Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Tumble & Fall" (an end-of-the-world Lexi review)


Oh, I'm so excited for Saturday's book review, as well as all the things we have coming up!!! Can't spoil the surprises, but stick with us, and you'll soon see what I'm talking about!!! SQUEEEEE!!!!!

*deep breath in and out*

Okay, I can now try to be calm and do this awesome book review! Today's book? Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts!

Summary: "The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand. " (Thanks tons, Goodreads!!!)

The characters were fun and interesting. This novel makes you think about your actions, and wonder about what you'd do at the end of the world. Maybe you just think you know, but seriously, what would you do in the situation? Follow and empathize/sympathize with these teens as they all focus the end of their worlds.

In Conclusion: It's a good read...


3.5/5 universes

See ya Saturday!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Dear Killer" (a terrifying Lexi review)


Get excited about Saturday, because I just added a new, awesome book to my "favorites" list, and I'm revealing it all on Saturday!!!

Today's book is awesome as well! It's Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell, and will be out in April!!!!!

Summary: "Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.
But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there." (Thanks, Goodreads!)

This novel was a really interesting one. I love the novel, as it's not only full of action, crushes, friends, and the normal stuff, but also involves a psychological aspect to it. It was truly awesome and interesting trying to follow her state of mind, as well as those around her. You wonder about her mental health as well. It's very compelling all the way to the end.

In Conclusion: I truly recommend this novel!!!

4/5 ropes


Thursday, February 6, 2014

"Walk of Spirits" and Hospitals (a weird Lexi review)

Hello, great Readers!

So, my Papaw is in the hospital, and I'm staying with him tonight. He's doing better, but I wanted y'all to know I'm not ignoring the blog or anything. So no post on Tuesday; I was pretty busy taking care of the house, my Mamaw, and our dogs. Prayers and good thoughts would be appreciated. :)

Okay, so today's book is Walk of Spirits by Richie Tankersley Cusick.

Summary: "When Miranda Barnes first sees the sleepy town of St. Yvette, Louisiana, with its moss-draped trees, above-ground cemeteries, and her grandfather’s creepy historic home, she realizes that life as she knew it is officially over. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lonely and sad and . . . very pressing. Even at school and in the group project she’s been thrown into, she can’t escape it. Whispers when she’s alone, shadows when no one is there to make them, and a distant pleading voice that wakes her from sleep. The other members in Miranda’s group project, especially handsome Etienne, can see that Miranda is in distress. She is beginning to understand that, like her grandfather before her, she has a special gift of communicating with spirits who still walk the town of St. Yvette. And no matter where she turns, Miranda feels bound by their whispered pleas for help . . . unless she can somehow find a way to bring them peace." (Danke, Goodreads!)

This book was so good. The acceptance of Miranda from the others seemed a bit too fast, though. I did like the idea, though. However, it could be dragging at times. I did love the love story though, and the ghost hunting. Otherwise, it was "meh." Compared to other novels in this category, especially with novels like the Lily Dale series, the situations and dynamic of the characters just didn't stand out enough for me.

In Conclusion: It's interesting. Flip a coin to decide whether to read it or not.

3/5 footprints


Saturday, February 1, 2014

"Save the Enemy" (a kidnapping Lexi review)


Hope your weekend is well!!! Today's book is Save the Enemy by Arin Greenwood.

Summary: "Everything has been downhill since Zoey Trask’s mother was murdered in a random mugging. Her younger brother, Ben, is on the autistic spectrum and needs constant supervision. It’s senior year, and she’s the new girl at a weird private school in Old Town Alexandria, VA, full of kids who seem too nice to be true—including a very cute boy named Pete. Aside from half-forgotten martial arts and survivalist skills that her widowed father insisted on teaching her (because that is excellent for her social life), Zoey has nothing to offer Pete or anyone else.  
Then Dad is kidnapped. Zoey suddenly finds herself sole caretaker of a younger brother she barely understands. Worse, Ben seems to hold the key to their father’s disappearance in his Dream Diary, a bizarre journal of names and places Ben claims that their mother shares from beyond the grave. And as if Zoey doesn’t have enough on her plate, there’s Pete, who stubbornly refuses to leave her side.
Relying on the skills she never wanted to learn—Dad might have had his reasons after all—Zoey is plunged into a lethal battle to rescue her father, protect her brother, and determine the identity of her family’s true enemy." (Thank you, Goodreads!)

Um, so this was interesting, but honestly too slow to keep my attention. It took a long time for me to read this one. The mystery was interesting, but just not believable enough, and it was just weird. I had no attention for this novel.

In Conclusion: Feel free to skip this one.


1/5 punching bag