Monday, March 26, 2012

REVIEW: Just Listen

Just Listen by

Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"—at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf's Department Store.This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen's help,maybe Annabel can face what happened
the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

My Thoughts:
I find myself greatly identifying with Annabell and her views on both life and music. A great book to read and another great work of Sarah Dessen. It was difficult to read the instance of violence but the resolution and the involvement of Owen throughout it was excellent.

Monday, March 19, 2012

REVIEW: Restless Highways

Restless Highways by

Blurb from Goodreads: 

Venture once again into the world of darkness with these 23 short stories that are sure to make your heart race.  

Featuring Black Days And White Knights, a brand new never-seen-before companion story to Weaver of Darkness.
Arrival- What is locked away in an abandoned field?
Killer Idea- Where does our inspiration come from?
You Never Know What You'll Find- Anything can be found at a garage sale.
It Killed The Cat- Are you free from curiosity?
Fair Warning- Cassie has a warning to tell. Will they listen?
Campfire Tales- Where does your town's legends come from?
Confessions From An Apocalypse- How does the End really start?
His Dark Ink- Where did you get the idea for your tattoo?
Wet Work- Can beauty be found in anything?
Domestic Disturbance- Something's not right at Beth's house.
The Message- Can our words really affect others?
The Fall Queen- It's that time years again. Time to celebrate.
Cockroaches and Peeps- Beware of those who think they have less than you.
Where We Belong- Dani doesn't know where she belongs. Will she ever?
Forever- What would you ask for if you were nothing more than rags and bones?
Black Keys- Something's are just better left alone.
A Token of His Affection- Someone is looking to raise an army.
Go West, My Son- What if they start planning?
Hands of Time- What are they counting down to?
Misunderstood- Are we a product of our environment?
Coastal Offerings- Just another day at the beach...
Intrusion- What was that noise?
What The Fates Decide- We all like a good game when we're bored.
Black Days And White Knights- A baby needs to be born. Can our hero ensure her safety?
My Thoughts:
An interesting anthology of stories that range from fearsome to simple tales of life. While covering an incredible amount of topics this book still manages to fit together with not a single tale seeming to not belong.

Monday, March 12, 2012

REVIEW: The Entropy Effect

 The Entropy Effect (Star Trek: The Original Series #2) by

The Starship Enterprise™ is summoned to transport a dangerous criminal to rehabilitation: the brilliant physicist, Dr. Georges Mordreaux, who is accused of promising to send people back in time, then killing them instead. But when a crazed Mordreaux escapes, he inexplicably bursts onto the bridge and murders Captain Kirk before the crew's eyes.
Now Spock must journey back in time to avert the disaster before it occurs. But more is at stake than Kirk's life. Mordreaux's experiments have thrown the universe into chaos, and Spock is fighting time itself to keep the very fabric of reality from unraveling.
My Thoughts:
I loved how the effects of time travel were dealt with and the way that the book had you exclaiming that you had remembered a scene that was occurring for the second time though for the first time for the character traveling.  Even more was the way that the character's interactions showed their thoughts and relations to each other.  I found this book to be a good indication of the canon that is Kirk and Spock.

Monday, March 5, 2012

REVIEW: Restoration of Faith

Restoration of Faith by

Blurb from Goodreads:
A short story of the Dresden Files that takes place before Storm Front.

My thoughts:
A cute little tale that introduces a great many characters and a tiny glimpse into the life of Harry Dresden. This glimpse bringing a yearning to read more and find out what else lives in the dark and the magic that can defeat it. It was nice to learn more of the past of the characters and to feel more involved with them.