Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet

Title: Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet
Author: Kashmira Sheth
Pages: 243
Time took to read: 4 days
Cover Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Character Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5

I liked this book, but I must admit, I had higher hopes for it. I really like to read about different cultures, especially the Indian culture. So I really liked the setting. The plot was pretty good. I also really liked the main character Jeeta. So what's not to like???? I did not like the open ending. It really never had a conclusion, which I don't mind sometimes, but I did not like it in this book. I did like however how the author made you at first not like the mother, and then she kind of grew on you.... All in all, I liked it, but it was not my favorite. I do recommend it, just not as highly as I do some.


Jeeta's family is caught up in the whirlwind of arranging marriages for her two older sisters, but the drama and excitement leave Jeeta cold. She knows that tradition demands the parade of suitors, the marriage negotiations, the elaborate displays, the expensive wedding parties - but where is the love and romance that the movies promise? She dreads her turn on the matrimonial circuit, especially since Mummy is always complaining about how difficult it will be to find Jeeta a good husband, with her dark skin and sharp tongue. As Jeeta spends more time with her new friend from school, Sarina, and her educated, liberal parents, she begins to question her tradition-bound family's expectations. And when she falls in love with Sarina's cousin Neel, Jeeta realizes that she must strike a balance between independence and duty and follow her own path.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Kiss in Time

Title: A Kiss in Time
Author: Alex Flinn
Pages: 371
Time took to read: 2 days (this is a new feature!)
Cover Rating: 3/5
Character Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5

I thought this book was good, and I guess you could tell by the new feature "Time took to read". I think this is a good book, and liked the new retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I never really was that found of this particular fairytale, but liked this rendition of it. I mainly read this book because I liked the last book by her (Beastly) and always like to see different renditions of the same story. Now that I have read two of her books, I can now say that I really do like this author, and will try to find another of her books to read. All in all I liked this book also, and I recommend it.


(these are two different description and I liked them both, so I thought I would list both of them.)

"What is that?" She points to the numbers on teh shirt.
"The Year. Old Navy puts the year on all their flag T-shirts. It's sort of a racket, I guess-you have to buy a new one every year."
"That... is .... the.... year? She looks sort of sick. Her face is suddenly almost the same color green as her eyes. She begins to shake. "Oh my... oh, no." She crumples back onto the floor, as she was when I first saw her. "It cannot be true. It cannot."
I kneel beside her. "What's the matter now? I thought you were fine."
She looks at me, then starts screaming. "Fine? Fine? I have been asleep nearly three hundred years!"

(here is the second. I thought this one funny.)

Talia fell under a spell....
Jack broke the curse.

I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic.....

I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.

I awakened in the same place but in another time- to a stranger's soft kiss.

I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen.

Now I am in dire trouble becuase my father, the iking says I have brought ruin upon out country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!

Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewls... The good news: My parents will freak!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Title: Beastly

Author: Alix Flinn

Pages: 304

Cover Rating: 3/5

Character Rating: 4/5

Plot Rating: 3/5

Overall Rating: 4/5

I really enjoyed this book, but could not give it that high of ratings because of the magic contained in it. I am not a big fan of but anyway, I thought it was a good book. It was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with a slight twist, it is in modern times, to be exact, in NYC. I really like the story line, I mean, what is not to like???? It was about finding true love, and not caring what that person looked like. Which I think is very important, because I believe that if you are going to fall in love, it should not be about their looks. Well anyway, I really liked the book, and recommend it to people who like fairytales, or just good books.


I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Title: The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy

Pages: 299

Cover Rating: 4/5

Character Rating: 5/5

Plot Rating: 5/5

Overall Rating: 5/5

I had to read this book for school and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!! It was AMAZING!!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. It is a very good book. It takes place in the time of Reign of Terror, that occurred in France. I loved the plot because it had so many twists and turns, that left you wanting more, and wondering. I many a time had a smile on my face because of the cunning of the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel. It was a great book, and I thought that the characters were depicted very realistically, because it showed their mistakes along with their accomplishments. It also showed their weaknesses. All in all this was a FABULOUS book, and I recommend it to everyone who enjoys historical fiction that involves true love, and much action.


In 1792, during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, an English aristocrat known to be an ineffectual fop is actually a master of disguises who, with a small band of dedicated friends, undertakes dangerous missions to save members of the French nobility from the guillotine. (this is a very brief summary, I did not want to give anything away.)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Face on the Milk Carton

Title: The Face on the Milk Carton
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Pages: 184
Cover Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Character Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5

I have to say that I did like this book. I just not as fond of it as I expected to be... It was a good book none the less, and liked the characters, and thought that they were very realistic. The story line was a very good one, I thought that it really took some twists, and I was glad for that. It was a definite cliff hanger at the end, and you can count on me reading the next book in the series soon. All in all it was a good book.


No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar—a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey—she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl—it was she. How could it possibly be true?

Janie can't believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really Janie's parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Kite Runner???

You might be wondering why the book I 'm reading changed, but yet no review. Well I had to return The Kite Runner to the library because someone else had it on hold, so I was not able to renew it unfortunately. I was on page 202, and will check it out as SOON as possible. I am deeply enjoying the book and would love to finish it. Till latter,