Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7735333-matched


Cassia was a simple girl to a point but then things started to happen in her lift that made her questions everything. The Society this a place where there is every little choices. I could not live there. This story is about choices. I love how some of the choices are ones that people face every day while others aren’t. At first I thought I was going to be for Xander but then once I got to know Ky; I was totally for him. I love Xander but Cassia and Ky are made for one another. There was a part in the book where Cassia went to go talk to her father and once she got there what she seen ripped out my heart. They were burning books. It talked about the ripping the spin, ash little pieces of brunt paper. I could not live in a world without paper. Yes, I have two e-readers and a laptop but I never leave the house without a physical book; I could not live without my notebooks either. Out of the whole book that is one of the few parts that’ll stick with me for a long time. I also found the parts of Cassia learning to write touching. The idea that she was never learned to write only to type scares me because I can see today’s world heading that way. I love how powerful words are in this story. This is a story were the messages are one that I will not be forgetting anytime soon.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Top Ten (Twelve) Books that I Plan to Have in my Beach Bags this Summer

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was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

So, I could NOT get it down to ten but I did get it down to twelve! Here they are if you've read any other then, please feel free to post you review like here and your Top Ten link as well I would love to read both! Thanks for stopping by!

 Top Ten (Twelve) Books that I Plan to Have in my Beach Bags this Summer!

The Great Gatspy is on that I want to read and I feel that reading classic books is a must, plus in the summer it makes the classic books feel better, fill older some how!

 If you have been following my blog then Since You've Been Gone is a book that I have been dying to read just haven't gotten my hand on a copy; this is one that I'm trying my hardest to have read by the end of the summer.

 The Night We Said Yes, sounds amazing! I can not wait to read that or The Wrong Side of Right! Those are two that I love the cover and the plot sounds like a page turner!

 I am like the only person who hasn't read Sara Raasch book... yet! I'm going to!

 Yes, Fairest is also on my list too!

 I have Mila 2.0 just saving it for summer. It looks like a page turner; and that's what summer nights are for!

Mind Games is an other book that I've been trying to get my hands on but just can't seem to but hoping I will this summer! 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Review: Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll

When the Doctor arrives on Earth in the far future, he is horrified to find the planet beset by famine and starvation. England is a barren wasteland, and scientists are desperately seeding the ground to make the crops grow again. But now it seems that something even worse is happening.
Karl Baring, the owner of research facility The Grange, has been snatched away in the middle of the night. His sister Katy was with him when he vanished, but is now in catatonic shock — so it is up to the Doctor, with the help of the scientists at The Grange, to investigate. What is lurking under the old bridge, and why is it preying on people?

The Doctor must find out, before it strikes again...

Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll

The Doctor arrives on Earth in England and a little into the story; I’m already thinking that it’s going to be scare but it wasn’t too bad. The beginning was the only part that was actually any bit scary. . I don’t do super scary books but I enjoyed this story. The world is a far and horrified future. The Doctor helps Katy find her brother who vanished while around this old bridge. During the book I couldn’t help but try and guess how it would end but there was so many different twists that it kept me thinking. This is a great book to read around Halloween and it has that scare feeling.   

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up

After their victory in the Super Secret Crisis War, the Powerpuff Girls take it easy with a rare VIP tour of Dexter’s Laboratory! But when tag-along Dee Dee accidentally activates Dexter’s newest invention, the fate of the entire multiverse is suddenly at stake! A dimensions-spanning epic into the worlds of Courage The Cowardly Dog, Cow and Chicken, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, and Dexter's Laboratory!

Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up
(I got this from NetGalley for an honest review)
I love the Powerpuff Girls! This book isn’t just about the Powerpuff it’s them and other Cartoon Netword shows. This story starts with the Powerpuff Girls, they go to Dexter’s Laboratory and then into more shows that follow a plot. So shows has theirs plot but most of them are all looped together to make one plot. The main plot of the story it quite simple it’s the Powerpuff Girls are helping Dexter find Dee Dee. The pages are filled classic character and amazing art. I enjoyed reading this, it reminded me of all the shows I watch growing up. It only to me one day to read this. If you like the classic Cartoon Network shows this is the book for you!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Starlet Series Blog Tour

About the Starlet Series

Synopsis–Starlet's Man
Lights. Cameras. Lies. High school student athlete, Manny Biro, is caught between the boy he should be and the man he wants to become.

Everyone around him accepts the Hollywood life. He doesn't. Manny wants no part of acting. On the surface, his childhood best friends seem to have it all: money, power, success. Between the lines, they are all confused. Alan is a messed up want-to-be director focused on pushing scenes to their sexy potential. Beth is an athlete driven to escape from a dark past. Janet is Manny's kid sister caught up in fashion and trends. And Marie is a lonely actress exhausted by the culture that makes everyone's favorite stories.

What is the price of fame for all the characters? Conflicts and truths will unfold in this thought-provoking installment of Carla Hanna's young adult Starlet Series, Starlet's Man.

Synopsis–Starlet's Web
Love. Lies. Acting. A novel about celebrity influence & teens in Hollywood. What makes a star shine? Humility empowers the spirit. Sometimes.

Discover the Starlet Series for new adult & college readers and uncover the life of a talented actress caught in Hollywood's web of lies.

I'm actress Liana Marie Michael. I won an Oscar at 17 but whatever. Celebrity is what it is: marketing a product. I'm part of a tight-knit group. I keep to myself and don't complain about my life. I've been happy until lately.

Evan dumping me leveled me. Matthew shocked me. I knew he couldn't hurt me with my bodyguard so near, but his eyes...so I have trust issues. Dating super-hot Byron didn't help clear the confusion either. I'm torn between going to church on Sunday and making a living from pop culture.

But experience builds perspective. My days of shutting up needed to end. First, I told Manuel. Then I told my mom. It turned out awesome until I learned the truth.

Now I'm screwed. Totally. Let's face it: Hollywood's web entangles everyone.

Synopsis–Starlet's Run
Love. Intentions. Acting. Life is more complicated than a Hollywood story.

Fictional actress Liana Marie Michael writes her second memoir, Starlet's Run, as she suffers through the Five Stages of Grief. But when Lia's scripts speak for her and drama becomes her life, can she find the strength to run her own lines and shape her new role?
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I'm actress Liana Marie Michael. Hollywood's obsession with beauty made my actress-mother stay competitive. Athletes use steroids. Actors use plastic surgery and anti-aging drugs. So now I'm a physical mess inside, dealing with it, and starring in a major motion picture.

Of course I can't quit. I have brain surgery, feel alive at Grandma's Montana ranch, go back to Hollywood and act. My boyfriend, Manuel, and I want to get married. Everyone has an opinion. I ignore the millions of naysayers until consequences turn dire.

I believe that dwelling on pain is a waste of time. Indecision is exhausting. I want to write my own future. But I'm only eighteen years old.

In a world where an actress is a product and everyone is a critic, can our young love survive? Should it?

Synopsis: Starlet's Light
Love. Trust. Acting. Cancer survivor-actress gives up the fight until she sees the light. Liana Marie writes her third memoir as she struggles with trust and commitment and shapes the role she plays.

I'm actress Liana Marie Michael and am dying. In my last two memoirs, I show how I'm the ideal Hollywood product. In writing Starlet's Web and Starlet's Run, I realized that the drama in our stories affects the lies in our real lives. The thin, young ideal of beauty is as much of a lie as the plot twists and dialogue we create to hide our insecurities.

In this memoir, I make a mess of my love life while shooting a film in Great Britain. I dump Manuel for his own good. I love him with all my heart. So how could I not when he has a bright future? My dad visits and puts my past in perspective. I spend weekends in the hospital. I learn to rely on Franz, Evan and Amelie. Yes, I hook up with my Swiss billionaire-heir friend Pierre even though I miss Manuel every minute. But it all makes sense, especially since I am so done with acting.

We are all flies and spiders in a web of stories. If I live a more authentic life, can love prevail despite my many faults? Can truth alter Hollywood's web?

Carla J. Hanna, Author

Carla J. Hanna lived in Santa Monica, CA where her children played with the children of celebrities. She mingled with plenty of nannies and a few good celebrity moms. Her award winning books, The Starlet Series, include Starlet's Man, Starlet's Web, Starlet's Run, & Starlet's Light. Starlet's End is scheduled to release September 2015, subject to change from publisher interest.

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