Friday, May 28, 2010

The Clearing By Heather Davis

Amy was a teenager in trouble. After experiencing an abusive boyfriend, Amy goes to live with her Aunt Mae. Life in this small town is not all that she is used too. Sure there are parties, and popular kids, but there is also an eerie mist that resides in the back field of Mae’s home. Amy doesn’t think that this town is the place for her, until she met Henry, a boy who talks, acts and dresses differently than any other boy she’s known. Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry is. On his side of the mist its 1944. Her presence brings happiness to his life, but it also risks his very existence.

When I first received the book, I was really excited because of the cover. The art beautifully portrays the storyline. My favorite character was Henry for many reasons. Not only is he well-mannered within this novel, he also portrays the perfect man, minus the vampires. I loved how Amy and Henry bonded throughout the book. The book however did have a very slow ending. I kept anticipating a big event that never really came. I loved the ending though. Heather Davis threw in a twist that definitely caught me off guards. I would recommend this book to anyone into romance novels. 

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Need by Carrie Jones

Zara White is an average girl, the only problem is that she thinks a man is stalking her. After the death of her stepfather, Zara is sent to live with her grandmother in a cold town in Maine. This town isn’t all that it seems, for it hides clues to her families past. With the help of her friends, Zara discovers that the stalking isn’t who-or what she thinks it is, its something much more that she could ever imagine.

This book was amazing. The storyline was fast paced and filled with turns no reader would expect. My favorite character would have to be Zara. She is self sufficient and strong willed, something every girl should follow. The way Carrie Jones writes keeps you at the edge of your seat. I would recommend this book to everyone, no matter what genre you read, this book is one you cannot pass up.

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Token of Darkness By Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Sorry it's been such a long time, school has pounded me with tons of work. Hopefully I can get back into things.

Cooper Blake is your average teenager, until he is involved in a car accident that almost claims his life. His life is in ruins as he watches his football career shatter, and his social life fall. Cooper, however, begins to experience strange things, including a mysterious girl by his side. All Cooper knows is that Samantha is a ghost, and that he is the only one that can see her. No one understands Cooper after the accident; he is no longer the man he once was. That is until Cooper talks to Delilah, one of the most popular students in the school. He learns that she has her own ability, the ability to see ghosts. He also meets Brent, a loner who seems to have his own secrets. With their help, Cooper uncovers secrets that make him realize that Samantha is not all that she seems to be.

Wow. That is all I can say about this book. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’ writing has a way of sinking its teeth into you and talking you along for a ride. At times in the book, I actually felt bad for Cooper, going through such an experience with no one to help him. I felt his pain as describe in the pages of the book. Samantha did have a tendency to annoy me but it was understandable under the conditions she was put. My favorite character would have to be Brent though. For me, he seemed like the unexpected hero. He was funny and yet knew that he had a responsibility. Over all, I loved this book. I recommend it to everyone.

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