Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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So after a loooong break I’m finally back in business. I hafe found a new book to add to my list of favorites. *Drum roll* Anna and the French Kiss! I have been trying to convince myself to read this book for about six months now but everytime I pass it up. Not this time and I am so glad I didn’t. Honestly I didn’t know what to expect out of this book. I was kind of afraid it woukd be you avaerage girl-forced-to-study-in-different-country book. I am pleased to announce: I was wrong.

The plot:  Anna Oliphant is shipped off to Paris, France to study there for her senior year of highschool. Anna is horrifed. She knows three French words (maybe) and is not a people person. When she arrives in France she meets a group of people who quickly become her good friends. Amoung those is French British American Etienne St. Clair. Anna quickly falls for him but Étienne has a girlfriend and Anna has a sort of boyfriend in the states. She hopes. So he’s totally off limits. At least that’s what she tells herself.

In case you couldn’t tell I loved this book. Five stars.

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Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran

I think that’s true in a way. We do ultimately choose what path we take. We don’t always know what choice we made or why but it’s always a final choice in life. This isn’t really any going back. People say life is like a highway or a path but that’s not true. On the highway or on a path you can take a u-turn and go back to choose something else. In life there’s no such chance. You always have the choice of taking a new road but never changing what’s already happened. Never redoing, or u-turning and starting over.

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Araby Worth is the daughter of famous scientist whom invented the masks; the entire kingdom must wear these masks. She has fallen for Will and he is her main reason for going to the Debauchery Club. One night she is drugged and passes out on the floor of the library. A man named Elliot leaves her there and forgets about her.
April is Prince Prospero’s neice and Araby’s one and only friend. She is the reason for Elliot leaving Araby for someone else to find.
The Contagion is a disease that is killing most people in Prospero’s kingdom. Araby’s father may have created it. It killed his son.
Will is the person that checks people for the contagion before they enter the Debauchery Club. He is raising his two siblings since their parents died, barely scraping by with food. He finds Araby passed out on the floor and brings her home.
Elliot is April’s brother. He is planning a revolution against the Prince and needs Araby’s help to do it.
Araby is soon to find that what she thinks is a likely accident may really be not such an accident. Loss and Love battle in an all out war inside her as a fire kindles in the stability of humanity.
Betrayal, death, and lies combine with love, friendship, and family to create this epic tale. Griffin puts a fantastic spin on Poe’s Red Death and creates the most complicated yet simple charecters you will absolutely fall in love with.

Vampire Academy Series

Vampire Academy Series

I have started reading this series and it is now going to be turned in to a movie! YAY!!!! I was so excited!

The main idea is Rose Hathaway is captured and taken back to Saint Vladimir’s Academy, along with her best friend Lissa, by Dimitri Belikov. Yes, the “who” is important. Anyway, Dimitri captures them and takes them back to the school, convinces headmistress whatshername, and falls in love with Rose. Unfortunately that’s against the rules A) because Rose is a kid and B)he thinks it will distract him from protecting Lissa(he’s her guardian as is Rose).
They end up deciding to be together(emphasis on “deciding”)and then Dimitri goes evil. And that’s as far as I got. Total suspense. Although I’m reading Innocent Darkness right now, not a Vampire Academy novel, so I’m occupied.
The main reason I started reading the books was because I want to read the spin-off, Bloodlines.

The Garden of Eve by K.L. Going

The Garden of Eve by K.L. Going

In this book the main character, Eve or Evie, moves to a house with an apple orchard in the backyard and a cemetery in the side. Evie meets “Alex the Great” and they go on an adventure to find out what happened to the late old owner of the house. The discover a sort of garden of Eden and “Alex” wants to stay there, since he’s a ghost. I don’t want to share much else in the story since I think surprises are awesome. So, you’ll have to read it if you want to know more.

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

I really enjoyed this book and I usually don’t enjoy any books that don’t have some kind of supernatural in them.
The book is about a girl named Terra Rose Cooper. She has a port-wine stain on her face from her temple to her cheek, I believe. Her father verbally abuses her and her mother kind of gave up. One day she meets(runs over in her car)Jacob Fremont, the Asian “goth”, and his mother and brother. The Fremonts were in a car so they weren’t injured. The only thing damaged was the cars. Terra and Jacob become friends and so do their moms. They all go on a trip to China where Jacob teaches Terra(unconsciously)that she shouldn’t be ashamed of her port-wine stain-which is a red mark that is pretty permanent. They fall in love bu Terra already has a boyfriend and she kisses Jacob. Not good. Her and Jacob stop talking, her boyfriend just stops coming ’round. Although it was her that actually dumped him. She tells Jacob she’s all in and that there’s no one else anymore. I think you can pretty much guess the rest of the book.

The Darkest Powers Trilogy

The Darkest Powers Trilogy

This is the Darkest Powers Trilogy. It is about Chloe Saunders, a necromancer, who gets sent to a crazy house, for teens, for seeing things, ghosts. There she meets seemingly impassive and kind of rude, Derek who know A LOT about paranormals and is also a werewolf, his foster brother, Simeon who is sweet, a sorcerer, and has a major crush on Chloe, Liz a half-demon with the power of telekinesis and Chloe’s best friend(before she dies)at Lyle House(the nuthouse), Tori a witch(the paranormal kind) who hates Chloe and has an obsessive crush on Simeon, and Rae a half-demon who has an attraction to fire and becomes Chloe’s friend after Liz dies.

Rae, Chloe, Derek and Simeon escape Lyle House and end up on the run looking for Simeon and Derek’s father. They do in the end find him and live happily ever after.

Hopeless Romantics(or if you just like romance novels)read on: Chloe, of course, does end up with one of the brothers. Now how many out there assume Simeon right off the bat? Hmmmm?

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen by Lauren Kate

The first book in the Fallen series, Fallen is thrilling, and it will keep you guessing. Luce Price is sent to a “school” Sword and Cross after her boyfriend bursts into flame. She is the only suspect and she doesn’t even understand what happened. At Sword and Cross she meets fallen angels(not that Luce knows)Arianne, who instantly befriends Luce, Daniel, who seems to be avoiding Luce and whom Luce seems to be drawn to for unknown reasons, and Cam, who is very nice to Luce.
Cam takes Luce on a date outside school and they end up in a bar where Cam beats up two drunk guys, for going for Luce, with inhuman strength. Daniel then has to explain that the school is mostly made up of fallen angels. Gabbe( a girl who turns out to be the Angel Gabriel), Arianne and Annabelle(who pass as sisters) are allied with God. Cam, Molly(who deosn’t like Luce) and Roland(a black angel who party’s a lot) are on the side of Satan. Daniel has no side. He tells her that he is cursed to love her and that every time they get close she bursts into flame before his eyes never reaching the age of 18. This time, though, Luce makes it past 17 despite Daniel telling her this and their kiss. They all focus on the fact that Luce has not been baptized so she will not return if she dies, making Daniel be frustratingly careful. The two sides of angels end up battling and the school librarian(Miss Sophia) leads Penn(Luce’s best friend) and Luce, both of which are the only mortals, away from the battle. miss Sophia turns out to be part of some Elders who want to tip the balance of good and evil once and for all by making Daniel choose a side. She kills Penn and attempts to kill Luce as well but Daniel saves the day! Along with Ariannne and Gabbe. Luce is told to allow herself to be taken to safety by Mr. Cole, a teacher who know the supernatural goings on. With a kiss and promise to see her soon from Daniel Luce is flown by helicopter to safety.
Preview of the other books
Torment: Luce tries to figure out her and Daniel past at a new school, Shoreline. What she doesn’t know is that she is being watched by Daniel and by Cam to make sure she doesn’t go off campus and get captured. Luce doesn’t like to be told what to do though. Anyway, until the end Luce doesn’t find much out about her past. Then she jumps into an Announcer.

Passion: Luce is jumping through time and Daniel is chasing after her. Also jumping through time are Shelby and Miles(Luce’s Shoreline friends), Arianne, Gabbe, Cam, Roland, and Molly(yes, even Molly). Luce finds out so many things while being helped by “Bill”, the gargoyle looking thing who turns out to be Satan himself! Luce learns, after her time hopping, that Satan wants to erase all of time! At the end she is reunited with Daniel, in Heaven during the Fall, and they go to a cabin where Luce finds Cam who told they others Luce is fine. They all arrive hug Luce(Even Molly)and Luce has to tell them about the time that isn’t going to be there any more. They all decide to try and stop Satan in nine days(the length of the Fall).

Fallen in Love: Novella. Shelby and Mile find love where they least expect it. Roland goes through the pain of loosing a love. Ariannne has burning love. Daniel and Luce spend a first-and last-night together. All in medieval England on Valentines day.

Rapture: I have not read this one yet but I will tell you what I know. They all try and stop Satan in nine days. That’s it. The only thing everyone could have gathered on their own. I will edit this when I have read the book. READ THE BOOK: Luce finds out that she herself is a fallen angel. Apperently when Lucifer fell and took his angels with him, all the angels were forced to pick a side and Daniel and Luce chose each other. Now they are forced to pick a side or loose something extremely precious at the risk of another even more precious thing.

Teardrops: Not yet out.

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

This is the first book in the Shade trilogy. Shade, Shift and Shine. The books are good if not kind of romance for the main story line so everyone who doesn’t like romance be forewarned. In the books Aura’s boyfriend, Logan, dies suddenly turning him into a ghost. aura can see ghosts and talks to them so he haunts her, of a sort. Then she meets a Scottish guy named Zachary, something way more complicated in his language though. They fall in love, of course, but Logan is still a ghost and he knows so he kind of gets jealous. He gets super mad at Aura and goes shade. That is pretty much all I can say except: Aura’s the First and Zachary’s the Last which means they both have some kind of powers. It’s kind of cool. If you want anymore info you have to read the book. The DMP goes after them so they can use them as lab experiments. They were very interesting and I seriously could NOT stop reading!

Marked The First House of Night Novel

I have said I would put a summary of the House of Night novels in an earlier post so here is the summary. House of Night is a very long series. The main character, Zoey, and her gang, Shaunee, Erin, Damien, Stevie Rae, Erik(throughout the book this group changes a bit),and Aphrodite, go on many hard adventures in Tulsa, OK. During the first book Zoey is just trying to figure out what it means to be a vampire, while her High Priestess is going to the ‘Dark Side’. Then Neferet, the High Priestess, rises an immortal being, Kalona, with some kind of tie to Zoey’s soul. Then when Heath, the human Zoey’s imprinted with, dies her soul shatters, quite literally. Stark, her warrior, is the only one who can save her. If he doesn’t Kalona will burn the world.