Friday, July 31, 2009

Miley Cyrus To Star in Wings?!

"Disney has acquired screen rights to the young adult novel "Wings" and will develop the bestselling Aprilynne Pike title as a star vehicle for Miley Cyrus.

Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wick Godfrey will produce. Tish Cyrus will be executive producer. It's Temple Hill's first foray into supernatural fare since "Twilight."

Pic will be developed for Cyrus to play Laurel, a 15-year-old who grows up sheltered and home-schooled in a small town. Adjusting to a big high school is difficult, and her suspicion that she's not like the other kids becomes a reality when she sprouts a pair of wings and learns that she's a fairy. Published in May, the novel is the first of a planned four-book series." -straight from Miley Cyrus gets 'Wings' at Disney Article by MICHAEL FLEMING over at

For the full article, click here.

Okay, that to me is a little weird. I have no clue why, when I haven't even read Wings yet. Maybe it's because I'm used to seeing Miley only act as herself and Hannah Montana in every single movie and show that she has ever been in. Will she be able to pull it off? I personally can't even imagine her acting in an actual movie (Other than The Hannah Montana Movie, where she did the same exact thing she does all the time on t.v.) Hm, what do you think? I will read the book soon and update my thoughts then.


Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Manchtev

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pub. Date: July 2009
Pages: 368


For all her life, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith—her friends call her Bertie—has lived in the Theatre, a magical and entrancing place filled with every character ever written in a play, who are all controlled by The Book. Bertie is content there, but her happiness is about to come to an end when the Theater Manager threatens to throw her out of the Theatre for being so destructive. She has only one chance to stay: she must make an invaluable contribution to the Theatre.

But kind of invaluable contribution can she, an ordinary girl, make to the majestic Theatre? More than she thinks. As Bertie begins to understand the extent of her writing powers, Ariel, a dazzlingly persuasive spirit from the play The Tempest, sets out to gain his freedom by wrecking the The Book and the Theatre. Bertie will have to set aside her self-doubts if she intends to save the Theatre and unravel the mystery of her past.


Holy cow, this book was outstanding. Bertie was such a fun, free character and I loved how she was always herself. Also, a few weeks ago I finally dyed the under part of my hair violet, which I've been wanting to do for SO long, and when I heard of all of the colors she'd dyed her hair, I was like "HEY! I want to do that to my hair!!" Then my mom and I proceeded to argue about why I want to and can ("Normal hair is uber boring and it's my hair!" That would be me.) and why I shouldn't and can't (My mother. "All of your hair will fall out and because I said so!") Guess who won? No one. BUT, because I was so stubborn (Like mother like daughter.) she agreed to allow me to cut my hair and dye it a little darker before school starts. YAY! :-D

Okay...back to the reason I'm typing in the first place...

*clears throat* I loved the faeries because they were so funny and kept me entertained throughout the entire novel, even when it was a serious scene. Possibly also because they remind me of my unbelievably annoying, but loving nephews. :D Nate was so sweet and protective and while Ophelia wasn't the most liked character, she was sweet and I knew she was somehow important to the book when I first began reading it and was proved correct. Now Ariel, he was just the hot bad boy of this book. Amazingly dreamy, amazingly dangerous. ; ] The whole storyline was super original and kept me guessing until the very end even though I had a few ideas myself. None of which were correct. =/ Haha. This was the first book in quite a while that I read without having to try hard to picture the setting. All of Bertie's surrounding where written on the page, all I had to do was read and let them create themselves on my mind. Hm, do I sound crazy? :P

Warning: I may get started again!

I LOVE THIS COVER! I'm not quite so sure how I would have imagined Bertie without seeing the cover though because when I see the person face on the cover, I am forever picturing them like that. I love the faeries flying around her (at first I was like "What are those things? Dragonflies?) and the font really went well with the entire picture. What really made me bite down hard on the bait was the girl. She was super beautiful and her hair had my staring at the book for hours and telling all my sister's that "Look! This is the color I wanted to dye the bottom of my hair!" I got back many "Yeah, that's a nice color"s and "You should have"s. I also really like the dress she is wearing and how it makes the girl look very elegant.

Originality: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Overall: 50/50



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday! (3)

Snap by Carol Snow

Published: August 25, 2009


Madison Sabatini thought she knew who she was: an almost-sophomore with a bright future. The newest photographer on her school paper. A shopaholic with great hair and a fabulous wardrobe. Then, in a flash, everything changed.

Now she's stuck in Sandyland, a gloomy beach town in the middle of nowhere, living with her parents in a crappy hotel "suite." Instead of spending the summer with her friends at home, she's hanging out with pink-haired Delilah, an artist who works in a shop called Psychic Photo, and a skater boy named Duncan who's totally not her type. Except, maybe he is . . .

Determined to make the best of things, Madison throws herself into her one passion: photography. But when strange figures start appearing in her pictures—people who weren't there when she snapped the shots, people who are later reported dead—she begins to question everything about who she is . . . and who she wishes she could be.

Does this not look awesome?! Snap seems like a pretty original book, with a cool plot. Can't wait to read it. ;] I'm not sure about my feelings on the cover. What are yours?



Okay, so. As most of you can tell, I have changed my layout. I love the new one! Thanks to Just Blinded Blog Makeovers for the awesome layout. :] But, as fantastic as my blog may look right now, it's still not finished being beauty-fied. So, you may notice some changes within the next few days. Do NOT be alarmed. :D


Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Published: May 2009
Pages: 288


Some summers are just destined to be pretty.

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer -- they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.


Let me just say, this is the perfect book to read while relaxing on a peaceful beach on a hot summer day. Maybe I should have done that instead of reading it while laying on my living room floor on a rainy day... Well, it didn't matter that much because I still felt as if I was where Belly was, doing what Belly was doing. Let's just say that this is the perfect summer read (like Twenty Boy Summer.) Jenny Han writes about first love, family, and friendship; something everyone can (or will be able to) relate to. The Summer I Turned Pretty was a easy-flowing read that kept me entertained through out. I was laughing with Belly, Jeremiah, Steven, and Conrad, then crying with them the next. This book was just so freaking amazing.


The cover, in my opinion, was perfect. The girl is really pretty and the guys are pretty cute. ;) The change of font in the word "pretty" was very cute. Most definitely, I was attracted to this book at first because of the cover. It fit the story perfectly.

Originality- 8/10
Cover- 10/10


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday! (2)

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Sixteen-year-old Hanna Järvinen is an unusual girl with a head full of hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet full of frilly, violet dresses. Everything a girl needs--except love. But that's what mothers are for, and Hanna is sure she can reconcile with hers, even though she was abandoned as a baby.

Unfortunately, her mother lives in Portero, an odd East Texas town with doors that lead out of the world, flesh-eating creatures, and parasitical spirits--not an ideal environment for winning a mother's love.

Hanna, however, refuses to let a few monsters interfere with her plans. If she has to flirt a little, lie a little, kill a little, or even bleed a little, she'll do it. Hanna can live with monsters and mayhem, but she would rather die than live without love.

I've seen this book around quite a lot, and it sounds amazing. I'm extremely excited for this one. :]


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jenny O'Conell Giveaway!

Okay, this is my July giveaway. One lucky winner will be getting one copy of:

The Book of Luke

Emily Abbott has always been considered the Girl Most Likely to Be Nice — but lately being nice hasn't done her any good. Her parents have decided to move the family from Chicago back to their hometown of Boston in the middle of Emily's senior year. Only Emily's first real boyfriend, Sean, is in Chicago, and so is her shot at class valedictorian and early admission to the Ivy League. What's a nice girl to do?

Then Sean dumps Emily on moving day and her father announces he's staying behind in Chicago "to tie up loose ends," and Emily decides that what a nice girl needs to do is to stop being nice.

She reconnects with her best friends in Boston, Josie and Lucy, only to discover that they too have been on the receiving end of some glaring Guy Don'ts. So when the girls have to come up with something to put in the senior class time capsule, they know exactly what to do. They'll create a not-so-nice reference guide for future generations of guys — an instruction book that teaches them the right way to treat girls.

But when her friends draft Emily to test out their tips on Luke Preston — the hottest, most popular guy in school, who just broke up with Josie by email — Emily soon finds that Luke is the trickiest of test subjects . . . and that even a nice girl like Emily has a few things to learn about love.


Plan B by Jenny O'Connell!

Coast through senior year. Graduate. Travel around Europe. Join boyfriend out East for college.

That's the plan. Then the phone rings.

Vanessa has the next year of her life pretty much figured out. Sure, there's some parental convincing to do but she and her celebrity-obsessed gal pal Taylor pretty much think their plan is airtight.

Then Vanessa's parents get a mysterious phone call and drop a bombshell on her that she never could have imagined. She has a half brother. And he's coming to live with them.

If that wasn't bad enough, this half brother is none other than Hollywood bad boy Reed Vaughn. He's famous. He's going to be a senior, too. And he's going to ruin Vanessa's life for sure....

The only rule is that it is only opened to US residents only. Sorry.

Here are the entry rules:

+1 for commenting
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+2 for commenting on The Book of Luke review here
+2 for commenting on Plan B review here
+3 for linking in sidebar
+3 for posting about this contest
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Remember: no email=no entry

Contest ends August 1st.

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