Saturday, March 26, 2011


Well, I'm sorta gonna give you an update on what I'm reading right now because.... well, I don't know. I guess I could have done a review on one of the books I've already read but, I didn't want to at the moment. So, now I'm doing this blog instead.  I'm reading at least four books right now so that might lead you to think in your head: "How can you read four books at once?" Well, here's the answer. You can't. But I have found a way, not to read all of them at the same time, but read the one I most want to read at the time, or according to my mood. So, I'll give you the names of all the books I'm reading and tell you what book I am in the mood to read. First, I'm reading The Wise Mans Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I'm on page 690 of it's 900 something pages... It's a really long book, but well worth it if you have been waiting since 2004, like my Mom, for this book to come out. She read this before me and I'm now the second one reading it... Well, my Dad wanted to read it too but I beat him to it.... but that's beside the point. ANYway, It's really good so far. I love it. I'm reading this one now before any of the others I'm about to mention, because I'm in the mood to read it... and I can't tell you why because I don't really know... Ok second, I'm reading The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier. I'm on page 120 of this book, and so far I love this book too.... She's such a good writer... Third, I'm reading Beautiful Darkness (the second book to the Beautiful Creatures series) and I haven't got very far in in it because of the reasons I mentioned in the previous blog, (I don't feel like giving you the link so you'll just have to find it yourself if you haven't read it yet) but here's the jist of it in a sentence: Too low of a care factor. I have at least, three books that I have a higher care factor than this one... I'm think I'm gonna read this one after I'm done reading the rest of the other books... simply because I just don't care enough. Forth is Angel by James Patterson (it's part of the Maximum Ride series) but I can't technically say I'm reading this one because I let my sister, Lauren, read it since I have three books with 300 pages or more to read.  So, that's all the books I'm reading! I don't think you care but... oh well. Now ya know.  Ok, so back on the subject of The Wise Mans Fear, I was looking at Patrick's site, he does a blog, and I found one that's pretty funny... I think you should read it if you have heard of Patrick Rothfuss and his first book, Name of the Wind.... in this particular blog he does a recap of it, so if you have never read Name of the Wind and want to take the lazy way out and not read it before reading The Wise Mans Fear, then you can. It's hilarious:     Anyways, on that note I'm gonna leave you now and start reading.... because that's what I do.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Book review: Beautiful Creatures

Ok, so a friend of mine gave me this book to read and said it was really good and that I would like it... Well, I read it and here's my opinion on it: First off, the writing was pretty good, but I wouldn't say it was great. It's a duet novel, which means(if you don't already know) that two writers wrote this book together. So, for a "duet" novel it was pretty good. Second, the story line was good. I was a really great idea, and I think that this was the best thing about the book, but some of it is very cliche... and third, most of the characters were likeable. Now, on with the stuff I don't like about this book. First, like I said the characters were likeable but none of them really were my favorite and stood out.. The only one I remotely like was Macon... and that's about it. Second, this book didn't really give me a good feeling... Usually, when I read a book, I ether get  a good feeling or a bad one, but it's kinda like my mood. I guess I should say that it didn't really put me in a good mood...It didn't make me want to read the sequel..and I just had an overall bad feeling when I was reading it. Third, this was a teen book, so it was kinda dramatized a little bit, so I was kinda like "oooook! enough with the drama already!!" but (Thankfully) it didn't have any cussing in it. Woo! :D  Overall I did enjoy it but it wasn't an amazing book. I think Twilight fans would like it to an extent... but it's not about vampires. I can tell you that right now. You'll get it eventually without me giving anything away. But it kinda draws out in the beginning and the end of the book is were all the action starts... In the beginning, He's (Yes, it's all from the guys point of view)  trying to figure out what she is and how he feels about her. But in the end it gets better and there's more action... So, again, overall, good writing, action in the end, cute romance, some sarcastic humor (which I love, by the way), and likable characters make this book a pretty good read but I wouldn't suggest it to friends.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Book review: The Count of Monte Cristo

"Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything. He is engaged to a beautiful woman, is about to become the captain of a ship, and is well liked by almost everyone. But his perfect life is shattered when he is framed by a jealous rival and thrown into a dark prison cell for 14 years.

The greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge ever written, The Count of Monte Cristo continues to dazzle readers with its thrilling and memorable scenes, including Dantès’s miraculous escape from prison, his amazing discovery of a vast hidden treasure, and his transformation into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo—a man whose astonishing thirst for vengeance is as cruel as it is just."

This is what it says on the back of the book, and it pretty much sums it up. This book was amazing! I loved it. It was very exciting and at one point my palms were sweating... For me, I didn't even notice that he was behind all the bad things that were happening to his rivals which, I'm guessing, is pretty good if your getting revenge on someone... Everything kinda go's down hill for the hero, and he ends up going to prison for stuff he didn't even do... it's a  mess. But it works out. and that's all I'm going to say about the storyline because I don't want to give anything away. The Count of Monte Cristo/Edmond Dantès  is such a cool guy, I liked his character a lot. Overall it was very exciting, page turner, suspenseful, and definitely one of my favorite books. Now, go and read it! ;)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Teen Books

Now, I've read a lot of teen books. and my view on them is this:  I like them but to an extent.  When I go to my library, I go to the young adult section and look around till I find one that might be a good read. But most of the time I don't have any success. One, because most of them are not great story lines, Two, the writing is pretty bad and three, there's a LOT of cussing. Now, how any people enjoy reading about people cussing? Not me. Maybe the authors think that that will appeal to teens, but I'm a teen too and I doesn't appeal to me . Forth, it has a lot of drama in it. as if I don't have enough drama in my life! and my care factor is usually low... I want to read about characters that I care about, not some teens with boy problems... Now, I'm not saying that all teen books are crap. There are some really good teen books out there it just takes a little digging to find them. I usually go for Fantasy or science fiction. Here's a list of good teen books I found:  Maximum Ride series by James Patterson, The Squire Tales series by Gerald Morris, Graceling by Kristen Cashore, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, The Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke, Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marilllier and Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  All these books are excellent and I highly recommend all of them.  I do like reading adult novels. There is more detail and really good story lines. and there's no cussing. (Well, sometimes.) 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My first blog!

Hi my name is Megan, and this is my first blog! I've decided to sorta write book reviews and give you my opinion on them.  I love to read books. It's my favorite thing to do. I'm not really a writer, I think I'd rather read a book than write one.  I'm not really funny, but I'll try to be as funny as I can. :)  I'm going to use this blog to get people to read more books, cause it's not as boring as you think if you find the right authors. and just so you know when I say books, I mean really good books. Not this Twilight crap that's going around. Yes, I've read Twilight, and I used to love it, but once I started to read different books and different authors I never wanted to go back. Now I'm not a Twilight hater, and I don't have anything against Stephenie Meyer, It's just not one of the great books that are out there.  There are SO many good books out there it's not even funny. When I was reading Twilight, that was the ONLY thing I read. Nothing else would spark my interest.  Then I read Juliet Marillier, and it hit me. Why am I reading this Twilight crap?  Juliet Marillier was such a good writer that I never wanted to go back to Twilight again. She had this amazing style of writing that was so good you couldn't stop reading her books. She gave you so much detail and so much description of characters. I really think that you should check her out online.  Here's the link :    Anyway, That started a whole thing for me. I wanted to find out what was out there. and so I did.  I have read a lot of good books. so that's what I want to do with this blog. I want to show people that look, You don't have to read Twilight to get a good book, there are tons out there with really good authors that you can enjoy reading. and that reading can be fun. Of course, I'm not just gonna be talking about Juliet Marillier. There are good authors just like her. and that's what I'll be covering in my blog. I hope you enjoy!