Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ellen Hopkins vs Sarah Dessen

*Sorry picture taken from webcam.
So last time I did this it was for a book series, HoN vs VA. Vampire Academy won.
Now it's Ellen Hopkins vs Sarah Dessen. You choose.
I pick E.H

Hero by Perry Moore

Synopsis: Thom Creed is coming to terms with his sexual orientation, basketball star Thom Creed is trying to figure out exactly what his untrained superpowers can do. In an attempt to break away from his seemingly non-understanding father (an ex-hero with something to hide) and homophobic community, Thom runs away, only to find himself in the middle of a multi-hero rescue operation. Using his ability to heal, he keeps an injured woman alive until the League superheroes arrive and impresses them enough to get an invitation to try out for a hero apprentice position. Thom is teamed with an old woman who can see into the future, a spiteful girl who unleashes her power through fire, a sickly boy who is able to inflict disease on anyone, and a demoted hero with insane speed. With superheroes dying in mysterious circumstances, Thom is forced to admit publicly that he is gay in order to prevent a miscarriage of justice, but finds himself cast out of the League. He organizes his ragtag team to figure out what is really going on and to fight society's prejudices as well as the criminal element of the town.

From the start I heard many good things about this book, so when I had a chance to read it myself I was amazed, awed and definetly inspired by the main character Thom. He finds himself at a cross road in his life where he's not sure who he is. Mr. Moore has created a believable character, one who finds courage within and learns to be a hero that anyone no matter what orientation or age can look up to. Highly recommended and loved. I cannot wait for the sequels.
4.5 Stars!

Sarah Dessen, Flowers

I really love to spend my money on books, movies, records, etc. Worth it.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

50 Theme Challenge

So I'm aiming to do a 50 Theme Challenge in the month of Feburary. It's a challenge where I write 500-1000 words for each theme.
This is where you guys come in, I'm going to ask that you to provide me with a theme, I will add them all on here.
Examples of themes. Solitude, Illusion, Storm Gathering.
Thank You. :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I miss the feeling when...

I can’t get myself to put the book down and have been isolated in my room the past two days with barely any contact with the outside world. I love the way I escape to a different world when I drown myself with the words on the pages. It’s a new adventure every book I read. It’s as if this boring life that I have is just a pause from all the excitement I experience as I read. I love to feel the emotions, the pain and the happiness, that the narrator expresses as if their mind and mine are one. I grow a love for the characters I am introduced to and a hate for those that mean wrong. It’s crazy how amazing one book can make me feel.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Where I've Been

Helllo Bloggers :) I'm so sorry I haven't updated my blog in a long time.
Some updated book related and just my life.
So I started a new job. A desk job, and it basically consist of filing, answering phone calls, and all the jazz. UGH I know, but it pays.
Also in January I've been trying to do JaNnoWriMo, it's a knock-off of NaNo. I just wasn't feeling very creative in November.
I'm going to try my hardest to update this blog more, and thank you all for following me. && Caitlyn R. I hope you like the book Let It Snow.

Have a great day.