Thursday, February 24, 2011

The abc's of Kissing Boys >> Book Review

The ABC's of Kissing Boys

Title: The abc's of Kissing Boys
Author: Tina Ferraro
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Date Published: 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 215
Source: The library
My Rating: 5 stars

Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She's paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman she's a shoo-in for the varsity team. Anyway, the coach moves everyone from JV up to varsity. It's just what happens. 
But that's not what happens.

This year Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two-and one of those was Parker. 
Parker has spent her life being a team player, but as soon as school starts, she's stuck with (horror of horrors) the freshmen, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. Worse? Her friends her own age are cutting her loose, and now the freshmen kid across the street is the only person who'll give her the time of day. 

But Parker's determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. The only catch? She has to trick her way into a place in the kissing booth at the school's annual sport's fair, then pull a stunt crazier than any she could ever dream up on her own. But the kiss has to look real. And Parker is less than experienced in playing that sort of field.

Parker knows that practice makes perfect. Now she just has to find the right coach...

My Review

The ABC's of Kissing Boys is a really fun and quick read. I enjoyed every aspect of this book. Parker, a junior, came up with a plan to get her into varsity soccer that involved kissing a boy. The thing was that she had no experience in kissing boys. So her neighbor Tristan, and a freshman, comes to her rescue. 

The romance between those two was adorable and even though Tristan was younger than Parker, he was very mature for his age. I would say even more than Parker, but by the end of the book she matures enough to make the right decisions.

The book, besides the romance, deals with friendship. Parker throughout the book gets challenged and is wary about who her real friends are. Sometimes I got frustrated and wanted to yell at her to make her see who her real friend are but she managed to figure that out. 

What I also loved was the chapter-headings! The author managed to give kissing advice on each letter of the alphabet! 

Overall I loved this book and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys YA books. 


Buy the book at Amazon | Book Depository  (Format Paperback)
or Amazon (Format e-book, Kindle)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just Wondering Wednesdays (1)

This is a meme created and hosted by Melissa @ Paranormally Romanced.

This week's question:
So I was wondering, what are the main things that make you love a book? 

Um... there are so many things that make me love a book but the first thing would be a strong story line. No matter how the characters are or how the book is written, I can't keep reading if the plot isn't good enough to keep me interested. I have come across books with strong characters and good writing that I loved, but I didn't end up loving the book because of the poor plot. That is the first thing that attracts me into reading a book.

Now, that doesn't mean that I'll  love the book 100%. I still need more so I would say I need a mixture of a good plot, strong characters and romance! Lately-I don't why I used to not having this problem before-I noticed I can't read a book if there isn't a love story involved. 


7 Facts Awards & One Lovely Blog Award!

One Lovely Blog Award 

I want to thanks Kyarana_night at A Life of a bookAholic for giving me the 7 Facts Award! And Amber @ AwesomeSauce Book Club for giving me the 7 Facts Award and One Lovely Blog Award!
Thank you so much!!!!

To accept these awards I must follow some rules. Here they are:

1) Thank the person who gave you the 7 fact award and link back to their blog

2) Post 7 random fast about yourself

3) Past this award to 15 other worthy people!

7 facts about me

  1. I love Disney movies.
  2. I procrastinate a lot.
  3. I'm addicted to my laptop. Seriously the first thing I do when I wake up is to open my laptop. 
  4. I don't watch TV much. The only tv series I watch is Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy and Glee, and I watch them online whenever I have time. I'm waiting for the summer to catch up with Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother.
  5. I love my sanitizer. I don't go anywhere without it.
  6. My bag always weights too much. I have too many 'necessary' things lol.
  7. I always listen to music when I'm blogging and while often drinking Ice-tea.

Now off to the winners!
It was hard to only pick 15. I have discovered so many fantastic bloggers out there but I have to limit this to only 15 bloggers. 
Congratulations! You all deserve this!
The list bellow is in no particular order.

  1. Diana @ The Lovely Getaway
  2. Jess @ Gone with the Words
  3. Melissa @ **Paranormally Romanced**
  4. Anna @ Anna Reads
  5. Jenny @ Dreaming of Books
  6. Elodie @ Once Upon a Quote
  7. Carissa @ Preternatural Primer
  8. Andrea and Tevya @ Reading Lark
  9. Alyssa @ The Babbling Bookworm
  10. Paranormal Opinion @
  11. Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries
  12. Kelsey @ Kelsey Anne's Book Blog
  13. Alex @ Electrifying Reviews
  14. Lisa and Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter
  15. Ambur @ Burning.x.Impossibly.x.Bright


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (6)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers

I finished these books the past week but I never got the chance to feature them on Teaser Tuesday so here they are...

The ABC's of Kissing Boys

But his voice cut through the air. "You'd better find someone to find to teach you this stuff, Parker, if you're ever going to keep a boyfriend. Because it sure won't be with your sparkling personality!"
The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro

Never Cry Werewolf

"So, um, what about the wolf's feeding habits? I mean, should I be worried?" I said, my voice unnaturally high and squeaky.
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

So I have been reading for a couple weeks these books since I didn't have much time to finish them :( due to midterms but now I'm on Spring Break! :) This week I intend to read a lot! 

Secret Society (Secret Society Novel)

"Phoebe?" Nick paused for a moment. "I can't wait to see you."
Secret Society by Tom Dolby

Savannah Grey: A Horror Story

They're prepared. They're ready for this. I've led us into a trap.
Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish

These are the books I intend to start reading next this week and can't wait!

Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1)

"Truce?" he said.
"Love those definitive answers. I'll take that as a yes. Not that we're done with our little discussion, but I'll let it ride for now. Tell me when you want to pick it up again."
"Tell when Satan starts a snowball fight."
"I'll do that. Lunch?"
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Textual Healing

"Brian I seriously can't believe you are a real person," I said, "who DOES that."
"Hey man, it's a rating system. Most girls tend to score right on it or a little above."
Textual Healing by Eric Smith


Friday, February 18, 2011

Follow Friday (4) and Book Blogger Hop (4)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View.
This week's question is:

If you're a fan of Science Fiction what is your favourite book? If you haven't read Science Fiction before...any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?

When I think of Science Fiction my minds goes to books that have aliens  in it. Of course I think it has more to do if a book, the story, is based on science.
So based I would say I have only read two Science Fiction series.
The Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld 
and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (My favourite)
I do like this genre but I find it hard to find good books... so any suggestions?

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books.
This week's question is:

Which book(s) would you like to see turned into a movie?

I would defenitely want to see (and can't wait for it!) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare turned into a movie. And yeah that'll happen! So I guess I would like to see a good film out of it. 

I would also like to see on screen Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, just to see that sexy bad boy Patch!

Another one would be the Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer series. I think it would be fantastic!


Twitter time! Finally.... :)

Finally I created a twitter account! I can see how much easier is to spread the word about something on twitter but you also can find authors on Twitter! How cool is that?

So if you have a twitter account and want to follow me you can find me @ Frosy_
or leave a comment with a link and I'll follow you back.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (2): Top 10 Love Stories in Books

This week's topic:
Top Ten Love Stories in Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

My Top 10 Love Stories in Books

1) Edward and Bella, Twilight

2) Jace and Clary, The Mortal Instruments

3) Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

4) Alex and Brittany, Perfect Chemistry 

5) Alec and Magnus, The Mortal Instruments

6) Jessica and Lucius, Jessica's Guide To Dating on the Dark Side

7) Takeo and Kaede, Tales of the Otori

8) Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

9) Zara and Nick, Need

10) Elena and Damon, The Vampire Diaries
I'm referring the one form the TV series but I plan to read the books.

What's you top ten?


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Never Cry Werewolf >> Book review

Never Cry Werewolf

Title: Never Cry Werewolf 
Publication: Harper Teen
First Published: 2009
Format: Hardcover 
Pages: 212
My Rating: 3.5 stars

Moonlight can totally change your life.

And it all stars so simply.

You. Him. 

The moon.

You're toast.

Okay, so maybe Shelby has made a few mistakes with boys lately (how was she supposed to know Wes had "borrowed" that Porsche?). But her stepmother totally overreacts when she catches Shelby in a post-curfew kiss with a hot senior: Suddenly Shelby's summer plans are on the shelf, and she's being packed off to brat camp. It's good-bye, prom dress; hello, hiking boots.

Things start looking up, though, when Shelby meets follow camper (and son of a rock star) Austin Bridges III. But soon she realizes there's more to Austin than crush material-his family has a dark secret, and he wants Shelby's help guarding it. Shelby knows that she really shouldn't be getting tangled up with another bad boy...but who is she to turn her back on a guy in need, especially such a good looking one? One thing's for sure: That pesky full moon is about to get her into trouble all over again.

He wasn't the type of guy you'd think was cute right away, but he was definitely the type that made you want to keep looking. Dark hair spilled down his forehead, and his olive-toned skin gleamed in the dim light. He stood motionless, like he was daring anyone to say something. When he took off his sunglasses, I found myself staring into deep, amber brown eyes. 
"Austin Bridges the Third," whispered Ariel. "What is he doing here?"

My Review
Never Cry Werewolf is very different from the usual werewolf books. Austin which is the werewolf, and I don't think this is a spoiler since the title and the summary indicates that this is a werewolf story, in this case he is the bad wolf. His wolfy habits are treated as an illness.
There nothing cool about being a werewolf in this book. It's really scary I think and it was nice  change.

Shelby is a girl that will help anyone in need especially if the person in need is a very good looking guy. And that's what got her in brat camp. As a character she's very likable and knows the difference between good and bad. She just can't help herself from helping others even if it means that she'll get in trouble. She changes throughout the book and you can see the change in her through her actions. 

Austin seems to have so much more to offer and I hope I see a sequel to this book. His family sounds fascinating! His accent, don't get me wrong because I love guys with British accent, seemed a little out of place but overall he was enjoyable. Shelby and Austin's chemistry didn't convince me but I think the reason was that the book is short and the circumstances made it difficult.

Overall I liked it and I would suggest it for those who are seeking a light read and something different. 

Buy the book at Amazon | Book Depository (Format Paperback)
or Amazon  | Book Depository  (Format Hardcover)
or Amazon (Format e-book, kindle)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Breathless Books Challenge 2011

Have you ever read a book that transported you completely into another word and made you forget where were you? That made you want to come back to it again and again? Dream it perhaps? 
A book that made you stay up till the early hours just so you could finish at least another chapter?
That book must have left you breathless.

Project Breathless Books is all about finding books that leaves you breathless and wanting for more. Books that'll make you think about them long time after you've read them. 
My goal is to find as many as I can.

You can find more info here.

I have been thinking about creating a challenge for this so here it goes. I know it's kind late to start a challenge now for 2011 but it doesn't matter as long as you've read the books in 2011.

What to do?

1) Create your own post about what makes a book breathless to you, mentioning that you're participating in this challenge.

2) Fill out this Form.

It does not matter what kind of books you're reading as long as they have these factors for you. You can only include books that are read in 2011. You can also add books that you have re-read in 2011.
There is no number of books that you need to read. As long as you find books that satisfies you you're good to go!

Every three months we will gather and share the reviews of our own breathless books. It's a way of discovering new books and new bloggers.
So the first meeting will be on April 1st and will include all the books that we've read for this challenge from January till March. When the time arrives I will post more information about how you can link your reviews.





******* I will manually add the links for blogs that are participating.*******

Follow Friday (3) and Book Blogger Hop (3)

 Book Blogger Hop

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View.
This week's question is:

What is your favourite romance hero-type? Stereotype wise. Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man? 

I love this question! I would say I like more the strong silent type. The mysterious brooding type that hides something and has some issues. Sometimes I do fall for the brute macho type too so it really depends. But mostly I like the guys that would do everything to protect their girl.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books.
This week's question is:

Tell us about one of your posts from this week and give us a link so we can read it (review or otherwise)!

I haven't really updated this week due to midterms but my last post was a review on the book Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James. 

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