Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer

Grade: 2 Butterflies
Name: The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkins
Released: September 27th 2011
Page Amount: 452 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

                Mara Dyer wakes up in a hospital not remembering the fatal accident that killed her friends but left her mysteriously unharmed. She knows there's more to the accident, if only she can remember. She and her family move to get away from it all. It's three months later,and she's starting to fall in love. She is starting to remember.    

My thoughts

This story was soo incredibly creepy and boring. I was excited to read this book at first because I read so many good reviews on it. However when I started to read it, it didn't really grab my attention until the way end. The story had such a slow pace for me. It was also sooo psychotically creepy, and I just don't like those kind of books.
The characters were alright. Not the best but not the worst. There was a good amount of character development. I also hated the mom in this book. I get that she was just worried about her daughter but I hated how she saw her daughter. That she was a crazy that needed mental help. And, one time she practically forced her to take the anti-psychotics. What the heck! So, I don't like the mother, but the rest of the characters were alright.
 The writing in this book was alright. Mrs.Hodkin made the setting and tone just the perfect amount of creepy that I was afraid to sleep one night. The only bad thing about Mrs. Hodkin's writing was the dialogue between characters. It was perfect for the 1800 hundreds but not for 21st century where the setting is. Like one time, the main character Mara said to her brother " I detest you, I really do." No one says that now a days. Another time her brother tells her to " prey tell." Again, no one says that any more. However, she does just perfectlly with the love between Noah and Mara. I fell in love with Noah.
The ending was a good ending for a first book in a series. It leaves you screaming at the book "THAT'S THE END, ARE KIDDING ME?" So, it was a pretty good ending that left room for a next book.


Overall:   So over all the book just wasn't my kind of book. I would recemend this book for people who love psychotic books and movies, but if you don't like that, then this is not a good book for you.


This book got...

2 Butterflies
Boring, not really my kind of book.

That's my review, I hope you liked it.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Seggestion Sunday

      Hello my dear readers. Today I am doing my new segment called "Suggestion Sundays". In this segment I will suggest some things to you that I like. Sometimes it will be a movie I watched or a song I'm obsessed with, but most of the time it will be book related.
      So today I am going to suggest a series to you. It is The Hourglass Door Trilogy by Lisa Mangun. The books are called The Hourglass Door, The Golden Spiral, and The Forgotten Locket. It is one of the best series I have ever read. Lisa Mangun is an amazing writer, and these books are just plain amazing.
        So, these books are about a girl named Abby.She's in her senior year of high school and everything is fine until she meets Dante Alexander. He is the new foreign-exchange student from Italy. He is mysterious and interesting, and Abby instantly likes him. Then, unusual things start to happen when he is around. Abby soon finds herself involved in a mystery whose roots reach into sixteenth-century Florence. She uncovers something that will threaten her and the people she cares about most.
        These books are a must read for everyone!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

My first review

Grade: 5 Butterflies
Name: Shifting
Author: Bethany Wiggins
Released; September 27th 2011
Page Amount: 353 pages
Publisher: Walker Childrens

Magdalene Mea has been in foster care since she was 5. She is tired of always being the new girl; tired of never having a friend to tell her terrible secret to. Maggie is a shape shifter.  What she does not know is that her constant moving was the only thing that was keeping her alive. Maggie has now been given one last chance to live a family life in the small town of Silver City, New Mexico. She now vows to spend her senior year hiding in plain sight. Going to Senior prom with Bridger O'Connell seems like a good idea, as long as she does not let him get too close. However, danger is still following her, even in her new home. Those who have been following her are people who traded their souls to become animals of the skins they wear, also called the Skinwalkers of the Navajo legend.

My thoughts:  

This book was just plain awesome!!!! Bethany Wiggins is such a natural writer. The story was very fast paced. Although, towards the end it started to slow down a little, but that was easily forgotten with the ending.
       The ending was one of the best endings I have ever read, because the whole book leads up to that moment and Mrs. Wiggins writes it great. In fact, she writes the whole book great, especially for a first time writer. However, she could have been a little more descriptive towards the end.
        The characters were also awesome, but there was not a lot of character development throughout the book. I still loved Maggie and Mrs. Carpenter, not so much Bridger, but he was alright.
        I also didn't connect with the love between Maggie and Bridger. It even felt a little fake at times
                                     All in all it was a really good book.

This book got...

5 Butterflies
Blew me away, one of the best books ever.

That's my review, I hope you liked it.
Happy reading.


Thursday, May 24, 2012


Hello dear readers of the world.This is my first ever blog, and I have a question, which is 
what do you say on your first blog post ever?

      So I am going to start by saying that my name Kimberly and this blog is a book reviewing blog.
I am going to review mostly YA fiction books. I am doing this for a summer project.
I will be grading the books off of my own grading scale. My grading scale has four category.


     Each category has the maximum points of 25. After I read a book I write down the number of points I think is write for each category. Then I add up the points and see the score.Depending on what the score is, I add a letter. Here is example

Story: 23
Characters: 20
Writing: 22
Ending: 15

So this got a .80, also an .A.    Here is the letter scale          

    ^     ^     ^    ^     ^
   F    C    B    A    A+

A+ being the best, A is great, B is good, C is not really that great, and F being the worst.

     Reading is one of my favorite thing to do. I have loved reading my whole life. Another thing I love painting and drawing. I am also obsessed with painting my nails.
That is all for now. I look forward to book reviewing for you.