it was in my possession in Summer 2010. I believe I was with my grandfather when it was bought it for me (I’m not quite sure who I was with). But anyway……I was browsing through the Young Adult section of the Barnes & Noble store when I ran across this book (as well as a few others). I read the synopsis of the book and was hooked instantly. I read the first chapter before we were even out of the store! This book inspired me to sign up for cheerleading during my freshman orientation for high school. And I stuck with cheer for my entire high school experience. I just loved it so much!

I have read this book over 30 times (I know, WOW!) and I actually need to go buy a new copy because mine is kind of getting worn out. Darcy Vance is actually playing around with a sequel over on Wattpad (here’s the link: https://www.wattpad.com/256282566-the-cheerleader%27s-guide-to-roller-derby-chapter) and I love what she’s written so far!

This book is about two geeky girls named Bethany and Moni and their journey into “popularity” as cheerleaders. They catch the attention of school basketball star Jack Paulson and school wrestling star Rick “the Prick” Mangers. These boys, however, are the ones who tear the girls’ friendship apart. In the end, their friendship prevails and one of the boys gets pushed off to the side. But which one? What happens that pulls them apart in the first place when everything seemed all fine and dandy? And how is Bethany supposed to pull of scoring the basketball hottie (who is totally girl-proof) while wearing an insanely short skirt and trying not to show her purple-clad butt?

Geek girl…meet world.

Book Review: “City of Lost Souls” by Cassandra Clare

Hi everybody!

Late last night (seriously…..around midnight), I finished the fifth book in the Mortal Instruments series “City of Lost Souls” by the amazing Cassandra Clare.

This book follows the gang as they track down Jace and Sebastian and try to sever the bond between them.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers (for those who haven’t read the series), but that ending………………. WOW!!!!! I just couldn’t stop reading! The ending draws you in to the point where you HAVE to finish it.

Cassandra Clare did an amazing job with this book in the series and now I’m itching to read the last book. However, I can’t. I have other books to read before I get to that one. 😦

Until next time,

Stephanie

Book Review: “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer

Hey guys!!

So….I Finally finished reading “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer! It took me 6 years, but I finished it.

This story follows Wanderer/Melanie Stryder on their journey through self-discovery and love.

When I first started reading this book 6 years ago, it was a fine read for me. Around 200 pages in, it started getting slow and dull and lagged too much for me. For almost 5 years, I picked it up, read a few pages, and put it back down again. A few months ago, I picked it back up again and around pages 370-400 were still slow for me. Around page 400 is when it really started getting interesting. I just couldn’t put it down! My every thought was finishing this book! After the lagging passed, it was an easy finish for me.

I seriously LOVED the ending! It was exactly how I imagined it would be.

I had heard rumors that it was going to be put into a series, but I’m not quite sure that it will be. I’m hoping it will, though. I really want to know what will happen next!

The love triangle between Wanda/Melanie, Jared, and Ian was just……ugh!!!!! My beating heart!!! Melanie and Jared and then Wanda and Ian……they were made for each other! (I cannot believe I’m fangirling right now)

I’m going to go distract myself now before I start another book.

Until next time,

Stephanie

May 2016 TBR Pile

Hey everybody!

The books I plan on reading in the month of May are:

“City of Lost Souls” by Cassandra Clare

“The Host” by Stephenie Meyer

and

“A Little Friendly Advice” by Siobhan Vivian

I also plan on continuing reading the Hannah Montana book series. However, I do not have all of the books in the series and cannot continue on past a certain book if I do not have the book after that one. I will not be writing reviews for these books, hence the television show.

Until next time,

Stephanie

April 2016 Book Wrap-Up

Hello everyone!

I am going to be doing my  book wrap-up for the month of April. I have kind of been keeping up with my planned reading, but I also have not been keeping up. I have not been able to finish “City of Lost Souls” by Cassandra Clare and “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer.

However, I did manage to finish the Fifty Shades books: “Fifty Shades Darker,” “Fifty Shades Freed,” and “Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian.”

If you have been keeping up with my GoodReads account, then good for you! 🙂 If not, I will enlighten you. I was 8 books behind in my 2016 Reading Challenge. I may have cheated a little bit and read a few books that are under 150 pages each.

Those books happen to be in the Hannah Montana book series (who hasn’t read them?). Those books are: “Keeping Secrets,” “Face-Off,” “Super Sneak,” “Hold On Tight,” “Crush-tastic,” and “Nightmare on Hannah Street,” “Seeing Green,” “Face The Music,” and “Don’t Bet On It.” I have not written any reviews for these books because I’m pretty sure everybody has seen the television show.

Until later,

Stephanie