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Bloom by Elizabeth Scott August 10, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Didn't like it, Romance, week 8.
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The reason I picked this book out to read was because I read Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott and thought it was really good. It turns out that this book did not live up to my expectation at all. It’s about a girl who is dating the perfect guy and she is really comfortable with him, but when she meets Evan, a guy from her childhood, she can’t help but love the way he makes her feel. Soon she finds herself still dating perfect Dave but also secretly making out with Evan after school. The reason I disliked this book so much was the fact that she doesn’t do anything about the fact that Dave keeps saying he loves her and she keeps sneaking off behind his back. It does turn out great in the end but I think that people should realize that in lots of cases it doesn’t and lots of people get hurt. I thought that the girl should have told Dave WAY before she did but then again, I didn’t write the book.
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Adored: and IT girl novel by Cecily von Ziegesar August 7, 2009

Posted by Aubri in School, week 8.
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Adored is the eighth(?) novel in the series IT girl. It follows a wide group of kids but many focuses on a few main charectors. Tinsley has finally gotten together with Julian and can’t wait to take him out but when she finds that Julian isn’t a vigin like she is she doesn’t know what to do. When Tinsley hers Jenny talking about her short but “intense” relationship with Julina Tinsley just knows that Jenny was the one who got to him first. While Tinsley decides what to do about Julian, Callie is recently single after a hard break up with Easy and is looking for a new project. She soon finds Sebastion who is being tutored by Bret and when Callie lays hands on Sebastion Bret suddenly feels really protective.
During all of this the holidays are coming and Secret Santa time is here but when someone highjacks the Secret Santa idea and turns it into Secret Satan everything starts to get nasty in a gross AND mean way.
It all comes down to annual holiday ball when the truth comes out. Even the truth that some people don’t want to here.

Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich. August 7, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Adventure, Mystery.
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I just finished reading Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich. Alex Barnaby (a.k.a. Barney) is Sam Hooker’s head mechanic, and ex-girlfriend. Nicknamed Motor Mouth in the garage, she’s knows a lot about cars, how they work and how to drive them. (Well not so much the driving part…) So she gets real suspicious when car number 69 wins the championship race, and barely knows how to drive. She’s sure he’s cheating. As Hooker and Barney search to find evidence, they end up “borrowing” an eighteen wheeler NASCAR hauler. What they end up realizing is that this hauler not only carries their timid friend Gobbles, but also a dead man. As Hooker and Barney attempt to solve this case, they stumble upon more bodies, a very pissed off widow, and a lot of prunes. A hilarious mystery, Evanovich keeps you wanting more, even when the case is solved… and Hooker is cheered up again. I strongly suggest Evanovich, to anyone in the mood for mystery, humor, and characters you’ll never forget.

Crushed by Laura and Tom McNeal August 7, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Boring, Didn't like it, week 8.
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Audrey and her best friends Lea and C.C. just transfered from a small private school to Jemison High. All three are all on the weirder side of the popular kids so every one, including Audrey herself, is shocked when the hansome new kid Wickham Hill asks her out. Soon Audrey begins falling for Wickham HARD, but something about Wickham doesn’t seem right. He always knows what to say, avoids talking about his mom and dad and doesn’t drive. But Audrey ignores all this.
Then things start changing whether Audrey wants it or not. Clyde, a strange lurking guy in her world history class starts talking to her. Or at least trying to. And The Yellow Paper starts printing horribly mean things. But all this could change if Audrey just figures out how to do somethings and how not do to others.
This book was so-so and not really that interesting. It got better toward the end but was really slow in the beginning. I wouldn’t recommend it.

Teen Vogue August 5, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Fashion, Magazines.
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I finished my book one day and decided to read my sister’s Teen Vogue magazine. This is a magazine about fashion, make-up, inspirational young women and more. The fashion suggestions are spunky and “fierce” and girls who like trying out new, unpredictable trends would probably enjoy experimenting with them. The magazine features stories about women who stand up for their rights, and who aren’t afraid to show people who they really are. This is a good magazine for fads, but the suggested clothing is probably pricey for a majority of people. But all and all it’s a superb magazine for present fashion, and examples of how to wear them everyday.

Chanda’s Wars by Allan Stratton August 4, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Family/Friendship, Realistic, week 8.
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In this sequal to Chanda’s Secrets, Chanda finds herself faced with new problems but all as equally hard or harder. Chanda has this dream. It’s filled with lots of kids running down the road, the ditches on each side filled with blood and they’re in Trio. These dreams start to happen more and more and soon Mrs. Taft suggests it must have something to do with Chanda refusing to go to Trio to see her family. Chanda refuses to go but soon can’t take the dreams any longer and when her grandma calls saying that she is sorry for the past and wishes to give the children their blessing before she dies, Chanda doesn’t say no. But what she finds in Trio she can’t help but wish she hadn’t. And soon Chanda is on a hunt to find her siblings and save them from what most likely will be death.
I loved this book but like the first one it is really intense. Both Chanda and other characters have to over come their pride to do what is best and what they know is right. No matter how dangerous.

Bloodhound; Book Two by Tamora Pierce August 4, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Action, Romance, suspense, week 8.
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In this sequel to Terrier, Beka has been promoted to a Dog. But Beka can’t seem to keep a partner. One of Beka’s “birdies” tells her that the rye crops are going bad and when the bakery raises prices a riot breaks out. In the riot, Tunstall breaks both of his legs and must stay in bed for weeks. Then a large amount of false silver coins start apearing in shops and markets and when they find a trail leading to Cayn (not spelt right) two dogs must be sent to find the false coins. With Tunstall’s legs broken Beka and Goodwin are sent on the job. They must go undercover as visiting Dogs learning about the cities own Dogs. But a little surprise comes along when Beka sees Dale from the riot. Soon Beka and Dale become very close but Beka worries what will happen if he is one of the false coin makers, or what will happen to her heart? But Beka tries to put that behind her as she searches or clues leading to the coin makers and finds some astonishing news.
This book is really suspenseful and full of action. Not to mention a little romance. I really enjoyed this book and really suggest that people read it. But remember to read the first one first!

Persuasion by Jane Austen August 4, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Romance, week 8.
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“Persuasion” is the story of Anne Elliot, a shy girl living in 19th century England whose had a broken heart for years. When she was younger, she was proposed to by the love of her life, but was persuaded by a friend not to accept because she was of a higher social status. But years later he gets rich and comes back to town, bringing back all of Anne’s pain after she’s tried to forget him.
Although this may sound like a tragic book, it’s anything but that. It’s a beautiful tale of love, loyalty, and the power of persuasion, and has a very satisfying ending. The first couple of chapters are a little slow, but after that you can’t put it down. Definitely my favorite Jane Austen novel (even better than Pride and Prejudice).

217 posts EEEK! Also…this week’s winner August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in From your teen librarian, Week 7.
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Lannigirl is this weeks winner!  Congrats!  Click the prize tab at the top of this page and tell me what prize you want.
SOMETIME in the next 2 weeks I will post a short video of myself doing the moon walk in the lion outfit because YOU DID IT!  We are above 200 posts!  Yaoo!

One last week of summer reading…our last prize draw will be Monday the 13th.  It has been so much fun!

Aubri

Thorn Queen, by Richelle Mead August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Fantasy, Week 7.
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Thorn Queen, by Richelle Mead, is the second book in the Dark Swan Series. This book is the sequel to my favorite novel (Storm Queen), and it was just as suspenseful, humorous, and romantic. Eugenie Markham is a shaman with her own banishing business. After her last battle on Otherworld turf, and killing King Aeson, she has inherited the new Thorn Land, and become the Thorn Queen in the process. But Eugenie has always been taught the gentry are evil, and doesn’t want this land for herself. Now, young gentry girls are being stolen from her villages, and the kidnapper seems to hold a personal grudge. Eugenie, as always, is trying to avoid the prophecy of her first born destroying the human race, while her kitsune boyfriend, Kiyo, is occupied with his pregnant ex. Dorian, the sexy fey Oak King, always poses a dangerous distraction; and as tension starts to build in Eugenie’s relationship with Kiyo, Dorian always seems to be there  for her, and is the only one who realizes what it’s like being Eugenie Markham. Although Eugenie is reluctance with her queenship, she has sworn to do her duty, even if it means facing the darkest side of her nature…
A spectacular book about power, love, and magic. If ever anyone asked me what to read on any day, I would right away suggest this series. Although, if you are uncomfortable or squeamish about erotic scenes, I wouldn’t recommend this novel.